Ag Show a welcome diversion
Axe throwing, log-rolling dogs and wood chopping were some of the exciting attractions at this year’s Annual Exhibition, also known as the Ag Show, at the Botanical Gardens. One of its main attractions, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, was an action-packed event featuring chain sawing, ‘hot saw’ racing and log-rolling dogs.
Cameras at St Monica’s Road
A network of closed-circuit cameras were erected in the St Monica’s Road area of Pembroke.
Seven cameras now -monitor the area, which has been plagued by -murders and a series of shootings.
Plans were in place for a further four at Friswell’s Hill — another hotspot for gun violence.
Police said the move was part of an island-wide expansion designed to aid the fight against violent crime.
Events helped to ‘move on’
Victor Scott Field played host to a series of Easter fun events for children — a year since Kimwandae Walker was shot dead at the same venue.
Church leaders had banded together to organize the activities to bolster a sense of community and help residents “move forward”.
Big and Beautiful contestants greet morning commuters
Contestants in the Big and Beautiful pageant joined Johnny Barnes to give morning commuters a big and beautiful reception on April 1.
Pictured wearing the crown is the reigning Miss Big and Beautiful, Adwina Wescom.
This year’s pageant was held at the Fairmont Southampton Resort on May 1.
Friswell’s residents urged to speak up about murder
Police believed the residents in Friswell’s Road knew more about the gun murder of Randy Robinson than they were revealing.
Superintendent Antoine Daniels and acting chief inspector Michael Redfern led the media through the area where he was murdered.
Mr Daniels hoped the visit would “jog the memories” of -people in the area who may have seen something valuable.
Gambling den boss is jailed
The criminal mastermind behind a multi-million dollar money laundering operation was jailed.
Roger Cox, 38, used a network of handlers to help him launder $2.2 million — raked in from running a string of illegal gambling dens across Bermuda over a five-year period.
At the Supreme Court, Cox was sentenced to five years behind bars for the largest money laundering enterprise ever prosecuted in Bermuda.
Cashing in on Wills and Kate
Retailers in Bermuda cashed in on the excitement surrounding the Royal wedding.
Wills and Kate memorabilia proved very popular with locals and tourists alike.
The Irish Linen Shop reported selling a lot of tea towels to overseas visitors who loved the idea of Bermuda being a British territory.
Traders reported that women over 30 appeared to be the main buyers of wedding souvenirs.
Year in Review 2011