News News en-us Kawaley calls for legal reforms The islands judicial infrastructure will remain in constant crisis management mode unless the Bermuda Government is prepared to support its modernisation, according to Chief Justice Ian Kawaley. Mr Justice Kawaley urged the Government to listen to concerns raised by the judiciary and provide proper administrative support to get us off. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Hayward expects similar protest over airport Peoples Campaign leader Jason Hayward said he does not expect any different activity to last months protest when the controversial airport deal is debated in the House of Assembly on February 3. Mr Hayward, who is president of the Bermuda Public Services Union, made reference to the activist groups next steps and how they will. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Two-thirds against House blockade Two-thirds of people contacted in an island-wide poll said they were against last months protest outside House of Assembly which prevented MPs from entering the building. The dispute led to police intervention when officers pepper-sprayed protesters and in turn sparked a storm of controversy. According to the Global Research poll,. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:46:00 EST Scars to take training expertise overseas In a first for the island, a team from the charity Scars Bermuda today heads overseas to deliver the groups sexual abuse prevention training to another jurisdiction. Scars chairman Jon Brunson is to deliver the course with Debi Ray-Rivers, executive director, to 120 people selected by the Government of the Turks and Caicos. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Tweed seeks judicial review over permit The Reverend Nicholas Tweed and the Council of AME churches have applied for judicial review in respect of both the reverends work permit as well as his right to reside in Bermuda. According to their lawyer, Delroy Duncan of Trott and Duncan, the court granted leave to seek various orders against decisions made by the Minister of Home. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:51:00 EST Burts pledge on campaign finance reform Electoral and campaign finance reform are essential to improving democracy in Bermuda, according to Opposition leader David Burt. Michael Dunkley, the Premier, responded this evening by saying he was in full support of a transparent electoral process and would gladly meet with the Progressive Labour Party to discuss it. Mr Burt. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:08:00 EST AC Village takes shape on Cross Island Rising from the South Basin, Bermudas newest landmass and soon-to-be-home for the Americas Cup Village is a hive of activity. Construction crews, asphalt teams and heavy machinery operators are working around the clock, seven days a week, to ensure that Cross Island will meet its mid-May deadline in preparation for the sailing. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Restaurants raise 14,000 for charity Sister restaurants Rosas Cantina and Chopsticks have collected more than 14,000 for two childrens charities. The money, which was raised through various initiatives since November, will be split equally between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda and the Bermuda Foster Parent Association. I would like to thank everyone for. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Coalition thanks Catholic churches for help The Coalition for the Protection of Children has given its thanks to the islands Catholic churches, who rallied last month for what founder Sheelagh Cooper called one of our single biggest donations of food. Churchgoers from six parishes donated breakfast food items to assist with the Coalitions school breakfast programme, with the. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Voting begins for Americas Cup band Members of the public have been invited to vote for their favourite contestant who will make the shortlist for 35th Americas Cup official entertainers, The Band. Nearly 50 entertainers were auditioned over the weekend as organisers look to finalise the line-up of group, which will perform at numerous events throughout the prestigious. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:05:00 EST Lamb Foggo centre closing for repairs The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St Georges is closing tomorrow for renovations, and is expected to reopen in mid-February. The facility is to have its vinyl floors replaced, along with receiving minor repairs and upgrades. Marshall Minors, the vice-president of facilities management and estates for Bermuda Hospitals Board,. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:40:00 EST Weekend road repairs on Harbour Road Motorists using Harbour Road can expect diversions for the next five weekends as work is carried out Bermuda Waterworks. Starting this weekend, the company will be tackling emergency repair work to their water mains. A police spokesman said it was anticipated that a section of Harbour Road, between Pomander Road and Lovers Lane,. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:14:00 EST Team completes survey in St Georges The first phase of an architectural survey of St Georges listed buildings has been completed. An eight-strong team of students, led by Brent Fortenberry from Clemson University in Charleston and Ed Chappel, the retired director of architecture and archaeological research for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, started the project last. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Alize makes mark in fashion world Bermudian Alize Bailey has credited the Bermuda Fashion Festival for contributing to her soaring success after she qualified for two prestigious modelling competitions in London. Ms Bailey, 19, will compete in the Editorial category for Top Model UK and will be representing Bermuda in the Top Model Worldwide on March 18. She got. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Butterfield wins Christian Thunhurst Award Tabia Butterfield is the winner of the fifth annual Christian Thunhurst Award. The Bermuda Education Network announced Ms Butterfield will receive 6,000 as she begins a masters degree in civil engineering at Cardiff University in September. The award honours Christian Thunhurst, a casualty underwriter with Platinum Underwriters. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Dolphin Quest gains humane certification Bermudas Dolphin Quest has joined an elite group of institutions around the world to have attained certification under the global American Humane Conservation programme. A team of auditors from American Humane, the countrys first national humane organisation and the worlds largest certifier of animal welfare, came to the island to. .. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Industrial action was unlawful The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling by Chief Justice Ian Kawaley that unions acted unlawfully in January 2015 by taking industrial action against furlough days. The Bermuda Industrial Union, the Bermuda Public Service Union and the Bermuda Union of Teachers had appealed against two declarations made by Mr Justice Kawaley in January. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Patient unhurt as hospital ceiling collapses A patient in the maternity ward at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital narrowly escaped injury when part of a ceiling collapsed, sending tiles crashing on to a bed and the floor. Pictures on Facebook show debris spread across the room. However, a BHB spokesperson said while they were concerned by the incident, they were thankful no. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Tributes to golfer Edwin Jackson Professional golfer and respected teacher Edwin Jackson, known for his skill in the vanishing art of repairing and restoring clubs, has died at the age of 79. London-born Mr Jackson settled in Bermuda 46 years ago on a whim and initiated generations into a sport that flourished into a local industry. For decades, he worked out of a. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Students celebrate Martin Luther King Day Messages of racial harmony, living in peace and overcoming violence resonated through the halls of Dalton E. Tucker school yesterday as students celebrated the life and legacy of the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King. Primary pupils learnt about Dr King, whose birthday falls on January 15, as part of an annual tradition at the. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Summerhaven chairman effectively removed John Powell, the chairman of the board of trustees for the Summerhaven home for the physically challenged, has been effectively deposed by the appointment of a receiver for the facility, ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt understands. While trustees technically retain their titles, the installation on Friday of the Bermuda Government MP. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Men fined and banned from roads A Pembroke man was fined more than 3,000 after he admitted a host of traffic offences. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Alexander Raynor, of Pembroke, pleaded guilty to failing to give a breath sample for analysis on January 7. The 28-year-old also admitted driving while disqualified, without insurance and using an. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:10:00 EST Governor applauds spirit of regiment recruits Governor John Rankin paid his first official visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment today to meet its latest recruits. Mr Rankin toured Warwick Camp, stopped off at classes and chatted to the regiments new soldiers as they settled into to a tough two weeks of military life in Recruit Camp. Im very pleased to be coming at the time of. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:45:00 EST St Georges man admits threats A St Georges man who threatened a Harbour Light supervisor has been sent to Drug Treatment Court. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, 50-year-old Stanley Davis pleaded guilty to two charges of uttering threatening words and one charge of threatening behaviour. The court heard that the complainant was on duty on November. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:28:00 EST Men charged with wounding with intent Two Southampton men have been accused of wounding another man. Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning, Jahki Dillas and DeJean Smith were charged with unlawfully wounding Delgardo Pinto with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in Warwick on June 13. Mr Dillas was also charged with unlawfully assaulting Mr Delgardo on the. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:26:00 EST Sailing representatives meet Dunkley Organisers of the upcoming Bermuda Tall Ships Festival visited Michael Dunkley to introduce representatives of Sail Training International. STI members were on the island to discuss preparations for the festival which will bring up to 20 tall ships and 1,000 sailors to Bermuda in early June. Sail Training Association of Bermuda and. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:52:00 EST Power tools stolen from shed A thief stole power tools from a locked storage shed at the Botanical Gardens. Two hedge trimmers, a weed whacker, an extended pole saw and a blower were taken from the Department of Parks facility over the weekend. People are urged to look out for anyone trying to sell outdoor power tools, especially for a reduced price. The stolen. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:30:00 EST Woman, 68, struck by motorcycle A 68-year-old Pembroke woman was hit by a motorbike as she attempted to cross the road last night. The woman was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital but has since been discharged following the incident on North Shore Road, near its junction with Bandroom Lane, at about 11pm. Police say she was struck by the bike as she walked. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:11:00 EST Theatre scholarships handed out The Gilbert amp Sullivan Society of Bermuda has handed out two 5,000 Theatre Arts Scholarships. Marcus Arjai Yorel Smith and Victoria Sage Watlington were selected by the Societys Scholarship Committee, chaired by Deborah Smith-Joell. Marcus, a three-time recipient of the GampS Scholarship, is attending New York Universitys. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:14:00 EST Traders raise funds for Tomorrows Voices Traders taking part in last months holiday market in Dockyard showed the meaning of the holiday spirit by raising 700 for charity. Each business taking part contributed 50 each half the fee to take part towards Tomorrows Voices, which helps people with autism, pervasive developmental disorders and other developmental. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:41:00 EST BTI graduates want students to learn trades Graduates of the departed Bermuda Technical Institute are continuing their push for a revival of technical education to support the islands young men. In the wake of the 60th anniversary of the Tech this year, the Bermuda Technical Institute Alumni began strategising, according to a statement sent to ltigtThe Royal. .. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Residents join forces in Pembroke Residents of Pembroke East are aiming to revive their troubled neighbourhood with a new action group. Pembroke East Legacy members hope to bring back a sense of pride and boost morale through community events and by highlighting the positive work being done in the area. They hope this will help tackle the gang violence and crime. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Man, 58, charged with historic sex offences A 58-year-old man has appeared in court charged with a series of historic sex offences against a young boy. The Southampton man, who can not be named for legal reasons, did not speak during the short hearing at Magistrates Court this morning. The indictable charges can only be heard at Supreme Court so the defendant will appear at. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:46:00 EST Fisherman breaks own record with 1004lb tuna Third generation fisherman David Soares landed the biggest tuna caught in Bermudas waters on Saturday morning and he did so single-handedly in 15 minutes flat. The Bermudian, who said he has had it confirmed by the fisheries department that the 1004lb giant bluefin tuna that landed on his boat was the heaviest recorded in the islands. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Mother and son convicted in 250k drug case A mother and son have been convicted for offences related to the importation of 250,000 of heroin. Damon Morris, 26, and Denise Morris, 55, of Paget, were convicted unanimously by a Supreme Court jury last Friday on charges between them of importation and possession of heroin, possessing drugs with intent to supply, possessing drug. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:24:00 EST Recruit Camp 2017 starts The Royal Bermuda Regiments second all-volunteer Recruit Camp started with a bang today. A total of 60 new recruits walked through the gates of Warwick Camp to begin two weeks of tough training designed to produce troops of the highest possible standard. And one of their first lessons was a demonstration on South Shore of. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Gunshots reported in Court Street area Gunshots were reported in the area of Court Street last night, according to police. Officers launched an investigation into the incident, which happened near to the junction with Elliot Street at 8. 30pm. There were no reported injuries. It is the second reported firearm incident in a week, after a gun was discharged in the area of. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:26:00 EST History buff earns overseas scholarship Hard work has paid off for 17-year-old Matthew Brady as the honour roll Mount St Agnes senior prepares for college abroad on a scholarship. I have a life path, and it probably comes from my parents, Matthew told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt. If you put in the work now, you get the reward later. A history buff with a. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Chinese Ambassador makes whirlwind visit Michael Dunkley has said that a visit to the island by the Chinese Ambassador to the UK reflects a growing confidence in Bermuda. Mr Liu Xiaoming is embarking on a three-day visit to the island during which he will meet with the Premier as well as Governor John Rankin and local business executives. The visit is a direct result of a. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Chinese Ambassador talks tourism and trade News staffTourism and trade ties were the focus of discussions when Premier Michael Dunkley met the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, on the second day of his three-day visit to the island. According to a Government statement, Mr Liu updated Mr Dunkley on some of the areas where he believed Bermuda and China. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:20:00 EST Dunkley invites Obama to Bermuda Michael Dunkley has invited outgoing United States President Barack Obama to relax and have fun in Bermuda. The Premier, who expressed his deepest appreciation and admiration for Mr Obamas eight years of service in a letter, advised him the island would be a particularly good place to visit as it hosts the Americas Cup this. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:00:00 EST Resident scoops wildlife book Kemda Bean of Somerset was the winner of a limited edition painting and a copy of the pocketbook, ltigtBermudas Top 10 A Guide to the Islands Wildlife. ltigtMs Bean won a Facebook competition launched by the family of watercolour artist Jill Amos Raine, who produced the book to teach visitors and locals about the Islands. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:17:00 EST Crash victim stable in ICU A young motorcyclist hurt in a road accident on December 30 remains in intensive care, police said today. The 18-year-old man, from Hamilton Parish, was injured when his bike collided with a car at the junction of North Shore Road and Store Hill in Smiths. Today, police said he remained in a stable condition in the hospitals. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:46:00 EST Motorbikes stolen from dealership People are advised to look out for motorcycle parts being sold on the cheap, following a burglary at a dealership. Several motorbikes were stolen from an unnamed dealership between 5. 45pm on Thursday and 7. 50am on Friday, according to the Bermuda Police Service. Some of the vehicles have since been recovered, but officers say people. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:33:00 EST Medical waste advisory A significant rise in the inappropriate disposal of medical waste has prompted the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Health and Seniors to issue a warning. Medical waste requires special handling and disposal, said a Ministry statement. This advisory comes as a notable increase of inappropriate materials being included in. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:31:00 EST Charities benefit from 3,000 donation Local companies Marsh and Guy Carpenter have handed out 3,000 to two local charities with both Impact Mentoring Academy and PRIDE Bermuda receiving 1,500 each. Impact Mentoring Academy is private school for boys that seeks to empower young men to discover and develop their unique potential, said a press release. The gift will. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:14:00 EST Hospitality students gain experience Students at Impact Mentoring Academy were given a hands-on experience in the hospitality industry last month at its second annual Impact Hotel event. The event, organised as part of the Bermuda Hospitality Institutes Hospitality Skills, Life Skills programme, tasked the more than 20 students with setting tables, serving food and. .. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Update on .bm service Staff at the Registrar Generals office have been contacting registrants of expired . bm domain names and responding to clients whose services where interrupted on January 7. Providing an update of the service, Registrar General, Mr Aubrey Pennyman, said today It should be noted that when the . bm service first started it was a. .. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:49:00 EST Womans horror at falling steel beams A St Georges woman counts herself lucky to have dodged serious injury after a truck dropped half-tonne steel beams into her path as she drove to work. It could have been lots, lots worse, the 49-year-old Customs officer told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt, despite sustaining a broken arm in the crash. Now the woman, who. .. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Remarkable lady took troops under her wing For almost five decades Hazel Dalley went out of her way to make the Royal Bermuda Regiment feel at home whenever they trained in Jamaica. Known to generations of soldiers as Miss Hazel, Auntie Hazel, or Aunt Haze, she took the troops under her wing and treated them like her own family. Ms Dalley, who died last month at the. .. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Jackson appointed receiver for Summerhaven Government MP Susan Jackson has been appointed as a receiver to oversee the Summerhaven home for the physically challenged. The facility has been under the care of the Ministry of Health and Seniors since December 8 after a magistrate approved government intervention at Summerhaven following a litany of complaints over. .. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST Remembering your loved ones under a full moon More than 100 people came together to remember their loved ones at a Memorial Moon Walk last night. It was a marvellous night, Nicky Gurret, who helped organise the event with the Friends of Hospice, told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt. She added that despite the moon coming up a little late it was a magical night of. .. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST Rare visitor from the Arctic You thought the recent weather was cold by Bermudas standards? This little auk probably thought so too. The dovekie, right, which is related to puffins and breeds in Iceland and Greenland, was found at Ferry Point Park by a group of American students on a field trip. According to birder Andrew Dobson, it is the first dovekie found. .. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Performing arts vital, say organisers The performing arts are more than simple entertainment, according to organisers of the 2017 Bermuda Festival. Speaking to the Hamilton Rotary Club this week, Ginny Masters, event administrator, described the arts as the soul of society and a key ingredient in education. I would expect we would all find it difficult to imagine our. .. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Royal visit lit up Regiment ceremony Lord Snowdon, Princess Margarets former husband, has died at the age of 86. The Royal couple visited Bermuda in November 1965 in order for Princess Margaret to present the Colours of the Bermuda Regiment at the National Stadium in Devonshire. As the newly formed Regiments first Colonel-in-Chief, the Queens sister was presented. .. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST