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Opposition Question Senator’s Job Appointment

Opposition Question Senator’s Job Appointment

Following the announcement that Senator Nalton Brangman has been appointed at Morgan’s Point, the Opposition said they are “shocked” that the Senator will retain his Junior Ministerial portfolio of Tourism & Transport, a role they said “has already, and will, in the future, put him in a position where direct conflicts between... Read more of this article

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

“Bermudians should not be forced to wait 5 years for the OBA to figure out” how to keep their promise of ending conscription, Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, while the Ministry said they have “clearly set out the Government’s plan” and are “developing the framework for the required legislation.” Mr.Roban... Read more of this article

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

[Updated with PLP response] Saying it is in “accordance with Government’s commitment to effect ongoing improvements in transparency and it’s reporting on the fiscal and economic affairs of the country,” the Ministry of Finance today [Aug 21] reported on the 2014/15 First Quarter Fiscal Performance and provided a Mid-Year Economic Review... Read more of this article

Company Registrations Show “Positive Trend”

Company Registrations Show “Positive Trend”

[Updated with PLP comment] Minister of Education and Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons said that the Registrar of Companies’ data on new company incorporations for the second quarter of 2014 continues to “show a strong positive trend in the number of new company registrations.” The Ministry said, “Results following the close... Read more of this article

Police Investigation Into BPAC Account Ongoing

Police Investigation Into BPAC Account Ongoing

The Bermuda Police Service Financial Crime Unit’s investigation into the Bermuda Political Action Club [BPAC] bank account is still ongoing, the police have confirmed. On July 23 a police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service Financial Crime Unit has commenced enquiries to determine if any criminal offences have been committed in relation... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] I would like to take this time to thank the people of Bermuda for their ideas, support and words of advice over the last few months. Your encouragement has rekindled a sense of Bermudian pride that is urgently needed at this point in our history. With nature we see the times of sowing and reaping... Read more of this article

School Maintenance Will Be Completed On Time

School Maintenance Will Be Completed On Time

Considerable progress has been made on the school summer maintenance programme and the work will be completed on time, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin Minister Gordon-Pamplin said, “The Buildings section has deployed its entire staff to complete planned maintenance and address various defects within the schools designated for... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign Public Evaluation For July

People’s Campaign Public Evaluation For July

The People’s Campaign for Equality, Jobs & Justice has released their latest public evaluation for the month of July, which they said serves to allow the People’s Campaign to “evaluate the effectiveness of those who sit in the House of Parliament are in addressing the issues raised by the people.” The People’s Campaign... Read more of this article

PLP Respond To OBA On Quality Of Life

PLP Respond To OBA On Quality Of Life

The debate over the Opposition’s suggestion that the Government initiate a Quality of Life Study, with the PLP responding to comments made by OBA Acting Chair Susan Jackson, saying that “it is unfortunate that when the PLP presents suggestions and solutions to help Bermudians, the OBA ignores them or engages in personal attacks and plays... Read more of this article

Jackson Responds To Furbert On Quality Of Life

Jackson Responds To Furbert On Quality Of Life

OBA Acting Chair Susan Jackson responded to Shadow Business Development Minister Wayne Furbert’s suggestion that Government initiate a Quality of Life Study, saying that it was “the former Government that initiated the decline in our economy” that “led to a fall in the quality of life for many Bermudians.” Yesterday Mr.... Read more of this article


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