Islanders caught royal fever when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a whirlwind visit to the island.
Islanders caught royal fever when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a whirlwind visit to the island.
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CROWDS FLOCK TO SEE THE QUEEN

Islanders caught royal fever when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a whirlwind visit to the island.

The weather was glorious and the royals drew large crowds during visits to St. George's and Dockyard. A special Thanksgiving service was held at the Anglican Cathedral.

The three-day visit marked the 400th anniversary of Bermuda's settlement n

NEW PARTY'S OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The Bermuda Democratic Alliance was officially launched outside the House of Assembly. The party, formed by a handful of UBP defectors, vowed to "take the race out of politics".

PARTY BACKS UBP LEADER

A resilient Kim Swan saw off a challenge by Bob Richards for leadership of the UBP. Mr. Swan gave a tub-thumping speech which he saw as pivotal, as party members voted to stick with their man.

REPORT ON YOUNG BLACK MALES

A much-anticipated report by U.S. academic Professor Ronald Mincy concluded that lack of education was the main factor behind comparatively high unemployment and incarceration rates among young black men.

LEGEND WOWS FESTIVAL CROWD

Singer John Legend was among a clutch of big-name artists who graced the Bermuda Music Festival at Dockyard. Other stars performing included Kenny Rogers, Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean.

PERVERT JAILED

The shocking double life of local drummer Melvin Martin was revealed when he was jailed for eight-and-half-years for sexually exploiting young girls and making child porn.

Some victims were as young as 11 and several remain unidentified.

NEW AIR LINK TO CANADA

Premier Dr. Ewart Brown announced that budget airline WestJet would start daily, non-stop flights between Bermuda and Toronto, starting in May, 2010.

CANINE PATROLS

We revealed plans by Berkeley Institute to recruit a sniffer dog to help with random checks for drugs.