All Stories All Stories en-us Lambert, 14, killed in Devonshire crash A 14-year-old girl, named today by police as Dennikia Lambert, has been killed after an SUV and a motorcycle crashed in Devonshire last night. The car overturned at the roundabout of Dock Hill, Frog Lane and Palmetto Road, at about 8pm. Police this afternoon confirmed that Ms Lambert was the passenger in the car. She was pronounced. .. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:01:00 EST Expert warns of growing cybersecurity threat Hacking, cyberattacks, call it what you will. The phenomenon has been evolving for decades. And today, more than ever, it is imperative that businesses protect themselves robustly. With that in mind, Buddy Doyle, chief executive officer of Oyster Consulting LLC, has given a number of key pointers for businesses to consider when creating a. .. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:01:00 EST Tucker eyes century as Somerset seize control Champions Somerset fought back to hold the advantage after the first day of Cup Match, with Janeiro Tucker closing in on a first Cup Match century in Somerset. The experienced batsman, who is competing in his final Cup Match, batted patiently for 76 not out as he moved towards his fifth century in the Classic. The holders will look. .. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:01:00 EST Hats and hits for Cup Match Damon DeGraff remembers watching from across the street while clubgoers queued to get into New York's Palladium. He'd moved to the city #8220to be in the music business#8221 and admired Angie Martinez, the radio personality who hosted huge parties there. #8220I would get dressed up and go, but the lines were. .. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:01:00 EST Tune in for live Cup Match coverage The second day of Cup Match at Somerset Cricket Club is officially under way. Join us here at cupmatch. royalgazette. com for ball-by-ball coverage for the rest of the days play. Can St Georges put together a famous victory in the West End?Or will Somerset have their way. .. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:22:00 EST Somerset victorious in gig race The cricket may still be up for grabs in the West today, but at the other end of the island Somerset is already toasting victory in another sport. While the eyes of many were fixed on Somerset Cricket Club yesterday morning, the annual Cup Match Pilot Gig Race for the Raines Family Trophy took place in St Georges. Pilot gig. .. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:16:00 EST Soca vs Reggae party tonight One of the most anticipated events of the Cup Match holiday weekend is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. Soca vs Reggae Champion of Champions will be taking place at The Lawn in Dockyard at 10pm so whether youre celebrating or drowning your sorrows by then, come along and enjoy the live entertainment. The line-up for Team. .. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:35:00 EST Tribute for student Lambert Dennikia Lambert, 14, identified by police as the girl who lost her life in last nights crash in Devonshire, has been recalled by her school principal smart, vivacious and full of vitality. Berkeley Institute principal Phyllis Curtis-Tweed said Ms Lambert, an honour student, had just finished her S1 year at the school, and would have. .. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:21:00 EST Cup Match in full swing on day one Spirits are as high as the summer sun this Thursday afternoon at the opening day of the Cup Match 2016. Revellers from near and far crammed into the grounds of Somerset Cricket Club to enjoy the game, the entertainment and the atmosphere of a country coming together regardless of sporting rivalry. And police and emergency services. .. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:50:00 EST Pitcher this is our year OJ Pitcher hopes St Georges can turn negatives into positives as they try to win Cup Match for former team-mate Fiqre Crockwell. The East End community was rocked by Crockwells shooting last month and controversy even surrounded the selection process as the challengers made six changes, including bringing back Oronde Bascome, a former. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST College course yet to produce local nurses A Bermuda College course launched in 2012 to address a shortage of nurses on the island has yet to produce a single qualified nurse. Seventeen students have so far graduated from the colleges Nursing Pathways Programme with. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Ocean research vessel pays a final visit A venerable ocean research vessel docks this morning at the East End the Canadian Coast Guards ltigtHudsonltigt is making its last call on the island. The St Georges visit is part of the 53-year-old ships first stretch of an oceanographic trip from Halifax to Bermuda. Described as Canadas premier deep water. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Bienvenue! Relief as students return home The parents of four students who were in France at the time of the terror attack that shook Nice have spoken of their relief as they welcomed them home today. Giovanni Hollis, Corrie Cross, Shane Krueger and Yusef Bushara arrived at LF Wade International Airport on the British Airways flight returning from a lAlliance Francaise des. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:30:00 EST Bermuda drivers stunned by Massachusetts ban An abrupt decision by Massachusetts no longer to accept Bermudian drivers licences has left local travellers in ire. According to the United States Consul General in Bermuda, holders of local licences can no longer rent cars or even drive in the state. It is believed to be the first time that any state has made such a. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:37:00 EST Daniel set to join Nadals tennis academy Veteran tennis master Sam Maybury caught the gleam of talent in 11-year-old prodigy Daniel Phillips from the get-go. Ive been playing for 50 years, been coaching the majority of champions in Bermuda over the last 40 years you get to spot it at a young age, Mr Maybury told ltigtThe Royal Gazette. ltigt You can spot it. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Beenie Man to give nothing but the best King of Dancehall Beenie Man is promising nothing but the best when he helps to get the Cup Match party started tonight. The Grammy-winning Jamaican reggae artist is headlining the second instalment of the Cup Match Summer Splash at Par-la-Ville car park, accompanied by the Zagga Zow band. I love Bermuda, he told ltigtThe. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Reddy launches lawsuit against police Mahesh Reddy, a physician partnered with former Premier Ewart Brown at Bermuda Healthcare Services, has launched a lawsuit against the Bermuda Police Service. Dr Brown told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt on Wednesday that the writ had been filed, adding that he could not comment further until the court had seen the. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:56:00 EST Cup Match and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Emancipation. Jordan DeSilva. Oronde Bascome. Fiqre Crockwell. Not quite the parallel with Conquest, War, Famine and Death, but one of those should be a recurring theme whenever the Cup Match holiday period rolls around. The other three are talking points two having to do with societal concerns that plague Bermuda and the other revolving. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Weeks Dont be violent to one another On the eve of Cup Match, Michael Weeks of the Progressive Labour Party is issuing a call for the community to stay safe and to spare a moment to reflect on the holidays meaning. Amid the festivities and cricket rivalries, Mr Weeks said we should never forget that the roots of Cup Match stretch back to the emancipation of enslaved. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST DeSilva eyes place in history books Somerset are aiming to make history again by becoming the first team since turf wickets were introduced 45 years ago to win three straight titles. The West Enders will start the match as favourites to make it three on the trot for the first time since Calvin Bummy Symonds led his dominant St Georges side to eight wins in nine years. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Why does it always rain over holiday? Popular weather girl Llarisa Abreu has been interviewed by satirical website Bermemes about why it always rains on at least one day during Cup Match. Ms Abreu has built up a huge fanbase since she started broadcasting to the island in January last year from the AccuWeather studios in the United States. Qian Dickinson, the grandson. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Robinson ready for his last hurrah This years Cup Match promises to be an emotional one for Jacobi Robinson. The Somerset all-rounder has revealed that it will be his final appearance in the classic and hopes to bow out on a winning note as the champions bid for a third successive victory. A win in my last Cup Match would mean everything, said Robinson, the nephew. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST XL earnings beat expectations Bermudian-based XL Group beat analysts' estimates for second-quarter earnings, but profits were hit by catastrophe losses and expenses related to its integration with Catlin Group. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:00:00 EST No injuries in Court Street car fire A car fire in Hamilton was extinguished by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service at about 4. 45pm today. Firefighters attended the incident at the junction of Court Street and Angle Street, with two trucks and eight personnel sent. Spokesman Sergeant Delton White said the vehicle was reported to have visible smoke and flames emitting. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:25:00 EST Not guilty plea to 22,500 of cannabis A 29-year-old man has denied possessing cannabis worth 22,500 and three items of drug equipment. Gervel Seymour was apprehended on December 16 last year, and is alleged to have had 450. 06 grams of cannabis in his possession. This morning, magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo released the defendant on 12,000 bail and ordered him to attend. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:53:00 EST Brathwaite turns spotlight on healthcare The Bermuda Health Council is looking at alternative payment models amid concerns that patients are not always getting bang for their buck. According to health economist Ricky Brathwaite, life expectancy is not on par with the amount of money being spent and affordability is still a growing problem. Speaking at the Summer. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:26:00 EST Cross Island Bermudians urged to dream Chairman of the Cross Island Legacy committee Wayne Caines has urged the public to submit ideas for the future use of the land. We want Bermudians to have the ability to dream, Mr Caines said in a talk at Hamilton Rotary Club on Tuesday. Mr Caines delivered his speech, Nine Acres of Opportunity, at the Royal Hamilton Dinghy. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:46:00 EST Lancashire profits fall to 31.5m Lancashire Holdings made after-tax profits of 31. 5 million for the second quarter of the year down 7. 4 million on the same quarter last year. Gross premiums written for the period totalled 199. 8 million, an increase of 20. 5 million on the 179. 3 million recorded for the second quarter of 2015. Alex Maloney, group chief. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:08:00 EST Crown and Anchor comes to Harbour Nights Learn how to play the ever-popular dice game Crown and Anchor this evening at Harbour Nights. A stall will be stationed in front of Butterfield Bank on Front Street, to show the ins and outs of the gambling game using Monopoly money. Harbour Nights visitors will also get to meet Cup Match players from both Somerset and St Georges,. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:27:00 EST Motorcyclist, 23, in critical condition The 23-year-old motorcyclist who collided with a van yesterday in Southampton is in a critical condition, police have revealed. Police say it appears that the motorcycle was travelling east, when it collided with a van travelling in the opposite direction at about 3. 25pm at the junction of Horseshoe Road and Palm Valley. After. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:10:00 EST Cup Match Fun Zone opens for kids Children attending this years Cup Match can visit a special Fun Zone at Somerset Cricket Club to keep them entertained. Activities will include virtual reality games, glitter tattoos, inflatables, a bungee run, a giant slide and a race car track, with popcorn, cotton candy and snowballs on sale as well. Special tickets for each. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:30:00 EST Warning over long-term senior care crisis Long-term care in Bermuda is still in a crisis situation, according to Age Concern director Claudette Fleming. Speaking at the annual Summer Leadership Conference at The Fairmont Southampton yesterday, Dr Fleming said that while progress had been made since the Sixties, more co-ordination was needed. Since 1978, we still havent. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Poll Premiers priority must be unity Black and white Bermudians alike are calling on Michael Dunkley to prioritise uniting the island, according to a poll. The survey, compiled by Total Research Associates, presented a series of questions to 400 Bermudians with quotas placed on age, race and gender to accurately mirror the broader population. It posed the open-ended. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Tributes to kind and caring pharmacist Friends and colleagues of Gaynor Thomas, Bermudas oldest practising pharmacist, have recalled her warm nature and studious devotion to her work. Mrs Thomas passed away aged 81 at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital on July 20, having continued to serve as a locum pharmacist around the island until last month. She moved to Bermuda. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST New vision offers flexibility planners The City of Hamilton Plan 2015 offers more flexibility to developers, according to the director of the Department of Planning. Aideen Ratteray Pryse told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt that it places greater emphasis on repurposing buildings than new development and also focuses more on community gain in the public. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Island deserves better than divisive party politics Dear Sir,Give it to Mikey, he will eat it. We all know that politics is not a popularity contest and at times leaders must make tough decisions, but, jeez, do the tough ones follow Senator Michael Fahy or does he create them? A single issue will not necessarily cause persons to withdraw their vote, even though positions are. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Wainwright bemoans loss of Smith Dennis Wainwright is happy Sinclair Smith has been included in St Georges team, but felt sorry to lose another talented youngster, Regino Smith, to Somerset. The Cup Match champions were showing interest in Sinclair Smith who opted to stick with St Georges, while Regino Smith, the Flatts batsman, has switched to Somerset after. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Brown Chartered Surveyor career underrated The new head of professional services at real estate agents Rego Sothebys International Realty took a long and winding road to his profession. Shawn Brown originally graduated with a biology degree from the University of Toronto but, unable to find a job in Bermuda, he moved into computing. He said I worked in the IT industry for. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Top health and fitness lessons I know most people tend to review what theyve done, what theyve achieved and generally have a think about where theyre at in life around Christmas or in January when its the norm to make New Years resolutions. But Ive never really been one to follow the herd and often find myself doing a little life audit some time around the. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Police Be safe over Cup Match Poor choices over Cup Match may lead to long-term ramifications, the Bermuda Police Service and their community partners reminded the public yesterday. Speaking at Somerset Cricket Club, Superintendent Sean Field-Lament urged partygoers to be safe and act responsibly during the holiday, whether you are on land or sea. Were. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:01:00 EST Skill not skin should be the benchmark Dear Sir,The recent fiasco surrounding the infamous ltigtRoyal Gazetteltigt sports story of Somerset Cup Match captain Jordan DeSilva by sportswriter Colin Thompson was irresponsible and somewhat disrespectful to his family. Some may even say the article had malicious intent. Either way, it misrepresented the ethnicity of. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST For the love of the game All the results and records have been produced in an exciting graphic by Rhiannon Fox to highlight 114 years of Cup Match, Bermudas most celebrating sporting event. The St Georgian, a freelance information designer, came up with the idea and then began the painstaking process of compiling all the information, including the previous. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Catalina agrees asbestos-linked run-off deal Bermudian run-off specialist Catalina Holdings Ltd has agreed to buy the UK operations of Hartford Financial Services Group. The businesses come with assets of more than 1 billion and carry risks tied to asbestos and environmental insurance policies issued more than 20 years ago. Catalina, which has shareholders equity of 533. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Take a deep breath, go with Cup Match flow I find theres nothing like travel to test your mettle and flexibility. Trips and holidays can be wonderfully relaxing but the getting there and back can undo all their benefits with a single word delayed, cancelled, full, lost, sorry We can get so wrapped up in our pity party about how things were ruined by what went wrong that it can. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Erm ... exactly when were we granted independence? Dear Sir,My eternal thanks to Adam Zacharias for drawing my attention to the recent ltigtTimesltigt 20-page supplement on Bermuda. It is jam-packed with useful information and beautiful pictures of our island home. One of the amazing things I learnt was that Bermuda actually has independence. I have lived here since. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Cup Match Legends Dwayne Leverock The final Cup Match legend for the 2016 series is arguably Bermudas most globally famous athlete. His amazing, one-handed, diving slip catch during that initial 2007 World Cup match against India, off the bowling of Malachi Jones, certainly catapulted him into instant notoriety. If that feat itself was not enough, the resultant zigzag dash. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Everest Re sells crop insurer Heartland Bermudian-based reinsurer Everest Re has struck a deal to sell its Heartland Crop Insurance subsidiary. CGB Enterprises, a provider of transportation and storage services, agreed to buy Heartland to expand its offerings to the agriculture industry. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Everest said it would continue to have. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Richardson its business as usual After achieving a first victory at Wellington Oval in 34 years in last years Cup Match, champions Somerset have their sights on another rare feat. The West Enders are on the verge of a third successive victory, something that has eluded them since 1941 when they won the third of four titles on the trot. Michael Corday, the chairman. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Cup Match by the numbers For a look at a list of the games all-time greats click on the PDF link under Related Media. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Johnson promoted at Sun Life Veteran Sun Life Financial International employee Merrilyn Johnson has been promoted to head of international life distribution. Ms Johnson, who has worked at the Hamilton-based firm, which serves wealthy clients around the world, for 14 years, moves to her new role from a position as director of international life insurance. .. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Barons pledge for those left behind Senator Jeff Baron has called on all segments of society to actively help tear down the imagery of two Bermudas. Yesterday in the Senate, the Minister of National Security pledged to invest in those people left behind, as he vowed to tackle the gun violence that has killed 29 people in Bermuda since May 2009. Every effort must. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:01:00 EST Childs Brexit not a bad thing for Bermuda Hiscox is ready to restructure in response to Britains impending departure from the European Union but Brexit is unlikely to do any harm to Bermuda as an insurance and reinsurance jurisdiction. That is view of Robert Childs, chairman of Hiscox, who was speaking with The Royal Gazette after Hiscox announced half-year profits that rose. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Walker defends special treatment for Bascome The selection of Oronde Bascome in St Georges Cup Match team has not been met with universal approval in the East End. The former captain has been recalled to the challengers team despite not featuring in the final trial match at Wellington Oval at the weekend, a decision that has sparked an outcry among many of the clubs. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Being blind isnt easy, but its not the end Esme Williamss life was going great until tragedy struck. Shed just started a new job and was loving every minute. And then she lost her eyesight. A rare disease struck one eye, and then the other, taking away most of her vision. The 72-year-old had to quit her concierge job at Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Worse, she. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Motorcyclist injured in crash A motorcyclist was injured after he crashed with a van at the junction of Horseshoe Road and Palm Valley in Southampton this afternoon. Police say it appears that the motorcycle travelling east collided with a van travelling in the opposite direction, at about 3. 25pm. The male motorcycle rider is being treated in hospital. At about. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:35:00 EST Business owners silver lining to blaze The fire that destroyed the offices of Front Street group Queen Management will help it to modernise and create efficiencies as a paperless company. Thursdays fire that devastated the offices, as well as the computers and desks within, forced the workforce to find a temporary location and resume business as seamlessly as possible. Dawn. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Chefs shine during hospital shifts Three students have completed the Bermuda Hospitals Boards first culinary internship. Jai-Onni Outerbridge, 18, Farah Ming, 19, and Chioma Lawrence, 17, of Bermuda College, were awarded their certificates of completion at a small reception in the lobby of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The 12-week programme began this year after. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Deadline for Cross Island ideas looms The deadline for ideas to be submitted regarding the future use of the Cross Island site is this Sunday. Cross Island is nine acres of reclaimed land at the Royal Naval Dockyard, which will host the Americas Cup event village next year. More than 180 online submissions have been received about the use of the land after the. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:56:00 EST Schoolgirl helps save marine life Aspiring marine scientist Eloise Federer has raised 200 for Dolphin Quest and donated 260 to the Marine Mammal Centre all by making necklaces out of recycled goods. When the eight-year-old came to Bermuda four years ago, she had a passion for marine animals, especially seals, but since there were none on the island, she began to. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST Vow to replace dated fire equipment After last weeks inferno on Front Street, national security minister Jeff Baron has promised to address equipment shortages in the fire service. Firefighters fought to control and put out the flames after they broke out at 4. 30am on Thursday, with efforts continuing into the afternoon. No one was injured, but damage worth hundreds. .. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EST