All Stories All Stories en-us Minibus driver I did not provoke attack A minibus operator punched by a taxi driver in a transportation turf war at an island beach said there was tension between the two groups, but that there was enough work for everyone. Larry Franklin Sr said Some people feel the minibus is overpowering. Its not overpowering because when all of those people need to be moved, the minibus. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Accelerating paying off your home mortgage A reader asked for information about reducing their mortgage faster than the original 30-year term, and wondered whether some-type of a mortgage-payment assistance programmes is helpful. My caveat, as always, is that this is general financial information to help you stay in control of your personal finances. It is not intended for, nor. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Shifta gets a move on to hold off Butterfield Suleman Shifta earned Ethiopia another title in the Bermuda Marathon Weekend 10K today, although this time the East African country did not dominate the podium as Bermudas Tyler Butterfield finished a close second. Although last years Ethiopian top three Birhanu Dare Kemal, Abu Kebede Diriba and Girma Bekele Gebre were all missing,. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:28:00 AST Counsellors constant refrain you are not alone Christians arent immune to depression and suicide. Despite that, mental illness is not something the church usually talks about. Christians go through many battles and some of these can be the struggle with mental health issuesillness, said Isis Wellman, a certified addictions and clinical mental health counsellor. However, many. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Phoenix halts imports of foreign newspapers The sale of foreign newspapers on the island is to end after 90 years, it was revealed yesterday. George Grundmuller, president and chief executive of the Phoenix Stores group, said its Phoenix Express arm, which imported papers from around the globe, will supply its last delivery to customers at the end of the month. Mr Grundmuller. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Get your agreements before the Regionals The big week is nearly here! Next Saturday sees the start of the 2019 Bermuda Regional at the Fairmont Southampton and a big attendance is expected from both the USA and Canada, together with our usual faithfuls from the UK and Europe. Tournament chairperson Sheena Rayner will bring her usual class and expertise to the event, and given. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Around the churches ltbgt TODAY ltbgtltbgt Allen Temple AME Church ltbgt100 Mens Fellowship Breakfast in the Allen Temple Youth Centre at 8am with Rev Terry Hassell of Heard Chapel AME Church. Tickets, 20, available at the door. 2 Temple Lane, Sandys. ltbgt Bright Temple AME Church ltbgtAppreciation luncheon honouring. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Bermudian relives horror of Nairobi attack A Bermudian dance teacher yesterday relived the horror of a terror attack in her adopted home of Nairobi. Joanne Ball-Burgess, who has lived in the Kenyan capital for eight years, said that the attack on a hotel and office complex which killed at least 21 people and injured many more had shocked the city and the country. Ms. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Visitor to run Bermuda Triangle for charity A regular visitor to Bermuda is to run all three legs of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend to raise cash for a cancer charity in memory of his wife, Lisa, who died of the disease. Ms Maloney died of cancer in 2016 and husband, Kevin, decided to run to help support the St Baldricks Foundation, which funds research into childhood cancers, as. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Wear red on Monday to reject violence An anti-violence campaigner has called for a colourful display by members of the public next week as part of a bid to beat gang warfare. The Bermuda Wears Red event on Monday has been backed by local businesses, teachers and the Government. Desmond Crockwell said that red was chosen for the event because it represented love. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Political America in turmoil With thousands of American federal workers left without paycheques, as Donald Trump carried out his threat to shut down the United States Government for not being given 5 billion to build a wall along the Mexican border, much of America is in a state of political turmoil. The mere fact that the President of the United States could. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Historic human struggle for equality and liberty ltigtUntil philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Basa claims title by some distance Meseret Basa soaked up the colourful atmosphere as she casually strolled around the National Stadium after claiming the Elite Womens 10K title in an emphatic fashion today. The 30-year-old Ethiopian stormed to victory in 35min 53sec and was seventh overall. Im very excited to win because it was a good time on a very difficult. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:46:00 AST City launches new Vivid public art project City buildings could be brightened with art work if owners put their properties forward for a new public art programme. The City of Hamilton has asked for suggestions on where people would like to see work created in the 2019 Vivid project. Property owners were also asked to offer their sites as possible locations. A total of. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Man arrested after car crash A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving tonight after his car crashed and injured his passenger. Police said the 63-year-old driver of the car lost control on South Road, Paget and went down an embankment near public entrance to Elbow Beach. The driver and passenger were helped out of the car by a passer-by. A police. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 21:28:00 AST Disaster evacuation meeting for St Georges Residents near a massive gas and oil storage centre are to be asked to help come up with an evacuation plan in case of an emergency. People living near the Rubis and Sol operations in Ferry Reach, St Georges have been invited to a meeting next Thursday to discuss disaster planning. Steve Cosham, disaster risk reduction and. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:10:00 AST Kampf romps to fifth title on return There is something about the Front Street Mile elite female race that brings the very best out of Heather Kampf and last night proved no exception as she cruised to an unprecedented fifth triumph in ideal conditions. The American made it all look so easy as she led the field across the finish line in 4min 50. 26sec to extend her dominance. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:01:00 AST Davenport edgesteam-mate in sprint Ethan Davenport crowned his first appearance at the Front Street Mile with victory in the Elite Male category, beating compatriot team-mate Sacha Smart in a sprint finish. The Canadian track pair, from Toronto, were among a field of four athletes, with Davenport crossing the line in a time of 420. 20, four seconds ahead of his team-mate. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST A substantial change to Bermudas future Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. These emotions, doctors tell us, are the five stages of grief. And the people working in Bermudas international business community Bermuda Inc have experienced most of these emotions since the gunboat of European Union economic substance appeared on our horizon, with. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST You need actions on debt, not words Dear Dave,My husband and I have about 20,000 in credit card debt, plus payments on a new truck. We also have a camper he bought before we got married that were still making payments on. I recently received a 50,000 inheritance, and Id like to use that money to help get us out of debt and open a savings account. My husband says he is. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Woman arrested after crash A 41-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a man suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car. The 62-year-old man, who has not been named, was said by police to be in critical condition in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospitals intensive care unit yesterday. A police spokesman said the woman, from. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Russell and Dutranoit break records Two new records were set during an enthralling evening of school races, which culminated in a photo finish in the senior boys competition on Front Street last night. Both records came from overseas-based students as Ziza Russell, 10, who attends school in Orlando, ran an impressive race to break Deanne Lightbournes record of 545. 30. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST US-British relations a permanent sense of crisis The special relationship was not supposed to look like this. On both sides of the pond, governments are wracked by chaos and paralysis. In Washington, an attempt by President Donald Trump to get funding for his border wall has triggered the longest federal government shutdown in United States history. In London, Prime Minister Theresa. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Outerbridges legacy to be honoured The legacy and contributions of late golfer Rogers Outerbridge will be honoured annually during a Pro Am tournament featuring local and overseas players. The inaugural Rogers Outerbridge Golf Classic is scheduled to take place at Port Royal Golf Course on April 6. In the 1960s and 1970s Outerbridge and his wife Lilian held numerous. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Solid rankings for Bermuda riders Bermudas dressage riders have enjoyed solid rankings in the Fdration Equestre Internationales World Classifications based on their results in the World Dressage Challenge. Under the Regional Classification, Bermudas coach Angela Halloran-Smith, riding Finnomenal AV, finished first in the Senior II Class, while junior rider Kelsey. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Royal Artillery win five-frame thriller The Royal Artillery Association overcame Sandys Boat Club II in a 3-2 thriller, in one of four games in the Bermuda Snooker League. Fred Richardson, of RAA, beat Tyler Siese of SBC2 34-22 in a close frame with Siese unable to finish Richardson who held on to take the win for RAA. Chris Bromby then snatched a point back for SBC2 in a. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Four-ball contest set for weekend The Bermuda Four-Ball Championships will take place at Port Royal Golf Course today and tomorrow. The competition is a four-ball strokeplay event, featuring teams of two. Teams can choose to compete in the Mens Championship, Mens Senior Championship or Ladies Championship. The reigning mens champions are Damian Palanyandi and. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Sport Scoreboard, January 19, 2019 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Milestone as Merriss notches up 40 years From 1979 onwards Philip Ramsay Merriss has made a point of visiting Bermuda each January to compete in the weekend races. He started out with the marathon and competed in that race for five to seven years before switching to the 10K. On Saturday, he will be out on the course again, enjoying the friendly ambience that has kept him. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:58:00 AST Running team arrives for milestone moments A team of 22 from Minnesotas St Cloud River Runners will be competing this weekend and among the bunch are two runners notching up a marathon in their 50th and 25th country, respectively, and a woman completing her 100th marathon. Those key milestones were part of the reason the team from the city of St Cloud picked Bermuda as the. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:57:00 AST Queen of the Front Street Mile returns She has dominated the Front Street Mile like no other elite athlete, man or woman, in the events history. Now, after a two-year absence, American Heather Kampf is back to challenge for a fifth title. Her four back-to-back wins from 2013 to 2016 put her ahead of all others in the Front Street Mile. Jamaicas Kenia Sinclair achieved. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:54:00 AST Running again after quad muscle removed When Lisa Yttri was told that she needed to have one of the muscles of her quadriceps removed because of cancer, she told the oncologist that was a bad thing for a runner to hear. She asked him Will I ever run again? I have a bucket list. The oncologist replied Whats on your bucket list? Yttri had planned to do the Goofy. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:56:00 AST Business executives see positives in running Escaping from the winter weather and finding a place to run, build new connections and think creatively are among the reasons why two of the owners of Earth Forward Group are in Bermuda this weekend. We like that running helps clear our minds of all the other things going on in our busy lives, said Michele Aquino. Running helps. .. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:59:00 AST PLP backtracks on land grabs Cabinet Office minister Walton Brown revealed yesterday that the Government has not found the money for a Commission of Inquiry into land grabs and property theft, nor has it asked Britain to pay for one. Mr Brown, who first proposed an inquiry and suggested the United Kingdom should foot the bill in 2014, told ltigtThe Royal. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Online opportunity beckons for retailers It used to be that local retailers faced competition from down the street or across town now theyre up against retailers worldwide. With the click of a button customers can order almost anything, any time, anywhere. But brand specialists Natasha Tucker and Eve Godet Thomas think the internet actually provides a tremendous. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Messengers of doom rebuked Anthony Raynor, race director of Bermuda Marathon Weekend, has allayed fears that the annual road running spectacle may not survive because of a lack of sponsorship. The Royal Gazette reported last week that the lack of sponsorship is hindering the Bermuda National Athletics Associations attempt to offer prize money for elite. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Local animator screens at Biff An orange loquat will make you taller, a white one will clone you violet loquats allow you to fly. Its all part of the magic of ltigtThe Adventures of Razltigt, Tashel Beans cartoon about the leader of a group of pint-sized heroes who live on the fictitious Loquat Island and protect it from evil. The show will screen at. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Tributes paid to RBR soldier killed in crash The death of a man after a motorbike crash is a huge loss to both Bermuda and the islands Jamaican community, the president of the Jamaican Association said yesterday. Ricardo Gibbs, who died after a crash late on Wednesday night, was a loyal supporter of the Jamaican community and the Bermudian community, added Roxanne. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Children as young as 11 exposed to porn Children as young as 11 are being exposed to pornography, parents in Bermuda have been warned. Deana Puccio, a social-media expert and former New York court prosecutor, said mothers could not pretend their own sons were not affected. Ms Puccio told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt The children here are very bright, theyre. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Alaysia, 10, gives Christmas money to blind A schoolmates good deed inspired a ten-year-old girl to help a charity. Alaysia Glasford, a primary 6 pupil at Paget Primary School, handed 340 collected instead of Christmas gifts to the Bermuda Society for the Blind on Tuesday. She said Every time I see a blind or visually impaired person walking along, I think to myself that. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Sad departure diminutive in stature but a giant of a man To say that Gladstone Sad Brown was the glue that made Devonshire Recreation Club stick is an understatement. True, there have been many revered figures who have put their hearts and souls into the Green and Gold, the Den, the Home of the Cougars. But for continuity on and off the field, in and out of the spotlight, in good weather and bad,. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Jetting into the island A flight of Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets touched down at the airport yesterday. A spokeswoman for airport operators Skyport said the visit by the four jets was a routine stop. The Typhoons were accompanied by a Voyager Airbus 330 tankertransport, which is used for inflight refuelling. The Typhoon, which went into. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Lets talk oak, barrels and wine First, a correction. It seems that most wine judges and critics now have apps that scan the world for the use of their name and recently one in London pointed out that I had erred in referring to him as a master of wine he had taken the exams, but not passed. This week, I had a thank you from Canada and an e-mail from Mollydooker in. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Pedestrian critical after being hit by car A 62-year-old man was in critical condition last night after he was hit by a car near Baileys Bay in Hamilton Parish. The man was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with head injuries after the accident at 3. 20pm on North Shore Road near the junction with Trinity Church Road. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Beating the drum on trades! Can you hear me? If you ask any politician what is the most common question that they are asked, it will be without a doubt something along the lines of I am looking for a job. Can you help me out?Unfortunately, we all know someone who is either underemployed or unemployed. The reply to the above question usually would be something such as So. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Chipotle chicken with maple and lime Im having one of those moments when all my deadlines seem to be colliding at once. Ive been planning my butt off since December to make things more streamlined over here at Natural HQ. It had all been going so well, but throw in four family birthdays, a party for a giddy 11-year-old, a malfunctioning pump, a broken washing machine,. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Social-media feud led to Steede murder A social media feud between would-be gangsters in Britain led to the murder of Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old Bermudian student fatally stabbed last year in Nottingham. Nottingham Police traced the killing on the night of February 13 to a squabble over respect amplified by YouTube rap videos. The groups rivalry was fuelled by lyrics. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Butterfield shares rise 1.5 Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 50 cents, or 1. 5 per cent, to 33. 50 after 200 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. In New York, the banks shares were up 44 cents, or 1. 29 per cent, at 34. 42. On the local exchange, there was trading in 3,300 shares of One Communications Ltd, 2,514 shares of Ascendant Group Ltd, and 200 shares. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:54:00 AST Parks reminder on horses, dogs, bonfires The Department of Parks is issuing its annual advisory regarding bonfire permits and the guidelines for dogs and horses in Bermudas National Parks. As a reminder, Bermudas National Parks comprise of all public parks and public beaches. And in accordance with the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986, 2009 amp 2017 Amendments and The. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:45:00 AST Employment income falls 1.4 Employment income declined by 1. 4 per cent, and the value of imports fell 15. 8 per cent in the second quarter of last year. However, economic data also showed that more Bermudians were employed in the hotel industry at the end of April last year when compared with the corresponding date in 2017. There were 2,608 hotel employees in. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:33:00 AST Road closures for Bermuda Marathon Weekend The motoring public is reminded that traffic diversions and parking restrictions will be in effect for the ltbgt2019 Invitational Front Street Mileltbgt running races tonight. The event is part of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend taking place from Friday, January 18th until Sunday, January 20th. ltbgtFront Street Mile, City. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:17:00 AST Kevin Maybury, January 18, 2019 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:29:00 AST Drink-driver falls off his bike twice A drink-driver who fell off his motorcycle twice as he tried to get on it has been banned from the road. At Magistrates Court yesterday, Joo Amaral Rebelo, 35, pleaded guilty to having care and control of a motorcycle while impaired. The court heard that officers watching CCTV footage from Front Street in the early hours saw the. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Second-tier teams target prized scalps Premier Division teams will be wary of First Division opponents during the first round of the FA Cup this weekend. Four top-flight teams crashed out to sides in the second tier in the first round last season and a few upsets could be in store among the eight matches tomorrow and Sunday. Somerset Trojans, nine-times winners, make. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Solar making inroads into commercial sector The company undertaking the largest single-site installation of solar panels in Hamilton, is seeing a significant increase in interest in solar energy from the commercial sector. Bermuda Alternate Energy won the contract to install 210 solar panels on the roof of the City of Hamiltons works depot on Laffan Street. The panels will cover. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Three caught at breath-test checkpoints Three men were banned from the road for drink-driving after they were caught at roadside breath-test checkpoints. Magistrates Court heard that Marcus Bean, 39, was stopped after he rode his motorbike through a checkpoint on Harbour Road, Paget, despite being signalled to pull over. The court heard that officers chased and stopped. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Rawlins working on strength and conditioning Delray Rawlins says he is excited to have rejoined his Sussex team-mates and is champing at the bit ahead of the new county cricket season. The Bermuda all-rounder is encouraged by the progress he is making in pre-season. Im just getting back into it and its nice to be back working on skills and conditioning myself for the. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Social insurance contribution rise delayed Seniors are seeing a 1. 4 per cent increase in their contributory pension benefits this month, backdated to August of last year. The increased payout, which is in line with inflation, would normally trigger a simultaneous increase in the mandatory contributions made by those of working age. However that increase is being delayed. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST Justin always destined for big things Proud mother Keena Donawa is already thinking about a trip to Ohio, in anticipation that son Justin will be offered a contract by Major League Soccer team Columbus Crew. Donawa, a Bermuda midfielder, was drafted by the Crew this week in the SuperDraft and will join the team for pre-season training later this month. His mother cannot. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST BMA chairman of the board Simons retires Gerald Simons has retired as chairman of the board of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, and will be succeeded by Jeremy Cox. Other departures from the board are deputy chairman Allan Marshall and Peter Hardy. Mr Simons has served on the board of the BMA for nine years, six of them as chairman. Mr Cox was chief executive officer. .. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 AST