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Parkland Corporation To Acquire 75% Of SOL

Parkland Corporation To Acquire 75% Of SOL

Canada’s Parkland Fuel Corporation and SOL Limited have entered into an agreement which will result in Parkland acquiring 75% of SOL Limited for US $1.21 billion. Parkland President and CEO Bob Espey said, “The addition of SOL will extend our global supply reach and enable us to continue to build our supply advantage to benefit our entire... Read more of this article

Red Cross Launch Disaster Appeal After Tsunami

Red Cross Launch Disaster Appeal After Tsunami

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a disaster appeal for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, which has devastated the nation, leaving over 800 people dead. “The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead today, with authorities fearing the numbers will climb as rescuers grappled to get... Read more of this article

Ebrahim: ‘The Terrorist’s Son: A Story Of Choice’

Ebrahim: ‘The Terrorist’s Son: A Story Of Choice’

[Written by Nadia Laws] Peace activist Zak Ebrahim, the author of ‘The Terrorist’s Son: A Story Of Choice’ will be on Island this week for a Meet the Author event, hosted by Somersfield Academy on Saturday, September 8th at 10am. Zak was just a boy when his father was convicted of being one of the conspirators behind the 1993 World... Read more of this article

Condolence Book Available For Mr. Kofi Annan

Condolence Book Available For Mr. Kofi Annan

[Updated] The Honorary Consul of Ghana in Bermuda Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway announced that a condolence book will be available to pay tribute to the late Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The condolence book will be opened at the Honorary Consulate Office in Suite 6, 129 Front Street from 12 noon... Read more of this article

Video: Adara’s Work With Newborns In Uganda

Video: Adara’s Work With Newborns In Uganda

The Adara Group, established in Bermuda in 1998, has released a video on its expanding work in newborn health in Central Uganda, with the video featuring the voices of Ugandan nurses. “For 20 years, the Adara Group have worked alongside Kiwoko Hospital, a remote hospital in Uganda where more than 10 million people live in poverty. Much of this work... Read more of this article

“New Bermuda Triangle” For Shipping Losses

“New Bermuda Triangle” For Shipping Losses

Nearly one third of shipping losses in 2017 occurred in the South China, Indochina, Indonesia and Philippines maritime region, leading some commentators to apparently label it the ‘new Bermuda Triangle.’ This is according to the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s [AGCS] Safety & Shipping Review 2018, which said that large shipping... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson has resigned from his post as the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, it was announced today. A story in the BBC said, “Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. “He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary... Read more of this article

USA, Canada, Mexico To Host 2026 World Cup

USA, Canada, Mexico To Host 2026 World Cup

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football [Concacaf] has welcomed today’s announcement by FIFA that the 2026 World Cup will be co-hosted by USA, Canada and Mexico Concacaf said, “We are very excited and humbled that the FIFA Member Associations have entrusted the Concacaf region with the honor of hosting... Read more of this article

Richards Points Out ‘Inherent Inconsistency’

Richards Points Out ‘Inherent Inconsistency’

While speaking at the recent Offshore Alert conference, former Finance Minister Bob Richards pointed out the “inherent inconsistency” that the ICIJ’s positioned itself as the “arbiter of the privacy rights” of the people in the Paradise Papers, but at the same time protected the privacy of the source who obtained the documents. This... Read more of this article

May ‘Deeply Regrets’ Laws Being Introduced

May ‘Deeply Regrets’ Laws Being Introduced

“Theresa May has said that she ‘deeply regrets’ Britain’s historical legacy of anti-gay laws across the Commonwealth as its 53 leaders gathered in London for their annual summit,” the Guardian has reported. “The prime minister urged the Commonwealth nations to overhaul outdated, colonial-era legislation that treats more... Read more of this article

$144 Billion In Insured Losses Worldwide In 2017

$144 Billion In Insured Losses Worldwide In 2017

The insured losses from natural and man-made disasters worldwide in 2017 were $144 billion – the highest ever recorded in a single year. This is according to Swiss Re which said, “At USD 144 billion, the insured losses from natural and man-made disasters worldwide in 2017 were the highest ever recorded in a single year. “The main... Read more of this article

Grundy Case To Take Place In Open Court

Grundy Case To Take Place In Open Court

The widow of TV pioneer Reg Grundy, who created Neighbours, Wheel of Fortune and Sons and Daughters, has failed in a bid to have a dispute about her husband’s will heard under a suppression order. In May 2016 the iconic Australian television producer passed away at the age of 92, leaving his $715 million fortune, including his property in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Celebrity: ‘First SSM On Major Cruise Line’

Celebrity: ‘First SSM On Major Cruise Line’

During a ceremony hosted on board the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship, Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray “became the first same-sex couple ever to be legally married at sea on a major cruise line,” according to Celebrity Cruises. The grooms were joined by their immediate family for a ceremony officiated by Captain Dimitrios Manetas.“Words... Read more of this article