News http://www.royalgazette.com News en-us Fire Safety Week postponed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039911/AR/0/AR-141039911.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Fire Safety Awareness Week has been postponed after firefighter Alvin Baker passed away this week. The decision was announced today by Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall, of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. Chief Burchall said We have made the decision to postpone the Fire Safety Week as we are experiencing the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039911&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:13:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039911&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039911/AR/0/AR-141039911.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Fire Safety Awareness Week has been postponed after firefighter Alvin Baker passed away this week. The decision was announced today by Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall, of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. Chief Burchall said We have made the decision to postpone the Fire Safety Week as we are experiencing the. .. Belco enter home stretch in power restoration <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039914/AR/0/AR-141039914.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Power restoration enters the final stretch for Belco, which started today with 138 customers still in the dark and plans for workmen to see to over half of them by later tonight. Crews are working Island-wide, moving from one job to the next, a spokeswoman for the company said asking for the remaining customers without power to call. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039914&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039914&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039914/AR/0/AR-141039914.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Power restoration enters the final stretch for Belco, which started today with 138 customers still in the dark and plans for workmen to see to over half of them by later tonight. Crews are working Island-wide, moving from one job to the next, a spokeswoman for the company said asking for the remaining customers without power to call. .. Attempted murder accused given bail <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039912/AR/0/AR-141039912.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Two men accused of attempted murder were given bail this morning. Shelton Baker, 24, and Stacey Robinson, 23, have been charged with the attempted murder of Lionel Thomas in St Davids on April 30. They are also charged with using a firearm to commit the indictable offence of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039912&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:46:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039912&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039912/AR/0/AR-141039912.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Two men accused of attempted murder were given bail this morning. Shelton Baker, 24, and Stacey Robinson, 23, have been charged with the attempted murder of Lionel Thomas in St Davids on April 30. They are also charged with using a firearm to commit the indictable offence of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with. .. Hamilton flu express postponed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039918/AR/0/AR-141039918.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Flu shots will be given out to drive-through customers on Wednesday in Warwick, rather than tomorrow in Hamilton as originally planned. The Department of Healths flu express, which had been set for 10am to 2pm at the car park of the Hamilton Health Centre car park at 67 Victoria Street, will proceed at the same time next week. It. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039918&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:24:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039918&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039918/AR/0/AR-141039918.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Flu shots will be given out to drive-through customers on Wednesday in Warwick, rather than tomorrow in Hamilton as originally planned. The Department of Healths flu express, which had been set for 10am to 2pm at the car park of the Hamilton Health Centre car park at 67 Victoria Street, will proceed at the same time next week. It. .. Increase in public school graduate numbers <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039952/AR/0/AR-141039952.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The 2014 graduates of the Islands public schools have risen in numbers up ten from last years 217, with 216 for the previous year and 210 in 2011. At 88 per cent from those who began at S1, it is the same rate as last year but an improvement on 2012s 85 per cent, and a marked improvement 2011s 81 per cent. Although the latest. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039952&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:26:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039952&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039952/AR/0/AR-141039952.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The 2014 graduates of the Islands public schools have risen in numbers up ten from last years 217, with 216 for the previous year and 210 in 2011. At 88 per cent from those who began at S1, it is the same rate as last year but an improvement on 2012s 85 per cent, and a marked improvement 2011s 81 per cent. Although the latest. .. Dark days are over for single mom <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039929/AR/0/AR-141039929.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> After 17 days in the dark, Raenette Butterfield has found the light at the end of the tunnel. The single mother, who has been out of power since Fay struck, spoke of her frustration in The Royal Gazette earlier this week and as a result a member of the public offered her a pool house to stay in, with electricity and amenities, until her. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039929&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:15:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039929&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039929/AR/0/AR-141039929.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> After 17 days in the dark, Raenette Butterfield has found the light at the end of the tunnel. The single mother, who has been out of power since Fay struck, spoke of her frustration in The Royal Gazette earlier this week and as a result a member of the public offered her a pool house to stay in, with electricity and amenities, until her. .. Hurricane seen as lesson in health care <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039924/AR/0/AR-141039924.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Residents proved during Hurricane Gonzalo the benefits of early detection and preparing for adversity and the same efforts should be made when it comes to our health. This was the message from Margaret Fergusson, wife of Governor George Fergusson, after taking part in a charity walk to raise awareness about breast cancer. I was. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039924&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:11:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039924&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039924/AR/0/AR-141039924.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Residents proved during Hurricane Gonzalo the benefits of early detection and preparing for adversity and the same efforts should be made when it comes to our health. This was the message from Margaret Fergusson, wife of Governor George Fergusson, after taking part in a charity walk to raise awareness about breast cancer. I was. .. Marginal Wharf new deadline for redevelopment proposals <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039926/AR/0/AR-141039926.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Potential developers have been given an extra month to submit proposals on how Marginal Wharf can be redeveloped. Bermuda Land Development Company, the landowner, asked for expressions of interest on the property in St Davids last month. However, the deadline for ideas to be submitted has been extended from October 17 to November. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039926&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:10:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039926&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039926/AR/0/AR-141039926.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Potential developers have been given an extra month to submit proposals on how Marginal Wharf can be redeveloped. Bermuda Land Development Company, the landowner, asked for expressions of interest on the property in St Davids last month. However, the deadline for ideas to be submitted has been extended from October 17 to November. .. Terrifyingly cute <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039928/AR/0/AR-141039928.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Halloween isnt just for humans Bermudas pets are proving they too can be party animals. From a pint-sized pedigree pirate to a puppy Princess Leia and a purr-fect angel, the Islands pet owners are going animal crackers for outfits. The cute costumes were on show as part of a contest run by Fetchfido, a community of pet enthusiasts. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039928&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:08:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039928&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039928/AR/0/AR-141039928.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Halloween isnt just for humans Bermudas pets are proving they too can be party animals. From a pint-sized pedigree pirate to a puppy Princess Leia and a purr-fect angel, the Islands pet owners are going animal crackers for outfits. The cute costumes were on show as part of a contest run by Fetchfido, a community of pet enthusiasts. .. Burying power lines would cost 375 million <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039930/AR/0/AR-141039930.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Lingering and widespread blackouts since Tropical Storm Fay 18 days ago have prompted the question of why the Islands power lines arent safely underground. But burying the network of distribution cables comes with its own steep costs, Belco responded and, contrary to rumour, the utility company never requested a rate increase to put. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039930&source=RSS Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:04:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039930&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141031/NEWS/141039930/AR/0/AR-141039930.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Lingering and widespread blackouts since Tropical Storm Fay 18 days ago have prompted the question of why the Islands power lines arent safely underground. But burying the network of distribution cables comes with its own steep costs, Belco responded and, contrary to rumour, the utility company never requested a rate increase to put. .. Health Department issues water tank advisory <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039946/AR/0/AR-141039946.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Department of Health is advising the public to check their water tanks in the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo. A spokeswoman for the department said that since the storms impact, they have received numerous calls and questions regarding the treatment of water tanks following storms. After a hurricane it may be noticed. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039946&source=RSS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:35:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039946&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039946/AR/0/AR-141039946.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Department of Health is advising the public to check their water tanks in the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo. A spokeswoman for the department said that since the storms impact, they have received numerous calls and questions regarding the treatment of water tanks following storms. After a hurricane it may be noticed. .. Serpentine Road Pitts Bay Road reopened <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039951/AR/0/AR-141039951.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Serpentine Road and Pitts Bay Road have been reopened to traffic after downed wires were cleared by Belco staff. However, a police spokesman urged motorists be careful when travelling through the area as utility crews are still carrying out remedial work. The roads were closed off earlier this afternoon due to the downed wires, with. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039951&source=RSS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:18:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039951&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039951/AR/0/AR-141039951.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Serpentine Road and Pitts Bay Road have been reopened to traffic after downed wires were cleared by Belco staff. However, a police spokesman urged motorists be careful when travelling through the area as utility crews are still carrying out remedial work. The roads were closed off earlier this afternoon due to the downed wires, with. .. Belco Report your outages <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039962/AR/0/AR-141039962.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Belco is asking customers without electricity to contact them as restoration efforts continue. As spokeswoman for the company said this afternoon With only a small number of customers still without power, Belco is asking everyone who does not have power yet to phone 955 to report your outage. Please use the 955 automated system,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039962&source=RSS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:33:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039962&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039962/AR/0/AR-141039962.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Belco is asking customers without electricity to contact them as restoration efforts continue. As spokeswoman for the company said this afternoon With only a small number of customers still without power, Belco is asking everyone who does not have power yet to phone 955 to report your outage. Please use the 955 automated system,. .. Deadline for TechAward nominations extended <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039949/AR/0/AR-141039949.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The deadline for the 2014 Technology Innovation Awards nomination process has been extended by a week. While nominations for all TechAwards were originally due by tomorrow, that date has now been set back to November 7. According to a spokesman from the Department of E-Commerce, the decision to extend the nomination period was made. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039949&source=RSS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:20:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039949&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039949/AR/0/AR-141039949.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The deadline for the 2014 Technology Innovation Awards nomination process has been extended by a week. While nominations for all TechAwards were originally due by tomorrow, that date has now been set back to November 7. According to a spokesman from the Department of E-Commerce, the decision to extend the nomination period was made. .. CableVision continues restoration work <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039950/AR/0/AR-141039950.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> CableVision workers are set to continue work restoring service to customers impacted by this months storms. Bermuda CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said that tomorrow staff will primarily be working in Smiths, Devonshire and Southampton. We encourage our customers who still do not have service to call us on 292-5544 if we have been. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039950&source=RSS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:51:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039950&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141030/NEWS/141039950/AR/0/AR-141039950.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> CableVision workers are set to continue work restoring service to customers impacted by this months storms. Bermuda CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said that tomorrow staff will primarily be working in Smiths, Devonshire and Southampton. We encourage our customers who still do not have service to call us on 292-5544 if we have been. ..