All Stories All Stories en-us DeSilva remain vigilant on gangs Bermuda should not get complacent over a lull in gang violence, the outgoing police commissioner has warned. Michael DeSilva said it is not a time to be lulled into a false sense of security and said the social problems at the root of gangs needed to be confronted. Mr DeSilva added Gangs have not been eradicated they are. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST BCAA sees benefits from relocating UK office Switching its UK office from London to Farnborough Airport, about 40 miles southwest of the capital city, is bringing benefits for the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority. A big advantage is being in the aviation environment. Farnborough Airport is the largest business airport in the UK, said Thomas Dunstan, director-general of the. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda gunning for glory in Surinam The Bermuda basketball team have unveiled their secret weapon for the Fiba AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre-Qualifier, which starts in Surinam on Sunday. The Bermuda Basketball Association has acquired two state-of-the-art shooting machines, called The Gun, and the players have been getting full usage out of them as they look to fire their. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST How I beat the baby blues Latisha Lister-Burgess thought she would be thrilled after her son, Quinton, was born, but she was not. He demanded food every 45 minutes and cried a lot, for no apparent reason. For the first three months she struggled to feel a connection. One night, completely spent, she cursed at him and then was swamped with guilt. He seemed. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Goslings sues CFO over unauthorised payments Rum maker Goslings has sued its chief financial officer, accusing her of making more than half a million dollars in unauthorised transactions during a three-week period in March. Goslings Ltd and Goslings Export Bermuda Ltd filed a complaint against Trudie Ottolini at the Supreme Court on May 16. Goslings said in its writ that Ms. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudians arrested on terror charges in UK Two Bermudian men have been arrested on terrorism related charges in Britain. Bermuda Police Service confirmed the pair, who have been living in the UK for a significant period of time, were arrested after UK authorities were alerted to a residence in Whitefield, Bury, Greater Manchester on June 4. The two men were remanded into. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Governor will follow Somerset Cricket Clubs wishes The Governor yesterday said he would follow the wishes of Somerset Cricket Club over the presentation of the Cup Match trophy. John Rankin spoke after Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, told the House of Assembly on Friday that the Queens representative in Bermuda should not present the cup to the winners of the. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Furbert defends bus service work-to-rule The president of the islands blue-collar union said yesterday that bus staff should not be disciplined after the service ground to a halt on Monday. Chris Furbert insisted There should be no repercussions. The Bermuda Industrial Union leader said that employees would have been paid extra for work on Monday because it was a public. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST No comments on sale of Florida lottery tickets Government House has stonewalled a question about whether it knew the sale of American lottery tickets in Bermuda was branded a potential breach of numerous laws in the United States by a top American gambling lawyer. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST They say name-calling doesnt hurt but it does When I was growing up, the phrase sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me was often recounted as a taunt in response to words. I have come to realise that this term is untrue. Words can and do hurt. Words can be used to discriminate to deny other persons positive human qualities. I want to discuss how we. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Actress attempts around island swim An American actress and swimming instructor is expected to complete the challenge of a lifetime today by swimming around the island. Sarah Eismann, from New York, set out on the 65km swim at sunrise yesterday and said she hoped to complete her voyage in St Georges today after up to 40 hours in the water. Ms Eismann said I. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Revisiting the magic provided by Duffy Dear Sir,Once again, I write your column with warmth and joy in my heart for my love for my island of Bermuda and for my fellow residents. Like many Bermudians, and our fellow residents, I was on Front Street to view our own wonder girl, Flora Duffy. What a treat we all had watching history for Bermuda happen before our. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Raft Up organiser promises underwater cleanup The organiser of the Shelly Bay Raft Up at the weekend has said he will look at better trash disposal and a clean-up team for water-based parties for future events. Jason Sukdeo, who organised several events over the National Heroes Weekend, was speaking after an online video of a snorkeller who collected three trash bags of bottles and. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Police officer injured in crash A police officer was injured this evening after his police van crashed into a pillar. A police spokesman said the drivers injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Police and other emergency services attended the incident on the Middle Road, Upland Street area in Devonshire. The crash happened about 4. 30pm. The officer. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:40:00 EST Union to meet on bus dispute Bermuda Industrial Union leaders are to meet members tonight after earlier talks set up to end a dispute in the bus service, a Government representative said this afternoon. A spokesman for the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs said After useful discussions, union leaders are expected to meet tonight with members of the Bus. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:50:00 EST Story time for Minister The Minister of National Security today highlighted Bermudas history to a class of pre-school pupils. Wayne Caines read from childrens book Goodnight Bermuda by JK Aspinall, where a child looks at the island and its culture, at Devonshire Preschool. Mr Caines also told the youngsters about his role as a Government. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:59:00 EST Burnley drawn against Aberdeen Nahki Wellss Burnley will face Scottish Premiership runners-up Aberdeen in the second qualifying round of the Europa League next month. The English Premier League side travel to Pittodrie on July 26 before hosting Derek McKinness outfit at Turf Moor on August 2. Burnley finished seventh in the top flight last season to secure. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:47:00 EST Smith encouraged by solid performance Tyler Smith finished 30th in the Grand Prix de Triathlon in Dunkirk, France, last weekend. Smith, racing as an under-23 competitor for the EC Sartrouville team, competed in an open male division including 96 starters. Luis Vincent, of France, ranked fifth in the International triathlon Union, was the overall winner. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:46:00 EST You can hate Putin but love the World Cup The football World Cup has barely started, but it has already created a moral dilemma for some. Ukrainian artist Andriy Yermolenko made a series of alternative promo posters for the World Cup now unfolding in Russia, replete with blood, skulls and dead babies. Theyve gone viral in Ukraine, but Ukrainian state TV still broadcasts the World. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST PLP MPs back inquiry into Lahey Clinic case The Premier has signalled his support for a Commission of Inquiry into former attorney-general Trevor Moniz and the handling of a Government lawsuit against US medical group the Lahey Clinic. Zane DeSilva, a Progressive Labour Party backbencher and former minister, asked for a Commission of Inquiry in the House of Assembly on. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Youngsters ready for Chicago challenge The Bermuda junior mens volleyball team finally get to put two years of training into practice this weekend when they travel to Chicago for the Asics Boys Summer Challenge. Mark Hamiltons young charges were scheduled to compete at the East Caribbean Volleyball Association Invitation tournament in Sint Eustatius next month, but it has. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST BFM reports 3.1m profit for first quarter Hurricane and storm losses brought record claims for BFampM Ltd last year and their impact continued to be felt by the company in the shape of higher reinsurance costs during the first quarter. The company has reported a net income of 3. 1 million for the first three months of the year, down from 6 million in the same period last. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Ascendant Group up 0.9 Shares of Ascendant Group were up 15 cents, or 0. 9 per cent, at 16 after 1,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 280 shares of Butterfield Bank, and 1,500 shares of Argus Group Holdings, but with no change to the closing prices of either stock. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:40:00 EST Kevin Maybury, June 20, 2018 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Rawlins and select XI suffer defeat Delray Rawlins scored 16 runs and took one wicket in England Cricket Board XIs 125-run defeat to India A at Emerald Headingley at the weekend. The Sussex all-rounder faced 16 balls and struck three fours before being bowled by slow left-armer Axar Patal in the 50-over match Indias first game of their tour to England. India. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Optometrists and optician business to close After more than 30 years in business a local optometrists M. Keyes amp Co Ltd, located in Washington Mall, on Church Street, is to close at the end of the month. Michael Keyes, owner and optometrist, said the reason for the closure is retirement. After being in business this long we have decided to retire. Myself and Jeremy. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST BII sets new date for womens series launch The first in a series of events aimed at promoting the professional development of women in the insurance and reinsurance sectors will take place next week, having been postponed from last month. The Bermuda Insurance Institute is organising a programme of events over the next 12 months which will concentrate on finding specific solutions. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:58:00 EST Insurtech and regulation event in Hamilton US law firm Drinker Biddles insurance regulatory and transactional team and the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies will be hosting a presentation titled, Insurtech Innovation in the US Current Regulatory Pressure Points, at the Hamilton Princess on July 19. Further information is available from the Drinker Biddle events team at. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:49:00 EST Evergreen Smith places second in Syracuse Bermuda triathlete Karen Smith placed second in her age category in the Ironman 70. 3 Syracuse in New York at the weekend. Smith, competing in the female 50 to 54 division, came 103rd overall and was the fourteenth fastest woman, finishing the 1. 2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13. 1-mile run in a time of 5hr 23min 33sec. Nicholas Uribe, of. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Athene donates laptops to public schools Athene Life Re Ltd has donated nearly 100 laptops to 18 public schools through an initiative called Computers for a Better Education. The laptops are scheduled to be sent to eight primary schools and 10 preschools. Last year, Chip Gillis, CEO of Bermudian-based Athene Life Re, a subsidiary of Athene Holding Ltd, attended a. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Everest expands contingency business Everest Insurance, the diversified speciality insurance division of Everest Re Group Ltd, is expanding its global contingency business. Since 2013, Everest Insurance, through its Specialty Insurance Group, has been a growing in the contingency space, offering a variety of solutions for event cancellation, non-appearance, and several. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:27:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, June 20, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST BII to host BMA licensing lunch session Specialists from the Bermuda Monetary Authority will speak at a lunch-and-learn session tomorrow examining the Insurance Licensing and Advisory Committee registration requirements for all classes of insurance entities. Organised by the Bermuda Insurance Institute and sponsored by EY and Conyers Dill and Pearman, it is aimed primarily at. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Lee-Amies joins Hamilton Underwriting Neil Lee-Amies has joined Hamilton Underwriting Limited as head of treaty. Hamilton Underwriting is the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyds operations of Hamilton Insurance Group. Mr Lee-Amies will report to active underwriter Miles Osorio. Mr Osorio and Adrian Daws succeeded Trevor Carvey as active underwriter following his. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Axis Capital is finalist at Hedge Fund event Axis Capital is among the finalists for the Institutional Investor magazines 16th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. The awards will be awarded in New York City on June 28. Bermudian-based Axis Capital is one of four finalists in the Insurance Investor of the Year category. Meanwhile, Third Point, which manages the. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST No holiday buses as drivers walk out Buses were off the roads on National Heroes Day after drivers took part in industrial action over working conditions. Bermuda Industrial Union president Chris Furbert said members continued a work-to-rule over numerous issues including bathroom breaks, air conditioning and mechanical problems. Taxis were in high demand yesterday as. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Entrepreneur sees better way to treat water A local entrepreneur hopes to revolutionise the treatment of Bermudas tank water. Twenty-nine year old Ananda Hill, owner of the mobile business AquaCare, believes Bermudas water standard is worse than a Third World country. The current state of affairs is a bit embarrassing, Mr Hill said. I saw how gross the water in many. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST No regrets about move to Burnley, says Wells Nahki Wells is intent on proving himself in the Premier League and insists he will ignore transfer speculation linking him with a summer move away from Burnley. Wells made just nine substitute appearances for Burnley last season after signing from Huddersfield Town for 5 million, finding himself behind Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Sam. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST John returns to relive days in US Air Force Any mention of Bermuda by John Schultz would inevitably lead to an eye roll from family members. It had been 64 years since he was posted here with the American Air Force, but he could not stop talking about it. A few months ago his daughter-in-law, Nancy Schultz, decided she had had enough. She suggested they take me to. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bolt to visit Bermuda Usain Bolt is coming to Bermuda and one lucky resident will have the opportunity to meet him face to face. The superstar Jamaican sprinter will be on the island for promotional work next Tuesday in his role as Digicels chief speed officer. Bolt, who broke his first world record at the Bermuda National Stadium during the Carifta. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:20:00 EST Teacher delighted with honours recognition A teacher honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours used to stand outside Buckingham Palace and wave at the Royals on trips to London. Judith James, 76, never thought that she would one day be awarded the Queens Certificate and Badge of Honour for services to education. Ms James told how she would never forget the moment she was. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bartender thankful after regaining job A Bermudian bartender returned to work yesterday after being dismissed following his involvement in a public disturbance. Kenry Thorpe was let go from the MEF Group after an altercation at the Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club on June 10, which he later said was provoked by a racist slur made against him. Mr Thorpe has publicly. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Heroes Weekend hits high notes Bermuda came alive in a splash of colour and music as revellers partied throughout National Heroes Weekend. Thousands of people, including many from overseas, enjoyed the fun at a string of events over the long weekend. One man at the Parade of Bands yesterday, EnRikae Parsons, believed the carnival is becoming competitive with. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Smith holds off Foggo to triumph in thriller Malcolm Smith held off a charging Heath Foggo to clinch a maiden Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race title in one of the most dramatic finishes in recent memory. The multiple world sun fish champion and crew Damien Payne crossed the finish line in the Great Sound in their one-design Comet dinghy a mere six seconds ahead of Foggo and. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Burgled tourists faith in Bermuda restored Holiday turned to horror when Canadian tourists had their belongings stolen in their beloved Bermuda, where they have enjoyed visits for nearly 40 years. However, one local couple was determined to show John and Darlene Kersey the generous spirit of the island, by gifting the strangers 200. The visitors, both 65, were in the water. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Truth is the essence of life He who feels it knows it, a reggae tune, is an experiential truth played out in so many scenes. There is something to be witnessed about having ones appetite satisfied that shows even lions are pacified when full. It may even be a safe thing to walk past a lions den after the lions bellies have already been filled, but the darker. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Born versus status rhetoric is toxic Dear Sir,This is being sent also to the Right Honourable David Lidington and the Governor of Bermuda, John RankinTo those who read this newspaper online, David Lidington has been appointed by the British Prime Minister as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster the portfolio of the Queens. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Clarien Bank profit rises 220 Clarien Bank has reported a full year profit of 3. 9 million, up 220 per cent compared to 2016. In a statement the bank said it had made significant investments in expanding its product portfolio, enhancing operational efficiencies and maintaining disciplined expense management. Clarien iTrade, an online brokerage platform,. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:18:00 EST Bus cancellations Almost 100 buses across the island have been cancelled today. The Bus Cancellations page of the Government website lists 95 bus cancellations between 11am and 11. 50pm. Bus cancellations have become common in recent months. Government has blamed problems with the ageing vehicle fleet. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:25:00 EST Saltus graduation ceremony Students from Saltus Grammar School were told to go out into the world and have fun and enjoy yourselves at a ceremony at the Anglican Cathedral to mark their graduation. On the 30th anniversary of her graduation from Saltus, guest speaker Vanessa Schrum, a partner and Group Head of the Private Client and Trusts department at Appleby in. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:31:00 EST Woman hurt in Pembroke crash A 33-year-old woman suffered minor injuries when her car overturned in Pembroke this morning. The vehicle struck the kerb and a low wall as she drove it along St Johns Road, near Travellers Lane, at about 12. 15am. Police say the woman, from Pembroke, was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance, and was treated and. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:03:00 EST Man denies 11,700 drugs charges A man today denied possession of more than 200 grammes of cannabis and the opioid fentanyl with intent to supply. Kinte Smith pleaded not guilty in Magistrates Court to having the drugs on May 3 last year. But the 32-year-old admitted having a grinder in Pembroke on the same date. The court heard that the street value of. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:48:00 EST Front Street drink driver banned and fined A 22-year-old woman who drove while more than twice the legal alcohol limit was today fined and banned from the roads. Jenny Tester, 22, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to drink driving on Front Street. The court heard that Tester, of St Georges, was stopped by police after her car almost hit a police officer who was crossing. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:44:00 EST Man fined 300 for shoplifting A Sandys man was fined 300 today for the theft of groceries from a supermarket. John Pereira, 52, admitted taking items worth 9. 34 from MarketPlace in Sandys on April 21. The court heard that Pereira put a Cadbury chocolate bar and a box of tea in his pockets before he paid for a loaf of bread. He was approached by the. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:41:00 EST Haddrell beats Dillas in play-off Will Haddrell birdied the second hole in a sudden-death play-off to win the Bermuda Stroke Play Championships at Port Royal Golf Course on Sunday. Extra holes were needed to decide the winner after Haddrell and Jarryd Dillas finished the 54-hole amateur championship tied at three-over-par 216. Both players had to return to the tee. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Somersfield pupils at UN conference A group of fifteen M4 Somersfield Academy students have proudly demonstrated their International Mindedness in attending a three day-conference for the Model United Nations. The group travelled to New York between May 9th and May 13th to take part in the Global Classroom International Model UN Conference held annually in New. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:26:00 EST Medical students land scholarships Three Bermudian medical students have been selected for scholarships by the Bermuda Health Foundation. Chioma Nwasike, Jennifer Ross and Amber White were picked out as this years recipients by the Foundation, which has awarded more than 450,000 over the past 15 years. The Foundation is headed up by brothers Philip Butterfield,. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:12:00 EST OBAs Scott criticises DPT The shadow transport minister has slammed the Department of Public Transportation for its statements on the National Heroes Day bus service. Leah Scott this morning called communications from the department this weekend confusing. Ms Scott said Despite receiving reassurances that there would be no disruption in the bus service. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:28:00 EST Bays Brangman refuses to walk Derrick Brangman forced a match between Western Stars and Baileys Bay to be abandoned after refusing to walk when he was controversially dismissed at St Johns Field on Sunday. Bay all-rounder Brangman stood his ground for seven minutes after being caught on the boundary for a duck off a full toss from spinner PJ Thomas before stand-in. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Should I take the plunge with a pool? ltbgtDear Heatherltbgt,We are thinking of putting in a pool at our house as we have the space. Will this increase the value of our house or make it more rentable if we decide to rent it out? Should we take the plunge?ltbgtPool Or No PoolltbgtltbgtDear Pool Or No Poolltbgt,There are a lot of. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST