All Stories All Stories en-us asda sda dasd as A team of volunteers heads for Malawi today to work on homes for the needy, as Bermuda Overseas Missions undertakes its 18th annual humanitarian tripBOM president David Thompson will travel with 28 volunteers to Mulanje, a small town in the countrys south. The group, a mix of students from the Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Casablanca to open new caf on Front Street Business is so good for the owner of Casablanca in Hamilton, he is to open another outlet on Front Street. Less than a year ago, Amre Elsayed opened Casablanca in Washington Lane specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine with a dash of style The industry veteran has now taken over the former Juice n Beans caf on Front Street, which. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Samuels inspired by show of support Jahzyiah Samuels admits she was surprised to score in Bermudas 5-1 demolition of Curaao in the Concacaf Caribbean Womens Under-20 Qualifier at the National Stadium. The 16-year-old came on as a substitute in the 82nd minute and took just two minutes to score Bermudas fourth goal and her first at international level with a sublime. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Swiss chef still going strong after 30 years Do your boiled eggs come out like old shoe leather? Is your broccoli flaccid?Swiss chef Rene Notter may have some ideas. The 55-year-old started the website ABC of Cooking four years ago to offer home chefs tips and tricks. Its not meant for professional chefs, said Mr Notter. I do simple things. He said even some. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Key roles for newcomers Caines, Simmons New MP Wayne Caines and new senator Kathy Simmons were handed frontline portfolios as the Progressive Labour Party swore in its Cabinet team yesterday. Mr Caines, one of the PLPs big winners in Tuesday nights General Election, gets the national security job, while Ms Simmons, who pushed Jeff Baron close in a seat considered One Bermuda. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Shooting has hallmarks of gang murder A shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead in Devonshire on Wednesday night has all the hallmarks of a gang-related murder, police said. Jahcari Francis was fatally shot at a residence in Upland Street at around 10. 45pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene. While detectives believe this has the hallmarks of a gang-related. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Musician Big Daddy Gates dies, aged 77 Big Daddy Gates, a legend from the heydays of local entertainment, has died in Florida at the age of 77. Known universally by his stage name, Donald Galloway performed alongside world-famed bands and Motown luminaries as well as the islands top musicians. Lucky enough to know Stevie Wonder as a tremendous guy, Mr Galloway could. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Gordon-Pamplin now interim leader of OBA Patricia Gordon-Pamplin and Sylvan Richards have been announced as interim leader and interim deputy leader of the One Bermuda Alliance, after the partys members convened last night. The announcement from Lynne Woolridge, chairwoman of the OBA, came on the heels of Tuesdays sweeping loss at the polls, in which the Progressive Labour. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:17:00 EST Student army takes on the politicians Politicians are used to being questioned by journalists on election day, but this year several faced a surprise an army of Bermudian students with a range of questions. In order to cover all 36 constituencies, ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt enlisted a cadre of students to help, sending them out to the polling stations tasked with. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Nations new movers and shakers are sworn in Incoming education minister Diallo Rabain has said he is looking forward to turning his passion for education into making a real difference for the students of Bermuda. He was sworn in yesterday afternoon along with ten other ministers and five senators as the Progressive Labour Party unveiled the nations movers and shakers. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST The Progressive Labour Party Cabinet ltbgtDavid Burt, Premier and FinanceltbgtDavid Burt has chosen to balance the two roles of Premier and Minister of Finance. The Progressive Labour Partys leader had been the Shadow Minister of Finance since 2012 and is a former party chairman. The father of two is a lifelong Pembroke resident and runs an IT and. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST PLP will be judged on economic balance Its a new government and, as in the 2012 election, the signature moment in the result was defeat of successive finance ministers, both losing their seats to newcomers. The resounding defeat, which can be rightfully termed as a landslide victory, was a serious message coming after only 4 years of governance by what was supposed to be a. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Time to shut R. Kelly down - for good Enough is enough. I don't care how many hits R. Kelly has had. I don't care how many Grammys he has won. I don't care about how rich he is or how long he has been in the game. Right now, I don't care about ltigtIgnition, Trapped in the Closetltigt or ltigtI Believe I Can Flyltigt. For decades now, the listening public. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST BDA praises PLPs unifying message The Bermuda Business Development Agency has welcomed the Progressive Labour Partys new Premier David Burt and his Cabinet following yesterdays official swearing-in ceremony at Government House. BDA CEO Ross Webber commended the partys prioritisation of fiscal responsibility and said that Mr Burts pledge to work closely with the whole. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:44:00 EST Senator Hayward remains committed to workers rights Incoming Senator Jason Hayward has said he would remain committed to the interests of the workers he represents as a union leader should there be any conflict between his roles. The president of the Bermuda Public Service Union, who was sworn in as Senator along with four others from the PLP yesterday, said he could not envisage any. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Greenrock congratulates PLP on election win Environmental charity Greenrock has congratulated the Progressive Labour Party, saying they look forward to collaborating on making a more sustainable Bermuda. Jonathan Starling, the charitys executive director, said the organisation hopes the PLP will make addressing climate change central to their actions, transitioning the island. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EST BDA welcomes Premiers unifying message The Bermuda Business Development Agency has welcomed David Burts message of collaboration, given during the swearing-in of the Cabinet. Ross Webber, CEO of the BDA, said The Premiers message on fiscal responsibility, transparency and partnership was reflective of all the attributes which give Bermuda its top-tier status as a leading. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:05:00 EST Family Centre congratulates PLP Executive director of Family Centre Martha Dismont has congratulated the Progressive Labour Party on its election win, saying we have an opportunity here. Highlighting Wednesday nights fatal shooting, Ms Dismont stressed there was still much work to be done. In a statement released this afternoon, Ms Dismont said On behalf of. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:11:00 EST Road work in Pembroke set for next week Traffic could be affected on Marsh Folly Road and Palmetto Road next week as road work is carried out. According to a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Public Works, there will be a possible one-lane closure on Marsh Folly Road between Dutton Avenue and Bishop Spencer Road during off-peak times on Monday, Tuesday and. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:22:00 EST Drivers disqualified in Magistrates Court A magistrate has banned two men from the road for alcohol-related driving offences. Larry Allen, from Paget, pleaded guilty to having care and control of a vehicle while over the legal blood alcohol limit, in connection with an incident on July 12. The court heard that shortly after 7pm that day, officers received a report of a. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:01:00 EST Road ban for driving day after drinking A Smiths woman involved in a crash admitted driving while over the legal blood-alcohol limit. Jodi Lewis, 33, told the court that she had been drinking the night before the accident, and was not aware how much alcohol was still in her blood. The court heard that at 7. 15am on July 1 police responded to a report of a collision. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST Sloop gets 10,000 from BISL The Bermuda Sloop Foundation has been the recipient of a 10,000 donation. The presentation was made by Bermuda International Shipping Limited on board the ltigtSpirit of Bermudaltigt following the boats five-day circumnavigation of the island. BISL chairman Steven Petty said that the organisation recognised and. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Harrington Sound Post Office sold The sale of the Harrington Sound Post Office has been completed. The post office was closed in November 2014 and the property was formally put up for sale in May 2015. It was sold for 700,000, according to the Ministry of Public Works. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST One year after fire, Chewstick rises from ashes It was one year today since the Chewstick Foundations culture Hub went up in flames, but it is beginning to rise from the ashes with the hosting of a series of commemorative fundraising events this weekend. The cultural arts charitys premises at 81 Front Street, which was just days away from opening its doors following a long-term. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Expert sees value in LNG option for Bermuda Massive changes in the energy industry could be good for Bermuda as the island looks to reduce its reliance on oil-fired electricity generation. And the growth of liquefied natural gas as a fuel, combined with huge reserves in North America, makes it the ideal fuel to replace old oil-burning technology, according to Mary Hemmingsen,. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Medal win well worth the pain, says Oliveira Matthew Oliveira says he pushed his body to new limits en route to winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas. Oliveira had hoped for a top-ten finish but far surpassed even his most optimistic expectations by topping the podium in the boys time-trial. The 17-year-old stopped the clock in 12min 06sec . .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Expert sees value in LNG option for Bermuda Massive changes in the energy industry could be good for Bermuda as the island looks to reduce its reliance on oil-fired electricity generation. And the growth of liquefied natural gas as a fuel, combined with huge reserves in North America, makes it the ideal fuel to replace old oil-burning technology, according to Mary Hemmingsen,. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Camp helps kids with learning differences It may look like a typical art class, but the papier-mch animals drying on the bench have a greater purpose. Students at the Bermuda Lab School are studying the Galapagos. Teachers are using Darwins journey on the Beagle to bring to life history, measurements, data and time challenging skills for those with learning. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Butterfield Bank up 10 cents The Bank of Butterfield shares went up 10 cents to 34. 10 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The move, equal to 0. 3 per cent, came after 38,002 shares traded. On the New York Stock Exchange, the bank lost 10 cents, or 0. 29 per cent, to 34. 33. Bermudian financial services holding company Somers Ltd was unchanged at 13. 50 after. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:52:00 EST St Davids have psychological edge Pitcher Stephen Douglas, the president of the Eastern Counties, is excited about the series which starts tomorrow with Baileys Bay facing champions St Davids in the first round at Lords. Cleveland County play the winners in the second round on August 19 and Flatts will contest the final on September 2. OJ Pitcher, the St Davids. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Enhanced cyber insurance as XL Catlin launches new policy XL Catlin has enhanced its Cyber amp Technology insurance coverage with the introduction of CyberRiskConnect, a new policy form that addresses the rapidly expanding and ever-evolving exposures of cyber and technology risk. John Coletti, chief underwriting officer for XL Catlins Cyber amp Technology group in North America, said Data. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Happy to continue giving up her time For Mary Faries being a member of Altrusa International is a serious time commitment. The service club has weekly and monthly meetings for her to attend, sometimes there are trips abroad, and fundraisers often take up her Saturdays. She doesnt care. You make time for what you love, said the 64-year-old, who also works. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Colt Brangman boosts Bay attack Baileys Bay have named Derrick Brangman as a colt for the Eastern Counties first-round match against champions St Davids at Lords tomorrow. Brangman, now eligible to play in the competition after qualifying as a league player with the club, is the only colt for the challengers who will look to avenge two losses already to St Davids. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST AM Best affirms Fidelis ratings Bermudas Fidelis Insurance and its UK underwriting arm have had their ratings affirmed by AM Best. The agency retained the A- excellent financial strength rating on both companies, as well as the bbb- on the long-term issuer credit rating of holding company Fidelis Insurance Holdings. AM Best added Concurrently, AM Best has. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Strawberry season make the most of them Its the first week of our holidays and Belle is in danger of turning into a strawberry. Theyre in season over here in England and feel so affordable compared to Bermuda. I went to the poshest of shops Waitrose and they were still only 2 so we bought them all well nearly and thats basically breakfast, lunch and dinner sorted!. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Ilkeston reborn under Notts County owner Ilkeston FC a team with strong Bermudian links have been bought by Notts County owner Alan Hardy for an undisclosed fee. The English non-League side were wound-up in the High Court last month, but Hardy has completed a deal and appointed Steve Chettle, a former Nottingham Forest defender, as manager. Chettle, a former Ilkeston. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Geraghty-McDonnell proud Rian Geraghty-McDonnell has chalked up the Optimist World Championship, that concluded yesterday in Thailand, as another valuable learning curve. The promising sailor was Bermudas highest finisher in the individual fleet racing competition after finishing 16th in the 70-boat red flight. Im honoured to have sailed in this regatta. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Santa Margherita ros a taste sensation Four thousand years of making wine and over a thousand grape varieties makes for a very comprehensive range of wines to select from when it comes to Italy. We have recently received Santa Margherita sparkling ros that has been created by blending 55 per cent chardonnay with 40 per cent glera, the grape used to make prosecco. Five. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Ballers and Flyboys reach semi-finals The International Ballers and Flyboys booked their places in the Summer Island Basketball league semi-finals with victories at Somersfield Academy on Wednesday night. The International Ballers beat Hoopstars 61-43 in their quarter-final. The game started out with low intensity on both sides, but picked up when Johnathan Lugo hit three. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Pacers in hunt for medals The Bermuda Pacers Track Team will go in search of more medals at the Russell E. Blunt East Coact Invitational Track Meet in Durham, North Carolina, which starts today. The Pacers had a successful trip to the Flying Angels International Classic in Toronto last weekend, winning 28 medals. The Russell E. Blunt East Coact Invitational. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Whaley up for college award Arkansas sophomore running back Devwah Whaley has been named to the pre-season watch list for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nations top college running back. Bermudian Whaley, who is slated to be Arkansas lead back in 2017, played a key role last season, backing up SEC regular-season rushing champion Rawleigh Williams III. In. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, July 21, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Business leaders welcoming to new government Bermudas business community has said it is ready to work with the new PLP government to help build the economy. The islands leading association for business leaders said it was looking forward to working with the incoming administration. The Progressive Labour Party won the General Election on Tuesday by 24-12 to replace the One. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Oliveira strikes gold in Nassau Matthew Oliveira announced himself on the world stage by winning Bermudas first Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal in the islands history. Oliveira delivered a remarkable display to win the boys time-trial yesterday after stopping the clock at 12min 06sec, 12 seconds faster than silver medal-winner Dylan Hughes, of Scotland, in Nassau,. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda to the rescue as family grieve For 12 years Sara Porter came to Bermuda from New York to visit her older brother and his family. She would make the trips first with her parents and brothers and then with her husband, Dominic Gillette. Eventually, the couple would take their children. She had her third son on March 8. Five days later, she died of a rare. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Burt pledges to govern for all Bermuda David Burt pledged to work his hardest for every single Bermudian in this country as he was sworn in as Premier of Bermuda. During the ceremony at Government House yesterday afternoon, attended by a healthy crowd of family members and party colleagues, Mr Burt delivered a unifying message in his first speech to the island as. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST My miracle baby brother is our new leader As the counting of votes neared an end in Pembroke West Central late on Tuesday evening, soon-to-be premier David Burt could be heard making a request to his partys press officer. It was clear to all that the Progressive Labour Party was sweeping to power in the General Election and that Mr Burt would soon be the islands new. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Dunkley racial divide is islands key issue Former premier Michael Dunkley said that Bermudas racial divide remained the big issue in the room. In a statement posted to his Facebook page, Mr Dunkley who resigned as One Bermuda Alliance leader on Wednesday said there is much work to do and progress to be made on how to close the divide in the country so that all may live. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:29:00 EST Man shot dead in Devonshire A shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead in Devonshire late last night has all the hallmarks of a gang-related murder, police now say. Jahcari Francis was fatally shot at a residence on Upland Street at around 10. 45pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene. While detectives believe this has the hallmarks of a gang-related. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:58:00 EST Famous words victor reveals his secret keep on knocking New MP Christopher Famous has vowed to build trust with the people after his shock General Election victory over Bob Richards. Mr Famous stressed the importance of listening to the needs of the community as he reflected on his 94-vote victory in Devonshire East, which had been considered a reasonably safe One Bermuda Alliance. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST A new chapter for Bermuda Optimism should be the key emotional ingredient throughout Bermuda after the massive victory by the Progressive Labour Party, which swept the One Bermuda Alliance out of office as government with a powerful mandate from the voting public. This was confirmation that the public were not satisfied with the OBAs performance. The book of our. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Professor to update on Smiths Island dig Professor and author Michael Jarvis is to give an update on the University of Rochester Archaeology Field Schools work on Smiths Island where investigations continue into its early inhabitation in St Georges Harbour. Mr Jarvis, whose dig is sponsored by the Bermuda National Trust, will be speaking tonight at 7pm at the St Georges. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Why I voted for the PLP In 1994 I was sent to prison for 15 years. I wasnt innocent and my punishment was deserved. Going to prison changed my life in many ways, both internally as a person and extrinsically in terms of what I was now qualified to do with my life. Many memorable things happened during those eight years, but one of the most memorable was meeting a. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda surprise package, says Denkins A second-half scoring blitz against Curaao gave Bermuda a psychological boost before their final game against Jamaica in the Concacaf Caribbean Womens Under-20 qualifiers. Bermuda thumped Curaao 5-1 in the opening group B game at the National Stadium last night, with all of the goals coming during a frantic second half. Curaao. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST St Georges mayor congratulates PLP The Mayor of St Georges has offered her congratulations to the Progressive Labour Party following its landslide win in yesterdays General Election. In a statement, Quinell Francis and the Corporation of St Georges thanked outgoing One Bermuda Alliance MPs Kenneth Bascome and Nandi Outerbridge and said Special congratulatory wishes. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:10:00 EST Listen to your heart A few days ago I painfully tried to learn a complex computer programme. I spent a long and exhausting day at my desk, trying all possible options to understand how it worked. Gradually, my many hours of diligence began to turn into quiet despair. I could not understand why I, who am well versed in computers, completely failed this time. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Sousa I will continue to work for Warwick Former backbencher Jeff Sousa was surprised to lose his seat but conceded the One Bermuda Alliance had failed to get its message out. While he said he hoped the Progressive Labour Party would take advantage of the recently completed National Training Plan, he accepted that the public had put its faith behind the PLP. The people. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST OBA focused on economy but failed to win hearts of voters The person tipped to lead the One Bermuda Alliance must bridge the disconnect between the party and the people, the former chairman said. Thad Hollis blamed Tuesdays decisive General Election defeat on the partys failure to connect with constituents. I would say the mistake the OBA had made over the last two years was they. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Novas message Love wins A Bermuda singer says her new song was inspired by the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Heather Nova said she was proud of the decision made by Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons in early May that paved the way for Bermudian Winston Godwin and Canadian Greg DeRoche to marry. The couple wed in Toronto shortly after. Its. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Year in Review CedarBridge Academy Over the summer holidays Young Observer will be featuring highlights of the school year in our Year in Review series. In September CedarBridge Academy will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. ltbgtThrilled to receive royal visitltbgtThe Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, visited CedarBridge Academy on Friday, March 3 to. .. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST