All Stories All Stories en-us Peer review DeSilva says he will not resign Michael DeSilva said he would not step down after the release of a critical peer review of police procedures surrounding the protest on December 2. The Commissioner of Police made the statement at a press conference yesterday afternoon. The review, by Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead of the National Police Co-ordination. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST Pie Factory celebrates new home A baker specialising in pies is to open officially today. The Pie Factory, which was based in Pembroke for nearly 20 years, now operates from a new premises, complete with a store and restaurant, in Hamiltons Parliament Street. And owner Sonia Furbert said the fresh start allowed the firm to expand on its original menu of savoury. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST New team, new challenge for Mayho Dominique Mayho will step up to the top level of amateur cycling in Belgium after joining Asfra Racing Team Oudenaarde. Mayho was approached by Asfra Racing in May last year after his maiden win in Belgium in the Moerbeke 112-kilometres road race for amateur outfit Jonge Rakkers Vollezele. He believes the move will boost his chances. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST My goal? To keep people out of hospital Ayesha Peets Talbot saw herself as the heroic hospital doctor, providing specialised care for the seriously ill. Instead, she became a bariatric specialist her job is to stop people from reaching that point. The crossroads came in her final year of medical training. A woman in her early 50s, with a history of. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Protest review calls for better police training A Peer Review on the police response to the December 2 protest outside of the House of Assembly has called for the Bermuda Police Service to be better prepared for future incidents and improve public engagement. The review, written by Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead of the National Police Coordination Centre, who was seconded from. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST BIU members receive summonses Several Bermuda Industrial Union members have received summonses from Magistrates Court, according to a press statement released by the BIU this morning. The statement urged those who had received summonses to bring them to BIU headquarters. It has come to the attention of the BIU that several members of the BIU have received. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST Overseas experts arrive after oil spill A geologist and a field engineer from the US are arriving today to assist RUBiS after yesterdays oil spill at St Georges. However, Minister of the environment, Sylvan Richards, said this afternoon there appears to be no immediate health and safety risk. There has been no word over the extent of pollution. Mr Richards said. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:01:00 EST Political promises are empty without the ways and means Campaign rhetoric and slogans versus governance and performance. Repeal and replace Obamacare was not just a campaign slogan, it was a seven-year mantra that ended as a no-show on the floor of the House. This was a clear example of the rubber meeting the road, when theory meets reality. In this case, trying to privatise healthcare,. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Health Council outlines priorities The Bermuda Health Council has outlined its priorities in the year ahead which includes improving road safety and driving down healthcare costs. Improving health facilities through inspections, improving access to health insurance and developing policies to regulate the price of drugs while improving patient identity are among the aims. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:35:00 EST Hospitality Month focuses on island experiences Experiencing Bermuda is the theme of this years Hospitality Month which will include a variety of events through April. Hosts Bermuda Hospitality Institute are hoping to attract as many residents and visitors as possible. The month, which includes Scavenger hunts, prizes and other events, will be launched at City Hall on April. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:47:00 EST A life-changing journey of discovery Cathy West has always known she was adopted. It did not stop her from having a good life, but it did make her curious about who she had come from. The Bermudian author drew on her journey to find her birth mother in writing her latest novel, ltigtThe Memory of Youltigt, released by HarperCollins Publishers. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST How Pilates improves balance and flexibility Every weekend Sarah Miles walks at least six miles. The 66-year-olds dream is to one day walk the Railway Trail from Hamilton Parish to Sandys. Seven years ago that would have been impossible for her. Back then, I was living in London and struggled to lift my legs high enough to get on a double decker bus, said Mrs Miles. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda woman to get life-transforming chance A woman from Bermuda will for the first time have the chance to participate in a life-transforming leadership opportunity, according to the president of the international programme. Launched in 1994, the International Womens Forums Fellows Programme aims to train, mentor and connect women leaders. Since its creation, 48 countries. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Wine duty critic has little idea of industrys history Dear Sir,I have read with dismay the letter written to you by Anon, Warwick, published in The Royal Gazette on March 24, with the headline Wine duty calculations way off the mark. Tragically, your correspondent would appear to have little idea of the background and history of wine duties in Bermuda. Some of your readers. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Rawlins forcing his way into Sussex plans Delray Rawlins is definitely in coach Mark Daviss plans at Sussex County Cricket Club this season. That is despite Davis returning to his native South Africa to recruit experienced players whom he believes can make Sussex challengers in all formats of the game this summer. Davis said he is happy to give youngsters a chance again. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Trio earn admin professional designation Three island women have passed a tough test to become certified administrative professionals. Now Tiffany Smith, Cidalia Rodrigues and Sheritta Steede will be presented at a conference on professional learning next month. Ms Smith said Id never heard about it before but once I did the seminar last April, I decided to do. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Police investigate firearms incident Police continue to investigate an unconfirmed incident involving a firearm in Sandys early on Monday morning. The incident occurred along Mangrove Bay Road at around 1. 40am. According to police, a 30-year-old Sandys man was driving a car along the road when it was damaged. Traffic collision investigation and forensic support unit. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST Same basic skills key to all sports Burgess As the Kappa Tournament provided the backdrop at the main field at the National Sports Centre, Steve Burgesss Back-to-Basics programme held a graduation in the grandstand for 19 youngsters of their first Sports Academy. Athletes were recruited from ages three to 12, with the intention of introducing them to the basics of athletes during. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST The great American disconnect with global warming Fifty per cent of Americans are now concerned believers in global warming. That is the finding of a new Gallup cluster analysis of responses to a poll conducted this month. It is also a record, although the percentage was actually a pretty similar 49 per cent in 2001, when the data series began. Present analysis places 31 per cent of US. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Superyachts to be one of summers highlights The ultimate expression of Americas Cup history is the Americas Cup J Class Regatta. This regatta featuring majestic, classic yachts will take place on June 16, 19 and 20. It will feature some of the most iconic boats in the history of the Americas Cup, with eight of the nine existing J Class boats committed to participating in. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda vying for top spot with Puerto Rico Bermuda came from a match down to beat Jamaica 2-1 in their group E clash in the Junior Davis Cup Tournament in El Salvador yesterday. The victory set up a showdown with the other team in the group, Puerto Rico, for top spot. Tariq Simons, who has been living in Jamaica the past few years, went down 6-3, 6-4 to John Azar before. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Husband found me with another woman ltbgtDear Dr Nekialtbgt,My husband walked in on me and another woman. She is someone who is a mutual friend of ours and we have been spending a lot of time together. We do lunch, go shopping, and have a girls night out quite often. I have known her for a few years now and I was glad when she walked into my life. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Is your cheat day killing your healthy relationship with food? The fitness industry evolved over the last few years making healthy lifestyles more accessible. Yet somehow, the new standard for healthy managed to be less attainable. New fitness terms have found their way into our everyday lives including the idea of a cheat day. So what exactly is a cheat day and do you even need. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Town moving on up under Steede ltbgtDandy Town 3 Flanagans Onions 1ltbgtDandy Town moved into the final Dudley Eve Trophy spot last night with two goals from Drewonde Bascome giving them victory over Flanagans Onions at Goose Gosling Field. Town had to work hard for the points after relegation-threatened Onions looked determined to get a win to give. .. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, March 29, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Oxfam attacks banks offshore profits International charity Oxfam has singled out Bermudas HSBC in a major report on the use of tax havens by the top 20 European banks. The Oxfam report said that 26 per cent of profits generated by the top 20 banks in the EU were made offshore although these countries accounted for only 12 per cent of total turnover and seven per cent of. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Bascome set for Cinco de Mayo showdown Nikki Bascome will make a swift return to the ring against Mexican David Rangel in a six-round welterweight bout at North Field, National Sports Centre, on May 6. It will be Bascomes third fight since December, with the 26-year-old looking to build momentum after his unanimous points win over Iwan Azore his most credible opponent to. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST Daniel finds his voice through sport A few years ago, Daniel Phillips had trouble getting a full sentence out in English. His speech impediment meant he tripped over his words before he could finish. Now he is learning German, French and Italian. He added Spanish to the list after enrolling in Rafa Nadals tennis academy in September. His family credits the. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST PLP summonses a provocative step The issuing of court summonses to a number of protesters from the December 2 demonstrations outside the House of Assembly are provocative and unwise, the Progressive Labour Party said this evening. Michael Scott, the Shadow Attorney-General, called the use of the criminal justice system a political tool. Mr Scott addressed the. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:06:00 EST Spending on overseas healthcare hits 84.5m Spending on overseas healthcare has more than doubled since 2004, topping 84. 5 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Bermuda Health Council reported. At nearly 40 million, almost half the spending went to Massachusetts, primarily in the Boston metropolitan region. Maryland came second. Most trips were for specialised care. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Fuel spill in St Georges Rubis workers are dealing with a fuel tank breach at their storage facility in St Georges. Yesterday afternoon a spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Environment said that a pollution control team had also been dispatched to the scene. Rubis employees have been trained in how to deal with such an emergency and are already working. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:25:00 EST Former first ladies to be saluted Two former first ladies of Bermuda will be saluted as the islands own royalty for a high tea to benefit the transportation charity Project Action. Lady Lully Gibbons, the widow of former premier Sir David Gibbons, and Olga Scott, the wife of former premier Alex Scott, will both be honoured at the Bermuda Royals High Tea on April. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudian jobs a priority for Skyport We were very pleased to launch Skyport this month, heralding in the long-expected beginning of a significant upgrade to the quality of Bermudas air travel experience at LF Wade International Airport. It is an honour to be a part of the creation of this new Bermudian company and to be appointed as its first president. Skyport is now. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST I get the poll but we had to take action I would like to comment on ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigts polling report that shows people think the investigations into the activities of Ewart Brown, the former premier, and the misuse of public money by Progressive Labour Party governments are racially and politically motivated. As Premier, I can speak only to matters that come. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Legalising cannabis next step, says expert A Canadian author who has studied the use of cannabis, and written on the subject, believes the legalisation of drugs is the next step for Bermuda. A regular visitor to the island, Bill Bogart who wrote ltigtOff the Street Legalising Drugsltigt says education is a key component to making the drug legal. You can push. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Cement supply dries up after demand soars The islands celebrated uptick in construction came at something of a cost this week, with unprecedented demand resulting in a cement shortage. But help is on the way, according to Chris Shanks, manager at Maxcem, who hopes for the supply ship Diego to arrive on Sunday or Monday to top up supplies. I hate it when it affects the. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Sompo completes 6.3bn Endurance takeover Japanese giant Sompo has completed its takeover of island-based insurance and reinsurance firm Endurance Specialty in a 6. 3 billion deal. Now Endurance will be integrated into Sompo Holdings through the creation of Sompo International, which will be based in Bermuda. Sompo International will have its own board, led by Endurances. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:02:00 EST Bermuda to travel to Grenada for friendlies Bermudas football team will travel to Grenada to play two international friendlies against the Caribbean nation in June. The dates of the matches have yet to be confirmed but they will take place at Grenadas National Stadium during the Fifa international dates between June 5 and 13. Grenada have already announced a training squad. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:01:00 EST Pie Factory to stage grand opening A baker specialising in pies is to open officially tomorrow. The Pie Factory, which was based in Pembroke for more than 20 years, now operates from a new premises, complete with a store, at 6 Parliament StreetAnd owner Sonia Furbert said the fresh start allowed the firm to expand on its original menu of savoury meat and vegetable. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:05:00 EST Warwick man banned from roads A 27-year-old Warwick man has been fined and banned from the roads for failing to provide a breath sample. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Patraic Castle pleaded guilty to the offence that happened in Warwick on January 30. The court heard that police spotted a car parked in a bus lay-by on Middle Road. Castle was in. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:18:00 EST Pembroke woman given absolute discharge A 26-year-old woman who admitted stealing more than 200 worth of groceries was granted an absolute discharge this morning. At a previous Magistrates Court appearance on February 2, Shaniqwa OBrien, of Pembroke, pleaded guilty to taking the goods from Lindos Market in Devonshire on January 5. Prosecutor Victoria Greening said. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:16:00 EST Serial thief jailed for ten days A serial thief has been jailed for ten days for stealing a drill set out of the back of a work truck. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Sinclair Fox, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the offence that happened in Pembroke on March 26. Meanwhile, 46-year-old Antoine Tuzo, of Pembroke, admitted dishonestly receiving the. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:43:00 EST PALS walk raises 35,000 Cancer charity PALS raised 35,000 through its 29th annual Walk with Me for Cancer Care event on February 19. A total of 600 people registered for the walk, which is the organisations major annual fundraiser, with proceeds going towards vital medical care, equipment and supplies for cancer patients in Bermuda. Prizes were. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:32:00 EST Sea Cadets receive refurbished dinghy The Bermuda Sea Cadets main training dinghy has been completely refurbished, with the assistance of Spar Yard Marine Solutions. The dinghy, ltigtPhilippaltigt, is the main training dinghy used by the cadets to teach rowing, seamanship and boat handling skills. Michael Frith, Commander of the Corps, said. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:02:00 EST US centre to improve hurricane warnings The US-based National Hurricane Centre has unveiled new policies, which could help give Bermudians more advanced warning of impending storms. Under the new policies, unveiled earlier this month, the NHC will issue advisories for systems with the potential to become tropical cyclones and publish estimated timings for when winds in an area. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Why Republicans failed to repeal Obamacare Let me briefly try to answer this question how did Republicans fail to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? In no order, and off the top of my addled mind at the end of a crushing week They hated Obamacare but they never understood the Affordable Care Act. This is the uber-explanation for much of what follows. Hating. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Health insurance cost once we retire is too much to bear Dear Sir,I read your interview with Walton Brown in yesterdays paper March 23 in which he calls on the consumer affairs department to tackle the islands banks and health insurance providers for price gouging. The cost of private health insurance premiums on this island has got to be among the highest in the world. While one. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Codfish and potatoes food that unites us An Onion AbroadIts codfish and potatoes, but not as we know it. What could be more Bermudian than codfish and potatoes served up Sunday mornings with a boiled egg and sliced bananas. But did you know that this local delicacy is just as beloved in many other cultures? Known as bacalao in Portugal, morue in France,. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Outstanding senior I was born loving ballet Patricia Deane-Gray isnt the type to suffer fools gladly. If youre coming for a visit you better be able to talk ballet its her passion. The 82-year-old has been teaching dance for 62 years. Ive taught thousands of students over the years, she said. I still have all my students file cards and registers in my. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares fall 2.6 Bank of Butterfield shares today dropped 80 cents to 30. 20 in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The 2. 6 per cent fall came as 6,080 shares traded. On the New York Stock Exchange, the bank was up 1 cent or 0. 03 per cent to 30. 37. Insurance firm Argus rose 25 cents, or 5. 6 per cent, to 4. 75 after 6,000 shares. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:43:00 EST Colonial renames wellness programme Zest Colonials wellness programme has received a makeover and a new name in a bid to get more people off the couch. Since the insurer introduced the programme it has seen more than 5,000 participants in more than 60 companies leading a healthier lifestyle, the company said. Colonial introduced a comprehensive wellness programme which. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:44:00 EST Getting your property ready for the market ltbgtDear Heatherltbgt,I am going to be putting my house on the market in a couple of months, is there anything I should be doing now to get it ready?ltbgtHome SellerltbgtltbgtDear Home Sellerltbgt,One of the best things you can do to give your house instant kerb appeal besides the. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST In-form Dill claims another victory for St Augustines Shaquille Dill continued his fine form at the Weems Baskin Invitational at Cregger Track in Raleigh, North Carolina, winning the 800 metres to add another impressive chapter to his collegiate career last weekend. The Saint Augustines University senior claimed victory in 1min 48. 62sec just two weeks after his stunning triumph in the same. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Driver cleared over death of motorcyclist A truck driver has walked free from court after being cleared of carelessly pulling out in front a young motorcyclist and killing him. Prosecutors had alleged that George Simmons had cut the corner as he turned in front of Ezariah Matthie moments before the two vehicles collided in Paget in February last year. But yesterday a jury. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Modern villa in a beautiful setting This modern, two-bedroom townhouse is set in the beautiful community of Belmont Hills. Its location grants convenient access to schools, a grocery store and public transportation. Its also an easy commute into Hamilton from villa A1-2. Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty is offering the Warwick property for 925,000. Situated. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Mayho overcomes adversity to clinch title Dominique Mayho made a rare appearance in off-road racing to win the mens title at the Winners Edge National Mountain Bike Championships held at Ferry Reach Park at the weekend. With five championship categories on the line it was clear that the competition was going to be hard fought from the start. Last years champion Chequan. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST No safety concerns for Wolfe Michael Wolfe, the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association president, has allayed fears over the safety of the islands squad at the Junior Davis Cup tournament in El Salvador this week. Security has been heightened at the Sports Centre of Merliot after an increase of violence in the Santa Tecla region, with the BLTA putting additional safety. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Preparation the key to success Preparation. The key to achieving success in anything we do is preparation. Not just a half-hearted attempt but a researched, planned, and thoughtful process. When we use a cautious and detailed planning approach we reduce many of the risks associated with any type of change. Too often we witness the implementation of something new that. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Spithill impressed with Artemis in practice Stop and take the time to review the first of six pre-Americas Cup training windows when competitors can match-up their AC class 50-foot catamarans against each other and test their theories against reality. Teams raced their Americas Cup Class boats for the first time from March 22 to 26 in Bermuda, with no racing on Thursday because. .. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, March 28, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EST