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Visiting Imam To Give Series Of Talks

Visiting Imam To Give Series Of Talks

[Written by Don Burgess] A visiting Imam will give a series of talks next weekend. Imam Mustafa El-Amin, who has written eight books, will speak at both the Masjid Muhammad on February 23 and give the Saviour Day Address at the BIU’s Dr E.F. Gordon Hall on February 24 at 7 pm. A few of his books include Christianity and Islam, Afro Centricity, Malcolm... Read more of this article

Legal Challenge Filed: Same Sex Marriage

Legal Challenge Filed: Same Sex Marriage

[Written by Don Burgess] Lawyer Mark Pettingill has filed a motion on behalf a client challenging the Constitutional issues of the Domestic Partnership Act. Mr Pettingill confirmed to Bernews he filed the motion Thursday afternoon. Governor John Rankin signed the Domestic Partnership Act into law last week, which replaced a court decision allowing... Read more of this article

Wholesalers: ‘Education Is Key, Not Sugar Tax’

Wholesalers: ‘Education Is Key, Not Sugar Tax’

[Written by Don Burgess] Beverage and food wholesalers say education is the key to Bermuda’s obesity problem, and not a tax on sugary items. The Ministry of Health announced on January 4 that it is consulting the public on the proposed implementation of a tax on to the importation of sugar, candies, sodas and other beverages with added sugar... Read more of this article

Clear View Suites & Villas Being Sold In Sections

Clear View Suites & Villas Being Sold In Sections

[Written by Don Burgess] Clear View Suites and Villas has been sold to a trust. A building was knocked down and the pool removed as the property was sold off into parcels. Albert Moura, the operating principal at KW Bermuda, told Bernews that the new owners have gone in and cleaned up the estate to make it more attractive for resale. Mr Moura added... Read more of this article

“Tracking This Impact Is Far More Difficult”

“Tracking This Impact Is Far More Difficult”

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] A new round of attention is being drawn to the #BoycottBermuda hashtag across social media after Governor John Rankin signed the Domestic Partnership Act. Critics called it a step backwards as Bermuda became the first country to repeal same-sex marriage after a court last year ruled that gay couples had the right... Read more of this article

Perozzi Pays Tribute To Boxing Icon Forty Rego

Perozzi Pays Tribute To Boxing Icon Forty Rego

[Written by Don Burgess] Boxing icon Allan ‘Forty’ Rego should be in the Bermuda Sports Hall of Fame. This from former world Champion Teresa Perozzi, commentating on the passing of long-time trainer, who died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. Former world champion Teresa Perozzi trained with Rego. She said he “basically helped coached... Read more of this article

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In January

Top 20 Bermuda Youtube Channels In January

[Written by Don Burgess] This week it was revealed that malicious YouTube ads were ‘cryptojacking’ people’s computers. According to Ars Technica, the ads were using people’s “CPUs end electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous hackers.” “YouTube was likely targeted because users are typically... Read more of this article

471 Pound Bluefin Tuna Caught & Served

471 Pound Bluefin Tuna Caught & Served

[Written by Don Burgess] On Friday, a fisherman who caught a huge bluefin tuna in the morning had it served to him at dinner later that night. David Soares says he was by himself in his boat the Kerry D around 10am off of Challenger Banks when he felt a tug on his line. Fish being reeled in:He said he knew he had something special “right away. It... Read more of this article

Court: Dumont Wins Against Bermuda College

Court: Dumont Wins Against Bermuda College

[Written by Don Burgess] David Dumont won his case against Bermuda College for breach of contract. Mr Dumont was employed by the College as facilities and security supervisor from February 13, 2012, until May 23, 2017. He claimed the College owed him $62,749.28 plus interest for their refusal to pay him for being on-call outside normal working hours. The... Read more of this article

Court: Magistrates To Hear Counterfeit Trial

Court: Magistrates To Hear Counterfeit Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] A man facing a counterfeit money charge had his trial moved from Supreme Court to Magistrates Court. Jahni Holder is facing charges of having custody or control of counterfeit currency. He is facing similar charges in another case, which is being tried in Magistrates Court and requested from Puisne Judge Charles Etta-Simmons... Read more of this article

Court: Premeditated Murder Trial Pushed Back

Court: Premeditated Murder Trial Pushed Back

[Written by Don Burgess] A man up for premeditated murder had his trial pushed back as the prosecution did not give his lawyer any papers. Khyri Smith-Williams is facing two counts, premeditated murder and using a firearm while committing an indictable offence. His lawyer, Charles Richardson, told Puisne Judge Charles Etta-Simmons “I don’t have... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Wounding, Assault Charges

Court: Man Denies Wounding, Assault Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pled not guilty to five charges, including taking a vehicle and crashing it into a police car, in the Supreme Court Arraignment Session on Thursday. Lawrence Smith was charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent on December 18, 2017, and later crashing that vehicle into a police car on Khyber Heights Lane. In... Read more of this article

Vasco Allowed To Enter First Division Team

Vasco Allowed To Enter First Division Team

[Written by Don Burgess] Vasco da Gama will be allowed to enter a team into the Bermuda Football Association’s First Division next year. There was after a “robust discussion” over an alleged history of poaching players during its run of championships in the 1980s and 1990s. In that time span, Vasco won 13 trophies, including five... Read more of this article