All Stories All Stories en-us Weather delays start of AC35 Race fans will have to wait a little longer for the start of the 35th Americas Cup, which has been delayed 24 hours because of a forecast for strong winds. The Americas Cup Event Authority and Americas Cup Race Management made the call late yesterday afternoon to postpone todays opening day of the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup. .. Fri, 26 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Same-sex rallies draw thousands Thousands rallied behind same-sex union opponents Preserve Marriage yesterday outside Parliament, alongside a smaller peaceful demonstration by supporters of same-sex marriage. Addressed by various speakers, the crowd reiterated calls for the Government to appeal the Supreme Courts decision permitting same-sex unions. While the. .. Fri, 26 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Teachers march on Cabinet Teachers marched on the grounds of the Cabinet Office yesterday morning over concerns about ongoing contract negotiations. The demonstration, involving around 600 Bermuda Union of Teachers representatives, trustees, and teachers, came shortly after the union held an emergency general membership meeting at St Paul Centennial. .. Fri, 26 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Preserve Marriage no longer a charity Preserve Marriage is no longer a charity after the islands Charity Commissioners decided its purposes were unlawful and caused more detriment than benefit. The panel took the decision to reject an application for renewal of the groups charitable status on May 16, according to minutes of the meeting shared with ltigtThe Royal. .. Fri, 26 May 2017 00:01:00 EST BBC presenter is all smiles with Gombeys Television presenter and wheelchair athlete Ade Adepitan enjoyed a memorable encounter with the Gombeys during the Bermuda Day Parade. Mr Adepitan was on the island as part of the BBCs ltigtTravel Showltigt to catch the festivities and cover some of the Americas Cup buzz. All the islands Gombey troupes came together for. .. Fri, 26 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Crowds revel in Bermuda Day Parade spectacle Hamiltons streets were lined with people yesterday as spectators revelled in the annual Bermuda Day Parade. Sidewalks stretching down Front Street, Queen Street and Cedar Avenue were all covered with tents as the sound of music filled the air. Even the balcony of the visiting ltigtVeendamltigt was crowded with spectators. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Digicel's upgraded network goes live Digicel Bermuda's island-wide LTE service goes live today, bringing faster upload and download speeds to mobile devices, greater consistency and better quality voice calls. The data download and upload speeds are expected to be up to ten times faster than those previously available. Smartphone users should notice the improvements when. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Donawa finally bride of brides Jay Donawa saved the best for last, storming to a maiden triumph after so many near misses on his Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby swansong. It may have been a long time coming, but the 44-year-olds breakthrough was well worth the wait as he got his tactics spot on to take full advantage of a watered-down field and exorcise his demons. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Dancing is happiness School was a nightmare for Malaysia DeRosa. A hearing impairment made learning difficult, and she was constantly bullied. In Motion School of Dance became her safe haven. At the end of the day I couldnt wait to get to dance class, said the 18-year-old. My dance friends always made me laugh. Shes taken classes . .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Tickets clarification As the Americas Cup Village will not open tomorrow, all ticket-holders for the Americas Cup Village, grandstand seats, Goslings Dark n Stormy Island Bar and Longtail Lounge and Official Spectator Boat ticket-holders will automatically receive a refund within the next ten days. Should those ticket-holders wish to attend another day, tickets. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 11:25:00 EST OBA gains public support in poll The One Bermuda Alliance has more public support than at any point since coming to power, according to a new poll commissioned by The Royal Gazette. The ruling party had a 44-38 lead over the Progressive Labour Party, an advantage of six points, in the survey by Global Research from May 15 to 19. It represents a swing of nine points. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Court Street shooting second man charged A second man has been charged in connection with a shooting on Court Street earlier this month. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Troy Burgess, from Pembroke, was charged with attempted murder and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence on May 14. The 29-year-old was not required to enter a plea because the. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 11:08:00 EST Our children need positive signals Bermuda has continued to move forward despite a history of social and political differences that threatened the core values of our society, and in the process left a trail of emotional wounds that have yet to fully heal. This has placed a heavy burden on our island leaders, especially in the political arena, where negative attitudes are. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Adventure continues for Raleigh graduates They may have graduated but for four alumni of Raleigh Bermuda, the journey continues. This summer, Keri Pacheco and Neville Vanderpool will head overseas as project managers for Raleigh International, while David Simmons and Jawonday Smith are raising money themselves to travel back overseas as Raleigh venturers. Tina Nash,. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST On whose authority is right side of history determined? Dear Sir,If you do not support same-gender marriage, as was the case in the referendum, why are the majority on the wrong side of history? Who decides such nonsense anyway? In a world of moral revisionism, such foolishness is allowed to flourish by well-meaning but misguided liberal thinking, which sounds noble but is flat-out wrong. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST From pop-up stall to the Americas Cup Bermudian entrepreneur Ashley Stephens is set to add some island flavour to the Americas Cup. For Ms Stephens, the founder of Ashleys Lemonade, has joined the elite group of island vendors of food and drink in the Americas Cup Village. Ms Stephens founded the company with a pop-up stall on St Johns Road in Pembroke while still a. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 13:03:00 EST Harrington Sound building closed, classes on Harrington Sound School will be closed tomorrow for cleaning and maintenance although the Government says no further evidence of bird mites has been located. Freddie Evans, commissioner of education, said in a statement We are notifying parents of the decision to close the building tomorrow. We do have a school wide plan for. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 17:53:00 EST VIP lounge opens at airport A new airport lounge will open tomorrow, specifically for VIPs visiting the island for the Americas Cup. The lounge is located outside the arrivals area, past customs, on a private terrace. Guests will be treated to Bermudian refreshments, such as Dark n Stormies and ginger beer, allowing dignitaries to relax after their flight. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 17:43:00 EST Royal Fleet ship arrives The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship ltigtWave Knightltigt has arrived in Bermuda as part of Britains support towards Americas Cup preparations. The vessel is on deployment to the region as part of her Atlantic Patrol Tasking North duties, a year-round commitment to the UKs Caribbean overseas territories and Bermuda, wider. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:55:00 EST Greenrock against fossil fuels Environmental group Greenrock has called for Belco to move away from fossil fuels, saying adoption of liquid natural gas was not a viable compromise. In a statement, the charity acknowledged the need for Belco to upgrade its infrastructure, but added that with the reality of human induced climate change a different approach should be. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 17:38:00 EST Welcome to Tall Ships Bermuda 2017 We hope that visiting crew members, tourists and residents all have a wonderful time enjoying the magnificent spectacle that is the Tall Ships Bermuda Festival 2017. The Port Committee has spent hundreds of hours designing activities to appeal to everyone, so please take advantage of all that is happening throughout the festival. Ron and. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:00 EST Axis donates to poverty charity Adara, a non-profit group working to improve the lives of women and children living in poverty, has secured a 150,000 donation from Axis Capital Holdings Limited. Axis, a Bermuda-based global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance, will directly support Adaras work in Uganda and Nepal over the next three. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 14:53:00 EST BTA to unveil visitor engagement area An interactive visitor engagement area will be unveiled in the Americas Cup Race Village to encourage spectators to get out and see the rest of the island before and after race events or on days when no is racing scheduled. A team from the Bermuda Tourism Authority will staff the space to highlight Bermudas attractions, restaurants and. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 14:38:00 EST Former PLP leader to be honoured The Progressive Labour Party will be holding a night of music and tributes next week to honour the partys former leader Dame Lois Browne-Evans. The event is being held to mark the 10th anniversary of the political trailblazers passing. Those attending will gather at Dr E. F. Gordon Memorial Hall at BIU Headquarters from 6. 00pm to. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 14:35:00 EST Local climber aiming to conquer Mt Kilimanjaro Bermudian Phil Butterworth is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the second time this time for charity. He conquered the Tanzanian mountain the highest in Africa in February 2013 and will now tackle a different route. His effort on June 1 will raise funds for the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation. His last. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 13:39:00 EST More protesters due in court Police say plans are in place to accommodate demonstrators expected for the next court appearances of defendants charged in relation to the December 2 protests. The next appearances are scheduled for tomorrow and next Wednesday May 31 at the Dame Lois Browne Evans building. The appearances are expected to be brief. In a. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 12:28:00 EST Bermudian records tall ship adventure Being on a tall ship was a challenge mentally and physically but it was an amazing experience that everyone should try, according to Julia Judd. The 23-year-old is back on dry land after a voyage on board the Blue Clipper a 43-metre, three masted gaff rigged schooner, on which she sailed from Greenwich in England to Sines in. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 09:26:00 EST Islands tranquillity lures luxury buyers Political uncertainty in many parts of the world is stimulating interest in Bermudas luxury real estate market. That is the view of Karin Sinclair, of Bermudian real estate firm Sinclair Realty Bermuda, who says the islands beauty, tranquillity and civility are appealing to wealthy home hunters. Donald Trumps victory in last. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Jamaican loses drug smuggling appeal A Jamaican man has had his conviction for drug smuggling upheld by the Court of Appeal. Tyrone Brown, 31, was jailed for 15 years last October for trying to smuggle packages of cocaine through the airport in his baggage. Brown launched an appeal against his conviction and sentence, both of which were dismissed by Appeal Judges at. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Enthusiasts take lead in Exhale barre classes When the new Exhale Spa opened at the Hamilton Princess last year, Andrea Barker was first in line to sign up. Fellow barre enthusiast Cammii Horrell also leapt at the chance to get back into a workout she had always enjoyed. Neither of them realised that within a couple of months they would be the ones leading the classes, both. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Trail group unveils plans for Flatts Inlet bridge The Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail have unveiled the latest stage of their project to reconnect the old trail and construct a bridge across the Flatts Inlet. Dozens of residents attended a public meeting in Hamilton last week organised by the charity and the Parks Department to share its proposals through a video. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Prospect Primary host Leaders and Legacy Day Last Thursday May 18 Prospect Primary hosted their Second Annual Leaders and Legacy Day. Mrs Deanna DeShield was the Mistress of Ceremony. The Opening Prayer was read by Juanique Nisbett followed by a dance and musical selection performed by Lower and Upper School. Principal Mrs Holly Richardson honoured the dignitaries and. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Breary becomes two-times champion Deon Breary completed a fine day for the 40-plus runners in the Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby when she won a second womens title in 1hr 35min 38sec. Breary, 47, capitalised on the absence of defending champion Ashley Estwanik and Rose-Anna Hoey to race to a comfortable victory over Martina Olcheski-Bell who was second in 13653. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Almost go time As we countdown to the 35th Americas Cup The Royal Gazette will bring you a series of fun facts about the boats, the sailors, the crew, and the history of this illustrious competition. There is now just one day until the month-long sporting spectacle gets under way. The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here ever since the. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST One shares fall 18 Three stocks tumbled on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. One Communications Ltd saw its shares close down 45 cents, or 18 per cent, at 2. 05 after 20,700 traded. Devonshire Industries fell 25 cents, or 4. 3 per cent, to 5. 50 after 4,000 shares changed hands. While BFampM Ltd was down 40 cents, or 1. 9 per cent, after 3,000 shares. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 18:55:00 EST A guide to Tall Ships 2017 About the RacesRace 1 Torbay, UK to Sines, Portugal. 840 milesRace 2 Sines, Portugal to Bermuda 48-hour stopover in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. 3,200 milesRace 3 Bermuda to Boston, USA. 650 miles Race 4 Boston, USA to Gulf of Saint Lawrence Ports. 600. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:00 EST What would you tell your younger self? ltigtYoung Observerltigt had the opportunity to meet with The Berkeley Institute Prefect Members last week. We asked them if they had to do it all again, what would they tell your younger self. ltbgtLarussy RomeroltbgtWho do you salute?I salute my mother Evelyn Douglas,. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Confessions of a cosmetologist CedarBridge Academys Personal Care and Dance in Society students in partnership with Impressions Hair amp Nails Artistry, hosted their annual hair show on the night of Saturday, May 20. The show was held in CedarBridges Ruth Seaton James Auditorium where a variety of looks were modelled inspired by the past few decades, starting at. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Zoo proves an inspiration Bermuda Centre for Creative Learning teachers were recently contemplating how to inspire their students to create a non-fiction childrens information book. Rather than take the traditional route providing them with a list of subjects, or a supply of books to look through, they thought why not use the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo,. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Hopkins times it right for first title Kaden Hopkins punched his winning ticket after stepping out of Matthew Oliveira's shadow to seize the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race yesterday. The 17-year-olds have provided a fascinating narrative to the island's men's cycling scene during the past year, although it has been Oliveira who has more often than not. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST The ships taking part Atyla Vanuatu, Class B The wooden schooner Atyla was built by hand in Spain between 1980 and 1984. She was designed to look like the sailing vessels from the 1800s and built with the intention of circumnavigating the earth and then becoming a training ship, she has been a dedicated sail training ship since 2013. She is one of the very. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:00 EST Crowd support propels Kuzyk to faster finish Quincy Kuzyk retained his boys title in the Heritage Day Junior Classic race from Front Street to Bernard Park, beating out Tommy Marshall by 12 seconds. In his final participation in the race, the Somersfield Academy student turned in a strong performance to finish in 11min 02sec, with Marshall crossing the line in 1114 to win the. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST CRS guidance and trusts notable mentions Hot on the heels of Bermudas Common Reporting Standard Regulations, Bermuda has issued its CRS Guidance and a list of reportable jurisdictions. Bermuda Reporting Financial Institutions must report to the Bermuda Monetary Authority by August 31, 2017. The BMA will in turn automatically exchange information with reportable jurisdictions. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Marriage counter demonstration planned Duelling peaceful demonstrations are being organised to take place today on the topic of same-sex marriage. The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda have announced plans to hold a peaceful counterdemonstration in celebration and support of marriage equality in response to a previously announced demonstration by Preserve Marriage in support of. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Whats on while youre here Youve finally got to Bermuda on a Tall Ship, welcome to our island home. We dont want you to get stuck for things to do while youre here, so above is a calendar of events taking place as we celebrate the arrival of the Tall Ships 2017. If youre in St Georges on Friday, May 26 then a pub crawl is not a bad way to explore the. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:00 EST Wells banks on Wembley experience Nahki Wells believes his Wembley experience could be a factor when Huddersfield Town face Reading in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final on Monday. Wells will make his third appearance at the iconic stadium having been there twice with Bradford City in a memorable 2012-2013 season. He played a pivotal role in Bradfords famous. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Preparation for life Adam Farrell, a former tall ship trainee, tells us why it is such an incredible experience! He could not go on a tall ship this year but is helping while the crew is in Bermuda. Question Youve been on tall ships before, what was the background to that, which ships and in what capacity? Answer My tall ship experience. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:00 EST Duffy confident of dominating on home turf The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the International Triathlon Union have signed a three-year contract to host World Triathlon Series events with the first to be held on April 28 next year. The ITU has already inspected and approved the racecourse for the World Triathlon Bermuda. Sprint and standard distances will offer a swim in the. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST The voyage of a lifetime Twenty-two-year-old Nick Smith is the only Bermudian taking part in the entire Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. I took part in a trip on the Spirit of Bermuda and it left me wanting more, so when this chance came up I grabbed it, said Nick before he set sail. His journey began in Greenwich, on April 13 and will end in Le. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:00 EST Artemis have convincing victory over Oracle All six teams were out on the Great Sound on Tuesday afternoon during a full schedule of informal races. First up were Oracle Team USA and their colleagues SoftBank Team Japan. Team Japan got the port end of the line on the reach out to the midcourse mark and took the inside of the downwind turn. Oracle passed them going downwind, had. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Americas Cup decision at 5pm The opening of the Americas Cup could be blown back a day because of gale-force gusts expected tomorrow. Racing is scheduled to begin at 5pm, but organisers have warned that both racing and the events Opening Ceremony would be pushed back should strong winds bring unsafe conditions for sailors. A decision will be made at 5pm. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Providing a warm welcome At the age of 15, Bermudian Sarah Maybury got a taste of life on the high seas as she sailed a tall ship from Charleston to Boston. She has never forgotten the experience and the help she was given and is now helping the crew and trainees of the tall ships in Bermuda as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Sarah. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:47:00 EST Sport Scoreboard 1, May 25, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF under Related Media Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Making sure things run smoothly The City of Hamilton was keen to get on board as a major event sponsor for the Tall Ships Bermuda Host Port festival after all, the event is bringing some 19 international tall ships with 900 sail trainees and crew, thousands of locals and visitors to Front Street. Fortunately for Tall Ships Bermuda, we also got the citys star Event Project. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:47:00 EST Sport Scoreboard 2, May 25, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF under Related Media Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 EST What defines a Tall Ship There are four classes of vesselClass AAll square rigged vessels barque, barquentine, brig, brigantine or ship rigged and all other vessel more than 40 metres Length Overall LOA, regardless of rig. Class BTraditionally rigged vessels ie gaff rigged sloops, ketches, yawls and schooners with an. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:47:00 EST Running a tight ship Basically anything that floats is mine is how Andy Burnett-Herkes responds when asked about his role in Bermudas Tall Ships Host Port Festival. With an extensive background in race management, the former professional race officer and bankingmarketing executive is well qualified for his Ship Management role when the 19 tall ships arrive in. .. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:47:00 EST Bermudians in Manchester relive terror attack Bermudians living in the North of England have spoken of their horror at the terrorist attack that killed 22 people in Manchester on Monday evening. The deadly bombing after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena also left 59 people wounded, many of them children, and has stunned the northern city. Law student Shar Pemberton,. .. Wed, 24 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Nine new jobs as Gorhams opens on Sundays Hardware and home goods store Gorhams is to open on Sundays and create nine new jobs to cover the extra hours. Andrew Mackay, general manager of Gorhams, said customers had requested for years that it open both days of the weekend. He added We wanted them to know that we listened and their feedback was heard. As with. .. Wed, 24 May 2017 00:01:00 EST Clock ticking for Ainslie and British hopes Sir Ben Ainslie admits that time has been the greatest enemy since he began his mission to halt a British losing streak that started at the very first Americas Cup in 1851. As Bermuda eagerly awaits the start of the Auld Mug the oldest trophy in international sport Ainslie would be quite happy if the clock quietly ticking on Front. .. Wed, 24 May 2017 00:01:00 EST