All Stories All Stories en-us Discipline at school has gone down the drain Bullying and bad behaviour at an island primary school is ignored by education officials, worried parents have claimed. Parents of pupils at Elliot Primary School said that their objections to the education ministry had fallen on deaf ears and that some had voted with their feet and transferred their children to other schools. A. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Career transition service set up The Olderhood Group Ltd, part of The Career Partners International Firm network, has teamed up with recruitment business Elevate to help locals with career transition. Robin Trimingham, chief operating officer of The Olderhood Group said Career Partners International is a worldwide organisation with more than 300 offices, specialising in. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Houllier bound for Bermuda Grard Houllier, the former France coach and Liverpool manager, has agreed to share his wealth of expertise with Bermudas football community. The assistant coach of Frances victorious 1998 World Cup team has accepted an invitation to be the guest speaker at a black-tie event to take place early next year on the island, fellow Frenchman. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Family weathers the storm of horrific Hurricane Irma June Famous looked forward to hurricanes when she was a child in Tortola. Storms were an exciting time for her and her young cousins. The entire family would shelter together, under one roof. Wed say this was what it was like in Noahs Ark, said Mrs Famous. We were never scared. That all changed with Hurricane Irma on. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Police launch investigation into New York phone leak An investigation is under way to determine whether police personnel leaked images connected to a planned trip to New York involving David Burt, the Premier, and other politicians. Acting Commissioner Paul Wright confirmed that complaints had been received over inappropriately disclosed images connected to the alleged trip Mr Burt, then. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Regiment working hard to help repair Turks Caicos Bermudas troops got to work as soon as they arrived in hurricane-hit Turks amp Caicos, the commander on the ground said yesterday. Major Corey Smalley explained the Royal Bermuda Regiment contingent had helped to build a logistics base for the World Food Programme on Providenciales while waiting for an airlift to Grand Turk at the. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Picassos symbol of peace A lithograph by world-renowned artist and sculptor Pablo Picasso is on display at the Bermuda National Gallery. This is the first time the gallery is exhibiting a work by Picasso, who is viewed as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. It was made possible thanks to a donation from Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Potential seeds of global danger The recent act of terrorism in London, which resulted in a number of people being injured by a bomb on a train, once again was a grim reminder that terrorists have managed to plant seeds of hatred in the minds of the vulnerable to keep their vicious ideology of attacking all who oppose their doctrine. In the latest incident, fortunately. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Wilson prioritises ageing well strategy An official guardian for vulnerable elderly people is high on the agenda, new Minister for Health Kim Wilson promised yesterday. Ms Wilson said an Office of the Public Guardian was on the cards and told a meeting watch this space. She added There are certain legislative enactments that we would like to advance, the first one. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST We need a Human Rights Act that gives people freedom I sat on the Human Rights Commission for 13 years up until the end of 1998. The legislation was always a work in progress not as one would think, as this immutable gospel or the tablet on the Mount. The whole issue of what is a human right has its contours and nuances and, yes, flaws. There are even arguments that say there is no such thing. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Children and families at the forefront, says Burt Children first and families first. That was the overriding message from the Bermuda Government last night as it hosted a town hall meeting to further detail proposals outlined in the Throne Speech. Several hundred residents descended on the Berkeley Institute to hear presentations from David Burt and three of his Cabinet. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Food Walk postponed thanks to rain The Food Walk in Chancery Lane, scheduled for noon to 2pm today, has been postponed because of bad weather. The event, part of the City Food Festival, has been rearranged for tomorrow at the same time. Other items on the agenda for the festival include Goslings Rum Dinner, today, 7pm to 9pm at Marcus. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:12:00 EST Still time to repent for American racism Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins tomorrow night. This is the season during which Jews make tshuvah or engage in the work of repentance and repair for all we have done wrong in the past year. Tshuvah is not just about saying sorry its about healing wrongs, to whatever extent that might be possible. And its that part about. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Sugar tax can lead to healthier diets Research has shown that a tax on sugary non-nutritious foods cuts consumption, according to Bermudas chief medical officer. Cheryl Peek-Ball told Hamilton Rotarians that a subsidy for locally grown fresh produce had also led to healthier diets in many jurisdiction. Dr Peek-Ball was speaking after the Throne Speech said Government. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Can Scotland selfie reunite owner with lost camera? A good Samaritan hopes a selfie shot in Scotland will help return a lost camera to a possible Bermudian owner. Colin Grant said he found the camera at a bus stop in the village of Balloch, near Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands. Mr Grant said the camera had more than 800 images on it mostly of Bermuda. He added There. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Polish kayaker, 71, crosses the Atlantic again A 71-year-old kayaker, Aleksander Doba Olek, has completed his third solo Atlantic crossing with Bermuda playing a minor role in the epic voyage. The Polish adventurer has crossed the ocean twice before. But his arrival in France on September 2 just a week before his 71st birthday was his first successful attempt to make the. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Rowse leads local charge at worlds Bermudas leading three junior cyclists are facing the best young riders in the world in Bergen, Norway, this week. Alyssa Rowse, Kaden Hopkins and Matthew Oliveira are representing Bermuda at the UCI Road World Championships, which started yesterday, with Rowse placing 38th in the womens junior individual time-trial. Rowse, 17,. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Gene expert boosts BDAs biosciences drive Bermudas drive to diversify its economy is receiving a helping hand from Bermudian Carika Weldon, a lecturer in biomedical science in Britain. She initiated this years Bermuda Principles Impact On Splicing conference, and she is spearheading its return in February when the five-day conference will be held at the Fairmont. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST New options for Bermuda College students Bermuda College has signed off on two agreements that will provide additional options and opportunities for students. The agreement with Nova Scotia College of Art and Design allows students in the Art and Design associate degree programme at Bermuda College to transfer all 60 credits of the programme into the third year of the four-year. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Youngsters get creative at Masterworks Around 300 children got the chance to hone their creative skills at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art this summer. Masterworks said at least 30 of the placements on the eight-week camp were a result of donations from the public. Tom Butterfield, founder and creative director of Masterworks, stated The more money we raise, the. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Award for Tobacco Bay Tobacco Bay has won the Experts Choice Award with the website TripExpert. The St Georges beach, operated by Beach Boys Ltd, is the first in Bermuda to win the international award, according to East End MP Rene Ming. Ms Ming said in a statement I am particularly proud as Tobacco Bay is in my constituency, so it already has a. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST BEST optimistic over green Throne pledges Children whose parents cannot afford homes with large yards will benefit from a Throne Speech pledge to protect public open spaces, according to environmental group BEST. BEST said Bermudas acres of forests and meadows were dwindling and praised the Progressive Labour Party for its promise to introduce legislation to make open spaces. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Hands down a great chance to own Palms townhouses The Palms presents a rare opportunity for buyers. Harbour Realty Ltd is offering two townhouses at 3 Melville Road in Devonshire for sale. The two-bedroom properties may be bought separately, or together. Each is listed for 875,000. This is the first time The Palms has been on the market and a rare opportunity to purchase in. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Stovell back at Southampton Dion Stovell has ended his spell with St Davids to rejoin Southampton Rangers. The experienced all-rounder has severed ties with the One Premier Division champions and gone back to Rangers to help develop the clubs young players. Im going back to Rangers to help rejuvenate the programme and try and get some of the younger guys. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Todd joins champions youth movement Robin Hood have strengthened their youth programme after securing the services of former Bermuda assistant coach Richard Todd. Todd has joined the Premier Division champions youth set-up aptly named the Warwick Archers, a nod to their affiliation with Warwick Academy and will coach their under-13 team in the Bermuda Football. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Hiscox faces 150m in Harvey claims LONDON Reuters Bermudian-based insurer and reinsurer Hiscox Ltd has estimated net claims of about 150 million from Hurricane Harvey and said it has yet to determine losses from Hurricane Irma. Insurers and reinsurers are counting the cost of Harvey, which lashed Texas in the last week of August causing flooding that put it on the. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Butterfield Cougars will be inspired Devonshire Cougars Dudley Eve Trophy defence is back on track. Cougars pipped group B rivals Boulevard Blazers for the remaining spot in the semi-finals on goal difference after Boulevards 3-0 defeat by PHC Zebras at Police Field on Sunday. It is the second straight year that Cougars have scraped through to the last four on goal. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Trott cannot save West Ham Nathan Trott, the West Ham Under-23 goalkeeper, produced a string of saves but was unable to prevent his team from a 2-0 home defeat against unbeaten Liverpool in the Premier League 2 at the Chigwell Construction Stadium yesterday. Harry Wilsons first-half double condemned West Ham to their third straight defeat in what was Trotts first. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Riding out the storm First of all, my thoughts go out to all those who were directly or indirectly affected by this years hurricanes which swept across Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands. My family in South Florida made it through okay although many in the area are still without power. Hurricane Irma fortunately turned out to be less of a catastrophe. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Pace wants Boulevard job Mikre Pace, the Boulevard caretaker coach, says he wants the job on a permanent basis. Pace was in charge of the Premier Division side for their 3-0 defeat against PHC Zebras in the Dudley Eve Trophy at Police Field at the weekend. The result meant Boulevard missed out on reaching the semi-finals of the competition, with PHC and. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Standing still not the answer What resists, persists. I heard this for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It got me to thinking if we resist something such as a change in our life or business, a new product or service that might help us, or anything just because then whatever the situation is it will stay the same and not change. You have to work to change. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Smith shines in Rotterdam Karen Smith led the way for Bermuda at the ITUs age-group world championships in Rotterdam. The day after Flora Duffy won her second successive World Triathlon Series title, Smith took eighth place in the female 45-49 age group, finishing the sprint distance in 1hr 16min 41sec. It was another top-ten finish for Smith at the. .. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, September 19, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world click on the PDF link under Related Media Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Insider fire response inadequate Efforts to save Robertsons Drugstore from the fire that broke out on its upper floor have come under sharp criticism from within the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. The East End establishment reopened for business within a few days, but the blaze on September 2 brought down the stores roof, with a source telling The Royal Gazette that. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Visiting economists forecast global moves Two leading economists visiting Bermuda brought global economic developments into focus, discussing why Britain is unlikely to get a Brexit sweetheart deal from the European Union, and the US Federal Reserves expected unwinding of its 4. 5 trillion balance sheet. Delegates at the Bermuda Captive Conference packed an event room at the. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Perfect Duffy does it again Flora Duffy came about as close to perfection as you can get in winning a second successive ITU World Triathlon Series crown on Saturday. The Bermudian needed only to finish no lower than seventh in the WTS Grand Final in Rotterdam, having won five of six previous races in the 2017 series and finishing second in the other one. It was. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Bringing the house down An interactive play at Verdmont will bring the 1920s to life this weekend. Those who go, should expect to learn a thing or two about Johnnie Bread its at the centre of Adam Gauntletts historically based drama. Its about Lillian Joell who was the last person to live at Verdmont, he said. In the narrative, she has an. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Burt dismisses imaginative New York trip David Burt, the Premier, has dismissed a trip to meet would-be gaming operators in New York as a figment of the imagination of the former government. The purported trip, a source of controversy in social media in the run-up to the July General Election, was mentioned by Opposition leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin in her Reply to the. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Jose brings strong winds and risk of thunder Hurricane Jose has brought strong winds and a risk of thunder as it heads away from Bermuda, the Bermuda Weather Service said. The storm, which has winds of about 75mph and higher gusts, passed its closest point of approach within three days this morning but remains a potential threat to the island. At noon, Jose was 331 nautical. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Travellers urged to take precautions over Irma The Ministry of Health has urged anyone travelling to the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma to take the appropriate health precautions. Members of the Bermuda Regiment, the Bermuda Police Service and a Bermuda Hospitals Board staff member have been deployed to the islands to help. Meanwhile the Department of Health. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:01:00 EST More dead fish washed up on South Shore Scores more dead fish have washed up on the islands South Shore at John Smiths Bay and Devonshire Bay. Last week ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt reported that the rotting carcasses of dozens of fish were found on the sands at Shelly Bay and floating in St Georges and Hamilton harbours. At the time the Bermuda Government said. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Champion of champions and shes all ours Show me a good loser and Ill show you a loser. These are the words of Vince Lombardi, the legendary former Green Bay Packers head coach. Thank goodness we have Flora Duffy to totally disprove that load of nonsense. If ever there was an image that summed up the ITU World Triathlon Series, it was the one that appeared on the front page of. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Merkel cannot ignore Germanys far Right Yes, it looks like a foregone conclusion. Chancellor Angela Merkel, the centre-right candidate with an emphasis on centre is comfortably ahead in the polls with six days to go in one of the most boring German elections anyone can remember. No wonder Merkel leads a country that has not been this relatively rich or relatively powerful. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Regiment helps with Irma relief effort National Security Minister Wayne Caines told MPs that a Royal Bermuda Regiment contingent had lifted off from Bermuda to help in relief efforts in hurricane-hammered Turks amp Caicos. Mr Caines, a former officer in the RBR, said This call for aid could not go unheard. Bermudians of every walk of life can trace a common West. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Naked man on North Shore Road Police yesterday urged people not to share images of a naked man walking along a street. Officers and first responders attended the scene in the area of North Shore Road, Devonshire and Pembroke, around 11. 30am yesterday. The Bermuda Police Service said the man was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by ambulance where. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:22:00 EST Alleged blackmailer remanded in custody A 20-year-old Warwick man accused of blackmailing another man for 3,000 has been remanded in custody. Asina Harvey was also charged with sending a text message to his alleged victim threatening to kill him and having an offensive weapon. All offences were said to have happened in Southampton on Friday. Mr Harvey was not required. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:33:00 EST One books half-year profit of 8m One Communications Ltd today announced net income of 8 million for the first half of this year. Operating income for the six-month period ended June 30 was 7. 9 million, the telecommunications group said in an announcement through the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Earnings before interest, depreciation, amortisation and one-time charges. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:54:00 EST BTA says minister used out-of-date report The islands tourist authority hit back at claims by new tourism minister Jamahl Simmons that it had failed to look after its finances. And the authority a quango set up under the former One Bermuda Alliance government said Mr Simmons had used an out-of-date version of an Auditor-Generals report to launch a House of Assembly attack. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST RAF aircraft refuel in Bermuda A pair of Royal Air Force aircraft stopped off in Bermuda as they headed to the Caribbean to help countries devastated by Hurricane Irma. Bermuda Skyport scrapped all normal fees for the flights - one of which took Royal Bermuda Regiment troops to the Caribbean. Skyport president Aaron Adderley said it was the least we can. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:41:00 EST School crews clear trash from South Shore Students, staff and parents from Saltus Grammar School and Warwick Academy descended on South Shore over the weekend to clear trash and debris from the beaches. Meanwhile a team from Bermuda High School for Girls took to Admiralty House Park to join in the island-wide clean up. The Saltus group spent more than an hour on Saturday. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Audit reveals BTA failures, says Simmons New tourism minister Jamahl Simmons highlighted a string of accounting failures in the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Mr Simmons told the House of Assembly on Friday The findings of this audit are unacceptable and I will be monitoring the BTA closely to ensure higher standards of transparency and accountability from the organisation. .. . Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Clarien Bank to donate to relief effort Clarien Bank has launched a donation drive to support recovery efforts in the Caribbean following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Donations can be made directly to the Bermuda Red Cross account at Clarien Bank. The funds will support Red Cross societies from around the world currently assisting with the multi-country relief and. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:46:00 EST 118-110? What was that? While ESPNs Teddy Atlas and Stephen A. Smith were fired up after the bout between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo lvarez was deemed to be a split-decision draw, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission admitted that one of the three judges needs a small break from big fights. Adalaide Byrd turned in a scorecard that had. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Local doctor joins BVI hurricane relief Roslyn Bascombe-Adams, Bermuda Hospitals Boards director of emergency and hyperbaric services, is to join the hurricane relief effort in the British Virgin Islands at the request of the Pan American Health Organisation and the World Health Organisation. Dr Bascombe-Adams is a member of the Regional Emergency Medical Team of Paho and a. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Somerset secure top-flight survival Somerset made certain of their One Premier Division survival after comfortably beating Flatts by seven wickets at Sea Breeze Oval yesterday. On an uneven pitch, Somerset dismissed Flatts for 148 in 41. 2 overs and then reached their target in 26. 2 overs with mostly disciplined batting. Opener Jade Morrissey, dropped twice by Cameron Smith,. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Teaching children how to be smart with money School is in! Thank goodness. I dont know about your family, but mine needs structure. Sometimes I think school is more for the adults than the children. While school will help children develop various skills and traits to succeed in life, one lesson that I often find often missing is on money. As a parent I know that trying to. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Ascendant Group tumbles 7 Shares of Ascendant Group, the parent company of Belco, finished the week 65 cents lower, or down 7 per cent, at 8. 60 after 9,000 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index last week. Another faller was BFampM Ltd, which lost 10 cents, or 0. 5 per cent, to close at 20. 65 after 3,700 shares were exchanged. However, Butterfield. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Hanson named to new top role at BFM BFampM Ltd today announced the retirement of its corporate secretary Lynda Davidson Leader. The position will be filled by Stephanie Hanson, appointed to the new role of group general counsel and group compliance officer, effective today. In her role, Mrs Hanson will have oversight of the legal and compliance functions for the. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:25:00 EST We are all capable of committing a crime Dont think it cant happen to you. Kelly Richmond Pope is certain we are all capable of committing a crime. She is the head of Helios Digital Learning, a company that teaches students and professionals how to strengthen their ethics when it comes to decision making. She will talk about it tomorrow, at the CPA Bermuda Womens. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Seeing is believing Why use a handsaw on your girlfriend when an electric one is so much easier?Illusionist Reza Borchardt does not go easy on his assistant, Christa Kemnitz, just because theyre a couple. She has been cut in half, pushed through an industrial fan and put through countless horrors by Americas top touring magician. The only. .. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST