All Stories All Stories en-us Queen of Soul takes her final bow The Queen of Soul was a mesmerising artist who graced the stage in Bermuda just before she soared to international fame, an island musician said yesterday. Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy winner, died yesterday at her home in Detroit aged 76. But Ms Franklin was still a little-known figure in 1965 when drummer Lance Furbert opened. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST CEO keen to help others on career path Bermudian-based Legal amp General Reinsurance is taking an active role in helping young Bermudians learn about and potentially establish a career in the insurance sector. It is doing so through a combination of scholarship, internship and graduate recruitment opportunities. Thomas Olunloyo, chief executive officer, knows from. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Bremar recognised for Cup Match discipline Steven Bremar has been awarded the Bermuda Friendly Societies Associations 15th annual Cup Match Sportsmanship Award for his deportment on his debut for Somerset. Bremar, 29, got the vote from Emmerson Carrington and Melvin Best, the two Cup Match umpires, for his response to an incident late in the second day when he urged some of the. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Designer Dill uses Bermuda inspiration Channing Dill always dreamt of becoming a fashion designer, and even started her own line Native By Channing Elizabeth. Still, for a long time, she didnt put her work out there. It was too hard to imagine people buying any of it. I would make things and be excited about it, and think, this is my line, she said. But the idea. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Armed robbery at Oleander Cycles A knife-wielding robber stole a chain from around the neck of a staff member at a livery cycle business yesterday. Police said a man went into Oleander Cycles in Southampton, near The Reefs hotel, and threatened an employee with a knife before a scuffle broke out. The attacker grabbed a 30-inch chain from around the victims neck. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST New womens talk show launched A new all-women talk show is to air controversial topics, including a hard-hitting discussion on same-sex marriage. The discussion, already filmed and due to air next month, featured Linda Bogle-Mienzer for same-sex marriage and Maria Seaman, a pastor and opponent. Lamone Woods, executive producer and technical director of ltigtThe. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Im fighting for my children, not for me A senior has been dealt another blow in her legal effort to halt the sale of a family home. Elaine Charles had applied to stay the court-ordered sale of a cottage left to her by her mother, to pay legal fees over a longstanding family dispute over another house. But Puisne Judge Shade Subair dismissed the application yesterday after. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda fireworms have unique glow US researchers have shone a light on Bermudas glow worms. Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History discovered the chemical that gives the Bermuda fireworms their glow is unique. The study published in PLOS One found that a. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudas childcare system... and how it can improve Imagine the first day of daycare for a 12-week-old infant. Leading up to that moment, the parents have interviewed the childcare provider, conducted an in-person site visit at the daycare location, asked questions about sleeping arrangements and feeding, and asked for referrals from other parents. Bottles have been prepared, the diaper bag has. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST OBA seeks reality check on entrepreneurship The Governments change of heart on plans for concessions at Shelly Bay flies in the face of its promise to back local businesses, the shadow tourism minister said yesterday. Leah Scott said The Progressive Labour Party government is promoting entrepreneurship and they are creating all these opportunities you cant complain on the. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Digging deeper into legend of Somers ltigtOld pirates, yes, they rob ISold I to the merchant ships . .. ltigt Bob MarleyAs someone who has studied many facets of history, there is something extremely wrong when grown persons attempt to rewrite historic facts. A prime example is the following message Cup Match is an event which marks. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares edge up on NYSE Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by three cents, or 0. 06 per cent, to 53. 43 on the New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, The Royal GazetteBSX Index was unchanged at 2,930. 93 after a day without any trades. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:37:00 EST Third consecutive drop in retail sales Without the economic boost provided last year during the run-up to the Americas Cup, retail sales fell in May the third consecutive month that year-on-year numbers have dropped. The volume of retail sales was down 4. 4 per cent after adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation of 2. 7 per cent. In dollar terms the value of. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:16:00 EST Hall hits maiden home run Adam Hall launched the first home run of his professional baseball career for Aberdeen Ironbirds in the minor leagues on Wednesday night. Halls big hit came in the second inning of a 5-2 win over Lowell Spinners in the New York-Penn League A Class-level baseball in front of 2,338 spectators at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen,. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Back to School drive under way A back to school uniform and supplies drive is being organised by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hamilton. The public has been asked to donate uniforms, shoes, sneakers and socks for schoolchildren of all ages to the appeal, set up by the Bermuda Government and the Coalition for the Protection of Children. The Department of. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Englands elite slow to embrace games future This summers World Cup has rightly been lauded as a huge success and a key component was the introduction of the video assistant referee. With goalline technology introduced and disputes over offside decisions effectively made redundant, the only noticeable difference was a spike in the number of penalties. There were 29 spot kicks. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST St Davids begin title defence St Davids begin the defence of their Twenty20 title when they play at two grounds on Sunday during a full round of matches in the end-of-season competition. St Davids, aiming to follow on their victory over Southampton Rangers in the inaugural Premier Division Champions Cup last weekend, visit Rangers at 11am before travelling to face. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Raspberry and vanilla chia seed jam Week two of Natural Kids and this time weve got CrossFit Kids going on in the background. Derek Hurdle is putting 25 children through their paces with Moby playing along. There are cues in the song for different exercises. Its a little bit like a drinking game, just nowhere near as fun haha sorry Derek! Actually, the children are. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Surfing challenge at Front Street store Astwood Dickinson will host a weeklong Surf Simulation Challenge to launch its new TAG Heuer shop-in-shop. The Surf Simulation Challenge is a virtual reality game specially designed by TAG Heuer, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. People will receive the opportunity to play the game and win prizes, said Kelsea Williams, creative. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Expert use inhalers before school starts Schoolchildren with asthma should start using their inhalers before the start of the new school term, a charity has warned. Open Airways cofounder Liz Boden said exposure to mould and viruses in schools was responsible for a sharp rise in asthma during the second and third week of term. She said The peak asthma time tends to be in. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST A casual conversation The scene A husband and wife are sitting on their porch chatting about their wine and food requirements for the week. Wife I am thinking that chardonnay would be perfect with fruited curry-chicken salad for Monday evening. Husband I get plenty of the polyphenol known as catechin in my cups of tea, but it is a fact that. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST SP outlook improves for Argo Group US Argo Group US Inc and its subsidiaries have had their outlook revised to positive from stable by SampP Global Ratings. The companies are part of Bermudian-based Argo Group Holdings Ltd. SampP Global Ratings affirmed its BBB- long-term issuer credit rating on Argo Group US and its A- long-term financial strength and issuer. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudian seeks to build a school in Thailand A Bermudian man has dedicated his life to helping the impoverished in Thailand. Keith Stuart, with Thai wife Pui, has founded churches, helped feed and educate the poor and offered shelter to children in need, many of whom have gone on to have families of their own. Now the 61-year-old, who has spent the past six months in Bermuda. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Brock battling an aggressive cancer Marvin Brocks life was turned upside down this year when he found out he had stage four prostate cancer after a gallbladder surgery. Mr Brock, who spent years battling to save his sons life with the help of strangers, was forced to appeal for assistance again to save his own life. He also turned to Chinese medicine to fight the disease,. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, August 17, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Senate Pledge over workers development Better contacts between industry and the Government will mimprove opportunities for the islands workforce, the Upper House was told yesterday. Jason Hayward, a Progressive Labour Party senator, said that the engagement of employers and industry was fundamental to building a skilled and qualified pipeline for Bermudas workforce. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST New regulations will help safeguard children New regulations to better protect the rights of children are being finalised, senators heard yesterday. Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General, said that the move would enhance the effectiveness of the National Child Safeguarding Committee. She added that since its creation in 2016 the committee has developed protocols, goals. .. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Castration seen as paedophile fix Chemical castration should be considered for paedophiles to take the urge away, a former government minister has said. Zane DeSilva, a Progressive Labour Party backbencher, added If you can stop a paedophile from offending a young child I will agree to anything. You might get the human rights groups who will have a lot to say,. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST College sees digital age learning advancing Bermuda College is offering a convenient way to boost your professional skill set in the digital age by providing short online professional development certificates. The college has seen online cources become increasingly popular with locals. It has been offering the courses for about four years after conducting a survey involving local. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Complacency is Clevelands biggest enemy, says Smith If Flatts win over Cleveland County is a timely boost for the Eastern Counties Cup challengers, then it was also a reminder about complacency for the holders ahead of the second round at Sea Breeze Oval on Saturday. Flatts shocked Cleveland to win the inaugural One First Division Championship Cup between the two promoted sides, with. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Taking the perfect photograph Its not easy taking photos of complete strangers. First you have to get their attention, then you have to get them to agree to be photographed. Oleira Whitfield and 68 other students in the Bermuda National Gallerys I AM Beautiful project managed it last month in Kings Square in St George. It wasnt easy, said Oleira,. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Progress towards a living wage The recommendation to implement a minimum wage and establish a Wage Commission to determine a living-wage standard is a significant step in the right direction. These interventions in our society will undoubtedly improve the lives of many workers in this country. The Bermuda Public Services Union applauds the work done thus far to. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Pension fund will run out by 2049 The management of Bermudas pension fund must be improved and the Government should take immediate action to get its annual accounts up to date. Legislators were also asked to implement a string of proposals first put forward by spending experts more than four years ago. The calls came in the latest report by Heather Thomas, the. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda for Bermudians isolates the rest of us Dear Sir,Please allow me the space to share my views on your recent article published on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, titled Governor researches case of jailed pastor. The article was very interesting to me, as it brought to life two important issues, one of which I am very troubled by. For one, the article seems to have conveyed how. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Somersfields Year In Review 2017 2018 During the summer holidays, Young Observer will feature highlights of the past academic year. This week we salute Somersfield Academy. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Saint-Exupry book holds more lessons than Marx Have you ever had some small event suddenly open a secret gateway in your soul for the flow of deep and hidden memories?It happened to me a few days ago. After dinner in a stylish restaurant in the small town of Ely, Minnesota, we received our bill. It was in a small, black, leather notebook with a pencil attached. When we opened it, we. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Cordon bleu on wheels Cordon bleu food is on the menu for Meals and Wheels clients, thanks to cooking classes from a top chef. Danai Hongwanishkul, executive chef at Marcus Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club, has conducted a monthly class at the charitys Paget headquarters to share his culinary expertise with its volunteers. Clients. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST The St Paul of Caribbean civilisation V. S. Naipaul, our phenomenal West Indian son, has resigned leaving behind a substantial space in our society, which we can only hope would one day be filled again. The passages detailing his passing have been marked with sadness on all sides of the discursive divide of the subject he centred with sensational success the naked and hidden. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Daycare centre warned its licence is at risk Inspectors are to make regular visits to a nursery where three toddlers wandered off in a bid to ensure security improvements are carried out. Operators of the First Church of God daycare centre in Pembroke were warned its licence could be suspended or revoked if there is a repeat incident. The Department of Health launched an. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Comprehensive review of sex offender report A comprehensive review is to be made of a report that backed the creation of a sex offender registry, the Attorney-General said yesterday. Kathy Lynn Simmons applauded the arduous task completed by a House of Assembly Joint Select Committee on the management of sex offenders. Ms Simmons said the review would identify and. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Sex offenders register not a silver bullet Child protection experts warned yesterday that a register of sex offenders was not a silver bullet and that the public should still guard against the risk of abuse. Jon Brunson, chairman of child abuse prevention charity Scars, highlighted that about 88 per cent of sexual abuse cases go unreported and Martha Dismont, executive director. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Register for Pals Mad Hair Day A cancer charity is to hold a Mad Hair Day to raise funds to support its work. Pals wants schools and businesses to join in and style their hair in a mad or crazy way or hold a Denim Day to boost the Paget-based charity. Colleen English DeGrilla, executive director of Pals, hopes the event, which has run for six years, will not. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Rawlins out first ball Delray Rawlins was dismissed first ball in Sussex Sharks four-wicket victory away to Gloucestershire in the Vitality Blast T20 today. Rawlins, batting at No 4, was bowled by the slow left-arm of Jacob Linott, as Sussex chased Gloucesters total of 159 for nine. Sussex reached the required total with one over to spare, opening. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:52:00 EST Warner claims title in St lucia Antonio Warner has been crowned the Boys 12 amp under division champion in the Sagicor COTECC Junior Tennis Tournament in St Lucia. The Bermudian defeated Seed Leeum Chan Pak, the No 2 seed of Trinidad amp Tobago, 4-1, 4-1 in the final today. I thought the tournament was a really good experience, Warner said. I had a. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:33:00 EST Trash pile-up leads to rats in St Georges A pile of trash left uncollected in St Georges has led to rats and a bad smell, according to residents. Neighbours said garbage bags were left untouched in Slippery Hill since before Cup Match. They reported they were finally collected at about 7. 45pm today. One resident said today The stench has become overbearing and the rats. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:28:00 EST King elected for top regional role Arantxa King was elected as the chairwoman for the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletes Commission at the NACAC Championships in Toronto, Canada, last weekend. King, 28, will work closely with the International Association of Athletics Federations Athletes Commissions chairman. The former long jumper, a. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:41:00 EST BFM shares up 1.4 Shares of BFampM Ltd improved by 25 cents, or 1. 4 per cent, to 17. 75 after 74,072 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Meanwhile, One Communications Ltd fell by five cents, or 1. 7 per cent, to 2. 90 after 3,800 were exchanged. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was up 1. 23 points, or 0. 04 per cent, at 2,930. 93. Meanwhile, on the. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:03:00 EST Meeting for input on Hamilton governance A town hall meeting is set for next Wednesday to give Hamilton stakeholders their say on the best ways to build up municipal governance. The meeting has been called by the Ministry of Home Affairs, with an invitation to city residents, property-owners and any other interested parties, a spokeswoman said. It follows a meeting in. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:55:00 EST Belco website to go down BELCO would like to advise customers that in order to facilitate back-end server upgrades, its website, www. belco. bm, including the customer portal, will be unavailable from 10am Friday August 17th for 24 to 48 hours. Customers who typically make bill payments through the customer portal may use one of the following. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:17:00 EST Zumba class will raise funds for charity A Zumba master class held at gym The Athletic Club is to raise funds to improve the environment. Elizabeth Lira, organiser of the event, said the money will be donated to charity Keep Bermuda Beautiful. She explained We see how beautiful Bermuda beaches are, how can they be damaged, the impact that this damage can have for all of. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:19:00 EST Senate Job hopes over Grand Atlantic plan The conversion of a failed condominium complex into a hotel will create at least 80 jobs, the Senate heard yesterday. The comment came during debate on the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act 2018. The legislation exempts the Bermuda Housing Corporation from stamp duty and land tax for the conversion of the Grand Atlantic complex in. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:06:00 EST French success for Queen Of Bermuda Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing was celebrating French success yesterday when Queen Of Bermuda won a five-furlong Listed race at Deauville by a short-neck. The speedy filly, who is trained by William Haggas, ran on strongly inside the final furlong under William Buick to get her nose in front in the final strides. Bought at the Craven. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:01:00 EST Man lucky not to lose leg in fatal crash A yachtsman involved in a fatal crash said he was lucky not to have lost a leg after a motorboat smashed into his inflatable. Charlie Watson said his boat did not have lights, but that the collision would not have been as serious if the other boat had been going slower. Mr Watson told the Supreme Court If he was operating between. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Insurance pricing rises for third quarter Global commercial insurance prices have risen for a third consecutive quarter, according to figures in the Marsh Global Insurance Market Index. There was a 1. 2 per cent improvement in global insurance composite pricing during the second quarter of this year. Dan Klisura, president of global placement and specialities for Marsh,. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST BSA to host wine tasting fundrasier The Bermuda Sanshou Association will host an Argentina wine tasting event at the Newstead Belmont Hills pool bar on Saturday from 7 to 9pm. It will feature a selection of Argentine wines matched with canapes and will also include a Sanda demonstration, latin dance performance, raffle draw and silent auction. Proceeds will help. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:05:00 EST Tributes to literary giant Naipaul Trinidadian Nobel Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul, who died on Saturday, aged 85, was a giant, the islands West Indian Association has said. Naipaul, whose books such as ltigtMiguel Streetltigt and ltigtA House for Mr Biswasltigt are required reading in his homeland, was among three Caribbean Nobel laureates,. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Cleveland to face Bay in junior final A new Junior Eastern Counties champion will be crowned when Cleveland County face Baileys Bay in the final at Lords next Saturday. St Davids, the defending champions, failed to win any of their three round-robin matches after losing to Bay by nine wickets at Sea Breeze Oval last weekend. St Davids, playing with ten men, posted. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Aspen CFO in line for 2m retention award A 2 million retention award will be paid to Aspen Insurance Holdings chief financial officer if he stays with the company until January 1, 2020. Scott Kirk joined the Bermudian-based insurer in 2007 and became group CFO in December 2014. Details of the retention award, in the form of a letter from Aspens chief executive officer Chris. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST BPSU savings scheme to close Hundreds of workers will see a savings scheme close this year after nearly four decades. The Bermuda Public Services Union programme has grown exponentially since its creation in 1979 but interest on its funds is now negligible, members were told. In a letter, Jason Hayward, the unions president, said the final contributions. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 EST Woman thwarts handbag thieves A woman fought off thieves who attempted to snatch her handbag today. Two suspects on a motorcycle targeted the victim as she stood at the junction of Burnt House Hill and Paddock Drive, Warwick, at about 10. 15am. Police say the pair stopped and began speaking to the woman, before the passenger got off the vehicle, confronted her. .. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:36:00 EST