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The Argus Group Reports Earnings of $12.0 Million

(Hamilton, Bermuda, July 17, 2017) – Argus Group Holdings Limited (the “Group” or the “Argus Group”) today announced net earnings to shareholders of $12.0 million for the year ended March 31, 2017, compared with $7.3 million in the prior year.

  • Shareholders’ Equity increased to $130.2 million
  • Interim dividend 9 cents per share

Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group, says: “W…


Argus Sponsors Two Motorbikes for Safe Riding Programme

(Hamilton, Bermuda, July 6, 2017) – Argus today announces the sponsorship of two 50cc Peugeot Tweet motorbikes to the Argus-B//moto Advanced Rider Training Programme that was recently launched at Berkeley Institute.

The programme teaches participants best practices for road safety and is in support of the concept of graduated licencing for motorbike riders. The sponsored motorbikes will be availa…


Argus Launches Virtual Reality Videos of SoftBank Team Japan’s America’s Cup Journey

Hamilton, Bermuda (May 22, 2017) – As the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan – the Japanese Challenger for the America’s Cup, Argus is launching three virtual reality (VR) videos to give the community a behind the scenes look at SoftBank Team Japan as they prepare for the America’s Cup race.

The VR videos were produced by UK-based Parable VR in partnership with The Gild. The three…


Diabetes Reversal Programme offers life-changing experience

Hamilton, Bermuda (May 9, 2017) – As an advocate for health and wellness, Argus is offering its members an innovative programme that is already showing encouraging signs of Type 2 diabetes control and even reversal of the effects of the disease after just six weeks.

The Diabetes Reversal Programme, endorsed by the Bermuda Diabetes Association, was launched in March 2017 with the aim of reducing t…


Argus Donates $15,000 to Family Centre in support of Youth Development Zone Counselling Programme

Hamilton, Bermuda (January 9, 2017) – The Argus Group today announced a $15,000 donation to Family Centre in support of the charity’s Youth Development Zone counselling programme (“YDZ”).

The YDZ is a community initiative launched in 2011 that offers services to the youth population living in North East Hamilton. The Family Centre provides YDZ with child and family counselling. By the end of Sept…


Argus Donates to Toys for Tots

Hamilton, Bermuda (December 15, 2016) – The Argus Group today announced a donation of $1,000 worth of toys to Toys for Tots, a campaign that provides holiday gifts to underprivileged children in Bermuda.

The Toys for Tots campaign is organised by Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty, in collaboration with The Coalition for the Protection of Children. Gifts are distributed to children at The Coalition f…


The Argus Group Reports Earnings for the six months ended September 30, 2016

(Hamilton, Bermuda, December 12, 2016) – Argus Group Holdings Limited (the “Group” or the “Argus Group”) today announced a net profit of $8.2 million for the six months ended September 30, 2016, compared to a net profit of $3.0 million for the corresponding period in 2015.

  • Argus records $8.2 million profit
  • Shareholders’ Equity increased to $133.1 million
  • Total assets stand at $2.2 billion
  • Di…

Sandys Secondary Middle School, SoftBank Team Japan and Argus Employees Participate in Argus Community Day

Hamilton, Bermuda (December 9, 2016) – The Argus Group today announced the Argus Community Day that brought together Argus employees, SoftBank Team Japan and Sandys Secondary Middle School students and teachers to complete three projects funded by Argus, as part of the company’s community outreach.

The first project saw the creation of a pergola that ultimately will serve as an outdoor classroom …


Argus Donates $5,000 to Bermuda Housing Trust

Hamilton, Bermuda (November 9, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces a $5,000 donation to Bermuda Housing Trust, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide quality, affordable rental accommodation to Bermuda’s seniors who are in financial need, but also able to live independently. Bermuda Housing Trust is committed to enhancing the quality of seniors’ lives by providing residential co…


Argus and SoftBank Team Japan Launch Legacy S.T.E.M. Programme at Sandys Middle School

Hamilton, Bermuda (October 31, 2016) – The Argus Group in partnership with SoftBank Team Japan today announces the launch of a S.T.E.M. programme at Sandys Middle School that will complement the school’s new S.T.E.M. curriculum. S.T.E.M. stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the new curriculum that Sandys Middle School introduced in September 2016 aims to teach the middle…


Argus Donates $5,000 to Impact Mentoring Academy

(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 24, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces a $5,000 donation to Impact Mentoring Academy, a full-time school for boys aged 11 to 18 years that aims to empower young men to discover and develop their unique potential. Impact Mentoring Academy is a private academy with a mission to graduate productive citizens and prolific agents of social change. It also is a registered…


Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited Awared Corporate Chartered Insurer Status in Gibraltar

(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 17, 2016) - The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurer’ title to Argus Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, the Argus Group’s Gibraltar-based insurance company, and one of Gibraltar’s leading providers of insurance advice and support.

The Chartered Insurer status is an exclusive title awarded only to firms that meet rigorous c…


Argus Opens on Saturday to Assist with Claims Following Hurricane Nicole

(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 14, 2016) – Argus Insurance would like to advise its clients that the office will open tomorrow, Saturday, October 15, from 9am to 3pm. Alternatively, clients can call the Argus Claims Hurricane Hotline at 298-0888 or email insurance@argus.bm for queries or filing a report relating to any damage caused by the hurricane.

Following the filing of a damage report, either b…


Argus Announces Closure In Advance Of Hurricane Nicole

(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 12, 2016) – The Argus Group would like to advise its clients that as a result of Hurricane Nicole, its offices will close at 12pm today, Wednesday, October 12.

Argus’ offices will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. In addition, to best assist both corporate clients and individuals, Argus Insurance has brought to the Island international claims adjusters to assist t…


Argus Urges The Public to Prepare in Advance of Nicole

(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 11, 2016) – As Nicole makes its way toward Bermuda, Argus Insurance would like to remind its clients that they can contact the Argus Customer Service Centre on 298-0888 with any questions regarding their insurance cover and for preparation advice and support in advance of the approaching hurricane.

Alison Hill, CEO of the Argus Group, says: “While the strength, speed a…


Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre announce substantial donation towards Radiation Therapy initiative from Argus and BF&M

Hamilton, Bermuda, 14 September, 2016 - Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre ("BCHC") today announced commitment from the Argus Group and BF&M Limited to supporting BCHC in the provision of radiation therapy locally to Bermuda's residents. The insurers will donate $250,000 each towards the completion of a new building to house Bermuda's first radiation facility, which will offer Bermuda residents …


Argus Donates to Bermuda Heart Foundation and Bermuda Mental Health Foundation

Hamilton, Bermuda (August 2, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces a donation of $5,000 to the Bermuda Heart Foundation and $5,000 to the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation. Argus pledged to donate money on behalf of every person that participated in its month-long Argus Cup Match Pre-Game Face Off, a fun set of games and drills to promote Cup Match team spirit. Argus' donation is a result of 726 …


Team Winner of Argus Cup Match Pre-Game Face Off Announced

Hamilton, Bermuda (July 25, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces that St George’s has won the month-long Argus Cup Match Pre-Game Face Off, a fun set of games and drills to promote Cup Match team spirit and determine which team has the most active supporters. The official count is in with 13,521 spirit points for Somerset and 13,925 points for St. George's.

Leading up to Cup Match, The Argus F…


The Argus Group Reports Earnings Of $7.3 Million

(Hamilton, Bermuda, June 27, 2016) – Argus Group Holdings Limited (the “Group” or the “Argus Group”) today announced net earnings to shareholders of $7.3 million for the year ended March 31, 2016.

  • Strong underlying earnings from business operations of $15.3 million
  • Shareholders’ Equity increased to $122.6 million
  • Interim dividend increased to nine cents per share

Included within the net e…


Argus Launches Community Wellness Cup Match Pre-Game Face-Off

Hamilton, Bermuda (June 21, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces the launch of the Argus Cup Match Pre-Game Face-Off, a fun set of games and drills to promote Cup Match team spirit. The month-long challenges are open to the community in the lead up to Cup Match at the end of July. 

The Argus Face-Off team will set up wellness challenges around the Island in which participants will be asked to …


Argus Acquires Island Insurance Brokers in Malta

Hamilton, Bermuda (May 31, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces its intention to acquire Island Insurance Brokers Limited (“Island”), an insurance brokerage firm that provides professional insurance broking and risk management services to individuals and businesses in Malta. The transaction is subject to receipt of all regulatory approvals.

