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St George Corp ‘Saddened And Disappointed’

St George Corp ‘Saddened And Disappointed’

Noting they are “saddened and disappointed the Bermuda Government has produced a consultation document with very limited consultation,” St George’s Mayor Quinell Francis said they will host a Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of the Town as proposed in the Municipalities Reform 2019 Consultation Document. Should the Corporations... Read more of this article

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15] including the Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2019, the Employment [Protected Disclosures] Order 2019, the Good Governance [Protected Disclosures] Order 2019, Nursing Amendment Rules 2018, the BTA 2017 Review, and the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Annual Report 2015-2017. The full... Read more of this article

Statistics: Imports, Income & Visitors Increase

Statistics: Imports, Income & Visitors Increase

According to the 2018 Q3 Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics, total imports increased 12.6%, employment income increased 1.4%, and the island hosted 94,966 air visitors during the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 5.1 per cent when compared to the same period of 2017. Imports The report said, “Total imports increased 12.6 per cent to $275.4 million... Read more of this article

Financial Assistance Reform Recommendations

Financial Assistance Reform Recommendations

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15], Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided an update on the financial assistance programme, and the Ministry has also released the recommendations from the Financial Assistance Reform Group. Noting that it is the Government’s intent to reform the programme, Minister Wilson said the work started last year... Read more of this article

Retail Sales Decrease 0.4% In October 2018

Retail Sales Decrease 0.4% In October 2018

After adjusting for the retail sales rate of inflation – measured at 2.3% in October – the overall volume of retail sales decreased 0.4%, according to the recently released Retail Sales Index. “Three of the seven retail sectors recorded declines in sales volume with apparel stores recording the largest volume decrease of 7.8%. In contrast,... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Standards-Based Grading

Minister Updates On Standards-Based Grading

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the work being undertaken by the Department of Education to progress the Standards-Based Grading initiative. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15], Minister Rabain said, “Standards-based grading measures student proficiency in a subject against a defined course objective. The... Read more of this article

Development, Community, Conservation Strategy

Development, Community, Conservation Strategy

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban spoke about the Draft Bermuda Plan 2018, which has “three complementary strategies provide a balanced framework for making informed decisions on planning applications.” The Minister said, “The Department of Planning has conducted a full review of... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business Paper

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business Paper

[Updated with audio] After being on break, the House of Assembly is set to resume on Friday [Feb 15] with statements due to be delivered on the December 2nd 2016 Settlement, Financial Assistance Reform, Standards-Based Grading and more. According to the Order Paper, Ministers will deliver statements on the Using the Bermuda Plan Process to Protect Our... Read more of this article

Wilson Wins Grammy For ‘Spiderman Theme’

Wilson Wins Grammy For ‘Spiderman Theme’

[Written by Don Burgess] Justin Wilson won a Grammy on Sunday night, with Wilson, along with Randy Waldman and Randy Kibble, taking home the Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals for the ‘Spiderman Theme.’ Wilson and Waldman were also nominated for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella with the ‘Batman Theme.’ He... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Meets With Business Owners

Photos: Premier Meets With Business Owners

Premier David Burt hosted a lunch with a number of business owners from North East Hamilton to hear “their suggestions for increasing economic activity in the area.” The Government posted the photos online below, and said, “Premier Burt hosted a lunch with a number of business owners from North East Hamilton to hear first-hand their suggestions... Read more of this article

Video: February 15 Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: February 15 Bernews Morning Newsflash

House of Assembly in session today, Government said that the new trash trucks will soon be in service, CURB denounce racist graffiti, Helen and Ernie Reigstad have visited Bermuda numerous times since 1959, Hamilton Princess ranked 5th in AccorHotels properties globally, police host the Regiment & St. John Ambulance for a round table discussion, Minister... Read more of this article

Dr. Johnson Joins Medical Specialties Group

Dr. Johnson Joins Medical Specialties Group

Dr. Andrea Gilford Johnson has joined the practice at Bermuda Medical Specialties Group [BMSG] and is now accepting new patients at their medical facility located on Reid Street in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Medical Specialties Group [BMSG] is pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Gilford Johnson, MBBS, has joined the practice and is... Read more of this article

Video: Episode #2 Of ‘Adventures Of Raz’

Video: Episode #2 Of ‘Adventures Of Raz’

The second episode of the animated series “The Adventures of Raz” has been released, with the series — which was created by Tashel Bean — featuring the voices of Bermudian actors as the Loquat Hunters work to save Frog Parish.The episode description said, “In this episode of ‘The Adventures of Raz’, an outsider attacks the Princess... Read more of this article