All Stories All Stories en-us It's Clarke v Mussenden at DPP A legal row between two of the island's top prosecutors is expected to go before the Court of Appeal today.Larry Mussenden, the Director of the Department of Public Prosecutions, will appeal a judge's decision regarding the way he handled a complaint of gross misconduct he made against one of his deputies, Cindy Clarke.Ms Clarke... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Facebook's crypto move 'positive' for island Facebook is to launch a global cryptocurrency next year, and it has been greeted as a positive for Bermuda's own ambitions in the digital asset and fintech space.The new currency is called Libra, and its structure resembles that of Ven, the world's first digital currency, which was created by Bermudian-based Hub Culture in... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Lightbourne urges squad to be bold Kyle Lightbourne, the Bermuda coach, insists his team must dare to be bold as they look to pull off a major upset against Costa Rica at the Toyota Stadium, in Frisco, Texas, tomorrow.After losing their opening group B game against Haiti in San JosÚ, Costa Rica, on Sunday, Bermuda are in a desperate battle to keep their quarter-final... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Opening your mind Tamala Dickinson thought she was living her best life - and then she discovered mindfulness.A psychological process, it is a way of making people more aware of the present. Reduced anxiety and depression, improved impulse control and increased awareness and calmness are said to be among its many benefits.Ms Dickinson, a... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Elliot Primary opening still to be decided The Government has dragged its feet to determine the fate of a school's Primary 1 class, a worried parent said yesterday.Teretha Talbot, whose daughter Brialla, 5, was due to join two older siblings at Elliot Primary School, said that she still did not know whether her children would attend the school come September. She said: "I... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Input sought on East End replacement bridges The Government asked organisations to show how they could help fund the replacement of Longbird Bridge and Swing Bridge, according to documents published on its website.A request for information issued through the Ministry of Public Works also appealed for fabricators, project managers and suppliers from around the world to express... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST German sailor helped US Navy seize U-505 Today marks 75 years since United States forces towed a captured German sub, <i>U-505</i>, into Bermuda waters under a cloak of secrecy.The U-boat was brought into the Great Sound with 57 prisoners, as well as its Enigma code encryption machines and code books that allowed the Allies to crack German messages.It was... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Sex offender's pending release made public A man who was imprisoned for serious sexual assault after his attempt to rape a woman was foiled by passers-by is to be freed next week.Junius Carman Caines will be released from Westgate Correctional Facility on Monday.Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Minister of Legal Affairs, announced the move today in line with her power to alert the... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST No pride felt in transgender murders "They're just getting so blunt," Ruby Corado said. "It's just out there. It used to be more isolated."Corado could be talking about support for the LGBT community.The Pride parades across the Washington region this month drew huge crowds. And they are not just drag queens and shimmy-shimmy dancers with in-your-face... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Building endurance will give you more energy Have you ever felt winded climbing stairs or walking up a hill? You are not alone. Building endurance should be a big part of every fitness routine. Doing so increases the amount of oxygen in the body, which boosts your ability to perform basic tasks such as setting up for a picnic on the beach or lifting groceries to the car. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Schaper to lead new entity AIG Re American International Group has formed AIG Re to consolidate the company's global reinsurance operations.The new global business will be led by chief executive officer Christopher Schaper, who will be based in Bermuda, AIG said.The businesses to be grouped together under the AIG Re banner are Validus Re, AlphaCat and Talbot... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:41:00 AST Brown & Co buys part of AS Cooper's business AS Cooper Sons Ltd has agreed to sell part of its business to fellow retailer Brown Co, a subsidiary of The Phoenix Stores Ltd.Effective September 1, The Phoenix Stores Ltd will take over the lease, inventory and staff of the A.S. Cooper's 7,500 square-foot, ground floor business located at 59 Front Street.Both... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:46:00 AST Police pay to send crash victim overseas The Bermuda Police Service will pay for a pedestrian hurt in a crash with a police motorcycle to be flown overseas for treatment.The American tourist seriously injured her leg and suffered a head injury in the incident on Burnaby Street, Hamilton, on Monday.Stephen Corbishley, the Commissioner of Police said today: "This was a... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:58:00 AST Missing senior found safe and well A 67-year-old man who was reported missing was found safe and well this morning.Police launched a search last night for Lionel Outerbridge, who had not been seen since 10.30am yesterday and was on medication.A spokesman said today that he was found in the area of Front Street and King Street, Hamilton, at about 8.30am. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Stay focused on yourselves, Somerset Dear Sir,The Letter to the Editor about the St George's Cup Match team last Friday, submitted by Kenny Foggo, probably will get little recognition from the St George's players.Take this from me, Somerset players, executive, coaches, selectors and fans: take his well-meant feelings like a grain of salt. You all should be... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Community group helps pupils take boat tours (Support Public Schools Bermuda) was excited to link up an anonymous supporter with the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) to provide historical and ecological boat tours to our public school students on June 7th and 14th.Excited P6 students from Elliott Primary and East End Primary and their teachers boarded the BZS's boat the... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:46:00 AST Butterfield shares climb on BSX Shares of Butterfield Bank gained 0.7 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading.The bank, the only stock to trade on the BSX, added 25 cents to close on $36.25 as 2,500 shares changed hands.Butterfield's US-listed shares climbed 12 cents, or 0.33 per cent, to close on $36.74 on the New York Stock Exchange.The Royal... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:32:00 AST Award for Bermudian entrepreneur A Bermudian entrepreneur hailed as a "shining example" of a tourism ambassador has won an international award for his work in the industry.Dennie O'Connor won the 2019 International Certified Tourism Ambassador Star Award after receiving three local CTA Star Awards - including Ambassador of the Year - in May.Mr O'Connor, the owner... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:02:00 AST Co-founder Randall steps down as R&Q CEO Ken Randall has stepped down as group chief executive officer of Bermudian-based Randall Quilter Investment Holdings.The London Stock Exchange-listed non-life legacy insurance investor said Mr Randall would continue to work with the company in the role of executive chairman.RQ's board has also appointed Roger Sellek as... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:53:00 AST Man admits having cannabis for supply A Warwick man admitted handling more than $290,000 of drugs with intent to supply.Luri Scott, 24, pleaded guilty at Supreme Court yesterday to handling cannabis, cannabis resin and tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in cannabis, at his home.He also admitted having drug equipment, specifically a digital scale.The... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:51:00 AST Students show off talents at concert On Sunday 9th. June, 2019 some 218 students from 24 schools performed in the Menuhin Foundation's Annual Concert at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium. This Concert is always the highlight of our year and is the opportunity for all of our students to display their talents, honed by their hard work over the past school year. We are delighted... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:17:00 AST Foggo at labour conference in Geneva Labour minister Lovitta Foggo is representing the Government at the 108th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.More than 6,000 delegates have gathered from around the globe to discuss the future challenges of the world of work and celebrate the Centenary of the International Labour Organisation.The conference,... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:02:00 AST Seaweed proves difficult to tackle The Government pleaded for patience today as it deals with large piles of Sargassum seaweed on Bermuda's beaches.The plant has washed up at numerous spots in the island's first "inundation event" since 2011.The Department of Environment and Natural Resources acknowledged it carried a nuisance value which is difficult to... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:08:00 AST Ingham deserving of honour from Queen Dear Sir,In congratulating the recipients of this year's Queen's Birthday Honours, I would like to give a personal "congratulations and well deserved" to Delano Ingham, who played a most major role in helping World On Wireless to get off the ground during its inception. <b>GAVIN WILSON Former president,... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Inquiry continues into police bike crash A "close" examination of the circumstances that led to a crash between a police motorcyclist and a visiting American pedestrian was under way yesterday.The Bermuda Police Service revealed that the officer involved was one of two riders responding to a call when the incident happened on Burnaby Street at about 5.25pm on Monday.A... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Cannonier returns to rejuvenate St David's George Cannonier has returned as coach of St David's and is hoping to restore some unity in the team as they get set to begin the defence of their Eastern Counties title next month.A rift within the team led to the resignation of captain Chris Douglas after their Twenty20 Premier Division loss to Bailey's Bay on June 8, while Kameron Fox... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Artex names Cobon Bermuda managing director Insurance industry veteran Scott Cobon is the new managing director, Bermuda, for Bermudian-based insurance managers, Artex Risk Solutions.Mr Cobon moves into the position formerly occupied by Rob Eastham, who is taking on the new role of executive chairman, Artex Bermuda.The changes are among four senior leadership announcements... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Thanks from Howzat Dear Sir,This letter is addressed to all of our customers, vendors, friends and neighbours, whom I collectively and fondly refer to as our Howzat community.We experienced some trauma on Sunday, June 16, when there was an attempted robbery at our shop. Thankfully, we were able to thwart the robbery. Abrasions and bruises... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Sobriety checkpoints lead to eight arrests Eight motorists were arrested for drink-driving over the National Heroes Day holiday weekend.They were arrested at sobriety checkpoints conducted in six parishes from Thursday through Sunday evening. There are no road sobriety checkpoints planned for this weekend.Police urged members of the public to not drive, ride or... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Eve backed to return to professional ranks John Moreira, the Bermuda goalkeeping coach, believes it is only a question of time before the island's No 1 Dale Eve returns to the professional level.Eve produced an eye-catching display during Bermuda's 2-1 defeat to Haiti in their group B opener at the Estadio Nacional in San JosÚ, Costa Rica, on Sunday, producing several superb... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Essent taps capital market in $333m ILS deal Bermudian-based Essent Group has expanded its collateralised mortgage reinsurance protection with a $333.84 million insurance-linked securities issuance.The company's subsidiary, Essent Guaranty, made the issuance through its Bermudian special purpose insurer Radnor Re 2019-2 Ltd, alternative risk transfer news website Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Time limits for loud music must be a thing Dear Sir,I am all for people celebrating heritage or heroes, or whatever floats their boat, but it is totally disrespectful of the wider community for a group of people on White's Island to start their loud music, hosted by an even louder DJ, at 6.30 on a Friday morning.I am sure many people around the City of Hamilton and Paget... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Smith-Williams appeals murder conviction The Court of Appeal was urged to overturn a murder conviction on the basis that fresh evidence had arisen.Jerome Lynch QC, lawyer for Khyri Smith-Williams, told the court last week that two affidavits, one signed and one not, could raise doubts on the evidence of a key prosecution witness. Carrington Mahoney, for the Crown, argued the... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Island Games squad named A total of 48 athletes will represent Bermuda at next month's 18th NatWest International Island Games in the British Dependent Territory of Gibraltar.The Games will take place from July 6 to 12 with Bermuda having competitors in badminton (10), bowling (8), tennis (5), track and field (4), shooting (1), beach volleyball (8), triathlon... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST National side suffer setback Bermuda got off to a disappointing start in their Davis Cup Group III Americas Pool B round-robin campaign, going down to a 2-1 defeat against Honduras in their opening fixture in Costa Rica.In the opening singles fixture, Gavin Manders suffered a straight-sets defeat to Keny Turcios, going down 6-0 in the first set before faring... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Men deny fighting during BHW holiday Two men denied being involved in a brawl during the holiday weekend.Keishun Trott, 28, and T'naji Taylor, 24, both pleaded not guilty in Magistrates' Court yesterday to taking part in a fight. Mr Taylor, from Southampton, also pleaded not guilty to assaulting a police officer.The incidents are alleged to have happened on Sunday... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Podium places across the board in Trinidad Bermuda's gymnastics team enjoyed a memorable appearance at the Carribean Championships, claiming podium-place finishes in both the men's and women's artistic disciplines.The team of 18 youngsters travelled to the Woodbrook Youth Facility in Trinidad to feature in the two-day event featuring 95 participants from Aruba, Barbados, St... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Girl cut by boat propeller A teenager hurt by a boat propeller over the holiday weekend has been treated and released from hospital.According to a police spokesman, the 17-year-old girl suffered leg injuries after she was struck by a propeller at Raft-Up at Shelly Bay on Saturday afternoon.Marine police, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and ambulance... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Give Ehsan the freedom to move The parents of an inspirational youngster with cerebral palsy are giving him the chance to defy the odds.Ehsan Smith Perinchief, aged 23 months, has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, a condition that limits movements of his arms and legs. Alyssa Smith, Ehsan's mother, said that, with the aid of doctors and therapists, her son has... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Lionfish-catching robot to move to Florida Bad news for lionfish eaters - the local supply of the delicious nuisance fish is about to shrink. Reefsweeper, a remote operated vehicle used by company Atlantic Lionshare to spear, collect and sell lionfish, is moving to Destin, Florida."This was always part of the plan," said Elizabeth Martin, who founded Atlantic Lionshare... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Leverock: We have only ourselves to blame DantÚ Leverock admits Bermuda have only themselves to blame after letting Haiti off the hook in the first half of their Gold Cup opener at the Estadio Nacional on Sunday.The Bermuda captain, who gave his side the lead on the stroke of half-time with a well-placed header, believes Bermuda should have entered the interval with more than a... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Unbreakable bond between brother and sister Some siblings fight tooth and nail growing up, but not Deanna Perry and Jimmy O'Connor. Perhaps it was because they only had each other to play with on the tiny island off St David's that they grew up on, but they quickly learnt how to get along.Fishing was the one thing they disagreed on.Mr O'Connor, 74, hated the regular... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Animal & Garden House to close Rising costs and a drop in sales have forced a garden and pet supply store to close, its owner said.Jennifer McCarron said that Animal Garden House, on Cemetery Road, Pembroke, would end operations this month. She said that keeping the business open had "become a daily struggle". Ms McCarron added: "You're just pouring out... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Bermudian hosts longtime pen pal An American who has been pen pals with a Bermudian for 52 years has set foot on the island for the first time. Marsha Thomas, 64, from Sparta, Illinois, describes Juliana Swan, 63, from Pembroke, as "family" and says she has fallen in love with Bermuda.Ms Swan first wrote to Ms Thomas when she was just 12 years old after reading a... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Bermuda Carnival 'the best of its kind' Revellers hailed the fifth annual Bermuda Carnival as being among the best of its kind, an organiser said yesterday.Jason Sukdeo welcomed the "positive feedback" from partygoers who were treated to packed schedule of events.The Bermuda Carnival president spoke to <i>The Royal Gazette</i> as the Parade of Bands snaked... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Richardson appointed Junior Minister Anthony Richardson, a Progressive Labour Party senator, has been sworn in as the Junior Minister for Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office.The ceremony was held at Government House on Friday, according to a statement issued this evening.Mr Richardson, who ran for the PLP in the 2017 General Election as a candidate for Hamilton... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:48:00 AST Widening of America's racial divide O.J. Simpson is back in the news, joining Twitter and promising in a video that he had "a little getting even to do", 25 years to the week of his most infamous moment. But he's far from the household name he was on the night of June 17, 1994.That night, an epic battle between two of the best centres in National Basketball Association... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Gallant Bermuda count cost of missed chances <b>Haiti 2 Bermuda 1</b>Bermuda's players looked a dejected bunch as they made their way back to the dressing room at the Estadio Nacional after succumbing to a second-half revival from Haiti.Their heads, however, were held high, and rightly so. Bermuda had done themselves and their island proud.They fully... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Robber punches child in the head A 13-year-old boy was punched by an armed robber who also attacked his mother and stole her bag yesterday.Police said the pair were exploring Blue Hole Hill Park in Hamilton Parish and left a paved path to take a dirt trail, which led to a cave entrance.The teenager and his 32-year-old mother, of Paget, came across a man in the... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:01:00 AST BF&M's first-quarter profit climbs to $4.8m Insurer BFM Ltd posted a $4.8 million profit for the first quarter of 2019, up from $3.1 million in the corresponding period last year.John Wight, the company's group chairman and chief executive officer, said: "BFM reported good results for the first quarter of 2019. Our earnings were driven by the strong performance of both... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:29:00 AST 'Masters of Disaster' a fair bet against Trump Late at night on August 15, 1998, a source called me from the White House residence. He wanted me to know that Bill Clinton had decided to tell a federal Grand Jury that he had an "inappropriate relationship" with Monica Lewinsky. After months of denials, Clinton would come clean. "He has crossed the Rubicon," the source said.I filed the... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Brangman makes light work of maiden title Dale Brangman was the toast of the East End Mini Yacht Club and rightfully so after capturing a maiden Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race title in convincing fashion yesterday.Brangman and crew Tajahri Rogers led the entire way before crossing the finish line in St George's Harbour several boat lengths ahead of runner-up and club... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST Soldiers help make clinic safe Bermudian soldiers rallied round to renovate a rundown health clinic which has been hit by burglars in St Vincent and the Grenadines.Royal Bermuda Regiment troops from Logistics Company installed high-intensity security lights and cut down trees that hid it from the nearby road to remove cover for would-be thieves.They also... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:25:00 AST Reminder to East End voters An extraordinary municipal election is set for Thursday, when voters in the municipality of St George will select a representative to fill the seat of Municipal Residents' Councillor.The candidates are Nyon Dowling and Alfonso Harris. Only municipal residents are allowed to vote in this election.The Parliamentary Registrar issued... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:18:00 AST Police probe child care bus fire An investigation was launched after a minibus used by the Happy Valley Child Care Centre in Pembroke was damaged by fire.The incident was reported to police and firefighters at about 10am on Sunday, but it was thought to have happened at about 3.30am.A police spokesman said: "The fire is understood to have burnt itself out several... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:20:00 AST Man denies assaulting police officer A Warwick man appeared in Magistrates' Court today accused of assaulting a police officer.Keevon Holdipp, 32, pleaded not guilty to the charge and another a charge of resisting arrest.Both incidents were alleged to have occurred on June 15 in Southampton.Holdipp also admitted driving dangerously and failing to stop for... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:34:00 AST Documentary will celebrate Pride Month The United States Consulate and the Bermuda National Library will celebrate LGBTI Pride Month by screening a documentary about a pro-gay demonstration from 1969.The American Experience show <i>Stonewall Uprising</i> will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a three-day protest by members of the LGBT community... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:25:00 AST Traffic diversions at hospital Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public of traffic diversions on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) campus today. The diversions affect both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.A well pump on outside the Emergency Department is being replaced. The work necessitates closure of a section of road outside the Emergency... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:38:00 AST 2020 Bermuda Festival theme announced Performing artists will attempt to put a smile on faces in a polarised world through the 45th Annual Bermuda Festival next year.The event, which will take place from January 17 to March 14, will have the theme "Come Together".Festival chairman David Skinner said: "We wanted a theme that would reflect unity and... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:23:00 AST Elderly woman helps fight off armed robber Three women, including an 81-year-old, thwarted a robbery when an armed man targeted a liquor store in Hamilton Parish.Police said the suspect went into Howzat on North Shore Road at about 8.40am on Sunday "brandishing an unknown object covered by a white cloth", possibly a firearm.The man demanded money from a staff member, a... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:00 AST