News News en-us Health insurance changes reminder Four new benefits and one improved benefit will be introduced for HIP and FutureCare policyholders tomorrow but premiums will also go up for 2015-16. The Health Insurance Department today issued a reminder about the changes, stating that these mark a strategic shift in our delivery of health services which is designed to provide better. .. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:30:00 GMT Man, 19, detained under Mental Health Act A 19-year-old man has been detained under the Mental Health Act, after he barricaded himself into a Warwick home for seven hours. The Bermuda Police Service attended the report of a man with a bladed article at a residence on Easedale Lane at about 1. 25pm, and described the teenager as in distress. A police spokeswoman said As. .. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:55:00 GMT Caines brothers prepare for charity event No child who attends the Back to School Extravaganza this Thursday will be leaving without a haircut. That was the message from the Caines brothers and 5 Star barbershop who are preparing to host their third annual event at St Pauls Centennial Hall. In addition to sharpening up students with haircuts and braiding, the group will. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:12:00 GMT Man imported drugs for money to save leg A 55-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison for conspiracy to import almost 6,500 grams of cannabis. Charles Paul, of Warwick, who said he committed the offence in order to save his leg via surgery, was caught trying to import the cannabis which was found stuffed in the pockets of an airbed on September 8,. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:57:00 GMT Saltus celebrates clean sweep in IGCSEs Students at Saltus Grammar School are celebrating after achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in IGCSE results. The school announced 28 per cent of students received five or more AA grades, including three students from grades 6, 7 and 9 pupils aged 11, 13 and 15. Overall, the examinations were taken by 103 students. Megan Zimmerer. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:19:00 GMT Group wants action on mental health The Human Rights Commission is stepping up its awareness campaign on mental health as it aims to outlaw discrimination by the end of 2015. In a statement today, the group reiterated its goal to add protection on the grounds of mental health to the Human Rights Act. The group also pointed to an education session at the Earl Cameron. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:55:00 GMT Crash on Serpentine Road Police have closed off a section of Serpentine Road, outside of the Bermuda High School, after a traffic collision. It appears that only one vehicle a silver car was involved in the crash shortly before noon. It did not initially seem that there were any serious injuries, but the vehicle suffered extensive damage. Officers were. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:12:00 GMT American lands Gaming Commission role A gaming senior executive from the United States has been appointed executive director of the Bermuda Gaming Commission. Richard Schuetz will leave his post as commissioner for the California Gambling Control Commission to start work on the Island on September 1. According to a statement from the Bermuda commission, Mr Schuetz has. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:01:00 GMT Hundreds pick up school supplies at fun day A back-to-school event organised by a group of Progressive Labour Party MPs has been deemed a roaring success, with more than 400 people taking part. Michael Weeks, the Shadow Minister of Culture, said the annual event first came about six years ago when he and his wife noticed that people were struggling to afford school. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:18:00 GMT Human Rights Act leaves tribunal powerless The Human Rights Commission has called on discrimination laws to be expanded after a case involving inflammatory comments online. While the commission said it was disturbed by the comments made by Desai Jones against Mark Anderson, it was unable to deliver a just verdict because, although the law prohibits racially discriminatory. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Regiment band are pitch perfect Former soldiers rolled back the years to put on a concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Bermuda Regiment. Veteran bandsmen, some of whom were among the original Regiment band in the 1960s, performed a give back show in Hamiltons Victoria Park yesterday. The event was a partnership of the Bermuda Regiment Alumni Band and the. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Student adapts to China culture shock Taking the plunge and going outside her comfort zone paid off for 23-year-old Shuntelle Paynter, a forensic science student who decided to try something different and teach English in China this summer. It was a big culture shock however, you learn to adapt quickly, she told The Royal Gazette of the intense two-week course offered by. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Shaggy, Maxi Priest lined up for AC gig Reggae stars Shaggy and Maxi Priest have been linked with Octobers Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series in Bermuda. It is understood that the duo are potentially among the performers set to entertain those attending the sailing spectacle, which features all of the teams registered for the 35th Americas Cup. Americas Cup officials. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Stress in children leads to bad behaviour Stress in children leads to inappropriate sexualised behaviour, violence and bullying in schools, and educational struggles, according to clinical psychologist Sandy De Silva. The director of services at Family Centre said trends in Bermudas economy, community disorganisation and not addressing past trauma had resulted in stressed. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Wild animal was actually a large cat A wild animal that caused the Coopers Island Nature Reserve to be closed off on Friday evening was revealed to be a rather large feral cat, according to the Parks Department. Police, along with the Parks Department and representatives of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo responded to a report of a wild animal in the St Davids park. .. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:57:00 GMT