All Stories All Stories en-us Hayward scores crushing victory in C17 Progressive Labour Party senator Jason Hayward is the newest Member of Parliament after a huge victory at the polls tonight.Mr Hayward, until recently the president of the Bermuda Public Services Union, defeated One Bermuda Alliance senator Dwayne Robinson by 311 votes to 173 to assume the seat left vacated after the sudden death last... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:54:00 EST Family farm still going strong after 57 years Growing up on a farm, Carlos Amaral often helped with chores, picking vegetables, bagging them or washing them. But he never saw himself as becoming a farmer like his Azorean-born father Joseph. "If I was working by the roadside, I'd hide if a bus came along," he said. "I knew there would be kids on it and they would tease... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Leverock backs Bermuda to return to League A Danté Leverock is in no doubt Bermuda will make a swift return to the top tier of the Concacaf Nations League after suffering a heartbreaking relegation to League B.Bermuda found themselves just a minute away from retaining their League A status as they looked set for an historic 1-1 draw away to Gold Cup champions Mexico on Tuesday... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Inspiring design On the east bank of the Vistula River sits a private museum that's become a big draw for visitors to Warsaw. Remarkably, there's a Bermudian at its helm.David Hill's plan was to go travelling when he left the island in 2004 but, two weeks after he arrived in London, England, he met Ilona Karwinska. "She was originally from Poland,... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Homeless crisis a threat to children A "national crisis" of homelessness is a major threat to the welfare of Bermudian children, charity leaders have warned.Elaine Butterfield, the executive director of the Women's Resource Centre, said her organisation received calls every day from people concerned about mothers without a roof over their heads.Sheelagh Cooper, the... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Railway Trail work not completed Repair work to a section of the Railway Trail started last year was never completed, the Government said yesterday. The news came after a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works announced last week that a section of the trail in the Winton Hill area of Hamilton Parish would be closed for several months for rock stabilisation work to... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Family set to lose home over loan guarantee A father and son will lose their home after they failed in a legal battle to avoid a $3.6 million debt after they guaranteed a loan for another man that defaulted.The Supreme Court heard that Keith James and his son, Keimon Lawrence, signed on as guarantors for a loan from HSBC Bermuda to Alexander "Jerry" Ming and used their home as... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Call to set up child rights commission A child rights commission should be set up to better protect at-risk youngsters, a specialist charity said yesterday.Kelly Hunt, the executive director of the Coalition for the Protection of Children, said that "continued allegations of abuse, a lack of child-centred justice, and the devastating loss of more than one teen this year"... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Man admits throwing corrosive liquid at police A 70-year-old man admitted throwing a corrosive liquid at police during a seven-hour stand-off. James Dallas pleaded guilty in Supreme Court yesterday to four counts of throwing a corrosive fluid with intent to resist arrest.He also admitted trespass and using threatening language. The court heard Dallas was found on the... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Working towards a plastics solution <i>"Plastic, a material invented to last for ever, can no longer be used to make products intended to be thrown away. There is no away."</i>The excessive production, usage and disposal of plastic materials has serious consequences for the environment. Every year, about eight million metric tonnes of it ends up in the... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Martínez will feel my power, says Costa Fábio Costa has vowed to produce another devastating knockout on his return to Bermuda as he prepares to face Mexico's David Martínez at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday.Costa gained notoriety on the island after condemning home-town favourite Nikki Bascome to his only professional defeat by a technical knockout in 2017 and intends... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:01:00 EST OBA: attack on Robinson a 'cheap shot' The leaders of the Bermuda Industrial Union and the One Bermuda Alliance clashed on the eve of today's by-election head-to-head between Dwayne Robinson and Jason Hayward.Chris Furbert, the president of the BIU, attacked "offensive" comments made by Mr Robinson, the OBA candidate, about the December 2016 protests over the airport... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Have no illusions: our healthcare system is broken First, the evidence at hand. As you read this, and as confirmed by the Ministry of Health, there are 5,341 Bermudians, spouses of Bermudians and permanent resident's certificate holders representing approximately 8 per cent of our population who are without health insurance. However, as noted in part one, once one adds in the thousands... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Appeal for new Government board members The Minister for the Cabinet Office tonight appealed for people prepared to serve on Government boards and committees.Wayne Furbert said that expression of interest forms were available on the Government's website and could be completed and submitted online.Mr Furbert said: said: "Interested individuals are encouraged to take... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:40:00 EST Butterfield shares climb on BSX Shares of Butterfield Bank climbed 0.2 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading.The bank gained five cents to close on $33.25 on the trading of 550 shares.Butterfield's US-listed shares fell three cents to close on $33.65 on the New York Stock Exchange, as 133,061 shares changed hands.BFM Ltd was the only other... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:35:00 EST Bean enjoying women's course at Fifa Charysse Bean says her involvement in the Fifa-Uefa Women in Football Leadership Programme taking place at Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, this week has been a "life-changing experience".The Bermuda Football Association executive is among a group representing more than 20 Member Associations and all six Confederations at the... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:46:00 EST Men's health check-ups in Hamilton A free health screening for men was held in Hamilton today. The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre's 2019 Men's Health Screening offered tests for blood glucose, blood pressure, and kidney and skin analysis. Doctors and nutritionists were also on hand at the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall on King Street to offer medical... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:30:00 EST Maycock advances in Indonesia David Maycock finished in tenth place after 24 games of qualifying at the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Palembang, Indonesia, while team-mate Patrick Tucker failed to advance in the women's competition after placing 37th. Maycock climbed one place from eleventh overnight, comfortably finishing in the top 24 for the next round of competition. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:23:00 EST Pembroke Central candidates 'optimistic' Voters went to the polls today to decide who will fill the vacant Pembroke Central seat in the House of Assembly.Jason Hayward, a Progressive Labour Party senator, and Dwayne Robinson, a senator for the One Bermuda Alliance, both said this afternoon they were optimistic.Mr Hayward added: "The turnout has been low thus far. Persons... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:06:00 EST Woman to pay $7,500 for damaging 16ft boat A 54-year-old woman who took and damaged a neighbour's boat has been ordered to pay $7,500 in compensation. Mary-Beth Sherwin pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court yesterday to taking the boat without permission. The court heard that Sean Kelly, the boat's owner, reported to police that the 16-foot skiff was missing from the Hinson... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Power Boat Association to hold AGM tonight The Bermuda Power Boat Association will be holding their Annual General Membership Meeting on tonight at the Blue Waters Anglers Club located on East Broadway at 7pm. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:42:00 EST Nine entrepreneurs approved for BTA funding Nine entrepreneurs and event producers have been approved in the latest round of the Bermuda Tourism Authority's Experience Investment Programme.The BTA said another five participants performed favourably in the application process, with decisions on those proposals deferred pending approvals or verification of information. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:02:00 EST Sebastien, no threat, could become hurricane Hurricane season technically ends on November 30.But Tropical Storm Sebastien, at present 660 miles from Bermuda and drifting north-northeast into the Atlantic, could attain hurricane strength later this week.At 11am, Sebastien was moving at 8mph with winds of about 60mph, with potential to grow into a short-lived Category 1... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:06:00 EST Garden Club open house at Palm Grove The Garden Club of Bermuda is to hold an open house and gardens at a historic Devonshire estate this weekend. The fundraiser at Palm Grove, owned by the Gibbons family, will support the skills development programme run by the Department of Parks. Cindy Young, the garden club president, said the group tried to organise fundraisers... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:51:00 EST Serious crash near Collector's Hill A 19-year-old man is being treated in hospital after a serious collision between a water truck and a motorcycle in Smiths this morning.It happened at the junction of Verdmont Road and St Mark's Road at about 8.20am. A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said that the rider of the motorcycle suffered fractures and a cut to his... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:30:00 EST Lessons in resilience and hope at BHS A girls' leadership expert, educator and bestselling author from the United States has delivered workshops to staff, students and parents at Bermuda High School.Rachel Simmons is the author of <i>Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives</i>, as... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:40:00 EST S&P affirms Bermuda's A+ ratings There is at least a one-in-three chance that Bermuda's credit ratings could be raised a notch within the next year.That is according to Standard Poor's, which has affirmed the island's A+ ratings, with an outlook that remains positive.The current ratings place Bermuda alongside the likes of Japan, China and... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST An incomparable spiritual feeling Many years ago, when I was still living in Russia, I saw a stunningly beautiful photograph in a travel magazine. Thousands of large, snow-white lanterns with a brightly burning fire inside were flying in the evening sky towards a huge, full moon.This image enchanted me. I read that this celebration is held once a year in northern... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Gold N Glory hits high note Gold N Glory lived up to his name after producing the season's fastest time during the last round of harness racing at Vesey Street.Charles Whited's gelding posted a blistering 1:02/1 competing in the Free for All division to shave three fifths of a second off of the season's previous fastest time of 1:02/4 held by Simsfield Hardtimes. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:33:00 EST Chubb authorises $1.5bn buyback programme Insurer Chubb has announced a share repurchase programme of up to $1.5 billion.The company, which has underwriting operations in Bermuda, said the new authorisation would be effective through December 31, 2020.The company has a market capitalisation of about $68 billion. Chubb's board of directors also declared a quarterly... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:55:00 EST Trott eyes third Hannover Re title Two-times winner Sean Trott is among the top athletes who are entered in the Friends of Hospice/Hannover Re half-marathon on Sunday.Trott was the champion in 2010 and 2012, and has been posting impressive performances in shorter races and cross country events during the past few weeks.Another leading name in the race is Spencer... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Digicel credit ratings downgraded by Fitch Digicel's credit ratings have been downgraded by Fitch Ratings, which expects the telecommunications group to restructure its debt within the next 18 months.In commentary published last night, Fitch described Digicel's capital structure as "unsustainable".Digicel operates in Bermuda and 30 other markets across the Caribbean,... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Man stabbed during Warwick break-in Police have launched a manhunt after a burglar stabbed a 64-year-old man in the stomach in the early hours of yesterday morning.The intruder attacked the man during a break-in just before 4.30am at the house on Westering Lane, Warwick.A police spokesman said the victim was asleep in his living room and woke to discover a man in... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Hamilton, Axa XL sponsor hackathon Hamilton Insurance Group and Axa XL have joined forces to sponsor Code441's annual hackathon. The event, which aims to teach local young people the fundamentals of coding, is to be held on December 20, 2019. Between 50 and 75 young people will gather to spend a full day exploring how the web works and getting hands-on experience... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Sign up for maritime career training A sailing programme for young people has opened up applications for its annual maritime careers scheme.The Endeavour Maritime Career Springboard Programme will provide vocational training for youngsters interested in a life on the ocean waves.The programme is held in partnership with the Bermuda College Division of Professional... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Smith makes a case for Cheltenham's defence ?Jonté Smith, the Cheltenham Town striker, has reflected on the club's 1-0 win away to Swindon Town in a FA Cup first-round replay at the Energy Check County Ground on Tuesday.Alex Addai scored a 50th-minute winner for Cheltenham while goalkeeper Scott Flinders produced a third-minute penalty save.There was also a slice of luck to... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Market melt-up and pension investments Here are two short ramblings from discussions I have had recently on the market action and investing pension assets in Bermuda. <b>Melt-up</b>The SP 500 is levitating nicely. To many I talk to there is some confusion and dismay. They read all the negative press surrounding the political situation in the US and the... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Veteran Markel chairman to retire Markel Corporation's executive chairman Alan Kirshner is to step down next year after 60 years with the company.Mr Kirshner, who has been Markel's chairman for 33 years, will be replaced by Steve Markel, the vice-chairman.US-based Markel, which has reinsurance operations in Bermuda, said tonight that Mr Kirshner had informed the... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST No other Bermudians at Utah facility No other Bermudians are at the Utah treatment facility where a 16-year-old died over the weekend, the Attorney-General said last night.In an interview with ZBM, Kathy Lynn Simmons confirmed that an investigation into the Bermudian teenager's death is under way and more information will be released when reports are received.Ms... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Velocity Ledger launches digital asset news channel Bermudian-based fintech outfit Velocity Ledger Technology Ltd has announced the beta launch of the Velocity News and Research Channel, an information hub to help investors navigate the rapidly evolving digital asset ecosystem. The company said the platform is a destination for digital assets analytics and market research, giving users... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Planning for your future is simple Planning for your future is simple: do you believe that?Most people think it is important - but only a few actually do it. There is a hesitancy for many people - either caused by putting it off, or being scared to do it, or not knowing how to get started. There are all sorts of reasons (perhaps "excuses" is a better word). We want... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, November 21, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Lloyd's combats 'unacceptable behaviour' Lloyd's of London announced a new campaign to encourage more people to speak up against "unacceptable behaviour".The campaign is part of a programme of measures put in place to "accelerate progress towards a culture of integrity, respect and inclusion" across its market, according to a statement published on Tuesday.Culture at... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST BMA releases guidance on outsourcing For many companies, outsourcing is essential in allowing them to cost effectively and efficiently provide their own services to clients.However, there has been a growing appreciation by such companies of the potential risks involved when an organisation enters into such agreements and companies become heavily reliant on relationships... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Caines calls for 'step change' on immigration Everyone has to think beyond their own interests for immigration reform to be achieved and embraced, the national security minister has said.Wayne Caines, who is responsible for delivery of an overhaul of immigration law promised by the Progressive Labour Party when it won power more than two years ago, warned that thinking in silos will... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Top diamond firms back pioneering exchange A Bermudian-based operation is set to revolutionise the global diamond trade by setting up a pioneering electronic exchange for trading in the precious commodityThe Diamond Standard Exchange is the brainchild of American Cormac Kinney, a celebrated entrepreneur and software designer with a lengthy track record of successful start-ups and... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda agony after epic Mexican stand-off <b>Mexico 2 Bermuda 1</b>Bermuda's hopes of retaining their Concacaf Nations League A status were cruelly dashed as Uriel Antuna scored a dramatic late goal to condemn a spirited Bermuda to relegation to League B.Heading into the match Bermuda were faced with the scenario of knowing only the minimum of a draw... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Dedicated to making you laugh As you long as you understand English, TuRae Gordon thinks he can make you laugh.Picking up on commonalities is the comedian's not-so-secret weapon.Lactose intolerance, the skyrocketing cost of cable and ageing are just a few of the topics he's touched on."I just think it is easier to talk about what we all go through,"... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Mother 'could have lived' with early diagnosis A young mother who died of cancer could have lived if the disease had been spotted earlier, an overseas expert said yesterday.Michael Leitman, the chief of general surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital in New York, said that if Latifa Maybury's colorectal cancer had been diagnosed in August 2012 and medical treatment started, it... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Students take part in national debate This past Saturday, Saltus was delighted to host the 30th Annual Bermuda Junior Service League's (BJSL) National Schools Debating Tournament. The tournament saw teams from five schools: Sandys Secondary Middle School, the Bermuda High School, Somersfield Academy and Saltus Grammar School. The tournament was divided into three... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:52:00 EST Robinson's 'pepper-mist' comments resurface A would-be MP was engulfed in a storm of controversy after a clip from a satire show, where he played down the use of pepper spray during a protest, resurfaced yesterday.Dwayne Robinson, a One Bermuda Alliance senator is due to go head-to-head with Jason Hayward, a Progressive Labour Party senator, in the Pembroke Central by-election... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Paralysed man to spread road safety message A man paralysed from the waist down after an accident caused by his careless driving plans to become a road safety motivational speaker.Jason Minors, 36, wants to talk to schoolchildren about the importance of safe driving and help others through traumatic experiences.Mr Minors said: "I want to be able to talk more about my... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Debate healthy for democracy The late John Stubbs is best known today for being the name behind the "Stubbs Bill", which decriminalised anal sex, or sodomy, in Bermuda. But as a parliamentarian of long standing, he was also a great student of politics and political behaviour. One of his favourite pieces of advice was this: "When you are in a hole, stop digging."... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST The impending healthcare crisis <i>"Five thousand, three hundred and forty-one persons in Bermuda are without health insurance."</i><b>- The Ministry of Health</b> <i>"Our aim is to provide universal access to healthcare through these reforms while bending the cost curve downwards."</i><b>- Kim Wilson,... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Asthma sufferers 'not under control' Most Bermudians with asthma do not have the condition under control, a charity has warned. A survey conducted by Open Airways this year found that 70 per cent of people had "poorly controlled asthma". The report said: "The results clearly indicate that the perception of asthma control and the reality of asthma control are vastly... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 EST Trott named vice-captain for Oman Terryn Fray has been named as captain and Rodney Trott as vice-captain of Bermuda in the Cricket World Cup Challenge League B in Oman from December 2 to 12. The 15-man squad includes five changes to the squad that competed in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, last month, with Tre Manders, Justin Pitcher and... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:44:00 EST New head of Lifelong Learning Centre named Sylvia Shorto was today unveiled as the new executive director of the Lifelong Learning Centre at the Bermuda College.She replaces Janet Ferguson, who stepped down as head of the LLC, formerly the Seniors Learning Centre, after almost a decade's service.Dr Shorto said: "It would be a challenge for anyone to try and fill the shoes... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:20:00 EST Maycock on the climb in Indonesia David Maycock climbed 20 places from 31st to eleventh with six games to go in the qualifying rounds of the Bowling World Cup in Palembang, Indonesia, today.Maycock had a best game of 268 for a total of 3,699 after 18 games while team-mate Patrice Tucker moved up three places from 38th to 35th with a score of 3,173 and a best game of 224. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:02:00 EST Family centre launches child safety campaign Family Centre will today mark World Children's Day with the launch of a campaign to protect the island's most precious assets - its children.The campaign will focus on the UN-mandated rights of a child to protection from violence and to have access to food, clothing and a safe home environment.Martha Dismont, executive director... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:47:00 EST Restaurant industry looking for new blood With three new hotels opening by 2021, experts predict Bermuda will need more people working in the food and beverage industry. To fill the gap hospitality industry partners have come together to form a new initiative to attract more job seekers to this area.An immersive three-part training programme kicks off in January, funded... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:10:00 EST