All Stories All Stories en-us Sex offender to be held at Co-Ed Part of the Co-Educational Facility has been redesignated as a hospital to block the release of a dangerous child sex offender. Merrick Seaman is to be held at the St Georges jail, which holds women prisoners and men aged 20 and younger, under the Mental Health Act because he cannot be detained in any of the islands hospitals on. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Watersports firm earns TripAdvisor accolade Somerset Bridge Watersports has earned a place in TripAdvisors Hall of Fame after achieving certificates of excellence for five consecutive years. The family-run business is now in its 30th year and provides waterskiing and jet-skiing options, kayak and boat rentals and tours and other water activities. To reach Hall of Fame status. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Wells available for important Bermuda games Nahki Wells insists he will always make himself available for Bermudas most important games and has not ruled himself out of any Concacaf Nations League qualifying matches. Bermuda have been without their most influential player for more than three years, with Wells missing crucial World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala in 2015 and an. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Laura celebrates centenary with family Laura Gaiton never thought she would live to see 100. She will celebrate the milestone today, with about 80 family and friends at Calvary Gospel Church in Southampton. The biggest change Ive seen in my life is the school system in Bermuda, said Mrs Gaiton, who found work as a maid after primary school. When I was a child you had to. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Somersfield plans 6m expansion A private school is to start a 6 million expansion programme this summer to widen its curriculum. Somersfield Academy aims to provide the full International Baccalaureate at the school, which was founded as a Montessori school in 1991. Carlos Symonds, principal of the Devonshire school, said that the IB diploma marked a natural. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Desperate mother faces bleak choice for son A poverty-stricken single mother of two said she faced the grim prospect of putting her six-year-old son in foster care because she could no longer cope. Antoinette not her real name said she struggled to get by on a part-time wage as a housekeeper. The 25-year-old shares a one-bedroom apartment with her infant son and her. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Daredevil completes round-the-island swim An actress took a bow yesterday after finishing a gruelling 31-hour swim around Bermuda. Sarah Eismann completed the 63-kilometre non-stop attempt at Gates Bay in St Georges on the day before her 40th birthday. Ms Eismann, from New York, said she was swollen and pruney but happy to have achieved her goal. She added That. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Famous may miss event no coach funding Some 3,315 needs to be raised by this weekend so that coach Rohaan Simons can accompany high jumper Sakari Famous to the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, next month. Famous is having her expenses covered by the International Amateur Athletic Federation, but the Bermuda National Athletic Association are hard-pressed. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST A bewildered world awaits The build-up to the one-on-one meeting between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had greater publicity than any blockbuster movie in recent times mainly because both have reputations for doing things their way, irrespective of basic rules of decency and respect. Trump is embroiled in numerous allegations that Russia. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST PLP is using Trump-esque tactics Simons An Opposition senator said a bid to have a Commission of Inquiry into a Government lawsuit against US medical group the Lahey Clinic was a Trump-esque attack on political opponents. Andrew Simons said I found that a bit unsettling in that it seemed to be a Trump-esque attack on political opponents through the use of inquiries and. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Belco signs deal to fund new power station Belco has signed a 107. 5 million financing deal to fund the construction of the new North Power Station. The utilitys parent company Ascendant Group Ltd said in a statement issued by the Bermuda Stock Exchange that both loans had been arranged by HSBC Bank Bermuda Ltd and HSBC Securities USA, Inc. The financing includes a. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:26:00 EST Hill puts education before Blue Devils chance Jahquil Hill has severed ties with the Oakville Blue Devils, The Royal Gazette can reveal. The Ontario League 1 champions announced on June 1 that the Bermuda goalkeeper had been added to their squad for this season. However, Duncan Wilde, the Blue Devils head coach, confirmed yesterday that Hill has left the. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST The neighbourhood grew around Cardozas not the other way around Dear Sir,Regarding the June 14 article headlined Burch clash with garage owner caught on video, we would like to comment on a statement made by Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch during the confrontation with Mark Sousa of Cardozas Garage. We support Colonel Burchs efforts to address the longstanding concerns of the neighbourhood. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Courts adopt bench book to ensure equality Island courts have adopted new guidelines in a bid to ensure equality. The bench book is intended to equip the courts to deal with cases where a persons differences could put them at a disadvantage. A spokeswoman for the court service said Traditionally, it was assumed that treating persons appearing in court equally simply meant. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Fireminds wins fourth Microsoft partner award Fireminds has won the 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Bermuda for the fourth consecutive year. The IT consulting firm was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Michael Branco, CEO. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:01:00 EST Employment income rose 93m in 2017 Employment income in Bermuda jumped by almost 100 million last year, with international business, construction and public administration seeing notable rises. The figures were released by the Bermuda Government in its Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics covering the fourth quarter, and also including full-year totals. Total employment. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:27:00 EST Stamp of approval for iconic bag Iconic Bermuda bags with cedar handles are featured on a new commemorative postage stamp issued today. The Bermuda Post Office has issued a stamp series with the 1970s fashion item a popular gift item for decades. A Post Office spokesman said The bag gained name recognition to rival that of Bermuda shorts. It became so. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:00:00 EST More than 100 buses cancelled A total of 110 bus routes have been cancelled this evening, the Government has announced. A full list of the cancellations can be found here. The cancellations come amid a work-to-rule by Bermuda Industrial Union members that began last week. The Government announced that 65 morning. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:18:00 EST Free health screenings The Department of Health announces the return of its popular and free health screenings initiative Taking it to the Streets starting tomorrow. Last year, the nurses held the free health screenings across the island, screened more than 350 people and referred 126 for additional medical assessment. Persons were referred because. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:18:00 EST Celebrity golf tournament The 2018 Bermuda Fashion Festival is a few short weeks away. This year the Festival will be hosting a Celebrity Golf Tournament in partnership with JetBlue to be held at the beautiful Turtle Hill Golf Club at the Fairmont Southampton. The tournament will take place on Tuesday, July 10th with registration at 800am followed by a shotgun start at. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:10:00 EST Judge overturns mans sex conviction A man convicted of two sex offences against a schoolgirl has had his conviction overturned by the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ruled the magistrate failed to explain why he did not doubt the victims story after he found one of three allegations was false. But the man who cannot be named for legal reasons is still. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Stop and look up at the beautiful art in the sky I love clouds! And most of all, I love Bermuda summer clouds! I spend each evening watching the tall and stately procession of formations. They glide above the calm waters of the Great Sound like an armada of ships from times past. Coloured by the setting sun, they reflect the passion in my heart for this far-flung island. Here I am in. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Holiday noise no walk in the park Dear Sir,This letter is in reference to the June 18, 2018 party at Bernard Park. I would like to make a complaint about the noise that was ear-piercing and house-shaking from 3am to 8am. Not only was it extremely inconsiderate, but I am sure there must be a law against playing such loud music that late. If a special permit. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, June 21, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Funworx ventures into electric scooter tours Funworx, which has a pop-up location at Gombeys Restaurant and Bar in St Davids, is providing electric scooter tours to guests. The company rents watersports products as well as their newly URB-E electric scooters, which can be used for scavenger hunts, birthday parties and guided tours. The business started the East End pop-up. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Butterfield falls 1.3 in New York There were no trades on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, but Butterfield Banks US-listed shares slid 1. 3 per cent. The banks shares closed at 47. 65, down 63 cents, on the New York Stock Exchange. The Royal GazetteBSX Index remained on 2,723. 21. The BSX Insurance Index shed 19. 13 points to fall 1. 07 per cent to 1,776. 41. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:29:00 EST Business should be ready for a hard Brexit When European Union heads meet at the end of this month, they are likely to issue a warning to bureaucracies and firms to step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit, also known as a hard or cliff-edge Brexit, because thats where things appear to be heading in the talks between the European Union and Britain. At this point, its. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST DeSilva backs Drive for Change campaign ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigts Drive for Change campaign has helped change the public narrative on road safety, former Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva has said. Mr DeSilva added Its raised national awareness and drawn interest from people that perhaps werent as alive to the subject before. He said tougher measures. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST AIG to acquire Ellipse from Munich Re AIG Life Ltd, a UK subsidiary of AIG Life amp Retirement, has agreed to acquire Ellipse, a specialist provider of group life risk protection in the UK, from Munich Re. In a statement, American International Group said Ellipses group protection capabilities, which include life, critical illness and income protection products, along. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST KPMG offers new 20,000-a-year scholarship KPMG in Bermuda has a new scholarship to be awarded to a Bermudian university student interested in pursuing a non-accounting career with the company. The scholarship will provide assistance towards the completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a business-related subject, and will be offered in addition to the existing KPMG. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudian held after US extradition request A 62-year-old Bermudian was held yesterday in connection with an extradition request from the United States. Paul Martin appeared in Magistrates Court after he was arrested under a provisional warrant. Loxly Ricketts, Crown prosecutor, told the court that Martin had pleaded guilty to vehicular assault in the second degree in. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Harvards double-edged sword on diversity issues Rule No 1 of successful litigation find yourself a sympathetic plaintiff. The anti-affirmative action activists behind the present lawsuit charging Harvard University with racial discrimination in undergraduate admissions have certainly checked that box. They allege that Harvards quest for diversity ends up harming not qualified. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bromby claims victory on return to Star Class Peter Bromby made a triumphant return to the International Star Class at the combined Tomahawk Regatta and 12th District Championship in New Jersey earlier this month. The Bermudian skipper and crew Grant Jeffrey topped the four-boat Tomahawk Regatta fleet also boasting 2013 World Star Class champion John MacCausland. Bromby and. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST XL Catlin links up with Bamboo Insurance XL Catlin and new insurtech-focused programme administrator, Bamboo Insurance, have entered into an underwriting agreement to provide property insurance in California. Bamboo Insurance was founded by John Chu, who has worked in the property and casualty insurance sector for 25 years. He said As the industry has evolved over the years,. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST BEDC lunch and learn seminar on microloans Entrepreneurs and those aspiring to create their own business are encouraged to attend a free lunch and learn seminar to find out more about accessing microloans from the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation. The seminar will be next Wednesday, June 27, from 12. 30pm to 2pm. The BEDC has allocated funds to facilitate small loans. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Former teacher Called to the Bar A teacher-turned-lawyer said she hoped to make the same kind of difference to peoples lives in her new career. Sharon Rampersad-Ible was speaking as she was Called to the Bar on Friday before Chief Justice Ian Kawaley. Ms Rampersad-Ible, who taught English language and literature at CedarBridge Academy and Berkeley Institute from. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Local pair cross the line Local yachts Nasty Medicine and Bermuda Oyster both completed the 51st Newport Bermuda Race yesterday. Dr Stephen Sherwins Corby 41. 5, Nasty Medicine, crossed the finish line off of St Davids Lighthouse under the cover of darkness at 337am followed by Paul Hubbards Oyster 435, Bermuda Oyster, nearly six hours later at. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Teacher banned for drink driving A 49-year-old teacher has been banned from the roads for 18 months for drink driving. Dwight Jackson, from Hamilton Parish, pleaded guilty at Magistrates Court yesterday to providing a breath sample above the legal limit. The court heard that Jackson was pulled over by police on Palmetto Road, Pembroke, after he overtook a police. .. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST DeSilva remain vigilant on gangs Bermuda should not get complacent over a lull in gang violence, the outgoing police commissioner has warned. Michael DeSilva said it is not a time to be lulled into a false sense of security and said the social problems at the root of gangs needed to be confronted. Mr DeSilva added Gangs have not been eradicated they are. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST BCAA sees benefits from relocating UK office Switching its UK office from London to Farnborough Airport, about 40 miles southwest of the capital city, is bringing benefits for the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority. A big advantage is being in the aviation environment. Farnborough Airport is the largest business airport in the UK, said Thomas Dunstan, director-general of the. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda gunning for glory in Surinam The Bermuda basketball team have unveiled their secret weapon for the Fiba AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre-Qualifier, which starts in Surinam on Sunday. The Bermuda Basketball Association has acquired two state-of-the-art shooting machines, called The Gun, and the players have been getting full usage out of them as they look to fire their. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST How I beat the baby blues Latisha Lister-Burgess thought she would be thrilled after her son, Quinton, was born, but she was not. He demanded food every 45 minutes and cried a lot, for no apparent reason. For the first three months she struggled to feel a connection. One night, completely spent, she cursed at him and then was swamped with guilt. He seemed. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Goslings sues CFO over unauthorised payments Rum maker Goslings has sued its chief financial officer, accusing her of making more than half a million dollars in unauthorised transactions during a three-week period in March. Goslings Ltd and Goslings Export Bermuda Ltd filed a complaint against Trudie Ottolini at the Supreme Court on May 16. Goslings said in its writ that Ms. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermudians arrested on terror charges in UK Two Bermudian men have been arrested on terrorism related charges in Britain. Bermuda Police Service confirmed the pair, who have been living in the UK for a significant period of time, were arrested after UK authorities were alerted to a residence in Whitefield, Bury, Greater Manchester on June 4. The two men were remanded into. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Governor will follow Somerset Cricket Clubs wishes The Governor yesterday said he would follow the wishes of Somerset Cricket Club over the presentation of the Cup Match trophy. John Rankin spoke after Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, told the House of Assembly on Friday that the Queens representative in Bermuda should not present the cup to the winners of the. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Furbert defends bus service work-to-rule The president of the islands blue-collar union said yesterday that bus staff should not be disciplined after the service ground to a halt on Monday. Chris Furbert insisted There should be no repercussions. The Bermuda Industrial Union leader said that employees would have been paid extra for work on Monday because it was a public. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST No comments on sale of Florida lottery tickets Government House has stonewalled a question about whether it knew the sale of American lottery tickets in Bermuda was branded a potential breach of numerous laws in the United States by a top American gambling lawyer. ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST They say name-calling doesnt hurt but it does When I was growing up, the phrase sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me was often recounted as a taunt in response to words. I have come to realise that this term is untrue. Words can and do hurt. Words can be used to discriminate to deny other persons positive human qualities. I want to discuss how we. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Actress attempts around island swim An American actress and swimming instructor is expected to complete the challenge of a lifetime today by swimming around the island. Sarah Eismann, from New York, set out on the 65km swim at sunrise yesterday and said she hoped to complete her voyage in St Georges today after up to 40 hours in the water. Ms Eismann said I. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Revisiting the magic provided by Duffy Dear Sir,Once again, I write your column with warmth and joy in my heart for my love for my island of Bermuda and for my fellow residents. Like many Bermudians, and our fellow residents, I was on Front Street to view our own wonder girl, Flora Duffy. What a treat we all had watching history for Bermuda happen before our. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Raft Up organiser promises underwater cleanup The organiser of the Shelly Bay Raft Up at the weekend has said he will look at better trash disposal and a clean-up team for water-based parties for future events. Jason Sukdeo, who organised several events over the National Heroes Weekend, was speaking after an online video of a snorkeller who collected three trash bags of bottles and. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Police officer injured in crash A police officer was injured this evening after his police van crashed into a pillar. A police spokesman said the drivers injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Police and other emergency services attended the incident on the Middle Road, Upland Street area in Devonshire. The crash happened about 4. 30pm. The officer. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:40:00 EST Union to meet on bus dispute Bermuda Industrial Union leaders are to meet members tonight after earlier talks set up to end a dispute in the bus service, a Government representative said this afternoon. A spokesman for the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs said After useful discussions, union leaders are expected to meet tonight with members of the Bus. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:50:00 EST Burnley drawn against Aberdeen Nahki Wellss Burnley will face Scottish Premiership runners-up Aberdeen in the second qualifying round of the Europa League next month. The English Premier League side travel to Pittodrie on July 26 before hosting Derek McKinness outfit at Turf Moor on August 2. Burnley finished seventh in the top flight last season to secure. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:47:00 EST Smith encouraged by solid performance Tyler Smith finished 30th in the Grand Prix de Triathlon in Dunkirk, France, last weekend. Smith, racing as an under-23 competitor for the EC Sartrouville team, competed in an open male division including 96 starters. Luis Vincent, of France, ranked fifth in the International triathlon Union, was the overall winner. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:46:00 EST You can hate Putin but love the World Cup The football World Cup has barely started, but it has already created a moral dilemma for some. Ukrainian artist Andriy Yermolenko made a series of alternative promo posters for the World Cup now unfolding in Russia, replete with blood, skulls and dead babies. Theyve gone viral in Ukraine, but Ukrainian state TV still broadcasts the World. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST PLP MPs back inquiry into Lahey Clinic case The Premier has signalled his support for a Commission of Inquiry into former attorney-general Trevor Moniz and the handling of a Government lawsuit against US medical group the Lahey Clinic. Zane DeSilva, a Progressive Labour Party backbencher and former minister, asked for a Commission of Inquiry in the House of Assembly on. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Youngsters ready for Chicago challenge The Bermuda junior mens volleyball team finally get to put two years of training into practice this weekend when they travel to Chicago for the Asics Boys Summer Challenge. Mark Hamiltons young charges were scheduled to compete at the East Caribbean Volleyball Association Invitation tournament in Sint Eustatius next month, but it has. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST BFM reports 3.1m profit for first quarter Hurricane and storm losses brought record claims for BFampM Ltd last year and their impact continued to be felt by the company in the shape of higher reinsurance costs during the first quarter. The company has reported a net income of 3. 1 million for the first three months of the year, down from 6 million in the same period last. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Ascendant Group up 0.9 Shares of Ascendant Group were up 15 cents, or 0. 9 per cent, at 16 after 1,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. There was also trading in 280 shares of Butterfield Bank, and 1,500 shares of Argus Group Holdings, but with no change to the closing prices of either stock. On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of Butterfield. .. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:40:00 EST