All Stories http://www.royalgazette.com All Stories en-us Financial boost for adult learners <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129702/AR/0/AR-141129702.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Students who need help to pay for their education will receive a financial boost thanks to a donation designed to fund scholarships. A financial contribution has been given to the Adult Education School AES, which provides adult literacy support and pre-GED, GED and college preparation services. The undisclosed donation has been. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129702&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:28:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129702&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129702/AR/0/AR-141129702.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Students who need help to pay for their education will receive a financial boost thanks to a donation designed to fund scholarships. A financial contribution has been given to the Adult Education School AES, which provides adult literacy support and pre-GED, GED and college preparation services. The undisclosed donation has been. .. Help for those in need this Christmas <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129703/AR/0/AR-141129703.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The true meaning of Christmas may vary from person to person, but each one of us can agree on one thing the joy of giving. Festive movies end with this notion, every store promotes it, and many holiday songs also sing out the message that giving will fill your heart with happiness. Parents look forward to seeing their childrens. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129703&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:39:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129703&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129703/AR/0/AR-141129703.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The true meaning of Christmas may vary from person to person, but each one of us can agree on one thing the joy of giving. Festive movies end with this notion, every store promotes it, and many holiday songs also sing out the message that giving will fill your heart with happiness. Parents look forward to seeing their childrens. .. Free forum on shared parenting <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129704/AR/0/AR-141129704.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The benefits of shared parenting will be promoted at a free public forum next week. The event is being hosted by child advocacy group ChildWatch, a long-term campaigner for joint custody and fathers rights. Shared Parenting Moving Bermuda Forward will be held next Thursday between 6. 30pm and 9pm at St Theresas Cathedral Hall. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129704&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:01:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129704&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129704/AR/0/AR-141129704.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The benefits of shared parenting will be promoted at a free public forum next week. The event is being hosted by child advocacy group ChildWatch, a long-term campaigner for joint custody and fathers rights. Shared Parenting Moving Bermuda Forward will be held next Thursday between 6. 30pm and 9pm at St Theresas Cathedral Hall. .. Chewstick loses Elliot Street premises <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129705/AR/0/AR-141129705.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Chewstick Foundation is being forced to move from its Elliott Street location after five years. The cultural arts charity, which ran a recording studio, performance space and bar at the venue, will cease operation at the property on Monday. A combination of an ailing real estate economy and financial challenges led the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129705&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129705&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129705/AR/0/AR-141129705.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Chewstick Foundation is being forced to move from its Elliott Street location after five years. The cultural arts charity, which ran a recording studio, performance space and bar at the venue, will cease operation at the property on Monday. A combination of an ailing real estate economy and financial challenges led the. .. Tourism grant deadline extended <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS04/141129706/AR/0/AR-141129706.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Entrepreneurs seeking funding to launch tourism-related ventures should hear next week whether their proposals have been successful. The Bermuda Tourism Authoritys Tourism Experiences investment scheme offers grants totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars to those keen to break into the industry and attract more visitors to the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS04/141129706&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS04/141129706&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS04/141129706/AR/0/AR-141129706.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Entrepreneurs seeking funding to launch tourism-related ventures should hear next week whether their proposals have been successful. The Bermuda Tourism Authoritys Tourism Experiences investment scheme offers grants totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars to those keen to break into the industry and attract more visitors to the. .. Drunk honeymooner sorry and ashamed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129707/AR/0/AR-141129707.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The drunk honeymooner whose aggressive behaviour caused a flight to be diverted to Bermuda is sorry and ashamed, his brother has revealed. Mohammed Khelya, 22, from Blackburn in North West England, was arrested at LF Wade International Airport on Monday afternoon. He had been travelling from Manchester to Cuba with his new wife. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129707&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:43:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129707&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129707/AR/0/AR-141129707.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The drunk honeymooner whose aggressive behaviour caused a flight to be diverted to Bermuda is sorry and ashamed, his brother has revealed. Mohammed Khelya, 22, from Blackburn in North West England, was arrested at LF Wade International Airport on Monday afternoon. He had been travelling from Manchester to Cuba with his new wife. .. Sloop Foundation hires new CEO <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129708/AR/0/AR-141129708.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Bermuda Sloop Foundation has appointed Diana L. Martin to the position of chief executive. She replaces Denise Riviere, who has left to manage her own company. Ms Martin, a former board member, has years of management and fundraising experience and has firsthand knowledge of sailing. According to a statement from the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129708&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:46:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129708&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129708/AR/0/AR-141129708.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Bermuda Sloop Foundation has appointed Diana L. Martin to the position of chief executive. She replaces Denise Riviere, who has left to manage her own company. Ms Martin, a former board member, has years of management and fundraising experience and has firsthand knowledge of sailing. According to a statement from the. .. Shoppers get 19-hour Black Friday head start <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129709/AR/0/AR-141129709.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The most dedicated Black Friday shoppers on the Island set up camp outside Digicel on Church Street at 9. 30am 19 hours before the store opens. Friends Cedtara Simons and Calsey Smith were prepared for a long day and night sitting on the street in their beach chairs. Ms Simons was hoping to get a bargain Samsung Galaxy 5 cellphone. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129709&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:08:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129709&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129709/AR/0/AR-141129709.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The most dedicated Black Friday shoppers on the Island set up camp outside Digicel on Church Street at 9. 30am 19 hours before the store opens. Friends Cedtara Simons and Calsey Smith were prepared for a long day and night sitting on the street in their beach chairs. Ms Simons was hoping to get a bargain Samsung Galaxy 5 cellphone. .. New book details Islands royal connections <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129710/AR/0/AR-141129710.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A book detailing Bermudas connections to the British monarchy has been published just in time for Christmas. Royal Bermuda is a collaboration between The National Museum of Bermudas executive director Dr Edward Harris and journalist Rosemary Jones, of Brimstone Media. The book provides a pictorial history of events since 1609,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129710&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:35:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129710&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129710/AR/0/AR-141129710.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A book detailing Bermudas connections to the British monarchy has been published just in time for Christmas. Royal Bermuda is a collaboration between The National Museum of Bermudas executive director Dr Edward Harris and journalist Rosemary Jones, of Brimstone Media. The book provides a pictorial history of events since 1609,. .. Malikahs out to clean up her town <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/ISLAND/141119653/AR/0/AR-141119653.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> You likely havent heard of Malikah Tankard but the nine-year-old could soon be Bermudas newest mayor. She hopes to become the head of Wonderland, a simulated society at Purvis Primary School designed to teach students leadership skills and prepare them for the real world. Malikah ran on an anti-corruption ticket and rumour had. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/ISLAND/141119653&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:13:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/ISLAND/141119653&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/ISLAND/141119653/AR/0/AR-141119653.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> You likely havent heard of Malikah Tankard but the nine-year-old could soon be Bermudas newest mayor. She hopes to become the head of Wonderland, a simulated society at Purvis Primary School designed to teach students leadership skills and prepare them for the real world. Malikah ran on an anti-corruption ticket and rumour had. .. She sees sea shell as Christmas decoration <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129723/AR/0/AR-141129723.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A rare shell discovered by Bermudian Jack Lightbourn in 1979 is the source of inspiration for a new Christmas decoration by Alexandra Mosher, the jewellery designer. Ms Mosher was looking for inspiration for a new collection at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, where Mr Lightbourns extensive collection of shells are housed,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129723&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:34:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129723&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/NEWS/141129723/AR/0/AR-141129723.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A rare shell discovered by Bermudian Jack Lightbourn in 1979 is the source of inspiration for a new Christmas decoration by Alexandra Mosher, the jewellery designer. Ms Mosher was looking for inspiration for a new collection at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, where Mr Lightbourns extensive collection of shells are housed,. .. Regiment committed to veterans families November 21, 2014Dear Sir,I write to apologise for the distress that the Regiment caused to some family members of veterans who had intended to march and parade on Remembrance Day on the 11th November as part of the national Cenotaph Service. This happened when a member of the Regiment, acting in good faith,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/COMMENT03/141129712&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/COMMENT03/141129712&source=RSS November 21, 2014Dear Sir,I write to apologise for the distress that the Regiment caused to some family members of veterans who had intended to march and parade on Remembrance Day on the 11th November as part of the national Cenotaph Service. This happened when a member of the Regiment, acting in good faith,. .. Time to remember less fortunate <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/COMMENT/141129713/AR/0/AR-141129713.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> By Bob SettjeIt is Thanksgiving week, and I am sitting here in Casco Viejo, the old quarter of Panama City, on one of my rare trips off-island, musing about my parents and grandparents and the Great Depression. To explain depending on which version of history you believe, we are about to celebrate the 391st or the 394th. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/COMMENT/141129713&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/COMMENT/141129713&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/COMMENT/141129713/AR/0/AR-141129713.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> By Bob SettjeIt is Thanksgiving week, and I am sitting here in Casco Viejo, the old quarter of Panama City, on one of my rare trips off-island, musing about my parents and grandparents and the Great Depression. To explain depending on which version of history you believe, we are about to celebrate the 391st or the 394th. .. Rethinking public education <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/COMMENT01/141129714/AR/0/AR-141129714.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> RG In our opinionIt would be a fatuous understatement to suggest Bermudas secondary public education system deserves a failing grade. The grim reality is we have offered up generations of Bermuda students as human sacrifices to the false gods of fashionable education theory and the so-called educationalists who proselytise on their. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/COMMENT01/141129714&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:25:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/COMMENT01/141129714&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141127/COMMENT01/141129714/AR/0/AR-141129714.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> RG In our opinionIt would be a fatuous understatement to suggest Bermudas secondary public education system deserves a failing grade. The grim reality is we have offered up generations of Bermuda students as human sacrifices to the false gods of fashionable education theory and the so-called educationalists who proselytise on their. .. More help needed to clear storm damage The National Trusts efforts to clear Bermudas open spaces in the wake of last months two major storms have been bolstered by scores of volunteers. The charity will be holding the latest in a series of volunteer action days at the Middleton Nature Reserve on Sunday. We are ever so grateful for the community response to our plea. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129715&source=RSS Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:16:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141127/NEWS/141129715&source=RSS The National Trusts efforts to clear Bermudas open spaces in the wake of last months two major storms have been bolstered by scores of volunteers. The charity will be holding the latest in a series of volunteer action days at the Middleton Nature Reserve on Sunday. We are ever so grateful for the community response to our plea. ..