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Defontes To Cease Operations, 19 Staff Affected

Defontes To Cease Operations, 19 Staff Affected

Defontes Broadcasting Company will cease operations effective September 30, 2015, and 19 staff — 5 of whom are full time — will be affected. A statement from the company said, “After more than three decades of supplying the Bermuda community with radio and television broadcasting, Defontes Broadcasting Company Limited will cease operations... Read more of this article

Police On Scene, Man Barricaded In House

Police On Scene, Man Barricaded In House

[Updating] The police are presently on scene in a residential neighborhood in Warwick as a man, with what the police termed a “bladed article”, has barricaded himself in a residence.Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Presently police are attending a report of a man who has barricaded himself in his residence with a bladed... Read more of this article

2.5 Year Prison Sentence: Importing Cannabis

2.5 Year Prison Sentence: Importing Cannabis

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 31], Charles Paul, who had previously plead guilty to conspiring with others to import approximately 6,400 grams of cannabis, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Defense counsel Ms. Susan Mulligan had submitted that Mr. Paul’s decision to import the substance was motivated by his desire... Read more of this article

Saltus Celebrates Excellent IGCSE Exam Results

Saltus Celebrates Excellent IGCSE Exam Results

Students at Saltus Grammar School are celebrating outstanding IGCSE results after achieving a 100 percent pass rate. Twenty-eight percent of students received five or more A/A* grades including three students from grades 6, 7 and 9 – pupils aged 11, 13 and 15.  Overall, the examinations were taken by 103 students. Megan Zimmerer led the way for... Read more of this article

Gaming Commission Appoints Executive Director

Gaming Commission Appoints Executive Director

Alan Dunch, Chairman of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission today [Aug 31] announced the appointment of Richard Schuetz as Executive Director of the Bermuda Gaming Commission. “Mr. Schuetz is stepping down as a commissioner for the California Gambling Control Commission on August 31 to accept this post in Bermuda, and is set to begin work on... Read more of this article

Protection Against Mental Health Discrimination

Protection Against Mental Health Discrimination

Bermuda’s Human Rights Act does not include any protection for its residents on the grounds of mental health and the Commissioner’s goal is to see the principle of non-discrimination extended to the area of mental health prior to the end of 2015, the Human Rights Commission [HRC] said today. “According to the World Health Organisation, it... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw Police, Parks Department and BAMZ personnel respond to the Cooper’s Island area after reports of a “large” and “wild animal” which turned out to be a feral cat, the sixth tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic season form, America’s Cup racing take place in Sweden and more. Links to our weekend... Read more of this article

Review, Photos & Video: Bermuda Salute Concert

Review, Photos & Video: Bermuda Salute Concert

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] What do you get when you take Soca’s royal couple, the Gully God and a Country Man from Jamaica? The answer is simple – Bermuda Salute. Saturday night [Aug 29] saw hundreds of revellers fill Tiger Bay in St. George’s for the highly anticipated annual Bermuda Salute concert. This year, the line-up was Bunji Garlin... Read more of this article

Hamilton Parish Council Awards Scholarships

Hamilton Parish Council Awards Scholarships

The Hamilton Parish Council [HPC] recently awarded scholarships totaling $10,000 to assist the awardees in furthering their studies. A spokesperson said, “The Hamilton Parish Council [HPC] is pleased to announce that London Steede-Jackson has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to further his studies in Sports Management at Thomas College. Photo... Read more of this article

Emirates Team New Zealand Soars To Victory

Emirates Team New Zealand Soars To Victory

[Updated with video] Emirates Team New Zealand put together a Super Sunday in Sweden, to vault to the top of the leaderboard and claim the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg. It was a difficult day on the tight race course, with light and shifty conditions. But the Kiwis, led by skipper Glenn Ashby and prodigy helmsman Peter Burling... Read more of this article

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