Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission: Free Training Series

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission is to offer a free training series on gambling disorders for local counsellors, this month.

The series will be led by University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, Programme Director, Lori Rugle and hosted by the Problem and Responsible Gaming Council.

SJD World Gives Back On Philanthropy Day

Local designers, Stephan Johnstone and Anna Darrell, of SJD World - the creators of a popular America’s Cup Activity Book, have selected ten community based organisations, charities and schools to donate copies to.

Gorhams Opens On Sundays; Creates Nine New Jobs

Hardware and home goods store Gorham’s is to open on Sundays — and create nine new jobs to cover the extra hours.

Andrew Mackay, general manager of Gorham’s, said customers had requested for years that it open both days of the weekend.

La Petite Soiree Online Party Store Launched

A mother of two young children has launched a website specialising in children’s party items and gifts.

Niamah Cann was inspired to launch online boutique La Petite Soirée after seeing top notch party products in a store while on a family trip to Vancouver.

Soltrino Aims To Shine Bright At Marine Expo

Two local moms, Linda Cook and Michelle Viera, the owners of an online boutique selling stylish sun protective clothing and accessories, will showcase their wares at a Trunk Show event, happening at the second annual St. George’s Marine Expo.

Since founding their online store Soltrino last year, the duo have gained support with Bermudians and expats alike. Some potential customers expressed an interest in seeing the items up close before buying – so Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Viera set about finding locations for pop-up events around the Island.

Sail Bermuda Expands Its Fleet

Water tours operator Sail Bermuda has doubled its fleet with a new 47-foot catamaran.

The refitted Wyuna joins the existing traditional monohull yacht Shekynah in the firm’s fleet.

Caleb Zuill and wife Marilyn, who run the company founded by his father Bobby in the 1990s, said the new acquisition was “a dream come true” and would allow the company to cater to younger and older guests because of the stability of catamarans.

BeesMont Law Announces New Hires

Corporate secretarial services firm BeesMont has appointed a new deputy manager.

Rovonne Sampson joins the company from Harborview Corporate Services, where she was vice-president.

Masterworks Teams Up with The Reefs

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art and The Reefs Resort and Club have teamed up for a promotion in honour of the gallery’s 30th Anniversary.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Southampton hotel, guests to the museum can opt to give an extra $5 donation for the chance to be entered into a draw to win a five-day stay at The Reefs, including breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal.

Little Longtails Rents Baby Equipment to Visitors

Two young mothers have launched a baby equipment rental site for visitors.

Little Longtails hires out a huge range of items, from beds to beach toys, meaning parents do not have to carry extra baggage on vacation.

Linda Cook and Michelle Viera, founders of the online service and who have five children between them, said they know the problems of travelling with young children.

Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Cancer survivor Monique Shannon shares about her experience with breast cancer and why she takes part in the annual BF&M Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. 

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Celebrates 30th Anniversary

There are many words that could be used to describe Tom Butterfield.

‘Eccentric’, ‘passionate’ and ‘bold’ are just a few that come to mind.

The 68-year-old founder of Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has always prided himself in marching to his own beat.

Richardson-Augustus Joins Polaris Board

Polaris Holding Company Ltd has appointed Tammy Richardson-Augustus to its board of directors. 

Ms Richardson-Augustus is a partner at law firm Appleby, while Polaris owns the Hamilton docks operator Stevedoring Services Ltd.

Impact Mentoring Academy: Empowering Young Men

Chris Crumpler is a man who wears many hats – basketball coach, father, husband, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and the list goes on.

One of the roles he’s most proud of is as Executive Director of Impact Mentoring Academy, an all-boys school that aims to empower young men between the ages of 11 and 18 to tap into their full academic and individual potential.

Masterworks Bermuda Volunteer Honoured After 30 Years of Service

After volunteering at Masterworks for nearly three decades it was only fitting that Myrtle Edness should celebrate her 103rd birthday at the place where she has devoted so much time.

Surrounded by friends, family and colleagues Mrs Edness enjoyed a special birthday party, complete with cake, as Masterworks thanked her for her efforts.

Davidrose Jewelry To Open Store In Hamilton

Luxury jewelry brand Davidrose Jewelry plans to open a new storefront in the heart of Hamilton.

The company said that the new location, at 47 Front Street in the Walker Arcade, will officially open for business later this year, offering customers the same high-quality collections in a more convenient setting.

Judith Hall-Bean doesn’t drink, smoke or gamble, so how did the active church-goer find herself as one of five Commissioners for the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission?

The 69-year-old admits she wrestled with the decision when she was first invited by former Minister of Tourism Development and Transport, Shawn Crockwell.

In the end, it was her desire to continue serving Bermuda, after retiring from her 49-year career in the Civil Service that led her to accept the role.

Gretchen Tucker Appointed As Litigation Attorney

BeesMont Law announced the appointment of Gretchen Tucker as Litigation Attorney.

Practiced in all areas of general civil litigation, Ms. Tucker has a focus on contentious and non-contentious employment, immigration and human rights issues involving international commercial institutions, local businesses and professional service organisations.

Bermuda Hospitals Auxiliary: Candy Stripers Awarded

The Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda [HAB], a non-profit organisation which runs the island’s candy striping programme, recently honoured dozens of young volunteers for their dedication, hard work and service to the community.

The Candy Stripers, all of whom have served between one and four years with HAB, were presented with pins and badges recognising their commitment at a special prizegiving ceremony. 

Bermuda Hospitality Institute Tomasz Tabor Hospitality Scholarship

The Bermuda Hospitality Institute is calling all young, aspiring hospitality students to apply for its annual Tomasz Tabor Hospitality Scholarship, with applications due in before June 30.

Launched in 2014, the scholarship was created to honor the life of beloved local chef Tomasz Tabor, who lost his life in a road accident three years ago.

Author and Artist Team Up For 'Bermuda Blessings'

Join emerging author Pamela Barit Nolan and local artist April Branco for the upcoming release and signing of their first book ‘Bermuda Blessings’ at Brown & Co. on Saturday (October 22, 2016) from noon until 3pm, where the duo will discuss their collaboration and how the powerful collection of prayers and stunning illustrations came about.

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