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Horseshoe Bay Work Project Is 21% Complete

Horseshoe Bay Work Project Is 21% Complete

The work taking place at Horseshoe Bay is 21% complete as of February 15th, Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier said, with the Minister replying to Parliamentary Questions from Shadow Minister of Public Works Dennis Lister The work at Horseshoe Bay Beach is scheduled to include the construction of a new timber pedestrian boardwalk; the repositioning... Read more of this article

Minister: Meetings With NASA & Satellite Industry

Minister: Meetings With NASA & Satellite Industry

Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons provided an overview on meetings he attended in Washington DC, where he discussed a number of topics including the relationship between NASA and Bermuda, the Cybersecurity framework, satellite networks and more. The Minister said, “While in Washington, I also... Read more of this article

Audio: MPs Discuss Govt Lawsuit Against Lahey

Audio: MPs Discuss Govt Lawsuit Against Lahey

[Updated] Parliamentarians discussed the lawsuit the Bermuda Government filed against Lahey in the House of Assembly today, with the Opposition asking about the U.S. – Bermuda Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, with Attorney General Trevor Moniz saying there has not been a “treaty violation in connection with the Lahey legal proceedings or... Read more of this article

PLP: Who In OBA Will Stand Up For Teachers?

PLP: Who In OBA Will Stand Up For Teachers?

[Updated] The Minister of Education “refused to repudiate” the Premier’s “denigration of teachers,” and since then the “concerns of teachers were validated with the discovery of severe levels of mould,” so “who in the OBA will stand up for our teachers,” asked Shadow Minister of Education Lovitta... Read more of this article

Minister: School Break-Ins Are ‘Disheartening’

Minister: School Break-Ins Are ‘Disheartening’

Minister of Education Wayne Scott addressed the series of break-ins and vandalism at schools recently, saying it is “disheartening and demoralizing for our teachers” and “our students have endured the distressing experience of arriving at school to find their classwork, and school projects ruined and/or destroyed.” The police... Read more of this article

Update On Preparations For The America’s Cup

Update On Preparations For The America’s Cup

Noting that we are less than 100 days away from the event, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons provided an update on the preparations for the America’s Cup in the House of Assembly today, saying he encourages “everyone to remain focused and rally together in support of Bermuda during AC35.” Dr Gibbons said, “Excellent... Read more of this article

Minister: New Scholarship & Award Opportunities

Minister: New Scholarship & Award Opportunities

The Ministry of Education has “introduced a number of new scholarship and award opportunities to promising students for both local and overseas studies,” Minister of Education Wayne Scott said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 17]. The Minister said, “These offerings cover a total of eight new scholarships and awards namely the: Minister’s... Read more of this article

Column: Why Did You Get Involved In Politics?

Column: Why Did You Get Involved In Politics?

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Nandi Outerbridge] During the past few months Bermudians from a variety of backgrounds have reached out to me wanting to talk about issues important to them. Three of the most frequent questions I am asked are: Why did you get involved in politics? What has been your biggest obstacle or the hardest part about being... Read more of this article

‘Government House Is Aware Of The Action’

‘Government House Is Aware Of The Action’

“Government House is aware of the action” brought against Lahey, which “is a civil case that will be considered as necessary by the relevant courts,” and the “UK continues to support all efforts to uphold the rule of law in Bermuda and its other Overseas Territories,” Governor John Rankin said today. This follows... Read more of this article

Dr Ewart Brown: “Untenable, Frivolous Lawsuit”

Dr Ewart Brown: “Untenable, Frivolous Lawsuit”

Dr Ewart Brown has responded to the lawsuit the Bermuda Government filed against Lahey Clinic, calling it a “litany of lies, designed to convert a fully-vetted contractual agreement into a bribe,” adding that “Bermuda politics is the driving force behind a six-year, multi-million dollar farcical investigation and this untenable, frivolous... Read more of this article

Fahy: ‘Re-Awakening Of This Important Industry’

Fahy: ‘Re-Awakening Of This Important Industry’

The Bermuda Tourism Authority yesterday provided the 2016 figures as “evidence of the re-awakening of this important industry” and “the BTA is to be congratulated for focusing on new strategies to make this happen,” Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy said. Yesterday the BTA announced the 2016 tourism... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Comments On Tourism Figures

Shadow Minister Comments On Tourism Figures

“The latest tourism numbers are encouraging but with a significant number of tourism jobs lost under the OBA’s watch, PR & election year spin about a new ‘buzz’ about Bermuda that isn’t translating into new jobs is little comfort to the thousands that remain unemployed,” Shadow Minister of Tourism Jamahl Simmons said. Mr Simmons... Read more of this article

Govt’s Legal Complaint Against Lahey Clinic

Govt’s Legal Complaint Against Lahey Clinic

A lawsuit filed in the federal court of Massachusetts against Lahey Health by the Bermuda Government details alleged arrangements between Lahey and former Premier Dr Ewart Brown, with the legal complaint alleging that it “resulted in Bermuda’s payment of millions of dollars for medically unnecessary services.” “Under principles... Read more of this article