This acquisition is part of Argus’ strategic intent t…


Argus Launches Online Training Programme for Employees

Hamilton, Bermuda (April 28, 2016) – The Argus Group announces the launch of Argus U, an online training programme for Argus employees. Argus U consists of more than 10,000 courses and new content will be added on a regular basis.

Argus U takes a holistic approach to employee training by offering a range of courses that include leadership and management, writing and time management as well as hea…


Argus Named Official Healthcare Partner of America’s Cup Challenger SoftBank Team Japan

Hamilton, Bermuda (April 5, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces its appointment as the worldwide Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan leading up to and during the 35th America’s Cup.  As the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan, Argus will support the team through both healthcare coverage and access to its top-of-the-line healthcare resources.

Dean Barker, Chief Ex…


Argus Donates $2,500 to Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation

Hamilton, Bermuda (March 22, 2016) The Argus Group today announces a donation of $2,500 to Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation in support of the Healthy Harvest Programme, a seed-to-table initiative that teaches math, science and life skills to children through hands-on work in the garden.

The programme currently is open to students at Prospect Preschool, Prospect Primary School, Lyceum Prescho…


Argus donates to Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD)

Hamilton, Bermuda (December 15, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces it has made a donation to Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD), a local charity established in 2012 to raise awareness in the community and to give support to people in Bermuda living with dementia, along with their families and caregivers. AAD provides resources, emotional support – including monthly meetings for famili…


The Argus Group Reports Earnings of $3.0 Million

  • Argus records $3.0 million profit
  • Shareholders’ Equity increased to $ 120.4 million
  • Total assets stand at $2.1 billion
  • Dividend declared of eight cents per share

 

(Hamilton, Bermuda, December 14, 2015) – Argus Group Holdings Limited (the “Group” or the “Argus Group”) today announced a net profit of $3.0 million for the six months ended September 30, 2015, compared to a net profit of …


Argus Donates $10,000 to Bermuda Mental Health Foundation

Hamilton, Bermuda (November 30, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces that 200 Healthy Habits badges were earned through its wellness programme resulting in a $10,000 donation to Bermuda Mental Health Foundation (BMHF). The Argus Group committed to donating to charity for every Healthy Habit badge earned in its Get Up & Thrive. programme, an online wellness platform that offers individual tr…


Argus Donates Toys to Toys for Tots

Hamilton, Bermuda (November 26, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces that it will donate $1,000 worth of toys to Toys for Tots, a campaign that provides toys for the holidays to underprivileged children in Bermuda. The Toys for Tots campaign is organised by Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty, in collaboration with Coalition for the Protection of Children. Gifts are distributed to children at The Co…


Argus Comments on Hurricane Joaquin

(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 5, 2015) – The Argus Group would like to advise its clients that it has been open for business since 8:30am this morning, Monday, October 5, to assist customers who experienced damage to their home or property due to Hurricane Joaquin. Argus encourages clients to call 298-0888 for queries or for help with filing a report relating to any damage caused by Hurricane Joaqui…


Argus Offers Hurricane Support

(Hamilton, Bermuda, October 3, 2015) – As Hurricane Joaquin makes its way toward Bermuda, the Argus Group recommends that everyone prepares today. A list of hurricane preparedness tips to help residents protect their families, pets, homes and belongings can be found at <<Hurricane Fact Sheet>>

 

Please ensure that you secure all moveable outdoor objects, check on elderly neighbours, …


Argus Speaks at and Sponsors Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Hamilton, Bermuda (November 22, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms. Alison Hill and Dr. Vanessa Borg, Chief Executive of Argus Insurance Agencies Limited in Malta will be featured speakers at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from November 27-29th in Malta. Ms. Hill and Dr. Borg will speak at CHOGM’s Women’s and Business Forums.

CHOGM b…


Argus Donates $15,000 to Family Centre

Hamilton, Bermuda (November 16, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces a donation of $15,000 to the Family Centre for their Youth Development Zone counselling programme (“YDZ”).

The YDZ is a community initiative that first launched in 2011 in response to the growing problems affecting the youth population living in North East Hamilton. The Family Centre provides YDZ with child and family counsel…


Argus Announces Retirement of Chief Financial Officer, Mr. David Pugh and Appointment of Mr. Peter Dunkerley in his Stead

Hamilton, Bermuda (September 16, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces that, in anticipation of his retirement in January 2016, Mr. David Pugh will step down as Chief Financial Officer immediately following the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. He will be succeeded by Mr. Peter Dunkerley who joined the Argus Group as Executive Vice President, Finance & Treasury in 2013.

 

Mr. Pugh joined…


Argus Donates to PALS

Hamilton, Bermuda (July 27, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces it has made a donation to PALS, an organisation dedicated to providing cancer patients with quality care primarily in the home setting. At any given time, PALS nurses, volunteers and caregivers provide homecare for more than 100 cancer patients.

On average, about ten new patients each month are referred to PALS by physicians and …


The Argus Group Reports Earnings of $16.0 Million

  • Shareholders’ Equity increased to $118.3 million
  • Interim dividend declared of eight cents per share

 

(Hamilton, Bermuda, June 29, 2015) – Argus Group Holdings Limited (the “Group” or the “Argus Group”) today announced a net profit of $16.0 million for year ended March 31, 2015 compared to $13.3 million in the year prior. In addition, the Board has declared an interim dividend of eight cen…


Argus Supports Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation’s Healthy Harvest Garden

Hamilton, Bermuda (June 18, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces its support of the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation’s Healthy Harvest Garden, a seed-to-table programme that teaches children about harvesting crops.

The students are taught how to grow and harvest crops from seeds, learn about nutrition and how to prepare the crops that are grown. As part of the programme, children tend to the growi…


Argus Sponsors Diabetes Summit

 

Hamilton, Bermuda (June 8, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces it is sponsoring a Diabetes Summit on June 10 in conjunction with Bermuda Diabetes Association.

The event, which will be open to the public, will feature a discussion by the senior team of the International Diabetes Federation and global young leaders in diabetes prevention. The speakers are also working with the World Health O…


Argus Partners with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Hamilton, Bermuda (June 4, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces it has entered a strategic partnership with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). The arrangement offers Argus Health clients preferred access to CTCA services for their cancer treatment or for a second opinion option for those individuals who wish to gather further information on alternative treatment plans upon diagnosis.


Argus is First Local Insurer to Lift Maximum Restrictions on Overseas Major Medical Treatment and Remove Exemptions on Pre-Existing Conditions

Hamilton, Bermuda (June 2, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces that, effective June 1, it will remove annual and lifetime maximum restrictions on its coverage of overseas major medical treatments and also eliminate exemptions regarding pre-existing conditions from overseas medical care. Argus is the first insurance company in Bermuda to offer these benefits and at no extra cost to its clients.…


Argus Donates to Sandys Middle School

Hamilton, Bermuda (May 7, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces its support of Sandys Middle School’s aquaculture programme. Launched this school year and known as the Fish Farm programme, it aims to give students a hands-on learning experience in the growing and selling of tilapia. The Argus donation helped the school purchase aquaculture equipment, tanks, measuring tools and feed for the fish.…


World-Class Jump Ropers to Perform in Bermuda

Free Workshops Available to Businesses and Community Groups

 

Hamilton, Bermuda (April 30, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces its sponsorship of a three-day Jump 2b Fit campaign, organised by Bermuda Heart Foundation, called the Jump Tour, that features seven world-famous jumpers. With Argus’ sponsorship, this year’s Jump 2b Fit campaign has expanded beyond Bermuda schools to include govern…


Argus Donates to Family Centre

Hamilton, Bermuda (April 15, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces a donation to Family Centre for their counselling programme in the Youth Development Zone (“YDZ”).

The YDZ is a community initiative launched in 2011 in response to the growing problems affecting the youth population in Bermuda. In the YDZ, Family Centre provides school-based counselling as well as child and family counselling f…


Argus Supports Core Reading Programme

Hamilton, Bermuda (March 30, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces its support of The Reading Clinic, a registered charity that provides literacy and numeracy training to individuals with learning disabilities. The Argus donation will go towards their Core Reading Programme that is specially designed for students with reading disabilities such as dyslexia, a disorder that affects spelling and pr…


Argus Donates to the North Village Community Club in Support of an Education Centre

Hamilton, Bermuda (March 18, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces its donation to the North Village Community Club, an organisation located in Pembroke that provides competitive sporting and community-based activities. The Argus donation is helping to fund an education centre.

 

Coaching sessions on sport strategy as well as health, nutrition and diet will be offered in the education centre d…


Argus Supports Island-Wide School Lunch Challenge

Hamilton, Bermuda (March 11, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces its support of the School Lunch Challenge, a programme available to every primary and middle school in Bermuda with the goal of encouraging healthy eating habits. The School Lunch Challenge is being launched by Healthy Schools, an initiative developed by the Department of Health and the Ministry of Education in partnership with p…


Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy Raises $34,438 for 125 Local Charities

(Hamilton, Bermuda, March 5, 2015) –The Argus Group and The Centre on Philanthropy today announce the results of the 6th annual Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 5K that took place on Sunday, February 22. A total of 1,094 people participated in the event raising $34,438 for local charities, the highest amount of money raised in the event’s history. The fundraiser is unique in th…


Argus Launches Get Up & Thrive

Hamilton, Bermuda (March 3, 2015) – The Argus Group today announces the launch of Get Up & Thrive, an online wellness platform that offers team and individual challenges, activity tracking and other well-being activities. Get Up & Thrive is part of the Thrive programme, Argus’ nutrition, fitness and wellness strategy aimed at improving the health of Bermuda’s workforce, which was launched …


Argus Shows Bermuda how to Thrive and Gives Away a Wii at the Coldwell Banker Home Show

Hamilton, Bermuda (February 18, 2015) – The Argus Group is pleased to announce they will once again host a booth at the Coldwell Banker Home Show on February 20 and 21. This year, the company will showcase Thrive, an innovative nutrition, fitness and wellness strategy that Argus launched last month in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI).

Thrive is designed to improve th…


Walk and Raise Money for Your Favourite Charity!

(Hamilton, Bermuda, February 9, 2015) –The Argus Group and The Centre on Philanthropy are teaming up for their 6th annual 5K charity fun walk. Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 5K is a unique community event that offers participants the opportunity to choose their favourite local registered charity to receive a portion of their entry fee.

 

The event will take place on Sunday,…


Argus Launches Health and Wellness Programme, THRIVE, in Collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Hamilton, Bermuda (January 29, 2015) – In a time of rising obesity rates and skyrocketing healthcare costs, the Argus Group, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, is pleased to launch THRIVE, an innovative nutrition, fitness and wellness programme aimed at improving the health of Bermuda’s workforce.

The multi-pronged programme offers participants a variety of support tools …


Excellence Award

 

 

The Excellence Awards recognize individuals who are model employees and contribute to the success of Argus through their leadership, teamwork and contributions to business improvements. Members of staff are nominated by colleagues throughout the company, and awardees are chosen by senior management. The CEO selects the winner of the CEO award
Left to Right: Louis Millar, Karen Simmons, Sjoniece Wolffe, Ryan Eve (CEO Award), Alison Hill (CEO)

Argus Long Service Award

 

 

Congratulations to all recipients for our 2015 long Service Awards. We thank you for your continued hard work and dedication.

Front row (Left to Right) Nichelle Evans (5 years), Shirlene Roberts (15 years), Dianne Lodge (15 years), Alison Hill, CEO, Joy Pimental (30 years), Maureen Purser (30 years), Lauren Bell (30 years), Terri Watson (15 years), Regina Jagne (15 years), Bernadette Smith (5 years).
Back Row (Left to Right) Weldon Wade (5 years), Francezia Campbell (5 years), Kristal Todd (5 years), Scott Johnson (20 years), Dee-Anna Boyles (15 years).
Not pictured: Cindy Trott (30 years), Darlene Young (25 years), Mandy Whayman (20 years), Andrew Bickham (20 years), Joy Simons (15 years), Robert Jardine (15 years), Sharon Brown (10 years), Onesimus Nzabalinda (5 years).

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