Kiddie Academy owner Sharon DeSilva discovered yobs had burgled then torched the nursery in Laffan Street, then just six days later thieves struck again.
Kiddie Academy owner Sharon DeSilva discovered yobs had burgled then torched the nursery in Laffan Street, then just six days later thieves struck again.
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KIDS FORCED TO RELOCATE

Babies and toddlers had to be cared for in a school hall after yobs targeted Kiddie Academy twice in a week. The auditorium at Mount St. Agnes temporarily became full of cribs, high chairs and toys as nursery school staff looked after the 40 children under two years old.

Kiddie Academy owner Sharon DeSilva discovered yobs had burgled then torched the nursery in Laffan Street, then just six days later thieves struck again and took a black Dell desktop computer, 17ins computer monitor and tower, plus several bottles of cleaning supplies.

DEAD FISH FOUND IN SEA

Experts were forced to probe a number of different species of fish found dead around the island.

Dead reef fish were found in our waters for more than two weeks and fishermen were urged to look out for certain tell-tale signs of affected fish. The largest numbers of dead fish were discovered near Dockyard and near Scotts Bay, Somerset.

The cause of the fish deaths remained inconclusive but experts believed it was down to water quality, parasites or a rapid increase in the population of algae.

PLIGHT OF THE HOMELESS

Former cabinet minister Dale Butler made a documentary lifting the lid on the lives of islanders who sleep on the streets. The 70-minute movie, Out Among The Ins, offered an insight into the harrowing tales of the homeless and also their glimpses of hope.

Mr. Butler was the cameraman, interviewer and producer. The movie was shown at Liberty Theatre to a sell-out crowd.

SHOT IN HIS OWN HOME

Richard Gaglio was shot in the chest at point-blank range by a masked gunman at his home. Two men -one carrying a knife, the other a gun - walked through the open garage door shortly after a regular poker game had finished.

When the 62-year-old refused to hand over any cash, he was shot by the robbers, who were wearing dark clothing.

Mr. Gaglio, 62, was said to be in a critical condition but went on to make a full recovery.

LIONFISH ARE PUT ON THE MENU

The once feared venomous predator became a delicacy being put on the menu at Bermuda's restaurants.

Environmentalists announced the best way to control the invasion of Lionfish is to make them a commercially viable target for anglers. The Bermuda Lion Fish Project convinced three restaurants to start serving them.

TRAILBLAZING PROTESTERS HONOURED

The brave Bermudians who protested during the 1959 Theatre Boycott were awarded at a special awards ceremony. The Progressive Group's work to end racial segregation was saluted at the newly created Trailblazer Awards.