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Rusted-Out Truck ‘Sitting’ On Palmetto Road

Rusted-Out Truck ‘Sitting’ On Palmetto Road

[Written by Don Burgess] This rusted-out Ford truck has been sitting in a bus lay by on Palmetto Road for the past week. The truck, which is missing both the front and back licence plates, has four flat tyres in addition to rust on all four sides of the vehicle. A police spokesperson said that if people think there is an abandoned vehicle they should... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda At Commonwealth Games

Photos: Bermuda At Commonwealth Games

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s athletes are ready for the Commonwealth Games. This from Chef de Mission Katura Horton-Perinchief who says it will be a thrilling start with our triathletes highlighting the first day’s action in Gold Coast, Australia. She told Bernews, “The athletes are ready and excited. The prep for the games... Read more of this article

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda beat out Guyana to be the hosts of the 2020 Carifta Games. And Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor is confident that our island “will put on an even better show than we did in 2012,” when Bermuda last hosted the contest. Initially, four other countries put in bids – Trinidad &... Read more of this article

Court: Translation Issues With Czech Defendant

Court: Translation Issues With Czech Defendant

[Written by Don Burgess] It was a case of “Who is your lawyer?” as a man with limited English speaking skills was shown photos of various barristers in an effort to find out who was representing him. Josef Vleck, 47, from the Czech Republic, was allegedly caught with almost three kilograms of heroin, worth approximately $8.5 million in September... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Colford Ferguson

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Colford Ferguson

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pled not guilty to the murder of Colford Ferguson, who was fatally shot on February 4, 2011, at the corners of East Shore Road and Somerset Road. In Supreme Court today, Khyri Smith-Williams, 27, denied committing premeditated murder with another person not before the court on February 4, 2011. He also denied using a... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Accessing Child Porn

Court: Man Charged With Accessing Child Porn

[Written by Don Burgess] A man who is facing multiple counts of accessing child pornography had his arraignment pushed back for the second consecutive day. Yesterday, the man’s lawyer was not on the island, and, today the lawyer asked for it to be pushed back as he needs to review the indictments. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons at... Read more of this article

Court: Fatal Boat Collision Trial Set For August

Court: Fatal Boat Collision Trial Set For August

[Written by Don Burgess] A Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee had his trial date set for August 13. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017, who was in Bermuda to attend the America’s Cup. At that time he also pled not guilty with causing... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Court: Man Denies Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

[Written by Don Burgess] A man was charged with unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 14 in Court today. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pled not guilty to four accounts before Puisne Judge Charles Etta-Simmons. He pled not guilty to attempted unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 14 between June and September... Read more of this article

Dog Owner Warns Others About Ferry Reach

Dog Owner Warns Others About Ferry Reach

A dog lover is warning others that someone appears to be leaving poison around Ferry Reach, which could harm the animals. Gavin Shorto’s family took their two dogs to Ferry Reach Park for a walk around 6pm on Monday. Mr Shorto said one of his dogs “ate a little quarter-slice of bread, two inches by two inches, covered with some kind of greyish spread,... Read more of this article

24,000 ‘Likes’ For Karen Civil Bermuda Photo

24,000 ‘Likes’ For Karen Civil Bermuda Photo

[Written by Don Burgess] An American social influencer — who developed a website for rapper Little Wayne — is in Bermuda. Karen Civil posted a photo to her more than 500,000 Instagram followers of her and two of her friends in swimsuits on a boat. The photo, which has received more than 24,000 likes in 16 hours, was tagged at being at the... Read more of this article

Court: Man Jailed For Possession Of Cocaine

Court: Man Jailed For Possession Of Cocaine

[Written by Don Burgess] A man convicted of cocaine possession with intent to sell had his plea for community service rather than jail time denied by a judge. Sabian Hayward — who had previously been convicted of possession, with intent to sell, of cocaine and cannabis resin — was sentenced to two years in prison. It was stated in Court... Read more of this article

Another Fake ‘Premier’ Instagram Account

Another Fake ‘Premier’ Instagram Account

[Written by Don Burgess] Premier David Burt is a victim of identity theft on Instagram again. The fake account is called hon_edward_burt and has conned 78 people into following it as of 4.00pm on Sunday. The account calls itself the “Premier of Bermuda” as well as “Leader of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party.”The spam account has ten photos... Read more of this article

WHM: Katura Diving Into Olympic History

WHM: Katura Diving Into Olympic History

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Don Burgess] Katura Horton-Perinchief made history without realising it. In 2004 she became the first black woman, in the world, to compete in the Olympics as a diver. She had a humble start in the sport at the age of seven in Canada, but it wasn’t her only focus. “I ended up doing figure... Read more of this article