All Stories http://www.royalgazette.com All Stories en-us Allied World to acquire RSA Asian operations in 215m deal <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/BUSINESS04/140829922/AR/0/AR-140829922.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG has agreed to acquire the Hong Kong and Singapore operations of Royal amp Sun Alliance Insurance plc RSA for around 215 million. Switzerland-based Allied World, which started up in Bermuda after the 911 terrorist attacks and which still has substantial operations on the Island, will look. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/BUSINESS04/140829922&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:23:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/BUSINESS04/140829922&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/BUSINESS04/140829922/AR/0/AR-140829922.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG has agreed to acquire the Hong Kong and Singapore operations of Royal amp Sun Alliance Insurance plc RSA for around 215 million. Switzerland-based Allied World, which started up in Bermuda after the 911 terrorist attacks and which still has substantial operations on the Island, will look. .. Govt spending falls as revenue edges higher <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/BUSINESS/140829924/AR/0/AR-140829924.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Government trimmed its current-account spending by more than seven percent and booked an increase in revenues during the first quarter of its fiscal year, the Ministry of Finance revealed today. Finance Minister Bob Richards said in yesterdays fiscal performance update that the numbers which showed a deficit of 63. 8 million for the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/BUSINESS/140829924&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:51:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/BUSINESS/140829924&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/BUSINESS/140829924/AR/0/AR-140829924.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Government trimmed its current-account spending by more than seven percent and booked an increase in revenues during the first quarter of its fiscal year, the Ministry of Finance revealed today. Finance Minister Bob Richards said in yesterdays fiscal performance update that the numbers which showed a deficit of 63. 8 million for the. .. ABIRs Kading gets the ice bucket treatment The Bermuda insurance industrys leading lobbyist got a freezing drenching today at the hands of a gleeful American regulator. Bradley Kading, president of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, had the bucket of ice and water poured over his head by Michael McRaith, director of the US Treasurys Federal Insurance Office see. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/BUSINESS04/140829923&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/BUSINESS04/140829923&source=RSS The Bermuda insurance industrys leading lobbyist got a freezing drenching today at the hands of a gleeful American regulator. Bradley Kading, president of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, had the bucket of ice and water poured over his head by Michael McRaith, director of the US Treasurys Federal Insurance Office see. .. Investigation launched into Bermudians death in Dominican Republic <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829927/AR/0/AR-140829927.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A Bermudian man has reportedly been killed in the Dominican Republic. And it is understood that police in the country are treating the death of John Johnston as suspicious. Mr Johnston, 42, died in the Caribbean island earlier this week. Mr Johnstons family could not be contacted for comment last night, although several. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829927&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:57:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829927&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829927/AR/0/AR-140829927.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A Bermudian man has reportedly been killed in the Dominican Republic. And it is understood that police in the country are treating the death of John Johnston as suspicious. Mr Johnston, 42, died in the Caribbean island earlier this week. Mr Johnstons family could not be contacted for comment last night, although several. .. Wollmann relaxed before her big day <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/SPORT/140829925/AR/0/AR-140829925.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Cecilia Wollmann heads into the most important 48 hours of her young sailing career tomorrow at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, when she takes to the water in Jinniu Lake with a view to eating away at the 15-point deficit between her present position in ninth in the Byte CII class and the bronze medal. But before the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/SPORT/140829925&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:07:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/SPORT/140829925&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/SPORT/140829925/AR/0/AR-140829925.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Cecilia Wollmann heads into the most important 48 hours of her young sailing career tomorrow at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, when she takes to the water in Jinniu Lake with a view to eating away at the 15-point deficit between her present position in ninth in the Byte CII class and the bronze medal. But before the. .. Outerbridge quits as Bay captain <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/SPORT02/140829960/AR/0/AR-140829960.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Stephen Outerbridge has stepped down as captain of Baileys Bay to concentrate more on his duties as club treasurer, but the win he hoped to get in his final match leading the team never materialised when Saturdays Eastern Counties match with Cleveland was interrupted by rain. I have stepped down and Picnic Rodney Trott is captain. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/SPORT02/140829960&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:57:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/SPORT02/140829960&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/SPORT02/140829960/AR/0/AR-140829960.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Stephen Outerbridge has stepped down as captain of Baileys Bay to concentrate more on his duties as club treasurer, but the win he hoped to get in his final match leading the team never materialised when Saturdays Eastern Counties match with Cleveland was interrupted by rain. I have stepped down and Picnic Rodney Trott is captain. .. Cash windfall for charities <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829928/AR/0/AR-140829928.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The donations will benefit the personal development group Outward Bound, the youth charity Sunshine League and the addiction treatment service Caron Bermuda. The two companies also teamed up for donations to CedarBridge Academy, to help students with disabilities attend the schools annual field trip, and to the Bermuda Cancer and Health. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829928&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:54:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829928&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829928/AR/0/AR-140829928.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The donations will benefit the personal development group Outward Bound, the youth charity Sunshine League and the addiction treatment service Caron Bermuda. The two companies also teamed up for donations to CedarBridge Academy, to help students with disabilities attend the schools annual field trip, and to the Bermuda Cancer and Health. .. Trespasser breaches probation A trespasser is to be sent back to prison after breaching the terms of his probation. Lo-Nikco Burgess Durrant, 25, from Sandys, appeared before Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner at Magistrates' Court this morning. He was ordered to serve 30 days, to run concurrently with the remainder of his. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829929&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:44:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829929&source=RSS A trespasser is to be sent back to prison after breaching the terms of his probation. Lo-Nikco Burgess Durrant, 25, from Sandys, appeared before Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner at Magistrates' Court this morning. He was ordered to serve 30 days, to run concurrently with the remainder of his. .. Man accused of sex with schoolgirl remanded into custody By Leanne McGrathA 20-year-old man accused of having sex with a schoolgirl has been remanded in custody. The Pembroke resident is charged with unlawful carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old girl on August 9 and luring the child using Whatsapp with the purpose of committing the offence. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829930&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829930&source=RSS By Leanne McGrathA 20-year-old man accused of having sex with a schoolgirl has been remanded in custody. The Pembroke resident is charged with unlawful carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old girl on August 9 and luring the child using Whatsapp with the purpose of committing the offence. New environmental task force to conduct audit of Beachfest waste <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829931/AR/0/AR-140829931.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A number of environmental groups have joined forced to create a new task force to increase public awareness about waste management and sustainability. And the Green Cooperative is now carrying out an assessment of how waste was managed at last months controversial Beachfest event at Horseshoe Bay Beach, which was attended by thousands of. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829931&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:20:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829931&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829931/AR/0/AR-140829931.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A number of environmental groups have joined forced to create a new task force to increase public awareness about waste management and sustainability. And the Green Cooperative is now carrying out an assessment of how waste was managed at last months controversial Beachfest event at Horseshoe Bay Beach, which was attended by thousands of. .. Inside the acute care wing <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/ISLAND/140829948/AR/0/AR-140829948.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> More space, personal entertainment centres and greater privacy is on the cards for patients who use the dialysis unit in the new acute care wing at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The Royal Gazette recently toured the new wing with Dean Parris, Manager of Service, Excellence, Rewards, Recognition, Diversity, Events and Protocol, and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/ISLAND/140829948&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/ISLAND/140829948&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/ISLAND/140829948/AR/0/AR-140829948.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> More space, personal entertainment centres and greater privacy is on the cards for patients who use the dialysis unit in the new acute care wing at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The Royal Gazette recently toured the new wing with Dean Parris, Manager of Service, Excellence, Rewards, Recognition, Diversity, Events and Protocol, and. .. Governor expresses sadness at death of MPs wife <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829932/AR/0/AR-140829932.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Governor George Fergusson this morning issued a statement of condolence on the sudden death of Rochelle Bascome, the wife of St Georges North MP Kenneth Bascome. I was deeply shocked to hear of Mrs Bascombes death, Mr Fergusson said. Margaret and I have got to know Mr Kenny Bascombe and our hearts go out to him at this awful. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829932&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:26:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829932&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829932/AR/0/AR-140829932.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Governor George Fergusson this morning issued a statement of condolence on the sudden death of Rochelle Bascome, the wife of St Georges North MP Kenneth Bascome. I was deeply shocked to hear of Mrs Bascombes death, Mr Fergusson said. Margaret and I have got to know Mr Kenny Bascombe and our hearts go out to him at this awful. .. Furyk set for return <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/SPORT06/140829962/AR/0/AR-140829962.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy will join Jim Furyk as the elite foursome that will compete for the pink jacket in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in October. Adam Scott, the defending Grand Slam winner, received the initial invitation to complete the foursome following McIlroys victory in the PGA. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/SPORT06/140829962&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/SPORT06/140829962&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/SPORT06/140829962/AR/0/AR-140829962.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy will join Jim Furyk as the elite foursome that will compete for the pink jacket in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in October. Adam Scott, the defending Grand Slam winner, received the initial invitation to complete the foursome following McIlroys victory in the PGA. .. The day Bermudas fate was sealed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/COMMENT01/140829952/AR/0/AR-140829952.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The fifth in a multipart series on sustainable development in Bermuda. The 911 terror attacks on the United States had an instantaneous, twofold impact on Bermuda. The global tourism industry sustained catastrophic collateral damage when hijackers using jetliners as makeshift guided missiles reduced the World Trade Center. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/COMMENT01/140829952&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:02:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/COMMENT01/140829952&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/COMMENT01/140829952/AR/0/AR-140829952.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The fifth in a multipart series on sustainable development in Bermuda. The 911 terror attacks on the United States had an instantaneous, twofold impact on Bermuda. The global tourism industry sustained catastrophic collateral damage when hijackers using jetliners as makeshift guided missiles reduced the World Trade Center. .. Staff forced to drive own customers back to hotels <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829935/AR/0/AR-140829935.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Visitors to St Georges hoping to travel home after an evening in the town have been left stranded by unscrupulous taxi drivers who fail to answer requests for a cab, it has been claimed. And staff at restaurants in the town say they often have to drive frustrated tourists back to their hotels after waiting for taxis that fail to show. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829935&source=RSS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:56:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829935&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140821/NEWS/140829935/AR/0/AR-140829935.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Visitors to St Georges hoping to travel home after an evening in the town have been left stranded by unscrupulous taxi drivers who fail to answer requests for a cab, it has been claimed. And staff at restaurants in the town say they often have to drive frustrated tourists back to their hotels after waiting for taxis that fail to show. ..