All Stories All Stories en-us Bermudian teenager flees China health crisis A Bermudian teenager at an international school in China was told this weekend he could not return to Changshu, about 390 miles from Wuhan, because of the outbreak of a potential killer virus. Now Sebastian Lee will have to catch a flight from an airport elsewhere in the country and stay with school friends from Bangladesh until the... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Hair and beauty business given Ignite boost <b>This is the second of a weekly series of features focusing on participants in the second cohort of Ignite Bermuda, the island's first privately funded business accelerator. </b>Entrepreneur Kayuntae Ming has growth on her mind as she embarks on a five-month stay in the second cohort of Ignite Bermuda, the island's... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Marshall breaks 24-year-old record Records are there to be broken, but it took 24 years and an exceptional head-to-head battle to finally topple the Butterfield and Vallis 5K road race event best.Lamont Marshall had the swiftest feet, but there was no room for easing back on the pace as Chris Estwanik relentlessly chased him all the way around the course in... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST The ultimate carnival queen Kassie Bather started designing because she couldn't find a carnival costume she liked.Nervous, she kept it a secret from everyone except family and close friends until last year when her Code Red BDA costumes got people talking.She's hoping the response to this year's designs will be even better."I want to be... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Young Achievers: dolphin apprentice Logan An ocean enthusiast has made a splash at Dolphin Quest as the company's first senior-level junior apprentice.Logan Soares, 17, said that the position allowed her to continue her studies at school while also training junior apprentices.She added that her "senior junior apprenticeship" would keep her at Dolphin Quest until she... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Outerbridge named Teacher of the Year A Berkeley Institute teacher was named Teacher of the Year at the weekend.Diamond Outerbridge, a finalist for the second time, told the gala ceremony: "I can't tell you how humbling and inspiring it is to be celebrated this way."The special education teacher added: "It's really my belief that teaching is not just a profession -... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Par-la-Ville car park case returns to court A legal battle over a failed hotel project has returned to court - with the future of a Hamilton car park at stake. Mexico Infrastructure Finance LLC, the company that provided a loan for construction of the hotel, has asked the Supreme Court to uphold a mortgage on the Par-la-Ville car park on Par-la-Ville Road and Church... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST How much do words matter? Some 25 years ago, a debate was raging in America about the power of words. The argument was this: do words matter?William Raspberry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at <i>The Washington Post</i> whose articles occasionally appeared in <i>The Royal Gazette</i>, shared his view: "And, yes, words matter. They... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Bigs and Littles: a reciprocal relationship The winners of Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year said the experience had enriched their lives as much as their "Littles".Kyle James, 33, added that the key to making a difference in a child's life was making yourself available for them.He explained: "You have this little person that you want to do so much for so fast, but you... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Canadian Tech Summit to be held in Hamilton Bermuda's warm attitude to emerging technology will draw visitors all the way from chilly Canada tomorrow.Canadian and Bermudian tech leaders will this week come together for the Canadian Technology Roadshow and Summit in Bermuda, at the Hamilton Princess Beach Club in Hamilton.The event is organised by Penrose Partners, a... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:55:00 EST Duffy elated to qualify for worlds Flora Duffy took to social media to express her delight after "punching her ticket" to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships after winning her debut event in Buffalo City, South Africa, at the weekend.The Bermudian qualified for the world championships in spectacular fashion as she came from behind to win the Ironman 70.3 South Africa in... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:10:00 EST Thank you for extra disabled spaces Dear Sir,During the month of December 2019, there were articles published in <i>The Royal Gazette</i> regarding the new disabled parking in the City of Hamilton. I understand many negative comments have been made on this subject. On behalf of the physically challenged, I would like to thank the Corporation of Hamilton... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Threat assessment from killer virus upgraded Bermuda today braced itself for a potential public health emergency over a killer virus.The Ministry of Health said it had raised the threat level from the coronavirus from "guarded" to "elevated" and that its epidemiology and surveillance unit was in a "state of heightened preparedness for a public health emergency".Kim Wilson,... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:55:00 EST Butterfield shares dip 4.9% on BSX Shares of Butterfield Bank plunged 4.9 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading.The bank fell $1.75 to close on $34 on the trading of 1,624 shares.Butterfield's US-listed shares also fell, dipping 85 cents, or 2.44 per cent, to close on $34.01.Devonshire Industries Ltd, owner of the Bermuda Paint Company, also fell by... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:37:00 EST Princess to support Australia relief Hamilton Princess Beach Club is celebrating its community engagements in 2019 as it gears up to roll out its 2020 community programme. New initiatives planned include a fundraising event to support the Australian bushfire relief efforts and a new donation scheme for local recycling and donation charities.2019 saw the hotel... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:17:00 EST DCFS addresses Brangman Home concerns The Department of Child and Family Services recognises that many Bermudians are unfamiliar with how the Department operates as well as the legislation governing how the needs of vulnerable children are addressed. As such, some may be forming conclusions based on misleading or non-factual statements. In this regard, DCFS seeks to clear up the... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:16:00 EST Bermuda to host key fintech meeting Central bank officials will meet in Bermuda this week to agree on a framework that can help build robust fin-tech ecosystems in their countries.Since the 1990s, fin-tech, the use of technology to improve and automate the use of financial services, has emerged as a cheaper, quicker and faster alternative to traditional banking. It has... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:11:00 EST Dutranoit reaches Carifta standard Isabelle Dutranoit became the fifth Bermudian athlete to achieve the Carifta Games qualifying standard at the weekend.The Wake Forest University freshman met the standard for the 3,000 metres with plenty of time to spare competing at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational in Clemson, South Carolina.Dutranoit placed eighth in a field... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:53:00 EST Wells heads back to Burnley Nahki Wells has been recalled by Burnley from his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers.The Bermuda striker joined the Sky Bet Championship side in the summer on a season-long loan after a successful 2018-19 campaign in which he scored nine goals in English football's second tier.However, the Premier League side have exercised their... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:15:00 EST Technology contest for young people Young people have been invited to make videos about the effects of technology as part of a competition.The two best entries will be shown at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute where an expert in the field will host a question-and-answer session.Bermuda Advocates for Safe Technology invited all students who are interested... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:24:00 EST Learn about safe internet use Online safety for children and adults will be discussed at an event taking place this week.Digital Safety for Families will be held at Bermuda College on Wednesday evening. It is being put on by The TLC Group. Topics to be discussed will include safe internet use, social media, online sharing and how to protect personal... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:21:00 EST Three arrested at sobriety checkpoints Three motorists were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving over the weekend.Police carried out checks at road sobriety checkpoints in Hamilton Parish, Smith's, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton from Friday evening until yesterday evening.No road sobriety checkpoints are scheduled for next weekend, but police... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:15:00 EST Talk to discuss impact of women in prison A panel talk this week will discuss how to help women in jail as well and ways to stop them from going to prison in the first place.Jasmine Patterson, a television news anchor and reporter, will moderate the talk, which is titled Women and the Criminal Justice System in Bermuda.Topics for discussion are expected to include... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:46:00 EST It's amazing how some things don't seem to change... Dear Sir,I just looked at the collection of photographs, having followed the links from <i>RG Mag</i>.What I noticed is that there is not a single non-white person in Gray Malin's photos!Amazing!This perpetuates the mentality and the reality I knew when I lived there, although I'm reading these days in... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Harbour Nights returns in May Front Street will light up again when the island's longest-running street festival returns in May. The 2020 Harbour Nights season will begin on May 6 and run every Wednesday until August 26 with vendors, entertainers and appearances by the traditional Gombeys.Charles Gosling, the Mayor of Hamilton, said: "The City of Hamilton is... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Queen Management Services put into liquidation Hamilton-based Queen Management Services Ltd is being wound up, and liquidators have been appointed.Queen Management Services was one of the businesses that lost its office space in July 2016 when the Front Street building where it was based, which also housed Onion Jacks and Chewstick, was destroyed in a blaze.Later that year it... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Duffy triumphs in South Africa Flora Duffy has qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships after romping to an emphatic victory on her debut in the event in Buffalo City, South Africa, today.The two-times ITU World Triathlon Series champion came from behind to win the Ironman 70.3 South Africa in a time of 4hr 34min 5sec.Duffy seized early control after... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Memorial service held for people lost at sea Seafarers gathered yesterday for a service to remember those lost at sea. The Right Reverend Nicholas Dill, the Anglican Bishop of Bermuda, and Anglican priest Tom Slawson conducted the East End service. Two wreaths were later laid at the Lost at Sea Memorial at Great Head Park. One was laid on behalf of the Bermuda Branch Pilot... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST HSCM leads Gracie Point $50m capital raise Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd has led a $50 million capital raise for Gracie Point Holdings, LLC, a global provider of life insurance premium finance.Hudson carries out its re/insurance business on the island as HSCM Bermuda.The infusion of capital will be used to fund continued Gracie Point's growth in the US and Asian... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:03:00 EST Suicide research could be breakthrough of decade What's the medical breakthrough that could save the most lives over the next ten years? In the 2020s, medical research will likely inch forward when it comes to major killers such as heart disease and cancer. But the biggest potential to save lives could lie in learning to prevent suicide.The rates of reported suicides have been creeping... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Trojans boost survival hopes <b>Devonshire Cougars 0 Somerset Trojans 2</b>Somerset Trojans eased their relegation concerns with two second-half goals against Devonshire Cougars to make it a happy return to "the Den" for former Cougars coach Dennis Brown. Jaz Ratteray-Smith scored a penalty a minute into the second half before substitute D'Andre... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Some things I know … I think I have now been in my profession for nearly two decades. While not long compared to some, I have learnt several lessons and survived the great financial crisis. Here are a few things I think I might know: 1, You will feel great being a long-term investor in a bull market. You will feel stupid being a long-term investor in a bear... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Everest and Embroker launch new policy Everest Insurance has joined with digital insurance brokerage Embroker to provide a new online lawyers' professional liability programme for law firms with up to ten employed attorneys.Everest said the new policy offers several value added coverage enhancements through Embroker's digitised platform.Coverage is available in 31... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:46:00 EST R&Q acquires Montana captive RQ has acquired the Montana-based captive insurer, Vigneron Insurance Company, from a wholly owned private investment holding company with diverse holdings in a variety of industries, real estate, marketable securities and other investments. Vigneron underwrote deductible reimbursement policies to cover the obligations under... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:43:00 EST Town keep pace with league leaders <b>Dandy Town 2 X-Warriors 0</b>Dandy Town kept pace in the title race with a comfortable win over X-Roads at St John's Field yesterday. Goals from Jahkari Furbert and Azendae Furbert secured the three points to keep the league leaders in their sights and ready to pounce should there be a slip up."In this phase... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Village in seventh heaven <b>North Village 2 Boulevard 0</b>Premier Division leaders North Village thrashed eight-man Boulevard at Bernard Park yesterday to keep their title hopes firmly on track.Pierre Smith and Rai Simons each netted braces to lead the home side's charge while Jaizel Smith-DeShields, Jason Lee and Demetre Daniels also found... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST PHC move further clear of drop zone <b>PHC Zebras 2 Somerset Eagles 0</b>PHC Zebras picked up an important victory on the road, as they beat Somerset Eagles 2-0 at White Hill Filed yesterday. Last year's league winners came into the match sitting directly at mid-table, knowing that this result could be very significant to the trajectory of their season. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Symms takes Fidelis reinsurance relationships role Bermudian-based Fidelis has named John Symms as head of outwards insurance.The company said Mr Symms will co-ordinate all aspects of engagement with reinsurers across all segments of the business. The aim is to support the growth of Fidelis's reinsurance partnerships and the increasingly important quota-share relationships across... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:31:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, January 27, 2020 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF links under "Related Media". Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Bascome side to face Lone Star FC Bascome Bermuda will host Philadelphia Lone Star FC at the National Stadium in their United Soccer League Division Two debut.The USL expansion teams will face in their Mid Atlantic Division season opener on May 9, starting from 6.30pm.The local team, jointly owned by businessman Henrik Schroder and former Bermuda coach Andrew... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 12:41:00 EST Bike rider taken to hospital after crash Police appealed for witnesses tonight after a motorbike crash victim was found unconscious the middle of a road at the weekend. A spokesman said that the injured man, from Pembroke, was found lying on Middle Road, Devonshire, near the junction with Montpelier Road, at about 8.40pm on Friday. The 29-year-old was taken to the King... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 19:09:00 EST Back-to-back wins for Miller Alexander Miller secured a second successive victory in this season's Fat Tire Massive Mountain Bike Series at Southlands today. Building on the momentum of claiming his first win of the season in the previous race at Lagoon Park in Sandys in December, Miller led the Male Open 60 Minute category race from start to finish, completing... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:25:00 EST James to join Sompo International Bermudian-based Sompo International Holdings Ltd has said Julian James will join the organisation to lead the London market and international insurance platforms. Subject to regulatory approval and after a short period of transition, he will succeed. Graham Evans as the chief executive officer, London Market and International Insurance,... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:50:00 EST Post office box bill problems The Bermuda Post Office today reminded the public that payment for post boxes was due on January 1. A Government spokeswoman apologised for the delay in issuing individual notices and said bills would go out "within the next week". She added: "Regrettably, the BPO is advising the public that the HSBC bill payment option is... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 15:23:00 EST Daley and Welsh lead the way for East <b>Primary School Girls East 4 West 1</b> Evans Welch from St David's Primary and Harrington Sounds' Kalila Daley each scored twice to lead the East to a comfortable win in the Primary School girls' game. BHS forward Olivia Younie scored the lone goal for the West. Daley was named MVP for the East with Luciana Fischer... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:42:00 EST Evans and Smith miss out on Tokyo Rockal Evans came up short in his objective at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami in Florida last week.The Bermudian sailor was bidding for the sole qualifying spot in the Finn class on offer to the North American region for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.However, his qualifying hopes were dashed after Mexico's Juan Perez... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 12:37:00 EST Lambe unused in defeat Reggie Lambe, the Bermuda midfielder, was an unused substitute in Cambridge United's 1-1 draw away to Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two at the weekend.Meanwhile, in the Vanarama National League North, midfielder Milan Butterfield was substituted in the 88th minute in Kidderminster Harriers' 2-0 defeat away to Boston United.Also in... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 14:49:00 EST Looking for youthful blood donors College students are to be targeted by the island's blood bank in an attempt to boost the number of young donors.Lucy Correia, a nurse phlebotomist at the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre, said an ageing population had sparked the appeal.She explained: "Our population is getting older and requiring more blood products."Our blood... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST A look at national pension scheme regulations Dramatic changes to the Bermuda National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pension) Act 1998, the contributory benefit pension plan designed for all eligible employees in the private sector workforce, were announced by the Bermuda Government last month.At the end of 2017, some 3,096 employers and 22,006 employees/self-employed persons were... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Manders determined to restore former glory Arnold Manders vowed to "give it the best" he has to help restore local cricket to its glory days after being voted in as the Bermuda Cricket Board's first vice-president.The former Bermuda captain and BCB director of cricket decided to throw his hat into the ring at the rescheduled annual meeting at Warwick Workmen's Club on Thursday... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Helping people to stay together Heart-to-Heart Marriage Mentoring Ministries is gearing up for its annual International Marriage Week celebrations next month.Founders Allan and Mildred Hunt have helped husbands and wives improve their relationships for more than a decade.The couple, who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, are vocal within the local... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Sentence upheld for fentanyl smuggler The Supreme Court has upheld a suspended sentence for a woman who smuggled a powerful painkiller into Bermuda.Mandaya Thomas was convicted of bringing 92 grams of acetyl fentanyl, a synthetic drug stronger than morphine, into Bermuda in March 2018.Puisne Judge Shade Subair Williams had heard the drugs had a street value of up to... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST A note of thanks from grateful seniors Dear Sir,The 21st Annual Seniors Party was held on December 7, 2019 at the St Paul AME Centennial Hall in Hamilton, hosted by Carol Clarke and Bermuda Overseas Missions. The theme was: "How Great Is Our God! Can't Give Up Now!"Ms Clarke and David Thompson opened the party. Prayers were offered by the Right Reverend Nicholas Dill,... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST 2019 bird count logs some very rare visitors The results of the 2019 Christmas bird count by the Bermuda Audubon Society were revealed yesterday.The 17-strong volunteer team spotted a string of rare visitors and counted a total of 7,919 birds. Highlights included a Townsend's warbler on Ocean View Golf Course, Devonshire.The society said the songbird, found in western North... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST 2020 Regional event is finally here Well, the big day is here and tonight sees the start of the Bermuda Regional 2020 with the traditional Charity Game kicking things off - A big welcome to all our visitors, most of whom come from the East Coast of Canada and the US together with a smattering from the UK and Europe.Tournament chairwoman Sheena Rayner and her team are... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Witness denies being spurned lover A woman who testified that her ex-boyfriend admitted to a 2006 murder lied because she was jealous when he became engaged to another woman, a lawyer claimed yesterday. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, earlier told the Supreme Court trial that Cleveland Rogers told her that he had killed Marcus Gibbings. But Marc Daniels,... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Police: missing teen back safe A 14-year-old girl who went missing for nearly 48 hours has been located, police announced this evening.The girl, who had been missing from a Government care facility since Thursday night, was returned safely, a spokesman said shortly before 7pm. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 18:08:00 EST Week of Customs awareness Tomorrow marks International Customs Day, a spokeswoman announced this afternoon.The Customs Department will host activities next week to raise awareness about the work of the department.This year's International Customs Day theme is "Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and Planet".Wayne Caines, the... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:58:00 EST Brown family affair as Cougars face Trojans Vance Brown will be putting family loyalties to one side when his Devonshire Cougars side take on Somerset Trojans in the Premier Division tomorrow.Cougars host Somerset Trojans at Devonshire Rec, with Brown facing his uncle Dennis for the second time. Cougars edged Trojans 2-1 in the reverse game at Somerset Cricket Club in October. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST How to create your ideal schedule Ever feel like you have a completely packed calendar and yet don't really accomplish much at all? The struggle is real!But the struggle is also our fault. We say "yes" far too much. We're so afraid of disappointing people that we spend all our time helping others accomplish their goals. As a result, we have no energy left for our own... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST