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Burling becomes sailing's most unassuming superstar

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America's Cup: Team New Zealand beat Oracle to reclaim Auld Mug in Bermuda

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America's Cup: Team New Zealand beat Oracle to reclaim Auld Mug in Bermuda


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Sailing - New Zealand pedal their way to brink of America's Cup glory

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Sailing - Winds of change for America's Cup in Bermuda Triangle

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America's Cup: The cat that came back in Bermuda

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America's Cup: The cat that came back in Bermuda


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Kiwi tourist Mary McKee killed in boat crash in Bermuda amid America's Cup races

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Fund raisers for hurricane victims held in New York and Bermuda
NEW YORK, USA — The French consulate in New York hosted a fundraising event last Wednesday to assist and mobilize relief efforts for the victims of the devastation in the Caribbean caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. At the same time, a telethon was held in Bermuda to raise money for hurricane relief in Dominica, which generated over US$100,000 in contributions   Read More ...
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J'can involved in 1996 murder of Canadian schoolgirl deported from Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A Jamaican man, who was convicted for his role in the brutal murder and rape of a visiting 17-year-old Canadian schoolgirl 21 years ago, has been deported back to his Caribbean homeland by private jet after spending more than two decades in prison, officials have said. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Home Affairs said “the deportee was transported via private jet due to associated security risks for transit via the UK, US or Canada   Read More ...
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Bermuda’s reinsurers already paying claims on devastating hurricanes
HAMILTON, Bermuda — Bermuda’s global insurers and reinsurers have already begun to pay claims on last month’s record-setting hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Ultimately, Bermuda market companies may fund a quarter or more of approximately $100 billion in aggregate insured losses from the events, according to preliminary estimates from the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR). Bermuda-based commercial carriers represent the second-largest insurance hub outside London and are the leading providers of catastrophe reinsurance in the world   Read More ...
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The GOP’s tax reform Bermuda Triangle
Cutting taxes sounds like an easy win for a Republican Party enjoying unified control of the federal government. But at the moment, they're struggling. Not just struggling to scrounge up concurrent majorities for a tax bill but struggling to reach any kind of consensus about what their tax bill is supposed to look like. And while the details of this are complicated, the broad strokes of why they're struggling are pretty simple — the party has united around three big principles that are incompatible: They want to deliver big cuts to the taxation of investment income   Read More ...
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Cruise ship cancels visit because of Maria
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Hurricane Maria has forced a cruise ship to cancel its visit to Bermuda, while three other vessels are expected to arrive in Hamilton a day later than scheduled. The Royal Gazette newspaper reported yesterday that treacherous sea conditions caused by Maria, which earlier inflicted massive damage during its deadly rampage across the Caribbean, have prompted the container ship Somers Isles to delay its arrival in Bermuda until Thursday, while another cargo vessel, the Bermuda Islander, is expected to arrive a day late on Friday   Read More ...
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Hurricane forces Bermuda cruise ship cancellations
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Hurricane Maria has forced a cruise ship to cancel its visit to Bermuda, while three other vessels are expected to arrive in Hamilton a day later than scheduled. The Royal Gazette newspaper reported Tuesday that treacherous sea conditions caused by Maria, which earlier inflicted massive damage during its deadly rampage across the Caribbean, have prompted the container ship Somers Isles to delay its arrival in Bermuda until Thursday, while another cargo vessel, the Bermuda Islander, is expected to arrive a day late on Friday   Read More ...
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NHC sees 30 percent chance of cyclone near Bermuda
(Reuters) - A low pressure system that has developed over the central Atlantic Ocean almost a thousand miles east-southeast of Bermuda has a 30 percent chance of developing into a cyclone over the next two days, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday. “Some additional development of this system is possible during the next few days while it moves slowly northward through early next week,” the Miami-based weather forecaster added   Read More ...
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Vela, ecco la biografia di Spithill senza lieto fine: il k.o. in Coppa a Bermuda
TEMPISMO — Ci sono stati momenti decisamente più propizi per una iniziativa del genere. Dopo la vittoria di San Francisco, nella Coppa del 2014 Spithill aveva il mondo velico ai suoi piedi grazie alla storica rimonta sui neozelandesi, eppure ha in qualche modo resistito alla “tentazione” di una biografia che a quel punto avrebbe (giustamente) anche potuto essere trionfale. La biografia esce invece adesso e dunque si conclude con la sconfitta di Bermuda   Read More ...
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Hurricane Jose strengthens slightly 500 miles south of Bermuda: NHC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Jose has strengthened slightly as it slowly moves westward, but it could gradually weaken into a tropical storm over the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. The hurricane is now about 495 miles (800 km) south of Bermuda, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), the NHC said   Read More ...
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Jamaican in Bermuda court on cocaine charges
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A 22-year-old Jamaican has been released on US$150,000 bail after he was charged yesterday with conspiring with others to import a kilogram of cocaine into Bermuda. Dwayne George Watson of Mavis Bank, St Andrew, was also accused in Magistrates' Court of possessing cocaine worth US$240,350 with intent to supply in St George's — Bermuda's second town — on January 1   Read More ...
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Hurricane-dodging US visitor fined over bullets in luggage
HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC: A 55-year-old American visitor who flew to Bermuda last month from Houston, Texas to escape Hurricane Harvey has been fined US$300 in Magistrates' Court after he "accidentally" travelled to the island with 38 rounds of ammunition in his luggage. Johnny Jefferson was leaving the island last Friday when airport security detected the bullets in his bag. Jefferson was arrested and told officers he thought he had left the ammunition in a different bag with his gun in Memphis, Tennessee   Read More ...
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Bermuda fines hurricane-dodging US visitor over bullets in luggage
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A 55-year-old American visitor who flew to Bermuda last month from Houston, Texas to escape Hurricane Harvey has been fined US$300 after he “accidentally” travelled to the island with 38 rounds of ammunition in his luggage. Johnny Jefferson was leaving the island last Friday when airport security detected the bullets in his bag. Jefferson was arrested and told officers he thought he had left the ammunition in a different bag with his gun in Memphis, Tennessee   Read More ...
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Bermuda union leader wants independence back on front burner
HAMILTON, Bermuda – A government legislator Monday said that independence for the Overseas British Territory should be back on the front burner following the Progressive Labour Party’s (PLP) landslide victory in July’s general election. Government senator Jason Hayward, who heads the Bermuda Public Services Union, told Labour Day holiday crowds that the introduction of a living wage and unemployment insurance had to be addressed and that independence must be considered   Read More ...
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Hurricane Irma: max wind speed at 175 mph; landfall depends on 'Bermuda high,' another Gulf system
Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 storm, is targeting the Leeward Islands and then Florida, but whether it tracks up the East Coast next week depends on its speed and interactions with two other weather systems. Irma had maximum sustained winds of 175 mph — the equivalent of an EF-4 tornado — as of Tuesday morning as it came within 300 miles of Antigua and Barbuda   Read More ...
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Hurricane Irma's track depends on speed, 'Bermuda high'
Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 storm, is targeting the Leeward Islands and then Florida, but whether it tracks up the East Coast depends on its speed and a system known as a Bermuda high. Irma had maximum sustained winds of 175 mph — the equivalent of an EF-4 tornado — as of Tuesday morning as it came within 300 miles of Antigua and Barbuda   Read More ...
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Drunken TV producer bit police officer and yelled vile abuse while on holiday in Bermuda
A drunken British TV producer yelled vile abuse at police and bit one officer while holidaying in Bermuda. Tamara Lodge, 33, who has worked for the BBC and ITV on programmes including The One Show and Secret Dealers, attacked two officers who asked if she needed help. Lodge responded with abuse which included four-letter words and a racist insult. She then bit a policewoman on her right arm and her victim needed treatment in hospital   Read More ...
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Bus woes affect elderly and tourists in Bermuda
HAMILTON, BERMUDA — Well over half of the country's government-run bus fleet is out of service. When the news emerged last week experts said that due to the shortage, some of the territory's most vulnerable are being affected. According to Chairwoman of Age Concern Linda Smith, the elderly have suffered as a result of cancellations because of vehicles being off the road   Read More ...
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Hurricane Gert strengthens after passing harmlessly by Bermuda
HURRICANE Gert grew to a Category two storm yesterday after racing past Bermuda, producing dangerous sea swells and strong gusts but nothing to alarm residents of this sub-tropical North Atlantic island. Gert, the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, which had been deemed a threat to Bermuda, passed more than 300 miles to the island's north-northwest and accelerated away at 25 miles per hour yesterday morning   Read More ...
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Three new tropical systems on the move, as Hurricane Gert likely to bypass Bermuda | Caribbean News Now
Tropical weather outlook. NHC graphic By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA -- With Hurricane Gert located several hundred miles west of Bermuda but likely to pass well to the north of the island, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is tracking three new tropical systems in the Atlantic. An elongated area of low pressure located more than 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms   Read More ...
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Bermuda grass maggots are found; bull test coming soon
Local Bermuda grass producers are being urged to check their fields because Bermuda grass Stem Maggots were recently found in Robertson County, according to the U.T. Extension. Maggots, the immature stage of the fly, will burrow into the top part of the plant and feed, causing the leaves above the feeding area to die. The resulting discoloration of the upper leaves causes the field to look like there has been a light frost   Read More ...
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Bermuda keeping eye on Hurricane Gert
MIAMI – Bermuda was keeping an eye on Hurricane Gert that could begin affecting the British Overseas Territory over the next few days with “life threatening surf and rip current”. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that the hurricane, packing winds of 75 miles per hour (MPH) was located at 450 miles west of Bermuda. The NHC said that while there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the hurricane is moving is moving toward the north near 12 mph and a turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected later on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Application submitted for first casino licence in Bermuda | Caribbean News Now
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Century Casinos, Inc. has submitted a licence application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club in Hamilton, Bermuda, jointly with the company that owns the property, believed to be the first such application for a casino licence in Bermuda at this time. At this time there are no casinos in Bermuda. The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, following the enactment of the Casino Gaming Act in 2014, initiated a three-stage application process for the island's first casinos in 2015   Read More ...
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Cayman Finance congratulates Bermuda on successful elections and looks forward to continued cooperation on shared priorities
Cayman Finance congratulates Bermuda on its successful completion of free and fair elections and the continuation of its tradition of government that reflects the will of the people. The peaceful transition of power is a process that established democracies can too often take for granted, but one that is unfortunately still out of reach for many around the world – even in our own hemisphere   Read More ...
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Bermuda Triangle's secrets revealed: Truth behind mysterious region which has swallowed 300 ships, a fleet of fighter jets and a flying boat
It is the place where ships, people and planes simply disappear. The Bermuda Triangle is believed to have claimed more than 300 ships in its murky waters - including the immense US cargo ship Cyclops - as well as up to 75 aircraft. No one knows exactly why the Bermuda Triangle causes these crafts to disappear - and many of the wrecks have never been recovered   Read More ...
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Secrets of how the Bermuda Triangle swallowed up American warships, a fleet of fighter jets and a flying boat
It is the place where ships, people and planes simply disappear. The Bermuda Triangle is believed to have claimed more than 300 ships in its murky waters - including the immense US cargo ship Cyclops as well as up to 75 aircraft which have suddenly vanished once reaching the mysterious region. No one knows exactly why the Bermuda Triangle causes these crafts to disappear - and for many the wreckages have never been recovered   Read More ...
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Tags: Weapons |  Fighter planes |  Warships | 
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New Bermuda premier a “miracle baby”
HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – An older sister of Bermuda’s new Premier David Burt says he was a “miracle baby” as their Jamaican mother, Merlin, suffered complications during her pregnancy. Burt, a father of two, is the youngest of six siblings and at 38 – is Bermuda’s youngest ever premier. According to his sister – Winsome Burt-Smith, the family fiercely protects their “baby” brother, adding that it was clear from a young age that he was exceptionally smart   Read More ...
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Is this the answer to the Bermuda mystery?
It's a notorious part of the world where scores of ships and planes have vanished without a trace in mysterious circumstances. The Bermuda Triangle, which stretches over 700,000km of sea from Florida to Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean, is a puzzle that has long stumped scientists and unsettled sailors. The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the "Devil's Triangle", is said to have claimed at least 1000 human lives, 20 planes and 50 ships in the past 100 years, reports news   Read More ...
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Jean-Louis Debré s'inquiète que les députés travaillent un jour «en espadrilles et bermuda»
Depuis jeudi, les députés ont officiellement le droit de ne plus porter de cravate ou de veste à l'Assemblée nationale. Jusqu'à présent, les usages incitaient fortement les élus à porter une veste et une cravate. Depuis le compte-rendu de la réunion du mercredi 19 juillet, qui précisait qu'«aucune disposition réglementaire ne fixant la tenue vestimentaire des députés, il n'y a pas lieu d'obliger les hommes au port d'une veste et d'une cravate dans l'hémicycle», les députés sont libres de choisir leur tenue   Read More ...
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Bermuda Triangle mystery has finally been SOLVED, claim scientists who say there’s a simple reason behind 100-years of spooky disappearances
A SCIENTIST claims to have solved the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle which has claimed at least 1000 lives over the past 100 years. The feared area stretches over 700,000km of sea from Florida to Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean and is a puzzle that has long stumped experts and unsettled sailors. But Australian scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki said there is no mystery to solve because the incidents were likely caused by human error   Read More ...
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La droite ne se remet pas de la fin du dogme veste-cravate à l'Assemblée: "À quand le bermuda?"
INSOLITE - On ne bouscule pas impunément les habitudes vestimentaires au Parlement. Certains esprits chagrins ne se remettent pas que le Bureau de l'Assemblée nationale ait officiellement acté le droit pour les députés de siéger sans porter ni veste ni cravate dans l'hémicycle. Une tradition vestimentaire davantage qu'une obligation qu'avait contestée les élus de la France insoumise, au nom d'un rejet des "codes vestimentaires qui nous sont imposés"   Read More ...
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"A quand les députés en bermuda ?" : Jean-Louis Debré s'indigne du "ni cravate ni veste" accepté à l'Assemblée
L'ex-président de l'Assemblée nationale, Jean-Louis Debré, estime vendredi que la fin de la cravate et de la veste obligatoires dans l'hémicycle est le signe d'un "avachissement". Les députés sont des "représentants de la Nation et pas à la foire à neuneu", dit-il.   Read More ...
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New Bermuda premier sworn in | Caribbean News Now
Premier David Burt HAMILTON, Bermuda -- New premier of Bermuda, David Burt, was sworn in to office on Wednesday following his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) victory at the polls on Tuesday. The PLP were voted into office in a resounding victory, securing a clear mandate to govern with 59 percent of the vote in a 24-12-seat victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA)   Read More ...
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A new life for Bermuda’s shipwrecks?
Diving in Bermuda’s waters is a luxury out of reach for many people – but thanks to new technology, people might soon be able to digitally explore the many shipwrecks here.   Read More ...
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Son of Jamaican woman is Bermuda's youngest premier-elect
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – At 38, David Burt says he is not daunted by the prospect of becoming Bermuda's youngest premier after his Opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) in Tuesday's general election, winning two-thirds of the seats. The PLP won 24 of the 36 seats in the House of Assembly, the OBA taking the other 12 after losing seven seats on the night in a stunning reversal of a weekend opinion poll, which gave the OBA a double-digit lead   Read More ...
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Resounding win for opposition in Bermuda general elections
Premier-elect David Burt By Caribbean News Now contributor HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) on Tuesday were voted into office in a resounding victory in general elections in Bermuda. The PLP, led by David Burt, secured a clear mandate to govern with 59 percent of the vote in a 24-12-seat victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA)   Read More ...
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Bermuda's outgoing premier quits as party leader
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Outgoing Premier Michael Dunkley has resigned as leader of the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA), following the party's crushing defeat at the hands of the opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) in Tuesday's general election. The OBA, which won the 2012 election by 19 seats to 17, slumped to a 24-12 defeat on Tuesday as it lost seven seats, including that held by deputy leader and Finance Minister Bob Richards, who subsequently announced his retirement from politics after losing his Devonshire East seat to union activist Christopher Famous   Read More ...
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Opposition with commanding victory in Bermuda
HAMILTON – The Progressive Labour Party (PLP) shattered predictions to sweep to a commanding victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) in Tuesday’s general election, winning by 24 seats to 12. The OBA’s biggest casualty as it lost seven seats was former Finance Minister and Deputy Premier Bob Richards, who was beaten by almost 100 votes by newspaper columnist Christopher Famous in Devonshire East and promptly announced his retirement from politics   Read More ...
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Bermuda to swear in new premier after PLP's election win
REUTERS: The leader of Bermuda's centre-left Progressive Labour Party was to be sworn in as premier of the wealthy, North Atlantic British territory on Wednesday after the conservative One Bermuda Alliance party's loss in a general election. "First order of business today, changing my son's diaper. Will be going to Government House at 3 pm to get sworn in as premier of Bermuda," David Burt wrote on Twitter   Read More ...
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Bermuda to swear in new premier after PLP's election win
The leader of Bermuda's center-left Progressive Labour Party was to be sworn in as premier of the wealthy, North Atlantic British territory on Wednesday after the conservative One Bermuda Alliance party's loss in a general election. "First order of business today, changing my son's diaper. Will be going to Government House at 3 pm to get sworn in as premier of Bermuda," David Burt wrote on Twitter   Read More ...
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Counting begins as polls close in Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Polls have closed in Tuesday's general election with voters on tenterhooks over the outcome of what is expected to be another close finish between the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA), which is seeking a second five-year term, and the opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP), which previously led the country for 14 years. Some voters, among the more than 46,000 registered began queuing up in the rain an hour before polling stations opened at 8:00 am (local time)   Read More ...
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