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Simmons & Lightbourne Jailed In The UK

Simmons & Lightbourne Jailed In The UK

Sharnell Simmons and Kyle Lightbourne were jailed in the UK following their convictions in a cocaine smuggling plot, according to a story in the Hull Daily Mail. The story said “A cleaner at Hull’s ferry terminal uncovered a cocaine-smuggling plot when she found £24,500 worth of the Class A drug hidden beneath tourism leaflets in the arrivals... Read more of this article

Overseas Students/Residents Survey Launched

Overseas Students/Residents Survey Launched

Generation Next has launched an online survey aiming to compile the relevant data on the number of Bermudians who are abroad and, in particular, those in the U.K. Generation Next said, “Are you a Bermudian living, studying, or working abroad or will be departing within the next twelve months for these purposes? “If so, Generation Next would... Read more of this article

Photos: HRH Princess Royal’s Visit To Bermuda

Photos: HRH Princess Royal’s Visit To Bermuda

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence attended a tree-planting at Government House yesterday morning [June 25] while also attending a reception ceremony. After the ceremony, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Christ Church Warwick. She was escorted into and out of the church by Rev. Alistair Bennett. Her... Read more of this article

Photos: Princess Royal Arrives In Bermuda

Photos: Princess Royal Arrives In Bermuda

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence arrived in Bermuda last night [June 24]. Government House said, “During their time in Bermuda, Her Royal Highness and Sir Tim will attend a Reception at Government House, Morning Service at Christ Church Warwick, the 35th America’s Cup and visit Commissioner’s House.” Related... Read more of this article

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Government House Gardens will not be open to members of the general public on Sunday [June 25] due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend. Government House said, “Due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend, Government... Read more of this article

HRH Princess Royal & Sir Tim Laurence To Visit

HRH Princess Royal & Sir Tim Laurence To Visit

Government House today [June 9] announced that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will make an official visit to Bermuda later this month. Government House said, “Government House is pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will make an official visit to Bermuda... Read more of this article

Ben Ainslie: ‘Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To All’

Ben Ainslie: ‘Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To All’

“Hard to take the news of more attacks in London. Thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved,” Sir Ben Ainslie said. The comments from Ainslie — the skipper of British team Land Rover BAR who is in Bermuda taking part in the America’s Cup — follow after last night’s terror attack in London, which left seven... Read more of this article

BA Bermuda Flights To Resume Service Today

BA Bermuda Flights To Resume Service Today

Following the major IT failure experienced throughout yesterday, British Airways is “working hard to fully restore all global IT systems,” the company said today. A spokesperson said, “At London Gatwick the flight to Bermuda, BA 2233, is expected to operate as usual today [May 28] as well as the return flight to London, BA 2232, this... Read more of this article

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

[Updated] Premier Michael Dunkley has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing Bermuda’s “shock and horror” following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. In a formal letter on behalf of Bermuda, the Premier wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those injured, and... Read more of this article

UK Museum Launch Land Rover BAR Exhibition

UK Museum Launch Land Rover BAR Exhibition

With the 35th America’s Cup on the Bermudian horizon, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK has launched an exhibition featuring Land Rover BAR’s quest: Britain’s Challenge for the America’s Cup. This brand new exhibition, which offers free entry, will provide insight into the intricacies of the racing, along with the preparation needed... Read more of this article

OT Register Amendment Withdrawn In UK

OT Register Amendment Withdrawn In UK

Legislation in the British House of Lords that would have forced Bermuda to make public a long standing register of corporate beneficial owners, has been withdrawn, the Ministry of Finance confirmed today, with the Minister of Finance calling it “a good day for Bermuda.” “Bermuda is the only country known to have an up-to-date register... Read more of this article

UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

The impact of Brexit on Bermudians freedom of movement in the European Union was recently discussed in UK Parliament, with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker saying the “post-exit immigration rules that apply to British nationals in the EU will be the subject of negotiations, as will the detail of the future relationship between... Read more of this article

UK Prime Minister Calls Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Calls Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to call a snap general election on June 8, with a Commons vote on the proposed election to take place tomorrow [April 19]. A BBC story said, “UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership... Read more of this article