All Stories All Stories en-us More woe for OBA as Baron quits politics Jeff Baron, the Shadow Minister of National Security, announced this morning that he is quitting politics. Mr Baron cited new work opportunities as well as family among his reasons. His statement, posted on social media, said Its been a privilege to serve you for the last five years. Im stepping away from politics effective. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:32:00 EST Belco aims to reduce cost of electricity This rotten and damaged electricity cable dates back to 1951, the year when the Royal Naval Dockyard officially closed as a British military facility and Earl Cameron made his big-screen debut in Pool of London. After 67 years of service within the islands electricity distribution grid, it has finally given up the ghost. The burnt-out. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Roberts Nations League will help grow Bermudian game Jason Roberts believes the Concacaf Nations League will help create a professional environment for football in the region and drive opportunity for countries such as Bermuda. Roberts, the former West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers striker, attended the Bermuda Football Association awards ceremony and symposium last week in his. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:53:00 EST 1963 Floral Pageant queen returns for triathlon Nancy Missett was more than a little sceptical when her daughter suggested she enter a triathlon. After all, she was about to turn 75. I said, At my age?, laughed the retired teacher. My daughter did a triathlon last summer in New York. I just thought it was astounding doing something like that. She said, Mum, I think you could do. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Racing driver ordered to repay 70,000 An American drag car racer has been forced to pay back 70,000 to a Bermudian-based insurance company for misrepresenting the top speed of his vehicle. Mark Woodruff told the insurer his car could not complete a 220-yard course in less than 4. 2 seconds. Mr Woodruff received a payout after a crash, but the insurer discovered he had. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Caines to address gang contract cancellation The cancellation of the contract with an American-based organisation designed to fight gang violence will be discussed in the House of Assembly on Friday. Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, will address the cancellation of the Operation Ceasefire contract in a ministerial statement. A spokesman for the National. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST A man well remembered for establishing firsts Olympic sailor James Jimmy Kempe has died at the age of 94. An engraver whose handiwork adorned trophies as well as gifts to visiting dignitaries, Mr Kempe represented the island twice at the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 and Rome in 1960. Flying to Australia in a propeller plane as a member of Bermudas first Olympic. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Traffic plans announced for triathlon Police have listed diversions that will affect the islands roads during MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda on Saturday. Certain stores in Hamilton will remain open, with some establishments choosing to extend their hours of business. Traffic into the city and central parishes will be affected from 4am until the end of the days. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda Regiment salutes royal birth Shots rang out at Albouys Point last night as the island celebrated the latest addition to the Royal Family. The Royal Bermuda Regiment fired a gun salute at 6pm, followed by a rifle volley, in honour of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges third child, a son who is fifth in line to the throne. John Rankin, the. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Canada not immune to overpolicing in black communities For many Canadians, the viral Starbucks video is both shocking and abhorrent. The incident, like the Stephon Clark shooting in Sacramento, California, sparked broader public discussions about the ubiquity of racial injustice in the United States. However, for most Canadians, racism in policing continues to be treated as an exclusively. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Separate but equal Dear Sir,I write in regard to your article about Emily Nagel published in ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt on April 12, 2018. Your second paragraph refers to her as Bermudian. While she is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race with BER on the back of her life jacket, with the express permission of the Bermuda Sailing Association and. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Suspended sentence for man who beat girlfriend A 44-year-old father of eight was handed a suspended prison sentence yesterday for beating up an ex-girlfriend. Desai Jones, of Warwick, was given an 18-month prison sentence, but magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo suspended the sentence for two years. Jones was also given two years probation and ordered to undergo anger management and. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Duffy calls for triathlon wall of noise Flora Duffy today called on island residents to make a wall of noise for Saturdays World Triathlon Series event. The world champion triathlete said cheers and flag-waving would create a great atmosphere for competitors. She said I just hope that just really creates such a great atmosphere in the race and I think for us that. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:03:00 EST Community gardeners graduate The latest crop of graduates of a gardening workshop have been awarded certificates. A total of 30 people took part in the latest Grow, Eat Save community gardening course, designed to teach people how to grow their own food while saving money on their grocery bills. A spokeswoman for the programme said Benefits of the successful. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:16:00 EST Car hits airport fence A car crashed into the security fence at LF Wade International Airport on Sunday. Police said the car was being driven in the westbound lane when it left the road about 7. 30pm. The car was damaged as well as a section of the airport fencing. No one was injured and police have appealed for witnesses. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:48:00 EST Mudslides impact Chubbs income Catastrophe losses from mudslides in California impacted first quarter income for Chubb Limited. The company has reported a profit of 1. 08 billion, or 2. 30 per share, for the first three months of the year. That is 11 million lower than the net income achieved during the corresponding period last year. Core operating income was. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:06:00 EST Watts island can host top basketball tournaments The president of the Bermuda Basketball Association wants to bring international tournaments and American college teams to the island. Rickey Watts said the biggest hurdle to bring a tournament is facilities, but said he had has positive conversations with the Bermuda Tourism Authority in regards to bringing an event here. Bermuda. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:01:00 EST RA mulls compensation for internet outages Compensating customers for internet service outages is one of a raft of ideas being considered by telecommunications regulators. Other ideas include the moratorium on issuing new Integrated Communications Operating Licences ICOLs being reviewed and new regulations being put in place to protect the islands internet network if an. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Our buses should be spick and span Dear Sir,So Scars will be advertising on the back of the bus windows. Ive noticed for some time now that the buses are filthy, especially the outside. I called the bus terminal in Devonshire and asked if the terminal has a bus wash and whether it was working. I was told yes they do, but the buses just come into the. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Stress less about getting the perfect look A few weeks ago, my fellow fitness enthusiast shared with you all her experience after running an amazing 5K. Betty Doyling was feeling pretty good about herself until a gentleman who watched the race told her she could be unstoppable if she lost a bit of weight. Talk about deflating someones balloon, right?The exchange. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Thankful for having the Philips in our lives Dear Sir,My late wife and I were thankful for the friendship of the late Mr and Mrs Ira Philip. They were always involved in progressive programmes and endeavours throughout their lives, despite rearing a large family of high achievers. Mr Philip was an extraordinary journalist and historian, while Mrs Philip was a beautiful. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Legends rewarded for inspiring next generation Players and officials of the past were remembered when the Bermuda Football Association held their Night of Legends awards last Friday at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Honoured were Carlyle Crockwell for dedicated years of service as a referee, goalkeepers from different eras Dennis Wainwright and Lew Simmons, and. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Sorry Evans saga costs us all Dear Sir,The sorry saga between Freddie Evans and the Government can be summed up as followsHe is hired as Commissioner of Education and successfully makes it through his probationary period. Then he is, almost, sort of, fired, his professional reputation is tarnished, the Government pays him six figures in mea culpa damages,. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Care homes making the grade Two Bermuda residential care homes have won recognition. Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home and the Dorothy Crane Nursing Home achieved certification from the Bermuda National Standards Committee and are now on their way towards full accreditation. Sharon Swan, director of nursing at Westmeath, said Certification shows we. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Lee praises players after picking up surprise award Robert Lee produced arguably the biggest upset during the Bermuda Football Associations awards ceremony at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute last week. The Paget Lions coach beat out the likes of former Bermuda coach Andrew Bascome for the First Division Coach of the Year award. I was surprised when my name was called. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, April 25, 2018 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Deadline near for St Andrews scholarship The deadline for applications for a scholarship to a top Scottish university is the end of this month. The scholarship at St Andrews University is valued at up to 35,000 annually for four years and will cover tuition, accommodation, food, return airfare and a computer. The successful applicant must be able to gain admission to St. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Franklin the man to beat Micah Franklin, who represented Bermuda at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast this month, will look to defend his title at the Bermuda Squash Open, which starts on Sunday. The My Bermuda House National Championships will have 94 entries with some keen competition expected in the six divisions, the mens and womens open and. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Trumps historic unpopularity is a big story A new Gallup poll has some folks excitedly tweeting that President Donald Trumps re-election chances are similar to those of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton before him both of whom, you may recall, did get re-elected but the more important story is what Gallup concludes about the depths of Trumps historic unpopularity. The poll finds. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Trio to compete in Montreal Three Bermudian boccia athletes will compete in the Bisfed World Open in Montreal which will take place from today until April 29. Steve Wilson, Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward will join more than 100 athletes representing 18 countries. This will be the first event that contributes to qualification for the 2020 Tokyo. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Hardknockz remain unbeaten Hardknockz continue to get the maximum value from their runs in the Womens Division of Softball Bermuda at Michael Preece Stadium at Bernard Park. .They edged Outback Skylights 18-17, marking their third triumph in a row by one run on Monday night. Hardknockz previously defeated PHZ Zebras 10-9, and Angels 16-15 and are the first. .. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, April 25, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Young athletes to shine at triathlon ceremony Bermudas young athletes are to take centre stage at the opening ceremony for the MS Amlin World Triathlon on Thursday night. The parade to mark the launch of the event will include 33 young Bermudian flag bearers representing every nation competing in the triathlon on Saturday. Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of Economic Development. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:06:00 EST Oleander buys Suzuki Cycles Oleander Cycles, one of Bermudas top moped rental agencies, has bought out the Suzuki Cycles store, which is a division of JNT Ltd, located on Victoria Street. Oleander has eight locations and has been around for decades. Gregory Bluck, the companys general manager, said Oleander had been looking for an opportunity to grow and. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Astwood and Hill impress Oakville The Oakville Blue Devils have taken steps to bring in Jahquil Hill and Arnezha Astwood. The Bermudian footballers were invited to train with the League1 Ontario champions during their recent trip to the island, with goalkeeper Hill also impressing during the visiting sides 3-1 defeat by a Bermuda National Select at the National Stadium. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST God, family, friends and laughter Eugene Buck Woods knows a good thing when he sees it. He spotted Jewell Raynor on the street in 1957 and knew instantly that shed make an excellent wife. She was a very attractive young lady, the 83-year-old recalled. There was just something about her. The problem was, she didnt feel the same way. I didnt. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Taking donation message to streets The Bermuda Organ Donor Association appealed yesterday for the public to consider organ donation and to make their wishes clear to their families. The news came as the association greeted morning commuters at Crow Lane roundabout and encouraged them to sign up to give the gift that keeps on living. Kerry Brislane, the BODA. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Evans accepts new Government job Freddie Evans, who was sacked as Commissioner of Education, is to take up a post in the Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation. A government spokeswoman said last night The matter between the Bermuda Government and Dr Evans has been settled without recourse to a costly trial. By mutual agreement, the terms of the settlement are. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:07:00 EST Ellsworth Christopher 1940-2018 Respects will be paid today to teacher and sportsman Ellsworth Christopher, who died last week at the age of 78. Nadine Henry, president of Devonshire Recreation Club, said its former president Mr Christopher was everything to the club, and Devonshire Rec was everything to him. She added We feel like we have lost our guardian. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Pride at Peppercorn Ceremony The Mayor of St George celebrated a successful year in the Old Towne during the annual Peppercorn Ceremony yesterday. Quinell Francis said During the 201718 fiscal year, we have undertaken several restoration and improvements projects, including upgrades to the dock at Market Wharf and Ordnance Island and the completion of work in the. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Dispelling myths surrounding autism Kerry Magro is an author, movie consultant and motivational speaker, and has spoken in 100 different locations in the last year. When he was a child, his parents never imagined such a life for him as in early childhood he struggled to talk and he was diagnosed with autism aged just four. Mr Magro, now 30, said #8220I. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:01:00 EST Bus routes to change for triathlon Bus schedule will be altered to accommodate road closures for the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda this Saturday. Buses travelling on routes 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 will depart from Victoria Street near the central bus terminal. From there they will take a right on Washington Street North, a right on Dundonald Street, a left on Cedar Avenue, a. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:59:00 EST Roberts Moore a beacon for black managers Jason Roberts believes his former West Bromwich Albion team-mate Darren Moore can be a beacon for black managers after his encouraging start at The Hawthorns. Moore picked up four points from his two games in charge since replacing Alan Pardew as caretaker on Easter Monday, including an unlikely 1-0 win away to Manchester. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:01:00 EST Child welfare expert hits out at sentence Child protection expert Sheelagh Cooper said yesterday that a man who dropped his infant son out of a first-floor window should have received a stiffer sentence. She was speaking after Anthony Davis was last week given a nine-month suspended sentence and two years probation for the incident, which caused the child only minor. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:10:00 EST Interest rate climb lifts Butterfield profit Butterfield Banks first-quarter net income rose nearly 10 per cent year over year, as the bank earned more in net interest income and spent less on salaries. Net income for the first three months of the year was 44. 2 million, up from 40. 3 million in the first quarter of 2017. A slight increase in loan volume and a rise in lending. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST What to do if siblings differ on joint-ownership Dear Heather,My mother passed away about a year ago and my two siblings and I have inherited her house. I want to keep it and live in it, my brother wants to sell it and my sister wants to rent it out. Do you have any advice as to what we should do?Distressed, Dear Distressed,One difficult topic realtors routinely. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST A clear danger to our communities As a Member of Parliament, I have a fiduciary responsibility to look out for the best interest of my constituents and the wider public. With regards to road safety, I have received numerous complaints about excessive speeding on narrow neighbourhood streets Wellington Lane, Wellington Hill, Mullet Bay Road and Ferry Road in St Georges. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Female rider treated for serious injuries A female motorcyclist is being treated in hospital for serious injuries after she was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Just before 2pm yesterday, the riders auxiliary cycle collided with the vehicle on Harrington Sound Road, in Smiths, at the junction of Somersall Road. The road was cordoned off and traffic. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:58:00 EST Watlington shares gain 6 Shares of Watlington Waterworks Ltd and Butterfield Bank gained in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. Watlington climbed 1. 50, or 6 per cent, to close on 26. 50 as 2,430 shares changed hands. Butterfield added 1. 50, or 3. 3 per cent, to end the day on 47. 50 on the trading of 2,175 shares. The banks New York-listed shares. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:32:00 EST Somerset Re hires Braverman Somerset Reinsurance Ltd has appointed Josh Braverman as chief investment officer and a member of the companys executive leadership team. Mr Braverman, who will be based in Bermuda, has overall responsibility for all of the companys asset management activities and will chair the firms Investment and Investment Advisory. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:53:00 EST Unregulated business grows at Ascendant Ascendant Group Ltds financial performance improved on the back of strong growth in its unregulated businesses. The company said today that core earnings for 2017 were 18. 8 million, up nearly 5 million, or 43 per cent, on 2016. Core earnings broke down to 1. 90 per share, boosted by a 28 cent-per-share boost businesses other than. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Canada an insane experience for Ferreira Bermuda volleyball player Leticia Ferreira was back on island over the weekend for the Bermuda Open after completing her first season playing for Mount Allison University in Canada. The former Mount Saint Agnes Academy pupil said that even though the playing standard was insane, she could not wait to come back to play for her coaches in. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Eyesore exposes preferential treatment Dear Sir,I would like to draw the attention of the relevant government department responsible for removing the abandoned and rusted white pick-up truck in the bus lay-by on Marsh Folly Road, east of Bishop Spencer Road. This has been sitting roadside for months, preventing buses from safely pulling in for area. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Hefty bills for failing to cut back trees Householders whose trees grow out over roadways could face a 1,000-an-hour bill for them to be cut back, the public works ministry warned yesterday. The news came as the ministry announced a crackdown on overhanging vegetation, which could pose a risk to pedestrians and road users. A ministry spokeswoman said it will send out. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Charities screened for terrorist funding Charities in Bermuda are to be screened to discover if they are at risk of being used to hide terrorist funds. A government spokeswoman said the Registry General had hired Oyster Consulting Bermuda Ltd to help assess all local charities. She said This is being conducted to identify if any entities are vulnerable to being used. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Astwood aims to make most of Reading chance Arnezha Astwood has vowed to make the most of the opportunity to broaden his football horizons at an old stamping ground of Bermuda legend Shaun Goater. The Robin Hood striker has been awarded a 4,100 grant from the Ministry of Social Development and Sport to further his development at the Reading Academy in England. Goater scored. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Arc of white supremacys history in America In the Riverfront Park of the state capital of Alabama, you will find a series of panels depicting the citys history. They will tell you when the first white settler arrived, how riverboats transformed Montgomery into a trading hub for cotton and many other important commodities, and how the city became the cradle of the. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Argo to switch share listing to NYSE Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings Ltd is to transfer its share listing to the New York Stock Exchange from the Nasdaq Global Select Market. The listing of Argo Groups 6. 5 per cent senior notes will follow suit, the company said. We are confident that by joining one of the worlds most prestigious. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Gun salute to celebrate royal birth The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges third child is to be celebrated tonight with a gun salute. The Royal Bermuda Regiment said a field gun will fire from Hamiltons Albouys Point at 6pm to mark the birth of the couples second son. A single round will be followed by a rifle volley from a firing party. Barricades. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:11:00 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. .. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST