All Stories All Stories en-us Pettingill in contempt of court A law firm was found in contempt of court yesterday after it continued to represent patients of Ewart Brown despite a judge's order not to.Assistant Justice Kiernan Bell told Mark Pettingill and Victoria Greening, of Chancery Legal, they had disobeyed a Supreme Court Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Eve's moves and marks 25 years of sexy sales Sexy doesn't go out of fashion, which is one reason why Eve's Garden Lingerie is going strong and celebrating 25 years in business.As the milestone was reached, shop owner Liz Adderley decided to freshen things up by relocating the shop to a retail unit on the opposite side of the corridor in the Emporium Building on Front... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Marshall expects pressure-free run Lamont Marshall insists there is no pressure on him to retain his Bermuda Day Half Marathon title.The 34-year-old is gunning for his second straight victory and third overall and is among the firm favourites heading into the 13.1-mile road race on Friday."I don't feel pressure any more because I have won it twice, so I just feel... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Shorts are a work of art Four visits in, Eric Dowdle decided to tackle Bermuda shorts. The artist travels from country to city to town, meeting people and painting their culture as he sees it. His findings are then neatly wrapped up: in the art he sells as puzzles and in <i>Painting The Town</i>, his travel series on the BYUtv channel.His... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Caines approves permit for Buju Reggae star Buju Banton has been granted permission to perform in Bermuda, the national security minister confirmed last night. Wayne Caines said that he had decided to allow the popular musician, whose real name is Mark Myrie, to visit the island. Buju was released from a US prison last December after he served eight years of a... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Armed robbery at Belvin's in Flatts A convenience store employee had a knife held to his throat in an armed robbery in Flatts yesterday, a co-worker said. Abdul Shaikh, who was not on duty at the time of the incident, said: "He came inside the counter, put the knife on his neck and told him to open the register and give him the money. Then he just told him to sit down."... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Maiden flight celebrates 100th anniversary Today is the 100th anniversary of Bermuda's first aircraft flight.People lined the streets and balconies on the Hamilton waterfront to watch the first aircraft to take flight in Bermuda in 1919.Tom Singfield, the author of <i>Wings Over Bermuda</i>, said the Curtiss N-9H "Jenny" floatplane was on board the freighter SS... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Developing markets for national growth <i>"The next Progressive Labour Party government will focus its efforts on attacking Bermuda's cost-of-living problem. Our policies must reduce the cost of living across all areas, including healthcare, housing, food and electricity, to ensure that Bermuda is affordable. Our People's Budget will ensure that this urgent issue is... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST DeSilva: Project Ride for all new motorists Road training should be mandatory for all new road users and speed cameras could be introduced, the transport minister has said. Zane DeSilva added that the training programme Project Ride, or a similar programme, should be compulsory for all riders, not just schoolchildren.He said: "I think it should, because the data is out... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST 'Bermuda Story' suffers for flawed engagement with EU Bermuda has been removed from the European Union blacklist. This is a good thing, but before Bermudians celebrate or breathe too deep a sigh of relief, there are some important issues that remain outstanding. About a month ago, I wrote an opinion-editorial on a number of issues relating to Bermuda being placed on an EU blacklist. In that... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Bermudian woman missing in Toronto Police in Canada are trying to track down a Bermudian woman missing since the weekend. Siobhan Dobson, 32, of Brampton, was last seen in Toronto at about 11am on May 18. Peel Regional Police said: "Police and family are concerned for her wellbeing." She is described as white, slim, with a fair complexion, 5ft 2in tall, weighing... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Murder trial jury shown CCTV footage of man The trial of a man accused of a gun murder was shown CCTV footage said in court to show his movements around North Hamilton on the night of the killing.Kiari Tucker, 22, charged with the murder of Morlan Steede, was said to have been tracked by the police and private CCTV networks.He is further charged with using a firearm to... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Andrea declared 'post-tropical' Post-tropical cyclone Andrea is not a threat to Bermuda, the island's weather agency said last night. The Bermuda Weather Service said that the storm's closest point of approach to Bermuda was expected to be 57 miles to the south-southeast at 10am this morning. The weather service added: "However, this system may move closer to... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Disappointed in response to letter writer's concerns Dear Sir,I refer to the countervailing opinions on pages 4 and 5 of your newspaper of May 19, 2019. Each article expresses the interpretation of "facts" as perceived by the respective writer. This interpretation is influenced inevitably by the life experiences of the writer.The page 5 opinion consists of a Letter to the Editor... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Keep on moving: make exercise a regular part of your day My son, Alex, just returned from college and is actively involved in rugby and the training it involves. My daughter, Zavia, is also heavily involved in our local rugby programme. However, what if your child has not found a sport that they enjoy? How can they still maintain a healthy level of fitness?Any type of regular, physical... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Hopkins: Mayho still man to beat Kaden Hopkins believes he still has a point to prove in the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race despite being a previous winner of the Bermuda Day event.At the age of 17, Hopkins shot to prominence, winning the race in 2017 in a thrilling battle with the highly fancied Matthew Oliveira, to become the first son of a champion to win, following... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Duperreault and Greenberg top pay rankings Brian Duperreault tops the rankings in terms of executive compensation in the property and casualty insurance industry.Mr Duperreault, a Bermudian and the chief executive officer of American International Group, earned $20.8 million 2018, according to trade publication The Insurance Insider.Evan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Barbecue grills banned from parade route Sidewalk barbecues are to be banned from the Bermuda Day Parade, it was revealed yesterday.Dwayne Caines, the chief operating officer for the City of Hamilton, said the ban was imposed on safety grounds.Mr Caines said: "With the congestion expected on the sidewalks along the parade route, one must realise that the cooking of food,... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Island Events Group plans out active summer Island Events Group has a busy summer planned, beginning this week with "Fantasy Island", a two-day music festival to celebrate Bermuda Day.DJ Walshy Fire, one third of electronic dance music trio Major Lazer, headlines the event Thursday and Friday on White's Island. The festival is presented by Off Level BDA and Party People, which... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Proxy battle halted at the last minute A proxy battle between Argo Group International Holdings Ltd and activist shareholders has been halted, but recriminations continue.Voce Capital Management LLC had been pushing to have a number of Argo's directors removed, and had proposed alternative candidates to replace them. The election of directors will form part of Argo's annual... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST MS Amlin buys stake in Envelop Risk MS Amlin has acquired a strategic stake in Envelop Risk, a global specialist reinsurance managing general agency with a focus on artificial intelligence-driven cyber-risk modelling.The investment sees MS Amlin take a minority strategic stake in the firm, further strengthening the strategic relationship between the two companies, both of... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Cuts flying after three wins Willow Cuts are setting the early pace in the One First Division promotion race after recording their third straight victory with a 68-run victory over Devonshire Recreation Club at Somerset Cricket Club on Sunday.Opener Kwasi James scored 100 after sharing in an opening stand of 97 with captain Kamal Bashir as Cuts posted 270 for nine... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Trott linked with loan move Nathan Trott, the West Ham United goalkeeper looks set to be loaned out for next season, according to reports in the English media.The England Under-20 goalkeeper signed a new deal at the Premier League club in March, keeping the Bermudian at the London Stadium until 2022.The England Under-20 player made 13 appearances this season... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Parry to be new Armour Group CFO Former Lloyd's of London's chief financial officer, John Parry, will become the new Armour Group CFO next month. Armour Group announced the appointment today. "We are delighted that John has agreed to join Armour as group CFO," said Brad Huntington, Armour chairman and chief executive officer. "He has impeccable financial services... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST No comment on civil servant's status The Government has refused to say if it has suspended a civil servant accused of an assault on a 17-year-old girl when she refused to board a flight to the United States.The worker is alleged in an official document seen by <i>The Royal... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST PwC Bermuda highlights community efforts Professional-services firm PwC Bermuda has released a summary of the organisation's community engagement and environmental stewardship initiatives during 2018.The firm's Corporate Responsibility Highlights document reveals that PwC Bermuda last year donated more than $1 million to island non-profit and charitable organisations, and... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Diabetes expert appointed at hospital An expert on diabetes has been appointed as a consultant endocrinologist by the Bermuda Hospitals Board.Andrew Jamieson, from, Glasgow, Scotland, previously worked to tackle the disease in the United Arab Emirates.Dr Jamieson said: "I am looking forward to serving the community and working to improve health outcomes for diabetics... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Greig is chief mate on tall ship A Bermudian woman is second in command on a sail training ship on the last leg of a round-the-world trip.Erin Greig is the chief mate on the <i>Picton Castle</i>, which had docked in Bermuda before it completes its voyage with a return to its home port of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, next week.Ms Greig, who was not... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Devonshire parish constable's meet-and-greet The parish constable for Devonshire will hold a meet-and-greet with residents tomorrow. Kyle Outerbridge will host the session at JJ Produce, next to Melville Crescent, at 11am.People will have the chance to raise concerns about antisocial or criminal activity and get information on Neighbourhood Watch schemes and crime... Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Crown: shooting victim stalked A murder victim was chased and shot three times, at least once in the back, a jury was told yesterday.Kiari Tucker was accused in Supreme Court of killing Morlan Steede and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence. The 22-year-old, from Warwick, denied both charges, which the court heard were alleged to have happened on... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Neptune refitted to create The Media Lounge Film enthusiasts have another venue to enjoy with the opening of The Media Lounge cinema and wi-fi café at Royal Naval Dockyard.Situated in the building that housed the Neptune Cinema before it closed in November, the venue has had a re-fit.The cinema has a new screen and sound system, while the lobby has been updated with... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Salford on lookout for local talent Aspiring footballers will have a golden chance to catch the eye of professional coaches when Sky Bet League Two side Salford City hold open trials at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence in July.Salford, who gained promotion to the Football League this season, will invite two players from the trials for further tryouts with the Manchester... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Art has no plans to retire Businessman Art Riviere isn't one for hobbies. Keeping cars clean is what gets the 78-year-old going.As the owner of Bull's Head Car Wash he's in and out of the business, keeping an eye on staff - and customers."A lot of people are claustrophobic," he said. "Anytime we have a customer who is claustrophobic, we will take the car... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Bankrupt lawyer determined to practise again A Bermudian lawyer has blamed his bankruptcy on unpaid client bills of more than $1.5 million. Rick Woolridge said yesterday: "I've got $1.7 million worth of receivables in the street.Mr Woolridge explained: "I'm in the process now of suing people that owe me money." He added: "I've got just over $100,000 in judgments so... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Buju's 'long walk' reaches Bermuda Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton is expected to perform in Bermuda this summer.Buju, who was released from a US prison last December after serving eight years of a ten-year sentence for conspiracy to import cocaine, is scheduled to appear on August 17 at the National Stadium.Organisers of the event are expected to provide... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Larry Woolgar (1952-2019) The survivor of a brutal machete attack six years ago after a prowler broke into his home has died.Larry Woolgar, a former manager at the English Sports Shop, was 66.David Hamshere, the president of Tess Ltd, which owns the English Sports Shop on Front Street, Hamilton, said Mr Woolgar, who lived on Richmond Road in Pembroke, was... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Weather service watching Andrea Subtropical depression Andrea will bring the chance of thunder and strong winds as it passes Bermuda.At noon today, the closest point of approach to Bermuda within the next three days was forecast to be 71 nautical miles to the west-south-west, at 9am tomorrow. Andrea may move closer to Bermuda after that time period, depending upon its... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Making best use of our intellectual resources <b>This is the last in an eight-part series that takes an incisive look at the Bermuda economy, historically from our humble beginnings to the 21st century and the challenges faced by the Progressive Labour Party government</b>Of the 65,000 people living in Bermuda, only approximately 45,000 were born here. This is a... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Police renew witness appeal in Dill murder Police are marking the third anniversary today of a shooting death with a fresh appeal for anyone with information on the murder to come forward.A police spokesman said the case was still under investigation.Patrick Dill, 26, was shot outside his home on Crossland Lane, Pembroke, at 10.45pm on May 21, 2016 as he got into a car to... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST One shares improve 1.4% Shares of One Communications Ltd improved by five cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $3.55 after 1,500 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.There was trading in 5,500 shares of BFM Ltd, and 15 shares of Butterfield Bank, but with no change to the closing price of either stock.On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield... Tue, 21 May 2019 18:28:00 AST Celebrate emergency services workers Bermuda's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are highlighting the work they do in the community this week. Join them outside City Hall on Wednesday 22 May from 11am to 2pm.The event will feature EMS members in Bermuda including EMT's from Bermuda Hospitals Board and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, The Bermuda Police Service,... Tue, 21 May 2019 17:03:00 AST Cadet wins song contest The Bermuda Police Service celebrates the achievement of Cadet Alnique Young-Looby, who entered and won the 2019 Relay for Life of Bermuda song competition.The competition required persons entering to record a song that Relay for Life could use as their theme song.Cadet Young-Looby, a singer and aspiring songwriter,... Tue, 21 May 2019 16:59:00 AST Simons reappointed to Olympic Education Commission Judy Simons, the Bermuda Olympic Association president, has been reappointed as a member of the Olympic Education Commission by International Olympic Committee.The Olympic Education Commission advises Thomas Bach, IOC president, and the Executive Board on the promotion of Olympic values-based education, and provides strategic direction... Tue, 21 May 2019 16:45:00 AST Roy joins Fairmont Southampton as director of golf Fairmont Southampton have welcomed Scott Roy as the new director of golf for Turtle Hill Golf Club at Fairmont Southampton. Roy started his golfing journey at Turtle Hill Golf Club aged 13, working outside services to gain early experience in hospitality, the golf course and golf shop.He is a graduate of Mount Saint Agnes Academy,... Tue, 21 May 2019 16:51:00 AST Cultural Apprenticeship winners We're celebrating Bermudian Excellence this Heritage Month. And today, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo congratulated this year's winners of the Cultural Apprenticeship Showcase. Colita Cook-Shillingford and Barbara Paynter have been crowned as the joint winners of the Carnival Costume... Tue, 21 May 2019 16:00:00 AST Thompson excited by return to Village Kenny Thompson is hoping to pick up where he left off when he returns to Bernard Park as football director of North Village next season. Thompson has held the same position at BAA since July 2010, rebuilding the programme and overseeing their promotion to the Premier Division last season. Now a fresh challenge awaits one of the... Tue, 21 May 2019 14:48:00 AST Devonshire Parish Council scholarship The Devonshire Parish Council is pleased to offer their Fall 2019 scholarship, with a maximum value of up to $5,000.00 per awardee for undergraduate and graduate studies. Students must be accepted or enrolled at an approved college, including Bermuda College, or university.Applicants, who must be Bermudian and have resided in the... Tue, 21 May 2019 13:45:00 AST Coalition earns certification An island charity charged with the protection of youngsters has earned certification. The Coalition for the Protection of Children earned the first of a two-phase process with the Bermuda National Standards Committee.The charity hopes to achieve the second part of the process, accreditation, by 2021. Kelly Hunt, the... Tue, 21 May 2019 11:52:00 AST Something for everyone at Guitar Festival Bach, Bob Marley and Bon Jovi are all on the bill for music fans and the Bermuda Guitar Festival's line-up means there is something for everyone.The 16th annual event opens on Thursday when Tooz Company will perform their own arrangements of rock classics made hits by bands like Guns 'N' Roses.Steve Crawford, a guitarist, and... Tue, 21 May 2019 11:41:00 AST Young people to star in cabaret Loud Souls 2: A Cabaret featuring youth authors/performing artists in the Noire Youth Theatre CompanyOn Friday May 31st and Saturday June 1st at 6 and 8 pm, Noire Youth Theatre Company, Registered Charity # 1002, will host Loud Souls 2 – A Youth Speak Event featuring original monologues and poetry with music. The performers are... Tue, 21 May 2019 11:17:00 AST Argus acquires One Team Health Argus Group has acquired One Team Health, a Toronto-based third-party overseas care administrator.The Bermudian-based insurer said the purchase would bolster its efforts to reduce healthcare expenses while improving quality of care.Alison Hill, chief executive officer of Argus, said: "With healthcare costs on the rise globally,... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST RA invites views on 'open internet' Internet users who access video-streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube, or calling services like Skype, should not suffer inferior performance as a result of local service providers unjustifiably managing internet traffic.That's the view of the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda, which is seeking public and stakeholder feedback on... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Are your mind and body working in harmony? few weeks ago I was fortunate to attend a lecture given by Deepak Chopra, claimed by many to be one of the most influential persons alive and the most influential person in the medical field. The topic of the presentation, which was sponsored by Colonial Insurance Group, was The Nature of Reality.Interestingly, Chopra devoted the... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Gunshot in Paget under investigation An inquiry into a gunshot fired on Sunday night has been launched.Police said a weapon was fired about 11.30pm on Harbour Road in Paget near Manse Road.Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone who saw suspicious activity after 11pm, especially involving riders on motorcycles, to contact them.Witnesses can call the... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Belco launches battery energy storage system Belco held an official launch ceremony for its new Battery Energy Storage System, which the company believes will cut fuel and maintenance costs by $2 million a year.The huge lithium batteries at the heart of the Bess provide Belco with reserve capacity and will kick in within 50 milliseconds of a problem with the generated power supply. Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Dellwood to reopen after water issue Children at a middle school were sent home early yesterday after a broken pipe stopped its water supply.The youngsters at Dellwood Middle School finished at 1.15pm. Plumbers were called in to the Pembroke school and water was restored about 20 minutes later. The school is expected to operate as normal today. Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Axis refreshes brand and website Axis Capital Holdings Ltd has launched a refreshed brand, logo and website. "Our new visual identity builds on our storied history and strengths, but breaks out to reflect Axis's bold actions and future," said Albert Benchimol, the chief executive officer of Axis. "It represents the transformation under way at Axis and the... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Writing prize created to honour late historian The English-Speaking Union has launched a competition in honour of a historian, author and former Editor of <i>The Royal Gazette</i>.The competition is named after William Sears Zuill, who died aged 86 in 2016, and was also the first director of the Bermuda National Trust.Don Moore, the president of The... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Dowling and Bean make flying start Quincy Dowling and co-pilot Tai Bean were crowned overall winners of the St George's Marine Expo Race in St George's Harbour in the Bermuda Power Boat Association's season opener at the weekend.The pair, who compete in the B class, accumulated the most points during the two timed races on a triangular racecourse to finish ten points... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Tota wins on amateur debut Controversy Gym's boxers had mixed fortunes at the Dover Boxing Club Annual Slugfest in New Jersey at the weekend.Lovintz Tota claimed a unanimous decision victory on his amateur debut in the middleweight division, while Adrian Roach suffered a split-decision loss in his welterweight bout.Roach, 16, whose has three victories from... Tue, 21 May 2019 08:00:00 AST