All Stories All Stories en-us Motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash A man was seriously hurt when his motorcycle crashed with a car last night. The accident happened at the junction of South Road and Warwick Lane at about 10. 15pm. Emergency crews attended and a police spokesman said Initial information indicates that the motorcyclist involved was seriously injured. It was understood the man. .. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST Seniors population to boom Nearly one quarter of the Bermuda population will be aged 65 or older within the next ten years, a report said yesterday. Government statisticians predict the proportion of seniors will climb from 16. 9 per cent in 2016 to 24. 9 per cent in 2026. It would mean an increase of nearly 50 per cent from 10,755 to 15,825. During the same. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Uulala first company to win ICO approval Uulala, a fintech company with a social mission, has become the first applicant to win approval to launch an initial coin offering in Bermuda under the islands new regulatory regime. The announcement was made at the Bermuda Executive Forum in Miami yesterday, from where Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security with responsibility. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Speight resigns from BCB Neil Speight has resigned as chief executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board, while vice-president Nyon Steede handed in his resignation yesterday. Four board officials have now resigned in the past six months, with treasurer Gershon Gibbons stepping down in May, followed by Clay Smith two weeks ago who opted not to seek a new contract as. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Modelling the dream in her fabulous forties The energy level was high when Juliette Rewan stepped out on the Plitzs New York City Fashion Week runway last month. The black lace, see-through number she wore was covered in sparkles equally shiny was the glitter painted on her lips. Shed dreamt of walking a professional runway since she was a teenager, and was finally. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Court orders Belco staff back to work Striking Belco workers were tonight hit with a court order to return to work. Unionised staff downed tools after an earlier union meeting failed to resolve their dispute over redundancies. Electricity Supply Trade Union president Donald Lottimore said at lunchtime As of right now, work to rule has been halted and we are now. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:21:00 EST Brown to tackle unfair labour contracts Measures, including putting work permits on hold, could be brought to bear against employers who manipulate worker contracts to dodge basic employee benefits. Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs, said yesterday that he aimed to safeguard workers rights in tandem with the Labour Advisory Council, with harsh sanctions after. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Shock as big pledge for Kandice is withdrawn An online campaign to cover urgent medical tests for a sick teen was dealt a crushing blow after a pledge worth more than 9,000 from its top contributor was abruptly withdrawn. But last night, the push to help 14-year-old Kandice Young was almost one third of the way towards its goal of 10,000 with the Bermuda Government also able to. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Canadian Hotel demolition not ruled out The owner of the derelict Canadian Hotel in Hamilton still hopes a redeveloper will save it but has not ruled out demolition. Thomas Powell of Stonehaven Development Company Ltd was speaking after the Corporation of Hamilton placed barricades around the Reid Street property amid public safety concerns. City engineer Patrick Cooper. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Academia should not be turningits nose up at skilled labourers Over the past few weeks, there has been a constant stream of public questions and critiques made of the Government. There are those who tend to ask well-founded and valid questions that deserve open and transparent answers. Then there are those who seem to wake up daily and decide to just throw any random and non-researched opinion out. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Police issue fresh appeal on Ferguson gunman The Bermuda Police Service have confirmed the hunt is still on for the person who fatally shot Colford Ferguson. Khyri Smith-Williams, 27, was found guilty of premeditated murder and the use of a firearm to commit an indictable offence in the 2011 killing of Mr Ferguson after a week of trial on Tuesday. A second person who pulled the. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Atherden stands her ground on medical scans Former health minister Jeanne Atherden has accused David Burt and Kim Wilson of lying to justify to taxpayers a 1. 2 million public purse payout to Ewart Brown. The Opposition backbencher told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt that Mr Burt, the Premier and Minister of Finance, and health minister Kim Wilson were not telling the truth. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST PLP demands unedited report on Jetgate Bermuda deserves full disclosure on the details of the Jetgate scandal, a Progressive Labour Party backbencher said. Rolfe Commissiong said the One Bermuda Alliance must come clean over the scandal that led to the resignation of Craig Cannonier as premier in 2014. He said It is time for the OBA to do the right thing and release. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Beautiful island but off the pace on recycling Dear Sir,We were fortunate enough to enjoy five days in Bermuda recently. We loved the beautiful scenery, lovely weather, friendly people, and amazing turquoise seas and would love to visit again. However, we were surprised at the lack of environmental awareness, especially for such a developed economy. There was very little. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Butterfield fall 2 on NYSE Butterfield Bank shares fell 1. 10, or 2. 08 per cent, to 51. 80 on the New York Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, The Royal GazetteBSX Index was unchanged at 2,899. 27, after a day without trading. The BSX Insurance Index was up 11. 27 points, or 0. 75 per cent, at 1,519. 74. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:06:00 EST Tourism boost from golf event Hundreds of visiting golfers will flock to Bermudas golf courses this month. The first-ever Bermuda 3s World Team Championship presented by Goslings kicks off next week and the Pompano Beach Clubs couples golf tournament tees off later in October, continuing a long tradition that started about 15 yeas ago. The two events align with. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:43:00 EST Principals take action over workloads Public school principals are working to rule today after a dispute over their workloads. According to sources, they walked out of their regular Thursday meeting with the Commissioner of Education Kalmar Richards. One teacher told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt I know that the principals are not happy because their workloads. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:00:00 EST Road crash statistics More than 1,300 road crash victims needed emergency treatment after the first nine months of 2018. Bermuda Hospitals Board released the following statistics for the year up to September 30 1,350 victims required the Emergency Department 98 victims were admitted to the Acute Care Wing 17 victims were admitted to. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:16:00 EST Church to host community event On Saturday, October 20th the Womens Day Committee of Allen Temple AME Church will host a Community Outreach Event at the Warren Simmons Field in Sandys from 3pm to 6pm. Our theme is Restoration- Uniquely Designed for Gods Glory, focusing on Psalm 13914-15 and Ephesians 210. Our goal is to uplift the forgotten in Society,. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:43:00 EST Early start for Destination Dockyard People planning a trip to the West End to watch the local acts at Destination Dockyard are being reminded that the event starts earlier than normal and that this week it is on Sunday OCT 21. Instead of 7pm to 10pm, Sundays event will begin at 4pm and finish at 7pm and the Clocktower Mall will close at 6pm. DIA. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:38:00 EST BAs monopoly of Bermuda route is most unhelpful Dear Sir,Earlier this month there was an article in ltigtThe Timesltigt in London headed Take off for the worlds longest flight, describing Singapore Airlines new route, nonstop from Singapore to New York, using the brand-new Airbus A350-900. After reading this article, I did a comparison and was immediately struck by. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Troops practise disaster duties Soldiers on guard duty at a telecommunications complex as part of a security exercise got a visit from the Governor yesterday. John Rankin, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, toured the LinkBermuda headquarters on Cable Hill, off Middle Road, Devonshire, as more than 30 troops practised around-the-clock guard duties at key. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:25:00 EST Trio serving bans from PHC Field Bermuda winger Lejaun Simmons is among a trio of players serving bans from playing at PHC Field, The Royal Gazette can reveal. Robin Hoods Simmons, Devonshire Cougars striker Mark Steede and North Village goalkeeper Tahj Bell are each serving six-month bans from playing at the Warwick ground, the home venue of PHC. Simmons and. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Partners adds more home-grown products Contemporary store ampPartners is going into its second year in business by adding new products made by Bermudians. Peter Lapsley and wife Andrea Sundts gift shop launched two years ago at the Vallis Building on Par-la-Ville Road, close to the junction with Front Street. They sell a range of items as well as brands that reflect. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Dinner and tasting event with winemaker If you would like to taste some lovely wines with Luc Cowley of Auntsfield, you can book a place at Marcus for October 26. If you would prefer to join him for a wine dinner the night before, you can by booking space at Barracuda Grill. In both cases please refer to the Auntsfield Event. But let me start at the beginning. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Womens rugby searching for warriors Bermuda Womens Rugbys have called on players of all ages to come and meet their Inner Warrior as part of a new campaign, It features a month-long wave of Warrior Camps at Berkeley Institute, starting tonight and running until November 9, in a bid to inspire women to take up the game. Although the campaign is targeting high. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:15:00 EST Many thanks to Westmeath Letter to the EditorDear Sir,Westmeath Residential Home has come to my rescue once more. This is the third time in four years that Ive come out of hospital and needed a place to recover a bit more. As I live alone, I appreciated finding a bed on the Life Care unit, which offers professional care as needed, meals,. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST City helping to deal with trash problems The Bermuda Government has been required to borrow trash trucks from the City of Hamilton because of its own shortages. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch said his public works ministry had faced difficulties collecting garbage all year and would probably continue until new trash trucks arrive in December. The minister said We often. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Kiefer shows appetite for battle Top seed Nicole Kiefer had to come from a set down against Petra Miszczak at the Bermuda ITF Junior Open at the WER Joell Stadium yesterday. Kiefer, of the United States, won her rain-delayed girls semi-final against her Canadian opponent 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Kiefer also won the doubles final last night when she and partner Shirley. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Reinsurers seeing erosion of returns The reinsurance industry is struggling to cover its cost of capital and needs to improve returns, given the substantial risks it covers. That was one of the takeaways from the AM Best Bermuda Insurance Market Briefing in Hamilton this week. Analysts from the New Jersey-based rating agency gave an overview of the islands flagship. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Handy snacks to keep your children on track Hangry children after school? Have healthy snacks on standby. Im poolside again, but not with my feet up and a cocktail in hand that would be a luxury for a Tuesday afternoon! Instead Im watching Belle improve her strokes with iSwim. Shes a natural little fish but a bit kamikaze when it comes to how she gets from A to B. Shes come. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Official Gazettes website switch finalised The ltigtOfficial Gazetteltigt will be posted on the Governments website from November 1. All government and legal notices, as well as Bermuda regulations, will appear on a new official gazette page on the government website. Lovitta Foggo, the Minister for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform, said. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, October 19, 2018 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Heck to meet familiar face Fradkin One title was settled, while three other intriguing finals were set for today as the Bermuda ITF Junior Open reached towards its conclusion at the WER Joell Stadium yesterday. The North American twosome of Nicole Kiefer and Shirley Liang were made to battle yesterday, needing a match tiebreaker to finally quell the challenge of No 2. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Drink-driving trio fined and banned 18 months Three men were banned from the roads for 18 months and fined 1,200 after they admitted drink-driving. Eric Gerwitz, 24, pleaded guilty to the offence in Magistrates?Court yesterday. The court heard that Gerwitz, from St Georges, was stopped on his motorcycle the night of September 23 at a breath test checkpoint in. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST New par-3 event attracts overseas pros PGA Tour winner Mark Carnevale is among the overseas professionals to compete in the inaugural Bermuda 3s World Team Championship presented by Goslings next week. The former PGA Tour Rookie of the Year won the 1992 Chattanooga Classic at the Council Fire Golf and Country Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and also competed in the Masters,. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Dunne Future bright for womens cycling Peter Dunne, the Bermuda Bicycle Association president, has hailed the strength in depth of womens cycling on the island. Dunnes praise follows on from Caitlin Conyerss medal success at the Elite Caribbean Cycling Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, last weekend. Making her international debut, Conyers won silver. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:01:00 EST What the Arab world needs most is free expression ltigtA note from Karen Attiah,ltigt Washington Post ltigtGlobal Opinions editor I received this column from Jamal Khashoggis translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together. Now I. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST White facing next challenge in Spain Dakari White is determined to make the most of an opportunity to broaden his horizons competing on Spanish motorcycle racings biggest stage this weekend. The Bermudian semi-professional motorcycle racer is set to make his debut on the formidable Spanish CEV Supersport Championship in Jerez in the Andalusia region, where he intends to. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST North resisting need for speed Jason Skuzzie North takes great satisfaction in giving back in his role as Bermuda Karting Club race director. He has, however, been fighting the urge to jump in his kart and throw down some fast laps during the clubs fortnightly race days at Rubis Southside Raceway. North, who has been racing for about 30 years, took the. .. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, October 19, 2018 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Family hurt Ferguson shooter is still free The family of a young father shot dead seven years ago said yesterday they were pleased a man had been convicted for his part in the killing but that no verdict could bring Colford Ferguson back. Nkosazana Wilson, mother of his daughter NyAshia Ferguson-Wilson, was speaking after Khyri Smith-Williams was sentenced to life in prison for. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST New Hamilton eatery to open next month A new quick-service, gourmet takeout will open its doors on Front Street next month. Brew by Java Jive, an Island Restaurant Group operation, will offer counter service and will be located downstairs from The Pickled Onion. Philip Barnett, director and president of IRG, said #8220We are calling it Brew because that is how we make. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Mallory marches on in doubles Bermudas Trey Mallory and his doubles partner Matthew Doe have advanced to todays semi-finals of the Bermuda ITF Junior Open. Mallory and Doe, of Britain, enjoyed a 6-1, 4-6, 10-7 upset over No 2 seeds Phillippe Mercelina, of the Netherlands, and Juan Jose Vega Lebrija, of Mexico, yesterday. The second, third and fourth seeds in. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Director screens his world view Planet Earth is the answer Emmanuel Itier gives whenever people ask where hes from. The film-maker, who was born in France but lives in California, has a heavy accent that sometimes confuses Americans. There is no one country that is better than another, he said, explaining the reasoning behind his response. The people of the. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST All-new Senate line-up for OBA All three Opposition senators will be replaced before Parliament reconvenes next month. Robyn Swan, Nandi Outerbridge and Justin Mathias have been told their appointments in the Upper House have ended. A new One Bermuda Alliance line-up will take their seats after Craig Cannonier, who became leader after a vote of no confidence in. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Botanical Gardens infested with rats A plague of rats in the Botanical Gardens has been tackled by government pest controllers after complaints from the public. Parents said rats have scared park users near the childrens play area in the Paget park, which is Bermudas biggest. A mother of two who took her children to the hedge maze near the playground added the rats. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Thousands walk for breast cancer awareness Survivors and supporters took to the streets for the BFampM Breast Cancer Awareness Walk yesterday. More than 2,000 people, including school groups, took part in the event, which started at Barrs Bay Park in Hamilton. It was organised by the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre with insurance firm BFampM and has been running for 22. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Low-cost loans to develop sports clubs Sports clubs are to receive cheap loans from the Bermuda Government to enhance their venues. The loans, ranging from 2,500 to 25,000, will come from a pool of 150,000 allocated to the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation. The programme, a promise in the 2017 Throne Speech, was unveiled by Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Technology is good but first we must fix our public schools Dear Sir,The Bermuda Government plans to roll out a digitised national identity programme based on blockchain technology early next year. The Premier, David Burt, said that it was part of a digital transformation that he believes will culminate in completely paperless government within five years. This proposed transformation is a bold. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Freak accident costs landscaper a thumb A landscaping worker lost part of his thumb after an accident with a portable generator in Hamilton. The 22-year-old, an employee of Horsfield Landscape amp Design, was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after the incident at the junction of Hamiltons Court Street and Church Street, but discharged the same day. Kevin. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Lets live with openness and awareness Dear Sir,I have just attended yet another funeral to bury a loved one. It is during these times that our thoughts wander to the choices we have made throughout our lifetime as we reflect on our lives and those of our loved ones, colleagues and community members. Invariably, we remember the good and bad times along with the good. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST DNA evidence given in Steede murder trial One of five teens accused in the murder of Bermudian Lyrico Steede has been linked to a mobile phone left in a taxi on the night of his attack, Nottingham Crown Court heard yesterday. Mr Steede, 17, died in hospital on February 21 after being repeatedly stabbed on the night of February 13. The jury was told that DNA evidence. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda showcased in Miami About 200 people attended a full-day forum in downtown Miami today organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency. The event featured thought-leadership discussions ranging from reinsurance, trusts and high-net-worth services to new blockchain start-ups. Participants included more than 50 industry, regulatory and government. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:45:00 EST Argo estimates 25m in catastrophe losses Argo Group International Holdings expects pre-tax catastrophe losses of approximately 25 million for the third quarter of this year. Hurricane Florence, Typhoon Jebi and other catastrophe and weather-related events during the three-month period are the sources of the losses for the Bermudian-based insurer and reinsurer. The loss. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:14:00 EST More than 13,000 Ascendant shares trade Ascendant Group was the only stock to trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The parent company of power utility Belco remained unchanged on 17, as 13,394 shares changed hands. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed where it opened at 2,899. 27. Trading turnover totalled 229,698. 20. The BSX Insurance Index fell 5. 14 points, or 0. 34. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:49:00 EST Eliza DoLittle announces Halloween bash The Eliza DoLittle Society, one of Bermudas most prominent charities providing food for the needy, has announced a gala Halloween fundraiser for October 27. The night of costumes and champagne at Goslings Wine Cellar, 9 Dundonald Street, will transform the venue into a magical wonderland, the charity announced. Tickets, at 100. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:42:00 EST PLP Gala Weekend The Progressive Labour Party will be holding our 2018 Gala Weekend from November 9-12, and invite our members, supporters and friends to join us in celebration. Founded in 1963, we are Bermudas first and oldest political party. This year we plan to celebrate our accomplishments, keeping in mind that there is constant work to be done on behalf. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:37:00 EST Family Centre Golf Day More than 40 families attended a Family Centre Golf Day at the Turtle Hill Golf Club. Organisers said they wanted to introduce young people to the sport in a fun and safe setting. Activities included golf lessons, footgolf, pizza dinner and night golf putting contest. Paul Adams of Turtle Hill Golf Club, who coordinated the. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:14:00 EST Three made redundant at Bermuda Motors Three people have been made redundant after Bermuda Motors announced it is closing its Kymco bikes division. The company, which has been selling and servicing Kymco for more than ten years, said the employees were informed of the news yesterday. It said it will focus only on core automotive brands moving forward and no other. .. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:19:00 EST