All Stories http://www.royalgazette.com All Stories en-us Franklin chosen as Games flag bearer <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/SPORT/140729927/AR/0/AR-140729927.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Micah Franklin, the Islands No 1 squash player, has been named as the flag bearer who will lead Bermuda into the opening ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games tomorrow. The 21-year-old, who is making his Games debut, will carry his countrys flag at the competitions curtain raiser in front of 40,000 spectators at Celtic Park and more. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/SPORT/140729927&source=RSS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/SPORT/140729927&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/SPORT/140729927/AR/0/AR-140729927.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Micah Franklin, the Islands No 1 squash player, has been named as the flag bearer who will lead Bermuda into the opening ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games tomorrow. The 21-year-old, who is making his Games debut, will carry his countrys flag at the competitions curtain raiser in front of 40,000 spectators at Celtic Park and more. .. Road users warned to expect delays Drivers are being advised to expect delays on Harrington Sound Road from Wednesday morning while Belco carries out emergency work. A part of the road near Paynters Road will be reduced to a single lane until Friday morning. Traffic controls will be in place while the lane is closed for work on underground equipment. Belco. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729921&source=RSS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:23:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729921&source=RSS Drivers are being advised to expect delays on Harrington Sound Road from Wednesday morning while Belco carries out emergency work. A part of the road near Paynters Road will be reduced to a single lane until Friday morning. Traffic controls will be in place while the lane is closed for work on underground equipment. Belco. .. Bathroom door graffiti inspires positive messages Court Street will be a little bit brighter thanks to the efforts of three teenagers. When Syledesha Dill, Gershone Tait and Toschella Trott, all M3 Dellwood School graduates, got tired of reading gossip, swear words, and negative messages on the back of bathroom doors, they decided to do something about it. Wanting to make their. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729933&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729933&source=RSS Court Street will be a little bit brighter thanks to the efforts of three teenagers. When Syledesha Dill, Gershone Tait and Toschella Trott, all M3 Dellwood School graduates, got tired of reading gossip, swear words, and negative messages on the back of bathroom doors, they decided to do something about it. Wanting to make their. .. KeyTech shares jump 7 KeyTech Ltds shares jumped more than seven percent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. The telecommunications group, whose shares have traded in a volatile fashion in recent days, gained 25 cents, or 7. 1 percent, to close on 3. 75, as 8,000 of its shares changed hands. The move enabled KeyTech to move off its 52-week low of. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/BUSINESS06/140729925&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:34:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/BUSINESS06/140729925&source=RSS KeyTech Ltds shares jumped more than seven percent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. The telecommunications group, whose shares have traded in a volatile fashion in recent days, gained 25 cents, or 7. 1 percent, to close on 3. 75, as 8,000 of its shares changed hands. The move enabled KeyTech to move off its 52-week low of. .. OBA chairman Hollis resigns <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729926/AR/0/AR-140729926.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> One Bermuda Alliance chairman Thad Hollis has quit only days after releasing a hard-hitting report into a 350,000 donation to a party-linked grassroots organisation. But last night Mr Hollis position was unclear and a party spokesman said that Mr Hollis was to meet with Michael Dunkley to discuss his decision yesterday to stand. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729926&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729926&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729926/AR/0/AR-140729926.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> One Bermuda Alliance chairman Thad Hollis has quit only days after releasing a hard-hitting report into a 350,000 donation to a party-linked grassroots organisation. But last night Mr Hollis position was unclear and a party spokesman said that Mr Hollis was to meet with Michael Dunkley to discuss his decision yesterday to stand. .. Saunders, Scotland unfinished business <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/SPORT/140729950/AR/0/AR-140729950.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Clarance Nicky Saunders expects to lay some ghosts to rest when he attends Scotlands first Commonwealth Games since they were held in Edinburgh in 1986, the events of which remain etched in his mind for all the wrong reasons. Those ill-fated Games were marred by political controversy, with Bermuda joining 32 other countries in. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/SPORT/140729950&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:18:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/SPORT/140729950&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/SPORT/140729950/AR/0/AR-140729950.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Clarance Nicky Saunders expects to lay some ghosts to rest when he attends Scotlands first Commonwealth Games since they were held in Edinburgh in 1986, the events of which remain etched in his mind for all the wrong reasons. Those ill-fated Games were marred by political controversy, with Bermuda joining 32 other countries in. .. Consumers want more transparency in cell phone contracts <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140716/BUSINESS03/140719644/AR/0/AR-140719644.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The contracts that cell phone users have with their carrier service providers should be available for those customers to read and absorb outside the store, they should be able to read it at their own pace, and summaries should be provided by carriers whose contracts are longer than two pages. These were among the responses of The. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140716/BUSINESS03/140719644&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140716/BUSINESS03/140719644&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140716/BUSINESS03/140719644/AR/0/AR-140719644.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The contracts that cell phone users have with their carrier service providers should be available for those customers to read and absorb outside the store, they should be able to read it at their own pace, and summaries should be provided by carriers whose contracts are longer than two pages. These were among the responses of The. .. HRC mind your language online <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729928/AR/0/AR-140729928.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Human rights watchdogs today warned social media users over illegal language in political debates. Human Rights Commission HRC chairman Michael Hanson said it had been monitoring online comments involving plans to reform middle schools and the recent march on Government House to protest at Governor George Fergussons decision to refuse. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729928&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:57:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729928&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729928/AR/0/AR-140729928.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Human rights watchdogs today warned social media users over illegal language in political debates. Human Rights Commission HRC chairman Michael Hanson said it had been monitoring online comments involving plans to reform middle schools and the recent march on Government House to protest at Governor George Fergussons decision to refuse. .. Police issue counterfeit note warning <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729930/AR/0/AR-140729930.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for fake Bermudian bills that were recently discovered in circulation. According to a police spokesman, counterfeit Bermuda 100 notes bearing serial number 242219 and counterfeit Bermuda 50 notes bearing serial number A30763 have been discovered. If counterfeit cash is detected. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729930&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:56:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729930&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729930/AR/0/AR-140729930.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for fake Bermudian bills that were recently discovered in circulation. According to a police spokesman, counterfeit Bermuda 100 notes bearing serial number 242219 and counterfeit Bermuda 50 notes bearing serial number A30763 have been discovered. If counterfeit cash is detected. .. Man given conditional discharge after assaulting police <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729929/AR/0/AR-140729929.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A Warwick man convicted of violently resisting arrest and assaulting police was yesterday given a conditional discharge. Rodney Drummond had pleaded guilty to using threatening words to police, and was found guilty of violently resisting arrest and assaulting officers following a Magistrates Court trial. All three charges relate to. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729929&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729929&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729929/AR/0/AR-140729929.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A Warwick man convicted of violently resisting arrest and assaulting police was yesterday given a conditional discharge. Rodney Drummond had pleaded guilty to using threatening words to police, and was found guilty of violently resisting arrest and assaulting officers following a Magistrates Court trial. All three charges relate to. .. Hospital organises fine wine tour <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729931/AR/0/AR-140729931.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermuda Hospitals Board is laying on free public tours as well as a paid fundraising tour of the new Acute Care Wing. One tour will feature hors doeuvres and fine wines and others for small groups. Slated for Friday, August 22 between 6. 00pm and 8. 30 pm, the Tour doeuvres will cost 50 and all proceeds will benefit the Bermuda. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729931&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:41:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729931&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729931/AR/0/AR-140729931.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermuda Hospitals Board is laying on free public tours as well as a paid fundraising tour of the new Acute Care Wing. One tour will feature hors doeuvres and fine wines and others for small groups. Slated for Friday, August 22 between 6. 00pm and 8. 30 pm, the Tour doeuvres will cost 50 and all proceeds will benefit the Bermuda. .. Butterfield scholarship winners named <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/BUSINESS/140729932/AR/0/AR-140729932.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Butterfield Bank today announced that its Sir Harry D Butterfield Undergraduate and Sir A Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarships have been awarded to Victoria Clarke and Marlena Tucker, respectively. Victoria is a recent graduate of the International Baccalaureate programme at Bermuda High School for Girls, and in the fall she. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/BUSINESS/140729932&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:29:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/BUSINESS/140729932&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/BUSINESS/140729932/AR/0/AR-140729932.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Butterfield Bank today announced that its Sir Harry D Butterfield Undergraduate and Sir A Dudley Spurling Postgraduate Scholarships have been awarded to Victoria Clarke and Marlena Tucker, respectively. Victoria is a recent graduate of the International Baccalaureate programme at Bermuda High School for Girls, and in the fall she. .. CableVision gives 1,000 to local charity <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729934/AR/0/AR-140729934.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Big Brothers Big Sisters BBBS has benefited from a 1,000 donation by Bermuda CableVision. Its the fifth year in a row that CableVision has supported the local charity through a programme set up by Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Associations Community Charities CCTA. Patrina OConnor-Paynter, Fund. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729934&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:28:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729934&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729934/AR/0/AR-140729934.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Big Brothers Big Sisters BBBS has benefited from a 1,000 donation by Bermuda CableVision. Its the fifth year in a row that CableVision has supported the local charity through a programme set up by Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Associations Community Charities CCTA. Patrina OConnor-Paynter, Fund. .. Showing your colours <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729935/AR/0/AR-140729935.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> HSBC employees spent the afternoon handing out Cup Match flags to drivers along Front Street,in celebration of the islands most anticipated cricket match, followed by a motorcade of motorcyclists and cars. Photo by Nicola Muirhead http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729935&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:59:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/NEWS/140729935&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/NEWS/140729935/AR/0/AR-140729935.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> HSBC employees spent the afternoon handing out Cup Match flags to drivers along Front Street,in celebration of the islands most anticipated cricket match, followed by a motorcade of motorcyclists and cars. Photo by Nicola Muirhead Work starts on energy policy as solar panel installation picks up <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/BUSINESS03/140729962/AR/0/AR-140729962.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Department of Energy begins this week seeking advice on establishing a new energy regulatory environment, with a promise of public consultation later this year. The new regulatory regime for energy in Bermuda is a priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development. Government requires two sets of consultants to a. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/BUSINESS03/140729962&source=RSS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:35:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140722/BUSINESS03/140729962&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140722/BUSINESS03/140729962/AR/0/AR-140729962.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Department of Energy begins this week seeking advice on establishing a new energy regulatory environment, with a promise of public consultation later this year. The new regulatory regime for energy in Bermuda is a priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development. Government requires two sets of consultants to a. ..