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Minister: Employment Wage Commission Act

Minister: Employment Wage Commission Act

Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo led the Parliamentary debate and passage of the Employment [Wage Commission] Act 2019 last Friday [July 19]. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will recall that this Spring, Minister Foggo facilitated several public meetings to seek feedback on the creation of a Wage Commission... Read more of this article

Dunkley: Questions About Bermudiana Resort

Dunkley: Questions About Bermudiana Resort

“It is unacceptable that a Minister would deliver a statement to Parliament and then be unable to provide the most basic answers to questions,” MP Michael Dunkley said, adding that “it makes one wonder why there was a ribbon cutting ceremony when the Government cannot readily give summary details on the investment in the new venture.” Mr... Read more of this article

Initiatives To ‘Encourage A Greener Bermuda’

Initiatives To ‘Encourage A Greener Bermuda’

Following the recent environmentalist demonstration, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said he welcomes an “open dialogue regarding sustainability and the preservation of our island” and provided information on what is presently being done within the Ministry to “encourage a greener Bermuda.” Minister Roban said, “I encourage... Read more of this article

Minister On Bermudiana Beach Resort Launch

Minister On Bermudiana Beach Resort Launch

Phase 1 which comprises “70 of the 111 keys will come online in July next year with the remaining 41 units in 2021,” Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said in reference to the Bermudiana Beach Resort. The property was originally named Grand Atlantic and scheduled to be housing development, however after the units did not sell... 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 today [July 19] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the 2019 Emancipation Commemoration, 2019 Scholarships & Awards and the Bermudian Professional Development: Michele Bean P3 Certification, and Ministers are due to answer Parliamentary Questions on the legal costs of the... Read more of this article

Column: Are You Better Off Under The PLP?

Column: Are You Better Off Under The PLP?

[Opinion column written by Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] Two years after the PLP was elected, can you honestly say that today you are better off? With a raft of new or increased taxes, it is hard to believe that anyone’s wallets are fatter now compared to 2017. Increased land tax, new and increased sugar tax, a business dividend tax targeted... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [July 17] and Bills on the Order Paper include the Medical Practitioners Amendment Act 2019, Health Insurance Amendment [No. 2] Act 2019, Public Access to Information Amendment Act 2019, and the Superyachts and Other Vessels [Miscellaneous] Act 2019. Update: Live broadcast has... Read more of this article

Dunkley: $2.5M Spent, ‘Glaring Lack Of Progress’

Dunkley: $2.5M Spent, ‘Glaring Lack Of Progress’

From April 2018 to June 2019 “over $2.5 million has been spent by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission” and it “seems that there is a glaring lack of progress,” MP Michael Dunkley said. This follows after Mr Dunkley asked Parliamentary Questions in the House, with the former Premier asking Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson for... Read more of this article

Almost $5M Spent On Investigation Into Dr Brown

Almost $5M Spent On Investigation Into Dr Brown

Almost $5 million has been spent so far on the investigation into former Premier Dr Ewart Brown, Members of Parliament heard on Friday. The expenditure was stated in the House of Assembly by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, who was responding to questions from Derrick Burgess, which were read out by MP Michael Scott. Minister Caines explained... Read more of this article

Gordon Pamplin Objects To ‘Insulting’ Remark

Gordon Pamplin Objects To ‘Insulting’ Remark

Shadow Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin criticized Minister David Burch over what she said was an “insulting and offensive” remark during a speech in the House of Assembly. “Last Friday [July 5], the Minister of Public Works David Burch, spoke in the House during the Motion to Adjourn,” the OBA said. “During his speech,... Read more of this article

Finance Minister On Caroline Bay Development

Finance Minister On Caroline Bay Development

“We do not do justice to the people of Bermuda by continuing to shore up a vision that no longer matches reality and which cannot be sustained on any applicable metrics,” and it is “well past time to approach this development differently” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly the Minister... Read more of this article

National Training Board Annual Report Delivered

National Training Board Annual Report Delivered

The National Training Board Annual Report 2017-2019 was presented to the House of Assembly on Friday [July 12] by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo. The Minister said, “The report for 2017-2018 is over a year late and I apologise to this Honourable House for the delay. “The Report before you has consolidated... Read more of this article

Anti-Doping Authority Annual Report Submitted

Anti-Doping Authority Annual Report Submitted

Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo tabled the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority financial statements and annual report when she spoke in the House of Assembly today [July 12]. Minister Foggo said, “The Authority continues to be fully compliant with the World anti-Doping Agency requirements. Through their sample collections... Read more of this article