All Stories All Stories en-us Fentanyl floods streets More than 130,000 fatal doses of fentanyl could be on the streets of Bermuda, with Chief Medical Officer Cheryl Peek-Ball describing the amount of missing drugs as exceptionally large and dangerous. Canadian Jacqueline Robinson was jailed for seven years last Friday for smuggling 45 pellets of the drug into Bermuda and the Supreme. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Skycaps bring a smile to their job every day Each day brings plenty of variety for Bermudas skycaps, and thats the way they like it. They help passengers unload and transport luggage through the terminal, and give guidance and assistance where needed. The skycaps are also among the first people that arriving passengers meet. They act as ambassadors for the island, spreading. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Wells told he is free to leave Nahki Wellss future at Huddersfield Town hangs in the balance after being told by head coach David Wagner that he is free to leave. The Bermuda striker, who joined Town from Bradford City in 2014 for a then club record 1. 3million, is in the final year of his contract at the John Smiths Stadium. Wellss ten goals played a. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Food for thought Arlene Andrews-MacGuinness is accustomed to working with parents of picky eaters. At her practice, Anew Advanced Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness she helps clients across their lifespan, from paediatrics to sports nutrition, weight management to chronic illness. But the dietitian found a new perspective when she discovered. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Shadow Cabinet announced Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, sworn in yesterday as the Leader of the Opposition, also announced her Shadow Cabinet and a Senate team from which Michael Fahy was notably absent. Mr Fahy, whose immigration policies were widely perceived as a liability when the One Bermuda Alliance held the Government, will be supportive going forward, but. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Honouring memory of Middle Passage A local school and its alumni have teamed with a school in the Caribbean to promote unity, and honour the memory of the victims and survivors of the Middle Passage. The Millennium Arch, a replica of which stands on the grounds of the St Croix Educational Complex in the United States Virgin Islands, is a testament to the millions lost in. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Taxpayers face substantial lawsuits bill Taxpayers will pick up the tab for a lawsuit launched by the One Bermuda Alliance administration and likely to be dropped under the new Progressive Labour Party government. The civil suit, filed in Massachusetts against the Lahey Clinic, is expected to be swiftly ditched by Attorney-General Kathy Simmons, but the Governments bill for. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Engage with the world but keep our identity Trying to define or understand this moment in time in its appropriate context naturally depends on the observer. Whether this epoch in our political life is an auspicious moment as in a matter of divine providence, or as a religious person might say this is a day that God has made is worth considering. It would be useful and much more. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Listers grounded in desire to serve the people Dennis Lister doesnt like the term dynasty. Its just a word that doesnt suit me, the veteran Sandys North Central MP said in an interview with ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt. I look at what I do purely as public service this is about serving people. If you cant see yourself serving people, this isnt for you. .. . Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST OBA worked like Trojans Dear Sir,A harsh awakening, and sadly no time now to balance the budget of a brilliant finance minister, Bob Richards, and a fine premier, Michael Dunkley, and his ministers to guide them through a minefield of mismanagement and ignorance that was left behind by the Progressive Labour Party. The One Bermuda Alliance government worked. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Trott deserves St Georges opportunity, says Minors Dean Minors has urged St Georges not to miss the opportunity to lock down promising all-rounder Charles Trott who is among those looking to break into the challengers Cup Match team. Minors, a former St Georges and Bermuda wicketkeeper-batsman, said the PHC and Bermuda Under-19 player has the potential to evolve into a fine cricketer. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Head to BUEI for Eddy lionfish talk Lionfish expert Corey Eddy is to give a talk at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute this evening to discuss a project on sharks and other ocean species. The talk, Lionfish, Dusky Sharks, Hogmouth Fry . .. Oh My! starts at 7. 30pm. It will cover some of the research Dr Eddy has already conducted on the invasive lionfish as well. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Concrete poured for new taxiway Concrete has been poured for the first new taxiway at LF Wade International Airport in 15 years. It comes after months of excavation to prepare the base of Bermudas new passenger terminal. The concrete pour signifies the start of the next phase of the airport development, Frank Ross, Aecons executive director for. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:50:00 EST Man left stranded after owner reclaims boat A government research conservation worker was left stranded near the airport roundabout last week after his boat went missing. The vessel, which had been donated to Conservation Services after being found adrift without registration details, was discovered in Mullet Bay the next day, having been reclaimed by the original. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:01:00 EST Bridge students off to compete in Toronto Students from three schools in the Bermuda Bridge Club are heading to Toronto to compete against other players for the first time. Ten students from Berkeley Institute, four from Saltus Grammar School, one from Bermuda High School and one daughter of a Bermudian from a British school are travelling to compete in the Youth National. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Abic holds positive meeting with Premier The Association of Bermuda International Companies has pledged its commitment to working with the new Bermuda Government to protect the islands reputation as a highly-regarded, well-regulated leading international business jurisdiction. David Burt, the Premier, and Jamahl Simmons, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism met with. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Wind in their sails During the Americas Cup, Jamir Hatherley fell in love with sailing. The ten-year-old tried the sport for the first time in the ACs Endeavour programme. It left me wanting more, she said. So last week, Jamir joined the Sandys Boat Club Summer Camp, a youth sailing programme run in conjunction with the Bermuda Education. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST It will hurt if we lose OJ for Cup Match Dear Sir,Please allow me space to offer my opinion on the St Georges Cup Match team. Because of OJ Pitchers illness and the uncertainty that he will be fit and available, and because St Georges shunned Delyone Borden last year and wont do everything they can to invite him back into the team, the best XI for St Georges this. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Rookie Cottingham flying in restored boat Andrew Cottingham is in the midst of a dream start to his powerboat racing career. The 32-year-old rookie pilot has won D Class honours in every race so far this season, competing in his 22-foot racing catamaran with co-pilot, business partner and former Bermuda Power Boat Association commodore Henry Talbot. This is my first year. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST RenRe net income rises to 171.1m RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd notched up 171. 1 million in profit for the second quarter of the year. The figure, equal to 4. 24 per common share, is up 34. 8 million on the 136. 3 million and 3. 22 per common share recorded for the same period last year. Operating income for the quarter amounted to 113 million, or 2. 79 per common. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Britain should be wary of Trump trade deal President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was working on a potentially very big amp exciting trade deal with Britain that would shame the very protectionist European Union. He is right that such a deal could be politically advantageous for both governments. For British consumers, though, it may deliver little more than chlorinated. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Benchimol we continue to enhance Axis Bermudian-based Axis Capital Holdings has reported profits of 85 million for the second quarter, down 34 million on the same period last year. The figure is equal to 1. 01 per common share, compared to the 1. 29 per common share on the second quarter 2016 profit of 119 million. Albert Benchimol, president of the insurer and. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Markel in 919m deal for State National Financial holding company Markel has bought out a US insurer in a 919 million deal. Markel, based in the US but with a Bermuda subsidiary, is expected to take over State National in the cash transaction by the end of the year. Richard Whitt, Markels co-chief executive, said We are excited to be joining forces with State National. .. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Dunkley leaves frontline politics Former premier Michael Dunkley has said he has stepped away from the political frontline in the wake of the One Bermuda Alliances crushing loss at the polls. While Mr Dunkley said he will continue to represent his constituency in the House of Assembly, he has told interim party leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin that he does not want a. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Bermudians deal app to boost local economy Entrepreneur Chris Phillips believes he is the first Bermudian to launch a smartphone deal saver app on the island. It is called Dealio and it helps retailers promote their stores and showcase their latest deals. For consumers it allows them to stay in the loop for new promotions from their favourite shops and businesses. The. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Pitcher doubtful for Cup Match George Cannonier fears OJ Pitchers health scare will not only rule him out of Cup Match but possibly the rest of the season as well. The St Davids coach admits the loss of his captain just before lunch with chest pains was a massive psychological blow to the Eastern Counties champions. St Davids had to bat with only ten players against. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Trish is a natural woman Trish Croke was overwhelmed when she first let her hair go natural. The pharmacy was packed with natural hair care products, but none of them worked for her. I was becoming a product junkie, said the 50-year-old. My bathroom closet was quickly filling with products I couldnt use. So after some online research, she began. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Dunkley on blacks our hands were tied Former premier Michael Dunkley said the One Bermuda Alliance could have done more to support black Bermudians, but were limited by economic constraints. Asked about criticism that the OBA did not do enough to help black Bermudians, he said it was a fair assessment, adding that he would have liked to have done more. The challenge. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST PLP holds first Cabinet meeting The Progressive Labour Party government is meeting with union leaders and international business representatives as it unveils specifics of its 100-day plan in stages over the days and weeks ahead, David Burt announced yesterday afternoon. Speaking shortly after the new Governments first Cabinet meeting, the Premier expressed confidence. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:01:00 EST Tweed returns to work Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier, joined a happy congregation on Sunday at the St Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church to welcome the Reverend Nicholas Tweed back to work. He was back in the pulpit and doing the job he was called to do, Mr Roban said of the service, which followed last months victory in the courts against a decision. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Smith completes challenge Travelling with little more than a lawnmower and yard tools, Bermudian Rodney Smith Jr has completed his task of cutting grass for the needy in every state in the United States. Mr Smiths efforts have beenso inspirational that more young people are now doing likewise for the elderly, disabled, single mothers or veterans in the US and. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Losing the centre ground The One Bermuda Alliance was weighed in the balance on July 18 and found wanting, particularly by the broad centre of the electorate. In any parliamentary democracy, governments are formed from the centre, not the fringes. If an incumbent administration loses the centre ground, it loses the next election it really is as simple as. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Convictions for careless driving double Police have more than doubled the amount of convictions secured for people driving without due care and attention in a one-month period as part of a push to make Bermudas roads safer. Close to 30,000 worth of fines and 370 demerit points were dished out in yesterdays one-hour traffic court session to those who had committed related. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Double taxation could be thing of the past Behind the scenes for years, there has been movement to change the rules for taxing Americans abroad, and now it appears that this may, lets emphasise may, bear fruit. Since Bermuda is a zero-tax country, Americans residing in Bermuda, in particular, may get lucky. Barring a legislative meltdown or some calamity think. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST XLs beats estimates with 301.6m profit Bermudian-based XL Group Ltd has reported a big jump in second-quarter profit to 301. 6 million, or 1. 14 per share, compared to 43. 8 million in the same period of 2016. The net income boost was primarily driven by lower catastrophe losses and favourable results from its affiliates, including the sale of one of the investment manager. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:41:00 EST Man punched neighbour over laundry dispute A St Georges man admitted punching a neighbour in a dispute over laundry. Dennis DaCosta, 42, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault in connection with a confrontation on Sunday, June 25. The court heard that the conflict arose after the complainant, who like DaCosta, is a resident at the emergency housing facility in St Davids,. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:49:00 EST Students highlight summer projects New education minister Diallo Rabain this morning visited the Gifted and Talented Education programme students in advance of a student exhibition tomorrow. The students have spent the past week in the summer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Academy at CedarBridge Academy, learning robotics, performing arts, gaming. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:05:00 EST Aspens strong quarter as profit hits 75.8m Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has reported profits of 75. 8 million, or 1. 07 per share, for the second quarter. That is 11. 8 million up on the 64 million, or 89 cents per share, recorded for the same period last year. Chris OKane, chief executive officer, said With a strong regional network and deep local relationships, the. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:54:00 EST Late arrival expected for British Airways This evenings British Airways service from Gatwick is expected to arrive three hours and 45 minutes late. As of 2. 45pm, flight 2233, which usually arrives at LF Wade International Airport at around 6. 30pm, was set to reach the island at 10. 16pm. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:54:00 EST Masterworks hosts Mirrors art contest The Mirrors Programmes tenth anniversary student art competition is under way. ltigtReflections of Bermudaltigt officially opened at the Rick Faries Gallery at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art last Friday. Members of the public will be able to cast their votes for their favourite pieces at the primary, middle and. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:40:00 EST Gaming team visits Oregon conference A team of Bermudians attended an international conference on problem gaming as the island moves closer to its first casino. Along with the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commissions problem and responsible gaming director Roger Trott and commissioner Judith Hall Bean, representatives from four local treatment providers took part in the four-day. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:37:00 EST Telling the stories of those who rose above Bermudas heroes are to be honoured this Sunday, with the launch of ltigtTrail of Our People Trail Blazersltigt as part of the 2017 Emancipation Celebrations. This book is the culmination of a five year series, ltigtThe Trail of Our Peopleltigt, during which time the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs with. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:04:00 EST Senior admits dishonesty obtaining steak A Sandys senior who admitted swapping price tags at a grocery store was this morning given a six-month conditional discharge. Beverly Hunt, 70, pleaded guilty to a count of dishonestly obtaining a 79 steak from the MarketPlace. The court heard that on May 26, staff at the Shelly Bay MarketPlace noticed two loose price tags in the. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:56:00 EST Cruise commendation for Dockyard Dockyard has been named the regions top cruise ship destination by the online review site Cruise Critic. Voted a top five destination last year, Dockyard has been declared the best for the Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda in the sites cruisers choice destination awards, based on reviews and consumer feedback over the past. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:27:00 EST Record breaking exam results at Saltus Saltus Grammar School boasts a record-breaking year for Advanced Placement exam results this year, having beaten the global average pass rate by almost 20 per cent. Sixty-seven senior students took a total of 162 of the high-level subject-based AP exams, with 78 per cent of the students scoring a grade 3 or higher 5 is the highest grade. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:10:00 EST Im fed up with attention when out running ltbgtDear Dr Nekia,ltbgtI have finally motivated myself to start working out. I go sometimes mornings and sometimes evenings for a brisk walk or run. The trouble is that I get unwanted attention. It is hot out so I wear breathable clothing that is not too heavy and covers my essential body parts. Yet men are constantly. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Seniors take advantage of free health checks A total of 75 seniors took advantage of the second health clinic hosted by Age Concern this year. The event took place at the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in the East End and included vitals, eye and dental screenings. According to Age Concerns executive director Claudette Fleming, the event aimed to reach out to seniors in their. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Grateful Bread meals celebrate togetherness It started out as a lifeline to Bermudas needy, but six months on, the Grateful Bread dinners have turned into a celebration of togetherness. Its more like a wedding party every month, organiser Juliana Snelling told ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt. Its a party every month with friends. In an echo of the Thanksgiving. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Shopping event raises 4,000 for Red Cross AS Cooper amp Sons has presented the Bermuda Red Cross with more than 4,000 following a Shop to Support event. Customers were offered 20 per cent off their purchase if they donated 5 or more to the charity during Red Cross Week in May. A total of 4,423. 50 was raised. A spokeswoman for the store said The event was wildly. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Richards did fantastic job Dear Sir,The voters are indeed a fickle lot. Take for example, Bob Richards, who took on the poisoned chalice of the Ministry of Finance and the mess left by his predecessors of the Progressive Labour Party. He did a fantastic job under very trying circumstances and got very little public thanks for his efforts. Indeed, he lost. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Simons parts ways with Chesterfield Rai Simons has left Sky Bet League Two side Chesterfield after turning down a new contract. Simons, who was expected to remain at the Proact Stadium at least until he had recovered from an Achilles injury, is no longer a registered player at the Derbyshire club. Ashley Carson, a club director, told the Derbyshire Times We offered. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Top players land hotels tennis concession Bermudian top tennis players Gavin Manders and Jovan Jordan-Whitter have struck up a winning doubles partnership at the Fairmont Southampton. Mr Manders, the islands most successful active player and head tennis pro at the Rosewood Tuckers Point hotel, and Davis Cup team member Mr Jordan-Whitter are part of Manders Tennis Management,. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Dont be just anybody be yourself I have a friend who apologises for being her. The telephone rings. Hello? I say. Hello Julia, its just SuzyShe says it every time she calls, its just Suzy, as if to say, I hate to disappoint but, before you get excited, its only little, old me. I am excited though! I havent spoken to my lovely friend in a year, theres. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Its right to adopt a fair status policy Dear Sir,Your opinion piece today ltigtThe Royal Gazetteltigt, July 25 was 2020 hindsight it is very easy now to lambast the One Bermuda Alliance for its Pathways to Status initiative. If I remember correctly, it released a document with the intention of bringing Bermuda into line with the accepted guidelines of the European. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Cup Match Legends Clevie Wade It was early in my childhood, at the age of 6 to be exact, that my acquaintance was made with one Cleveland Wade. We were classmates at that esteemed institute of elementary learning known as The Prep. By the age of 10, we had spent countless lunch hours either attempting to head in crosses provided by Stevie Dickinson, or trying to. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Estera buys company in Luxembourg Global fiduciary and administrative services firm Estera has bought a Luxembourg-based corporate and trust services company. Estera, formerly part of law firm Appleby, has taken over Headstart S. .r. l, a major step in the firms plans to expand into the European duchy, one of the worlds most important jurisdictions for funds and. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Ascendant shares rise 1.1 Ascendant Group shares improved by 10 cents, or 1. 1 per cent, to 8. 99 after 2,000 traded on The Royal GazetteBSX Index. Also being traded were 200 shares of Butterfield Bank, and 9,058 shares of BFampM. However, both those stocks remained unchanged. On the New York Stock Exchange, Butterfield Bank shares were down 52 cents, or. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:11:00 EST Perhaps media, not Trump, is attacking truth Dear Sir,As one who otherwise agrees with Robert Pires, I find it puzzling that he began his recent letter in defence of businesses against progressive government by lamenting our times to be one of Trumpian attacks on truth and the media. Is he unaware that the NFIB small. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Pacers enjoy medal haul in North Carolina Sancho Smith was named the outstanding athlete in the 13-14 boys division as the Bermuda Pacers Track Club returned yesterday from the Russell E Blunt East Coast Invitational meet in Durham, North Carolina, with 25 individual and two team relay medals. This marks the second time that Smith has won an outstanding athlete award, after. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST Marsh and Guy Carpenter assist WindReach WindReach Bermuda has received a 5,000 donation from Marsh and Guy Carpenter. This donation will be used towards our four programme areas throughout the year, said Chrissie Kempe, executive director for WindReach. It is because of the generous support of companies like Marsh and Guy Carpenter that we are able to help. .. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 EST