All Stories All Stories en-us Dismont demands names of panellists A lawyer has raised "serious concerns" over whether funding was in place for a panel of litigation guardians to represent children in court. Saul Dismont also questioned why the five panel members had not been identified after Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General, announced the creation of the group earlier this week.He added:... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST MenCo thrives after style switch-up You wouldn't think a few blocks would make much of a difference in clientele, in a city as small as Hamilton. But when Janika Fields moved her men's clothing shop, MenCo from King Street to 15 Burnaby Street in 2017, her customers changed. Previously she'd been seeing a young and hip crowd; closer to the city centre her customers... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda pay for wasting dominant start <b>Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Ministry Turf 1 (Bermuda won toss): Uganda (2pts) beat Bermuda by seven wickets</b> Bermuda face an uphill climb to make inroads into the Cricket World Cup Challenge League B after an inexplicable batting collapse led to a second straight defeat in Oman today.Once well placed at 159 for two... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:27:00 EST Sheridan's fairytale festive job Sheridan Smith was left with a lot of time on his hands after his best friend Dayle Butterfield died last year.Determined to fill it with something positive, he started working through his bucket list. A documentary, <i>This is My Spot</i>, was the first thing he crossed off. Next, he hopes to go down as one of... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST DCFS assistant director denies charges The assistant director of the Department of Child and Family Services appeared in Magistrates' Court today charged with assault and mistreatment of a child.Kennette Robinson, 51, pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences, said in court to have happened on May 8 in St George's.The alleged victim cannot be identified for legal... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Edith Richardson 1922-2019 A leading light in the foundation of the Progressive Labour Party has died.Edith Richardson, 97, was the widow of Hugh Richardson, a former President of the Senate and the first chairman of the PLP.The Richardson's home on Serpentine Road in Pembroke, was the meeting place for the founders of the PLP in the early 1960s.Mr... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Boost for charity from cross-Britain ride An island resident's 980-mile end-to-end bicycle trip in Britain raised a total of $20,000 for four Bermudian charities. William Lawrence completed the nine-day cycling trip from Land's End, in Cornwall, England, to John o'Groats, in Caithness, Scotland, as part of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain. Mr Lawrence said that it was the... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Third time lucky for solid Smart Henry Smart clinched a maiden Gosling's International Invitational title at the third attempt in dramatic fashion at Belmont Hills yesterday.The English professional came from two shots back to win the $70,000 championship by as many after carding an impressive three-under 67 in blustery conditions to finish the 54-hole event at four... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST My unlikely friendship with Tim <i>"Do not glad-hand me!"</i>Dear Tim,Do you remember your first spoken words to me more than five years ago at the gas station on Par-la-Ville Road?Apparently, still extremely irate at a comment I made about an editorial you wrote a few weeks earlier. Wow, how was I to know then that you actually read... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Give 100 years to a friend Wouldn't it be fabulous to give an important friend or associate one hundred years in a single gift?All you must do is purchase a bottle of 10, 20, 30 and 40-year-old Graham's tawny port. Let me see if I can persuade you to do so by supplying a few details on this lovely wine that is permitted to be bottled with the four mentioned... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Sherri J leaves Magic 102.7 The host of a popular island talk radio show announced she would stand down yesterday. Sherri Simmons, the host of the Sherri Simmons Show on Magic 102.7, said that her last day on-air would be December 20. Mrs Simmons, also known as Sherri J, is married to Jamahl Simmons, the Minister Without Portfolio.David Burt, the Premier,... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Team's lack of interest has me stumped Dear Sir,I had the opportunity to watch the Bermuda cricket team play two games that were broadcast around the world. They made me ashamed to be a cricket fan. I love the sport. I only enjoyed them when they walked out to stand during the playing of the anthem. However, when they played cricket against the Netherlands and... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST National Trust's St George Walkabout tonight Thousands of people are expected to visit St George tonight for the traditional Bermuda National Trust Walkabout.Christmas lights and music will fill the narrow streets of the town and historic BNT properties will be open for visitors until 9pm.Alana Anderson, the BNT president, said: "It is going to be amazing."The weather... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Causeway chaos after traffic accident An early morning collision on the Causeway obstructed both lanes of traffic and has caused lengthy delays.Two cars appear to have collided. It is unclear yet whether there were any injuries.We will add further details as they are received. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:19:00 EST Police warning over defamatory online message A police spokesman said that people on social media have incorrectly linked a Customs officer with the arrest of a man in a Canadian investigation.The spokesman said a 41-year-old man was arrested in relation to an ongoing investigation by law enforcement in Canada, but the investigation does not involve the man whose picture has been... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:00:00 EST One last election hope for Corbyn Is there anything short of a major external shock - or a polling meltdown - that could knock Boris Johnson's Conservatives off course for a comfortable UK parliamentary majority next Thursday?On the face of it, an upset seems unlikely. The Tories are leading by about ten points in national polls on average. When Johnson warns that the... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST PHC eyeing revenge over Hood PHC Zebras will begin their Friendship Trophy title defence against Robin Hood who beat them heavily in their previous meeting.The Premier Division rivals lock horns for the second time in three weeks in a quarter-final at PHC Field on Sunday.Hood thrashed PHC 6-0 in the league in their previous visit to PHC Field on November 24... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST BEDC concierge service to cut red tape Business start-ups will encounter less bureaucratic red tape in the New Year with the introduction of a concierge service by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.Erica Smith, executive director of the BEDC, said new business owners will no longer have to visit multiple locations to register their enterprise. Instead, the... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, December 6, 2019 Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Police launch appeal over person of interest Police asked for help today to find a man wanted in connection with an ongoing investigation.Chet Wilmot is described as 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in and of medium build with light brown skin. He weighs about 160 pounds and has salt and pepper hair in a low cut.Mr Wilmot is known to frequent the Farm Lane and St Mary's Road areas of... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Donawa making mark at Darlington Justin Donawa says he could not be happier to be living up to his own expectations at non-League side Darlington.The Bermuda forward is playing in his debut season with the Vanarama National League North club and has made a big impact with five goals already under his belt."I believe my debut season at Darlington has gone... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Young girl chased through Hamilton by man Police are investigating allegations that a young girl was chased by an unknown man in the City of Hamilton yesterday. A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said that police were "aware of a social media post circulating online from a concerned mother about an unknown man saying hello to and following her daughter". He said... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Tweaks to Restaurant Weeks formula announced A new almanac designed to highlight when island food is at its best will be produced for next year's Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority has said.Glenn Jones, chief experiences development officer with the BTA, said Restaurant Weeks will feature a series of culinary events around the island and the release of a Bermuda food... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Berkeley to feature in three senior finals School football is set to take centre stage as the Bermuda School Sports Federation host its annual Knockout Cup at North Field, National Sports Centre.The 12 semi-finals will be played today with all nine finals taking place tomorrow. The Senior School divisions have already taken place with Berkeley Institute set to feature in... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST EY to stage reinsurance conference next week Bermuda's re/insurance industry will be in focus at next week's EY Re/insurance Business and Accounting Update.The event will gather industry leaders and cover a range of topics including accounting, tax, and regulatory matters, as well as the business imperatives facing the Bermuda re/insurance industry.Patrick Tannock, managing... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Kershaw named Lancashire's new CFO Natalie Kershaw has been appointed group chief financial officer of Bermudian-based re/insurer Lancashire Holdings Ltd.Ms Kershaw will take up the role, and join the Lancashire board of directors, effective March 1, 2020.Her appointment follows Elaine Whelan's decision to retire from her roles with the group.Ms Kershaw has... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Senate backs pension changes Legislation to require non-Bermudians be enrolled in a pension scheme was approved in the Senate on Wednesday.The National Pension Scheme (Operational Pensions) Amendment Act will also allow seniors to withdraw up to 25 per cent of their pension savings after retirement.Vance Campbell, a Progressive Labour Party senator, said the... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Challengers at the ready Bermuda dressage enthusiasts are gearing up for the FEI Dressage World Challenge at the National Equestrian Centre next Saturday.In addition, the 2020 Adequan North American Youth Championship will held over the Saturday and Sunday. As well as individual and regional classifications for each test level, the FEI Dressage World... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST High demand for economic substance session An information session about Bermuda's economic substance legislation and its impact on island companies attracted more than 120 people, while another 50 dialled into the session, organisers said.The Institute of Directors Bermuda organised the session in conjunction with the Association of Bermuda International... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Wilson: empower people with disabilities Bermuda has to do more to improve accessibility for disabled people, the health minister has said.Kim Wilson said technology had made improvements to the lives of disabled people, but accessibility remained a problem.She said: "Over the years, advancements in technology have made a significant impact on persons with disabilities,... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, December 6, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST BDA slow to respond over Game Theory The Bermuda Business Development Agency failed to complete a review of its decision to refuse to release documents about an overseas company that wanted to set up shop on the island inside the legislated time limit. But Gitanjali Gutierrez, the Information Commissioner, said that the BDA completed its decision during a review of the... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Silva service, Silva bullet: fall guy on Merseyside It was some kind of tough being Marco Silva on Wednesday night in Liverpool. Merseyside derby away to the runaway league leaders? You wouldn't expect it to end well, despite Everton's recent good form against their city rivals.A glorious defeat by the odd goal in three might have been enough to allow the Portuguese to live to fight... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST No release for airport communications A decision not to release correspondence between the Government and the UK on the $250 million airport redevelopment project has been upheld by the Information Commissioner's Office.Answer Styannes, the Acting Information Commissioner, said the documents were exempted under freedom of information laws because they contained information... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Charity to give mothers a day of pampering Mothers of disabled children are to get a Christmas treat this weekend.The charity, A New Life, has joined up with the Brio Studio hair and beauty salon in Devonshire to honour 30 mothers with "a day of beauty and pampering".LaKiesha Wolffe, head of the charity, said the event was to show "appreciation for the mothers that stuck... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Support for race relations survey An antiracism campaign group has thrown its support behind the Government's plan to carry out race relations research.Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda said the online survey could help the island address "the ongoing inequity and intergenerational trauma that continues in our community as a direct legacy from Bermuda's oppressive... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Gingerbread feature shines a light The Hamilton Princess Beach Club has put the spotlight on ocean pollution with its traditional Christmas gingerbread house.The structure, inspired by Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, features a longtail, a night heron and a turtle, made out of plastic waste collected on Bermuda's beaches by Keep Bermuda Beautiful.Ricardo Cera, the... Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Scars calls for background checks Compulsory police background checks should be carried out on anyone who wants to work with children, the head of a child protection charity said yesterday.Debi Ray-Rivers, the director of Saving Children and Revealing Secrets, said that police vetting should be a requirement for anyone involved with a "youth-serving... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Island embraces subsea cable hub opportunity Bermuda is working to establish itself as a landing hub for transatlantic submarine cables carrying internet and telecommunications.Three such hubs exist in the Pacific Ocean, in Hawaii, Guam and Fiji, but there are none in the Atlantic.If Bermuda succeeds in becoming the Atlantic's first, the benefits and opportunities could... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Hendershott retains advantage ahead of final Dennis Hendershott fired a one-over-par 72 at a windswept Port Royal Golf Course to retain his lead over the field at the $70,000 Gosling's International Invitational yesterday.The 50-year-old Canadian professional started and completed the second round with a two-shot lead at three under. Henry Smart, of England, is in second at one... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Retired jockey returns to Bermuda It had been 66 years since Cliff Taylor was in Bermuda. On his return last month, what he found most fascinating was just how little had changed."There are so many cars on the road now," said the 87-year-old, who made the trip from England with his wife Joy to celebrate their 60th anniversary."When I came here it was mainly... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Standing room only at healthcare forum Seniors and caregivers quizzed a panel of healthcare experts last night on proposed changes to the healthcare system. A standing-room-only crowd turned out for the event organised by island charity Age Concern at the Salvation Army Citadel on North Street, Pembroke. One audience member asked how money would be collected from... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Wedderburn lands new role at MWI A chief executive "mercilessly fired" from a key role at the Bermuda Health Council has been appointed to a top job at the island's psychiatric hospital.Tawanna Wedderburn will become clinical director of mental health services at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute on Monday as the replacement for Glenn Caisey, who has retired after 20... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST City offers graffitist chance to go 'legit' An artist who admitted drawing on a trash can in Hamilton was shown mercy in Magistrates' Court yesterday after the city government gave him a job on its community art project. Dwayne Caines, chief operating officer of the Corporation of Hamilton, told the court that Jahbarri Wilson, 21, had been signed up to the City Beautification... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST New acting principal at Clearwater An acting principal has been appointed to lead a St David's middle school.Lisa Swan will start the role at Clearwater Middle School on January 1.Ms Swan, the former principal of Heron Bay Primary School, in Southampton, will replace Garita Coddington. She was principal at Heron Bay from 2015 to 2017, before she became the... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Learning how to find harmony out of chaos We arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam a week ago and I was not sure we could even leave the front steps of our hotel. In front of us was a river of motorbikes and scooters all travelling in a chaotic and relentless flow that stunned us. We were on a wide, one-way street with no crosswalks or traffic lights and everyone was hurtling by wherever it... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Children need help, not abuse My first reaction to reading the article on the tragic death of an at-risk 16-year-old girl placed in an overseas institution was guilt. I felt this way because, apart from a few heroes, I remained silent like the rest of our society over the alarming and negative reports on the apparent negligent care of Bermudian youngsters under the... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST A'Meerah's enthusiasm helps hotel get festive Schoolchildren yesterday lent a hotel a hand and helped decorate a Christmas tree.Primary 6 pupils from Heron Bay Primary School helped to get Grotto Bay Beach Resort ready for the festive season by decorating one of the resort's trees. A spokeswoman for the resort said that the Southampton school had been selected to decorate the tree... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermudian arrested over Canada probe A Bermudian man has been arrested in connection with an international case. A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said yesterday that a 41-year-old man had been arrested "in relation to an ongoing investigation by law enforcement authorities in Canada". He added: "The specifics of the investigation cannot be disclosed at this... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Furbert committed to working with trust industry Wayne Furbert, Minister for the Cabinet Office, today praised the trust industry for its role in maintaining the island's reputation as a premier international jurisdiction.Speaking this morning at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Bermuda Conference, Mr Furbert said: "The Government recognises the importance of the... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:00:00 EST August retail sales volume plunges 7.6% Retail sales plunged 7.6 per cent in August when adjusted for inflation.It was the sixteenth month in the past 18 that sales declined year over year and the largest percentage decline since June 2018. All retail sectors recorded lower sales volumes. Motor vehicle retailers recorded the largest volume decline of 20.5 per cent. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:35:00 EST Butterfield edge down on NYSE Butterfield Bank shares ended seven cents, or 0.2 per cent, lower at $34.88 on The New York Stock Exchange.There was no trading on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index, which was unchanged at 2,262.42, while the BSX Insurance Index was down 1.5 points, or 0.09 per cent, at 1,680.43. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:24:00 EST Road closure planned near hospital Bermuda Hospitals Board advises the public of a temporary road closure scheduled for Monday 9 December 2019 on the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) campus. The closure will affect both vehicular and pedestrian through traffic from approximately 6pm Monday until 1am Tuesday.To facilitate the replacement of beds in the KEMH... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:44:00 EST It's the sick racists who don't know how to fit in Dear Sir,There is so much talk going back and forth on social media about racism, I thought I should respond to it.I am a light-skinned man who was born in an African-Bermudian community who knows quite well what it is like to have racist mud thrown on you from both sides of the racial divide. To go through what I have gone... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Crackdown on street vendors is harmful In early November, video of police officers arresting a churro vendor in a New York City subway station quickly went viral. Public outrage was swift, leading to local and national news coverage, eliciting responses from politicians, and triggering several protests in support of food vendors.The arrest came amid heated debate on... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Lesson learnt as Bermuda aim to right wrongs Irving Romaine believes vital lessons have been learnt from Bermuda's narrow three-wicket defeat by Hong Kong in their Cricket World Cup Challenge League B opener.Herbie Bascome's men appeared well placed to get off to the perfect start, posting 291 for eight after being put into bat, only for an unbeaten 116 from Kinchit Shah and... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Online boutique stages holiday season pop-up If you want to make a statement this holiday season, Donyae Hollis might have the dress for you.Sparkly, sexy, demure - it's all at Donyae Hollis Designs."The style is classy but still fun," Ms Hollis said. The 25-year-old retailer is holding her second pop-up store in Hamilton right now, offering not only clothing, but... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Appleby's Schrum recognised by Citywealth Vanessa Schrum, a partner in the Bermuda office of international law firm Appleby, has been recognised in <i>Citywealth</i>'s International Powerwomen Top 100 List 2019. The annual report profiles 100 of the most powerful women who are power players within the international community who lead businesses and direct teams,... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:03:00 EST E-waste recycling drive this weekend An e-waste drive will be launched this weekend to encourage the recycling of electrical items.The public are asked to bring old laptops, computers, cable boxes, mobile phones and other electronics to the Tynes Bay Waste Treatment Facility to be recycled.Fees for commercial vehicles delivering loads of e-waste will be waived as... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST Darrell aiming to build on maiden hat-trick Elisha Darrell has vowed to build on his maiden hat-trick in top-flight football and is confident he can achieve his objective.The 20-year-old Devonshire Cougars striker netted a spectacular treble to lead his team to an impressive come from behind 3-1 win at home to Boulevard in the Friendship Trophy at the weekend.Darrell struck... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 07:00:00 EST