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30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 24

30 Minute Video: ZBM Evening News For Feb 24

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories7pm Live Video:... Read more of this article

Chamber: Initial Views On Budget Are “Mixed”

Chamber: Initial Views On Budget Are “Mixed”

“Our initial views are mixed,” Chamber of Commerce President John Wight said following today’s Budget, as “increased company payroll taxes and rolled-back tax concessions to restaurants and retailers mean that these businesses will have no choice but to pass on these costs to consumers, or reduce their workforce.” “In... Read more of this article

ABIR Comments On Planned Payroll Tax Change

ABIR Comments On Planned Payroll Tax Change

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] said while they fully support the introduction of payroll tax progressivity, they urge the Government to “develop existing sources and new alternatives to the payroll tax as a means for raising revenues” as an “overemphasis on the payroll tax makes Bermuda operations even more... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Finance Minister Delivers Budget

Live Updates: Finance Minister Delivers Budget

[Updating] Finance Minister Bob Richards is set to deliver the 2017 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 24], which will set out the Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year. We will be covering the Budget all day, providing live updates as the Minister delivers the speech, as well as posting a copy of the full speech... Read more of this article

Video: Summary Of The 2017 Bermuda Budget

Video: Summary Of The 2017 Bermuda Budget

Introducing a new Financial Services Tax, payroll tax changes and changes and adjustments to customs duties were a few of the financial initiatives revealed as Finance Minister Bob Richards delivered the 2017 Bermuda Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 24]. In addition, the maximum taxable salary level will be raised from $750,000 to $900,000,... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Holds Budget Press Conference

Video: Minister Holds Budget Press Conference

The 2017/18 Budget moves Bermuda closer to our goal of having a balanced budget, Finance Minister Bob Richards said today, adding that “projections for 2018/19 indicate that the Current Account surplus will cover interest charges and capital expenditures, meaning that for the first time in 15 years, Government will not be adding new net debt,... Read more of this article

Full Document & Highlights: 2017 Budget Speech

Full Document & Highlights: 2017 Budget Speech

Payroll tax reductions for lower income earners and introducing a new Financial Services Tax were two of the financial initiatives revealed as Finance Minister Bob Richards delivered the 2017 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 24]. A copy of the full Budget statement is below, you can view our live blog on the Budget here, all our coverage... Read more of this article

Charts Only: 2017-2018 Bermuda Budget

Charts Only: 2017-2018 Bermuda Budget

For those seeking a quick visual view of the 2017 Budget delivered in the House of Assembly by Finance Minister Bob Richards this morning [Feb 24], the charts extracted from the Budget are below. For comparison’s sake, charts from the 2016 Budget are here, the 2015 Budget are here, 2014 Budget are here, 2013 Budget are here, 2012 Budget are here,... Read more of this article

Photos: Fishermen Catch Large Blue Marlin

Photos: Fishermen Catch Large Blue Marlin

[Written by Don Burgess] “It’s a total shock!” - That was the reaction from brothers Allan and Delvin Bean when they caught a huge blue marlin earlier this week. The Beans were in the boat Nothing’s Easy in between Argus and Challenger Banks when they received a tug on their line. Delvin told Bernews, “We knew we had something special form... Read more of this article

Photos: Purvis Primary School Science Fair

Photos: Purvis Primary School Science Fair

Purvis Primary School recently held their 16th annual Science Fair, with the projects based on the Cambridge science curriculum, and serving to highlight the students’ scientific knowledge and inquiry skills. Every student from Primary 1 to Primary 6 presents their experiment to a panel of judges and answers their questions. The science fair challenges... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: Interview With Sir John Swan

One Hour Video: Interview With Sir John Swan

Sir John Swan sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the waterfront, America’s Cup, and airport redevelopment. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, the former Premier also touched on race relations, same sex marriage and more. The 58-minute live video replay... Read more of this article

2.5 Hour Video: AC Marine Services Info Session

2.5 Hour Video: AC Marine Services Info Session

The America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] held the first in a series of information sessions this evening [Feb 23], with the meetings designed to assist local business owners and entrepreneurs who are interested in business opportunities during the America’s Cup this summer. This evening’s session was held at St. Paul’s AME Hall and focused on... Read more of this article

Minister Outerbridge ‘Humbled’ By Appointment

Minister Outerbridge ‘Humbled’ By Appointment

“As the new Minister for Social Development and Sports, I could not be more humbled by the appointment,” Minister Nandi Outerbridge said today, adding that she will do her “utmost to serve the people.” This follows after Premier Michael Dunkley announced changes to Cabinet earlier today, with Wayne Scott stepping down from Cabinet... Read more of this article