All Stories All Stories en-us Mayor calls for action on violence Hamiltons mayor has called for a stronger police presence or a ranger service after a string of violent incidents in the heart of the city. Charles Gosling was speaking yesterday as two men appeared in Magistrates Court charged in connection with fights on Front Street captured on camera. He said that both incidents as well as. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Crypto firm Omega One to open Bermuda office Omega One, an agency brokerage for cryptocurrencies, will open an office in Bermuda and has agreed to hire at least 20 Bermudians over the next three years. The New York-based company will also donate 10 per cent of cash raised through a planned token sale to Bermuda charities, and collaborate with the Bermuda Government on developing a. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Bascome boxing clever under defensive master Mayweather Nikki Bascome is being schooled by new coach Jeff Mayweather in the art of hitting and not being hit as the Bermudian boxer prepares for a return to the ring this summer. Bascome has been training under Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd the undefeated former multiple-weight world champion at the fabled Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST The Loquats keep island buzzing all night A soca beat kicks in and it gets half the crowd to the left of the dancefloor. Then the sound lifts to popular soft rock and theres singing to the right. Its the kind of atmosphere Ben Payne loves. The frontman formed band for hire, The Loquats, last month. They kicked off the season as Newsteads newest happy-hour live. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Lawyers argue DPA is unconstitutional A law to give limited partnership rights to same-sex couples should be struck down because it has a religious purpose, a lawyer said today. Rod Attride-Stirling told the Supreme Court the Domestic Partnership Act, which will block same-sex marriage from the start of next month, was unconstitutional. Mr Attride-Stirling said The. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST My magic moment with Prince Harry Prince Harry smiled and waved at a Bermudian girl who wished him and bride Meghan Markle all the best on their wedding day. Skylar Bean, 11, waved the islands flag and shouted a Bermudian greeting as the royal couples carriage passed crowds lining the streets in Windsor and was stunned when the prince looked back and acknowledged. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Community marks 50 years of voting rights A special sitting of Parliament today will commemorate 50 years since the struggle for full voting rights resulted in the historic General Election of 1968. Dennis Lister, the Speaker of the House, said todays ceremonies in the House of Assembly would be a special honour. Mr Lister said I am the last in Parliament who sat with. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Live Adult suffrage 50th anniversary The 50th anniversary of historic General Election of 1968 is being marked with a special sitting in the House of Assembly today. Politicians past and present will be speaking about the milestone, which came after a long struggle for full voting rights in Bermuda. A live stream of the event can be found on ltigtThe Royal. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 10:36:00 EST We could do worse than follow the BVI model on transparency Much has been written, and rightly so, about Britains misguided move to compel its Caribbean and Bermudian territories to open company registers, as the mother ship itself has done. I have worked in three of the affected domiciles and my work exposed me to the best professionals in the world of cross-border asset recovery for victims of fraud. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Edwena Smith 1932-2018 The late Edwena Smith has been saluted for her contribution to the fight for universal adult suffrage. Ms Smith died this month at the age of 86 just before the milestone commemorations today for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 General Election which marked the start of equal voting rights for all. Ms Smith was known to. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Scotland in Surrey Under-15 squad Bermudian Marcus Scotland has been selected for the Surrey Cricket Foundation squad for the England and Wales Cricket Board Royal London U15 County Cup. Surreys group comprises Middlesex, Essex, Kent and Suffolk in a home and away league with the top two sides advancing to the national quarter-fnals. This years 50-over white-ball. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 10:28:00 EST Residents clean up Baileys Bay Baileys Bay residents took matters into their own hands and cleaned up trash on the beach at the weekend. The beach and surrounding shoreline was cluttered with abandoned and storm-damaged boats and large pieces of wood and plastic. Jennifer Hind, who has complained about the problem in recent weeks, helped organise a clean-up on. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Spate of vandalism on North Shore A weekend vandal who left a trail of damage at residences along North Shore, Pembroke is being now sought by police. Several cars had their windshields broken in the early hours of Saturday, with a disturbance called in to police at about 4. 30pm. The man, described as a slim black male, around 35, with medium length hair and wearing. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 09:37:00 EST Ascot builds up US platform Bermudian-based Ascot Group Ltd has acquired two parts of Greyhawk Insurance in run-off with the aim of increasing its access to the US insurance market. The groups US subsidiary, Ascot US Holding Corporation, will acquire Greyhawk Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary Greyhawk Specialty Insurance Company. The Greyhawk. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 09:30:00 EST Lacking diversity but terrific entertainment Lovers of Broadway packed Daylesford Theatre on Friday, eager to see ltigtThe World Goes Roundltigt, the musical revue put on by Bermuda Musical amp Dramatic Society. Songs by legendary duo John Kander and Fred Ebb were performed to the delight of the audience by Emma Muggleton, Heidi Oberholzer, Karen Stroeder, Paige Hallett,. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Royal stamp of approval The Bermuda Post Office has issued commemorative stamps to commemorate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Three stamps have been produced, priced at 50 cents, 1. 15 and 1. 35. The stamps feature Prince Harry and his new wife, American actress Meghan Markle, in official photographs taken in the grounds of Kensington. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Ingham qualifies for Volvo OceanRace Mustafa Ingham is now a qualified Volvo Ocean Race sailor. Ingham, who competed for Team BDA at the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup last summer, became eligible to compete in the race around the world after attaining offshore yachtmaster status from the Volvo Ocean Race Academy this month. The experience has been completely different. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST BFM board appoints former Montpelier CEO Christopher Harris, the former chief executive officer of Montpelier Re, has joined BFampM Ltds board of directors. The Bermudian-based insurance group said Mr Harris would replace Stephen Kempe on the board, who is retiring after 25 years. Mr Harris, who has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Rohrmann to lead Axis investor relations Axis Capital Holdings Ltd has named Matthew Rohrmann as its new head of investor relations. He succeeds Linda Ventresca in the role. Ms Ventresca will now focus on her role as chief transformation officer, overseeing the Bermudian-based insurer and reinsurers enterprise-wide transformation programme. Axis said Mr Rohrmann will. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 10:45:00 EST Masterworks represented at royal birthday Representatives from the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will join the just-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Buckingham Palace today. Museum founder Tom Butterfield and his wife, Gill, have been invited to a garden reception to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Prince of Wales, who has been a patron of the museum since. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Smith claims surprise podium Tyler Smith exceeded his expectations after finishing second at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Standard Distance Championships in Southport at the weekend. The University of Leeds student, competing in his first Olympic-distance race, finished in an overall time of 1hr 51min 8sec 25 seconds behind winner Matthew Nelson of. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Technology tops insurance leaders concerns Upgrading technology is the number one concern for insurance and reinsurance executives, a survey found. AdvantageGo, a range of software products for the insurance industry from NIIT Technologies, surveyed 30 C-suite insurance and reinsurance professionals from London, Bermuda, North America and Switzerland. The top five concerns. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Double joy for Selley twins Twins David and Mark Selley added a new chapter to their familys proud racing legacy during the Bermuda Power Boat Associations season opener on the Great Sound on Sunday. The siblings, whose father Mark Selley Sr and uncle Craig Selley were heavy hitters in their heyday, were among the days winners after securing early season bragging. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Triton to host investor meeting in New York Triton International Ltd will host an investor and analyst meeting in New York City on May 31. The Bermudian-registered company is the worlds largest lessor of intermodal freight containers. This month the company reported first quarter adjusted net income of 79. 8 million, or 99 cents per share, an increase of 17 per cent on the same. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Tourist with bullet in backpack fined 350 An American visitor spent part of his honeymoon in jail after a bullet was found in his backpack. The live ammunition was discovered as James Latham, 20, tried to reboard cruise ship ltigtAnthem of the Seasltigt, Magistrates Court heard. The bullet was discovered by security personnel as Latham tried to go on board on. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Driver sought after hit-and-run A man was in hospital yesterday after he was struck by a hit-and-run rider in Hamilton in the early hours. The injured man, believed to be aged 53 and from Pembroke, suffered a head injury after was knocked down on Parliament Street near its junction with Church Street at about 1am. The motorcyclist also hit a parked car and damaged. .. Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, May 22, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Tue, 22 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Crash reports down by 41 per cent The drive to make Bermudas roads safer appears to be moving in the right direction as police highlighted a 41 per cent reduction in reported crashes for the first four months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2016. The dramatic drop comes in the wake of numerous road safety campaigns including the ltigtA Piece of the. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST SwitchWorx celebrates its 20-year evolution SwitchWorx has been in business for 20 years a long time in the fast-changing world of information technology. The company has had to evolve with the developing demands of its customers over the two decades in order to survive and thrive. SwitchWorx, which is based in the SE Pearman Building on Par-la-Ville Road, started off. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Tuff Dogs make history with Counties win Tuff Dogs pulled off an historic victory in the Central Counties Cup when they became the first Evening League team to win a match in the competition by beating holders Western Stars by three wickets in the first round on Saturday. The match looked out of the reach of Tuff Dogs when Stars posted a challenging 226 for nine in their 50. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Bridging the gaps in our lives Darnell Moore grew up in Camden, New Jersey, a place where neighbours often felt like family. There were cheerleading squads, sports teams and regular dance parties at his grandparents house. I smiled a lot because of the people I grew up with, the 42-year-old said. However the area also had an undercurrent of violence in the. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Webber steps down as BDA CEO Ross Webber has stepped down as chief executive of the Bermuda Business Development Agency. The BDA announced today that Mr Webber left his position last Thursday but will continue to work with the agency in a consultancy role through the transition to new leadership. Sean Moran, the agencys head of business development, will. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 10:13:00 EST Judge rules 33,770 was proceeds of drugs A man who had drug charges against him dropped has lost an appeal to get back 33,770 of cash seized by police 16 years ago. Tito Smith argued before the Supreme Court that he earned the money by painting houses and selling a car, but Puisne Judge Stephen Hellman ruled that the money was more likely the proceeds from the sale of crack. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Resentment of the crazy-rich isnt just envy In the forthcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians, an American woman discovers that her boyfriend belongs to Singapores secretive, obnoxious jet set. Its fun to laugh at the ultrarich when theyre just a caricature on a screen. But its possible that the increasing visibility of crazy rich Americans is fuelling rising anger about. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Win someone a perfect smile Bizarre dares are all part and parcel of raising money for young peoples charity Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda. Island celebrities have kissed a pig, jumped into a container of live roaches and thrown themselves into the sea in full beauty pageant dress for the BBBS regular fundraiser How Much Would You Pay To See Me. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Why is there a lack of St Davids buses? Dear Sir,As I was driving out of St Davids on Wednesday, I noticed people waiting for the bus. I usually stop to give them a ride either to the front gate or if I am going into Hamilton, a ride into town. I picked up a couple and they told me that the buses were not running in or out of St Davids. The lady telephoned the bus. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Storage will be next big thing in energy Think the plummeting costs of solar and wind are transforming the energy landscape? Then you should be betting on ways to warehouse that power. To understand why, consider unlike almost all their rivals in the energy-generation space, solar panels and wind turbines are mass-produced goods. That means they are subject to the rules of. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Four arrested after gun attack at bar Four arrests were made over 48 hours after a gun attack on a Hamilton bar, the Minister of National Security said yesterday. Wayne Caines told Parliament that he would be unpopular for taking a hard line on antisocial behaviour. But he added We will not give safe harbour to anyone shooting and causing mayhem in this. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Republican strengths turn out to be weaknesses Republicans knew the hurdles they were facing when they looked ahead to the 2018 midterms. Off-year elections are usually arrayed against the party in power, and the partys leaders anticipated that Donald Trump would be a problem in swing districts. They thought these hurdles would be offset, however, by their positions on healthcare, an issue. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Best foot forward for Relay for Life Close to 340,000 was raised to help support uninsured and underinsured cancer patients thanks to the fifth annual Relay for Life event at the National Sports Centre this weekend. So far the amount confirmed amount is 339,410 but organisers are yet to add in corporate matches to the total, which will cover the hosting of the event. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Man pepper sprayed by police fined 1,250 A 31-year-old American visitor pepper sprayed by police after a fight on Hamiltons Front Street was fined 1,250 today. Magistrates Court heard that Bryan Wood, in Bermuda for a family wedding, got involved in a fight in the Dog House pub which spilt out on to the street. The brawl broke out after Wood took offence at comments. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 14:42:00 EST Man admits brutal assault on Front Street A 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to a Front Street attack which was caught on video and circulated online. Treadwell Smith, of Devonshire, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm. The video clip showed Smith land a barrage of punches on a man before he kicked him in the head as he lay on the sidewalk. Magistrates. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 14:42:00 EST Tech students graduate The Minister of Education and Workforce Development, the Hon. Diallo Rabain, JP, MP today offered congratulations to the Bermudian students who recently graduated from the New England Institute of Technology NEIT. The Department provides funds for students in the amount of 10,000. 00 per year. In addition, students attending NEIT receive an. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:59:00 EST Register for Iron Kids Registration is now open for the 30th Annual Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon, which is Saturday, 23 June at Clearwater Beach in St. Davids. Kids aged 3 15 have the opportunity to swim, bike and run and a chance to win a 3,000 Iron Kids account. Kids competing in the 11-15 category can compete to win up to 1,000 in an Iron Kids account. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:09:00 EST Tutera to visit World-renowned wedding and celebrations planner to the stars, David Tutera will bring his expertise and artistic vision to Bermuda April 1-3, 2019 at the recently renovated Rosewood Bermuda in Tuckers Town. Aligning on style and location, the collaboration between the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the event and fashion designers team. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:35:00 EST Police, city officials discuss public safety Police issued a reminder to the public today that the service meets regularly with the Corporation of Hamilton to discuss safety. The notice came after bouts of antisocial behaviour in and around the city, with some arrests and court appearances. The last meeting was held on Wednesday, a police spokesman said, to address key. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:27:00 EST Corrections Week activities The Department of Corrections is gearing up for Corrections Week beginning this Friday. A team of Corrections staff will take part in the Marathon Derby on May 25, while other events include a special church service at the St Paul AME Church on Sunday, and a Seniors Tea at St Pauls Church Hall in Paget next Tuesday. National. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 10:27:00 EST Freemasons donate to charities Bermudas Freemasons have donated a total of 7,500 to three charities. The Family Centre, the Scout Association of Bermuda and the Bermuda Diabetes Association were each presented with 2,500 cheques last week. A spokesman for the Freemasons said Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, its. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 09:48:00 EST Bermudians in faith trip to Israel A group made up of members the Bah faith in Bermuda travelled to Israel for the 12th International Bah Convention. The nine-strong governing body of Bermudas National Spiritual Assembly attended the Bah World Centre for the election of the Universal House of Justice the international governing institution. A spokesman. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 09:46:00 EST Hill banned for drink-driving after hit-and-run crash A 21-year-old man was banned from the roads for 18 months for drink-driving after a hit-and-run crash. Jahquil Hill, from Paget, pleaded guilty to providing a breath sample above the limit. Magistrates Court heard that Hill was arrested after his car was stopped by police on Crow Lane in the early hours of May 13. Police. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Making a splash for Spirit of Bermuda The principal of a Hamilton private school jumped off sail training ship ltigtSpirit of Bermudaltigt into Hamilton Harbour to raise funds for the charity for young people. Susan Moench of Mount St Agnes Academy raised 3,850 towards her pupils ltigtSpirit of Bermudaltigt educational voyage as part of the Pirates of. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Christian surprised to be given armband The offer caught Marley Christian by surprise, but the American-born defender immediately accepted the captaincy of the Bermuda womens team for the Concacaf Championship qualifiers in Guyana this week. Christian also had the chance to play for Jamaica, her fathers birthplace, but opted for Bermuda where she holds citizenship through her. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST ILS market thrives amid growing competition Bermudas insurance-linked securities sector is continuing to boom after a year in which it was tested by significant hurricane losses. The Bermuda Stock Exchange ended April with total ILS market capitalisation of 28 billion, a record high for the exchange. In the opening four months of this year, new ILS with a value of 4. 8. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Guy Carpenter promotes Rowntree Estis Bermudian Jenni Rowntree Estis has been promoted by Guy Carpenter to the role of head of operations, senior vice-president, broking. In this new role, Mrs Rowntree Estis will oversee IT, human resources, finance and client administration services at the company and maintain administration, monitoring, reporting, communication and liaison. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 12:09:00 EST BFIS summer intern programme under way The annual BFIS Bermuda Summer Intern programme, now in its seventeenth year, commenced this week for six undergraduate students who will spend the next three weeks learning about how the Bermuda insurance industry works, the myriad careers and different areas of insurance. The students will be visiting 30 insurance, reinsurance companies and. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 17:15:00 EST Drunk driver fell over twice A drunk motorcyclist fell over twice after he was stopped by police following a crash. Timothy Hadler, 47, from Paget, pleaded guilty in Magistrates Court to providing a breath sample above the legal limit. Hadler was arrested after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Middle Road, near Chapel Road, on April 25. Police. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Rangers suffer after Jones walkout St Davids began their bid for a third straight 50-overs title after beating Southampton Rangers by two wickets in a low-scoring match at Lords yesterday. Rangers, tipped as strong favourites in the title race, were dismissed for a surprisingly low score of 116 in 43. 2 overs, although St Davids did make hard work of their run chase,. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST BII promotes fair opportunities for women A year-long series of events aimed at promoting the professional development of women in the insurance and reinsurance sectors will kick off later this month. When he was appointed to his role as chief executive officer of the Bermuda Insurance Industry, Malcolm Butterfield promised to pursue the issue in order to try and find specific. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST Ascendant shares up 9.2 Shares of Ascendant Group rose 1. 10, or 9. 2 per cent, to 14. 95 after 418 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Also improving was Argus Group Holdings, up seven cents, or 1. 8 per cent, at 3. 92 after 8,200 shares were exchanged. Meanwhile, Butterfield Bank was up 75 cents, or 1. 6 per cent, at 48. 50 after 1,480 shares changed. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 19:00:00 EST Lovell tried to flee from police A man was fined 500 after he admitted trying to avoid arrest. Marco Lovell, 39, from Southampton, pleaded guilty to wilfully obstructing an on-duty police officer. Magistrates Court heard that police responded to a report of a damage-only collision in St Georges on April 28. Lovell told police he had been involved in a. .. Mon, 21 May 2018 08:00:00 EST