All Stories All Stories en-us Case against Tokunbo dismissed A case against magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo was dismissed from the court today.Mr Tokunbo, 65, had denied a charge that he refused a breath test after he was arrested following a crash in Paget on January 19.Cayman Islands magistrate Valdis Foldats ruled today that the arrest of Mr Tokunbo was illegal and dismissed the... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:48:00 EST Bermuda attracts attention of tech 'big fish' One of the biggest names in crypto and digital technologies attended the inaugural Bermuda Tech Week, although not as a guest speaker.Google and Binance were among the globally significant companies with representatives participating in the events, alongside outstanding pioneers such as Jeff Pulver.Meanwhile, in general attendance... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda's chances left hanging by a thread <b>ICC Academy Ground (Kenya won toss): Kenya (2pts) beat Bermuda by 45 runs</b>Bermuda's hopes of qualification to the ICC T20 World Cup next year hang by a thread after a third defeat in as many days.Taking on Kenya and looking for a much needed first win of the tournament, there was one change from the side that... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:33:00 EST Connecting with the crowd Callum Smith's first real gig was at a massive nightclub in Mexico City."Nerve-racking", is how he describes the period before he got on stage; there were more than 1,000 people at LooLoo Studio waiting to hear him play the saxophone and sing a few tracks.Among the many distractions: flame bearers, people swinging from vines that... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Second councillor quits in St George A second councillor in St George has resigned over the leadership style of the town's mayor.Philip Seaman, a business ratepayers' councillor for four years, stepped down in part over a decision by George Dowling this summer to open a pedestrianised section of Water Street to traffic without a council vote. Mr Seaman, who said he... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Caines petitions UK over Bermuda passports The Minister of National Security urged a British politician to help bring back the BMU code to Bermudian passports during talks in London, he said yesterday.Wayne Caines attended a series of meetings in the UK capital last week.He met Seema Kennedy, a British MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Home Office, to pursue... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST New walk-in clinic delayed The opening of a new walk-in clinic has been delayed for almost four months after a row between planning officials and the Development Applications Board.Marico Thomas, the chief executive of Bermuda Medical Specialties Group, said Health Express Urgent Care should have been open for business on July 1.But he added: "July, August... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Young Achiever: Youngsters take robot to Dubai A team of youngsters will represent Bermuda on the world stage at an international robotics competition.Team Bermuda, made up of five engineers between the ages of 14 and 18, fly to Dubai tomorrow for the First Global Robotics Competition.The youngsters will compete against teams from 186 countries with a robot that they built... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Awards for five artists The Bermuda Arts Council celebrated five people who made major contributions to Bermudian art.Painter Sheilagh Head and the late Ronald Lightbourne, a poet, playwright and musician, were honoured yesterday with Lifetime Achievement awards for their work.Suzette Harvey and Lloyd Matthew was presented with Founders Awards for their... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Bascome in a stew over no-ball call Bermuda coach Herbie Bascome believes his side were "disrespected" in their defeat by Singapore, after a late no-ball decision off the bowling of Dion Stovell.The Bermuda captain was bowling the fourth ball of the eighteenth over of Singapore's chase with the game finely poised.Match-winner Navin Param had just moved past 50 by... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda denied in gut-wrenching finish <b>ICC Academy, Dubai (Bermuda won toss): Singapore (2pts) beat Bermuda by five wickets</b>Bermuda all-rounder Janeiro Tucker believes his side were short on luck as they slipped to an agonising last-over defeat by Singapore yesterday.His side succumbed to a five-wicket loss with just three balls remaining in a much... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST For a functional independence After watching the funeral of the late MP Walton Brown Jr, I am mindful of an old comment put on fallen soldiers' graves: "Let my death have more meaning than my life".I listened carefully to all the commentaries, and, indeed, they inspired hope of a greater Bermuda; I could almost hear an inaudible collective amen from the... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Brave new world for Rawlins after Hundred draft Delray Rawlins, the Bermuda all-rounder, was picked up by Southern Brave in the inaugural The Hundred draft today. The 22-year-old, who is on international duty in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai, will earn at least £50,000 (about $65,000) after being added to Brave's 15-player squad.Rawlins will play alongside close... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Under-representation of women in sport Dear Sir,This letter is in response to the continued neglect, by our local media outlets, to highlight our women's achievements in sport. A recent example of this was in <i>The Royal Gazette</i> article posted on October 8, 2019 regarding the Bermuda Bicycle Association's President's Cup race. Categories for this race... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST CedarBridge celebrates students Rayquon Woodley-Smith and Tamia Place took home the titles of Mr and Miss CedarBridge at the weekend.They were among a field of 15 students at the annual pageant, which was held in the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts.The contest started in 1999 to provide pupils with an opportunity to develop etiquette as well as... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Butterfield shares up 1.04% in New York It was a quiet day for The Royal Gazette/BSX Index, with the only trading in 211 shares of Butterfield Bank, which remained unchanged at $30.On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield were up 32 cents, or 1.04 per cent, at $30.99.The Royal Gazette/BSX Index was unchanged at 2,052.62, while the BSX Insurance Index was up... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:27:00 EST Health warning after mumps case found Health officials are investigating at least one case of mumps, it was announced today.The Ministry of Health revealed that one case was confirmed with a second case suspected.Investigations were being carried out by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.The ministry explained that mumps is a vaccine-preventable disease... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:11:00 EST It's business as usual at Just Shirts Just Shirts Dry Cleaners and Launders want their customers to know they are open for business as usual.After Hamilton cleaning firm Just Cleaners announced they were closing this month, Just Shirts was inundated by calls from confused customers. Tyler Owen, director of Just Shirts said: "Due to the recent press, we have had a... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:49:00 EST Medical clinic wins approval A walk-in medical clinic on Reid Street has been given planning approval to open, according to its owner.Marico Thomas, the chief executive of Bermuda Medical Specialties Group, said the Health Express Urgent Care Centre received the green light to open after a "flurry of activity".Mr Thomas said: "Our staff are both relieved and... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:01:00 EST Just Shirts: still open for business Just Shirts Dry Cleaners and Launderers released a statement assuring its customers it is still open for business.The announcement comes after news reports that the similarly named company, Just Cleaners, announced in a letter sent to staff this month that it would close effective October 15.Tyler Owen, the director of Just Shirts... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:52:00 EST Clean sweeps for Barnes, North and Thomas Scott Barnes enjoyed a fine start to the new Bermuda Karting Club season with a trio of wins in the Tag Senior class at the Rubis Southside Raceway on Sunday.Barnes had contemplated skipping the local season to save costs as he prepares for the Skusa SuperNationals in Las Vegas next month and the Daytona International Speedway in... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:05:00 EST Bermudiana Beach condo units now on sale Units at the Bermudiana Beach Resort condo-hotel project are now on sale.A spokeswoman for the Bermudiana Development Company Ltd said in a statement this afternoon the condos are for sale on a 999-year leasehold basis.Under the terms of the lease, owners are able to occupy them for up to 90 days each year.The spokeswoman... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:48:00 EST Man charged over firearms components A Bermudian man from the United States was charged with three counts of importation of firearms components today.James Rumley, 37, appeared in Magistrates' Court.He did not enter a plea as the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.One offence is alleged to have happened on June 3 and the other two on October... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:02:00 EST Gilbert new general manager of East End Asphalt Travis Gilbert, a senior public officer with the Bermuda Government, has been appointed general manager of East End Asphalt.Polaris Holding Company, which acquired EEA in March, said Mr Gilbert will take over the role next month.A spokesman at the company said that as a trained lawyer, and civil servant with a history of... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:47:00 EST St George's braced for another election An extraordinary municipal election for the Corporation of St. George to fill the seat of Business Ratepayers' Councillor, will be held on Thursday, 21st November 2019, at Penno's Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal in St. George. This election is only for business ratepayers of the municipality of St. George. Registration for this... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:22:00 EST MSA wins mural project Mount Saint Agnes Academy won an art competition which gave a facelift to a spot in the heart of Hamilton.MSA pupils claimed the $5,000 top prize from the Point House School Mural Project with their mural of an island beach scene on wooden hoardings at Albuoy's Point.They imitated the style of pop artist Keith Haring and featured... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:10:00 EST Howard president to speak at PLP gala The president of Howard University will deliver the keynote address at the Progressive Labour Party gala next month.Wayne Frederick, a surgeon who has researched health disparities affecting African-Americans and other underrepresented groups, will be the main speaker at the banquet at the Fairmont Southampton on November 16.A PLP... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:16:00 EST Dementia sufferer found A 60-year-old dementia sufferer who was reported missing earlier today has been found.Gilbert Caisey had been reported missing after he began walking from the King Edward Memorial Hospital towards the City of Hamilton at about 8.50am.Police announced at 12.30pm that Mr Caisey had been found. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:24:00 EST Cavendish car park closure The City of Hamilton advises that the Cavendish Car Park will be closed all day, to all traffic on Tuesday, October 22nd as work continues on the installation of the ticket/barrier system. The public are reminded that there will be intermittent disruptions to parking in Cavendish over the next two months until the completion of the... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:49:00 EST Fun activities for Celebrating Wellness The Ministry of Health will host an afternoon of healthy fun and activities especially for seniors at Celebrating Wellness on 23 October at Victoria Park in Hamilton. Since 2011, the Ministry of Health has hosted this event to promote healthy lifestyles through healthy eating and active living. This year's theme Healthy Ageing... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:46:00 EST Bermuda leading in IRP development Bermuda's first Integrated Resource Plan received accolades at the 11th Annual Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum.CREF, held in Miami, Florida, brought stakeholders from across the Caribbean region to discuss new initiatives and address common energy challenges.Monique Lister, the director of legal services at the Regulatory... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:07:00 EST Third Point staff help clean Trunk Island Staff of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (Third Point Re) swapped their desks and computers for cleaning and gardening tools last week as they helped clean up Trunk Island, the Bermuda Zoological Society's (BZS) "living classroom" in Harrington Sound.A total of 19 staff members took part in the specialty property and casualty... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:47:00 EST The history of Burning Man Burning Man, the weeklong celebration in the badlands of Nevada that attracts nearly 75,000 attendees annually, concluded in early September. This year's theme was "metamorphosis", which was chosen to mark the next stage in the life of Burning Man after the death last year of Larry Harvey, the founder and éminence grise of the event.But... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Omega One paves way for fintech A financial technology company that pledged to create 20 jobs will use knowledge gained from a six-month learning period to pave the way for its full operation on the island.Omega One was the first firm to be listed as a digital asset business licence-holder by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, but the period of its approval ended last... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Innovating to address world's pressing problems Lucia Gallardo is on a mission to make the world a more just place.She is the founder of Emerge, a Toronto-based solutions development lab that is using emerging technologies to address some of the world's most pressing issues, as defined by the United Nations' sustainable development goals.Those solutions, Emerge says, enable the... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Duffy wins in Beijing Flora Duffy is enjoying a strong finish to her shortened season after winning the Beijing International Triathlon today.Duffy, who returned to action in August after a 12-month foot injury, finished the Olympic-distance race in a time of 2hr 4min 54sec.Lucy Hall, of Britain, was the second woman across the line in 2:06:52, with... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Kraft and B&V's cheese campaign aids charity For a limited time, a percentage from the sale of Kraft cheese products sold in Bermuda has been donated to Bermuda Cancer and Health.It resulted in a $4,689 donation to the charity.KraftHeinz and Butterfield Vallis presented a cheque to the Bermuda Cancer and Health's Equal Access Fund, which provides residents, regardless... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:58:00 EST Stovell laments 'indisciplined' performance <b>ICC Academy Ground, Dubai (Papua New Guinea won toss): Papua New Guinea beat Bermuda by ten wickets</b>Bermuda captain Dion Stovell bemoaned a lack of discipline from his players after a batting collapse of major concern resulted in the Gombey Warriors slumping to defeat in their opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Withdrawing from Syria a grave mistake Withdrawing US forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama Administration's reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Somerset steps up for Troy A Somerset sports club has spearheaded a drive to raise thousands of dollars for a cancer-stricken former footballer.Troy Govia, a former Somerset Trojans and Somerset Extros player, will use the $6,500 raised to help pay for treatment for gastrointestinal cancer.Radell Tankard, one of the members of the President's Camp, which... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST One and Fireminds link for cloud and IT services One Communications has launched a suite of cloud and managed-services solutions delivered through Fireminds.One now offers small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises a range of IT products, including Office 365, cloud, managed services for servers, on-site and remote IT support, hosted phone systems, and disaster recovery. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Drink-driver injured motorcyclist in crash A motorcyclist who crashed into another rider and injured him has admitted causing grievous bodily harm and drink-driving.Lovintz Tota, 34, crashed into Richard Lee's bike on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish.Mr Lee was treated in hospital for fractures to his foot and left ring finger and cuts to his left hand, Magistrates'... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Cougars pay for penalty miss against Town <b>Devonshire Cougars 1 Dandy Town 2</b>Devonshire Cougars were left to rue a penalty miss which enabled Dandy Town to come away with maximum points at Devonshire Recreation Club yesterday.Jahzarde Samuels had his spot kick saved by Town goalkeeper Treadwell Gibbons midway through the second period with the home side... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Rangers cause upset against PHC <b>PHC Zebras 0 Southampton Rangers 3</b>Southampton Rangers stunned PHC Zebras with three first-half goals at PHC Field, showing they intend to do more than just make up the numbers in their first season back in the top flight. Rangers were winning the First Division title last season as the Zebras claimed a record... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST X-Roads salvage point <b>X-Roads 3 Robin Hood 3</b>X-Roads battled to savage a point against Robin Hood at Garrison Field yesterday. With Hood dominating in the second half, X-Roads coach Larry Smith made two substitutions to pave the way for a fight back after they faced a two-goal deficit with 28 minutes remaining."Both teams were... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Struggling Boulevard stay bottom <b>Somerset Eagles 2 Boulevard 0</b>Somerset Eagles recorded their second home win of the season as they comfortably beat struggling Bouelvard at White Hill Field yesterday. First-half goals from Tahj Wade and Teniko Eve ensured that the newly promoted outfit would maintain their unbeaten start after four matches. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Smith-DeShields picks his spot for Rams <b>Somerset Trojans 0 North Village Rams 1</b>Jaizel Smith-DeShields kept his cool in a crowded goalmouth to clinch three precious points for North Village at Somerset Cricket Club on Saturday afternoon.The midfielder looked up and placed his shot into the bottom left-hand corner of Dequan Crockwell's net for the only... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, October 21, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Colts enjoy big win over Social Club Devonshire Colts thrashed ten-man Social Club 5-1 at Devonshire Recreation Club yesterday in the First Division.Diego Richardson opened the scoring for Colts in the 26th minute before Calon Woolridge's 28th-minute own goal and Chamarl Henry's 37th-minute strike earned Ray Jones's team a comfortable 3-0 cushion at the... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Senior found safe and well An 83-year-old farmer who was reported missing has been found safe and well.Police announced Richard Bascome, of Sandys, had gone missing at 10pm last night, four hours after he had last been seen at his Greenfield Lane home.Officers said this morning that he was found in the area of Somerset Road and Cambridge in good health and... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:05:00 EST Clemons strikes twice for Bodens Willie Clemons struck twice in Boden's 4-2 win at home to Karlstad in the First Division North in Sweden today.The Bermuda midfielder, who featured in his country's friendly against Guatemala at the National Stadium last week, scored in the 71st and the 95th minutes. Meanwhile, Osagi Bascome and Justin Donawa can look forward to... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:10:00 EST Packed church bids farewell to Walton Brown Hundreds of mourners packed the Anglican Cathedral to bid farewell yesterday to MP and former government minister Walton Brown.The standing room-only congregation at the Hamilton church heard that Mr Brown combined a fierce commitment to social justice with a level-headed approach to politics.George Brown, Mr Brown's younger... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST The money flow effect and investments Incessantly, money flows in liquid-like streams up and down in commerce interactions and economic upheavals. At times, the flow will frantically speed up reminiscent of drenching rainstorms, while at other times it settles to a consistent, tranquil pace lulling all into complacency. Day or night, it makes no difference on global... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Fifty years of ministry at St Patrick's While some churches may be struggling to get people through the doors each week, Saint Patrick Catholic Church is often jam-packed.The secret to its success: a warm and welcoming congregation that honours God in both word and deed. The Smith's church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special mass next Saturday. "It... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Reluctance to swear an oath to the Queen Walton Brown's unswerving commitment to Bermudian independence brought a touch of humour to the sorrow of his loss.David Burt, the Premier, and former Progressive Labour Party minister and longstanding friend of Mr Brown's Dale Butler told the congregation of his reluctance to swear the oath of allegiance to the Queen when he entered... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST President of Azores to join Portuguese party The president of the Azores is to visit Bermuda as part of series of events to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese on the island.Vasco Cordeiro and other members of the Azorean Government will attend several events centred around November 4, which has been declared a public holiday to honour the... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Justice group files letter against police A pressure group has claimed the police complaints system is "broken" and accused senior officers of being unfit for duty in a letter to the Governor.The Civil Justice Advocacy Group said Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and other top officers had not followed proper procedures in reviewing a complaint against senior officer... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Work starts on digitised national ID system A digitised national identity system designed to give residents more control of their personal information has started development, the company behind the scheme said yesterday.Joseph Weinberg, co-founder of blockchain technology firm Shyft, said that work had started this week on electronic ID project Perseid.He added that the... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Committed to the truth Modern technology in today's world has allowed a brighter light to be cast on some of the evil deeds that years ago would be lost in the shadows of shameful acts by those who thrive on crushing others at any cost in the quest for power.It is a testing time for journalists around the world who remain committed to seeking truth, even at... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Join the Bahá'ís for a special reading <b> TODAY </b><b>• Bahá'ís of Bermuda: </b>All are welcome to join us for a bicentenary presentation of dramatic readings based on vignettes from the book, The Dawn-Breakers. 6.30pm. Admission is free; refreshments available. For more information: 297-2723, 8 Brunswick Street,... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST