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Video: Press Conference On EU Tax List

Video: Press Conference On EU Tax List

[Updated] Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson will be holding a press conference at around 2.00pm this afternoon [March 12] to provide an update on the European Union’s list of what they deem to be ‘non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes’, which now includes Bermuda. We will be live streaming the press conference and will update... Read more of this article

Advisers/Consultants For Government Ministers

Advisers/Consultants For Government Ministers

[Updated] Corey Butterfield, Davida Morris, Alexa Lightbourne, Sherrie Simmons, Trina Bean, and Cheryl-Ann Mapp have been working as consultants and/or advisers to Government Ministers. This was stated by Premier David Burt in response to Parliamentary Questions from Michael Dunkley in the House of Assembly. Mr Dunkley asked which Government Ministers... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session again on Monday [March 11] and MPs are due to continue the budget debate, Premier David Burt is scheduled to provide a written response to a Parliamentary Question, while Bills on the Order Paper include the Customs Tariff Amendment Act 2019, the Government Fees Amendment Regulations 2019... Read more of this article

Audio: Premier David Burt On FinTech MOUs

Audio: Premier David Burt On FinTech MOUs

Premier David Burt provided an update on the conversations and developments with four fintech firms the Government signed MOUs with last year; Binance, Omega One, Shyft Network and Medici Ventures. The Premier was speaking during the Premier’s Question Period in the House of Assembly on Friday [March 8], with Premier Burt answering questions from... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The PLP Is A Tax And Spend Party’

Column: ‘The PLP Is A Tax And Spend Party’

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] The Government had a number of choices by which it could balance this year’s budget, mainly raise taxes or reduce spending. The PLP bristles at the “tax and spend” moniker, but that is exactly what they have done since they became the Government in 2017. If you ignore the Sinking... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Island Too Driven By Partisan Politics’

Column: ‘Island Too Driven By Partisan Politics’

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] “Are the Government and stakeholders preoccupied with developing an economy that benefits all at the same time to secure peace?” Over the years we often hear our leaders use words like growth, prosperity and peace. When political, government and business leaders use these words, I ask myself, are... Read more of this article

Audio: Premier’s Question Period In House

Audio: Premier’s Question Period In House

The Premier’s Question Period — which is held every second Friday of each month that the House is in session — took place in the House of Assembly today [March 8], with Premier David Burt answering questions from MPs on a variety of topics including the changes planned for the Corporations, the investigation into the Department of Child... Read more of this article

Minister On Child Care Oversight & Regulation

Minister On Child Care Oversight & Regulation

“Once we have reset the oversight of our current day care settings, the Ministry will look to regulate other high risk settings for children such as camps, after and before-school care, overnight and weekend care services,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [March 8] Minister Wilson said, “Last... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session again on Friday [March 7] with Minister of Health Kim Wilson scheduled to deliver a statement on Child Care Oversight and Regulation, Premier David Burt is scheduled to provide answers to questions from Michael Dunkley on which Government Ministers have had consultants and advisers since... Read more of this article

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

A British MP questioned a British Government Minister on the UK Government’s policy on UK nationals running for office in the Overseas Territories, and in response the Minister said that OT governments set their own rules, and noted the recent UK FAC report which suggested all UK citizens be allowed to hold elected office in the OTs saying “we... Read more of this article

Mayor: ‘Will Disenfranchise The Rate-Payers’

Mayor: ‘Will Disenfranchise The Rate-Payers’

The Municipalities Reform Act ”essentially strips the rate-payer in the City of their voting right” which is “entirely undemocratic,” and the Government should stop using the word ‘quango’ as a “quango is funded by the Government.” This was from the Mayor of Hamilton in response to the Government tabling a Bill... Read more of this article

House Of Assembly: Audio & Order Of Business

House Of Assembly: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] Members of Parliament will continue to debate the 2019/20 Budget and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is scheduled to deliver a statement on Gang Prevention in Primary Schools during the session in the House of Assembly on Wednesday [March 6] with extra sittings scheduled this month to allow MPs time to debate the budget. Update:... Read more of this article

Report: EU Considering Blacklisting Bermuda

Report: EU Considering Blacklisting Bermuda

The European Union have reportedly added 10 jurisdictions to a draft tax haven blacklist, including Bermuda, according to a report from the Reuters news agency. Background In 2017, the Council of the European Union named 17 jurisdictions as “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions”; with American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, South Korea,... Read more of this article