All Stories All Stories en-us Overseas option sought for casino transactions Overseas options are being explored to potentially handle Bermudas casino transactions, the new head of the gaming commission has revealed. Cheryl-Ann Mapp told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt that the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission is seeking advice from its counterparts abroad on alternatives to the islands three local banks,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Practical start led Hollis to 40-year career A longstanding employee of Bermuda Air Conditioning Ltd has discussed the changes he has encountered over the years and his desire for training and development to enable young Bermudians to enter the field. Vance Hollis, field supervisor, has been with BAC for 40 years. He started in the profession when he was 15 and still attending The. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Dream draw for Paget and Rangers A First Division team will reach the FA Cup final for the first time since 2007 after promotion chasers Paget Lions and Southampton Rangers were pitted against each other in the semi-final draw yesterday. It was the tie that both clubs and many neutrals wanted, with Rangers midfielder Quadir Maynard and Pagets Kevin Tucker breathing a. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Cole proves quite the island ambassador Sometimes you know what you want but you do not know the sacrifices you will need to make. Cole Simmons knew he wanted a career in hospitality long before he entered the workforce. After a fateful introduction landed him the role of concierge at The Loren, he took the accomplishment to get a spot at the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudian student killed in Britain A murder investigation has been launched by Nottinghamshire Police after Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old college student from Bermuda, was killed in England last week. Media reports said Lyrico succumbed to his injuries after an attack by a group of men. The teen, who lived in the town of Bulwell on the outskirts of Nottingham, was set. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Expert calls for new high-security clinic A mental health expert has called for a high-security clinic to treat criminals with psychiatric problems. Tiffanne Thomas, director of Therapeutic Consulting Services, said a specialist unit could better treat people with mental health problems who have been charged or convicted of serious crimes. Ms Thomas, who acts as an adviser. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Paget Primary embraces Black History Month Paget Primary School has been transformed into a museum to honour the achievements of black Bermudians. Classrooms are now exhibits celebrating achievements and contributions during Black History Month. Bermudas First Black History Museum recognises 11 individuals, including former professional footballer Clyde Best, ombudsman. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Best honoured to be recognised in museum Bermuda must do better at recognising the achievements of black Bermudians, according to Clyde Best. Mr Best told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt Thats something we have to improve upon. We have black Bermudians in all walks of life in all parts of the world that have done fantastic. If you dont know your history, youre not. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Putting Bermudians first betrayed by relaxation of 6040 I have said it in a previous opinion Strong opposition to PLP is needed and I will say it again, that when all is said and done, the Governments primary role is to allocate resources. I will also add to set the ground rules to determine. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Pearman happy to be in company of legends Teaching children about the historical contributions of Bermudians should start at home, Ombudsman Victoria Pearman said yesterday. Ms Pearman was one of several black Bermudians recognised yesterday by Bermudas First Black History Museum at Paget Primary School. Classroom 7 at the school on Ord Road was dedicated to Ms Pearman. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Court, police station evacuated after alarm Magistrates Court and Hamilton Police Station were evacuated after an alarm this morning. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building and the police station to investigate at about 10am. Shortly before 10. 15am, people were allowed to return to work. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:00 EST Conference to focus on cyber-risk management Cyber-risk management is the focus of a new conference that will be staged in Bermuda. Experts in the field of cybersecurity and risk management are lined up for the event, among them Adam Segal, director of cyberspace and digital policy programme at the Council on Foreign Relations. Another planned speaker is Charles Dugas, of. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Chamber music at Austrian film screening The Menuhin Foundation Adult Quartet will perform at a screening of the Austrian film ltigtThe Last Salonltigt this weekend. The event will be hosted by Katarina Hoskins, the Honorary Austrian Consul of Bermuda, and the Bermuda International Film Festival Purpose Trust at the Hamilton Princess on Saturday. Charles Knights,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:37:00 EST Legal eye on the Budget payroll tax David Burt, in his recent Budget Statement, has announced plans to crack down on payroll tax abuse. The Premier gave the example of a partner in a law or accounting firm who might declare a notional salary of 200,000 but actually earn 1 million from their business. The Premier said that employers would be required to declare all income. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Camaraderie turns couch potatoes into winners Camaraderie, accountability, flexibility that is part of what makes Beat the Couch so successful. But the outcome of the ten-week beginners running programme relies on the effort of its participants. Last seasons winners of the Corporate and Friends amp Family cups weighed in on their experience as founder Catherine Burns prepared. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Spriggs to head co-operative business growth A new drive towards people-powered business is to be headed by the former Bermuda Economic Development Corporations small business expert, it was announced yesterday. Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, said William Spriggs will be the BEDC director of economic and co-operative development. Mr Simmons. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Hall quits Limerick to return home Bermudian goalkeeper Freddy Hall has left his Irish club Limerick FC for personal reason, the club confirmed yesterday in an article in the ltigtLimerick Leaderltigt. Hall had requested to leave the club for personal reasons, expressing his desire to return home to Bermuda. The Bermuda international joined Limerick in the. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, February 21, 2018 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Month that should not be in garden calendar On February 16, 1659 a cheque was used for the first time in Britain by a Nicholas Vanacker, to settle a debt. With only 20 square miles of land to appreciate, surely we should take advantage of our climate and maintain what we have left of natures bounty. For if not, like Mr Vanacker, we too will have to settle a debt to a future. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Family Centre prepares for King St relocation Family Centre is preparing to move into its new premises at the former Sunshine League House on King Street in Hamilton this week. In a statement, the charity described it as the biggest move in their 27-year history. The Sunshine Leagues headquarters, which provided a home for children for more than 50 years, was given to Family. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Try machine Doyling enjoying the rough stuff The Ariel Re High School League All-Star games take place at the North Field today, where Alex Doyling will no doubt showcase his tryscoring prowess again. The 17-year-old has been a points machine for the Warwick AcademyBermuda Institute side this season, and is set to play a big part for the Bermuda All-Stars college team at the Ariel. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Police patrols would curb bad drivers Dear Sir, My immediate reaction to the visitors observations in The Royal Gazette of February 16 concerning the confusing and dangerous aspects of riding on Bermudas roads, was that he hit the nail on the head. Instead of disputing the facts as pointed out by a person with no axe to grind or anything to gain, police inspector. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Green space created in heart of the City The site of a former house owned by the City of Hamilton is to become a nursery for baby trees. Work has started to turn the Par-la-Ville Road site into a mini-forest for young trees that will be transplanted to other sites around the City when they are tall enough. A spokeswoman for the City added that park benches would also be. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Florida massacre a case of unchecked bullying Dear Sir,Let us turn our thoughts from hatred and revenge to compassion, kindness and understanding. This poor little boy, Nikolas Cruz was innocently born free from sin 19 years ago. He was apparently so slashed and hurt, and scarred by spiteful, cruel words and teasing and being bullied, with no one to stand up for him,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Youre never too old to get fit This week I took the opportunity to interview one of my clients, Karla Brookes. She is over 50 and has been training with me for the past seven years. As we get older, sometimes we think it is too late in life to begin a fitness routine. However, as you will see below, it never is. ltbgtWhen did you start. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Hamilton Docks set to close for repairs Access to the docks in Hamilton is to be restricted for part of this week to allow for urgent repairs. Stevedoring Services Limited put in a request last year for three days of construction for critical resurfacing work to alleviate dangerous conditions, a company statement said. Repairs to asphalt on the docks will take place. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Oliveira finishes on podium in Arizona Matthew Oliveira will spend this season racing for Hot Tubes, a top junior development cycling team in the United States. Oliveira secured a podium finish in his first outing as a bona fide Hot Tubes rider at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Arizona last weekend. It was his second appearance wearing the teams eye-catching sky. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Arrests over murder of marathon winner Three suspects have been arrested in Kenya in connection with the murder of former Bermuda Marathon champion Richard Tirop Kessio. The three are believed to be ringleaders of a gang that has terrorised residents of the western city Eldoret, Kenyan news site Citizen Digital reported. Mr Kessio and a friend were killed on the. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST You want to slow cars? Slow buses first Dear Sir,I was interested in Michael Fahys article about our bus service in your February 15 edition. He makes some sensible suggestions. I make another that the new timetable should be based on buses travelling only at 45kmh. Too often, travelling at my normal 50kmh, I have been caught up by buses travelling much faster. It. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda well-beaten by visiting side Queens A Bermuda Select XI lost 74-0 to the Queens University Gaels, from Kingston, Ontario, at North Field, National Sports Centre, last night. Bermudas team was made up national team players and new faces looking to be considered for selection when the senior side take on Queens at the same venue on Saturday. Among those in attendance. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Spoiler alert this is not America Dear Sir, Just switched on the Budget presentation on Channel 3 and what did I see? Live House of Representatives. One of your correspondents noted a couple of days ago that one of the TV stations referred to the House of Assembly as the House of Representatives. Has the Government changed the name of the Lower. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, February 21, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Cold water poured on radio row A broadcast on the Hamilton waterfront dispute that failed to air on Hott 107. 5 was pulled because radio station owner Glenn Blakeney was worried about potential legal issues and a clash with a planned discussion on the Budget. Mr Blakeney, chairman of Inter-Island Communications and a retired former Progressive Labour Party MP, reacted. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Burt 6040 reform will move at slow pace David Burt told a business audience yesterday that he would consult widely and move slowly on reforming the 6040 rule. In his maiden Budget statement last Friday, the Premier and finance minister announced his intention to ease restrictions to allow foreigners to own up to 60 per cent of a domestic business, lifting the 40 per cent. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Wells rules himself out of friendlies Nahki Wells has ruled himself out of Bermudas international friendly matches in the Caribbean next month. The Gombey Warriors will play Antigua and Barbuda on March 21 before facing Barbados on March 25. Wells missed Bermudas Caribbean Cup campaign in 2016 and has not played for his country since scoring twice in a World Cup. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Still working every day aged 84 Gloria Thomas started working at Elbow Beach Cycles never thinking it would become a full-time job. Her husband, Dudley, had run the store since 1945 and she jumped in to help after his death in 1984. Mrs Thomas expected it would take her about two weeks to make sure everything was in order, and then she would hand the job over to. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Burt promises no 2018-19 mergers or closures There will be no closures or mergers of Bermudas public schools this year, David Burt, the Premier, promised yesterday. He said That is not something we are looking into right now. What we are looking at right now is making sure we improve the outcomes of the public education system that is what has our focus and that is where. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Lister speed cameras must be introduced The new chairman of the Road Safety Council has said he is committed to the introduction of roadside breath testing and speed cameras. Dennis Lister III said We support roadside sobriety testing and speed cameras 100 per cent and we will do all we can to get that acted on and coming into effect this year. But Mr Lister, an MP. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST The circus comes to town Daredevil performer Bello Nock showed off his talents to CedarBridge Academy pupils in a sneak preview of his upcoming island performance yesterday. Mr Nock said Weve created a show that is basically the best acts and themes and moments of the shows Ive done three different times on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Frontline position is only one that gets a rise out of Dunkley ltigtJust when I thought I was out, they pulled me back inltigtltbgt Silvio Danteltbgt ltigtThe SopranosltigtSils party piece was but a respectful depiction of Al Pacino in ltigtThe Godfatherltigt, meant to lighten the mood or ease tensions around the New Jersey Mafia who were. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Same-sex marriage case to use crowdfunding A legal challenge to Bermudas decision to ditch gay marriage will attempt to raise money through crowdfunding. Tony Brannon, who organised the fundraising effort, said that the legal challenge was an important one for human rights. Mr Brannon, a musician and activist, added We know that the LGBTQ community are very interested in. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Do not boycott Bermuda, equality group urges An international equal rights group based in the United States has urged its members to ignore a call to boycott Bermuda over its decision to ditch same-sex marriage. Jessica Stern, the executive director of OutRight Action International, said the ruling this month was a step backwards for equality, but she added However, in response. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Budget may prove unsustainable sooner than we think The first thing I was vividly reminded of when reading the 2018-19 Budget in detail was just what a fantastic job the Progressive Labour Party did in opposition and how it truly is the master of spin, hyperbole and blatant trickery. Trickery, it seems, that even the supporters of the PLP cannot see clearly. There are a number of. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST BOA to hold careers workshop The Bermuda Olympic Association on behalf of the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee will host a free Athletes Career Programme Workshop for Bermudian athletes aged 15 to 30 on Saturday at Saltus Grammar School. The programme is designed to help elite athletes manage the transition from sport to a new career. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:05:00 EST Whitney shared business career insights Celebrated businesswoman Meredith Whitney reflected on turning points in her career when she spoke at a Seaside Chat organised by Bermudas 100 Women in Finance group. Ms Whitney in 2006 successfully predicted the US mortgage crisis and difficulties that befell major banks, including Citigroup. Members of the 100 Women in Finance. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:56:00 EST Front Street detours for resurfacing Upgrades to the surface of Front Street between Parliament Street and Burnaby Hill will continue tomorrow morning, and are expected to be completed by Thursday afternoon, according to the Corporation of Hamilton. The westbound driving lane will be closed for asphalting, with diversion signs in place at Court Street and Parliament. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:01:00 EST Abir welcomes Burts growth priorities The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers said it is encouraged by growth priorities spelled out in David Burts first Budget. In a statement released today, Abir welcomes the plans to develop fintech, encourage international investment and to not increase payroll taxes. Abir highlighted governments efforts to stimulate. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:58:00 EST Science and business to merge at conference Scientists and researchers from around the world are gathering in Bermuda this week for the second edition of a conference exploring the field of genetic research. The Bermuda Principles Impact on Splicing conference runs from tomorrow through Saturday and includes speakers and panellists from 11 countries. Among the attendees are. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:46:00 EST Students and parents complete Mirrors training More than 100 people graduated from the Mirrors Quantum Learning for Students programme on Saturday. During the school break, 56 young people completed the QLS camp and 45 parents completed the parent workshop. Quantum Learning is a teaching method based on research about the brains natural learning systems. Social. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:43:00 EST RAF planes make visit A group of Royal Air Force planes landed at LF Wade International Airport for a brief visit. According to a spokeswoman, several Typhoons and an A330 Voyager travelling between military exercises stopped in Bermuda yesterday afternoon as part of an annual visit. The planes were all expected to depart this morning. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:24:00 EST Musical treat for Westmeath seniors Seniors at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home were treated to a musical blast from the past on Valentines Day. Ukulele player Lyndy Thatcher got feet tapping as she serenaded a large crowd with hits from the Second World War and classic rocknroll. Ms Thatcher, a real estate agent for Rego Sothebys International. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:36:00 EST Keep your children involved when moving house ltbgtDear Heather,ltbgtWe have bought a new, bigger home and we are thrilled with it. However we are worried about the impact of moving with the children. Do you have any advice to ease the process?ltbgtMoving on UpltbgtltbgtDear Moving on Up,ltbgtMoving to a new home can be a. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Health visit forces Country Squire to close The Country Squire in Somerset has closed for renovations after a preliminary visit from a health inspector. Owner Donald Hassell said he voluntarily shut his doors to tackle upgrades he was not able to get around to last year because of the Americas Cup. He said The way health inspectors work is they come to check you out first. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Nagel back offshore in Caribbean classic race Emily Nagel has rejoined forces with Americas Cup winner Shannon Falcone for the Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600 offshore race that started in Antigua yesterday. The Bermudian sailor and naval architect is competing in the classic, over 600 nautical miles, on board the same F4 foiling catamaran that she and Falcone previously. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Island law firms recognised by Chambers A number of lawyers from Appleby Bermuda and Carey Olsen Bermuda have been recognised in the 2018 Chambers Global Rankings. Keith Robinson, a partner of Carey Olsen Bermuda is recognised for his particular emphasis on Bermudian trust disputes and hailed as a fine trusts lawyer, while managing partner Michael Hanson is recognised as. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Parfitt-Williams joins Slovenian side Djair Parfitt-Williams will be hoping to resurrect his football career in Slovenia after signing for top-flight side NK Rudar Velenje. The 21-year-old forward has been looking for a new club since last summer when Premier League club West Ham United decided against renewing his contract. Parfitt-Williams, once regarded as one of the. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:00:00 EST Butterfield down 1.1 on BSX Butterfield Bank shares fell by 50 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, to close at 43. 50 after 10,656 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. However, on the New York Stock Exchange the banks shares were up 49 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, at 44. 87The Royal GazetteBSX Index was down 22. 49 points, or 0. 9 per cent, at 2,471. 94. The BSX Insurance. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:27:00 EST Argo declares 15 stock dividend Argo Group International Holdings board of directors has announced a 15 per cent stock dividend. The Bermudian insurer and reinsurers stock dividend is payable on March 21, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2018. Shareholders will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares. In addition, Argos. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:12:00 EST Hamilton Underwriting reorganises team Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyds operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, is reorganising its underwriting team. The changes follow the resignation of Trevor Carvey, active underwriter and head of treaty, and Stuart Quinlan, deputy active underwriter. Hamilton has announced that. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:11:00 EST Students in BFIS speed networking sessions Ninety students are participating in the BFIS High School Speed Networking lunches this week to help them gain a clearer understanding of the wide variety of careers within the insurance sector from insurance professionals representing many different careers, educational backgrounds and skill sets. Since 2014 BFIS has been holding these. .. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:12:00 EST