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House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

After MP Rolfe Commissiong tried to repeat his comments that Sir John Swan was ‘tap dancing’, Speaker of the House Dennis Lister interrupted him saying “let’s not go down there again”, adding that maybe he was “wrong last week for letting you go as far as you did go.” During the previous week in Parliament,... Read more of this article

Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

“I am pleased to table for the consideration of this Honourable House a document that sets out this Government’s strategic intent for government reform,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly. “This planning framework serves as the starting point towards the building of a comprehensive roadmap to realise Government Reform,”... Read more of this article

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

“Bermuda has consistently demonstrated its commitment to combating money laundering and terrorist financing, therefore it was regrettable that a ‘minor technical omission’ led to a major fail,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “In addition to the potential reputational damage and inhibition... Read more of this article

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an ”update of the proposed changes to work permit policies which begins with assessing jobs currently listed in the closed, restricted, special and open job categories. The Minister said, “This government recognizes the importance of including... Read more of this article

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [May 17] including the 2019 Transport Green Paper, the 2017 BDIC Annual Report, the Bermuda Public Accountability Board 2018 Annual Report, the Government Reform February 2019 Report, the Premier, Ministers and Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Bill 2019, and the Taxes Management [Large Ship Infrastructure... Read more of this article

Minister: 2019 Transport Green Paper Released

Minister: 2019 Transport Green Paper Released

The 196-page 2019 Transport Green Paper has been released, which was “designed to stimulate debate on a range of options for strengthening the transportation sector to better plan for the future.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said, “The Government undertook to conduct... Read more of this article

‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee Formed

‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee Formed

Government has formed a Cabinet Committee on Social Development, Premier David Burt said, adding that in the Committee’s first meeting they “addressed matters around the living wage, the extension of paid maternity leave, revisions to the mandatory retirement age, the adoption of the charter of rights and responsibilities for seniors and the... Read more of this article

Minister On Gang Prevention In Primary Schools

Minister On Gang Prevention In Primary Schools

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an overview of the  work of the Ministry of National Security’s Gang Violence Reduction Team, Primary Prevention Initiative, Elliot Kings Group. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], the Minister said, “The Gang Violence Reduction Team has been working hard in our Public Schools... Read more of this article

‘Require Publication Of All Such Appointments’

‘Require Publication Of All Such Appointments’

[Updated] I will today introduce amendments to the ‘Premier, Ministers and Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Act 2019,’ Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [May 17], explaining that this will require the “publication of all such appointments with details of remuneration.” The Premier said, “In an era... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] Statements on the Cabinet Committee on Social Issues, a Revised Construct – Consultants and Advisers, Tabling of Government Reform Strategic Plan, Gang Prevention in Primary Schools, Immigration Reform Update, Kings Wharf Rehabilitation, and the 2019 Transport Green Paper are due to be delivered in the House of Assembly on... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo Attends ILO Meeting In Barbados

Minister Foggo Attends ILO Meeting In Barbados

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo recently represented Bermuda at the 11th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Barbados. The meeting of Ministers, which is typically held every 2 years, took place from May 14 – 15, ahead of the 108th International Labour Conference in Geneva next month. The event is aligned... Read more of this article

EU: ‘Should Remove Bermuda From The List’

EU: ‘Should Remove Bermuda From The List’

The Council of the European Union said they are “expected to approve an update to the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions” tomorrow and “the Council should decide to remove Aruba, Barbados and Bermuda from the list.” This is as “Bermuda implemented its commitment to introduce substance requirements under criterion 2.2″... Read more of this article

Bermuda Spotlights Fintech Innovation In NY

Bermuda Spotlights Fintech Innovation In NY

Bermuda highlighted its regulatory and legal framework for fintech business, as a delegation of government and industry experts returned for a second year to “Blockchain Week” in New York for Consensus 2019. Premier David Burt, accompanied by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson and Bermuda Business Development Agency CEO Andy Burrows, led a group... Read more of this article