News http://www.royalgazette.com News en-us Bean retains PLP leadership <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029796/AR/0/AR-141029796.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Marc Bean will remain as leader of the Progressive Labour Party after defeating challenger Walton Brown 85-9 at the partys delegates conference tonight. Mr Bean was earlier given a cheering round of applause at the Devonshire Recreation Club, where the conference is taking place. His speech, which was bullish on going toe to toe. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029796&source=RSS Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:02:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029796&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029796/AR/0/AR-141029796.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Marc Bean will remain as leader of the Progressive Labour Party after defeating challenger Walton Brown 85-9 at the partys delegates conference tonight. Mr Bean was earlier given a cheering round of applause at the Devonshire Recreation Club, where the conference is taking place. His speech, which was bullish on going toe to toe. .. Poles fires hamper Belco progress <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029827/AR/0/AR-141029827.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Another day without power that could be the case for thousands of residents today. Some 1,500 lost their electricity after Tropical Storm Fay swept across the Island, and many more after Hurricane Gonzalo. However, the arrival of additional CARILEC linemen from the Caribbean to join the power restoration efforts is expected to. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029827&source=RSS Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029827&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029827/AR/0/AR-141029827.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Another day without power that could be the case for thousands of residents today. Some 1,500 lost their electricity after Tropical Storm Fay swept across the Island, and many more after Hurricane Gonzalo. However, the arrival of additional CARILEC linemen from the Caribbean to join the power restoration efforts is expected to. .. Belco bills will be adjusted to actual usage Electricity bills will be adjusted to take into consideration the time homes have been without power, according to Belco. The power company said some customers might receive estimated bills in the coming weeks that could be higher than the real usage as a result of widespread power outages across the island in the wake of. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029799&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029799&source=RSS Electricity bills will be adjusted to take into consideration the time homes have been without power, according to Belco. The power company said some customers might receive estimated bills in the coming weeks that could be higher than the real usage as a result of widespread power outages across the island in the wake of. .. BA winter schedule starts Sunday British Airways winter schedule of flights will begin this Sunday. BAs Bermuda airport manager, Marianne Wilcox, said that the Bermuda to London flight will operate five days weekly from this Sunday until March 2015. Winter flights will be operating on Tuesdays through Fridays and also on Sundays. Customers travelling. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029800&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:26:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029800&source=RSS British Airways winter schedule of flights will begin this Sunday. BAs Bermuda airport manager, Marianne Wilcox, said that the Bermuda to London flight will operate five days weekly from this Sunday until March 2015. Winter flights will be operating on Tuesdays through Fridays and also on Sundays. Customers travelling. .. Bermuda Red Cross launches Ebola appeal The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a cash appeal to support the communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. The disease has claimed at least 2,917 lives across West Africa, including 597 deaths in Sierra Leone. Red Cross is working across all countries affected by Ebola including Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029801&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:04:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029801&source=RSS The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a cash appeal to support the communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. The disease has claimed at least 2,917 lives across West Africa, including 597 deaths in Sierra Leone. Red Cross is working across all countries affected by Ebola including Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and. .. CableVision More progress expected this evening Large parts of St Davids as well as businesses along Front Street should have their CableVision service restored this evening. The firms CEO Terry Roberson confirmed that crews would be back out again tomorrow working to get more subscribers back on line. He said We anticipate the following areas will have service. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029802&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:49:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029802&source=RSS Large parts of St Davids as well as businesses along Front Street should have their CableVision service restored this evening. The firms CEO Terry Roberson confirmed that crews would be back out again tomorrow working to get more subscribers back on line. He said We anticipate the following areas will have service. .. Black Mayors Conference postponed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029803/AR/0/AR-141029803.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A conference which was expected to bring hundreds of black mayors from around the world to Bermuda has been postponed until next year due to the Ebola crisis. The US-based Conference of Black Mayors CBM has been put back to next year. A statement released by the Corporation of Hamilton this afternoon said Following discussions. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029803&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:24:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029803&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029803/AR/0/AR-141029803.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A conference which was expected to bring hundreds of black mayors from around the world to Bermuda has been postponed until next year due to the Ebola crisis. The US-based Conference of Black Mayors CBM has been put back to next year. A statement released by the Corporation of Hamilton this afternoon said Following discussions. .. Bus route 1 running again All bus routes are now operating as normal. Route number 1, Hamilton to Grotto Bay via Tuckers Town, had been affected by the hurricane. The public is also advised that the winter ferry schedule comes into effect from Monday. Ferry schedules will be available at the Hamilton Ferry Terminal from tomorrow and online at. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029804&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:47:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029804&source=RSS All bus routes are now operating as normal. Route number 1, Hamilton to Grotto Bay via Tuckers Town, had been affected by the hurricane. The public is also advised that the winter ferry schedule comes into effect from Monday. Ferry schedules will be available at the Hamilton Ferry Terminal from tomorrow and online at. .. Simmons to run for PLP in Sandys South <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029824/AR/0/AR-141029824.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Jamahl Simmons is to stand for the Progressive Labour Party in Sandys South in next months by-election. The Sandys-born former MP and father of two was unveiled as their candidate this morning by party leader Marc Bean at PLP headquarters, Alaska Hall on Court Street. Mr Simmons said his priorities were helping unemployed youth. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029824&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029824&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029824/AR/0/AR-141029824.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Jamahl Simmons is to stand for the Progressive Labour Party in Sandys South in next months by-election. The Sandys-born former MP and father of two was unveiled as their candidate this morning by party leader Marc Bean at PLP headquarters, Alaska Hall on Court Street. Mr Simmons said his priorities were helping unemployed youth. .. Bermuda recognises Speech and Hearing Awareness month Studies in the US and the UK have revealed a dramatic rise over the past decade in the number of speech and hearing problems among children. And thats being recognised by the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment with October declared Speech and Hearing Awareness month. Reasons for the change range from an increase in mental. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029808&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:54:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029808&source=RSS Studies in the US and the UK have revealed a dramatic rise over the past decade in the number of speech and hearing problems among children. And thats being recognised by the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment with October declared Speech and Hearing Awareness month. Reasons for the change range from an increase in mental. .. Police watch repair materials Police has advised residents to keep an eye on their home repair supplies as the Islands recovery from Hurricane Gonzalo continues. The warning came after an attempted theft of roof slate. A police spokesman said there had been a report yesterday of a person attempting to steal the repair material from a Hamilton Parish. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029811&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:22:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029811&source=RSS Police has advised residents to keep an eye on their home repair supplies as the Islands recovery from Hurricane Gonzalo continues. The warning came after an attempted theft of roof slate. A police spokesman said there had been a report yesterday of a person attempting to steal the repair material from a Hamilton Parish. .. Cruise ship passengers to rise in 2015 <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029809/AR/0/AR-141029809.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermuda is expected to receive 16,000 more cruise ship passengers in 2015 than last year according to the new schedule just announced. It is expected there there will be 135 cruise ship calls amounting compared to 130 calls projected for 2014. It is projected that the cruise industry will contribute over 90 million to Bermudas. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029809&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029809&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029809/AR/0/AR-141029809.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermuda is expected to receive 16,000 more cruise ship passengers in 2015 than last year according to the new schedule just announced. It is expected there there will be 135 cruise ship calls amounting compared to 130 calls projected for 2014. It is projected that the cruise industry will contribute over 90 million to Bermudas. .. Government announces measures to prevent greaseballs <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029812/AR/0/AR-141029812.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Government has put in place a number of measures to reduce the amount of harmful fats, oils and grease FOG in the islands sewage waste stream. These materials, as well as other substances, can solidify to form grease balls that have been seen washing up along South Shores Seabright outfall. The newly-formed Bermuda Seawater. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029812&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:43:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029812&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029812/AR/0/AR-141029812.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Government has put in place a number of measures to reduce the amount of harmful fats, oils and grease FOG in the islands sewage waste stream. These materials, as well as other substances, can solidify to form grease balls that have been seen washing up along South Shores Seabright outfall. The newly-formed Bermuda Seawater. .. Masterworks to open on Monday <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029813/AR/0/AR-141029813.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Masterworks Museum of Bermuda will be open for business starting Monday, although the surrounding Botanical Gardens have been closed off for health and safety reasons after extensive storm damage. Curator Elise Outerbridge cautioned that guests at the gallery functions will need to be mindful of the debris hazards in the surrounding park,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029813&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:03:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029813&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029813/AR/0/AR-141029813.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Masterworks Museum of Bermuda will be open for business starting Monday, although the surrounding Botanical Gardens have been closed off for health and safety reasons after extensive storm damage. Curator Elise Outerbridge cautioned that guests at the gallery functions will need to be mindful of the debris hazards in the surrounding park,. .. Flu express starts next week <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029814/AR/0/AR-141029814.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Flu shots will be offered at sites around the Island next week, as the Department of Health starts its flu express service ahead of the winter months. The service allows people to drive up and get vaccinated while waiting in their cars. Those wishing to receive the shot should bring along 10 in cash for each one, and make sure. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029814&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:24:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141023/NEWS/141029814&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141023/NEWS/141029814/AR/0/AR-141029814.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Flu shots will be offered at sites around the Island next week, as the Department of Health starts its flu express service ahead of the winter months. The service allows people to drive up and get vaccinated while waiting in their cars. Those wishing to receive the shot should bring along 10 in cash for each one, and make sure. ..