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May 1: Flocks of plastic flamingos start to spring up on lawns across the Island as part of a fundraiser for the Bermuda Zoological Society.

May 2: Low cost airline WestJet touches down in Bermuda for the first time with its inaugural flight from Toronto.

May 4: School information systems manager Bussie Ible takes the CedarBridge Academy board of governors to court after he was dismissed for refusing to sign a controversial contract allowing his employment to be terminated at any time.

May 7: Premier Dr. Ewart Brown backs down over bringing gaming to Bermuda after 14 Government MPs oppose it during a House of Assembly debate.

May 13: The Bermuda Environmental and Sustainability Taskforce claims there are design flaws in the design of the new aquatics centre. It says the proposal for a tile and concrete pool rather than a stainless steel one will waste energy and add to running costs.

May 14: Teenager Kellan Lewis is given a 12-year prison sentence for stabbing 18-year-old student Kellon Hill to death at a beach party.

May 16: Bermuda's nightly British Airways flight from the UK is cancelled after a giant cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland closes Gatwick airport.

May 19: CedarBridge Academy's board of governors avoid being held in contempt of court after withdrawing a letter of termination to fired manager Bussie Ible.

May 20: Police announce plans for armed patrols over Bermuda Day weekend, plus CCTV cameras to monitor the parade crowd.

May 19: Premier Ewart Brown announces that bright university graduates could be given incentives to choose teaching as a career, in a similar fashion to the UK's Teach First initiative.

May 21: Two more managers are fired at CedarBridge Academy, prompting support staff to call for the “expulsion” of the school's board of governors.

May 22: Gang members from Parkside head to 42nd Street and shots are fired between them on the first anniversary of the murder of 42 associate Kenwandee “Wheels” Robinson.

May 24: The Privy Council in London, Bermuda's highest court of appeal, rejects Bermudians Against the Draft's bid to get military conscription outlawed.

May 27: Premier Ewart Brown announces that air arrivals fell by ten percent in the first three months of the year.

May 30: New designs for a replacemsent airport terminal, to cost in the region of $300 to $400 million, are revealed in

The Royal Gazette.

Premier Dr Ewart Brown admires plastic flamingos being used as a fundraiser by the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo.
Bussie
New terminal: The proposed $300 million-plus airport terminal.

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Published December 31, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm)

May: Timeline

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