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Legal Battle Over Reg Grundy’s $715M Fortune

Legal Battle Over Reg Grundy’s $715M Fortune

In May 2016 the iconic Australian television producer Reg Grundy passed away at the age of 92 ,leaving his $715 million fortune to his wife, with a legal battle now brewing over his estate, including his property in Bermuda. Reg Grundy’s daughter, Viola La Valette, from his first, short-lived marriage to Lola Powell, recently emerged to challenge... Read more of this article

Isle Of Man Respond To VAT Allegations

Isle Of Man Respond To VAT Allegations

The Isle of Man Government has asked HM Treasury to conduct an assessment of the practice for the importation of business jets due to “allegations of abusive VAT avoidance made by media associated with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists [ICIJ].” Appleby Law Firm Confirm ‘Data Security Incident’ This follows... Read more of this article

NAACP Travel Advisory For American Airlines

NAACP Travel Advisory For American Airlines

The NAACP released a statement announcing a “travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being” when traveling on American Airlines flights. NAACP Statement The organisation said, “The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing... Read more of this article

Bermuda Born Star Says Weinstein Harassed Her

Bermuda Born Star Says Weinstein Harassed Her

Bermuda-born actress Lena Headey has become the latest Hollywood figure to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, with the Game of Thrones star taking to Twitter this week to share her story. Born in Bermuda in 1973 while her father John worked for the Bermuda Police, Ms Headey lived here as a child until her family returned to England. The first... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Seeds from the critically endangered Bermuda bean are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, with the Vault described as a “fail-safe seed storage facility,” built to stand the “challenge of natural or man-made disasters.” Called the “ultimate insurance... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Bermuda Gateway Airport Scores

Off The Rock: Bermuda Gateway Airport Scores

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s gateway airports did not fare well in a recent survey. J.D. Power’s North American Airport Satisfaction Study – which really only did US airports and not all of North America – rated the 60 biggest airports in the States. The airports were separated into three categories: Mega, Large, and Medium. The... Read more of this article

Column: Links Between Hurricanes, Immigration

Column: Links Between Hurricanes, Immigration

[Opinion column written by Dean Yang and Parag Mahajan] In the last few weeks, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Katia have cut paths of destruction in the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S. While recovery and reconstruction will be an immense effort in Houston and Miami, it will likely be slower in poorer and smaller countries outside the U.S. There, many people... Read more of this article

‘Build Greater Resilience To Face New Normal’

‘Build Greater Resilience To Face New Normal’

The catastrophic hurricanes that ripped through the Caribbean recently were “likely to be the new normal,” and “provided the evidence of the reality of climate change,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said. The impact of the storms also pointed to the need for the Region to “build greater resilience... Read more of this article

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

[Opinion column written by Paul Hare] When the Brexit referendum result was announced last June, I was working on the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean. A collection of about 40 tropical islands, of which eight are inhabited, people there were shocked at the result. They were annoyed they hadn’t had... Read more of this article

Dr. Douglas On Trump & NFL Players Protest

Dr. Douglas On Trump & NFL Players Protest

Bermudian Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas – a professor of race and education studies at the University of Missouri — recently took part in a ‘virtual roundtable conversation’ on Think Progress to discuss President Donald Trump’s recent comments about the NFL players’ protest. Dr Douglas was joined by Latria Graham, a South Carolina-based... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Free In-Flight Texting On Delta

Off The Rock: Free In-Flight Texting On Delta

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Free in-flight texting is now available on Delta Airlines. The free messaging will allow users of WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger to use the service on all Delta planes equipped with Gogo Internet. You won’t be able to send video files, but it will allow you to stay connected once the flight reaches... Read more of this article

Neville Aming Passes Away At 96 In T&T

Neville Aming Passes Away At 96 In T&T

Neville Aming, the brother of Choy Aming Sr, has passed away at the age of 96 in his native Trinidad & Tobago, with the T&T Guardian noting that he was “one of the earliest masmen to export T&T Carnival abroad,” along with people including music band leader Choy Aming, to countries like Bermuda and the US. The Guardian story... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Hurricanes Alter Cruise Plans

Off The Rock: Hurricanes Alter Cruise Plans

[Travel column written by Don Burgess] Hurricanes Irma and Maria have drastically altered many cruise itineraries. In some ports, the channels have yet to be checked to see if they are safe for the ships, while in others the destruction is so widespread that dumping 1,000s of cruise passengers on those cities would only hamper relief and rebuilding... Read more of this article