News http://www.royalgazette.com News en-us Dr Speir takes leading role in early childhood education The Department of Education has named Dr Sharon Speir as the new Assistant Director for Early Childhood Education. She will oversee the Early Childhood Education section of the department, which includes the Child Development Programme, Government preschools, childcare quality assurance, consultative support services to primary schools on. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS05/140419725&source=RSS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS05/140419725&source=RSS The Department of Education has named Dr Sharon Speir as the new Assistant Director for Early Childhood Education. She will oversee the Early Childhood Education section of the department, which includes the Child Development Programme, Government preschools, childcare quality assurance, consultative support services to primary schools on. .. Wrecks are one of our greatest assets <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419726/AR/0/AR-140419726.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Historic shipwrecks that dot Bermuda waters are one of the Islands greatest assets, it has been claimed. According to Custodian of Historic Wrecks Philippe Max Rouja, the wrecks and other historical connections are one of Bermudas unique features that play an integral part in the Islands appeal as a tourism destination. Dr Rouja. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419726&source=RSS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419726&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419726/AR/0/AR-140419726.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Historic shipwrecks that dot Bermuda waters are one of the Islands greatest assets, it has been claimed. According to Custodian of Historic Wrecks Philippe Max Rouja, the wrecks and other historical connections are one of Bermudas unique features that play an integral part in the Islands appeal as a tourism destination. Dr Rouja. .. Power supply to CCTV cameras back after poles transfer concludes <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419728/AR/0/AR-140419728.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> CCTV cameras in crime hot spots were put out of order this week because the power supply had been cut off. New provider BAS Serco which won the contract, worth 6. 3 million of public money did not return calls about the latest problem to hit the troubled installation programme. However Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419728&source=RSS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419728&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419728/AR/0/AR-140419728.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> CCTV cameras in crime hot spots were put out of order this week because the power supply had been cut off. New provider BAS Serco which won the contract, worth 6. 3 million of public money did not return calls about the latest problem to hit the troubled installation programme. However Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul. .. Island traditions celebrated as kites and spirits soar <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419729/AR/0/AR-140419729.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Good Friday celebrations at Horseshoe Bay were in full flow on the Southampton beach yesterday despite early cloudy skies and the traditional KiteFest kicked in at midday with the drums and whistles of Gombeys. The Warwick Gombey Troupe led a crowd of kite-bearing locals and visitors down to the sand, accompanied by the rabbit-costumed. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419729&source=RSS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:47:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419729&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419729/AR/0/AR-140419729.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Good Friday celebrations at Horseshoe Bay were in full flow on the Southampton beach yesterday despite early cloudy skies and the traditional KiteFest kicked in at midday with the drums and whistles of Gombeys. The Warwick Gombey Troupe led a crowd of kite-bearing locals and visitors down to the sand, accompanied by the rabbit-costumed. .. Roadside sobriety checks may be on the way <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419730/AR/0/AR-140419730.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Roadside sobriety checkpoints could soon be set up to crack down on drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Earlier this week the head of alcohol awareness group CADA, Anthony Santucci, renewed calls for the initiative to be implemented, claiming that it could save lives. And Government has now confirmed it is in. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419730&source=RSS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:43:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140419/NEWS/140419730&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140419/NEWS/140419730/AR/0/AR-140419730.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Roadside sobriety checkpoints could soon be set up to crack down on drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Earlier this week the head of alcohol awareness group CADA, Anthony Santucci, renewed calls for the initiative to be implemented, claiming that it could save lives. And Government has now confirmed it is in. .. Teen takes stand in assault case <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140418/NEWS02/140419727/AR/0/AR-140419727.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The victim of an alleged sex attack has defended her account of the assault at the ongoing trial of the four men accused in the incident. All four aged 21, 20, 20 and 19 respectively have denied a charge of serious sexual assault on July 27 of last year. One, aged 20, is also accused of supplying the victim with alcohol in order. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS02/140419727&source=RSS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:48:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS02/140419727&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140418/NEWS02/140419727/AR/0/AR-140419727.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The victim of an alleged sex attack has defended her account of the assault at the ongoing trial of the four men accused in the incident. All four aged 21, 20, 20 and 19 respectively have denied a charge of serious sexual assault on July 27 of last year. One, aged 20, is also accused of supplying the victim with alcohol in order. .. KiteFest draws hundreds to Horseshoe Bay <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140418/NEWS/140419741/AR/0/AR-140419741.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Good Friday celebrations at Horseshoe Bay were in full flow on the Southampton beach this morning despite cloudy skies and the traditional KiteFest kicked in at mid-day with the drums and whistles of Gombeys. The Warwick Gombey Troupe led a crowd of kite-bearing locals and visitors down to the sand, accompanied by the rabbit-costumed. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419741&source=RSS Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419741&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140418/NEWS/140419741/AR/0/AR-140419741.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Good Friday celebrations at Horseshoe Bay were in full flow on the Southampton beach this morning despite cloudy skies and the traditional KiteFest kicked in at mid-day with the drums and whistles of Gombeys. The Warwick Gombey Troupe led a crowd of kite-bearing locals and visitors down to the sand, accompanied by the rabbit-costumed. .. Trans-Atlantic kayaker arrives in Florida <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140418/NEWS/140419740/AR/0/AR-140419740.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Polish kayaker Aleksander Olek Doba has reached Port Canaveral in Florida. The 67-year-old set out from Portugal on October 5 in his 21ft kayak but turned to Bermuda in February to repair a broken rudder. He resumed his journey last month and is expected to reach his end goal New Smyrna Beach in a matter of days by rowing up. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419740&source=RSS Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:11:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419740&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140418/NEWS/140419740/AR/0/AR-140419740.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Polish kayaker Aleksander Olek Doba has reached Port Canaveral in Florida. The 67-year-old set out from Portugal on October 5 in his 21ft kayak but turned to Bermuda in February to repair a broken rudder. He resumed his journey last month and is expected to reach his end goal New Smyrna Beach in a matter of days by rowing up. .. Pedestrian hurt in road crash <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419742/AR/0/AR-140419742.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A man was taken to hospital after what Police described as a serious collision in Hamilton Parish this morning. However, he was later discharged. The crash, at the junction of North Shore Road and Rocky Lane, involved a pedestrian and a motorcyclist. The injured man was believed to be 52 years-old and from Devonshire. He. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419742&source=RSS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:25:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419742&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419742/AR/0/AR-140419742.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A man was taken to hospital after what Police described as a serious collision in Hamilton Parish this morning. However, he was later discharged. The crash, at the junction of North Shore Road and Rocky Lane, involved a pedestrian and a motorcyclist. The injured man was believed to be 52 years-old and from Devonshire. He. .. Seawater samples come back clean <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS04/140419743/AR/0/AR-140419743.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The latest water samples from the Islands beaches have come back clear, Government said on Thursday. And bacteria counts were said to be very low for all ten beaches checked. A Government spokeswoman said samples taken on Wednesday ranged between zero to six cfu100ml of water. Environmental Protection Agency. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS04/140419743&source=RSS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS04/140419743&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS04/140419743/AR/0/AR-140419743.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The latest water samples from the Islands beaches have come back clear, Government said on Thursday. And bacteria counts were said to be very low for all ten beaches checked. A Government spokeswoman said samples taken on Wednesday ranged between zero to six cfu100ml of water. Environmental Protection Agency. .. Hospital appoint new CME director <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419752/AR/0/AR-140419752.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The Bermuda Hospitals Board has appointed a new director to head up an initiative that allows health professionals to keep up to date with the latest medical advances. Anna Neilson-Williams will lead the Continuing Medical Education CME programme at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Dr Neilson-Williams will be responsible for the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419752&source=RSS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:27:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419752&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419752/AR/0/AR-140419752.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The Bermuda Hospitals Board has appointed a new director to head up an initiative that allows health professionals to keep up to date with the latest medical advances. Anna Neilson-Williams will lead the Continuing Medical Education CME programme at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Dr Neilson-Williams will be responsible for the. .. Cannabis report presented to Government <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419746/AR/0/AR-140419746.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A major report into reform of Bermudas laws on cannabis has been handed over to Government. The meat of the report will not be made public until Cabinet has discussed it but Cannabis Reform Collective member Stratton Hatfield hinted at major changes in the pipeline. He said that cannabis-related crime was overwhelming the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419746&source=RSS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:59:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419746&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419746/AR/0/AR-140419746.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A major report into reform of Bermudas laws on cannabis has been handed over to Government. The meat of the report will not be made public until Cabinet has discussed it but Cannabis Reform Collective member Stratton Hatfield hinted at major changes in the pipeline. He said that cannabis-related crime was overwhelming the. .. Thief admits 14 offences <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419747/AR/0/AR-140419747.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A prolific thief will be sentenced in Supreme Court after pleading guilty to a string of 14 burglaries, thefts and forgeries. Joeshon Russell, 39, of no fixed abode, admitted to four counts of burglary, stealing 1,925 worth of jewellery and cashing in more than 2,000 in stolen cheques. He also admitted stealing a Yamaha. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419747&source=RSS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:49:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419747&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419747/AR/0/AR-140419747.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A prolific thief will be sentenced in Supreme Court after pleading guilty to a string of 14 burglaries, thefts and forgeries. Joeshon Russell, 39, of no fixed abode, admitted to four counts of burglary, stealing 1,925 worth of jewellery and cashing in more than 2,000 in stolen cheques. He also admitted stealing a Yamaha. .. Reinsurance company shows community spirit <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419749/AR/0/AR-140419749.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Staff from one of the Islands leading reinsurers showed their community spirit by spending a day giving back to the community this week. Tokio Millennium Re employees helped with touch-ups around Lefroy House, undertook gardening and conservation work at WindReach, and swapped computers for shovels and jackhammers to help with demolition. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419749&source=RSS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419749&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419749/AR/0/AR-140419749.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Staff from one of the Islands leading reinsurers showed their community spirit by spending a day giving back to the community this week. Tokio Millennium Re employees helped with touch-ups around Lefroy House, undertook gardening and conservation work at WindReach, and swapped computers for shovels and jackhammers to help with demolition. .. BELCO issues kite warning <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419751/AR/0/AR-140419751.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> BELCO have sent out a warning to kite flyers stay away from power lines. Kites that get tangled around power lines could caused outages and they could also be dangerous. If your kite gets tangled in power lines, do not attempt to remove it, said a BELCO spokesperson. Instead, please call 955, so that a BELCO crew can be. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419751&source=RSS Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:36:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419751&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140417/NEWS/140419751/AR/0/AR-140419751.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> BELCO have sent out a warning to kite flyers stay away from power lines. Kites that get tangled around power lines could caused outages and they could also be dangerous. If your kite gets tangled in power lines, do not attempt to remove it, said a BELCO spokesperson. Instead, please call 955, so that a BELCO crew can be. ..