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‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

These senseless killings are a “national crisis as our sons’ lives “are being lost too soon, too often,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Shadow Minister of Health & Community Affairs Michael Weeks said. These comments follow after Friday night’s shooting, which resulted in the death of 25-year-old Jason... Read more of this article

Column: Wayne Scott On Airport Development

Column: Wayne Scott On Airport Development

[Opinion column written by Minister Wayne Scott] Cost overruns can have a crushing effect on those who negotiate building contracts. They can turn something that at first seemed a good, affordable investment into a budgetary nightmare, one that weakens financial foundations. It’s the same for an ordinary homeowner trying to build an extension onto... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘New Email Is Pre-Election Campaign Item’

PLP: ‘New Email Is Pre-Election Campaign Item’

[Updated] “The newly created email address ‘askyourpremier@gov.bm’ is simply a desperate pre-election campaign item set up by the OBA government to increase Premier Dunkley’s favorables and to appear to be open and transparent to the people of Bermuda,” the PLP said today. The Cabinet Office announced yesterday that “in... Read more of this article

Minister & PLP On Airport Redevelopment Project

Minister & PLP On Airport Redevelopment Project

The airport deal “awards a sole source contract valued at over $1 billion to a Canadian company that will get free electricity courtesy of the people of Bermuda and earn a taxpayer guaranteed return of 16%,” Shadow Minister David Burt said, while Minister of Finance Bob Richards responded saying “the Bermudian public should not be... Read more of this article

“Ask Your Premier” Email Address Launched

“Ask Your Premier” Email Address Launched

The Cabinet Office announced that “in an effort to enhance and increase community engagement by connecting directly with residents,” Premier Michael Dunkley has launched a new email address called AskYourPremier@gov.bm. “The Cabinet Office advised that the new email address is in keeping with the Premier’s commitment to ensuring... Read more of this article

Scott: “Encourage A More Transparent Process”

Scott: “Encourage A More Transparent Process”

Bermuda can achieve goals “in respect to the airport without giving operational control of both this country’s physical and economic gateway to a company that decided this deal should take place in the first place,” Shadow Transport Minister Lawrence Scott said today. Mr Scott said, “The need to renovate or rebuild our airport is... Read more of this article

‘Momentum Must Be Maintained And Expanded’

‘Momentum Must Be Maintained And Expanded’

“After a 49 year low in air arrivals, the news that the second quarter of 2016 saw increases in air arrivals and visitor spending, is good news for our tourism sector,” and “this momentum must not only be recognized, it must be maintained and expanded upon,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said. His comments follow after... Read more of this article

Q1 2016: Quarterly GDP Estimated at $1,643.7M

Q1 2016: Quarterly GDP Estimated at $1,643.7M

According to the Quarterly Gross Domestic Product [GDP] report released by the Department of Statistics, during the first quarter 2016, quarterly GDP at current prices was estimated at $1,643.7 million, which represented a 0.6% increase year-over-year. The report said, “During the first quarter 2016, quarterly GDP at current prices was estimated at... Read more of this article

PLP & Ministry On Emergency Broadcast System

PLP & Ministry On Emergency Broadcast System

“News that the Emergency Broadcast System has been out of operation for several months should concern every Bermudian,” MP Walter Roban said, adding that “for this critical tool to have been down for months in the midst of hurricane season is a clear sign that something is seriously wrong.” In response, the Ministry of National Security... Read more of this article

Video: PLP Response To Premier’s Message

Video: PLP Response To Premier’s Message

[Acting Opposition Leader David Burt’s response to National Address by Premier Dunkley] “Good Evening, “For too many Bermudian families, the promise of change and economic turnaround remains unfulfilled. “The reality of life for hardworking Bermudian families is stagnant wages, and seniors in their families choosing between healthcare... Read more of this article

Column: Approach To Public Sector Management

Column: Approach To Public Sector Management

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] For decades, the method of public sector governance in Bermuda has not experienced much change. In fact, until the OBA Government’s establishment of the SAGE Commission in 2013, public service studies had been conducted without any large-scale discussion or implementation. Yes, the service did evolve and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Substantive Action To Curb Trends’

Column: ‘Substantive Action To Curb Trends’

[Opinion column written by Senator Marc Daniels] As we move about the community, our countrymen are saying time and time again that they are tired of politicians politicizing crime as if they can singularly and magically make criminality disappear overnight. Bermudians are telling us that words of condemnation and sympathy alone cannot curb the negative... Read more of this article

Video/Audio: Governor Bids Farewell To Bermuda

Video/Audio: Governor Bids Farewell To Bermuda

Governor George Fergusson left Bermuda this afternoon [Aug 2], saying at a farewell ceremony that will treasure the memories of his time as the island’s Governor. The Deputy Governor, Mrs Ginny Ferson, will assume office as Acting Governor until the appointment of a substantive successor.OBA Chair Lynne Woolridge said, “The One Bermuda Alliance... Read more of this article