Bermuda Records First Decline In Retail Sales In More Than A Year

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The Ministry for the Cabinet Office issued the July 2021 Retail Sales Index (RSI) this week indicating a 6.7 percent decrease in local retail sales when compared to the previous year. In value terms, retail sales fell 3.9 percent to an estimated $104.7 million compared to the previous year (July 202... Read more

Police: Another Shooting On Court Street, Man, 30, Shot – Injuries Non-Life Threatening

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Serious crime officers are today investigating yet another shooting on Court Street, this time in the area of Jamaican Grill, that left a 30-year-old man shot, but his injuries were non-life threatening. Reports reaching Bermuda Real overnight, indicated that the gunshots were heard shortly before m... Read more

Dutch Police Arrest More Than 30 Amid Ongoing Unrest

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Associated Press: NETHERLANDS — Dutch police have arrested more than 30 people during unrest in The Hague and other towns in the Netherlands that followed a host violence the previous night at a protest against coronavirus restrictions. The violence by groups of youths in The Hague and elsewhere... Read more

COVID: Fresh Protests In Europe Against New Restrictions

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BBC News: LONDON, England - Fresh unrest has erupted in the Netherlands against new lockdown rules amid rising COVID-19 cases in Europe. People hurled fireworks at police and set fire to bicycles in The Hague, one night after protests in Rotterdam turned violent and police opened fire. Thous... Read more

Murderous Months! Most People Killed In Summer Time Over Last Five Years In JA

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, By Romardo Lyons -The May to August period each year accounted for the most murders across Jamaica between 2015 and 2020. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) tallied 6,960 murders across the five-year period. Further, sample data obtained by the Jamaica Observer from t... Read more

Rotterdam Police Open Fire As COVID Protest Turns Into ‘Orgy Of Violence’

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The Guardian: LONDON, England - Police have opened fire on protesters and seven people were injured after rioting erupted during a demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions in central Rotterdam, in what the city’s mayor described as an “orgy of violence”. Ahmed Aboutaleb told repor... Read more

Mayor Of Hamilton Extends Condolences To Family & Friends Of Former City Alderman

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling extended his condolences on behalf of the City of Hamilton to the friends and family of former City Alderman Thomas Dickinson who passed earlier this month. Mayor Gosling said: “Mr. Dickinson was a very active member of the Corpo... Read more

Jury Finds Rittenhouse Not Guilty In Kenosha Shootings

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Associated Press: KENOSHA, Wisconsin — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after testifying he acted in self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the US. Rittenhouse, 18, began to choke up... Read more

Police Raid ‘Operation Crux’ Nets Prescription-Only Weight Gain Drug Apetamen

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Two people were arrested by police on Friday, following a police raid that netted a quantity of the weight gain drug known as Apetamin. Police "executed search warrants at two business places in the City of Hamilton". The prescription-only drug was seized during a raid referred to by police as Opera... Read more

Mastercard And Trinidad & Tobago Int’l Financial Centre Fast Track Digital Transformation

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News Americas, Port of Spain, Trinidad: Mastercard and Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC) announced their partnership to develop and implement strategic solutions that advance digital and financial inclusion by supporting fintech companies on the island. This agreement betw... Read more