All Stories All Stories en-us Toxic mould discovered at Supreme Court Alarming traces of toxic mould have been discovered inside three rooms in the Supreme Court Registry Office, The Royal Gazette can reveal. The find has prompted two exhibit vault rooms and an outside file room to be classified as uninhabitable and consequently put out of bounds for all registry staff. Registrar, Shade Subair. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Developers propose new Dockyard hotel A new hotel created from the shell of Dockyards historic Victualling Yard is on the cards. But the development part of a multimillion dollar plan to make the old Royal Navy base a key hub for tourists and residents alike is just one part of the strategy, bolstered, in part, by the upcoming Americas Cup finals. Andrew Dias,. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST More woe for BOA over wall of honour Robert Cook could not believe his eyes when he discovered that the names of three of his team-mates who he competed with at the Summer Olympics were missing from the newly erected Olympic Wall at the National Sports Centre. The wall, located outside of the Aquatics Centre at the NSC, is supposed to feature the names of Bermudas Olympians. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Supermart butcher completes training in US The butcher counter at Supermart was an unlikely career choice for someone without any knowledge of meats. Phillip Lawrence hoped his love of food would help him pass muster when he presented his rsum to the Front Street grocer. Hed been enjoying seasonal work as a marine pilot, but needed a career that would provide year-round. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Burt resigns as shadow finance minister David Burt has resigned as the Shadow Minister of Finance. Mr Burt handed in his resignation from the post to the Opposition leader, Marc Bean, earlier today, but confirmed at just before 10pm that he would remain Deputy Leader of the Progressive Labour Party. Earlier today I tendered my resignation as the Shadow Minister of. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:08:00 EST Residents tackle blaze Firefighters have hailed the brave actions of residents who tackled a house fire in Hamilton Parish and helped an elderly lady escape the flames. Crews were called to the property on Summit View Drive today at just before 5pm only to find that fire had been put out by a group of neighbours. The Fire Service would like to thank the. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:14:00 EST Emotional scenes at Mental Health court Standing ovations and tears provided the backdrop to inspiring tales of compassion and overcoming adversity yesterday as the islands first Mental Health Court was officially opened. Although the Mental Health Treatment Court Programme has been successfully operating as a pilot initiative for the last three years, scores of participants. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Motorist charged over Sandys death crash A Sandys man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of 22-year-old motorcyclist Azah Dowling. Che Morrisey, 26, is accused of driving without due care and attention in the lead-up to the crash on Middle Road, Sandys, on March 25. Mr Dowling died after his bike collided with a car in front of the Maximart grocery. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:35:00 EST Executive was shot in mansion, court hears Millionaire businessman Timothy Mardon was shot in his mansion because he was mistaken for a drug dealer, a court heard. According to reports in the British press, Mr Mardon, division president at Chubb Tempest Re Bermuda, said he had barricaded himself in after hearing intruders in his Grade II-listed home in the village of Sible. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:40:00 EST The greatest snub of all Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer ever to lace up a pair of gloves, took up the sport as a way of being prepared to defend himself in the future after his bicycle was stolen. Rocky Marciano took up boxing to avoid kitchen duty when he was drafted into the United States Army during the Second World War. Oscar De La Hoya, the. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Big-hearted chef continues tradition Some of Michiko Campbells Christmas dinner guests hug him and cry, and others are so grateful they wont let go when they shake his hand. The chef revealed how much that reaction touches his heart as he announced he would continue his tradition of serving festive meals to the needy this year. On December 23, Mr Campbell, the sous. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Bascome not Bermudian enough to play ICC Okera Bascome has not spent enough time on the island over the past few years to be eligible to represent Bermuda at this months World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Los Angeles, Neil Speight of the Bermuda Cricket Board revealed. Bascome, who was the teams wicketkeeper during the teams tour of Canada last month, does. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Pitcher to open as Smith weighs his options OJ Pitcher will open the batting with Terryn Fray in the first of the three practice matches against Canada starting today at the National Sports Centre. The new captain and vice-captain will be leading from the front as coach Clay Smith works out his key batting positions ahead of the upcoming World Cricket League Division Four. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Technologys appetite for gobbling up jobs Technology has become an ever-changing, ever-evolving animal. An animal with a hunger for consuming both machinery and manpower. Thirty years ago, we were all fascinated with the ability to rent movies on video cassette andor record television shows on video cassettes. Then along came cable TV and DVDs, which kicked VHS and Betamax to. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares edge lower The Bank of Butterfield today closed down 5 cents at 25. 05 in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The move, equal to 0. 2 per cent, came after 14,200 shares traded. The banks price on the New York Stock Exchange also fell down 15 cents, or 0. 59 per cent, to 25. 45. Bermuda Aviation Services was unchanged at 3. 25 after 1,500. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:32:00 EST Islands shipping industry women join WISTA Female leaders of the islands shipping industry have launched a Bermuda chapter of the Womens International Shipping amp Trading Association WISTA. Bermuda is the 40th country to join the global organisation, whose members are women in management positions in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. Grant. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:23:00 EST Man attacked ex-partner at work, court hears A Hamilton man has admitted assaulting his ex-girlfriend at her workplace and sending her a threatening voicemail message. Magistrates Court heard today that Kishauni Wolffe, 31, had tried to rekindle his relationship with Danielle Foley, after they split in 2013. However when she rebuffed his advances, the defendant grew. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:34:00 EST More than 1,200 injured in crashes this year More than 1,200 people have required treatment as the result of a road traffic collision so far this year. According to statistics provided to the Road Safety Council by the Bermuda Hospitals Board, 1,251 people required medical treatment following traffic collisions in the period between January and September. Of those, 126 were. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:33:00 EST Sandys teen admits 27,000 jewellery theft A Sandys teenager who stole more than 27,000 of jewellery has claimed he developed a penchant for theft while living in Gambia. Abdullah Muhammad, 18, admitted one count of prowling and one of trespass in two separate incidents, both of which took place in Southampton on July 26. The defendant, who lives on Somerset Road, was. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:25:00 EST Thompson appointed to Chamber post Tashae Thompson, Bermuda Tourism Authority product development manager, has been named the new chairperson of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Tourism Division. Ms Thompson has worked in the tourism industry for ten years, and played a critical role in the introduction of the Bermuda Carnival and the Bermuda Food Trick Festival. She. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:13:00 EST Woman, 84, seriously hurt in car crash An 84-year-old woman is in the Intensive Care Unit after she and her 90-year-old passenger were injured in a car crash last night. The woman, from Paget, was driving a car that struck a utility pole on South Road, Devonshire, near the junction with Melville Crescent. The vehicle then collided with another car being driven in the. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:07:00 EST Fantasy Football a bore draw awaits It was the biggest swindle since Antonio Conte declared his perfectly arranged moptop was real. Television channels promised a football match on Monday night but instead we got one world-class save, a lot of posturing and police reports of a missing person Daniel Sturridge. Thankfully, the Champions League proved a nice. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Davis Bynum a heritage that lives on This is a brand-new name for us at Burrows Lightbourn with the wines just arriving a few weeks ago. I often write about the Russian River Valley as it is such a perfect place for pinot noir to show off its complexity and excellence. In the early 1800s, Russian fur trappers were the first non-indigenous people to enjoy the beauty of this. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST No 13th zodiac sign, says astrologer British astrologer Steve Judd rolled his eyes when he heard there was an alleged 13th zodiac sign. He couldnt believe people were buying into Nasas claims that Ophiuchus, a previously overlooked star, was now relevant. The Londoner reads horoscopes in Bermuda regularly, and has 3,000 clients worldwide. This is just. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Put a stop to our children killing their cousins Today is a happy and sad day in Bermuda. Happy in that God has been merciful to Bermuda one more time in protecting us from another major hurricane. But sad that, amid a week of a big cleanup, someone would pull out a gun on someone on Court Street and we would see two men left in critical condition and put in the hospitals intensive care unit. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Man jailed for sex offences against girl A 40-year-old St Georges man has been jailed for 18 months for the sexual exploitation and intrusion of privacy of a 10-year-old girl. The court heard how Craivon Seymour admitted to touching the girl for sexual purpose and intruding on her privacy at some time between January 2, 2015 and June 30, 2016. He also admitted to intruding on. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Man denies drug charge A Devonshire man has pleaded not guilty to importing and being in possession of more than 250,000 worth of cannabis with the intent to supply. On June 5 in St Georges, it is alleged that Andre Richardson, 36, was found to have in his possession 5,358g of the controlled drug with an estimated street value of 267,925. Mr Richardson is. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Auction event boosts Chewsticks revival More than 100 people turned out to support the Chewstick Foundation on Wednesday night as it opened its Fire Exhibition and Art Auction in Hamilton. The event, which was postponed due to Hurricane Nicole, showcased artefacts salvaged from the blaze that devastated the groups old headquarters on Front Street. It also put on display. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST BFM marks 20 years of breast cancer walk Insurance company BFampM Ltd wore its heart on its sleeve yesterday, and it was not alone. Hundreds of people joined the BFampM 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, helping to spread the word and boost the fundraising effort that during the past 20 years has raised millions of dollars in support of Bermuda Cancer and Health. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Take care when applying for jobs, scholarships The majority of schools mid-term break will be Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28 this year. So make the most of the holiday and get organised! Here are some tips for students applying for jobs or scholarships Personal statements and rsumsCreate a College File. Keep brochures, college information and, in. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Butterfield proud of sides growing maturity Omar Butterfield, the Devonshire Cougars coach, showered praise on his youthful squad after their dramatic victory over Dandy Town Hornets in the second Dudley Eve Trophy semi-final at Goose Gosling Field on Wednesday night. A late double salvo from substitutes Lamont Brangman and Nyeem Simmons in the final four minutes of an evenly. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Susie Switch a healthy Halloween tradition Theres nothing like a browse through the aisles at Peoples Pharmacy to make me realise that Halloween has changed partly because time has marched on, partly because Hallmark are so bloody good at their jobs and partly because Im on the other side of the Atlantic. In the UK, waaaaay back in the 80s, we would race home from school. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Arnolds owner lambasts police The owner of Arnolds store chain Frank Arnold has criticised what he claims to be a lack of police response to daily occurrences of loitering, trespassing and drug-dealing on his Somerset property. Mr Arnold said a group of people congregate outside his supermarket near the Naval Field on an almost daily basis but, when he calls the. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Abir-backed group writes to Clinton, Trump A group backed by Bermuda reinsurers has called on US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to back moves to switch American focus to mitigating risk from natural disasters. SmarterSafer, whose members include consumer advocates, environmental organisations and insurer groups, wrote to both White House hopefuls,. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Blackpoll Warblers check in for a stopover Hurricane Nicole brought more than winds to the island, with remarkably high numbers of Blackpoll Warblers making an appearance. In the days after the storm, the Bermuda Audubon Society said it has been inundated with sightings of the small yellow bird usually an occasional visitor to the island. Andrew Dobson, the societys. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Students examine gender equality In September of 2015, world leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. There are 17 goals designed to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. As part of their Advanced Placement Human Geography course, Saltus. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, October 21, 2016 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Somerset Re completes capital raise Reinsurance firm Somerset Re has raised it share capitalisation to 375 million, with help from a group of investors. Somerset Re said three strategic investors and a group of wealthy individual investors had put up capital. Somerset Re, formerly known as Weisshorn Re, adopted its new name, along with a new brand identity, following. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Reinsurer Sandell lists on BSX Sandell Holdings Ltd, the parent company of a Bermuda reinsurer, has listed 53 million of shares on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. And after advising Sandell through the process, Estera and law firm Appleby are hopeful that more commercial insurers will follow suit with a local listing. Sandell, which is backed by New York-based. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Latest BMA registrations Two insurance registrations were confirmed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority last month. Excelsior Insurance Limited, and New England Pediatrics Indemnity, both Class 2 insurers, were confirmed. In the year-to-date, the BMA has confirmed the registration of 26 insurers, including Harrington Re Ltd, a Class 4 insurer. In. .. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Police yet another senseless murder Isaiah Furbert has been named as the 19-year-old shot dead in Devonshire on Tuesday becoming Bermudas youngest gun fatality in a decade. Mr Furbert was gunned down through a window at his home in Upland Street at 10pm, and was pronounced dead 24 minutes later at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Last night, Senator Jeff Baron,. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:01:00 EST Richards new bond issuance will save money Bermuda Governments debt has ticked up another 188. 9 million. The Government has repositioned part of the islands 2. 36 billion debt burden through the issuing of 665 million in 10-year senior notes. Bob Richards, the Minister of Finance, sees it as a prudently timed manoeuvre in the credit markets. Government needed to. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Smith our road to redemption starts here Clay Smith leads the Bermuda national cricket team into the upcoming World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Los Angeles confident promotion back into Division Three is within reach. Bermuda, who will play three warm-up matches against Canada this weekend at the National Sports Centre, will compete against the hosts USA, Oman,. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Young siblings share a passion for ballet Ballet is the one thing Olivia and Tristan Currelly always agree on. Their hope is to become as successful as Megan and Robbie Fairchild, sibling principals in the New York City Ballet. It would be wonderful if when we grew up we could join the same dance company, Olivia said. Their parents, Julia and Read Currelly, are. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Greater presence of officers needed Court Street businesses have urged police to tackle the areas chronic antisocial behaviour problems after a man was shot in an altercation last week. At about 9. 30pm last Thursday, hours after Hurricane Nicole hit Bermuda, a lone gunman approached a group of people on the Hamilton street and shot a man, who was taken to hospital with. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Bermuda Triangle film explores family story Dozens of filmmakers have tackled the story of the Bermuda Triangle over the years, but for journalist Matt Smith the legend is a personal one. Mr Smith, right, grew up being told that his grandparents who were passengers on the ill-fated passenger plane ltigtStar Tigerltigt had disappeared in the Triangle. Its always. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST UpTown Nights set to uplift community A new campaign aims to put the spotlight on North-East Hamilton for all the right reasons. UpTown Saturday Nights intends to bring unity in the community to the area, which made headlines last week after a man was shot in the arm on Court Street, hours after Hurricane Nicole hit Bermuda. Block parties will be held between. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:18:00 EST MPs must tackle root cause of gang violence A childrens charity is urging MPs to focus on a raft of initiatives to tackle the root causes of gang violence and improve the lives of the islands youngest. The Coalition for the Protection of Children yesterday released a 38-point plan, which includes a call for a. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Morton staying grounded as PHC stifle Rams ltbgtNorth Village 1PHC Zebras 4ltbgtPHC moved confidently into a second straight Dudley Eve final last night at Goose Gosling Field after stopping a North Village team that had been scoring goals for fun so far this season. The Rams, with 20 goals in just four games, struggled to penetrate a tough. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST New York may emerge as biggest winner in Brexit sweepstakes One of the few upshots for Europe after Britain decided to leave the European Union was the possibility that Londons financial centre, know as the City, would relocate to the European mainland to avoid the regulatory nightmare to come. Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt were all possibilities. However, as the aftermath of the Brexit vote. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Support for LED lighting not absolute As thousands of old-school sodium street lights across Bermuda get replaced with energy-saving LED fixtures, the island stands to halve its budget for illuminating the roads. But not everybody welcomes the move, with one West End resident complaining that the new lights force him to squint and goes beyond a threshold set by the American. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST Late double sends Cougars into final ltbgtDandy Town 1Devonshire Cougars 3ltbgtTwo goals in the space of four minutes from substitutes Lamont Brangman and Nyeem Simmons fired Devonshire Cougars through to their first Dudley Eve Trophy final in three seasons in a thrilling semi-final encounter at Goose Gosling Field last night. Brangman. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST The slow, painful death of medias cash cow What do you do when you have been given a death sentence? Do you live your remaining time to the fullest or do you spend that time taking long-shot chances at a cure?No, this is not a column about cancer. It is a column about businesses whose core industries are doomed. The perennial staple of such discussions is the venerable buggy-whip. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EST College hosts age discrimination lecture Next months Bermuda College Fall Lecture Series will put age discrimination under the spotlight. Titled Age Discrimination An Inconvenient Truth will focus on defining and promoting an understanding of age discrimination, in as wide a scope possible, looking specifically at the implications for Bermuda, said a College. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:11:00 EST PartnerRe buys Canadian life reinsurer Bermudian-based PartnerRe Ltd has agreed to buy Canadian life reinsurer Aurigen Capital Ltd in a 286 million deal. In a statement released today, PartnerRe described Aurigen as a top-five life reinsurer in Canada, which generated gross premiums written of 110 million last year. Emmanuel Clarke, PartnerRes chief executive. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:24:00 EST Route 1 bus returns to normal service Bus service has now been fully restored after further clean-ups in Hamilton Parish. While bus service largely resumed on Saturday, two days after the impact of Hurricane Nicole, route 1 remained out of operation until Tuesday. Even then, the buses could not service the Mid Ocean Club and were diverted to Harrington Sound Road,. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:22:00 EST Commuters should avoid Harbour Road Westbound motorists travelling out of Hamilton city this evening are encouraged to use Middle Road or South Road and avoid Harbour Road to lessen congestion as eastbound traffic continues to be diverted from Middle Road on to Harbour Road via Chapel Road. Traffic is being diverted due to a downed utility pole at the junction with Ord. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:18:00 EST Fairmont Southampton unveils tasty new offer Guests eating three three-course meals at the Fairmont Southampton will be rewarded with a free nights stay at the hotel. The 3-3-1 Challenge runs from now until December 15. Diners can choose between steakhouse Waterlot Inn, the Newport gastropub, Italian eatery Bacci and the casual Jasmine Lounge. A minimum of two adults is. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:50:00 EST Salt build-up causing electrical outages A series of outages have affected Belco customers today, with the company blaming a build-up of salt. In a statement this afternoon, a Belco spokeswoman said Given the weather, crews have been responding to system outages caused by the salt build up on Belcos distribution system that often happens following a hurricane. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:15:00 EST Accident victims on the mend Two men badly injured in a road collision are recovering in hospital. A 43 year-old motorcyclist from Sandys is in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit while a 48 year-old man, who was riding an auxiliary cycle, and also from Sandys, is in stable condition on a general ward. The crash happened on South Road in Paget near the. .. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:59:00 EST