News http://www.royalgazette.com News en-us Rose from Smiths is crowned Miss Bermuda <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150705/NEWS/150709847/AR/0/AR-150709847.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Alyssa Rose is now Miss Bermuda, after tonights glittering pageant in The Fairmont Southampton. The 22-year-old, who represented Smiths, told The Royal Gazette Imagine your biggest dream coming true thats exactly what just happened. Ive been looking forward my entire life for this. Its shocking, its unexpected, but I am ready to. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150705/NEWS/150709847&source=RSS Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:08:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150705/NEWS/150709847&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150705/NEWS/150709847/AR/0/AR-150709847.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Alyssa Rose is now Miss Bermuda, after tonights glittering pageant in The Fairmont Southampton. The 22-year-old, who represented Smiths, told The Royal Gazette Imagine your biggest dream coming true thats exactly what just happened. Ive been looking forward my entire life for this. Its shocking, its unexpected, but I am ready to. .. Actress Douglas Webster dies at 92 <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709851/AR/0/AR-150709851.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermuda-born actress Diana Douglas Webster, mother of Michael Douglas, and former wife of Kirk Douglas, has died. Ms Douglas Webster passed away at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, California, yesterday. She was 92. Her death from cancer was confirmed by her husband of 15 years, Donald A Webster of. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709851&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:49:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709851&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709851/AR/0/AR-150709851.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermuda-born actress Diana Douglas Webster, mother of Michael Douglas, and former wife of Kirk Douglas, has died. Ms Douglas Webster passed away at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, California, yesterday. She was 92. Her death from cancer was confirmed by her husband of 15 years, Donald A Webster of. .. Transport planned for Horseshoe Bay <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150702/NEWS/150709918/AR/0/AR-150709918.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The long, steep walk to and from Horseshoe Bay could become a thing of the past thanks to a proposed new bus system. Problems of safety, as numerous pedestrians weave together with traffic, are also being addressed in the plan submitted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The proposal states that buses are currently unable to access. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150702/NEWS/150709918&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:09:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150702/NEWS/150709918&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150702/NEWS/150709918/AR/0/AR-150709918.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The long, steep walk to and from Horseshoe Bay could become a thing of the past thanks to a proposed new bus system. Problems of safety, as numerous pedestrians weave together with traffic, are also being addressed in the plan submitted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The proposal states that buses are currently unable to access. .. Bermuda Festival executive director named <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150629/NEWS/150629678/AR/0/AR-150629678.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> David Skinner has been named the first executive director of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts. Festival chairman Ian Davidson said the appointment was the result of a strategic planning process, focused on the increasingly significant challenge of creating a calender of world class performances from a range of genres in a. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150629/NEWS/150629678&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:06:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150629/NEWS/150629678&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150629/NEWS/150629678/AR/0/AR-150629678.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> David Skinner has been named the first executive director of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts. Festival chairman Ian Davidson said the appointment was the result of a strategic planning process, focused on the increasingly significant challenge of creating a calender of world class performances from a range of genres in a. .. Man injured in Southampton fire <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS/150709888/AR/0/AR-150709888.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A man was injured in a fire at a Southampton home in the early hours of yesterday morning. At about 2. 11am, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the blaze on Jennings Bay Road with one appliance from the Port Royal Station and four personnel. On arrival, smoke and flames were emitting from the upper unit of a two. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS/150709888&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:06:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS/150709888&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS/150709888/AR/0/AR-150709888.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A man was injured in a fire at a Southampton home in the early hours of yesterday morning. At about 2. 11am, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the blaze on Jennings Bay Road with one appliance from the Port Royal Station and four personnel. On arrival, smoke and flames were emitting from the upper unit of a two. .. PLP leaders trial date set <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS02/150709883/AR/0/AR-150709883.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Marc Bean, the Leader of the Opposition, is scheduled to go on trial accused of using offensive language on August 7 at Magistrates Court. Mr Bean appeared in court this morning when the trial date was set by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo. The charge is reportedly linked to an incident between Mr Bean and Toni Daniels, a former One. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS02/150709883&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:06:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS02/150709883&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS02/150709883/AR/0/AR-150709883.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Marc Bean, the Leader of the Opposition, is scheduled to go on trial accused of using offensive language on August 7 at Magistrates Court. Mr Bean appeared in court this morning when the trial date was set by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo. The charge is reportedly linked to an incident between Mr Bean and Toni Daniels, a former One. .. House move to allow darker windscreen tint <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS01/150709887/AR/0/AR-150709887.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A slightly darker tint on car windscreens is to be allowed, along with the use of hands-free technology such as Bluetooth, under legislation coming to the House of Assembly. The announcement came from Shawn Crockwell, the Minister of Tourism Development and Transport, who said tinting stood to be increased from 30 per cent to 24 per. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS01/150709887&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:05:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS01/150709887&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS01/150709887/AR/0/AR-150709887.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A slightly darker tint on car windscreens is to be allowed, along with the use of hands-free technology such as Bluetooth, under legislation coming to the House of Assembly. The announcement came from Shawn Crockwell, the Minister of Tourism Development and Transport, who said tinting stood to be increased from 30 per cent to 24 per. .. House Concern over impact of sick leave <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS01/150709886/AR/0/AR-150709886.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Sick leave for public workers and its impact on service remains under discussion, Premier Michael Dunkley said after revealing lengthy spells of sick leave taken by seven Police officers. I have discussed this with the Commissioner and he, like other department heads, is working within the existing, historic conditions of service to. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS01/150709886&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:05:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150703/NEWS01/150709886&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150703/NEWS01/150709886/AR/0/AR-150709886.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Sick leave for public workers and its impact on service remains under discussion, Premier Michael Dunkley said after revealing lengthy spells of sick leave taken by seven Police officers. I have discussed this with the Commissioner and he, like other department heads, is working within the existing, historic conditions of service to. .. Police sting operation nets drugs and gun <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS02/150709864/AR/0/AR-150709864.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A police sting operation resulted in a Filipino sailor being snared with 200,000 worth of cannabis and a loaded gun after arriving in Bermuda on board a container ship. Romonito Adlawan was put under police surveillance as soon as the Somers Isles berthed at #8 Dock in Hamilton on May 5 at just before 9am. Officers watched on as. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS02/150709864&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:05:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS02/150709864&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS02/150709864/AR/0/AR-150709864.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A police sting operation resulted in a Filipino sailor being snared with 200,000 worth of cannabis and a loaded gun after arriving in Bermuda on board a container ship. Romonito Adlawan was put under police surveillance as soon as the Somers Isles berthed at #8 Dock in Hamilton on May 5 at just before 9am. Officers watched on as. .. Construction workers see grounds for hope <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709855/AR/0/AR-150709855.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Its been a tough few years for Bermudas construction workers but, as Rajan Simons found out speaking to those within the industry, there remains hope that better times lie ahead. With jobs increasingly hard to come by during a dark era for the construction industry, some firms have found the fairest option is to share the unemployment. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709855&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:05:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709855&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709855/AR/0/AR-150709855.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Its been a tough few years for Bermudas construction workers but, as Rajan Simons found out speaking to those within the industry, there remains hope that better times lie ahead. With jobs increasingly hard to come by during a dark era for the construction industry, some firms have found the fairest option is to share the unemployment. .. Ferry staff lateness not an issue <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709856/AR/0/AR-150709856.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Unionised ferry workers have hit out at Marine and Ports director Richard Russell claiming that mechanical issues with the ferries, rather than staff lateness, have accounted for an unreliable service. Senior pilot and president of the Bermuda Industrial Unions Marine and Ports division Sinclair Samuels said that claims made by Mr. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709856&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:58:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709856&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709856/AR/0/AR-150709856.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Unionised ferry workers have hit out at Marine and Ports director Richard Russell claiming that mechanical issues with the ferries, rather than staff lateness, have accounted for an unreliable service. Senior pilot and president of the Bermuda Industrial Unions Marine and Ports division Sinclair Samuels said that claims made by Mr. .. Artemis Racing submits Morgans Point plan <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS25/150709857/AR/0/AR-150709857.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Plans to erect the Artemis Racing headquarters on Morgans Point have been sent to the Department of Planning as the team prepares for the 35th Americas Cup in 2017. The Swedish team has proposed the instillation of several temporary structures near the end of the Southampton peninsula, with a floating dock structure to the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS25/150709857&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:55:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS25/150709857&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS25/150709857/AR/0/AR-150709857.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Plans to erect the Artemis Racing headquarters on Morgans Point have been sent to the Department of Planning as the team prepares for the 35th Americas Cup in 2017. The Swedish team has proposed the instillation of several temporary structures near the end of the Southampton peninsula, with a floating dock structure to the. .. Governors Hong Kong resettlement joke <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709858/AR/0/AR-150709858.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Governor George Fergusson pictured has garnered international attention after documents revealed discussions about a bizarre idea to relocate millions of Hong Kong residents in Northern Ireland. A story in yesterdays edition of The Guardian detailed the 1983 plan to deal with the handover of Hong Kong to China, describing it as more. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709858&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:44:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709858&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709858/AR/0/AR-150709858.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Governor George Fergusson pictured has garnered international attention after documents revealed discussions about a bizarre idea to relocate millions of Hong Kong residents in Northern Ireland. A story in yesterdays edition of The Guardian detailed the 1983 plan to deal with the handover of Hong Kong to China, describing it as more. .. House Fahy in the PLP firing line <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS01/150709859/AR/0/AR-150709859.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy was denounced at length by the Progressive Labour Party as thwarting a Bermudian worker from getting a job, as rancor continued over the Ombudsmans criticism of the Department of Immigration. Deputy Opposition Leader David Burt said the One Bermuda Alliance bore collective responsibility for Senator. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS01/150709859&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:38:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS01/150709859&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS01/150709859/AR/0/AR-150709859.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy was denounced at length by the Progressive Labour Party as thwarting a Bermudian worker from getting a job, as rancor continued over the Ombudsmans criticism of the Department of Immigration. Deputy Opposition Leader David Burt said the One Bermuda Alliance bore collective responsibility for Senator. .. Portuguese festival this weekend <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709860/AR/0/AR-150709860.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A centuries-old Portuguese tradition will mark its 20th year in Bermuda this weekend the Festival of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated today and tomorrow at Kings Square in St George. Music and food feature highly in the free family event, which is especially popular in the Azores and has flourished on the Island. Entertainment. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709860&source=RSS Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:35:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709860&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150704/NEWS/150709860/AR/0/AR-150709860.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A centuries-old Portuguese tradition will mark its 20th year in Bermuda this weekend the Festival of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated today and tomorrow at Kings Square in St George. Music and food feature highly in the free family event, which is especially popular in the Azores and has flourished on the Island. Entertainment. ..