All Stories All Stories en-us Bermuda build momentum for Gold Cup <b>Bermuda XI 2 São Miguel Azores 1</b>Bermuda built on their momentum from the Concacaf Nations League qualifiers with a victory over São Miguel Azores in their penultimate warm-up game before the Gold Cup.Cheered on by hundreds of the island's Portuguese community at the National Stadium on Saturday, the Azoreans... Sun, 26 May 2019 12:15:00 AST Lewis nets from corner kick Zeiko Lewis scored directly from a corner kick in Charleston Battery's 1-1 draw at home to Atlanta United 2 in the USL Championship on Saturday.The Bermuda winger curled in a left-footed corner which beat Brendon Moore, the Atlanta goalkeeper, at his near post in the 79th minute to cancel out Laurent Kissiediu's 71st-minute opener. Sun, 26 May 2019 13:07:00 AST Title triumph in Toronto Evan Sexsmith-Brosseau placed first in the Kids I at the Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships held in Toronto this month.Bermudian-born Sexsmith-Brosseau, who now lives in King City, Ontario, competed in the 48½ to 55½lb grey belt category for five to six-year-olds.He has been training at 905 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu... Sun, 26 May 2019 12:56:00 AST One love for Bermuda Day Thousands of people took over the streets of Hamilton yesterday for the Bermuda Day Parade.Parade watchers took up their staked-out spots with family members and friends for the annual event, which marks the official start of summer.The theme of this year's event was "Bermudian Excellence".Shelly Fubler, 57, said the theme... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Questions about looming healthcare changes It is official. In a matter of days, the reality is that all local health insurers offering and managing health insurance in Bermuda will commence remitting an additional $233+ per SHB (Standard Health Benefit - MRP) premium to the Bermuda Government. A $330 million grant - we make the assumption that this is one time annually - will be... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Her son murdered a man, she asked God 'why?' To outsiders, Carol Kent had the perfect life: a strong Christian faith, loving marriage and thriving ministry.That all changed on October 25, 1999 when her beloved son, Jason, was arrested and charged with first degree murder."It rocked our world to get a phone call that our son had pulled the trigger of a gun taking a man's... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Couple relive honeymoon after 50 years A couple who honeymooned on the island grabbed a golden opportunity to combine their 50th wedding anniversary with Bermuda Day.Mary Beth and Jack Murphy, who married on May 24 and became repeat visitors, said the festivities were a great opportunity to celebrate their half-century together.The couple, both 74, have visited Bermuda... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Principals, teachers discuss class mergers Primary school principals have met their teachers to discuss the threat of class mergers. A primary school staff member said that teachers at the island's primary schools were this week asked by principals to supply information on the potential to merge their classes.It is understood that principals met on Thursday and were to... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Arbitrade's 'gold agreement' to be transferred Arbitrade is to transfer its purported $16 billion gold bullion agreement to another company after an unexpected change in its ownership rights.The Bermudian-incorporated cryptocurrency exchange and coin company will also no longer have any involvement in the cryptotoken called "dignity", which was to be backed by gold bullion, nor will... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Ship goes down a storm with youngsters A massive logistics ship has been loaded with Royal Bermuda Regiment trucks and equipment headed for a major disaster relief exercise in the Caribbean.The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship <i>Mounts Bay</i> will transport the RBR gear to the Dominican Republic and on to St Vincent the Grenadines for the multinational disaster... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST 'Near-normal' hurricane season expected Scientists have predicted a "near-normal" hurricane season this year with the Pacific El Niño counterbalancing warmer Atlantic waters.The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Centre said that the Atlantic would experience between nine and 15 named storms, of which between four and eight are... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST The more things change ... Dear Sir,Consider these political "snapshots" in time:<i>"The finance minister was irked at the opposition to the pensions he planned to shower on parliamentarians and he fought back with a rather juvenile 'tit for tat', by announcing that his ministry would be poking about in private-sector pensions. ... in other words, if... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Marshall cruises to third title Lamont Marshall romped to another impressive victory as he retained his Bermuda Half Marathon Derby title yesterday. Marshall clocked a time of 1hr 11min 38sec on the route from St George's to claim his third May 24 title in four years and the first coming out of the East End. The time was 8½ minutes faster than Jay Donawa's... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST On a hiding to nothing Just like that, she's gone. Theresa May, the least successful British prime minister in living memory, has resigned.So much agonising, so much plotting, so many secret plans to get rid of her over so many months have failed. But after a European parliamentary election in which her Conservative Party crashed to historic lows, she has... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Triumphant return for Hoey Rose-Anna Hoey blitzed the field to capture a second Bermuda Half Marathon Derby title to complete a triumphant return after a four-year absence from the race.Hoey led from start to finish before breaking the tape in 1hr 27min 58sec - more than two minutes ahead of second place Martina Olcheski-Bell."The race went reasonably... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Hamilton Parish club row rumbles on A social and sports clubs was told to deal with its management problems internally at a Liquor Licensing Authority hearing.Alan Smith, a former Hamilton Workmen's Club president who has made a string of complaints against the handling of club affairs, launched an objection to its licence renewal on the grounds of management... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Childhood trauma and the active fund manager If you are in the market for an active fund manager, you might want to skip the usual questions about Sharpe ratios, investment philosophy and past track record.Instead, consider asking about their childhood experiences, especially those that inflicted emotional stress or trauma. Did your parents divorce when you were young? Were there... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Beauty of a hand involving a simple squeeze Congratulations to Alan Douglas and Ed Betteto for their great ACBL-wide win in the April Charity Pairs. After winning at the Club with a 71 per cent plus game it was recently announced that they had the highest score out of the 1,415 Pairs from the USA and Canada who took part.The pair are individually among the very best in Bermuda and... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Prophecies in the Holy Koran <b>Ramadan and the Holy Koran Part III: Prophecies in the Holy Koran </b>Muslims recently welcomed the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan. During this month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from all food and drinks. An early breakfast is usually taken before dawn. During the month of Ramadan, increased... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Man charged with Belvin's robbery A 56-year-old man appeared in Magistrates' Court today charged with the robbery of a convenience store at knifepoint.Kevin Robinson, from Hamilton Parish, was charged with trespass at Belvin's Variety Store in Smith's and the theft of $150.He was also charged with possession of a three-inch pocket knife.The incident is... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Well, I never thought it would disappear Dear Sir,I am a regular reader of <i>The Royal Gazette</i> over many years. There is "positive" and "negative" RG news printed and published online that I read daily. Of course, not all that is printed I like, but I pick the good and have kept reading.These stories catch my eye: your front-page pictures, the... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Hopkins denies Mayho historic title Kaden Hopkins finally feels fulfilled after denying Dominique Mayho a record fourth Sinclair Packwood Memorial title, pipping his rival to top honours in an exhilarating sprint finish.Much of the build up was centred around the intriguing battle between the rivals and so it played out on the course as Hopkins made his move at the pivotal... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Woman arrested after car overturns A 36-year-old woman was arrested last night on suspicion of drink-driving after a crash in Hamilton Parish.Her car hit a wall on North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish, and overturned.The crash happened near Cottage Hill Road, at about 8pm. The driver and her passenger, a 41-year-old Canadian man, suffered minor injuries. Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Around the churches <b> TODAY</b><b>• New Testament Church of God Glory Temple:</b> Join us for food giveaways, drama, dance and ministry in song and word today in the Hamilton Health Centre car park on Victoria Street from 12pm. Tomorrow we will be at Glory Temple (5 Westcott Road, St David's) at 11am and at Victoria Park in... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Impeachment's many uncertainties Everyone has a theory about the impeachment of the President, but everyone cannot be right. Right now, though, Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - two people who don't appear particularly fond of each other - seem to be in agreement that if House Democrats were to impeach the President, it would work out well for him. "He wants... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Church plans to 'take Bermuda by storm' Church members are to spread their message on the streets over the Bermuda Day holiday weekend.Members of Glory Temple Church of God, in St David's, will be in Hamilton today and tomorrow for an "an evangelistic thrust".They will give away Bibles and other religious literature along with food and other items.Riché Robinson,... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Sealey and Bean-Rosario take honours Kahzi Sealey and Katherine Bean-Rosario won the boys and girls titles in the Heritage Day Junior Classic from Front Street to Bernard Park yesterday.Sealey, 15, led the field home in his final race in the event, winning the 13-15 boys age group in a time of 10min 38sec. He finished over a minute ahead of second place Jayson Simons in... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Sport Scoreboard, May 25, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF links under "Related Media". Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Sport Scoreboard, May 25, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF links under "Related Media". Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Time to get serious about fishing Now is the time to get down to some seriously fishing. Yesterday was for picnicking, swimming and soaking up the sun. Consign all that to the history books and get offshore where there has been some very encouraging signs over the last couple of weeks and some really nice hauls that have brought smiles to the faces of more than just a few old... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Queen's Bermuda reminder on tour of BA's HQ Bermuda featured as Queen Elizabeth toured the British Airways headquarters at Heathrow airport near London to make its 100th anniversary.The Queen saw artefacts and photographs at BA's Speedbird Centre museum related to her 1953 visit to the island on a Stratocruiser plane operated by BA's predecessor BOAC. The museum also... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:41:00 AST Political leaders' Bermuda Day messages The island's political leaders today issued their Bermuda Day messages as the traditional event marked its 40th anniversary.David Burt, the Premier, said the day was the highlight of the spring calendar and, for many, the official start of summer.He added: "Bermudians have united around traditions of the day that include the... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:19:00 AST Best foot forward: Bermuda Day Parade starts Thousands of people took to the streets of Hamilton today for the Bermuda Day Parade. Parade watchers took up their staked out spots with family members and friends along the streets of Hamilton for the annual event, which marks the official start of summer. The theme of this year's event is “Bermudian Excellence”. Fri, 24 May 2019 13:29:00 AST Conyers learns lessons from past mistakes Caitlin Conyers finally put her Sinclair Packwood Memorial race demons to rest after clinching the open female title yesterday.Having reigned supreme locally for the past two-years, the one blot on Conyers bulging honours list was the omission of the Bermuda Day spectacle after stuttering to a disappointing fourth-placed finish last... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:50:00 AST Senate passes health insurance Bill Controversial changes to healthcare financing were passed in the Senate yesterday after two government senators who had excused themselves because of illness returned for the vote.The Health Insurance Amendment Act was resisted by the three One Bermuda Alliance senators, including Nick Kempe, the Senate Leader, who said it was "rushed"... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Protecting the oceans Protect Blue turns the traditional conference format on its head. There is not a single PowerPoint presentation in sight; experts give talks while involved in such activities as sailing, paddleboarding and hiking.Organiser Linzi Hawkin will host a pre-conference social, Meet Blue, on the island next Friday, hoping to get residents to... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Elizabeth Kitson (1918-2019) A legacy of learning has been left by Elizabeth Kitson, the founder of the Reading Clinic, who died last week aged 100.She will be remembered as a mother who taught her children to work hard for their goals and as a "remarkable, amazing" woman who helped countless others fulfil their potential.Susanna Willingham, her daughter,... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Three deny fighting charges Robin Hood and former Bermuda footballer Antwan Russell and two other men appeared in Magistrates' Court yesterday over their involvement in fights at a sports club.Russell, 32, from Warwick, along with Rashaad Cooper, 36, and Joshua Place, 33, pleaded not guilty to taking part in brawls at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club.The... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST CedarBridge crafts Bermuda Day Parade comeback CedarBridge Academy will return to the Bermuda Day Parade for the first time in five years with a float made entirely by pupils.The float, designed to feature the school's clock tower and entrance, was planned, built and decorated by 25 students with the help of about 12 teachers.Seth Gibbons, 17, said he felt the project... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race – full replays! So will it be Dominique Mayho, Kaden Hopkins or dark horse Conor White?Be sure to tune in here tomorrow from 8.50am to watch live coverage of the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Road Race.Coming out of the East end this year, the course will take the cyclists through York Street in St George's and heading west towards the City of... Thu, 23 May 2019 14:40:00 AST Buju welcome with conditions According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, out of the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, nearly one third - or 23,139 - involved cocaine, psychostimulants, or both. From 2016 to 2017, death rates involving cocaine and psychostimulants each increased by approximately one third, and increases occurred... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Bermuda Day warning from Police An extra 50 police officers a day will be on duty over the holiday weekend, it was announced yesterday.Acting Superintendent Tracy Adams said the officers will be deployed to support Bermuda Day activities and the associated night-time celebrations.Mr Adams warned: "Acts of antisocial behaviour will not be... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Missing Bermudian woman in Canada found A Bermudian woman who lives in Canada and was reported missing has been found safe and well, police said yesterday. Peel Regional Police said that 32-year-old Siobhan Dobson had been located "in good health". Police added: "The family and police thank the public and the media for their assistance with the investigation." Ms... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST SFIR critical of immigration reform delays A lack of progress has been made on promised immigration reform, a pressure group has claimed. A spokeswoman for Supporting Fair Immigration Reform said that group members were concerned over the lack of headway. She said that Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, said in January that the latest report from the... Thu, 23 May 2019 00:01:00 AST Renewable energy: transparency urgently needed over Belco plans A very timely opinion written by Bill Jewell, a retired former senior engineering manager at Belco, appearing in the May 7 <i>Royal Gazette</i> clearly demonstrates in shocking clarity Belco's disregard for even considering renewable energy alternatives in any significant manner for the past 20 years.Its commitment has been... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Expert gives gunshot residue evidence Particles consistent with gunshot residue were found on the hands of the man accused of a gun murder, a jury heard yesterday.Tarah Helsel, an expert from the Pennsylvania-based RJ Lee Group, told the court she found evidence of GSR on swabs taken from Kiari Tucker's hands.More particles were found on Mr Tucker's jeans, his left... Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 AST Hoey hoping for jubilant return Nikki Butterfield and Christine Dailey, first and second women's finishers in the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby last year, will be missing from the 110th annual race, which starts in St George's tomorrow. One top contender returning after a four-year absence is Rose-Anna Hoey, who will be among the contenders along with Deon Breary,... Thu, 23 May 2019 00:01:00 AST PechaKucha for 'open-minded people' Join us for another exciting volume of PechaKucha #26 on Thursday, May 30th to kick off the summer. The presentations are given in the dynamic "PechaKucha 20x20" format in which 20 slides are shown for just 20 seconds each while speakers connect with a diverse audience. Presenters will deliver interactive and powerful talks in the... Thu, 23 May 2019 17:06:00 AST Hospital holiday weekend hours The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) wishes the public a happy and safe Bermuda Day weekend. If urgent medical care is required we remind you that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre (UCC) in St David's will keep its normal operating hours - from 4pm to midnight on Friday and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. If your condition... Thu, 23 May 2019 16:45:00 AST Carpenter proves doubters wrong When Richard Vesely, of CNC Automated Carpentry, agreed to build 158 new windows for Sessions House, some people said he was crazy.The historic building on Church Street is going through major renovations, and required a variety of wood-framed windows, some as tall as 91in.It was a big job, and there were only four people working... Thu, 23 May 2019 00:01:00 AST City workers will collect trash after parade City of Hamilton workers will collect bags of trash after the Bermuda Day Parade.People were previously advised to take their garbage with them when they leave.But Dwayne Caines, the chief operating officer for the City of Hamilton, advised crews would work to remove trash later in the day.Mr Caines said: "Spectators are... Thu, 23 May 2019 15:56:00 AST Retail sales fall for twelfth month Retail sales declined for a twelfth consecutive month in February, with all seven retail sectors down year-on-year.Adjusting for inflation, the volume of retail sales fell 4.4 per cent. The January figure was also revised from a 2.9 per cent drop to a 3 per cent decrease.This is the longest spell of consecutive months of declining... Thu, 23 May 2019 14:56:00 AST Somersfield pupils at New York conference A team from Somersfield Academy got to try on the shoes of ambassadors at the Model United Nations conference this month in New York.The 12 M4 students attended the Global Classroom International conference as representatives of the Netherlands to debate tough issues - including the abolition of the death penalty, the legality of drones... Thu, 23 May 2019 14:17:00 AST Woman accused of meat cleaver threat A 27-year-old woman has been accused of breaking into another woman's home and threatening her with a meat cleaver.Keuna Richardson, of Smith's, was charged in Magistrates' Court today with trespass at Renee Dill's Paget apartment with the intention of causing bodily harm.She was also charged with an attempt to unlawfully enter... Thu, 23 May 2019 13:51:00 AST Court hears analysis on walking style A doctor told the Supreme Court that Kiari Tucker had a similar walk to a suspect caught on tape before the murder of Morlan Steede.Barry Francis, a British-based forensic gait analyst, said he noted several similarities between the way Mr Tucker walked in surveillance footage and the way the suspect walked on CCTV footage. But Dr... Thu, 23 May 2019 14:14:00 AST Lions donate cash to charities A Lions Club has split $26,000 raised from its Gasorama fundraiser between two Bermudian charities.The Bermuda Zoological Society and Vision Bermuda, formerly the Bermuda Society for the Blind, will each get $13,000 from the February event, where members of the charitable organisation took over Terceira's North Shore Rubis gas station in... Thu, 23 May 2019 13:40:00 AST Catholic Church honours Hayward An environmentalist and former MP is to be honoured with a Peace and Justice award from the Catholic Church.Stuart Hayward, who celebrated his 77th birthday last Sunday, was selected for his "unwavering commitment, dedication and leadership" as a green campaigner and was credited with improving public knowledge on environmental... Thu, 23 May 2019 13:38:00 AST Bermuda teams to compete at US Championships The Bermuda Volleyball Association has announced its teams who will compete at the US Open Championships in Columbus, Ohio, from Monday until Wednesday.The men's team, playing under the name Ace Boyz, will be competing in the Men's B Division. Their opening day matches start at 5pm, followed by matches at 7pm and 9pm Bermuda... Thu, 23 May 2019 13:34:00 AST Man accused of knife possession A 24-year-old man was charged in Magistrates' Court today with possession of an eight-inch pocket knife in a public place.Jahni Holder, from Pembroke, denied the charge relating to an incident alleged to have happened in Pembroke yesterday.Mr Holder also pleaded not guilty to involvement in a fight at Southampton Rangers Cricket... Thu, 23 May 2019 13:02:00 AST Schoolgirls on sunscreen mission Three schoolgirls have joined an effort to outlaw sunscreens that can damage coral reefs.Maya Rajeh, 14, Daphne Szakats, 13, and Jaedyn Juss, 14, of Somersfield Academy, used their community service project to highlight research that showed the damage ingredients in some sunscreens did to reefs.Daphne said: "The chemicals damage... Thu, 23 May 2019 13:15:00 AST