All Stories All Stories en-us Licence warning leaves sour taste Legal red tape has outlawed wine and spirit tastings at top island drinks firms. Rum-maker Goslings and drinks distributor Burrows Lightbourn have both received Liquor Licensing Authority letters warning them tasting sessions are a breach of their licence conditions, which they said would hit business and damage the tourism. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Restaurant plans Court Street drive-through Smokin Barrel, the mobile barbecue restaurant based on Front Street, has plans to start its own drive-through which will be located next to Jamaican Grill on Court Street. The mobile business, owned by Kemar Jerome Maybury, has proved popular with locals. Having the opportunity to work at the Americas Cup event gave a platform for. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Gibbons boosts Stars goal Just like he did at the start of the season, Treadwell Gibbons Jr will be back in Western Stars colours in the Champion of Champions final set for St Johns Field on Sunday. Gibbons, who played for Stars in the season-opening Twenty20 tournament before joining Cleveland County on a late transfer, will be their guest player, along with. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST After stormy start, couple cruise back to island 23 times When Glenn Lappin married his bride he knew exactly where to take her for a romantic honeymoon. But when a tropical storm shook them up on the cruise over, he worried it had tainted Isabels first impressions of his beloved Bermuda. His worries were for nothing. The Lappins have visited the island together 23 times. They. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Residents fearful for relatives after Dominica blackout Worried island residents spoke of their fears yesterday as the Caribbean was again battered by a major hurricane. Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were among countries hammered by Hurricane Maria the second to hit the region in about two weeks. Alan Joell, who has family in Dominica, said I am still trying to. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Senator stresses importance of technology education Technology education should be treated as a need, not a want in Bermudas public schools, independent senator Michelle Simmons said yesterday. Ms Simmons, a 38-year veteran of teaching, told Senate in her maiden speech It is heartening that the Government intends to focus on improving educational outcomes for our young. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Cyberthreat posed by script kiddies A tech-savvy schoolchild could bring Bermuda to its knees with a cyberattack on its IT systems, national security minister Wayne Caines warned yesterday. Mr Caines explained that national security strategies had identified script kiddies as possible threats. He added these were people, even some children, are technically. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST A hard rains a-gonna fall The Atlantic hurricane season is a humbling annual reminder that nature remains wild, unpredictable and highly dangerous despite any pretensions we may have about taming the world around us. And certainly the uncontrolled fits of insanity the natural world has succumbed to thus far during the 2017 season should leave no doubt in any. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST New appeal for donations as storm wreaks havoc Island charities yesterday renewed appeals for donations after the Caribbean was hit by a major hurricane for the second time in just weeks. Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage in Dominica after making landfall as a Category 5 storm the highest level possible. Maria struck just after Hurricane Irma brought devastation to the. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST An odd case of defamation Down Under Whatever you do, dont tell an Australian that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth especially not after the actor Rebel Wilson won Australias biggest-ever defamation payment. The charge against her? She had been accused of having an upper middle-class background, and of pretending that she had been brought up in a. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Your beverage of choice should be water, says nutritionist Choosing water over juice can help tackle Bermudas obesity epidemic. And with all body processes requiring water to work properly, public health nutritionist Cymone Hollis encouraged people to stay hydrated with the best beverage choice. Ms Hollis said Water is the basis for every body function and makes up at least 60 per cent. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Schools pride at Duffy win Flora Duffy, who became the worlds top female triathlete with her second ITU World Triathlon Series victory, is to be recognised for her achievements by her alma mater, Warwick Academy. The school is to dedicate its swimming pool to its alumna, naming it the Flora Duffy Swimming Facility. Ms Duffy graduated from Warwick Academy,. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:13:00 EST Charitys back to school donation The Continental Society of Bermuda has donated laptops and gift certificates for school clothing to families in need. Gift certificates of 100 and 150 from Sidekicks, Gibbons Company and English Sports Shop were given to about 12 families, while two students from the Berkeley Institute were given laptops. Denise Simons, president. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:44:00 EST Specialist surgeon arrives on island Abdussalam Musbahi, a prominent British urologist, has joined staff at the Brown-Darrell Clinic. The surgeon has practised in the UK for the past 30 years, also serving as a senior consultant in Britain, Qatar and Libya. Dr Musbahi specialises in disorders of the kidney, prostate. and the urinary tracts of men and women. He. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:00 EST Mirrors hands out prizes Talented students have received awards through the Mirrors ten-year anniversary art competition, Reflections of Bermuda. More than 100 pieces of art were displayed for the competition at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in July and August. Mr DeSilva said to the students at a prize-giving ceremony Your vision and execution. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:30:00 EST Afternoon bus cancellations A total of 20 buses were cancelled this afternoon, according to a spokesman for the Department of Public Transportation. The affected routes were as follows Route 8, Hamilton to Barnes Corner, 4pmRoute 7-B, Barnes Corner to Hamilton, 4. 34pmRoute 3-Y, Hamilton to Grotto Bay, 5. 15pmRoute 3-Y, Grotto Bay. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:17:00 EST St Georges Parish awards scholarships St Georges Parish Council has awarded scholarships to five students. Ashley Phipps, Anthony Howell, Tanessha Ottley, Shaundrea Washington and Sita Ingram all received 3,000 towards their education expenses. The Scholarship Committee stated The Committee was very impressed with the students during the interview and their. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:17:00 EST Hurricane fundraiser postponed A fundraiser for hurricane relief efforts has been postponed because of low ticket sales. The Goslings Happy Hour for a Cause organised with the Bermuda Red Cross was set to take place tomorrow but has been rescheduled to October 6. The Bermuda Red Cross said In order to maximise the generosity of our sponsors, it was felt. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:49:00 EST Crash victim remains in critical condition A motorcyclist injured in a crash in Hamilton Parish on Tuesday remains in hospital in critical condition. The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old Smiths man, was injured after an unmarked police car and a bike collided at the junction of North Shore Road and My Lords Bay Road in Hamilton Parish at around 2. 30pm. Police said at last. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:51:00 EST International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 Bermuda is lucky to have a dedicated team of volunteers who worked with EY Bermuda and Keep Bermuda Beautiful this year to clean up Bermudas coasts. Warwick Academy students, teachers and parents participated at Elbow Beach along with other teams at locations all over the island on Saturday, September 16 to reduce the amount of trash. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST A contradictory Trump speech For those who have been alarmed by Donald Trumps retreat from traditional American values, there were reassuring moments on Tuesday in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. Trump rightly and scathingly attacked regimes that deprive their own people of liberty, such as those in North Korea and Venezuela, but he did not. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Dedicated Madison top of her school The top performing student at Bermuda High School said that going the extra mile has been key to her success. Madison Quig added that knowing more than the curriculum required helped her excel in her studies. Now, as she enters her final two years at school studying for her International Baccalaureate exams, she has her sights set. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Kempe questions funding of new PLP initiatives The economy and jobs for Bermudians were among the major topics discussed in the Senate yesterday as the Throne Speech was debated. One Bermuda Alliance senator Nick Kempe said he believed that the focus for job creation should be on the private sector rather than creating a bloated government workforce. He also raised concerns. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Earthquake puts bodybuilding competition in doubt The Bermuda Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation is closely monitoring developments in Mexico City, host of the Central American amp Caribbean Championships of Bodybuilding amp Fitness, which was devastated by a deadly earthquake on Tuesday. The championships are scheduled to be held from September 29 to October 1 at the Ferrocarrilero. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Smith and Rozario promoted at Ironshore Ironshore has confirmed the appointment of two executives to lead its Bermuda property team. Bermudian Ian Smith will head the team, as previously reported in The Royal Gazette, while Shane Rozario, is the property teams new chief operating officer. Both Mr Smith and Mr Rozario will broaden their underwriting responsibilities to. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Pause and reflect on Peace Day Community action group Imagine Bermuda is encouraging people to observe the International Peace Day today. The group wants people to join with the United Nations to pause and reflect for a minute at noon, to consider vulnerable families across the world. Corporation of Hamilton parks and the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Reef Watch calls on citizen scientists A programme designed to conserve Bermudas reefs has called on citizen scientists to help evaluate the condition of Bermudas coral reefs and fish stocks. Reef Watch, created by the Bermuda Zoological Society with sponsorship from reinsurer Hiscox, offers citizen scientists hands-on experience in reef surveys while creating a public. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Ascendant and Butterfield climb Shares of Butterfield Bank and Ascendant Group rose today as The Royal GazetteBSX Index climbed for the seventh day in a row. Ascendant, owner of power utility Belco, gained 40 cents, or 4. 7 per cent, to close on 9 as 7,000 of its shares traded. Butterfield climbed 5 cents, or 0. 1 per cent, to 35. 25, as 2,200 shares changed. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:24:00 EST Local coaches on the rise Nineteen local coaches received C licence certificates after passing a 40-hour coaching course delivered by the Bermuda Football Coaches Association and the Bermuda Football Association. The list includes three Richard Boyd, Jarreau Hayward and Stacy Babb who scored 80 points or higher, which qualifies them to sit the B licence. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Mental lapses cost us dearly, says Trott Nathan Trott, the West Ham United Under-23 goalkeeper, blamed mental lapses and fatigue after his team suffered a third straight defeat in the Premier League 2 at home to Liverpool on Monday. Liverpool dominated the match and might have come away with a wider margin of victory had it not been for a string of saves by Trott either side of. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Cox targets Hood return after undergoing surgery Darius Cox, the Robin Hood captain, is on the road to recovery after having leg surgery. Cox, 34, has missed his teams first three games of the season after undergoing surgery last month. I got injured years ago playing for Devonshire Cougars but never took care of it properly and decided now is the time before I get too old,. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Local mixed crews to take on Lyme Regis The Spanish Point Boat Club will host a rowing regatta today against the Lyme Regis Pilot Gig Club from Dorset, England. Lyme Regis will compete against four mixed local crews representing Argus, BFampM, Chubb and Mariners Rugby Football Club in two races starting at 6pm. The finishing line will be off Spanish Point Boat Club. .. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, September 21, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Marias mind-boggling devastation A Bermuda resident spoke of his concern for his home country yesterday after potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria caused mind-boggling devastation in Dominica. The second major Atlantic storm this month tore through the former British colony of Dominica before continuing its path of destruction towards Puerto Rico and the Virgin. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Growing yoga business opens second studio A yoga studio will open its doors to a second location on Union Street next week. Kinetix, the original studio, on Berkeley Road, started three years ago and since then has seen massive growth within the business, especially in the art called aerial yoga. This is a type of yoga which uses a hammock or swing to allow students to. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Hat-trick of wins boosts Bermuda syndicate Bermudas horses are becoming regular visitors to the winners enclosure after three victories on the trot. Great Sound, Johnny Barnes and Horseshoe Bay have all experienced that winning feeling in the past month, prompting Simon Scupham, the BTR chairman, to stop and smell the roses when the buds open like this. It was Great. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST New mom shares parenting tips through blog Sacha Welsh really wanted to surprise her husband Owen with the news that she was pregnant. The 30-year-old had it all planned out. She was going to leave the test for him to find when he got home. But she got the surprise when he called asking if there was something she hadnt told him. The snitch was the pregnancy app shed. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Man jailed after shooting himself in hand by mistake A 24-year-old man who shot himself in the hand by mistake was yesterday behind bars. Shayne James was remanded in custody after a Supreme Court jury found him guilty of handling a firearm and discharging a firearm. The court heard that James arrived at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital at about 1. 20pm on August 19 last year with a. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST School back to normal, says Dellwood head The end of troubles at a mould-hit school is in sight, the principal said yesterday. Tina Duke, head of Dellwood Middle School, is confident the problems that have plagued the school are almost solved. Her assurances came as pupils returned for the start of the new term despite fears they may have had to take their classes in. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Scotland selfie identifies owner of lost camera A woman seen in a selfie discovered on a camera found 3,500 miles away has been identified as an island resident. Colin Grant contacted ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt last week after finding the camera at a bus stop in the village of Balloch, near Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands. The camera contained hundreds of images. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Gordon-Pamplin claims evidence of NYC trip Patricia Gordon-Pamplin says she has evidence of a planned trip to New York involving politicians, including David Burt, the Premier. I would not have asked a question in the Throne Speech response if I did not have supporting evidence to show that such a trip had been planned, the Opposition leader said. As far as my sources,. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Disciplinary problems usually start in the home The subject of discipline, especially in our schools, has been bouncing around for decades. While parents have a right to express concerns about the problem and the negative effects on children who fall victim to unacceptable bullying tactics, it is an issue that has its origins deep in the early learning process usually in the. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST You need to ask the hard questions on conscription Dear Sir,I am sorry to see that the journalistic standards at ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt seem to have slipped considerably recently. In particular, the old standbys of fair and balanced reporting and who, what, when and why? are more honoured in the breech than in practice. The headlines these days read more like a. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Ministry silent on Evans reports The Ministry of Education has refused to confirm or deny whether calls have been made for the termination of Freddie Evans as Commissioner of Education. ZBM news reported that Ministry of Education sources made the claim he was sent a letter telling him as much. The Ministry of Education refused to comment to ltigtThe Royal. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST School to raise cash for hurricane victims Saltus Grammar School students will host a grub day on Friday to help raise money for hurricane relief efforts. Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated parts of the Caribbean that are again seeing widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. Deputy Head Jon Beard said in a letter to parents I am certain that you join with the. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:09:00 EST Crash man critical but stable A motorcyclist injured in a crash involving a police car yesterday afternoon is critical but stable in hospital, police said this morning. The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old Smiths man, was injured after an unmarked police car and a bike were in collision at the junction of North Shore Road and My Lords Bay Road in Hamilton Parish at. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:19:00 EST Morning bus cancellations Twelve bus runs have been cancelled this morning, according to a spokesman for the Department of Public Transportation. Eight of the runs were already scheduled to depart by the time the notice was sent out at 8. 10am. The other four bus routes affected were as followsRoute 1, Hamilton to Grotto Bay, 8. 15amRoute 8,. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:27:00 EST When inappropriate pertaining to Trump is just inappropriate I love words, but sometimes they just arent up to the job. Like the word inappropriate, which has been applied to certain tweets last week by Jemele Hill, the ESPN commentator, one of which described Donald Trump as a white supremacist. Soon afterwards, ESPN rebuked Hill, saying she crossed a line, and she in turn made a. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Late flight times to Bermuda really stink Dear Sir,I am frustrated in getting an airline flight to Bermuda for my 54th visit. For many years we have used JetBlue and American Airlines, and were very pleased. Not this time. Both airlines offer only evening flights. JetBlue leaves JFKNYC at 7. 30pm, if on time. Arrives in Bermuda after 10pm. After 30 minutes at the airport. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Dementia is a ticking time bomb Bermuda needs a plan to deal with its dementia time bomb, an expert said yesterday. Jo-Ann Cousins-Simpson said a national plan would help improve access to diagnosis, treatment and care, and promote a better quality of life for those living with the condition. Dr Cousins-Simpson explained An early diagnosis of Alzheimers. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Family fun day in troubled Parkside area Young people from a gang-plagued area are invited to a special family day to have pure fun. The event, organised by Desmond Crockwell of YouthVision Promotions and Lynwood Richardson of Soulfood Promotions, was designed to create a more positive atmosphere in the troubled Parkside area. Mr Crockwell said As you may be aware,. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Youngsters punching above weight, says Dunne Kaden Hopkins finished four places ahead of team-mate Matthew Oliveira in the mens junior time-trial at the UCI Road World Championships yesterday. Along with Alyssa Rowse, Hopkins and Oliveira are testing themselves against the best young cyclists in the world at the championships in Bergen, Norway. Hopkins completed the. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Taleb highlights fragility of complex world The world is more fragile than ever because of its ever-increasing complexity and connectedness, according to Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Mr Taleb, a renowned thinker on the nature of risk and author of the ltigtNew York Timesltigt bestseller ltigtThe Black Swanltigt, gave a 90-minute presentation to an insurance-industry. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Crash on North Shore Road A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a crash with an unmarked police car on North Shore Road yesterday. The car driver was also hurt in the incident at the junction with My Lords Bay Road, Hamilton Parish, at about 2. 30pm. Police said the motorcyclist was more seriously injured than the car driver. Both were taken by. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Butterfield staff help clean Warwick beach More than 100 Butterfield team members turned out at Warwick Long Bay to help Keep Bermuda Beautiful with a coastal cleanup. Employees combed the beach, surrounding walking trails, parking lots and the playground to collect 12 bags of trash, and eight bags of tin and glass recyclables. Butterfield staff were involved in similar. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST BHB launches island-wide asthma campaign An island-wide campaign has been launched to help people with asthma take control of the condition. Blue quick reliever asthma inhalers are being featured on 23 public buses and in newspaper advertisements to raise awareness. BHB asthma nurse educator Debbie Barboza said The blue inhaler should most definitely be used if there. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST White Mountains buys back 13.5 of shares White Mountains Insurance Group will buy back 13. 5 per cent of its own shares after its tender offer to shareholders was oversubscribed. The Bermudian company said, in total, it will spend 513. 4 million buying back shares at the tender offers final purchase price of 875 per share. Under the modified Dutch auction, White. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:58:00 EST BSX climbs for sixth day The Royal GazetteBSX Index rose for a sixth day in succession as Butterfield Bank shares climbed 0. 6 per cent. Butterfield gained 20 cents today to close on a new high for this year of 35. 20 as 2,716 shares changed hands. It was the only stock to trade on the BSX. The banks New York Stock Exchange-listed shares did even better,. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:35:00 EST My girl seeks attention online ltbgtDear Dr Nekia,ltbgtI have been living with my girlfriend for a few months. At first it was good but now she is being so inconsiderate of my feelings. When I try to tell her how I feel about things that come up in the relationship, it is an argument. We go to bed and wake up in the morning not speaking. .. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Softening the blow of bad news The term bad news denotes that its not likely to be met with jubilation, but if were the ones giving it we can learn to navigate those difficult conversations with respect and understanding, and hopefully minimise the fallout. In this final instalment of this three-part series, here are the fundamentals to consider when faced with. .. 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