All Stories All Stories en-us Simmons defiant over gaming The Government will not withdraw its controversial plan to bring the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission under ministerial control, tourism minister Jamahl Simmons said yesterday. Mr Simmons, moments after Cheryl-Ann Mapp was announced as the new commission chairwoman, insisted he would press ahead with an amendment to the law to give him. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST Bermuda calling marketing ploy a big hit A quirky piece of experimental marketing involving the Bermuda Tourism Authority and JetBlue Airways drew hearty applause from a roomful of business executives. They were reacting to an online video that showed pedestrians in New York City answering a ringing telephone in the street and being offered a free trip to Bermuda. The. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Duffys journey to come full circle on Front Street Organisers are preparing for a bumper crowd in Hamilton with Bermudas world champion Flora Duffy the main draw for the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda on April 28. The event will be filmed live to a global audience and yesterday Duffy, back home for a few days after her win at the Island House Triathlon in Bahamas last weekend, attended a. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Get fashionably fit? No sweat I t wasnt enough for Mstira Weeks to design a line of workout wear. She had to look the part. Joining the gym didnt just improve her fitness sales increased after they started stocking Mstira Selassie, her line of leggings, tracksuits, sweatshirts and T-shirts. Its good to invest in things that you love, and I love to. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Kimathi lawyer pays price for poor conduct A lawyer has been criticised heavily by the Court of Appeal for unreasonable and improper conduct of an appeal involving a controversial American speaker who was added to the stop list after an appearance on the island. Barrister Eugene Johnston landed in legal hot water after he launched a civil appeal on behalf of Ayo Kimathi, whose. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST New recipe for Codfish tale A childrens book starring Bermudas trademark breakfast dish has a new lease of life with new full-colour illustrations. ltigtThe Legend of Codfish and Potatoesltigt, written by former MP and community worker Dale Butler, was brushed up by Rhona Pedro, a substitute teacher at CedarBridge Academy. Now the book, first. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Families tackle road deaths The parents of those who lost their lives in road traffic crashes described the pain of losing their children last night. Terrylynn Doyle said she was devastated by the loss of her son, Malik Weeks, on Christmas Day five years ago. Its traumatic, she said. Its debilitating, trying to live our life without our. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Christmas Short Story Contest The Stanley Ratteray Memorial Christmas Short Story Contest is under way. The competition is open to Bermudians or residents of Bermuda and stories may be fiction or non-fiction. The deadline is December 11 at 5pm. Cash prizes in the form of gift certificates will be presented in each of three categories 13 and under, 18 and. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST More than 200,000 spent on school minibus service More than 200,000 has been spent on a school minibus service. A transport ministry spokesman said the current tab for the service was at 217,500. Walter Roban, Minister of Transport, announced in September that minibuses would be used to supplement traditional buses more than half of which were out of service. The. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Tight spot for Merkel in Berlin A yawning power vacuum has just opened at the heart of Europe. At a time when a shaken West and indeed much of the rest of the world is nervously looking to Germany for ideas and leadership, efforts to form a new government in Berlin have collapsed. For the first time in the countrys postwar history, there is no combination of political. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda to nurture blockchain opportunities Bermuda is preparing a welcome mat for companies and innovators involved in blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. With a number of countries around the world jockeying for position in the hope of being among the lead jurisdictions for distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies Bermuda is moving quickly and aggressively. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:43:00 EST Work sexual harassment forum to be held Sexual harassment in the workplace will be addressed at a womens forum next week. Tinee Furbert, one of the founders of the Bermudas Working Women Institute, said the event will provide guiding information about sexual harassment and assault and the forms that it takes. Ms Furbert said the problem of work-based harassment has. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:03:00 EST Glamour fashion shoot at Princess Bermuda formed the backdrop for a fashion shoot for top US fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer. The clothing range used the Hamilton Princess and its beach club in Southampton for a photoshoot for next years catalogue. The hotel collaborated with the American label for its Resort 2018 collection, which also featured on social media. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:39:00 EST Motorcyclist injured in crash A motorcyclist has been rushed to hospital this afternoon after a crash in Devonshire. A police spokesman said the rider was conscious and alert while being taken to hospital. The accident occurred at the junction of Middle Road and Orange Valley Road, close to the post office, at about 12. 45pm. Emergency services are on the. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:13:00 EST Business transparency backed by Senate A law to boost Bermudas credentials as a transparent offshore centre was today backed by Senate. The legislation is designed to ensure the island meets transparency standards for registered businesses in line with Financial Action Task Force and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development rules. The Companies and Limited. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:27:00 EST Injured cement truck driver stable A cement truck driver injured in a rollover accident was today listed as stable in hospital. The 41-year-old Southampton man was injured in a crash on Pagets Seabright Avenue around 9am yesterday. His truck slid down an embankment and came to rest on its side after the roadside verge crumbled. A police spokesman said that. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:12:00 EST Black Friday savings at NSC The cost of passes at the National Sports Centre is to be cut as part of a one off deal for shopping extravaganza Black Friday. A 15 per cent reduction is to be applied for the aquatics and fitness centre at the Devonshire stadium. Prices for monthly, quarterly, annual and 10-pack passes will all be slashed on Friday. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:06:00 EST Banks Xmas giveback to Meals on Wheels Clarien Banks Holiday Giveback campaign is to celebrate the spirit of Christmas by supporting Meals on Wheels. The community is encouraged to keep the wheels moving by making a donation in branches and online from November 25 to December 31. Chief marketing officer Michael DeCouto said Last years campaign raised almost. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:13:00 EST Mathias replaces Kempe in Senate Justin Mathias was today sworn in as a One Bermuda Alliance senator, replacing the partys new chairman Nick Kempe. Mr Mathias took his oath as an Opposition member of the Upper House before proceedings began this morning. He joins Nandi Outerbridge and Andrew Simons on the OBAs Senate team. The new appointment follows Jeanne. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:16:00 EST Residents want quick fix of farm smells Residents unhappy with foul odours and vermin coming from the islands largest dairy farm have demanded a fast solution to what was branded a public health nuisance. Farm owners Valter and Lidia Medeiros faced an often heated gathering at the Department of Environmental Health last night as close to 100 people packed a public. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda calling video marketing ploy a big hit A quirky piece of experimental marketing involving the Bermuda Tourism Authority and JetBlue Airways drew hearty applause from a roomful of business executives. They were reacting to an online video that showed pedestrians in New York City answering a ringing telephone in the street and being offered a free trip to Bermuda. The. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST A career creating colourful gloop The sight of an old master was enough to change Michael Hardings life. He began playing around with art materials hand grinding his own paints. Before he knew it, he had a company. Michael Harding Art Formulas Ltd is today recognised worldwide as one of the best in the business. The 58-year-old, who was in Bermuda last week as a. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Waddicors embody spirit of Christmas Dear Sir,In 1953, Alan Waddicor arrived in Bermuda to join the Bermuda Police Service. Having served in the Royal Navy during the war, it is understandable that he would be drawn to a career outside Darwen in the North of England, where he was born. He soon settled into the Bermuda life so much so that, when in 1957 he returned to. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Mayho aiming for Gold Coast swansong Dominique Mayho says the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, in April will be his final major competition for Bermuda. The 23-year-old admits he has had to face reality and accept that he will never reach the top echelons in cycling, having spent the past two years racing at the amateur level in Belgium. Mayho said he. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Health-food growth mirrors global trend With healthcare costs at an all time high, local health stores are noticing a greater number of people taking a more proactive approach to their own wellbeing. Toni Daniels, owner of the Down to Earth health food store, believes the industry is continuing to grow, mirroring worldwide trends. Health foods mainstreamed into grocery. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Butterfield up 1.46 in New York Shares of Butterfield Bank were up 55 cents, or 1. 46 per cent, to 38. 15 on the New York Stock Exchange. However, there were no trades on The Royal GazetteBSX Index, which was unchanged at 2,1885. 35. The BSX Insurance Index slipped 8. 3 points, or 0. 44 per cent, to 1,859. 15. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:20:00 EST Care to holds its 17th annual tag day Care Learning Centre is holding its seventeenth annual tag day tomorrow to raise funds for scholarships. The Pembroke school caters for secondary pupils with academic and social problems, as well as non-traditional students who want to upgrade their high school qualifications. Care which is celebrating its 34th anniversary this. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Sleeping Beauty gets her wake-up call David Gonzalez wasnt too thrilled the first time he saw the movie Sleeping Beauty. He found the characters boring Sleeping Beauty spent much of the story asleep, and not much was known about the prince. The only one with any real energy was the rejected fairy, said Mr Gonzalez. The 61-year-old decided to change the. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudians have such short political memories Dear Sir,It is a sad reality that most Bermudians have selective, short-term memory loss. They pick and choose what they wish to remember. No one wishes to forget United Bermuda Party wrongdoing, and rightfully they should not. Clearly, some actions of the One Bermuda Alliance showed some in power did forget, and they paid for it. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Cheap stocks in an expensive market Broadly speaking, equity markets may appear somewhat stretched. The SampP 500 trades at about 22 times its last 12 months earnings versus an historical average of about 16. 5. Indeed, the SampP has soared a remarkable 280 per cent since falling to its nadir in March of 2009. While it may still be a bit early to call the end of the. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Charity co-founder Vaucrosson dies, aged 81 Tributes were paid in the House of Assembly on Friday to Margaret Vaucrosson, a former nurse and dedicated volunteer, who has died at the age of 81. The co-founder of the Eliza DoLittle Society, a charity offering food for the needy, Ms Vaucrosson is also credited with naming the cancer charity Pals the Patients Assistance and League. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST ATVs are your decision, but consider four major factors Dear Sir,I have never visited Bermuda and know little of its culture or politics, so I hesitate to advise Bermudians regarding a policy for motorised, recreational all-terrain vehicles on your railway trails. Its your decision. As a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada, however, I do have one thing in common with Bermudians, and that. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Plenty of pain and gain for brave Bermuda When it comes to the toughest sports in the world, field hockey may not come to mind for the casual sports fan, but make no mistake, the propensity for pain is real. With hard sticks and balls flying everywhere, the sport is risky business and it takes a special kind of courage to come charging off the goalline when defending a penalty. .. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST CedarBridge celebrates 20 years CedarBridge Academy has notched up 20 years since it opened its doors as the biggest school the island had ever seen. The secondary school opened in new buildings in Prospect in 1997 and was dubbed the mega school. The school faced criticism for its size and some doubted it could replace smaller community schools but it evolved. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudian plans to launch audio app A Bermudian living in New Jersey plans to launch an app next year to give individuals an outlet to be heard. Marcus Smith, a graphic designer by trade, created Audiyoo, which is a social media application that allows users to create, add voice effects, edit, listen, applaud and share short audio clips with friends and people around the. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Lewis still aiming for fairytale of New York Zeiko Lewis is just as hungry to make his mark in Major League Soccer as he was the day he was selected by the New York Red Bulls at the MLS SuperDraft at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in January. Every day Im out there trying to get better and show the coaches they can rely on me show them what I can do and why I should be out. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST A valuable lesson in the art of asking Face-to-face communication is often defined as a mutual and significant exchange. Jim Hodge prefers to meet shoulder-to-shoulder. The consultant and coach in the field of philanthropy was on island last week to lead a workshop for the islands non-profit sector. An industry stalwart for almost 40-years, he spoke about how a. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Atherden sworn in as Opposition leader Jeanne Atherden has been sworn in as Leader of the Opposition by John Rankin, the Governor, at a brief ceremony this afternoon at Government House. Ms Atherden had been selected by the One Bermuda Alliance membership to lead the party, over former leaders Patricia Gordon-Pamplin and Craig Cannonier, in a vote on Saturday. She said. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:51:00 EST Wilson praises awareness tackling senior abuse Complaints about the abuse of vulnerable older people have jumped in the past six weeks, the Department of Ageing and Disability Services said yesterday. Kim Wilson, Minister of Health, said the increase could be because of the stellar job that section is doing in terms of raising awareness or reflect a rise in stresses with the. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Dan is running round the world A man travelling the world to run a 10K race in every country stopped off in Bermuda at the weekend to chalk up his 131st destination. Dan Thompson, 56, who is raising funds for the UK charity Cancer Research, began his odyssey in 2014 at the Olympic Park in London. He aims to complete his epic journey of 206 countries in Tokyo in. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Duffy memorialised by Warwick Academy Warwick Academy honoured its most famous former student yesterday after naming its pool the Flora Duffy Swimming facility to recognise the worlds top womens triathlete. Duffy, her parents Charlie and Maria and brothers Joel and Campbell were at the school along with politicians, including Zane DeSilva, the sports minister and new. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:25:00 EST Working for the success of Bermuda The One Bermuda Alliance leadership challenge, which came to its conclusion on Saturday with the election of Jean Atherden, failed to generate the type of interest that would signal enthusiasm. Perhaps because the prospects are too familiar and, without the roar of an inspired crowd watching as a prize gladiator enters the Coliseum, it becomes. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Islands reinsurance payouts to US 208.7bn Bermudas reinsurers have paid out a staggering 208. 7 billion to US customers alone over the past 20 years. And the industry is paying out a further 31. 2 billion in relation to this years major hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria, for which the islands flagship industry will foot about 30 per cent of the bill. About 30. 6 billion of. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:53:00 EST Smith to take over from Hayward at BEST The project co-ordinator at an environmental charity is to take over its leadership. Kim Smith will replace co-founder of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce Stuart Hayward as the charity celebrates its tenth anniversary. BEST was first formed as Save the Gardens in protest at a plan to build a new hospital building. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Into the blue Argus highlights diabetes Each year on World Diabetes Day, November 14, famous landmarks around the globe, including the London Eye and Sears Tower in Chicago, are lit up in blue to raise awareness of the rising prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This year, Bermuda was included in the effort. The Argus Group, partnered with the Bermuda Diabetes. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:00 EST British Airways flights delayed Tonights British Airways flights are delayed after a late departure from Gatwick. Flight 2233, from London Gatwick to Bermuda, left the UK at 6. 45pm UK time more than four hours later than scheduled and is not expected to arrive in Bermuda until 11pm. As a result of the delay, the Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:36:00 EST Elliott Street car park to temporarily close The Elliott Street car park is set to be closed for more than a week to allow work in the area. According to the Corporation of Hamilton, the car park will be closed on Thursday, reopening 11 days later on Monday, December 4. A spokeswoman said This closure is necessary to complete the replanting of trees, trenching works and the. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:21:00 EST Cement truck overturns on South Road Traffic is being diverted on South Road near the junction with Seabright Avenue in Paget after a cement truck overturned. A police spokesman said the driver was extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital for treatment of suspected non-life threatening injuries. He added A crane will be needed to remove the overturned. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:55:00 EST Rabain applauds graduating apprentices Apprentices have completed training with help from the Department of Workforce Development and their employers. A group of 27 graduates who work at Belco, The Fairmont Southampton, Pinks Hair Salon, Miles Market, Bermuda Motors Ltd, BAC Universal Electric and the Public Works Department received certificates from education minister Diallo. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:10:00 EST Rabain reveals plan for schools A long-term plan for the islands public schools is completed, education minister Diallo Rabain said. Mr Rabain added that the plan had been presented to the Board of Education and ratified by board members. The minister said that as the parent of a child in a public school it was rewarding to have helped in the plans creation. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Third strike means roads ban A serial speeder was today fined 400 and banned from the road for two months. Magistrates Court heard Nasiah Joell who has two previous speeding convictions was clocked by police riding a motorbike at 78kph on Warwicks Middle Road. Magistrate Maxanne Anderson said that although Joell, 18, needed his transport to get to work,. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:19:00 EST Princess celebrates first responders Fifty first responders have been honoured by the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The emergency medical technicians and firefighters were invited to a luncheon as part of the WelcomeHeroes initiative from the hotels parent company AccorHotels. They were selected by the Bermuda Hospitals Board Chief EMT Officer and the Fire. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST Increased demand for reading programme Demand for a local reading programme was up during the last school year, a new report has confirmed. According to The Reading Clinic, 100 students took part in its core reading programme during the 2016-17 school year up from 92 the year before. The students came from 18 public and eight private schools 79 of the students were. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:08:00 EST Plumbing problem closes Dellwood School Pupils at a Pembroke school were sent home early yesterday because of plumbing problems. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education confirmed that Dellwood Middle School was forced to close early but it is expected to reopen this morning. The plumbing problem is not the first faced by the school. Mould work in September forced it. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Evans picking Slingsbys brains Rockal Evans is training alongside world-renowned sailor Tom Slingsby as he continues his bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Toyko in 2020. Evans, who is based in Sydney, Australia, is relishing the chance to pick the brains of Slingsby, an Americas Cup winner, Olympic gold medal-winner and five-times world champion. Slingsby. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Film-maker puts politics, health in focus French film-maker Emmanuel Itier has returned to the island to film two new documentaries. Mr Itier, whose previous films looked at God and women in politics, has now turned his attention to economics and health, interviewing local figures alongside international experts. Part of the idea is to give a voice to a country like. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Island risking moral bankruptcy Dear Sir,David Burt has announced two separate strategic defences to the leaked Paradise Papers, with the more recent being the Bermuda Standard, which I assume is touted to be equivalent or better than the gold standard. The first strategy failed largely because the Premier rushed to defend Bermuda before he had a thorough,. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST IB plans international awareness campaign A campaign to raise awareness internationally of Bermudas efforts in anti-money laundering and antiterrorist financing will be rolled out in the new year. The Association of Bermuda International Companies is one of the organisations involved in the campaign, which is in preparation for a review by the Organisation for Economic. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Luthi elected Conyers chairman Law firm Conyers Dill amp Pearman is pleased to announce that Christian Luthi has been elected as chairman of the firm with immediate effect. He will succeed Narinder Hargun and David Lamb who have been co-chairmen since 2012. Mr Luthi joined Conyerss Bermuda office in 1994 and has an active commercial practice, including high-profile. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:37:00 EST Hamilton Re invites intern hopefuls Hamilton Re is inviting applications from college-aged students who are interested in participating in an intern programme during the summer of 2018. Reporting to the catastrophe modelling team, the internship programme provides an opportunity for two undergraduate students to spend eight to ten weeks with Hamilton Re. The. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:37:00 EST