All Stories All Stories en-us End of the road for TN Tatem TN Tatem Middle School has been permanently closed.Diallo Rabain, the education minister, said all of the island's public middle school students will now be accommodated in four middle schools.Mr Rabain held talks with staff from the Warwick public school and middle school principals in separate meetings at CedarBridge Academy on... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Current Vehicles adds wi-fi to Twizy fleet Bermuda's electric rental car pioneers have added a new feature to their fleet of vehicles.Wi-fi is now available as an option in Current Vehicles' Twizys after a deal was struck with One Communications. Users are provided with a unique password to gain access to the network for the cost of $7.50 a day."We wanted to give... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Thompson: Title race is far from over Kenny Thompson has warned his North Village side that the Premier Division title race is far from over despite sitting five points clear at the summit with only four games remaining.Village came from a goal behind to clinch what could prove a pivotal 2-1 victory over Dandy Town on Wednesday, to not only edge further ahead of closest... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Taking time out for your daughter Antonia Holder is trying to build a community, one event at a time.She laid her first brick last year, an empowerment tea for mothers and daughters that was so well received, she's holding another this weekend.Most important on Sunday is that a message gets across to the audience: don't take your relationships for granted. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Income at the core of violence – Commissiong Income inequality and its connection to racial disparities must be addressed to help combat gun crime, a government MP claimed yesterday.Rolfe Commissiong, whose Pembroke South East constituency has been hit by violence over the past decade, feared that black men from poorer households were too often deemed to be "surplus to... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Budget: live coverage Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, will unveil his second Budget Statement in the House of Assembly this morning.Mr Dickinson has hinted at some of its contents, such as a boost in capital spending from increased cruise ship passenger taxes for the island's transport infrastructure.A Pre-Budget meeting this month heard... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST George Duclos (1933-2020) The head of a Massachusetts ship maker who engineered and built Bermuda's first two fast ferries, and several pilot boats and tugs still working in local waters, has died at 86.George Duclos was chief executive of Gladding-Hearn, a shipbuilding firm based in Somerset, Massachusetts, when the company signed its multimillion-dollar fast... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Teacher: 'There's a huge part of Warwick missing now' The loss of TN Tatem Middle School is "like a death", a former teacher said yesterday.The teacher, who asked not to be named, said that current and former teachers were "heartbroken" by the decision to permanently close the Warwick public school. She said: "There have been teachers who cried. It's a sad, sad time. We love our... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST A system that works for the people <i>Before the Progressive Labour Party first came to power in 1998, the author was moved to research alternatives to the Westminster system of government. Once the fledgeling One Bermuda Alliance seized control in December 2012, with promised political reform as part of its platform, he was reinvigorated to complete what he had started. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Rabain: 'consistent' message on schools Bermuda's education minister was guarded yesterday on whether more public schools would be closed in the future. Diallo Rabain said that the decision to close TN Tatem Middle School, in Warwick, would provide a "framework" if other closures were to be considered.But he would not confirm that more school closures were planned. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Has the OBA done anything in nine years to reduce the cost of living? <i>"I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing."</i><b>- Richard M. Nixon</b>When you make a mistake in either war or politics, you pay a price. In war, the price very well may be your life, while in... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Tyrell vows to shine at Durham City Tevahn Tyrell is hoping to "hit the ground running" at Durham City and is determined to make the most of his second chance in English non-League football.Tyrell, 22, signed for the National League Division Two side on Tuesday and trained with his new team-mates for the first time yesterday, just 24 hours after arriving in... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Lighten up your carbs with cauliflower rice There's nothing like an article on libido to get people pulling you to one side and asking some extra questions. I've had some eye-opening conversations this week! It's just a good thing that the kids haven't seen it, as we've arrived at the stage where I am <i>so embarrassing</i>, whether it's dancing in the kitchen or... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Dog House open only on weekends A popular Front Street nightspot is now open only on weekends.The Dog House is open Fridays from 3pm until 3am on Saturday, and Saturdays from 4pm until 3am on Sunday, but is otherwise closed."It's winter time, there's a lack of business, a lack of customers during the winter months," says owner Frank Arnold.The bar's... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Coronavirus: 25 screened, no cases There have been 25 travellers to Bermuda pre-screened for Covid-19, the illness caused by a novel coronavirus strain spreading around the world - with all persons passing the 14-day monitoring period.The Ministry of Health, in a statement this afternoon, said there were "still no cases" of Covid-19 on Bermuda, and there were no persons... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, February 21, 2020 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Art prizes handed out Prizes were handed out to the winners of an art exhibition."A City Celebrates" was held at the Bermuda Society of Arts to help commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Corporation of Hamilton and its democratic electoral processThe public were invited to submit artwork that depicted Hamilton in some way, and 56 people took... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Pedro vows to raise independents' profile Independent MPs are needed more than ever to break Bermuda's two-party political deadlock, a former campaign adviser has warned.Jen Pedro, who worked on independent candidate Christina Storey's bid for the House of Assembly in the 2017 General Election, said the experience taught her that voters needed to be educated about... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Grab a taste of the high life I recently wrote about our new investment in South African wine and now I would like to share facts on a few more from Cederberg, DeMorgenzon, the Raat Family and Simonsig.At Cederberg Private Cellar, winemaker David Nieuwoudt says that he produces "wines with altitude", as their vineyards are further above sea level than any other in... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Court orders Credit Suisse (Bermuda) to produce documents Narinder Hargun, the Chief Justice, has granted a plaintiffs' application for specific discovery, ordering that a Bermuda-based life insurer provide documents as part of a civil case involving hundreds of millions of dollars.Mr Hargun ruled that a current officer of Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Ltd must, by February 25, file and serve an... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Lewis' different message to Bermuda's youth A young man's account of his descent into crime and the hard lessons brought back was unveiled to the public this week.Kellan Lewis, 28, told an audience at the Bermuda National Library on Wednesday night: "The purpose of this book is to bring change."<i>Street Philosophy</i> was written in prison, after Mr Lewis was... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Under-20s have no margin for error Bermuda will be keen to get their Concacaf Under-20 Championship qualifying bid on track when they take on Cayman Island in San Juan, Puerto Rico today.Ray Jones's team are facing an uphill struggle having suffered a 3-2 defeat against Barbados in their group D opener at the Juan Ramón Lubriel Stadium on Wednesday.Luciano Swan... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Tributes pour in for decorated PHC coach PHC Zebras are mourning the death of one of their most famous and decorated coaches.Ed Durham, who guided the club to the coveted "Triple Crown", comprised of League, FA Cup and Friendship Trophy, died on Tuesday after a long bout with illness. He was aged 84.Durham started as a defender playing in the former Bermuda Football... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST CEO Hendrick leaves Axa XL Greg Hendrick, chief executive officer of Axa XL, has left the company and is pursuing opportunities outside the group.He is being replaced by Scott Gunter, who was previously president of Chubb's North America commercial insurance division.Mr Hendrick has been with the Bermudian-based re/insurer for 25 years. He said: "I am proud... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Teenager admits having ecstasy, knife Reports were ordered yesterday on a teenager who admitted possession of a knife and drugs. Magistrates' Court heard that Tejai Ford, 17, who was on a motorcycle, was stopped by police on Cobbs Hill, Paget. The court heard that police became suspicious after Ford twice reached into the bag he was carrying. Ford and the other male... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Woman admits stealing handbag A social inquiry report was ordered for a woman who admitted possession of a stolen handbag.Zyanne Lima, 20, pleaded guilty in Magistrates' Court yesterday to possession of goods that she knew to be stolen.The court heard that police found the Louis Vuitton handbag during a search on Lima's Pembroke home on November 19 last year... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, February 21, 2020 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Coronavirus dress delivery delay warning Brides and others seeking dresses for the upcoming season have been warned to expect delays on future orders due to factory closures in China related to the coronavirus.René Hill, owner of Rene Hill Originals, said brides, bridesmaids and graduating students should order their dresses soon if their wedding or formal event is scheduled... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST RBR offers a life on the ocean wave The Royal Bermuda Regiment is on the hunt for new recruits to sign up for the country's first Coast Guard.A total of nine full-time posts are available - four boatswain's mates, four marine enforcement specialists and one maritime unit commander.Major Ben Beasley, the RBR Commanding Officer designate, said the new roles underlined... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Alert over fake supermarket offer A fake website claiming to offer a gift card giveaway from The MarketPlace supermarket chain is a scam, police warned. The site has been "deceiving residents with an alleged $250 gift card giveaway to celebrate an unspecified upcoming anniversary", a spokesman said.The fraudulent site, which comes with statements from people... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Free workshops at Dockyard museum Free activities from basket weaving to yoga will be held at the National Museum of Bermuda for the remainder of the month.The museum, in Sandys, will hold palmetto weaving workshops and a book reading class on February 22 and 29.February 29 will also have a tour of the Hall of History and a "chair yoga" class held by Lisa... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Public safety cited in closing part of trail The threat of falling debris has prompted the immediate closure of a section of the Railway Trail along Ferry Reach, the Ministry of Public Works announced.A stretch of the trail in the area of Anchorage View Road in St George's was temporarily declared off-limits to the public for safety reasons.Barriers and signs are in place, a... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST 'Form alliances to cut drug costs' Cuts could be made to the price of prescription drugs if the Government worked with other countries to negotiate better rates, the health watchdog's chief executive said yesterday.Ricky Brathwaite, head of the Bermuda Health Council, explained that the organisation was looking at how to save money on drug procurement.Dr Brathwaite... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Boxed food delivery firm aims to cut costs Three entrepreneurs who met at Ignite Bermuda have launched an innovative on-demand grocery business that promises to reduce food costs.Mandela Caesar and Dwain Smith of ICSS Bermuda have teamed up with Colin Rego of food delivery business Sargasso Sea, to launch Pantry Box, which offers a range of boxed grocery packages at prices they... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Ten-man under-20s defeated in opener Bermuda's hopes of reaching the Concacaf Under-20 Championship this summer hangs in the balance after a 3-2 defeat against Barbados yesterday in their opening first-round qualifying group match.Bermuda dominated the early exchanges of an evenly fought contest at the Juan Ramón Lubriel Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and took a deserved... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Making a clean start abroad Quinton DeShield moved to Angola to start a business, but soon got distracted by a cause.Bothered by the piles of trash on the beaches outside Luanda, the capital city of the southern African nation, he decided to put "planet over profit". With the help of investors in England, he hired 15 Angolans and spent a day clearing the... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Reeves set to return to the festival stage A Grammy Award-winning jazz singer said yesterday she was keen to return to a Bermuda stage next month.Dianne Reeves, the headline international artist for the 2020 Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, said: "It has been a while, but I'm looking forward to coming back."Bermuda is a very colourful place. "The last time I... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Under Wingate's wing, Mejías takes flight A student taken under the wing of the island's most famous conservationist has followed in his footsteps by studying for a doctorate in the study of birds.Miguel Mejías, 32, said that he expected to finish his PhD in ornithology at a university in Canada in the next two years.He credited David Wingate, who he nicknamed "Gramps",... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Audience loves new take on Romeo and Juliet In an effort to reach younger audiences, more and more of Shakespeare's plays are being updated.The hope is that by doing so they are being able to connect with his work, albeit 400 years after his death.Such was the case with <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>, performed under the auspices of Shakespeare on the Rock at the... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Business should be Bermuda's business An open letter to the Premier. I was among the many hundreds of Bermuda's younger generation to listen intently to your question-and-answer session last night to address the youth in Bermuda about the path forward for our country.I must say I thought you presented very well and I was honestly impressed with your thoughts on business and... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Tyrell agrees terms with Durham City Tevahn Tyrell will arrive at new club Durham City with heavy expectations on his shoulders.The Bermuda forward has agreed terms with the Northern League Second Division side subject to international clearance. John Woolnough, the Durham City director of football, considers Tyrell as a "massive signing" for the club."Tevahn... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Two arrests over major incidents An 18-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder after a shooting in Pembroke.Police said the teenager was taken into custody after officers searched a home on Factory Lane in Pembroke at about 5.25pm on Tuesday.The arrest came after a 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body on Happy Valley Road last... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Richards: place children first Members of the island's teachers union have breached their collective bargaining agreement five times this school year, the education commissioner claimed today.Kalmar Richards said the Bermuda Union of Teachers "must place children first when taking action and they must also be willing to have concerns addressed under the conditions... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Mallory advances to semis Trey Mallory has continued his superb form after reaching the semi-finals of the J4 Guatemala/Copa Universidad Galileo today.Mallory, the island's top-ranked junior, defeated Mexico's Emiliano Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semi-finals of the competition, which is part of the ITF World Junior Tennis Tour.The Bermudian beat... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:31:00 EST Butterfield shares higher in New York There was trading in 2,500 shares of One Communications Ltd, but with no change to the closing price of $3.75 on The Royal Gazette/BSX Index.In New York, shares of Butterfield Bank were up 27 cents, or 0.8 per cent, at $34.06.The Royal Gazette/BSX Index was unchanged at 2,220.5, while the BSX insurance Index was down 11.6 per... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:50:00 EST Argo announces two board nominees Having been under pressure for much of the past year to change the make-up of its board, Argo Group International Holdings has announced two board nominees ahead of its annual meeting.The news comes only days after Thomas Bradley was named as chairman-elect, to succeed Gary Woods, and the appointment of Carol McFate to the board this... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:14:00 EST Inflation on downward trend Inflation averaged 1 per cent last year - the lowest annual average rate in the increase in the cost of living in more than a decade.The revelation came in the Consumer Price Index, released by the Department of Statistics today, which showed that the December inflation rate fell to 0.5 per cent, down 0.4 of a percentage point from... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:36:00 EST OBA questions Burt over Patients 1st claim The One Bermuda Alliance challenged whether David Burt misled the House of Assembly on Friday night.The Premier accused the pressure group Patients 1st, which opposes the Government's health plan 2020, of being "run by the insurance companies".The statement from Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, the shadow health minister, noted that... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:28:00 EST Retail sales fell 3.2% in November Retail sales fell 3.2 per cent by volume in November, making it the nineteenth month out of the past 21 when sales volume in Bermuda have fallen year-over-year.Motor vehicle, apparel and building material stores suffered double-digit declines.Across the seven sectors measured, only food stores eked out an improved volume of sales,... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:04:00 EST TCI premier visits Bermuda The Governor John Rankin, along with the Deputy Governor Alison Crocket, was today pleased to receive at Government House the Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, Premier of the Turks Caicos Islands, along with members of her Government. The delegation from the Turks Caicos Islands is visiting Bermuda to study... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:19:00 EST Motorist charged with causing road death A 41-year-old man appeared in Magistrates' Court yesterday charged in connection with a crash that killed a young woman two years ago.Terrance Walker, from Pembroke, is alleged to have caused death by driving without due care and attention. Jen-Naya Simmons, 19, suffered fatal injuries after her motorcycle was struck by a... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Best is yet to come, says Lewis Zeiko Lewis is determined to build on the momentum of his breakout season at Charleston Battery and have an even greater impact this season.In what proved a positive campaign for Battery in which they finished ninth in the USL Championship Eastern Conference, Lewis proved one of their standout performers, leading the club's scoring... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:44:00 EST Event will empower women Businesswomen Susan Pateras-Maybury and Suzanne Khan have launched The Art of You, a movement to help women become their best selves.The Art of You's first event, a three-day women's transformation series, will be held from March 20 to 22 at the Elbow Beach Resort.The weekend will include dinner, a mixer, a full day of... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:34:00 EST Appeal on 'some points' of prison ruling An appeal on "some points" of a Supreme Court ruling in favour of the Prison Officers Association against a Labour Disputes Tribunal is to be lodged, the Government said yesterday.Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, said that the Government would not appeal the prison officers' win over payment of Government Employee Health... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Argo confirms CEO and new chairman After a year that saw a bruising proxy battle, an SEC investigation and the sudden resignation of its chief executive officer, Argo Group International Holdings Ltd has made changes at the top.Kevin Rehnberg, who became interim CEO following the departure of Mark Watson in November, has been confirmed as the new CEO of the Bermudian... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Former Ironshore CEO joins Aquiline as adviser The former chief executive officer of Ironshore, Kevin Kelley, has joined Aquiline Capital Partners as an executive adviser.Mr Kelley was chief executive officer of Ironshore from 2008 to 2018 when it was acquired by Liberty Mutual.He then served as vice-chairman, global risk solutions at Liberty Mutual Insurance before retiring... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:36:00 EST Haitian orphanage fire was not Feed My Lambs A fire that killed at least 15 children at an orphanage in Haiti has devastated the country, a Bermudian resident said yesterday.Phillip Rego, who runs an orphanage in Haiti, said: "They're sad. "A lot of people sent me a lot of texts - some of them thought it was mine." Mr Rego was speaking after at least 15 children were... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Leadership diplomas for BHB professionals Ten professionals at the Bermuda Hospitals Board have achieved their Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Diploma in Leadership. This is the first group in Bermuda to acquire that level of diploma accredited by ILM, Europe's leading professional institute.The cohort, along with four other BHB employees, completed the... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST Robinson joins Step Journal editorial board A partner in the Bermuda office of international law firm Carey Olsen has accepted an invitation to join the editorial board of <i>Step Journal</i>, the official magazine of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.Keith Robinson, who heads up the firm's trusts and private wealth practice, was described in the most... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:43:00 EST MarketPlace adds two stores to pick-up service Shoppers looking for a more relaxed shopping experience can now order groceries online and collect them at two more MarketPlace stores. The company started the online ordering and pick-up service last year and has now added Modern Mart and Somerset MarketPlace to the service, which all ready includes its stores at Hamilton, Heron Bay and... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 EST