All Stories All Stories en-us Slain Connie remembered 40 years on An American woman raped in Bermuda 40 years ago has penned a letter to a schoolgirl sexually assaulted and killed only weeks after her own ordeal. Keri Ebright wrote a Letter to the Editor to mark the anniversary of the death of 11-year-old Connie Furtado, who was raped and strangled with her school tie in 1978 in a crime that shocked. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST ICO legislation set to be tabled next month The grass is not being allowed to grow under Bermudas ambitions to be a leading global player in the world of digital currencies and blockchain technology. Legislation related to ICOs, or initial coin offerings, is in train and is expected to be presented to Parliament next month. But while there is a sense of urgency, the island. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Perinchief returns in style Jah-Nhai Perinchief believes his long bout with injury may have been a blessing in disguise. The University of Arkansas jumper was forced to undergo extensive rehabilitation for a hip injury last summer. His troubles seemed to be behind him and he was given the green light to resume competing but suffered another setback after. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Living the dream Three friends toured Bermuda schools hoping to inspire young people to dream big. After six weeks, Hannah Eggen, Gianluca Gibbons and Denzil Nelson were just as inspired as the 800 students they spoke with. Budding cardiac surgeons, singers, footballers and piano players told them about their dreams. I learnt that Bermudas. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST ATV business owner welcomes island-wide input All of Bermuda deserves a say on controversial plans to run commercial quad bike tours in sensitive areas of the West End, one of the men behind the proposal said yesterday. Rudolph Buddy Hollis said Its a venture that is designed specifically to cater to a new tourist market and input from people from all over the island is. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Gay couple planning to leave Bermuda An about-turn on same-sex marriage is the last straw for Bermudian Joe Gibbons and his Canadian partner, Christopher Vee. The couple are in the process of buying a business in Canada, where they aim to settle later this year. Mr Gibbons said Weve been in a relationship for 15 years and married in Canada for three. We want to. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Charity in appeal for funding Family Centre will have to raise extra funds to cover the cost of its move from Charities House in Paget to King Street in Hamilton. Martha Dismont, executive director of Family Centre, said We have to raise another 150,000 on top of our budget. We have already received a wonderful donation but we will be going out to the public. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Tourist named after death in St Georges A 50-year-old tourist from New York who died after collapsing yesterday outside the Unfinished Church in St Georges has been named by police as Frank Marzocca. A spokesman offered condolences to Mr Marzoccas family, who are being assisted by a family liaison officer. Foul play was not suspected, but an autopsy is to be. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda Press posts 1.21m profit Bermuda Press Holdings Ltds annual net profit fell to 1. 21 million as an increase in revenue was eclipsed by rising operating expenses. The company, which owns The Royal Gazette, as well as commercial printing, real-estate and retail interests, said its board had decided to raise the quarterly dividend by 40 per cent to 7 cents per. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:10:00 EST The Budget its not cricket but then again it is When I read this years Budget in the relationship with the state of the economy and society, I had to fall back on my cricket analogies. The comparison I give would be that my opponent has declared at 350 and my team are on 110 and we just lost the fifth wicket. What do we do?If I were the captain, and recognising victory is the only. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Activist says more must be done for disabled Disabled people will need more protection in the workplace in the wake of a Budget sweetener to boost their employment prospects, a leading campaigner warned yesterday. LaKiesha Wolffe welcomed the Budget announcement that the employer portion of payroll tax for disabled employees would be cut. Ms Wolffe, who lost a leg four years. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Woman rescued from crashed car A woman had to be rescued from a car after the vehicle went over an embankment this afternoon. The Bermuda Police Service said it appeared the car was driven off Orange Valley Road, Devonshire, about 100m north of Jubilee Road, at about 3pm. A spokesman said The lone female occupant was extricated out of the vehicle and was. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:25:00 EST Man taken to hospital after morning crash A male motorcyclist was taken to hospital this morning after a two-vehicle crash in Southampton. A police spokesman said the collision happened on Middle Road, near the junction with Lighthouse Road, at about 8. 40am. He added Initial information suggests that a car and a motorcycle were involved. Apparently the male rider. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:15:00 EST Roban presents Budget overview for transport Details on the Bermuda Governments review of the airport redevelopment will be shared with the public shortly, transport minister Walter Roban said this afternoon. The assessment was declared finished last month, although a report was said to be nearing completion. Mr Roban also vowed a very aggressive campaign on changing the. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:29:00 EST Endangered tree planted in Hamilton park Pembroke Rotary Club has planted a critically endangered yellowwood tree in Queen Elizabeth Park. The tree is mostly found in the Ships Hill area of Harrington Sound and is the first of its kind to be planted in Hamilton. The club was responding to a call from Ian Riseley, the president of Rotary International, who challenged. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:43:00 EST Royal Gazette sponsors MS Amlin Triathlon ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt was announced today as a main sponsor for the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda. The event the second stop on the World Triathlon Series circuit will see Bermudian Flora Duffy, a world champion triathlete, compete on home soil for the first time as an elite athlete. Jonathan Howes, CEO of. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:19:00 EST Hope is all you really need if you move abroad Last week, I wrote an article about how I left my home in Russia and I took with me photos of beloved people and my fathers favourite painting. I was interested in what my Russian-speaking readers would take to a new life abroad if they left their homes for ever and could not take much. What would be most precious and memorable?I would. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Senators row over medical scan fee cuts A war of words broke out in the Senate yesterday over cuts in fees for MRI and CT medical scans. Andrew Simons of the One Bermuda Alliance said Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, had lied when she claimed the OBA ignored technical recommendations when fees for the procedures were slashed. Jason Hayward, of the Progressive Labour. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Smith backing Bermuda to qualify Bermudas trip to Argentina tomorrow will serve a dual purpose, qualifying for the regional ICC World Twenty20 finals and also helping the team prepare for the World Cricket League Division Four Tournament in Malaysia. The team will be joined by four overseas-based players Okera Bascome, Kamau Leverock, Chare Smith and Tre Manders, as. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST The evolution of the Bermuda market Since it emerged out of the liability crisis of the mid-1980s, Bermuda has faced many challenges perceived or real to its hegemony as the worlds pre-eminent offshore reinsurance market. Naysayers have long pointed to internal factors such as political risk, restrictive infrastructure and a high-cost operating environment as. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Remembering Connie Dear Sir,The following is a tribute to Connie Furtado, who was brutally killed 40 years ago today. Dear Connie, its been 40 years, but I remember you. I wear my Connie bracelet in your memory every day. The turquoise blue wristband reminds me of the beautiful Bermuda waters the C stands for Connie, of course. The bead that is. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Nagel and team forced to retire Emily Nagels involvement in the Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600 offshore race ended earlier than planned after she and her team-mates were forced to retire. The F4 foiling catamaran the Bermudian sailor and naval architect was competing on encountered electronic issues, forcing the team to drop out of the 600-mile classic around 11. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:01:00 EST Restrictions to be relaxed on new development Amendments to relax restrictions on development at upmarket resort Tuckers Point were approved in the Senate yesterday. The Tuckers Point Resort Residential Development Special Development Amendment Order 2018 is intended to provide flexibility for those who purchase lots on the property. Crystal Caesar, who started the debate in. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Core terms to watch in a tenancy agreement Tenancy agreements also known as leases can be in writing or if for less than three years can also be agreed orally. Oral agreements can be unwise, as there is no written record of terms and conditions. Oral agreements for less than three years have certain implied terms such as monthly rent in advance, tenant responsibility for utility. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Shares of One edge lower Shares of One Communications Ltd were one cent lower, or 0. 3 per cent, at 2. 99 after 10,000 were traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield Bank were down 15 cents, or 0. 33 per cent, at 45. 80. The Royal GazetteBSX Index was down 0. 14 of a point, or 0. 01 per cent, at. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:51:00 EST Former prison officer wins appeal for retrial A former prison officer convicted of smuggling drugs into Westgate Correctional Facility has won a Supreme Court appeal. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled that three convictions against Art Simons should be quashed. The judge did not dismiss the charges and ordered Simons to face a retrial in front of a different. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Deadline looms for Telford Mile The deadline is today for online registration for Saturdays 23rd Telford Electric Magic Mile races organised by Bermuda Pacers Track Club. The popular races are open to children aged four to 14 and they can be signed up on www. racedayworld. com. No entries will be accepted on race day and the deadline for form entries has already passed. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST How an ageing Graham approached his death Evangelist Billy Graham tackled the topic of death often and with surprising frankness for a man who made his living telling people the Good News of salvation in Christ. Graham died yesterday, aged 99. When Graham preached, he said that death was, of course, inevitable. Since no one knew when Christ would return, he said, everyone should. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Blue shark Merlin now off coast of Bermuda A shark tagged off the coast of Massachusetts has spent several days in Bermudian waters. Merlin, a 196lb male blue shark, was tagged by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in November. Since then, the 7ft 10in shark has been tracked swimming farther from the US coast. According to Ocearchs online global. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Warwick exceeded expectations Warwick Academy swimmers made history on their debut at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming amp Diving Championships in Pennsylvania last weekend. The 16-strong team from the schools swimming programme, which started last September, became the first team to compete at the event outside of the United States and did so in style after. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Saltus Grammar class of 2018 My name is ltbgtKaya Voglerltbgt and Im 17 years old. After graduating, I plan on taking a gap year and then hope to attend a university in Switzerland to study physics. Once I have my degree I am hoping to get a job in research. Outside of school, I play tennis and volunteer as a football coach. I am also a part of the. .. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, February 22, 2018 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Overseas option sought for casino transactions Overseas options are being explored to potentially handle Bermudas casino transactions, the new head of the gaming commission has revealed. Cheryl-Ann Mapp told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt that the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission is seeking advice from its counterparts abroad on alternatives to the islands three local banks,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Practical start led Hollis to 40-year career A longstanding employee of Bermuda Air Conditioning Ltd has discussed the changes he has encountered over the years and his desire for training and development to enable young Bermudians to enter the field. Vance Hollis, field supervisor, has been with BAC for 40 years. He started in the profession when he was 15 and still attending The. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Dream draw for Paget and Rangers A First Division team will reach the FA Cup final for the first time since 2007 after promotion chasers Paget Lions and Southampton Rangers were pitted against each other in the semi-final draw yesterday. It was the tie that both clubs and many neutrals wanted, with Rangers midfielder Quadir Maynard and Pagets Kevin Tucker breathing a. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Cole proves quite the island ambassador Sometimes you know what you want but you do not know the sacrifices you will need to make. Cole Simmons knew he wanted a career in hospitality long before he entered the workforce. After a fateful introduction landed him the role of concierge at The Loren, he took the accomplishment to get a spot at the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudian student killed in Britain A murder investigation has been launched by Nottinghamshire Police after Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old college student from Bermuda, was killed in England last week. Media reports said Lyrico succumbed to his injuries after an attack by a group of men. The teen, who lived in the town of Bulwell on the outskirts of Nottingham, was set. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Expert calls for new high-security clinic A mental health expert has called for a high-security clinic to treat criminals with psychiatric problems. Tiffanne Thomas, director of Therapeutic Consulting Services, said a specialist unit could better treat people with mental health problems who have been charged or convicted of serious crimes. Ms Thomas, who acts as an adviser. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Paget Primary embraces Black History Month Paget Primary School has been transformed into a museum to honour the achievements of black Bermudians. Classrooms are now exhibits celebrating achievements and contributions during Black History Month. Bermudas First Black History Museum recognises 11 individuals, including former professional footballer Clyde Best, ombudsman. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Best honoured to be recognised in museum Bermuda must do better at recognising the achievements of black Bermudians, according to Clyde Best. Mr Best told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt Thats something we have to improve upon. We have black Bermudians in all walks of life in all parts of the world that have done fantastic. If you dont know your history, youre not. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Putting Bermudians first betrayed by relaxation of 6040 I have said it in a previous opinion Strong opposition to PLP is needed and I will say it again, that when all is said and done, the Governments primary role is to allocate resources. I will also add to set the ground rules to determine. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Pearman happy to be in company of legends Teaching children about the historical contributions of Bermudians should start at home, Ombudsman Victoria Pearman said yesterday. Ms Pearman was one of several black Bermudians recognised yesterday by Bermudas First Black History Museum at Paget Primary School. Classroom 7 at the school on Ord Road was dedicated to Ms Pearman. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST PartnerRe shakes off catastrophe losses PartnerRe Ltd reported net income of 72 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 despite taking a 120 million hit from wildfires in California. The Bermudian reinsurer, which is owned by Italian investment firm Exor, said operating losses were 28 million for the final three months of last year. Net income received a boost from. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:33:00 EST Court, police station evacuated after alarm Magistrates Court and Hamilton Police Station were evacuated after an alarm this morning. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building and the police station to investigate at about 10am. Shortly before 10. 15am, people were allowed to return to work. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:00 EST Conference to focus on cyber-risk management Cyber-risk management is the focus of a new conference that will be staged in Bermuda. Experts in the field of cybersecurity and risk management are lined up for the event, among them Adam Segal, director of cyberspace and digital policy programme at the Council on Foreign Relations. Another planned speaker is Charles Dugas, of. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Chamber music at Austrian film screening The Menuhin Foundation Adult Quartet will perform at a screening of the Austrian film ltigtThe Last Salonltigt this weekend. The event will be hosted by Katarina Hoskins, the Honorary Austrian Consul of Bermuda, and the Bermuda International Film Festival Purpose Trust at the Hamilton Princess on Saturday. Charles Knights,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:37:00 EST Legal eye on the Budget payroll tax David Burt, in his recent Budget Statement, has announced plans to crack down on payroll tax abuse. The Premier gave the example of a partner in a law or accounting firm who might declare a notional salary of 200,000 but actually earn 1 million from their business. The Premier said that employers would be required to declare all income. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Camaraderie turns couch potatoes into winners Camaraderie, accountability, flexibility that is part of what makes Beat the Couch so successful. But the outcome of the ten-week beginners running programme relies on the effort of its participants. Last seasons winners of the Corporate and Friends amp Family cups weighed in on their experience as founder Catherine Burns prepared. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Spriggs to head co-operative business growth A new drive towards people-powered business is to be headed by the former Bermuda Economic Development Corporations small business expert, it was announced yesterday. Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, said William Spriggs will be the BEDC director of economic and co-operative development. Mr Simmons. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Hall quits Limerick to return home Bermudian goalkeeper Freddy Hall has left his Irish club Limerick FC for personal reason, the club confirmed yesterday in an article in the ltigtLimerick Leaderltigt. Hall had requested to leave the club for personal reasons, expressing his desire to return home to Bermuda. The Bermuda international joined Limerick in the. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Argus unchanged despite significant trading Argus Group Holdings Ltd saw significant trading on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, but the insurers share price remained unchanged. Argus closed at 3. 92 as 38,500 of the companys shares changed hands. Butterfield Bank gained 1. 08, or 2. 4 per cent, in New York Stock Exchange trading. The Royal GazetteBSX Index closed. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:46:00 EST Kevin Maybury, February 21, 2018 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Month that should not be in garden calendar On February 16, 1659 a cheque was used for the first time in Britain by a Nicholas Vanacker, to settle a debt. With only 20 square miles of land to appreciate, surely we should take advantage of our climate and maintain what we have left of natures bounty. For if not, like Mr Vanacker, we too will have to settle a debt to a future. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Family Centre prepares for King St relocation Family Centre is preparing to move into its new premises at the former Sunshine League House on King Street in Hamilton this week. In a statement, the charity described it as the biggest move in their 27-year history. The Sunshine Leagues headquarters, which provided a home for children for more than 50 years, was given to Family. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Try machine Doyling enjoying the rough stuff The Ariel Re High School League All-Star games take place at the North Field today, where Alex Doyling will no doubt showcase his tryscoring prowess again. The 17-year-old has been a points machine for the Warwick AcademyBermuda Institute side this season, and is set to play a big part for the Bermuda All-Stars college team at the Ariel. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Police patrols would curb bad drivers Dear Sir, My immediate reaction to the visitors observations in The Royal Gazette of February 16 concerning the confusing and dangerous aspects of riding on Bermudas roads, was that he hit the nail on the head. Instead of disputing the facts as pointed out by a person with no axe to grind or anything to gain, police inspector. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Green space created in heart of the City The site of a former house owned by the City of Hamilton is to become a nursery for baby trees. Work has started to turn the Par-la-Ville Road site into a mini-forest for young trees that will be transplanted to other sites around the City when they are tall enough. A spokeswoman for the City added that park benches would also be. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Florida massacre a case of unchecked bullying Dear Sir,Let us turn our thoughts from hatred and revenge to compassion, kindness and understanding. This poor little boy, Nikolas Cruz was innocently born free from sin 19 years ago. He was apparently so slashed and hurt, and scarred by spiteful, cruel words and teasing and being bullied, with no one to stand up for him,. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Youre never too old to get fit This week I took the opportunity to interview one of my clients, Karla Brookes. She is over 50 and has been training with me for the past seven years. As we get older, sometimes we think it is too late in life to begin a fitness routine. However, as you will see below, it never is. ltbgtWhen did you start. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST Hamilton Docks set to close for repairs Access to the docks in Hamilton is to be restricted for part of this week to allow for urgent repairs. Stevedoring Services Limited put in a request last year for three days of construction for critical resurfacing work to alleviate dangerous conditions, a company statement said. Repairs to asphalt on the docks will take place. .. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST