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December 1: Bermudian father-of-three, Vaughan Carlos Allen, 30 was gunned down outside his apartment in New York City.

December 2: The City of Hamilton was granted the power to levy wharfage fees for 2011.

December 3: Bermuda and China signed a tax agreement.

December 7: Health Minister Zane DeSilva underwent a colonoscopy to raise awareness of men's health issues.

December 9: United Bermuda Party named Nicholas Swan, the son of former Premier Sir John Swan, and Montell Currin, the grandson of Progressive Labour Party founding member Hugh (Rio) Richardson, as deputy chairmen. Former election candidate Ed Bailey was also elected to the post.

Former Bermuda Department of Public Prosecutions prosecutor Lloyd Rayney was arrested in Australia and charged with murdering his estranged wife, Corryn. Mr Rayney worked for the Department of Public Prosecutions in 2003 and 2004.

December 10: A policeman was arrested in a corruption probe. The Bermuda Police Service would not give any details to the officer's identity or rank, but said the probe was “active and open”.

December 11: Jordy Walker a former Olympic sailor and ex-Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Commodore, died at the age of 71.

December 13: A new war memorial was unveiled in honour of nearly 3,000 Bermuda residents who served during the First and Second World Wars. The new memorial was built on the grounds of the Cabinet Office.

December 15: It was revealed that Saltus Grammar School planned to axe eight staff posts and reduce student numbers over the next two years as a result of the economic downturn.

December 16: Marc Bean won the PLP by-election for Warwick South Central after taking 67 percent of the votes.

December 18: Bermuda celebrated the United Nations International Migrants Day. Minister of Economy Kim Wilson, thanked migrants in Bermuda for the vital role they played.

December 20: Arts charity Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation announced it would cut programmes and employees in the New Year unless it was able to raise $300,000 before the end of January.

December 21: A $240,000 study will be carried out to see the impact of modifying Town Cut Channel and Two Rock Passage to allow larger ships to berth in Hamilton and St George.

December 23: A US Coast Guard plane suspended its search of a missing yacht with two Bermudians on board. The 31-foot sailing vessel

Carefree IV set sail for Bermuda on December 1 and was last seen on December 18.

The Norwegian Majesty enters Town Cut in St George. A study will investigate the impact of widening Two Rock Passage and Town Cut
Widow Lillian Levon sobs as she is led back to her seat after placing a wreath during the official dedication ceremony for the new War Memorial on the grounds of the Cabinet Office in Hamilton

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Published December 31, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 31, 2010 at 11:06 am)

December: Timeline

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