All Stories http://ourac.royalgazette.com All Stories en-us Woman arrested after crash A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving following a crash in Devonshire early yesterday morning. It happened on South Road, near Brighton Hill Road, at around 3. 45am. According to police, the woman sustained non-serious facial injuries after the scooter she was on struck a wall. A court appearance is. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170219/woman-arrested-after-crash&source=RSS Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:18:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170219/woman-arrested-after-crash&source=RSS Lowe earns point in Concacaf Under-20 opener ltbgtBermuda 1 Trindad amp Tobago 1ltbgtBermuda produced a courageous fightback to salvage a hard-fought draw in their Concacaf Under-20 Championship opener at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa yesterday. Kathon St Hillaire put Trinidad ahead with a calm finish after a defensive lapse. However, Bermudas never-say-die. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170219/lowe-earns-point-in-concacaf-under-20-opener&source=RSS Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:10:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170219/lowe-earns-point-in-concacaf-under-20-opener&source=RSS Onions denied as Cougars fight back ltbgtFlanagans Onions 1 Devonshire Cougars 2ltbgtDevonshire Cougars won their first league game of the year after fighting back from a goal down against Flanagans Onions in the Premier Division at Goose Gosling Field on Saturday. Cougars, who won the Dudley Eve Trophy and Friendship Trophy last year, fell behind early in. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170219/onions-denied-as-cougars-fight-back&source=RSS Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170219/onions-denied-as-cougars-fight-back&source=RSS House Moniz defends Lahey action Attorney-General Trevor Moniz yesterday denied suggestions that the Bermuda Government had committed a breach of treaty over the Lahey Clinic lawsuit. The civil action, which alleges the Massachusetts hospital ran a bribery-based scheme with Ewart Brown, the former premier, to profit at the expense of Bermudians, brought sharp criticism. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/house-moniz-defends-lahey-action&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/house-moniz-defends-lahey-action&source=RSS Securing emotional wellbeing in retirement Todays article focuses on a tough subject, one that families are reluctant to face. The end all and be all purported for every person is a happy retirement. Isnt that what we are all aiming for? Work hard now, relax leisurely later. Retirement is touted ad infinitum in the media as peace, fulfilment, golden sunsets, harmonious. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/martha-myron/article/20170218/securing-emotional-wellbeing-in-retirement&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/martha-myron/article/20170218/securing-emotional-wellbeing-in-retirement&source=RSS Goater upbeat on Ilkeston task Shaun Goater has landed his first job in football management in Britain after taking over struggling Ilkeston of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League. And the former Bermuda and Manchester City striker knows the magnitude of the task ahead of his debut at home to Sutton Coldfield, with the team second bottom in the 24-team Premier. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170218/goater-upbeat-on-ilkeston-task&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170218/goater-upbeat-on-ilkeston-task&source=RSS God restored my broken heart A series of heartbreaks led Nikita Robinson back to church at age 26. Two years earlier, she lost her brother in a tragic motorcycle accident. Then a serious relationship ended, and she quit a job. It was a really painful time and I was questioning God about what was going on in my life and who I was, said Mrs Robinson, the host. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/religion/article/20170218/god-restored-my-broken-heart&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/religion/article/20170218/god-restored-my-broken-heart&source=RSS Retired Belco workers in legal victory More than 100 retired Belco workers have won a legal action against their former employer over an attempt to change their health insurance. While the company sought to move retired staff from its Lighthouse Plan to alternate schemes in early 2015, Puisne Judge Stephen Hellman found that the offer presented to the retirees did not match. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/retired-belco-workers-in-legal-victory&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/retired-belco-workers-in-legal-victory&source=RSS Mias 10th birthday donation to charity Mia Rose Barker turned ten this month, but it is the animals at the Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who will receive the gifts. This year, Mia decided that rather than receiving presents she would raise money for the charity. Speaking to ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt yesterday, as she was given a tour of. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/mias-10th-birthday-donation-to-charity&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/mias-10th-birthday-donation-to-charity&source=RSS The Loren opens to first guests The Loren at Pink Beach opened its doors to its first paying guests on Thursday. While some work on the 45-suite boutique hotel is continuing, a range of amenities including a spa and two restaurants are expected to come online soon. Kinga Engelbrecht, general manager at the hotel, said We are delighted to have opened our doors to. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/loren-opens-to-first-guests&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/loren-opens-to-first-guests&source=RSS Is it a bad thing if support is race-based? Dear Sir,Considering the economic and social disparity between the black and white communities, resulting from historically deliberate racist policies of governments and perpetuated by all levels of the white community, would it be so terrible if Ewart Browns support of black athletes was race-based?At least it could be seen as. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20170218/is-it-bad-thing-if-support-is-race-based&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20170218/is-it-bad-thing-if-support-is-race-based&source=RSS Plenty of ways to watch the action With less than four months to go the 35th Americas Cup is right around the corner. Have you bought your tickets yet? Maybe youre confused as to which days to attend, or which category of tickets to buy?Here, we breakdown the ticket categories and give you insider tips on which days are the best to attend the Americas Cup. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/plenty-of-ways-to-watch-action&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/plenty-of-ways-to-watch-action&source=RSS Can you help police catch graffiti vandal? Bermudas serial vandal has struck again, with Hamilton bus depot the latest target for hateful messages. Racist and sexist language could be seen daubed over the walls at the city centre location yesterday morning, prompting the Bermuda Police Service to call for the public to help catch the culprit. It follows previous attacks in. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/can-you-help-police-catch-graffiti-vandal&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170218/can-you-help-police-catch-graffiti-vandal&source=RSS Popular bids to show opponents weak hands Nothing much new at the club as the players prepare for the Mens and Ladies Pairs on Monday and Friday. The event is somewhat anachronistic in this day and age, with the need to separate the genders in a mind sport, but it endures and is a popular fixture on the calendar. So, straight to this weeks hand, which is mainly about. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20170218/popular-bids-to-show-opponents-weak-hands&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20170218/popular-bids-to-show-opponents-weak-hands&source=RSS Lightbourne My underdogs are ready to bite Bermuda will look to get their Concacaf Under-20 Championship campaign off on the front foot when they come up against Trinidad amp Tobago in their opening group match at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa tomorrow. I think its very important and beneficial to get a favourable result in the first game because it sets the tone and the. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170218/lightbourne-my-underdogs-are-ready-to-bite&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170218/lightbourne-my-underdogs-are-ready-to-bite&source=RSS Time to quit if business is not breakeven Dear Dave,My husband and I have four kids, and I make 50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has been floundering for a while now, so were basically living off my income. Part of that income is going into the business. Plus, we dont have much in savings, and were behind on our house payments. Do you have any. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/personal-finance/article/20170218/time-to-quit-if-business-is-not-breakeven&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/personal-finance/article/20170218/time-to-quit-if-business-is-not-breakeven&source=RSS Its all getting very real now, says Coutts This week marked a major milestone in the long-anticipated wait for the 35th Americas Cup. The greatest race on water is now less than 100 days away, and across Bermuda preparations continue apace for the incredible events that will unfold. From May 26 to June 27 the event will take place on the Great Sound, the stadium-style. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/its-all-getting-very-real-now-says-coutts&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/its-all-getting-very-real-now-says-coutts&source=RSS Ilkeston trio cant wait to work with Goater IIkeston trio Tehvan Tyrell, David Jones and Paul Douglas believe that Shaun Goater is the right man to turn the clubs flagging fortunes around. Tyrell, Jones and Douglas expressed optimism over the clubs future under Goaters stewardship upon arrival in Costa Rica as members of Bermudas Concacaf Under-20 Championship squad. I. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170218/ilkeston-trio-cant-wait-to-work-with-goater&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170218/ilkeston-trio-cant-wait-to-work-with-goater&source=RSS Redundancy cloud has silver lining Redundancy in depressed economic times has forced many former employees to turn to entrepreneurship. And this was no different for Carlita Burgess and Marjorie Miki Richardson-Caines of Lifestyles Co Ltd. Mrs Burgess lost her job of 17 years when the Bermuda Sun closed its doors in 2014, and shortly after Mrs Richardson-Caines. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/redundancy-cloud-has-silver-lining&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/redundancy-cloud-has-silver-lining&source=RSS Duffy in the money, but oh those drug tests Flora Duffys most successful year in triathlon, when she won three ITU World titles in 2016, has come with great financial benefits, with the Bermudian pocketing 200,000 in prize money. However, there was a downside to that success, too, like constantly being drug tested. Duffy shared her life as a top triathlete during a. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/runningtriathlon/article/20170218/duffy-in-money-but-oh-those-drug-tests&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/runningtriathlon/article/20170218/duffy-in-money-but-oh-those-drug-tests&source=RSS BSX unchanged The Royal GazetteBSX Index yesterday closed unchanged at 1,988. 17. A total of four companies saw movement, but no change in their prices. The Bank of Butterfield was at 32. 60 after 1,466 shares changed hands. On the New York Stock Exchange, the bank was up 22 cents, or 0. 67 per cent, at 33. 01. Insurance firm BFampM. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/bermuda-stock-exchange/article/20170218/bsx-unchanged&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/bermuda-stock-exchange/article/20170218/bsx-unchanged&source=RSS Age no barrier to Dills Red Bull ambition At just 18-years-old Peter Dill is the youngest member of Team BDA. Recently named Boat Captain, he will be in charge of making sure the teams AC45F is ready to race in the 2017 Red Bull Youth Americas Cup in June. This is a big responsibility, but Dills experience as an intern with Oracle Team USAs shore crew should hold him. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/red-bull-youth-team/article/20170218/age-no-barrier-to-dills-red-bull-ambition&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/red-bull-youth-team/article/20170218/age-no-barrier-to-dills-red-bull-ambition&source=RSS Smith handed two-year extension Clay Smith has been given a two-year extension to his contract as Bermuda coach, and will also lead the Under-19 side for their regional qualifiers in Canada in July. Smith, who recently stood down as coach of Cleveland, will see his new contract take him past the next ICC World Cricket League Division Four Tournament. For the next. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/cricket/article/20170218/smith-handed-two-year-extension&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/cricket/article/20170218/smith-handed-two-year-extension&source=RSS New boat is fastest thing on four foils As Oracle Team USA revealed their new Americas Cup Class boat on Tuesday, Bryan Baker, the designer, said the new boats will be the fastest ever designed in the 166-year-old competition. For the given wind strengths, this boat now would annihilate an AC72, he said. And if you compared it to one of the old monohull boats 1992 to 2007. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/oracle-team-usa/article/20170218/new-boat-is-fastest-thing-on-four-foils&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/oracle-team-usa/article/20170218/new-boat-is-fastest-thing-on-four-foils&source=RSS Time to push the boat out is creeping up With the sort of weather that has dominated the local scene this past few days and for those immediately ahead, it is hard to conceive of anyone leaving dry land and venturing on to a very unwelcoming briny deep sea. It is one thing for the professional to brave a trip out to the inner bottom and shoal areas to service lobster traps, but. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/tight-lines/article/20170218/time-to-push-boat-out-is-creeping-up&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/tight-lines/article/20170218/time-to-push-boat-out-is-creeping-up&source=RSS Inghams crucial role with teams Ervelle Ingham plays a pretty crucial role in the Americas Cup and without her quite a few team members may never get their mail. Because they dont have a set address, some of the mail is sent to the West End Development Corporation where it is carefully looked after by Ervelle, a receptionist with Wedco. I chat with them and all. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/inghams-crucial-role-with-teams&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/general-information/article/20170218/inghams-crucial-role-with-teams&source=RSS Sport Scoreboard, February 18, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Article http://ourac.royalgazette.com/sport/article/20170218/sport-scoreboard-february-18-2017&source=RSS Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/sport/article/20170218/sport-scoreboard-february-18-2017&source=RSS Claims are political attack, says Brown Ewart Brown claims the Bermuda Governments lawsuit against the Lahey Clinic is an attempt to settle a political score against him. In a press release, the former premier launched a vigorous defence of his relationship with the hospital, which he insists has saved lives and improved the quality of life for Bermudians. Dr Brown. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170217/claims-are-political-attack-says-brown&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170217/claims-are-political-attack-says-brown&source=RSS Used bike dealership up and running Young businessman Nick Thomson has gone full throttle with a new business concept a used bike dealership. And Scooter Mart offers services like a guaranteed repurchase scheme for shorter-term residents, with a guaranteed repurchase price, as well as a trade-in programme so owners can upgrade to another model. Mr Thomson, a former. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/local-business/article/20170217/used-bike-dealership-up-and-running&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/local-business/article/20170217/used-bike-dealership-up-and-running&source=RSS Skys the limit for ambitious Wilson Keanu Wilson seems even less afraid of dreaming big as he does stepping into the ring after sharing his ambition of reaching the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He might have only been fighting for three years with four kickboxing and two boxing bouts under his belt but Wilson exudes a self-belief and youthful confidence that makes. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/sport/article/20170217/skys-limit-for-ambitious-wilson&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/sport/article/20170217/skys-limit-for-ambitious-wilson&source=RSS Bootsies feeling fabulous at 50 What better way to celebrate turning 50 than throwing a party. But after 30 years in entertainment, Bootsie felt it called for more. We contacted some of the top artists in the industry and were gonna do the big 5-0 on stage, said the comedian. Robert Atwood will lead the 16-piece Wall Street Band at what promises to be a. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20170217/bootsies-feeling-fabulous-at-50&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20170217/bootsies-feeling-fabulous-at-50&source=RSS Corruption drove up health costs The alleged corrupt enterprises of Ewart Brown and the Lahey Clinic contributed to rising healthcare costs for patients in Bermuda, according to the lawsuit filed in the United States. The civil complaint, made by the Bermuda Government against Lahey, claims the former premier conducted excessive, medically unnecessary and frankly. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/corruption-drove-up-health-costs&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/corruption-drove-up-health-costs&source=RSS TN Tatem school set to reopen The TN Tatem Middle School, which has been closed for health reasons, will reopen on Monday. The discovery of mould in the building, and the poor air quality, caused the Ministry of Education to shut the schools doors as maintenance work was carried out. Yesterday the Acting Commissioner of Education, Freddie Evans, received final. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/tn-tatem-school-set-to-reopen&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:37:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/tn-tatem-school-set-to-reopen&source=RSS Mussenden proposes cannabis caution policy People caught with less than three grams of cannabis will receive formal cautions, under a new three strikes draft policy unveiled by Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden. On being arrested for a third time, the offender will have to undergo drug assessment or drug counselling or face being sent to court for. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/mussenden-proposes-cannabis-caution-policy&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/mussenden-proposes-cannabis-caution-policy&source=RSS Nice ice baby! The rapidly approaching Americas Cup has become a source of inspiration for ice sculptor Joseph Pillas. While Mr Pillas has traditionally focused his attention on birds, fish and other animals, he is now turning his attention to carving sailboats out of ice at Fourways Inn. Speaking to ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt, Mr. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/americas-cup---news/article/20170217/nice-ice-baby&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/americas-cup---news/article/20170217/nice-ice-baby&source=RSS Why I got involved in politics During the past few months, Bermudians from a variety of backgrounds have reached out to me, wanting to talk about issues important to them. Three of the most frequent questions I am asked are Why did you get involved in politics? What has been your biggest obstacle or the hardest part about being involved? How do you stay. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/opinion-writers/article/20170217/why-i-got-involved-in-politics&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/opinion-writers/article/20170217/why-i-got-involved-in-politics&source=RSS House Beach development ahead of schedule Development at Horseshoe Bay is 21 per cent complete and ahead of schedule as of this week, according to Craig Cannonier, the Minister of Public Works. Mr Cannonier gave an update on the project which has come under scrutiny due to the potential impact of construction as the holiday season gets under way. The MP told the House of Assembly. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-beach-development-ahead-of-schedule&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:02:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-beach-development-ahead-of-schedule&source=RSS A good deal for Bermuda but why the circus act? #8220In summary, we have found that this transaction is commercially sound and reasonable, likely to meet Government's stated objectives of long term sustainability, increased traffic volume and revenue, while effectively providing for the structural needs of the airport. We have also found that its terms are within the. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/bryant-trew/article/20170217/good-deal-for-bermuda-but-why-circus-act&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/bryant-trew/article/20170217/good-deal-for-bermuda-but-why-circus-act&source=RSS Ministry raw sewage dumped in green space The Ministry of Public Works has reminded the public that pollution is considered an offence in light of an unscrupulous offender dumping large volumes of raw sewage in a green space. The ministry reported that the offender is regularly dumping large amounts of the waste in the east end of the island but did not specify the exact. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/environment/article/20170217/ministry-raw-sewage-dumped-in-green-space&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/environment/article/20170217/ministry-raw-sewage-dumped-in-green-space&source=RSS Belco to check meters on Saturdays Belco meter readers will be in action on Saturdays for the foreseeable future, the company announced. According to a press release, the move will mean customer billing cycles do not extend pass the normal 30-day meter reading cycle. Meter readers will be in their Belco uniform and will always carry company ID, which is available to. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/belco-to-check-meters-on-saturdays&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:13:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/belco-to-check-meters-on-saturdays&source=RSS House More student scholarships available Bermudas range of scholarships and awards for local students is being broadened, the House of Assembly heard. Wayne Scott, the Minister of Education, told MPs that the government had followed through on its 2016 Throne Speech promise with eight new scholarships. They include achievement awards for public school graduates, merit. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-more-student-scholarships-available&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:22:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-more-student-scholarships-available&source=RSS House Gibbons begins broadcast policy review Grant Gibbons, Minister of Economic Development, has begun a review of the Governments existing policies and legislation relating to local broadcasting, both radio and television. The minister told MPs that some of the policies date back to 1980 and need amendment. He said he had been in talks with industry stakeholders over issues. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-gibbons-begins-broadcast-policy-review&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:17:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-gibbons-begins-broadcast-policy-review&source=RSS Event to help seniors avoid online scams The Department of E-Commerce is set to host its third annual Safer internet Day, aimed at helping seniors avoid online scams. The free event on February 22, sponsored by Clarien Bank, is designed to help seniors protect themselves online from various internet schemes which often target senior citizens. A spokesman for the department. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/event-to-help-seniors-avoid-online-scams&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:06:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/event-to-help-seniors-avoid-online-scams&source=RSS XL group shares buyback The XL Group board has backed a massive 1 billion share buyback programme, the company announced today. And the insurance and reinsurance giant will pay a quarterly dividend of 22 cents a share on its common shares at the end of next month, up two cents on the previous payout. In addition, a dividend of just over 10. 47 per share. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/business/article/20170217/xl-group-shares-buyback&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:42:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/business/article/20170217/xl-group-shares-buyback&source=RSS House Grocery prices watchdog redundant The Price Control Commission has not met since April 2016 and has now been made redundant, finance minister Bob Richards told the House of Assembly. The panel was set up in 2011 to protect consumers from unwarranted price increases amid concerns families could not cope with the cost of living in Bermuda. However, Mr Richards said. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170217/house-grocery-prices-watchdog-redundant&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:29:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170217/house-grocery-prices-watchdog-redundant&source=RSS Truck overboard in Hamilton parish A truck ended in the water in Hamilton parish after a collision but the driver was unharmed. Police and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel responded to reports of a collision, which resulted in the truck careering through bushes and into the water, at 2. 30pm today. A police spokesperson said Details are limited at this. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/truck-overboard-in-hamilton-parish&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:26:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/truck-overboard-in-hamilton-parish&source=RSS Francis retires from government William Francis, whose most recent post with the Bermuda Government was Permanent Secretary of Economic Development, has retired from the civil service. After a career in IT, Mr Francis started his government career in the Telecommunications department, rising to director in 2003. His positions within the government have included. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170217/francis-retires-from-government&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:59:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170217/francis-retires-from-government&source=RSS Lahey Were not going anywhere Lahey Clinic has vigorously defended its reputation and practices in light of the lawsuit filed by the Bermuda Government in the United States. Joanne Conroy, chief executive officer of Lahey Hospital amp Medical Centre, said the Boston hospital had a 25-year track record of providing the highest-quality care to our patients in. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/lahey-were-not-going-anywhere&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:02:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/lahey-were-not-going-anywhere&source=RSS House Gibbons outlines satellite meetings Minister of Economic Development, Grant Gibbons, has updated MPs on the recent meetings he has had with various agencies in the Satellite industry. Those included NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the FCC Federal Communications Commission and, NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology. The meetings. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-gibbons-outlines-satellite-meetings&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:15:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-gibbons-outlines-satellite-meetings&source=RSS House Bermuda ready for the big event With less than 100 days before Americas Cup begins, preparations for the big event are on schedule, according to Grant Gibbons, Minister of Economic Development. Dr Gibbons indicated that the island would be more than ready to host the races which begin on May 26 and could continue through to the end of June. Updating MPs on the. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-bermuda-ready-for-big-event&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:51:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-bermuda-ready-for-big-event&source=RSS Reports ordered on man after police chase Court reports were ordered on a Southampton man with a horrendous driving record after he admitted leading police on a high-speed chase while disqualified from driving. Trovaughn Smith, 31, pleaded guilty to driving in a dangerous manner, driving while disqualified by the courts and refusing to provide a sample of breath in connection. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/court/article/20170217/reports-ordered-on-man-after-police-chase&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:44:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/court/article/20170217/reports-ordered-on-man-after-police-chase&source=RSS Event to discuss healing of Bermuda A community group has organised a get-together to discuss Bermudas social problems. Sharon Apopa of the Twin Ministries is calling for people to attend A Nation Under Siege The Impact of Pain on Social Constructs at Evening Light Pentecostal Church on March 17, at 7pm. Facilitators include activist Gina Spence and statistician. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/event-to-discuss-healing-of-bermuda&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:40:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/event-to-discuss-healing-of-bermuda&source=RSS House Scott tells of school vandalism Five public schools have been broken into and vandalised this month, education minister Wayne Scott told the House of Assembly this morning. They include the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, a special needs facility, on February 5 and 6 Elliott Primary on February 8 West Pembroke Primary on February 11 Prospect Primary on February 12. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-scott-tells-of-school-vandalism&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:44:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/house-scott-tells-of-school-vandalism&source=RSS Meet our boys in Costa Rica Bermuda coach Kyle Lightbourne talks us through his Concacaf Under-20 Championship squadltbgtGoalkeepersDetre Bell Age 19Club North VillageltbgtDetre is a very promising goalkeeper. He is a very good shot stopper, communicates with his defence quite well and also kicks the ball well. He does a lot. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170217/meet-our-boys-in-costa-rica&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/soccer/article/20170217/meet-our-boys-in-costa-rica&source=RSS Concerned by statement quoting Attorney-General Dear Sir,I have today read February 15 with dismay and sadness the front-page reports in both The Royal Gazette and The Boston Globe of the civil proceedings brought by the Government of Bermuda against the globally esteemed institution Lahey Clinic accusing that Burlington Hospital of bribing our former premier, Ewart Brown, in order. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20170217/concerned-by-statement-quoting-attorney-general&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20170217/concerned-by-statement-quoting-attorney-general&source=RSS Top nutrition tips for beginner runners Supergranny has landed and is busy waving her magical wand over the chaos at home. Shes always been slightly alarmed by my domestic deficiency and is recovering at her house sit, most likely with a hefty gin and tonic. Im unsure whether it was the kids who drove her to the brink today or whether it was finding a wetsuit in the linen. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/catherine-burns/article/20170217/top-nutrition-tips-for-beginner-runners&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/catherine-burns/article/20170217/top-nutrition-tips-for-beginner-runners&source=RSS Attorney-General stonewalls lawsuit questions Attorney-General Trevor Moniz stonewalled questions yesterday on how much the Bermuda Governments lawsuit against the Lahey Clinic was likely to cost taxpayers. The civil complaint, filed in a federal court in Massachusetts and naming Ewart Brown as a non-party co-conspirator, seeks unspecified damages for alleged corrupt enterprises. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/attorney-general-stonewalls-lawsuit-questions&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170217/attorney-general-stonewalls-lawsuit-questions&source=RSS James Rivers top line rockets James River Group Holdings Ltds profits surged in the fourth quarter, propelled by a 60 per cent growth in gross premiums written. The Bermudian reinsurer recorded net income of 25. 7 million for the three months ended December 31 and a record 74. 5 million for the full year 2016. Operating earnings per share totalled 77 cents. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/re-insurance/article/20170217/james-rivers-top-line-rockets&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/re-insurance/article/20170217/james-rivers-top-line-rockets&source=RSS Wine battle success for yours truly There is a branch in Bermuda of an international association that started in Europe in 1248 and over the centuries their goal has been to enjoy good food, good wine and good company. Some of us in the wine trade are members and we have dinners and tastings a few times a year. One annual gathering that has proved to be very popular. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20170217/wine-battle-success-for-yours-truly&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20170217/wine-battle-success-for-yours-truly&source=RSS We should encourage those willing to serve their country Dear Sir,Since the advent of social media, persons who have willingly agreed to serve their country, from both sides of the House, have been attacked and demonised. These actions have served to deliver a couple of undesired results. First, even fewer people are willing to serve their country. Second, those who are already. .. http://ourac.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20170217/we-should-encourage-those-willing-to-serve-their-country&source=RSS Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST http://ourac.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20170217/we-should-encourage-those-willing-to-serve-their-country&source=RSS