All Stories All Stories en-us Patient to sue BHB for negligence A 60-year-old man is suing the Bermuda Hospitals Board for medical negligence after claiming that emergency room staff repeatedly failed to spot a life-threatening illness.Raymond Santucci said staff at a private clinic, Bermuda Healthcare Services, as well as a British hospital were "astounded" that his heart disease and ligament damage... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Wine, good food a labour of love for Macdonald This is the first of a weekly series of features focusing on participants in the second cohort of Ignite Bermuda, the island's first privately funded business accelerator.As someone who appreciates fine wine and good food, Mathew Macdonald has found his calling.Mr Macdonald is a co-owner with John Sharpe of Two Rock Wine Company... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Morseman cruises home in marathon Brian Morseman comfortably won the PwC Bermuda marathon yesterday, clocking 2hr 28min 52sec over the new, scenic course that started in Dockyard before sunrise and finished outside Barr's Bay Park in Hamilton. The Bath, New York, resident was relaxing with a ginger beer by the time second-place finisher, Bermudian Sean Trott, crossed the... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Art is life and now it is on show In preschool, Jahbarri Wilson was asked to draw a Gombey. To everyone's amazement, his was "better than the teacher's".Not even five, he remembers realising the significance of his achievement."I said, 'OK, I've found out what I want to do for the rest of my life'."The 21-year-old is one of four artists featured in... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Litigation guardians panel praised A top barrister involved in some of Britain's most prominent child protection cases has praised the Government for its appointment of a litigation guardians panel.Cyrus Larizadeh QC, who visited the island twice last year to talk to members of the Bermuda Bar Association on child law, said it was unrealistic to expect panel members to be... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Gubbins and Morseman clinch Challenge crowns Megan Gubbins and Bryan Morseman clinched The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge crowns with equally dominant displays in their respective categories.Morseman, from Bath, New York, who won the marathon in 2017, capped a triumphant return to the island with an impressive weekend across the Butterfield Front Street Mile, BFM 10K... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Romantic Karl scores marathon proposal It was a weekend of big surprises for Linsey Sullivan, thanks to romantic boyfriend Karl Neumann.Mr Neumann had already amazed his running mate by whisking her away from Seattle, Washington, to compete in The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge at short notice.But then he had something even more special up his sleeve - or in... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Roban: farm smell problem can be overcome Plans to install equipment to reduce the smell of manure at a Devonshire farm are dependent on a manure management plan, the Government said.A spokeswoman for the Department of Planning confirmed a revised application for infrastructure to tackle odour complaints at Green Land Dairy Farm had been submitted.But the spokeswoman said... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Ethiopians dominate the podium Ethiopian runners stamped their authority on the PwC Bermuda Half-Marathon, securing all but one of the spots on the men's and women's podium yesterday.Abdulmenan Kasim Gelatu, Abu Kebede Diriba and Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele made a clean sweep of the men's podium while Nuhamin Bogale Ashame won the women's title and Meseret Ali Basa... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST An apology to Robert Pires On November 14, 2019, <i>The Royal Gazette</i> published a column titled "A new vision of prosperity is needed", which was written by Khalid Wasi. Mr Wasi has informed <i>The Royal Gazette</i> that in that column he did not accurately portray Robert Pires's comments made in an interview, with the result that he... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Important questions in the wake of consultation meetings <i>Patients 1st is a weekly column where the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association answers your questions about the proposed Bermuda Health Plan 2020 and how it may impact you and your family</i>Some really thought-provoking questions arose this week from the healthcare providers' consultation meeting with the... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Kevin nears $300,000 target in wife's memory An American runner completed three legs of The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge in a bid to raise $300,000 for an international charity devoted to fighting childhood cancer.Kevin Maloney, 55, ran to raise cash for the St Baldrick's Foundation in memory of his wife, Lisa, a supporter of the organisation who died of cancer four... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Internet users warned about $800,000 scam A man targeted by fraudsters has warned fellow internet users to be on their guard.The would-be victim received a Facebook message claiming to be from the electronics firm Samsung notifying him he had won $800,000.He said that he was told he must provide his bank account number and swift code to be eligible for the award. He... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST I got it wrong and for that I apologise Dear Sir,At times when writing, I have gotten entangled into the debate surrounding an argument or article and a few facts originating the debate get blurred and not spoken of absolutely exact or "spot-on", either becoming a misquote or simply not identified properly, and in any such case may wrongfully characterise an individual. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Sforza joins Hamilton from PartnerRe Hamilton Insurance Group has appointed Brad Sforza to senior vice-president, head of property reinsurance, for its new US reinsurance platform.Mr Sforza was previously with PartnerRe, where he was vice-president, property and multiline treaty. He joins Steve Wilson, head of casualty and speciality reinsurance, in Hamilton's New... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:13:00 EST CEO confidence is down worldwide The world's bosses are feeling gloomy about the global economy this year, and that's not a good sign.Fifty-three per cent of chief executive officers are predicting a decline in the rate of global economic growth in 2020, up from 29 per cent last year, according to PwC's 23rd annual survey of almost 1,600 global CEOs. The survey launched... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:09:00 EST Chamber of Commerce tackles workplace bias The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce will be holding a full-day workshop, on unconscious bias next month, open to members and non-members. Presented by Martha Kirkland, international partner for Franklin Covey in Bermuda, this workshop tackles how to counteract the potentially harmful impacts of unconscious bias and how to create a workplace... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:10:00 EST BEDC to host co-operative pitch contest A series of events designed to encourage the development of co-operative businesses in Bermuda has been announced by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.An information session, a networking event, and a co-op power workshop, will precede the island's first co-operative pitch competition, at which teams of three with a workable... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:56:00 EST PGA Tour spot up for Par 3 winner Fairmont Southampton have announced a new partnership with Goslings to operate the World Par 3 Championship, to be known as The Dark N Stormy World Par 3 Championship at the iconic Turtle Hill Golf Club. In its eleventh year, the world's premier par 3 championship will take place March 5 to 7 and offer a total purse of $50,000. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:33:00 EST Butterfield shares down 1.54% on NYSE Shares of Butterfield Bank were down 56 cents, or 1.54 per cent, at $35.92 on the New York Stock Exchange.There were no trades on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index, which remained unchanged at 2,336.94. The BSX insurance Index was up 13.04 points, or 0.75 per cent, at 1,750.15. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:35:00 EST Police warn of 'risk' to missing girl Police today warned of a "potential imminent risk" to a 14-year-old girl missing from a care home for ten days.Destiny Winters was last spotted yesterday as she travelled in and out of St George's by bus and appeared to be with an older man.A police spokesman said: "The Bermuda Police Service is also aware of information that... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:37:00 EST Man admits knifepoint robbery attempt A man admitted today that he tried to rob a stranger at knifepoint but claimed he was "blacked out" from alcohol at the time.Magistrates' Court heard Tahj Toussaint, 24, approached Cody Powell on Parliament Street in Hamilton as Mr Powell walked to Front Street for a taxi.Toussaint told Mr Powell: "Give me everything you... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:31:00 EST Fake US $50 bill found at store Police today warned the public that fake US $50 banknotes are in circulation.A police spokesman said that one of the notes was tendered at the A1 grocery store on Paget's Valley Road on Saturday night.The counterfeit cash was spotted and kept by the store manager, who alerted police.The police spokesman said that no arrests... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:46:00 EST You can't have it both ways on immigration, Mr Famous Dear Sir,In <i>The Royal Gazette</i> edition of January 17, 2020, your opinion columnist Christopher Famous wrote an article entitled "Immigration has everything to do with politics", located on Page 4.In it he tried to connect the dots from the postwar period that British immigration to Bermuda had all to do with the... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Bascome says he is ready for next step Nikki Bascome's so-called "hype bubble" continues to expand after a measured victory over a spirited Ryan Oliver at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday night.Before the bout, Oliver and his coach Haroon Headley had questioned the ballyhoo surrounding Bermuda's most popular local-based athlete; however, after being outboxed for periods... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Strong interest in vacation rentals body A meeting held to gauge the level of interest in a membership organisation representing owners and managers of vacation rental properties in Bermuda has been hailed as "extremely successful".Ralph Richardson, among eight members of a steering committee that has spent a year in near-monthly meetings in order to set up the Bermuda Rental... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Butterfield & Vallis 5K set for weekend Local runners will have another opportunity to hit the roads this weekend with the Butterfield Vallis 5K set for Sunday.The Bermuda Heart Foundation are the recipients of the race proceeds and the race will launch their Heart Month events for February. The races starts at 8.30am with a 1k race for lower primary students. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:30:00 EST Scars certifies 10,000th child advocate A charity dedicated to halting the sexual abuse of children crossed a landmark when it certified its 10,000th child advocate.Debi Ray-Rivers, the founder of Saving Children And Revealing Secrets, said that milestone, achieved on Saturday, reflected progress made on the issue by the Bermuda community.Ms Ray-Rivers said: "It's a... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Sensational start for sizzling Lambe Andre Lambe made a sensational start to life in the paid ranks after a first-round stoppage of fellow debutant Mat Hinchey at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday night.The southpaw's first punch as a professional, a razor-sharp right hook, Lambe's most lethal weapon, sent Hinchey careering across the ring and touching the canvas before... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST No excuses, says Parsons Mikey Parsons refused to offer any excuses after suffering a unanimous points defeat to Daniel Roach in his professional debut.At the age of 40, Parsons moved into the paid ranks to face Canadian Roach, but was ultimately made to rue a tentative approach to the opening two rounds, with a late flourish in which the pair went toe-to-toe,... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Island-wide clean-up a double success Almost 200 loads of bulk waste were disposed of last weekend as part of an island-wide clean-up effort, it was revealed this week.The bulky waste clean-up, organised by the Ministry of Public Works and Keep Bermuda Beautiful, was designed to encourage the public to dispose of furniture, appliances, rubble and other large items... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Roach pays fitting tribute to Burgess Adrian Roach dedicated his impressive unanimous victory over Canadian Hamza Zarwari to close friend Kijani Burgess who was killed in a road accident.The 16-year-old died on Monday after his scooter hit a taxi and he fell into the path of a fire engine on its way to an emergency call-out with its lights and sirens on.Roach held... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Jones and Richardson earn Colts win <b>Devonshire Colts 3 Flanagan's Onions 0</b>An opening goal by Richard Jones followed by a goal in each half by Bermuda forward Diego Richardson helped Devonshire Colts to a comfortable win over Flanagan's Onions in this FA Cup fixture played at Devonshire Recreation Club yesterday."I am happy to be part of this... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Error hands X-Roads victory <b>X-Roads 1 Hamilton Parish 0</b>A shocking defensive error allowed X-Roads Warriors to emerge with a scrappy FA Cup first round victory over second-tier Hamilton Parish at Garrison Field yesterday.X-Roads controlled most of the match, but they failed to make the most of it through poor shooting and a forward line... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST St George's brush aside Vasco <b>Vasco 0 St George's 4</b>First Division pacesetters St George's Colts carried their league form into cup competition by brushing aside second-tier rivals Vasco da Gama yesterday at Bernard Park.Following up a recent 5-0 thumping with four this time, the East Enders' goals were well spread with four different scorers... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Trojans edge St David's <b>Somerset Trojans 2 St David's 1</b>Jaiden Ratteray-Smith and Richard Quinn scored in the second half to help Somerset Trojans edge St David's 2-1 in the FA Cup first round yesterday.Trojans controlled the early stages, knocking the ball around well and remaining patient to create the odd opening.Winger Zaire... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Robinson at the double for PHC <b/>PHC Zebras 3 Boulevard 1</b>Cecoy Robinson, the PHC captain, struck a double salvo in extra time to guide his team to victory over Boulevard in a scrappy FA Cup first round contest at PHC Field yesterday.The experienced striker netted in the first period of added time to put the home side up 2-1 and grabbed another... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Smith-DeShields and Lee on target for Village <b>Devonshire Cougars 0 North Village 2</b>First-half goals from Jaizel Smith-DeShields and Jason Lee were sufficient for North Village Rams to comfortably sweep past arch rivals Devonshire Cougars in this FA Cup fixture at Devonshire Recreation Club yesterday."We're happy to be in the quarter-finals', said a satisfied... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Outerbridge times it right <b>Robin Hood 3 Somerset Eagles 2</b>Holders Robin Hood advanced to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup yesterday when Ereico Outerbridge drove home an 89th-minute winner from inside the box at Goose Gosling Field. It was a deserved win for Hood, but they had to work hard for the victory after throwing away a two-goal... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, January 20, 2020 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF links under "Related Media". Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Bascome claims unanimous points win Nikki Bascome claimed a unanimous points victory over a plucky Ryan Oliver at the Fairmont Southampton last night.The Bermudian boxer took the contest, the main event at Fight Night Champion, 78-74, 78-74, 78-74 on all three of the judges' scorecards.Bascome made a trademark slow start to the eight-round contest, with his English... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:08:00 EST Wells strikes as QPR topple Leeds Nahki Wells continued his rich vein of form after scoring his fourteenth goal of the season in Queens Park Rangers' 1-0 win over Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday.Wells's controversial first-half goal earned the home side all three points over a Leeds side that finished with ten men after Kalvin Phillips's late... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 20:01:00 EST Alert over spike in flu cases A "medium alert" has been called by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit at the Ministry of Health over a rise in influenza and fever and respiratory symptoms.Five per cent of cases have required hospital admissions so far this year, a spokeswoman said.Some people are at higher risk of developing serious complications from the... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:47:00 EST Sobriety checkpoints next weekend Police road sobriety checkpoints will be held over seven parishes next Friday through Sunday.Police announced that the stops, published on Wednesday in the official Gazette, would be held in Hamilton Parish, Smith's, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton.The checkpoints have been used by police since September... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:45:00 EST Man arrested after crash on Friday A 54-year-old Devonshire man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after a crash on Friday.Police said his westbound motorcycle collided with a scooter coming in the opposite direction at about 6.20pm on St John's Road, Pembroke, near the junction with Cox's Hill Road.The rider sustained a head laceration with bruises to... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:39:00 EST Seafarers to attend Sea Sunday service The annual Sea Sunday event will take place with a special service at the Chapel of Ease in St David's next Sunday.Members of the Bermuda Branch Pilots and others in the seafaring community will attend the ceremony which will be conducted by the Reverend Tom Slawson from 11am.A commemoration will be held after the service at the... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:04:00 EST Biff film captures explosion of pop music The Bermuda International Film Festival is to screen an award-winning music documentary at its BIFFlix monthly series.<i>Echo in the Canyon</i> is described as a highly entertaining film about the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s.It features candid conversations and... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:13:00 EST Job advice for former BF&M staff Staff who lost their jobs at BFM have been offered the chance to build job-hunting skills through the Department of Workforce Development.Labour minister Lovitta Foggo said the Labour Relations Section would also provide support for those made redundant by the restructuring at the company's life insurance business.BFM... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 12:55:00 EST Student summer work programme now open The Department of Workforce Development is advising that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Summer Employment Programme.Successful applicants will gain well-rounded career exposure for ten weeks from June to August.The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, Lovitta Foggo said, "This has been an incredibly... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:59:00 EST Sea of blue to remember Kijani Teenagers took up the campaign for safer roads yesterday as they remembered a schoolmate who died in a crash earlier this week.Pupils and teachers at the Bermuda Institute turned the school into a sea of blue as they paid tribute to Kijani Burgess and other victims of road accidents.The 16-year-old was killed on Monday after his... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Investing: should you do it yourself? The monthly Moneywise Pretend Portfolio articles are generating interest, raising awareness of investing, and reader questions.Investments, even though we don't realise their impact, are part and parcel of everyone's financial life.Today, we feature an investing query on whether to "do it yourself", or work with companies that can... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Being single is a blessing Saphire Faith International Ministries will host its first summit for singles next week. Its aim is to bring singles of the Christian faith together for fellowship and empowerment. The event was organised by mother-daughter duo Marlene Flynn and Shaunte Simons.The couple created Saphire Faith International Ministries last... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Forum hears of pain for homeless centre A day centre for Hamilton's homeless with showers and other services could be on the cards.Dwayne Caines, the chief operating officer of the City of Hamilton, said the authority was looking for a building where the homeless could clean up, charge phones, and meet representatives from support agencies.But he warned: "There's no... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Wisconsin runner buys into challenge International competitors will lace up their running shoes this weekend to race against home-grown talent in a three-day series of athletic events.The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge features races over one mile, which was last night, 10K, as well as a half-marathon and marathon.Allison Levy, originally from Kentucky but... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Police raid Pembroke home after gun incident Police raided a home last night in connection with a firearms incident near a nightclub.Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith said: "The Bermuda Police Service executed a firearms warrant today at a residence off Factory Lane, Pembroke."Mr Smith said no arrests were made, but there was a "strong person of interest" they were keen... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Casey enjoys back-to-back wins Patrick Casey, of the United States, made it two wins out of two today when he pipped Ethiopian Abdulmenan Kasim Gelatu at the finish line in 31min 03sec to win the BFM 10K race.Casey, who claimed the Butterfield Elite Mile title the previous evening, ran a smart race after keeping Kasim Gelatu (31:04) in his sights during the... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:16:00 EST McColgan in a league of her own Eilish McColgan blitzed the field to claim the BFM 10K women's title comfortably and put the icing on an impressive double on her Bermuda Triangle Challenge debut.The two-times Olympian and European Championships silver medal-winner covered the racecourse in 33min 28sec, crossing the finish line at North Field with no other women's... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:35:00 EST Casey clinches Elite Men's crown Patrick Casey lived up to his pre-race favourite tag, overcoming a strong field to be crowned the Butterfield Front Street Mile Elite Men's champion last night.Expectations were high on the United States runner, who was tipped to break the four-minute mile barrier, having arrived on island on the back of a recent 3min 55sec... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Under-fire BCB president Smith facing revolt Lloyd Smith's future as president of the Bermuda Cricket Board has been thrown into jeopardy after his entire executive committee jumped ship, leaving he and executive director Cal Blankendal effectively as the last men standing at the heart of the national sport.At a special meeting convened at Warwick Workmen's Club on Thursday night,... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Class shines through for McColgan Eilish McColgan executed her game plan with precision to capture the Butterfield Front Street Mile Elite Women's title at the first attempt last night.The two-times Olympian and European Championships silver medal-winner ran a smart, tactical race in wet and frigid conditions, which she won comfortably in a time of 4min... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST