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Undercover investigation reveals role of British overseas territories in moving suspect money

February 13, 2016
Undercover investigation reveals role of British overseas territories in moving suspect money NEW YORK, USA -- A new investigation from advocacy group Global Witness, shown recently on CBS’ 60 Minutes, showed the role that British overseas territories can play in facilitating the movement of suspect funds into the US.  Wearing a hidden camera, a Global Witness investigator...

Commentary: A canvassing we will go

January 20, 2016
Commentary: A canvassing we will go During the course of the last month we have spent countless hours and days out on the canvassing trail knocking on doors and speaking with Bermudians about their opinions and concerns. As each canvassing session passes, the list of colourful interactions grows. Some stories are heartbreaking.

Commentary: A plan that includes everyone in Bermuda is needed now more than ever

January 6, 2016
Commentary: A plan that includes everyone in Bermuda is needed now more than ever The past several weeks I’ve spent on the doorsteps of Bermudian residents of Devonshire Parish has not only been insightful, but rewarding and enlightening. This is a community of hard working people, who, like myself, want to see our island thrive. Residents have spoken to me about playgrounds...

Antigua-Bermuda Race announced

December 18, 2015
Antigua-Bermuda Race announced HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural Antigua-Bermuda Race will commence after the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week in early May 2017. The Antigua-Bermuda Race is designed to offer...

British overseas territories take small step towards transparency

December 4, 2015
British overseas territories take small step towards transparency LONDON, England -- On Thursday, the UK’s Overseas Territories announced that they would put information on the people who ultimately own and control companies – so-called beneficial owners – in centralised registries ‘or similarly effective systems’, representing a small step towards...

Commentary: Real Bermudian concerns

November 19, 2015
Commentary: Real Bermudian concerns Recently, One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) MP Sylvan Richards made this statement in both Bermudian and International media. “Someone said that TV coverage of Sunday’s sailing event had an audience of 50 million people worldwide. There’s no guarantee all those people are going to find Bermuda...

Commentary: An attractive return on Bermuda's investment

October 29, 2015
Commentary: An attractive return on Bermuda's investment Now that the Bermuda leg of the Louis Vuitton World Series America's Cup race weekend is in the books I can safely say that many Bermudians, some of whom may have initially questioned why this event would be good for Bermuda, now get it. Last weekend I saw thousands of locals and tourists...

Commentary: Caribbean airports

October 28, 2015
Commentary: Caribbean airports Recently the Bermuda government announced that they were signing a deal to have a new airport terminal built. On the surface this sounds great. But when we dig under the surface the numbers are not quite adding up. We are supposedly going to give up 30 years of revenue to a Canadian corporation.

Commentary: Dear Digicel

October 22, 2015
Commentary: Dear Digicel Like thousands of other Caribbean residents, my family has been faithful customers of yours since 2001. We have watched your growth in 25 Caribbean markets with a sense of relief and pride of seeing you bring innovation and lower prices to the people of these islands. We have taken out prepaid plans...

British MP calls for representation at Westminster for overseas territories

October 9, 2015
British MP calls for representation at Westminster for overseas territories LONDON, England (CNS) -- The Conservative MP for Romford in the UK parliament has suggested there should be representation in Westminster for Britain’s overseas territories. Andrew Rosindell, who chairs the Parliamentary British Overseas Territories Committee, said that...

Bermuda cleans up after Joaquin

October 6, 2015
Bermuda cleans up after Joaquin HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Residents of Bermuda cleaned up on Monday after Hurricane Joaquin brought heavy rain and high winds to the British territory in a near miss on Sunday. All flights to the island's L.F. Wade International Airport were cancelled on Sunday and ferry service was closed due to rough seas.

Bermuda prepares for Hurricane Joaquin

October 5, 2015
Bermuda prepares for Hurricane Joaquin MIAMI, USA -- Bermuda was under a hurricane warning on Sunday as the wind and surf picked up as Hurricane Joaquin approached the island and residents boarded up homes and businesses in preparation for the Category 2 storm, which was expected to pass at its closest point some 70 miles...

Hurricane Joaquin continues to pound central Bahamas

October 3, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin continues to pound central Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Although Hurricane Joaquin weakened slightly as the eye passed near San Salvador island, hurricane conditions were forecast to continue over the central Bahamas for several more hours on Friday night. Joaquin unleashed its fury over the Southern and Central Bahamas late Thursday night.

Commentary: Introducing Brother Jason Hayward, Bermuda Public Services Union president

September 21, 2015
Commentary: Introducing Brother Jason Hayward, Bermuda Public Services Union president In 2014 a young man emerged as the president of the Bermuda Public Services Union (BPSU). Baby faced in nature and gentile in speech, he emerged as one of “Generation Next” of the labour movement in Bermuda. Exuding principles of “Measure twice, cut once”, he is long in calculated thought...

Ground-breaking new book released on Bermuda's deadly 1977 race riots

September 17, 2015
Ground-breaking new book released on Bermuda's deadly 1977 race riots HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Ten Ten Publications and former Bermuda police commissioner and now author, Jonathan D Smith have released “Island Flames”, a new book about the political murders, executions and Bermuda’s chronic race problems that resulted in the 1977 riots. The 1970s were the...

Tropical Storm Henri forms close to Bermuda

September 11, 2015
Tropical Storm Henri forms close to Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Henri, the eighth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed close to Bermuda and, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday was about 260 miles (420 km) east-northeast of the island, moving north at 15 mph.

Commentary: Welcome to Baychester, the Caribbean Bronx

September 8, 2015
Commentary: Welcome to Baychester, the Caribbean Bronx With a large proportion of New York City residents of Caribbean heritage it is none too surprising to find that entire neighbourhoods and or regions of this modern day Gotham are essentially the West Indies transported to the north. In the Caribbean we are a society of beings that grow up with familiar...

Commentary: Getting the job done for Bermuda

September 3, 2015
Commentary: Getting the job done for Bermuda I am amazed at the capacity of a well-intentioned legislature to do good things for the people it serves. The just-finished summer sitting of the Bermuda Parliament is a good example of what I’m talking about. In the weeks since it began in mid-May, MPs, senators, ministers and civil servants have...

Commentary: Building a Bermuda that works for Bermudians

September 1, 2015
Commentary: Building a Bermuda that works for Bermudians To build a Bermuda that works for Bermudians, we must face and deal with one simple fact; racial inequity is holding Bermuda back from reaching our full potential. The systemic marginalization of black Bermudians has significantly contributed to disparities in access to higher education, hiring, career...

Danny strengthens into first hurricane of 2015 season

August 21, 2015
Danny strengthens into first hurricane of 2015 season MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Danny strengthened into the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Thursday; however, its impact on the Caribbean remained uncertain. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday...

Bermuda opposition questions governor's silence on corruption allegations

August 17, 2015
Bermuda opposition questions governor's silence on corruption allegations HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Why has Bermuda Governor George Fergusson remained virtually silent regarding the allegations of extortion and bribery made against ministers Craig Cannonier and Michael Fahy and MP Mark Pettingill, shadow tourism minister Zane DeSilva asked on Friday.

Bermudians should not be sacrificed in order to build a hotel, says shadow minister

August 15, 2015
Bermudians should not be sacrificed in order to build a hotel, says shadow minister HAMILTON, Bermuda -- While the opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) in Bermuda says it supports the building of a new hotel in St George’s, shadow tourism minister Zane DeSilva said the government is not doing enough to protect Bermudian jobs in the process. DeSilva was speaking...

Commentary: Thank you

August 8, 2015
Commentary: Thank you In July 2015 award winning actress America Ferrera penned a thank you note to Mr Donald Trump. Her note has inspired this “thank you note” to a few people as well. First, thank you, Minister Fahy. The perceptions of your continuous arrogance and contempt towards Bermudians in regards to immigration...

Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI

July 31, 2015
Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Representatives from 13 countries are in the British Virgin Islands attending the 40th Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The conference began on July 25 and will conclude on August 1.

Commentary: Emancipation

July 29, 2015
Commentary: Emancipation Emancipation Day, August 1, 1834, the day the English “granted” freedom to the Africans they had enslaved for four centuries. Freedom that they never had any moral justification to take from our ancestors in the first place. Emancipation Day, August 1, 1834, the day the English took our ancestors out of...

UK Overseas Territory leaders conclude meeting in Bermuda

July 27, 2015
UK Overseas Territory leaders conclude meeting in Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda -- A pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting of British Overseas Territory leaders was held last week in Bermuda to discuss issues of mutual interest and the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC) with UK Ministers to be held in December 2015 in London.

Ten Caribbean hotels named in list of world's best-reviewed hotels

July 16, 2015
Ten Caribbean hotels named in list of world's best-reviewed hotels BELLEVUE, USA -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced on Tuesday the results of the Expedia 2015 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. Out of 650 global properties, the following ten Caribbean...

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