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“Pattern Of Secrecy, Lack Of Transparency”

“Pattern Of Secrecy, Lack Of Transparency”

[Updated] “The announcement by WEDCo that two non-Bermudian firms have been awarded contracts that combined are allegedly as much as 50 million dollars without an open tender, follows the OBA pattern of secrecy, lack of transparency and failing to provide equal and fair opportunities to Bermudians,” MP Wayne Furbert said today. Mr Furbert... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy On Air Terminal Fees Amendment

Minister Fahy On Air Terminal Fees Amendment

Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy provided an overview of the Bermuda Air Terminal [Fees] Amendment [No. 2] Regulations 2015 in the Senate today [July 27], saying that the new fee should generate an annual revenue stream of approximately $6.25 million. Minister Fahy said, “In order to recover the purchasing and on-going maintenance costs; and... Read more of this article

Co-Parenting Mediation Council Members

Co-Parenting Mediation Council Members

Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Pat Gordon-Pamplin announced the members of the Co-Parenting Mediation Council today [July 27] saying she is confident they will carry out the purpose of the Council very well and “this will help lead to better outcomes for those children who are affected by parental disputes.” The Minister said,... Read more of this article

Premier On Pre-JMC; Departs For Portsmouth

Premier On Pre-JMC; Departs For Portsmouth

Following the completion of the Pre-Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] Meetings, which have been termed as “quite productive”, Premier Michael Dunkley is currently in the UK for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth which takes place today [July 25] and tomorrow. The Premier who departed Bermuda last evening, will be joined by... Read more of this article

‘Govt Must Address The Numerous Deficiencies’

‘Govt Must Address The Numerous Deficiencies’

“It is critical that the largest capital project in Bermuda’s history is executed correctly,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said, adding that the additions to the entrustment letter “make it clear that the OBA government must address the numerous deficiencies that were identified” by the Deloitte report. Earlier this... Read more of this article

No Airport Debt Can Appear On Balance Sheet

No Airport Debt Can Appear On Balance Sheet

The cost of the airport construction “must be wholly borne by CCC and the selected developer and sub-contractors” and “no debt should appear” on the Government’s balance sheet, the Entrustment letter says, with the letter also stating that the “continued deterioration of Bermuda’s fiscal situation” is a “cause... Read more of this article

“Let Us Approach UK Government In Strength”

“Let Us Approach UK Government In Strength”

[Updated with video] There is “strength in unity” and “that unity is increasingly important in our relationship with the UK Government,” Premier Michael Dunkley told leaders of the UK Overseas Territories today, saying that “as we prepare for this year’s Joint Ministerial Council, let us approach the UK Government in... Read more of this article

Govt Has Received Entrustment Letter From UK

Govt Has Received Entrustment Letter From UK

[Updated with video + PLP response] The Government has received an entrustment letter from the British Government for the airport redevelopment project which “removes any potential legal barrier to Bermuda’s engaging with the Canadian Commercial Corporation,” Finance Minister Bob Richards announced today [July 22]. The Minister said,... Read more of this article

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] Today, there are Bermudians who work 40 hours a week or more and are taking home less than $2000 a month after taxes, pension and health insurance are deducted. Over half their monthly income is spent on just keeping a roof over their heads. Add in an electricity bill and transportation costs and their... Read more of this article

Burt: ‘We Have To Return Economy To Growth’

Burt: ‘We Have To Return Economy To Growth’

When the Government borrowed the $800 million the Finance Minister said that it would last for three years and “already he is coming back saying that we need to borrow additional funds” which means “the Government’s economic plan is not working,” Shadow Finance Minister David Burt said “They were planning on growing the economy... Read more of this article

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