All Stories All Stories en-us Filling up fast for Americas Cup Hotels and guest houses are filling up fast ahead of next years Americas Cup. Four guest houses told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt they are either already fully booked or nearly close to capacity. Hoteliers say they are ramping up staff in preparation for the mega sailing event that starts next May. Yesterday, Bermuda. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Richards explains airport deal rationale Competitive tendering would not work in the bid to build a new airport, Bob Richards said yesterday. Mr Richards, the Minister of Finance, said that putting out a tender to design and build the new airport would mean an estimated 575 million in extra debt and hit the islands credit rating. And he added that a competitive tender. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Relegation will be a blessing, says Basden Dexter Basden, the Willow Cuts player-coach, has put a positive spin on his teams relegation to the First Division. The former Premier Division powerhouse suffered the drop after losing against Western Counties rivals Southampton Rangers at Southampton Oval at the weekend. It relegation will be a blessing for us because we can. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:25:00 EST Retired policeman turns hand to writing Out of the blue Jeff Paynes wife, Jo, issued him a challenge. Write me a story, she said. Mr Payne hadnt written anything creative since high school, but he gladly took up the gauntlet. Right away I knew exactly the type of person I wanted to write about, said the 77-year-old. She had to be someone over 50 who was still fit and. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Eviction called off for Gulfstream residents Evictions scheduled for tomorrow at the Gulfstream emergency housing complex have been called off, according to Craig Cannonier, the Minister of Public Works. Tenants who had fallen more than 10,000 behind on their rent had been ordered to leave the facility by Wednesday, according to correspondence from the Bermuda Housing. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:51:00 EST Tributes to sporting mentor Guishard Philip Guishard, a leader in Bermudian sports and the secretary general of the Bermuda Olympic Association, has died at the age of 74. Judy Simons, president of the association, hailed him as an amazing man and a great mentor who was known to sporting communities across the world. I will miss him tremendously, as will his. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST College hits back at nurse course criticism Two of Bermuda Colleges students graduating with an Associate of Science Nursing degree are ready to prepare for the formal exams that will allow them to become registered nurses. Once graduates pass the National Council Licensure examination NCLEX and receive their New York state licence they will be able to apply to the Bermuda. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Legacy of Johnny Barnes to live on A husband-and-wife team has launched a new business venture that could see a life-size Johnny Barnes mascot welcome visitors to Bermuda. The project, which had the blessing of both Mr Barnes and his wife, Belvina, has been designed to help keep the legacy of the popular tourism ambassador alive. Monique Georges and her husband,. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Gunshot self-inflicted say police Police have confirmed that a 23-year-old man suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday afternoon in the area of Fentons Drive, Pembroke. The Pembroke man reported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand at about 1. 20pm. His injuries are not believed to be. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Nursing programme concerns ill-informed Several weeks ago, the Bermuda College was featured in a front-page news article that carried the concerns of former nurse Meredith Ebbin, regarding our Associate of Science Nursing Degree programme, specifically in respect to its sustainability and accreditation. Aside from being ill-informed, Ebbin did Bermudas nursing students a. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST AC may bring investment beyond tourism The Americas Cup could inspire international investment in more than just the tourism sector, according to Grant Gibbons. The Minister of Economic Development said the ACBDA was working on finding and encouraging investment in the island. One of the things that we have done at all the World Series events in the UK, Chicago and New. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Butterfields reverse stock split approved Butterfield Bank shareholders have approved a proposed ten-for-one reverse share split. At a special meeting held today the proposal was approved with the requisite number of votes. Ordinary shareholders will receive one new ordinary share for every ten they currently hold. The reverse share split will become effective on. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:30:00 EST Soca cruise offered at cancer fundraiser Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre has teamed up with Ubersoca Cruise for this years 20th Anniversary BFampM Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. In celebration of the event, Ubersoca has donated two cabins for a five-day, four-night cruise on board the ltigtNorwegian Pearlltigt for a winning. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:19:00 EST Experts lined up for Alarys event in Bermuda Emerging and non-traditional risk is the theme of the 2016 Alarys Congress in Bermuda. The conference takes place next month at the Hamilton Princess, and it is expected to attract more than 100 delegates. The biennial three-day conference is geared to risk-management professionals across Central and South America. Experts on. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:37:00 EST City of Hamilton to host Back2School event The City of Hamilton will celebrate the start of the school term by hosting a free public event on City Hall grounds on Saturday. There will be up to 1,500 of prize giveaways including school supplies, shoes and backpacks, along with food vendors and musical entertainment, according to a statement. To sweeten the day even more,. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:58:00 EST Collision at Paget stoplights Drivers have been asked to avoid the vicinity of the Paget stoplights on Middle Road, after two cars and a motorcycle collided at the junction. A police spokesman said the crash did not appear to be serious, but advised the motoring public to use Harbour Road until the area is clear. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:48:00 EST Man caught trying to start bike while drunk A Warwick man was banned from the road after police caught him trying to start his motorcycle while impaired. Abdul Hakeem, 45, pleaded guilty to having care and control of a vehicle while impaired in an incident on Saturday, August 20. According to prosecutors, at around 2. 50am that day officers noticed Hakeem walking unsteadily. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:35:00 EST Three get awards from Paget Parish Council Tashae Trott, Rachel Lawrence and Phoebe Barboza are the recipients of the Paget Parish Undergraduate Scholarship for students studying abroad. Paget Parish Council has provided approximately 340,000 in scholarships to Paget university students over the past 14 years, according to a press release. Scholarships are based on academic. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:33:00 EST Top marks for Community Foundation The Bermuda Community Foundation has been awarded top marks for its performance by Britains highest standard for philanthropic excellence. The award comes from the UKCF Quality Accreditation Programme QA3, which establishes legal, ethical, and effective practices for community foundations everywhere. In a statement, the BCF said. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:51:00 EST Cabinet to meet in St Georges today The Cabinet will meet at the State House in St Georges today as renovations to the Cabinet Office continue. In previous weeks, the group has met at the Ministry of Finance, Camden and the Commissioners House in Dockyard. A Cabinet spokeswoman said Michael Dunkley, the Premier, had advised that this is in keeping with his. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:57:00 EST Mussenden to step down as BFA president Larry Mussenden will not seek re-election when his term as the Bermuda Football Association president ends next month. Mussenden, who returned for a second stint as the BFA president in 2010 having previously served from 2001 to 2008, believes it is time for him to move on and for a new president with fresh ideas. He said that. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Bermuda pair included in fiction collection Its said that writers who find their niche will enjoy greater success. Local authors Elizabeth J. Jones and Damion Wilson have found their place in an anthology of speculative short fiction by up-and-coming talent from the Caribbean. Edited by Barbadian Karen Lord, ltigtNew Worlds, Old Waysltigt is the third publication of. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Magnificent Camelot has it all Camelot has it all stunning views, a private setting and an exclusive address. The five-bedroom home sits on nearly an acre of luxurious grounds in Tuckers Town, adjacent to both the renowned Mid Ocean Club and Tuckers Point golf courses. Mature trees, a modern kitchen and swimming pool and pool house add to Camelots. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Reducing your risk of limb pain Claudication, which means to limp, is defined as a pain or discomfort in the lower limb muscles legs, thighs, or buttocks that is made worse by walking and relieved with rest. Although a number of medical problems can cause claudication, the most common cause is peripheral artery disease. This results from deposits of. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST One chance to make a good first impression ltbgtDear Heather,ltbgtI am going to put my house on the market but theres one thing holding me back. Its such a mess! Over the years I seem to have collected all sorts of stuff. I would be happy to declutter but I just dont know where to start. ltbgtDear too much stuff,ltbgt I cant stress. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST The shifting grounds of airport opposition Heres something about the deal to build a new airport you may not have noticed before if the Combined Opposition get an answer they cant deny to one issue, they move on to another. Take the question of whether Bermuda needs a new airport. The Progressive Labour Party never really got into that, because they knew they themselves wanted. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Action needed to combat death on roads Dear Sir,An article in your newspaper recently reported the appalling statistic that 30 young men have died of gun violence since May 2009. Politicians and members of the public are wringing their hands and trying to fix the blame for this. Another statistic should be noted in parallel with this. During that same period, 71 people,. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Black community should note articles scope Dear Sir,Your almost two-page article in this mornings paper, August 29, supporting Marc Bean, is, at the very least, very dramatic if, for no other reason, it seems to me to be a unique, certainly unusual, presentation in size and scope! You are serious!The black community certainly should take note considering the history and. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Tourism numbers do not add up Dear Sir,According to the front page of the August 29 edition of ltigtThe Royal Gazette,ltigt we read that tourism numbers are well up!However, page 11 of the paper says that tourism retail sales are 8 per cent off! I dont get it must be the New Math. ltbgtALLAN DAVIDSONltbgt Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Percys local knowledge key for Bermuda Bermuda will be among the countries participating at next months Etchells World Championship in Cowes, England. Tim Patton will compete along with Tom Herbert-Evans, the Americas Cups community sailing manager, and Richard Percy, the brother of Artemis Racing tactician and sailing team manager Iain Percy, in the one-design Etchells. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Qatar Re profits leap amid rapid expansion Bermudian-headquartered Qatar Re is reaping the benefits of investing last year to grow its business. During the first six months of 2016 it achieved a string of improved results, including a 79 per cent jump in half-year profit to 23. 9 million. The reinsurer opened a branch office in Bermuda in 2013 and completed its redomiciling. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, August 30, 2016 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares rise 6.7 The Bank of Butterfield yesterday jumped 12 cents, or 6. 7 per cent, to 1. 90 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The rise came after 18,900 shares in the bank changed hands. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed up 53. 99 points, or 4. 24 per cent, at 1,327. 75. The BSX Insurance Index ended the day up 17. 71 points, or 1. 07 per cent, at. .. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:20:00 EST Grease ball fix must be complete Sewage balls plaguing South Shore beaches must be tackled completely to protect the islands most important tourism asset, according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Greenrock and the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce echoed the call after grease balls were found on Grape Bay Beach last Wednesday, three years after a. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Second luxury apartment building planned A twin to a new multimillion dollar block of apartments is set to rise on Pitts Bay Road in Pembroke. Harrichand Sukdeo, chief financial officer for property investment firm West Hamilton Holdings, said that the success of the new Belvedere Apartments, due to have a roof-wetting ceremony this week, had convinced the firm to develop. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Battling Foggo saves the day ltbgtSea Breeze Oval St Davids won toss St Davids drew with Baileys BayltbgtChris Foggos dogged 38 not out in four hours stood between Baileys Bay and victory as St Davids ended the series by holding on to the trophy they took from Cleveland two weeks ago. Foggo, brought into the St Davids team in. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Queen of spades to step down When Nicky Gurret first took on the annual Sand Sculpture Competition she thought shed do it for a year and then hand it over to someone new. It was a new concept at the time, the brainchild of the Institute of Bermuda Architects. Twenty-one years later shes still at it. It is a family event that is so lovely, but I didnt. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Former MPs son to teach at law school Bermudian Jay Butler has joined the faculty at the William and Mary Law School as a law scholar and teacher, saying he was inspired by the institutions connections to Bermuda. Butler, the son of former Progressive Labour Party MP Dale Butler and paediatrician June Hill, joins the school from Columbia Law School where he was the Kellis. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Mourning true St Georgian Louis DeSilva Louis Red DeSilva, a former Deputy Mayor of St Georges, has died. A veteran St Georges cricketer and former president of the St Georges Cricket Club, Mr DeSilva was elected as a councillor for the Corporation in 1991 before winning a post as alderman in 1997. He later assumed the position of Deputy Mayor in 2003, but stepped. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:00 EST Tourism numbers set to keep rising The second half of 2016 is expected to be even brighter than the first six months of the year, according to Bermuda Tourism chief executive Bill Hanbury. Arrival figures for the first two quarters of the year have been well up on previous years and Mr Hanbury says he expects the turnaround to continue. Mr Hanbury, who has just four. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Man charged with possessing 900g of cannabis A Smiths man was this morning charged with possessing more than 900g of cannabis. Manai Roberts, 25, appeared in Magistrates Court to face charges of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing 23,885 in cash representing the proceeds of criminal activity. Both charges relate to an incident in Paget on August 26, and. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:59:00 EST St Davids man dies in road crash Bermuda Police Service last night confirmed the death of 38-year-old Dion Anthony Fox of Clarks Hill, St Davids, who died as a result of a road traffic collision in the Dominican Republic. Police are liaising with the relevant authorities in the Dominican Republic to gain further details. A BPS spokesman said The BPS extends our. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Determined Bay keep slim title hopes alive Baileys Bay handed Premier Division leaders St Davids their second loss in the league yesterday with the title race to be decided during next weekends final round of matches. It may not be enough to win the title for Bay, who still trail St Davids in the table. Now it will come down to St Davids home match against Western. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Siblings closer to dream medical careers Siblings Russell and Claire Conyers have had their eyes set on medical school for as long as they can remember and now their hard work is paying off. Both of them received direct entry into university after graduating from Warwick Academy Russell in 2014 and Claire this May. Ill be going to the University of Edinburgh,. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST More to Bean than meets the eye The reporting on August 13 of the rift between Progressive Labour Party leader Marc Bean and three former members of his shadow cabinet raised more questions than answers. I investigated online sources that weekend and got answers and more for a modest fee to access the allegedly offensive interview that Bean gave to Think Medias Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Wagner work rate key to our success Nahki Wellss Huddersfield Town head into the international break at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers at home at the weekend. Huddersfield, who finished last season in seventeenth position, have made a superb start to the campaign with an impressive 13 points from their opening five. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST AC Endeavour students hold a Sailorbration! The first of the Americas Cup Endeavour students graduated from the programme on Saturday with a special Sailorbration. The event provided the students with a chance to share with their families what theyve learnt and show the progress they have made since the programme started in October 2015. The Class of August 2016. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:01:00 EST Tech alumni address islands social ills Graduates of the Bermuda Technical Institute, fondly recalled by many as the Tech, are to hold a forum tomorrow with guest speakers on job-related problems. It comes as alumni, concerned at unemployment and antisocial behaviour, issue a call for political and business leaders to heed the merits of a technical educations. The. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:07:00 EST Restaurant closes after fire A small fire at Bermy Cuisine forced the Hamilton restaurant to shut its doors yesterday morning, but it is to reopen today. Owner Horace Tucker said that the fire began in the kitchen just minutes before the restaurant was set to open for the day. We open up at 6am, he said. At about 5. 50am the cook was setting up, getting. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:29:00 EST BMA slaps fine on Barrington Bermuda firm Barrington Investments has been slapped with a 50,000 fine by the Bermuda Monetary Authority for regulatory breaches. And the financial services regulator has restricted the company from taking on additional business until it gets its house in order. The fine came after a February routine probe into the business, based. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:29:00 EST Relocation of the House of Assembly offices The offices of the Speaker of the House, the Clerk of the House and legislative staff have moved to the ground floor of the John Swan Building in preparation for renovations to the House of Assembly. The House of Assembly sittings will continue to take place at 10am on Fridays at Sessions House. The John Swan Building is located at. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:17:00 EST Magic of the Musicals tickets on sale now Tickets for The Gilbert amp Sullivan Societys Fall production, ltigtThe Magic of the Musicalsltigt, have officially gone on sale. The show, a fully staged concert featuring music from a range of musicals, will be performed at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall between October 6 and October 15. Matinees shows will be held on. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:44:00 EST Mayho claims cup hat-trick Dominique Mayho claimed his third Presidents Cup title after another dominating performance in yesterdays race from Dockyard to Paget. Mayho returned from Belgium where he competes for amateur team Jonge Rikkers Vollezelle to take part in the 65-mile race the Bermuda Bicycle Associations longest road race of the year. The. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Learning to listen to dolphins Its not easy eavesdropping on a dolphin. Marine mammal biologist Frants Jensen spent all Wednesday searching for dolphin chitchat. The ocean was rough, there was a torrential downpour and no sign of dolphins. We probably travelled 90 miles, said the 34-year-old dolphin and whale communications expert. Well try again. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Trying to conceive is damaging our marriage Dear Dr Nekia,My wife and I have been trying to conceive for the past two years with no success. We did get pregnant one time but my wife sadly miscarried. I know that these things happen and that they can be beyond our control, but I do not know what to do about our sex life. It seems so calculated, forced, and routine. Honestly. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Golf clubs celebrate shared history Golfers from Bermuda and the United States assembled in Ohio this month to celebrate the unique shared history of their two clubs. A 12-strong team from Ocean View Golf Club travelled to Clearview Golf Course in Ohio for a two day tournament between August 20 and 21. The event was organised by LPGA golfer Renee Powell and President. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Law student Finnerty awarded scholarship A Bermuda student has won a 7,500 scholarship from an island legal firm. Former Saltus Grammar School pupil William Finnerty, entering his second year of a law degree at Exeter University in England, picked up the award from Taylors, in association with Walkers. Kevin Taylor, managing partner of the firm, said The calibre of. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Low total proves just beyond St Davids ltbgtLords Baileys Bay won toss Baileys Bay beat St Davids by 26 runsltbgtA modest total again proved difficult as St Davids, the Premier Division leaders, failed to chase down 166 to wrap up the league title yesterday. Baileys Bay were starting to look resigned to losing to St Davids again, before. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Safe is getting a lot more risky The market continues to march higher. Looking under the hood, however, gives one a more granular view of what areas seem to be leading the charge. Specifically it is the areas of the market that proffer a narrative of safety and income. The safety these areas are offering, however, appears to be getting less so. The poster child over the. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EST Ascendant Group shares rise 1.8 Shares of Ascendant Group rose 10 cents, or 1. 8 per cent, to 5. 70 after 10,000 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Also rising was Argus Group Holdings, improving five cents, or 1. 3 per cent, to 4. 05 after 370 shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank shares edged one cent lower, or 0. 6 per cent, to 1. 78 after 15,000 were. .. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:52:00 EST