All Stories All Stories en-us Delayed payment, delayed justice Victims of crime who seek criminal injuries compensation may have to wait years for their claims to be processed, ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt can reveal. The lawyer for a man shot four years ago said she was told by the Supreme Court last week that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board was severely backlogged and that his. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Can quotas tackle workplace diversity issue? Differing views on diversity quotas for companies were a highlight of a panel at the Bermuda Insurance Market Conference. All on the panel at the Bermuda Insurance Institute-organised event agreed that there was a diversity and inclusion issue at senior management and board level of Bermuda companies, with white males still the dominant. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Six of the best for Couper Ashley Couper chalked up her sixth victory in the PartnerRe 5K to finish champion of the 21st edition of the women-only road race yesterday. Many of the islands top road runners toed the start line, making it hard to predict who would come out on top. Couper, 40, who first won the event in 2002, was making a return appearance after being. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Muloka is in the house If you know Louis Galipeau, you know his headphones. Walking through town, riding on the bus, behind his computer at work, they are always on, techno and house music pulsing. Ask, and he has an easy response I just like music. But if you push, he will confess his commitment is a little deeper than the average fans. Since. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Nottingham jury hears Steedes last words A recording of the last words of a Bermudian teenager stabbed in an English playground were played at the trial of five teenagers accused of his murder. Lyrico Steede told a police officer I am going to die. The first officer at the scene told colleagues He says it happened in this area. He says he was stabbed in the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Replacement for Schuetz yet to be found The top job at the islands gambling regulator is still vacant more than a year after the last executive director quit. Richard Schuetz resigned from his post at the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission in July last year and warned the island would prove incapable of keeping crooks out of the industry. It is understood the job has. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Dusky shark makes off with lionfish meal A diver told how a shark bumped into him before it took off with his spear and the fish impaled on it. Tim Price was hunting invasive lionfish and planned to put any catch on the barbecue to serve for dinner. But a dusky shark had other ideas and clamped hold of the fish, taking the weapon along with it. Mr Price was part of. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Medical files from Brown raids still held A group of patients hit out yesterday after they were reportedly told that police are trying to look at their health records. Officers raided Bermuda Healthcare Services in Paget and the Brown-Darrell Clinic in Smiths, which are both run by Ewart Brown, the former premier, in February 2017. At the time, police confirmed a number. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST At home in the innovation nation I remember that some eyebrows were raised when we first announced our decision to be based in Bermuda. Even the professional services firms we engaged with to get ourselves started were forced to do some careful thinking. This wasnt part of the normal playbook, you see. Very few international businesses start up offshore. But as our advisers. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Race symposium at Bermuda College Race relations experts from Oxford University are to visit Bermuda College for a special symposium. The event, Race and Resistance Understanding Bermuda Today, will examine how modern Bermuda was shaped by its grim history of slavery and segregation. The conference was organised by the college and the Human Rights Commission with the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Dont be cowed by the noise things are really happening Since winning the General Election of 2017, the Progressive Labour Party, through the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism, has been busy providing opportunities for the people of Bermuda. These are opportunities for all Bermudians, the people who entrusted us with leading our island home. The aforementioned ministry, of which I. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Butterfield shares slide 1.4 Shares of Butterfield Bank dipped 1. 4 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading. The bank fell 75 cents to close on 51. 50 on the trading of 1,470 shares. Butterfields US-listed shares gained 46 cents, or 0. 9 per cent, to close on 51. 36 in New York. Ascendant Group, parent company of power utility Belco, was the most actively. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:02:00 EST Montserrat officers visit Bermuda Customs officers from Montserrat are on the island to conduct research on the land valuation process. The Montserrat Customs and Revenue Service arranged the visit after the Land Valuation Department made a presentation at the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre Property Taxation Conference in 2016. MCRS members have been. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:21:00 EST Project shines light on turtle activity Conservationists captured more than 250 green turtles as part of a research programme this year. The Bermuda Turtle Project team caught 259 green turtles and a hawksbill turtle in their efforts to monitor the population and find out about their behaviour. Environmental officers and biologists from Belize, Brazil, Colombia and the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:00:00 EST Young athletes invited to Team USA clinic When athletes from Team USA Track amp Field arrive in Bermuda this week, they will hope leave a lasting impact on the islands youngsters. Up to 45 high-performance athletes and members of the USATFs Advisory Committee will be visiting the island from Thursday until Sunday. Will Claye, a multiple Olympic Games medal-winner in. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:48:00 EST Wine expert starts at Hamilton Princess The Hamilton Princess Hotel has appointed its first expert in pairing wine with food. Oana-Alexandra Taflan has become sommelier a trained wine steward and will work with chefs at Marcus restaurant to decide the best pairing of wine and dishes. She will also make sure the hotels wine cellar is stocked with quality wine from. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:41:00 EST Disaster team unveiled by Caines A new team designed to deal with national emergencies was unveiled today. The Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team will be responsible for all the islands disaster plans and making sure agencies and government departments are committed to continuing development. National security minister Wayne Caines, the national. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:39:00 EST Allied World staff help with clean up Staff of Allied World Insurance swapped their offices for the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum amp Zoo BAMZ in Flatts last Wednesday. The change of environment was part of the companys Community Outreach Programme and saw 55 employees spend the afternoon carrying out tasks ranging from stuffing envelopes to cutting back vegetation and. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:52:00 EST More checkpoints this weekend Roadside sobriety checkpoints will be in force in three parishes again this weekend. The Bermuda Police Service will conduct the checks in Pembroke, Devonshire and Paget on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:39:00 EST Christmas Boat Parade in St Georges St Georges will host a Christmas Boat Parade for the first time this year. Organisers want to build on the success of the National Trusts walkabout, New Years Eve party and Santa Claus Parade in the East End. They called for boat owners to get in touch to take part in the event on December 1. A spokesman for the St Georges. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:22:00 EST Caribbean Statistics Day Today, 15 October, the Department of Statistics will observe Caribbean Statistics Day, with this years theme being Building Resilience of the Caribbean. For the occasion, the Department will host a series of awareness events this week to highlight the role of statistics in the community. ? Today, 15 October from 12. 00 p. m. . .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:14:00 EST OBA vindicated by rise in employed Bermudians I want to thank my counterpart in the Progressive Labour Party for giving me an opportunity to highlight some of the achievements the One Bermuda Alliance was able to accomplish during its tenure. In a statement, Owen Darrell, in an effort to bring attention to the present governments achievements, noted that Bermudian employment in the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Daredevil karters thrill crowds in Hamilton An estimated 1,500 people turned out at the weekend for a karting event designed to promote a sense of community. Families lined the streets of North Hamilton on Saturday to watch motor-racing veterans and local celebrities compete behind the wheel. Rick Richardson, head of the organising charity, Bermuda International Football. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Top civil servant banned for 2014 road crash A high-ranking civil servant has been banned from the road for two years and fined for causing grievous bodily harm by careless driving. Jeane Nikolai, 51, the director of the Department of Energy, injured motorbike rider Katie Tester on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish. Ms Tester suffered a broken leg that needed a metal. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Islands rainfall count below average Showers resulted in more than an inch of rain on the island yesterday. By the middle of the afternoon, the Bermuda Weather Service had recorded 1. 07in but the overall total rainfall is still short of what is normal for this point in the year. It took the total for 2018 so far, logged at LF Wade Airport, from 40. 31in to. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Paynter ends Footy Kings hopes ltbgtSt Georges 3 Footy Kings 0ltbgtSage Paynter netted twice as St Georges scored three times in the second half to defeat Footy Kings in the FA Cup preliminary round for the second straight season yesterday. Corona League side Footy Kings, who lost 4-1 to St Georges last season, held their own in their first half at. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Tannock island has no room for complacency Bermuda has never faced an array of challenges to its future as an international business jurisdiction like it does today and there is no room for complacency. That is the view of Patrick Tannock, chairman of the Association of Bermuda International Companies, who said the world was in a period of extreme fluidity, which would require. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST BEDC to stage payroll tax relief briefing New entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of payroll tax relief concessions are encouraged to sign up for the Bermuda Economic Development Corporations free Lunch and Learn. The event, facilitated by Colina Outerbridge, BEDCs business data and policy analyst, will offer advice on how to register a new business with the Office of the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:03:00 EST Parish edge past Onions ltbgtHamilton Parish 1 Flanagans Onions 0ltbgtHamilton Parish got a late winner from striker Lorenzo Simmons against Flanagans Onions at Wellington Oval to advance to the first round of the FA Cup yesterday. The game looked headed for extra time before Simmons popped up with the games only goal after a corner. Calls. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST BizCamp seeks teenage participants The Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative in conjunction with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation will stage a four-day Mini BizCamp. This will take place during the fall term break, which begins on October 22. The event will be held at the offices of Bermuda Economic Development on the first floor of Sofia House at 48 Church. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Eliza sees the light through creative learning There was a time when Hans and Martha Olander believed that their youngest daughter, Eliza, would never be able to read or write. But that all changed three years ago when they found out about a new school due to open that would specialise in teaching children with learning problems. Eliza had been out of school for a year when the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Ten-man St Davids prevail in eight-goal thriller ltbgtDevonshire Colts 3 St Davids 5ltbgtTen-men St Davids withstood a second-half fightback from home side Devonshire Colts to advance to the next round of the FA Cup at Police Field yesterday. At 4-1 down all hope seemed lost for Colts in spite of their numerical advantage after St Davids striker Jamal Woodley was sent. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Electronic property register extolled A new electronic land registration system will make it harder for fraudsters to steal property, the Land Registrar has said. Debbie Reid added her office had fielded complaints from people who said they had lost land, but a new electronic registration system would make it very difficult for deception to take place in the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Eagles spoil Vasco return ltbgtSomerset Eagles 2 Vasco da Gama 0ltbgtSomerset Eagles spoilt Vasco da Gamas return to the FA Cup after a two-decade absence with a comfortable win at White Hill Field yesterday. Vasco, who were a powerhouse in the 1980s and 1990s, played second fiddle to the home team who should have won by more had it not been for. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Eight arrested in breath test crackdown Police made seven arrests on Friday night as part of the third round of roadside breath test checkpoints. A total of three people were arrested after they failed tests and a fourth was arrested for refusal to take a breath test. A further three people were arrested on outstanding warrants. On Saturday night into the early. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda complete clean sweep on Great Sound Bermuda retained the Amorita Cup after recording a clean sweep over their counterparts from the United States in the Great Sound at the weekend. The host nation, led by captain Patrick Cooper, won the best of seven-team series, which showcased the International One Design classic racing sloop, 4-0 with races to spare. Bermuda won. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Food festival for Front Street A festival designed to celebrate food trucks is to get bigger to include a wider range of street food, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said yesterday. The new Bermuda Street Food Festival will also move back to Number 1 car park on Hamiltons Front Street after it moved to Barrs Bay Park in Pembroke last year. Pat Phillip-Fairn,. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Simons sets personal best Trey Simons blazed his way to a personal best for the second time inside of a week competing for Moorehouse College at the Queens University of Charlotte Invitational in North Carolina last week. He finished fourth in the mens eight-kilometre cross-country race in a time of 23min 52sec. Simons slashed more than a minute off his previous. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Group sends 30 kids to see Annie rehearsal Pupils from four central primary schools were treated to a night at the theatre thanks to a community organisation. About 30 pupils from Northlands, Prospect, Victor Scott and West Pembroke were invited to attend a dress rehearsal of the Gilbert amp Sullivan Society of Bermudas latest show, the musical ltigtAnnieltigt. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Rajaes vision soon to set sail in earnest Sailing coach Rajae Woods is envisioning great things for his charges at Visionary Sailing Academy after a successful summer camp at which attendance was twice the number of last year, with skill levels having improved dramatically over the course of the eight weeks. Operating out of the West End Sailboat Club, which has produced the. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Air conditioning breaks at KEMH Operations at the islands hospital were cancelled on Friday after the air-conditioning system broke down. A spokeswoman confirmed that more than a dozen non-urgent operations were put off at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after the air conditioning in the acute care wing failed. She said Unexpectedly, both the main chiller. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, October 15, 2018 For results from Bermuda, click on the PDF link under Related Media. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Man hit with 18-month driving ban A 33-year-old man was ordered off the roads for 18 months and fined last week after he admitted drink-driving. Magistrates Court heard that Christino Smith failed to stop after his car hit a parked vehicle on Coney Island Road after he left Baileys Bay Cricket Club in Hamilton Parish. The crash was spotted by police, who chased. .. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Police investigate gunshots in Pembroke Police were investigating after multiple reports of gunfire last night. Residents in Central Pembroke called 911 after they heard shots at 9. 40pm. A police spokesman said several reports were made in the Curving Avenue, Rambling Lane, Middletown and Happy Valley areas. He continued A firearms incident was declared and. .. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:16:00 EST Medal glory for cyclists in Caribbean Caitlin Conyers has secured Bermuda a spot at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, next summer. Conyers came second in the Elite Caribbean Cycling Championships road race in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, today to earn the island a place at the multi-sport event. She also won bronze in the time-trial yesterday in her first. .. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 10:23:00 EST Butterfield finishes 29th in Hawaii Tyler Butterfield finished 29th at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in what will likely be his final race at the iconic event. Butterfield completed the 2. 4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26. 2-mile run yesterday in a time of 8hr 30sec 38min, with splits of 5042, 43127 and 30358. The 35-year-old was the 24th. .. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:58:00 EST Recovering addict gives back A former drug user who used exercise as a route out of addiction used fitness classes as a way to thank a lifeline charity. Michaele Parfitt, who beat a 12-year addiction in 2014, teamed up with Pembroke-based Streakers Spin Studio to raise funds for Focus Counselling, which gave her a safe haven as she fought for recovery. Ms. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Business ownership a round-the-clock job ltbgtThis weeks column is a continuation of the hypothetical MamaZina Pizzarina operations planning on doing business in Bermuda. ltbgt Running a business is an all-encompassing occupation. Any owner, particularly those individuals just launching their business dream, will tell you that the ownership obsession never stops. It is. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST We could have scored a lot more Bermuda romped to their second biggest victory in an international after thrashing a youthful Sint Maarten 12-0 at the National Stadium last night to finally get their Concacaf Nations League qualifying campaign on track. The home side dominated every facet of a lopsided contest, which was as good as over as early as the seventeenth. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Catholics to host venerated relics of Saint Padre Pio Last summer, the Right Reverend Wieslaw Spiewak learnt of important relics on their way to North America and had the grand idea of bringing them here. They were the remains of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, a Roman Catholic priest said to have carried the stigmata of Jesus. The relics, which have been kept under watchful eye since his. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST UK documentary to feature actor Cameron Bermudian actor Earl Cameron is to feature alongside other black stars who broke the movie colour bar. Mr Cameron will appear in the first instalment of Britains BBC Two documentary series ltigtBlack Hollywoodltigt tonight. The series premiere, at 9pm UK time, will turn the spotlight on breakthrough moments in modern. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Team effort needed on childhood trauma Organisations have to work together to strengthen communities and tackle the impact of past traumas, an American expert said yesterday. Wendy Ellis added that to improve the health of the community networks had to be built to deal with adverse childhood experiences and adverse community environments the two ACEs. She said a key. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Murder accused witness has vendetta A murder accused yesterday dismissed evidence against him as lies. Khyri Smith-Williams claimed testimony from Troy Harris was fabricated. He told Supreme Court This guy made up the whole fiction story in his head. Mr Smith-Williams is charged with the killing of father of one Colford Ferguson. Mr Ferguson was. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Public views on living wage to be sought Public opinion on the introduction of a living wage for Bermuda will be heard at a forum next week. People have been invited to listen to a panel of speakers and give their views after legislators approved a parliamentary report on the subject. Rolfe Commissiong, a Progressive Labour Party backbencher, said the event next Thursday. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST No mercy shown on Redemption Friday ltbgtBermuda 12 Sint Maarten 0ltbgtBermuda got hat-tricks from Reggie Lambe and Zeiko Lewis as Sint Maarten took another hammering in the Concacaf Nations League last night at the National Stadium, National Sports Centre. Even substitutes Liam Evans and Tevahn Tyrrell got in on the scoring within minutes of coming on early. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Burt in New York bank meetings David Burt, the Premier, met in New York this week with representatives of banks that may be interested in providing services to Bermudas budding fintech sector. The islands banks have shied away from fintech start-ups, prompting the Government to enact legislation to offer a new type of banking licence to institutions that will fill. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Belco staff gather for union talks Unionised Belco workers headed to the Bermuda Industrial Union headquarters yesterday for a meeting a week after they backed a work-to-rule at the power firm. Electricity Supply Trade Union members were called to the meeting a day after the union is understood to have communicated with Ascendant Group, Belcos parent company. The. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST The danger of climate change Although the subject of climate change and its effect on our planet has been debated for decades, there has been slow reaction from leading industrial countries to take drastic steps to alter the amount of chemical pollution that continues to weaken Earths protective shield from the suns powerful rays. There is little dispute among most. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Marsdens celebrates 157th anniversary ltbgtTODAYltbgtltbgt Women Aglow Int ltbgtInvites you to our fellowship worship service at 9. 45am when the topic will be 21st Century Game Changers. The theme, No Limits, will be based on Mark 1027. Light refreshments will be served. Astwood Hall, Church Street, Hamilton. Contact Brenda Webb on 293-0955. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST Bermuda Bar Council objects to UK QC hiring The legal professions governing body has backed an objection to a bid to hire a top London barrister to challenge the Supreme Court ruling that quashed a ban on same-sex marriage. It is understood the Bar Council has told the Government that it does not support the application for James Guthrie QC to lead the Governments appeal. The. .. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST