All Stories All Stories en-us Survivors war on abuse ltigtJanice McLean is a survivor. She tells ltbgtLISA SIMPSONltbgt how she is helping others come to terms with the lasting impact of childhood sexual abuseltigtJanice McLean fought through depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts after being abused as a child. It wasnt until she attended a presentation by charity. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Senior management departures at Digicel Top executives at telecoms firm Digicel are in line to leave the company as it pushes ahead with plans to centralise back room management in the Caribbean as part of its Digicel 2030 review. Insiders at other telecoms firms on the island said they had heard a management clear-out was in the offing. But Robin Seale, CEO of Digicel,. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Oliveira and Famous win bronze in Bahamas Bermudas athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games signed off in style, with Matthew Oliveira and Sakari Famous winning medals on the final day in Nassau, Bahamas. Cyclist Oliveira reaffirmed his reputation as one of the islands most promising athletes after winning a second medal, claiming bronze in the boys road race. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST World traveller passing on her experience Students who sign up for the Bermuda National Gallerys photography camp come ready to pick up a camera. But senior counsellor Rhea Gibbons has them drawing plants. What we try to do with the intermediate group is not just to focus on their photography skills but also to refine their observational skills and work with the. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Pitcher home after collapsing at match OJ Pitcher has returned home from hospital after collapsing during St Davids defeat by Baileys Bay in the Eastern Counties Cup first round at Lords on Saturday. Pitcher became unwell during Bays innings in the final over before lunch with chest pains and required medical attention on the pitch before being taken to King Edward VII. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Radio DJ loses battle with cancer A Bermudian radio personality passed away peacefully in Canada this past week after a battle with brain cancer. Gregory Greg Frederick Beach died on July 17 in Moncton, New Brunswick. He was 50 years old. Mr Beach was born on March 21, 1967, to parents Nancy Steeves, of Moncton, and the late Frederick Beach. His passion. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Students tackle issues of privilege, poverty and crime Privilege, poverty, crime and leadership were among the topics discussed by summer students as part of the inaugural Future Leaders Programme. Students from grade 8 to 12 were given the opportunity to take part in the three-week programme, which invited members of the community to share their experience and expertise on social issues. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Families are first line of defence for mental illness Family are usually the first line of defence for those with mental illness, according to counsellor Chanelle Lawson. But family members also need support, Dr Lawson, who will be the keynote speaker at tonights You Are Not Alone forum, told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt. Family is usually the first line of defence, the. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Together we stand, divided we fall ltigtSelf-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesnt happen. ltigt Alyce P. Cornyn-SelbyIn advance of winning the General Election last Tuesday, David Burt pledged that a Progressive Labour Party government would put greater emphasis on collaboration. The One Bermuda Alliance,. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Fight on Virgin plane lands UK man in court UK news outlets have published footage of an altercation that caused a Virgin Atlantic flight to divert to Bermuda and cost a British man 2,000 in fines. The incident, which took place on May 16, involved a male passenger becoming disruptive on a flight from London to Jamaica. The footage, released by Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Gun violence remains major issue to overcome The new Progressive Labour Party government will have its plate full with a wide range of complex issues. Among them will be the deeply disturbing trend of gun violence, believed to be gang-related, which seems unstoppable despite numerous efforts by previous governments, police, community leaders, and cries from various sections of public life. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST National Trust present annual awards More than 20 awards and certificates have been presented to 70 individuals and organisations by the Bermuda National Trust, recognising their work to preserve and restore Bermudas heritage and to preserve and raise awareness of the islands environment. Among those thanked were those who were responsible for the rescue and restoration. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Orange Bay goes green Consignment store Orange Bay Company is going green with the introduction of a new Bring Your Own Bag initiative. The Victoria Street shop has put an end to giving away shopping bags with every purchase. Instead, shoppers are asked to bring their own bag to the store, buy a paper bag for 1, or purchase a special-edition reusable. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Vandals hit MPs home Police are investigating a report of wilful damage at the home of national security minister Wayne Caines. According to Mr Caines, vandals broke into the pump room and broke a significant pipe connected to the water pump last week. We made a police complaint and the police are investigating, he added. A plumber fixed the. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda edged out by Jamaica Bermuda bravely bowed out of the Concacaf Caribbean Womens Under-20 Qualifiers last night, losing 2-1 to Jamaica at the National Stadium. The home side required a victory to advance to the regional finals in St Kitts and Nevis in November but fell just short of achieving their ambition. Both teams won their opening group B games. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST The final word from independent MP Crockwell ltigtThe following is independent MP Shawn Crockwells last speech in the House of Assembly, on May 19, courtesy of the official Hansard reportltigtThank you, Mr Speaker Randy Horton. I had not planned to speak. The Speaker Everybody says that, Honourable Member. I certainly planned to have been in my bed a long time ago,. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Motivate him but dont bend your back ltbgtDear Dr Nekialtbgt,I have always been the type of woman who can hold her own and take care of herself. And I also dont mind being able to help my man too. In fact I enjoy doing so. But I keep finding myself in relationships where I feel like I am more of a mother to the man than anything else. It is just so difficult to. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Black Enterprise CEO delivers inspiration Entrepreneurs picked up valuable insight about growing their businesses from international small-business expert, Earl Butch Graves, chief executive officer of Black Enterprise and board member of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. In a 30-minute talk, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers, Mr Graves talked primarily about access to. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Lionfish tournament roaring success The seventh annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was another roaring success this year as 92 fish were swept up from the ocean. There were 110 lionfish hunters this year and the biggest fish caught on the day was 17 inches, by longtime tournament supporter Bob Steinhoff. A special Booby Prize went out to hunter Chris Gauntlett. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Natural disasters cost insurers 22bn Insurers face 22bn of payouts for natural disasters in the first half of this year, with 76 per cent of losses coming from US events. Aon Benfields catastrophe model development team, released its ltigtGlobal Catastrophe Recap First Half of 2017ltigt report, which evaluated the impact of the natural disaster events that. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bay pull off upset in St Davids backyard Rodney Trott, the Baileys Bay captain, was carried off the field on his team-mates shoulders after his side dethroned St Davids in the first round of the Eastern Counties yesterday. Bays players, coaches and supporters transformed Lords, for so long an impenetrable fortress, into a sea of red as they wildly celebrated their 61-run. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST No medal repeat for Lewis in London Jessica Lewis was unable to repeat her medal-winning success of two years ago after placing fifth in the T53 100 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. Lewis crossed the finish line in 17. 40sec the exact same time she posted at the previous championships in Doha, Qatar, when she claimed bronze. Samantha. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST ICT networking event for students A summer networking event for students keen on a career in information technology is to be held this week. The Technology Leadership Forum will host its annual IT Summer Networking Event at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Students will learn about the TLF and its summer internship programme, designed to prepare students for a career. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Pond heroics not enough ltbgtBermuda 1 Jamaica 2ltbgtMicah Pond produced an outstanding display in goal but it was not enough to prevent Bermuda from bowing out of the Concacaf Caribbean Womens Under-20 qualifiers at the National Stadium last night. The Bermuda goalkeeper made a string of saves to keep the hosts in with a fighting chance of. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST 2.3m worth of shares traded Shares worth more than 2. 3 million traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index last week. Somers Ltd improved by 50 cents, or 3. 8 per cent, to 13. 50 after 700 traded. Bank of Butterfield edged up 10 cents, or 0. 3 per cent, to 34. 10 after 61,717 shares were exchanged during the week. Bermuda Press Holdings Ltd, the parent of The. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudas end not pitch perfect Bermudas final match of the Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Americas Region ended in a farce on Saturday as a substandard pitch deprived players and spectators of a full days cricket at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Toronto. The trouble with the south-east pitch began on the first day of the tournament a week ago when Bermuda. .. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, July 24, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Smith awarded BFIS alumni scholarship Law student Precious Smith has been awarded a 10,000 scholarship from the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies. The funds were raised by alumni of the BFIS during the annual alumni denim day. And many of the companies and organisations who employ BFIS alumni helped through staff donations and corporate matching. .. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:04:00 EST BEC congratulates new Government The Bermuda Employers Council has congratulated the Progressive Labour Party on its election win and said it looks forward to working with David Burt, the Premier, and his Cabinet. In a statement the BEC, representing Bermudas employers, said the implementation of the National Workforce Development Plan and National Skills Plan, the. .. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:28:00 EST Lifetime achievement award for Burns Michael Burns has been selected as the winner of the second Fred Reiss Lifetime Achievement Award. A leading Bermudian corporate lawyer, Mr Burns, is a former senior partner, executive board member and global group general counsel of Appleby, He now runs his own consultancy, advising clients on local and international business. .. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:03:00 EST Drugs smuggler jailed A drugs mule who was caught after smuggling a stash of fentanyl into Bermuda believed to be worth nearly 800,000 has been jailed for seven years. Jacqueline Robinson swallowed 45 pellets of the lethal drug before travelling from Toronto to Bermuda on December 15 last year. The 25-year-old Canadian national made it through LF Wade. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST New leaders challenge to nurture prosperity The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity Benjamin DisraeliBermuda has a new leader. Not yet 40 years old, David Burt swept to a decisive victory last week. In a masterful display of politics, collaboration, shrewdness, organisation, and media encapsulation, our new Premier demonstrated skill, sagacity, and tenacity to. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Champion Trott backs school-mate Frazzoni Nathan Trott, the West Ham United and England Under-19 goalkeeper, has thrown his weight firmly behind Bermudas Concacaf Caribbean Womens Under-20 qualifying bid. Trott, a member of Englands squad that won the European Under-19 Championship a week ago in Georgia, attended Bermudas resounding 5-1 demolition of Curacao at the National. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST HMS Renown and the drowning captain The 1890s saw tremendous changes within the British military, including on our island where the Bermuda Militia Artillery and the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps were formed to bring Bermudians in the defence system of the place. Those forces and their successors amalgamated to form the now Royal Bermuda Regiment in 1965, with its. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Models death is loss to the world Family, friends and colleagues of Sophie Fraser-Smith have paid tributes to her kindness, humility and beauty as both a model and a person. The 21-year-olds life was claimed on July 18 in a collision on Middle Road in Southampton making her the eighth road fatality of 2017. Christopher Vee, one of Bermudas top make-up artists. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST How PLP stormed to victory The Progressive Labour Party stormed to victory in the 2017 General Election with the most votes ever won under Bermudas parliamentary system. The new ruling party got 20,059 votes across the country on Tuesday almost 59 per cent of the popular vote and 5,841 more votes than it received when it narrowly lost to the One Bermuda Alliance. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Gordon-Pamplin now interim leader of OBA Patricia Gordon-Pamplin and Sylvan Richards have been announced as interim leader and interim deputy leader of the One Bermuda Alliance, after the partys members convened last night. The announcement from Lynne Woolridge, chairwoman of the OBA, came on the heels of Tuesdays sweeping loss at the polls, in which the Progressive Labour. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Life turns around after working with boat team It takes a village to raise a child. The same can be said of Keni Outerbridge, who with the encouragement of his teachers and family, has seen the benefits of a hands-on style of learning in his work with Americas Cup SoftBank Team Japan. The 15-year-old had been given the opportunity to work with the team after Reeshemiah Darrell,. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST New airport delivers jobs and lasting benefits With only three months under its belt, the redevelopment of the LF Wade International Airport is already creating a wave of business for Bermudas construction sector and the many small and medium-sized Bermudian businesses that support it. A cornerstone of the One Bermuda Alliances platform of optimism, recovery and renewal, the airport. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Ignoring white racism undermines wisdom Dear Sir,The op-ed by Monica Jones ltigtRoyal Gazetteltigt, July 15 was interesting and no doubt well-intentioned. But it would have had more validity if it had been more balanced. Her obvious self-induced blindness reinforces the walls she writes about rather than building bridges. To be specific, she could see the. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Keeping Bermuda in his prayers but time to move on After nearly ten years on the island, the Reverend Musawenkosi Nyanawesizwe Daba will be moving with his family to New Zealand next month. Its a bittersweet moment for the South African native, who has helped to usher in a dynamic new ministry at St Marks Church since 2013. As the first black clergyman at the Smiths church, hes. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Collision in Warwick two hurt A 52-year-old Warwick man injured in a crash last night was recovering in a stable condition on a general ward this afternoon. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Southampton man also involved in the accident was treated and later discharged from the hospital. According to a police spokesman, the two motorcyclists collided while heading in. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:39:00 EST Bermuda have no fear of Jamaica Bermuda will have to beat Jamaica in their final group match at the National Stadium tomorrow if they are to progress to the next round of Concacaf Caribbean Womens Under-20 qualifiers. The Reggae Girlz bolted to the top of the standings on goal difference over their hosts via a 10-0 defeat of Curaao at the National Stadium last. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Missions team sets off for Malawi A team of volunteers heads for Malawi today to work on homes for the needy, as Bermuda Overseas Missions undertakes its 18th annual humanitarian tripBOM president David Thompson will travel with 28 volunteers to Mulanje, a small town in the countrys south. The group, a mix of students from the Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Spicer free now that spell is broken For a little more than 180 days, he toiled under the watchful eye of the ogre, performing acts that made his whole soul shrink in revulsion. From the first day, when he had to come out and bear false witness to the numbers present for the inauguration, to the very last, when you could still hear his voice echoing dimly from far off camera,. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Post office neglects privacy Dear Sir,I was brought up with the concept of not opening up any mail not addressed to oneself and that posted mail was for the eyes of the recipient only. This does not appear to be the case with the Bermuda Post Office. Attached is a scan of an envelope, correctly addressed, with the senders name and address in the top. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudians are hurting Dear Sir,The Bermuda Industrial Union seems to focus on the wrong things. The union calls for the members to come out, but the white and foreign workers do not and they get the benefits. The union needs to do something about all outsiders that are allowed to come in and get the jobs that locals can do simple jobs that can be done. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Gospel concert to raise funds for student ltbgtJULY 29ltbgtltbgt Mt Zion AME Churchltbgt Gospel concert featuring the dynamic duo, Last Call, as well as Mt Zion and Richard Allen Praise Teams, the Entime Band and other exciting guest artists. Funds raised will assist Jeron Clemendor, a student at Oakwood University in Huntsville Alabama, with tuition. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Funbridge set to broadcast live matches The ACBL Nationals are well under way in Toronto and quite a few pairs are attending from Bermuda if you are going and do something exceptional, or know of someone else who does, please e-mail me on dezvlm. bm and Ill put it in the column if deemed worthy! Coming joint 5th in the 9am Earlybird Pairs, for instance, will not make the. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Dont let them use the grandchild for money Dear Dave,My wife and I have been helping our adopted daughter financially for some time. Shes 25, has been married for three years, and we dont see this cycle stopping anytime soon. The worst part is, they will often throw in that our grandchild will go without something unless we help. Were certain this isnt teaching them to stand. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Pitcher back to lead St Davids Champions St Davids made two changes to the team that drew with Baileys Bay in last years Eastern Counties final. Captain OJ Pitcher, who missed last years two matches because of a leg injury from a bike accident, comes back to lead the team while Chris Douglas also returns for todays clash. The pair replace Ankoma Cannonier and. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Offering some prayers for our politicians In the wake of the recent General Election, Rev Dr Joseph Whalen, Jr, Pastor of the Marsden First United Methodist Church, offered these prayers for Bermudas political leaders. Scripture Reading Psalm 991-5, Psalm 1Reflections of the Heart When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, the Lord reassured Moses that he. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudas hopes in a spin Bermudas last sliver of hope in qualifying for the Under-19 World Cup in 2018 was crushed yesterday by unbeaten United States on a hot and breezy day at the Toronto Cricket Club. The US won the toss and elected to bat, but were soon in trouble at 29 for two, with Rudi Butterfield taking a magnificent diving catch at first slip to get rid. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Washington finishes eighth Jesse Washington set two personal bests as he finished eighth in the boys 100 metres final at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas last night. The Bermudian finished the final in 56. 42sec, smashing his pre-tournament PB of 56. 88. In his heat yesterday morning, Washington finished third with a time of 56. 85, swimming. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Personal best for Brangman Deneo Brangman set a personal best, but missed out on qualifying for the final after finishing fourth in his boys 400 metres heat at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas. Brangman finished in a time of 49. 52sec after coming into the competition with a PB of 49. 77. This marks the first time that Brangman has consistently ran. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Legasea takes spoils in Big Game Classic Its hard to keep pace with rapidly moving targets and there is no doubt that the summer billfish scene moves with plenty of pace. A quick blue marlin release for Captain Brian Hines Legasea in the early afternoon of the Saturday moved the team to the top of the standings with 1,700 points where they remained until the close of play,. .. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, July 22, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Casablanca to open new caf on Front Street Business is so good for the owner of Casablanca in Hamilton, he is to open another outlet on Front Street. Less than a year ago, Amre Elsayed opened Casablanca in Washington Lane specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine with a dash of style The industry veteran has now taken over the former Juice n Beans caf on Front Street, which. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Samuels inspired by show of support Jahzyiah Samuels admits she was surprised to score in Bermudas 5-1 demolition of Curaao in the Concacaf Caribbean Womens Under-20 Qualifier at the National Stadium. The 16-year-old came on as a substitute in the 82nd minute and took just two minutes to score Bermudas fourth goal and her first at international level with a sublime. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Swiss chef still going strong after 30 years Do your boiled eggs come out like old shoe leather? Is your broccoli flaccid?Swiss chef Rene Notter may have some ideas. The 55-year-old started the website ABC of Cooking four years ago to offer home chefs tips and tricks. Its not meant for professional chefs, said Mr Notter. I do simple things. He said even some. .. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST