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Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt

Video: Interview With PLP Leader David Burt

Opposition Leader David Burt sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the 2017 Budget and the Opposition’s Budget Reply, payroll tax, and the Commission of Inquiry’s report. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Mr. Burt also touched on Mark Pettingill’s... Read more of this article

Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos

Shawn Crockwell On Commission & Casinos

Independent MP Shawn Crockwell responded to comments from Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch, saying the comments he made in Parliament about casino licence fees “came from individuals in the hotel development and gaming industries who reached out to me” and “there was no consultation with prospective operators... Read more of this article

Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers

Walter Roban On Budget For Police Officers

“Do not be fooled by announcements” that the “budget has been increased to allow for the hiring of new police officers,” as the officers due to be hired are filling vacancies “left unfilled for years because of OBA budget cuts,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, adding that the “OBA Government... Read more of this article

Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

The proposed draft Bill is “envisioned to be more attractive to developers to build new hotels, restaurants and attractions, and/or reinvest in Tourism products, and to eliminate the cumbersome and costly administration,” Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy said. Speaking in the Senate, the Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

Commission’s Alan Dunch: ‘Enough Is Enough’

Commission’s Alan Dunch: ‘Enough Is Enough’

“Enough is enough,” Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch said, saying that “no longer can some of these criticisms be ignored, the right thinking people of Bermuda deserve to know the real facts.” Mr Dunch said, “In the 18-month period that the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission has been fully operable, it... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier Michael Dunkley said “Bermuda’s thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom”, following today’s attack near Westminster. The Premier said, “This has been such a shocking and distressing event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families impacted and the people of London and the UK as they deal with this cowardly attack on... Read more of this article

National Security Ministry 2017 Budget Briefs

National Security Ministry 2017 Budget Briefs

National Security Minister Jeff Baron delivered the Ministry Budget Briefs in the Senate earlier today [March 22], and the Budget Briefs for the various departments within the Ministry are below. In discussing the budget for the Bermuda Police Service, the Minister said, “The staffing level in the BPS has dipped below 400 officers for the first... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Casino Commission’s Work

Minister Updates On Casino Commission’s Work

Questions continue to be raised about the time frame in which the first casino in Bermuda will be operational,” Minister Michael Fahy said, adding that he wishes to “put to rest those criticisms and to inform the people of Bermuda of the herculean efforts being undertaken at the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission to make gaming a reality in... Read more of this article

BPSU On Recommendations Made By COI

BPSU On Recommendations Made By COI

The recommendations by the Commission of Inquiry should be “carefully considered and to the extent that the recommendations make practical sense, and will help to achieve greater accountability for the public purse, they should be supported and implemented expeditiously,” the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] said. The Head of the Civil... Read more of this article

“Commission Has Made Substantial Progress”

“Commission Has Made Substantial Progress”

The Island “could absolutely have a responsible, world class gaming model up and running in the near future,” suggests international expert Kevin Mullally, of Gaming Laboratories International [GLI]. Mr Mullally, the Vice-President of Government Relations & General Counsel at GLI, has been consulting on the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission’s... Read more of this article

Video: MP Mark Pettingill On Casino Gaming

Video: MP Mark Pettingill On Casino Gaming

“I think we could have implemented casino gaming over a year ago,” MP Mark Pettingill said, adding that he feels “we could have had 200 jobs on the table right away.” Following his resignation from the One Bermuda Alliance, MP Mark Pettingill sat down with Bernews for a live interview, with his thoughts on the implementation... Read more of this article

Halt Euthanasia/Deportation Of ‘Illegal’ Animals

Halt Euthanasia/Deportation Of ‘Illegal’ Animals

[Updated] “I have asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to immediately halt the euthanasia or deportation of illegal animals that have no history of aggression pending legislative amendments and a full review of policies going forward,” Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards said.Speaking in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

“Excitement & Energy” At PLP Women’s Caucus

“Excitement & Energy” At PLP Women’s Caucus

There was “excitement and energy” at the PLP’s first Women’s Caucus meeting this past Saturday, PLP Public Relations Officer Liana Hall said, adding that “we are motivated to have our voices heard to advocate for policy and legislative change.” Ms. Hall said, “This past Saturday, the Progressive Labour Party launched... Read more of this article