All Stories All Stories en-us Employee sues hospitals board A former pharmacist at the islands general hospital has launched legal action against the Bermuda Hospitals Board for negligence that led her to need life-saving surgery overseas. Dionne Smart claimed doctors at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital failed to identify E. coli bacteria in her system, despite blood tests that indicated she. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Family business focused on fun A Southampton couple have launched a new online party rental supply business. Talia and Rohaan Simons saw a niche in the market and started Castle Masters, which offer a selection of exciting themes and colourful fun castle options at affordable rates for enjoyment by children and adults alike. The Castle Masters tagline is Inflate. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Butterfield Cougars must show more confidence Omar Butterfield, the Devonshire Cougars coach, has urged his players to back their ability ahead of tomorrow nights crucial Dudley Eve Trophy clash with Robin Hood at Goose Gosling Field. The former Cougars defender was encouraged by his teams gutsy display in their 1-1 draw away to Hood in their Premier Division opener at the weekend. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Benefits of clean living If you want to get Lola Hill worked up, start talking about Bermudas roads. Shes often irritated by the precarious speed of traffic. Overhanging trees and bushes in need of a trim are of particular annoyance. Even with two jobs and seven children, her Devonshire home was spotless. I never could abide a messy. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudian held in Miami on cocaine charges A 40-year-old Bermudian man has been arrested in Miami for an alleged attempt to smuggle 295 grams of cocaine to Bermuda stuffed down his pants. The Southern Florida District Court said Micah Jimenez, 40, was stopped in Miami International Airport on his way to Bermuda from the Dominican Republic. Mr Jimenez is alleged to have told. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Motorcycle Bandit admits nine offences A man dubbed the Motorcycle Bandit has admitted a string of offences against elderly drivers. Troy Woods, 47, pleaded guilty yesterday to four counts of dishonestly obtaining property and three counts of attempting to dishonestly obtain property. Woods, from Devonshire, also admitted taking a motorcycle without permission and. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Birthday girl Slah, 10, gives to charity A homeless woman encountered on a family holiday to Florida inspired a ten-year-old girl to turn her birthday into a fundraiser for charity. Slah Wilson said It made me want to help. The youngster said she was in a car at a junction in Orlando in the summer with her mother, Patrice Wilson, and her godmother, Nikkisha Ming, when. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Residents check in on storm-hit families Island residents from countries battered by major storms said yesterday they continued to monitor reports from their homelands on the damage. Typhoon Mangkhut has claimed more than 60 lives in the northern Philippines and Hurricane Florence was blamed for at least 20 deaths on the American East Coast. But the Association of. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST MMC agrees to buy JLT in 5.7bn deal Marsh amp McLennan Companies has agreed to buy insurance and reinsurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson for about 5. 7 billion. Both firms have offices in Bermuda, where they do broking, risk advisory and captive management business. Cost-cutting is part of the rationale for the deal. In its statement, MMC said MMC anticipates. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:09:00 EST Mural war of words continues A message on a Hamilton wall where an artists mural of Gombeys was removed should be used for reflection, the Corporation of Hamilton said yesterday. A spokeswoman said the city hoped the words will encourage frayed emotions to heal after controversy was sparked when the. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Tribal Bermudas multicultural lie There will always be an exception to any observation, but what must be understood is that it does not undermine the latter. It is impossible to forget a culture that never existed but was fixed by imperial forces like a prosthetic limb on to an invisible body. Such is the case in Bermuda a country that has no culture because it was never. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Police name man found dead in Pembroke A man found dead at the weekend was identified yesterday as Melvin Anthony Symons. The body of Mr Symons, who was 61, was discovered in the area of Controversy Lane, Pembroke, early on Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene by an on-call doctor. Police said an autopsy would be carried out, but that there were no. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Call for Mirrors volunteers The Minister of Social Development and Sports The Hon. Michael Weeks JP MP is once again appealing for community volunteers to assist in Mirrors Community Programme for 14 to 18-year-olds. Mirrors is seeking ten more Team Leaders and one Wellness Support Volunteer to support the six-day residential component of the programme, running October. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:43:00 EST Open house at Turning Point Bermuda Hospitals Board today invites the general public to an Open House at Turning Point Substance Abuse Programme, which provides inpatient and outpatient substance abuse services on Saturday 22 September 2018 from 12 noon to 4pm. In celebration of Recovery Month in September, the Open House will include tours, videos and opportunities to. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:40:00 EST City praised by National Drug Control Representatives from the Department for National Drug Control DNDC presented a plaque to Mayor Charles Gosling recognising the City of Hamilton for its continued contributions to assisting those in recovery. September is recognised and celebrated as Recovery Month by the DNDC. ltigtPress release from the City of. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:25:00 EST Motorist suspended for refusing breath test A 25-year-old man was banned from the roads yesterday for a refusal to take a breath test. Shaquille Codrington, of Hamilton Parish, pleaded guilty to failure to provide a sample of breath. Magistrates Court heard that Codringtons car was pulled over by police on Palmetto Road, near Frog Lane, in the early hours on September 16. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:54:00 EST Burt, Roban conclude talks in US A series of fruitful meetings were held in Washington, DC between the Premier, his deputy and members of the United States Congress. David Burt and Walter Roban returned to Bermuda yesterday after the talks when they discussed significant matters on behalf of the island. The meetings focused on finance, banking, insurance and. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:10:00 EST Hamilton Health Centre reopens Following a flood that resulted in water damage, the Hamilton Health Centre and the Annex building will be open for normal services as of Tuesday, September 18, from 0830- 430pm. The Department of Health has confirmed that preventative services that have resumed include Oral Health, Child Health, Travel, Clinical Laboratory, and. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:53:00 EST We all pay price with doctors as salesmen When you visit your doctor, your life is quite literally in their hands. Doctors, by degree and experience, are paid to render a service. This service by nature has a deep level of trust embedded in its delivery, which is bestowed on the doctor by the patient. It is a position of power built upon the implied level of standards, certifications. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST The lowdown on window replacement Dear Heather,I have seen a house that I would love to buy, however, all the windows need replacing. Whats involved with this?ltbgt HomebuyerltbgtDear Homebuyer,Buyers often see this as major work but in fact it neednt be so. I met with Ron Hook, managing director of Vinyltech, to discuss. The. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Sussex will learn from defeat, says Rawlins Delray Rawlins believes Sussex Sharks will come back better and stronger for next years Vitality Blast Twenty20 competition. The Sharks lost by five wickets against Worcestershire Rapids in the final of this years competition at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday. Sussex appeared to have the upper hand with Worcestershire. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Power of collaboration A networking and thought-sharing event and spin-off engagements in Bermuda have had a greater impact on the community than had been expected. The event was led by Jared Kleinert, one of the most connected individuals of his generation. It was the first time the Meeting of the Minds has been held outside the US. As he reflected on. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Simmons doubtful for Hood Lejuan Simmons, the Robin Hood forward, is doubtful for his teams Dudley Eve Trophy group match against Devonshire Cougars tomorrow night at Goose Gosling Field. Simmons netted Hoods goal in a 1-1 draw with Cougars in their Premier Division opener at the same venue last Saturday but pulled a hamstring late in the match and had to be. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Florence insured losses estimated at 2.5bn Insured losses resulting from Hurricane Florence will be about 2. 5 billion, according to catastrophe modellers Karen Clark amp Company. The estimation includes the privately insured wind, storm surge, and inland flooding damage to residential, commercial, and industrial properties and automobiles. It does not include losses borne by. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Man stabbed outside Woodys A man was stabbed outside a sports bar on Sunday night, police said yesterday. A spokesman added the 45-year-old was attacked by a stranger near Woodys bar and restaurant in Sandys. He said the victim, who was from the parish, was confronted and injured near the waterside by an unknown man brandishing a bladed article. The. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Expert woman was speeding before fatal crash A collision investigator told a Supreme Court jury yesterday that the car that killed mother of two Kerry Hollis lost control because the driver was going too fast on a wet road. Collisha Burch, 31, from Warwick, has denied causing Ms Holliss death by driving while under the influence of a dangerous drug and causing death by careless. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Alizadeh on quest to retain Cambridge seat Dara Alizadeh is set to embark on six months of interminable training as he strives to retain his seat in the Cambridge mens crew for the 165th Boat Race. Alizadeh realised his burning ambition when he became the first Bermudian male to take to the River Thames for the annual race between the universities of Oxford and. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST RA to review electricity charge methods The Regulatory Authority is proposing changes for the calculation of electricity rates, according to a statement issued yesterday. The energy watchdog released a Retail Tariff Methodology Consultation document to solicit feedback from the public. The authority is proposing cost-efficiency incentives alongside the traditional. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Stewart Goalkeeping coaching has evolved When it comes to the art of goalkeeping, Jim Stewart is as knowledgeable as they come. Stewart, who won two caps for Scotland, began his playing career at Kilmarnock, before spells at Middlesbrough and Rangers. His coaching career also started at Rugby Park, with the former goalkeeper having a spell at Hearts before returning to. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Joaquin named as new Registrar of Companies A former accountant-general is the new Registrar of Companies. Ken Joaquin, who also served as permanent secretary for the health ministry, replaced Stephen Lowe, who retired this year. The Ministry of Finance said Mr Joaquin had more than 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors. His most recent role was as an. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, September 18, 2018 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF lnik under Related Media. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Flatts bridge project gets under way A bridge over North Shore Road, marking the first step in a project connecting the Railway Trail across Flatts Inlet, was put in place yesterday. The three-day project is part of a labour of love between Friends of the Bermuda Railway Trail in conjunction with the Department of Parks. The next phase will bridge a private driveway. .. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Maybury to be sued by clients Vulnerable children who claim they were let down by the head of the Governments child protection unit plan to sue him, according to a lawyer. Alfred Maybury, director of the Department of Child and Family Services, was placed on administrative leave over claims that he failed to properly handle complaints against his staff by youngsters. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST One offers solution to home wi-fi dead spots A solution to the problem of router wi-fi signals fading out around the home has been launched by One Communications. The company is offering its customers the opportunity to install OneHome Wi-fi, which creates a seamless mesh wi-fi signal that can cover an entire home. Bermudian properties are particularly susceptible to wi-fi. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Emotional scenes as players unite for Burchall ltbgtRobin Hood 1 Devonshire Cougars 1ltbgtThe death of Robin Hood forward Mazhye Burchall in a motorcycle crash overshadowed his sides scrappy draw against Devonshire Cougars in the Premier Division on Saturday night. The opening game of the Premier League season started in a sombre mood, with players from Hood and PHC. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Land of my father Llantrisant, Wales, is a quiet place. Other than a couple of bars and historical landmarks there is not a whole lot to do. And that made it the perfect spot for Owain Johnston to write. He spent March there, penning two full-length plays ltigtRightCrossltigt and ltigtKilling Carlisleltigt. Airfares were. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Artist furious with CoH over Gombey mural An artist told yesterday how she was livid as her project to celebrate Gombeys with a mural in Hamilton fell apart. April Branco was close to completing her work on a wall by the City Hall car park when it was painted over. The Corporation of Hamilton removed the mural, claiming it had deviated from the original submission and. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda Under-20 star named as crash victim Mazhye Burchall, the Robin Hood and Bermuda Under-20 footballer, was the ninth person to die on Bermudas roads after a crash early on Saturday morning. Mr Burchall, 20, apparently lost control of his motorcycle shortly before 4am near the Trimingham Hill roundabout in Paget. According to police, the vehicle struck a wall near the Railway. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Young Achiever Elizabeth credits her parents Elizabeth Francoeur used the sacrifices her parents made to give her a good education as motivation to always perform at her best. It paid off for the former Warwick Academy student who was recently awarded a scholarship to study commerce at McGill University in Quebec. Ms Francoeur, 18, has consistently earned top grades in. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Rawlins and Sussex fall short in Blast final Delray Rawlinss quest to become the first Bermudian cricketer to land a major title in England was dashed by Worcestershire Rapids, who beat Sussex Sharks by five wickets in the Vitality Blast T20 final at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday. Sussex appeared to have the upper hand the start of the eighteenth over, when Worcestershire. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Man found dead in Pembroke A man believed to be 61 years old was found dead yesterday in the area of Controversy Lane, Pembroke, according to police. The man, said to be from Pembroke, was found unresponsive at about 5. 20am and pronounced dead at that location by an on-call doctor. Foul play is not suspected, but an autopsy is expected. Police said the man. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST A place where ideas are tested World economies continue to change at an increasing, and possibly alarming, rate. Standing still and letting the status quo continue does not provide a solid platform to ensure future economic prosperity. It is known that the only thing that is constant is change itself. So how can Bermuda change to continue to position itself as an economic. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Roadworks in Flatts for railway bridge Drivers on North Shore Road in Smiths will face some detours and closures over the next three days as a bridge is installed as part of the Bermuda Railway Trail restoration. The bridge will be installed near Gibbons Bay, according to a spokeswoman for public works, today through Wednesday, between 10am and 3pm. The preassembled bridge. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Magician unveils 'card effects' As a kid, Bermuda's beaches were the highlight of Alexander Crown's visits. However, their appeal was not as strong as the New Yorker got older. #8220I'd bring girlfriends and friends here,#8221 said Mr Crown who paid regular visits to his aunt, Anca Marshall. #8220After hitting the bars, there didn't seem to be much else. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST One shares climb 6.8 Shares of One Communications Ltd climbed to a new 52-week high in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading on substantial volume. The telecoms group surged 20 cents, or 6. 8 per cent, to close on 3. 15 as 21,300 shares changed hands. Ascendant Group Ltd, parent company of power utility Belco, also traded, remaining unchanged on 16. 30 as 1,928. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:34:00 EST OBA wants clarity over middle schools plan Bermudas new education tsar must quiz the Government about its plan to axe middle schools, the shadow education minister said today. Cole Simons added just-appointed Kalmar Richards, the new Commissioner of Education, had to bring some depth to the decision to phase out the islands five middle schools in favour of secondary level. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:24:00 EST Police give updates on accident victims One man remains in hospital and a second man has been discharged after an industrial accident near Wellington Back Road, St Georges on Friday morning. According to police, a 29-year-old St Georges man was treated and left hospital while a 63-year-old Pembroke man is recovering in stable condition on a general ward. The Government. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:19:00 EST Paget Parish Council scholarships The Paget Parish Council has announced the recipients of its scholarship and bursary awards for Paget students studying abroad. Scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need and the Bermudian students must have been residents of Paget for a minimum of five years. The 2018 Paget Parish Undergraduate. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:05:00 EST Workshops to teach blockchain technology Blockchain education in Bermuda is to get a boost through a new partnership between ConnecTech and MLG Blockchain. Under the strategic partnership, MLG Blockchain, a global consulting and development firm, will provide educational blockchain workshops. The educational series will begin with a public introductory session on. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Lack of British hurricane support is telling As the peak of the 2018 hurricane season progresses, Britain is on standby as its Caribbean territories remain vulnerable after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria a year earlier. In the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and the Turks amp Caicos Islands, repairs on many homes and businesses are incomplete and works on wrecked. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Town put BAA to the sword ltbgtDandy Town 4 BAA 1ltbgtDandy Town put their Dudley Eve Trophy exit behind them to beat top-flight newcomers BAA at Goose Gosling Field yesterday. Two goals by Oneko Lowe and captain Angelo Simmons secured the win, but the game was not without controversy. The game started 20 minutes late as the third official. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST AF Smith opens Apple service centre AF Smith opens its new Apple Service Centre today. The office products and technology retailer has been an authorised reseller of Apple products since 2011. Despite the popularity of iPhone, iPads and Mac computers, the island was left without a physical service presence for Apple products after ACT stopped offering its service last. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Wells impresses in QPR win Nahki Wells set up a goal in Queens Park Rangers 2-1 win away to Bolton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship on yesterday. Wells was in impressive form, creating the opening goal for Luke Freeman with a neat pull back in the 26th minute. Freeman then crossed for Eberechi Eze to score from 12 yards after the break. Josh Magennis,. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Glasford claims criterium title In the absence of the islands top riders at college overseas, the door was opened for the seniors in the Bermuda Bicycle Association National Criterium Championships today. Darren Glasford took the title after a long escape with Steve Smith, who crashed with just a handful of laps to go after a front flat tyre. Glasford took the. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Beach Bums secure B Division title Beach Bums claimed the B Division title by sweeping FIU Scared Hitless three games to none. The Bums won the final game of the best-of-five series as they slipped past FIU 15-14. The previous week the Bums took the second contest 16-7 and opened the series with an 18-7 victory. Docksiders advanced to the AB Division finals. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:16:00 EST Hamilton Health Centre closed Water damage at the Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street has put some of its services on hold from today, according to the Ministry of Health. Services for maternal health and communicable disease will remain offline until further notice while the water damage is investigated, a spokesman said. The ministry apologised, stating. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Village make easy work of Paget ltbgtNorth Village 3 Paget Lions 0ltbgtNorth Village battered Paget Lions into submission at Bernard Park yesterday. Village wasted no time going for the jugular against a Paget side that offered little resistance. The home side opened their account in the seventeenth minute when Giniko Butterfield, providing a. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Five lessons from the Great Financial Crisis It may be hard to fathom and remember but ten years ago, the world was falling apart. Stock markets were beginning a dramatic free-fall, people were afraid banks would close and the entire financial system was being questioned. Now after a decade of healing we can look back and learn. Here are five lessons learnt from the great financial. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Five myths about anger Anger is all the rage right now. The rate of anger reactions on political Facebook posts is rising rapidly. Among women, television shows such as ltigtDietland, Jessica Jonesltigt and ltigtSharp Objectsltigt as well as real-world #MeToo headlines demand comeuppance for decades of injustice, as long-simmering furies boil. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST Ruthless X-Roads off to flyer ltbgtX-Roads 5 Somerset Trojans 3ltbgtX-Roads got their league campaign off to a fine start by defeating Somerset Trojans in the Premier Division at Garrison field yesterday. New signings Donovan Thompson and Jahron Dickinson were among the scorers, much to the delight of coach Fareed El Karfa. The overall. .. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:00 EST