News http://www.royalgazette.com News en-us Bermuda under global spotlight <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/NEWS/141129884/AR/0/AR-141129884.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Associated Press report that revealed Bermuda would host the 2017 Americas Cup spread like wildfire across the globe. Media in the United States, Britain, Continental Europe and Australasia jumped on the story after it was broken by the APs Bernie Wilson at about 6. 43pm on Thursday. However, many outlets were quick to point. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/NEWS/141129884&source=RSS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:47:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/NEWS/141129884&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/NEWS/141129884/AR/0/AR-141129884.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Associated Press report that revealed Bermuda would host the 2017 Americas Cup spread like wildfire across the globe. Media in the United States, Britain, Continental Europe and Australasia jumped on the story after it was broken by the APs Bernie Wilson at about 6. 43pm on Thursday. However, many outlets were quick to point. .. Official backs up AP report <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/NEWS/141129885/AR/0/AR-141129885.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> It now seems certain Bermuda will host the Americas Cup in 2017, following confirmation from a top official in San Diego that the California city has been defeated in the two-horse race to decide where one of the worlds premier sporting events will be held. Quoting an anonymous source, Associated Press reported that a decision had been. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/NEWS/141129885&source=RSS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:52:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/NEWS/141129885&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/NEWS/141129885/AR/0/AR-141129885.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> It now seems certain Bermuda will host the Americas Cup in 2017, following confirmation from a top official in San Diego that the California city has been defeated in the two-horse race to decide where one of the worlds premier sporting events will be held. Quoting an anonymous source, Associated Press reported that a decision had been. .. Edness found not guilty of Lightbourne murder <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/NEWS02/141129902/AR/0/AR-141129902.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Self-confessed drug dealer and gang member Prince Barrington Edness has been found not guilty of murder. The 29-year-old passed out in the dock as the jury of six men and six women delivered their unanimous verdict after three hours of deliberation and a two-week trial in the Supreme Court. Corrections officers had to help him up. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/NEWS02/141129902&source=RSS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:51:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/NEWS02/141129902&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/NEWS02/141129902/AR/0/AR-141129902.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Self-confessed drug dealer and gang member Prince Barrington Edness has been found not guilty of murder. The 29-year-old passed out in the dock as the jury of six men and six women delivered their unanimous verdict after three hours of deliberation and a two-week trial in the Supreme Court. Corrections officers had to help him up. .. Richards grilled over airport deal <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129909/AR/0/AR-141129909.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Governments choice of the Canadian Commercial Corporation for a new airport terminal was defended in yesterdays House of Assembly against Opposition charges that the CCC was not a reputable organisation. Bob Richards, the Finance Minister, repeatedly told Parliament that controversy over the CCCs dealings were based on false. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129909&source=RSS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:16:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129909&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129909/AR/0/AR-141129909.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Governments choice of the Canadian Commercial Corporation for a new airport terminal was defended in yesterdays House of Assembly against Opposition charges that the CCC was not a reputable organisation. Bob Richards, the Finance Minister, repeatedly told Parliament that controversy over the CCCs dealings were based on false. .. Belco deal in making to go solar <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129907/AR/0/AR-141129907.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A deal is in the works to set up power purchase agreements between Belco and owners of solar power. Residential solar owners would be eligible, along with commercial power providers. The firm Gowling Lafluer Henderson has been contracted by the Department of Energy to develop the agreements, Dr Grant Gibbons, the Minister for. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129907&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:55:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129907&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129907/AR/0/AR-141129907.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A deal is in the works to set up power purchase agreements between Belco and owners of solar power. Residential solar owners would be eligible, along with commercial power providers. The firm Gowling Lafluer Henderson has been contracted by the Department of Energy to develop the agreements, Dr Grant Gibbons, the Minister for. .. Online tutor project launched <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129908/AR/0/AR-141129908.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Online tutors are now available to local students, or anyone with a library card and internet access. Wayne Scott, the Minister of Community and Culture, announced the launch of Tutor. com, which will allow users to link up with an expert tutor for a 20-minute session, any day, from 3pm to 11pm. Whether you just need a little. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129908&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:51:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129908&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129908/AR/0/AR-141129908.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Online tutors are now available to local students, or anyone with a library card and internet access. Wayne Scott, the Minister of Community and Culture, announced the launch of Tutor. com, which will allow users to link up with an expert tutor for a 20-minute session, any day, from 3pm to 11pm. Whether you just need a little. .. Firefighters help city get in holiday spirit <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129897/AR/0/AR-141129897.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Firefighters flocked to City Hall this afternoon to aid with a holiday emergency the decorating of Hamiltons Christmas tree. Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Services mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog, joined Donal Smith, the Deputy Mayor of Hamilton, to hang baubles on the highest branches of the 35-foot festive. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129897&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129897&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129897/AR/0/AR-141129897.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Firefighters flocked to City Hall this afternoon to aid with a holiday emergency the decorating of Hamiltons Christmas tree. Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Burchall and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Services mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog, joined Donal Smith, the Deputy Mayor of Hamilton, to hang baubles on the highest branches of the 35-foot festive. .. Remembrance Day shooting suspect charged <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS02/141129910/AR/0/AR-141129910.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A 29-year-old man has appeared in court over the shooting at Somerset Cricket Club on Remembrance Day. Germiko Williams, from Hillview Lane, Warwick, is charged with four counts of intent to do grievous bodily harm by shooting at Kirt Brown Jr, Denzel Crockwell, Lorenzo Dill and Gladstone Wade on November 11. He is also charged with. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS02/141129910&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:24:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS02/141129910&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS02/141129910/AR/0/AR-141129910.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A 29-year-old man has appeared in court over the shooting at Somerset Cricket Club on Remembrance Day. Germiko Williams, from Hillview Lane, Warwick, is charged with four counts of intent to do grievous bodily harm by shooting at Kirt Brown Jr, Denzel Crockwell, Lorenzo Dill and Gladstone Wade on November 11. He is also charged with. .. Burgess Bermudians passed over for work <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129899/AR/0/AR-141129899.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Derrick Burgess, the Shadow Minister for Labour Relations, has alleged that the Government is allowing Bermudians to be passed over in favour of guest workers in the job market. However, Home Affairs Minister Senator Michael Fahy maintained that the OBA is doing all in its power to get Bermudians back to work. In a statement. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129899&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129899&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129899/AR/0/AR-141129899.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Derrick Burgess, the Shadow Minister for Labour Relations, has alleged that the Government is allowing Bermudians to be passed over in favour of guest workers in the job market. However, Home Affairs Minister Senator Michael Fahy maintained that the OBA is doing all in its power to get Bermudians back to work. In a statement. .. Mount Hill shooting suspects bailed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129904/AR/0/AR-141129904.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The three men arrested over last Thursdays shooting at Mount Hill have been given police bail and investigations continue, Police said this morning. Acting Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge added that a 29-year-old man had appeared in Magistrates Court this morning charged with the Remembrance Day shooting at Somerset Cricket Club, and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129904&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:58:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129904&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129904/AR/0/AR-141129904.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The three men arrested over last Thursdays shooting at Mount Hill have been given police bail and investigations continue, Police said this morning. Acting Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge added that a 29-year-old man had appeared in Magistrates Court this morning charged with the Remembrance Day shooting at Somerset Cricket Club, and. .. Pupils honoured by Police chief <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129905/AR/0/AR-141129905.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> More than 85 schoolchildren were honoured by Bermuda Police Service on Wednesday night at the inaugural Commissioners Vision Awards ceremony. Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva recognised civic-minded students who best exemplify the Services core values professionalism, integrity, respect, accountability, dedication, courage and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129905&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129905&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129905/AR/0/AR-141129905.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> More than 85 schoolchildren were honoured by Bermuda Police Service on Wednesday night at the inaugural Commissioners Vision Awards ceremony. Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva recognised civic-minded students who best exemplify the Services core values professionalism, integrity, respect, accountability, dedication, courage and. .. Man denies cannabis charge <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129906/AR/0/AR-141129906.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A 27-year-old man has denied having cannabis. Tai Bean, of Verdmont Road, Smiths, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates Court this morning to possession of 6. 91 grams of the drug on June 11. He also pleaded not guilty to being in possession of a metal grinder on the same date, for use with the preparation of a controlled. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129906&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129906&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129906/AR/0/AR-141129906.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A 27-year-old man has denied having cannabis. Tai Bean, of Verdmont Road, Smiths, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates Court this morning to possession of 6. 91 grams of the drug on June 11. He also pleaded not guilty to being in possession of a metal grinder on the same date, for use with the preparation of a controlled. .. Port Royal report to go before committee <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129911/AR/0/AR-141129911.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A report by the Auditor General that faulted the multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the Port Royal Golf Course will go before the Public Accounts Committee for discussion. The move was announced this morning by Speaker of the House Randy Horton,The Auditor Generals scathing report investigating the redevelopment of Port. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129911&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS/141129911&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS/141129911/AR/0/AR-141129911.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A report by the Auditor General that faulted the multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the Port Royal Golf Course will go before the Public Accounts Committee for discussion. The move was announced this morning by Speaker of the House Randy Horton,The Auditor Generals scathing report investigating the redevelopment of Port. .. Simmons sworn in as Sandys South MP <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS01/141129912/AR/0/AR-141129912.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> New Progressive Labour Party MP Jamahl Simmons was sworn in this morning as the Opposition representative for Sandys South. The Constituency 33 MP, approved in Tuesdays by-election, took the oath of allegiance after being led on to the floor of the House of Assembly by Marc Bean, the Opposition leader, and Party Whip Lovitta. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS01/141129912&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/NEWS01/141129912&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/NEWS01/141129912/AR/0/AR-141129912.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> New Progressive Labour Party MP Jamahl Simmons was sworn in this morning as the Opposition representative for Sandys South. The Constituency 33 MP, approved in Tuesdays by-election, took the oath of allegiance after being led on to the floor of the House of Assembly by Marc Bean, the Opposition leader, and Party Whip Lovitta. .. AP source Bermuda win Americas Cup <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141120/NEWS/141129953/AR/0/AR-141129953.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bermuda has been named as the venue for the 2017 Americas Cup, beating out the much fancied bid from San Diego, it was reported last night by The Associated Press. Should the report prove to be correct gained as it was on the condition of anonymity from someone close to the selection process the decision is expected to result in a. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141120/NEWS/141129953&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:22:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141120/NEWS/141129953&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141120/NEWS/141129953/AR/0/AR-141129953.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bermuda has been named as the venue for the 2017 Americas Cup, beating out the much fancied bid from San Diego, it was reported last night by The Associated Press. Should the report prove to be correct gained as it was on the condition of anonymity from someone close to the selection process the decision is expected to result in a. ..