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Quarterly Bulletin Of Statistics Report Released

Quarterly Bulletin Of Statistics Report Released

Today, Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown released the Second Quarter 2018 Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics from the Department of Statistics. Minister Brown said, “The quarterly bulletin report indicated some welcome economic signs. As an example, at the end of April 2018, there were 2,608 workers employed within the hotel industry. “The... Read more of this article

Minister Of Finance On Pensions Increase

Minister Of Finance On Pensions Increase

[Updated with video] The Ministry “increased contributory pension benefits by 1.4% beginning this month, back dated to August 2018 when benefits are typically increased,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said, adding that the “well-being of our seniors is very much a priority for this Government.” Minister Dickinson said,... Read more of this article

Premier Burt To Attend World Economic Forum

Premier Burt To Attend World Economic Forum

Premier David Burt will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland along with the BDA’s Andy Burrows and Fintech consultant Denis Pitcher, with the Premier saying they will use the “opportunity to advance this Government’s agenda for growth and economic diversification” and “promote Bermuda as a leading jurisdiction... Read more of this article

Cabinet Office Student Internship Programme

Cabinet Office Student Internship Programme

A new programme will see students assigned to the Cabinet Office, overseas offices as well as joining the Bermuda delegation at the Heads of Government meeting of Caricom, Premier David Burt announced, adding that “these programmes are investments in the future of Bermuda.” Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Premier Burt said, “In... Read more of this article

Cabinet To Consider Immigration Reform Plan

Cabinet To Consider Immigration Reform Plan

The latest report by Bipartisan Immigration Reform Group “will soon be considered by the Cabinet,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, adding that “we believe that we will have key elements of our immigration reform debated and passed in the House of Assembly before the end of July 2019.”Minister of National Security... Read more of this article

Column: Shared Goals That Benefit Our Children

Column: Shared Goals That Benefit Our Children

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] “Fix the problem, not the blame.” ~ Japanese Proverb With the new year only a few days old, for many of us it is a time for reflection and the opportunity to take a new approach in our lives; a new approach that benefits ourselves and those we love. If we genuinely love Bermuda, we must reflect on whether... Read more of this article

Kempe On Economic Substance Act Policies

Kempe On Economic Substance Act Policies

“While the One Bermuda Alliance totally supports Government efforts to encourage companies affected by the EU Substance Act to remain and invest here, it should be noted that nothing announced by the Finance Minister recently was new,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “The Act may cause some companies to... Read more of this article

British MPs Complain About Registers ‘Delays’

British MPs Complain About Registers ‘Delays’

British MPs have complained about ‘delays’ in the UK’s plans to force Overseas Territories — including Bermuda — to make their beneficial registers public, according to a report from The Guardian. Last year, the British Parliament invoked their power to pass legislation which seeks to allow them to order the Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Chris Furbert & Rev Tweed

Premier Meets With Chris Furbert & Rev Tweed

Premier David Burt welcomed BIU President Chris Furbert and Rev Nicholas Tweed to the Cabinet Office, where he “thanked them for their frank and honest dialogue on issues affecting Bermudians.” Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “Yesterday I also welcomed Chris Furbert and Rev Nicholas Tweed to the Cabinet Office. I thanked... Read more of this article

Column: Spending $175,000 On An Empty Office

Column: Spending $175,000 On An Empty Office

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley + Updated] After details of Cabinet Office contracts were published in the Official Gazette it was revealed that the PLP Government has spent at least $175,000 on an empty office in Washington. The Premier and his spokespeople tried to justify this waste of hard earned taxpayer dollars with the excuse of pressing... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Appears Absence Of A Cohesive Strategy’

OBA: ‘Appears Absence Of A Cohesive Strategy’

“My Shadow Ministers have been calling for months to hear what Government’s plan is for the economy, healthcare and immigration as it appears there is a complete absence of a cohesive strategy, so for the Finance Minister to chide Senator Nick Kempe about his EU Substance comments misses the point.,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. Background The... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Cannot Bulldoze Without Proper Dialogue’

OBA: ‘Cannot Bulldoze Without Proper Dialogue’

“If the Minister had listened to, and fully engaged with, our principals, teachers, parents and the BUT in the first instance, the challenges we are currently seeing in education could have been avoided,” Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons said. Mr Simons said, “All those stakeholders, as well as the OBA, have been calling for better... Read more of this article

‘Partisanship Should Stop At The Water’s Edge’

‘Partisanship Should Stop At The Water’s Edge’

“It has been a longstanding tradition in Bermuda politics that when it comes to International Business and our dealings with international bodies these issues should not be used as a political football,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said, adding that “partisanship should stop at the water’s edge.” The Minister’s... Read more of this article