All Stories All Stories en-us Sea of blue to remember Kijani Teenagers took up the campaign for safer roads yesterday as they remembered a schoolmate who died in a crash earlier this week.Pupils and teachers at the Bermuda Institute turned the school into a sea of blue as they paid tribute to Kijani Burgess and other victims of road accidents.The 16-year-old was killed on Monday after his... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Investing: should you do it yourself? The monthly Moneywise Pretend Portfolio articles are generating interest, raising awareness of investing, and reader questions.Investments, even though we don't realise their impact, are part and parcel of everyone's financial life.Today, we feature an investing query on whether to "do it yourself", or work with companies that can... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Casey enjoys back-to-back wins Patrick Casey, of the United States, made it two wins out of two today when he pipped Ethiopian Abdulmenan Kasim Gelatu at the finish line in 31min 03sec to win the BFM 10K race.Casey, who claimed the Butterfield Elite Mile title the previous evening, ran a smart race after keeping Kasim Gelatu (31:04) in his sights during the... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:16:00 EST Being single is a blessing Saphire Faith International Ministries will host its first summit for singles next week. It's aim is to bring singles of the Christian faith together for fellowship and empowerment. The event was organised by mother-daughter duo Marlene Flynn and Shaunte Simons.The couple created Saphire Faith International Ministries last... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Forum hears of pain for homeless centre A day centre for Hamilton's homeless with showers and other services could be on the cards.Dwayne Caines, the chief operating officer of the City of Hamilton, said the authority was looking for a building where the homeless could clean up, charge phones, and meet representatives from support agencies.But he warned: "There's no... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Wisconsin runner buys into challenge International competitors will lace up their running shoes this weekend to race against home-grown talent in a three-day series of athletic events.The Royal Gazette Bermuda Triangle Challenge features races over one mile, which was last night, 10K, as well as a half-marathon and marathon.Allison Levy, originally from Kentucky but... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Police raid Pembroke home after gun incident Police raided a home last night in connection with a firearms incident near a nightclub.Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith said: "The Bermuda Police Service executed a firearms warrant today at a residence off Factory Lane, Pembroke."Mr Smith said no arrests were made, but there was a "strong person of interest" they were keen... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST McColgan in a league of her own Eilish McColgan blitzed the field to claim the BFM 10K women's title comfortably and put the icing on an impressive double on her Bermuda Triangle Challenge debut.The two-times Olympian and European Championships silver medal-winner covered the racecourse in 33min 28sec, crossing the finish line at North Field with no other women's... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:35:00 EST Casey clinches Elite Men's crown Patrick Casey lived up to his pre-race favourite tag, overcoming a strong field to be crowned the Butterfield Front Street Mile Elite Men's champion last night.Expectations were high on the United States runner, who was tipped to break the four-minute mile barrier, having arrived on island on the back of a recent 3min 55sec... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Under-fire BCB president Smith facing revolt Lloyd Smith's future as president of the Bermuda Cricket Board has been thrown into jeopardy after his entire executive committee jumped ship, leaving he and executive director Cal Blankendal effectively as the last men standing at the heart of the national sport.At a special meeting convened at Warwick Workmen's Club on Thursday night,... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Class shines through for McColgan Eilish McColgan executed her game plan with precision to capture the Butterfield Front Street Mile Elite Women's title at the first attempt last night.The two-times Olympian and European Championships silver medal-winner ran a smart, tactical race in wet and frigid conditions, which she won comfortably in a time of 4min... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Trimm to take part in King memorial A Bermudian woman is to be part of an annual event honouring an American civil rights icon next week. Cindy Trimm will provide the opening prayer at the Martin Luther King Jr Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday. Dr Trimm, a former United Bermuda Party senator, said that Dr King... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Around the Churches, January 18, 2020 <b> TODAY </b><b>• Allen Temple AME Church: </b>100 Men's Fellowship Breakfast. Keynote speaker Bishop Stephen Jones of Beulah Tabernacle. Tickets, $20, available at the door. RSVP: 234-0433 or 2 Temple Lane, Sandys. <b>TOMORROW </b><b>• Bright Temple AME... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Evidence of English language proficiency Dear Sir,Recently, the Government of Bermuda has introduced a new standard of qualifying for work in Bermuda for speakers of other languages. While I agree that persons that serve with the public, especially waiters, etc, should be able to take orders correctly and communicate important bits of information, I do have issues with... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST A guide to performing well at this week's regionals The big day is nearly here and a week from today the 2020 Bermuda Bridge Regional kicks off at the Fairmont Southampton with the charity game on Saturday evening.Sheena Rayner, tournament chairperson, and her committee, and Sol Weinstein, chief tournament director, and his team, Janet Evans, bulletin editor, and the Fairmont... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Outerbridge pips Pilgrim to senior title Ryan Outerbridge and Kayla Raymond claimed exciting wins in the Senior Schools races in the Butterfield Front Street Mile last night.Outerbridge, third behind winner Kahzi Sealey and Nirobi Smith-Mills last year, ran a determined race in cold, windy and rainy conditions to dethrone Sealey and claim victory in his final schools race. Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST An idea for investment to provide growth in exports Dear Sir,This year has broadened the opportunity next for the people of Bermuda if we so desire. A consortium of investors are, under the flag of BOPP, prepared to invest a large investment for us to develop an opportunity to harness some wealth for those who have felt left out of the growth field in Bermuda. This will create real... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Gun crime witnesses urged to come forward Police today urged the public to help with their investigations into a string of gun incidents.Investigators, who raided a Pembroke home yesterday in connection with a firearms incident near the Ambiance nightclub in Hamilton, said they still needed more assistance from people with information.A spokesman said this evening: "The... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:35:00 EST There is still a bit of goodness in this world Dear Sir,This is a message of thanks to some very kind souls.On Saturday, October 5, 2019, I tripped on an uneven pavement near Gibbons Company, Church Street. I fell flat to the ground, striking my head. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital where I was informed that I had received a very nasty gash on my forehead,... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST No magic pill to pay off debt Dear Dave,My wife and I made a resolution this year to pay off $20,000 in credit card debt we've accumulated. I want us to follow your plan, and live on a really tight budget. She wants us to use a debt consolidation company, like some of her friends have done. I'm really against her idea, but how can I change her mind?<b>-... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Pressure is on Bascome, says Headley Haroon Headley has cranked up the pressure on Nikki Bascome before his fight against Ryan Oliver at the Fairmont Southampton tonight, insisting: "He's holding the weight of the island on his shoulders."Headley, Oliver's trainer and manager, believes a second professional defeat for Bascome could spell the end of his boxing career and... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST No one gets rich by shunning lattes Managing your financial life requires following three rules:1, Spend less than you earn.2, Prioritise investing for your future.3, Figure out what matters and spend accordingly.If you follow these simple rules, you can ignore the rest of this column. Heck, follow just the first one and you can pretty much ignore... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Rangers reinstated into the FA Cup Southampton Rangers have been reinstated into the FA Cup after an arbitration ruling went in their favour, where they will play Dandy Town in the first round, the Bermuda Football Association has confirmed.The inaugural FA Cup finalists were kicked out of the competition and deducted a league point by the BFA for failure to pay their... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Darrell debut was start of thrilling ride Andre Lambe will retread the steps of an exclusive group of Bermudian boxers when he performs his first ringwalk as a professional at the Fairmont Southampton tonight.Just a few paces behind Lambe, as part of the southpaw's coaching team, will be former middleweight title contender Troy Darrell, the finest of the island's boxers to join... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Vasco won't be easy, says Hayward Jarreau Hayward, the St George's player-coach, expects a difficult outing when his side visit Vasco da Gama in the FA Cup first round at Bernard Park tomorrow.Despite beating them 5-0 in their previous meeting, the 36-year-old believes this will be a tougher match and his team are dealing with a host of injuries. "Vasco won't be... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, January 18, 2020 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF links under "Related Media". Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Lawyer under police investigation Police are investigating how a prominent lawyer acquired weapons from the Royal Bermuda Regiment, <i>The Royal Gazette</i> can reveal.The criminal inquiry is understood to involve the regiment's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley, who has been on leave since October, and barrister Justin Williams, whose... Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:01:00 EST Hamilton's largest solar installation It is hailed as the biggest solar panel installation in Hamilton, and it will generate estimated annual savings of up to 140,471 kilowatt hours each year for the operators of Richmond House.The projected electricity bill savings from the 276 photovoltaic modules are about $52,000 a year."Every company in Bermuda that has a large... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Mayweather: Bascome has to fight own fight ?Jeff Mayweather believes it is imperative Nikki Bascome avoids getting dragged into a tear up against Ryan Oliver when they meet in the main event at the Fairmont Southampton tomorrow night.Mayweather has reiterated the importance of Bascome fighting to his strengths and is confident he has the superior skills and ringcraft to overcome... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST From the drum: joy and healing Of one thing Kathryn Maroun is certain: sometimes you just need to bang on a drum.She started taking lessons last year after a traumatic period. Lyme disease halted her career as a professional fly fisherman and producer of <i>What A Catch</i>, an award-winning Canadian fishing show.In Bermuda, her house blew up - with... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Bermuda scores high on CFATF review Bermuda has secured an "excellent" endorsement from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, Curtis Dickinson, the finance minister, announced this morning.The review of the island started in March 2018, and Mr Dickinson said the high rating represented a "major... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:24:00 EST Olympic star talks about mental illness A three-times Olympic runner who has battled bipolar disorder asked people yesterday to drop stigma towards mental illness so they can help others tackle their mental health problems.Suzy Favor Hamilton explained that it could take a long time for someone to discuss their problems and it was even more difficult if they felt they would be... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Time to make strong links with St Kitts & Nevis Bermudians have been asked to forge strong links with St Kitts Nevis, the ancestral homeland for more than half the population.The call came as Louise Tannock, the honorary consul for the Caribbean nation, discussed the long association between the two countries at the Bermuda National Library.She said hundreds came from St... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Oliver misses catchweight at weigh-in Ryan Oliver has failed to make weight for his showdown with home-town favourite Nikki Bascome at the Fairmont Southampton tomorrow.When the pair weighed at the hotel last night, Bascome came in one pound under the catchweight limit of 145 pounds, but Oliver, the naturally bigger man, weighted in two pounds over.After talks between... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:51:00 EST Boat owners tell story of fire disaster A stunned charter boat owner said a fire that destroyed two boats in Dockyard had wrecked his business and cost him his home.Jesse Moniz, 24, said he had lived on board the <i>Aurelia</i> as well as operating the vessel as a charter and Airbnb vacation home. He added: "When you lose an asset like that, it's not as... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Right or not? Pondering the Rhodes well travelled In light of the news regarding Bermuda's 2020 Rhodes Scholar, I am forced to consider the legacy of Cecil Rhodes and whether it is reconcilable to accept an opportunity founded upon a legacy of genocide and colonialism. I post these thoughts not in direct response to any particular criticism - I have been overwhelmed with support - but to share... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Murder victim was 'lured by ex-girlfriend' A man stabbed to death more than 13 years ago was lured to his death by an ex-girlfriend, a Supreme Court trial was told yesterday. Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers are charged with the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings. The body of Mr Gibbings, 32, was found inside an apartment on Derwent Lane, in Devonshire, on October... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Immigration has everything to do with politics <i>"Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once."</i> <b>- Winston Churchill</b>For months, I resisted watching a very popular Netflix series by the name of <i>The Crown</i>. which follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, and the... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Ascendant shares fall 4.5% on BSX Shares of Ascendant Group Ltd fell 4.5 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading.The owner of power utility Belco fell $1.45 to close on $31 as 293 shares changed hands.Ascendant is awaiting approval from the Regulatory Authority for its $36-a-share proposed sale to Canadian company Algonquin Power and Utility Corp, a deal which... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:57:00 EST Pamper yourself at Spa Month Visitors and residents will be encouraged to pamper themselves next month with spas across the island to promise special deals.The offers come as part of the second annual Bermuda Spa Month, organised by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.A BTA spokeswoman said the inaugural spa month recorded almost 2,000 appointments, and that some... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:53:00 EST Local food gets boost from Restaurant Weeks An annual event designed to encourage dining out launched in style yesterday with a picnic at a historic rose garden.Restaurant Weeks 2020, organised by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, kicked off at the 300-year-old Waterville property in Paget with a luxury meal that paired food and perfume.Glenn Jones, the BTA chief experience... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:50:00 EST Bulk waste collection drive a hit Almost 200 loads of bulk waste were disposed of last weekend as part of an island wide clean-up effort, it was revealed today.The bulky waste cleanup, organised by the Ministry of Public Works and Keep Bermuda Beautiful, was designed to encourage the public to dispose of furniture, appliances, rubble and other large items... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:48:00 EST New paving for North Court Street A spokeswoman for the Corporation of Hamilton advised the public that Till's Hill on Court Street will be closed next week for road paving.The resurfacing will take place between North Street and Ewing Street from next Wednesday to Friday.A temporary road closure sign will be put in place on Monday.Motorists are advised to... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:40:00 EST Toddler was loose in drink-driver's car A man who admitted drink driving with an unrestrained toddler in the back seat of his car was sent to DUI Court today.The move came after Anthony Thomas, 58, pleaded guilty in Magistrates' Court to drink driving and driving while disqualified.The court heard that Thomas's car was seen by a police patrol to cross the centre line on... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:34:00 EST Show celebrates the beauty of black women Black Pony Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell and her first online exclusive solo exhibition: Collecting the Gaze. The beauty of black women is celebrated in this limited-edition print run by Gherdai Hassell. Her layers of mixed media materials combined with deft brushwork create sculpted portraits... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:12:00 EST Pupils explore ocean technology Pupils got a taste of cutting edge technology in an interactive workshop at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.Underwater robots, coding and game development were among the subjects explored on the Tools of Ocean Exploration event at the biological station in St George's yesterday.It came after the Mid-Atlantic Robots in... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:00:00 EST Road closures for Race Weekend The City of Hamilton reminds the public that road closures as well as car park closures will be in effect starting at 4:00pm on Friday, January 17th to accommodate the events associated with Bermuda Race Weekend.Front Street, between Spurling Hill and Par-la-Ville Road will be closed to vehicular traffic as of 5:30pm on Friday and will... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:44:00 EST Hurricane repairs at Clocktower Mall Five businesses have temporarily closed while repairs are made to the hurricane-damaged roof of the Clocktower Mall in Dockyard.A new roof is required for the Great Northern Storehouse within the mall after it was badly hit during Hurricane Humberto last September.The West End Development Corporation advised that the North Lawn... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:32:00 EST Girl, 14, now missing for a week Police have again appealed to the public for help to locate a teenaged girl missing for a week. Destiny Winters left the Brangman Home for girls in Smith's last Friday. Police said the 14-year-old CedarBridge Academy pupil had been spotted with an unknown male in the Flatts Village area at about noon on Tuesday. Destiny is... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:17:00 EST Liquor store guard released from hospital A security guard who was stabbed outside Carousel Liquors on Front Street on Wednesday night has been treated and discharged from hospital, police announced this morning.The 46-year-old man was assaulted by another man at about 8.15pm.Police continue to seek the suspect, described as about 5ft 5in tall, with a bald or shaved head,... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:52:00 EST Art exhibition marks 225th anniversary The City of Hamilton invites the public to an 'all things Hamilton' art exhibition opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall at 5:00pm on Friday, January 17th; another public celebration to recognize the 225th anniversary of the Corporation of Hamilton.A call for artwork was launched in November and more than 40 pieces of art... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:54:00 EST New executive director for Bermuda Festival A new executive director of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts has been appointed.Cindy Campbell has taken over from David Skinner, chairman of the festival, who held the post on a temporary basis since last April when TJ Armand quit the post.Ms Campbell said: "Performing arts are vital to a healthy society. Studies have... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Petite sirah on a winter evening Petite sirah is one of the world's least planted grapes, and there is probably more in California than anywhere else. First created in France about one hundred and fifty years ago from a cross between syrah and the almost extinct peloursin, it is sometimes referred to as durif, or petite syrah.Anthocyanins give vivid colour to... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Lengthening lives of phones and computers With tech products lasting longer than ever before, owners are increasingly relying upon businesses like CPR Cell Phone Repair Bermuda to keep their computers and mobile phones in good order.That is good news for Alex Jones, co-owner and store manager of the Washington Lane business, and his staff of ten full-time employees, one... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, January 17, 2020 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST First crypto captive sets up in Bermuda The world's first captive insurer to provide custody insurance for cryptocurrency assets has been set up in Bermuda.US cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has established the captive, named Nakamoto, to provide itself with insurance that has proved difficult to find in the commercial market.Captive insurers provide insurance to their... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Hood left to rue profligacy <b>Robin Hood 1 Devonshire Cougars 1</b>Robin Hood's Premier Division title aspirations took a dent as Devonshire Cougars snatched a late share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Goose Gosling Field last night.Aiming to replace North Village at the top of the standings, Hood came into the match two points adrift of their... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Security guard stabbed in Hamilton A security guard was stabbed outside of a Front Street liquor store, a police spokesman said yesterday.The guard, said to be a 46-year-old man from St George's, was stabbed several times in the body while on duty outside Carousel Liquors on Front Street in Hamilton.Emergency services were alerted to the stabbing incident around... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Evans building towards dream Rockal Evans has intensified preparations in the lead up to his Olympic Games qualifier in Miami, Florida.The Bermuda sailor is competing in the Finn class for the sole qualifying spot from the North American region for the Olympics in Tokyo this summer at the Hempel Sailing World Cup Miami, which starts on Sunday and runs until... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST Chamber to hold session on profitability The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is to hold a lunch-and-learn session about strategies to help businesses become more profitable.The chamber says the interactive and informative session, to be presented by Joyce Chesley Hayward CPA, will assist small and new business owners to identify profitable and unprofitable mindsets, identify money... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:00:00 EST