Lt Col Brian Gonsalves *File photo
Lt Col Brian Gonsalves *File photo

East End Telecom

Lt Col Brian Gonsalves has been appointed the general manager of East End Telecom. 

He is a former commanding officer of the Bermuda Regiment. 

Coldwell Banker 

Adam Birch and Cratonia Smith are now a part of Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty’s rental team. Susan Thompson, agency manager, said in a press release: “As we head into 2014, we aim to be in position to work within the changing landscape in Bermuda and advise landlords how to best market and secure rentals on their properties.”

She added there has been a slight increase in investment purchases in recent months, particularly in the City of Hamilton. 

Ian Kawaley

Chief Justice Ian Kawaley presented a paper on Bermuda Trust Law at the International Trust and Tax Summit in Miami on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Justice Kawaley explained the general approach of Bermuda’s courts to applications by trustees in relation to the internal administration of trusts. His paper noted that: “Since as early as 1936, Bermudian banks have been empowered by statute to act as trustees and provide trust administration services to, primarily, wealthy settlors domiciled abroad in onshore ‘metropolitan’ jurisdictions”. And although “Bermuda trust law is predominantly influenced by English law principles, the application of those principles in practice will inevitably reflect the distinctive character of Bermuda’s legal soil”.  

Marsh donation

Marsh and Guy Carpenter & Company LLC have given $9,750 to Friends of Hospice, the supporting charity for Agape House. The donation is being used to revamp the organisation’s community awareness programme including a new interactive website, promotional videos and other marketing materials.

“As Bermuda’s first and only in-patient hospice, Agape House has touched many lives in Bermuda through the work they do,” said David Ezekiel, Bermuda chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies and Chairman of Marsh’s Bermuda Charity Committee. 

“We are delighted to support Friends of Hospice with this donation to help build awareness of the important role the charity plays within the Bermuda community.” 

Bermuda CableVision

Bermuda CableVision is joining forces with Premier Craig Cannonier to host a Christmas Carol concert to benefit CableVision’s “Open Hands Loving Hearts” food drive. 

The family-friendly event is open to all and will take place at the Cabinet Office grounds on Saturday, December 7, starting at 3pm and ending at 6pm — just prior to the start of the Annual Christmas boat parade.