Archive for April, 2012

Whale Watchers Asked To Help ID Visiting Whales

Whale Watchers Asked To Help ID Visiting Whales

Three humpback whales were tagged some weeks ago on the Silver Bank, the humpbacks’ breeding grounds in the Caribbean between Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos. The satellite tags are on the right side of the whales, just below the dorsal fin on this female below.Satellite tracking suggests these whales are on their way to Bermuda waters... Read more of this article

Two Men Jailed For Stealing Liquor From Hotel

Two Men Jailed For Stealing Liquor From Hotel

Troy Robinson [44] and Tyrone Ming [51] came back to Magistrates Plea Court yesterday [Apr.18] and pleaded guilty to charges involving stealing $355.80 worth of liquor from the Tucker’s Point Club on 1st April. Robinson was separately charged with one count each of receiving stolen goods and with damaging Police property. He pleaded guilty to the... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Agricultural Exhibition Pigs

Photos/Videos: Agricultural Exhibition Pigs

The pigs are a long known staple of the “Ag Show”, and this year is no different. They are exhibited on all three days, with prizes offered for the following breeds: Yorkshire, Landrace, Berkshire, Tamworth, Hampshire, Duroc, and Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs.The 2012 Agricultural Exhibition started today [Apr.19] with a steady stream of people... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Agricultural Exhibition Floriculture

Photo Set #2: Agricultural Exhibition Floriculture

Thousands of locals are expected to make their way to the Botanical Gardens, as the 2012 Agricultural Exhibition gets underway this morning [Apr.19]. There will be a full array of equestrian events and performances by local school, dance, and musical groups over the three day event, which will also see a number of handmade and locally grown goods entered... Read more of this article

Three New Time Trial Course Records Set

Three New Time Trial Course Records Set

During the Bermuda Bicycle Association’s Harrington Sound 14.9 mile time trial race on Sunday [Apr.15], three new course records were set. Junior Male Athlete of the Year Dominique Mayho riding for Madison set a new course record when covered the distance in a time of 33:39.34. Daniel Oatley set a new record in the boy’s 15-16 age group with a time... Read more of this article

Catlin Receives Approval To Establish Beijing Office

Catlin Receives Approval To Establish Beijing Office

Bermuda based Catlin Group Limited has been granted approval by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission to open and operate a wholly owned representative office in Beijing. Whilst no business will be underwritten from the Beijing representative office, its establishment will allow Catlin to liaise more closely with relevant departments of the Chinese... Read more of this article

Platinum Ltd. Net Income 2012 Q1: $53.3M

Platinum Ltd. Net Income 2012 Q1: $53.3M

Bermuda based Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. reported net income of $53.3 million and diluted earnings per common share of $1.49 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The results for the quarter include net premiums earned of $138.2 million, net favorable development of $27.8 million, net investment income of $28.6 million and net realized gains... Read more of this article

Graeme Outerbridge To Run For Mayor

Graeme Outerbridge To Run For Mayor

Graeme Outerbridge will run for Mayor of Hamilton in the upcoming municipal elections to be held in May 10th. Mr Outerbridge is running as part of “Team Hamilton”, which will also see Youth on the Move President Carlton Simmons, former UBP chairwoman Gwyneth Rawlins and Donal Smith run for Alderman; and lawyer Larry Scott, Troy Symonds,... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: Agricultural Exhibition Floriculture

Photo Set #1: Agricultural Exhibition Floriculture

The 2012 Agricultural Exhibition kicks off this morning [Apr.19], with thousands of locals expected to attend the popular event at the Botanical Gardens. The three day event will see numerous competitions in and out of the ring; including the Floriculture division which will see some of the island’s most talented gardeners putting their best work... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1930s Trip To Bermuda

Historical Video: 1930s Trip To Bermuda

Step back in time with the video below from 80 years ago, with 16mm film footage posted online documenting a family trip to Bermuda in the 1930s aboard the SS Monarch of Bermuda. The seven minute video includes footage of the Bermudiana Hotel, Aquarium, Front Street, Elbow Beach and more. Related StoriesHistorical Video: Journey To Destination... Read more of this article

Programme: 2012 Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition

Programme: 2012 Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition

The 2012 Agricultural Exhibition will take place this weekend starting tomorrow [Apr.19] and finishing on Saturday 21st April with thousands of locals expected to attend the popular event, which is held annually at the Botanical Gardens. In addition to a full array of equestrian events, there will be a number of performances by local school, dance,... Read more of this article

Statistics Reveal 698 Jobs Lost In 2011

Statistics Reveal 698 Jobs Lost In 2011

The 2012 edition of the Bermuda Job Market Employment Brief was released today [Apr.18], and highlights the main findings of the 2011 Annual Employment Survey. In the 2011, Bermuda Employers reported a loss of 698 jobs in 2011 compared to 2010. There were 37,399 jobs counted in 2011 compared to 38,097 in 2010. Non-Bermudians comprised the majority... Read more of this article

Court: Devon Hewey’s Remand Continues

Court: Devon Hewey’s Remand Continues

In Magistrates Court yesterday [Apr.17], Devon Hewey, currently on remand on indictable charges of attempted murder and unlawful use of a firearm, re-appeared before Senior Magistrate Archie Warner for a bail hearing. Crown Prosecutor Carrington Mahoney requested that Hewey should be kept on remand, while defence lawyer Shade Subair argued for Hewey’s... Read more of this article