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Police Confirm Death Of 37-Year-Old Man

Police Confirm Death Of 37-Year-Old Man

Police have confirmed the death of a 37-year-old Bermudian man following a medical emergency onboard a flight arriving from New York. A police spokesperson said, “Around 10:10pm Sunday, December 10th police and first responders attended a reported medical emergency onboard a scheduled Jet Blue flight arriving from New York USA. “CPR was being performed... Read more of this article

Over $1 Million Paid Due To ‘Late Financials’

Over $1 Million Paid Due To ‘Late Financials’

Over $1 million was paid in penalties after the Government submitted late financials in 2015 and 2016, according to responses in the House of Assembly on Friday. MP Rolfe Commissiong questioned Junior Minister of Finance Wayne Furbert about the “fees paid to Bermuda creditors as a result of the OBA Government submitting late financials”,... Read more of this article

Michael Dunkley: Casino Bill Is A “Bad Move”

Michael Dunkley: Casino Bill Is A “Bad Move”

“The future for gaming looks bleak especially with the passage of the Casino Gaming Amendment Act 2017,” Michael Dunkley said, adding that “it’s a wrong move, it’s a bad move and it will backfire.” MPs Pass Casino Gaming Amendment Bill The Casino Gaming Amendment Bill 2017 passed in the House of Assembly on Friday, with... Read more of this article

Winston Godwin & Greg DeRoche: ‘It Is A Shame’

Winston Godwin & Greg DeRoche: ‘It Is A Shame’

“It is a shame that it has come to this after such a long fought battle,” but it is important to acknowledge “what we have been able to achieve together,” Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche said following the Domestic Partnerships Act passing in the House of Assembly. The couple — who filed the legal challenge which paved... Read more of this article

Price Commission Amendment Passes In House

Price Commission Amendment Passes In House

The Price Commission Amendment Act 2017 passed in the House of Assembly with bipartisan support on Friday evening [Dec 8], with the Bill seeking to change the Commission to the “Cost of Living Commission”, with an aim to focus on cost of living matters. The Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum said, ”This Bill amends the Price Commission Act 1974 so... Read more of this article

Committee To Examine Sex Offenders Legislation

Committee To Examine Sex Offenders Legislation

MP have approved a Joint Select Committee to examine “how we manage the information relating to sexual offenders and how we protect our communities simultaneously.” The Motion was brought by MP Renee Ming and said, “Whereas it is acknowledged that the public are becoming increasingly aware of incidents relating to sexual offenders, and... Read more of this article

WestJet: “Bermuda Is Nearby Slice Of Paradise”

WestJet: “Bermuda Is Nearby Slice Of Paradise”

Bermuda was featured in the December issue of WestJet Magazine, with the island called a “slice of paradise.” The piece titled ‘Three Days in Bermuda’ sets out to advise readers on “what to eat, see and do on a culture-packed getaway to this quaint and quiet island.” The author, Augustine Brown, introduces Bermuda... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister Attending Forum In Jamaica

Premier & Minister Attending Forum In Jamaica

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch are this weekend traveling to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to participate in the Caribbean Infrastructure Forum hosted by KPMG and CIBC FirstCaribbean. “The forum opens on Monday morning with a welcome from Conference Chairman, Mr. Nigel Holness, Managing Director... Read more of this article

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

Newsflash Video & Weekend Reports, Photos

This past weekend saw the House of Assembly run into the early hours of Saturday morning with MPs approving a number of Bills including a Bill to decriminalize under 7 grams of cannabis, the Domestic Partnerships Bill, and Casino Gaming Amendment Bill; the Bermuda School Sports Federation hold their Knock Out Football Tournament, as well as various... Read more of this article

Govt Signs Tax Agreement With United States

Govt Signs Tax Agreement With United States

The Government of Bermuda has signed a tax agreement with the United States, a Country by Country Competent Authority Agreement. “This agreement signifies that the Government of Bermuda has satisfied the Internal Revenue Services’ [IRS] data safeguards review and complies with the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development [OECD]... Read more of this article

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

Plan For Aquaponics Farm On Smith’s Island

The Department of Planning recently approved plans to set up a “small scale aquaponics farm” on Smith’s Island in St George’s. Aquaponics is a system that combines hydroponics [growing plants in water without soil] and aquaculture [fish farming] in a symbiotic environment. The planning application, submitted by Uwe Lipfert and... Read more of this article

Motorcycle Rider Injured In Ord Road Collision

Motorcycle Rider Injured In Ord Road Collision

Emergency services responded to a collision this evening [Dec 10] on Ord Road where it appears a motorcycle and car collided resulting in the motorcycle rider sustaining injuries and being transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for treatment. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able. Related StoriesPhotos:... Read more of this article

Centre For Justice On Partnership Bill Passing

Centre For Justice On Partnership Bill Passing

While disappointed that “Government chose to roll back full marital equality,” the Centre for Justice said they “were encouraged by a floor amendment giving recognition to all same sex marriages that have taken outside Bermuda prior to the commencement of the Domestic Partnership Act,” and also said it was “encouraging... Read more of this article