News http://www.royalgazette.com News en-us BEU to support potential union march <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS/150129815/AR/0/AR-150129815.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> More than 100 entertainers crowding the auditorium of the Leopards Club for the Bermuda Entertainment Unions BEU annual general meeting heard tonight there could be a protest march tomorrow. If it were to go ahead, it would take place after a mass union meeting called on the issue of furlough days which is set for 10am at the Bermuda. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129815&source=RSS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129815&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS/150129815/AR/0/AR-150129815.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> More than 100 entertainers crowding the auditorium of the Leopards Club for the Bermuda Entertainment Unions BEU annual general meeting heard tonight there could be a protest march tomorrow. If it were to go ahead, it would take place after a mass union meeting called on the issue of furlough days which is set for 10am at the Bermuda. .. PLP stage second public meeting on LF Wade <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS/150129819/AR/0/AR-150129819.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting a second public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Bermuda Governments privatisation of the LF Wade International Airport. With 1 billion of future Bermuda revenue at stake, a no-bid contract to a Canadian company, and the loss of control of our current and new airport for at least 30 years. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129819&source=RSS Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129819&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS/150129819/AR/0/AR-150129819.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting a second public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Bermuda Governments privatisation of the LF Wade International Airport. With 1 billion of future Bermuda revenue at stake, a no-bid contract to a Canadian company, and the loss of control of our current and new airport for at least 30 years. .. Government tells unions more cuts needed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS/150129820/AR/0/AR-150129820.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> On the eve of a union meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the future of furlough days, the Bermuda Government has said that further savings are needed to meet its debt reduction plan. In a statement released this afternoon, the Bermuda Government said that it respects the Bermuda Trade Union Congress BTUC choice to take the issue to its. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129820&source=RSS Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129820&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS/150129820/AR/0/AR-150129820.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> On the eve of a union meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the future of furlough days, the Bermuda Government has said that further savings are needed to meet its debt reduction plan. In a statement released this afternoon, the Bermuda Government said that it respects the Bermuda Trade Union Congress BTUC choice to take the issue to its. .. Chief Justice to meet with walkout lawyers <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS02/150129821/AR/0/AR-150129821.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Chief Justice Ian Kawaley has requested a meeting with members of the Criminal Defence Bar, after an inappropriate walkout on Friday. During a Special Sitting of the Supreme Court to open the 2015 Legal Year, 15 defence lawyers walked out of the court as Director of Public Prosecutions Rory Field stood to speak. Mr Fields. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS02/150129821&source=RSS Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:21:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS02/150129821&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS02/150129821/AR/0/AR-150129821.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Chief Justice Ian Kawaley has requested a meeting with members of the Criminal Defence Bar, after an inappropriate walkout on Friday. During a Special Sitting of the Supreme Court to open the 2015 Legal Year, 15 defence lawyers walked out of the court as Director of Public Prosecutions Rory Field stood to speak. Mr Fields. .. Bermuda to feature on cover of Cond Nast <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS04/150129822/AR/0/AR-150129822.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermuda is set to be highlighted on the cover of the February issue of international travel magazine Cond Nast Traveler. The issue known as the Romance Issue is expected to land on North American newsstands in the next few days and could reach a print audience of 3. 5 million readers internationally. The magazines website, meanwhile,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS04/150129822&source=RSS Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:52:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150125/NEWS04/150129822&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150125/NEWS04/150129822/AR/0/AR-150129822.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermuda is set to be highlighted on the cover of the February issue of international travel magazine Cond Nast Traveler. The issue known as the Romance Issue is expected to land on North American newsstands in the next few days and could reach a print audience of 3. 5 million readers internationally. The magazines website, meanwhile,. .. Update severe weather watch now in effect <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150124/NEWS/150129823/AR/0/AR-150129823.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Ministry of National Security is encouraging the public to stay abreast of local weather updates from the Bermuda Weather Service tonight with severe weather expected. Updates and warnings can be followed online at www. weather. bm and on CableVision channel 4. The public should also use. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150124/NEWS/150129823&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:05:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150124/NEWS/150129823&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150124/NEWS/150129823/AR/0/AR-150129823.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Ministry of National Security is encouraging the public to stay abreast of local weather updates from the Bermuda Weather Service tonight with severe weather expected. Updates and warnings can be followed online at www. weather. bm and on CableVision channel 4. The public should also use. .. Gale-force warning in effect this weekend <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129843/AR/0/AR-150129843.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Windy weather is expected to strike the Island late today, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. Yesterday afternoon the service issued a gale warning for the Island, set to come into effect late today, citing a deep low expected to move up the United States East Coast. The public forecast said A cold front also moves across. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129843&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:04:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129843&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129843/AR/0/AR-150129843.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Windy weather is expected to strike the Island late today, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. Yesterday afternoon the service issued a gale warning for the Island, set to come into effect late today, citing a deep low expected to move up the United States East Coast. The public forecast said A cold front also moves across. .. Urgent union meeting may cause disruptions <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS11/150129844/AR/0/AR-150129844.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Disruptions are expected throughout the Island for all public services on Monday morning as unions have called an urgent meeting regarding the future of furlough days. The Islands unions converged at the Bermuda Industrial Union headquarters yesterday to discuss the matter, with the Bermuda Government having set Monday as the deadline. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS11/150129844&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:15:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS11/150129844&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS11/150129844/AR/0/AR-150129844.