All Stories All Stories en-us Young and Robinson earn draw for Cleveland A record-breaking partnership between Cleveland County pair Makai Young and Tybrae Robinson overshadowed champions St David's' successful title defence in the Eastern Counties second round at Lord's on Saturday.The match looked destined for an early finish with Cleveland on the ropes at 99 for nine shortly after lunch and St David's... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:24:00 EST Chubb upset top seeds Wahoos Chubb Kings continued their unpredictable ride in the play-offs as they ousted A Division No 1 seeds Blue Wahoos 10-7. Wahoos got on the board early and ran out to a 7-2 lead after two innings thanks in part to a Troy Dart (2-3) three-run homer. However, the Kings scored five in the third to knot the score at seven and three more... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:29:00 EST Nordic American Tankers reports $14.9m loss Nordic American Tankers Ltd made a loss of $9.3 million in the first six months of the year, after its second quarter loss of $14.9 million soaked up the $5.6 million profit achieved in the first three months of 2019.The six-month figure is an improvement on the $46.8 million loss reported for the corresponding period last... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:54:00 EST White takes road race honours Conor White continued his impressive form with victory in the Bicycle Works Road Race today.White, who finished second in the John T. Memorial Race in Anguilla last month, was first in a time of 1hr 47 00.505sec, with Kaden Hopkins placing second in 1:47:00.660 and Nicholas Narraway coming third in 1:47:00.971.In the Adult B... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:11:00 EST Bermuda juniors set for Antigua test The Bermuda junior girls volleyball team will participate in the ECVA U20 Zonal Championships in St Johns, Antigua. It will be held on August 22 to 26 and represents the first stage of qualification for the Fivb Volleyball Women's Under-20 World Championship to be held in the summer of 2021. Bermuda will be sending a squad of 12... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:44:00 EST Tenant hits out at rental deposit system A first-time tenant said the Office of the Rent Commissioner admitted it could not help after her landlady backtracked on an agreement to return her deposit after she quit her apartment.Yesterday, the woman, who asked not to be named, said the department had told her this month that the owner of her Devonshire apartment was "completely... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Bonds and the inverted yield curve It was significant news. Bloomberg's Katherine Greifeld, Ruth Carson, and John Ainger, on Thursday wrote that "the yield on the United States 30-year Treasury bonds dropped below 2 per cent for the first time; the world's pile of negative-yielding debt surpassed $16 trillion; and the yield curve had again inverted".So what's the big deal... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Living a life of true purpose Finding your God-given purpose may not be easy, but it is worth it. So says Pastor Terence Stovell, the leader of Better Covenant Christian Fellowship, who admitted it took him nearly 15 years and a number of career changes before settling into his role in the church. "My career journey started at age 17, when I went to Bermuda... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Banton concert a high-energy hit Thousands of reggae fans danced and sang as reggae superstar Buju Banton shone at the national stadium tonight. Banton told the crowd at a packed Unity Festival Bermuda: "Tonight is the reunification of Buju Banton and Bermuda. "I want to fall in love with you like you are a brand new girlfriend." The Jamaican artist was... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:34:00 EST DeSilva wins bid to import Port Royal sand A company run by a Cabinet minister has won a contract to import thousands of dollars worth of sand to improve a golf course's bunkers in the run-up to a major tournament.Island Construction Services was the successful bidder after the Government issued a request for proposals as Port Royal Golf Course prepares for the first PGA Bermuda... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Love Bermuda: Buju arrives for Unity Festival Reggae superstar Buju Banton touched down in Bermuda yesterday.The headline act for this weekend's Unity Festival arrived by private jet at the airport at about 4.15pm.Banton waved to fans as he stepped off the plane accompanied by a small entourage and walked across the tarmac at LF Wade International Airport. He said... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Let your hair down to help bereaved seniors A major hair show with international experts will be held this weekend.The Bermuda Hair Show, organised by hair and beauty firm Natural Blessings Always and Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Centre, will feature information sessions by island and international stylists, samples of products, a fashion show and items for sale from... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST A lesson from space for all There were celebrations around the world recently to mark 50 years since men began a new chapter in our history by setting foot on the surface of the Moon.The footprint of an astronaut's boot in the lunar sand became an embedded image in the minds of millions who were still in the grip of wondering if this was really... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Cocaine-fuelled man denies drink-driving A motorcyclist admitted being on the road with cocaine in his system but denied drink-driving.Dion Ming, 37, pleaded guilty at Magistrates' Court yesterday to cocaine possession and driving while cocaine was present in his blood.The incident happened in Pembroke on November 24.Magistrate Maxanne Anderson released Ming, from... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda pair help Darlington win Nahki Wells came on in the 65th minute in Queens Park Rangers' 2-0 defeat away to Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship today.City earned their first league victory of the season thanks to Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe's first goals for the club either side of half-time.Meanwhile, Reggie Lambe played the entire match in Cambridge... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 15:43:00 EST So, so hard to say goodbye Dear Sir,My heart breaks to say "goodbye" to our own old airport - you could never be replaced in my cherished memories. I remember my first trip to Bermuda in August 1968 like it was yesterday. As the aircraft door opened and I descended the stairs to the tarmac, I could feel the warm sunshine on my face, and the sweet smell of... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Man denies robbing teenage boy A man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with robbing a 16-year-old boy.Sherwon Ible, 35, from Devonshire, pleaded not guilty yesterday to taking money and a necklace from the boy and threatening to use force. Magistrates' Court heard that the alleged incident happened on August 5 in Devonshire.Magistrate... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Pair selected despite BCB appeal St David's have named two Bermuda players, captain Justin Pitcher and Macai Simmons, in their team for the Eastern Counties Cup second round against challengers Cleveland at Lord's todayThe news comes as the challengers sprung a big surprise of their own in overlooking St George's Cup Match fast bowler Mackih McGowan, while recalling a... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 23:01:00 EST Rough-N-Ready on track for third title Rough-N-Ready Racing produced another solid showing to keep their bid for a third California Independent Funny Car Association title on track.The drag racing team, owned by Bermudian Harvey Williams Jr, finished runners-up at the Thunder Under the Lights at the Redding Dragstrip in Redding, California, last weekend.Williams's team... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:24:00 EST Premier hands out free Banton tickets The Premier today handed out free tickets to Unity Festival Bermuda to members of the public. David Burt presented tickets to five people who used social media to nominate someone who they felt deserved a free ticket to tonight's concert featuring reggae superstar Buju Banton. One of those given a ticket was Daryl Hinkson. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:13:00 EST Pride parade to start earlier Massive support for Bermuda's first Pride parade has forced an earlier start time. Bermuda Pride 2019 said that organisers had been "overwhelmed with the support and goodwill from the community". A spokesman added: "The event promises to be extremely well attended and bigger than expected, which is fantastic." The parade... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Bean-Rosario benefits from BFA award The Bermuda Football Association has announces a new award that has been made possible by former top women's player Lesley Cherry White. Through her generous support the BFA will be able to send a female National Academy player for a training experience overseas every year.The inaugural recipient is Katherine Bean-Rosario, who... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:23:00 EST Divide and conquer not the way to go Dear Sir,It is interesting to note that an elected member of the sitting government is anxious to cement old relationships between African-Bermudians and Portuguese-Bermudians because English-Bermudians caused racial segregation within this once united group. Hardly a good step towards racial equality, but more like a step to cement and... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda boosted by Jones's late inclusion Bermuda received a timely boost on the eve of the ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier after Malachi Jones was drafted into the squad as a late addition.The all-rounder was initially left out of Herbie Bascome's squad because of a shoulder injury that restricted his bowling while playing for Somerset in Cup Match.However, Bermuda... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Screening for privacy in a garden setting Hedges, it would appear, are an inherent part of the Bermuda landscape, whether it is the need for privacy - though this is questionable with the height of the hedges - or simply an unfortunate syndrome that has melded itself in to the psyche of the landscaper/homeowner.Hedges are labour intensive and often used with little thought as to... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Around the churches <b>TOMORROW</b>• Emmanuel Methodist Church: Join our Sunday service at 10am when Dr Carlton Crockwell will be our guest speaker. All are welcome! 1 Cedarhurst Lane, Southampton.<b>AUGUST 24</b>• Allen Temple AME Church: lay organisation morning summer sail, a breakfast cruise on board the destiny... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Why do I need a will if I'm young? Dear Dave,Why do I need a will if I'm still young and haven't acquired a lot of wealth?<b>Laura</b>Dear Laura,In a case like yours, you don't need a complicated will. But you do need an inexpensive, basic will. The larger and more complicated your estate is, the more you'd spend on estate planning and a... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Dockyard hosts night of gospel The Destination Dockyard summer entertainment series will have a gospel theme on Monday.Damon Hendrickson, of Restoration Ministries, will host the event and entertainment will include gospel reggae artist Geneman and Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Dance Ministry.Stephanie Rodill, the marketing and events manager for the... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST No suitable winner for Sportsmanship award The Bermuda Friendly Societies will not have a Sportsmanship award winner for this year's Cup Match after the two umpires, Emmerson Carrington and Alex Knight, failed to find a suitable candidate. Behaviour and the players' deportment were called into question at Cup Match at Wellington Oval, and at the fifteenth anniversary of the... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Lambe calls on squad to find clinical touch Reggie Lambe has called on the Cambridge United squad to find their clinical touch in order to add more goals to match their defensive solidity at the other end of the pitch.Cambridge kept clean sheets in both their opening Sky Bet League Two games, looking a far more solid unit than last season, in goalless draws against Bradford City... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Conditions keeping 'green water' at bay The passage of some frontal boundaries this past week made for a bit of a mixing of the deep ocean waters and this, hopefully, will prevent the formation of that so-called "green water" that the offshore angler does his best to avoid. The fish don't seem to like those conditions either and that, combined with the heat of the August day,... Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, August 17, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST BTA hires firm to boost air arrivals A US-based firm of consultants has been signed up to help boost air arrivals, the head of the Bermuda Tourism Authority revealed yesterday.Kevin Dallas, the chief executive of the BTA, said the organisation and the Bermuda Airport Authority had joined forces to recruit Ailevon Pacific Aviation... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Team bring innovation to managed IT services Not every business needs or can afford a full-time IT expert as part of its team. However, on occasion such expertise is needed and often at short notice.That's where newly formed Gnosis can step in. The Bermudian-based company provides managed IT services through its on-island team. It is differentiating itself from the... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Selley and Barnes team up for island race Scott Barnes has stepped in as a replacement for navigator Matthew Smith and will team up with pilot David Selley in the Rubis Around the Island Power Boat Race on Sunday.Smith will be off the island for the annual race, which was postponed last weekend because of unfavourable weather conditions.Despite having to switch... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Dance to a better tune Internationally renowned choreographer Kiesha Lalama sees dance not merely as a means to entertain but as an entity that can provoke positive change in the world. This is one of the primary lessons the visiting professor intends to teach students participating in the weeklong Summer Dance Intensive hosted by In Motion School of Dance. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Raynor retires as regiment honorary colonel The Honorary Colonel of the Royal Bermuda Regiment is to step down after more than 20 years in the role and almost 60 years in the military.Lieutenant-Colonel Eugene Raynor, appointed as the first black commanding officer of the Bermuda Regiment in 1980, will be replaced by another former CO, Lieutenant-Colonel David... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Spence appeals for Back to School donations A community activist appealed for public help yesterday to raise $20,000 to help fund a drive to provide children in need with essentials for the start of the new school year.Gina Spence said her production company will hold its annual Back to School event this month, but that demand for help is high.Ms Spence said: "We have had... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST E-sports tournament planned for avid gamers Bermudian gamers will test their mettle later this month at e-sports tournaments in Hamilton.Adrian Lodge, of Bermuda Island Games, said the two events will be the first of the Bermuda E-sports League, which could help gamers represent Bermuda internationally.He said: "We have already been... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Call for feedback on new health plan Plans to switch healthcare coverage under the Bermuda Health Plan will go before the public in town hall meetings set for next month, according to Kim Wilson, the health minister. In a statement, Ms Wilson said the reforms would boost health coverage through both Government and private insurance.Ms Wilson said improved benefits would... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:22:00 EST Keep it simple for summer Back at my desk and down to earth with a bump … except, when your bump is Bermuda, you just can't really complain! And though our holiday was amazing, I've never been so happy to be home … the journey was a little epic and the flight from Athens to Toronto took 11 hours. I don't care how good the filter is on the plane, by the time you're eight... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Grounds for optimism in tourism product For the past three years or more, the one bright spot in the Bermuda economy has been the tourism industry. Helped by the publicity surrounding the 35th America's Cup and a tightly focused digital marketing strategy, visitor arrivals and the other key tourism indicators showed strong growth from 2016 on after years of... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST New group of landscapers pass parks course The latest group of graduates to complete the Parks Department's skills development programme were honoured this week. The programme was designed to train Bermudians aged between 19 and 25 who were interested in learning about horticulture and the landscaping trade. The training scheme is led by Roger Parris and Sam Santucci of... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Foggo lauds summer work programmes Two summer programmes for schoolchildren have ended. The Summer Internship Programme and the Summer Employment Programme both wrapped up last week. Lovitta Foggo, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, said the four-week programme gave young people the chance to work shadow professionals in their field of choice. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, August 16, 2019 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Argus Group shares improve 4.75 Shares of Argus Group Holdings Ltd were up 15 cents, or 4.7 per cent, at $3.35 after 3,502 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.There was also trading in 9,700 shares of Somers Ltd, but with no change to the closing price of 9,700.In New York, shares of Butterfield Bank were up 62 cents, or 2.34 per cent, at $27.02.The... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:52:00 EST Powerboat race warning People out on the water at the weekend were today warned to avoid the course for the Around the Island powerboat race.Police said that swimmers and divers should keep out of the racecourse for the event, which is scheduled to start at 2pm on Sunday.Divers were also asked to make sure that their dive sites were marked with a... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:27:00 EST Raise a glass with your left hand to toast mollydookers It was only when a communication from Australia came in that I realised that I would unfortunately miss a particularly important day to write about this month and to contemplate what our Queen, Prince Charles, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and even Julius Caesar had (have) in common with 12 per cent of the world's population. I refer to... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Wadadli, our home away from home Imagine if you will, a young man leaves home at age 20 and, apart from the occasional visit here and there, he never returns home to live.Second, imagine if you will, apart from an occasional visit, his children never return to the home of their father.Lastly, imagine if you will, his grandchildren, for the most part, have never... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Russian crash plane registered in Bermuda A Bermuda-registered plane crash landed outside Moscow in Russia yesterday morning after a bird strike.The Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was en route from Moscow's Zhukovskiy Airport to Simferopol in Crimea, when it hit a flock of gulls just after take-off.The pilots brought the plane down "safe but hard" in a corn field a short... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Triathletes target medal joy at Carifta Bermuda will be aiming to clinch further glory at the third annual Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships in Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting tomorrow.The 15-member team will be looking to build on the momentum of 12 months ago in Tobago, where Bermuda clinched a second-place finish overall in the medal table, with Jasmine... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST BMA seeks deputy CEO The Bermuda Monetary Authority is creating a new position of deputy chief executive officer as it prepares for the departure of Jeremy Cox, its executive chairman.The role is positioned as CEO "designate", with the expectation that the appointee will succeed to the role of CEO in January 2022, subject to various approvals.The... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST St George councillor election date set A special election will be held in the Town of St George next month to fill a vacancy left by the departure of Tania Stafford as a councillor.A notice in the <i>Official Gazette</i> published on August 8 said Ms Stafford resigned on July 23.She joined the corporation on April 25 as one of six municipal resident... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Dawson eyes crowning moment Tiffany Dawson wants to experience her "crowning moment" after making a meteoric rise since she started competing in fitness and beauty shows.Dawson enjoyed a sensational debut at the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) competition in Dallas, Texas, last month, winning her fitness category and the overall title to earn a pro... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Wilson receives Butterfield Bank scholarship Sadia Wilson has received the Sir Harry D Butterfield Undergraduate Scholarship from Butterfield Bank.Ms Wilson, 19, of Devonshire, is enrolled at the University of Bristol in England, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in cellular molecular medicine. She hopes to become a dental surgeon to help combat poor dental hygiene and... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Bios study into baitfish in Bermuda waters Researchers have carried out a genetic study of Bermuda's baitfish to help develop a management programme for the several species in island waters.Baitfish, also known as fry, often school in coastal waters and different species group together in "bait balls".But scientists have noticed a decline in some of the species over the... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Douglas: we'll look into slow over rate St David's were just one over behind the required rate in the controversial first Eastern Counties match against Bailey's Bay, Steven Douglas, president of the Eastern Counties Cricket Association, revealed yesterday. The first-round match at Lord's last month finished in a draw, with Bailey's Bay, chasing 227 to win, reaching 206 for... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Circle advertises for Bermuda position The Bermuda office of international fintech firm Circle has begun to advertise for staff.Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said last month that 30 people would be hired for the operation on-island in the next two years.Now, the first job advertisement has appeared on website,, with solicitation of resumes for the... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST Leadenhall's Adolph moves to Bermuda office Ben Adolph has moved to the Bermuda office of Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP.Leadenhall is a London-headquartered insurance and reinsurance-linked investment manager.Mr Adolph's transfer from the London office will give Leadenhall's a senior presence on the island, the organisation said. Mr Adolph, managing partner and... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST School calendar for 2019-20 released Bermuda's public school students will be back in the classroom from September 10. A government spokeswoman said the Department of Education staff continued "to work diligently to ensure the successful start of the upcoming school year". She was speaking as the DoE released the academic calendar for the coming school year... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 EST