Menu

Items filtered by date: January 2016

BAIL GRANTED TO SANDY'S MAN WHO DENIES TRESPASSING

A Sandy's man was today charged with allegedly trespassing and ignoring a letter ordering him to stay away from a residence nearby.

Anthony Pitcher, 50, denied entering Lynn Thorne's property without permission and disobeying a written letter forbidding him to do so on February 26 this year during this morning's Magistrate's plea court session.

Represented by Defence Lawyer Michael Scott, Pitcher was granted $1000 bail.

His trial date was set for May 4.

Read more...

ALL BOYS' ACADEMY TO LAUNCH FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

  • Published in Youth

Impact Mentoring Academy (IMA) is gearing up to launch its inaugural IMPACT Campaign. The IMPACT Campaign is a 60‐day pledge campaign where an individual or business can become a Partner or Patron of the school starting March 1, 2016 and finishing May 1, 2016.

All monies raised will go towards the School Improvement Plan.

Read more...

THERE SHOULD BE MORE THAN ONE PILLAR OF ECONOMY IN BERMUDA, SAYS VETERAN BUSINESSMAN

First launched in January 2014, the #everybodysbusiness campaign was introduced by a group who sought to educate the community on the important role International Business plays in improving the island’s economic state. In doing so, Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) and the Association of Bermuda International Companies (ABIC) joined forces to spread the message that International Business is Everyone’s Business.

Fast-forward two years later, organizers have now unveiled a chain of video clips, social media adverts and broadcast material to project its message to the wider community by posing the question, “What does International Business mean to you?”

Today in Bermuda spoke with campaign chair, Cyril Whitter about the potential impact #everybodysbusiness can have.

Read more...

PASTOR MARIA SEAMAN: A BROKEN NATION

  • Published in Faith

What is a nation? A nation is defined as “a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions, etc.” (Cambridge English Dictionary)

Read more...

HAMILTON RE STAFF GIVE STUDENTS IN DEPTH VIEW OF INSURANCE INDUSTRY

  • Published in Youth

Senior students at the Berkeley Institute were given a first-hand perspective in the insurance industry after they received various testimonials from employees at Hamilton Re as part of an Insurance Careers Month.

The outreach was a part of a month’s long calendar of activity scheduled in the US, Bermuda and the UK to raise awareness of insurance and reinsurance as a compelling career choice.

The initiative has been prompted by a talent crisis in the US, where 400,000 positions will open up in four years as Baby Boomers leave the workforce and as Millennials demonstrate a lack of interest in insurance.

While most Bermuda residents are aware of the insurance sector as an important contributor to the Island’s economy, many young people aren’t sure what jobs might be available to them and how they might pursue a career in the industry.

Assistant Vice President Operations & Claims Kelli Nusum, Assistant Underwriter Ebony Brockington and Junior Reinsurance Analyst Zuri Phillip told students how they found their way to Hamilton Re.

"I interned at Amlin for two years and as a recipient of a scholarship from the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies. I had the opportunity to gain more experience by working onsite at a number of different companies before I joined Hamilton Re," said Ms. Brockington. "This helped me decide that I really like to underwrite."

Kelli Nusum said she trained as an accountant and never thought of reinsurance as a career.

“I’ve been at Hamilton Re for six months and love coming to work every day,” said Miss Nusum.

Miss Phillip told the students that at 22 years, she was the youngest employee when she joined Hamilton Re after graduating from the University of Tampa with a double major in math and mathematical programming.

She urged students to determine what type of study interested them.

“There are so many different types of jobs in this industry,” said Ms. Phillip. “So don’t feel that you have to study risk management or actuarial science. If you’re interested in human resources, communications, marketing, or technology, there will be something for you.”

All three young women cautioned the students that there are not many entry level jobs in Bermuda because of the type of international companies based here.

“Work overseas after you graduate and come back to Bermuda with some experience,” said Ms. Phillip. “You will be a much more valuable employee.”

More than 600 companies in Bermuda, the US and the UK have participated in Insurance Careers Month throughout February. More information about the initiative can be found at www.insurancecareertrifecta.org

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed