All Stories http://www.royalgazette.com All Stories en-us Premier welcomes Sun Life job announcement <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219641/AR/0/AR-141219641.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Premier Michael Dunkley has welcomed the news that Sun Life intends to expand jobs in Bermuda over the coming years. Premier Dunkley met with the principal of the financial services firm yesterday after the company announced it was planning to more than double its staff on the Island. The Canadian-founded firms international arm. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219641&source=RSS Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:49:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219641&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219641/AR/0/AR-141219641.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Premier Michael Dunkley has welcomed the news that Sun Life intends to expand jobs in Bermuda over the coming years. Premier Dunkley met with the principal of the financial services firm yesterday after the company announced it was planning to more than double its staff on the Island. The Canadian-founded firms international arm. .. Man admits cannabis possession <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219643/AR/0/AR-141219643.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A 41-year-old man admitted possessing cannabis worth an estimated 21,000 when he appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Ijah Richardson, of Devonshire, pleaded guilty to possessing the drug with intent to supply. He also pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing equipment intended for use in connection with an illegal. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219643&source=RSS Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:45:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219643&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219643/AR/0/AR-141219643.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A 41-year-old man admitted possessing cannabis worth an estimated 21,000 when he appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Ijah Richardson, of Devonshire, pleaded guilty to possessing the drug with intent to supply. He also pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing equipment intended for use in connection with an illegal. .. Record number of Regiment volunteers <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141218/NEWS/141219689/AR/0/AR-141219689.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A record number of volunteers will be in boot camp this January after the Bermuda Regiment recruited 70 men and women in a major drive. However, the number is below that required by the Regiment on an annual basis, according to the group Nine Colonels, which has represented leadership in the Bermuda Regiment since its inception in. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141218/NEWS/141219689&source=RSS Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141218/NEWS/141219689&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141218/NEWS/141219689/AR/0/AR-141219689.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A record number of volunteers will be in boot camp this January after the Bermuda Regiment recruited 70 men and women in a major drive. However, the number is below that required by the Regiment on an annual basis, according to the group Nine Colonels, which has represented leadership in the Bermuda Regiment since its inception in. .. Sick sailor to be brought to Bermuda <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219632/AR/0/AR-141219632.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A sick Naval serviceman is expected to be brought into Bermuda tomorrow for treatment. The 44-year-old man is believed to be suffering from kidney problems. This afternoon the US Coastguards C-130 aircraft and helicopter arrived at LF Wade International Airport. The Coastguard crews will leave Bermuda tomorrow morning. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219632&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:36:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219632&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219632/AR/0/AR-141219632.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A sick Naval serviceman is expected to be brought into Bermuda tomorrow for treatment. The 44-year-old man is believed to be suffering from kidney problems. This afternoon the US Coastguards C-130 aircraft and helicopter arrived at LF Wade International Airport. The Coastguard crews will leave Bermuda tomorrow morning. .. Bermuda closer to Solvency II equivalence <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS/141219633/AR/0/AR-141219633.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermuda has taken a step closer to getting in line with EU rules on insurance firms capital and solvency. The European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority EIOPA endorsed key aspects of the Islands insurance and reinsurance regulatory regime with some reservations. The EU Solvency II directive is due to come into force. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS/141219633&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:37:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS/141219633&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS/141219633/AR/0/AR-141219633.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermuda has taken a step closer to getting in line with EU rules on insurance firms capital and solvency. The European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority EIOPA endorsed key aspects of the Islands insurance and reinsurance regulatory regime with some reservations. The EU Solvency II directive is due to come into force. .. Suspected mumps case <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219634/AR/0/AR-141219634.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into a suspected case of mumps. Although an official diagnosis has not been made health bosses are urging the public to be aware of the symptoms as well as steps to prevent the spread of the virus. A spokesman for the Department of Health said The Ministry of Health can. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219634&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:29:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219634&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219634/AR/0/AR-141219634.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into a suspected case of mumps. Although an official diagnosis has not been made health bosses are urging the public to be aware of the symptoms as well as steps to prevent the spread of the virus. A spokesman for the Department of Health said The Ministry of Health can. .. Murder charges dropped <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219637/AR/0/AR-141219637.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The man accused of murdering Prince Edness has seen the charges against him dropped by the Crown. Mr Edness was shot and killed on December 7 following an incident on South Avenue in Southampton. Dion Hart was subsequently charged with his murder at an appearance in Magistrates Court on December 16. The 28-year-old man was not. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219637&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:28:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219637&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219637/AR/0/AR-141219637.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The man accused of murdering Prince Edness has seen the charges against him dropped by the Crown. Mr Edness was shot and killed on December 7 following an incident on South Avenue in Southampton. Dion Hart was subsequently charged with his murder at an appearance in Magistrates Court on December 16. The 28-year-old man was not. .. Douglas voted out of BCB <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/SPORT02/141219635/AR/0/AR-141219635.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Bermuda Cricket Board Executive met on Thursday to consider the report from the Tour Review Committee led by first vice-president Nyon Steede. The Committee was formed by the president of the BCB, Lloyd Fray, to a thorough and full investigation of the recent tour to Dubai and Malaysia. In the course of compiling the report. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/SPORT02/141219635&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:29:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/SPORT02/141219635&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/SPORT02/141219635/AR/0/AR-141219635.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Bermuda Cricket Board Executive met on Thursday to consider the report from the Tour Review Committee led by first vice-president Nyon Steede. The Committee was formed by the president of the BCB, Lloyd Fray, to a thorough and full investigation of the recent tour to Dubai and Malaysia. In the course of compiling the report. .. Colombian allegedly carried cash from crime <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219639/AR/0/AR-141219639.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A Colombian national was charged in Magistrates Court this morning with being in possession of what she allegedly knew to be the proceeds of criminal conduct. The court heard that Iliana Medina, 29, who resides in the United States, was apprehended at the airport with 9,387 in US currency on December 17. Defence lawyer Dante. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219639&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:39:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219639&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219639/AR/0/AR-141219639.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A Colombian national was charged in Magistrates Court this morning with being in possession of what she allegedly knew to be the proceeds of criminal conduct. The court heard that Iliana Medina, 29, who resides in the United States, was apprehended at the airport with 9,387 in US currency on December 17. Defence lawyer Dante. .. Demolition work on Middle Road <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219638/AR/0/AR-141219638.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The public are being urged to avoid Middle Road in Southampton between Camp Hill and Lighthouse Road tomorrow morning while demolition work takes place. The work is expected to take place between 7am and 9am. A police spokesperson said Motorists are advised to avoid Middle Road between Camp Hill and Lighthouse Road in. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219638&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:02:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219638&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219638/AR/0/AR-141219638.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The public are being urged to avoid Middle Road in Southampton between Camp Hill and Lighthouse Road tomorrow morning while demolition work takes place. The work is expected to take place between 7am and 9am. A police spokesperson said Motorists are advised to avoid Middle Road between Camp Hill and Lighthouse Road in. .. Aspen Re renews subsidiary Silverton Re <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219640/AR/0/AR-141219640.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Reinsurance firm Aspen Re has renewed its Silverton Re subsidiary for next year with 85 million in capital. Silverton Re set up to help investors with access to diversified catastrophe risk will be used to write a quota share of Aspen Res catastrophe portfolio. Aspen Re CEO Stephen Postlewhite said Our objective when we. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219640&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:12:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219640&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219640/AR/0/AR-141219640.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Reinsurance firm Aspen Re has renewed its Silverton Re subsidiary for next year with 85 million in capital. Silverton Re set up to help investors with access to diversified catastrophe risk will be used to write a quota share of Aspen Res catastrophe portfolio. Aspen Re CEO Stephen Postlewhite said Our objective when we. .. BSX will close for festive holidays <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS06/141219642/AR/0/AR-141219642.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Bermuda Stock Exchange BSX will shut up shop for Christmas at 2pm on Wednesday, Christmas Eve. The BSX will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and reopen for business on Monday, December 29. The exchange will also be closed on New Years Day and be open for business again on Friday, January 2. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS06/141219642&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:13:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS06/141219642&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS06/141219642/AR/0/AR-141219642.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Bermuda Stock Exchange BSX will shut up shop for Christmas at 2pm on Wednesday, Christmas Eve. The BSX will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and reopen for business on Monday, December 29. The exchange will also be closed on New Years Day and be open for business again on Friday, January 2. Woman charged with trespass and theft <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219645/AR/0/AR-141219645.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A Devonshire woman charged with trespassing, stealing and handling stolen goods will face a Magistrates Court trial after appearing in court this morning Carla Hunte, 55, allegedly trespassed on a home in Fentons Drive in Pembroke, and stole jewellery worth more than 41,000 on a date unknown between August 23 and October 31. She. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219645&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:23:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219645&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219645/AR/0/AR-141219645.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A Devonshire woman charged with trespassing, stealing and handling stolen goods will face a Magistrates Court trial after appearing in court this morning Carla Hunte, 55, allegedly trespassed on a home in Fentons Drive in Pembroke, and stole jewellery worth more than 41,000 on a date unknown between August 23 and October 31. She. .. Man charged with wounding his wife <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219644/AR/0/AR-141219644.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A Pembroke man, already in prison after being convicted for a driving offence this week, appeared in Magistrates Court again this morning after he allegedly attacked his wife. David Hill, 28, pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding Samantha Hill on December 16. On Thursday, in the same court, he admitted a speeding offence and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219644&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:23:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219644&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/NEWS/141219644/AR/0/AR-141219644.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A Pembroke man, already in prison after being convicted for a driving offence this week, appeared in Magistrates Court again this morning after he allegedly attacked his wife. David Hill, 28, pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding Samantha Hill on December 16. On Thursday, in the same court, he admitted a speeding offence and. .. AM Best affirms Tokios financial strength <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219646/AR/0/AR-141219646.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Ratings firm AM Best has given its seal of approval to Tokio Millennium Re TMR. AM Best has affirmed Tokios financial strength at A superior and issuer credit rating at aa with a stable outlook on both. The ratings agency said The ratings reflect TMRs superior financial strength, its solid risk management, favourable. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219646&source=RSS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:02:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219646&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141219/BUSINESS04/141219646/AR/0/AR-141219646.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Ratings firm AM Best has given its seal of approval to Tokio Millennium Re TMR. AM Best has affirmed Tokios financial strength at A superior and issuer credit rating at aa with a stable outlook on both. The ratings agency said The ratings reflect TMRs superior financial strength, its solid risk management, favourable. ..