All Stories All Stories en-us Fly a kite: sun and winds on Good Friday Hundreds of people took advantage of the warm but windy weather to head to the beach for Good Friday.Horseshoe Bay was packed with kite flyers as early as 10.30am, and many more beaches, parks across the island are gearing up for a busy weekend of Easter celebrations.Other events include:• The Good Friday Walk to Calvary in... Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:48:00 AST Burt: celebrate Easter with peace and love Easter is the most significant season of the Christian church: a time of renewed hope and optimism, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.This is a season of new beginnings. Warmer weather, abundant sunshine and the freshness of spring.In Bermuda, the Easter weekend is an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:28:00 AST Cannonier: Easter traditions unite us Let us use this Easter as an opportunity to pause and think about the issues affecting our society and how we can come together to right the wrongs we see around us.Let us come together as one people, united by a simple ideal: to make all our lives better and to help those less fortunate. In short, to create a Bermuda that is better for... Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:29:00 AST Drive-In Movie Night switches venue The Fresh Air Films Drive-In Movie Night has been moved from Bull's Head to City Hall Car Park due to forecasted high winds.Senior events and marketing coordinator for the City, Allison Tucker, said: "The LED screen that we are using cannot withstand the wind conditions that are predicted on the top level of Bull's Head Car... Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:59:00 AST Retail concerns new Chamber head Fagundo Being on an EU blacklist, and ten months of declining retail sales, are among the chief concerns for businesses on the island, according to Dennis Fagundo, the new president of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.The joint manager of DJ Construction has succeeded John Wight to head up the Chamber, after Mr Wight stepped down following... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Stick to game plan and we can thrive, says Robinson Cecoy Robinson, the Bermuda Under-17 coach, says his players are champing at the bit to compete at the Concacaf Under-17 Championship in Bradenton, Florida, next monthThe PHC Zebras and Bermuda forward has been putting his players through their paces in preparation for the regional tournament, which will be staged at the IMG Academy... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST She's a super showstopper Renee Daniels had always dreamt of being a cook but it wasn't until she won the praise of Marcus Samuelsson that her dream became a reality. She beat out competition from her fellow Bermuda College culinary students to win a contract at Marcus', the celebrity chef's restaurant at the Hamilton Princess Beach Club. The devoted... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Open your hearts for celebration of community The community looks west tomorrow for Good Friday as a home-grown celebration of togetherness marks its seventh year.The Open Your Heart Foundation's free festivities, starting at 11am at Warren Simmons field in Somerset, is especially poignant this Friday.Tianna Saltus, one of the core organisers, said the group had "taken a hit"... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Health issues 'cannot be linked to TN Tatem' Health complaints from staff and a pupil at a now-closed middle school cannot be linked to the building without further medical information, a new report has claimed. The Cabinet Office report, from the Office of the Safety and Health Co-ordinator, said that symptoms reported by eight teachers and one pupil at TN Tatem Middle School were... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:29:00 AST A model experience A Bermudian woman described her maiden modelling job as a fantastic international experience. Taylor Barit said: "It was so amazing. I got to travel with some Bermudians, I got to meet some new people and experience a new place and culture. I loved it." Ms Barit, 31, was one of three Bermudians selected for the <i>Spring... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Checkmates: brothers take New York by storm Two Bermudian brothers, aged 5 and 7, claimed glory in a chess tournament in New York.Odin and Dylan Flanagan were crowned champions in the under-8 category in the first Grace Church School and Brooklyn Friends School Chess Tournament.The youngsters represented Warwick Academy against 30 children from top chess-playing schools in... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Armed robbery in Southampton Three men have been arrested after a manhunt in the wake of an armed robbery in the Rockaway area of Southampton.One of the robbers left a unique calling card after dropping his phone - which his victim then took.Two men armed with a bladed article stole cash from a man sitting on a wall outside Port Royal Gas Station at about... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:02:00 AST Mothers decry children riding motorcycles Complaints about children riding motorcycles without helmets in a public park have prompted the Department of Parks to contact police.An angry mother called <i>The Royal Gazette</i> after seeing the children, some riding alone and others accompanied by adults on the bikes, at Clearwater Beach Park on Sunday... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Big Lloyd: a giant and an icon Bermuda will mourn the death of Lloyd James, a tall, imposing batsman who was a true legend. My memory goes back to his first Cup Match century of 147 runs. His century was devastating to Somerset, who at the time had dominated the Cup Match classics. Yes, and if that wasn't enough, he came back the next year and scored 173 and set a... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST BPS and Gazette moving forward together Stephen Corbishley, the Commissioner of Police, and Dexter Smith, the Editor of <i>The Royal Gazette</i>, met yesterday to thrash out an arrangement that has resulted in Mr Corbishley withdrawing his complaint to the Media Council of Bermuda in relation to the newspaper publishing the animal cruelty video on its website last... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST No more parties at Rangers A sports club marred by violence in recent months has stopped hosting parties "for the foreseeable future".Southampton Rangers posted a "public service announcement" on Instagram today to inform its supporters of the move.Below an image of the club's logo, it said: "Please be advised due to recent events there will be no parties... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:28:00 AST BHS class tours Washington Thirty-nine Bermuda High School Year 6 students travelled to the US capital, Washington, last month on their first school trip with five chaperones.The girls visited historical monuments and memorials including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and had an illuminated tour of several monuments on the second night.They also... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Portuguese celebrations just distract from real concerns Dear Sir,I write this today hurt and upset over what continues to seem like distractions to what actually matters to children of immigrants in Bermuda.While I see many happy to see an Azores team come to Bermuda and a Portuguese holiday in November, I remain with my opinion that this means nothing.My sister, my brother and... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Licensed venues questioned on event flyers Sports venues and a restaurant were questioned about flyers that advertised events when they appeared in front of liquor licensing authorities yesterday.Southampton Rangers Sports Club and Somerset Cricket Club were among the venues at a hearing in the Magistrates' Court.Magistrate Tyrone Chin asked their presidents about adverts... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Burt lashes out after Butterfield job losses David Burt said yesterday that the Bermuda Government would intensify efforts to open up the banking sector to competition after 11 people were made redundant at Butterfield Bank.The Premier's comments came after Butterfield announced yesterday morning that its Rosebank branch had closed and that 30 people had accepted voluntary... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Public health scholarships available The Ministry of Health has today issued a reminder to students and health professionals that applications for the Dr. Barbara Ball Public Health Scholarship will close on 30 April, 2019. The Ministry is encouraging students interested in public health professions to apply online at ... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:23:00 AST Three hurt in Harbour Road crash Five vehicles were damaged, and three people sustained injury, in a crash yesterday on Harbour Road, Paget, near Valley Road, police reported.The collision occurred at about 3.30pm, according to a spokesman, after traffic stopped for roadwork near the Lower Ferry stop.A motorcycle with a pillion passenger was headed east when the... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:56:00 AST Watch a longtail chick hatch A view into the nest of the Bermuda longtail will be available via a new live stream.Nonsuch Expeditions, the organisation that runs the popular CahowCam project, has branched out for its second iconic local bird and could record a longtail chick hatch as soon as this weekend.Team leader Jean-Pierre Rouja said: "This camera,... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:34:00 AST Burt's well wishes for anniversary couple David Burt visited his aunt and uncle to congratulate them on their 61st wedding anniversary.The Premier presented Leon and Helen Burt with flowers and a gift.He said: "I was very pleased to visit my aunt and uncle today, in celebration of a marriage that has been blessed with many years of love and joy."They are a... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:37:00 AST BHB salutes nurses aide There's no disputing that Gregory Simons is a caring person ideally suited to working in healthcare, although he's spent the majority of his life with the Department of Corrections.He became a nurses' aide at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MWI) five years ago, having retired from Westgate Correctional Facility after 24 years of... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:12:00 AST One Communications to pay dividend One Communications Ltd has announced a dividend of 8 cents per share.The telecommunications group said in a filing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange that the dividend will be payable on May 15 to shareholders of record on April 30. Frank Amaral, the One's CEO, said: "Since the 2016 transaction, the company has invested over $90 million in... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:41:00 AST Jobs go as Butterfield closes banking centre Eleven people have lost their jobs, and 30 more have accepted early retirement packages, in sweeping changes at Butterfield Bank.The 11 positions were made redundant over two departments, the bank said in a statement released yesterday morning by the Bermuda Stock Exchange."As retiring employees leave the bank over the next... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST TN Tatem students capture Blue Ribbon at Ag Show "The children and parents are thrilled by this award!" exclaimed Leslie Evans, Team Leader at TN Tatem.Last Friday at the Agricultural Exhibition, Mrs Evans was presented with the 1st Prize Blue Ribbon Award for a six-week long project the students completed on the "Environment and Over-Fishing"."This was no 'textbook-research... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Inmate says Wolffe confessed to robbery A witness told Supreme Court that a man confessed to being involved in an attempted robbery and stabbing while he was held at Westgate.But the witness said Alex Wolffe claimed he did not stab anyone.The witness, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, added: "He said he tried to stop the person from stabbing him and he got... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Hopkins thrilled by collegiate victories Kaden Hopkins has reflected on his first victories at the collegiate level as a freshman for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.The 19-year-old won back-to-back races last weekend, the 68-mile Cobb Lake Road Race on Saturday and the 60-minute Oval Criterium the next day. Both races were part of the CSU Cycling Spring Weekend in Fort... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Airport remonstrations Dear Sir, I wish to share with the Bermuda community that the British Government provided to the country of Montserrat during the volcanic crisis of 1995 to 1997 an amount of £350 million (about $457 million).The British Government also provided an amount of £246.6 million to build an airport in St Helena, a small island of... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST New single is a 'winner' A new single out for Good Friday is about instilling positivity, one of the artists behind the project said yesterday. Lynwood Richardson said: "No matter what you're going through, no matter what circumstance you might be in right now - a winner is just who you are. "Even winners get knocked down - it's just about getting right... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Gold Cup hopefuls to miss All-Star game Two All-Star matches will take place on Saturday at Goose Gosling Field, though hopes of involving national team players have been dashed because of Bermuda's upcoming Gold Cup matches.Alex Belvedere, of Triangle Football Clothing, is organising the All-Star Cup, which will involve a First Division Select against a Corona League... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Customers bemused to find Rosebank closed A stream of customers arrived at Rosebank banking centre on Bermudiana Road yesterday morning, nearly all of them unaware that Butterfield Bank had announced its closure earlier in the day.Maria Medeiros, of Paget, tried the main door, stepped into the revolving door only to find it immobile, and then spoke to a security guard, who... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Local lionfish grow faster and larger Researchers have found lionfish grow faster and larger in Bermuda than elsewhere, but have greater challenges breeding.A newly published scientific paper, </i>The life history... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Nathaniel's peacock sculpture took time and skill My name is Nathaniel Paynter. I am 11 years old and am an M1 student at Whitney Institute Middle School and I made a peacock.In Renaissance Club, a Saturday art club run by our visual arts teacher, Tony DeSilva, we were talking about ideas for our clay work.We talked about making different kinds of birds. One of the ideas Mr... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Woods victory not about personal redemption I was in the car, scrolling through the radio for news on Sunday when I learnt that the fist-pumping Tiger Woods of old had returned, winning his fifth Masters to wild applause from the crowd at Augusta National. I could envision him in his familiar red Nike shirt and black pants heading towards his family.Of course, a couple of hours... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Patton eyes podium finish Campbell Patton made a promising start in his bid to qualify for the Youth Sailing World Championships during the opening day of the Laser Youth Easter Meeting on Lake Garda, Italy, yesterday.The son of multiple national Etchells champion Tim Patton finished fourth in the only race contested in the Laser Radial fleet before the wind... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Volatile March weather costs insurers Volatile weather events that brought extreme flooding to North America, Southern Africa and Asia caused economic losses estimated at up to $8 billion in March - including up to $1 billion of insured losses in the US.In light of the sizeable impact of those events, resilience and risk mitigation planning in public and private sectors will... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Financial wellbeing in the workplace <i>"While 88 per cent of employers think that their employees worry about money, just a third (30 per cent) think money worries impact their staff while at work. However, the reality on the ground is very different. Three-quarters (73 per cent) of employees say that money worries impact them at work."</i> <b>- Close Brothers... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Teenagers injured in bike crash Two teenagers were injured in a motorcycle crash in Paget yesterday. A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said that the bike collided with several vehicles as it headed east along Harbour Road at about 3.45pm. He said: "The rider of the motorcycle, believed to be a 16-year-old male, and the pillion passenger, believed to be an... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Scars gives abuse presentation to Warwick Academy parents On Thursday, March 21, two representatives from Saving Children and Revealing Secrets came to Warwick Academy to give an informative one-hour sexual abuse awareness presentation to parents.Debi Ray-Rivers, the founder and executive director of Scars, conducted its Scars Arms Families through Education which provides a "tool box" of... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Ascendant shares rise 1.4% Shares of BFM Ltd rose by 20 cents, or 1.3 per cent, to $16.20 after 2,900 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.Also gaining were shares of Ascendant Group, parent company of Belco, which were up 25 cents, or 1.4 per cent, at $18.25 after 854 changed hands.On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield Bank were down... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Seniors invited to writing workshops Bermuda's seniors are being invited to put pen to paper as part of a writing workshop, organised by the Bermuda National Library.The second annual Senior Citizens Workshop series, held in partnership with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Friends of the Bermuda National Library, will start on April 29.The... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Good Friday trash collection Trash collection in the East End will be delayed because of the Good Friday holiday.The Ministry of Public Works said that garbage usually collected tomorrow would be collected on Saturday this week, but recycling collection will not be affected.The Tynes Bay Waste-to-Energy Facility will be accepting waste from 9am to noon... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST 'Giant who is gone too soon' The man who died in a collision involving a motorbike and a police car this week was a promising athlete and a volunteer with youth development programme Mirrors.Antoine Seaman, 21, who died early on Monday after a crash in Somerset, was a Somerset Trojans footballer. He also played cricket and had represented Bermuda overseas as a... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST App to show electric vehicle renters around Bermuda's electric rental car pioneers Current Vehicles have launched an app to help explorers to navigate the island.CV App, available as a free download from The App Store, features content about more than 100 island attractions including beaches, museums, and walking trails as well as curated half- and full-day themed itineraries. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Inspirational words fire Carifta hopefuls Bermuda's Carifta team, minus those athletes based overseas, were given encouragement and a history on Bermuda's participation at the regional event from former athletes before their trip to the Cayman Islands for the 48th Games. Thirteen members of the team were in the presence of some of Bermuda's Carifta heroes over the past five... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Let's go faster, Dad! Doctors predicted Chloe Couture would never eat without a feeding tube, sit unassisted or talk.She had severe cerebral palsy, which placed the odds of improving against the five-year-old. Her family refused to listen.Chloe, 13, will compete with her father, Stephan, in the Age Group category of the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Robbins stars as robot on Netflix A Bermudian actor booked a spot in a Netflix series a week after she submitted a video audition.The tape landed Jordan Claire Robbins a major role in the first season of Netflix series <i>The Umbrella Academy</i>, which premiered in February.Ms Robbins landed the role as Grace after a friend suggested she audition for... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Lawyers clash over Brown patient files A lawyer for patients whose files were seized by police has called for an investigator to be removed from the case over allegations of contempt of court.Mark Pettingill told the Supreme Court yesterday that the police officer approached a patient at her workplace and questioned her.He suggested the officer had accessed medical... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Parents 'could strike' over TN Tatem plan The mother of a pupil forced out of a mould-plagued middle school may refuse to send her child to another school to finish the academic year. The concerned parent warned yesterday that other parents and pupils could also stage a strike in protest at the emergency transfer of pupils from TN Tatem Middle School because of health fears. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Spinning our wheels over mould Dear Sir,Margaret Lloyd, in her letter published on April 2, stated that for 225 years mould was not an issue, but rather a lack of fresh air combined with poor maintenance. Are this lady and myself the only persons who can see an easy solution, ie, opening windows and fresh air?Why is it necessary to bring in "mould experts" to... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Be true to your fitness journey <i>'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit</i> <b>- Will Durrant</b>In every thing that we do, with every move that we make, every choice, every step, we are either hindering our progress or working towards our goal with determination.Sometimes it may seem impossible... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Docksider bar beefs up security A bar closed by police after a fight this year has beefed up its security.Reed Young, the owner of the Docksider Pub Restaurant on Front Street, told the Liquor Licensing Authority yesterday that he had hired a new security firm to reduce the risk of trouble. He added that he had made every effort to guarantee a high level of... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST A belated request for rethink on takeover of the municipalities Dear Sir,I attended the meeting called by the Government last Thursday evening (March 7, 2019) to discuss the taking-over of the Corporation of Hamilton. The meeting was well attended. The panel approached the present mayor on two issues, but did not address any of the positive achievements that have transpired during his tenure... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST Pancakes and pyjamas for breakfast A pancakes and pyjama party featuring cartoon characters as guests has raised $1,000 for a schools breakfast programme.The event was put on by business owners Francesca Cacace, Tiffany Sousa and Kelly Simons to support the Coalition for the Protection of Children.More than 300 people joined the fun at Saltus Grammar School last... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 AST St George's heritage plans in train The draft plan for the future of Bermuda's World Heritage Site at the East End is to be released this summer, the home affairs minister pledged today. Walter Roban said: "The Bermuda World Heritage Site Management Committee, through the coordination of the Department of Planning, is working diligently to develop a consultation draft of... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:40:00 AST Cubs ready to fly kites Cub Scouts got into the Good Friday spirit by assembling kites.Boys from the Bermuda 22nd Cub Scouts glued pictures of planets to their kites to make a model of the solar system.It will help the cubs achieve their astronomer activity badge.• <i>Press release from Bermuda 22nd Cub Scouts</i> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:03:00 AST Apply for the Duperreault Fellowship The Duperreault Fellowship, an endowment fund that supports the professional development of Bermuda residents working or studying in the field of substance abuse invites applications for 2019. Applications for the 2019 Fellowship are due the last day of this month- April 30th 2019. Applications can be obtained online from this... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:06:00 AST