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Disruptions are expected throughout the Island for all public services on Monday morning as unions have called an urgent meeting regarding the future of furlough days. The Islands unions converged at the Bermuda Industrial Union headquarters yesterday to discuss the matter, with the Bermuda Government having set Monday as the deadline. .. Bermuda Festival officially opens <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150124/NEWS/150129831/AR/0/AR-150129831.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> As many as 300 musicians drew crowds of onlookers to City Hall yesterday lunchtime as the 40th Bermuda Festival was officially opened with a half-hour concert. The massed orchestra included members of the English Chamber Orchestra outreach ensemble and Bermudian musicians. Many had participated in the Festival outreach workshops. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150124/NEWS/150129831&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:33:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150124/NEWS/150129831&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150124/NEWS/150129831/AR/0/AR-150129831.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> As many as 300 musicians drew crowds of onlookers to City Hall yesterday lunchtime as the 40th Bermuda Festival was officially opened with a half-hour concert. The massed orchestra included members of the English Chamber Orchestra outreach ensemble and Bermudian musicians. Many had participated in the Festival outreach workshops. .. Lawyers stage shock Supreme Court walkout <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS02/150129845/AR/0/AR-150129845.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> In an unprecedented mass walkout, about 15 lawyers protested against the reappointment of Rory Field as Director of Public Prosecutions by leaving a special sitting of Supreme Court. The walkout included some of the Islands most recognisable defence lawyers, such as Craig Attridge, Auralee Cassady, Elizabeth Christopher, Marc Daniels,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS02/150129845&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:29:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS02/150129845&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS02/150129845/AR/0/AR-150129845.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> In an unprecedented mass walkout, about 15 lawyers protested against the reappointment of Rory Field as Director of Public Prosecutions by leaving a special sitting of Supreme Court. The walkout included some of the Islands most recognisable defence lawyers, such as Craig Attridge, Auralee Cassady, Elizabeth Christopher, Marc Daniels,. .. Traffic crashes drop by 20 per cent in a year <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129846/AR/0/AR-150129846.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Road crashes dropped by a third last month compared with the same period the previous year despite four fatal accidents. There were 101 collisions last month compared with 155 in December 2013, according to Bermuda Police Service statistics released yesterday. One of last months crashes resulted in an arrest for impaired driving. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129846&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:37:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129846&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129846/AR/0/AR-150129846.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Road crashes dropped by a third last month compared with the same period the previous year despite four fatal accidents. There were 101 collisions last month compared with 155 in December 2013, according to Bermuda Police Service statistics released yesterday. One of last months crashes resulted in an arrest for impaired driving. .. Tributes to loving matriarch of Sandys <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129848/AR/0/AR-150129848.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Iola Busby has been remembered as a loving and easy-going matriarch of Sandys. Cecilla Bean yesterday paid tribute to her mother, who died this week at the grand old age of 102. Ms Bean said of her mother She loved cooking and gardening and loved to be around people. She was a very quiet person. She didnt work, she had. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129848&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129848&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129848/AR/0/AR-150129848.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Iola Busby has been remembered as a loving and easy-going matriarch of Sandys. Cecilla Bean yesterday paid tribute to her mother, who died this week at the grand old age of 102. Ms Bean said of her mother She loved cooking and gardening and loved to be around people. She was a very quiet person. She didnt work, she had. .. Man accused of threatening doctor <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS02/150129847/AR/0/AR-150129847.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A 51-year-old man accused of threatening and assaulting two staff members at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute was ordered to return to the hospital when he appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Maurice Burrows, of Devonshire, allegedly threatened and assaulted a doctor at the psychiatric facility on December 9 last year. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS02/150129847&source=RSS Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:35:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS02/150129847&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS02/150129847/AR/0/AR-150129847.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A 51-year-old man accused of threatening and assaulting two staff members at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute was ordered to return to the hospital when he appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Maurice Burrows, of Devonshire, allegedly threatened and assaulted a doctor at the psychiatric facility on December 9 last year. Corporation, Fahy in constructive dialogue <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150122/NEWS01/150129895/AR/0/AR-150129895.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Corporation of Hamilton members remained tight-lipped last night after emergency talks to discuss the growing chaos within the administration. The meeting was called by Municipalities Minister Michael Fahy after a turbulent week for the City of Hamilton team which saw a rebel group of five aldermen and councillors call for the resignation. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150122/NEWS01/150129895&source=RSS Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150122/NEWS01/150129895&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150122/NEWS01/150129895/AR/0/AR-150129895.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Corporation of Hamilton members remained tight-lipped last night after emergency talks to discuss the growing chaos within the administration. The meeting was called by Municipalities Minister Michael Fahy after a turbulent week for the City of Hamilton team which saw a rebel group of five aldermen and councillors call for the resignation. .. Worker wins wrongful dismissal case <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129862/AR/0/AR-150129862.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A man fired for repeated lateness has won a wrongful dismissal suit, but the Supreme Court rejected allegations that he was discriminated against for being Bermudian. Curtis Richardson launched legal action against Air Care Limited last year for both wrongful dismissal and unlawful discrimination after being fired from the company for. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129862&source=RSS Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:08:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150123/NEWS/150129862&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150123/NEWS/150129862/AR/0/AR-150129862.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A man fired for repeated lateness has won a wrongful dismissal suit, but the Supreme Court rejected allegations that he was discriminated against for being Bermudian. Curtis Richardson launched legal action against Air Care Limited last year for both wrongful dismissal and unlawful discrimination after being fired from the company for. ..