All Stories All Stories en-us Shooting victim fabulous and hard-working A devoted father and a fabulous worker. That is how Patrick Dill will be remembered by all his friends and colleagues at Elbow Beach, where he was a standout employee for nearly five years. Staff at the hotel have been left shocked and devastated after Mr Dill was shot dead last Saturday outside his Pembroke home. Detectives. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Lots of Pots up for sale A long-running pots and planters business is up for sale. And owner Debbie Lombardo, who is retiring, said the Lots of Pots store at the Bermuda Athletic Association in Hamilton offered room for growth and branching out into other goods. Ms Lombardo said Its been a very profitable and satisfying business. Its seasonal,. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Simons hopes to inspire next generation Rai Simons is back home enjoying his summer break after an encouraging first season at Sky Bet League One club Chesterfield and looking forward to the new season which starts in August. Simons took in the festivities of Bermuda Day on Tuesday, but now his focus switches back to football as he turned out to train with the Bermuda team. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Prize-winning artist blossoms Zoe Lopes never expected to take the top prize in the BSoA student art competition. Shed actually created the winning portrait, of a young woman in watercolour, pen and ink, for her GCSE last year. Her former art teacher at Berkeley Institute, Christine Wellman, entered it in the student show. She told me she was going to. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Just 365 days until sailing spectacle The clock may be ticking, but preparations for the Americas Cup push on ahead of schedule, with organisers confident Bermuda will deliver a sailing spectacle that will be remembered for generations to come. With just 365 days until the teams sail out into the Great Sound, those behind the islands successful bid, as well as those who. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Creative schoolgirls take to the skies Three Bermuda High School students have taken to the skies after winning an aviation-themed writing contest. Abigail Brewer and Alexandra Quinn-Sierra, both 13, and Olivia Taylor, 14, enjoyed a birds-eye view of the island on Saturday afternoon with aerial tour company Blue Sky Flights. Abigail won her spot aboard the Cessna 172. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Morton I got chills when PHC called Preseason training cant come fast enough for Scott Morton. The new PHC Zebras head coach is chomping at the bit to start his new role after being appointed as the successor for the departed Mark Wade. I just cant wait to get started, Morton said. I have been doing a lot of homework, digging into my crates, dusting off books and. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Transport hub and floating docks to come The next 12 months will involve a flurry of activity in the West End with a further two teams establishing bases in Dockyard and the completion of the Americas Cup Village. Oracle Team USA and SoftBank Team Japan have already established their Dockyard bases, while Artemis Racing set up their state-of-the-art base on the tip of the. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Americas Cup and Bermuda making history together One thing you learn when youve been around the Americas Cup for as long as I have is that time passes quickly as the races approach. Today were marking the milestone of having one year to go to the first races in the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup Qualifiers in 2017, and in some ways that sounds like it is still somewhat far away. But I. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Arnold times her winning move to perfection Gabriella Arnold won the womens title in the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race with an inspired dash for the line on Tuesday. The talented youngster, who is back on the island for the summer after attending Marian University, left it until the final corner to make her move, eventually winning in 32min 42. 002sec. Sarah Bonnett was. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Going solar will cut energy costs at Saltus Saltus Grammar School is going solar in a mission to reduce energy costs and become more environmentally conscious. This summer the school will install 212 SunPower panels which will produce approximately 100,000kWhs per year and supply energy to the main building. According to Tim Madeiros, whose company AES Solar is installing. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 10:20:00 EST Electricity rates to rise Electricity prices are to rise after regulators gave power utility Belco permission to increase its rates for the first time in three years. The new rates, which will take effect next month, will result in residential customers paying 8. 7 per cent more on their monthly bill for the first 250 kilowatt hours used. For the next 550 kWh used,. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 00:01:00 EST Patton braves strong winds at moth event Ben Paton, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club sailing coach, is holding his own at the Yanmar Moth World Championships in Japan. After six races and one discard, the British sailor sits in fifth spot among the 66-boat racing fleet boasting Americas Cup sailors, Olympic gold medal winners and world champions. Paton has three top five. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Appeal for details of quango finances Independent senator James Jardine drew attention to the lack of financial information on quangos and other government operations during yesterdays Senate sitting. He spoke as the financial statements of the Consolidated Fund of the Government of Bermuda for the financial year ending March 2015 were presented to the Upper. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Public schools key to easing working-class pressures Globally, a private school education is something that is generally afforded by the wealthy, the elite, expatriates or for religious reasons. The average percentage of the student population attending private schools in Britain is 7 per cent, Japan 7 per cent, the United States 10 per cent, Germany 8 per cent and Finland less than 1 per cent. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Like a gardener, Im helping them bloom Husayn SymondsI have a lot of respect for gardeners and farmers. Their craft is probably the most important in human history next to the internet and the invention of the printing press. What I find beautiful about the process of gardening is the relationship between its preparation and yield stages. I used to live in. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST No contest as Miller extends unbeaten run Peter Miller and crew of Contest III extended one of the longest win streaks in local sports during the traditional Bermuda Day fitted dinghy season opener in St Georges Harbour. Competing in 15-18 knot south west breezes with their No 3 rig, The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club entry won two of the days three titles up for grabs, including the. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Senate Tuckers Point concessions approved Draft hotel concessions for the Tuckers Point Hotel and Resort were approved in the Senate yesterday. The Bill aims to improve the tourism product at the hotel while providing opportunities for Bermudian workers. Michael Fahy, the new Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities, outlined a number of construction and renovation. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Airport will be island blot Dear Sir,I have been coming here to visit friends regularly for some years and have a love in my heart for your wonderful country, as do most people who are lucky enough to experience this island. First, I would like to thank you for making myself and others so welcome here, always there are so many friendly faces. The laid-back. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST YouTube hit who was born to play guitar Adam Rafferty got a feeling for the guitar when he was in the womb. His father would play it to his pregnant mother. No real surprise that it has remained a constant. The 47-year-old started playing blues guitar when he was 6. By the age of 12 he was a regular in a hard rock band three years later he had his first gig, and. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST PartnerRe reshapes investment portfolio MILAN Bloomberg PartnerRe exited junk bonds and shifted funds into property as the Bermudian reinsurer reshaped a 16. 3 billion investment portfolio after being acquired by Italian investment firm Exor SpA. Exors approach is to focus on holdings that we know and understand very well, Mario Bonaccorso, PartnerRes chief financial. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST West Ham fall short in Hong Kong Nathan Trott and his West Ham Academy team-mates came up just short of glory at the Hong Kong Sevens tournament. The young Hammers finished as runners-up for the second successive year after losing 2-0 against fellow English side Aston Villa in the final. It was the second straight tournament that West Ham have finished as. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST PAC seeks financial instruction changes The Public Accounts Committee has called for changes to financial instructions after a report from the Auditor-General about the handling of a forged cheque. The report stemmed from an incident in which false cheques intended to unjustly implicate former Premier Ewart Brown and former minister Derrick Burgess were placed in government. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Political system is divisive Dear Cordell W. Riley, Lynne Winfield and Curb,I believe that you and I, Curb and Bermuda must address our political system if we are ever to eradicate racism in Bermuda. Both Plato and Aristotle were unimpressed with democracy, which is, in most forms, a kind of competition between different parties seeking election. This sets. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST School offers Hope for all In the M3 year level, we are required to do a community and service project in which each group, consisting of three people, have to pick a community, recognise their need, and work to reach the needs of the said community. Our group chose to work with Hope Academy. Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy is a government-run school for. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Speakers announced for captive conference More than 700 people are expected to attend a major conference on insurance captives next month. Ross Webber, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Business Development Agency said this years Bermuda Captive Conference would be bigger and better than ever. He added Im looking forward to joining colleagues and highlighting. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Burgess unhappy over handling of investigation A minister targeted by a plot involving forged cheques has lashed out about the handling of the investigation. Addressing the House of Assembly, Derrick Burgess, who was linked with Ewart Brown in the plan, said that throughout the process no one ever condemned the person or persons who forged the cheques. The victim of this cruel. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, May 26, 2016 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Rewards of life on board Spirit of Bermuda From May 9-13, we had the opportunity to go on the ltigtSpirit of Bermudaltigt to live and sail for five days. It was different living on a boat, but at the same time had similar features, just more compact. We learnt many valuable life lessons on the sloop during our five days aboard. We focused on the seven habits of. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Logic links up with Softbank Team Japan Island telecoms firm Logic has signed up with an Americas Cup competitor. The company will supply internet services to SoftBank Team Japans Bermuda headquarters. Charles Cope, Logics business development manager, said Logic is pleased to be official supplier to SoftBank Team Japan. This team has a reputation for being. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Cambridge Beaches in sixth TripAdvisor award Cambridge Beaches has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the sixth time for its positive customer reviews on the popular hospitality website. To qualify, Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa had to score an average of four out of five over a 12-month period, along with achieving a minimum number of. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Developing global citizens The Bermuda High School for Girls mission is to educate young women to the highest international standards and foster confident, resilient and responsible global citizens. To achieve these characteristics, our school is mindful to integrate the Round Square IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, the Environment, Adventure, Leadership. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Six students start BFIS intern programme A summer intern programme aimed at giving students a taste of work in the insurance industry has kicked off. A total of six students, four Bermudian and two from overseas, yesterday started the three-week programme, run by the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies. The six will learn how to form an insurance company and shadow. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Five tips for effective leadership 1. Create a compelling vision of the future where are we going, and why? To lead, you need followers so ask yourself why people should follow you. One powerful reason would be to create a compelling view of the future with an emphasis upon the payoff for people answering the whats in it for me? question. By doing this, you. .. Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Party time at Bermuda Day Parade Summer is upon us once more. The island welcomed the start of the party season yesterday with the traditional Bermuda Day Parade. A crowd of thousands lined the streets to watch a colourful assortment of floats, dance troupes, Gombeys and more take to the streets of Pembroke and Hamilton. Some had marked out their space on the. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:01:00 EST RenRe event to focus on Sandys lessons Lessons learnt from the experience of Hurricane Sandy barrelling into New York and New Jersey in 2012 will be the focus of a RenaissanceRe-hosted forum at the New York Stock Exchange next week. Manhattans recovery from Sandy, the second-costliest US hurricane in history, will also be brought to the fore at the event, as will Bermudas. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Marshall finally breaks his duck Lamont Marshall won his first Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby title yesterday, joining older brother Larry as the first siblings to take overall honours in Bermudas biggest race. Marshall ran on his own for virtually the whole race after breaking away from Trey Simons and Tyler Smith. In the absence of last years winner Chris. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Living life in the now Juanae Simmons didnt expect sinus cancer. It was Valentines Day, 2014. Tissue from a polyp in her right nostril had been sent away for testing and she was in specialist Wesley Millers office for the results. When I had the surgery, he told me that it was worse than what he thought, so when I went back on Valentines I was expecting. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Two arrested over shooting murder Two men have been arrested and were in police custody last night in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Patrick Dill. Mr Dill, a father of two, did not have any connections to Bermudas gang culture, according to police. He was shot outside his home on Crossland Lane, Pembroke, at 10. 45pm on Saturday as he got into a car to. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:01:00 EST Four arrested in suspected cannabis raid Four people have been arrested on suspicion of cannabis possession and cultivation after police searched a residence in Warwick tonight. Shortly after 7pm, Bermuda Police Service executed a warrant at the address on Henry Vale Road, just off Keith Hall Road. After officers discovered a substance believed to be cannabis, they. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 21:25:00 EST Police motorcyclist crashes into colleague A Court Street chase last week ended up with a police motorcyclist hitting one of his fellow officers. And now the incident, captured on CCTV, has made its way on to social media. According to a Bermuda Police Service spokesman, the video clip showed officers chasing and detaining a man who was wanted in connection with an. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 17:41:00 EST Baron echoes police call for witnesses Jeff Baron made his first speech in the Senate since becoming Minister of National Security, focusing on the weekends tragic events. He emphasised to colleagues the harsh reality of two families suffering the loss of their sons 17-year-old Judah Burchall, who died in a traffic collision, and 26-year-old Patrick Dill, who was shot. Wed, 25 May 2016 12:38:00 EST Bid to save Victoria Row The Naval Dockyards Society has launched a last-ditch bid to save the old Victoria Row buildings. The society, which is based in Britain, has applied to the Bermuda Government to have the structures listed as an emergency measure and demolition work halted. At the end of last month, the West End Development Corporation, which owns. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Burch gets Olympic reprieve Roy-Allan Burch has been handed one final chance to qualify for this summers Olympics little more than 12 hours after bringing the curtain down on his impressive career. After failing to reach the B standard in the 50 metres freestyle during yesterdays final day of the Validus Bermuda National Championships, the two-times Olympian said. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Estwanik I was running scared the whole time Ashley Estwanik joined husband Chris as a six-times Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby champion after storming to an emphatic victory in the womens field yesterday. The 38-year-old mother of two led from wire-to-wire before crossing the Bernard Park finish line eighth overall in a time of 1hr 27min 25sec with no other female runner in. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Cat collar cuts bird deaths Cat owners are being called upon by environmentalists to invest in a simple, colourful ruff with a proven record of alerting songbirds when their pets are on the prowl. The Bermuda Audubon Society estimates that the Birdsbesafe would save more than half of the estimated 20,000 birds killed island-wide each year by house cats. That. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Only truth is keeping good journalism alive Seeking the truth in a world awash with a multitude of streaming information about situations, ranging from the impact of climate change, to constant threats of international terrorism that has everyone on edge, is extremely challenging in this age of events where almost everything is flashed into living rooms seconds after they. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Oliveiras dominance knows no bounds Matthew Oliveiras breakout season just keeps getting better after the teenager realised his dream of winning the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race yesterday. The 16-year-old has been a thoroughly dominant force this season and continued to tighten his vice-like grip by reaching another milestone for ambitious riders on the. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Chase teen sentenced to community service A St Georges teen has been ordered to serve more than 200 hours of community service for leading police on a chase through Hamilton. Calvin Wilson, 17, pleaded guilty in April to failing to stop for police, driving dangerously, driving without lights in the hours of darkness, driving while disqualified by age, and driving an unlicensed. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 14:26:00 EST Students charged after series of fights A number of teenagers were charged this morning with a series of fights, said to be linked to a rivalry between centrally located students and those from the East End. The first of the three fights was said to have taken place outside of CedarBridge Academy on January 20, and was reportedly caught on CCTV cameras. One teenager,. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 13:18:00 EST Campaigners taking referendum to court The Centre for Justice is applying for judicial review of the same-sex marriage referendum. The group believes the questions on the ballot paper for June 23 breach rights including equality of treatment and freedom of thought and religion, and give rise to discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and family status. It. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 12:02:00 EST Dunkleys trip expenses released Michael Dunkleys travel expenses for a recent trip to the Azores and New York totalled more than 13,000, according to the Bermuda Government. The Premier travelled to the Azores on May 1 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries, and then journeyed to New York to participate in the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 10:13:00 EST Kuzyk happy to make up for last years disappointment Quincy Kuzyk and Ashley Irby won their first junior titles in the Heritage Day Junior Classic yesterday, adding their names to a list of former winners that includes Tyler Butterfield, who went on to win the half-marathon, Aaron Evans, Tyler Smith, Trey Simons, Kyrah Scraders and Ashley Berry. Kuzyk and Irby, both 14 and competing in. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Help for good causes More than 150 XL Catlin employees have worked on 14 projects across the island as part of the companys Global Day of Giving project. Their efforts included Casemates Barracks continuing pre-restoration work on the upper floor of the historic Royal Navy Dockyard Casemates Barracks to turn the area into a major part of the. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Reviving labour without relying on unions National anxiety over the decline in middle-class living standards is driving this years presidential contest like no other issue. Donald Trump promises a return of manufacturing jobs as the solution, but he misleads voters into thinking those jobs are coming back, when they are not his trade-deal bombast will only make things worse. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Lets talk about abuse Tina Lawss boyfriend gave her a black eye she told people she was hit by a golf ball. Shes sure no one believed her, but no one questioned her story either. We talk about cancer, we talk about lupus, we talk about all kinds of things, she said. But domestic violence is a secret. It is such a hush-hush conversation. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST SP insurance-sector growth masks problems Growth in Bermudas insurance and reinsurance sector masks underlying problems, a report by ratings agency Standard amp Poors has warned. The islands flagship industry posted a 21 per cent increase in consolidated gross premiums written in the first quarter of this year. But SampPs report on the first three months of 2016. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST BSX holds steady The Royal GazetteBSX Index today closed unchanged at 1,158. 69. A total of 3,005 shares in insurance firm BFampM Ltd traded, leaving its price static at 17. Bank of Butterfield saw 1,000 shares change hands, leaving it also unchanged at 1. 62. And utilities group Ascendant Group Ltd was also unchanged, remaining at 4. 99. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 17:46:00 EST Oracle dominating on land and sea Whether on land or sea, Oracle Team USA have figured out a way to win. Yesterdays Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby was another example as the defender of the Americas Cup won the clubcorporate team relay title in a time of 1hr 35min and 41sec. Anchoring Oracle to victory was Jimmy Spithill, the team skipper, who thoroughly. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST Premier must be careful of invoking right side of history Dear Sir,Michael Dunkley enjoys my support for his leadership of the Government at this difficult time in our development. It is most unfortunate, though, to hear the Premier tell us that to vote yes to same-gender civil unions would put us on the right of history. To say this gave me a deep sense of dismay would be an understatement. To. .. Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 EST