All Stories All Stories en-us OBA wants action on flatlining economy The One Bermuda Alliance called yesterday for urgent action to stimulate the flatlining economy and stem the flow of cash overseas. Opposition leader Craig Cannonier said private pension schemes should be made to invest some of their portfolios locally and that all businesses, including exempt companies, must participate in the. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Borrowing money to pay for borrowing money A small newspaper notice on November 8 noted that the Bermuda Government was rolling the government debt in a repurchase and a new bond tender offering set for November 15. As this article went to press last Thursday, the results are already in. However, no information was readily available as regards the sales of new bond notes, and. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Wells rises to the occasion Nahki Wells marked his first appearance in a Bermuda shirt in 3 years by scoring the winner in a 1-0 upset over El Salvador in their Concacaf Nations League qualifier at the National Stadium last night. The striker got on the end of Reggie Lambes cross with a glancing header in the 70th minute that gave Henry Hernndez, the El Salvador. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST God has called and Im ready to talk When God calls, you have to answer. Gina Spence learnt this earlier this year when she felt a nudge to return to radio with a new faith-based programme, ltigtStrength For The Journeyltigt. The show, which airs on Sundays from 6pm until 7pm on Hott 107. 5FM, will discuss a range of topics usually taboo in the church setting from. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Tax proposals could reap an extra 147m The Bermuda Government could reap an extra 147 million over a two to three-year period if policy recommendations from the Tax Reform Commission are implemented, MPs heard this morning. The commissions report was tabled in the House of Assembly by Wayne Furbert, the Junior Minister of Finance. The seven-member group, which has met. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Warwick Academy students transform garden A team of school students helped transform the garden of a former rest home in a major project to tidy up the land. More than 30 pupils from Warwick Academy joined Habitat for Humanity of Bermuda to battle overgrown vegetation at the vacant property. Parents and teachers helped in the clean-up at the Pembroke Rest Home and island. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Burt blasts OBA pessimism David Burt blasted the Opposition for its pessimism about the islands economy last night, pledging he would reduce our debt by next year while growing and diversifying the economy. The Premier took to his feet in the House of Assembly after about six hours of debate on Opposition leader Craig Cannoniers Reply to the Throne. We. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Proud day in London as Duffy gets OBE medal Flora Duffy, Bermudas world champion triathlete, is all smiles after collecting her Order of the British Empire medal at Buckingham Palance. A beaming Ms Duffy, a Commonwealth Games gold medal-winner in Australia this year, posted a photograph last night of herself presenting the medal alongside her husband, Dan Hugo. Now it is. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:13:00 EST Wells heads Bermuda to famous victory ltbgtBermuda 1 El Salvador 0ltbgtBermuda kept their Gold Cup qualification dreams alive with Nahki Wellss pivotal header clinching a famous victory over El Salvador last night. Wells, appearing for the national side for the first time in 3 years, marked his return in the perfect fashion, rising highest to head home. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Governments and transparency Whether it is here in Bermuda or elsewhere, no government that operates on the basis of democratic principles is immune from being held accountable for actions that raise questions about transparency. This is particularly significant when communicating with the electorate on matters relating to the peoples purse. Most democratic. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST De los Cobos surprised by Bermudas spirit Carlos de los Cobos, the El Salvador coach, was left ruing his sides missed chances but heaped praise on Bermuda, saying they looked like a different team from their previous matches. De los Cobos prepared for his teams Concacaf Nations League qualifier by analysing Bermudas previous outings against Aruba and Sint Maarten and said he. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:02:00 EST Lawyer Worrell denies domestic assault charges A defence lawyer denied allegations of domestic assault in Magistrates Court yesterday. Kamal Worrell, 38, pleaded not guilty to six counts of unlawful assault. The incidents allegedly occurred on November 14 in Warwick. Magistrate Juan Wolffe released Mr Worrell on 2,000 bail on the condition that he has no contact with his. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Kings Wharf repairs to cost 15m Kings Wharf in Dockyard is to undergo extensive rehabilitation, the House heard yesterday. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said that the wharfs building and deck needed to be completely rebuilt in a short window of time during the off season. Precast concrete will be used from a New Jersey firm to. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Around the Churches ltbgtTODAY St Marys Churchltbgt Join us for our annual Christmas fair in the church hall from 10am until 4pm. There will be lots of stalls, childrens games and a fun castle. 2 St Marys Road, Warwick. ltbgtWomen Aglow Intltbgt Please join our fellowship worship service at 9. 45am when the topic will be. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Saddened by no direction over vulnerable children While we at ChildWatch eagerly waited for the Throne Speech from the Government, we must say that we are very disappointed that our vulnerable children and their needs did not get a mention. That is very disheartening, to say the least. The apparent lack of empathy for and commitment towards the needs of our children is very concerning,. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Take the financial stress out of holidays Its the most wonderful time of the year, which means holiday shopping is under way! If youre a spender like me, your head is spinning with all the upcoming festivities. The holidays are such a magical time of year, but I think we can all agree theyre not-so-magical for our wallets. Its easy to lose sight of what matters during this. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Move to solidify bridges future Last Tuesday the second session of the Junior Teams event took place and when the smoke had cleared the team of John Luebkemann, Delton Outerbridge, Tim Martin, Sharon Shanahan, Claude Guay and Lane Martin finished on top of the five-team field. The event was played over two sessions and the winners were pushed hard by the second-placed. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Boat driver not convicted of causing death A boat driver who admitted causing the death of a woman was not convicted of the offence because of a Supreme Court error. Andrew Lake admitted causing the death of New Zealander Mary McKee by reckless driving after passing over her small inflatable boat on a motorboat in June last year. However, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Wilsonstrikesgold inArgentina Steve Wilson enjoyed a moment to savour after clinching gold at the Buenos Aires Regional Open in Argentina. Wilson was one of three Bermudian boccia players competing, alongside Yushae DeSilva-Andrade and Omar Hayward, as the trio battle it out against the sports leading players from North, Central and South America. Featuring in. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Boy who sings hits the right note A Bermudian musician has performed his latest EP at fundraisers in New York and Europe. Rafi Fuentes sang songs from ltigtThe Boy Who Singsltigt at a fundraiser for a seniors charity he organised in New York. The singer-songwriter travelled to Torun in Poland four days later and performed at a gala to help the. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Clarke appointed new Court of Appeal president Sir Christopher Clarke has been appointed as the new president of the Bermuda Court of Appeal. The judge, who has served on the Court of Appeal since 2016, is best known for being counsel for the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and is a former senior member of the English Court of Appeal. He replaces Sir Scott Baker. Lawyer Craig Attridge has. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST More roadside sobriety tests Roadside sobriety testing is set to resume next week in Hamilton Parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget and Southampton. A police spokesman said the checkpoints would be in place from Thursday to Sunday, as published in the Official Gazette on Thursday. Police arrested eight people at sobriety checkpoints over the course of three. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Top drivers give it a spin in Vegas Members of the Bermuda Karting Club will be looking for inspiration when they attend the Skusa SuperNationals the Super Bowl of karting in Las Vegas this weekend. Held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel amp Casino, the event features the best drivers in the world in ten different classes with 80 karts in each. The top 40 karts in each class. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Jumpers at the ready The Bermuda Equestrian Federation will be hosting the local round of the Caribbean Equestrian Associations Regional Jumping Challenge at the National Equestrian Centre today. The format for this years championship, which starts at 8. 30am, will involve adults and children competing over two specific rounds of jumps at three different. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Tight at the topin Bacardiregatta Royal Bermuda Yacht Club helmsmen John Hele and Mark Watson are locked in a tight battle for supremacy in the Etchells class going into todays final day of the Bacardi Keelboat Regatta on the Great Sound. Hele and his crew on Renegade top the leaderboard in the seven-boat fleet on a tiebreak over nearest rival Watson and his Tiburon. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Netball junior tournament set for today The Bermuda Netball Association will stage the thirteenth installment of the Harold Doc Dowling Tournament today in what continues to be a fitting tribute to a man who contributed so much to youth sport on the island. Dowling was a prominent figure on the sporting scene, having served as president of North Village Community Club for. .. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, November 17, 2018 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Martin-inspired group helps mothers with trauma The mother of Trayvon Martin, whose fatal shooting sparked the international Black Lives Matter movement, is in Bermuda providing hope to grieving mothers. Sybrina Fulton is speaking at a private three-day event organised by the family of 20-year-old Bermudian Jahcari Francis, who was shot dead last July. Mr Franciss family. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Court House to expand and add rowing studio Court House Squash and Wellness is to open Bermudas first rowing studio and increase its fitness centre space. The development will take place at the Court Houses Victoria Street site, where the fitness centre will take over the space currently occupied by its sister company, Anis Nail and Beauty Lounge, in the former home of the. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Shanna living her dancing dream When she was 24, Shanna Henry had to make a difficult choice. Stick with a job she cared little about or pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a professional dancer. For a while she tried to do both, but found she was too exhausted at the end of the day to do more than sleep. It was one of those moments, she said. I felt if. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST BTA on course for another record year A second record-breaking tourism year is expected for Bermuda with almost 560,000 people taking holidays here in the first nine months. The Bermuda Tourism Authority said its latest figures showed an eleventh consecutive quarter of growth for leisure air arrivals and spending. Data released yesterday revealed those visitors have. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Burt prepared to wait on Brexit verdict As Brexit looms for Britain, with question marks hanging over a deal over its divorce from Europe, the Bermuda Government stated last night that nothing would change in the islands relationship. David Burt, the Premier, is scheduled to hear more on Brexit this month during a trip to London. It came as an unpopular draft deal for the. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Dame Lois recalled during Arianas big moment Ariana Caines developed a love of criminal law watching marathons of ltigtLaw amp Orderltigt with her grandmother. She knew her mothers mother was a lawyer, but she didnt realise how important until she attended her funeral. It was only then she discovered the significance to the island of her grandmother, Dame Lois. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Care Learning Centre graduates eight Eight young people received community praise during the Care Learning Centres 2018 graduation ceremony yesterday. The Mount Hill-based centre, which offers alternative routes to completing their education, commended the students for passing their high school-level General Education Diploma tests. Students were awarded high school. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST American way of life indebted to Bermuda America will celebrate its 400-year anniversary of colonisation through Virginia. The executive branch has mobilised a committee to recognise African inclusion, and Bermuda is integral to its existence. We often hear of Plymouth Rock and the pilgrims, but the British colonisation began nearly a dozen years earlier with the Virginia Company and. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST A sprinkle of Wakanda can go a long way The Progressive Labour Party held a Wakanda Royalty Gala on Saturday. Interestingly, although not surprisingly, from the moment this event was announced two months ago, it was branded in a negative light. Comments such as Wakanda is not a real place. The PLP is just a bunch of elitists who do not care about the working man. No one. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST All eyes on Cannonier for Throne Speech reply Opposition leader Craig Cannonier will give his Reply to the Throne Speech in the House of Assembly today. MPs will hear from the One Bermuda Alliance after the Government outlined its plans for the year last week. Mr Cannonier was expected to deliver his response after parliamentary business, including a series of ministerial. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Argus and BFM slide Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd fell 35 cents, or 9,1 per cent, to 3. 50 after 2,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. The BFampM Ltd fell 34 cents, or 2. 1 per cent, to 16. 06 after 1,000 changed hands. There was also trading of 1,500 shares of Ascendant Group Limited, but with no change to the closing price of. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:03:00 EST Energy Summit takes place Yesterday the Department of Energy held the 2018 Energy Summit at the Hamilton Princess Hotel, with the theme Toward a Resilient Bermuda. This Summit is in observance of CARICOM Energy Month, which is November. Present at the Summit were members of Government, representatives of industry and business and participants in the. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:10:00 EST House anti-doping finances Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, provided updates on the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority financial statements and annual report for 2018 in the House of Assembly today. Ms Foggo saidUnder the Anti-Doping in Sport Act 2011 the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority was established to give effect. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:15:00 EST House Burt in House after weather delay The Premier is back in Parliament after he and a Cabinet member experienced a weather-related delay. David Burt and Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, were absent this morning as MPs convened in the House of Assembly on the day of the Response to the Throne Speech. Parliament heard that Mr Burt and Mr Dickinson were held up. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:29:00 EST Just for Laughs line-up Just for Laughs Bermuda returns in January 2019 with a stellar line-up of talent! The 13th edition of Bermudas annual funny event is hosted by perennial favorite and honorary islander, Alonzo Bodden and features special guest Australias Ronny Chieng, along with Trainwrecks Rachel Feinstein, the positively angry Nathan McIntosh and. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:04:00 EST Van driver recovering after crash A driver is recovering in hospital after his van overturned in a crash on North Shore Road. The vehicle hit a wall near the junction with Radnor Estate Road, Hamilton Parish, yesterday, at about 4. 40pm. The victim, a 57-year-old St Georges man, was extracted from the van and taken by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:56:00 EST Police in St Vincent for meeting Criminal justice practitioners and experts from around the globe are attending the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for the Caribbean ARIN-CARIB. The meeting is taking place in St Vincent 14-16 November. Participants are discussing the recovery of criminal proceeds, which involves stripping criminals. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:49:00 EST House vacation rentals update Zane DeSilva, the Minister of Tourism and Transport, provided an update on vacation rentals in the House of Assembly this morning. Mr DeSilva said This House will recall that the Throne Speech included a short section on the issue of tax relief for vacation rental properties. I will now provide a detailed explanation of the. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:29:00 EST House roadside sobriety tests update Roadside sobriety tests have resulted in 49 arrests since the programme was launched, the House of Assembly heard this morning. Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, said that about 100 vehicles were stopped at each location each night. He added that the locations were strategically placed so that they were not easily. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:28:00 EST House Bermuda College report Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, tabled the 2017-2018 annual report of Bermuda College in the House of Assembly this morning. Mr Rabain saidThis morning I am pleased to rise before this Honourable House to table the 2017-2018 Annual Report of Bermuda College as required under Section 8 2 of the Bermuda College Act. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:26:00 EST House workforce development updates Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, provided updates on the Deparment of Workforce Development Programmes in the House of Assembly this morning. Ms Foggo said Mr Speaker, I rise today to provide this Honourable House with an update on the various initiatives being undertaken by the Department of. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:03:00 EST House public service retirements ahead The public service faces an impending wave of retirements, Parliamentarians heard this morning. Walton Brown, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, said that the Governments workforce is ageing and there are skills shortages in key areas of the Service. MPs heard that the public workforce numbered 4,630 at the end of September. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:25:00 EST House Ageing and Disability Services boost Two new cases managers will bolster Ageing and Disability Services, the health minister announced this morning. Kim Wilson said the new employees would begin work in January. She told the House of Assembly that the office would also introduce walk-in hours beginning on December 1. Ms Wilson added that ADS is to acquire new. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:35:00 EST The Instagram influence and taking pictures of food The other night, I found myself defending my Instagram account over a glass of wine. Its become a big mix of recipes, running and nutrition trend review. However, theres also some philosophy, jokes and a lot of real-life reporting from the parenting front line. Recently, Id posted the children in their Halloween. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Sex Offenders Bill an insult to survivors Dear Sir, Two years ago, for an academic piece, I began investigating the entirely disheartening reality of sexual abuse in Bermuda and the steps the government of the day was taking to mitigate it. Having seen your article dated November 10, 2018, a glimmer of hope emerged within me as I read the title that a Bill to create a sex. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Corbishley island must debate speed limit Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley has called for a national discussion about speed limits. Mr Corbishley suggested 35kmh is probably a good limit for Bermuda, even though most people drive up to 15kmh faster than that. But he said an assessment was required to determine the safest maximum speed. Having lived here now for. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Wainwright still hoping for NFL opportunity Keith Wainwright Jr remains optimistic about his chances of being recruited by an NFL team after participating in the Fall Showcase in Miami, Florida, last weekend. The 26-year-old Bermudian was among of 180 players invited to take part in the three-day event at the Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. The experience was amazing I met. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Government in 500m debt sale Bermuda is preparing to sell at least 500 million in new notes next week, the Latin Finance website reported. The manoeuvre is aimed at refinancing government debt in an effort to lock in a favourable interest rate, while also meeting additional borrowing requirements. The website reported that the Government had worked with global. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Pro league will elevate local game Manders Gavin Manders is aiming to preserve the future of top-level tennis on the Island with the creation of Bermuda Pro Tennis League. Having dominated the local tennis scene for the past ten years, Manders, Bermudas No 1 player, has always been a prominent playing figure on the court. However, after the creation of his Manders Tennis. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, November 16, 2018 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST El Salvador wary of Bermuda threat Carlos de los Cobos, the El Salvador coach, has played down his teams favourites tag for their Concacaf Nations League qualifier against Bermuda, insisting Both teams are equal. De los Coboss side have made an encouraging start to the Nations League, defeating Montserrat and Barbados, but he expects Bermuda to be a far tougher. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Ebbin revels in Optimist triumph Just when you thought that Christian Ebbins year could not get any better it just did. The 13-year-old Somersfield Academy student captured his second major title in three months after winning the Bermuda Open and National Optimist Championship for the first time last weekend. Ebbin reeled off ten-top three finishes, including six. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Thanksgiving dinner is a fine time for the right wine For many years, due to my close relationship with folks from the United States, I have found myself the fortunate recipient of American Thanksgiving dinners. The rule in our house has always been that only wines from the US be served on these occasions. One website that I looked at states that there is no right or wrong wine to. .. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST