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Bermudian Working With Aid Group In Ukraine

Bermudian Working With Aid Group In Ukraine

[Written by Stephen Wright] A former Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier has described the past few weeks carrying out humanitarian work in war-torn Ukraine as among the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of his life. Bermudian Jason Rhind is working with Task Force Yankee: Ukraine, a United States-based aid group, transporting and delivering essential... Read more of this article

Billionaire Must Stand Trial In Tax-Evasion Case

Billionaire Must Stand Trial In Tax-Evasion Case

The judge overseeing the case against Robert Brockman – an American billionaire accused of allegedly “using a Bermuda-based family charitable trust and other offshore entities to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service while failing to pay taxes” – has rejected his claims that dementia leaves him incompetent to stand trial. The... Read more of this article

Tax Justice Network Ranks Bermuda 49th

Tax Justice Network Ranks Bermuda 49th

The Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index 2022 was published today, with Bermuda ranked in 49th, and the organisation ranking the United States in first, with their statement saying “the US now fuels more global financial secrecy than Switzerland, Cayman and Bermuda combined. ” The organisation said, “The US has climbed to... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Mentioned In Ax-1 Space Launch

Video: Bermuda Mentioned In Ax-1 Space Launch

The Axiom Mission crew — the first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station — returned to Earth yesterday [April 25], 17 days after a launch that saw Bermuda receive a mention as the island’s tracking station was involved. The Axiom Space website said, “The Axiom Mission 1 [Ax-1] crew and the... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Over 500 Million Cases Worldwide

Covid-19: Over 500 Million Cases Worldwide

While vaccines continue to be administered internationally, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, with the number of confirmed cases worldwide now surpassing 500 million, with over 6,181,000 deaths worldwide. A BBC story said, “The Botswana health ministry says it has detected a new lineage of the Covid-19 Omicron... Read more of this article

Video: Sri Lankans Gather To Show Support

Video: Sri Lankans Gather To Show Support

A group of Sri Lankans living in Bermuda held a gathering today [April 10] at Victoria Park to show support and solidarity to their homeland, saying they hope the demonstration will help to send a message to the Sri Lankan Government. According to the UK’s Guardian news, “Sri Lanka has descended into its worst financial crisis since independence,... Read more of this article

Dr Quito Swan To Release ‘Pasifika Black’ Book

Dr Quito Swan To Release ‘Pasifika Black’ Book

Bermudian Dr Quito Swan is set to release a new book ‘Pasifika Black,’ described as “a lively living history of anti-colonialist movements across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.” The book’s description says, “A lively living history of anti-colonialist movements across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Oceania... Read more of this article

Suspect Arrested Over Murder Of Rugby Star

Suspect Arrested Over Murder Of Rugby Star

A man has been arrested in Hungary in connection with the murder in Paris last weekend of former Argentina rugby player Federico Aramburu – who played in multiple Bermuda World Rugby Classics. A source at the Paris prosecutor’s office told Reuters today that Frenchman Loik Le Priol was arrested last night. Hungarian police did not immediately respond... Read more of this article

Argentina Rugby Player Murdered In France

Argentina Rugby Player Murdered In France

Former Argentina rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu — who played in multiple Bermuda World Rugby Classics — was fatally shot in France this weekend. The BBC reported, “Former Argentina international Federico Martin Aramburu was reportedly shot dead in France early on Saturday. “The 42-year-old, who was capped 22 times, played... Read more of this article

Certificates For Russian Airlines Suspended

Certificates For Russian Airlines Suspended

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority [BCAA] has “provisionally suspended all Certificates of Airworthiness” of the aircraft operating under the “agreement between Bermuda and the Russian Federation.” A spokesperson said, “International sanctions on the aviation sector have had a significant impact on the ability to sustain... Read more of this article

Column: Open Letter | “Be The Change”

Column: Open Letter | “Be The Change”

[Open Letter] We, the undersigned, in solidarity with those adversely impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the people of Yemen who have been suffering more than seven years of military intervention by Saudi Arabia – 370,000 killed – express our concern over the level of violence, both locally and globally. As the Governor holds the... Read more of this article

“UK And The Overseas Territories Stand United”

“UK And The Overseas Territories Stand United”

“The UK and the Overseas Territories stand united in condemning the Russian Government,” British Minister Amanda Milling said, adding that ”the UK sanctions regimes apply to all Overseas Territories.” During yesterday’s session in British Parliament, Conservative MP Nigel Mills asked, “What discussions are the Government... Read more of this article

Russia Releases List Of ‘Unfriendly Countries’

Russia Releases List Of ‘Unfriendly Countries’

The Government of the Russian Federation — which is being widely condemned around the world for their invasion of Ukraine — released a list of foreign states and territories that they claim “commit unfriendly actions against Russia, its companies, and citizens.” According to numerous international reports, the list — which... Read more of this article