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‘We Need To Change Our Views On Immigration’

‘We Need To Change Our Views On Immigration’

We “need to change our views on immigration” and going forward our “approach must be more market based” and we should “reform immigration to enable job creation with appropriate protections.” This was from the recently released Bermuda First report, which said they concluded that the most important, urgent decisions... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Visits Washington DC

Premier David Burt Visits Washington DC

“Premier David Burt travels to Washington DC where he will continue Bermuda’s outreach to key Members of the United States Congress and other business and international leaders”, according to a Government spokesperson. The spokesperson said, “As part of the Cabinet Office’s overseas internship programme, Anthony Howell was based... Read more of this article

Govt To Raise Debt Ceiling Due To Morgan’s Point

Govt To Raise Debt Ceiling Due To Morgan’s Point

[Updated with PDF & Video] The Government will raise the debt ceiling to cover the liabilities triggered by the defaults in relation to the Morgan’s Point project, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson announced today. The previous administration had provided a guarantee of up to $165 million for the Morgan’s Point project, which has... Read more of this article

Amendments To Economic Development Act

Amendments To Economic Development Act

“Our Economic empowerment zones can drive renewed economic activity in Bermuda,” said Premier David Burt as he advised that amendments to the Economic Development Act 1968 will be tabled on Friday. “These amendments will lay the groundwork for development in our EEZs – in North Hamilton, St. George’s and the West End. This Government... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Reform

Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Reform

The Ministry of National Security will hold a town hall meeting on immigration reform on Thursday, 19 September, between 6:30pm and 8:00pm at the Berkeley Institute. “Minster of National Security, Wayne Caines, JP, MP, Renee Ming, MP, Christopher Famous, MP, Leah Scott, MP, Benjamin Smith and William Madeiros will discuss Comprehensive Immigration... Read more of this article

Government Issue RFP For ‘School Redesign’

Government Issue RFP For ‘School Redesign’

The Government has issued an RFP for “School Redesign and Signature School Consultancy,” inviting proposals for consultancy services to work with the Ministry and the Department of Education to “restructure the Bermuda Public School System, redesign schools, and design new specialized schools.” The RFP notes: The Government has... Read more of this article

Video: Premier David Burt’s Labour Day Message

Video: Premier David Burt’s Labour Day Message

The Government’s television station CITV has posted a video on social media, with Premier David Burt delivering a Labour Day message. You can watch the Government’s video below, and view our live updates of Labour Day here and all our coverage of Labour Day here. Video via CITV Youtube channel: Related Stories40 Minutes Of... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin On Pride Parade

Governor John Rankin On Pride Parade

Speaking in advance of the upcoming Pride Parade, Governor John Rankin said he hopes it “will be an enjoyable event for all involved and, like many other events on the island, demonstrate both the inclusivity and diversity of the community in Bermuda.” Governor Rankin said, “Bermuda’s first ever Pride event is in line with the rights... Read more of this article

Acting Premier Roban On Bermuda Pride Event

Acting Premier Roban On Bermuda Pride Event

Speaking in advance of Bermuda’s first Pride Parade, Acting Premier Walter Roban stated, “Bermuda is a country with diverse opinions, ideologies and a history of strong spiritual convictions. “We encourage everyone to be mindful of the diverse perspectives on our island and to seek peaceful, respectful and law abiding means of expressing... Read more of this article

‘May Not Seem Much, But Every Cent Counts’

‘May Not Seem Much, But Every Cent Counts’

[Updated] The “unannounced charge of $8.11 for senior ID cards may not seem like much, but if you’re struggling to get by then every cent counts,” according to OBA MP Susan Jackson. Ms. Jackson said, “In light of the bold statements made by Efficiency Chairman, Minister Wayne Furbert, it surprises and frustrates me that so little... Read more of this article

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

[Opinion column written by Minister of Education Diallo Rabain] Education is not only the foundation for success in people’s lives; it is also something that enhances people’s lives. Every child should have access to a high-quality education so that they may live their life to the fullest extent. The Bermuda Public School System [BPSS] is a comprehensive... Read more of this article

Minister: “Not Our Intention To Bring Hardship”

Minister: “Not Our Intention To Bring Hardship”

Following comments made concerning increases in the land tax, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson tonight [Aug 20] said, “I am appreciative of the concerns that some have recently expressed about the new land tax structure. “Putting together our current budget was a challenging exercise, one in which we have tried to achieve balance, wherein... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Govt Was Warned About Land Tax’

OBA: ‘Govt Was Warned About Land Tax’

The Government was “warned that increases in the land tax would hurt seniors,” according to Pat Gordon-Pamplin, the Shadow Health Minister. Ms. Gordon-Pamplin said, “We stood up in the House and told the Government over and over that this tax was going to hurt those less able to pay and lo and behold we have been proven correct, although... Read more of this article