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Wilson Wins Grammy For ‘Spiderman Theme’

Wilson Wins Grammy For ‘Spiderman Theme’

[Written by Don Burgess] Justin Wilson won a Grammy on Sunday night, with Wilson, along with Randy Waldman and Randy Kibble, taking home the Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals for the ‘Spiderman Theme.’ Wilson and Waldman were also nominated for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella with the ‘Batman Theme.’ He... Read more of this article

Hate Graffiti Painted Over At Two Businesses

Hate Graffiti Painted Over At Two Businesses

[Written by Don Burgess] The owner of a business targeted by hate-filled graffiti said he would soon have a CCTV cameras in place. Both Empire Grocery and Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center [NMAC] had offensive messages scrawled across their walls. Both businesses are a stone’s throw away from each other on North Shore Road. The NMAC building... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Trial Set For June

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Trial Set For June

[Written by Don Burgess] A New Jersey man who has pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault aboard a cruise ship has had his trial pushed back until June. The man, who resides in the United States and cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, had previously denied that he committed the alleged offence against a fellow cruise ship passenger. His... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Deny Assaulting Neighbour

Court: Two Men Deny Assaulting Neighbour

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court, two men denied assault charges following an alleged dispute over a dog which resulted in their neighbour ending up in the hospital with a fractured nose. Meshack Crichton, 20, and Kevin Davis, 57, both of Warwick, pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to their neighbour on Random... Read more of this article

Court: Five Men Deny Fighting At Docksiders

Court: Five Men Deny Fighting At Docksiders

[Written by Don Burgess] Five men pleaded not guilty in Magistrates Court to fighting at a Front Street bar last month. Zackary Fox [20], Paul Smith Jr [21], Ayinde Eve [25], Jahni Holder [24], and Sanchea Douglas [24], all denied being involved in a brawl at the Docksider Pub & Restaurant on January 19. The court heard that all five men are from... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Denies Charge Of Causing Death

Court: Woman Denies Charge Of Causing Death

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick woman pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Rakai Augustus by careless driving. Kelly-Ann Damasio denied the charge after the indictment was reduced from causing death by dangerous driving. On October 28, 2017, Mr Augustus was a passenger in a car that was allegedly being driven by Ms Damasio when it struck... Read more of this article

Job Losses At Tokio Millenium Re Bermuda

Job Losses At Tokio Millenium Re Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] A number of people in Bermuda have lost their jobs at Tokio Millenium Re. RenaissanceRe acquired TMR in October 2018 for $1.5 billion. A spokesperson for RenRe, said in a statement, “Starting this week, we began communicating with employees of Tokio Millennium Re about our intentions regarding personnel once our acquisition... Read more of this article

New Co-Working Space Launched In Hamilton

New Co-Working Space Launched In Hamilton

[Written by Don Burgess] Collaboration is at the heart of a new business co-founded by Natasha Tucker. She has a vision of entrepreneurs investing in themselves with their start-ups at The House, a new co-working space in the heart of Hamilton. Having spent the past six years working in London, Ms Tucker fell in love with co-working spaces and the... Read more of this article

‘Devoted Father, Good Friend, Loyal Soldier’

‘Devoted Father, Good Friend, Loyal Soldier’

[Written by Don Burgess] A devoted father, a good friend, a loyal soldier, and a die-hard Manchester United fan are all ways to describe Richardo Gibbs. But to hurting family and friends, one word now looms large in describing him – missed. Mr Gibbs, 40, passed away this week after his bike collided with a wall on Harbour Road. His grieving sister... Read more of this article

Court: 32-Year-Old Man Admits Multiple Charges

Court: 32-Year-Old Man Admits Multiple Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] “Your behaviour, sir, is atrocious.” Those words were spoken by Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe to Fabio Barbosa, with the Senior Magistrate also telling the 32-year-old he was “the personification of why” Bermuda needs road sobriety checkpoints. Mr Barbosa pleaded guilty to two counts of refusing a breath test... Read more of this article

Court: Interpreters Needed To Proceed To Trial

Court: Interpreters Needed To Proceed To Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] A Czech man who has experienced problems getting trial date set because of a lack of interpreters apparently has issues getting a dentist appointment as well. Josef Vleck, from the Czech Republic, has been awaiting trial for over a year, since his arrest in September 2017, for allegedly importing $8.5 in heroin. Mr Vleck —... Read more of this article

Court: Burgess, Rogers Murder Trial Set For June

Court: Burgess, Rogers Murder Trial Set For June

[Written by Don Burgess] A brother and sister accused of the murder of Marcus Gibbings will go to trial in June. Katrina Burgess and her brother Cleveland Rogers have both denied being involved in the murder of Mr Gibbings. Their trial date has been set for June 4, 2019. Mr Gibbings was found stabbed to death in an apartment in Devonshire on or about... Read more of this article

Court: Bomb Hoaxer Given Time To Pay Fines

Court: Bomb Hoaxer Given Time To Pay Fines

[Written by Don Burgess] The man who last January phoned in a fake bomb threat to the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building to avoid a court hearing was back before the bench for failing to pay his fines from that event as well as several cases. Robert Somner, 37, explained to the court how his life has fallen apart since the incident. “After last year’s... Read more of this article