All Stories All Stories en-us Packed church bids farewell to Walton Brown Hundreds of mourners packed the Anglican Cathedral to bid farewell yesterday to MP and former government minister Walton Brown.The standing room-only congregation at the Hamilton church heard that Mr Brown combined a fierce commitment to social justice with a level-headed approach to politics.George Brown, Mr Brown's younger... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST The money flow effect and investments Incessantly, money flows in liquid-like streams up and down in commerce interactions and economic upheavals. At times, the flow will frantically speed up reminiscent of drenching rainstorms, while at other times it settles to a consistent, tranquil pace lulling all into complacency. Day or night, it makes no difference on global... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda blown away by PNG after hat-trick <b>Dubai, ICC Academy (Papua New Guinea won toss): Papua New Guinea (2pts) beat Bermuda by ten wickets</b>A batting collapse of major concern saw Bermuda slump to defeat in their T20 World Cup Qualifier against Papua New Guinea this morning.Having been put in to bat, Bermuda's batsmen stumbled out the gate with Okera... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:39:00 EST Fifty years of ministry at St Patrick's While some churches may be struggling to get people through the doors each week, Saint Patrick Catholic Church is often jam-packed.The secret to its success: a warm and welcoming congregation that honours God in both word and deed. The Smith's church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special mass next Saturday. "It... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Reluctance to swear an oath to the Queen Walton Brown's unswerving commitment to Bermudian independence brought a touch of humour to the sorrow of his loss.David Burt, the Premier, and former Progressive Labour Party minister and longstanding friend of Mr Brown's Dale Butler told the congregation of his reluctance to swear the oath of allegiance to the Queen when he entered... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST President of Azores to join Portuguese party The president of the Azores is to visit Bermuda as part of series of events to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese on the island.Vasco Cordeiro and other members of the Azorean Government will attend several events centred around November 4, which has been declared a public holiday to honour the... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Justice group files letter against police A pressure group has claimed the police complaints system is "broken" and accused senior officers of being unfit for duty in a letter to the Governor.The Civil Justice Advocacy Group said Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and other top officers had not followed proper procedures in reviewing a complaint against senior officer... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Work starts on digitised national ID system A digitised national identity system designed to give residents more control of their personal information has started development, the company behind the scheme said yesterday.Joseph Weinberg, co-founder of blockchain technology firm Shyft, said that work had started this week on electronic ID project Perseid.He added that the... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Committed to the truth Modern technology in today's world has allowed a brighter light to be cast on some of the evil deeds that years ago would be lost in the shadows of shameful acts by those who thrive on crushing others at any cost in the quest for power.It is a testing time for journalists around the world who remain committed to seeking truth, even at... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Join the Bahá'ís for a special reading <b> TODAY </b><b>• Bahá'ís of Bermuda: </b>All are welcome to join us for a bicentenary presentation of dramatic readings based on vignettes from the book, The Dawn-Breakers. 6.30pm. Admission is free; refreshments available. For more information: 297-2723, 8 Brunswick Street,... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Good performances at the Sectional The 2019 Bermuda Sectional is in the history books and the Bridge Club can be proud of putting on another super event which seemed to be enjoyed by all those who took part. The table count was a bit disappointing, at 85 over the four days, compared to the record 100 tables last year.That probably had a lot to do with half a dozen... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda aiming to seal shock World Cup spot Bermuda's cricketers have their sights set on upsetting the apple cart once again as they get their qualifying campaign under way in the United Arab Emirates, happy to play the role of dark horses in their attempt to earn one of six spots up for grabs at the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia next year.Their superb performances in the... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Is PLP brave enough to alter economic course? As we see yet another local business closure make headlines, I am deeply concerned that the Government is still not heeding the warning signs. The real problems ailing our economy are being ignored, and misguided "reforms" are repeatedly missing the mark and causing more damage than good.Bermudians and businesses alike have felt... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Autism campaigner wins award An autism campaigner has been honoured with an international award.Thea Furbert, the co-founder and board chairwoman of Tomorrow's Voices, claimed the prize at the Autism Law Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.She was recognised for her work to improve the services to people with autism and other developmental disabilities on the... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Mallory pips compatriots to seal title Local player Trey Mallory landed a title at the Bermuda ITF Junior Open Tournament as he partnered with singles winner Ellis Short of the United States to comfortably beat fellow local pair Tariq Simons and Scott Redmond 6-0, 6-1 in the doubles final at the WER Joell Tennis Stadium yesterday.The win for Short marked the first time that a... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Two habits that lead to successful retirement What do you picture when you hear the word retirement? You might have a vague plan of travelling around the country visiting grandkids. Or maybe you long for the day when you've saved up enough money to quit a job you hate. Some of you might feel anxious because you're not prepared. Now, hear me out: it's never too late to start saving... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Leseur backed to have a bright future Patrick Horgan III believes the "sky is the limit" for promising local amateur Kenny Leseur.The former PGA Tour player and multiple Bermuda Open and Gosling's Invitational champion was impressed by the 15-year- old's solid display competing at this week's Bermuda Championship local qualifier at Port Royal Golf Course.Leseur, who... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Opening loss adds to host's corruption woes Hosts United Arab Emirates got their campaign at the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier under way yesterday with a seven-wicket defeat by neighbours Oman in Abu Dhabi, just days after three of their players were charged by the world governing body with breaching the anti-corruption code.Captain Mohammad Naveed, Shaiman Anwar and Qadeer Ahmed,... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Wahoo tournament certainly worth the wait Finally! They say that all good things come to those who wait but this year's Royal Gazette Wahoo Tournament kept a lot of people waiting for a very long time – five weeks to be precise.Everything came right in the end, though. Sunday was a calm, sunny day and pretty much ideal for a fishing tournament. The morning started off... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, October 19, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Mariner passes on experiences to students Somersfield Academy's over-13 football team were treated to a special visit from former England international Paul Mariner.Mariner, who also played for Arsenal, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town, where he won both the FA and UEFA Cup with, visited the school prior to the team's 1-0 win against Whitney Institute. The former centre... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Road death: daughter seeks closure A grieving woman said yesterday that she still had not been given answers about her father's death in a road crash more than a year ago.Ciara Martin's father, Marco Bowen, died after his motorcycle was in collision with a water truck in rush hour traffic on October 8 last year.The truck driver, Khyle Beckett, 32, admitted last... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Remote working trend gathers pace Where you work used to have a lot to do with where you live. But Chris Evans, co-founder of software start-up Flyt Limited, believes that may soon change."There is this huge trend happening where remote work is becoming the new norm," Mr Evans told a Bermuda Tech Summit audience at the Hamilton Princess Beach Club. "It... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Run the track, Rodigan On his first trip here in 1995, David Rodigan brought thousands of people together for a reggae concert at Horseshoe Bay. Although he's been to Bermuda several times since, that visit stands out for the British deejay and broadcaster - it was the first time he played Bob Marley's Natural Mystic.Rodigan, or "Ram Jam" as he's often called,... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Bloomberg to speak at Bermuda forum Former New York mayor and part-time Bermuda resident Michael Bloomberg was unveiled last night as the keynote speaker for the Bermuda Climate Risk Forum this month.A Bermuda Tourism Authority spokeswoman said Mr Bloomberg will kick off the forum at the Hamilton Princess Beach Club with a conversation on climate risk with David... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST TN Tatem meeting called off through apathy A meeting for parents to discuss a proposal to axe a middle school was scrapped last night after only one turned up. Two separate meetings - one for teachers and another for parents - were planned to discuss the future of TN Tatem Middle School. Lisa Smith, the interim director of the Board of Education, led the closed-doors... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST US politician and 'friend of Bermuda' Elijah Cummings, Baltimore Congressman and "friend of Bermuda", has died at the age of 68.The congressman died at Johns Hopkins Hospital from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges" yesterday.Ewart Brown, former Premier, said: "Elijah Cummings was a friend, a fellow alumnus of Howard and a friend of Bermuda. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Leseur achieves qualifying dream Kenny Leseur rallied in the final round of the Bermuda Championship Local Qualifier at Port Royal Golf Course yesterday to become one of the youngest players to qualify for a PGA Tour event.Playing with a maturity beyond his 15 years, the amateur kept it steady while others came unstuck in the blustery conditions on the way to shooting... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Independence: costs still outweigh the benefits From the first session of what would become the House of Assembly 399 years ago, Bermudians have always been fiercely independent, much to the chagrin of past governors and others sent to assist the island in its governance. Indeed, the closest Bermuda has come to independence was not in the 20th or 21st centuries, but in the late 1700s,... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda lobster and wine This Friday past, I made a point of doing something that I try to do at least twice a season; I visited the lobster seller who sets up base on Fridays between the roundabouts in Paget, and I purchased two.In order to protect my reputation, in our home anyway, as the best lobster cooker on the island, I kept the preparation simple: place... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Charity head praises 'overwhelming' support A charity set up to feed the hungry yesterday thanked the public for its support after last month's Hurricane Humberto knocked out power and ruined its stocks of frozen food.The Eliza DoLittle Society was forced to shut down on a temporary basis after a large stock of food was spoilt, but was able to reopen a week after its plight was... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:39:00 EST Scrutiny suggests we are not getting a good deal from RA The cost of living remains a constant issue for Bermudians and the increase in fees and taxes imposed by the Progressive Labour Party have not made matters any easier. Now we are seeing a proposed budget increase by an independent authority whose fees directly affect the cost of electricity, internet and phone services.Reflecting... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Return on AC35 not adding up, says Riley A statistician suggested that return from the America's Cup was less than a third of the $272 million indicated in official figures.Cordell Riley calculated the net revenue from the sailing regatta to be $75 million when he carried out an "independent evaluation" of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.He delivered his findings last week... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Butterfield shares up 0.26% on NYSE There was trading in two stocks on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index, but with no change to the closing price of either.A total of 100 shares in Somers Ltd changed hands, with the price remaining at $15, while 439 shares of Butterfield Bank were exchanged, with the closing price static at $30.On the New York Stock Exchange, shares of... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:40:00 EST BIFF to show Pavarotti film The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) is to screen a documentary about opera legend Luciano Pavarotti at its monthly film series, BIFFFlix.Directed by Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, the riveting film is an in-depth, no-holds-barred look at the life, career and legacy of the musical icon. Dubbed "The... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:18:00 EST Cruise passenger forecast falls The number of people expected to visit Bermuda by cruise ship in 2020 is 1,000 less than the 544,000 predicted for this year.A government announcement this week said that next year's schedule included "more total calls, more passengers, and more visits distributed throughout the year".It said an estimated 543,000 cruise ship... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:40:00 EST 'Shift of mindset' needed on abuse A major shift in mindset is needed to help encourage more victims of sexual assault to report incidents, the leader of a charity said yesterday.Laurie Shiell-Smith, the executive director of the Centre Against Abuse, explained survivors were often afraid to speak out about their experiences as they feared being blamed.Mrs... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:43:00 EST Clients say what they think about charity These scenarios are examples of real-life experiences of people who have sought the assistance of the Centre Against Abuse.• "On many occasions I would spend my lunch hour with a friend of mine. "I usually disregarded his sexual remarks although at the time I thought he was comical. "As I felt quite comfortable with him, I... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST BE Solar donates to Bahamas victims In September, BE Solar pledged to donate $20 per solar panel sold towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. Over the course of the month, 109 solar panels were sold to clients in Bermuda. These solar panels will offset the consumption of fossil fuel and will help to reduce the carbon emissions in Bermuda.Jo Frith, Sales... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:05:00 EST Math day at Warwick Academy Primary Number-crunching youngsters at Warwick Academy Primary held a math day.Pupils spent the day taking part in fun mathematical activities with real world applications, according to a spokeswoman for the school.Children and staff wore outfits that had a link to mathematics.The spokeswoman said: "The creativity out there is mind... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:58:00 EST New speed bump for Hamilton The City of Hamilton advises the public that a raised speed bump will be installed over the weekend at the corner of Union Street and Victoria Street, in line with Joell's Alley.The installation was brought about after numerous safety concerns from the public as well as the People's Pharmacy proprietors were made to the City. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:49:00 EST Information officers receive awards Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez formally announced the recipients of the Information Commissioner's Award 2019 for Information Officers. This is the first year for the Information Commissioner's Award, which will be presented annually during Right to Know Week at the Information Commissioner's Appreciation Reception for Information... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:43:00 EST Saltus celebrates exam success Students need to be prepared to fail in order to learn, according to the Head of School at Saltus.Deryn Lavell was speaking at the school's recent celebration of student achievements and accomplishments which recognized exam successes as well as achievements in areas such as athletics and music."Learning is failing. Yes I... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:05:00 EST Bo Bo was our Firefighter hero No 91 <i>"Dready got a job to do,And he's got to fulfil that mission ...Natty Dread rides again,Through the mystics of tomorrow,Natty Dread rides again:Have no fear, have no sorrow"</i><b>- Bob Marley</b>Dear Bo Bo,I was thinking about what to write this week and... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Just how fickle is Mother Nature? From days of blue skies and balmy breezes we went to the turbulent overtures of Hurricane Humberto.He came, saw and conquered all in the blink of an eye - a quick and very painful scenario that was familiar to many of us. It is something we live with constantly each summer; in all honesty you can do only so much to reduce the... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Ten schools take part in mural competition Schoolchildren took part in an art competition in the heart of Hamilton yesterday with the chance to have their work seen by thousands of passers-by.The competition saw 100 youngsters gather at Albuoy's Point in Hamilton to paint murals with the theme of "My Bermuda".The winners will get a $5,000 award and have their work... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Public invited to outdoor heritage shows Spaces are available for the final two open-air theatrical performances chronicling the story of enslaved Bermuda heroine Sally Bassett this month. The free evening events, held on Front Street's Cabinet Office lawn, are generating positive reviews from audiences since being launched as part of a new fall cultural calendar celebrating... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:22:00 EST Rawlins still eyeing England call-up Delray Rawlins says he would be lying if he did not have his eyes set on an international future with England in the long run, but his immediate priority is firmly focused on making history with Bermuda.Rawlins, 22, joined up with his countrymen this week, ahead of their first global ICC qualifying event in six years, aiming to fire... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Blockchain film-financing boost for Bermudian A Bermudian film producer has backed the use of blockchain technology to fund film projects.Alyson Thompson spoke on the panel "Fintech Blockchain in Entertainment" at the Liquidity Summit on New Finance, presented by Hub Culture, on the second day of Bermuda Tech Week 2019.The 31-year-old Warwick Academy graduate explained... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, October 18, 2019 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Leaving legacy processes behind is way forward Legacy processes at some companies are slowing their pace of innovation, says the leader of one of Bermuda's pioneering tech outfits.Sandra DeSilva is the founder, chief executive officer and chief software architect of Nova, a Bermudian-based software engineering company founded in 2006 that specialises in serving the insurance,... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Local trio march into final At least one Bermudian will be crowned a Bermuda ITF Junior Open champion after three local players made it through to the boys' doubles final.Tariq Simons, Scott Redmond and Trey Mallory will all be gunning for glory at the WER Joell Stadium today, with Simons and Redmond, ranked fourth, taking on compatriot Mallory, who is seeded... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST A tale of belief and perseverance Jonté Smith smashed a half-century on his debut for Dorking Cricket Club and was immediately asked if he would like a trial at Sussex."No, no, this is just recreation for me, I am a footballer," was the 16-year-old's immediate response.His father, Clay, opened the batting for Bermuda at the 2007 World Cup and he is even named -... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Crichlow remains upbeat despite injury setback Kane Crichlow has vowed to return stronger than before from injury and fulfil his ambition of making his Watford debut by the end of the season.The 18-year-old had enjoyed an encouraging start to his career at Vicarage Road, since signing from Sky Bet League One outfit AFC Wimbledon last summer, including travelling to Austria as part of... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, October 18, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Call to save historic Albert Row A former resident of under-threat historic Dockyard houses pleaded for their preservation yesterday.Roger Bendall, who now lives more than 10,000 miles away in Sydney, Australia, said the crumbling Victorian-era terraced homes in Albert Row should be restored as a memorial to the "heroic" craftsmen who lived there and worked in the... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Digital currency payments on horizon If all goes to plan, residents of Bermuda will be able to use some digital currencies to pay government taxes, fees and services starting from the new year.As of today, only one digital currency makes the grade, but within the coming months four others are expected to seek licensing approval from the Bermuda Monetary Authority.For... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Completing the Cirqle A troupe of circus performers will take to Front Street for a Hallowe'en celebration that promises lots of mystery and illusion for children and adults.The Pier of Fear is Cirqle Bermuda's first major event.The circus arts collective, which was formed by Tara Cassidy, has linked with performers from Kinetix Natural Movement,... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST 'Lawnmower Man' leaves Clarkson in tears on TV show Bermuda's own lawnmower man rubbed shoulders with superstar Tyler Perry on a chat show - and reduced host Kelly Clarkson to tears with the story of his charity lawnmowing drive.Rodney Smith appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday with Mr Perry and actor Ben Platt - but stole the show with how he has recruited youngsters from around... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST Nurse with cancer grateful for donations A nurse suffering from cancer said yesterday she "appreciated every penny" after the public rallied around and donated $24,000 to help pay for her treatment overseas.Eloise Bell, 73, is still in Boston, where she has been since September 30, for treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.Ms Bell said her initial diagnosis of a... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 EST