All Stories All Stories en-us Fubler calls for calm Social activist Glenn Fubler has called on the community to heed lessons from the protests and riots of 1977. Tensions exposed by a police crackdown on demonstrators outside Parliament have reverberated in the community, ranging from formal complaints against police to an irate defendant condemning the islands racist administration in. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST CEO Ironshore can grow after takeover The Chinese owner of Ironshore has agreed to sell the Bermudian-based insurer to US giant Liberty Mutual in a 3 billion deal. The US company, which struck the deal with Shanghai-based Fosun International, said it planned to let Ironshore operate with the same management team and brand, but as part of the larger Liberty Mutual. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Lightbourne upbeat for Costa Rica Kyle Lightbourne has returned from the Concacaf Under-20 Championship draw feeling confident about his teams chances in Costa Rica. The Bermuda Under-20 coach is encouraged after they were seeded in group C along with the host nation, Trinidad and Tobago, and El Salvador at last weeks draw, which he attended at the National Stadium in. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST A gifted teacher going strong Retirement isnt something 84-year-old Edwena Smith has ever considered. She was a teacher at the Berkeley Institute for 25 years and then worked in insurance. For the past 18 years shes run a business teaching English as a second language, out of her home. Shes looking for new students as numbers have dropped off. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Want to remember Castro? Free Cuba The death of a dictator, not his final memorial, is and should be a happy occasion for the people who have suffered his rule. It is why no one should celebrate the life of Fidel Castro, who was finally laid to rest on Sunday. Instead, we should mark the day reminding ourselves how Castro got the better of us, freedom-loving Cubans,. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Gazette should remove anonymous bloggers Dear Sir,Blogging anonymously is probably one of the nastiest and most cowardly forms of expression. For the health of this island, please review and amend the papers policy on blogging by removing the right to blog anonymously. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt requires those who write Letters to the Editor to have their. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Brexit road map is painful Britain will begin talking to the European Union about its impending divorce when Theresa May, the Prime Minister, formally starts the process by the end of March, she says. And while the substance of those negotiations is unclear, their length is not two years, which is not nearly enough time. Britain and the EU need a. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST The importance of trust ltigtIn the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summerltigt ltbgtAlbert CamusltbgtIn December 1977, as a young man living temporarily in London, I had an experience that resonates with that metaphor above. I began to discover an unconquerable aspect of my self. It eventually. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares climb 1.8 The Royal GazetteBSX Index yesterday closed up 15. 36 points, or 0. 86 per cent, at 1,800. 81. The Bank of Butterfield gained 49 cents, or 1. 8 per cent, to 28. 50 after 3,500 shares sold. On the New York Stock Exchange, the bank was up 5 cents or 0. 17 per cent, at 29. 02. Insurer Argus dropped 20 cents, or 4 per cent, to 4. 75. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:56:00 EST Govt announces plan to fix TN Tatem Work will be carried out at TN Tatem Middle School this month, with government workers staff tackling a number of issues. Government announced yesterday that they would be relocating students and teachers to Clearwater Middle School after parents and teachers raised concerns about mould at the school. According to a statement by the. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:01:00 EST Concerns for missing sailor Fears are growing for the safety of a sailor who left Bermuda at the end of last month bound for San Juan. The solo mariner who set off from the island on November 27 on board the 34ft Canadian sloop ltigtExceptionltigt was expected to arrive at his destination on December 7. But the sailor has not reported his position for. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:53:00 EST PLP encouraged by taking lead in poll The Progressive Labour Party has said a poll showing it to be more popular than the ruling One Bermuda Alliance was an encouraging endorsement. However, a spokeswoman for the party played down the importance of the results. The PLP does not place much emphasis on poll results, the spokeswoman said. They are a snapshot in time. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Team Oracle to use electric BMWs Four hi-tech all-electric BMW i3 hatchbacks were yesterday handed over to Americas Cup defenders Oracle Team USA. Jimmy Spithill, the Oracle skipper, said Weve got the best rides in Bermuda I think there are a lot of jealous people on the island right now. But Mr Spithill said the German green machines would also highlight. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Drink-driver fined and banned from roads A Pembroke man has been fined and banned from the roads for 18 months for drink-driving. Samuel Fisher pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court this morning to driving while over the legal blood-alcohol limit in Devonshire on November 26. The court heard that the 46-year-old was involved in a two-vehicle collision on North Shore Road. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:34:00 EST Canada signs Sargasso Sea declaration Canada has become the eighth nation to sign the Hamilton Declaration, pledging to help protect the Sargasso Sea. On Saturday, Domenic LeBlanc, Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard signed the Hamilton Declaration at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Mexico with Cole Simons, the Minister of Environment,. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:25:00 EST Simons elected to third term Judy Simons has been re-elected to a third term as president of the Bermuda Olympic Association. Simons, who succeeded former president John Hoskins in 2008, ran unopposed at last weeks election and will serve for the next four years. It is gratifying to, once again, be entrusted with the leadership of the BOA for another four. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:17:00 EST Friends of Hospice receives 5,000 donation Friends of Hospice, a charity that supports hospital care, has been handed 5,000 from local company Marsh and Guy Carpenter. The donation will be used for the professional development of staff at Agape House, Bermudas inpatient hospice. A palliative hospice care trainer will host a one-week training session for employees that. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:59:00 EST Housing market depends on what you want Hows the real estate market? This is a question I get asked all the time, several times a day, from people I bump into on the street, at the grocery stores, banks, groups, exercise classes, parties and the like. I have to say that Im always pleased to be asked this question because, firstly, it means that after 28 years you. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Whaley looking to shine on bowl debut Devwah Whaley and his University of Arkansas team-mates will be keen to extend their unbeaten streak in bowl appearances. The Razorbacks have won their last three bowl appearances dating back to the 2012 Cotton Bowl, the longest bowl win streak in their history. They will look to extend their run when they travel to Charlotte, North. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Architecture and design firms to share premises Two of Bermudas most prominent architecture and interior design firms are to move in together. The move comes after Cooper Gardner and The Studio Ltd decided to collaborate, sharing premises and resources, but maintaining their independent businesses and identities. Now The Studio Ltd will move from its Front Street, Hamilton, home. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Its time to hit the sack again Christmas gifts are a yearly ritual and it can take thought to give something practical. Consider several aspects before choosing a garden-orientated gift. First, is the person a keen gardener or just a knockabout type? Is the gift designed for ease of use and what is the users age?With tools and equipment for use in the garden,. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Greenhalgh off to a flyer Rob Greenhalgh got his title defence off to a solid start during yesterdays opening two races of the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta in the Great Sound. The British sailor posted a third and first to trail early leader Rory Fitzpatrick, of Ireland, by a solitary point at the top of the standings. A further five-points adrift in. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Hood set for cup defence Robin Hood, the defending champions, have been grouped with Lock amp Key and West End United in group C of the new-look BTC Cup. Butterfield amp Vallis, Tuff Dogs and Vasco will play in group A, while Flanagans Onions, Footy Kings and BAA are in group B. The competition should serve up some interesting matches with group C. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:18:00 EST Home to make you smile This waterfront property is priced for a quick sale. Laughing Waters is a four-bedroomed home in Southampton thats now on the market for 1. 5 million. The 143 Middle Road property was recently renovated and is perfect for entertaining, according to Joy Lusher Real Estate Ltd. Amenities include a nanny suite, spacious parking and a. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Youngsters ready for New York experience Four young Bermudian basketball players depart for New York today to take part in the four-day Digicel NBA Jumpstart Experience. The players were selected after shining in the Jumpstart Elite camp that took place in the British Virgin Islands in October. The Jumpstart Experience is the culmination of the Jumpstart programme, which. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Superyacht marina docks at Morgans Point A ship carrying a huge cargo of specially built pontoons for the Caroline Bay marina has arrived in Bermuda. The ltigtStadiongrachtltigt, which originated in Finland, dropped anchor in the Great Sound on Friday. A total of 36 pontoons, which range in length between 40ft and 65ft and weigh 60 tons each, have been unloaded. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Waldron and Lopes dominate at Vesey Street Kiwon Waldron and Tyler Lopes stamped their authority during the harness racing at the Bermuda Equestrian Centre last Friday. The two drivers posted 12 heat victories between them competing with three separate ponies at Vesey Street. Waldron had two victories each with Random Stabless two-year-old War Machine, Danielle Correias. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST BHS teacher removed A teacher at Bermuda High School has been removed from the school due to false declarations and irregularities in his employment records. Scott Brookes, hired through a UK employment agency, started working at BHS in September teaching science, physics and chemistry in the secondary department. In a letter to parents, seen by. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Reflect on the best way forward Reflection. This word is used in a number of contexts such as when you look in a mirror or you sit back and reflect on what is happening in your life and your business. It is meant to convey a sense of examining what is taking place and how one should react to these new circumstances. When faced with challenges we need to take the time. .. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, December 6, 2016 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard part 1, December 5, 2016 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Premier calls for report on police crackdown Michael Dunkley, the Premier, called clashes at the protest on Friday outside of Parliament disheartening to see and unacceptable and also criticised obstruction to our democracy. Mr Dunkley said last night that he had asked Government House, along with police, for an investigation into the crackdown on protesters, with a report be. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:01:00 EST Expertise counts as cyber-risks increase XL Catlin brought out some of its best cyberexperts for a seminar focused on the present and future impacts of cyberliability on all lines of insurance. Key members of its Bermuda and New York cyberteams, including a certified ethical hacker, showcased how the company is moving forward in the rapidly evolving cyber-risk space, and how. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Bascome shows Miller no mercy The question was never whether Nikki Bascome would beat Donny Miller, but rather would his West Virginian opponent be able to go the distance in their six-round welterweight bout. Bascome put paid to that in a ruthless and convincing fashion, scrambling his opponents senses with a flurry of punches and sending him stumbling against the. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Panto the perfect family entertainment What woman hasnt occasionally wanted to put a spell on her husband?Julia Kempe might have her chance as the witch in the BMDS pantomime, ltigtAdventure in Pantolandltigt. Her husband William is the baddie and her daughter Billie-Rose, 8, is in the chorus. Its the first time all three have ever been on stage. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Bermuda welcomes new Governor Bermudas new Governor, John Rankin, was officially sworn in at a parade in Kings Square in St Georges this morning. After a march by Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers, a commission speech by Cabinet Secretary Derrick Binns, a prayer by the Right Reverend Nicholas Dill and an introduction by Michael Dunkley, the Premier, Mr Rankin said it. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:40:00 EST WestJet passenger made gun threats A drunk flight passenger threatened to take guns into Parliament in revenge for police actions at last Fridays protests, according to multiple witnesses. The man, who said he was a Bermudian returning home from Los Angeles, is said to have confronted numerous passengers during a ten-minute tirade on the WestJet plane from Toronto to. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:51:00 EST Group claims police action excessive A group of people descended on Hamilton Police Station on Monday to make police complaints stemming from Fridays protest. The group, which numbered between 20 and 25, arrived at the police station at about 12. 15pm. They have been told to attend another police building to file the official complaints. The group was led by. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:42:00 EST PLP leads polls for first time in over a year The Progressive Labour Party has a lead over the One Bermuda Alliance for the first time in more than a year, according to a poll commissioned by ltigtThe Royal Gazette ltigt. The PLP has a 38-35 advantage in the survey by Global Research from November 18 to 25, compared with the 38-37 lead held by the OBA in our last poll in. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Teens hone their production skills backstage While it is not uncommon to find young people on the stage at the annual pantomime, this year they are also making a difference backstage. Not only were the posters for the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Societys production of ltigtAdventure in Pantoland ltigtdesigned by 17-year-old Zoe Lopes, but Ryan Day, another 17-year-old, is. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Man accused of attacking police officer A man has appeared in court accused of attacking a police officer during Fridays protest outside the House of Assembly. Edmund Smith is alleged to have assaulted Inspector Scott Devine. Mr Smith, 52, of Warwick, is also accused of causing Mr Devine bodily harm and possessing a wooden walking staff. When asked how he pleaded. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:00 EST Age Concern wants probe into police actions Age Concern has backed the call for an investigation into police actions during the protests outside the House of Assembly on Friday. The seniors advocacy group said in a statement Of notable concern to the advocacy group is the use of pepper spray and other possible forms of physical harm, seemingly without warning or physical. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:57:00 EST Where peaceful protest is regarded as unlawful The protest on Friday raises a number of legal issues that the Centre for Justice wishes to address as part of its remit to raise public awareness around civil liberties. Section 10 of the Bermuda Constitution guarantees the right of freedom of assembly and association. As in most fundamental rights, this freedom is not an absolute. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Community brought together by joyous event The Gina Spence Productions Annual Christmas Community and Outreach Festival has been hailed a great success. Held on Court Street on Saturday, the event started a full day and night of free entertainment and activities put on as part of the Road to New Years Eve celebrations. It went very well, Ms Spence told ltigtThe. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST TN Tatem relocated to Clearwater Students at TN Tatem Middle School will be temporarily relocated at Clearwater Middle School, beginning on Thursday, over safety concerns about air quality. The Department of Education announced this evening that administrators would help both schools deal with logistical and student transportation. It came after a ministry team met. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:46:00 EST Government hosts healthcare symposium The Ministry of Health this weekend presented its one-year action plan to healthcare professionals at a long-term care symposium. The event, held on Saturday at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, featured a panel including representatives from the Bermuda Health Council, the Bermuda Hospitals Board, Age Concern and Lefroy House. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:46:00 EST Baron I was not consulted on police actions Senator Jeff Baron, Minister of National Security, said he was troubled and concerned by the altercation between police and protesters last week. And he pointed out he was not consulted before police moved in. The comments came shortly after Walter Roban, the Shadow Minister of National Security, released a statement questioning. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:28:00 EST BFM posts 19.2m nine-month profit Insurer BFampM Ltd posted net income of 19. 2 million for the first nine months of the year, nearly 2 million up from the first three quarters of last year. The company said claims from a large commercial fire in Bermuda were included in the third quarter. BFampM insured the Ann Cartwright DeCouto Building on Front Street, which was. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:17:00 EST ConnecTech opens Computer Science Education Week ConnecTech will host a community open house on Wednesday as part of its participation in Computer Science Education Week. All interested parents and students are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 4pm to 7pm. A highlight of the open house is the Hour of Code, whereby participants engage in one hour of computer. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:09:00 EST Americas Cup tickets at discounted prices Bermuda residents will get the chance to purchase Americas Cup tickets at discounted prices when they go on sale this week. The locals-only offer will be available from this Friday on the website www. americascup. com with tickets 25 to 50 per cent less than the standard price. Prices will vary depending on the various. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:00 EST By-election candidates confirmed Three candidates have been confirmed in Warwick South Central for the by-election on December 20 David W Burch as an independent, Robyn Swan for the One Bermuda Alliance and Neville Tyrrell for the Progressive Labour Party. The doors have just closed at St Marys Church Hall with the names of the three contenders officially posted. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:59:00 EST New Governor Rankin arrives Ginny Ferson, the Acting Governor, Michael Dunkley, the Premier, and David Burt, the Leader of the Opposition, were among the dignitaries on hand to greet John Rankin, the new Governor, when he arrived in Bermuda last night. Mr Rankin told the assembled group that he was delighted to be in Bermuda and looked forward to working with them. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:01:00 EST Hamilton Post Office closed for the day Bermuda Post Office in Hamilton will be closed for the rest of the day because of strong fumes which are emanating from work being carried out on the premises. A Government spokesperson said the office should be reopened tomorrow and it is anticipated that the closure will have minimal impact on todays mail delivery services. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:13:00 EST Ironshore set to be sold to Liberty Mutual The Chinese owner of Ironshore has agreed to sell the Bermudian-based insurer to US giant Liberty Mutual in a 3 billion deal. The US company, which struck the deal with Shanghai-based Fosun International, said it planned to let Ironshore operate with the same management team and brand, but as part of the larger Liberty Mutual. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:08:00 EST Students get top marks for sail designs Students at Saltus Grammar School have been given top marks by the CEO of Americas Cup team, SoftBank Team Japan, after coming up with new designs for sails. As part a graphic design project incorporating the Americas Cup theme, Design Technology teacher Patrick Mahon asked S7 DT pupils to redesign the graphics for the AC45 sails. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:25:00 EST Foursome Simmons points Town in right direction ltbgtFlanagans Onions 1 Dandy Town 5ltbgtAngelo Simmons notched a second-half hat-trick to guide Dandy Town to their first league victory of the season away to Flanagans Onions on Saturday night. The Town captain led by example, banging in four goals of the highest quality inside 38 minutes to put the game beyond. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Let your lover disclose past at own pace Dear Dr. Nekia,Im dating someone who does not like to talk about their past. I am interested in things because I want to get to know her better but she says that the past doesnt matter. I am open with her about my past relationships and I can not understand why she is not forthcoming with hers. She says that it is enough that we are. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Trust at heart of healing what ails us Trust. Among the many things I have learnt as a leader of a company, one of them is that much can be accomplished if there is trust created between yourself and others whom you are engaging. Conversely, without trust, it is difficult and often impossible to accomplish what needs to get done. Trust has eroded over a period of many years in. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Childrens tale inspired by Bermuda history When inspiration knocks, writer Eric Murphy answers. Its not unusual for the Canadian writer to be hammering out a chapter at 4am. If you dont answer when the muse knocks, she leaves, laughed Mr Murphy. Its a formula that has worked well for him. Hell be in Bermuda later this week to launch his third childrens. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST Hornets finally up and running Jomar Wilkinson, the Dandy Town coach, breathed a sigh of relief after the Premier Division champions recorded their first league victory of the season with an emphatic 5-1 demolition of Flanagans Onions at Goose Gosling Field on Saturday. Angelo Simmons, the Town captain, led the charge with four goals while Kor-Von Tucker grabbed the. .. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST