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Casino Gaming Act 2014 Passes In The Senate

Casino Gaming Act 2014 Passes In The Senate

Senators passed the Casino Gaming Act 2014 yesterday [Dec 17], with the legislation paving the way for casinos in Bermuda. Having already been approved by MPs in the House of Assembly, the Governor must now provide his assent before the Act officially becomes the law. The Act creates provisions for a maximum of three casino licences to be given in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Dr Gibbons On America’s Cup Planning Progress

Dr Gibbons On America’s Cup Planning Progress

The Government is “currently transitioning from a bid team structure to a more focused administrative organization” that will work closely with the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA] to facilitate the enquiries they are receiving, Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons said today [Dec 17]. Dr. Gibbons said,... Read more of this article

BTOA Expresses Concern Over Rumble Strips

BTOA Expresses Concern Over Rumble Strips

[Updated with Ministry's response] The President of the Bermuda Taxi Owners Association [BTOA] has raised concerns about the rumble strips recently placed on East Broadway, saying the strips have caused “meters to malfunction” and “wheels to become misaligned.” “Those rumble strips are of a grave concern to the industry... Read more of this article

New York Cup Announcement Trip: $5711.01

New York Cup Announcement Trip: $5711.01

According to the latest listing on the Government’s travel webpage, the trip by Premier Michael Dunkley and his Public Affairs Officer to New York for the America’s Cup announcement cost $5711.01. Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons also attended the event, and his costs were listed separately as $628.90, bringing... Read more of this article

Opinion: Sen. Daniels On Tackling Gang Violence

Opinion: Sen. Daniels On Tackling Gang Violence

[Opinion column written by Senator Marc Daniels] Recently OBA Senator and Junior Minister of National Security Jeff Baron stated that, in his view, “we are stronger than any gangs, stronger than any sub-communities, stronger than any root causes.” While I accept that the Senator’s contribution is filled with good intentions, I humbly... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Bill: Vehicles, Exemptions & More

America’s Cup Bill: Vehicles, Exemptions & More

The America’s Cup legislation introduced in the House last Friday permits the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA] to import up to 80 motor vehicles up to limousine size and exempts ACEA from any fees payable under the Air Navigation Regulations 2012 in relation to helicopters and drones. The legislation was introduced in the last session of... Read more of this article

Opinion: Starling On Ending The PitBull Ban

Opinion: Starling On Ending The PitBull Ban

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] The pit-bull ban, or to be exact the prohibition on certain breeds of dogs [there are actually ten prohibited breeds, twelve if you include ‘wolf’ and ‘wolf hybrid’] is one of those pieces of legislation in Bermuda that I think can properly be called examples of ‘panic policies’. These are laws... Read more of this article

Video: Bascome On St George’s, Airport & Cup

Video: Bascome On St George’s, Airport & Cup

Following the news that Bermuda will host the 2017 America’s Cup and a developer plans to start construction on a new hotel in St. George’s next year, One Bermuda Alliance MP Kenny Bascome said he believes that Bermuda “is on the upswing.” On Friday, Minister Shawn Crockwell said that the Venezuela-based Desarrollos group confirmed... Read more of this article

Video: Burt On $6 Million Wharf Cost Increase

Video: Burt On $6 Million Wharf Cost Increase

The One Bermuda Alliance has “talked a lot about the management of capital projects” and “their first capital project had a significant cost overrun,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. The costs of the Heritage Wharf improvements were discussed in Parliament on Friday [Dec 12], with Minister of Public Works Patricia... Read more of this article

“Mother England: What Can She Be Thinking?”

“Mother England: What Can She Be Thinking?”

“It’s one thing for Britain to flirt with, or appease, the European Union’s bureaucratic bullies in Brussels, but it is quite another to attempt to export their toxic economic orthodoxy 4,800 miles west to their territories in the Caribbean,” a recent editorial from the Compass Cayman said. The editorial – titled “Mother... Read more of this article


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