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Full Text: PLP’s Reply To 2015-2016 Budget

Full Text: PLP’s Reply To 2015-2016 Budget

Shadow Finance Minister David Burt delivered the Progressive Labour Party’s official response to the 2015 Budget in the House of Assembly today [Feb 27], where he urged the Government to get serious about diversification, regulate ‘payday lenders’ who are charging interest rates of 260%, move on the decriminalisation of cannabis, reform... Read more of this article

Gutierrez Appointed Information Commissioner

Gutierrez Appointed Information Commissioner

Governor George Fergusson announced today [Feb 27] that he has appointed Ms Gitanjali Gutierrez to be the Information Commissioner, designated under section 50 of the Public Access to Information Act 2010 [PATI]. “Ms Gutierrez will take up her duties with effect from 2 March, ahead of the Act coming into force on 1 April,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

Minister Scott On Possible School Consolidations

Minister Scott On Possible School Consolidations

The Ministry of Education faces a 5% budget reduction [approximately $5.9 million] and this coupled with a decline in student enrolment has “left us little choice but to consider restructuring the way public education is delivered,” Minister of Education Wayne Scott said today [Feb 27] in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

Transport Minister On Bus Service Interruptions

Transport Minister On Bus Service Interruptions

The Department of Public Transport has 10 bus operators out on long term sick leave and has implemented a ban on overtime, so the combination  is impacting the scheduling of bus runs, Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell said today [Feb 27] in the House of Assembly. The Minister was providing an update on the recent schedule... Read more of this article

Minister: New Electoral Process For City Elections

Minister: New Electoral Process For City Elections

[Updated with video] In advance of the municipal elections scheduled for Hamilton and St. George’s in May 2015, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy provided an overview of how the new electoral process will work. Speaking in the Senate today [Feb 25] the Minister said that Government “took the view that business ratepayers should have... Read more of this article

Foggo: ‘Do Honourable Thing & Relinquish Title’

Foggo: ‘Do Honourable Thing & Relinquish Title’

[Updated] Shadow Education Minister Lovitta Foggo said that she is “dismayed by the recent actions” of OBA MP Leah Scott, and hopes that “after the strong negative reaction to MP Scott’s less than acceptable explanation, that she will do the honourable thing and relinquish the title of Junior Minister for Education.” This... Read more of this article

$90 Million Lawsuit: Govt To ‘Defend Vigorously’

$90 Million Lawsuit: Govt To ‘Defend Vigorously’

Responding to the $90 million lawsuit filed by Allied Development over the loss of the City Waterfront lease, Attorney-General Trevor Moniz said the “Government views this action very seriously and will be defending it vigorously.” Citing “costs and losses”, Michael MacLean’s Allied Development launched legal action over... Read more of this article

90 Minute Video: Chamber’s Budget Breakfast

90 Minute Video: Chamber’s Budget Breakfast

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Budget Breakfast this morning [Feb 23] at Lower Pier Six, with the panelists included Minister of Finance Bob Richards, Nathan Kowalski of Anchor Investment Management, Kim White of Cox Hallett Wilkinson who also served on the SAGE Commission, while Arthur Wightman of PwC Bermuda served as moderator.The... Read more of this article

BPSU President Responds To 2015/16 Budget

BPSU President Responds To 2015/16 Budget

“Analysis of the budget does not leave me with a sense of optimism or any sign that Bermuda is on the road to recovery,” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Jason Hayward said. Responding to the recently delivered 2015/16 Budget, Mr Hayward said, “I will refrain from being overly critical on the specifics of the Minister... Read more of this article

Budget Extract: Costs For Hosting America’s Cup

Budget Extract: Costs For Hosting America’s Cup

By the end of the current 2014/15 fiscal year, Government will have spent $4.66 million on America’s Cup related expenses, and in the upcoming 2015/16 fiscal year, the Government will budget $11.7 million, Finance Minister Bob Richards said during Friday’s [Feb 20] Budget speech. Speaking on this year’s expenses, the Minister said, “By... Read more of this article


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