All Stories All Stories en-us CedarBridge celebrates 20 years CedarBridge Academy has notched up 20 years since it opened its doors as the biggest school the island had ever seen. The secondary school opened in new buildings in Prospect in 1997 and was dubbed the mega school. The school faced criticism for its size and some doubted it could replace smaller community schools but it evolved. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudian plans to launch audio app A Bermudian living in New Jersey plans to launch an app next year to give individuals an outlet to be heard. Marcus Smith, a graphic designer by trade, created Audiyoo, which is a social media application that allows users to create, add voice effects, edit, listen, applaud and share short audio clips with friends and people around the. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Lewis still aiming for fairytale of New York Zeiko Lewis is just as hungry to make his mark in Major League Soccer as he was the day he was selected by the New York Red Bulls at the MLS SuperDraft at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in January. Every day Im out there trying to get better and show the coaches they can rely on me show them what I can do and why I should be out. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST A valuable lesson in the art of asking Face-to-face communication is often defined as a mutual and significant exchange. Jim Hodge prefers to meet shoulder-to-shoulder. The consultant and coach in the field of philanthropy was on island last week to lead a workshop for the islands non-profit sector. An industry stalwart for almost 40-years, he spoke about how a. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Atherden sworn in as Opposition leader Jeanne Atherden has been sworn in as Leader of the Opposition by John Rankin, the Governor, at a brief ceremony this afternoon at Government House. Ms Atherden had been selected by the One Bermuda Alliance membership to lead the party, over former leaders Patricia Gordon-Pamplin and Craig Cannonier, in a vote on Saturday. She said. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:51:00 EST Wilson praises awareness tackling senior abuse Complaints about the abuse of vulnerable older people have jumped in the past six weeks, the Department of Ageing and Disability Services said yesterday. Kim Wilson, Minister of Health, said the increase could be because of the stellar job that section is doing in terms of raising awareness or reflect a rise in stresses with the. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Dan is running round the world A man travelling the world to run a 10K race in every country stopped off in Bermuda at the weekend to chalk up his 131st destination. Dan Thompson, 56, who is raising funds for the UK charity Cancer Research, began his odyssey in 2014 at the Olympic Park in London. He aims to complete his epic journey of 206 countries in Tokyo in. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Duffy memorialised by Warwick Academy Warwick Academy honoured its most famous former student today after naming its pool the Flora Duffy Swimming facility to recognise the worlds top womens triathlete. Duffy, her parents, Charlie and Maria, and brothers Joel and Campbell were at the school along with politicians, including Zane DeSilva, the sports minister and new. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:25:00 EST Working for the success of Bermuda The One Bermuda Alliance leadership challenge, which came to its conclusion on Saturday with the election of Jean Atherden, failed to generate the type of interest that would signal enthusiasm. Perhaps because the prospects are too familiar and, without the roar of an inspired crowd watching as a prize gladiator enters the Coliseum, it becomes. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Islands reinsurance payouts to US 208.7bn Bermuda reinsurers paid out 208. 7 billion to US policyholders and cedants for large catastrophes, related property insurance and general liability losses over the past 20 years, according to commercial market claims data collected by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. And the islands major industry is paying out 31. 2 billion for the. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:53:00 EST Smith to take over from Hayward at BEST The project co-ordinator at an environmental charity is to take over its leadership. Kim Smith will replace co-founder of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce Stuart Hayward as the charity celebrates its tenth anniversary. BEST was first formed as Save the Gardens in protest at a plan to build a new hospital building. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Rabain reveals plan for schools A long-term plan for the islands public schools is completed, education minister Diallo Rabain said. Mr Rabain added that the plan had been presented to the Board of Education and ratified by board members. The minister said that as the parent of a child in a public school it was rewarding to have helped in the plans creation. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Third strike means roads ban A serial speeder was today fined 400 and banned from the road for two months. Magistrates Court heard Nasiah Joell who has two previous speeding convictions was clocked by police riding a motorbike at 78kph on Warwicks Middle Road. Magistrate Maxanne Anderson said that although Joell, 18, needed his transport to get to work,. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:19:00 EST Into the blue Argus highlights diabetes Each year on World Diabetes Day, November 14, famous landmarks around the globe, including the London Eye and Sears Tower in Chicago, are lit up in blue to raise awareness of the rising prevalence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This year, Bermuda was included in the effort. The Argus Group, partnered with the Bermuda Diabetes. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:00 EST Princess celebrates first responders Fifty first responders have been honoured by the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. The emergency medical technicians and firefighters were invited to a luncheon as part of the WelcomeHeroes initiative from the hotels parent company AccorHotels. They were selected by the Bermuda Hospitals Board Chief EMT Officer and the Fire. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST Increased demand for reading programme Demand for a local reading programme was up during the last school year, a new report has confirmed. According to The Reading Clinic, 100 students took part in its core reading programme during the 2016-17 school year up from 92 the year before. The students came from 18 public and eight private schools 79 of the students were. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:08:00 EST Cement truck overturns on South Road Traffic is being diverted on South Road near the junction with Seabright Avenue in Paget after a cement truck overturned. A police spokesman said the driver was extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital for treatment of suspected non-life threatening injuries. He added A crane will be needed to remove the overturned. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:55:00 EST Plumbing problem closes Dellwood School Pupils at a Pembroke school were sent home early yesterday because of plumbing problems. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education confirmed that Dellwood Middle School was forced to close early but it is expected to reopen this morning. The plumbing problem is not the first faced by the school. Mould work in September forced it. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Evans picking Slingsbys brains Rockal Evans is training alongside world-renowned sailor Tom Slingsby as he continues his bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Toyko in 2020. Evans, who is based in Sydney, Australia, is relishing the chance to pick the brains of Slingsby, an Americas Cup winner, Olympic gold medal-winner and five-times world champion. Slingsby. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Film-maker puts politics, health in focus French film-maker Emmanuel Itier has returned to the island to film two new documentaries. Mr Itier, whose previous films looked at God and women in politics, has now turned his attention to economics and health, interviewing local figures alongside international experts. Part of the idea is to give a voice to a country like. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Island risking moral bankruptcy Dear Sir,David Burt has announced two separate strategic defences to the leaked Paradise Papers, with the more recent being the Bermuda Standard, which I assume is touted to be equivalent or better than the gold standard. The first strategy failed largely because the Premier rushed to defend Bermuda before he had a thorough,. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST IB plans international awareness campaign A campaign to raise awareness internationally of Bermudas efforts in anti-money laundering and antiterrorist financing will be rolled out in the new year. The Association of Bermuda International Companies is one of the organisations involved in the campaign, which is in preparation for a review by the Organisation for Economic. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Hamilton Re invites intern hopefuls Hamilton Re is inviting applications from college-aged students who are interested in participating in an intern programme during the summer of 2018. Reporting to the catastrophe modelling team, the internship programme provides an opportunity for two undergraduate students to spend eight to ten weeks with Hamilton Re. The. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:37:00 EST Luthi elected Conyers chairman Law firm Conyers Dill amp Pearman is pleased to announce that Christian Luthi has been elected as chairman of the firm with immediate effect. He will succeed Narinder Hargun and David Lamb who have been co-chairmen since 2012. Mr Luthi joined Conyers Bermuda office in 1994 and has an active commercial practice, including high-profile. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:37:00 EST Rawlins aims to impress new coach Gillespie Delray Rawlins will have even greater incentive to impress at Sydney Cricket Club after the appointment of former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie as Sussexs new coach. Rawlins has spent the past month in Gillespies home city, playing for Sydney Cricket Club in the New South Wales Premier League as part of the England and Wales. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Buying a home a huge financial commitment Dear Heather,I really want to buy a small property but saving enough for a down payment is so difficult. Do you have any advice?Frustrated BuyerltbgtDear Frustrated Buyer,ltbgtYou aren't alone. With the cost of living in Bermuda as high as it is, saving is very difficult indeed. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudas Marvell agrees 6bn takeover deal LOS ANGELES Bloomberg Marvell Technology Group Ltd, a microchip maker domiciled in Bermuda, has agreed to pay 6 billion to acquire Cavium. The buyer will pay 40 in cash plus 2. 1757 Marvell common shares for each Cavium share, according to a statement yesterday. Marvell plans to use 1. 75 billion in debt financing to fund the. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Divine finishes top of the class Aeziah Divines persistence shone through as the youngster secured the Minibike Junior class at the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Clubs Circuit Racing Championship finale. Divine, who at eight years old is one the youngest in the series, capped off his fine season at the championship curtain call at the RUBiS Southside Raceway in St Davids. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST National Lottery should follow Britains example Dear Sir,It is readily apparent that the new Forty Thieves are salivating at the thought of the National Lottery coming to fruition and who can get their sticky fingers into the expected bonanza. So lets take a look at how it should be set up. Lets follow how it was done in Britain. First, the Government of John Major. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Views make this jewel stand out Unobstructed views of Harrington Sound make this townhouse stand out. Joy Lusher Real Estate Ltd calls it the jewel of the four units at Millhouse Bay in Hamilton Parish. The agent has listed Unit 3 for 1. 895 million. The price includes a deepwater dock shared by the developments residents, and a mooring. This immaculate. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Diabetes programme changing my life Amanda Paulos has struggled with type two diabetes for a decade. But the 41-year-old said she was getting to grips with the chronic condition after joining a programme designed to reverse the disease. The mother of four, from Smiths, has lost weight, her average blood sugar readings have dropped and she was able to go off two of. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Kiwis unveil radical foiling monohull AUCKLAND AP The next Americas Cup will be contested in radical, single-hull boats that will rise up on hydrofoils and speed across the tops of the waves. Emirates Team New Zealand, who won AC35 in Bermuda last summer and are always bold in pushing the envelope of yacht design, have unveiled the concept for a fully foiling monohull. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, November 21, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST A shopping spree that supports local causes Local charity shops have teamed up to host Second-Hand Saturday for a fourth year. Organisers want to encourage old and new supporters to come out and buy for a good cause the day after major shopping event Black Friday. Suzanne DeCouto, the fundraising and communications manager at Bermuda Red Cross, said We are just trying to. .. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Atherden pledges diverse OBA New One Bermuda Alliance leader Jeanne Atherden has pledged to increase diversity within her party and to connect with the public. Ms Atherden defeated Craig Cannonier and Patricia Gordon-Pamplin two former OBA leaders in a vote by party members at Vasco Da Gama on Saturday evening. Speaking after the result was announced, the. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:01:00 EST Heightened ambition and success for designer A Bermudian freelance graphic designer is making a name for himself in the entertainment world, working with corporations such as Walt Disney and Turner Network Television. Domico Watson, who lives in London, was introduced to fame while on his biggest project at Sarofsky, a Chicago video production company. He helped create the. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Ming hits three as PHC increase gap ltbgtPHC Zebras 7 Boulevard Blazers 0ltbgtTre Ming netted a hat-trick inside ten minutes as unbeaten leaders PHC Zebras thrashed Boulevard Blazers yesterday to go five points clear at the top of the Premier Division. The PHC midfielder opened his account from the penalty spot before adding two more goals in quick. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Brushing up on classic methods What makes art good?Eli Cedrone is hoping her classes will help people understand. Her plan is to pair students with a master painter to encourage skill-based training, a method of teaching visual art. Theres a quote by landscape painter John E. Carlson, which is a great summation of my view of art today, said Ms Cedrone,. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Caines protest pushed me to become MP Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said that the December 2 protests marked a turning point that spurred his journey into Parliament. During an impassioned maiden speech in the Motion to Adjourn on Friday night, Mr Caines said he felt compelled to commit to politics after watching from the sidelines as his fellow countrymen fought. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Neighbours kick up a stink over dairy farm The neighbours of Bermudas biggest dairy farm will get the chance to air complaints about what they claim is an unbearable cow manure smell and epidemic fly problem at a meeting tomorrow. Disgruntled residents who live near Green Land Dairy Farm, on Store Hill, in Smiths Parish, allege that the stench and fly problem has become. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Paynes passion for the past A passion for the islands hidden past has won a commendation for Bermudian student archaeologist Meshellae Payne. Bermudas shoreline was once dotted with man-made fish ponds that were used for centuries as a simple larder to store fish and turtles but faded from use with the advent of refrigeration. Crawl in Hamilton Parish. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Warning over Domestic Partnership Act A human rights watchdog is warning that the passage of the Domestic Partnership Act will remove rights from same-sex couples and potentially make their unions unrecognisable overseas. In a statement released this morning, the Human Rights Commission said that while the proposed Act makes a sincere effort to recognise same-sex unions,. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:34:00 EST Mother has money-laundering conviction quashed A mothers conviction for money-laundering has been quashed by the Court of Appeal but her sons sentence for running a drug smuggling operation was increased by six years. Denise Morris was given a 12-month suspended prison term earlier this year after a jury found her guilty of possessing more than 15,000 in criminal proceeds that. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Britain remembers its past but wants others to forget theirs Each November, Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom honours the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars. Remembrance Sunday is also marked by events such as memorial services, church services and parades. A national commemoration takes place at Whitehall in Central London. From my perspective, having. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Edness killer fails to get conviction quashed The gunman convicted of the gun murder of Prince Edness has failed in a bid to have his murder conviction quashed. Jaquii Pearman DeSilva was jailed for life in October 2015 for the cold-blooded killing of Mr Edness a self-proclaimed drug dealer and known gang member. The 21-year-old launched an appeal against his murder. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Pay rise for government workers A deal to give government workers a 2. 5 per cent pay rise was struck yesterday with the Bermuda Public Services Union. The new three-year collective bargaining agreement was signed between the public sector negotiating team and the BPSU. Lovitta Foggo, Minister of Government Reform, said the deal was a very important development. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:59:00 EST Ageing committee to release seniors strategy An ageing well committee chaired by Government MP Derrick Burgess was announced this afternoon by David Burt, the Premier. Comprising members of the private sector as well as the civil service, the committee is to produce is to produce a Bermudian charter of rights for seniors. Members include staff from Ageing and Disability. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:31:00 EST ThinkFest talk on Cambodian survivors Activist and artist Dany Pen will be the speaker at the final ThinkFest on Sunday. Ms Pen will deliver a presentation entitled Mental Health of Cambodian Survivors After the Khmer Rouge Genocide, Enslavement and Imprisonment The Ethics of the Cambodian Language translated in Psychology. She is pursuing a master of science degree. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:49:00 EST Road safety meeting called tomorrow A support group for families of road crash victims is being set up. The group behind A Piece of the Rock, a documentary about road safety in Bermuda, is hoping to start the process at a town hall meeting tomorrow evening. The campaign manager for the group said Over the past seven years alone, over 13,000 people have been involved. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:31:00 EST TechAwards to recognise Bermudas innovators Tomorrow is a red letter day of Bermudas leading technology innovators. They will learn who are the winners of the 2017 TechAwards. The 10th annual awards event will take place at the XL Catlin Conference Room, in OHara House, on Bermudiana Road. The event is sponsored by the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation. Wayne. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:28:00 EST Rubis relaunches fundraising contest Local charities will benefit from the Fuelling 4 a Cause competition which has been launched by Rubis Energy Bermuda for a second year. Twelve charities will have a featured tag day in the Rubis network during 2018 and feature in the firms 2018 calendar as well as taking part in the contest. They are Action on Alzheimers, Adult. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:05:00 EST Activist to speak on inequality Inequality activist Chuck Collins will take part in a breakfast panel discussion hosted by the Bermuda Community Foundation next week. The BCF has brought Mr Collins, an international author, to Bermuda to meet with students, philanthropists, financiers, non-profit organisations, bankers and civil servants. The Bermuda Chamber of. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:43:00 EST Donation to Bermuda Sloop Foundation Clarien Bank has donated 5,000 to the Bermuda Sloop Foundation. Michael DeCouto, chief marketing officer of Clarien Bank, said Clarien Bank has been a proud and committed supporter of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation for several years and today we are pleased to continue that support. For more than ten years, the ltigtSpirit of. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:45:00 EST Parents advised on early learning A childrens charity has called on parents to invest in their childrens development over material possessions. Marking Universal Childrens Day today, the BSMART Foundation said early childhood development is crucial for building a foundation for future learning, happiness and health. Calvina Simons, a newborn care specialist,. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:36:00 EST Warning over local kidney transplants The Bermuda Health Council has spoken out against on-island kidney transplants due to safety and cost concerns. In a statement, the BHC said that it does not support proposed live donor kidney transplant on the island at this time. Tawanna Wedderburn, BHC CEO, said For the 165 patients receiving dialysis treatment and 971. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:24:00 EST Sailboat towed into St Georges Harbour A sailboat was towed into St Georges after losing its mast, boom and propeller in a squall. A member of the public called Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre at around 1am last Wednesday to report that the 44ft sloop ltigtStormy Weatherltigt was in difficulty 147 nautical miles southwest of Bermuda. The incident report. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:58:00 EST Four-goal Simons denied by gutsy Onions ltbgtFlanagans Onions 4 X-Roads Warriors 4ltbgtStriker Paul Simons netted four times but X-Roads still could not manage a victory after Omar Wilsons scorcher in the 89th minute earned Onions a share of the spoils. Simons gave the visiting side the lead four times but Onions continually found equalisers in a frantic. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Gay people deserve rights but marriage is for men and women Dear Sir,I had attended a public forum that was held in the Dr E. F. Gordon Memorial Hall at the Bermuda Industrial Union on November 8, 2017, that was conducted by the Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown. The subject matter discussed was the legislation concerning gay marriages and rights. Sir, I believe I have mentioned this to. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Duo excel amid blossoming friendships Gabriel Jones picked up the violin at 8. Conor Hay was a little older, most likely because he met the guitar first. The teenagers are joint recipients of the Menuhin Foundation scholarship, selected for their talent and their passion for music. Ive played the guitar since I was 7, said Conor, 15. In Year Six, I started. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST Trunomi wins big at global fintech event Bermudian financial technology start-up Trunomi scooped a major international prize by winning the Global Fintech Hackcelerator competition in Singapore. The company, which has developed a data rights management platform, was one of the three winners to each receive a 50,000 prize at the event after pitching on stage to a panel of judges. .. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST