All Stories All Stories en-us Financial assistance unsustainable DeSilva Changes to the 1 million-a-week financial assistance system and a culture of entitlement have to be made, Minister of Social Development and Sport Zane DeSilva said yesterday. Mr DeSilva warned Its well recognised that the current expenditure of more than 50 million per year the Government spends on financial assistance is. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST FedEx delivers again in Top Ten Employers Courier company FedEx delivered again in the ltigtThe Bottom Lineltigt Top Ten Employers awards presented by PwC winning for the fourth time in five years. FedEx claimed top spot for 2017, one up on last years second place, swapping places with the 2016 champion, law firm Marshall Diel amp Myers. Chris Heslop, FedEx. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Best is yet to come, says Duffy Flora Duffy has more than lived up to her potential since bursting on the scene as a prodigiously talented teenager more than a decade ago. Duffy, who turns 30 this week, cemented herself as the top womens triathlete in the world after securing a second successive ITU World Triathlon Series title at the Grand Final in Rotterdam ten days. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST West Indian roots strong for dedicated nurse Chandra Persad was thrilled to leave Canadas winters when she moved to Bermuda in 1970. But the Trinidadian soon found Bermuda also had a chilly side. There was some discrimination against West Indians, said the 67-year-old. People would make comments sometimes. But I never experienced any discrimination, and people could. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Special Olympian fondly remembered Special Olympian Paul Ray has been remembered by his family as a model of self-reliance despite suffering with Down syndrome. Keen sportsman Mr Ray, who died on September 10 aged 60, brought home a silver medal for golf in the 2011 Special Olympics. He also won a bronze medal in the equestrian category at the 1995 Special. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Man charged with 8 million heroin plot A man accused of smuggling 8. 5 million of heroin into the island was this morning remanded into custody. Josef Vlcek, 47, from the Jicn district of Czechia, appeared in Magistrates Court to face charges of bringing diamorphine commonly known as heroin into Bermuda on Saturday. He was further charged with possessing the controlled. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:23:00 EST Man extradited to face sex assault charges A 30-year-old American man accused of sexually assaulting a minor on a cruise ship berthed in Bermuda agreed yesterday to be extradited to the United States to face charges. The news came after the Mississippi resident, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in Magistrates Court. During the hearing, the defendant was. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Hurricane Maria delays arrival of ships Hurricane Maria has forced a cruise ship to cancel its stop in Bermuda, while three more vessels are expected to arrive in Hamilton a day later than scheduled. Treacherous sea conditions caused by Maria have prompted the ltigtSomers Islesltigt to delay her arrival in Bermuda until Thursday, while the ltigtBermuda. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Storm-hit families welcomed to Bermuda Families from Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes are being welcomed to the island by the Bermuda Government. A family of four from the British Virgin Islands, who have family in Bermuda, were processed by the Department of Immigration and arrived here last Saturday. The Department has also processed 12 work permit. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:46:00 EST Development needs vision and planning Walking along Reid Street and gazing through shop windows during normal shopping hours, one could not help but notice just how inactive most are. At times it appears as were not for the staff, some places would be virtually empty. I know as a businessman, we like to see customers and lots of them. We were walking and chatting, and. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Noon update Maria still potential threat Hurricane Maria remains a potential threat to the island, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. The BWS noon update said the Category 1 hurricane was expected to make its closest point of approach in the next 72 hours at around midnight on Thursday night, as it passes 294 nautical miles to the islands. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:01:00 EST Simons queries middle schools elimination The Progressive Labour Partys pledge to phase out middle schools and revert to a two-tier public school system has come under question from Cole Simons, the Shadow Minister of Education. Mr Simons noted that the Throne Speech had indicated that the Government had a clear intention to undo middle schools with the proposal also. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:12:00 EST Loan guarantees for sports clubs Loan guarantees for sports and community clubs would create jobs and boost business creation. Zane DeSilva, Minister of Sport, said yesterday that Governments financial clout could be used to help struggling clubs become self-sufficient, rather than to back banks, hotel developments and restaurants. Mr DeSilva said We believe. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Politics from the soul Neletha Butterfield ran so fast, her father thought shed become a professional athlete. Life didnt exactly work out that way. All I ever ran for is politics, the 64-year-old joked. She recounts her 14-year career as a PLP MP in ltigtPolitical Beginnings of the Soulltigt, due out next month. She decided to. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST NFL and NBA to Trump youre a bum Donald Trump, lacking the courage to serve his country in uniform or the skill to be the owner of a successful team, displays his warped view of manliness through crude, vulgar and violent appeals. He pathetically hopes to earn the admiration or brotherhood of those whom he admires but cannot match in deed or character. The military should. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Rawlins hits fifty milestone for Sussex Delray Rawlins, the Sussex all-rounder, achieved two batting milestones during the opening day of his teams Specsavers County Championship second division match with promotion-chasing Nottinghamshire at Hove yesterday. The left-handed batsman recorded a maiden half-century and also shared in his first hundred partnership at the. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Clarien ATMs back online after storm outage Clarien Bank ATM machines are up and running again after the impacts of a Caribbean hurricane put them temporarily out of order. Some customers were surprised to learn that they could not withdraw any cash at the banks machines and posted their experience on social media. A notice on the machines stated Please be advised that. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST List of buses cancelled this morning The Bermuda Government has announced the following bus cancellations this morning5 Pond Hill to Hamilton, 7am8D Hamilton to Dockyard, 7. 15am8D Dockyard to Hamilton, 8. 35am10Y Garage to Grotto Bay, 6,55am1Y Grotto Bay to Hamilton, 7. 10am1Y Hamilton to Grotto Bay, 7. 15am1Y Grotto Bay. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:27:00 EST BII conference to look to insurance future The future will be the focus of Bermuda Insurance Institutes full-day educational conference on October 13. The 2017 Bermuda Insurance Market Conference, entitled Insurance of the Future, will take place at XL Catlins OHara House on Bermudiana Road. Speakers include Leila Madeiros from the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers, Ross. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:59:00 EST The hidden costs of not owning a home Dear Heather,We could afford a house however our rent is reasonable, the landlord takes care of everything and we are really saving money. We are afraid there will be extra costs associated with owning a home, and we might be better off just to keep on renting and keep on putting money aside. Happy. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST A sobering lack of collaboration Dear Sir,I was surprised to learn that Goslings was taken to task for hosting wine tastings at its premises on Dundonald Street and threatened with penalties by the Liquor Licensing Authority. I prefer not to drink, but for years I have been aware of the tastings, have been hosted by service providers at receptions on the site, and. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Passionate Herrero is Called to the Bar Being Called to the Bermuda Bar is Tina Herreros biggest achievement. The Bermudian barrister and attorney with a background in human rights law said she planned to use her skills to benefit Bermudas community. Ms Herrero said I havent taken the quickest path to get here. Ive been off the island working and studying for the. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Robinson issue storm in a teacup PHC Zebras have launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to a dispute between Scott Morton, the PHC head coach, and Cecoy Robinson, the captain, that marred the clubs 9-0 thrashing of Flanagans Onions at the weekend. Robinson lost his cool after opening the scoring at Goose Gosling Field on Sunday and got involved in a. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Childrens spa up for sale Inner Beauty Kids Spa is up for sale. The family business on Victoria Street, Hamilton, is owned by Anthony and Komieko Roberts, who have decided now is the right time to sell. It was our 12-year-old daughter whose idea it was to create the spa, and is in fact part owner, Komieko Roberts said. Although they appreciate the. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Make waves at fabulous Seascent Looking for waterfront property with beach access? Seascent sits adjacent to Cavello Bay, Sandys. The three-bedroom property, which offers fabulous views of the Great Sound, is now on the market for 925,000. Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty has put the West End home on the market. Its one of only two townhouses in the. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Praise for hospital and staff Dear Sir,We wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and all of its staff. Especially the staff of the emergency department and the Caitlin Lindo Ward, who helped to save Michael Cassidys life. We thank you for all that you did during his stay. The experience was comforting. Many. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Mystery over strange lights A mystery glow in the sky off South Shore in the early hours of Sunday has experts stumped. A spokesman for Bermuda Maritime Operations said We could not attribute it. We know it was not a distress flare. It was likely something atmospheric. He added the service was alerted after worried watchers called in to report a green light. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Boyles Dont blame Village Devarr Boyles, the North Village coach, has responded to the controversy that marred his teams come from behind 2-1 home victory over Boulevard Blazers in their Premier Division opener at Bernard Park on Sunday. The home side won a throw-in deep inside Boulevards half, which referee Anthony Francis allowed to be taken despite Kamali. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Duperreault restructures AIG American International Group is to reorganise into three units, as chief executive officer Brian Duperreault moves to rejuvenate the US insurance giant. The company, which has long-established offices in Bermuda, said yesterday it will no longer have separate commercial and consumer businesses. Under the new structure, AIG will have. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Enough already with pettiness Dear Sir,It is truly sad to see grown men behaving like schoolboys. We all know what Donald Trumps message is respect for the flag and for the national anthem being played. His messages get mixed, but he would agree that you can demonstrate your opinion. It is unfortunate, however, that he cannot express his passionate feelings. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Annual Recovery walk continues to raise awareness More than a dozen men and women marched through Hamilton yesterday to highlight the positive effect of drug recovery programmes. The annual Recovery Walk, organised by the Salvation Armys Harbour Light programme, saw participants parade on city streets in bright red shirts, carrying balloons and chanting Recovery works. Augustina. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Double duty for Fray Terryn Fray made his season debut for North Village at Bernard Park on Sunday just over an hour after helping Baileys Bay lift the Champion of Champions trophy. The Village defender came on as a 61st-minute substitute during his teams 2-1 home win over Boulevard in their Premier Division season opener. That Fray was able to play. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Defining progress Progress. How do you define progress? It can take many forms but the key answer to me is that you develop a plan to make changes and to make things better for you and those around you. Developing a plan of action, measuring your progress, and taking further actions to continue towards your goals is what you do to achieve success. This. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Championships cancelled after earthquake The Central American amp Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, scheduled to be held in Mexico City this week, have been cancelled until further notice. Vail Sheldon Seebaran, the secretary of the Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding amp Fitness Federation, has advised all national federations that the event has been. .. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, September 26, 2017 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudian model targets top title Bermudian Vogue magazine model Alize Bailey has set her sights on the international modelling competition Face of the World. Ms Bailey, who started her career in the Evolution Fashion Show in Bermuda and won the Top Model Worldwide 2017 public vote award, said her recent appearance in ltigtVogueltigt was her most prestigious. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Fireminds to expand with major US investment IT firm Fireminds has won a multimillion dollar investment from the majority shareholder in telecoms company One Communications. The massive cash injection from US-based ATN International will allow the tech firm to expand into new markets and provide a wider range of services to existing clients. And Michael Branco, founder and. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Durham plays hero and villain for Bay Baileys Bay clinched the Champion of Champions by beating Western Stars by eight wickets in the final at St Johns Field yesterday. The season-ending match finished just as the opening Premier Division football matches were kicking off, with Bay reaching their target of 102 in only 18. 2 overs after dismissing Stars in 38. 4 overs. Bay. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Ive got the power DJ Ohmz is a BET house DJ who has appeared in commercials and modelled for Gap. But seven years ago he was just Omar Anderson, virtually unknown and feeling stuck. His home town of Springfield, Massachusetts, offered only a few nightclubs to play in. Opportunity popped up in an unlikely place Bermuda. I had a. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Helping mental health sufferers Chelsea Nicholson wanted a safe place to talk about her bipolar disorder with people who could understand what she was going through. But the 27-year-old struggled to find support in the community, so she decided to set up a group for people with depression and bipolar disorder to share experiences and learn about mental health. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Caines on way to achieving ambition Ariana Caines is on her way to realising her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. The 22-year-old winner of the Shirley D. Simmons law scholarship award started the Bar professional training course about a week ago. After completing the course and gaining some work experience abroad, she plans to return to Bermuda and make a. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Call for public to help in at-risk areas Organisers of events in areas at risk of gang violence called on the public to back them yesterday. Desmond Crockwell, of Youthvision Promotions, and Lynwood Richardson, of Soul Food Promotions, said they needed more sponsors to help their work in neighbourhoods affected by violence. The latest event on Saturday was a Family Fun. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Hope for jobs through sports clubs Loan guarantees for sport and community clubs will help generate jobs, the minister in charge of the portfolio said this morning. Zane DeSilva, Minister of Social Development and Sport, used a press conference to discuss four areas outlined within the Throne Speech. Reiterating a sentiment from the speech, Mr DeSilva said that the. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:22:00 EST Our seniors deserve the best we can offer Bermuda has a treasure chest of golden seniors who really are an untapped source of information that could be helpful to better understand complex social problems that remain very much a part of what divides us. They can be turned to in the effort to merge the islands full resources in a manner that would leave no stone unturned, ensuring that. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Enjoy timeless classic Wizard of Oz Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into The Gilbert amp Sullivan Societys production of The Wizard of Oz in Bermuda showing Thursday, October 5th through Saturday, October 14th, with the exception of Monday, October 9th. The show will start at 7pm each night, with matinees starting at 2pm on Saturday, October 7th,. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:26:00 EST KPMG names Morrison as new CEO KPMG in Bermuda has split the roles of chairman and chief executive officer. Neil Patterson will remain chairman and Mike Morrison, head of advisory, will become the firms CEO. In a statement yesterday, KPMG said it was the first time in the firms history when a leader from KPMGs advisory practice will be appointed CEO. Mr. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:31:00 EST Charity seeks funds for hurricane relief The West Indian Association is continuing its fundraising efforts to support the Caribbean after the back-to-back impact of major hurricanes. Several Caribbean islands were devastated by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, with some receiving a second blow from Hurricane Maria a week later. Delivering an update on relief fundraising. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:26:00 EST Artists to battle for Charman Prize Artists will be showing off their talents at the Charman Prize next month. An international panel of experts will judge the entries under an overriding theme of Bermuse, paying attention to design and composition, use of material, distinctive and convincing style and source of inspiration. Elise Outerbridge, curator and director. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:06:00 EST Rider hurt in collision remains in ICU A 25-year-old man injured in a crash on Tuesday is in stable condition at the Intensive Care Unit of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The man, from Smiths, was hurt in a collision between his motorcycle and an unmarked police car around 2. 30pm, at the junction of North Shore Road and My Lords Bay Road in Hamilton Parish. A. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:25:00 EST Access to information talk set for Thursday Freedom of information comes up for discussion on International Right to Know Day this Thursday, with a panel including Sam Strangeways from ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt. Qian Dickinson from Bermemes, and Jonathan Starling from Greenrock, will join Ms Strangeways in the talk, to be held in the Bermuda College Library, where the. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:15:00 EST Music executive to address mental health Music executive Shanti Das will visit Bermuda to promote her mental health awareness initiative, Silence the Shame. The author, who has been at the forefront of the American music industry for more than 20 years, is being brought to the island by local group Savvy Entertainment. She will take part in a panel discussion at the. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:08:00 EST Get your idea off the ground More than 50 submissions have been received for a programme that helps Bermudians get their home-grown ideas off the ground. The application process for the Bermuda Tourism Authoritys Tourism Experiences scheme closes this Friday. According to the BTA, the applications that receive investment funds or marketing support are those. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:56:00 EST Tobacco Bay to reopen Tobacco Bay is to reopen to swimmers after levels of seawater bacteria dropped to normal. The Ministry of Health said tests over the weekend had shown bacteria levels were within acceptable limits, but that Environmental Health scientists would continue to monitor the situation. The beach was closed to swimmers and watersports last. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:01:00 EST Is it time to call quits on relationship? Dear Dr Nekia,When is enough, enough? Some people leave at the first signs of trouble and others stay through years of tears. How do you know when it is time to call it quits with no regrets, doubts, guilt, or feeling like you are a failure or quitter?Sincerely,Not Sure When Enough Is Enough Dear Not Sure When. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Immigrants a boon not a burden Immigration restrictionists give a number of reasons for why they want fewer people settling in the United States. Most of these reasons do not hold up under scrutiny. For example, the best available data says that immigrants do not take native-born Americans jobs, or drive down their wages indeed, it is more likely, that skilled. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Legislation on global health threats passed Legislation designed to introduce a more flexible and responsive approach to global communicable disease was passed by MPs in the House of Assembly yesterday. The Quarantine Amendment Act 2017 and Quarantine Maritime and Air Regulations 2017 enjoyed support from Parliamentarians on both sides of the floor. The Amendment Act and. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Zebras start season with nine-goal rout ltbgtFlanagans Onions 0 PHC Zebras 9ltbgt PHC Zebras gave an early statement of their intentions for the season as Marco Warren scored a hat-trick in a 9-0 thrashing of Flanagans Onions at Goose Gosling Field yesterday. The Zebras, runners-up to Robin Hood in the Premier Division last season, took an early lead through. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST PartnerRe to work with fintech firm Bermudian-based PartnerRe has entered into a joint strategic co-operation agreement with fintech firm RemitRadar. PartnerRe wants to adopt RemitRadars online channels, social media channels and artificial intelligence technologies to engage with new customers and to develop digital insurance solutions for insurance. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST Eight-day winning streak ends on BSX The Royal GazetteBSX Indexs eight-day winning streak came to an end on a day of no trading today, leaving the index at 2,121. 17. With Butterfield Bank remaining at 35. 50 on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, its New York Stock Exchange-listed shares fell 1. 19, or 3. 25 per cent, to close on 35. 38, as 334,212 shares changed hands. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:49:00 EST Overplaying the madman hand Donald Trump appears to have embarked on a two-track approach to pressuring North Korea into restraining its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. The first track is the ever-tightening economic sanctions that, if properly implemented, could further isolate North Korea from world finance and trade. The second track is a game of chicken to see. .. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST