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Video: MP Terry Lister To Retire From Politics

Video: MP Terry Lister To Retire From Politics

[Updated with video] Paving the way for a by-election in Constituency #33, Independent MP Terry Lister —  who has represented Sandys South since he was first elected in 1998  – has just announced that he will be retiring from politics. Speaking at a press conference this morning [Sept 23], Mr. Lister said, “Today I wish to announce... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Travel Group Visits City Hall

Photos & Video: Travel Group Visits City Hall

Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge was joined by Deputy Mayor Donal Smith in welcoming a visiting group of travel professionals to City Hall on Thursday [Sept 18]. About 400 members of the American Society of Travel Agents [ASTA] and their guests arrived on Wednesday from New York City on board the Norwegian Breakaway for a three-day stay on the island.The... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier, Minister Tour EEZ Businesses

Photos: Premier, Minister Tour EEZ Businesses

Earlier today [Sept. 19], the Premier and Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley spent the morning visiting with some of the businesses in the North East Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone [NEHEEZ]. The Premier was joined by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy, Senator Jeff Baron, the Executive Director of the Bermuda Economic Development... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meetings On National Training Plan

Town Hall Meetings On National Training Plan

The National Training Board and the Department of Workforce Development are inviting members of the public to attend upcoming Town Hall Meetings to discuss the National Training Plan. A spokesperson said, “These Town Hall meetings will take place in the West End at St. James Church on Tuesday September 23rd from 6:30pm to 8pm and in the East End... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Seniors Are An Invaluable Resource’

Minister: ‘Seniors Are An Invaluable Resource’

“Accusations by the Opposition that this Government has somehow ‘abandoned’ its seniors couldn’t be further from the truth,” Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden said. Minister Atherden said, “We believe that seniors are an invaluable resource to Bermuda and, as such, should be treated with dignity,... Read more of this article

Couple Celebrates 69th Wedding Anniversary

Couple Celebrates 69th Wedding Anniversary

Earlier this week, Premier Michael Dunkley visited with Cedric and Cornelia Tweed, who celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on 6th September. Premier Dunkley presented 89-year-old Mr. Tweed and 87-year-old Mrs. Tweed with an arrangement of flowers for the occasion.The Premier said, “It was a pleasure to spend time with this truly golden couple... Read more of this article

PLP: “We Must Ensure That All Are Included”

PLP: “We Must Ensure That All Are Included”

[Updated] “The PLP is deeply concerned at reports from taxi and boat operators that they appear to have been deliberately left out of efforts by the Bermuda Tourism Authority to sell Bermuda to the hundreds of travel agents set to visit Bermuda,” said Shadow Tourism Minister Zane DeSilva. Mr. DeSilva said, “As the BTA has consistently... Read more of this article

Glenn Jones On “Misperceptions” About BTA

Glenn Jones On “Misperceptions” About BTA

Newly appointed Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Stakeholder Relations Adviser Glenn Jones said the “politics of the day do not drive or direct” the BTA team, and asked people to “keep the BTA out of the political crossfire because doing otherwise is counterproductive to the goals I know all of us want to achieve.” Mr. Jones said,... Read more of this article

PLP & OBA On Financial Policies, Attitudes

PLP & OBA On Financial Policies, Attitudes

“The arrogance and anti-Bermudian attitudes that have become the hallmark of the OBA’s time in office is disappointing but not surprising,” the PLP said, which the OBA said “is rich since the legacy of their years in government is thousands of Bermudians without work…” Shadow Minister for Seniors Derrick Burgess said “the... Read more of this article

Opinion Part #2: Making A “Panopticon Prison”

Opinion Part #2: Making A “Panopticon Prison”

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] In a previous OpEd I introduced the idea of the Panopticon, and how Bermuda’s fancy new CCTV system is making our island into a large panopticon [all-seeing] prison. In this prison all of us are prisoners and may be watched at any time by the guard tower, in the form of CCTV. We don’t know if/when we’re... Read more of this article