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Video: Sergeant Gregory Grimes Laid To Rest

Video: Sergeant Gregory Grimes Laid To Rest

Sergeant Gregory Grimes was laid to rest today, with police officers providing a formal escort as they paid their final respects to the highly respected police officer. Sergeant Grimes joined the BPS as a police cadet in August 1978. He was promoted to sergeant in April 1991 and he served in a variety of posts including uniform, CID, and Special Branch.... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Sergeant Gregory Grimes

Tributes Paid To Sergeant Gregory Grimes

Tributes have been paid to Police Sergeant Gregory Grimes, who passed away early Thursday morning, with Sergeant Grimes called a highly respected and admired person who had a passion about policing and his community. Police Statement A statement from the police said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] regrets to announce the death of Sergeant Gregory... Read more of this article

Remembering Michael “English Tuck” Bascome

Remembering Michael “English Tuck” Bascome

Remembering someone very special, Michael “English Tuck” Bascome. June 29th – December 7th, 2011 Time slips by and life goes on, But from our hearts you’re never gone. We think about you always. We talk about you too. We have so many memories but we wish we still had you! Sadly missed by entire family and friends!  Read More →

PLP Extend Condolences To The Esdaille Family

PLP Extend Condolences To The Esdaille Family

Senator Renee Ming sends condolences to the family of the late Dorothy Esdaille. Ms. Esdaille was well known in St. George’s and more specifically Cut Road. Sen. Ming recalls Ms. Esdaille being her Sunday School teacher at the St. George’s Salvation Army Church. Ms. Esdaille was a God fearing lady, an inspiration to many, and always had... Read more of this article

Allan Warner’s ‘Impact & Legacy Will Live On’

Allan Warner’s ‘Impact & Legacy Will Live On’

On behalf of the Government, the Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards today [Oct 27] expressed profound sadness at the death of Gombey veteran Allan Warner, saying that ”his spirit, impact and legacy will live on in our hearts and minds.” Mr. Warner worked very closely with the staff at the Department of Community and Cultural... Read more of this article

Condolences Expressed To Guishard Family

Condolences Expressed To Guishard Family

The Bermuda Olympic Association and Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards joined those in the community in extending condolences following the passing of Phillip Guishard. The Sports Minister said, “On behalf of the Premier, the Government and my Colleagues, I wish to extend sincerest sympathies to the family of the late Phillip... Read more of this article

Condolences On The Passing Of Louis DeSilva

Condolences On The Passing Of Louis DeSilva

The Corporation of St. George, Premier Michael Dunkley, PLP Leader Marc Bean, MP Lovitta Foggo and Senator Renee Ming  all expressed their condolences to the family of the late Louis “Red” DeSilva. Mr. DeSilva was first elected as a Councillor on the Corporation in 1991 and became an Alderman in 1997. Mr. DeSilva served as the Town Manager for... Read more of this article

Dennis Brown: “A Tribute To Coach Speedy”

Dennis Brown: “A Tribute To Coach Speedy”

[Written by Dennis Brown] First of all, I am truly sorry for not being able to attend the home going service of our dear friend and colleague Jermaine “Speedy” Smith, as I am currently abroad with my family on a much needed vacation. When I received the news from Cal that Speedy had passed, I was on my daily stroll at Admiralty House with the dogs.... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Jean Howes

Tributes Paid To Jean Howes

Both the Premier, OBA and PLP expressed condolences following the passing of Jean Howes. The PLP said they stand with all of Bermuda in sadness today, as they acknowledge the passing of Bermuda icon Jean Howes. “The Progressive Labour Party stands with all of Bermuda in sadness as we acknowledge the passing of a Bermuda icon in Jean Howes,”... Read more of this article

Tribute To Paula Stuart Lawter

Tribute To Paula Stuart Lawter

[Written by lifelong friend, Joan K. Aspinall] I met an author once who stated he always carried with him a large paper bag filled with diamonds.  Diamonds, I thought. How is that possible? Then he explained that every experience, every person he met in life was a diamond that shaped his life, that shaped his creativity making him a better writer. I... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Lady Jacqueline Swan

Tributes Paid To Lady Jacqueline Swan

Following the passing of Lady Jacqueline Swan, tributes were paid to her from both sides of the aisle, with Lady Swan remembered as one of Bermuda’s “most respected and influential women.” Premier Michael Dunkley Premier Michael Dunkley extended his condolences to Sir John Swan and his entire family, saying that Lady Swan was one of our... Read more of this article

Loving Memory Of Raymond Leroy Charles Tucker Jr

Loving Memory Of Raymond Leroy Charles Tucker Jr

In Loving Memory of our nephew, Raymond Leroy Charles Tucker, Jr. June 24,1982 – February 18, 2010 We will never forget you. RIP Lovingly submitted, Uncle Raymond & Aunt Joan Charles Agape, Rev. Joan C. Charles “God is making things happen for you. Even when you don’t see it, even when you can’t feel it, even if it’s... Read more of this article

Football Community Pay Tribute To Tokia Russell

Football Community Pay Tribute To Tokia Russell

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s sporting community is reeling from the second tragic death this week with the passing of Tokia Russell. Mr. Russell was involved in a traffic accident early this morning in Paget and was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor. This comes on the heels of the shooting death of St. George’s and national team cricket... Read more of this article

Cricket Community Pay Tribute: Fiqre Crockwell

Cricket Community Pay Tribute: Fiqre Crockwell

[Written by Don Burgess] Rain couldn’t dampen a weekend of celebrations but the senseless loss of another of Bermuda’s young men has. Cricket and football star Fiqre Crockwell was shot dead early this morning on Woodlands Road while another man was stabbed and taken to King Edward VII Hospital for treatment. Mr. Crockwell represented Bermuda internationally... Read more of this article

In Loving Memory Of Audrey May Bean

In Loving Memory Of Audrey May Bean

In loving memory of Audrey May Bean [July 7, 1940 – May 18, 2015]; we sat beside your bedside, our hearts were crushed and sore, we did our best to the end, til we could do no more. In tears we watched you dwindling, we watched as you faded away, you left behind some aching hearts, but we knew you were being called to be in a better place; Our love... Read more of this article

Fire Service Honours Passing Of Former Fireman

Fire Service Honours Passing Of Former Fireman

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] paid tribute today [Jan 22] to retired firefighter William Michael Roberts, who recently passed away, holding a funeral procession in his honour. Family, friends and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Warwick to pay respects and celebrate the life of the retired... Read more of this article

Community Mourns Loss Of Andrea Burgess

Community Mourns Loss Of Andrea Burgess

[Written by Don Burgess] The Bermuda community is reeling from the death of beloved Andrea Burgess. Ms. Burgess, 55, died on Tuesday. She always managed a sunny disposition and a firm belief in God despite the tragedies that fell along her path in this life, including the untimely deaths of two of her children. Ceola Wilson, who has known Andrea since... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Entrepreneur Kristi Grayston

Tributes Paid To Entrepreneur Kristi Grayston

Premier Michael Dunkley and the Progressive Labour Party both offered condolences following the passing of Kristi Grayston, who has been called a “pioneering entrepreneur” and “staunch advocate for the retail sector in Bermuda.” Premier Michael Dunkley said, “I had the pleasure of knowing Kristi personally and was very... Read more of this article

Sgt. Stange Laid To Rest With Military Honours

Sgt. Stange Laid To Rest With Military Honours

Sergeant Dejion Stange-Simmons was laid to rest today [Dec 4] with full military honours, as the Royal Bermuda Regiment came out to pay their final respects to the 26-year-old soldier. Sgt Stange-Simmons’ flag draped casket was borne by a military bearer party and transported on a Regiment gun carriage. The funeral procession was led by the Regiment... Read more of this article