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OBA: How Much Of Tax Is Earmarked For Health?

OBA: How Much Of Tax Is Earmarked For Health?

“Government must tell Mr and Mrs Bermuda what percentage of the Sugar Tax has been earmarked for health initiatives – and how it is measuring the impact of the tax on people’s health,” according to One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dwayne Robinson. Senator Robinson said, “The 2018 Budget promised that a portion of the revenues from... Read more of this article

Bermuda Drug Information Network Report

Bermuda Drug Information Network Report

Attorney General Kathy Lynn Simmons spoke about the Bermuda Drug Information Network Report in the Senate, noting that it provides a comprehensive overview of the current drug situation, with the intent of providing insight into the different aspects. Minister Simmons said, “The 2018 Annual Report of the Bermuda Drug Information Network [BerDIN]... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session again on Monday [March 18] with Bills scheduled for their second reading including the Children Amendment Act 2018, Land Tax Amendment Act 2019, Customs Tariff Amendment Act 2019, Liquor Licence Amendment Act 2019 and Dental Practitioners Amendment Act 2019. Update: Live broadcast has concluded,... Read more of this article

“Stand-Alone Legislation For St. George’s”

“Stand-Alone Legislation For St. George’s”

Government will develop “stand-alone legislation for St. George’s”, Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban pledged saying that “MPs Renee Ming and Kim Swan made a solid case on behalf of the people they represent and serve, and we listened”. A spokesperson said, “Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban on Friday reconfirmed... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [March 15] with MPs scheduled to continue the budget debate, as well as have second readings of various Bills. Update: Live broadcast has concluded, and the 2.5 hour audio of the morning session is belowThe Order of Business is below [PDF here] Related StoriesParliament:... Read more of this article

Liquor Licence Amendment Act Tabled

Liquor Licence Amendment Act Tabled

The Liquor Licence Amendment Bill 2019 was tabled in the Legislature “to introduce much needed reforms to our liquor licensing laws,” Attorney-General Kathy Simmons said. Attorney-General Simmons said, “The Bill marks the first comprehensive reform of the Liquor Licence Act, which came into operation 45 years ago in 1974. This reform is a... Read more of this article

Audio: MPs Debate Municipalities Bill In House

Audio: MPs Debate Municipalities Bill In House

The Municipalities Reform Act 2019 passed in the House of Assembly last night [March 13], paving the way for Government to repeal elections in the City of Hamilton and the Town of St. George, and continue the corporations as quangos. MPs voted 22 – 7 in favour of advancing the Bill, with the audio of the session indicating that PLP MPs present voted... Read more of this article

Municipalities Bill Passes In House Of Assembly

Municipalities Bill Passes In House Of Assembly

The Municipalities Reform Act 2019 passed in the House of Assembly last night, paving the way for Government to repeal elections in the City of Hamilton and the Town of St. George, and continue the corporations as quangos. MPs voted 22 – 7 in favour of advancing the Bill, with the audio of the session indicating that PLP MPs present voted in... Read more of this article

OBA ‘Disappointed’ Bermuda On EU Tax List

OBA ‘Disappointed’ Bermuda On EU Tax List

“The One Bermuda Alliance is disappointed at Bermuda’s inclusion in the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr. Cannonier said, “Bermuda has a stellar track record of compliance, including passing the stringent Solvency II requirements. Bermuda has also been extremely co-operative with the EU in this... Read more of this article

Minister: We Will Work To Be Removed From List

Minister: We Will Work To Be Removed From List

Bermuda is in close consultation with the UK Government to assist with the delisting process and Bermuda officials will visit key EU Ministers or their officials in Brussels, Paris, and Berlin to reinforce Bermuda’s position, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson. This follows after the EU announced that Bermuda was one of ten jurisdictions they placed... Read more of this article

Premier: Inclusion On EU Tax List Is Temporary

Premier: Inclusion On EU Tax List Is Temporary

“Bermuda’s inclusion on the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions is only temporary,” Premier David Burt said in Parliament today [March 13], adding that in eight weeks Bermuda will have the opportunity to be removed from the list, and he expects that “this will be done as our existing laws meet the standard required by... Read more of this article

‘Will Lead To Taxation Without Representation’

‘Will Lead To Taxation Without Representation’

“Government’s takeover of the municipalities will lead to taxation without representation as people’s democratic right to vote is stripped away,” according to Sylvan Richards, the Shadow Home Affairs Minister. His comments follow after the Government tabled a bill which “proposes to repeal of elections in the Corporations of Hamilton... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] Statements on the European Union Tax Listing, the Bermuda Police Service 2019 Recruitment and the Bermuda Housing Trust Audited Financial Statements are due to be delivered in the House of Assembly on Wednesday [March 13], which will also see MPs continue the budget debate. Update: Live broadcast has concluded, and the audio of... Read more of this article