All Stories All Stories en-us Jury told of party bus killing A group of young men descended on a parked party bus and shot dead a passenger who was paralysed from the waist down, a court has heard. Zikai Cann and Trevone Saltus are accused of murdering Lorenzo Stovell in a bus stop close to Woodys in Sandys on the evening of September 23, 2012. Prosecutors say that Mr Cann and Mr Saltus were. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Bigger Bum Bum yacht sails into action Veteran charter boat operator Leon Raynor lost his flagship Sally Bum Bum in the double whammy hit by hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo in 2014. But now hes launched a bigger replacement a 55-foot yacht called the Big Bum Bum with a capacity of 48 passengers. Mr Raynor said People are already excited about what Ive just done and. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST The eyes have it! At 18 Renee Kelly put college plans on hold to have her first child. And then two more children came along. For a long time, supporting her family as a single mother was her top priority. Last year, she decided it was finally her turn. With the help of her employers, Bermuda International Eye Institute, the office. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Racial trauma reminiscent of 911 condition The situation here is, in some ways, reminiscent of a condition that existed in New York right after 911. So said visiting clinician Kenneth Hardy regarding the treatment of racial trauma in Bermuda. Dr Hardy, a professor of family therapy at Philadelphias Drexel University and director of the Eikenberg Institute for. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Cancer treatment shifting New frontiers are opening in cancer research, where Bermudian doctor Sheldon Holder sees increasing hope for the future. Dr Holder, who divides his time between laboratory and clinical work through the Penn State Cancer Institute, got special recognition this month from the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium a collaborative team drawing. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:26:00 EST Designs on gold at Chelsea Flower Show Jack Dunckley has been inspired by Bermuda to create a masterpiece for the Chelsea Flower Show and now he wants the islands help to make him the youngest person to take a gold medal there in 2017. With a world audience of 1. 9 billion, the Royal Horticultural Societys annual show offers a chance to showcase Bermuda on a global. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Trump cabinet will unleash full brunt of conservatism The economic phenomenon of the Donald Trump vision for America will certainly provide the screenplay to test the economic theories that have challenged the world for more than a century. The Trump cabinet is an unabashed conservative group of billionaires without even a scent of leftist leanings, supported by a two-house majority where his. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Government property sale debate The sale of some Bermuda Government properties will be debated in the House of Assembly in the present session. According to a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Public Works, the Government is hoping to raise 10 million through the sale of public properties in the next three years. The first such sale that of the Harrington Sound. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Tips to help Goverment pay for new airport Dear Sir,I would like to make some suggestions on who is supposed to build the new airport in Bermuda. It should be built by a local company, as long as it has previous experience of building an airport of this size. If this is not the case, it has to be a foreign company that agrees to work with local workers, supervised by a. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Concerns over Brown-Lahey ties raised in 1998 Concerns about Ewart Browns relationship with the Lahey Clinic were raised with the United Bermuda Party Government almost 20 years ago, according to newspaper reports from the time. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt reported in November 1998 on a letter which had been sent to UBP health minister Wayne Furbert in July that year,. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Man fined for stealing cash out of bus A former bus driver who admitted taking cash from the vehicles vault has been fined 300 for the offence. Pedro Goddard, 42, pleaded guilty last month to both stealing cash and having an object, specifically a metal bar, for the purposes of burglary. The court had heard that management at the Public Transportation Board received. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:38:00 EST Black History Month Coon Chicken Inn ltbgtFebruary is Black History Month. Throughout this month The Royal Gazette will feature people, events, places and institutions that have contributed to the shaping of African historyltbgtThe Coon Chicken Inn was a fried chicken restaurant chain located in the Pacific Northwest from the late 1920s through the late 1940s. The. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Black History Month Memphis Riot 1866 ltbgtFebruary is Black History Month. Throughout this month The Royal Gazette will feature people, events, places and institutions that have contributed to the shaping of African historyltbgtIn the late afternoon of May 1, 1866, long broiling tensions between the residents of southern Memphis, Tennessee, erupted into a three-day. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Let me help struggling senior pay for her passport Dear Sir,I was just reading about the difficult plight of a senior with more than enough financial issues not being able to afford to purchase a new passport Passport cost highlights plight of seniors Royal Gazette, January 20, 2017. Given that this person has given all her life to others, and obviously still does, I feel it. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Standing up for beliefs Dear Sir,The following is my response to an opinion piece from Khalid Wasi on January 26. Khalids insights are interesting, but I took a different lesson. I learnt how important it is to be willing to stand up for what you believe in, even when the odds seem insurmountable. I ran in Constituency 21 because I believed we need. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST An afternoon for the inquisitive TEDx Bermuda, the showcase for ideas worth sharing, is back on March 25 for its seventh instalment, with ten speakers from disciplines ranging from marine science to virtual reality coming to the island. John Narraway, chairman of the event, hailed it as an afternoon for those who are inquisitive, saying the popular annual fixture had. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Mass General checks out health needs It is important to know your client and with that in mind, Massachusetts General Hospital decided to pay the island a visit this week to do exactly that. Bostons biggest branch of Harvard Medical School, which is ranked number three among hospitals across the United States, caters each year to between 200 and 300 patients from. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Lightbourne We have to be at our best Bermuda coach Kyle Lightbourne says that his players will have to be at their best against heavy favourites El Salvador at the Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Costa Rica today. The young Gombey Warriors held Trinidad and Tobago to a 1-1 draw in their opening game, while El Salvador beat host nation Costa Rica 1-0 to go top of group C. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Zika warning ahead of Trinidad carnival Travellers intending to fly to Trinidad and Tobago for the upcoming carnival have been warned to protect themselves against the Zika virus, which has been detected in the Caribbean island. A person can contract Zika through a bite from an infected mosquito or through sexual contact with a person with the virus. Jeanne Atherden,. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST Missing teenager found A teenager who was reported missing by police yesterday, has been found. Fifteen-year-old India Smith returned last night, safe and well, said a police spokesman. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST Motorcyclist injured in crash A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after an early morning crash in Abbots Cliff Road in Hamilton Parish on Monday. The rider, believed to be a 54-year-old Hamilton Parish man, sustained leg and shoulder injuries, said a police spokesman. Inquiries continue and any witnesses should contact the police on 295-0011. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST St Georges man admits break-in A St Georges man admitted breaking into a St Davids business and taking cash and gift certificates. Kyajee Wilson, 20, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to entering Amber Fisheries as a trespasser, stealing 450 worth of items and damaging the building. The court heard that staff closed the business on Marginal Wharf on the afternoon. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST Drunk driver banned from road A Pembroke man has been banned from driving after being caught riding while impaired. Davon Gibbs, 24, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to driving while impaired by alcohol in an incident on January 27. The court heard that at around 10. 35pm that day, officers were conducting speed checks on Palmetto Road, near the junction with. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST Premier joins students for fitness fun Michael Dunkley dropped in one some of the islands students this week to help them learn about fitness and a healthy lifestyle as part of the Premiers Youth Fitness Programme, on offer throughout public schools. Mr Dunkley was accompanied yesterday at Heron Bay Primary School by Jeanne Atherden, the Minister of Health and Seniors, as. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST Carlyle on verge of Butterfield exit Butterfield Bank's biggest shareholder, The Carlyle Group, is a step closer to exiting its position with the bank. A public secondary offering of common shares in the bank, including an additional offering to the underwriters, includes all 7. 6 million of the stock owned by Carlyle. It had always been expected Carlyle would. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST PLP name Founders Day speakers Senate leader Renee Ming, who also serves as shadow minister for municipalities, and youth activist Audley Quallo will be the speakers at this years PLP 53rd Founders Day and Drum Major Awards Luncheon. The event will take part on Sunday, February 26 at The Bermuda College cafeteria beginning at 2. 00pm. We invite members and the. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST How to choose your top model A useful step along the path to personal success is finding a role model to emulate. If there is someone doing what we want to do or living life how we would like to live it, it can be immeasurably helpful to find out how they got to where they are now. Its easier to learn from another persons mistakes and mastery, than reinvent the wheel. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Im dating a work in progress Dear Dr Nekia,I am dating a man who I know will be a good husband in the future, but who is still a work-in- progress. I love him and I see the little progress that he is making, but if I am honest, I am not really happy right now. A lot of times I just want to walk away, but then I think of another woman getting him and how they. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Bell puts in strong-arm show after fracture Bermuda Under-20 goalkeeper Detre Bell marked his return from injury with an outstanding display in the 1-1 draw with Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday. The North Village shot-stopper made a series of saves that proved to be a major factor in the young Gombey Warriors salvaging something from their highly entertaining Concacaf Under-20. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Craftsman to open gallery at Dockyard Island craftsman Jon Faulkner is to go back to his roots with a new venture in Dockyard. Mr Faulkner, who has worked in pottery for around 30 years, is opening the Jon Faulkner Gallery in the Bermuda Clayworks building. He said Bermuda Clayworks will remain to manufacture house signs its responsible for that, and Jon Faulkner. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Lowe on a high with vital goal Oneko Lowe has scored many goals but perhaps none more vital than his late equaliser in Bermudas 1-1 draw with Trinidad and Tobago at the Concacaf Under 20 Championship on Sunday. The Dandy Town forward was in the right place at the right time to tap into an empty net after the Soca Warriors failed to clear their lines in the 70th. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST PartnerRe reports 191m loss for quarter Reinsurance firm PartnerRe has reported a net loss of 191 million for the last quarter of 2016. The figure compares to a 162 million net income for the same period last year. Operating earnings for the period totalled 125 million, compared to 184 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Net income for the full year was 387. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Lambe ready to play part in promotion push Reggie Lambe is hopeful that he can play a big part in Carlisle Uniteds promotion push after his first goal in almost three months at the weekend earned him a spot in the EFLs Team of the Week. The Bermuda midfielder scored and had an assist in Carlisles 2-1 win away to Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday that moved the. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Salary negotiations topic for WiRe seminar Women in Reinsurance is hosting a salary negotiation seminar next week to help industry professionals learn strategies and techniques to assist them in negotiating their compensation packages. The lunchtime presentation will be led by Sylvia Jones, director of Elevate Executive Selection, an executive search and recruitment. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Wells off after clutching calf in victory Nahki Wells was substituted after clutching his calf with four minutes remaining of Huddersfield Towns 1-0 victory over fellow promotion chasers Reading at the John Smiths Stadium yesterday. Phil Billings winner with eight minutes remaining was enough to give David Wagners side the three points in their Sky Bet Championship clash. The. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Ironshore increases terrorism coverage Bermudas Ironshore has boosted its insurance capacity for terrorism and sabotage coverage to 400 million. The increase is 25 million up on the previous 375 million available to clients. Quentin Prebble, director of Pembroke Managing Agency Limited, said In todays increasingly uncertain world, acts of terrorism have impacted. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Scope backs Goater to succeed at Ilkeston Paul Scope has no doubt that success will come for Ilkeston under new manager Shaun Goater if the players adopt his winning mentality. Goater enjoyed a dream managerial debut with a 1-0 home victory over fellow Evo-Stik Northern Premier League strugglers Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday before losing 2-0 at home to Hednesford Town last. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST Lambe hopes for fresh look at Fairmont Andre Lambe turned down a rematch with Gilbert Vargas as he wants a fresh challenge before the Arnold USA Invitational Championships next month. Lambe looked superb in his first-round stoppage against Vargas at the Berkeley Institute in December and will be hoping to head to Columbus, Ohio with another win under his belt. He faces. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Carifta team swells to eight Three more Bermudian athletes have reached the standard for the Carifta Games to be held in Curaao in April. Johndell Cumberbatch qualified for the under-18 3,000 metres with a time of 9min 42. 80sec competing at a Bermuda National Athletics Association meet at the National Sports Centre last weekend. Under-18 athletes Telilah Wears. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Race to raise money for Island Games The first annual Utilities 5K Road Race, which will raise funds for the Bermuda athletics team travelling to the NatWest Island Games in June, will take place on Sunday. The 5K run, childrens one-mile run, and competitive and non-competitive walks will begin at the National Sports Centres North Field in Devonshire. The 5K route. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Registration open for Grey Goose Local registration is open for the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship at Turtle Hill Golf Club. The 36-hole championship will be held from March 17 and 18, and the Pro-Am will be held on March 19. As in previous years, the Bermuda Tourism Authority and PGA Canada will continue as partners for this signature golf event in. .. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, February 22, 2017 For all the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Call for jobs training cash Prominent social worker Martha Dismont has called on the Bermuda Government to direct cash towards programmes which push locals into the workforce including those who want to pursue more professional career paths. Speaking ahead of this Fridays Budget, Ms Dismont said investment was needed to prepare individuals for work, be it a. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Nonnas to charge for bags in tree-planting effort A Hamilton restaurant has started charging for bags and donating the cash to a tree-planting scheme in a bid to boost the environment. Nonnas Kitchen wants to encourage people to reuse bags in a drive thought to be the first of its kind in Bermuda. Customers who get disposable bags now have pay between five cents to 20 cents each. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Rawlins raises the bar in rescuing England Delray Rawlins added to his burgeoning reputation as a young player of genuine promise when he hit an unbeaten century to rescue England Under-19 on the first day of the second Youth Test against India in Nagpur. Coming to the wicket in the second over with England two wickets down for only one run, Rawlins set about repairing the damage. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:30:00 EST Hall targets European adventure Freddy Hall has backed Limerick to push for European qualification this season after insisting they have unfinished business in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. Limerick returned to the League of Irelands top flight at the first time of asking last season, storming to the First Division title with 75 points from 28 games, finishing. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST A date with destiny From the outside, Kate Mansi looked like a regular mother-to-be. But as well-wishers gushed over her belly, the actor felt like a fraud. For the past month, the former ltigtDays of Our Livesltigt star has been wearing a fake bump for her role as Aubrey in ltigtBabymoonltigt, a movie about an expectant couple who. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Racism tops crime in list of concerns Racism has overtaken crime as one of the biggest issues facing Bermuda, according to a poll commissioned by The Royal Gazette. A surge of voters named racism as their top concern in the Global Research survey this month 16 per cent, up from 7 per cent three months ago and 2 per cent in December 2015. Whites and One Bermuda Alliance. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Going back to their classrooms Students at TN Tatem Middle School went back to their classrooms yesterday after a long break while the school was treated for mould contamination, with the latest inspections showing significantly lowered and acceptable levels of mould in the areas that had been treated. However, not all parents were satisfied, with one telling. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Salvation Army offered generous lease The disused Bishop Spencer building on The Glebe Road, Pembroke is to be rented to the Salvation Army for a 1 annual peppercorn lease, according to the Ministry of Public Works. Details emerged in response to parliamentary questions for the minister, Craig Cannonier, from Rolfe Commissiong of the Progressive Labour Party. However,. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Something for youngsters to think about There is growing concern throughout much of the United States over an increasing amount of illegal drug-related deaths, with some medical experts describing it as an epidemic that could be spiralling out of control. Much of the nation is engrossed at the moment with a new president and an administration that has managed in a few short. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Time to reinstate islands war on drink-driving Dear Sir,The recent announcement by the Director of Public Prosecutions about enacting a sane policy for possession of small amounts of cannabis reminded me of the senseless road deaths I expect to see reported in ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt each weekend deaths owing to high levels of alcohol intoxication, a problem on our. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST BTA puts emphasis on sports training The Bermuda Tourism Authority wants those in the tourist industry to create more incentives for youngsters who want to visit the island for sports training particularly in the shoulder season. Speaking to Hamilton Rotarians today, the BTAs Chief Product and Experiences Development Officer Pat Phillip-Fairn explained how the islands. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:38:00 EST Students get BIOS experience Students at Harrington Sound Primary School were recently given a hands-on marine research experience with the help of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences. A group of 39 P6 pupils at the school spent three days and two nights at BIOS, taking part in a plankton tow and learning about the local marine environment. Cindy Weeks,. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:50:00 EST Bermy Bouncers set to perform The Bermy Bouncers Jump team will join overseas champions to kick off Jump Week with a display on the City Hall lawn tomorrow. Made up of students from across the island, the Bermuda jumpers are aged between seven and 16. Organised by the Bermuda Heart Foundation, the Jump 2B Fit Programme aims to help our next generation to become. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:43:00 EST Luxury yacht seized, alleged unpaid fees A Bermudian-registered mega yacht estimated to have cost 400 million about 422 million has been impounded in Gibraltar over allegations of unpaid fees. According to the BBC ltigtSailing Yacht Altigt, owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, is being held. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST Mirrors workshop next month Parents are invited to participate in a two-day workshop taking place next month. The event, put on by the Mirrors Programme, takes place at the Hamilton Princess Hotel amp Beach Club on Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, from 9am to 6pm. Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity they think of. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:17:00 EST A weighty challenge begins Bermudas 100 Day Challenge has begun with 27 people embarking on a weight loss programme during which participants will be hoping to shed as many as 50 pounds. Rigorous exercise and diet regimes will the key to success, and already those taking part have been weighed-in. Now the hard work begins as they take the first steps to. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:20:00 EST Put on your best hat for charity A Hearts, Hats and High tea event will raise money and celebrate the 26th anniversary of Agape House. The event will take place on Saturday in the Windows on the Sound room at the Fairmont Southampton, from 2pm to 5pm. Tomorrow is the last day to buy tickets. Live entertainment will be provided by the Toni Barry band and singer Gita. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:15:00 EST Weak pound drives Somers to 10.7m loss The weakness of the UK pound was the major factor driving the owner of Bermuda Commercial Bank to a 10. 7 million loss in the fourth quarter of last year. Somers Ltd, a Bermuda Stock Exchange-listed financial services holding company, said more than half of its gross assets were denominated in currencies other than the dollar chiefly. .. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:13:00 EST