All Stories http://www.royalgazette.com All Stories en-us Par-la-Ville loses 19m lawsuit <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529739/AR/0/AR-150529739.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Par-la-Ville Hotel and Residences Ltd was ordered to pay Mexico Infrastructure Finance LLC more than 19 million yesterday by Puisne Judge Justice Stephen Hellman. The case, which was heard in the Commercial Courts, was brought by MIF for a total of 19,397,819, in the aftermath of Par-la-Ville Hotel and Residences default of an 18. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529739&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 14:21:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529739&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529739/AR/0/AR-150529739.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Par-la-Ville Hotel and Residences Ltd was ordered to pay Mexico Infrastructure Finance LLC more than 19 million yesterday by Puisne Judge Justice Stephen Hellman. The case, which was heard in the Commercial Courts, was brought by MIF for a total of 19,397,819, in the aftermath of Par-la-Ville Hotel and Residences default of an 18. .. St Georges ferry suspended <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529735/AR/0/AR-150529735.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Orange Route ferry service to St Georges has been suspended until further notice due to bad weather, the Department of Marine and Ports announced this morning. According to the Bermuda Weather Service, moderate to strong easterly winds will persist through today and into tomorrow, with rain also set for tomorrow. Winds are. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529735&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 13:45:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529735&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529735/AR/0/AR-150529735.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Orange Route ferry service to St Georges has been suspended until further notice due to bad weather, the Department of Marine and Ports announced this morning. According to the Bermuda Weather Service, moderate to strong easterly winds will persist through today and into tomorrow, with rain also set for tomorrow. Winds are. .. Americas Cup roadshow of public forums <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150527/NEWS25/150529775/AR/0/AR-150529775.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Prospects for entrepreneurs during the 2017 Americas Cup are being explored with a roadshow of public forums around the Island. The Senate heard yesterday from Michael Fahy, the Minister of Home Affairs, that about 45 people attended an initial information session on Tuesday night at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences in St. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150527/NEWS25/150529775&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 12:33:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150527/NEWS25/150529775&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150527/NEWS25/150529775/AR/0/AR-150529775.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Prospects for entrepreneurs during the 2017 Americas Cup are being explored with a roadshow of public forums around the Island. The Senate heard yesterday from Michael Fahy, the Minister of Home Affairs, that about 45 people attended an initial information session on Tuesday night at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences in St. .. Somersfield wins overseas robotics event <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529737/AR/0/AR-150529737.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Somersfield Academy Lego robotics team has won a regional competition in Canada. A team of eight students along with team coach Mark Brown, director of innovation at Somersfield Academy, and staff member Irene Pimentel, travelled to Ottawa over the holiday weekend to compete in the IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition. They. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529737&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 12:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529737&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529737/AR/0/AR-150529737.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Somersfield Academy Lego robotics team has won a regional competition in Canada. A team of eight students along with team coach Mark Brown, director of innovation at Somersfield Academy, and staff member Irene Pimentel, travelled to Ottawa over the holiday weekend to compete in the IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition. They. .. Bermuda cricketer guilty of heroin possession <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529740/AR/0/AR-150529740.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Fiqre Crockwell, the St Georges Cup Match and Bermuda cricketer, was caught red-handed as he tried to throw six wraps of heroin out of a window as police raided his home. Crockwell was fined 800 after he admitted possessing a controlled drug at Magistrates Court yesterday, prompting magistrate Archibald Warner to question Maybe he. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529740&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 12:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529740&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529740/AR/0/AR-150529740.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Fiqre Crockwell, the St Georges Cup Match and Bermuda cricketer, was caught red-handed as he tried to throw six wraps of heroin out of a window as police raided his home. Crockwell was fined 800 after he admitted possessing a controlled drug at Magistrates Court yesterday, prompting magistrate Archibald Warner to question Maybe he. .. Small businesses need a collective voice <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529738/AR/0/AR-150529738.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermudas small businesses need a voice, according to former business owner Keetha Lowe, who characterised the Islands economic woes as a depression rather than a recession. The challenges and survival strategies for local entrepreneurs will be explored by The Royal Gazette in a series of articles in tandem with Ms Lowe, who once ran her. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529738&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 12:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529738&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529738/AR/0/AR-150529738.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermudas small businesses need a voice, according to former business owner Keetha Lowe, who characterised the Islands economic woes as a depression rather than a recession. The challenges and survival strategies for local entrepreneurs will be explored by The Royal Gazette in a series of articles in tandem with Ms Lowe, who once ran her. .. Armed robbery trial begins <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529736/AR/0/AR-150529736.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The trial of two men charged with an armed robbery which left their partner-in-crime with a gunshot wound began yesterday in the Supreme Court. Josef Smith, 26, from Devonshire, and Umdae Woolridge, 25, from St Davids, have both denied charges of aggravated burglary, using a firearm to commit an indictable act, and discharging a firearm. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529736&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 04:37:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529736&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS/150529736/AR/0/AR-150529736.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The trial of two men charged with an armed robbery which left their partner-in-crime with a gunshot wound began yesterday in the Supreme Court. Josef Smith, 26, from Devonshire, and Umdae Woolridge, 25, from St Davids, have both denied charges of aggravated burglary, using a firearm to commit an indictable act, and discharging a firearm. .. Four more drivers banned from the roads <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS02/150529741/AR/0/AR-150529741.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A Smiths man suspected of driving while impaired has been banned from the roads for three years for refusing to give a sample of breath for analysis. Ondrey Ascento, 50, was stopped by Police conducting laser checks on the Causeway in St Georges on May 5 after they clocked him speeding at 63kph. Magistrates Court heard. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS02/150529741&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 04:02:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS02/150529741&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS02/150529741/AR/0/AR-150529741.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A Smiths man suspected of driving while impaired has been banned from the roads for three years for refusing to give a sample of breath for analysis. Ondrey Ascento, 50, was stopped by Police conducting laser checks on the Causeway in St Georges on May 5 after they clocked him speeding at 63kph. Magistrates Court heard. .. Woman jailed over 600 of damage to door <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS02/150529742/AR/0/AR-150529742.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A 26-year-old woman has been given a 30-day prison sentence for causing 600 worth of damage to a sliding-glass door. Appearing in Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Trimiea Roland pleaded guilty to causing wilful and unlawful damage to the door of a Warwick residence on April 9. Prosecutor Nicole Smith told the court that Roland was. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS02/150529742&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 04:01:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS02/150529742&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS02/150529742/AR/0/AR-150529742.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A 26-year-old woman has been given a 30-day prison sentence for causing 600 worth of damage to a sliding-glass door. Appearing in Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Trimiea Roland pleaded guilty to causing wilful and unlawful damage to the door of a Warwick residence on April 9. Prosecutor Nicole Smith told the court that Roland was. .. Sport Scoreboard, May 28, 2015 <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT/150529743/AR/0/AR-150529743.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> For sports results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF file under Related Media. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT/150529743&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 04:01:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT/150529743&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT/150529743/AR/0/AR-150529743.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> For sports results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF file under Related Media. Cox named Gold Cup chairman <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT03/150529744/AR/0/AR-150529744.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Andy Cox is the new chairman of the Argo Group Gold Cup. Cox was appointed to the post by former Royal Bermuda Yacht Club commodore and ISAF umpirejudge Peter Shrubb, who is now in charge of international events in Bermuda, such as the World Match Race Tour sanctioned Gold Cup, Newport to Bermuda Race and International Race. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT03/150529744&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT03/150529744&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT03/150529744/AR/0/AR-150529744.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Andy Cox is the new chairman of the Argo Group Gold Cup. Cox was appointed to the post by former Royal Bermuda Yacht Club commodore and ISAF umpirejudge Peter Shrubb, who is now in charge of international events in Bermuda, such as the World Match Race Tour sanctioned Gold Cup, Newport to Bermuda Race and International Race. .. Dettori to ride Johnny Barnes <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT/150529745/AR/0/AR-150529745.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Frankie Dettori, one of the most decorated flat jockeys in British racing, will ride Bermuda-owned thoroughbred Johnny Barnes in the Heron Stakes at Sandown Park, Surrey today. Johnny Barnes has been drawn in stall seven in the listed flat race, which is open to three-year-olds and run over a distance of one mile. It will be Johnny. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT/150529745&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 03:49:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT/150529745&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT/150529745/AR/0/AR-150529745.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Frankie Dettori, one of the most decorated flat jockeys in British racing, will ride Bermuda-owned thoroughbred Johnny Barnes in the Heron Stakes at Sandown Park, Surrey today. Johnny Barnes has been drawn in stall seven in the listed flat race, which is open to three-year-olds and run over a distance of one mile. It will be Johnny. .. Banned barrister loses his appeal <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS02/150529746/AR/0/AR-150529746.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A local barrister has lost an appeal against a Bermuda Bar Council ruling, which resulted in him being banned from practising. The barrister, who was not identified in the Court of Appeal judgment, was taken before a disciplinary tribunal in 2013 after allegations were made against his conduct in a 2011 complaint. After hearing. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS02/150529746&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 04:01:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/NEWS02/150529746&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/NEWS02/150529746/AR/0/AR-150529746.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A local barrister has lost an appeal against a Bermuda Bar Council ruling, which resulted in him being banned from practising. The barrister, who was not identified in the Court of Appeal judgment, was taken before a disciplinary tribunal in 2013 after allegations were made against his conduct in a 2011 complaint. After hearing. .. Top youngsters to face overseas talent <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT07/150529747/AR/0/AR-150529747.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Bank of Bermuda Foundation ITF Junior Circuit Tournament will take place at the WER Joell Tennis Stadium from June 20 to 27. Numbers will be similar to last year with about 150 youngsters participating from Bermuda, United States, Canada, Britain, India, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Honduras, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT07/150529747&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 03:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/SPORT07/150529747&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/SPORT07/150529747/AR/0/AR-150529747.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Bank of Bermuda Foundation ITF Junior Circuit Tournament will take place at the WER Joell Tennis Stadium from June 20 to 27. Numbers will be similar to last year with about 150 youngsters participating from Bermuda, United States, Canada, Britain, India, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Honduras, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica. Giving credit where credit is due <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/COLUMN32/150529748/AR/0/AR-150529748.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> We all hate paying cell bills andor poor cellular service, dont we? Recently I received a call from Digicel. At first I thought to myself, WDH what de heck?. I had paid my bill two days before, so why were they calling me?A pleasant sounding young lady was on the line telling me about a new mobile package they were offering. I. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/COLUMN32/150529748&source=RSS Thu, 28 May 2015 03:43:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150528/COLUMN32/150529748&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150528/COLUMN32/150529748/AR/0/AR-150529748.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> We all hate paying cell bills andor poor cellular service, dont we? Recently I received a call from Digicel. At first I thought to myself, WDH what de heck?. I had paid my bill two days before, so why were they calling me?A pleasant sounding young lady was on the line telling me about a new mobile package they were offering. I. ..