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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

Condolences On Death Of Sgt Stange-Simmons

Condolences On Death Of Sgt Stange-Simmons

Both the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley and Regiment Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Michael Foster-Brown today expressed their shock and sadness at the untimely passing of Sergeant Dejion Stange-Simmons. Sgt Stange-Simmons, 26, was found inside a Southampton residence last night. The police said the circumstances surrounding... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Veteran Photographer “Abes”

Tributes Paid To Veteran Photographer “Abes”

Tributes have been paid to veteran photographer Ibrahim “Abes” Muhammed, who has been called the ‘People’s Photographer’ who was intensely passionate about his work. Well known local photographer Robert Daniels said, “Abes was the first social media photographer as we know it now. He has been around for literally decades... Read more of this article

Eugene Blakeney An “Icon” Of Union Movement

Eugene Blakeney An “Icon” Of Union Movement

Following the death of Eugene Algernon Blakeney, the BPSU, BHA, PLP and Premier Michael Dunkley paid tribute to a man considered an icon in Bermuda’s trade union movement. The BPSU said, “The Bermuda Public Services Union received notice of the death of an icon in Bermuda’s trade union movement, Brother Eugene Algernon Blakeney, MBE, former General... Read more of this article

PLP Express Condolences To Smith Family

PLP Express Condolences To Smith Family

[Joint statement from Senator Renee Ming and Mr. Kim Swan] On behalf of the Progressive Labour Party, we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mansfield [Bojangles] Smith, a giant in the St. George’s community, and one who gave some much of his life to the East End. Mansfield [Bojangles] Smith was a talented sportsman table... Read more of this article

BFRS Honours Dawayne Smith With Procession

BFRS Honours Dawayne Smith With Procession

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] paid tribute to firefighter Dawayne Smith, who recently passed away, holding a funeral procession in his honour on August 26, 2015 Family, friends and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service coworkers gathered at First Church of God on North Shore to pay respects and celebrate the life of the fire fighter. Escorted... Read more of this article

BFRS Pay Tribute To Firefighter Dawayne Smith

BFRS Pay Tribute To Firefighter Dawayne Smith

The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] have paid tribute to firefighter Dawayne Smith who recently passed away, saying he was “well liked and will be sorely missed by his BFRS family.” “It is with great sadness that the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] announces the untimely passing of our colleague and friend, Firefighter [FF]... Read more of this article

Opera Singer Jon Vickers “One Of The Greatest”

Opera Singer Jon Vickers “One Of The Greatest”

Jon Vickers, who has been described as one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century, has died at the age of 88 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Vickers was born on October 29, 1926 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and moved Bermuda in 1973. A story in OperaNews.com says, “It is one measure of his achievement that he sang... Read more of this article

St Johns Pay Tribute To Jacqueline Brown

St Johns Pay Tribute To Jacqueline Brown

On Saturday, May 30, a memorial service was held for Jacqueline Brown, past Executive Director of Bermuda charity St. John Ambulance, at Peace Lutheran Church Devonshire. Governor George Fergusson was in attendance, as were over 20 St. John Brigade members. A motorcade of ambulances led by John Rapid Response motorcycle escort riders proceeded from... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid On Passing Of Alanzo Parsons

Tributes Paid On Passing Of Alanzo Parsons

Tributes have poured out following the passing of Alanzo Parsons, who was a talented footballer that played for the Bermuda under-20 team as well as Devonshire Cougars. Numerous messages have been posted on social media, and both the PLP and BFA also expressed their condolences. The Progressive Labour Party said they “would like to extend our sincerest... Read more of this article

Condolences On Passing Of Kenyetta Young

Condolences On Passing Of Kenyetta Young

The Progressive Labour Party extended their condolences to the family and friends of union giant Kenyetta Young, who passed away this weekend. According to the BIU’s website, Mr Young was a 17 year old trainee plumber who had not long been out of school when he was attracted to the Union, and by 1965, he “was a full fledged activist when the BELCO... Read more of this article

“BPS Has Lost A Highly Respected Colleague”

“BPS Has Lost A Highly Respected Colleague”

The Bermuda Police Service has “lost a highly respected colleague and dear friend,” ‎Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said following the passing of retired Superintendent Victor Richmond. ‎Commissioner DeSilva said, “On behalf of all ranks and members of staff of the Bermuda Police Service I express our sympathies on the passing of retired... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid Following Passing Of Colin Smith

Tributes Paid Following Passing Of Colin Smith

Following the passing of former Somerset Cricket Club [SCC] president Colin Smith, the community of Somerset and the island at large have taken to expressing their condolences, with current president of the SCC Alfred Maybury calling Mr. Smith’s death “a great loss, not only to me but to all of the Somerset and Bermuda community.” Mr. Maybury... Read more of this article

Tribute To Former Commissioner Darcy Gimas

Tribute To Former Commissioner Darcy Gimas

The Human Rights Commission said it is with great sadness that they learned of the passing of former Commissioner, Ms. Darcy Gimas. The HRC said, “Darcy was appointed as a Commissioner in January 2013 following a competitive independent recruitment and selection process. Clearly, her professional and personal dedication to serving as an advocate for... Read more of this article