All Stories All Stories en-us Bermuda footballers flee Nicaragua riots The Bermuda Under-17 womens football team prepared to flee Nicaragua last night after riots broke out in the streets of the capital Managua. The evacuation came after the Concacaf Womens Under-17 Championships in the country were cancelled in the wake of large-scale disorder in the Central American nation. Manny Faria, head of. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Doctor deploys keto diet to fight obesity 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 our aim, Dr James said. The. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST All-Stars fightback falls short ltbgtPremier Division All-Star Select 1 Oakville Blue Devils 2ltbgtThe Oakville Blue Devils finished their two-match trip of the island on a winning note after beating Premier Division All-Star Select in the Bermuda Triangle Cup at Goose Gosling Field yesterday. Filipe Vilela put the Ontario league champions ahead from the. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Childrens writer has monster appeal 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 it would be fun to hold. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Organ recipient urges others to donate Kendall Harveys life was saved five years ago by someone who volunteered to be an organ donor. Mr Harvey, who had chronic heart failure and urgently needed a heart transplant, wants to encourage others to give the gift of life. The 66-year-old retired teacher said I have had five years that werent promised to me. I got married. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Silence surrounds gang contract cancellation Government officials remain tight-lipped on the cancellation of the contract with an American-based organisation designed to fight gang violence. Pastor Leroy Bean, Bermudas gang violence reduction co-ordinator, declined to comment on the controversy at an anti-violence seminar on Saturday. Mr Bean said the termination of the. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Evans settlement still to be finalised A settlement between sacked education commissioner Freddie Evans, the Governor and the Government has still to be signed off. It was revealed on Thursday that the parties had agreed to settle for an undisclosed sum over Dr Evanss dismissal. Gregory Howard, who appeared for the Attorney-General, told Puisne Judge Stephen Hellman. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Well understand today in about 100 years At the first meeting of a class I teach about the causes and consequences of the First World War, each student is assigned a seat at a table with the flag of one of the combatant countries in the centre. I explain that, during the semester, they will be asked to speak about and defend the actions of their country from the perspective of a. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Trauma treatment key to ending gang violence Treatment for mental and physical trauma will be a key component in battling Bermudas gang and gun violence, the islands gang violence reduction co-ordinator said at the weekend. Pastor Leroy Bean said What we are finding is that, especially the population that I deal with, many of them express an indication that trauma has happened. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Can the wealthy buy a longer life? Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the worlds wealthy are willing to pay up. Over the past few decades, the average persons life span has risen almost everywhere in the world. In China, the US and most of Eastern Europe, the average life expectancy at birth has reached the late. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Simons urges Rabain to come clean Blame for the botched sacking of Commissioner of Education Freddie Evans lies at the door of the Minister of Education, Cole Simons said yesterday. Mr Simons, the One Bermuda Alliance spokesman for education said Diallo Rabain, the minister, should come clean on the affair and outline what he will do to make sure a similar problem does. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Cruise ship emergency diversion to Bermuda A Bahamas-flagged cruise ship is due to drop off a critically ill passenger this evening. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesman said the ltigtNorwegian Jadeltigt was expected to arrive off the East End at 7pm to disembark the 73-year-old man. A medical team will transfer him to shore by pilot boat so that he. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:41:00 EST Schroders targets wealth management growth Schroders is looking to build up its wealth management business in Bermuda. The venerable London investment house, which has been servicing clients on the island for 49 years, re-established a physical presence on the island last year. The firm is well known in Bermuda as an asset manager for institutional clients, but is now. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Scars adverts to feature on buses An anti-child sex abuse charity has taken to the roads to encourage parents to learn about prevention. Saving Children and Revealing Secrets is highlighting its services in adverts on the back of five Bermuda buses as the island marks Child Abuse Prevention Month. Debi Ray-Rivers, Scars founder and executive director, said. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Water main repair in Devonshire 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 be complete later. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:19:00 EST Wilson century on debut all in vain Tomiko Wilson scored a career-best 133 on his debut for St Georges but failed to lead his team to victory at Southampton Oval where Ricardo Brangman replied with 97 not out to guide Southampton Rangers to a six-wicket victory in the Open League Premier Division. St Georges looked to have played themselves into an unbeatable position. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Forgotten favourites lost for ever? 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. Unfortunately many of the old favourites. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Democrats lawsuit a missed opportunity The Democratic National Committees lawsuit against President Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, WikiLeaks and the Russian Federation had barely been filed before the first fundraising e-mail hit my inbox. The party was bragging about the litigation, how this bold stroke would fix Trump, fix whats wrong with democracy, and put two apple. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Bacardi makes most reputable list again 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 on. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:39:00 EST Oliveira capitalises on Mayho mishap There was a dramatic finish to the Butterfield Bermuda Grand Prix title after Dominique Mayho suffered a mechanical issue to hand Matthew Oliveira the overall title. Mayho looked set for a first title in six years as he approached the final corner of the Hamilton Criterium yesterday but was denied when his chain slipped off his bike. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Sol Petroleum in road safety initiative Sol Petroleum has donated cash to the Bermuda Road Safety Council to help to educate the public about drink driving and speeding. Sol presented a cheque for 1,000 to BRSC chairman Dennis Lister III on the steps of City Hall on Friday, the last day of the companys Fleet Week celebration of its drivers safety record. Mr Lister. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Blockchain set to revolutionise shipping Globalisation has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback to 19th-century trade is about to fall. AP Moeller-Maersk AS and. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Sompo gets green light for Luxembourg hub Bermudian-based Sompo International Holdings Ltd is to open a new subsidiary in Luxembourg as a Brexit-proof platform for growth in Europe. The insurer and reinsurer said today it had received regulatory approvals from Luxembourgs Ministry of Finance to establish the new subsidiary, SI Insurance Europe. SI joins others, such as. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:36:00 EST Man found dead near Church Bay is named 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 grassy area near the Church Bay parking lot at 8. 30am on Saturday. He was later pronounced dead by an on-call doctor. According to a police spokesman foul. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Local teams shine as Fun Divas clinch title Experience shone through from the local volleyball teams at the Bermuda Open this weekend, with the Island Girls a squad of Bermuda national team alumni finishing runners up to the very impressive Fun Divas, from Baltimore. Fun Divas were undefeated throughout the tournament, winning the final 25-18, 25-20. Island Girls led the second. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Wife-beater handed conditional discharge A 37-year-old man walked free from court yesterday after he was given a six month conditional discharge for beating his wife with his fists and a board. Magistrates Court heard that Morlando Morris attacked his wife over alleged infidelity. The court was told that Morris, of St Georges, stood over his wife as she lay in bed and. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Baileys Bay trounce St Davids St Davids were dismissed for a surprisingly low score of 72 by Baileys Bay while Western Stars held on for a draw in a high-scoring match at Somerset Cricket Club during the opening round Premier Division Open League yesterday. Derrick Brangman was the bowling hero at St Davids with figures of six for 26 as Bay made light work of St. .. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, April 24, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST No jail for man who dropped son from window A man who dropped his seven-month-old son out of a second-storey window escaped jail after a judge gave him a nine- month suspended sentence yesterday. Anthony Davis, 33, will also have to serve two years probation. Davis told the court that his actions were unconscionable and that he had committed to working on his personal. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Retirement what are your concerns? 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,. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Zebras dominate top awards 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 a single season for the. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Something in my life was missing Elder Thomas Smith never missed a Sunday at church growing up. His grandparents, Bishop Chauncey and Louise Smith, were the leaders of Faith Tabernacle Church in Dockyard. They took him along with them to the service each week from the time he was able to walk. Things, however, took a different turn for Mr Smith once he reached his. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Delight as kid-napped goats are returned Three missing goats feared destined for the dinner table have been returned to their owners. Vaughan Simmons and his son Zaiyon, 7, were delighted to find Maddie and her two kids back where they belonged yesterday morning. Zaiyon, who at first could not believe they had been taken, said I am happy. I didnt know I was going to get. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Cruise visitor jailed in Australia A female drugs mule who travelled through Bermuda on a luxury cruise liner has been jailed in Australia for eight years. Melina Roberge was caught with 95 kilograms of cocaine when the ltigtMS Sea Princessltigt docked in Sydney on the last leg of an around-the-world cruise, which included a stop in Bermuda. Roberge, 24,. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Holiday turns friends green with envy A new holiday to Bermuda has been designed to boost social-media presence and make other people jealous. The Vacation Envy package said on its website the vacation encourages wanderlusters to satisfy their travel itch and brag about it shamelessly. It added This package includes picture-perfect accommodation, personal. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST BHS showing the way for future of education The Bermuda High School has taken a giant step into the future by introducing technology into its curriculum. Although technology is an extension to its core for which it already had an impressive reputation and a model example of achievement, this step brings the school in line with the 21st-century demands for a fully integrated. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Dockyard to turn off lights tonight Dockyard will go dark tomorrow night to help raise awareness about the environment. All unnecessary lights in the Royal Naval Dockyard will be turned off for an Earth Hour event. The event will feature a Pre Earth Day Expo with face painting, glow henna, a range of vendors and displays from Greenrock. The West End will be. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Fairmont Southampton bans use of straws The Fairmont Southampton will ban plastic straws from this weekend in a bid to help protect the ocean from pollution. Guests at the resort who still prefer to drink with a straw will be given eco-friendly, 100 per cent compostable straws instead from World Earth Day tomorrow. The Last Straw campaign was started by the Fairmont. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Spring concert at Allen Temple AME Church ltbgtTODAYltbgtltbgt Salvation Army West End Community Churchltbgt All are welcome to join us at 7pm for Ignite, our annual gospel arts concert featuring the WECC senior band, North Street Citadel Youth Band and soloists Captain Wayne Knight, Lawreda Cartwright and Daryl Simons. Tickets, 20 adults 10 children, are. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Battling Bermuda lose to Canada The Bermuda under-17 womens football team produced a battling display against Canada in the opening match of the Concacaf Championship in Nicaragua last night. However, despite a string of saves from goalkeeper Zakhari Turner and some tidy defending by Bermuda captain Danni Watson, Canada ran out comfortable winners at the Nicaragua. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST A hand most players will get wrong 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 results in next weeks column. This weeks hand is a declarer play problem. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Keep Bermuda Beautiful calls for volunteers More than 700 people have signed up for an annual Earth Day cleanup this weekend organised by charity Keep Bermuda Beautiful. KBB called on more people to volunteer to work on 34 separate locations across the island on Sunday. About 400 of the volunteers are schoolchildren enrolled in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Recreations. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Dont make financial promises you cant keep 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 we can. Should we go ahead and honour this commitment, postpone getting. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Government House to go greener 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 environment from throw-away,. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Blue Devils looking to bounce back The Oakville Blue Devils will look to close out their two-match trip of Bermuda with a victory when they take on the Premier Division All-Star Select at Goose Gosling Field tomorrow at 3pm. The Ontario league champions were hit by a pair of injury-time goals as they went down 3-1 to a Bermuda National Select at the National Stadium on. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Smith returns to St Georges roots Wendell Smith has finally made good on a promise to return to his roots at St Georges where he intends to see out the remainder of his decorated coaching career. The former St Georges captain is presently assisting coach Ryan Steede to prepare the East Enders for their return to the top flight on a voluntary basis. He is scheduled. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Lump-sum investing usually works best 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 in this type of market. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Imitation gun found after police chase Police recovered an imitation firearm after a high-speed police chase on Thursday. The chase 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 spokesman said Officers immediately conducted an. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Man charged with 2011 shooting A 27-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court today charged with a 2011 shooting. Khyri Smith Williams, of Sandys, was charged with the unlawful shooting of Tyrone Pedro with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Mr Smith Williams was also charged with use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence. He was not. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Risky event tests skill and heart Open water swimming enthusiasts will test their skills when the Bermuda Four Corners Challenge takes place today and tomorrow. The Four Corners is a set of four open water swims, each of four miles around the outside of the island, and represent a true exposure to elements. Each year two of the four swims are scheduled and this. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Man denies child porn charges 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 appeared in court last week,. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST To procrastinate is to miss out The weather through the week may not be doing too much to instil the thought of fishing in the heads of many but this should be ignored and attention paid to the calendar instead. Thus far there have been a few wahoo caught here and there some of the situations involved were occasions that make one suspect that maybe the spring run is in. .. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Operation Ceasefire cancelled Bermudas contract with an American-based organisation designed to fight gang violence has been axed, it was revealed yesterday. Allesandro Nardi, of the National Network for Safe Communities at New Yorks John Jay College of Criminal Justice, confirmed the Government had cut short the Operation Ceasefire programme. Mr Nardi said. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Moroccan-themed market launches 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, on Front. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda claim dramatic win ltbgtBermuda Select 3 Oakville Blue Devils 1ltbgtKyle Lightbournes young Bermuda Select team sent the crowd home happy when two injury-time goals sealed a dramatic 3-1 victory over Oakville Blue Devils in their opening tour match at the National Stadium last night. The teams were preparing for a penalty shoot-out to. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda dances to Motown music At the movies, in advertising and on the radio the music of Motown just wont quit. Band leader Stan Stigall is bringing the classic sound to the island with The Legacy Motown Revue. The group and its six-piece horn band will perform tonight and tomorrow at the Mid Ocean Amphitheatre. Bermudas Wall Street Band will open the. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Evans wins payout over his dismissal Sacked education commissioner Freddie Evans has won a substantial payout after he launched legal action against the Governor and the Government over his dismissal. Dr Evans, who was fired from his post by John Rankin in October last year, settled for an undisclosed sum, it was revealed yesterday. The terms of the payoff were. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Tourists full of praise after purse returned A tourist said Bermudians were the nicest people on earth yesterday after her missing purse was handed in to police with cash and other valuables still inside. Jitana Stott, 74, from St Augustine Beach, Florida, was horrified when she found her purse, which held cash, bank cards and her passport, was missing as she and husband Hubert,. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Longline fishing blamed for killing blue shark Experts say the discovery of a dead shark on a South shore beach this week might indicate commercial longline fishing activity not far from Bermudas shores. Video footage of the creature was circulated on social media, including to Choy Aming, of the Bermuda Shark Project, who recognised the beach as Vickers Bay in Devonshire and went to. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST More than half of Azuras first phase sold A new hotel and apartment development is expected to open its doors next month, it was revealed yesterday. John Bush of Clearwater Development, the firm behind Azura Boutique Hotel and Residences, said more than half of the projects first phase had already been sold. Mr Bush said Its all coming together. Its being really well. .. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST