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Minister: ‘New Era Of Social & Economic Justice’

Minister: ‘New Era Of Social & Economic Justice’

“We must devote our time, talent and energy to the next phase of Bermuda’s story: the end of systemic inequality and a new era of social and economic justice leading to a fairer and better Bermuda for all,” Acting Premier and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking at today’s Labour Day celebrations, Minister Burch... Read more of this article

Home Affairs Minister’s Labour Day Message

Home Affairs Minister’s Labour Day Message

[Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown’s Labour Day message] Good Day Bermuda, As the Minister responsible for Labour, it is my distinguished privilege to extend best wishes to you all on Labour Day. On this auspicious occasion, I wish to salute each and every worker for your contribution to Bermuda. Without your dedication and service, Bermuda simply... Read more of this article

Minister Burch Signs Condolence Book

Minister Burch Signs Condolence Book

Earlier today, [August 30], the Acting Premier and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch signed the Condolence Book at the Cabinet Office after the passing of C.V. “Jim” Woolridge. The former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, a legendary cricket commentator who was well known as the ‘Voice of Summer,’ passed away at the age of... Read more of this article

“We Mourn The Passing Of A True Legend”

“We Mourn The Passing Of A True Legend”

[Updated] The Bermuda flag will fly at half-mast on all Government buildings as the island mourns the passing of C. V. Jim Woolridge, who the Premier called “a genuine public servant and a giant of this community” while the Bermuda Cricket Board said it is a ”very sad day as we mourn the passing of a true legend.” The former... Read more of this article

Ministers Receive Proposal For Shelly Bay Beach

Ministers Receive Proposal For Shelly Bay Beach

[Updated with copy of proposal] The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons “received a proposal for potential development” at Shelly Bay Beach from Laverne Furbert, Esme Williams, Cheryl-Ann Griffith and Allan Smith. The Bermuda Government tweeted the photo below, saying:... Read more of this article

Fleming: ‘Proponent Of Raising Retirement Age’

Fleming: ‘Proponent Of Raising Retirement Age’

“Age Concern has been a proponent of raising the retirement age for several decades,” Executive Director Dr. Claudette Fleming said, adding that “we believe that those who are capable of working and that have the desire to work should not be subjected to forced retirement.” Dr Fleming’s comments follow after Premier David... Read more of this article

OBA: How Many Jobs Will Fintech Firms Create?

OBA: How Many Jobs Will Fintech Firms Create?

[Updated] The Premier “must give details of how many jobs fintech firms that have been incorporated in Bermuda will create” Opposition Leader and Shadow Finance Minister Jeanne Atherden said today. “A report in the New York Times revealed that iCash, a new cryptocurrency, would “have an office and a head of operations in Bermuda, which... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On Social Insurance Reform

Video: Premier Burt On Social Insurance Reform

A receptionist who makes $40,000 a year paying the exact same amount to the social insurance system as the CEO who makes $40,000 a month is “unfair,” Premier David Burt said, explaining that they plan to bring the system “into line with other systems in the world, where they pay on a percentage of their income.” Premier Burt,... Read more of this article

Audio: BHC/Grand Atlantic Discussion In Senate

Audio: BHC/Grand Atlantic Discussion In Senate

The Bermuda Housing Amendment Act 2018 — which relates to the Grand Atlantic development — passed in the Senate this week, with the Bill having already passed in the House. The Bill seeks to amend the Bermuda Housing Act 1980 in relation to the powers of the Bermuda Housing Corporation to “provide statutory exemptions from stamp duty... Read more of this article

Video: Premier On Retirement Age & Pensions

Video: Premier On Retirement Age & Pensions

Pension reform is likely to involve a “gradual increase of the retirement age” as we “have to make our pension funds sustainable,” Premier David Burt said, saying that reform will “extend the life of the fund out from where it’s projected now to run out of money in 2049.” Premier Burt, who also serves as Minister... Read more of this article

Tax Arrears Of $90.6 Million As Of March 2016

Tax Arrears Of $90.6 Million As Of March 2016

“As at March 31, 2016, the amount of payroll, hotel occupancy, corporate services and land taxes greater than 90 days in arrears was $90.6 million,” according to the recently released Auditor General’s report. The report said, “As the unfunded liability increases, arrears of payroll and other taxes and pension contributions also... Read more of this article

Govt On Housing & Road Traffic Amendments

Govt On Housing & Road Traffic Amendments

The Road Traffic Amendment and Validation Act 2018 was read, debated and passed on August 10th which will allow the Government to start roadside sobriety testing, and the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act will permit the Bermuda Housing Corporation to begin the process of converting the Grand Atlantic property into a condo-hotel and “if this was not... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For August 15th

Senate: Order Of Business For August 15th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Aug 15] and Bills before the Senate include the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment [No. 2] Act 2018, the Defence [Coast Guard Unit] Amendment Act 2018, the Road Traffic Amendment and Validation Act 2018, and the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act 2018. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related... Read more of this article