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Hollis To Audition For ‘The Voice’ Next Month

Hollis To Audition For ‘The Voice’ Next Month

[Written by Don Burgess] A Bermudian man travels to the US next month to audition for ‘The Voice.’ Nkosi Hollis tweeted that he has “so many emotions bottled up inside” as he is set for to try out for the NBC singing show.In November he was contacted by one of the programme’s casting directors after she saw his cover of Sam Smith’s... Read more of this article

Inquest Into Mark Dombroski’s Death Concludes

Inquest Into Mark Dombroski’s Death Concludes

[Written by Don Burgess] “There was no pathological evidence that anyone else was involved in this young man’s death.” This was from Christopher Milroy, a pathologist who was brought in to examine the body of St Joseph’s rugby player Mark Dombroski. He added in his written testimony that his death was caused from falling down... Read more of this article

Inquest Begins Into Death Of Mark Dombroski

Inquest Begins Into Death Of Mark Dombroski

[Written by Don Burgess] The coroner’s inquest into the death of American college student Mark Dombroski began on Monday. Mr Dombroski, a 19-year-old student at St Joseph’s University, was in Bermuda to take part in a rugby tournament in March 2018. He went missing in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, March 18, 2018. His lifeless... Read more of this article

Court: 57-Yr-Old Man Denies Sexual Offences

Court: 57-Yr-Old Man Denies Sexual Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 57-year-old man pleaded not guilty to multiple sexual offences alleged to have taken place against a girl under the age of 14. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, denied touching a young person sexually while being in a position of trust on a date unknown between 2008 and 2012. He further denied... Read more of this article

All Teachers At West Pembroke Call In Sick

All Teachers At West Pembroke Call In Sick

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess ] All the teachers at West Pembroke School have called in sick today. This action comes after the teachers decided to work-to-rule on November 21,  and their main concerns listed at that time included: 1. The reinstatement of a lower learning support teacher to support the academic needs in the first three year levels.... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Stealing, Threatening Charges

Court: Man Denies Stealing, Threatening Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A Pembroke man will have his case heard next month after he denied charges including allegedly having a seven-inch knife at a Pembroke business. Appearing in Magistrates Court, Lamel Steede pleaded not guilty to having a bladed article in public, denied stealing $194.89 worth of goods from a store, and denied using threatening... Read more of this article

Court: Man Jailed For Assault, Offensive Words

Court: Man Jailed For Assault, Offensive Words

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was sent to prison for six months for offences including assaulting an off-duty police officer. In Magistrates Court, Lorin Baxter was found guilty of three charges before judge Khamisi Tokunbo. Mr Baxter was found guilty of assaulting a person in May 2018. The person was leaving the Warwick Rubis gas station as the person... Read more of this article

‘Ecstatic, It’s A Great Win, Amazing, Love Wins’

‘Ecstatic, It’s A Great Win, Amazing, Love Wins’

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s LGBTQ community were absolutely ecstatic with the Court of Appeals decision to uphold same-sex marriage in Bermuda. Winston Godwin-DeRoche was one of a packed gallery who applauded and cheered when the Court of Appeals dismissed government’s case. Last year he and his now-husband Greg Godwin-DeRoche won... Read more of this article

Attride-Stirling: ‘This Sets A Massive Precedent’

Attride-Stirling: ‘This Sets A Massive Precedent’

[Written by Don Burgess] The victory in Bermuda by same-sex marriage advocates is likely to spark similar decisions elsewhere, according to a leading local lawyer involved in the case. “This is precedent-setting,” said Rod Attride-Stirling who represented five of the six clients the Bermuda Government took to the Court of Appeal. “Northern... Read more of this article

Nkosi Hollis Singing His Way To Success

Nkosi Hollis Singing His Way To Success

[Written by Don Burgess] Could a Bermudian man end up being “The Voice?” Nkosi Hollis hopes so. Mr Hollis said he has been asked to come in for an audition next year for a chance to appear on the popular singing contest which airs on NBC television. He was contacted last Friday by one of the show’s casting directors about the opportunity. “I... Read more of this article

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

[Written by Don Burgess] Students from various middle and high schools presented ideas of what to do with the Southlands National Park to Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch, and some of those ideas might be utilized to help make Southlands a natural treasure. The Bermuda Zoological Society held a two-day Environmental Youth Conference on November... Read more of this article

Court: Gordon To Stand Trial On Threat Charges

Court: Gordon To Stand Trial On Threat Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A man who pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill Premier David Burt has had a trial date set for next year. In August, Jared Gordon denied demanding money from the Premier and also denied threatening the Premier. At that Court hearing, it was alleged that Mr Gordon sent messages to the Premier demanding money and other items. He ... Read more of this article

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

[Written by Don Burgess] Is the Domestic Partnership Act a breach to the fundamental rights of LGBTQ Bermudians who want to be legally married? Mark Pettingill, who represents Roderick Ferguson, addressed that issue before the Court of Appeals on Friday morning. The other five defendants – OUTBermuda, Maryellen Jackson, Dr Gordon Campbell, Sylvia... Read more of this article