All Stories All Stories en-us Union teachers back in school tomorrow A mass sick-out by schoolteachers closed public schools across the island today. But instructors will be back in the classroom tomorrow, a union representative confirmed this afternoon. Anthony Wolffe, vice-president of the Bermuda Union of Teachers, confirmed that job action taken today would not continue tomorrow. Mr. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:32:00 EST Conflict gobbles up managers time Conflict is rife in the modern workplace and it is impacting the bottom line of many organisations. Paul Loftus, an organisational psychologist, said the average manager spends up to 30 per cent of his or her time resolving conflict at work. Montreal-based Mr Loftus is visiting the island next week to lead a series of seminars for. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Ten-man X-Roads left fuming ltbgtX-Roads 1 Robin Hood 2ltbgtX-Roads were left fuming over the sending off of midfielder Tymon Daniels right on half time as they lost first place in the Premier Division with their first defeat at Garrison Field yesterday. Daniels was already on a yellow card for a foul in the 35th minute and when he fouled Lejaun. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Practice makes perfect Jackson Spurling still remembers his first violin recital. He was 5, and so small he plucked the instrument with his fingers. I never used a bow, he said. And I was so nervous. Now he is 17, but he still gets a little anxious despite having performed many times with the Bermuda School of Music and the Saltus Senior Orchestra. .. . Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Police identify shooting victim A 33-year-old man was shot dead outside his home in Pembroke today. Police believe a lone gunman waited outside Paul Johnsons Rambling Lane home and shot him several times as he tried to enter at about 3am. A 21-year-old man was later arrested in connection with Mr Johnsons murder. Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford told a. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:22:00 EST Obesity the hidden costs From funeral homes to hospital beds, the islands obesity crisis exacts a growing toll beyond the impact of chronic disease. According to the Bermuda Hospitals Board, a fully equipped bariatric hospital room costs 35,000 more than a standard, with six installed in the new acute care wing. The Bermuda Governments Health in Review. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Frederick Penny Bean 1936-2018 Frederick Penny Bean, the first Bermudian-born constable promoted to Commissioner of Police, has died at age 82. During his 34 years of service, Mr Bean earned the Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service, awarded to him after the Chief Justice at the time commended him for disarming an armed robber. Mr Bean joined what was. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Young Achiever Ethan honours family name Ethan Fubler is only 17, but looking forward to completing his Associates Degree in Business Administration from Bermuda College next year. The keen student has won recognition at every CedarBridge Academy annual prize giving since he entered the school. Ethan credits his achievement in part to the standards set by his seven older. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Waterfront Christmas for Hamilton boat parade Thousands of revellers celebrated the Christmas season the Bermuda way on Saturday as Hamilton hosted the Christmas Boat Parade. Spectators lined Front Street and Albuoy's Point, enjoying a line-up of impressively lighted boats and festive music. Donald Wray, from New York, said the event was a pleasant surprise. He said. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Bus service interruption today Buses could soon start to run earlier after negotiations between the Department of Public Transportation and the Bermuda Industrial Union. The Government said the possibility is to be discussed at a meeting this morning, which will bring the bus service to a halt for two hours between 10. 30am and 12. 30pm. A Department of Public. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST A celebration of human rights Today, the United Nations Human Rights Day, is special in that it marks the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. That iconic document was finalised in 1948, a few years after the conclusion of the devastation of the Second World War. That tragedy caused the death of millions, demonstrating gross inhumanity on the part of. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Last defendant denies role in Steede murder A 17-year-old has denied having any part in the murder of Bermudian Lyrico Steede. The male, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said he was not in the park where Mr Steede was fatally stabbed. He said he had lost his phone found in the taxi allegedly used by his co-defendants on the night of the murder weeks before the. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST The Catholic Churchs future depends on true confession The only thing that can save the Roman Catholic Church in America is the truth, and the truth is going to hurt. This is the choice facing the ecclesial establishment, which must decide either to release its vast records related to clergy sexual abuse, or wait for state and federal investigations to deprive them of those documents by force of. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares down 3.3 Butterfield Bank shares fell by 1. 15, or 3. 3 per cent, to 34 on The Royal GazetteBSX Index after 1,330 traded. On the New York Stock Exchange, the banks shares were down 32 cents, or 0. 91 per cent, at 34. 78On the local exchange, a total of 1,749 shares of Ascendant Group were exchanged, but with no change to the closing price. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:31:00 EST Argus Group reports earnings of 10m Argus Group Holdings Limited has made a profit of 10 million for the six months to the end of September. This compares with a loss of 2. 3 million for the same period last year. While welcoming the performance Alison Hill, chief executive officer, said the company remains concerned about the sustainability of the healthcare system in. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:34:00 EST Bermudians dominate podium in Florida There was a Bermudian clean sweep of the podium in a day of impressive displays for the islands contingent at the Key West Florida Triathlons and Duathlons event at the weekend. Battling against hot weather and extremely rough seas, Bermudian athletes dominated the Olympic-distance womens 40-44 age group by taking the top three places. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:07:00 EST East End pays tribute to ambassador Anderson Phillip Phoopa Anderson, a councillor for the Town of St George and an ambassador for the East End, has died at the age of 58. Mr Anderson was a fixture of the Olde Towne, running the Visitor Information Centre on Kings Square and leading tours around the area. Kevin Dallas, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said Mr Anderson. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:04:00 EST Bermuda Under-19 side target top four The Bermuda Basketball Associations Under-19 team are targeting an improved performance in their second appearance in the Heartlake Winter Classic in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Having appeared at the same tournament last year, the Bermudian team will be one of eight sides battling it out against one another between tomorrow and. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:59:00 EST Wilson needs your votes The Bermuda Paralympic Association are calling on the public to vote for Steve Wilson and help him to be crowned Americas Paralympic Committee athlete of the month. The inspirational Boccia athlete received his nomination after his eye-catching performance at the Buenos Aires Regional Open in Argentina, where he upset the odds by. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:55:00 EST Pensions rise from January Seniors are expected to see an increase in their pensions after MPs backed a rise in payments. Legislators supported raising the amount by 1. 4 per cent although Opposition members claimed the rate was embarrassing. Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, presented the Contributory Pensions Amendments of Benefits Order 2018 to. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:46:00 EST Seven arrests for impaired driving Seven motorists were arrested for impaired driving during roadside sobriety checks over the weekend. The tests took place from Friday night until early yesterday morning in Hamilton Parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget and Southampton. A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said The main objectives of the road sobriety checkpoints,. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:20:00 EST Zebras snatch late winner ltbgtPaget Lions 0 PHC Zebras 1ltbgtCecoy Robinsons dramatic last-minute winner spared visiting PHC Zebras the blushes against Paget Lions in a scrappy affair at Southampton Oval yesterday. Just when it seemed as though Paget had done enough to earn a share of the spoils, the Zebras captain drilled a low shot past. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:01:00 EST Some tasks of islands top doctor shifted Bermudas chief medical officer is to be released from routine administrative tasks under new legislation approved on Friday by MPs. Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, said requirements for the job had included wholly inappropriate tasks. These included oversight of the storage of manure, which she said was best transferred to. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:42:00 EST Road crash caused delays on Friday Two vehicles were damaged and towed away after a crash in Sandys. Police said a car travelling east in the Scaur Hill area of Somerset Road crashed with another car exiting Lantana Road at about 7. 20pm on Friday. The eastbound vehicle hit a wall and went over an embankment. Emergency crews attended but no one was. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:20:00 EST Burt upbeat after Nottingham visit Many Bermudians plan to return to the island after completion of their studies in Britain, David Burt said Friday. He told the House of Assembly I was honoured to see Bermudians still very much connected to their home and remaining in contact with Bermudians across the UK supporting each other on a daily basis. What was most. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Women are centre stage for Bermuda Festival ltigtIn the wake of #MeToo, women are finally being portrayed as what they always have been pillars of strength. It is fitting therefore that next years Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts should include a number of shows with strong female leads. Lifestyle spoke with singer-songwriter Heather Nova and actresses Rebecca Faulkenberry. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Concert promoter puts tickets on blockchain Tickets for a concert featuring top soca stars will be available on a blockchain-based system for the first time in Bermuda. This months Syzygy Festival, with an all-star soca and reggae line-up including international headliners Bunji Garlin and Sizzla Kalonji, has signed up Canadian-based technology company Eventchain to sell tickets,. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Storm force gusts overnight Storm force gusts are expected to hit Bermuda overnight, the national security ministry warned. Residents were asked to take extra care outside in the morning as the streets could be strewn with debris. The ministry said a low pressure system around the island meant gales with storm force gusts were forecast. A statement. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:01:00 EST Aon appoints Seth to leading role Anup Seth has been named as global leader, underwriting solutions for Aons captive and insurance management names. In a statement, Aon in response to the continued convergence of the commercial reinsurance and insurance linked securities markets, it has realigned its organisational structure to support future growth. John English,. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:56:00 EST DeSilva softens tone on revenue guarantees Revenue guarantees paid to airlines should be a shared responsibility, the tourism minister has said. The move is an apparent softening of the line Zane DeSilva took in the House of Assembly last month when he insisted airport operators Skyport should foot the bill for the cash paid to airlines. Mr DeSilva said last week that. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Town deny Trojans ltbgtSomerset Trojans 2 Dandy Town 2ltbgtSomerset Trojans and Dandy Town settled for a point a piece after playing out a 2-2 draw at Somerset Cricket Club yesterday. Town started the game brightly and were up within three minutes when Kwame Steede popped up at the back post to steer home a diagonal ball from KWonde. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Ratings upgrades for Axa XL Axa XL, the property and casualty, and specialty risk division of Axa Sa has had its financial strength rating and long-term issuer credit rating of its core insurance and reinsurance companies upgraded by AM Best and Standard amp Poors. AM Best has upgraded the FSR to A from A and the long-term ICR to aa- from a of the. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Wedderburn leaves Bermuda Health Council The chief executive of Bermudas health watchdog has stepped down, it was announced Friday. The Bermuda Health Council said Tawanna Wedderburn had left the job she had held for three years. The health council added it would announce the appointment of an acting CEO soon, who will serve in the post until a new chief executive can be. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Boulevard squander three-goal advantage ltbgtBoulevard 3 North Village 3ltbgtBoulevard had to settle for a share of the spoils after surrendering a three-goal against North Village against Lords yesterday. Boulevard got things going in the eighth minute courtesy of a strike from Khiry Easton after he slot past Village goalkeeper Tahj Bell. Three minutes later,. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Macro concerns on rates and deals Market volatility has increased markedly over the past two months. There are several macro concerns fostering consternation and a concern among investors. Here are a couple to consider with some narrativeltbgtPowell Powers AheadltbgtThe market has become increasingly apprehensive about the pace of rate hikes. If one. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Moniz hits back at Burch on affordable housing An Opposition backbencher has hit back at insulting and disparaging statements about him by the public works minister. Trevor Moniz said Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch had attacked him and the One Bermuda Alliance last month and accused the former government of cutting back an affordable housing project in Dockyard. Colonel Burch. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST James claims title in Vancouver Bermudas Vanessa James and her partner Morgan Ciprs produced a mesmerising performance to take pairs victory at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the weekend. The pair who represent France, skated to Wicked Game and The Last Feeling in their free skate as they came from behind and improved their. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Rangers hammer Colts Jarazinho Bassett scored four and Cardel Henry three to guide unbeaten leaders Southampton Rangers to a 8-1 win over Devonshire Colts at Southampton Oval yesterday. Also on target for Rangers was Donte Brangman. Colts pulled one back through Jahzion Talbot-Thomas late on. Somerset Eagles also remain unbeaten after a 4-1 win over. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Estwanik shows winners edge Chris Estwanik and Martina Olcheski-Bell finished the year as they started it winning. The pair were crowned champions of the BAC Jingle Bell 5K yesterday, 11 months after winning the mens and womens titles in first road race of the year, the Gosling to Fairmont Southampton 7. 2-mile event. Estwanik also participated in the. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Man attacks girlfriends mother over parking A man who attacked his girlfriends mother in a dispute over a parking space will be sentenced in Magistrates Court next month. Magistrate Maxanne Anderson heard Evan Lambert, 42, pinned Gloria Franklin to a mattress, choked her and threatened her with his fist, on the second day of Cup Match, August 3. Ms Franklin shouted at Lambert,. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Teen charged with 25,000 jewellery theft An 18-year-old man denied the theft of 25,700 in jewellery from a Smiths house at Magistrates Court on Friday. The court heard that Talundae Grants alleged haul included a chain, a ring, three bracelets, all in gold, and a fake Rolex watch. The incident was said in court to have happened at a house in Smiths on November 28. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Minors returns to take title Dage Minors returned from school overseas to win the 20-39 age group at the National Cross Country Championships at Clearwater Beach on Saturday. Minors, who is pursuing a masters degree at Franklin Pearce University in New Hampshire, made a rare appearance in a local race, setting the pace in the five-mile race from the. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, December 10, 2018 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Saltus continue dominance Naquita Robinson, the national womens football coach, hailed the continued emergence of the girls game after another highly positive Bermuda School Sports Federations Knockout Cup Tournament. Robinson was in attendance on Saturday evening for finals day of the two-day tournament, in which boys and girls school teams from Primary School. .. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:01:00 EST Winner Kirk blazes a trail Seventy-one male and female racers converged on Lodge Point Park to compete in the third race of the Fat Tire Massive Race series today. Jumps, dropoffs, rocky rooty climbs, huge berms and lots of cornering were laid out in a 1. 4-mile track that rewarded racers hugely for mastering the obstacles. In the Open class, Adam Kirk blazed. .. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:15:00 EST Tigers to face Heat in final Lindos Tigers and Phoenix Heat will battle it out in the final of the Bermuda Netball Association Senior League Merle Parfitt Hustle Tournament after another action-packed day on court at Bernard Park on Saturday. The tournament, named after Merle Parfitt, a player, coach and mentor to many, consisted of six teams, Lindos Tigers, North. .. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:49:00 EST Teachers taught a lesson Mariners made it back-to-back wins in the Bermuda Rugby Football Union Mens League after cruising to a 50-24 victory over Teachers. Having pulled off an upset by toppling league-leaders Renegades in a hard-fought 32-26 win last time out, Mariners built on that momentum with another impressive display. Avery Williams, Rory Dublin,. .. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:30:00 EST Grim forecast delivered Bermuda has been warned that on present trends it is heading for a downward spiral of demographic and economic decline. Experts added that the Government has taken a significant step back from fiscal targets set a year ago, with projected lower revenue and higher spending than at first forecast. The independent Fiscal Responsibility. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST There is nothing zero tax about Bermuda Readers, take a look at the table accompanying this article. Have I missed or duplicated anything? Reviewing the Tax Reform Commission report, all 76 pages, requires more study time than publishing deadlines permitted. I encourage you all to have a read for yourselves!Certainly, it is a multitude of taxes for a country. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Wells scores in QPR defeat Nahki Wells scored his fourth goal of the season in Queens Park Rangers 2-1 defeat away to Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday. The Bermuda striker, on loan from Premier League side Burnley, put the visiting team ahead in the 26th minute with a cool left-footed shot from the centre of the box after beating two. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:26:00 EST Estina launches a ministry in gospel For years, Estina Francis was content singing with choirs or hiding behind her piano. Gradually, the Lord ushered her into the spotlight. This month, the 33-year-old will take her boldest step by far, Estina Music. The aim is to use stories, music and acts of service to bring others closer to God. Ms Francis tells Religion about her. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Around the churches ltbgt TODAY ltbgtltbgt St James Anglican Church ltbgt And St Michaels Church invite everyone to their annual Christmas fair featuring the Somerset Brigade Band, Santa, kids games, a gourmet kitchen, white elephant, raffles and more. 10am to 4pm in James Parish Hall. 90 Main Road, Sandys. ltbgt St Marks. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST MPs hear price gouging allegations Putting food on the table is a major worry for older residents, the head of an island charity said yesterday. Claudette Fleming, the executive director of Age Concern, said members had raised concerns over price increases in a recent survey. She said that increased cost can force older people to go without. Ms Fleming. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Last Calls Victory tops Billboard chart A Bermudian gospel duo have reached the top spot on the American Billboard chart with a song written in only 15 minutes. Last Call, made up of Adrian Jones and Tricray Astwood, hit No 1 on the Billboard Gospel Indicator Chart with ltigtVictoryltigt, a song produced by US producer Fred Jerkins. Mr Jones, 28, said he was. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST MPs wrangle with tax reform proposals A more efficient Government could emerge alongside changes to the tax system in efforts to shore up the public purse, MPs heard last night. It was hoped a balance would be struck between trying to increase income while also cutting costs. Legislators debated the Report of the Tax Reform Commission 2018, which put forward a series. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:14:00 EST Government tables economic substance Bill Rules to head off European concerns about businesses that might set up shop on the island in name only to dodge taxes were tabled in the House of Assembly. The legislation, tabled by Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, will require businesses registered in Bermuda to have a substantial economic presence on the island. The. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST MPs give condolences to Richards A church service today celebrated the life of Terrence Ted Richards, who has died aged 59. Mr Richards, the husband of education commissioner Kalmar Richards, was mourned in the House of Assembly yesterday. Scott Simmons, a Progressive Labour Party backbencher, led tributes to Mr Richards, and Diallo Rabain, the Minister of. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:36:00 EST MSA and Dellwood pupils decorate tree Pupils from a public school and a private one joined forces yesterday to add some festive cheer to Hamilton. Twenty children from Mount Saint Agnes Academy and Dellwood Middle School, took part in the second annual Dr EF Gordon Square tree decorating event, held at the junction of Court Street and Dundonald Street. Aquiyie. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST Footballs under threat, says Bascome Andrew Bascome has made a passionate plea for the entire football community to unite in order to change the culture surrounding the game in Bermuda for the sake of the sports very existence. Long since his days of playing in front of crowds of thousands domestically, football in Bermuda has changed dramatically. Outside influences and. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:01:00 EST A testing time for all journalists The world faces countless challenges today, with powerful nations locked in confrontation over issues from economic development to human rights, along with freedom that would enable truth to be revealed even when it affects global diplomacy or is a threat to an international image. With oceans of allegations and counter-allegations. .. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:00:00 EST