All Stories All Stories en-us Teenage boy reported missing again A schoolboy found after almost a week away has gone missing again.Brittonie Taylor, 15, was reported missing last Saturday night.He was last seen in the Aeolia Drive area of Devonshire.The schoolboy was reported missing earlier this month, but was found safe and well last week. He is said to be dark-complexioned,... Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:17:00 AST Five years in jail for killer punch A footballer was jailed for five years yesterday after he caused the death of a young father when he punched him.Rakeem DeShields, 26, attacked Dejon Simmons in an early morning incident near the Cosmopolitan nightclub on Front Street, Hamilton on March 18 last year.The Supreme Court heard that the 30-year-old victim hit his head... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Financial considerations when leaving Bermuda <b>This is the second part of a look at relocating away from Bermuda to the US, UK or Canada.</b>Before beginning, a word of caution: this article is general financial information only and cannot, and should not, be considered current authoritative financial-planning guidance for an individual or family's specific... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Leverock back for Somerset Kamau Leverock has made himself available for champions Somerset in this year's Cup Match.The all-rounder has been in solid form playing for English county side Nottinghamshire in the Second XI Championship since returning from Adelaide, Australia, where he played for Walkerville Cricket Club and West Torrens District Cricket Club in the... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Patient approach leads to gospel album dream At 60, Toni Robinson feared she was too old to put out an album. A simple instruction helped the singer achieve what she'd thought impossible: always trust in God's timing. With that in mind she pushed through. <i>God Is,</i> her debut album of ten gospel songs, is out now."There are scriptures that speak... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Man arrested over 'drill music' video A man has been arrested in connection with a social media music video that promoted violence against police officers, it was revealed yesterday. Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said the "drill music" video - which glamorises gangs and the use of automatic weapons - was a serious concern.Mr Corbishley said: "This video is... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Dunkley reveals $48,000 payout over protest One person received $48,000 among government payouts to demonstrators hit by pepper spray during the airport protest of December 2, 2016, the House of Assembly heard last night.It was said to be among 28 settlements made in money drawn from the Royal Bermuda Regiment's contingency fund.Michael Dunkley, who was the One Bermuda... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Public service retirement age raised to 68 Legislation to raise the mandatory retirement age for Public Service workers by three years was passed with unanimous support in the House of Assembly yesterday.Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, said the Public Service Superannuation Amendment Act would increase the mandatory retirement age from 65 to 68.Police officers,... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Protesters: there is no Planet B Environmentalists protested outside the House of Assembly yesterday in a bid to highlight the need for action on climate change and pollution.More than 40 people gathered outside the House at lunchtime carrying placards with slogans such as "People over Profit", "There is no Planet B" and "If not now, then when?".Eugene Dean, the... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Owners submit Riddell's Bay development plan The owners of the former Riddell's Bay Golf Course have applied to break up the land into 22 lots.A subdivision application, submitted to the Department of Planning by Castile Holdings earlier this month, proposed the creation of new lots on the recreation-zoned land as part of a plan to create luxury homes.The proposed... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Bay's Hodsoll suffers freak injury Bailey's Bay were yesterday faced with finding a replacement for Kyle Hodsoll for the Eastern Counties first-round match against holders St David's, with the opening bowler injuring his shoulder on Thursday night after training. The injury is a second setback for the challengers after batsman Tre Manders was ruled out after a bike... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST It's the economy, stupid ... The Premier, David Burt, recently told the House that empirical evidence for the reasons people emigrate from Bermuda did not exist.Despite that, he blamed the exodus on gangs and education - and I am sure both issues have had an effect. Sadly, there probably are people who feel that to avoid being shot, they must leave their... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST How Bermuda helped put man on the Moon Bermuda played a significant role in the historic first Moon landing, which happened 50 years ago today.The United States' Nasa tracking station on Cooper's Island was part of the chain of centres around the world that helped monitor the flight of <i>Apollo 11</i>.The mission led to Neil Armstrong becoming the first... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Around the churches <b> TODAY</b><b>• Jehovah's Witnesses: </b>Join us for our global convention, "Love Never Fails", today and tomorrow. We will examine how Bible principles help people in practical ways. Admission is free. No collection will be taken. Doors open at 8am for seniors; 8.15am for the general public. Programme begins at... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Have a written game plan to achieve dreams Dear Dave,My wife is so charged up after reading your books, and now she is determined to get us out of debt. I know this is good idea, but I just don't have the passion for it she does. There are also some things I really don't want to give up. Do you have some suggestions for getting motivated?KenDear Ken,Goals and... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Look at the thinking behind the play to turn bad results good Nothing happening locally and the focus now shifts to the ACBL Summer Nationals in Las Vegas - a number of pairs will travel there in addition to the large group going from the youth programme.I'll keep you advised if any good things happen.Today's hand (Fig 1), like most in this column, is instructional and if you absorb the key... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Burt: progress in delivering promises The Government will continue to put Bermudians first in the future, the Premier pledged yesterday. David Burt said that his administration has "made progress in delivering on our promises" in its first two years. He added: "As we look forward to the next phase of our service to the people, our theme will continue to be putting... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Out of order Dear Sir,Is no one going to call Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch on his preposterous statement about "sabotage" of the Grand Atlantic development by people - white people, presumably - who "don't want black people living on the South Shore"? What nonsense is this?Even ignoring the historical truth that there are lots of... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Wilkinson still in charge of Rangers Jomar Wilkinson is back at the helm of Southampton Rangers.The former Dandy Town midfielder stepped down as Rangers coach at the end of last season after guiding them to the First Division title.However, he has since had a change of heart and has already started pre-season preparations at Southampton Oval."Jomar will be our... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Taste of Bermuda festival set for October A luxury harbourside picnic and "dine in the dark" experiences are among the schedule of events for a revamped food festival in Hamilton.Taste of Bermuda, organised by the City of Hamilton and the Bermuda Tourism Authority, will feature family favourites as well as the chance for people to step outside their culinary comfort... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Me and Omar are right where we belong – bred in the USA Wednesday night at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, a sea of white faces in red hats bellowed "Send her back! Send her back!", referring to Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who disagreed with the President on policy.It was a sickening escalation from Sunday, when the President tweeted at Omar and three other congresswomen of colour who... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Bermuda lose to Texans Bermuda suffered their second straight defeat on day two of the Cayman Basketball Festival in the Cayman Islands yesterday.The men's national team went down 57-78 against unbeaten Port Arthur, Texas at the John Gray High School.Jorel Smith again led Bermuda's scoring with 13 points while Christian Liyanage chipped in with 11. Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Patton impresses at World Championships Campbell Patton produced his second best showing at the Youth Sailing World Championships that concluded in Gdynia, Poland, yesterday.The Bermudian placed 22nd among a 57-strong Laser Radial fleet with a best finish of fifth during the nine races contested in variable conditions.Patton crossed the line in 39th in the only race... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Sport Scoreboard, July 20, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Cross Island lawsuit launched The Government has launched a lawsuit to recover almost $800,000 of public money it loaned to an entertainment company to create a recording studio at Dockyard, <i>The Royal Gazette</i> can reveal.Papers were filed in the Supreme Court against Anthony Blakey and Danilee Trott, of Savvy Entertainment Ltd, on June 7 for... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Teenager proves he's a cut above Many teens mow lawns to earn a little extra cash, but this summer Giovanni Hollis is taking things to the next level. The Warwick Academy graduate has started his own business, Home in One Property Management, offering lawn-mowing, hedge-trimming and pool-cleaning services."I wanted to do these things in property management,... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST BAA withdraw senior team from league BAA have withdrawn their team from the Premier Division.The inaugural FA Cup winners were forced to take the drastic measure after suffering an exodus of players during the Bermuda Football Association's initial transfer window."We haven't entered a team this season into the BFA league," Mike McGrath, the BAA president,... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Cutting a rash Mona Walker knew she was on to something when her stock of 100 rash guards sold out in two hours last year. Lir Bermuda's focus was sailing and custom corporate gear when it launched in 2016.A year later, Ms Walker took over the company and had a rethink. The success of the rash guards led to custom shirts for water sports teams here and... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Bill omits legal advice for children – Cooper A longtime child welfare campaigner welcomed a proposed law to improve protection for youngsters yesterday, but said it lacked a guarantee of funding for independent legal representation for vulnerable children in court.Sheelagh Cooper said: "I am very pleased to see the proposed amendments to the legislation designed to better protect... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Residents concerned over asbestos removal Work to remove an asbestos-riddled roof at a former preschool was halted yesterday, amid confusion over neighbourhood notification that the work was to take place.Staff downed tools at the site in St David's because it was claimed residents and a nearby nursery had been given no notice that the process would begin. The Bermuda Housing... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Long House session expected Legislation designed to set up a commission to examine the creation of a minimum wage is to be debated in the House of Assembly today.The Employment (Wage Commission) Act 2019 is among six Bills expected to be discussed in what was predicted to be a long session for MPs.The legislation would create a six-strong Wage Commission,... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Sprightly Myrtle marks 105th birthday A love of swimming and loquats were credited as the secrets to a long life as a woman celebrated her 105th birthday.Myrtle Edness notched up the milestone on Wednesday and said that fresh fruit and regular dips in the sea had kept her healthy.Ms Edness added that her hobbies include reading, doing puzzles and church. She... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Two years in power and still humbled <i>"Feel the needs of others more than your own"</i> <b>- Emperor Haile Selassie</b>On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, I lay awake in my bed attempting to contemplate the fullness of the day before. A day that started with heavy rain, followed by a rising sun, which then produced the perfect cocktail of Bermudian... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST He sacrificed so that we could have Progressive Labour Party leader Leonard Frederick Wade was a teacher turned lawyer, whose true calling was politics. An early member of the PLP, he served the party in many capacities before becoming its leader. He was Opposition leader for 11 years.He came of age during a time of major social and political change. Tensions were often... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Lawyer advises LGBTQ on hate crime laws A gay rights group has teamed up with a top lawyer to highlight laws that protect LGBT people. OutBermuda said it had enlisted Peter Sanderson, head of litigation at law firm Benedek Lewin, to create a list of laws "specifically intended to protect people who may be the victims of abuse or hateful threats". The charity added that... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST House: 49 earn government scholarships, awards Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, highlighted the winners of government scholarships this morning in the House of Assembly.There were almost 50 awards made in a variety of areas of study.Among the winners were Taj Donville-Outerbridge, Ryan Robinson-Perinchief and Harlee Purvey were named this week as recipients of the... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:50:00 AST Argus Group shares fall 7.7% Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd fell by 25 cents, or 7.7 per cent, to $3 after 8,000 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.Butterfield Bank shares were 24 cents, or 0.7 per cent lower, at $33.10 after 2,900 changed hands. In New York, the bank's shares were up 24 cents at $33.28.The Royal Gazette/BSX Index was down 15.79... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:00:00 AST House: Mary Prince bus tours all the rage The history of abolitionist and National Hero Mary Prince will be the focus of a series of events this summer.Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, told the House of Assembly that special tours with tour company Titan Express had showcased Mary Prince's Bermuda and would be extended until next... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:33:00 AST Young CEO's tips to scholarship recipients He is possibly the youngest reinsurance CEO in the world, and Thomas Olunloyo was happy to share his three top career tips with 21 scholarship recipients.His advice is to listen with the intent of understanding, to not be afraid of making mistakes, and to give your all to turn a conviction into action.Mr Olunloyo leads Legal ... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST The modern answer to hail damage I first saw anti-hail nets while visiting Mendoza, Argentina. They were on frames that ran along the vine rows and could swing open, rather like an Andean condor spreading its 5ft wings (10ft span). When not in use, they folded up vertically and this protection has reduced fruit damage by about 80 per cent during storms.Jancis... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Kevin Maybury, July 19, 2019 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Cash prize returns for sub four-mile A $10,000 prize is being offered again for the first person to run the Front Street Mile in less than four minutes.The news comes as the three-day Bermuda Triangle Challenge running festival, which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2020, announced Butterfield Bank and BFM as lead sponsors of two events.The Challenge, which... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST BHS creates mural on Apollo 11 mission Schoolgirls have created a public artwork to mark a milestone in space exploration. Pupils from Bermuda High School painted the space-themed mural on the new Pembroke headquarters of security firm Bermuda Security Group. The project was a collaboration between the two and the Bermuda Society of the Arts. Nzingha Ming,... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Patton eyes strong finish Campbell Patton will be looking to make a late surge in the standings during the final day of racing at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland, today.The Bermudian sits in 21st with a best finish of fifth among a 57-strong Laser Radial fleet heading into the two scheduled races.Patton, who is studying in Sydney,... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Online gallery gives artists global exposure An independent art curator and consultant has launched an online art gallery to develop international awareness of the contemporary visual-art movement in Bermuda.Lisa Howie, formerly executive director of the Bermuda National Gallery, has started Black Pony Gallery on, an online, free-access platform that showcases art... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST BAS swings to $0.6m profit Bermuda Aviation Services Ltd reported net income of $0.6 million for the year ended March 31, 2019 compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $3.8 million in the prior year.Total comprehensive income was $0.4 million for the current year compared to a comprehensive loss in the prior year of $4.9 million. The loss from... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Silence as senator demands answers on DCFS An opposition senator said he had still to get answers to questions he asked last month about an investigation into the Government's child protection agency.Nick Kempe, the One Bermuda Alliance leader in the Upper House, said he had questioned why a law he claimed was geared towards financial affairs was used to probe the Department of... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Bermuda suffer heavy defeat Bermuda crashed to a heavy defeat in their Cayman Basketball Festival opener at the John Gray High School in the Cayman Islands yesterday.The men's national team went down 85-49 against the host nation who capitalised on their opponent's poor execution on both ends of the court and turnovers.Kai Robinson and Joshua O'Garro led the... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Sport Scoreboard, July 19, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST KBRA assigns ratings to Butterfield Butterfield Bank has been assigned senior unsecured debt and deposit ratings of A+, a subordinated debt rating of A by Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Butterfield also received a short-term debt and deposit rating of K1. The outlook for all long-term ratings is stable. KBRA said Butterfield's ratings are underpinned by its strong... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Bulgarian men deny fraud charges Two Bulgarian men denied charges relating to bank-card fraud in Magistrates' Court yesterday.Vladimir Vasilev, 31, pleaded not guilty to having a machine designed to make false credit cards for the purpose of stealing money.Nikola Aleksandrov, 40, pleaded not guilty to having plastic cards with magnetic strips for the purpose of... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST BAC welcomes apprenticeship graduate Easton Jamel Easton is on his way to a career in air conditioning and mechanics after graduating from the Bermuda College, as part of Bermuda Air Conditioning's apprenticeship programme. Mr Easton discovered his passion for the industry in high school while working for BAC in the summer.From there, he went to Brightwood College in... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Southampton man admits impaired driving A motorcyclist was banned from the roads for 18 months yesterday and fined after he admitted being involved in a collision while more than double the legal alcohol limit.Carlos Anselmo, 53, from Southampton, pleaded guilty at Magistrates' Court to drink-driving and driving without a licence.The court heard that Anselmo's motorbike... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST One shares improve 2.7% Shares of One Communications Ltd were up 10 cents, or 2.7 per cent, at $3.75 after 10,000 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.BFM Ltd retreated five cents, or 0.3 per cent, to $17 after 7,805 shares changed hands, while Butterfield Bank was down one cent at $33.34 after 1,200 shares were exchanged.In New York, Butterfield's... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Premier dons Cup Match colours for charity The Premier sported St George's and Somerset ribbons as part of a charity's Cup Match pinning tradition.David Burt wore both clubs' ribbons, which were designed to raise cash for Family Centre, at Cabinet Office.Martha Dismont, the executive director of Family Centre, was joined by Jordan DeSilva, the Somerset captain, and Neil... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Landscape of Bermuda financial sanctions In the ever-changing world of politics and their related global financial sanctions, it is imperative that businesses understand the financial sanctions regimes have in place and have effective methods to screen their systems for any potential breaches. The dynamic nature of the global sanctions landscape is vividly illustrated when one... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Smith organises third Cup Match tea Cup Match will be held in St George's this year, but seniors will gate a taste of the event in Somerset days before the first over.The third annual Tee'l Pre-Cup Match and Emancipation Day tea for seniors will be held at Somerset Cricket Club on July 29 and organiser Terry Smith said he expects it to be the biggest yet.He said:... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST Senate tables child protection Bill Residents who commit sexual assaults against Bermudian-based children overseas could face prosecution on the island under legislation backed by senators yesterday.Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, said the legislation was an "important component" of a wide-ranging Bill that was given unanimous... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST BMA records $1.76m budget deficit The Bermuda Monetary Authority recorded a budget deficit of $1.76 million last year, its sixth annual shortfall in the past decade.It has previously covered budget shortfalls from its general reserve, and last year the reserve shrank by $2 million to $19.75 million. There was an almost identical decrease in 2017 when the budget deficit... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST English clubs running rule over Smith Jonté Smith has attracted the interest of several English clubs since his release from Sky Bet League One side Oxford United.League Two sides Stevenage and Cheltenham Town, as well as non-League teams Woking and Darlington are running the rule over the Bermuda forward.The 24-year-old is in pre-season training at Stevenage and has... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:00:00 AST