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Photos/Video/Results: Round The Island Race

Photos/Video/Results: Round The Island Race

The 2014 Seagull Round-The-Island Race was recently held with boats starting and finishing at the Spanish Point Boat Club. Michael Bean in Slippery won the Gray Cup for fastest elapsed time [excl. classes G, H] while first boat across the line with a prop spring and stock engine [A, B, E1A, E1B] was Ding Gull Berry.Keith Bridges in Friendship had... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: C.A.R.E. Learning Graduation

Photos & Video: C.A.R.E. Learning Graduation

[Updated with video] At St. Paul A.M.E. Church yesterday afternoon [June 19], over a dozen students graduated and received their G.E.D., with students also receiving prizes for their attendance and accomplishments during the school term. Joining numerous family and friends, those in attendance included Governor George Fergusson, Senator Jeff Baron,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Hospital “Key” Handed Over

Photos & Video: Hospital “Key” Handed Over

A key handover ceremony took place today [June 12], giving the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] access to the new Acute Care Wing ahead of its expected September 2014 opening. BHB CEO Venetta Symonds receive the “swipe” key to the new facility, marking a milestone in its construction. Speaking at the event, Premier Michael Dunkley said, “Today... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: Healthy Schools Award Ceremony

Photos, Video: Healthy Schools Award Ceremony

The Healthy Schools Awards ceremony was held yesterday [June 11] at the Bermuda Society of Arts, with those present including Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden, Acting Permanent Secretary of Education Mrs. Valerie Robinson-James Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Lou Matthews and various award winners. The Healthy Schools... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Ambulance Donated To St John

Photos & Video: Ambulance Donated To St John

[Updated with video] A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last night [June 9] at the St. John Ambulance headquarters to celebrate the arrival of a new ambulance to the service.The ribbon cutting was attended by several dignitaries including Governor George Fergusson, Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden and Senator Jeff Baron. The... Read more of this article

Photos: Gilbert Institute Community Fun Day

Photos: Gilbert Institute Community Fun Day

The Gilbert Institute Primary School hosted a fundraising Community Fun Day on Friday [June 6] with children able to enjoy a variety of games and activities in the name of supporting a good cause.The lines were long at the bull ride attraction where youngsters tried their best to stay on the raging bull the longest while the climbing fun slide saw... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Annual Rubber Duck Derby

Photos & Video: Annual Rubber Duck Derby

Scores of people persevered through passing showers and turned out for the 2014 Rubber Duck Derby today [June 1]. Thousands of rubber ducks took to the waters off Ordnance Island in St. George’s, with the Corporate Duck Race kicking off the racing at 3pm, followed by the Youth, Pamper Me and Family Rubber Duck Races.After the ducks were poured into... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Blessing Of The Boats Since 1849

Photos/Video: Blessing Of The Boats Since 1849

A Bermudian tradition that dates back to the mid 1800s took place this morning [June 1], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend David Raths being rowed in choppy waters from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that had gathered. The “Blessing of the Boats” arises from the long established connection of the people of St David’s Island... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Relay For Life Fundraising Event

Photo Set #2: Relay For Life Fundraising Event

Huge crowds turned out at the National Sports Centre last night [May 30] for the Relay For Life event which got underway at 6.00pm and continues until 6.00pm this evening. The team based fundraising event helps to raise awareness and funds to support cancer programmes in Bermuda. During the 24 hours, team members are taking turns walking the track while... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: Relay For Life Fundraising Event

Photo Set #1: Relay For Life Fundraising Event

Huge crowds turned out at the National Sports Centre last night [May 30] for the Relay For Life event which got underway at 6.00pm and continues until 6.00pm this evening. The team based fundraising event helps to raise awareness and funds to support cancer programmes in Bermuda. During the 24 hours, team members are taking turns walking the track while... Read more of this article