News News en-us BA closes Friday first-class service The British Airways flight coming to Bermuda tomorrow from Gatwick has had its first-class seating pushed back into the regular cabins, The Royal Gazette understands. It closes a tough month for the airlines service to the Island, which has been subject to repeated delays. There was no word from British Airways as to the reason for. .. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:18:00 GMT Blue skies, happy crowd for Cup Match start Thousands of residents and visitors alike have turned out to celebrate this years Cup Match. After an ominously rainy week, blue skies welcomed spectators to the start of two-day extravaganza of cricket, crown and anchor and camaraderie. The celebration of emancipation and the Islands founding was filled with music, food,. .. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:32:00 GMT Bring on the music for Cup Match Visiting entertainer Jillionaire of the group Major Lazer, which performed last night, provoked a firestorm online with unflattering remarks about Bermuda comments which were subsequently withdrawn. By contrast, the reception was all smiles when reggae stars Tanya Stephens and Wayne Wonder arrived and met with the crew of Chewstick,. .. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:06:00 GMT Move to tackle crippling health bills Health bosses are exploring ways to tackle crippling healthcare bills as a new study shows Bermuda costs twice as much as other islands. The Islands healthcare figure of more than 10,000 per capita per year dwarfs that of all other 14 islands, including nine countries in the Caribbean, in new research by KPMG. The survey, Key. .. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:31:00 GMT Industrial accident victim named The man who lost his life in an industrial accident at the Pink Beach property has been named as Gabriel De Oliveira. Mr De Oliveira, 62, of Crown Lane, Warwick, was operating heavy equipment at the hotel construction site when the machine slid over an embankment shortly after 2pm yesterday. He was trapped inside the machine and his. .. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:50:00 GMT Eight students awarded scholarships Eight college students were awarded scholarships at an awards ceremony. Pembroke Hamilton Club handed over 40,000 in scholarship funds at the eight annual PHC Foundation awards ceremony hosted by sponsor XL Catlin. Our commitment to expanding educational access to members of the PHC community continues to grow and with todays. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:39:00 GMT Strict traffic rules at Horseshoe Bay The Department of Parks has announced a temporary traffic scheme for Horseshoe Bay for tomorrow, and that the beach will be closed to the public tomorrow evening as part of a cleanup effort. A spokeswoman for the Park Service said in a statement On Thursday at 7pm a clean up of Horseshoe Bay is scheduled to commence in preparation for. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:15:00 GMT Dunkley feeling blue all over Usually when anger strikes you see red but when Premier Michael Dunkley entered his office yesterday morning to find he had been duped, all he could see was blue and blue. Mischievous colleagues from the Cabinet Office, he suspects, had decked out this devout Somerset fans entire office with the St Georges colours, even taking the. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:51:00 GMT Some showers expected tomorrow afternoon A few showers may dampen Cup Match festivities tomorrow afternoon, but the weather is expected to be improve over the holiday. According to the latest update by the Bermuda Weather Service, the weather tomorrow is expected to be cloudy with a few showers possible in the afternoon and evening. The weather. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:13:00 GMT Man in court on false passport charges A man caught with false passports now faces additional charges of money laundering and illegally obtaining a Bermuda passport. Prosecutors said that while the defendant had a Bermuda passport in the name of Alfred Alva Thompson, they are unsure of his actual identity, listing alternate names William Gates and Watson Ogon on the charge. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:24:00 GMT Lamb Foggo announces holiday hours The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre has announced its Cup Match opening hours. The St Davids centre will be open from 4pm to midnight on Thursday and Friday and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Those with a serious condition may still need to attend King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. BHB reminds the public that. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:34:00 GMT Police warn violence will not be tolerated Underage drinkers will be targeted in a CADA wristband initiative at Horseshoe Bay on the first day of Cup Match. The safe drinking organisation will be handing out different coloured wristbands to identify those who are old enough to legally drink alcohol. Speaking at a Bermuda Police Service press conference at St Georges Cricket. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:43:00 GMT Gardner jailed for at least 45 years Double murderer Wolda Gardner will have to wait until he is 79 before he can be considered for release by the parole board. Gardner, 35, broke down in tears yesterday as he was jailed for life for the premeditated murder of Malcolm Augustus in the early hours of Christmas Day 2012 near the St Georges Golf Course. Puisne Judge. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:37:00 GMT Food collection on National Chicken Wing Day Today is National Chicken Wing Day and one of Bermudas chicken wing outlets is celebrating by giving something back to the community. Wild Wing Wednesday, on Parsons Road, has linked up with the Eliza DoLittle Society for a food collection in aid of the people who need it the most. Customers are encouraged to drop off cans of food in a. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:50:00 GMT Students graduate from business programme The first cohort of students has graduated from a new Bermuda College programme aimed at boosting business skills. Eighteen small business owners and entrepreneurs were awarded certificates for successfully completing the Streetwise MBA programme, first started by Boston University. It was one of the best learning opportunities. .. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:48:00 GMT