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3 Hours Of Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

3 Hours Of Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

The Commission of Inquiry is holding a Public Hearing today [Sept 28] at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street in Hamilton. The Commission — which has been charged with investigating the findings of the Auditor General’s report — is chaired by former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Evans, and the members include lawyer... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s GDP Per Capita: $96,018 In 2015

Bermuda’s GDP Per Capita: $96,018 In 2015

[Updated] Bermuda’s gross domestic product [GDP] per capita was measured at $96,018 per person in 2015, according to a report released by the Department of Statistics. “Final estimates of Gross Domestic Product [GDP] in current prices for 2015 were measured at $5.9 billion, a 4.0% increase over 2014,” the report said. “Thirteen of the fifteen... Read more of this article

PATI: People Can Get Facts, Factors & Figures

PATI: People Can Get Facts, Factors & Figures

The PATI Act “gives each Bermudian and resident the chance to make public life better,” Information Commissioner for Bermuda Gitanjali Gutierrez said, adding that “through PATI requests, individuals can begin to get facts about the reasons for decisions, what factors decision makers look at [or don’t look at], the true figures behind... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry: Public Hearing & Airport

Commission Of Inquiry: Public Hearing & Airport

[Updated] The Commission of Inquiry will commence its public hearings tomorrow, and also said that as “the issue has been raised publicly, the Commission also wishes to state publicly that no undertaking was ever given to the Government that we would not inquire into the airport project.” The statement said, “The Commission of Inquiry... Read more of this article

‘Governing Travel With More Accountability’

‘Governing Travel With More Accountability’

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] The OBA was elected to provide Bermuda with more transparent, more accountable, more responsible government. With those goals before us, we’ve made big strides in progressing freedom of information, transparency, accountability and responsible spending. It’s a work in progress because we’re... Read more of this article

Acting AG: Airport Not Within Commission Scope

Acting AG: Airport Not Within Commission Scope

Addressing reports there has been “improper contact” between Government and the Commission of Inquiry regarding its request for information about the airport project, Acting Attorney-General Minister Michael Fahy said that “Government has been consistent in its representations to the Commission that the LF Wade Project is not within... Read more of this article

Legal Action Over Revealing PATI Request

Legal Action Over Revealing PATI Request

Legal action is being taken regarding an incident last year that saw Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier reveal that Opposition MP Walton Brown had filed a PATI request. “I can confirm the matter is before the courts and we will be going to trial,” MP Walton Brown said. In May 2015, while speaking in the House of Assembly, Public Works... Read more of this article

Information Session On Mixed Status Families

Information Session On Mixed Status Families

The Consultative Immigration Reform Working Group is inviting interested parties to an information session on the topic of “Mixed Status Families.” This information session will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at the Berkeley Institute, running from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Chairman of the Group William Madeiros said, “The purpose of this... Read more of this article

MOVE: After Considering Facts, We Still Say No

MOVE: After Considering Facts, We Still Say No

“After considering the facts we still say no, because we are not satisfied that our Finance Minister has worked hard enough to bring to the table alternatives that we know exist,” the MOVE group said. The statement from MOVE said, “Bermuda’s Finance Minister Bob Richards has outlined the reasons why the route with Aecon was decided... Read more of this article

John Rankin Appointed As New Governor

John Rankin Appointed As New Governor

[Updated] Government House announced that John Rankin has been appointed as the new Governor of Bermuda, and he will arrive to take up the position in December 2016 The announcement said, “Mr John Rankin, CMG has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Mr George Fergusson who departed in August 2016 to take up another diplomatic posting.... Read more of this article

Minister Atherden’s Trip To Washington Cost $0

Minister Atherden’s Trip To Washington Cost $0

A trip in July 2016 by Minister Jeanne Atherden to Washington, DC cost zero dollars, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The $0 cost is as the participation in the event was funded by the Pan American Health Organization. The trip duration was listed as from Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Friday, July 29, 2016, and... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry Receives Extension

Commission Of Inquiry Receives Extension

The Commission of Inquiry today [Sept. 12] announced that it has been granted an extension to December 31, 2016 to complete its investigation into the findings of the Auditor General’s report on the Consolidated Fund for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Financial Years. “Our Terms of Reference provided that the Commission was to submit its findings and... Read more of this article

MP Foggo Welcomes Students Back To School

MP Foggo Welcomes Students Back To School

“With students returning to school, we are reminded that a solid education is the foundation for a successful future,” Shadow Minister of Education and Training Lovitta Foggo said. “As our students head back to class across the island, we wish each of them a successful school year, and encourage them all to strive to do their best,”... Read more of this article