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Live Updates: BTUC Holds Membership Meeting

Live Updates: BTUC Holds Membership Meeting

[Updating] The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] — which is made up of the island’s various trade unions including the BIU, BPSU and BUT — will be holding an urgent meeting for all public service employees at 10.00am today [Jan 26]. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, BIU President Chris Furbert said the matter concerned the furlough days,... Read more of this article

Full Text: Ministry of Finance Letter To BTUC

Full Text: Ministry of Finance Letter To BTUC

The full text of a letter sent by the Ministry of Finance to the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], on Friday [Jan 23]  has been revealed, with the letter saying if the BTUC “are unable to agree to continue the furlough, the Government will be forced to take steps to achieve the necessary reductions in expenditures” which “could... Read more of this article

All Public Bus And Ferry Services Suspended

All Public Bus And Ferry Services Suspended

This morning’s [Jan 26] meeting of the BTUC membership and its subsequent march on Cabinet has lead to the the suspension of all public bus and ferry transportation services, with updates expected once the march has concluded. The Transport Ministry said, “All public bus and ferry transportation services, inclusive of the Central Terminal... Read more of this article

Flying Colours Mountain Bike Race Results

Flying Colours Mountain Bike Race Results

[Written by Chris Smith] The fifth race of the Flying Colours Mountain Bike Race Series was held at Ferry Point Park yesterday [Jan 25]. The nasty winter weather broke down and turned into another sweet Bermuda day [good for kite flying]. 97 Fat Tire racers took on the shortened tracks. A Class once again was Dominic free. But this time around, Matthew... Read more of this article

BAC Group Acquires Universal Electric Limited

BAC Group Acquires Universal Electric Limited

The BAC Group of Companies [BAC] and Universal Electric Limited [UEL] said they have completed  a transaction for BAC to acquire the assets of UEL effective as of Friday, January 23rd, 2015. The company said, “The agreement is a friendly cash and stock transaction which will see the assets incorporated into a new operating entity: BAC Universal... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Entertainment Union Meeting

Videos: Bermuda Entertainment Union Meeting

The Bermuda Entertainment Union held a special meeting last night [Jan 25] at Leopard’s Club to discuss the impact of the new work permit policy on the entertainment industry, with the new policy set to come in effect on March 1st. Shadow Minister for Immigration Walton Brown previously said, “The policy for many years was that foreign entertainment... Read more of this article

21-Foot Wellcraft Towed By Good Samaritan

21-Foot Wellcraft Towed By Good Samaritan

A 21-foot Wellcraft that was unable to restart its engine, leaving it disabled in Great Sound, was recently rescued by a passing good Samaritan, who assisted the vessel in returning to its moorings at Jews Bay. The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said, “Bermuda Radio received a cellular call from four persons on board a 21-foot Wellcraft advising... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Requests Meeting After Walkout

Chief Justice Requests Meeting After Walkout

Following the walkout by some lawyers at Friday’s Special Court Sitting which marks the Opening of the Legal Year, Chief Justice Ian Kawaley said he “requested an urgent meeting with representatives of those members of the Criminal Defence Bar who left the courtroom” and he considers “their conduct to have been inappropriate.” The... Read more of this article

Photos & Speeches: Opening Of 2015 Legal Year

Photos & Speeches: Opening Of 2015 Legal Year

[Updated] The Opening of the 2015 Legal Year was marked with a Special Court Sitting on Friday [Jan 23], with members of the Bar gathering to formally open the Legal Year. Speaking at the event, Chief Justice of Bermuda Ian Kawaley said: “Some might ask why so much care and expense is being deployed by the three branches of Government in relation... Read more of this article

Opinion: Is Democracy A Myth In A Colony?

Opinion: Is Democracy A Myth In A Colony?

[Opinion column written by John H. Holdipp III] This is a loaded question which may irritate or alter your opinion of the facts. As I near the completion of my first stint as a Councillor in one of the municipalities, that being the Corporation of Hamilton, I have been analyzing the above question. “ Is democracy a myth in a colony?” Perhaps... Read more of this article


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