All Stories All Stories en-us Barbosa loses belonger appeal before Privy Council A man born in Bermuda in 1976 to non-Bermudian parents has lost his appeal in front of the Privy Council to be granted belonger status.Michael Barbosa, who with wife Christine had been in a legal battle with the offices of the Minister of Home Affairs and the Attorney-General since August 2015, has been told that although he is a British... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:44:00 EST Managing a pretend investment portfolio US capital markets were on another tear and another all-time high last week. But is it for real? Is it driven by exemplary corporate earnings and corporate buybacks, or by twitter news, tariff vacillations and puffery? The inverted bond yield curve has reversed, so maybe it is not time for another crash and recession. Who knows?... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST A passion for social justice Discussing issues and identifying solutions - that is the goal of the Peace and Social Justice Ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. The group will next tackle poverty in Bermuda and its chairwoman, Joanne Wohlmuth, is hoping people from across the island turn out to help. <b>How did you get started with the... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Former Court of Appeal president Zacca dies Sir Edward Zacca, the former President of the Court of Appeal, has died.Sir Edward, who served on the Court of Appeal for 18 years until his retirement in 2014, was reported today to have died in Jamaica after a short illness.He was 88.Paula Llewellyn, the Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica, told <i>The... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:53:00 EST Bermuda marks Remembrance Day Hundreds of people came out to honour war veterans and the fallen today as the island marked Remembrance Day.The crowds lined Front Street near the Cenotaph at Cabinet Office as the small band of surviving veterans marched on parade alongside soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment, and its Band Corps of Drums, the Junior Leaders,... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:22:00 EST Fitness boost through worldwide challenge On 10 July, more than 650 public officers, comprising 94 teams of seven, committed to improving their health and performance by participating in the Virgin Pulse 100 Day Global Challenge. Since then, they increased awareness of their nutrition, focus, sleep, balance, and activity. The teams also improved their physical and mental... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:25:00 EST Leverock looking for new club Danté Leverock is on the search for a new club after news emerged that he has left SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division outift Sligo Rovers.The Bermuda captain joined the top-flight side in December on a one-year contract, after leaving Estonian outfit Narva Trans. Despite making 22 appearances, scoring two goals, as... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:37:00 EST Expert to give child maintenance advice Mothers will be offered free advice on how to access child maintenance by an expert in family law on Wednesday.Cristen Suess is to present information and answer questions on the topic at an event hosted by the Women's Resource Centre.She said the seminar came after a number of people contacted her with similar queries, as well as... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:43:00 EST Hula hoop at community policing event Residents have been invited to join police for a community hula hoop event tomorrow.Litanya Smith, the Hamilton Parish constable, will host the activity in the car park of the Shelly Bay MarketPlace on North Shore Road from 11am.The Bermuda Police Service added: "All you need is a working waistline - we'll supply the hula... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:41:00 EST Covered veranda on the way for hotel A covered veranda that will offer shade and shelter for diners who want to sit outside to enjoy their meal or snack, is to be build outside the Crown Anchor restaurant at Hamilton Princess Beach Club.Construction begins tomorrow, and it is expected the new area will be ready for guests early in the new year.The... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:08:00 EST Dellwood pupils enjoy Spirit trip A group of schoolgirls who spent five days aboard sail training ship the <i>Spirit of Bermuda</i> set foot on dry land again on Friday.The Dellwood Middle School girls docked at Albouys Point in Hamilton after they sailed along North Shore with other crew members over the week.Kenya Smith-Woodley, 13, said: "It was... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:59:00 EST Warwick student stars in debate contest A Warwick Academy student won a spot at the world championships for public speaking after a star performance in a contest in the United States.McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, 16, claimed third place in the dramatic interpretation category of the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition in Massachusetts earlier this... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:53:00 EST Town put five past Hood in final <b>Dandy Town 5 Robin Hood 2</b>Dandy Town handed holders Robin Hood their first loss of the season in a seven-goal thriller to lift the Dudley Eve Trophy at Devonshire Recreation Club yesterday.The scoreline somewhat flattered Town in what was an evenly fought contest and remained wide open throughout and had Hood... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:05:00 EST Wreath for Bermudians laid at London ceremony A representative of Bermuda laid a wreath on behalf of the country at a remembrance ceremony in Britain for the first time today.Kimberley Durrant, the director of the government's London office, took part in the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in the UK capital.It was the first time representatives of inhabited... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 09:08:00 EST Wells notches ninth of the season Nahki Wells scored his ninth goal of the season in Queens Park Rangers' 2-2 draw at home to Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday.The Bermuda forward struck in the 25th minute, his seventh league goal of the campaign, with a neat finish to cancel out Britt Assombalonga's opener in the 23rd minute.Grant Hall headed... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:03:00 EST Lewis finishes eighth in 400 final Jessica Lewis finished eighth in the T53 400 metres final at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, yesterday.Lewis, who came fourth in the 100 final on Friday, posted a time of 1min 3.83sec in the 400 final, which was won by Catherine Debrunner, of Switzerland, in 56.74.Zhou Hongzhuan, of China,... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:01:00 EST Estwanik is the main man with 5K win The ups and downs of the undulating AXA Man on the Run 5K course did not trouble Chris Estwanik, neither did the intermittent rain as he chalked up his third victory in the men-only event.His finishing time of 15min 35sec was fast but did not trouble the event record of 14:52, which he set six years ago.Estwanik, 39, had been the... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:18:00 EST Evergreen Don remembers A veteran of the Korean War and the Suez Crisis, Donald Jolliffe has a tattoo on his arm designed to highlight the strict code of his specialist unit in Korea.Mr Jolliffe said: "It means 'death before dishonour' - that's why I don't want to break secrecy."Mr Jolliffe, 89, was speaking as he prepared for the annual Remembrance Day... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Police raid home of prominent lawyer Police seized items after raiding the property of prominent lawyer Justin Williams today.Officers spent several hours carrying out a search of Mr Williams's home on Point Shares Road, in Fairylands, Pembroke, after arriving at about 6.30am.A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said that they had also searched a boat connected to the... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:55:00 EST Spending is up but arrivals are down Tourist air arrivals have dropped 6 per cent compared with the same time last year, but spending in the sector went up, figures from the Bermuda Tourism Authority revealed yesterday.Reduced capacity and storms were thought to have affected the number of people that travelled to the island during the third quarter.The BTA added... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Marcelle Clamens (1953-2019) A Bermudian opera singer and teacher with an international reputation who nurtured the island's singing talent has died. Marcelle Clamens was 65.The mother of three who founded the Talent Explosion with her husband, Michael, was a lifelong singer who launched her career in 1990.A soprano trained at the University of Cincinnati... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Athletic Club to close after 35 years Members of a 35-year-old gym have been told that the fitness centre will close at the end of this month.The Athletic Club announced on Thursday that its clients' memberships will be transferred to Magnum Power Force Gym on Church Street, Hamilton, from December 1. Kym Herron Scott, TAC's owner, said she had decided to close down... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Douglas and Sykes win Open Pairs The Open Pairs Championship took place at the Bermuda Bridge Club last week and at the end of the two-session event, Alan Douglas and David Sykes finished on top, narrowly ahead of Marge Way and Misha Novakovic in second and first-round leaders Charles Hall and Tony Saunders in third.After the morning session, Charles and Tony had a... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Bloomberg eyes White House run Part-time Bermuda resident and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg could mount a last-minute challenge in the Democratic presidential primary race.Sources said that Mr Bloomberg, who owns a home in Tucker's Town and is a regular visitor to the island, was expected to file paperwork this week in Alabama - but that he has not yet... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Lightbourne forced into changes for Mexico Kyle Lightbourne, the Bermuda coach, has been forced to make three changes to his squad to face Mexico in their final group game in League A of the Concacaf Nations League against Mexico in Toluca.Missing from the 23-man squad are Tre Ming, Jaylon Harvey and Calon Minors."Calon can't make it because of school commitments and... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST The distraction of divisiveness Political leaders around in the world, especially in jurisdictions operating under democratic principles, too often are heavily involved with racial, ethnic, religious or political divisiveness, on a scale that overshadows efforts to do what is best for the people.Sadly, in the political arena, much of the world is in the grip of... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Pumas in hat-trick heaven The Classic Pumas sealed an impressive hat-trick of World Rugby Classic titles by retaining their crown with a 16-6 victory over Classic Springboks at North Field, National Sports Centre, last night.The tournament favourites overturned a 3-0 half-time deficit, with the boot of Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada proving pivotal, kicking 11 of his... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:01:00 EST Ascento imprisoned for threats A man who attempted to escape from court after he was remanded in custody on a string of charges was sentenced to a total of a year and eight months in jail yesterday.Howard Ascento, 31, pleaded guilty in Magistrates' Court to an escape from lawful custody and an assault on a police officer.The court heard that Ascento appeared in... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST More to be said on disenfranchised Azoreans Dear Sir,I write to comment on sentiments expressed by Wentworth Christopher in his Letter to the Editor, which echoes the same point that I have heard repeated by many - that Bermuda's immigration laws historically operated to penalise black people and favour Portuguese migrants. This narrative is wheeled out from time to time to... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Around the Churches, November 9, 2019 <b>TODAY</b><b>• Women Aglow Int:</b> Celebrate our monthly fellowship service with a light breakfast at 9.45am when the guest speaker will be Rev Dr Madeline Hayward of First Church of God, Angle Street. The theme will be "The Glory of God" based on John 11:40. A donation of $15 will be taken. For more... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Classic Springboks help clean up beach Shocked beachgoers yesterday found a beach beauty spot blighted by a burnt-out bonfire loaded with nails and broken glass.But rugby players from South Africa's Classic Springboks team in the World Rugby Classic pitched in to clean up Jobson's Cove, in Warwick.The players stepped in after fitness instructor Kelly Ingham discovered... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Lewis content despite missing out on medal Jessica Lewis said she is "happy" with the progress made en route to a fourth place showing in her T53 100 metres final at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai yesterday.The wheelchair sprinter finished just shy of the podium after crossing the line at the Dubai Club for People of Determination in 16.84 seconds. "I am... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Resist the urge to buy things you don't need Dear Dave,I've gotten out of debt before following your plan, but I always seem to fall right back in. I find myself spending more than I mean to whenever I go out shopping or running errands. I'm tired of all this, and I want to stop busting my budget and get control of my money once and for all. Do you have any... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Recycling bins available from Government Recycling trash cans are set to go on sale, the public works ministry announced yesterday.A ministry spokeswoman said the 140 litre "bins" for recyclable material cost $40 each and were limited to two per household.She added that garbage cans, earlier put up for sale, had now all sold due to an "overwhelming public... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, November 9, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Fishing to take back seat as winter looms It is almost over. Again. One would have to be oblivious to the decorations in the shops and on the streets that not just the fishing season, but the year is drawing to a close.The passage of cold fronts, lowered temperatures and drearier days accentuated by darkness falling so much earlier, all tells the tale. The fact that the... Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Healthcare reform warning A new pressure group of medical professionals warned patients could be at risk if the government rushes ahead with healthcare reform.Patients 1st Bermuda fears the number of under and uninsured residents would increase under the Bermuda Health Plan 2020.Members say patients' access to healthcare would be jeopardised, and that... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Dickinson on bright side to EU blacklisting Bermuda's temporary blacklisting by the European Union this year provided valuable lessons, Curtis Dickinson told an insurance industry audience yesterday.The Minister of Finance said the importance of regular engagement with the island's major trading partners had become clear from the episode.Bermuda was put on the European... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Boyles: Trophies will come for Town Devarr Boyles accepts unbeaten Robin Hood will be the favourites in the Dudley Eve Trophy final on Sunday, but is confident Dandy Town have the ability to inflict the first loss on their opponents this season.The Town coach is still looking to win his first trophy since returning to St John's Field last season when he helped them finish... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Word getting out about Plein Air Festival Some 23 artists visited the island last week for the Bermuda Plein Air Festival. Held biennially, the event stems from a humble offer 20 years ago.It was then that Jonah Jones opened up his garden, inviting fellow artists to paint there.Their meetings grew into Bermuda Plein Air, which today holds weekly painting sessions at... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Art exhibition to help at-risk youth An exhibition to encourage youngsters to express anti-violence feelings through art is a dream come true, a gallery founder said yesterday. Tom Butterfield, the executive director of the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, said that he was "really thrilled" by the <i>Why Art? Why Now? Anti-violence Artistic Expressions</i>... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST New teaching conduct committee for next year An organisation responsible for handling complaints about teachers could have a professional conduct committee in place by 2020, the education minister said yesterday. Diallo Rabain said that since becoming minister he had met with the Bermuda Educators Council to discuss "the need to improve their operations within the remit of the... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Happy 150th anniversary to West End Primary Former pupils at a Sandys primary school turned out to honour a milestone anniversary yesterday. West End Primary School hosted Alumni on Campus Day. The event was part of a weeklong celebration to mark the public school's 150th anniversary. Several alumni turned out for the event at the school on Scotts Hill Road to speak... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Ebbin set to defend national title Christian Ebbin will rest his title on the line at the Bermuda Open and National Optimist Championship, which starts tomorrow in the Great Sound.The 14-year-old Somersfield Academy student captured a maiden national title last year, reeling off ten-top three finishes, including six firsts.He is hoping to defend his crown competing... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:10:00 EST Where is the leadership on education? The Ministry of Education needs to urgently deal with the teaching conditions at Dellwood School, caused by a poorly planned merger with TN Tatem.The teachers at Dellwood School are continuing their work-to-rule and continue to feel stress caused by cramped quarters and lack of proper IT equipment, which would enable teachers to record... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Senators go head-to-head in C17 by-election Two senators are the lone contenders in the by-election on November 21 for Pembroke Central, the constituency left vacant by the death of sitting Progressive Labour Party MP Walton Brown last month.At the close of nomination day yesterday, the contest for Constituency 17 was down to Jason Hayward, of the PLP, and Dwayne Robinson, of the... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Separating the individuals from the issues A friend of mine once said to me that people tend to address or attack individuals when instead they should address or attack issues. Over the past few weeks, various personal and online discussions have helped to illustrate this salient advice.A few years ago, I wrote a few articles about growing up with persons whose parents were from... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Riders aiming to retain regional crown Local showjumping competitors are gearing up to defend Bermuda's championship title as the Caribbean Equestrian Association Regional Jumping Challenge returns to the National Equestrian Centre on November 16.The Caribbean Equestrian Federation (CEA) seeks to encourage equestrian sport within the Caribbean regions by the promotion of... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:15:00 EST Butterfield Bank shares up 1.2% Shares of Butterfield Bank improved by 40 cents, or 1.2 per cent, to $34 after 527 traded on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.In New York, the bank's shares were up one cent, or 0.03 per cent, at $34.19.Meanwhile, on the local exchange, 2,900 shares of One Communications Ltd changed hands but with no impact on the closing price of... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:08:00 EST Police hunt witnesses to assault Police made a fresh appeal for witnesses to an alleged assault on an off-duty police officer today.A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said there had been "on social media, a lot of comment from individuals identifying themselves as eyewitnesses" to the alleged assault at the Clearwater Beach car park last Sunday.Anyone with... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:30:00 EST Networking events for Bermudians in UK David Burt, the Premier, will attend two networking receptions in Britain this month.The Government of Bermuda's London Office has organised the events aimed at Bermudians living, working and studying in the UK.The first is at Hyatt Regency, Bridge Street, Birmingham, on November 28, from 7pm to 9pm.The second is at the... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:00:00 EST Cyber and protection gap highlighted at summit More than 250 delegates, many from overseas, heard from chief executives of the world's largest insurers and reinsurers at the PwC Insurance Summit yesterday.The event is now in its 14th year and was presented by the <i>Financial Times</i> and two of its leading journalists along with PwC insurance leaders. "We chose... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:55:00 EST Entertainers union looking for new members Bermuda Entertainment Union will try to recruit new members at an open mic event.Participants will be able to perform stand-up comedy, song, spoken word, instrumental music and dance at the Leopards Club next Friday, from 7pm to 9.30pm.People can also share their thoughts on the future of the entertainment industry, while members... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:47:00 EST PartnerRe profit rises to $216m PartnerRe Ltd made a profit of $216 million in the third-quarter, compared to a loss of $106 million for the same period last year.The Bermudian-based reinsurer reported net realised and unrealised investments gains of $41 million on fixed maturities and short-term investments, primarily due to decreases in worldwide risk-free rates, and... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:37:00 EST MSA observes Remembrance Day Pupils from Mount Saint Agnes Academy took part in a Remembrance Day prayer service today.John Rankin, the Governor, attended the event at the auditorium led by the Catholic Bishop of Hamilton, the Most Reverend Wes Spiewak, and principal Sue Moench.Pupils in the Bermuda Junior Regiment and police cadets wore their uniform as part... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:22:00 EST Spirit of Christmas starts early The Lions Clubs of Bermuda showed their traditional festive spirit as they launched a campaign to collect food hampers for needy families.The Christmas Spirit programme was kicked off for the 31st year at MarketPlace on Church Street, Hamilton, yesterday.Under the scheme, customers buy or bring tins of non-perishable food, which... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:02:00 EST Consultation on TN Tatem closure The Ministry of Education is announcing the launch of a consultation on T.N. Tatem Middle School. The Ministry is consulting on whether or not to close T.N. Tatem Middle School permanently.The consultation document is being sent to critical stakeholders and is available on the Ministry of Education website using the following link:... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:55:00 EST Festival of the Performing Arts line-up Jazz icon Dianne Reeves will be among the star artists at the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts next year.The Grammy Award winning American vocalist will be the featured international artist at the event which runs from January 17 to March 14.Opening international artists are the American cappella group Naturally 7,... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:03:00 EST Free fintech course open for students A free course on blockchain and fintech business is on offer from the Government's Fintech Business Unit.The course, in conjunction with the group BermudaChain, spans seven sessions between November 13 and 26.Hosted at ConnectTech on Cedar Avenue in Hamilton, the course concludes with a final examination.Students who... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:13:00 EST Hospital executives to reveal salary details Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has ordered hospital executives to disclose details of their six-figure salaries in the interests of "accountability and transparency".Ms Gutierrez said, in a decision issued yesterday, that the Bermuda Hospitals Board had to release information on the amounts paid to its executive team within... Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST