All Stories All Stories en-us Pettingill Police should warn protesters Former Attorney-General Mark Pettingill is urging police to issue clear warnings to people considering blocking MPs from entering the House of Assembly when it reconvenes next month. The government backbencher said it was up to the Bermuda Police Service to ensure citizens were aware they would be breaking the law and could be arrested if. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Overseas specialists helping improve network Specialised workers have been brought to the island to install a fibre network designed to measurably increase internet speeds in Bermuda. Digicel Bermuda has hired a contractor to assist with the next phase of upgrading its internet infrastructure. As a result, 85 skilled workers from a number of South American countries have been. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST Bermuda moving in right direction Kyle Lightbourne believes Bermuda are making positive strides after giving as good as they got against Canada in their friendly match at the National Stadium yesterday. Although Bermuda lost 4-2 to a more experienced and technically superior Canadian side, Lightbourne was encouraged by the individual displays of some of his players in a. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Tsilala living a life of drama in New York Just getting across New York City can be a trial for newcomers. Tsilala Brock found that out when she moved there to pursue an acting and singing career. The hard part hasnt been getting the jobs, but navigating yourself in a big city, she said. New York is such a hustle and bustle. Even just getting on the right train at the. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Parties to 'have makeovers before election' Neither the One Bermuda Alliance nor the Progressive Labour Party seems to be finding much favour with the voters as we head towards the next General Election. In the final instalment of a three-part series, we ask political commentators how both parties will improve their lot in the coming monthsBoth parties will. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Tributes to popular waitress Popular waitress Lyntour Hassell, a mother of four known to many for her long career at Bermuda Bistro at the Beach, has died at the age of 44. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held over the weekend at the Sandys Secondary Middle School, which she attended in her school days. Ms Hassell was a fixture at the Front. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Chrysda seeks to empower women through music Chrysda Smith has been expressing herself through song for as long as she can remember. Now the 15-year-olds musical gifts are being channelled into a creation that she hopes will serve as an inspiration to her peers. I want to empower young women, said Chrysda of her personal project for Somersfield Academy, soon to be completed. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST PLP called out to back Peoples Campaign Wayne Perinchief, the former Minister of National Security, has challenged the Progressive Labour Party to state explicitly whether it supports the Peoples Campaign. If it does, he called on the party to boycott the scheduled February 3 parliamentary debate on the airport redevelopment deal. Mr Perinchief was speaking during a. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST There is no law against thinking Millions of people around the world watched in stunned bewilderment that one of the most controversial figures to ever enter the field of politics in America, had garnished enough support to become president of the most powerful nation on Earth. There could be no denying that there are deeply troubled Americans who ponder how this all happened. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Man charged with drug offence A Jamaican national was named yesterday as the third person charged with a plot to supply the controlled drug fentanyl. Maurice Martin was charged in Magistrates Court of a single count of conspiring with others between an unknown date and December 20 to supply the synthetic opioid. He was not required to enter a plea as the matter. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:10:00 EST Boat parade marks Town Cut anniversary The East End celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Town Cut over the weekend an august occasion for St Georges that was marked with a cannon salute and boat parade through the waterway. The sea lane servicing the Olde Towne was first cut through a tiny natural channel between the main island and Higgs Island, which Bermudians. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Elected on words, Trump faces collision with deeds A collision awaits President Donald Trump. Exactly when it will take place is not clear, but it is almost certain to occur. The extravagance of the Presidents rhetoric is soon to meet the reality of governing. The Presidents inaugural address was perhaps the baldest example of the rhetorical bravado that marked his time as a New York. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Your beautiful island has wow factor Dear Sir,We wish to affirm the article by David Dodwell in your edition of January 9 headed The buzz around Bermuda is back. My wife and I have just returned from visiting your beautiful island with many happy memories and an appreciation for the way we were treated by all who we came into contact with during our stay there. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Sub post offices closed tomorrow morning The Bermuda Post Office has advised that all sub post offices will be closed between 8am and 10am tomorrow because of a staff meeting. The General Post Office on Church Street will not be affected, and will open for business at usual at 8am. The service apologised for any inconvenience caused. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:25:00 EST PLP to host vacation rentals discussion The Progressive Labour Party is set to host a panel discussion this week intended to help the public enter the vacation rental industry. The discussion, entitled Unlocking Your Propertys Potential Vacation Rentals, will be the first in the partys economic empowerment event series. A party spokeswoman said The PLP believes in. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:56:00 EST Crash victims remain stable in ICU The Paget man seriously injured on Harrington Sound Road on Thursday remains in a stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit as of this morning, according to a police spokesman. The 37-year-old was taken to hospital after the single-vehicle motorcycle accident near the junction with Broken Hill Road in Smiths at about 7. 40pm. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:47:00 EST New learning model proposed A new learning model is being proposed by two local educators to better equip pre- and primary school-aged children to take their rightful place on the global stage. The premise will be presented by Sharon Speir and Llewellyn Simmons as part of the ltigtBC Journal Voices in Education Forumltigt series at Bermuda College on. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:19:00 EST Meals on Wheels benefits from 15,000 donation Clarien Bank employees and customers have raised almost 15,000 which has been donated to the Meal on Wheels charity following the annual Holiday GiveBack campaign. The money was raised during Gibbons Companys Shop amp Give Thursday on December 15 and Clarien Bank employees Denim Day. The donations were matched by the. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:01:00 EST Coalition for the Protection of Children receives 5,000 donation The Coalition for the Protection of Children has received a 5,000 cheque from local company Marsh and Guy Carpenter. The donation will help the charity with its family services, which includes mediation, medical and emergency financial support, as well as education funding and vocational skill development, among other. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:20:00 EST Clocktower clocks being restored Work to restore the titular clocks at Dockyards iconic Clocktower has begun in the US. According to a Wedco spokesman, the clocks were installed 30 years ago, with one giving the time and the other the high tide time. However, mechanisms in the clocks have since worn out, and the quango has announced that it would invest 200,000 into. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:25:00 EST Making a bald statement for charity Jessica Siggins has a surprise in store as she grows her hair to mermaid length in preparation for the chop at St Baldricks on March 17. The notion has been in her head since the St Baldricks Foundation, for children with cancer, got going with the annual head shaving in 1999. People in my family have had cancer, Ms Siggins. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermuda protesters join march against Trump Hundreds of thousands of women took to streets across the United States in protest of Donald Trumps inauguration as President, with demonstrators from Bermuda describing an exhilarating show of strength. The energy and feeling was incredible everyone there was resisting policies that will be harmful to women, particularly marginalised. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Mayor Barrier parking system to be extended The Corporation of Hamilton is preparing to install barrier-controlled parking at a further five car parks in the city to help to fund infrastructure upgrades. Mayor Charles Gosling told The Royal Gazette that he hoped a barrier system, similar to the one in place at City Hall, would be in place at the Number One Shed car park on Front. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Russian Dancehall teacher to give workshops Katerina Troitskaya was crushed when her dance partner left her to focus on his career. They were 11. He said that he didnt want to dance with me anymore and that he wanted to learn medicine, she laughedI was so disappointed. My teacher wasnt able to find me another good partner, so I had to stop. That was. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Our one big chance to present case to world Dear Sir,That the future of international business is now in jeopardy with Donald Trump in the White House must not be underestimated. Please read Nathan Kowalskis recent ltigtRoyal Gazetteltigt commentary. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Win gives Eagles breathing space Somerset Eagles 2Fray 29 pen Telford 80 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Lessons learnt for coachFindlay Michael Findlay, the interim coach of Canada, was encouraged with his teams performance after they turned their greater possession into goals yesterday. I was pleased with the application and some of the football we played, but it is a lesson learnt, Findlay said. Canada arrived in Bermuda from a weeklong training camp in Fort. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Twelve surprises for 2017 I read virtually everything Howard Marks writes. In fact, if I see one of his articles, memos or interviews I stop virtually everything Im doing and dive straight in. Im starting this years surprise forecasts article with a series of quotes that can be found in his latest memo titled Expert Opinion. I highly recommend reading the entire. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Christmas cheer for families in need An AIG Christmas charity drive provided toys for children and gift certificates for families in need. This year 18 families were nominated for the presents which were provided by the companys personal donations and their DenimChristmas attire week. We were able to buy gifts for every child on the list over 40 of them and. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:03:00 EST XL Catlin gets go-ahead for India operation Jonathan Kent, Business EditorXL Catlin has received the green light to open a reinsurance branch in India a market growing at a staggering pace according to the Bermudian-based companys chief executive officer. The global insurer plans to have the operation in Mumbai, headed by chief executive officer Joseph Augustine, open. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:52:00 EST Luxury Art goes on show at Masterworks Four years ago Carlos-Santana Dill Trott quit his job so he could pursue his passion art. Look for ltigtLuxury Artltigt, an exhibit of the 31-year-olds latest, at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art on Saturday. ltbgtQltbgt Is this your first exhibit at Masterworks? Where else have you shown your. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST I cant work out care centre renovations Dear Sir,It is incredible that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre is being closed for renovations, considering it was opened only in 2009. Why is a building that is only seven years old, needing renovations? Is this because of poor-quality work or design? This was another project completed under the Progressive Labour Party. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Canada cut above hard-working Bermuda ltbgtBermuda 2 Canada 4ltbgtCanada extended their winning streak over Bermuda dating back to the late 1960s at the National Stadium yesterday. The visiting side went into the international friendly ranked 66 places higher than Bermuda in the Fifa world rankings and demonstrated just why with a dominant and polished display. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Argus Group up 3.2 Argus Group recorded the biggest percentage improvement on The Royal GazetteBSX Index last week, climbing 3. 2 per cent, or 14 cents, to close at 4. 54 after 1,300 shares traded. There was also a higher weekly closing price for Butterfield Bank, which stood at 32, up 50 cents, or 1. 6 per cent, after 14,408 shares were exchanged. On the. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares rise The Royal GazetteBSX Index was experiencing technical difficulties with its daily report yesterday, however, from details posted on its website, shares of Argus Group shares improved by one cent to 4. 55 after 6,800 were traded. Butterfield Bank shares rose by 30 cents to 32. 30 after 7,608 were exchanged. On the New York Stock Exchange,. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:41:00 EST My boyfriend is attracted to men and women ltbgtDear Dr Nekialtbgt,My boyfriend admitted to me that he thinks that he may be bisexual. He says he has never been with a man, but that he finds both men and women attractive. I do not know how to handle this situation. One side of me says that I should be understanding and encouraging, while the other side says I should just. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Allen and Lindsay claim honours Stephen Allen and Gayle Lindsay are this years Butterfield and Vallis 5K road race champions. For Allen, it was a fifth title in the event which he first won in 2010, while Lindsay chalked up her maiden victory. In the womens race, one of the events most storied champions, Jennifer Alen, collapsed a quarter of a mile from the. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Catapulted into a magical evening Praised for its uniqueness, its then unsurprising that an evening of shadow dancing was a first for me. Created in 2008, Catapult is Adam Battelsteins take on ancient Chinese shadow theatre, using bodies instead of puppets. With no point of reference, like the dancers, I too was in the dark Is it like mime? Is it. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST King honoured for achievements Arantxa King has been named among the newest members of the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Athlete Hall of Fame. The two-times Olympic long jumper is among seven new inductees who will join a select group of elite athletes from Massachusetts at the induction ceremony to be held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Centre in. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Wagner delighted by teams response Nahki Wellss Huddersfield Town climbed to third in the Sky Bet Championship after a 2-0 victory at home to Ipswich Town at the weekend. Isiah Brown, the Chelsea loanee, put Huddersfield into the lead towards half-time with a curling shot past goalkeeper Dean Gerken. Christopher Schindler doubled the score after the break, pouncing. .. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, January 23, 2017 For all the results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST Substantial makeover at Horseshoe Bay Improvements starting today at Horseshoe Bay Beach, including work on a boardwalk, will affect access to the islands most famous beach. With residents querying why a barrier had been erected over the weekend, a government statement said access through the main entrance would be restored once the makeover was complete in May 1. The. .. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:51:00 EST Input bid on project management, procurement A reminder for public comment and feedback on a draft code of practice has been issued by the Office of Project Management and Procurement. Once finalised, the code will be added to the islands good governance framework, and followed by all public officers, a government statement said. The document is to outline how civil servants. .. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:14:00 EST Welcome break for Bermudas recruits The Royal Bermuda Regiments latest recruits got a break yesterday after completing their first week at Warwick Camp. The 60 recruits, who are going through a tough two-week training programme, have been given a welcome day off to mark the completion of the first stage. Their week went pretty well, according to Captain Shea-Tai. .. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:36:00 EST Baron in Jamaica meets with PM Holness Bermudas ties with Jamaica have been affirmed during a visit by Senator Jeffrey Baron, the Minister of National Security, who met with Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, during the Jamaican Defence Forces Change of Command ceremony on Saturday. Mr Baron, who returns home today, was accompanied by Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley. .. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:14:00 EST Traffic diversions in Paget begin today The Ministry of Public Works is expected to commence road paving today along a section of South Road in Paget from Trimingham Road roundabout to Grape Bay Drive. To facilitate the roadwork, the following traffic diversions will be in effect from 7am todayTraffic travelling east on South Road from Paget traffic lights will be. .. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:58:00 EST Tensions could rise to 'explosive' levels We've watched at a safe distance as political friction has dominated the headlines in the United States and Britain over the past year. In the second of a three-part series, we ask political commentators whether we can expect the same on these shores as Bermuda prepares for its General ElectionYou thought the past few. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Navigating the new retirement landscape Young or old, we are bombarded daily with a barrage of media exhortations giving retirement advice and warnings. The messages range from If you dont save for retirement, beware of the future, and Purchase this guaranteed annuity that will provide income for the rest of your life, to Ten mistakes retirees make that torpedo. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Canada not here for a holiday Michael Findlay, the interim coach of Canada, is aiming for a good performance and result when they take on Bermuda at the National Stadium tomorrow. The Canadians participated in a light training session yesterday, with some visiting Bermuda for the first time. A number of our staff members have been here before and played. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST My faith comforted me after daughter died Muslim Nadiyah Shakir found her faith at the age of six. She was ill with rheumatic fever at the time, and drew comfort from the prayers her parents and relatives said on her behalf. The experience shaped her. Mrs Shakir received a cultural excellence award from The ltigtMuslim Journalltigt last month. She was recognised. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Fire at 9 Beaches, remaining tenants evicted The remaining tenants of the former 9 Beaches resort in Sandys were evicted yesterday morning as the prolonged dispute over the site continued. The order was given by the Deputy Provost Marshall General on behalf of Bermuda Land Development Company. Roughly 12 squatters had been living in the former resort. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST Lillian Levon kind, stern, loved by everyone Lillian Levon, the widow of a Bermuda soldier who served in both the First and Second World Wars, has died just short of her 100th birthday. She was an amazing woman Im honoured that I was named after her, said her niece, Lillian Robinson, who counted her as a very close friend. Mrs Levons passing marked the end of a chapter in. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Premier extends best wishes to Trump Michael Dunkley extended his best wishes to Donald Trump on the day he was sworn in as the 45th President. The Premier and David Burt, the Opposition Leader, issued brief statements on yesterdays inauguration of Mr Trump in Washington. Mr Dunkley told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt Bermuda has existed alongside of America. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Post-truth era abandons principles Being among the politically disenfranchised through our societies undeclared anathematisation, there are many who will sit outside the door of honour. It is an oddity and a price that anyone will pay for being honest with their intellect and for being not beholden to acceptance or praise. In former days under religious rule, the pontiffs. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Town Cut anniversary today Sailors and rowers will mark the 100th anniversary of the first ship to come through Town Cut today by taking part in a parade of maritime vessels. The event has been organised by the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club to commemorate the Norwegian cargo ship ltigtSS Admiralenltigt, under pilot James Griffiths, sailing through Town Cut on. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST You are sitting on a powder keg Dear Sir,It has been more than 50 years since my family of born Bermudians and I left your island to start a new life, beginning here in the United States. After years of hard work and dedication, we are now retired in Ellensburg, Washington State. After receiving training in the US Navy in the early 1960s on heavy equipment, and. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Baron attends events in Jamaica Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron is in Jamaica representing Bermuda at a series of events. Mr Baron will today attend the funeral of businesswoman and philanthropist Hazel Dalley in Montego Bay and on behalf of the Royal Bermuda Regiment he will deliver a tribute at the funeral. For nearly 50 years, Ms Dalley was a. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Putting America first will cost some much more than others Just minutes after Donald Trump took over as President, WhiteHouse. gov was updated with his new priorities. Among them? An America first foreign policy. Trump has laid out a staunchly nationalist vision for America, a zero-sum world where our needs are the only ones that matter. In his inaugural address yesterday, there was little talk. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST Dressler no big secret to my success Cooper Dressler, a grinder with Oracle Team USA, told students at CedarBridge Academy this week that having a strong work ethic can open doors and lead to opportunities. Dressler should know. After earning a fifth place finish in the 2013 Red Bull Youth Americas Cup with the American Youth Sailing Force Team, Dressler accepted a. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EST Driver is mobile menace Dear Sir,After reading the letter from Lizzie, I have to say she has seen what I have often seen on the road a careless female driving while on a mobile phone, and liable to be a risk to herself and others. Not only does Lizzie state the colour of the car, but part of the number, plus the action that person has committed while. .. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST