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Tag Archives: Bermuda

  1. Legal minefield on Bermuda’s workplace vaccine policy, lawyer warns

    Employers should talk to their staff if they planned to introduce Covid-19 vaccination policies, a lawyer said yesterday. She said: “In high-risk workplaces where an employer does consider it necessary in the specific circumstances of the workplace to require that its employees take the vaccine, then a new condition of employment that an employee be […]

    February 14, 2021BusinessNo comments
  2. He’s back! Bean to contest Bermuda’s General Election

    Bermuda’s Former Progressive Labour Party leader Marc Bean has launched a third force in politics — and his new Free Democratic Movement said it planned to field candidates in their General Elections next month. The new party’s website said: “To enjoy a peaceful and prosperous Bermuda, each citizen has to be given the opportunity to […]

    September 5, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. More Opposition MPs will quit, says Bermuda’s Leader of the Opposition

    Bermuda’s Leader of the Opposition said this weekend he expected more politicians to resign as he revealed his party’s candidate for a by-election. Craig Cannonier said he was “delighted” to announce that Vic Ball, a former One Bermuda Alliance senator, will fight to fill the Smith’s West seat left in the wake of Trevor Moniz […]

    August 11, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  4. Arts drive needed for Bermuda

    Bermuda must embrace the arts to help ditch its reputation as a “staid, boring and uninspiring” destination, the Premier said yesterday. David Burt, who added tourism to his portfolio this month, said a drive to boost film, fashion, arts and entertainment would restore “a buzz and a sense things are happening”. Mr Burt claimed the […]

    July 25, 2020GalleriesNo comments
  5. Subtropical Storm Andrea forms deep in the Atlantic

    A low pressure system several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become Subtropical Storm Andrea. Miami’s Hurricane Center says Andrea should have a short life. A cold front should quickly absorb and kill the storm. It poses no threat to South Florida or the US, though people with interests in Bermuda will want to monitor […]

    May 21, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. Gangster guilty of #Bermudian’s murder

    A 27-year-old gangster will spend at least 35 years behind bars after he was found guilty yesterday of the murder of a father of one. Khyri Smith-Williams was found guilty of premeditated murder and the use of a firearm to commit an indictable offence in the killing of Colford Ferguson. That weapon has been linked […]

    October 17, 2018CrimeNo comments
  7. Lack of taxis ‘costing Bermuda money’

    Bermuda’s poor taxi service is costing the island money, a business consultant and non-executive director of the Bermuda Tourism Authority has warned. Peter Everson said that an Uber-style ride-sharing service could take up the slack without killing off the traditional taxi service. He added: “We shoot ourselves in the foot. Every single visitor to Bermuda […]

    October 7, 2018TravelNo comments
  8. Cannonier to purge One Bermuda Alliance of UBP remnants

    A split in the One Bermuda Alliance has widened after Craig Cannonier replaced Jeanne Atherden as Opposition leader, party insiders said yesterday. One source predicted that Mr Cannonier, who led the party to victory at the polls in 2012, would launch “a night of the long knives” to remove one-time MPs from the former United […]

    September 26, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  9. Bermudian cyclist ‘critical’ after crash

    A 66-year-old pedal cyclist was fighting for his life in Bermuda now after his bicycle was in collision with a motorcycle. The man suffered serious head and neck injuries in the crash, while the male motorcyclist sustained leg injuries, The collision happened on Middle Road, Devonshire near its junction with Vesey Street just before midnight […]

    June 24, 2018ControversyNo comments
  10. Bermuda’s outgoing Chief Justice defends independence of judiciary

    Bermuda’s outgoing Chief Justice mounted a spirited defence on Saturday of a judicial system free of political interference. Ian Kawaley also told a conference that the constitutional foundation for the judiciary was “deficient” and needed urgent reform. “Judicial independence matters because the judiciary’s constitutional role is to serve as a third branch of government, independent […]

    June 10, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. FORMER PRIME MINISTER FACING POTENTIAL LAWSUIT: FATHER OF OPPOSITION LEADER CLEARS AIR (#1)

    Barbadian Politicking sank to a new low in making a grown man cry. The F. Lee Bailey, Johnnie Cochrane or Perry Mason of Barbados… Elliott D. Mottley QC broke down and wept when clarifying against a statement made at a ruling DLP political meeting which was then emphasised by former PM Owen Arthur in a […]

    May 20, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Gay couple’s joy in Bermuda at their wedded bliss

    A gay couple recently married in Bermuda and noted their special day could not have gone better… Bermudian Bruce Whayman and Roland Maertens were able to marry at the Registry General’s office, thanks to the May decision by Judge Charles-Etta Simmons that legalised gay marriage. Mr Whayman observed; “I am obviously very happy and elated […]

    September 12, 2017Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Fentanyl in Bermuda? Magistrate makes example of Canadian Mule…

    A drug mule who was caught after smuggling a stash of fentanyl into Bermuda believed to be worth nearly $800,000 has been jailed for seven years. Jacqueline Robinson swallowed 45 pellets of the lethal drug before travelling from Toronto to Bermuda on December 15 last year. The 25-year-old Canadian national made it through LF Wade […]

    July 24, 2017CrimeNo comments
  14. Burt chosen as new Opposition Leader of Bermuda’s PLP

    Deputy leader of Bermuda’s Progressive Labour Party, David Burt has been voted in as Leader of the Opposition at the delegates conference held at Devonshire Recreational Club last night. The former Shadow Minister of Finance and chairman of Bermuda’s Public Accounts Committee replaces Marc Bean who retired from politics on Friday, bringing to an end […]

    November 8, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. Burt resigns as shadow finance minister of Bermuda

    David Burt has resigned as Bermuda’s Shadow Minister of Finance. Mr Burt handed in his resignation from the post yesterday to Bermudian Opposition leader, Marc Bean, but confirmed he’d remain Deputy Leader of the Progressive Labour Party. On Saturday, Mr Burt was canvassing in Pembroke West Central, saying on Twitter at about 5pm: “Listening to […]

    October 24, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. AMERICA’S CRICKETERS GET THE CHANCE TO SHINE AT CPL

    Six up and coming young cricketers from across the Americas have been rewarded with the opportunity of a lifetime with the chance to make their mark in the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament. The Americas’ regional ‘young guns‘ as they call themselves, have now been allocated to each of the franchises throughout the […]

    May 15, 2015CricketNo comments
  17. BERMUDA LEG OF DIGICEL KICKSTART CLINICS GET OFF TO GREAT START

    The Digicel Kickstart Clinics are off to a great start and according to Senior International Football Development Office and Digicel Kickstart Clinics Head Coach, David Monk, the talent continues to impress in the Caribbean. Following the grassroots football programme launch for 2015 in Barbados, the Chelsea FC Foundation coaches made their way to Bermuda where […]

    April 9, 2015FootballNo comments
  18. Spectre of job losses raised in Bermuda: Royal Gazette analysis

    Bermudian public sector workers could be laid off this fiscal year, their Finance Minister Bob Richards warned as he lamented the union leadership’s refusal to continue with furlough days. Mr Richards said job losses could no longer be ruled out as Government trims its expenditures to hold on to its financial independence against the growing […]

    February 22, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  19. ICC AMERICAS ANNOUNCES SIX PLAYERS FOR CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE OPPORTUNITY

    Six young players from ICC Associate Members in the Americas region have been selected to trial at each of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchises in June. American, Steven Taylor, and Bermudan, Christian Burgess, are joined by four Canadian cricketers, Nitish Kumar, Nikhil Dutta, Satsimranjit Dhindsa and Farhan Malik who will all be keen to […]

    February 5, 2015CricketNo comments
  20. Digicel Bermuda Confirms They “Intend To Acquire” BTC

    Digicel Bermuda confirmed they have “finalised an agreement whereby Digicel intends to acquire BTC,” saying they believe that “BTC’s fixed voice and internet services will complement Digicel’s mobile offerings allowing Digicel to bring better services and value to consumers.” A statement from Digicel said, “As a complete communications and entertainment provider, we are always looking for […]

    January 16, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  21. “Bermuda’s Casino Gaming Act is passed” By Royal Gazette’s Owain Johnston-Barnes and Sarah Lagan

    Legislation to introduce casino gaming to Bermuda was passed in the House of Assembly in the early hours of Saturday. The debate drew mixed reviews but was finally agreed upon with two mirno amendments at 1:45am after about ten hours of discussion. Opening the debate, Mr Crockwell told the House he was confident casino gaming was […]

    December 14, 2014Controversy, Games1 comment
  22. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. announces appointment of new Chief Executive Officer & new global Directors

    Following the announcement of Barbados’ two new divisions of tourism – the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) – the BTMI is pleased to confirm the appointment of a prominent new CEO and an industry-leading team of global directors. An industry veteran, Griffith brings his vast experience in tourism […]

    November 3, 2014Featured, TravelNo comments
  23. EDOUARD MOVING TOWARDS NORTH-NORTHWEST: SET TO BECOME MAJOR HURRICANE ON TUESDAY…

    SUMMARY OF 11:00 PM INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION=29.0°N 56.9°W ABOUT 520 MILES ESE OF BERMUDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS=175 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT=NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 13 MPH MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE=963 MB/28.44 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK —————————— MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 110 MPH […]

    September 15, 2014NatureNo comments
  24. Unbowed: Bermuda’s Opposition Leader stands by cannabis claims

    BERMUDA’S Opposition Leader Marc Bean “absolutely” stands by his backing of cannabis tea as a medicine, including using it to treat his own daughter’s asthma. Asked about the risk of administering psychoactive substances to children, Mr Bean told The Royal Gazette that the drug didn’t carry that risk when consumed in tea. “THC is not […]

    June 7, 2014Health, PoliticalNo comments
  25. New hotel and casino planned for Bermuda: Will Barbadians ever wake up?

    (DATA & IMAGE COURTESY – BERMUDA SUN) A decision has been made for Bermuda to enter into an exclusive negotiation period with the Desarrollos Hotelco Group to construct a 348-room hotel, resort and casino at the former Club Med Property in St George’s. This from Bermuda’s Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell, who told the House of […]

    May 24, 2014TravelNo comments