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Helping Agencies Respond On Healthcare Costs

Helping Agencies Respond On Healthcare Costs

After expressing concern about the cost of healthcare last month, charity groups today said that “as leaders in the helping industry our intent is to continue our means of advocacy until such time as we reach solutions.” On June 8th, 2015 charity groups convened in a press conference to highlight their concerns about healthcare, with the... Read more of this article

‘Goal To Get Bermudian Families Back On Feet’

‘Goal To Get Bermudian Families Back On Feet’

[Opinion column written by OBA Chair Senator Lynne Woolridge] Opposition MP Michael Weeks just could not wait to have his regular rip at the OBA Government yesterday morning. Despite the fact that the Minister of Community, Culture and Sport on Friday corrected Government information provided by the Department about the number of young Bermudians who’d... Read more of this article

‘Need Government That Believes In Bermudians’

‘Need Government That Believes In Bermudians’

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Weeks] Since taking office, the OBA have demonstrated that their priorities are out of step with Mr. and Mrs. Bermuda. From breaking promises and being repeatedly caught in untruths, to implementing policies that have made it harder for Bermudians to get employment in our own country, the OBA have shown themselves... Read more of this article

Column: Thriving Middle Class,Thriving Economy

Column: Thriving Middle Class,Thriving Economy

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] A thriving middle class generally translates into a thriving economy as the middle class forms a significant portion of both a country’s consumer base and its level of productivity. The Center for American Progress highlights the importance of a strong middle class as it:promotes the development... Read more of this article

Questions Answered: BPS Extended Sick Leave

Questions Answered: BPS Extended Sick Leave

In the House of Assembly today [July 3], Premier Michael Dunkley provided details on extended sick leave within the Bermuda Police Service. In response to Parliamentary Questions on the subject, the Premier indicated that seven officers in the last three fiscal years had been on extended sick leave and that most had returned to duty. The Premier commented,... Read more of this article

Minister: Planned Amendments To Motor Car Act

Minister: Planned Amendments To Motor Car Act

The Ministry plans to amend the Motor Car Regulations to ensure that the enabling legislation and accompanying regulations are aligned with the current policy as it relates to window tint, and also plan to allow the use of hands free communication devices such as Bluetooth technology, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Responds To Report On Cuba

Tourism Authority Responds To Report On Cuba

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association [CHTA] released a position paper on the impact for the wider tourism industry due to the opening of travel to Cuba for United States citizens, calling it the “biggest and most disruptive pebble to be dropped into the Caribbean pool in fifty years,” . In response to the paper, the Bermuda Tourism... Read more of this article

“Caribbean Travel Landscape Changed Forever”

“Caribbean Travel Landscape Changed Forever”

Calling it the “biggest and most disruptive pebble to be dropped into the Caribbean pool in fifty years,” the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association [CHTA] has released a position paper on the impact for the wider tourism industry due to the opening of travel to Cuba for United States citizens. The paper said, “The CHTA expects... Read more of this article

“Continued Shrinkage Is Slow Economic Poison”

“Continued Shrinkage Is Slow Economic Poison”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] As though hit by a poisonous gas seeping into the air that we breath, it has happened. Bermudians have begun heading for extinction. Dying off. Bermuda has entered a new era. Stumbling towards it for over fifteen years, in 2014, Bermudians began dying faster than they were being born. In 2014, Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Opinion: 3.806 Million Square Miles Of Marriage

Opinion: 3.806 Million Square Miles Of Marriage

[Opinion column written by Shari-Lynn Pringle] “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.” [Justice Kennedy] The historic ruling by the U.S Supreme Court will send ripples... Read more of this article

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