News News en-us 'Barbaric' eviction at Gulfstream halted Tenants due to be evicted today by the Bermuda Housing Corporation for unpaid rent have been given a last-minute reprieve. Locks were due to be changed today at the Gulfstream transitional living complex for residents owing at least 10,000 each for their rooms in the former United States military barracks at Southside. Residents. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Tribute to amazing father and entrepreneur A grieving daughter has paid an emotional tribute to her go-to father who has died after a long battle with cancer. Tanaeya Burch described her father, Larry Ingham, as a devoted family man and a popular entrepreneur who touched the lives of many people. Mr Ingham, a successful businessman who ran Snowys snowballs and also City. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Megans quick march to Sandhurst academy Growing up, Megan Lindsay-Bayley never saw herself as a soldier. But she fell in love with the military lifestyle serving in the Officer Training Corps while at the University of Newcastle in England. Now the 23-year-old from Hamilton Parish will start the tough 44-week British Army officers training course at the prestigious Royal. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Oracle Team USA sprucing up primary school Members of Oracle Team USA have been spending time on dry land to help renovate a building for East End Primary School. Some ten members of the team, including two sailors, reached out to the Ministry of Education to volunteer their services and were directed to the St Georges school. The dilapidated building, donated to the. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Kimathi fights stop-list ruling Washington speaker Ayo Kimathi, has launched a legal challenge against a decision by the Bermuda Government that put him on the stop list. His lawyer Eugene Johnston of J2 Chambers successfully applied to the Supreme Court for Mr Kimathis case to be heard. Mr Kimathi was placed on the stop list after giving what was described as a. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Black Collective host book signings A multiple book signing and sale, featuring three black Bermudian authors, will be held this Saturday. The event is being hosted by Black Collective, a group of five women who have been holding a Saturday market at the Bermuda Industrial Union car park since the beginning of July. This weekends market will highlight the work of. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:57:00 EST Staff cuts hit childcare checks Environmental health inspectors are carrying out fewer visits to daycare facilities and preschools due to staff shortages, ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt can reveal. The officers carry out annual checks to ensure hygienic and safe conditions at each premises before licences are issued in September but a public access to information. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Top violinist to lead rock concert World-renowned violinist Mark Wood is to make a return to Bermuda to train students for a rock-inspired concert to be held at City Hall. The Emmy Award-winning composer and former member of American prog-rock band the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is the founder of the music educational programme Electrify Your Strings that fires up. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Gay couple to argue for marriage in court A gay Bermudian and his fianc have been granted leave to argue in the Supreme Court that they should be allowed to wed on the island. Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche, who live in Toronto, had their application to marry rejected by the Registrar-General last month and their lawyer Mark Pettingill sought leave to apply for a judicial. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Testing the waters at Bermudas beaches Independent tests carried out on water samples from Grape Bay and Hungry Bay at the weekend showed that both beaches were safe for recreational use. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt commissioned Shervon De Leon, of Bermuda Environmental Laboratories, to collect the samples on Friday and Saturday and test them for enterococci, a group. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Plans to tackle grease balls Initial improvements at Tynes Bay to help tackle the problem of sewage balls are expected to be up and running by mid-October. According to a Bermuda Government spokeswoman, the Flo-Septage receiving station and screening system will improve the quality of the effluent and allow solid waste to be burnt to create electricity. It. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Brown will not give evidence in drug trial A Jamaican man accused of trying to smuggle more than 90,000 worth of cocaine into Bermuda has chosen not to give evidence in his trial. Tyrone Brown informed the Supreme Court jury yesterday morning that he would not be taking the stand. Mr Brown is alleged to have imported 894. 6 grams of the drug on to the island on April 18,. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Call for more police at crash spot Business owners in the Paget stoplight area have expressed the need for a greater police presence and have urged motorists to slow down. Two cars and a motorcycle collided at the junction of Middle Road and South Shore shortly after 12. 30pm yesterday, leading to traffic delays in the area, although the Bermuda Police Service said the. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Bus supervisors in union talks over worker Bus supervisors were in talks with union officials yesterday over internal concerns involving a member of staff. The bus service was said to have been unaffected by the action. According to one source, about five or six supervisors were involved in the discussions. Jason Hayward, president and treasurer of the Bermuda. .. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Filling up fast for Americas Cup Hotels and guest houses are filling up fast ahead of next years Americas Cup. Four guest houses told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt they are either already fully booked or nearly close to capacity. Hoteliers say they are ramping up staff in preparation for the mega sailing event that starts next May. Yesterday, Bermuda. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Tributes to sporting mentor Guishard Philip Guishard, a leader in Bermudian sports and the secretary general of the Bermuda Olympic Association, has died at the age of 74. Judy Simons, president of the association, hailed him as an amazing man and a great mentor who was known to sporting communities across the world. I will miss him tremendously, as will his. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST College hits back at nurse course criticism Two of Bermuda Colleges students graduating with an Associate of Science Nursing degree are ready to prepare for the formal exams that will allow them to become registered nurses. Once graduates pass the National Council Licensure examination NCLEX and receive their New York state licence they will be able to apply to the Bermuda. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Legacy of Johnny Barnes to live on A husband-and-wife team has launched a new business venture that could see a life-size Johnny Barnes mascot welcome visitors to Bermuda. The project, which had the blessing of both Mr Barnes and his wife, Belvina, has been designed to help keep the legacy of the popular tourism ambassador alive. Monique Georges and her husband,. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Gunshot self-inflicted say police Police have confirmed that a 23-year-old man suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday afternoon in the area of Fentons Drive, Pembroke. The Pembroke man reported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand at about 1. 20pm. His injuries are not believed to be. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST AC may bring investment beyond tourism The Americas Cup could inspire international investment in more than just the tourism sector, according to Grant Gibbons. The Minister of Economic Development said the ACBDA was working on finding and encouraging investment in the island. One of the things that we have done at all the World Series events in the UK, Chicago and New. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Soca cruise offered at cancer fundraiser Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre has teamed up with Ubersoca Cruise for this years 20th Anniversary BFampM Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. In celebration of the event, Ubersoca has donated two cabins for a five-day, four-night cruise on board the ltigtNorwegian Pearlltigt for a winning. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:19:00 EST City of Hamilton to host Back2School event The City of Hamilton will celebrate the start of the school term by hosting a free public event on City Hall grounds on Saturday. There will be up to 1,500 of prize giveaways including school supplies, shoes and backpacks, along with food vendors and musical entertainment, according to a statement. To sweeten the day even more,. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:58:00 EST Collision at Paget stoplights Drivers have been asked to avoid the vicinity of the Paget stoplights on Middle Road, after two cars and a motorcycle collided at the junction. A police spokesman said the crash did not appear to be serious, but advised the motoring public to use Harbour Road until the area is clear. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:48:00 EST Man caught trying to start bike while drunk A Warwick man was banned from the road after police caught him trying to start his motorcycle while impaired. Abdul Hakeem, 45, pleaded guilty to having care and control of a vehicle while impaired in an incident on Saturday, August 20. According to prosecutors, at around 2. 50am that day officers noticed Hakeem walking unsteadily. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:35:00 EST Three get awards from Paget Parish Council Tashae Trott, Rachel Lawrence and Phoebe Barboza are the recipients of the Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship for students studying abroad. Paget Parish Council has provided approximately 340,000 in scholarships to Paget university students over the past 14 years, according to a press release. Scholarships are based on academic. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:33:00 EST Top marks for Community Foundation The Bermuda Community Foundation has been awarded top marks for its performance by Britains highest standard for philanthropic excellence. The award comes from the UKCF Quality Accreditation Programme QA3, which establishes legal, ethical, and effective practices for community foundations everywhere. In a statement, the BCF said. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:51:00 EST Cabinet to meet in St Georges today The Cabinet will meet at the State House in St Georges today as renovations to the Cabinet Office continue. In previous weeks, the group has met at the Ministry of Finance, Camden and the Commissioners House in Dockyard. A Cabinet spokeswoman said Michael Dunkley, the Premier, had advised that this is in keeping with his. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:57:00 EST Grease ball fix must be complete Sewage balls plaguing South Shore beaches must be tackled completely to protect the islands most important tourism asset, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Greenrock and the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce echoed the call after grease balls were found on Grape Bay Beach last Wednesday, three years after a. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Former MPs son to teach at law school Bermudian Jay Butler has joined the faculty at the William and Mary Law School as a law scholar and teacher, saying he was inspired by the institutions connections to Bermuda. Butler, the son of former Progressive Labour Party MP Dale Butler and paediatrician June Hill, joins the school from Columbia Law School where he was the Kellis. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Mourning true St Georgian Louis DeSilva Louis Red DeSilva, a former Deputy Mayor of St Georges, has died. A veteran St Georges cricketer and former president of the St Georges Cricket Club, Mr DeSilva was elected as a councillor for the Corporation in 1991 before winning a post as alderman in 1997. He later assumed the position of Deputy Mayor in 2003, but stepped. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:00 EST Tourism numbers set to keep rising The second half of 2016 is expected to be even brighter than the first six months of the year, according to Bermuda Tourism chief executive Bill Hanbury. Arrival figures for the first two quarters of the year have been well up on previous years and Mr Hanbury says he expects the turnaround to continue. Mr Hanbury, who has just four. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Man charged with possessing 900g of cannabis A Smiths man was this morning charged with possessing more than 900g of cannabis. Manai Roberts, 25, appeared in Magistrates Court to face charges of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing 23,885 in cash representing the proceeds of criminal activity. Both charges relate to an incident in Paget on August 26, and. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:59:00 EST St Davids man dies in road crash Bermuda Police Service last night confirmed the death of 38-year-old Dion Anthony Fox of Clarks Hill, St Davids, who died as a result of a road traffic collision in the Dominican Republic. Police are liaising with the relevant authorities in the Dominican Republic to gain further details. A BPS spokesman said The BPS extends our. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Siblings closer to dream medical careers Siblings Russell and Claire Conyers have had their eyes set on medical school for as long as they can remember and now their hard work is paying off. Both of them received direct entry into university after graduating from Warwick Academy Russell in 2014 and Claire this May. Ill be going to the University of Edinburgh,. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST AC Endeavour students hold a Sailorbration! The first of the Americas Cup Endeavour students graduated from the programme on Saturday with a special Sailorbration. The event provided the students with a chance to share with their families what theyve learnt and show the progress they have made since the programme started in October 2015. The Class of August 2016. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST No heading Golfers from Bermuda and the United States assembled in Ohio this month to celebrate the unique shared history of their two clubs. A 12-strong team from Ocean View Golf Club travelled to Clearview Golf Course in Ohio for a two day tournament between August 20 and 21. The event was organised by LPGA golfer Renee Powell and president. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Tech alumni address islands social ills Graduates of the Bermuda Technical Institute, fondly recalled by many as the Tech, are to hold a forum tomorrow with guest speakers on job-related problems. It comes as alumni, concerned at unemployment and antisocial behaviour, issue a call for political and business leaders to heed the merits of a technical educations. The. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:07:00 EST Restaurant closes after fire A small fire at Bermy Cuisine forced the Hamilton restaurant to shut its doors yesterday morning, but it is to reopen today. Owner Horace Tucker said that the fire began in the kitchen just minutes before the restaurant was set to open for the day. We open up at 6am, he said. At about 5. 50am the cook was setting up, getting. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:29:00 EST Relocation of the House of Assembly offices The offices of the Speaker of the House, the Clerk of the House and legislative staff have moved to the ground floor of the John Swan Building in preparation for renovations to the House of Assembly. The House of Assembly sittings will continue to take place at 10am on Fridays at Sessions House. The John Swan Building is located at. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:17:00 EST Magic of the Musicals tickets on sale now Tickets for The Gilbert amp Sullivan Societys Fall production, ltigtThe Magic of the Musicalsltigt, have officially gone on sale. The show, a fully staged concert featuring music from a range of musicals, will be performed at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall between October 6 and October 15. Matinees shows will be held on. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:44:00 EST Golf clubs celebrate shared history Golfers from Bermuda and the United States assembled in Ohio this month to celebrate the unique shared history of their two clubs. A 12-strong team from Ocean View Golf Club travelled to Clearview Golf Course in Ohio for a two day tournament between August 20 and 21. The event was organised by LPGA golfer Renee Powell and President. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Island dodges tropical storm Bermuda has dodged another tropical storm with a total of four forming in the Atlantic in a little more than a week. Tropical Depression 8 was 312 nautical miles west from Bermuda at 6pm yesterday, travelling west at eight knots. The closest point to Bermuda passed yesterday morning. It was packing winds between 30 and 40. .. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:46:00 EST Plans to block Tom Moores jungle A row has erupted over access to one of Bermudas most pristine and historical beauty spots. Last week the owner of Tom Moores Tavern, Bruno Fiocca, was given permission to erect two entry gates one at the main entrance to the property off Walsingham Lane and one on its northern boundary. Mr Fiocca told ltigtThe Royal. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Budding journalists learn ropes at Gazette ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt received a welcome boost this summer courtesy of a group of young Bermudian interns pursuing careers in journalism. Those who read the bylines may already be familiar with the work of Jahzuena Douglas, Ezrah Rampersad and Rajan Simons, all of whom contributed to the paper over the last few. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Music maestro and father-of-nine dies One of the greats of Bermudas music scene, Cyril Richardson, has died at the age 78. Mr Richardson was well on his way to being inducted into the Bermuda Music Hall of Fame for his long career dedicated to entertaining as a pianist and organist. Family and friends say there wasnt a major Bermuda venue he hadnt played at and he. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Snowys snowball kiosk owner loses cancer fight Larry Ingham, the man behind Snowys snowballs, has died. Mr Ingham, from Pembroke, had multiple myeloma diagnosed in May last year. His family and friends had featured in the news with a fundraising campaign that they organised to help to pay for his treatment. Speaking in March this year, when she helped to organise a. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Spirit helps addicts to sail towards recovery An overnight sailing trip tailored for men and women recovering from addiction is due to take place aboard Spirit of Bermuda on October 1 and 2. The annual Charlotte Sail is designed to help those who have suffered alcohol or drug addiction as well as those who have been affected by addiction indirectly. The sail is held in. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Gaston now a hurricance Tropical Storm Gaston has now been upgraded to a hurricance with sustained winds between 80 and 100 knots. But it remains no threat to Bermuda. In the last Bermuda Weather Service forecast at 6. 00am today Sunday, the storm was 540 nautical miles east southeast of the island, travelling at 5 knots. Its closest approach is. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:32:00 EST Drug trial Brown gave different addresses A man charged with importing cocaine allegedly told police he owned a bag similar to one found to contain the controlled drug. And when questioned by police about his address in Jamaica, he gave two slightly different addresses in different interviews. Tyrone Brown, a Jamaican national, has denied charges of importing 894. 6 grams of. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST The Color Purple will leave you speechless The word across many a lip after the show was, Where did these people come from?Others were left speechless by the breathtaking performances of the local cast in ltigtThe Color Purpleltigt. The answer, of course, is Bermuda most of the 29 cast members were raised in a culture of music, singing their way through church. .. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST