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Succession Planning In The Public Service

Succession Planning In The Public Service

“The combination of an ageing workforce and resource limitations in certain areas of specialization reinforces the need for the Government to place particular emphasis on succession planning,” Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown said. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 16], the Minister said, “The Bermuda Government... Read more of this article

Minister Burch: Work To Start On Kings Wharf

Minister Burch: Work To Start On Kings Wharf

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 16], Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided information on work that will commence at the Kings Wharf in the Royal Naval Dockyard, saying that “works will commence tomorrow, Saturday November 17th and will rapidly gain speed as we move quickly to meet this critical time line.” The... Read more of this article

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier delivered the formal response to the 2018 Throne Speech today [Nov 16] in the House of Assembly saying that we are “on a path of perpetual contraction.” In his reply Mr Cannonier said: “The Government’s previous announcement of the doubling of guarantee capital at the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation... Read more of this article

Update On Workforce Development Programmes

Update On Workforce Development Programmes

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 16], Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo provided an update on the “various initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Workforce Development to assist and prepare individuals for the world of work.” “The Department of Workforce Development carries out... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 16

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 16

Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier is set to deliver the Reply to the Throne Speech during Friday’s [Nov 16] session in the House of Assembly, which will also see a number of Ministerial statements on topics including the Tax Reform Commission, Kings Wharf rehabilitation, affordable housing, and the amendments to the Bermuda Tourism Authority Act.According... Read more of this article

Premier To Host Throne Speech Town Hall

Premier To Host Throne Speech Town Hall

On Tuesday evening [Nov 20] Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting at the Berkeley Institute where he will “discuss initiatives in the 2018 Throne Speech.” A Government spokesperson said, “Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, 20 November at 6:30pm in The Berkeley Institute Cafetorium. The Premier will... Read more of this article

MP Scott & Minister DeSilva On BTA Board Bill

MP Scott & Minister DeSilva On BTA Board Bill

Minister of Tourism & Transport Zane DeSilva said it “is unfortunate that the Opposition seems more interested in scaremongering and innuendo,” while Shadow Minister of Tourism Leah Scott said the Government’s “standard reply, when they have absolutely no rebuttal to facts and accurate data, is that the Opposition is practicing... Read more of this article

Speech Was ‘Bold, Attainable & Transformative’

Speech Was ‘Bold, Attainable & Transformative’

“The 2018 Throne Speech can be described as bold, attainable and transformative,” the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] said, adding that it “represented the true ethos of a labour government that is progressive, and provided the key elements required to tackle systemic societal inequalities head-on.”The BTUC said, “It... Read more of this article

Meetings In Boston On Govt’s Debt Refinancing

Meetings In Boston On Govt’s Debt Refinancing

Premier David Burt, Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson, Financial Secretary Anthony Manders, and HSBC Bermuda Head of Corporate Banking Neville Grant are ‘on the road’ in Boston, speaking to investors regarding the Government’s debt refinancing. Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “On the road in Boston with Finance Minister... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Speech Noticeable For What It Left Out’

OBA: ‘Speech Noticeable For What It Left Out’

 “As I said previously, there is a lot in the Throne Speech that the One Bermuda Alliance welcomes, however when we look at it closely, the Speech was most noticeable for what it left out,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. “Here is an example: Bermuda is facing some serious external threats, but there was hardly a mention of them or how... Read more of this article

PLP Donates $10,000 To Charity After Gala

PLP Donates $10,000 To Charity After Gala

Saying that “with over 800 attendees, this evening exceeding the expectations of the Events Committee,” the PLP donated $10,000 to charity following the ‘Wakanda Royalty’ Gala on Saturday, with the funds donated to Project Action, Women’s Resource Centre, Raleigh Bermuda, CADA, and the Foster Parents Association. Charity recipients with... Read more of this article

Sex Offender Management Bill Tabled In Senate

Sex Offender Management Bill Tabled In Senate

A Bill which seeks to “enhance the effective oversight and management of sex offenders” and “establish a sex offender register” was tabled in the Senate on Friday [Nov 9]. The Bill — officially titled the ‘Criminal Code [Sex Offender Management] Amendment Act 2018′ — “seeks to amend the Criminal... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP “Wakanda Royalty” Gala Event

Photos: PLP “Wakanda Royalty” Gala Event

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] hosted their “Wakanda Royalty” Gala tonight [Nov 10] at the Fairmont Southampton as part of their 2018 Gala Weekend. The evening events began with a cocktail reception followed by the banquet which saw hundreds of attendees fill the room to near capacity. Premier David Burt and Cabinet Ministers were in attendance... Read more of this article