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Bipartisan Support: Good Samaritan Act Passes

Bipartisan Support: Good Samaritan Act Passes

[Updated] The Good Samaritan [Food Donation] Act 2015 — which offers legal protection for those donating food in good faith for a charitable purpose — passed with support from both sides of the aisle during yesterday’s [May 22] sitting of the House of Assembly. The bill was brought forward by Opposition MP Kim Wilson, who said some... Read more of this article

Poll: Who Is More In Touch With Bermudians?

Poll: Who Is More In Touch With Bermudians?

51.4% of voters considered the PLP more in touch with the concerns of Bermudians, while 26.3% felt that the OBA was in touch with voter concerns, according to a recent poll released by Profiles of Bermuda. Screenshot of the poll results from Profiles of BermudaPoll Results The company said, “By a similar two-to-one margin recorded in 2014, the... Read more of this article

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

The issue of restricted and prohibited breeds of dogs is an emotive one, and the “Government is sensitive to this fact and it is for this reason that I appointed a canine advisory committee to consider what, if any, changes might be made to our approach to these breeds of dogs and the ability of people to own and breed them,” Minister of... Read more of this article

PC Response: Minister/CCC/Aecon Conference

PC Response: Minister/CCC/Aecon Conference

Following yesterday’s press briefing with Finance Minister Bob Richards and senior executives from the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC] and Aecon, the People’s Campaign said the “timing of this press conference and the sudden presence of the parties is more than coincidental considering that in the past when CCC and Aecon perceived... Read more of this article

Ministry: Lower Unemployment Figures In Trades

Ministry: Lower Unemployment Figures In Trades

During yesterday’s [May 20] Senate proceedings the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy responded to a number of questions posed by Opposition Senator Diallo Rabain relating to work permits, unemployment and certification of tradesmen in Bermuda. In a statement today, the Government said, “One of the questions asked by Sen. Rabain was regarding... Read more of this article

Videos: Minister, CCC & Aecon On Airport Plans

Videos: Minister, CCC & Aecon On Airport Plans

[Updated with videos] Finance Minister Bob Richards — along with senior executives from the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC] and Aecon — held a press briefing today [May 20] in relation to the contract to build a new airport terminal building. CCC CEO Martin Zablocki said, “Aecon brought this project to CCC’s attention after... Read more of this article

Comprehensive Review: Workforce Development

Comprehensive Review: Workforce Development

“To empower Bermudians, provide a more coordinated service for job seekers, and improve efficiency and effectiveness” the Department of Workforce Development engaged the services of an independent management to “conduct a comprehensive review of its operations,” Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today [May 20] in the... Read more of this article

Minister: Work Permit Civil Penalties Are In Effect

Minister: Work Permit Civil Penalties Are In Effect

“I would like to take a few minutes this morning to remind all employers, work permit holders and Bermuda at large, that civil penalties are in effect and have been in effect since April 1, 2014,” Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today [May 20] in the Senate. The Minister said, “Pursuant to the Bermuda Immigration and Protection... Read more of this article

Minister: Airport Plan Appraisal Now Completed

Minister: Airport Plan Appraisal Now Completed

Today [May 20], Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards announced the “completion of an independent appraisal of the method of procurement for the redevelopment of the L.F. Wade International Airport using the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC].” Minister Richards said, “In order to improve the value of this unique proposal,... Read more of this article

Poll Results: Same-Sex Marriages, PRC Status

Poll Results: Same-Sex Marriages, PRC Status

58% of voters opposed same-sex marriages while 69.5% were in favour of granting PRCs status if they had lived in Bermuda for more than 25 years, according to a recent poll released by Profiles of Bermuda. Same-Sex Marriage In releasing the poll results, Profiles of Bermuda said, “Almost identical to the findings of last May, nearly 6 in 10 voters... Read more of this article

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