News News en-us Public warned about pyramid schemes The Office of Consumer Affairs is warning people to be vigilant about pyramid schemes. Fraudulent financial scams, often pitched as legitimate business opportunities, can appear to be an attractive ways to get rich quick, according to a press release from Consumer Affairs. A spokesman stated Typically with pyramid schemes,. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:17:00 GMT Marina legislation to be tabled in new year Legislation paving the way for a new marina to be built in St Georges will be tabled in the new year, according to Michael Fahy, the Minister for the Municipalities. The announcement was officially made at the weekend as Sen Fahy turned on the Christmas lights in the East End. He also confirmed that the Governor, George Fergusson,. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:07:00 GMT Police action team meeting tomorrow The Bermuda Police Services Central Community Action Team will be holding a clinic tomorrow, at Lindos in Devonshire, from 11am to 3pm. Area residents and members of the general public are invited to speak to CAT officers regarding any concerns or issues in their neighbourhoods. Officers will provide crime prevention advice and. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:51:00 GMT Toys charity gets donation boost An air conditioning firm has donated 1,000 to an Island charity to help make Christmas a little better for underprivileged children. Air Care gave the money to Toys for Tots, which is organised by Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty with the Coalition for the Protection of Children, to collect presents to be distributed to families in. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:17:00 GMT Hamilton to host pre-Christmas party on Friday Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone, Peanuts comic creator Charles M Schulz once said. In that vein, Hamilton-based charity Gina Spence Productions GSP will ensure Bermudas children and senior citizens enjoy the festive period to the fullest. From 6pm until 9pm this Friday, GSP will host its annual. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:55:00 GMT Woolcock work to be featured in exhibition An exhibition detailing the life and work of late cartoonist Peter Woolcock is set to hit the Bermuda National Gallery next year. Decades of the artists work will be featured in the show, set to open on January 21, including a host of never-before-seen work and illustrations dating back to his teenage years. Gallery director Lisa. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:52:00 GMT Celebration of momentous career milestone More than 50 people crowded into Commercial Court 1 to witness Mark Burrows being Called to the Bar. His pupil master, Sarah-Jane Hurrion called it a momentous milestone in his career. Promising to keep it brief, she began the story long ago in 1930. Mr Burrows ancestry, she noted, can be traced back to early. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:44:00 GMT Couple celebrate marriage by cliff jumping A newlywed couple have given a new meaning to the idea of taking the plunge by leaping off the cliffs at Admiralty House to celebrate their marriage. Michelle and Jeff Willingham leaped into the sea off Spanish Point on Sunday, just 24 hours after they had tied the knot at Cambridge Beaches. The couple, who first met in New York. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:43:00 GMT Same-sex speaker Talks refusal unfortunate Same-sex marriage opponent Ryan Anderson has spoken out about the unfortunate refusal of the Hamilton Princess, Bermuda to host his talks. Dr Anderson who is due to speak instead at the New Testament Church of God, Heritage Worship Centre, today and tomorrow argued that groups opposing same-sex marriage in the United States had not. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:43:00 GMT Questions lingering over Beans future Questions linger over Marc Beans future as Opposition Leader, on the eve of tonights emergency meeting of the Progressive Labour Party central committee at party headquarters. Sources within the PLP suggested a split between the partys old guard and its less senior membership, with some of Mr Beans younger support base said to have. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:42:00 GMT Students invite shoppers to stuff the bus Students of the Bermuda Institute are encouraging shoppers to spend a little more this holiday season. The second annual campaign is a charitable initiative created by the students and faculty of the school that invites consumers to stuff the bus with non-perishable goods and toys at their local supermarket. Bermuda Institute. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:31:00 GMT Premier travels to London for meetings Michael Dunkley has travelled to London to take part in Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meetings. According to a Cabinet Office spokeswoman, the meetings were scheduled to begin yesterday and continue until December 3, with the Premier being joined by representatives from Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,. .. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:27:00 GMT Hamilton Health Centre still closed The Hamilton Health Centre on Victoria Street is still closed following an incident that occurred on Friday. The Department of Health called the closure a temporary and precautionary measure in a statement this afternoon. Urgent services for infants and children will be provided at the Warwick Health Clinic from 8. 30am to. .. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:02:00 GMT Preserve marriage petition hits 7,000 names More than 7,000 signatures have now been collected on a petition for marriage to remain defined and upheld as a special union between a man and a woman in Bermuda. The online initiative opposing same-sex marriage, spearheaded by Concerned Citizens of Bermuda, is claimed by organisers to represent a wide cross-section of the community. .. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:39:00 GMT Tanker to drop off possible stroke victim A tanker en route from Texas to Quebec will drop a stricken crew member off in Bermuda tonight. At 10. 15am today, the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a call from the 42810 GRT Motor Tanker Laurentia Desgagnes, reporting that a 59-year-old crew member on-board had suffered a possible stroke and was in need of medical. .. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:30:00 GMT