All Stories http://www.royalgazette.com All Stories en-us Webber named as BDAs new CEO <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/BUSINESS02/140429854/AR/0/AR-140429854.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermudian Ross Webber has been named as the new chief executive officer of the Bermuda Business Development Agency BDA. Mr Webber will join the BDA from Government, where he is currently Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Economic Development, a role he has filled for two years. He will move into his new post on. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS02/140429854&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:01:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS02/140429854&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/BUSINESS02/140429854/AR/0/AR-140429854.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermudian Ross Webber has been named as the new chief executive officer of the Bermuda Business Development Agency BDA. Mr Webber will join the BDA from Government, where he is currently Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Economic Development, a role he has filled for two years. He will move into his new post on. .. BFM and Butterfield gain Butterfield Bank and BFampM Ltd shares rose in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. Butterfield gained five cents, of 2. 5 percent, to close at 2. 05 as 97,248 shares changed hands. Insurer BFampM shares added 49 cents, or 2. 8 percent, on the trading of 2,000 shares, to close on 17. 99. The Royal GazetteBermuda Stock. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS06/140429853&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS06/140429853&source=RSS Butterfield Bank and BFampM Ltd shares rose in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading today. Butterfield gained five cents, of 2. 5 percent, to close at 2. 05 as 97,248 shares changed hands. Insurer BFampM shares added 49 cents, or 2. 8 percent, on the trading of 2,000 shares, to close on 17. 99. The Royal GazetteBermuda Stock. .. Bus service changed for Ag Show <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429866/AR/0/AR-140429866.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermudas bus service has been changed today in order to accommodate those who want to visit the Agricultural Show which opened this morning. As from today and through to the end of the Show on Saturday afternoon, all route 8 buses will be rerouted through South Road and Point Finger Road. From 7. 00am am to 8. 00pm, there will be no. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429866&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:25:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429866&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429866/AR/0/AR-140429866.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermudas bus service has been changed today in order to accommodate those who want to visit the Agricultural Show which opened this morning. As from today and through to the end of the Show on Saturday afternoon, all route 8 buses will be rerouted through South Road and Point Finger Road. From 7. 00am am to 8. 00pm, there will be no. .. Partygoers fled as bullets flew, court hears <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS02/140429876/AR/0/AR-140429876.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Panicked partygoers were forced to flee into the bathroom of a studio apartment after a gunmen burst into the dwelling firing shots into the crowd. Father-of-one Stefan Burgess, 24, was killed in the melee, while a second guest, Davano Bremer, was shot in the groin. The black-clad gunmen ran from the scene and escaped on a. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS02/140429876&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:58:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS02/140429876&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS02/140429876/AR/0/AR-140429876.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Panicked partygoers were forced to flee into the bathroom of a studio apartment after a gunmen burst into the dwelling firing shots into the crowd. Father-of-one Stefan Burgess, 24, was killed in the melee, while a second guest, Davano Bremer, was shot in the groin. The black-clad gunmen ran from the scene and escaped on a. .. Whitter confirmed as Civil Service deputy head <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429857/AR/0/AR-140429857.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Cherie Whitter has been appointed Deputy Head of the Civil Service, while the Ministry of Education and Economic Development has two new Permanent Secretaries. Ms Whitter, a former Director of Tourism, was given the job on a temporary basis earlier this year. Her position was confirmed by Cabinet Secretary Derrick Binns this. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429857&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:42:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429857&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429857/AR/0/AR-140429857.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Cherie Whitter has been appointed Deputy Head of the Civil Service, while the Ministry of Education and Economic Development has two new Permanent Secretaries. Ms Whitter, a former Director of Tourism, was given the job on a temporary basis earlier this year. Her position was confirmed by Cabinet Secretary Derrick Binns this. .. Union meeting no comment <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429858/AR/0/AR-140429858.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Union bosses have declared they arent at liberty to comment on the decisions taken at this mornings meeting of transport workers but bus and ferry services were said to be back up and running this afternoon. Bermuda Industrial Union members convened from 10. 30am until noon to discuss the move by Government to declare public transport. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429858&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:36:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429858&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429858/AR/0/AR-140429858.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Union bosses have declared they arent at liberty to comment on the decisions taken at this mornings meeting of transport workers but bus and ferry services were said to be back up and running this afternoon. Bermuda Industrial Union members convened from 10. 30am until noon to discuss the move by Government to declare public transport. .. Fatal shooting victim identified <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429867/AR/0/AR-140429867.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A 29-year-old man was shot dead in Southampton last night. He has been identified by Police as Erin Lee Richardson, who lived with family members in Riviera Crescent, Southampton. According to Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro, the shooting took place shortly before 10. 45pmAt a press conference this afternoon, Det Ch. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429867&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:53:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429867&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429867/AR/0/AR-140429867.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A 29-year-old man was shot dead in Southampton last night. He has been identified by Police as Erin Lee Richardson, who lived with family members in Riviera Crescent, Southampton. According to Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro, the shooting took place shortly before 10. 45pmAt a press conference this afternoon, Det Ch. .. HSBC sees growing opportunity in China The easing of currency restrictions by Chinese authorities is opening up opportunities for investors that could dramatically increase within the next few years. That was the clear message for clients and staff of HSBC Bermuda, who were told in a briefing at the banks Bermuda China Day yesterday that the Chinese currency, the renminbi,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS/140429862&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:59:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS/140429862&source=RSS The easing of currency restrictions by Chinese authorities is opening up opportunities for investors that could dramatically increase within the next few years. That was the clear message for clients and staff of HSBC Bermuda, who were told in a briefing at the banks Bermuda China Day yesterday that the Chinese currency, the renminbi,. .. Volunteer Dill receives Community Service Award <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429863/AR/0/AR-140429863.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Prolific volunteer and charity organiser Helene Dill has been presented with Bermuda CableVisions Community Service Award in recognition of 34 years of service. As part of the award, a 1,000 donation from CableVision will be given to the charity of Mrs Dills choice. The ceremony took place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429863&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:43:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429863&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429863/AR/0/AR-140429863.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Prolific volunteer and charity organiser Helene Dill has been presented with Bermuda CableVisions Community Service Award in recognition of 34 years of service. As part of the award, a 1,000 donation from CableVision will be given to the charity of Mrs Dills choice. The ceremony took place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration. .. Catlin Marine Grant to help fund environmental projects <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429864/AR/0/AR-140429864.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Three local environmental projects will be partially funded by the newly-launched Catlin Marine Grant. The grant, launched by the Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust earlier this year and sponsored by Catlin Bermuda, is intended to provide 100,000 of funding over three years for valuable marine research projects. Chair of the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429864&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:13:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429864&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429864/AR/0/AR-140429864.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Three local environmental projects will be partially funded by the newly-launched Catlin Marine Grant. The grant, launched by the Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust earlier this year and sponsored by Catlin Bermuda, is intended to provide 100,000 of funding over three years for valuable marine research projects. Chair of the. .. Bar Council moves to uphold the standards of legal profession <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/BUSINESS/140429865/AR/0/AR-140429865.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Bermuda Bar Council wants to ensure legal practitioners meet a set of standards for post-qualification experience before they go into sole practice. The Bermuda Bar Association president Justin Williams, who was re-elected to the position for a second year at the professional organisations annual general meeting yesterday, told. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS/140429865&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:06:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/BUSINESS/140429865&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/BUSINESS/140429865/AR/0/AR-140429865.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Bermuda Bar Council wants to ensure legal practitioners meet a set of standards for post-qualification experience before they go into sole practice. The Bermuda Bar Association president Justin Williams, who was re-elected to the position for a second year at the professional organisations annual general meeting yesterday, told. .. Restoring pride is Romaines top priority at Bay <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/SPORT02/140429881/AR/0/AR-140429881.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Enhancing the existing structure and restoring club pride ranks high on the agenda of Irving Romaine, who has been appointed as Baileys Bays head coach for the upcoming cricket season. Romaine, who led Bermuda at the 2007 ICC World Cup, has agreed a one-year deal that puts him in charge of coaching at all levels at Sea Breeze. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/SPORT02/140429881&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:25:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/SPORT02/140429881&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/SPORT02/140429881/AR/0/AR-140429881.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Enhancing the existing structure and restoring club pride ranks high on the agenda of Irving Romaine, who has been appointed as Baileys Bays head coach for the upcoming cricket season. Romaine, who led Bermuda at the 2007 ICC World Cup, has agreed a one-year deal that puts him in charge of coaching at all levels at Sea Breeze. .. CARTEL loses Whites Island lease The anti-gang group CARTEL has suffered a defeat in the Supreme Court after its lease of Whites Island was declared void. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled that the lease, which had been intended to cover a period of 21 years less one day, hadnt received Cabinet and legislative approval. CARTEL was granted the lease, effective. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429874&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:47:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429874&source=RSS The anti-gang group CARTEL has suffered a defeat in the Supreme Court after its lease of Whites Island was declared void. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled that the lease, which had been intended to cover a period of 21 years less one day, hadnt received Cabinet and legislative approval. CARTEL was granted the lease, effective. .. Pomp and circumstance <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429872/AR/0/AR-140429872.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Hundreds of tourists and Islanders yesterday packed historic Kings Square in St George for the annual Peppercorn ceremony. And Bermuda put its best foot forward with the Bermuda Regiment Band and Corps of Drums and Guard of Honour adding a dash of military colour to the event. John Widmer and wife Heather, from Fort Lauderdale,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429872&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:20:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429872&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140424/NEWS/140429872/AR/0/AR-140429872.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Hundreds of tourists and Islanders yesterday packed historic Kings Square in St George for the annual Peppercorn ceremony. And Bermuda put its best foot forward with the Bermuda Regiment Band and Corps of Drums and Guard of Honour adding a dash of military colour to the event. John Widmer and wife Heather, from Fort Lauderdale,. .. BTA appoint Chief Sales and Marketing Officer <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140423/NEWS/140429901/AR/0/AR-140429901.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The newly-formed Bermuda Tourism Authority BTA have appointed a Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Victoria Isley, a 20-year veteran of the tourism and hospitality industry, will work from the BTA office in New York, starting her new position in June 2. BTA CEO Bill Hanbury, a former colleague of Ms Isley during his tenure as CEO. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429901&source=RSS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:19:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429901&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140423/NEWS/140429901/AR/0/AR-140429901.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The newly-formed Bermuda Tourism Authority BTA have appointed a Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Victoria Isley, a 20-year veteran of the tourism and hospitality industry, will work from the BTA office in New York, starting her new position in June 2. BTA CEO Bill Hanbury, a former colleague of Ms Isley during his tenure as CEO. ..