All Stories All Stories en-us Hygiene reminder for students The Ministry and Department of Education are advising the public that all Bermuda Public Schools will reopen tomorrow, Monday, 23 September, 2019. The Commissioner of Education, Kalmar Richards said: "We hope that students, parents and staff are doing well after the passing of Hurricane Humberto. I want to thank all of the school staff,... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:48:00 EST Humberto hit One customers One Communications continues to make great strides in bringing all customers back online.A statement from Frank Amaral, One Communications' CEO:"We would first like to thank all of customers for their patience during this post-storm recovery period. We fully understand that everyone is accustomed to being connected around the... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:38:00 EST Teachers given exemptions to fill gaps A dozen people were exempted from education registration requirements to allow them to work in Bermuda schools this year.Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, agreed that the 12 can lead classes in subjects including English and maths without a teacher certification.Registration with the Bermuda Educators Council is typically... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 16:46:00 EST Condolences to Pembroke woman's family A woman who died suddenly last week was named by police today.Shaune Simmons, 52, passed away despite the best efforts of a relative and emergency crews who tried to save her.The BPS offered condolences to Ms Simmons' family and friends.Police, Bermuda Fire Rescue Service and ambulance crews attended a home on... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 16:40:00 EST Paint night to help autism charity This will be no ordinary Sip Paint – Tomorrow's Voices is hosting the island's largest paint night in an effort to raise funds for its Autism Early Intervention Centre. The Great Sip Paint event is set to take place on Sunday, September 29 at the Bermuda Society of Arts on the 3rd floor of City Hall.With over 100... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:09:00 EST Schools to reopen on Monday Public schools will open tomorrow as Bermuda returns to "business as usual", the Government confirmed this afternoon.But Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, urged residents to remain on guard ahead of Tropical Storm Jerry, which is expected to come within 75 miles of the island on Tuesday evening.He said today: "We... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:59:00 EST Soldiers relish hurricane challenge The island's soldiers stood down yesterday after a major effort to cope with the damage caused by Hurricane Humberto.Private Ariana Smith, 22, who only joined the Regiment last year, had a baptism of fire on her first hurricane deployment.She said: "I knew we would be cleaning up, but not much else. I have... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 06:33:00 EST 'Don't let your guard down' for Jerry Bermudians were warned yesterday not to take down their storm protection, with Hurricane Jerry maintaining its projected course to strike the island next week.Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, will update the public today and tomorrow as the Emergency Measures Organisation meets each morning to assess the threat.The... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Lump-sum pension option coming at last <b>Part one of two: evaluating the Bermuda National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Act Amendment 2019 tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday, September 13, 2019, but not yet enacted as law.</b>Well, dear readers, the review of these amendments has been an illuminating, sometimes tedious task - as it always is when... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda crowned Caribbean champions Bermuda men's rugby team have been crowned Caribbean champions after beating Guadeloupe 33-10 in the Rugby Americas North Championship final at North Field, National Sports Centre today.Bermuda ultimately proved too strong for their opponents, despite a spirited fightback at the beginning of the second half, building on a 14-0 half-time... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:33:00 EST Inspired by God to write her story More than a decade ago Maybelle Denwiddie got a nudge from God.He was encouraging her to write a book but, in 2003 she didn't believe she had the time or ability.She ignored Him."One day maybe, I thought," Ms Denwiddie said. In 2014 God gave her further encouragement, providing chapter titles that she "jotted down in... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST 6pm update: Tropical Storm Jerry a threat Tropical Storm Jerry has been confirmed as a threat to Bermuda.The storm's closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours is expected to be 74 miles to the northwest at 3am on Wednesday. However, the system may move closer after this time period, depending on its track.The Bermuda Weather Service said: "Jerry is... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:26:00 EST Caines: Remain in hurricane readiness mode Bus service along nine different routes resumed this afternoon as the island continues to bounce back from Hurricane Humberto.But Steve Cosham, the national disaster co-ordinator, warned Bermuda would feel some impact from Tropical Storm Jerry early next week.Mr Cosham told a press conference on Saturday at 12.30pm: "We have good... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:33:00 EST Making a stand against climate change About 60 people turned out to demand action on climate change as part of a global environmental effort yesterday. The group, mostly made up of schoolchildren, gathered at City Hall for the rally organised by Fridays for Future Bermuda, before marching along Reid Street and Front Street to Cabinet. They held up placards and chanted slogans... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Nigel's 50th proves to be real life-saver A cancer survivor of eight years made 50 donations last month to celebrate both his 50th birthday and a near decade of cancer-free health.Nigel Richardson, from Pembroke, said that he felt "blessed" to celebrate his golden anniversary on August 3.He added that his two-year battle with prostate cancer that ended in surgery in 2011... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Pearman desperate to seize opportunity Dwayne Pearman says competing against some of the world's top golfers at the inaugural Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course is a "great opportunity" he intends to make the most of.The experienced and highly decorated local professional has been granted a sponsor's exemption from qualification for the event and thus handed an... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Live:Rugby Americas North Championship final Click the stream to watch live coverage of Bermuda's Rugby Americas North Championship final encounter against Guadeloupe from the National Sports Centre.Having beaten Jamaica 43-14 in their campaign opener, at the same venue in March, Bermuda are aiming to be crowned Caribbean champions for the first time since 2012, when they... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Climate change threatens all future life on Earth The subject is of grave concern because scientists from around the world, after lengthy studies of global atmospheric conditions, have concluded that unless nations collectively address this escalating problem, which stems from massive industrial systems affecting our earthly protective shield from the Sun's powerful rays, the future is more... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST James Ellsworth 'Al' Trott (1927-2019) A popular Bermudian singer who enjoyed a colourful career in the United States has died at 91.James Ellsworth "Al" Trott's childhood dream of becoming a jazz singer landed him a stint with one of Bermuda's top hotel circuit bands of the 1950s, called the Holiday Island Revue. The band, which was founded by the promoter couple Don... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Pembroke woman dies A woman died despite life-saving attempts by a relative and emergency teams on Thursday evening.Police, fire service and ambulance crews were called to a home in Cheriton Lane, Pembroke, at about 8.55pm.They found a 52-year-old woman who was receiving CPR from a family member.Police and the Bermuda Fire Rescue Service... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Government urges proper disposal of debris The Government urged people to dispose of foliage and debris properly after complaints that items are being discarded at schools and open areas.A spokeswoman said this afternoon: "We are finding that clean up teams are working around the clock to clear areas and within hours irresponsible truckers and members of the public are dumping... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:24:00 EST St George's braced for Jerry The Town of St George largely avoided major damage in Hurricane Humberto and has begun to prepare for Tropical Storm Jerry.A spokeswoman for the Corporation of St George said damage to the roof of the western shed building at Tiger Bay was the most serious destruction suffered in the storm.She said: "Immediately following the... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:38:00 EST Humberto hits farmers hard From autumn seedlings to Christmas carrots and poinsettias, Hurricane Humberto's close pass this week left farmers and nurseries counting the cost.The battering on Wednesday night destroyed greenhouses around the island - and low rainfall meant extra salt damage to plants.Supplies of everything from cucumbers to bananas have been... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Former head coach wary of unknown Guadelope Dennis Dwyer, a former Bermuda head coach, has warned the national team that they are walking into the unknown in their Rugby Americas North Championship final against Guadeloupe at the National Sports Centre today.Having beaten Jamaica 43-14 in their campaign opener at the the same venue in March, Bermuda will be aiming to be crowned... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST An old lesson that bears repeating A tough week of travel so here is one of the hands I keep in reserve as they contain lessons that just can't be repeated often enough.I don't like calling declarer play hands "simple" as it appears a bit dismissive and may make a few players, who don't see the simplicity, feel a bit inadequate.This week's hand, however, should be... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Lay financial foundations before investing Dear Dave,My husband and I are in our 30s. We have $15,000 in debt spread across student loans, credit cards, and a car payment. We make decent money, and we've each got around $50,000 in our pension plans. What steps can we take towards becoming good investors?<b>- Heather</b>Dear Heather,When... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Around the churches <b> TODAY </b><b>• St Paul's Church Guild: </b>Bingo night. Tickets, $15, are available from Guild members and include a light meal and one bingo card. Additional cards, $2. Doors open at 4.30pm. All are welcome. For more information: 236-7964, St Paul's Christian Education Centre, 69 Middle... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermudian-born pair deny terrorism charges A trial continued this week in Britain for two Bermudian-born men who have denied charges of terrorism.Hisham Muhammad, 25, is accused of plotting to use a radio-controlled drone to attack an army barracks.His cousin, Faisal Ahmad, 24, is charged with failing to notify authorities of the scheme.They were caught by police in... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Temporary closure of police station Somerset Police Station was closed until further notice after it lost part of its roof during Hurricane Humberto.Officers and staff were temporarily relocated to the Dockyard Marine Community Policing office.Nobody was hurt in the incident when the island was battered by winds on Wednesday.A Bermuda Police Service... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST League openers affected by Humberto Three matches have been postponed, including tonight's double-header at Goose Gosling Field, and two more have venues changed for tomorrow's opening league matches in the BFA league. The Bermuda Football Association announced the changes late yesterday following damage done to grounds by hurricane Humberto on Wednesday. The... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Wahoo tournament postponed due to 'marine mayhem' Decision made! It won't be this weekend, that's for sure. The RG Wahoo Tournament that is. A firm decision taken by the organisers in a most timely manner. Not that there will be too many who will be complaining. The amount of marine mayhem that took place this past week and the amount of effort that boat owners put into securing... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Sport Scoreboard, September 21, 2019 For results from Bermuda and around the world, click on the PDF link under "Related Media". Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Humberto recovery continues Bermuda was "bloodied but unbowed" yesterday in the wake of Hurricane Humberto, a Category 3 hurricane that packed 125mph at its peak.The storm's centre swung 75 miles north of Bermuda, battering the island with winds that pried into roofs, knocked out power for 80 per cent of homes and clogged roads with branches and debris.In... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Humberto brings disruption to businesses Hurricane Humberto's wrath was felt at Boaz Island Marine Service Station on Malabar Road in Sandys Parish.The station was closed yesterday due to the impact of Humberto, but general manager Lawson Williams was hoping to be back in operation this morning."We had salt water inside the building, so we can't get the computers up to... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Promoted Eagles braced for free-scoring Town Newly promoted Somerset Eagles are bracing for a baptism of fire in their return to the Premier Division when they host free-scoring Dandy Town in their league opener at White Hill Field on Sunday.Town have sent out an early warning to rivals after scoring big wins over X-Roads and league champions PHC in their two Dudley Eve Trophy... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Time to believe in yourself About a decade ago, Jennifer Outerbridge-Smith took a good look at herself and realised something was wrong.In her behaviour, in the way she made decisions, she never put herself first. She worked out how to change that and began offering workshops, teaching people how to become more assertive and communicate better. Improving... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Boater forced to call 'Mayday' during storm A man who hoped to ride out Hurricane Humberto on a boat escaped with his life on Wednesday night after the vessel crashed into the rocks at Hinson's Island.The man, who identified himself via social media as Darren DeSilva, was on board the MV <i>Cortina</i> when it broke from its moorings at the height of hurricane-strength... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Morris family welcome storm baby While most people were huddled in their homes waiting out Hurricane Humberto, Collice and Paul Morris hardly noticed the escalating winds. During one of the most inhospitable nights of the year, Mrs Morris gave birth to an 8lbs 4oz baby girl, Maya Collice Julia-Lynn Morris, at 7.10pm.Maya, was the only baby in Bermuda born during... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Writing is on the wall: climate change <b>Hurricane Fabian 2003Hurricane Katrina 2005Hurricane Sandy 2012Hurricane Fay 2014Hurricane Gonzalo 2014Hurricane Nicole 2016Hurricane Harvey 2017Hurricane Irma 2017Hurricane Maria 2017Hurricane Dorian 2019Hurricane Humberto 2019</b>More than ten... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Staying healthy during a hurricane It's been quite the week of horrors over here at domestic HQ. First, a cockroach invasion in the car and then I discovered nests of spiders (vomit) while packing up the garden furniture for Humberto. Fortunately, the good people of MAJ's List have been full of advice. I was on the verge of incinerating the car but after sifting through... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Bermuda's west bears brunt of Humberto Residents in the West End were busy cleaning up yesterday after Hurricane Humberto battered Bermuda. The Category 3 storm snapped utilities poles, ripped off roofs of buildings including Allen Temple AME Church, uprooted trees and downed power lines on Wednesday. Tashae Bean said that she was at home with her family when the storm... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Kevin Maybury, September 20, 2019 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST More Monday to Thursday night wines Last week, I wrote of some of the factors that establish the price of a wine, today, I will add another most important one - an oak barrel. It is easy to pay $1,800 or more for a French one, that holds the equivalent of 300 bottles of wine, so if you are using them once (100 per cent new oak) the initial cost to the winery is $6 per... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Island Glass to rebuild losing roof A Pembroke glass and window store lost at least a quarter of its roof during Hurricane Humberto.Island Glass, on Serpentine Road, is now on the move to cover its exposed ceiling before the next storm, which could be as early as next week.Clive Thatcher, the owner of the store, said: "We've been through all the hurricanes for 30 to... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Belco reports one-third still in the dark Almost a third of Belco customers remain without power this afternoon in the wake of Hurricane Humberto.A spokesman for the company said that 11,081 customers - 31.7 per cent of Belco's customers - remained without power as of 6.30pm, but the company aims to have power fully restored by the end of Monday.The Belco spokesman said:... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:57:00 EST Team examines nuclear tracking site Representatives from the UN's Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation have come to Bermuda this week to upgrade local monitoring sites.A spokeswoman for the Bermuda Airport Authority said the Bermuda infrasound stations are part of an international network intended to detect evidence of nuclear explosions anywhere on... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:02:00 EST Garbage collection reminder As a reminder, garbage collection has resumed and Thursday's garbage will be collected tomorrow, Saturday September 21. The public are advised to have all garbage curbside by 7am for collection. Garbage can also be delivered to the Tynes Bay Waste Treatment Facility, Domestic Waste Drop Off. The open... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:44:00 EST HSBC shares fall 0.65% on BSX Shares of HSBC Holdings fell 0.65 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading.The international bank's locally listed shares dipped five cents to close on $7.55 as 1,754 shares changed hands. No domestic-board stocks traded, leaving The Royal Gazette/BSX Index to close unchanged at 2,084.37.Butterfield Bank's US-listed... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:40:00 EST Paget traffic lights back on Paget traffic lights are back on, police said this afternoon.Police officers had been monitoring the junction of Middle Road and South Road in Paget while the lights were repaired earlier today.A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said this afternoon: "Paget traffic lights are working again." Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:22:00 EST Fireminds assists customers after storm In the wake of Hurricane Humberto, IT company Fireminds is offering recovery space for offices damaged by the storm.This morning the company said they have two locations available for rent in the City of Hamilton.A spokesman at the company said Fireminds was open and ready to assist customers with their IT needs, operating four... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:15:00 EST Dining club for female entrepreneurs “Time is wasted on competing when you could be collaborating.” This is the philosophy behind La Maison, a dining club aimed at bringing female entrepreneurs in Bermuda together. The brainchild of Danielle Paynter, the head of business development at Butterfield Bank called on her extensive body of contacts to get the group... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:22:00 EST Hurricane damaged parks to stay closed Queen Elizabeth Park, Victoria Park and Fort Hamilton will remain locked throughout the weekend in the wake of Hurricane Humberto.Steven DeSilva, the parks superintendent for the City of Hamilton, said: "A full assessment of the parks and Fort Hamilton is being undertaken today. "There is a considerable amount of clean up to be... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:12:00 EST Colonial advice on Hurricane Jerry Hurricane Jerry is currently tracking to become a potential threat to Bermuda by early next week. We continue to urge all of our customers to ensure that their Colonial policies are current and up to date. We wish to advise our customers to make further preparations in securing their properties, particularly for those who have existing damage... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:34:00 EST Dockyard mall to reopen The Mall at Dockyard will reopen tomorrow as the Grandeur of the Seas is due to arrive on Saturday and the Norwegian Dawn on Sunday.However, the West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) is warning people that Dockyard is still in 'hurricane mode' with boats taken out of the water for Hurricane Humberto still on the roads and cleaning up... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:32:00 EST Reflexologist's car smashed A Pembroke reflexologist might have picked the wrong tree to shelter her car under. Holly Paiva, of Ocean Lane, awoke yesterday morning to find her Ford Fusion's windshield smashed in by a tree and her hood damaged. "The thing is I picked that spot to shelter my car because I was worried that a large palm in my yard might fall on the... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:41:00 EST Rockaway and Southside TCD closures The Transport Control Department is advising that testing facilities at both the Southside and Rockaway locations are closed today due to damage caused by Hurricane Humberto.The Department apologises for any inconvenience this may cause its customers.*Press release issued by the Government of Bermuda. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:15:00 EST Cargo dock reopens Bermuda's only cargo dock has reopened for business.A spokesman for Stevedoring Services Ltd, which has the exclusive licence to operate the docks in Hamilton, said a team from SSL assessed and reordered the dock yesterday following the passing of Hurricane Humberto.The spokesman said: "It was determined that the facilities were... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:57:00 EST Fairylands left reeling Residents of a Pembroke condominium complex were reeling yesterday after a possible tornado tore through the area.The Queen's Cove Apartments in Fairylands, Pembroke, lost pieces of roof and power during Hurricane Humberto on Wednesday night.Joan Terceira said that she remembered feeling "shock and horror" when the winds tore... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST Huff: Bermuda can be a leader in cyber The emergence of cyber-risk is prompting insurance companies to move beyond pure indemnification of loss costs, the president of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers has said.John Huff was speaking at Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-Vous de Septembre, the annual conference of reinsurers."What cyber is highlighting,... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST BSX CEO bullish on ILS Market-leading Bermuda remains the natural location for the growth and development of the insurance-linked securities asset class, the chief executive of the Bermuda Stock Exchange says.Greg Wojciechowski was speaking at Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-Vous de Septembre, the annual conference of reinsurers.Mr Wojciechowski said the... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EST