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April 23, 2018

Bermuda

Gun salute to celebrate Royal birth

Source: The Royal Gazette The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges third child is set to be celebrated tomorrow with a gun salute. The Royal Bermuda Regiment said a field gun will fire from Hamiltons Albouys Point at 6pm to mark the birth of the couples second son. A single round will…

Bermuda Marks Vaccination Week Of Americas

Source: Bernews The Department of Health is this week observing the 16th Vaccination Week in the Americas [VWA] as work is underway to recapture the high level of immunization once achieved in Bermuda. The weeklong focus comes through Bermuda’s association with the Pan American Health Organisation [PAHO], the specialized international health agency… Link:

All steady on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette No shares traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, as The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed unchanged at 2,573. 85. The BSX Insurance Index climbed 4. 3 points, or 0. 23 per cent, to close on 1,898. 89. In New York, Butterfield Banks US-listed shares fell 15 cents, or 0. 3 per…

Interest rate climb lifts Butterfield profit

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Banks first-quarter net income rose nearly 10 per cent year over year, as the bank earned more in net interest income and spent less on salaries. Net income for the first three months of the year was 44. 2 million, up from 40. 3 million in the first quarter…

Gun Salute To Mark The New Royal Baby

Source: Bernews Governor John Rankin has “commanded that a Gun Salute [GS] be fired to commemorate the Royal Birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child,” the Government confirmed this evening. “The salute will take place on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at Albouy’s Point. “The Gun Salute will involve the… Link:

Bryant Questions UK Govt On SSM In Territories

Source: Bernews British Labour MP Chris Bryant continues to question the British Government about same sex marriage in the British Overseas Territories, this time asking “what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all homosexual citizens in British Overseas Territories have access to the institution of marriage.” According to the Hansard… Link:

Fired Freddie Evans gets new Government job

Source: The Royal Gazette Sacked education commissioner Freddie Evans is to take up a post in the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, Government said tonight. A Government spokeswoman said The matter between the Bermuda Government and Dr Evans has been settled without recourse to a costly trial. By mutual agreement, the terms of…

Ascendant Group Announces 2017 Results

Source: Bernews In a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX], Ascendant Group Limited announced their 2017 results, with core earnings in 2017 of $18.9 million compared to $13.9 million in 2016. The filing stated: Stable earnings at BELCO; significant earnings growth in unregulated businesses Highlights Ascendant Group Limited’s core earnings per share… Link:

Dr Freddie Evans & Govt Matter Now ‘Settled’

Source: Bernews The “matter” between the Bermuda Government and Dr. Freddie Evans “has been settled without recourse to a costly trial,” the Government said today, and Dr. Evans will take up a new post in the Department of Youth, Sports and Recreation. The circumstances surrounding Dr. Evans’ removal as Commissioner of Education… Link:

Unregulated business grows at Ascendant

Source: The Royal Gazette Ascendant Group Ltds financial performance improved on the back of strong growth in its unregulated businesses. The company said today that core earnings for 2017 were 18. 8 million, up nearly 5 million, or 43 per cent, on 2016. Core earnings broke down to 1. 90 per share, boosted by…

Bacardi makes most reputable list again

Source: The Royal Gazette Bacardi Ltd has been named among the most reputable companies in the world for the sixth consecutive year. The global alcoholic beverages giant, whose headquarters is on Pitts Bay Road, ranked 89th in the annual Global RepTrak 100 list compiled by the Reputation Institute RI and published in ltigtForbesltigt. Based…

Water main repair in Devonshire

Source: The Royal Gazette The Ministry of Public Works said today that repair works are under way to fix a water main break in the Devonshire area. The affected areas include, Middle Road, Devonshire, parts of South Shore, Devonshire, the Flatts Area and the Government QuarryA spokeswoman said it was hoped the repairs would…

Repairs Underway To Fix Water Main Break

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is advising that repair works are underway to fix a water main break in the Devonshire area. Affected areas include: Middle Road, Devonshire Parts of South Shore, Devonshire Flatts Area Government Quarry “It’s anticipated that the repairs will be completed by late today,” the Ministry… Link:

Live Video: Annual Peppercorn Ceremony

Source: Bernews Following a tradition that began over 200 years ago, the annual Peppercorn Ceremony is taking place in St George’s this morning [April 23] and you can tune in and watch live below. The King’s Square ceremony requires the Governor to accept the annual peppercorn ‘rent’ paid by Freemasons for use… Link:

Photos & Video: Julia Donaldson Visits Saltus

Source: Bernews It was a family affair when best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson visited Saltus Lower Primary Department. Watching as Ms. Donaldson helped to act out scenes from The Gruffalo for an audience of students was her aunt, Mary Hopkins – a former head teacher at the school. Jeanne Bean, Director of… Link:

Forgotten favourites lost for ever?

Source: The Royal Gazette From a fabulous February to a mad March Mother Nature has once again proven her unpredictability, as can be seen from the many defoliated plants and burnt foliage. Often when driving around the island, a plant jumps out at me displaying its flowers, seed or fruit, or simply its outline.…

Doctor deploys keto diet to fight obesity

Source: The Royal Gazette A medical practice is working with a restaurant group to aid in an effort to combat obesity and diabetes. Premier Health and Wellness Centre, located on King Street, which is owned and operated by Stanley James, is targeting two of the islands major health scourges. Reversing diseases and obesity is…

Childrens writer has monster appeal

Source: The Royal Gazette As a popular childrens author Julia Donaldson is used to signing stacks upon stacks of books. But she was not prepared for the congregation at Saltus Cavendish. The writer and her sister, Mary Moore, were visiting their aunt, Mary Hopkins, the former headteacher of the primary department, when they decided…

Cricket Open: Rangers & Bailey’s Bay Win

Source: Bernews Southampton Rangers and Bailey’s Bay both recorded victories in this weekend’s Bermuda Open cricket action. Southampton Rangers Won by 4 Wickets St. George’s Cricket Club 273/6 Southampton Rangers 274/6 The St. George’s Cricket Club batted first and scored 273/6 in their 65 overs, Temiko Wilson was the top scorer with 133,… Link:

Cricket: Bermuda Win Warm Up Opener In Dubai

Source: Bernews Bermuda began their ICC World Cricket League 4 warmup preparations with a match in Dubai taking on UAE Blues, which they won by 34 runs. Bermuda batted first and would score 294/8 in their allotted 50 overs, Stephen Outerbridge made a welcome return to senior National team duty with a… Link:

“Being Signed With The Hive Is A Dream”

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Model Sophie Adams was recently signed by London’s The Hive Management, which she called a “dream”. She told Bernews, “Being signed with The Hive is a dream. Without my mother agent Leah Hibbert, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I spent two months in London with… Link:

Photos: Bobby Lambe’s 431lb Bluefin Tuna Catch

Source: Bernews Crowds gathered at Robinson’s Marina in Somerset this afternoon [April 22] to get a glimpse at the latest catch of a bluefin tuna. Captain Bobby Lambe hooked the 431.1lb tuna at around 7.30am this morning on the fishing boat ‘Last Chance’ and it took until 2.30pm this afternoon before it… Link:

Richards Points Out ‘Inherent Inconsistency’

Source: Bernews While speaking at the recent Offshore Alert conference, former Finance Minister Bob Richards pointed out the “inherent inconsistency” that the ICIJ’s positioned itself as the “arbiter of the privacy rights” of the people in the Paradise Papers, but at the same time protected the privacy of the source who obtained… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday April 23

Source: Bernews Monday, April 23 is expected to cloudy, with the high to be near 20°C/68°F and the low to be near 16°C/60°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 69%. Sunrise will be at 6:41am and sunset will be at… Link:

Women footballers flee Nicaragua riots

Source: The Royal Gazette Members of a Bermudian girls football squad were evacuated from Nicaragua today after continued riots in the streets of the capital Managua. The move came after the Concacaf Championships in Managua were cancelled amid large-scale disorder which has claimed the lives of at least 10 people and sparked fears for…

Bermuda YAO Baseball League Gets Underway

Source: Bernews The opening day of the YAO Season got underway at the YAO Ball Parks in St. David’s. In Senior League play the Cubs defeated the Orioles 4-3, Kaelin Paynter led the Orioles, keeping the Cubs to one run for 4 innings, Paynter struck out 10 in his effort. The Cubs… Link:

Street And Car Park Closures For Triathlon

Source: Bernews Their will be a host of street and car parks closures for the upcoming MS Amlin World Triathlon and associated events, with the City of Hamilton providing a full listing of all the areas to be impacted. The full list follows below [PDF here]: Related Stories Information Sessions For ITU… Link:

Footballers In UK, Sweden & Estonia

Source: Bernews The island has footballers in action across Europe, with Reggie Lambe, Dante Leverock and Willie Clemons’ teams in England, Estonia and Sweden playing matches this weekend. Reggie Lambe in England A 1 – 1 draw with Reggie Lambe’s Carlisle United was sufficient to clinch promotion for Luton, sparking wild celebrations… Link:

BFA Premier All Stars To Take On Oakville

Source: Bernews The second match in the Bermuda Triangle Cup is set to take place at 3.00pm this afternoon [April 22] at BAA field, as the BFA Premier League All Star team take on the Oakville Blue Devils from Ontario, Canada. The BFA Premier League All Star team is as follows: 1. Shaquille… Link:

Fun Divas Win Open Volleyball Championship

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Open Volleyball Tournament came to an end inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium, with the Fun Divas from the USA crowned the Champions. The National Alumni Team Island Girls finished in 2nd place, while the 3rd place team was the Bermuda Women’s National Team White Caps, and the Consolation… Link:

Terceira Continues Competing In Germany

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira continued competing in the CSI2* Eschweiler International Horse Jumping event in Germany. On Day Three Terceira competed in Two Classes. Competing in the Silver Tour Grand Prix in Two Phases Class, Terceira and Iluna Di Cantero finished 3rd clocking a Double Clear Round time of 66.46.… Link:

Man found dead near South Shore named

Source: The Royal Gazette Police have identified a man found dead near Church Bay as 62-year-old visitor Trevor Stuart Darks. Mr Darks, a British national, was found in an unresponsive state on a grassed area near the Church Bay car park on South Shire at 8. 30am on Saturday. He was later pronounced dead…

Live Video: CedarBridge Academy Fashion Show

Source: Bernews CedarBridge Academy and the Class of 2018 are holding “Pulse”, the CBA Annual Fashion Show, this evening [April 21] at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts, and you can tune in and watch live below. Live video below, if you have any issues watching, please try viewing on… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday April 22

Source: Bernews Sunday, April 22 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 19°C/67°F and the low to be near 17°C/62°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be NNE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 54%. Sunrise will be at 6.41am… Link:

Live Video: Ag Show At Botanical Gardens

Source: Bernews The 2018 Agriculture Exhibition Show continues at the Botanical Gardens, with today [April 21] marking the third, and final day, of the three-day annual event. There are, as always, a wide variety of exhibits, activities and events available at the annual event, and you can view photo galleries from the… Link:

Video: ‘Save Of The Game’ By Zakhari Turner

Source: Bernews A save by Bermudian goalkeeper Zakhari Turner during the Bermuda vs Canada match in the U17 CONCACAF Women’s Championships in Nicaragua has been named the ‘Save of the Game.’ CONCACAF said, “Goalkeeper Zakhari avoided Canada’s second goal. A double shot inside the area of the forward Jordyn Huitema first hit… Link:

Videos: Canada U17 Team Defeat Bermuda

Source: Bernews Canada defeated Bermuda 3-0 in the first match for both teams in Group B of the U17 CONCACAF Women’s Championships taking place in Nicaragua. The CONCACAF report said, “Canada strongly battled to be able to defeat three goals to zero to a well-organized Bermuda in the first match for both teams in… Link:

62-Year-Old Found In ‘Non-Responsive State’

Source: Bernews Police have confirmed that a 62-year-old man was found in a “non-responsive state” in Southampton this morning [April 21]. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to a report of an incident that took place at on South Road in Southampton. “Upon police arrival it was ascertained that a 62-year-old English… Link:

Government House to go greener

Source: The Royal Gazette Government House plans to ditch single-use plastics for events and in its day-to-day operations. John Rankin, the Governor, said Government House would also encourage its suppliers to take steps to cut back on the use of disposable plastics. He said We are all increasingly aware of the risks to our…

Retirement what are your concerns?

Source: The Royal Gazette ltigtThis new monthly series on retirement, will be featured in the third week of every month. ltigtRetirement is a big deal everywhere. Longevity in so many countries has produced long-tailed retiree populations of epic proportions. Governments, the last resort for individual social care, worry about oldster statistics,. .. Link:

Man denies child porn charges

Source: The Royal Gazette A Devonshire man has denied a string of child pornography charges. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty at Supreme Court to eight counts of accessing child pornography. The offences are alleged to have taken place between April 2010 and March 2015. The man, who…

Lump-sum investing usually works best

Source: The Royal Gazette The combination of a long bull market, high valuations, rising interest rates and increased volatility can make investors nervous about putting money to work in the market. But many of those sitting on cash missed out on huge gains in stocks. There are three options for deploying large cash allocations…

Zebras dominate top awards

Source: The Royal Gazette Like they did on the field, PHC Zebras dominated at the Bermuda Football Association awards last night at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, with midfielder Marco Warren voted the Premier Divisions Most Valuable Player. Scott Morton was voted Coach of the Year after leading the team to four trophies in…

Dont make financial promises you cant keep

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Dave,My husband and I are just starting Baby Step one of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They dont get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so we try to help them when…

A hand most players will get wrong

Source: The Royal Gazette Today at the crack of dawn OK 9. 30am the Bridge Club will host the 2018 Mixed Pairs Championship, which will be held all day with the second session taking place immediately after a lunch break. I expect to see a strong field for this one and full post the…

Lamont Marshall Breaks Seven Year Old Record

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Lamont Marshall has broken a 7 year old Bermuda National Record while competing in the Mt. Sac Relays in California. Competing in the Men’s 10,000m Invite Marshall finished 35th overall clocking a time of 30:08.21. Marshall’s time took 12 seconds off his own Record Time of 30:20.54 he set… Link:

Jillian Terceira Begins Competing In Germany

Source: Bernews Bermudian equestrian Jillian Terceira began competing in the CSI2* Eschweiler International Horse Jumping event in Germany. On Day One Terceira competed in Three Classes. Competing on the Gold Tour, Terceira and Amarulla finished 2nd clocking a Clear Round time of 57.26 in a field of 61 competitors. On the Diamond Tour Terceira… Link:

Butterfield shares gain 2.9

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank gained strongly in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading to lead The Royal GazetteBSX Index to a 1 per cent gain for the week. Butterfield surged 1. 30, or 2. 9 per cent, to close the day on 46 as 2,201 shares changed hands. The banks US-listed shares…

30 Minute Video: April 20 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Bull’s Head System To Go Live On Monday

Source: Bernews The Bull’s Head Car Park barrier system will go live on Monday, April 23rd, using a one-ticket system. The City of Hamilton spokesperson said, “After sufficient testing, the City of Hamilton can confirm that the Bull’s Head Car Park barrier system will go live on Monday, April 23rd. “A total… Link:

Weather Forecast For Saturday April 21

Source: Bernews Saturday, April 21 is expected to see sunshine and clouds mixed, with the high to be near 19°C/66°F and the low to be near 16°C/60°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be north. The relative humidity is expected to be near 61%. Sunrise will be at 6.42am and… Link:

Man hurt in bike crash still in hospital

Source: The Royal Gazette A 32-year-old man injured in an auxiliary cycle crash in Spanish Point Park was today stable in hospital, police said. The Smiths Parish man was injured in the single-vehicle crash on Wednesday night at about 8pm. A police spokesman said the man was being treated on a general ward at…

Weekend road restrictions

Source: The Royal Gazette Motorists will face a series of road restrictions this weekend. Restrictions will be in place on South Road in Devonshire near the Botanical Gardens today and tomorrow for the 2018 Ag Show. A police spokesman said Officers are assisting with traffic management in the area and will continue those duties…

Imitation gun found after police chase

Source: The Royal Gazette Police recovered an imitation firearm after a high-speed police chase last night, it was revealed today. The pursuit began after a report of an incident on Marsh Lane, in Devonshire, at about 9. 45pm. The motorcyclist abandoned his bike and ran into the Devonshire Marsh to escape police. A police…

Bermuda raring to go, says Denkins

Source: The Royal Gazette Aaron Denkins, the Bermuda Under-17 womens coach, says his players are focused and ready for tonights Concacaf Championship opener against group B rivals Canada at the Nicaragua National Stadium. The mood in the camp is focused and ready, Denkins told The Royal Gazette today. Everyone is rested, healthy and ready…

Suspended Sentence For Dropping Baby

Source: Bernews A father who dropped his seven-month old son out of a second-storey window has received a suspended prison sentence. This afternoon Anthony Davis was sentenced to nine months in prison — however it was suspended for two years — for injuring his son having previously admitting a charge related to… Link:

Groups confirmed for Parade of Bands

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Heroes Weekend is fast approaching, and organisers are looking to put together the best Bermuda Carnival ever. Three bands are signed on to take part in the Parade of Bands on June 18, including Code Red, Party People and Nova Mas International. Jason Sukdeo, president of BHW Ltd,…

Burglar Armed With Knife, Disarmed & Arrested

Source: Bernews A would be burglar was apparently arrested and disarmed after the police attended a burglary in progress, to find the “intruder struggling with occupant.” The police tweeted, “RPU Activity: attended burglary in progress rpt. Arrived promptly to catch intruder struggling with occupant, socks on hands, armed with a knife and… Link:

AAD: New Therapy Course Helps With Dementia

Source: Bernews A group of Bermuda residents experiencing symptoms of dementia have benefited from a therapy course that has proven to help improve memory scores and mood elsewhere, the Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia [AAD] charity said “With these hands…” creative expression exercise facilitated by Kendra Earles, Therapeutic Artist [Feb 2] AAD… Link:

‘The Last Straw’ For Fairmont Southampton

Source: Bernews In an effort to help the problems of plastic in the oceans, the Fairmont Southampton has made a commitment to eliminating conventional plastic straws, and resort guests who still prefer a straw, will be provided eco-friendly and 100% compostable straws at request A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s largest resort is going ‘strawless.’… Link:

Moroccan-themed market launches

Source: The Royal Gazette Bringing a touch of North Africa to Bermuda is the aim for the owners of a Moroccan-themed market in Hamilton. Marrakech Market was launched earlier this month by Faisal Baia originally from the Moroccan city of Marrakesh along with Bermudian, Juliette Oatley. The market is located in the Emporium Building,…

Reviewer pleased with his Twizy rental

Source: The Royal Gazette The Renault Twizy has been put in the spotlight on the Popular Mechanics website with Bermuda as the test track. The article, by writer Andrew Moseman reviewed the electric minicars and detailed his experiences driving a. .. Link: Reviewer pleased with his Twizy rental

$50,000 In Junior Athlete Sponsorships

Source: Bernews A total of $50,000 was handed out for young athletes as the 2018 National Junior Athlete Sponsorship Programme Awards Ceremony took place. Fifteen Sporting organizations were presented funding to assist their athlete in development or competition for the upcoming year. Kenneth Leseur from Bermuda Junior Golf Association was presented $2,765.00,… Link:

Ag Show Equestrian Event Gets Underway

Source: Bernews The 2018 Agriculture Exhibition Show got underway at the Botanical Gardens with the Bermuda Equestrian Federation taking to the Center ring for Show. In The Island Girl Trophy Class, Melinda Decosta riding Forza claimed the title, while Philip Correia and Bon Voyage were second and Michael Rodrigues and Casanova finished… Link:

Manhunt launched after gun recovered

Source: The Royal Gazette Police launched a manhunt last night after they recovered a firearm following a chase with a motorcyclist who escaped into Devonshire Marsh. Police flooded the area off Middle Road near the Ornamental Iron Works as they serached for the suspect. Officers had spotted the motorcylist at about 9. 45pm and…

Butterfield shares gain 1.1

Source: The Royal Gazette Butterfield Bank shares rose 1. 1 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The bank gained 50 cents to close on 44. 70 as 7,500 shares changed hands. Butterfields US-listed shares registered gains in New York trading as well, climbing 60 cents, or 1. 3 per cent, to close on…

Photo Set #3: Agricultural Show Exhibits

Source: Bernews The Ag Show gets underway with people arriving at the Botanical Gardens to enjoy the wide array of exhibits, activities and events available at the annual event, which this year has the theme “Through The Ages”. The organisers previously announced through the generous sponsorship of AXIS Capital and HSBC, all seniors and children… Link:

Updates: Bermuda Defeat Oakville Blue Devils

Source: Bernews [Updating] The Bermuda National Select football is set to take on the Oakville Blue Devils as part of the Bermuda Triangle Cup this evening [April 19]. The BFA previously said, “Coach Kyle Lightbourne has named a team of mostly on island players and seven players from the Under 20 player… Link:

Photos: Ag Show Kites, Vegetables, Woodwork

Source: Bernews The Botanical Gardens came alive this morning [Apr 19] as the 2018 Ag Show got underway, with people enjoying the wide array of exhibits and activities available at the annual event, which this year has the theme “Through The Ages”. The organisers previously announced that, thanks to the sponsorship of AXIS Capital… Link:

BECL Southside Testing Facility Re-Opens

Source: Bernews The Transport Control Department has advised that repairs to the Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. [BECL] Southside Testing Facility have been completed and the testing of vehicles has resumed. A spokesperson said, “The Transport Control Department has advised that repairs to the Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. Southside Testing Facility have been… Link:

Photos: Cake Exhibits At The 2018 Ag Show

Source: Bernews The Ag Show got underway today [April 19], with people visiting the Botanical Gardens in order to enjoy the array of exhibits and numerous activities on hand at the event, which this year has the theme “Through The Ages”. The organisers previously announced through the generous sponsorship of AXIS Capital and HSBC, all… Link:

Young athletes take triathlon podium post

Source: The Royal Gazette Four young Bermudian sportspeople are to appear at the winners ceremony for the world triathlon event. The youngsters Jessie Marshall, Amber Simons, Nick Pilgrim and Caleb Ingham will hold the medals at the presentation, which will be broadcast around the world. The group, who will wear pink shirts and blue…

Island wins entrepreneurship congress awards

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda brought home two Champion Catalyzer awards from the annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Thirteen delegates from Bermuda travelled to Istanbul for the event, which ran from last Sunday through today. These awards will join the five others that Bermuda has received, through the efforts of the Bermuda.…

Crowds flock to Ag Show opening day

Source: The Royal Gazette This years Agricultural Show opened this morning with hundreds of children out to enjoy the entertainment and displays. Young mothers Alex Gibbons and Ashley Robinson both grabbed the chance to take their children to their first Ag Show. Ms Gibbons said We came out mostly for the kids to see…

Burch Pays Tribute As Ira Philip Laid To Rest

Source: Bernews “His career in journalism has been heralded and his professionalism deemed unimpeachable,” Lt/Col. David Burch said as he paid tribute to the late Ira Philip, who was laid to rest yesterday. Minister Burch, speaking at the funeral in his capacity as Acting Premier, said, “Let me first extend my thanks… Link:

Bermuda Wins GEC Champion Catalyzer Awards

Source: Bernews At the 10th annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress [GEC] in Istanbul Turkey, Bermuda again took home two Champion Catalyzer awards. These awards will join the five others that Bermuda has received, through the entrepreneurial efforts of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] over the years, at the international event. Jeff Hoffman,… Link:

Trusted adults are unspoken heroes

Source: The Royal Gazette When it comes to combating the issue of child abuse, we look towards the law makers, enforcement agencies, educators, child advocates and helping organisations who are positioned to deal with the problem. We implement policies and procedures that need to be put in place and seek legislation that adequately serves…

Double-double act from Jones seals title

Source: The Royal Gazette Dean Jones secured another double-double, scoring ten points and grabbing 12 rebounds, as Somerset Tsunamis clinched the Bermuda Basketball Winter League title with a 64-61 win over Devonshire Chargers at Bermuda College last night. The Tsunamis once again proved to be the Chargers nemesis, having been the only team to…

Dubai will not be a vacation, says Smith

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda cricket team depart today for a six-day stop in Dubai, before heading to Malaysia for the World Cricket League Divsion Four tournament, which starts next weekend. Bermuda, captained by Terryn Fray, will play three practice matches before the challenge of securing promotion to Division Three begins on Sunday,…

Renamed restaurant starts afresh

Source: The Royal Gazette It is all change at The Terrace on Front Street, which is boasting a new look and menu after being renamed and remodelled. The business, at 55 Front Street, was formerly known as Red Steakhouse and Bar. It is now being run solely by Douglas Olson, and he has put…

Kaleidoscope Set To Hold Fundraising Jamboree

Source: Bernews The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation [KAF] will host their sixth annual Kaleidoscopic Jamboree ​fundraiser on Saturday, May 12. A spokesperson said, “The event will take place from 9.30am until 3.00pm at their premises on Jubilee Road in Devonshire. Organizers are planning a fun family fundraising event which will bring literacy to… Link:

Top Cyclists To Compete In Butterfield Grand Prix

Source: Bernews The Butterfield Bermuda Grand Prix is set to be held from April 20 through April 22, with the three days of cycling action to include a time trial, a road race, and the Hamilton criterium. The time trial will be held at King’s Square in St. George’s on Friday [Apr 20] from 6.00pm to… Link:

Top Athletes To Compete In Bermuda Meet

Source: Bernews Preparation is well underway for the Bermuda National Athletics Association’s Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet, which takes place on Friday, May 11th starting at 6:00pm. BNAA President Donna Raynor said, “We are so excited as we will be having male and female para events this year. The three women set to… Link:

Motown Revue Show Set For This Weekend

Source: Bernews The Motown Revue Show will be held this weekend, with a number of performers set to provide entertainment on both Friday and Saturday night. A spokesperson said, “All is set for this week’s Motown Revue Show at Fairmont Southampton Hotel. The promoters are promising two very special nights. Friday night… Link:

Motorcyclist Injured In Spanish Point Collision

Source: Bernews [Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision tonight [April 18] in the Pontoons area of Spanish Point, which appeared to result in a motorcyclist being injured. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel tended to the injured man before he was transported by ambulance to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment.… Link:

Kiddie Carnival/Soca Bowl Family Fun Day

Source: Bernews Nirvana Soca Band is getting set to present a Kiddie Carnival/Soca Bowl Family Fun Day to be held this Sunday [April 22] at the Strykz Bowling Lounge at 27 Southside, St.Davids. A spokesperson said, “The free event starts at 12.00pm and ends at 4.00pm. Costume selections, tee shirt packages and… Link:

Column: Insurtech, Demystifying The Hype

Source: Bernews [Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] I work in the reinsurance world. Wait don’t leave. Specifically, I work in the legal sector, and for whatever reason, it always feels like conference and/or event season. And I’ve been to a number of insurance and reinsurance related events/conferences lately. And every single one… Link:

Butterfield shares slip 2.3

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Butterfield Bank fell 2. 3 per cent on light volume in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The bank fell 1. 05 to close on 44. 20 as 641 shares changed hands. Butterfields US-listed shares moved in the opposite direction, gaining 58 cents, or 1. 3 per cent, to close…

30 Minute Video: April 18 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

First ambidextrous games to be held

Source: The Royal Gazette Ambidextrous athletes are set to test their skills this weekend at the first MD X Games. Monroe Darrell, owner of event organisers M-Core School of Health, said This event will promote total health by facilitating interactive activities and competition that use both the left and right sides of the body,…

Superyacht event organisers back on island

Source: The Royal Gazette The organisers of last years superyacht regatta have returned to Bermuda to discuss holding more events in the islands waters. The Bermuda Tourism Authority said representatives for Boat International and the J Class Association have been in Bermuda this week to look at future regattas. The groups organised the Superyacht…

Same-sex marriage row on BBC World Service

Source: The Royal Gazette The islands fight for marriage equality has been highlighted in a BBC World Service radio programme. Bermudas Change of Heart, presented by spoken word artist Tiffany Paynter, explored the toll the debate surrounding same-sex marriage has taken. Ms Paynter, a gay Bermudian, outlined the events that led to the island…

Drink driver banned for 18 months

Source: The Royal Gazette A 47-year-old man was fined and banned from the roads for 18 months today after he crashed his bike while nearly two times over the drink driving limit. The court heard that Narasiman Chittibabu crashed his motorcycle on St Johns Road, near Pitts Bay Road, in the early hours of…

Court: Driver Fined $1200, Banned For 18 Months

Source: Bernews A drink-driver who lost control of his bike has been banned from the roads for 18 months. Narasiman Chittibabu admitted driving when the proportion of alcohol in is system was over the legal limit when he appeared at Magistrates’ Court this morning. The court heard the 47-year-old crashed his bike… Link:

BHS To Build State-Of-The-Art Innovation Centre

Source: Bernews At the unveiling of the designs for its new Innovation Centre, BHS announced that it had surpassed its initial $10 million goal for the project and the effort, conducted in less than three years, is the largest in the school’s history. The funds raised from the School’s Campaign will support the… Link:

BBC Release Documentary On SSM In Bermuda

Source: Bernews A BBC documentary titled “Bermuda’s Change of Heart” explores the island’s laws on same sex marriage, calling the repeal “a radical change of events.” The documentary’s description says, “In a radical turn of events – Bermuda has become the first country in the world to repeal same-sex marriage. “In May… Link:

BMA Highlights Bermuda Market At RIMS

Source: Bernews Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] Chief Operating Officer Shanna Lespere is highlighting the Bermuda market at the 2018 Risk Management Society’s [RIMS] annual conference, currently underway in San Antonio. A spokesperson said, “2017 saw increased activity for Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA or Authority] with an emphasis on developing global regulatory standards… Link:

Police recruitment drive

Source: The Royal Gazette Police are on the hunt for new recruits. The service wants to sign up trainee constables and cadets. Applicants for the role of constable should be aged between 19 and 49 years and be Bermudian, the spouse of a Bermudian or a Permanent Resident Certificate holder. Potential cadet entrants should…

Zebras hungry for more silverware, says Morton

Source: The Royal Gazette Even after a near-perfect season, PHC Zebras coach Scott Morton is not resting on his laurels. The Zebras claimed four trophies in 2017-18, for the most successful haul in a single campaign since Devonshire Cougars won the Triple Crown of the league, FA Cup and Friendship Trophy in 2012-13, to…

Lightbourne gives youth a chance

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda coach Kyle Lightbourne will have seven members of the Under-20 national team in a National Select squad of 19 for tomorrows opening match in the Elite Mens Cup against the Oakville Blue Devils at the National Sports Centre, which kicks off at 8pm. The squad consists mainly of local-based…

Catholic Bishop backs Drive for Change

Source: The Royal Gazette The islands Catholic Church has thrown its weight behind ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigts Drive for Change road safety campaign. Bishop Wieslaw Spiewak issued a message of support for the campaign in a weekly Bishops Corner bulletin and asked Catholics to join in its efforts. He said Between increasing numbers of those.…

M-CORE School Of Health To Hold MD X Games

Source: Bernews The M-CORE School of Health is getting set to hold the MD X Games on Sunday, April 22 at the National Sports Centre’s south field. A spokesperson said, “The M-CORE School of Health has been working since August 2017 to develop a community event that focuses on ambidexterity. M-CORE is… Link:

Hamilton Princess full for triathlon event

Source: The Royal Gazette Hamiltons landmark hotel is fully booked ahead of the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda. The Hamilton Princess is sold out for April 26 to 29, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said this morning. Tim Morrison, the hotels general manager, said the venue was extremely happy with its partnership with the sporting…

HSBC gains 2.7 on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette HSBC Holdings Bermuda Stock Exchange-listed shares gained 2. 7 per cent. The international bank gained 25 cents, to close on 9. 55 as 4,750 of its shares traded. On a day when no domestic main board issuers traded, The Royal GazetteBSX Index was unchanged on 2,550. 15. The BSX Insurance…

Media work suspended to honour Ira Philip

Source: The Royal Gazette Governments communications department will suspend media activity tomorrow to honour the late journalist Ira Philip. David Burt, the Premier, said he deeply regretted he would be unable to attend Mr Philips funeral service at the Anglican Cathedral in Hamilton. But he added To mark his life of exceptional journalistic service.…

30 Minute Video: April 17 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Weather Forecast For Wednesday April 18

Source: Bernews Wednesday, April 18 is expected to see a few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny, with the high to be near 22°C/71°F and the low to be near 18°C/65°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be WSW. The relative humidity is expected to be near 67%. Sunrise will be… Link:

Once a week trash pick-up extended

Source: The Royal Gazette Once-a-week trash collection is to be extended for another nine weeks, the Minister of Public Works said this afternoon. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch said the once weekly collection schedule, scheduled to end next week, would continue until June 29. Colonel Burch said the new schedule had allowed for better management and.…

Trauma Discussion Sessions On April 20 & 21

Source: Bernews The Ministry of National Security is advising that as part of a partnership with the Bermuda Counsellors Association [BCA], they will host a two part lecture series, which will focus on the impact of community violence, trauma and healing from trauma. “The presentations – which take place April 20, from… Link:

Premier touts Bermudas value at Rims

Source: The Royal Gazette Innovation, resilience and Bermudas value to global economies were key themes for discussion as Bermuda met with insurance media and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg at one of the worlds biggest insurance conferences yesterday. David Burt, the Premier and Finance Minister, along with a delegation of representatives from the Bermuda.…

Photos: ‘Week Of The Young Child’ Launches

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Association for the Education of Young Children [BAEYC] is hosting events this week to commemorate the Week of the Young Child, which this year has a theme of “Embracing Our Golden Gems With Our Future Leaders.” The festivities got underway yesterday at City Hall, with Education Minister Diallo… Link:

Video: Minister Burch On Waste Collection

Source: Bernews [Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press conference this afternoon [Apr 17] to provide an update on waste collection. In February of this year, the Minister had announced that they will revert to once a week garbage collection for a 10 week period, which was… Link:

Black Watch Pass work to slow traffic

Source: The Royal Gazette Construction work on Black Watch Pass in Pembroke due to start tomorrow will affect traffic, Government has warned. The Ministry of Public Works said that the work will result in the closure of one lane of traffic in the area. Stop lights will be used to organise traffic flow. A…

Tennis: Bermuda’s Davis Cup Team Announced

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association named the 2018 Davis Cup team set to represent Bermuda at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas. This event takes place in Escazu, Costa Rica from May 28th to June 3rd. The Bermuda Team consists of number one seed and veteran, Gavin Manders, David Thomas,… Link:

Hamilton Princess Sold Out For Triathlon Event

Source: Bernews The official hotel for the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda — the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club — is now sold out for the weekend of festivities, April 26th – 29th and April’s occupancy numbers are trending higher than last year. Bermuda Tourism Authority confirmed today that at the beginning… Link:

Advisory: One Lane Traffic On Black Watch Pass

Source: Bernews The Ministry of Public Works is advising that work crews will commence construction activities along Black Watch Pass tomorrow [Apr 18]. A Government spokesperson said, “This will result in one lane traffic in the area, which will be controlled by stop lights. “The public is encouraged to be mindful of… Link:

Success Academy Students Tour Parliament

Source: Bernews Students from the Success Academy toured the Sessions House on Parliament Hill as part of their social studies curriculum. The Government posted the photos below online, saying, “Students from The Success Academy today toured the Sessions House on Parliament Hill. “During the visit, Minister Diallo Rabain and Minister Lt. Col.… Link:

Mallory islands youngest Davis Cup player

Source: The Royal Gazette Trey Mallory will become the youngest player to represent Bermuda in the Davis Cup, when he represents the island in the Group III ties in Escazu, Costa Rica from May 28 to June 3. The Bermuda team consists of No 1 seed Gavin Manders, David Thomas, Neal Towlson and Mallory,…

Its best to get help when selling your home

Source: The Royal Gazette ltbgtDear Heatherltbgt,I want to sell my house but I dont want to use an agent because they charge commission and Ill end up with less money. I mean, its not that complicated is it?ltbgtSellerltbgtltbgtDear Sellerltbgt,Real estate can be more complicated than it seems. There are. .. Link: Its best

Tributes pour in for Christopher

Source: The Royal Gazette Tributes began pouring in as news of the death of former Devonshire Recreation Club president Ellsworth Christopher spread throughout the island yesterday. The Devonshire stalwart passed away at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital early yesterday afternoon with family members by his side. He was 78. Before serving as president,. ..

Small but mighty nation makes big impression

Source: The Royal Gazette As I travelled from Surfers Paradise to Burleigh Heads, a random conversation with a fellow bus passenger perfectly encapsulated Bermudas showing at the Commonwealth Games. With the empty seat next to me one of only a few still available, the middle-aged woman, dressed from head to toe in green and…

OBA Extends Condolences To Phillip Family

Source: Bernews The OBA “extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ira Phillip. Mr. Phillip was widely acclaimed as a Bermudian historian and journalist,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said. Ms Atherden said, “On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ira… Link:

Minister Greets Returning Commonwealth Team

Source: Bernews Following the conclusion of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, some members of the Bermuda team returned tonight [April 16] with Minister of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo welcoming them back at the airport. In what has been an exceptional performance by Bermuda’s team this year, the… Link:

Dogs Following Kayaker Prompts Concern

Source: Bernews Dogs in the water between Spanish Point and Dockyard caught the attention of a member of the public yesterday [April 15], with a police land unit dispatched to investigate. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Amember of public called Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, concerned for the welfare of three… Link:

Ryan Parris Named MVP At Fred Kelly Awards

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Ryan Parris, midfielder for the Axemen soccer team in Nova Scotia, recently received the MVP award at the annual Fred G. Kelly Awards Banquet. A spokesperson said, “Acadia University’s Department of Athletics announced this year’s Team Award winners. Ryan Parris was the recipient of the MVP award at the… Link:

BFM shares gain ground

Source: The Royal Gazette BFampM Ltd shares gained ground in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The insurer climbed 15 cents, or 0. 9 per cent, to close the day on 17 as 300 shares changed hands. Fellow insurer Argus Group Holdings Ltd also saw 200 shares traded, but remained unchanged on 3. 92. The Royal…

30 Minute Video: April 16 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Motorcyclists Injured In Two Bike Collision

Source: Bernews [Updated] Emergency services responded to a collision this afternoon [April 16] on North Shore Road in Pembroke where it appears two motorcycles were involved. Bermuda Fire and Rescue service personnel tended to two people that were injured before they were transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Further details… Link:

New board appointment at BTA

Source: The Royal Gazette The former chief executive of the Bermuda Hotel Association has been appointed to the Bermuda Tourism Authority board of directors. Stephen Todd has filled the hotel sector vacancy created on the board when Paul Telford became chairman. He said he welcomed the opportunity to work directly with the enthusiastic team…

Axis launches cyber-risk centre

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital Holdings has staked its claim to seize a share of the emerging cyber-insurance market. The company today announced the launch of the Axis Cyber Centre of Excellence, which will be led by Dan Trueman, global head of cyber at Axis. The Axis Cyber Centre…

Go-kart road racer ticketed

Source: The Royal Gazette A man who tried to drive to a meeting on a go-kart was stopped and ticketed by police. A video of the driver travelling along Harrington Sound Road near Shark Hole Hill in Hamilton Parish was posted on social media yesterday morning. A second video showed the driver travelling along…

Injured BTC worker remains in hospital

Source: The Royal Gazette A BTC worker injured in an industrial accident at a school last week was still in hospital today. The 60-year-old telecoms workman was injured after he slipped off a ladder and fell 40 feet down a service shaft at Pembrokes Berkeley Institute on Friday morning. He suffered cuts to his…

Caines in London to discuss fintech strategy

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermudas plan to capitalise on financial technology like cryptocurrency is to be discussed with British business leaders this week. Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security, is in London to discuss the islands fintech strategy. Mr Caines said there was considerable interest in the islands approach to blockchain and virtual. ..

Dr Brown Expresses Condolences To Philip Family

Source: Bernews Former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown expressed his condolences to the family of the late Ira Philip, saying he “was the ‘Media Man’, always making sure the the majority Black population knew the difference between gossip and news.” Dr. Brown said, “Ira Philip, ‘boss’ as I affectionately called him, meant so… Link:

Another balloon business set to soar

Source: The Royal Gazette Visitors could next year be offered a view from 350ft over the West End. Consort Cruises has asked for planning permission to install a tethered helium balloon ride in Dockyard. A spokesman for the company said, if the planning application is approved, they hope to have the attraction ready to…

Minister Caines In London For Fintech Meetings

Source: Bernews The Ministry of National Security advised today [Apr 16] that the Minister Wayne Caines is currently in the UK this week to share Bermuda’s Fintech Strategy with London’s key industry influencers. “The Minister’s discussions regarding Bermuda’s Fintech Strategy are considered timely as the Government recently tabled landmark legislation regarding the… Link:

State of the art

Source: The Royal Gazette It is a relatively new campus but the walls of the Berkeley Institute still breathe with history. Alumni and students are celebrating the schools 120th anniversary with an art exhibit that includes work from the 1930s. Isaiah Camara, one of 45 pupils involved, has submitted two portraits from a series…

Having Ryan back crucial, says Nusum

Source: The Royal Gazette John Barry Nusum landed his first trophy as Robin Hood coach as his team edged First Division Southampton Rangers 1-0 in the FA Cup Final at the National Stadium on Saturday night. Colin Ryans first half winner proved to be the difference as Premier Division Hood secured their second FA…

BHI Offer Two New Online Certification Courses

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Hospitality Institute [BHI] is launching two new courses this month in an effort to help local hospitality workers expand their skills and take their career knowledge to the next level. BHI said, “Interested participants have until this Friday, April 20th to register for the following online certifications: Elements… Link:

Regulation Of Virtual Currency Business Paper

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] released a 150-page consultation paper on the ‘regulation of virtual currency business’ with the paper’s stated objective to provide outline for the e”ffective regulation of service providers within the virtual currency business industry” in Bermuda. The paper notes, “Much of the virtual currency sector remains unregulated… Link:

Outerbridge & Lindsay Win Eye Institute Classic

Source: Bernews The 15th annual Eye Institute Classic Road Race took place in the east end, with runners taking a route around Cut Road in St. George’s, with Ryan Outerbridge and Gayle Lindsay racing to victory. Outerbridge, fresh from his performance at the 2018 Carifta Games, crossed the line in a time… Link:

Memories of the Esso Steel Band from 1952

Source: The Royal Gazette Dear Sir,Look what I found in the cellar cleaning up after the Norwegian winter a rusty steel pan!The story goes like this in 1952, when I was 12 years old, I was with my father, who was captain on a cargo liner. The ship was 9,000 tonnes deadweight and owned…

Clyde Best SCC Scholarship Recipients

Source: Bernews Five Somerset Cricket Club members were given a helping hand toward education with funds received from the Clyde Best Scholarship Golf Tournament held last year. Best has been recognized globally not only for his football skills, but also as a man who helped break the color barrier in English football.… Link:

Bodybuilding & Fitness Extravaganza Results

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Body Building Fitness Federation hosted their April Extravaganza inside City Hall this weekend, with ten competitors taking to the stage to compete. Laura Law won the Bikini Division, while Joy Eve won the Fitness Division, Tyan Hopkins won the Classic Physique Division and George Moroianu won the Men’s… Link:

Photos & Video: Youth Sports Expo Held At NSC

Source: Bernews [Updated with photos] The National Sports Centre and the Bermuda Olympic Association hosted the Youth Sports Expo today [April 15], with the event aimed at children aged from five to 16. The sports being represented by their national bodies were scheduled to include Equestrian, Archery, Volleyball, Sailing, Netball, Athletics, Tennis,… Link:

Weather Forecast For Monday April 16

Source: Bernews Monday, April 16 is expected to sunny, with the high to be near 23°C/74°F and the low to be near 21°C/69°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 78%. Sunrise will be at 6:49am and sunset will be at… Link:

Woman arrested after crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A female driver has been arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after a car crashed into a wall and flipped onto its side. Police and first responders attended the incident which took place at about 7. 10am on Saturday on Wellington Street near the junction with Fort George Hill. The…

Video & Photos: Berkeley Art Show Opening

Source: Bernews The Berkeley Institute held the official opening of their 120th Anniversary Alumni and Currents Students’ Art Show this weekend, with the show — which features a bevy of art work from current and former students — set to run until Saturday 21st April. Gary Phillips served as MC for the opening… Link:

Cake Diva calls on food festival

Source: The Royal Gazette Porsha Kimble, otherwise known at Your Cake Diva from ltigtThe Food Networkltigt, shares tips and stories with the public today at the Just Desserts segment of the City Food Festival. Ms Kimble, billed as a cake maker to the stars, is to call on the festival at 3pm. She is…

Roban attends space commerce conference

Source: The Royal Gazette The Government is seeking to attract space-related business to the island, according to Walter Roban the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs. Mr Roban heads tomorrow with technical officers to the 34th space symposium in Colorado, where he will represent Bermuda on a panel for emerging space economies. He said…

Ryan strike wins Cup for Hood

Source: The Royal Gazette Colin Ryans first-half strike earned Robin Hood their second FA Cup triumph in three seasons at the National Stadium last night. The midfielder kept his cool after being played through by Shakir Smiths defence-splitting pass and scored what proved the winner in a match that did not come alive until…

Painting By Norman Lewis Sells For $725,000

Source: Bernews A painting by Norman Lewis recently sold for $725,000, with the sale part of a record-setting African American Art Auction by the Swann Auction Galleries in New York. Mr Lewis [1909-1979] — whose parents reportedly emigrated to New York from Bermuda in the early 20th century — is widely regarded as… Link:

Bermuda Breeze USTA Championships Day #4

Source: Bernews The fourth day of the Bermuda Breeze USTA National Tennis Championships took place at the Coral Beach and Tennis Club. Men’s 50 Singles number one seed Fredrik Skoglund defeated Michael Way in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 in the Final. Luiz Penna was crowned the Men’s 60 Singles champion after defeating… Link:

Butterfield Breaks Bermuda Marathon Record

Source: Bernews Tyler Butterfield broke a 37-year-old Bermuda record on the final day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia while competing in the Men’s Marathon. Butterfield crossed the line 12th overall in a time of 2:26.29, with his time breaking Raymond Swan’s National Record time of 2:26.37, set back… Link:

Packwood Home Unveils Portrait Of Lady Swan

Source: Bernews On Monday, 2nd April, former Premier Sir John Swan was at the Packwood Home in Somerset to unveil a portrait of his late wife, Lady Jacqueline Swan, who was a member of the Home’s Board of Trustees for 25 years, serving with distinction as chairperson for most of that period.… Link:

Bermuda Pacers Host Easter Sprint Challenge

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Pacers Track Club hosted their Easter Sprint Challenge at the National Sports Center. Legend Stevenson won the 9 & 10 Girls 100 Meter Dash representing D.N.A. clocking 16.42, Somerset Primary’s Jeada Grant was second in 16.56 and Northland Primary’s Day”Asha Dill finished third clocking 16.72. Ramiah Brangman ran… Link:

Butterfield sets national marathon record

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyler Butterfield battled through the pain barrier to set a new national record in the marathon after coming twelfth in the hot and humid conditions yesterday. In only the third marathon of his career, Butterfield finished in a time of 2hr 26min 29sec to edge past Raymond Swans 36-year-old Bermudian…

Photos & Video: Bounce For Autism Fundraiser

Source: Bernews Tomorrow’s Voices Autism Centre hosted their Bounce for Autism fundraising event today [April 14] at Police Field in Prospect. This year marks the 8th year of this event. The event featured lots of fun castles and water-slides, bouncy races and dance competitions throughout the day, keeping the whole family entertained,… Link:

CBA “Pulse” Fashion Show On April 20 & 21

Source: Bernews CedarBridge Academy and the Class of 2018 will be hosting “Pulse” the CBA Annual Fashion Show on Friday, April 20 and Saturday April 21 at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts at 7.00pm. Regular tickets are $20, $15 for students, and $35 for patrons . Tickets are… Link:

Pilot gigs take to the water at the West End

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club held its first West End regatta at its new premises on Boaz Island today. The event to commemorate pilot James Jemmy Darrell saw six teams compete in a series of races designed to test their piloting skills, speed and agility. Roger Gillett, BPGC chairman, said…

Weather Forecast For Sunday April 15

Source: Bernews Sunday, April 15 is expected to be sunny skies, with the high to be near 22°C/72°F and the low to be near 19°C/66°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 77%. Sunrise will be at 6.49am and sunset will… Link:

Advisory: Traffic Controls In Harrington Sound

Source: Bernews BELCO advised that “emergency excavation and repair work” is taking place on Harrington Sound Round from today through Monday, and traffic controls will be in place. A spokesperson said, “BELCO wishes to advise motorists that emergency excavation and repair work will be taking place on Harrington Sound Round approximately 225 ft… Link:

Court: Driver Fined & Banned For 18 Months

Source: Bernews A dangerous driver who overtook a police car has been banned from the roads for 18 months. Pierre Niklaus sped past the police vehicle on Harrington Sound Road at about 11.30am on February 13. The 30-year-old then drove right up behind a second motorist and after several aborted attempts overtook… Link:

Richard Allen AME dancers celebrate 21 years

Source: The Royal Gazette June-Ann Furbert couldnt believe how phenomenal the dancers were. She was at a church conference in Maryland more than 20 years ago when they appeared as the praise and worship portion of the service began. Before that trip to Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church she had never heard of liturgical…

Hawleys confidence grows after unreal experience

Source: The Royal Gazette Erica Hawley says that any self-doubts she harboured before the Commonwealth Games have been replaced with a new-found confidence. Hawley feared that she might not be ready for the Gold Coast, believing she could get swallowed up by a field including the worlds top womens triathletes. She need not have…

Furbert first female All-Star

Source: The Royal Gazette St Georges will unveil a secret weapon on holders Somerset today at Wellington Oval when Chevonne Furbert becomes the first female to play in the annual Over-40s Veterans All-Stars game. The match, now in its 24th year, is for the RO Smith Trophy. Smith is the grandfather of Furbert who…

Community walk to go ahead on Sunday

Source: The Royal Gazette The community is invited to celebrate togetherness this weekend with a walk through Hamilton. The event, Walk Together Bermuda, is set for 2pm this Sunday after being postponed last weekend because of rain. Organiser Helen Orchard said she was inspired by the example of the late peace activist and former…

Whats an investor to do in volatile times?

Source: The Royal Gazette A number of United States investment market index milestones were reached in the last few months. According to TD Ameritrade MarketWatch in early January, 2018 retail investor exposure to stock markets is at an all-time high. This participation statistic was published around the same time that the Dow Jones Industrial…

Tyler Smith Guides Jackson State To Victory

Source: Bernews Tyler Smith helped guide her Jackson State University Women’s Tennis teammates to a 4 – 0 win over Grambling State at the City Park Tennis Center in New Orleans. Smith and Lucia Solis teamed up in the number one Doubles spot and defeated Idah Longwe and Danna Galeano 6-0. Smith… Link:

Video: April 14th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Car lands on side after collision in east end, 60-year-old man extricated after falling 25-feet down hole, man taken to hospital after second industrial accident in Southampton, Minister Caines tables Initial Coin Offering Legislation, One Communications advises of service interruptions to from April 16 to 18, Bermuda to host CUT Championships, Heritage Nursery Preschool cultural… Link:

Car Lands On Side After Collision In St George’s

Source: Bernews [Updated with video] Yet another car crash has occurred, with the collision resulting in the car landing on its side this morning [April 14] in St George’s. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Update 8.11am: Live video replay of the car being removed… Link:

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting April 14

Source: Bernews The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday April 14th. On Saturday the Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship is expected, on Sunday the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship will arrive, and Monday the Eco Dominator vehicles carrier, the Oleander container… Link:

One warns of West End service interruptions

Source: The Royal Gazette Telecoms firm One warned today customers in the West End will have service interruptions next week. A spokesman said work at the new entrance to the Morgans Point resort development would affect customers in the Pompano area of Southampton to Dockyard between midnight and 6am from Monday to Wednesday. The…

Bermuda Athletes Represent St Johnsbury

Source: Bernews Bermuda athletes Zekiah Lewis, Malik Joell and Sajan Harvey represented St Johnsbury Men’s and Women’s Track and Field at the Raymond Frey Track in an 8 school Track Meet. In the Men’s Varsity 1500 Meters, Joell finished 3rd clocking a time of 4:32.70, while Harvey finished 4th clocking 4:32.90. Harvey… Link:

One shares add 79 cents

Source: The Royal Gazette One Communications Ltds shares added more than a third to their value in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The telecommunications group gained 79 cents, or 37. 6 per cent, to bounce off its 52-week low and close on 2. 89, as 2,000 of its shares traded. Butterfield Bank also made gains,…

30 Minute Video: April 13 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Weather Forecast For Saturday April 14

Source: Bernews Saturday, April 14 is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine, with the high to be near 22°C/72°F and the low to be near 18°C/65°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SE. The relative humidity is expected to be near 71%. Sunrise will be at 6.50am… Link:

North Hamiltons services to go online

Source: The Royal Gazette The business community of North Hamilton is to get an online boost with a free website highlighting its offerings. The site, www. backatown. bm, uses the colloquial name for the district, which Hamilton mayor Charles Gosling called a culturally rich area of the city. Mr Gosling added I encourage all…

ICO: Initial Coin Offering Legislation Tabled

Source: Bernews Today [Apr 13] the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, tabled the Companies and Limited Liability Company [Initial Coin Offering] Act, with the Minister saying “we consider this to be landmark legislation for Bermuda.” The Government said, “Under the proposed Bill, an Initial Coin Offering [ICO] will be treated as… Link:

Motocross Racing To Take Place This Sunday

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Motocross Club will be holding races on Sunday [Apr 15], with the action to get underway at 1.00pm. A spokesperson said, “There is motocross racing this Sunday, April 13. Bring the whole family out for an afternoon of excitement. We have riders from the age of 4 to over… Link:

Dangerous driver banned and fined

Source: The Royal Gazette A 30-year-old man was banned from the road for 18 months today after he admitted dangerous driving and making an offensive gesture. Magistrates Court heard that Pierre Niklaus overtook a police car on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton Parish and forced it to slow down. Police saw Niklaus, from Hamilton,…

Man hurt in fall at Southampton business

Source: The Royal Gazette A workman at a business on Industrial Road in Southampton required hospital treatment this morning after a blow to the head from falling off a 6ft ladder. Fire service staff attended the industrial accident at Viking Foods shortly before 9am, where the injured man was said to be not responding…

Lecture series to celebrate turtle project

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Turtle Project is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a lecture series featuring international experts. The series is set to begin on April 26 with David Godfrey, executive director of the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Florida, giving an illustrated presentation. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is the worlds oldest sea…

Landmark initial coin offering bill tabled

Source: The Royal Gazette In a move heralded as a business milestone, national security Wayne Caines this morning tabled the Companies and Limited Liability Company Initial Coin Offering Act. The Bill, which will be debated at a later sitting of the House, proposes to treat an initial coin offering as a restricted business activity…

Worker in hospital after Berkeley fall

Source: The Royal Gazette A 60-year-old BTC workman had to be rescued from a service shaft at the Berkeley Institute this morning. The industrial accident, which occurred just after 10am, entailed a fall of about 25ft after the man slipped off his ladder. The man was at work in a utility service area at…

Young Caribbean athletes are Bermuda-bound

Source: The Royal Gazette Young Caribbean athletes flock to Bermuda this summer as the island hosts a popular sporting championship. As the Bermuda Union of Teachers prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, Bermuda will welcome the Caribbean Union of Teachers Students Track and Field and Swimming Championship for the first time. In another first,.…

Man Falls Down Hole, Rescue Ongoing

Source: Bernews [Updating] Emergency services responded to The Berkeley Institute this morning [April 13] where it appears a man fell in a hole and was unable to get out. It appears that all the students are fine, and the person who fell was a BTC worker. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, police and… Link:

Bermuda To Host C.U.T. Games In July

Source: Bernews Hundreds of young athletes from across the Caribbean are gearing up to descend on Bermuda for a sporting championships in July, with between 300 – 400 competitors expected. The Caribbean Union of Teachers Students’ Track and Field and Swimming Championship [C.U.T. Games] is being hosted by the Island for the… Link:

Plenty of golden moments on the friendly Gold Coast

Source: The Royal Gazette Its often said its the people that make the place well, that certainly rings true of the Gold Coast. Sure, the endless stretch of golden beaches broken up by forested headlands and blue-water estuaries certainly help, but you also couldnt wish to meet finer folk. Take Greg, one of 15,000…

Sea Cadets, Soltrino, Restless Native At Expo

Source: Bernews Three Bermuda vendors set to take part in this Sunday’s St. George’s Marine Expo spoke with Bernews about why they signed up for the annual community event and what it means to them. Originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 8th at Ordnance Island, the event had to be postponed… Link:

Video: April 13th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Source: Bernews Two businesses lose millions due to email scam, ICO legislation scheduled in Parliament today, four storm names retired, man sentenced to 30 days in prison for offensive weapon, Pandora Glasford appointed Director of Financial Assistance, two drivers fined and banned from driving, a Condolence Book will be available for signing to pay respects to the late Ira Philip, couple dominates… Link:

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings Of Nissan Global

Source: Bernews A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A from A- and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Bermuda-based Nissan Global Reinsurance. A statement from the ratings agency said, “The ratings reflect NGRe’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as strongest, as well as… Link:

Court: Impaired Driving Appeal Dismissed

Source: Bernews The court has dismissed an appeal by Mark Wilson, who was convicted of driving while impaired, refusing a breathalyzer, and behaving in a threatening manner towards a police officer The Court’s ruling said, “The Appellant was tried and convicted by the learned Magistrate, Mr. Khamisi Tokunbo, on 14 November 2017… Link:

BSX Insurance Index surges

Source: The Royal Gazette The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed unchanged at 2,526. 9 after a day of no trading. Butterfield Banks US-listed shares gained 14 cents, or 0. 3 per cent, to close on 45. 77 on the New York Stock Exchange. The BSX Insurance Index surged 36. 23 points, or 1. 9 per…

Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate Storm Names Retired

Source: Bernews Due to the extensive damage caused in the United States and Caribbean last year, the World Meteorological Organization has officially retired four names — Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. “Storm names are retired if they were so deadly or destructive that the future use of the name would be insensitive –… Link:

Tennis Results: Bermuda Breeze USTA Day #2

Source: Bernews Despite the threat of inclement weather, the second day of the Bermuda Breeze USTA National Tennis Championships took place at the Coral Beach and Tennis Club. Men’s 50 Singles Quarter-Finals 6 1 6 Yves Doyon defeated 4 6 2 Steven Durante 6 6 Michael Way defeated 0 1 Wilfred Gonsalves… Link:

Photos: City Food Festival Wine & Chocolate

Source: Bernews The City Food Festival kicked off this evening [April 12] with the Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Goslings Wine Cellar, with the City previously saying that “some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but if you choose the right wine to complement the right chocolate it can be… Link:

Driving after swizzle leads to road ban

Source: The Royal Gazette A Pembroke man who drove after drinking on Good Friday has been banned from the roads. Nanud Lino, 34, was arrested on the evening of March 30 after he was spotted driving fast along Middle Road in Warwick. The court heard Lino showed no care or concern for a number…

Man injured in crash admits drink driving

Source: The Royal Gazette A St Georges man who crashed at a roundabout has been banned from the road for drinking and driving. Wayne Broadley-Samuels, 24, lost teeth and suffered lasting facial injuries in the crash last summer. Magistrates Court heard that at around 8. 20pm on August 20, Broadley-Samuels was travelling east along…

Man gets jail term for having screwdriver

Source: The Royal Gazette A man found in public with a screwdriver has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars for possessing an offensive weapon. Maxwell Smith, 45, questioned how the item could be a weapon, but prosecutors said he told police he had the tool for self defence. The court heard that at…

7pm Live Video: April 12 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

New director at Financial Assistance

Source: The Royal Gazette Pandora Glasford is the new director of the Department of Financial Assistance. Ms Glasford has responsibility for the overall management and operation of the Department of Financial Assistance, including the programme planning, financial, personnel and administrative functions. She is also responsible for reviewing and developing. .. Link: New director

BPS: ‘Frauds Resulted In Loss Of $1.3M & $4M’

Source: Bernews Police have received three reports in the last 10 days from local businesses “regarding significant cyber-enabled fraud incidents,” and “two frauds resulted in the loss of $1.3M and $4M in separate incidents, and the third attempt at a different business was discovered before funds were actually transferred.” “An email impersonating… Link:

Regulation plans attract crypto-business

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda will stake its claim to be a significant financial technology centre by creating a world-leading regulatory and legal framework. That was the clear message in an information session on the Bermuda Governments plans for virtual currency and blockchain-based technology, which drew a large crowd of invited business people to…

Medal still eludes Smith

Source: The Royal Gazette The medal-winning jump Tyrone Smith has so long hoped to produce at a major competition remains elusive. Smith failed to make the cut in the Commonwealth Games long jump final at Carrara Stadium yesterday after fouling two of his three attempts. His second effort, a leap of 7. 79 metres,…

Patrick aims to bring fairytale to Riverside

Source: The Royal Gazette David Patrick, the new University of California-Riverside head basketball coach, wants his Highlanders to emulate this years NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams, Loyola-Chicago and University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Indeed, Bermudian Patrick was integral in turning Saint Marys College from also-rans to mid-major powerhouse and. .. Link: Patrick aims to bring

Pitcher steps down as St Davids captain

Source: The Royal Gazette OJ Pitcher has stepped down as captain of league champions St Davids, with the club expecting to name a new captain in the coming days. Otis Minors, the St Davids president, confirmed yesterday that Pitcher has resigned from the post over health issues. Pitcher collapsed on the field during the…

Cyber-Risk Conference Registration Opens

Source: Bernews Registration has opened for the inaugural Bermudian edition of the International Cyber Risk Management Conference [ICRMC]. A spokesperson said, “Opening remarks at the fourth annual International Cyber Risk Management Conference [ICRMC] at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre included the proud news that the successful conference is launching a new Bermudian… Link:

‘Your Cake Diva’ Set To Take On Bermuda

Source: Bernews The City Food Festival starts this week, with wine and chocolate tasting, a private 5-course vodka dinner, and professional chef demonstrations all on the schedule, along with Just Desserts, Cake Edition, on Sunday, April 15 at 3.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Just Desserts has always been popular as people sample succulent… Link:

“Under 40s In Philanthropy” Event Held

Source: Bernews On February 1, Danielle Riviere, Interim Executive Director, and Samantha Nearon, Training and Education Coordinator from The Centre on Philanthropy, hosted an event titled “Under 40s in Philanthropy – Nonprofit Leaders of Tomorrow.” A spokesperson said, “This event was the spark that started the journey in discovering the next generation… Link:

Photos & Results: Expansion Knockout Final

Source: Bernews After the game went down to penalties, Devonshire Cougars defeated the Somerset Trojans in the Expansion Knockout Final at the National Sports Center. Devonshire Cougars starting line up included Kioshi Trott, Cashun Brangman, Damian Simmons, Jahdae Wade, Jinairo Johnson, Juma Mouchette, Lovintz Tota, Moses Steede, Nyeem Simmons, Zekiro White, and Zion… Link:

Police warn companies about e-mail scam

Source: The Royal Gazette Local businesses have been conned out of more than 5 million after being targeted by an e-mail scam, the Bermuda Police Service warned tonight. Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament, of the Crime Division, said police received three reports of significant cyber-enabled fraud incidents from local companies in the past ten. ..

Butterfield shares gain 25 cents

Source: The Royal Gazette LOM Financial Ltd was the most actively traded stock on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The investment firm was unchanged on 2. 50 as 40,000 of its shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank gained 25 cents, or 0. 6 per cent, to close on 45 as 1,067 shares traded. The banks US-listed…

$144 Billion In Insured Losses Worldwide In 2017

Source: Bernews The insured losses from natural and man-made disasters worldwide in 2017 were $144 billion – the highest ever recorded in a single year. This is according to Swiss Re which said, “At USD 144 billion, the insured losses from natural and man-made disasters worldwide in 2017 were the highest ever recorded… Link:

BWS Issue ‘Severe Weather Watch’ For Evening

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Weather Service issued a ‘Severe Weather Watch’ valid for this evening [April 11], and a ‘Thunderstorm Advisory’ is also valid for this evening through tonight. The BWS forecast said, “Strong winds, heavier showers, possible squalls, and isolated thunderstorms are expected as a cold front slowly passes this evening.… Link:

Local museum hosts international conference

Source: The Royal Gazette The National Museum of Bermuda last week played host to an international conference. Over 65 delegates were on island for the 2018 Annual Conference of the Council of American Maritime Museums. The event, held at Bermuda College, included representatives from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Los Angeles. ..

Car flips onto side in Devonshire crash

Source: The Royal Gazette A man has been transported to hospital after a crash in Devonshire this afternoon. The crash happened on North Shore Road, just east of Barkers Hill, at about 4. 30pm. The circumstances surrounding the crash, which left one vehicle on its side, were not immediately clear. The drivers injuries were…

Transport Green Paper to call for more input

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of 2,365 people completed the Government survey for the Green Paper on Transportation. The Transport Survey on public transportation, which includes elements of road safety, also sought direct input from some 70 stakeholders. The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is now moving to its next phase of…

Kevin Dallas On SSM, LGBTQ Travel & More

Source: Bernews Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas has given a wide ranging interview to the Gay Star News website, telling them that “as a gay Bermudian, I feel pretty lucky to have been born here,” and “despite this more recent setback, Bermuda’s track record on advancing LGBT rights in the last 20 years… Link:

Three Girls Volleyball Teams Play In Florida

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Junior Girls National Teams traveled to Tampa, Florida to participate in the Tampa United Slam, with the event marking the first time Bermuda has sent three girls teams to this event, including an U14, U16 and U17 team. The Bermuda Volleyball Association said, “The U14 team, Little Hitters,… Link:

30 Minute Video: April 11 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Almost 400 injured on roads in first quarter

Source: The Royal Gazette A total of 384 people needed hospital treatment after crashes on Bermudas roads in the first three months of this year an average of 32 a week. Of those, five needed inpatient treatment in intensive care at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and a further 24 were admitted to…

Rogers found not guilty of gun, drug charges

Source: The Royal Gazette A taxi driver accused of running a drug dealing business from his cab has been cleared of gun and drugs charges by a jury. Jahdel Rogers, 37, was found not guilty of all five charges by unanimous verdict in the Supreme Court yesterday. He was arrested on November 12, 2016,…

Donation to PHC

Source: The Royal Gazette Cleaning company Bright Brigade donated 2,000 to Pembroke Hamilton Club. A spokesman for the company said the cash would help run sports and community programmes in support of the great things that PHC is doing in the Warwick community. Link: Donation to PHC

Five companies awarded airport contracts

Source: The Royal Gazette Five companies have won contracts for the airport redevelopment project, including four Bermuda-based businesses. Airport operator Skyport announced that Florida-based Thermoset Roofing has been awarded the roofing contract for the new passenger terminal building. The company, which specialises in projects that withstand extreme. .. Link: Five companies awarded airport

Court: Motorist Fined After Crashing Into Truck

Source: Bernews A motorist has been banned from driving for two years after crashing into a parked truck and injuring two men. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Robin Munroe pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to two people by driving without due care and attention. The court heard the accident… Link:

Smith in foul mood after tenth-place finish

Source: The Royal Gazette Stephen Wright, Assistant Sports Editor, Gold CoastTyrone Smith failed to make the cut in the long jump final at Carrara Stadium this morning. Smith fouled his first and final attempts, posting a leap of 7. 79 metres in his second effort to finish tenth overall two places outside the competitors…

Jan – March: 355 Visit Hospital Due To Collisions

Source: Bernews 355 people visited the hospital’s Emergency Department from January 1 to March 31, 2018 due to road traffic accidents, according to the latest statistics from the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]. The statistics for January to March 2018 show that 355 people required services of the Emergency Department, 24 were admitted to the… Link:

Photos: Selina Meade Hosts Book Launch

Source: Bernews In advance of her book signing for “Life Lessons from a Broken Heart” on Friday [Apr 13] at the Bookmart, author Selina Meade hosted a book release and launch celebration. The event was held this past Saturday at the Hamilton Princess, with the Trudeau Ballroom transformed to resemble a supper-club lounge… Link:

Free Expo To Encourage Young People In Sports

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s parents and young people are being urged to attend a free expo to find out about all the different sporting activities on the Island. The National Sports Centre and the Bermuda Olympic Association have partnered to hold The Youth Sports Expo 2018 on Sunday, April 15, aimed at children… Link:

Contracts Awarded For Airport Redevelopment

Source: Bernews Four Bermuda based businesses, and one overseas company, have been awarded contracts to work on the new passenger terminal building at L.F. Wade International Airport, Skyport announced today. “Thermoset Roofing, a Florida based contractor, has been awarded the roofing contract for the new passenger terminal building and they will be… Link:

Duffy out of mountain bike race

Source: The Royal Gazette Flora Duffy has withdrawn from tomorrows Commonwealth Games mountain bike race after deeming the course too risky before she races in the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda. The womens triathlon gold medal-winner made the difficult decision after taking two days to familiarise herself with the course at Nerang State Forest. She…

Shelly Bay Playground Repair Work Continues

Source: Bernews Repair works to fix the damage at the Shelly Bay playground caused by last month’s winter storm continues, the Public Works Ministry confirmed, and the “public will be advised once the area has reopened.” On March 5th, the Parks Department advised that “as a public safety precaution the Department of Parks… Link:

Ascendant and Somers gain on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Ascendant Group Ltd and Somers Ltd saw gains in their share prices in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. Ascendant, owner of power utility Belco, gained 1, or 11 per cent, to close on 10 as 8,000 shares changed hands. The trading action enabled it to recover fully from its 1 fall…

BHI Welcomes Applicants For Scholarships

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Hospitality Institute [BHI] announces the availability of scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year for students interested in/ currently pursuing a degree in the areas of hospitality/ tourism. The Tomasz Tabor Bermuda Hospitality & Tourism Studies Scholarship was launched four years ago with the aim of providing Bermudian students… Link:

Volleyball: Bermuda Wins Silver Pool In Atlanta

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Junior Boys volleyball team travelled to Atlanta over the Easter weekend to participate in the International Battle of the Boys Belligerents. Some of the top players from the south would be competing as 16 teams rallied for first. Day one would see the round robin place the teams… Link:

Man admits to meat theft from Lindos

Source: The Royal Gazette A 62-year-old man was bailed to appear in Drug Treatment Court today after he admitted the theft of meat from a supermarket. Magistrates Court heard that Briane Jones stole two legs of lamb and plastic shopping bags from Lindos Family Foods in Warwick. The meat was valued at 53. 60.…

Paget man pleads guilty to drink-driving

Source: The Royal Gazette A 39-year-old man was banned from the roads for 18 months today after he admitted drink-driving. Marquel Deshields, of Paget, pleaded guilty to impaired driving in Magistrates Court this morning. Magistrates Court heard that Deshields was stopped by police on South Road, near St Michaels Road, at about 10. 15pm…

30 Minute Video: April 10 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

BFA To Host Football Awards & Symposium

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Football Association will close out the 2017/18 football season with the BFA Awards and the End of Season Symposium. The BFA said, “On Friday, April 20th at the Bermuda Underwater Institute the BFA will host its annual awards the “Night of Legends”. The Awards will feature the Legends… Link:

Seminar for construction workers

Source: The Royal Gazette A presentation tomorrow aims to provide local tradespersons with information on how to capitalise on an East End development project. The Construction Workers Seminar will be held at the Bermuda Industrial Union Hall. The two-hour event, hosted by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, will provide local construction. .. Link:

Autism charity praised by minister

Source: The Royal Gazette An autism charity was praised for its good work at an event acknowledging World Autism Awareness Day. Health minister Kim Wilson delivered a proclamation on the City Hall steps yesterday to recognise the efforts of Bermuda Autism Support and Education. World Autism Awareness Day encourages governments to take measures to…

BHI opens scholarship application process

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Hospitality Institute is looking for students studying tourism for its annual scholarships. The Tomasz Tabor Bermuda Hospitality amp Tourism Studies Scholarship was launched four years ago in tribute to the late chef. Malika Cartwright, executive director of the BHI, said recipients are selected based not only on their.…

Court: Man Admits Driving While Impaired

Source: Bernews Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 10], an impaired driver has been banned from the road for 18 months. Marquel Deshields was stopped by police as he travelled west on South Road in Paget at about 10.15pm on March 17. Officers told him to pull over after noticing him… Link:

Court: Man Admits Stealing Bags, Leg Of Lamb

Source: Bernews A 62-year-old man has admitted stealing meat and plastic bags from Lindo’s. Briene Jones hid two legs of lamb under his jacket and stole 100 plastic bags before exiting the Warwick supermarket on January 23. Jones was later identified on the store’s CCTV cameras stealing the meat and arrested at… Link:

Youth Motorcycle Racers Hit International Stage

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club’s youth division, Spark, took nine youth racers to Willow Springs International Raceway in California, the oldest permanent road course in the United States. Keimari Burchall, Nathaniel Binega-Northcott, Aiden Lopes, Sheun Simmons, Jediah Cumbermack, Norre Robinson, Kymaree Pitt, Aeziah Divine, and Ryan Chequer trained in the… Link:

World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation

Source: Bernews From the steps of City Hall, Minister of Health Kim Wilson delivered a proclamation recognizing the fine work done by Bermuda Autism Support and Education [BASE] and acknowledging World Autism Awareness Day, as observed by the United Nations for the last ten years. World Autism Awareness Day encourages UN Member… Link:

Daily Mail: Gunman Was Barber To Footballers

Source: Bernews On an article titled “Double life of barber and friend to Premier League football stars as he is jailed in Bermuda for trying to gun down man as he ran down the street,” the UK’s Daily Mail has highlighted the recent sentencing of Jahmico Trott to 25-years in prison. The story… Link:

Reporter who stirred storm in a teacup

Source: The Royal Gazette He was on the front line as history was made and his reports will ensure the events that shaped modern Bermuda will never be forgotten. Ira Philips articles for ltigtThe Bermuda Recorderltigt on the developments that helped change the face of the island are preserved on the Bermuda National Librarys…

Brandit from Cup Match fun to major clients

Source: The Royal Gazette A marketing business that transforms design concepts into branded products, has found success, growth and some high-profile clients. Brandit Bermuda Ltd was established six years ago by 35-year-old Jaime Ramsay, whose business stemmed from his support for Somerset Cricket Club in the annual Cup Match classic. I started to import.…

Union suspends overtime at docks

Source: The Royal Gazette Workers at Hamilton Docks are to suspend overtime work from Thursday, it was revealed yesterday. Chris Furbert, Bermuda Industrial Union president, confirmed that the Portworkers Division voted last week for an overtime suspension. He said the action was linked in part to the dismissal of a longstanding employee last October,…

Would-be killer was barber to football stars

Source: The Royal Gazette The double life of would-be murderer Jahmico Trott has been featured in a British newspaper. The Daily Mail said the 30-year-old gunman, jailed for 25 years last week for attempted murder and use of a firearm, was barber to English Premier League football stars. The article also said that Trott…

Robinson Shines In M1GP Race In California

Source: Bernews Nine Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club [BMRC] members participated in an advanced, international training weekend at the M1GP raceway in Willow Springs, California. They include Keimari Burchall, Nathaniel Binega-Northcott, Aiden Lopes, Sheun Simmons, Jediah Cumbermack, Kymaree Pitt, Norre Robinson, Ryan Chequer and Aeziah Divine. After taking part in a Riding Clinic… Link:

BNA Double Elimination Knockout Results

Source: Bernews The curtain came down on the Bermuda Netball Association’s Winter League Season with the Double Elimination Knockout Tournament taking place at the Bernard Park, with Phoenix Heat and Coach Erika Russell picking up the Trophy. The Phoenix Heat would go undefeated winning the Final 4 – 3 over the Lindo’s… Link:

Dockworkers to suspend overtime

Source: The Royal Gazette Workers at Hamiltion Docks are to suspend overtime work from Thursday, it was revealed today. Chris Furbert, Bermuda Industrial Union president, confirmed that the Portworkers Division last week voted for an overtime suspension. He said the action was linked in part to the dismissal of a longstanding employee last October,…

Two appointed to Court of Appeal

Source: The Royal Gazette Two new members of the Court of Appeal were announced today. Anthony Smellie, Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, will join the court in June. Elizabeth Gloster, vice-president of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, will start in January next year. John Rankin, the Governor, announced the appointments…

3 Bermuda Nationals “Removed” By ICE In 2017

Source: Bernews Three Bermuda nationals were “removed” by ICE in 2017, compared to one in 2016, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] Enforcement and Removal Operations activities report. The report defines a “removal” as the “compulsory and confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the United… Link:

Ascendant shares falls 10 on BSX

Source: The Royal Gazette Shares of Ascendant Group Ltd fell 10 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The owner of power utility Belco dipped 1 to close on 9 as 16,494 shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank shares gained 25 cents, or 0. 6 per cent, to close on 44. 75 as 750 shares…

BEDC To Host Construction Workers’ Seminar

Source: Bernews The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is set to host a ‘Construction Workers’ Seminar’ at the Bermuda Industrial Union Hall on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 from 6pm until 8pm. “The two-hour event will seek to educate the public on the work opportunities available for local businesses through the development of the… Link:

30 Minute Video: April 9 ZBM Evening News

Source: Bernews With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad. The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the… Link:

Teens arrested in Project Ride theft probe

Source: The Royal Gazette Two teenagers have been arrested after three scooters were stolen from the Transport Control Department. A police spokesman said today A 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were arrested in connection with this matter and later released on police bail pending further inquiries. The 50cc scooters, used for training programme.…

Carey Olsen Bermuda lures Ward from CDP

Source: The Royal Gazette Offshore law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has named Mary Ward as a partner in its corporate practice. Ms Ward takes up her new role after 15 years at Conyers Dill amp Pearman. Before she came to Bermuda, Ms Ward worked for international law firms Linklaters in New York and Slaughter…

Court: Man Admits Stealing Cheques, Jewellery

Source: Bernews Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 9], a Pembroke man admitted breaking into a home and stealing cheques and jewellery. Jahmeco Blakeney burgled a Pembroke property on March 27, 2018. The 38-year-old made off with six Bank of Butterfield cheques, two gold rings, a silver watch, a gold watch and… Link:

Journalist and historian Philip dies

Source: The Royal Gazette Ira Philip, the former journalist, historian and Progressive Labour Party senator, has died. Mr Philip, one of Bermudas most celebrated reporters and columnists during a career spanning six decades at a host of news organisations, was 92. Historian and former PLP MP Dale Butler said Ira Philip was one of…

Carey Olsen Bermuda Appoints Mary Ward

Source: Bernews Offshore law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has appointed Mary Ward as a partner in its corporate practice. Ms Ward will join Carey Olsen Bermuda after 15 years at Conyers Dill & Pearman. Prior to her arrival in Bermuda, Ms Ward worked for international law firms Linklaters in New York and… Link:

Clemons scores in Swedish bow

Source: The Royal Gazette Willie Clemons scored on his professional debut with Swedish side Bodens in their league season opener away to Hudiksvalls on Saturday. The Bermuda midfielder netted the games opening goal to open his account at his new club, who play in the fourth tier of the Swedish game, at the first…

Cup Final abandoned after thunderstorm

Source: The Royal Gazette A late afternoon thunderstorm forced the FA Cup Final between Robin Hood and Southampton Rangers to be abandoned at the National Stadium yesterday. Martin Wyer, the referee who was officiating in his first FA Cup Final, halted proceedings in the fifteenth minute with the game goalless after torrential downpours and…

Follow your dreams

Source: The Royal Gazette Music is helping Gregory Scott turn his life around. Hes this years Bermuda Idol, beating 13 other hopefuls for the title, 3,000 and a record contract. Getting there was not easy. Although always interested in a music career, the 27-year-old didnt do much to pursue his dream until he landed…

Could Electric Buses Work For Bermuda?

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Could electric buses end Bermuda’s transportation woes? Jeff Sousa believes E-buses are better than diesel. So much so, he and Sousa’s Landscape Management vice president Mohammed Farooqui made a presentation with Aideen Ratterray Pryse, the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Transport & Regulatory Affairs to discuss… Link:

Cougars Win Expansion Knockout Football Final

Source: Bernews After the game went down to penalties, Devonshire Cougars defeated the Somerset Trojans in the Expansion Knockout Final at the National Sports Center. Devonshire Cougars starting line up included Kioshi Trott, Cashun Brangman, Damian Simmons, Jahdae Wade, Jinairo Johnson, Juma Mouchette, Lovintz Tota, Moses Steede, Nyeem Simmons, Zekiro White, and Zion… Link:

Mark Dombroski Laid To Rest In Pennsylvania

Source: Bernews Mark Dombroski, who died following a fall in Bermuda, has been laid to rest, with his family, friends and school mates paying tribute to the 19-year-old rugby player at his memorial service this past weekend. Delaware Online reported, “It was a year ago when John Dombroski was in a water-skiing… Link:

Premier helps seniors raise their centuries

Source: The Royal Gazette The Premier visited two residents celebrating their 100th birthday today. David Burt called on Deolinda Pacheco and he visited Frederick Arthur Butterfield with Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development. Mr Burt said It was an honour to meet them and extend well wishes and continued health to…

Free health screening

Source: The Royal Gazette The Department of Health will host a free health screening on Thursday. The event at City Hall is part of a series of activities to promote healthy lifestyles during Public Health Week. The screening, which has the theme Youre the Solution Commit to Change, will feature ten booths offering health…

BOM raising funds to send volunteers to India

Source: The Royal Gazette Bermuda Overseas Missions will be taking 56 volunteers to India this summer to build homes for families in need. The charity will be hosting an island-wide grub day and denim day on Friday to help fund the student portion of the missions trip to Bangalore. David Thompson, the charitys president,…

Above average chance of hurricane this season

Source: The Royal Gazette Forecasters are predicting an above average hurricane season this year. Meteorologists at Colorado State University say seven storms are expected to develop into hurricanes, said Reuters, There is a 52 per cent probability that a major hurricane will move into the Caribbean Sea during the 2018 seasonThe United States Gulf.…

Column: What Is Your Behavioural Finance?

Source: Bernews [Written by Carla Seely] One thing I have learned during the course of my eighteen years in the financial industry is that a person’s view on money is like a fingerprint; no two views are exactly the same. They may have similar values, they may invest using similar methods but everyone… Link:

FA Challenge Cup Final Halted Due To Weather

Source: Bernews The FA Challenge Cup Final was abandoned 17 minutes into the first half as inclement weather saw the referee clear the field this afternoon. Robin Hood’s starting line up included Dale Eve, John Nusum, Jaylon Bather, Phil Francioni, Joseph Pereira, Shakir Smith, Lejuan Simmons, Daniel Andrade, Antwon Russell, and Mahzye… Link:

Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For April 2018

Source: Bernews [Written by Don Burgess] Shaun Goater’s popularity never wanes. The Manchester City legend and current Ilkeston manager moved up to sixth in the Bermuda Twitter Rankings. The Goat saw a nearly 40 percent increase in his number of followers over the past three months. He now has 39,452 Twitter fans, which… Link:

Video: Free Trip To Bermuda On ‘Today’ Show

Source: Bernews NBC’s Today show hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda are celebrating their 10-year anniversary on air, and as part of that gave away a free “Toast to 10” trip to Bermuda. The video was posted on their official website and said, “On the eve of the big 10-year anniversary of Kathie… Link:

Girls given coding training

Source: The Royal Gazette Twelve girls from public schools were given coding skills on a camp funded by a local insurance company. ConnecTechs first Django Girls coding camp took place during the Easter break as part of a plan to ensure girls get a fair chance of future opportunities in technology. Hamilton Insurance Group…

Tourism Authority’s Contracts Of Over $50,000

Source: Bernews Pursuant to the requirements of the Public Access to Information Act 2010, the Bermuda Tourism Authority has released information about contracts with a total value of $50,000, Some of those listed include $100,000 for BHW Limited, $300,000 for Destination Think! for social media management/promoted social content, $160,000 for a multi-year sponsorship… Link:

‘Slightly Above-Average’ Hurricane Season

Source: Bernews Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a “slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2018,” citing the relatively low likelihood of a significant El Niño as a primary factor. “Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are currently near their long-term average values. Consequently, they are considered a neutral factor for 2018… Link:

Video: Sunday April 8th ‘Good News’ Spotlight

Source: Bernews This past week was filled with athletic excellence, with Flora Duffy winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, Bermuda’s debut in team relay triathlon, CARIFTA athletes winning over 30 medals in the Caribbean, goalkeeper Nathan Trott making seven saves in a West Ham U23 match, footballer Willie… Link:

Photos: Warwick Community Fun Day

Source: Bernews The Warwick Community hosted a community fun day on Saturday [April 7] on the field next to Lorraine Rest Home on Lorraine Drive. The afternoon was filled with face painting, fun castles, food and refreshments, music, football games and more. Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter… Link:

Photos & Video: Appleby Youth Football Finals

Source: Bernews The Appleby Youth Football Knockout Cup Finals were held this afternoon [Apr 7] at the National Sports Centre in Devonshire. BAA faced PHC Whites in the Under 13 Division 2 final while North Village Reds and Dandy Town played in the Under 13 Division 1 final and, Dandy Town squared… Link:

Photos & Video: Xtreme Sports Games At NSC

Source: Bernews Entertainment company Xtreme Sports today [Apr 7] hosted their Xtreme Sports Games at the National Sports Center, with teams testing their skills in the unusual sports to help raise money for charities. The Xtreme Sports Games featured a fun-filled day of different teams competing against each other in various sports… Link:

Weather Forecast For Sunday April 8

Source: Bernews Sunday, April 8 is expected to be windy then scattered thunderstorms in the morning, becoming more widespread in the afternoon, with the high to be near 23°C/74°F and the low to be near 17°C/63°F, according to Weather Underground. Winds are expected to be SSW. The relative humidity is expected to… Link:

Quinnae Outerbridge Competes In UMass Lowell

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Quinnae Outerbridge represented the University of Hartford at the UMass Lowell Invitational. Outerbridge finished 9th competing in the Women’s 800 Meters clocking a time of 2:30.76, and she was also a member of the schools 4x400m Relay team that finished second in a time of 4:19.51. Related Stories Butterfield… Link:

Clemons Scores In Professional Debut In Sweden

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Willie Clemons made a very impressive professional football debut, scoring for his Swedish football club Bodens as they played to a 2-2 draw against Hudiksvall today. Clemons had signed for the Swedish team last month, with the club saying “he is a very exciting and entertaining player that we… Link:

Video: Flora Duffy Reflects On Gold Medal Win

Source: Bernews Bermuda’s Flora Duffy claimed the first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia after racing to victory in the women’s triathlon. Duffy grabbed a Bermuda flag from the crowd as she approached the finish line where her winning time of 56.50 earned her Bermuda’s second-ever gold medal in… Link:

Community Education Class Registration Begins

Source: Bernews The Community Education Development Programme [CEDP] spring term registration is currently open, running until Friday, April 13, with classes to begin on Monday, April 23 and ending on Monday, June 11. A wide variety of classes are being offered, including archery, aerial yoga, ballroom dancing, ballet, cooking, flower arranging, computers,… Link:

Franklin Advances To Commonwealth Plate Final

Source: Bernews Micah Franklin has advanced to the Commonwealth Games Squash Plate-Final following a win over Kelvin Ndhlovu from Zambia. Franklin won the first game 11-9, Franklin would then win the second game 11-3, Ndhlovu would win game three 11-5, to make it 2 – 1, but Franklin would close out the… Link:

National Trust stalwart Jackson dies

Source: The Royal Gazette Wayne Jackson, who died last week, was remembered yesterday for his work to preserve green space in Bermuda for future generations. Mr Jackson was 79. He served as president of the Bermuda National Trust from 2002 to 2005. Bill Zuill, executive director of the National Trust, said that Mr Jackson…

Drunk passenger fined after flight diverted

Source: The Royal Gazette A drunken passenger who forced a plane to divert to Bermuda after he threatened cabin crew was fined 1,500 yesterday. James Rogers, from West Sussex in England, was handed over to Bermuda police officers after the flight from London to Cancun in Mexico made an emergency landing on the island,…

Pod of ten whales seen off shore

Source: The Royal Gazette Two film-makers spotted a massive pod of whales off the coast of Bermuda. Conor Outerbridge and Adam Johnson were out on the water to film humpback whales for their company when they came across the ten-strong group two miles off South West Breaker. Mr Outerbridge told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt This…

Inescapable how it felt to grow up black in Memphis

Source: The Royal Gazette The assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr occurred eight years before I was born, but in Memphis, it has never quite seemed like the past. It is so deeply imprinted on the citys collective psyche that it hovers somewhere above the present, tingeing the air with grief. Although…

Smith medal would be crown jewel of career

Source: The Royal Gazette Tyrone Smith admits that he can only seal his legacy as one of the greats of Bermudian athletics by winning a medal at a major competition. Although the long jumper has been a usual suspect at every major event during the past decade, the crown jewel he so desperately craves…

Did you ace the test?

Source: The Royal Gazette How well did you do? Twenty-five test questions were provided in this column on March 3 and 10. Im expecting to hear from readers that they aced the test, because you should know that I went easy on you all. No fractions, statistics, or algebra. Anyone doubting that fact, Im…

Lady Swan painting unveiled in nursing home

Source: The Royal Gazette A copy of a painting of the late Jacqueline Swan has been unveiled in a West End seniors home where she served as a board member for more than two decades. Gary Pitman, chairman of the board for the Packwood Home, said Lady Swan was an amazing woman who had…

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