All Stories All Stories en-us No holiday buses as drivers walk out Buses were off the roads on National Heroes Day after drivers took part in industrial action over working conditions. Bermuda Industrial Union president Chris Furbert said members continued a work-to-rule over numerous issues including bathroom breaks, air conditioning and mechanical problems. Taxis were in high demand yesterday as. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Entrepreneur sees better way to treat water A local entrepreneur hopes to revolutionise the treatment of Bermudas tank water. Twenty-nine year old Ananda Hill, owner of the mobile business AquaCare, believes Bermudas water standard is worse than a Third World country. The current state of affairs is a bit embarrassing, Mr Hill said. I saw how gross the water in many. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST No regrets about move to Burnley, says Wells Nahki Wells is intent on proving himself in the Premier League and insists he will ignore transfer speculation linking him with a summer move away from Burnley. Wells made just nine substitute appearances for Burnley last season after signing from Huddersfield Town for 5 million, finding himself behind Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Sam. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST John returns to relive days in US Air Force Any mention of Bermuda by John Schultz would inevitably lead to an eye roll from family members. It had been 64 years since he was posted here with the American Air Force, but he could not stop talking about it. A few months ago his daughter-in-law, Nancy Schultz, decided she had had enough. She suggested they take me to. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Teacher delighted with honours recognition A teacher honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours used to stand outside Buckingham Palace and wave at the Royals on trips to London. Judith James, 76, never thought that she would one day be awarded the Queens Certificate and Badge of Honour for services to education. Ms James told how she would never forget the moment she was. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Bartender thankful after regaining job A Bermudian bartender returned to work yesterday after being dismissed following his involvement in a public disturbance. Kenry Thorpe was let go from the MEF Group after an altercation at the Hamilton Princess amp Beach Club on June 10, which he later said was provoked by a racist slur made against him. Mr Thorpe has publicly. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Heroes Weekend hits high notes Bermuda came alive in a splash of colour and music as revellers partied throughout National Heroes Weekend. Thousands of people, including many from overseas, enjoyed the fun at a string of events over the long weekend. One man at the Parade of Bands yesterday, EnRikae Parsons, believed the carnival is becoming competitive with. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Smith holds off Foggo to triumph in thriller Malcolm Smith held off a charging Heath Foggo to clinch a maiden Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race title in one of the most dramatic finishes in recent memory. The multiple world sun fish champion and crew Damien Payne crossed the finish line in the Great Sound in their one-design Comet dinghy a mere six seconds ahead of Foggo and. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Burgled tourists faith in Bermuda restored Holiday turned to horror when Canadian tourists had their belongings stolen in their beloved Bermuda, where they have enjoyed visits for nearly 40 years. However, one local couple was determined to show John and Darlene Kersey the generous spirit of the island, by gifting the strangers 200. The visitors, both 65, were in the water. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Truth is the essence of life He who feels it knows it, a reggae tune, is an experiential truth played out in so many scenes. There is something to be witnessed about having ones appetite satisfied that shows even lions are pacified when full. It may even be a safe thing to walk past a lions den after the lions bellies have already been filled, but the darker. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Born versus status rhetoric is toxic Dear Sir,This is being sent also to the Right Honourable David Lidington and the Governor of Bermuda, John RankinTo those who read this newspaper online, David Lidington has been appointed by the British Prime Minister as Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster the portfolio of the Queens. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Haddrell beats Dillas in play-off Will Haddrell birdied the second hole in a sudden-death play-off to win the Bermuda Stroke Play Championships at Port Royal Golf Course on Sunday. Extra holes were needed to decide the winner after Haddrell and Jarryd Dillas finished the 54-hole amateur championship tied at three-over-par 216. Both players had to return to the tee. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:01:00 EST Somersfield pupils at UN conference A group of fifteen M4 Somersfield Academy students have proudly demonstrated their International Mindedness in attending a three day-conference for the Model United Nations. The group travelled to New York between May 9th and May 13th to take part in the Global Classroom International Model UN Conference held annually in New. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:26:00 EST Medical students land scholarships Three Bermudian medical students have been selected for scholarships by the Bermuda Health Foundation. Chioma Nwasike, Jennifer Ross and Amber White were picked out as this years recipients by the Foundation, which has awarded more than 450,000 over the past 15 years. The Foundation is headed up by brothers Philip Butterfield,. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:12:00 EST OBAs Scott criticises DPT The shadow transport minister has slammed the Department of Public Transportation for its statements on the National Heroes Day bus service. Leah Scott this morning called communications from the department this weekend confusing. Ms Scott said Despite receiving reassurances that there would be no disruption in the bus service. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:28:00 EST Bays Brangman refuses to walk Derrick Brangman forced a match between Western Stars and Baileys Bay to be abandoned after refusing to walk when he was controversially dismissed at St Johns Field on Sunday. Bay all-rounder Brangman stood his ground for seven minutes after being caught on the boundary for a duck off a full toss from spinner PJ Thomas before stand-in. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Should I take the plunge with a pool? ltbgtDear Heatherltbgt,We are thinking of putting in a pool at our house as we have the space. Will this increase the value of our house or make it more rentable if we decide to rent it out? Should we take the plunge?ltbgtPool Or No PoolltbgtltbgtDear Pool Or No Poolltbgt,There are a lot of. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Six Trumpians knew of Russian dirt on Clinton On Sunday, ltigtThe Washington Postltigt reported on a previously unknown point of contact between the 2016 Donald Trump campaign and a Russian offering negative information about Hillary Clinton. That new report, involving a Trump campaign staffer and long-time Trump ally Roger Stone, means that at least six members of Trumps broader. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST The profit-shifters boosted by US tax reform Multinational companies practice of booking profits in low-tax jurisdictions like Bermuda to avoid high corporate taxes elsewhere may become more lucrative as a result of the US tax reform. That was the finding of a Reuters report that highlighted pharmaceutical giant AbbVies use of Bermuda as home for most of the patents for its. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Swisher named as Convergence speaker Top technology journalist Kara Swisher will be one of the keynote speakers at the Bermuda Convergence 2018 event, organisers ILS Bermuda Ltd announced today. Ms Swisher is executive editor of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference. Before co-founding Recode and Code, Ms Swisher co-produced and. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:36:00 EST Rambler takes line honours George Davids Rambler 88 overcame a slow start to take line honours in the 51st Newport Bermuda Race. The 88-foot Juan K-design yacht completed the 635-nautical mile race from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, to St Davids Lighthouse at 551pm on Sunday in an elapsed time of 50hrs 31min 51sec. This race is typically a mid-sized. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Berkshire coach aims to recruit local talent The head coach of Berkshire School has been on island looking for the next Bermudian footballer to follow in the footsteps of Zeiko Lewis and Justin Donawa. Charlie Bour is in his second year at the Massachusetts school whose alumni include Lewis, Donawa and Ahria Simons, who graduated this year and was in Bermuda last week recruiting. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST White dethrones Mayho Conor White dethroned defending champion Dominique Mayho to win the Bermuda Bicycle Association Time-Trial National Championships in Southside, St Davids, on Sunday. Mayho, the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race winner, was the favourite but finished more than a second slower than Whites time of 44min 41sec. Runner-up Mayho, of VT. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST White and Narpes Kraft suffer defeat William White and Narpes Kraft remain second from bottom of the Finnish secomd tier after losing 3-1 away to Kokkola at the weekend. The Bermuda defender picked up a yellow card midway through the first half. Kokkola are in second place behind league leaders TPV on goal difference. Narpes Kraft, who have just six points from eight. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Darrell-Ewart inspires Angels Angels defeated PHC Zebras 22-10 in a Womens Division softball game. Terry Darrell-Ewart had a big night for Angels in going 4-4 and driving in five runs. Team-mate Shauntae Todd brought in six runs while going 3-3. Keisha Eve was also perfect at the plate while knocking home two runs. Akanke Parsons and Ari Tucker were both 3-4. .. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, June 19, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Crowds pack out JOuvert party Large crowds partied in the early hours to ring in National Heroes Day today. Thousands of people packed out Bernards Park for the Cirque Du Soca JOuvert, one of the showpiece events from a long weekend of public activities. The party, from 3am to 8am, was the beginning of a long day for some revellers, with the Parade of Bands. .. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:28:00 EST Buses to resume on Tuesday The public bus service is to resume tomorrow according to The Department of Public Transportation. The departments management team is due to meet with the Bermuda Industrial Union to return to discussions in an effort to resolve the matters outstanding. A work-to-rule remains in place until further notice which could still result. .. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:45:00 EST Celebrating fathers who are truly dads ltbgtThis week, Martha Myron takes a break from her regular personal finance beat to reflect on fatherhood. ltbgtOn this Sunday, it is customary to bring tributes on the men in our lives. The media, retailer businesses, advertising agencies, churches and so on, love this celebration. And why not, it is an opportunity to reflect. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Cricket mourns Bermudas best umpire The cricket community is in mourning after the death this week of George Trott, the former Hamilton Parish all-rounder and umpire, on his 90th birthday. Trott earned a reputation during his playing days at Parish as an early-order batsman and seam bowler, who occasionally took the new ball. However, his biggest contribution to local. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Gospel reggae artist inspired by Dad This Fathers Day will probably feel a little different for Raymond Whopper Benz Symonds. The gospel reggae artist lost his father, Raymond Symonds Sr, in April. Although their relationship was not perfect, his dad was one of his biggest cheerleaders especially when it came to his music. My dad isnt here to celebrate. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Burch wants Governor Cup Match dismissal A controversial government minister told MPs last night he had refused to repair a wall at a Cup Match venue unless the club agreed to not invite the Governor to present the trophy. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch told the House of Assembly that he had given the ultimatum to Somerset Cricket Club, this years venue for the annual cricket. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Land registry to crack down on cheats A new register of land ownership will crack down on people who try to cheat vulnerable owners out of their property, MPs heard yesterday. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said the new land title registry would end a sorry and deplorable history of real estate agents and lawyers swindling. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Pitbulls no longer banned dog breed Pitbull terriers were taken off the banned list of breeds by MPs yesterday. The controversial dogs are now on the restricted category, along with American bulldogs and American Staffordshire terriers. Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs, said This means that dogs of these breeds are eligible for importation and breeding,. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Protecting the family structure There is growing concern throughout the world over what is generally perceived as a massive failure in placing proper values for a healthy society above greed, power and dominance. There are too many regimes that thrive through brutal military power, ripping apart families and leaving children with no parents, many suffering emotional and. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Minister to tackle fears over ownership A UK minister has vowed to tackle concerns over public registers of company ownership in Bermuda and other Overseas Territories. Lord Ahmad, the UKs Minister for the Overseas Territories, said he recognised the strength of feeling over the proposed register and a spokeswoman yesterday said the UK Government would consider any proposals. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Curb encouraged by Reiss speech An anti-racism charity said international businesses should push for racial equity. Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda said companies should examine their policies, procedures, pay scales and benefits to create a level playing field. Curb added it was prepared to work with companies after Jonathan Reiss, chief financial officer at. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Reiss should be commended for speech Dear Sir,In response to the comments of Jonathan Reiss, first allow me to state that neither I, nor Ewart Brown, Eva Hodgson, Rene Webb, Lynne Winfield, or the late historians Cyril Packwood, Kenneth Robinson, Ira Philip or Walton Brown needed or need any validation from Jonathan Reiss, with respect to his view of the role that white. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Heroes Weekend party gets under way The fun has begun for one of Bermudas most popular holiday weekends. Hundreds of people gathered on the sand and water at Shelly Bay for the Bermuda Heroes Weekend Raft Up this afternoon. A steady stream of beachgoers and more than a dozen boats were still arriving as of 1pm to enjoy the music and the emerging sun. Tashi. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:12:00 EST Passing of Peggy is a sad loss for club A sombre start to the column with the passing of the lovely Peggy Thompson who was a loyal and so well liked member of the bridge club she will really be missed and our thoughts will be with her family and friends. At the same time, the great Eric Murray, perhaps one of Canadas greatest players and a renowned lawyer also passed away Eric. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Nagel and Co make fifth podium in Sweden Emily Nagel and Team AkzoNobel staged a comeback to secure a fifth podium display of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Dutch syndicate completed the penultimate leg of the race around the world from Cardiff, Wales, to Gothenburg, Sweden, in third, covering the distance in four days, five hours, 32 mins, 53 sec. Made it to Sweden! Nagel,. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Government invests in Heroes Weekend Government has spent 125,000 to back the organisers of the Bermuda Heroes Weekend carnival. Jamahl Simmons, the Minister of Tourism and Workforce Development told the House of Assembly that the financial backing would bring significant yields from the worlds fastest growing carnival. Mr Simmons told MPs This dynamic new. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Come and celebrate Fathers Day at Bethel ltbgtTOMORROWltbgtltbgt Bethel AME Churchltbgt Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, godfathers, stepfathers and those standing in as fathers are all asked to come and be blessed as we celebrate Fathers Day. Rev Rodney Grimes of Heard Chapel will speak at 8am and 11am. Bethels own Larry Williams will speak at our church. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST When is the right time to buy a house? Dear Dave,When is the right time to buy a house when someone is following your Baby Steps plan? ltbgt SamuelltbgtDear Samuel,Thats a good question. Lets start by going over the first few Baby Steps. Baby Step 1 is saving 1,000 for a beginner emergency fund. Baby Step 2 is paying off all. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Update Government admits buses under threat The bus service may not run on National Heroes Day after all, the Bermuda Government conceded today. The Department of Transportation, which previously attacked the media for reporting the public holiday service was under threat due to industrial action, admitted this afternoon there is a risk the bus service will not run. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Revenge on Rangers minds Southampton Rangers will be looking to exact revenge on unbeaten One 50 Overs Premier Division leaders St Davids in an intriguing top-of-the-table clash at Southampton Oval tomorrow. St Davids hold a four-point advantage and a superior net run rate over second-placed Rangers and have yet to taste defeat in five league outings this. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Denton Hurdle Stars honoured Fifty two student athletes were honoured at the 33rd annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards at Warwick Academy last night. The awards, honouring the late Denton Hurdle, are used to highlight, recognize and reward the finest primary, middle and senior school student-athletes. This years Primary School Girl winner was Imojen Judd, from. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Plan to stop illegal construction A law to crack down on illegal construction was backed by MPs yesterday. Walton Brown, the Minister of Home Affairs, said the Development and Planning Amendment Bill 2018 was designed to penalise construction firms who carry out work without planning permission. Mr Brown added it had become common for landowners and contractors to. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Teacher Smith excited to win top award A St Davids Preschool educator has won the New Teacher of the Year award. Karene Smith said At first I could not believe that I had won, but I am excited as its a new chapter in my career. Its very rewarding to receive this award. Ms Smith found out she had won the award at the graduation ceremony for participants in the. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Newport Bermuda Race gets under way The combination of a light southeast wind and more than one knot of current flowing out of Narragansett Bay pushed the fleet of sailboats starting the Newport Bermuda Race on the way towards Bermuda yesterday afternoon with few incidents of note. In spite of the light conditions, said Jonathan Brewin, chairman of the Bermuda Race. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Camps designed to build confidence Camps designed to build childrens confidence and social skills are to be held this summer. The Solstice Summer Camps for children aged four and older will include yoga, rock climbing and pizza making, as well as building with Lego bricks. Eloise Pitts Crick, Solstice executive director and senior psychologist, said The purpose of. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Senior admits growing marijuana in cups A 68-year-old man has admitted growing marijuana. James Dallas, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the cultivation of cannabis. The court heard that Dallas was arrested after police were called to investigate trespassing at the old prison headquarters on Happy Valley Road, Pembroke. Officers discovered 25 styrofoam cups. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Dickinson and Foggo join forces Stevie Dickinson and Heath Foggo will compete together in the Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race this year for the first time in over a decade. Dickinson has confirmed that he will crew for helmsman Foggo in Mondays race, taking the one-design Comet fleet from the start in St Georges Harbour to the finish line in the Great Sound off. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Warwick man given 18-month roads ban A 32-year-old man has admitted driving while more than double the legal alcohol limit. Joshua Mayho, of Warwick, pleaded guilty to providing a breath sample above the legal limit. Mayho was stopped by police on Middle Road at about 4. 15am on May 27. Magistrates Court heard his eyes were glazed, his breath smelled of alcohol and he. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Parsons is in control The first round of the Bermuda Stroke Play Championships got under way yesterday under challenging conditions with a strong south westerly wind. In the mens division the 2017 champion, Jarryd Dillas got off to a good start with a one-over par 72 and is in equal first place with Walker Campbell. In the womens division, Elizabeth. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Motorcyclist banned for drink driving A 38-year old man has been fined and banned for drink driving. Leonard Ming, of Devonshire, pleaded guilty to providing a breath sample above the legal limit. Ming was stopped by police on Southcote Road, Paget, on May 27, when police officers came across a bike on the ground at the junction with South Road. Ming was unsteady on. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Billfish action heating up summer It is certainly hot enough to be summer, even if it doesnt officially start until Thursday. Right now, there is another long weekend and one which may see the weather improving enough to make a venture offshore a realistic prospect. It wont be lack of the fish that will keep anglers home. In fact, things are actually pretty good. .. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, June 16, 2018 For the latest results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under Related Media Sat, 16 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Miracle twins grow fast Miracle twins Esai and Emyr Bean were born four months premature and eight days apart. The boys fought a desperate battle for life as first-born Emyr weighed only 1lb 7oz and Esai tipped the scales at 2lbs 7oz when they were born in a specialist unit at IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2013. But the boys who beat the. .. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST Hiscox accuses former executive of 1.8m fraud Hiscox has accused Yuval Abraham, a former executive who was based in Bermuda, of misappropriating more than 1. 8 million. The Bermuda Supreme Court ordered a worldwide freezing of Mr Abrahams assets on April 25 this year, on the same day that three Hiscox entities Hiscox Services Ltd, Hiscox Agency Ltd and Hiscox Insurance Company. .. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:00:00 EST