All Stories All Stories en-us Bursting with pride The opening day of the 35th Americas Cup has been hailed an outright success that should have Bermudians across the board brimming with pride. Thousands descended on the Americas Cup Village from around the world to witness the long-awaited start of the global sailing spectacle. Following an action-packed schedule of events. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Global audience for Goslings rum adverts Island rum Goslings is set to go global with a series of adverts to be shown during coverage of the Americas Cup. The ads which will run on two NBC channels showcase Goslings rum, an official partner of the event, and its Stormy ginger beer and will reach millions of viewers around the world. Malcolm Gosling, who features in. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Wells and Huddersfield reach Premier League Nahki Wells helped fire Huddersfield Town into the Premier League as the Terriers beat Reading in a thrilling Sky Bet Championship play-off final penalty shoot-out at Wembley Stadium. Bermuda forward Wells scored Huddersfields third penalty in their 4-3 shootout win after the game was scoreless after extra time. Wells pulled. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 14:03:00 EST Wyclef sings for all generations From 17 to 60 . .. Wyclef Jean made good on his promise that everyone would have a good time, no matter their age. The musician warmed up the congregation at the Americas Cup Village on Saturday with personal hits from the Fugees to Shakira, before inviting the women and children of the audience on stage in a bid to get even the stiffest. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Reddy argues his arrest was unlawful A high-profile Bermuda doctor has called on the courts to rule his heavy-handed arrest and a subsequent search of his home was unlawful. Mahesh Reddy, chief medical officer at Bermuda Healthcare Services, was arrested in May in connection to an investigation into allegations that he ordered unnecessary scans on patients. However. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 12:30:00 EST Budding sailors shown the ropes The Ben Ainslies and Jimmy Spithills of tomorrow showed their skills at the 35th Americas Cup yesterday as the Endeavour Programme took to the water. Hundreds of youngsters of all ages and abilities took advantage of the unique opportunity to jump on board a Hobie Wave and cruise around in front of huge crowds of sailing fans. The. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Road death victim named Police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash in Pembroke on Saturday night. Michael Skinner, 41, was seriously injured following the single-vehicle crash on North Shore Road, near Church Lane, at around 9. 15pm. It is now understood that the motorcycle he was riding struck a sidewalk, police said in a press release. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 11:59:00 EST Zak praised for road safety video A Mount St Agnes student has won high praise from the Bermuda Road Safety Council after creating his own video message urging drivers to slow down. The short clip created by 17-year-old Zak Johnson is a stroke of creative genius, according to Ali Bardgett, the chairwoman of the council. Zaks video, put together from police. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Tall ships sail into Bermuda Tall ships are arriving in Bermuda after overcoming strong winds and no wind. The ships were becalmed as they headed for Bermuda from the Canary Islands and then had to battle the same weather that delayed the opening day of the Americas Cup. But they are now arriving in St Georges and more are expected to arrive today with the. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 12:50:00 EST Umpires offer mea culpa but result stands Americas Cup officials have said they made a mistake in awarding the penalty that cost Artemis Racing victory in their match against Emirates Team New Zealand this afternoon. On a day of upsets, drama and controversy, the Swedes were penalised at the final mark of a see-saw battle with Team New Zealand after being adjudged not to have. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 17:37:00 EST Star finds Gombeys a tweet Wyclef Jean rocked the Americas Cup in Bermuda on Saturday night and his social media followers around the world know it. Not long after performing, Wyclef posted a video of representatives from H amp H Gombeys and Gombey Evolution, who also took the stage at the opening ceremony. Along with the video, he wrote Warriors, you. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST We will bring Cup back Bermuda could get more Americas Cup excitement in years to come, Larry Ellison told the crowd on Saturday night as long as his team does its job on the water. If we sail fast enough we are definitely going to come back, Mr Ellison, founder of Oracle Team USA, remarked from the stage at a spectacular opening ceremony. We are. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST A test for the electorate Whenever the waters become rough in the political arena in just about any country that operates under the principles of democracy, the electorate is faced with trying to see beneath disturbed muddy waters in order to express themselves with confidence. It does this in the knowledge that the power of the vote could determine how the future will. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Race-by-race New Zealand profit from penalty call ltbgt Race 13 Groupama Team France bt Land Rover BAR by 053ltbgtHigh fives from Franck Cammas to his jubilant crew. Groupama Team France started a the day with a win by what seems to be a big upset over Land Rover BAR. Sir Ben Ainslie and the Brits took the start by a three-boat margin and made nice gains on the first. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 15:28:00 EST Building our new airport we are finally under way After the ceremonial groundbreaking at the end of last month, construction of the new 277,300-square foot airport terminal is now under way. There is not much to look at right now, but over the 40-month construction timeline, the airport landscape will change as the new terminal rises out of the ground and is transformed into a modern and. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST West Hamilton profits double Property developer West Hamilton Holdings Ltd said half-year profit more than doubled to 772,897. The company, which has built office buildings, apartments and a parking lot on Pitts Bay Road, said revenue climbed 40 per cent to 1. 49 million. West Hamilton, which is listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, said its board had approved. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 18:10:00 EST Ive got a whole country behind me, says Wells Nahki Wells knows he has the whole of Bermuda willing him on as he approaches the final hurdle of his race to the Premier League. Wells is desperate for a crack at the top flight and says he could not imagine a better way of achieving his ambition than winning the Sky Bet Championship play-off final. The Huddersfield Town striker. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST PLP pledges no politics in education A Progressive Labour Party government will ensure the end to political interference in the education system, the shadow of the portfolio says. Diallo Rabain said the PLP would ensure the education minister has an arms-length oversight of the system. It is time for us to ensure that educators and administrators that have been. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 17:05:00 EST Teachers to get weekly negotiation talks Teachers are being offered weekly meetings with the Public Service Negotiating Team until their contract row is finished. Education minister Cole Simons said the first meeting will take place on Tuesday next week but union leader Mike Charles reacted by arguing the move was several months too late. It follows a demonstration last. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 09:56:00 EST Bermudians graduate in New England Six Bermudian students have graduated from the New England Institute of Technology after receiving funding from the Department of Workforce Development. Home Affairs minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin offered them congratulations in a press release today. Barak Bremar, Damani Edwards, Jordan Lawrence, Ashanti Musson-Gibbons, Keri. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 15:18:00 EST Survey suggests decrease in drug use Use of both legal and illegal substances has marginally decreased among Bermudas residents over the past four years, according to the results of a survey revealed in the Senate today. Minister for National Security, Senator Jeff Baron, shared some of the highlights of the study in a Ministerial Statement. The survey, conducted. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 15:00:00 EST Court releases handbook to help litigants The Supreme Court has created a handbook for civil litigants to help those navigating the courts for the first time. The ltigtHandbook for Civil Litigants in Person,ltigt available now on the Supreme Court website, provides readers with a general overview of the civil litigation process. A limited number of physical copies will. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 13:53:00 EST Health Bill passed in Senate A Bill that will reduce the cost of standard healthcare, HIP and FutureCare premiums has been passed in the Senate. The Health Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017 will also adjust benefits and move dialysis and kidney transplants to the mutual reinsurance fund and remove the ten-month maternity cover exclusion. The reduction amounts. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 13:51:00 EST Brown cries foul over cuts to charges Ewart Brown, the former premier, has alleged unfair treatment over impending new charges for diagnostic imaging. In a statement sent out today, Dr Brown accused the Government of producing a step to cripple our clinics after years of misdirected efforts to close down Bermuda Healthcare Services and Brown-Darrell? Clinic. Dr. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 13:51:00 EST Pembroke woman handed conditional discharge A Pembroke woman who threw paint over her ex-partners vehicle has been given a six-month conditional discharge. At a previous appearance in Magistrates Court on May 22, Barbara Johnson, 60, pleaded guilty to causing wilful and lawful damage in Devonshire on March 10. However, she took issue with the cost of the repairs, which. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 12:02:00 EST Athletes depicted on prize winning float The Department of Corrections float, depicting some of the islands top athletes, has taken top place in the Natural Heritage Float category, as well as the Premiers Award for Best Float, following last weeks Bermuda Day Parade. The float was created through a workshop programme in collaboration with the Department of Community. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 11:56:00 EST Governor responds to Regulations writ The Governor has responded to a writ issued by civil servants pertaining to the failure to withdraw the proposed Public Service Commission Amendment Regulations 2016. In a statement issued today, Government House confirmed that John Rankin had consulted Michael Dunkley, the Premier, and the Public Services Commission on the matter. Mon, 29 May 2017 11:53:00 EST Popsicles stands good work for charity A natural fruit popsicles stand at the Ag Show raised nearly 700 for the Centre on Philanthropy. Rickeisha Burgess, creator and owner of Duch Pops, handed over 696. 60 to Elaine Butterfield, executive director of the organisation which provides support to other charities of all sizes. Ms Butterfield stated We thank Ms Burgess. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 10:01:00 EST Challengers chance to cash in while Oracle rest Welcome to day three of the 35th Americas Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton. There will be three matches today to complete the 15 races of the first round robin. Oracle Team USA do not race today, so the challengers have a chance to make up some ground. Oracle lead the first round robin with five points four wins and a point. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 11:39:00 EST HSBC staff donates 10,000 to charities HSBC Bermuda staff raised 10,000 for charities of their choice by volunteering across the island. As part of the banks personal volunteering initiative, the bank has engaged with The Centre on Philanthropys Volunteer Team Tracker programme, with more than 50 staff members signing up. Since 2006, the staff members have logged. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 11:17:00 EST Beach club boasts two new tennis courts Two tennis courts, with spectacular views of the ocean, have been opened by Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club at their Sinky Bay location. The hotel has partnered with former Davis Cup player, previously ranked Bermuda number one, James Collieson who will be the resorts in-house tennis pro. Collieson has been the hitting partner. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 11:05:00 EST Taste of Nepal at Miles Supermarket Miles Market has signed up its first-ever chef-in-residence to mark the Americas Cup. The Pembroke store has recruited celebrity chef Gita Kantrow for the duration of the event, who will add specialty dishes to the Miles menu, with an emphasis on her Nepalese heritage. And Ms Kantrow will also be available fro. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 10:55:00 EST Advantage Oracle as Team France stun Artemis Two-time defending champions Oracle Team USA will not go undefeated in this Americas Cup regatta and Groupama Team France will not go winless. On an afternoon of light, shifty winds on the turquoise waters of the Great Sound, Oracle won two of three races to take a two-point lead in the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup Qualifiers. Team France. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST BPSU holds anniversary gala banquet The Bermuda Public Services Union this weekend celebrated its 65th anniversary with a gala evening at the Fairmont Southampton. Hosted by David Minors and Linda Mienzer, the event featured performances by a host of groups including the Berkeley Institute Dance Team, Olivia Hamilton, the Dellwood Middle School M3 Drama Team and the. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Crystal Caves sparkle as visitor numbers rise Some businesses are benefiting from increased visitor spending although the boost has not been universal. Bermuda institutions such as the Crystal Caves have enjoyed a rise in visitors but others such as Hartleys Helmet Diving have not yet felt the difference. Earlier this month, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said that in addition. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Gombey DJ makes a Noise A Bermudian DJ is making headlines in ltigtVogueltigt for his music and his Gombey style. Noise Cans, who wears a Gombey-style mask to hide his identity, was highlighted in an article on the ltigtVogueltigt. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Green fingered Artex staff build eco-school garden Risk management firm Artex has helped to fund and build an eco-school garden at West Pembroke Primary School. A team of employees from the company took part in the charitable event, which was sponsored by environmental group Greenrock. As well as financial assistance, Artex offered labour to build the garden, which includes sweet potatoes. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Journalists become an endangered species in Mexico In most countries, panic buttons are devices used by elderly folk who may need emergency care, or parents who want to keep tabs on wandering children and pets. But in Mexico, they are part of the survival toolkit for journalists covering the drug war, corruption and other man-made miseries, enabling them to send a silent distress signal to. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Disappointed by change of artistic direction ltigtA Year Times Two at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda ArtltigtNick SilkIt is always disappointing when an artist who can produce fine work changes direction and the result affects their work detrimentally. So it is with oil painter Rhona Emmerson, who is currently part of a two-person show with Chris Marson at. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Welcome back to your swamp, Mr President Welcome home, Mr President. It has become worse while you were away. Problem-plagued presidents love to travel abroad, to be welcomed by overhead jets, sword dances and lots of pomp and photo-ops. But then they have to return. When President Donald Trump comes home this week, he will have to confront the reaction to his widely ridiculed. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Newspaper highlights islands economic surge Bermudas hosting of the 35th Americas Cup and an upswing in tourism to the island have been highlighted by The Times newspaper in Britain. In an article titled Tourism leads economic surge, journalist Phil Thornton reported on Standard and Poors affirming of the islands A grade last month, and its expectation that the economy will. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST St Davids hold off Baileys Bay in thriller St Davids held their nerve in the final over to win a dramatic Twenty20 final and deny Baileys Bay a third straight victory after the holders failed to chase down the modest 106 posted by their Eastern Counties rivals. Bay, slightly ahead of St Davids at the five-over mark when Terryn Fray and Ricky Hoyte put on 22, found themselves. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Getting a feel for island life Salt, sun, a soak and cedar Willow Stream Spas newest treatment promises to deliver Bermuda in one room. The two-hour True Bermuda Signature Expression was launched in time for Bermuda Day it is touted as giving visitors with limited time a taste of the island. Spa director Jane Turner said Having been here at Christmas and. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Im pregnant, but dont know who the dad is Dear Dr Nekia,Im pregnant and I do not know who the father is. I have been seeing someone regularly, and another guy on and off for the past year. I like them both, but things seem to be progressing with one more than it is with the other. I am not taking birth control but do use condoms, but I still got pregnant. My doctor says. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Insurers may expand role in US flood programme WASHINGTON Bloomberg Democrats and Republicans, who have agreed on little this year, have found common ground on plans to give private insurers greater access to the 5 billion flood insurance programme and to offer more buyouts for homeowners in areas likely to be repeatedly submerged. Flood insurance seems to be one of those few. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST BSX unchanged There was no change to The Royal GazetteBSX Index, which closed at 1,989. 43 after a day with no trading. The BSX Insurance Index was down 6. 43 points, or 0. 34 per cent, at 1,894. 88. Mon, 29 May 2017 18:38:00 EST Best backing Wells to reach the top Clyde Best believes Nahki Wellss exploits are inspiring the next generation of Bermudian footballers. Wells hopes to follow in Bests footsteps and reach the top flight by winning the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium today. Best will join the thousands of Bermudians watching the clash, albeit from the comfort. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Four stocks end lower Four stocks fell, and one improved on The Royal GazetteBSX Index last week. Shares of One Communications dropped 45 cents, or 18 per cent, to 2. 05 after 20,700 shares traded. Also ending lower was Devonshire Industries, down 25 cents, or 4. 3 per cent, after 4,000 share were exchanged. BFampM Ltd lost 40 cents, or 1. 9 per. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Steede still a source of inspiration Nahki Wells will kiss the tattoo on his left wrist bearing the name of Tumaini Steede when he walks out at Wembley today. Wells and Steede, who lost his life in a motorbike accident at the age of 22, were best friends and considered the two best young footballers in Bermuda as teenagers. The tattoo is a source of inspiration for. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Goater linked with Southport Shaun Goater is on the shortlist for the vacant managerial post at Vanarama National League North side Southport, according to media reports in England. The former Manchester City striker gained experience in non-League football during the second half of last season at Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division side Ilkeston. Goater. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Minors leads Tuff Dogs to Plate glory Dean Minors scored 91 not out and then had two stumpings and a catch as wicketkeeper as Tuff Dogs easily beat Devonshire Rec by 79 runs in the Twenty20 Plate final at Sea Breeze Oval yesterday. Minors faced only 40 balls, smashing eight fours and seven sixes as he and McLaren Lowe 44 not out put on 136 for the unbroken fourth wicket,. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Horsfield holds own in Junior World Series Robin Horsfield finished 21st in the UCI World Junior Series race in Baie-St-Paul, Quebec, on Saturday. Riders must qualify for entry in this prestigious event with good international rankings. Horsfield ranked within the worlds top 150 Under-19 riders going in to the event. The U19 World Junior Series is a showcase of the worlds. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Neal aims to leave Penguins flapping It has been three years since Jim Rutherford, the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager, decided that he could live without James Neal. Rutherford, new in the post, sent Neal to the Nashville Predators during the first round of the NHL Draft in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. And while last years Stanley Cup. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Spithill spies room for improvement Jimmy Spithill, the Oracle Team USA skipper, has played down his teams flying start to the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup Qualifiers. Oracle top the pecking order after two days of exciting racing on the Great Sound with an impressive 4-1 record. However, Spithill emphasised at yesterdays post-race press conference that his team are. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Land Rover BAR count their blessings Sir Ben Ainslies attempt to return the Americas Cup to Britain was still on track yesterday, but only just after his Land Rover BAR boat was moments from sinking in the wake of a collision before the start of a race. Rita 1 was left looking like the victim of a shark attack after the crash with SoftBank Team Japan on Saturday, but. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Barker positive despite Japan struggles SoftBank Team Japan skipper and chief executive Dean Barker has vowed that his team will rebound when they take on Groupama Team France on the Great Sound today. Overall our takeaways are were really happy with our starts and straight-line speed compared to the competition, Barker said after his team lost to Emirates Team New Zealand. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Gybe talkin Day 2 ltbgtHotFranck CammasltbgtOK, OK, lets not get carried away, the French are in last place. But having been universally written off, it was good to see the skipper outsmart Artemis in a stunning win. ltbgtNotSir Ben Ainslieltbgt Dean Barker stuck the boot in over Saturdays crash with. .. Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, May 29, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Mon, 29 May 2017 08:00:00 EST Dunkley hails incredible spectacle Michael Dunkley has hailed the opening weekend of the 35th Americas Cup as an incredible spectacle that has showcased Bermuda in an amazing light. This weekend saw the official opening of the sailing spectacle in Dockyard and the beginning of qualifying races around the Great Sound. The Premier attended the ribbon cutting of. .. Sun, 28 May 2017 19:41:00 EST Race-by-race Oracle create gap at the top ltbgtRace 7 Groupama Team France beat Artemis Racing by 003ltbgtAll the pundits have been saying the fastest boat will win, but today in race seven, it was the smarts that won. Shifts favouring the left side made the difference and France took it to the Swedes. Pre-start went to Groupama Team France, who led. .. Sun, 28 May 2017 15:00:00 EST