All Stories All Stories en-us Cashless gaming concerns Gaming regulators have raised concerns about the prospect of Bermuda adopting a cashless system for its casinos echoing criticism by a problem gambling expert. Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling in the United States, said the proposed solution trivialised problem gambling and appeared to rely on. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Maternity concierge offers pregnancy guidance Pregnant women today tend to lead busy lives and Suzanne Khan has created a maternity concierge service to assist them during the challenging process. Mrs Khan is no stranger to multitasking, as being a mother of three herself, she knows it can be hectic planning and going through pregnancy. Mrs Khan said I am a minimalist who. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST This island is my house, Bascome warns Portuguese opponent Costa Nikki Bascome hopes to finish his breakout year on a high against Portuguese boxer Fabio Costa at the Fairmont Southampton in November. Although Bascome anticipates a portion of the islands Portuguese community to get behind their man, he has warned Costa that Bermuda is my house and to forget about leaving with his undefeated record. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Message in a bottle A few nautical miles off the Canary Islands, 10-year-old Ljanne Jansen tossed a letter into the sea. Four years later, she got a reply. Shed forgotten all about it. The bottle had floated upstream for three years before washing ashore in Bermuda in 2004 and into the arms of beachcomber Bob Patterson. This month, he and. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Upbeat troopsawait Maria in Grand Turk Bermuda troops on a mercy mission to hurricane-devastated Turks amp Caicos braced themselves for a second storm last night. Hurricane Maria was expected to impact Grand Turk in the early hours of today and island soldiers raced against time to prepare themselves and the local population for a second wave of damage from what was. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Local chef strikes gold An island chef has hit the gold standard in lobster preparation. Jean-Claude Garzia, owner and chef cuisine at Beau Rivage in Paget, has taken delivery of a handcrafted gold and silver lobster press. Mr Garzia said You will not find the same one anywhere else in the world. The press created by a friend of the chef took. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda has 23 per cent living in poverty Bermudas economic model and tax system is producing systemic poverty on the island, according to economist Robert Stubbs. Mr Stubbs said that he estimated 23 per cent of Bermudas population were living in poverty in 2017 or below 50 per cent of the median household income, which he described as a widely accepted definition of. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST How the Spirit of Emily lives on Thirty years ago this week the island learnt the most valuable lesson in self-reliance in its modern history and the Royal Bermuda Regiment came of age. On the evening of September 24, 1987, Bermuda residents went to bed assured by weather forecasters that Hurricane Emily, which had cut a swath of destruction across the Dominican Republic. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Ceremony reflects on commitment to peace A shared commitment to peace will overcome the barriers presented to young people in Bermuda by gang violence, the local observance of International Peace Day heard. In a ceremony at City Hall, diverse members of the community held hands in a circle to reflect on peace, as part of an international commemoration established 36 years ago by. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST World risks replacing compassion with cruelty A culture of cruelty is sweeping the world and it cuts across ideological as well as national borders. In India last week, the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a prominent journalist and critic of Narendra Modis Government, was met with euphoria by his online supporters. One of Modis own ministerial colleagues felt compelled to strongly condemn. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Picasso piece still relevant, says gallery director A lithographic print by world-famous painter Pablo Picasso was yesterday unveiled at the Bermuda National Gallery to mark International Peace Day. School groups viewed the historic artwork to explore its symbolism and observed peace day with a moment of silence. The 1962 lithograph, ltigtColombe au Soleil ltigtDove with. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Mays Brexit message should be to Britain rather than Europe British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Florence this week to deliver a long-awaited speech on her Brexit strategy. The venue and timing are not ideal it is a speech she should have given months ago, to a British audience but if she gets the substance right, she can still help her country to avoid the very worst effects of this. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST New options for Bermuda College students Bermuda College has signed off on two agreements with overseas colleges to boost degree options for its students. Now art and design associate degree students can transfer their credits into the third year of Nova Scotia College of Art and Designs four-year bachelors programmes in art, art history, interdisciplinary design, or fine arts. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Society asks for support in helping bird life The Bermuda Audubon Society has urged residents to donate to a hurricane relief fund providing support for bird life in the Caribbean. Thousands of birds have perished and countless habitats have been destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. BirdsCaribbean has launched a campaign to provide emergency funds to people working to. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Mad Hair Day Schools, businesses and clubs are invited to go crazy to support a cancer charity today for Mad Hair Day. Adults can donate 5 and children 2 towards Pals and wear their hair in a mad or crazy way for the day. People can also join in the fun by wearing wigs, funny hats, or scarves, big ties, funky glasses, big ribbons or headbands,. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Business legislation goes up for debate A raft of business legislation will go before MPs today in the House of Assembly, as well as a Bill tightening the islands crime-fighting regime. MPs are set to debate the Companies Amendment No. 2 Act 2017, along with the Payroll Tax Amendment No. 3 Act 2017 and the USA Bermuda Tax Convention No. 3 Amendment Act. The Proceeds of. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Politicians remain quiet on alleged New York trip Three politicians, including the Premier, last night remained silent over a planned trip to New York in JuneThe trip was last week called into question in the House of Assembly by the Opposition One Bermuda Alliance. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt asked David Burt, the Premier, social development minister Zane DeSilva and. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Familiar gibes surface despite new focus on collaboration Collaboration and cordiality were the orders of the day as a new group of senators gathered for their first debate on the Throne Speech yesterday. But that did not stop some of the old accusations from flying between the rival parties during the Motion to Adjourn. Senate president Joan Dillas-Wright had said she was very pleased. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST New collection celebrates diversity The Bermuda National Gallery yesterday marked its 25th anniversary with a collection of four stamps picked to highlight the islands art scene. Lisa Howie, executive director of the gallery, said The collection is diverse as our people are and has a rich history which, as you see around us, references various cultures. The. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Rawlins pens new Sussex deal Delray Rawlins has signed a new deal keeping him at Sussex County Cricket Club at least until the end of 2019. The Bermuda all-rounder has been awarded with a contract extension after a string of impressive displays this season both at the international and domestic levels. It is the second time in six months that Rawlins has been. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Island Trading undergoes switch-over It was all hands on deck at Island Trading this week as the store underwent one of its twice yearly reconfigurations. With the summer months now gone, the shop has brought its indoor products to the fore. It is a seasonal switcharound modelled on a technique observed by many North American retailers. We had seen stores in the US. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Living wage what will the impact be? Throughout the world, in states, cities and countries, a conversation continues to revolve around the social concept of a living wage or a definition of the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs. This conversation has gathered momentum with the increasing populism that now dominates much of the political. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Bacteria shuts Tobacco Bay to swimmers A St Georges beach was today closed after higher than normal levels of waterborne bacteria were found. Tobacco Bay Beach was shut to swimmers and watersports by the Department of Health due to bacterial levels above the departments acceptable limit. But Belcario Thomas, owner of the beach bar amp cafe concession at. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Gluten-free, vegan chocolate tarts Mummy, said Belle with a very serious face as I got to the crucial part of my story. Dont be so ridiculous! There is nothing funnier than your kids getting cross and throwing your words right back at you. In all the parenting madness, its the little moments like these that keep me going. I was telling a story over. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Jones heading for Bay exit, says Trott The Champion of Champions competition this weekend could be Malachi Joness last games as a player for Baileys Bay as they look set to lose the all-rounder next season. There has been talk around Sea Breeze Oval that Jones could leave next season, possibly returning to his former club Southampton Rangers. Rodney Trott, the Bay. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Wells not ready to face former club Nahki Wells will be watching from the stands when Burnley host his former side Huddersfield Town in the Premier League at Turf Moor tomorrow. Wells is still recovering from ankle surgery and is yet to make his debut for Burnley after his 5 million move from Huddersfield on transfer deadline day last month. The Bermuda striker had. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Bell fired up after goalkeeper award criticism Tahj Bell is out to prove to his detractors wrong. The North Village goalkeeper came in for criticism after being chosen as the Premier Division Goalkeeper of the Year at the Bermuda Football Association awards ceremony at CedarBridge Academy in April. Bell feels he deserves such accolades and is determined to use the criticism as. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST H The Etchells World Championship in San Francisco will be a special one for Tim Patton who is competing with his son Campbell for the first time at the event. Patton, a multiple national champion, said Its a great sport that a father and a son can compete in together and I have been involved in his sailing development for many years and. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Things can only get better for determined Binns As the saying goes, if at first you dont succeed, try, try again. And that is certainly been the case for kart driver Bilal Binns since he got behind the wheel three years ago. The 38-year-old races in the TAG Senior Class at the Southside Rubis Raceway and readily admits his thrills have come from battling it out at the back of. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Look who weve snapped up on a late transfer They may have hung up their boots for good at the highest level, but Ralph Bean Jr and Anthony Mouchette have too much invested emotionally in football to spend their Sundays skipping pebbles across the beach. So they have decided on the next best thing putting pen to paper and joining the The Royal Gazettes team of football writers. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Prince of Peckham hopes to be king of the ring With all the pain and suffering in the world today, it was good of Rio Ferdinand to raise morale. If the outcome of the Canelo lvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight left you furious, then fear not, former Manchester United defender Rio has decided to swap his boots for a brawl. Make way for the Prince of Peckham or the. .. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, September 22, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Licence warning leaves sour taste Legal red tape has outlawed wine and spirit tastings at top island drinks firms. Rum-maker Goslings and drinks distributor Burrows Lightbourn have both received Liquor Licensing Authority letters warning them tasting sessions are a breach of their licence conditions, which they said would hit business and damage the tourism. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Restaurant plans Court Street drive-through Smokin Barrel, the mobile barbecue restaurant based on Front Street, has plans to start its own drive-through which will be located next to Jamaican Grill on Court Street. The mobile business, owned by Kemar Jerome Maybury, has proved popular with locals. Having the opportunity to work at the Americas Cup event gave a platform for. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Gibbons boosts Stars goal Just like he did at the start of the season, Treadwell Gibbons Jr will be back in Western Stars colours in the Champion of Champions final set for St Johns Field on Sunday. Gibbons, who played for Stars in the season-opening Twenty20 tournament before joining Cleveland County on a late transfer, will be their guest player, along with. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST After stormy start, couple cruise back to island 23 times When Glenn Lappin married his bride he knew exactly where to take her for a romantic honeymoon. But when a tropical storm shook them up on the cruise over, he worried it had tainted Isabels first impressions of his beloved Bermuda. His worries were for nothing. The Lappins have visited the island together 23 times. They. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Residents fearful for relatives after Dominica blackout Worried island residents spoke of their fears yesterday as the Caribbean was again battered by a major hurricane. Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were among countries hammered by Hurricane Maria the second to hit the region in about two weeks. Alan Joell, who has family in Dominica, said I am still trying to. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Senator stresses importance of technology education Technology education should be treated as a need, not a want in Bermudas public schools, independent senator Michelle Simmons said yesterday. Ms Simmons, a 38-year veteran of teaching, told Senate in her maiden speech It is heartening that the Government intends to focus on improving educational outcomes for our young. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Cyberthreat posed by script kiddies A tech-savvy schoolchild could bring Bermuda to its knees with a cyberattack on its IT systems, national security minister Wayne Caines warned yesterday. Mr Caines explained that national security strategies had identified script kiddies as possible threats. He added these were people, even some children, are technically. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST A hard rains a-gonna fall The Atlantic hurricane season is a humbling annual reminder that nature remains wild, unpredictable and highly dangerous despite any pretensions we may have about taming the world around us. And certainly the uncontrolled fits of insanity the natural world has succumbed to thus far during the 2017 season should leave no doubt in any. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST New appeal for donations as storm wreaks havoc Island charities yesterday renewed appeals for donations after the Caribbean was hit by a major hurricane for the second time in just weeks. Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage in Dominica after making landfall as a Category 5 storm the highest level possible. Maria struck just after Hurricane Irma brought devastation to the. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST An odd case of defamation Down Under Whatever you do, dont tell an Australian that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth especially not after the actor Rebel Wilson won Australias biggest-ever defamation payment. The charge against her? She had been accused of having an upper middle-class background, and of pretending that she had been brought up in a. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Your beverage of choice should be water, says nutritionist Choosing water over juice can help tackle Bermudas obesity epidemic. And with all body processes requiring water to work properly, public health nutritionist Cymone Hollis encouraged people to stay hydrated with the best beverage choice. Ms Hollis said Water is the basis for every body function and makes up at least 60 per cent. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Schools pride at Duffy win Flora Duffy, who became the worlds top female triathlete with her second ITU World Triathlon Series victory, is to be recognised for her achievements by her alma mater, Warwick Academy. The school is to dedicate its swimming pool to its alumna, naming it the Flora Duffy Swimming Facility. Ms Duffy graduated from Warwick Academy,. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:13:00 EST Charitys back to school donation The Continental Society of Bermuda has donated laptops and gift certificates for school clothing to families in need. Gift certificates of 100 and 150 from Sidekicks, Gibbons Company and English Sports Shop were given to about 12 families, while two students from the Berkeley Institute were given laptops. Denise Simons, president. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:44:00 EST Specialist surgeon arrives on island Abdussalam Musbahi, a prominent British urologist, has joined staff at the Brown-Darrell Clinic. The surgeon has practised in the UK for the past 30 years, also serving as a senior consultant in Britain, Qatar and Libya. Dr Musbahi specialises in disorders of the kidney, prostate. and the urinary tracts of men and women. He. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:00 EST Mirrors hands out prizes Talented students have received awards through the Mirrors ten-year anniversary art competition, Reflections of Bermuda. More than 100 pieces of art were displayed for the competition at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in July and August. Mr DeSilva said to the students at a prize-giving ceremony Your vision and execution. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:30:00 EST Afternoon bus cancellations A total of 20 buses were cancelled this afternoon, according to a spokesman for the Department of Public Transportation. The affected routes were as follows Route 8, Hamilton to Barnes Corner, 4pmRoute 7-B, Barnes Corner to Hamilton, 4. 34pmRoute 3-Y, Hamilton to Grotto Bay, 5. 15pmRoute 3-Y, Grotto Bay. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:17:00 EST St Georges Parish awards scholarships St Georges Parish Council has awarded scholarships to five students. Ashley Phipps, Anthony Howell, Tanessha Ottley, Shaundrea Washington and Sita Ingram all received 3,000 towards their education expenses. The Scholarship Committee stated The Committee was very impressed with the students during the interview and their. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:17:00 EST Hurricane fundraiser postponed A fundraiser for hurricane relief efforts has been postponed because of low ticket sales. The Goslings Happy Hour for a Cause organised with the Bermuda Red Cross was set to take place tomorrow but has been rescheduled to October 6. The Bermuda Red Cross said In order to maximise the generosity of our sponsors, it was felt. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:49:00 EST Crash victim remains in critical condition A motorcyclist injured in a crash in Hamilton Parish on Tuesday remains in hospital in critical condition. The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old Smiths man, was injured after an unmarked police car and a bike collided at the junction of North Shore Road and My Lords Bay Road in Hamilton Parish at around 2. 30pm. Police said at last. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:51:00 EST International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 Bermuda is lucky to have a dedicated team of volunteers who worked with EY Bermuda and Keep Bermuda Beautiful this year to clean up Bermudas coasts. Warwick Academy students, teachers and parents participated at Elbow Beach along with other teams at locations all over the island on Saturday, September 16 to reduce the amount of trash. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST A contradictory Trump speech For those who have been alarmed by Donald Trumps retreat from traditional American values, there were reassuring moments on Tuesday in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. Trump rightly and scathingly attacked regimes that deprive their own people of liberty, such as those in North Korea and Venezuela, but he did not. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Dedicated Madison top of her school The top performing student at Bermuda High School said that going the extra mile has been key to her success. Madison Quig added that knowing more than the curriculum required helped her excel in her studies. Now, as she enters her final two years at school studying for her International Baccalaureate exams, she has her sights set. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Kempe questions funding of new PLP initiatives The economy and jobs for Bermudians were among the major topics discussed in the Senate yesterday as the Throne Speech was debated. One Bermuda Alliance senator Nick Kempe said he believed that the focus for job creation should be on the private sector rather than creating a bloated government workforce. He also raised concerns. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Earthquake puts bodybuilding competition in doubt The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation is closely monitoring developments in Mexico City, host of the Central American amp Caribbean Championships of Bodybuilding amp Fitness, which was devastated by a deadly earthquake on Tuesday. The championships are scheduled to be held from September 29 to October 1 at the Ferrocarrilero. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Smith and Rozario promoted at Ironshore Ironshore has confirmed the appointment of two executives to lead its Bermuda property team. Bermudian Ian Smith will head the team, as previously reported in The Royal Gazette, while Shane Rozario, is the property teams new chief operating officer. Both Mr Smith and Mr Rozario will broaden their underwriting responsibilities to. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Pause and reflect on Peace Day Community action group Imagine Bermuda is encouraging people to observe the International Peace Day today. The group wants people to join with the United Nations to pause and reflect for a minute at noon, to consider vulnerable families across the world. Corporation of Hamilton parks and the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Reef Watch calls on citizen scientists A programme designed to conserve Bermudas reefs has called on citizen scientists to help evaluate the condition of Bermudas coral reefs and fish stocks. Reef Watch, created by the Bermuda Zoological Society with sponsorship from reinsurer Hiscox, offers citizen scientists hands-on experience in reef surveys while creating a public. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Ascendant and Butterfield climb Shares of Butterfield Bank and Ascendant Group rose today as The Royal GazetteBSX Index climbed for the seventh day in a row. Ascendant, owner of power utility Belco, gained 40 cents, or 4. 7 per cent, to close on 9 as 7,000 of its shares traded. Butterfield climbed 5 cents, or 0. 1 per cent, to 35. 25, as 2,200 shares changed. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:24:00 EST