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Governor: “Massive And Impressive Response”

Governor: “Massive And Impressive Response”

“We have seen a massive and impressive response to the double hit we have had within a week from Fay and Gonzalo,” Governor George Fergusson said today [Oct 20]. “There has been a tremendous job of organisation and co-operation – but above all effort and commitment by very many people. I want to pay particular tribute to those whose... Read more of this article

Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

[Updated with PLP comment] The Department of Immigration confirmed that, until October 21, businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits if they are in need of added assistance with Hurricane Gonzalo restoration work. A Government spokesperson said, “Until October 21st businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits post... Read more of this article

Opposition: “Bermudian Spirit In Full Display”

Opposition: “Bermudian Spirit In Full Display”

“It is in challenging times such as this when we truly see the Bermudian spirit in full display,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said today [Oct 20]. PLP Leader Marc Bean said, “I am very gratified to know that there was no loss of life directly attributed to Hurricane Gonzalo. Unfortunately, there have been incidences of damage around... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: “Bruised But Unbowed”

Premier Dunkley: “Bruised But Unbowed”

“Bruised but unbowed..,,” said Premier Michael Dunkley today [Oct 18] describing the effects on Bermuda after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo. “The EMO met at 8am this morning and we are beginning the assessment of the damage sustained across the Island and the work to restore Bermuda has already begun. Roads are being cleared, buildings are... Read more of this article

Tucker’s Town Cemetery, Historic Monument

Tucker’s Town Cemetery, Historic Monument

Following public consultation, Minister for Home Affairs Michael Fahy has now listed the Tucker’s Town cemetery, east of 40 Stables Lane, St. Georges, as a Grade HM [Historic Monument]. A Historic Monument is a type of listed building. A spokesperson said, “Listed buildings are considered to be of special architectural or historic interest under... Read more of this article

Early Pension Payments For Colonial Clients

Early Pension Payments For Colonial Clients

[Updated] In light of the approaching hurricane, Colonial Pensions advised that its pensioners that their monthly pension payment will be deposited into their bank accounts effective tomorrow, 16th October 2014. A spokesperson said, “These payments are being made early to allow for any necessary cash withdrawals before early bank closures and/or... Read more of this article

Roban: Was Govt Slow To Mobilise Resources?

Roban: Was Govt Slow To Mobilise Resources?

[Updated] “In light of the impact overnight why did it take until late afternoon for there to be a meeting of the EMO,” Shadow Minister of Public Safety Walter Roban has asked. Speaking after the island was battered by Tropical Storm Fay, Mr. Roban said, “We do note that there appear to have been a number of problems with the experience... Read more of this article

‘We Will Fight Govt. Every Step Of The Way”

‘We Will Fight Govt. Every Step Of The Way”

“If the Government chooses to move ahead with its agenda of Privatization, Outsourcing and Mutualisation, then the BTUC will be left with no other option then to move forward with our agenda,” and “will fight the Government every step of the way,” the BTUC said today. The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] consists of multiple... Read more of this article

Two Hour Video: Full SAGE Town Hall Meeting

Two Hour Video: Full SAGE Town Hall Meeting

Last night [Oct 8] the Government held a Town Hall Meeting about the SAGE recommendations at Pier 6 in Hamilton, which attracted a large turnout, with the seats all filled, and people standing at the sides of the room.There was also a group of protesters present, who held signs with sayings including “Save Our Assets” and “Say No... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Protesters At SAGE Town Hall

Photos & Video: Protesters At SAGE Town Hall

[Updated with video] The Town Hall Meeting about the SAGE recommendations is underway at Pier 6 in Hamilton this evening [Oct 8], with sign-holding protesters outside the event, which has attracted a good turnout, with all the seats taken prior to the meeting getting underway.The Town Hall is being hosted by Minister of Finance Bob Richards, and the... Read more of this article