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Cricketer Lloyd James Passes Away At 82

Cricketer Lloyd James Passes Away At 82

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Cup Match legend Lloyd James has passed away at the age of 82. Mr James was one of the true heroes of the 1960s St George’s Cup Match team that went undefeated. He finished his career for the Blue & Blue with 988 runs, a victim of the dominant St George’s sides in which he only had a chance to bat... Read more of this article

Gold Cup Football: Bermuda Drawn In Group B

Gold Cup Football: Bermuda Drawn In Group B

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s road to Gold Cup glory will start in Central America when the Gombey Warriors take on Haiti on June 16. Bermuda will also face Costa Rica on June 20 in Texas, and Nicaragua on June 24 in Harrison, New Jersey as a part of Group B.Head coach Kyle Lightbourne, who was there for the live draw in Los Angeles, California... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Denies Wounding

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick man denied wounding another man when appearing in the Supreme Court. Meshach Crichton, 20, was unrepresented and said he “had no funds” for a lawyer. Justice Carlisle Greaves recommended he seek legal aid. Mr Crichton then pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding a man in Warwick on February 26, 2019. His... Read more of this article

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

Court: 27-Year-Old Woman Denies Drug Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 27-year-old St George’s woman pleaded not guilty to six drug charges. In Supreme Court, Ranae Furbert denied three charges of importing a drug and three charges of possession with intent to supply. The three drugs allegedly brought into Bermuda on January 11, 2018, were cannabis, cannabis resin, and tetrahydrocannabinol. Her... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

Court: Man Denies Charge Of Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today [March 28], a man pleaded not guilty to sexual assault. The man, who is a police officer, cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons. The assault is alleged to have occurred on December 5, 2018, in Pembroke. The man was granted $5,000 bail, and his next court appearance is scheduled... Read more of this article

Bermuda Defeat Dominican Republic 3-1!

Bermuda Defeat Dominican Republic 3-1!

[Updating + Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda takes on the Dominican Republic today in one of the most important football games in the island’s history. A victory by Bermuda will likely qualify it for the 2019 Gold Cup and to the Nations League A. The Gombey Warriors are currently 12th in the standings and have to place in the top 10 to earn the... Read more of this article

Dozens Of People Retire From Ascendant

Dozens Of People Retire From Ascendant

[Written by Don Burgess] Nearly 13% of Ascendant’s workforce took up a voluntary retirement offer from Ascendant. A company spokesperson said that 50 people accepted early retirement. In the 2018 year-end financial statement, Ascendant said that BELCO had 258 employees, which was 67% of the staff employed by the Group which also includes AIRCARE,... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Continues For Child Porn Charges

Court: Trial Continues For Child Porn Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Devonshire man said with a “clear conscience” that he did not access child pornography which was found on laptop under his bed. The Devonshire man is accused of seven counts of accessing child pornography images and videos. The prosecution claims that 1,230 pictures and videos were accessed. The 30-year old man has denied... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Child Porn Charges

Court: 30-Year-Old Denies Child Porn Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Devonshire man accused of accused seven counts of accessing child pornography images and videos saw his trial begin in front of an eight-woman, four-man jury. The prosecution claims that over 1,200 pictures and videos were accessed by the man. The 30-year old defendant has denied all the charges. The man allegedly accessed... Read more of this article

Court: 27-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 27-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] A 27-year-old man denied a count of sexual assault that allegedly occurred last month. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on February 14, 2019 in Southampton, and he is also charged with sexually assaulting the same woman on another date. The 27-year-old also... Read more of this article

Skyport President On Flights, Seat Capacity

Skyport President On Flights, Seat Capacity

[Written by Don Burgess] Even though American Airlines has cut one of its New York flights to Bermuda, air visitor arrivals were up in 2018. This from Skyport president Aaron Adderley. He pointed out that the reduction from AA was likely a response to JetBlue who had increased seats from both Boston and New York. However, he declined to discuss whether... Read more of this article

The Drive Is On At Dellwood Middle School

The Drive Is On At Dellwood Middle School

[Written by Don Burgess] The Drive is on at Dellwood Middle School! The Dellwood PTA and Family Association are raising funds to purchase a van that will be used for field trips, sporting events, and transporting students to CedarBridge Academy who are taking classes there. Philanthropist and substitute teacher Lindsay Simmons said the whole Dellwood... Read more of this article

Kinezumi Watersports Selling Seabreacher

Kinezumi Watersports Selling Seabreacher

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian businessman isn’t allowing a logistical hassle to discourage his appetite for tourism. Antwan Albuoy and Shena Virgil of Kinezumi Watersports have had to sell one of its Seabreachers to meet financial obligations. Mr Albuoy told the Bernews, “This experience hasn’t soured my taste or my zest for... Read more of this article