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Boys Brigade Founder Will Be “Sadly Missed”

Boys Brigade Founder Will Be “Sadly Missed”

Many on the island are mourning the recent passing of Cecil Downs, the founder of the Bermuda Boys’ Brigade, with the Reverend Anthony D. Pettit, Chaplain to the Bermuda Boys’ Brigade, writing that he will be “sadly missed.” Mr. Downs passed away recently at the age of 99, just a few months shy of his 100th birthday, and a funeral will be held... Read more of this article

PLP Extends Condolences To The Busby Family

PLP Extends Condolences To The Busby Family

The Progressive Labour Party tonight [Jan 22] extended condolences after the passing of west end centenarian resident Iola Busby, saying “The PLP joins with the Sandys community, family and friends in mourning the passing of Mrs. Iola Busby.” Sandys South MP Jamahl Simmons remarked, “As many Bermudians may know, Mrs. Busby last August celebrated... Read more of this article

PLP: Condolences To Sayeed Ramadan’s Family

PLP: Condolences To Sayeed Ramadan’s Family

The Progressive Labour Party extended their condolences following the passing of well known Bermudian jeweler Sayeed Ramadan. A PLP spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party extends our deepest condolences to the family of Sayeed Ramadan, a well known Bermudian jeweler, and the father of Shadow Health Minister Kim Wilson. “We hope the family... Read more of this article

Law Students Pay Tribute To Stephen Edwards

Law Students Pay Tribute To Stephen Edwards

The Law Students’ Association of Bermuda have paid tribute to the late Stephen Edwards, who was a law student of the University of Sussex, saying he was acutely interested in making a contribution to his country and poised to be a future leader. Mr. Edwards, 19, died following a serious motorcycle collision that occurred on December 30, 2014. A successful... Read more of this article

Rugby Community Pays Tribute To Edwards

Rugby Community Pays Tribute To Edwards

The Bermuda rugby community came together at the Somersfield Academy School field in order to remember Stephen Edwards yesterday [Jan 1], playing a memorial match in his honour, while his teammates in the UK also paid tribute saying he represented the club with “class both on and off the pitch.” Mr. Edwards, 19, died following a serious motorcycle... Read more of this article

Eron Hill Column: “Sleep in Peace Green Eyes”

Eron Hill Column: “Sleep in Peace Green Eyes”

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] It’s so Hard to Say Goodbye To Yesterday! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves a memory no one can steal. Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. I write today to those who have lost love ones,... Read more of this article

Premier’s Condolences: Death Of Mr Woolcock

Premier’s Condolences: Death Of Mr Woolcock

[Updated] This evening Premier Michael Dunkley extended his condolences following the passing of Peter Woolcock, who died earlier today after being struck by a car. Premier Dunkley said, “Mr. Woolcock amassed a successful career as a comic strip artist and as a political cartoonist. He published numerous books and was best known in Bermuda for his... Read more of this article

Condolences Following Passing Of Artie Black

Condolences Following Passing Of Artie Black

Both Premier Michael Dunkley and the Progressive Labour Party extended condolences to the family of ‎Mr. Alpheus “Artie” Black who passed away this week. Premier Dunkley said, “Artie Black truly made a difference in his community. For more than six decades Artie had served residents through various successful business endeavours, starting out... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: “A Tragic Loss We All Share”

Premier Dunkley: “A Tragic Loss We All Share”

[Updated] “A tragic loss we all share,” said Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley today [Oct 31] after hearing of the sudden passing of Firefighter Alvin Baker. “Firefighter Baker was a popular, professional and highly valued member of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and I know that ‘family’ is today mourning his loss,”... Read more of this article

Hotel Association Pays Tribute To Toby Dillas

Hotel Association Pays Tribute To Toby Dillas

The Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] and Hotel Employers of Bermuda, as well as their industry partners, said they were “shocked and saddened” to learn of the passing of one of Bermuda’s icons in the hotel industry, Mr. R. Toby Dillas. A spokesperson said, “Toby was a consummate professional who devoted many years to both promoting and working... Read more of this article

Dr. Ewart Brown On The Passing Of Toby Dillas

Dr. Ewart Brown On The Passing Of Toby Dillas

Former Premier and Tourism and Transport Minister, Dr. Ewart Brown has expressed his sympathy on the passing of hotelier Mr. Toby Dillas. Dr. Brown said, “Toby Dillas was my boss at the Bermudiana hotel when I worked there as a waiter in the 60′s. Over the years we became closer and I sought his opinion on hospitality issues when I served as Tourism... Read more of this article

Commissioner: Vickers Was “Shining Example”

Commissioner: Vickers Was “Shining Example”

[Updated] The Commissioner of Police Mr. Michael DeSilva expressed sadness today upon learning of the passing of Mr. Eugene Vickers [pictured left], retired Commandant of the Bermuda Reserve Police [BRP]. Mr. Vickers died on Saturday afternoon [Oct 18] in hospital overseas. His career began with the Reserve Constabulary, as it was known then, in 1964. He... Read more of this article

Audio: Shijuan’s Friends Release Tribute Song

Audio: Shijuan’s Friends Release Tribute Song

Friends of the late Shijuan Mungal have produced a song in his memory, with Dj Fury, Storma and Cire releasing a tribute track “Shi World” in memory of the 16-year-old. Set to the same beat as Juelz Santana’s “I Can Feel It In The Air,” the song’s lyrics start out saying, “There comes a time when everyone leaves us, but you were taken... Read more of this article

Premier, PLP & OBA Express Condolences

Premier, PLP & OBA Express Condolences

[Updated] Premier Michael Dunkley and Opposition Leader Marc Bean today [Aug 20] expressed their condolences following the sudden passing of Rochelle Bascome, the wife of Member of Parliament Kenny Bascome. Premier Dunkley said: “It was a complete shock last night to receive the tragic news that Rochelle, Kenny’s wife of 30 years, had passed away. “On... Read more of this article

Governor Extends Condolences To Smith Family

Governor Extends Condolences To Smith Family

The Governor, Mrs Fergusson and the staff at Government House said they “were sorry to hear about the tragic accident involving Mrs Dawn Santucci-Smith and Mr Melvin Smith.” A post on social media by the Govt. House account said, “Mrs Santucci-Smith has played an important part in involving Northlands primary school children in the Government... Read more of this article

“One Of The Great Bermudians Of Our Time”

“One Of The Great Bermudians Of Our Time”

Teddy Tucker was a “Bermudian original” whose adventurous life and knowledge of the waters brought us worldwide attention and made us proud, Premier Michael Dunkley said following the passing of the legendary marine explorer. Mr. Tucker began exploring the ocean’s buried treasures in the late 1940s, and in his decades-long career he discovered... Read more of this article

Memorial Service Held For Dale Boorman

Memorial Service Held For Dale Boorman

Family members today [May 20] joined friends and members of the motocross fraternity in celebrating the life of Dale “Stormin” Boorman who tragically lost his life in a Florida race track accident recently. On May 6th, the 20-year-old racer was on the Moto X Raceway in Florida riding his motorbike north along the inside of the track when he was... Read more of this article

Project Action Pays Tribute To John Barritt Snr

Project Action Pays Tribute To John Barritt Snr

[Updated] Following the passing of former Speaker of the House F. John Barritt, a number of people paid tribute, citing Mr. Barritt’s public record and lifelong commitment to Bermuda. Born in Bermuda in 1916, Mr. Barritt attended Woodlands School and Saltus Grammar before adulthood, eventually marrying Hilary Pantry in 1944 and going on to have four... Read more of this article

Premier Pays Tribute To John Barritt Snr.

Premier Pays Tribute To John Barritt Snr.

[Updating] Premier Craig Cannonier has paid tribute following the passing of F. John Barritt, who served as Speaker of the House from 1979 – 1989. Premier Cannonier said, “It is with sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of the Hon. F. John Barritt, CBE, long-time Speaker of the House of Assembly. “Mr. Barritt was a community servant... Read more of this article