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Column: Reflections On Surviving Mass Shooting

Column: Reflections On Surviving Mass Shooting

[A reflection on surviving a 2013 mass shooting in Kenya that left 67 people dead, written by Bermudian Joanne Ball Burgess] Three years ago, I woke up ready to practice yoga and take part in my afternoon jazz dance class. It was an exciting day. I was invited to the set of a television show to make a guest celebrity appearance. Hours later I would... Read more of this article

Risk-Management Challenge Of Organised Crime

Risk-Management Challenge Of Organised Crime

Elman Myers — a former US Air Force special agent who is now a managing director at Hiscox — will be the keynote speaker at this month’s 2016 ALARYS Congress conference in Bermuda. Based in Miami as Managing Director at Hiscox Special Risks Agency [Americas] Inc, Mr Myers will speak on “Organised Crime — a New Risk-Management Challenge... Read more of this article

Accused Drug Mules Post Selfies Before Arrest

Accused Drug Mules Post Selfies Before Arrest

Two Canadian women have been arrested after a cruise ship raid in Australia allegedly netted some $23 million worth of cocaine, with the discovery following a series of stops that included the waters off Bermuda, with the accused documenting their trip on Instagram. A Daily Mail story said, “Two Canadian women accused of smuggling over $30 million... Read more of this article

Florida Governor Sends Letter Of Appreciation

Florida Governor Sends Letter Of Appreciation

After passing along thoughts and condolences on behalf of Bermuda to Florida Governor Rick Scott following the June 12 nightclub shooting that killed 49 people, Premier Dunkley has received an official reply from Governor Scott in appreciation of the “people of Bermuda.” Following the shooting, Premier Dunkley said, “Bermuda grieves... Read more of this article

‘Shocked & Saddened By Hateful Mass Shooting’

‘Shocked & Saddened By Hateful Mass Shooting’

Following the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando which left 50 people dead, the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda said they “stand in solidarity with the fellow members of the LGBTQ community around the world as we mourn the loss of those senselessly murdered and injured.” The statement from the group said, “The Rainbow Alliance of... Read more of this article

Tonight: Vigil To Be Held For Orlando Victims

Tonight: Vigil To Be Held For Orlando Victims

[Updated] Mark Anderson — the well known local entertainer and LGBT advocate — is calling on the people of Bermuda to attend the Cenotaph in front of the Cabinet building at 6.30pm this evening [June 13] to pay respects and show our love following the tragic events which took place in Orlando, Florida. The mass shooting in Orlando early... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Grieves With The Orlando Community”

“Bermuda Grieves With The Orlando Community”

“Such an unimaginable and senseless tragedy,” Premier Michael Dunkley said this evening [June 12], as he joined the global community in condemning Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando nightclub shooting is the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, with present news reports indicating there are 50 people dead... Read more of this article

50 Dead In Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History

50 Dead In Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History

50 people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “At least 53 more people were injured, Mina said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, he told reporters,” CNN reports. Orlando... Read more of this article

Premier: Bermuda Joins In Expressing Sympathy

Premier: Bermuda Joins In Expressing Sympathy

[Updated] In the wake of today’s terrorist attacks at the Brussels international airport and a city metro station – which current reports indicate have claimed more than 30 lives and injured man more – Premier Michael Dunkley said, “Bermuda joins with the rest of the world in expressing profound sympathy for the loss of life in Brussels earlier... Read more of this article

Three Men Charged Following Shooting In UK

Three Men Charged Following Shooting In UK

Three men appeared in court in the UK today [Feb 24] following a shooting at the Essex home of Timothy Mardon, a businessman who divides his time between Bermuda and the UK. “Timothy Mardon remains in hospital after being shot at his home earlier this month,” ITV reports. ”He’s undergone surgery but may lose his leg.” “Charlie... Read more of this article

Essex Police Release ‘E-Fit’ After Shooting

Essex Police Release ‘E-Fit’ After Shooting

Essex Police have released an “e-fit” of the suspect involved in the shooting in Essex, with the British media having already identified the victim as businessman Timothy Mardon, who divides his time between Bermuda and the UK. The BBC report, “Police investigating a shooting by intruders at a mansion have issued an e-fit of a man... Read more of this article

Businessman Injured In Shooting In Essex, UK

Businessman Injured In Shooting In Essex, UK

Two armed robbers were being hunted by British police after a man was shot at his home in Essex, with the British media identifying the victim as a businessman who divides his time between Bermuda and the UK. The Times reports, “Two armed robbers were being hunted last night after a man was shot through his bedroom door at his home. “A successful... Read more of this article

CONCACAF President Alfredo Hawit Arrested

CONCACAF President Alfredo Hawit Arrested

Two FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich today [Dec 3], including acting CONCACAF President Alfredo Hawit, with both being held in custody pending extradition. CONCACAF — the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football — is the governing body of football for the Caribbean and Central American region, covering... Read more of this article