All Stories All Stories en-us Judge Greaves let off hook for 'horny' comment A former Bermuda judge has been criticised by the Court of Appeals for saying he was getting "horny" in the middle of a murder trial.Carlisle Greaves, who had served as a puisne judge until last month, made the comment as Troy Harris, a witness in the trial of Khyri Smith-Williams, testified that he had shared women with the defendant. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Government explores blockchain bonds Government is exploring how Bermuda can issue bonds on a global basis utilising blockchain technology, the Premier has said.In a tweet, David Burt said he met with Radoslav Albrecht, chief executive officer and founder of German fintech company Bitbond, which he said "utilises #blockchain to provide innovative financial... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Somerset back in the big time Somerset returned to the Premier Division at the first attempt on Saturday after they beat Cleveland County by 81 runs in the play-off match at St John's Field.Coach Jeff Richardson admits the club will need to pick up a few players if they are to avoid another relegation fight next season, with both Cleveland and Flatts dropping... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Don't run away from help Injuries are a nightmare for athletes.William DeSilva was relatively new to running when the pain set in. He easily treated the bursitis in his hip with a short break from exercise, but the inflammation in his left Achilles that came later refused to budge. The timing wasn't great. The pain appeared a month before the... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST 6pm update: Hurricane Humberto passing Wednesday midnight Humberto, predicted to build tonight into a Category 2 hurricane, is now forecast to blow 106 miles past Bermuda's north-west at midnight on Wednesday night.But the storm could come closer to the island after that time, depending on its track.The US-based National Hurricane Centre has said the storm, which is packing maximum... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Caines urges hurricane preparedness Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, this afternoon urged the public to brace themselves for the potential impact of Hurricane Humberto.Mr Caines said the Emergency Measures Organisation has been closely monitoring the Category 1 hurricane's progress and will meet both tomorrow and Wednesday afternoon, at which point it will... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:30:00 EST Young Achiever: Jayvyn's road safety plea Bermuda Institute pupil Jayvyn Iris has turned a series of personal tragedies into a powerful statement on road safety.The 16-year-old submitted a 500-word essay over the summer for a competition hosted by the road safety campaigner A Piece of the Rock.His passionate essay not only earned him the winning prize of a motorcycle... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Doctors urge health plan rethink Bermuda's doctors have warned the proposed Bermuda Health Plan may not reduce the cost of healthcare without hurting the quality of service.In advance of the first in a series of town hall meetings on the proposed changes, the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association urged the Government against rushing into the reform process.Henry... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Reform can bring down healthcare costs The Bermuda Health Strategy Report 2014-2019 states: "Compared to other high-income countries Bermuda's health system is not providing value for money as measured by health outcomes for the level of expenditure."It is indisputable that Bermuda's health system is overly strained and failing Bermuda's residents. This is evident as all... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST BermudaFirst promotes agile immigration policy An advisory group has called on a faster and more transparent immigration policy as the island awaits the details of promised immigration reform.BermudaFirst's Future State Report, the second phase of its national socioeconomic plan, said any new immigration policy needs to be agile and reactive to help businesses and the Government... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Burt and Circle CEO in Tech Summit line-up Crypto industry leader Jeremy Allaire will join David Burt, the Premier, for the opening keynote conversation at the Bermuda Tech Summit on October 16.The event has been organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), in partnership with FinTech Bermuda. The conversation kicks off a complimentary full-day agenda, under... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:28:00 EST Four arrests after gunfire on Court Street Four men were in custody last night after multiple shots were fired outside of a Court Street nightclub over the weekend.No one is believed to have been injured in the attack.A police spokesman said: "Detectives continue to investigate a confirmed firearm incident that occurred around 9.50pm on Saturday on Court Street in the City... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST OBA's $165m gamble costing Bermudians dear By all indications, when the Dunkley administration decided to gamble with $165 million in taxpayer's money, they knew that the Morgan's Point project was on shaky financial footing. That begs the question; why take such a risky, high-stakes gamble with so much of the people's money?One can only assume that the One Bermuda Alliance,... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Wilson notes doctors' qualms over reform Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, commented this evening on the Bermuda Medical Doctors' Association's reservations on proposed healthcare reforms.The group earlier warned that the Bermuda Health Plan could reduce quality of service even as it reined in costs.A statement follows:Minister Wilson said, "The Ministry of... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:28:00 EST HSBC shares gain 4.1% on BSX No domestic companies' shares traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, leaving The Royal Gazette/BSX Index unchanged on 2,073.13.Among international companies with a BSX listing, HSBC Holdings gained 30 cents, or 4.1 per cent, to close on $7.60 as 1,050 shares changed hands.Butterfield Bank's US-listed shares fell 45 cents, or 1.43... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:40:00 EST Immigration meeting postponed over storm A public town hall meeting on immigration reform scheduled to be held on Thursday has been postponed.The delay was announced this afternoon through the Bermuda Government's official Twitter account.A spokesman for the Ministry of National Security confirmed the delay was made because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:33:00 EST Saltus reports whooping cough A Saltus Grammar School pupil has had whooping cough diagnosed, the school has confirmed. The Pembroke private school said in a letter sent to parents over the weekend that the incident was an "isolated case". A school spokeswoman added: "However, because we have many students with siblings in the primary and secondary divisions,... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:36:00 EST Car owners asked to move vehicles at airport Skyport today would like to encourage the travelling public to remove their vehicles from long term parking at the LF Wade International Airport in advance of Hurricane Humberto.Tropical storm winds are expected late Wednesday evening, continuing into Thursday.High tides are also forecast and as a precaution, drivers should remove... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:45:00 EST Slew of bus routes called off Almost 20 buses were cancelled this afternoon, according to a Government alert.A total of 18 buses scheduled to be released between 4.15pm and 5.45pm have been cancelled.Affected routes include 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11.The alert was released at about 4pm.For a full list of this afternoon's bus cancellations, visit... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:34:00 EST Dockyard boats come ashore ahead of storm Boats are being evacuated from the Dockyard marina and stored on land ahead of Hurricane Humberto's approach to the island, Wedco has advised. Joanna Cranfield, Wedco's business development manager, warned motorists to take care in Dockyard as a result. Ms Cranfield said: "We are closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:50:00 EST Burns hired by Waterfront Group The Waterfront Group has hired Catherine Burns as assistant vice-president of nutrition, wellness and community health.Ms Burns is a nutritional therapist with more than 15 years' experience in the field. She is the owner of Natural Nutrition, president of the Bermuda Nutritional Therapy Association and has created popular health... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:17:00 EST Chamber lends support to BermudaFirst report The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has praised the efforts of the BermudaFirst advisory group and called for a holistic approach to acting on its recommendations. BermudaFirst's Future State report was released last week and its proposals included an independent education authority, reform of healthcare aimed at an outcome-based system and... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:14:00 EST No candidates nominated in St George An election to fill a vacant seat at the Corporation of St George has been pushed back to October after no candidates were nominated.Nomination day for the extraordinary municipal election, to fill the space left by the departure of Tania Stafford, had been set for September 5 in time for an election next week.However, a... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST From the drawing board into the ground When designing a garden it makes sense to create a plan which is to scale.A ratio of one-eighth to one inch is usually enough to give a visual of the total finished product and not just isolated areas.The landscape should cover both soft plants and hard features - paths, driveway, etc.What often looks good on paper is not... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Easy is better than hard in insurance stakes Dear Sir,As a Bermudian health service provider, I want to share some of my concerns in regards to the single-payer insurance plan that the Ministry of Health is proposing. From what I understand, the Government would like everyone to be covered by the same policy administered under one roof.If a person wants more coverage... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Demystifying the business of art With a head for business and a heart for art, Mitchell Klink is on a mission to demystify the art world and make it more accessible.Mr Klink arrived on-island from Atlanta in February, but has already made an impression, having been invited to join the board of trustees at the Bermuda National Gallery. While art is his first love, Mr... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST EY donates $200,000 for Dorian relief effort Professional-services firm EY has announced a $200,000 donation to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. The leadership of the EY region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands will donate $100,000, with EY Americas matching the donation, to The Bahamas National Emergency Management Authority.... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:45:00 EST Directors urged to attend cyber-risk event Board directors in Bermuda are being urged to attend a conference looking at risks posed by cyberattacks.The second annual Bermuda edition of the International Cyber Risk Management Conference will be held on December 4 to 6 at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club.Rochelle Simons is chairwoman of the Bermuda branch of the... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:22:00 EST 'Record player' likely the undoing of Biden's candidacy Just to be sure I heard it correctly, I replayed former vice-president Joe Biden's eye-popping gaffe from Thursday night's debate instructing poor parents to put the record player on to help their children learn."#Record player" was trending on Twitter by the time I took to the airwaves at 6am on Friday, so my suspicion had already been... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Road death victim's husband holds no ill will Bermuda's sixth road fatality is set to be laid to rest on Wednesday in her native Arkansas.Jamie Kopp, 49, died as a result of a traffic collision on September 5 on North Shore Road in Hamilton involving her rental cycle and a heavy truck.John Kopp, Jamie's husband, said: "Jamie was beautiful person and we were greatly enjoying... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Richardson inspires Somerset to promotion St John's Field (Somerset won toss): Somerset beat Cleveland by 81 runsAlje Richardson would have had a comfortable sleep on his overnight flight back to Cardiff on Saturday night knowing that his 81 a few hours earlier proved to be the difference between the two teams in the promotion and relegation play-off match at St John's Field. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Enstar acquires Munich Re run-off portfolios Bermudian-based Enstar Group Ltd has struck a deal to acquire some Australian run-off portfolios from subsidiaries of Munich Re.A subsidiary of Enstar will receive total assets of approximately AUS$228.2 million (about $156.2 million) for assuming the associated net insurance reserves.The portfolios of primarily long-tail business... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Baumel set to head claims at Axis Insurance Axis Insurance, a division of Bermudian-based Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, announced that chief claims officer David Hayward will retire in March 2020 and will be succeeded by Michael Baumel, current head of North American claims. After a six-month transition period, Mr Baumel will assume the chief claims officer role. He will join the... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:29:00 EST Volunteers sought for Bermuda Championship The PGA Tour will launch the Bermuda Championship this atuumn - but more Bermudians are needed to make the event a success.Jordan Burns, volunteer co-ordinator with event organiser Bruno Event Team, said the search is on to find as many as 700 people willing to give their time to make the first event the best it can be.Ms Burns... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Not a ball bowled in end-of-season matches The 2019 cricket season ended without a ball being bowled yesterday in the One Communications Premier Division and First Division Championship games at St David's and St John's Field. The season-ending matches were to feature the top two teams in each division, with Southampton Rangers, the Premier Division champions, due to meet... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Brangman nets hat-trick in rout Robin Hood 7 Devonshire Cougars 0Chae Brangman continued his blistering start to the season after firing a hat-trick against former club Devonshire Cougars to guide champions Robin Hood to an emphatic 7-0 victory in the second match of a Dudley Eve Trophy double header at Bernard Park yesterday.The Hood striker netted twice in the... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Town in seventh heaven to ease through Dandy Town 7 PHC Zebras 0Super sub Kwame Steede came off the bench to grab a hat-trick as Dandy Town put PHC Zebras to the sword in this Dudley Eve Trophy contest at Bernard Park yesterday, to seal their place in the semi-finals.The most senior player on the pitch at age 39 put on a masterful clinic in marksmanship, converting... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST AIR estimates typhoon losses of up to $7bn Catastrophe risk-modelling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry-insured losses from Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall in Japan on September 9, will be between $3 billion and $7 billion. According to AIR, Typhoon Faxai made landfall in Yokosuka, a southern suburb of Tokyo, on the main island of Honshu at around 3am local time last... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Senior arrested on suspicion of DUI A 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving on Saturday after a two-vehicle collision on South Road, Southampton.A police spokesman said that at about 8.45pm officers received a report of a collision near the entrance of Fairmont Southampton. "It appears that a car was being driven west on South Road and a... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Wells at the double in narrow QPR victory Nahki Wells struck two first-half goals to help guide Queens Park Rangers to a 3-2 win over Luton Town in the Sky Bet Championship at home on Saturday. After Eberechi Eze opened the scoring for QPR in the third minute, Wells netted his third and fourth goals of the campaign in the space of eight minutes midway through the first half. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Northshore Medical earns lab accreditation Northshore Medical and Aesthetic Centre, an award-winning healthcare provider, has announced it has again met all necessary criteria for laboratory accreditation by Cola, an American healthcare accreditation organisation. The company said such accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Crash leaves man, 29, in hospital A 29-year-old Pembroke man is in serious, but not life-threatening, condition at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after a two-vehicle crash Saturday.A police spokesman said that at about 1.45am officers received a report of a collision between a man on a motorcycle and a car near the traffic lights at the junction of Cedar Avenue, St... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, September 16, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST BEDC hosts seminar on work-life balance The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is to host a seminar this month that will teach business owners and entrepreneurs about the importance of work/life balance."Balancing Act" will be held at The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on September 25 from 8.30am until 11am.Hungry for success, entrepreneurs can often develop tunnel... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Family gather for Dulcie's 100th birthday The proud family of Dulcie Zuill celebrated the Southampton resident's 100th birthday on Friday in the same home where she was born and lived all her life.The centenarian, wife of the late Alfred Zuill and mother of three, got a special service yesterday at St Anne's Anglican Church honouring her milestone.Ms Zuill is the mother... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST 'Outstanding' exam results at BHS The Bermuda High School for Girls announced "outstanding" GCSE/IGCSE results for the 2018-19 academic year.The school recorded 43 per cent A* or A results, compared to an average of 20.8 per cent in Britain.A quarter of these grades were A* or the equivalent, with 14.5 per cent at a Grade 9, which is considered higher than an... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Masterworks accepts Barnes statue The iconic Johnny Barnes statue has been donated to the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. The bronze statue was erected in 1998 after a fundraising campaign by the Spirit of Bermuda Foundation, a group set up by entrepreneur Jim Butterfield.Now Mr Butterfield has handed the statue over to the gallery, which was founded by his... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Lessons for Bermuda in Bahamas tragedy? A human and natural tragedy of catastrophic proportions. Are there lessons for Bermuda?According to recent Dorian hurricane media reports, the Bahamas islands most heavily affected areas are lowlands, rising 15 to 20 feet above sea level in some respects. Imagine experiencing your home and those around you collapsing, roofs... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Flatts dispute relegation from Premier Division Flatts are disputing their relegation from the Premier Division after the final standings tabulated by the Bermuda Cricket Board saw them finish bottom just two points behind Cleveland, who have been confirmed by the board to play against Somerset in the play-off match today. Flatts lost their last two matches to Southampton Rangers and... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Power of honest conversation When women have open, honest and vulnerable conversations, powerful transformation can occur. That's the premise of a free event taking place tonight at Mount Zion AME Church. Local faith community members Kristin Burt, Bonnie Claggett, Karen Williams-Smith, Melissa Burgess and Karen Bremar have all agreed to be a part of the... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Debt limit raised to $2.75bn Bermuda's debt ceiling will be raised by $250 million after Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, tabled legislation allowing the Government to pay lenders over the failing Caroline Bay development.The Government Loans Amendment Act increases Bermuda's debt limit to $2.75 billion.MPs met in an improvised chamber on the third... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Twenty redundancies at security firm Shield The jobs of 20 Bermudian security guards at Bermuda Security Group's cash-in-transit business unit are to be made redundant. The mix of 12 full-time and eight part-time workers will lose their jobs at Shield Security Ltd on September 27.The company will close and be replaced by a joint venture between BSG and Caribbean security... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Richards: I would do it all over again Bob Richards, the former Minister of Finance, stands by the administration's $165 million guarantee on the Morgan's Point development."If I had to do it all over again, I would do it," Mr Richards said yesterday of the decision, which was formally signed in March 2016.Mr Richards countered finance minister Curtis Dickinson's... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Caroline Bay: a timeline <b>November 2005:</b> Harvard University graduates present a proposal for a major redevelopment including homes, a hotel and a promenade at the former Naval Annex at Morgan's Point, Southampton, which was vacated ten years earlier by the Americans. The plan fails to get off the ground.<b>September 2007:</b>... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST House: Burt tables economy Bills David Burt tabled a slew of Bills aimed at boosting the economy at the House of Assembly yesterday.The Premier wrangled with Dennis Lister, the Speaker of the House, who complained that the legislation had not been placed on the order paper.MPs - sitting on the third floor of the Veritas Place office block on Court Street while... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Man 'made inappropriate comments' to boy A 61-year-old man appears to have been assaulted after being accused of making inappropriate comments towards an 11-year-old boy.Police are investigating the incident in Somerset Road, Sandys, near Warren Simmons Community Field, shortly before 7pm on Thursday.A police spokesman said: "Officers conducted inquiries and spoke with... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Martha owed a debt of gratitude Dear Sir,I learnt today that Martha Dismont is retiring from Family Centre. Martha has been a part of my life on a personal level since 1992. To me, she is friend, family, mentor and woman extraordinaire. The contribution Martha has made to this country and to countless other Bermudian families is immeasurable. I have... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Bodybuilders hit jackpot at Vegas event Bermuda's bodybuilders made their presence felt at this week's Joe Weider's Olympia Amateur Las Vegas.Of the seven athletes that competed on the big stage at The Orleans Hotel in Nevada on Thursday, five placed in their respective classes.Leading the charge was Kamel Dickinson, who placed second competing in the men's physique... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Around the churches <b>TODAY </b><b>• Anglican Diocesan Guilds Council: </b>Join us from 3pm until 5pm for our 33rd annual awards tea. St Paul's Christian Education Centre, 69 Middle Road, Paget.<b>• Bright Temple AME Church: </b>Pre-Women's Day workshop at 10am. Guest speaker the Rev Dr Kim Anderson of... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Hackathon set to take place Tech-savvy youths will further develop their computer coding skills during the September Hackathon today.The event, hosted by the technology charity Code441, will give children between the ages of 12 and 17 a chance to develop computer software to address everyday problems.Jahde Eve, the founder of Code441, said that pupils taking... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST