Tag: #Airport

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“The latest release from the OBA is another failed attempt to mislead the public while trying to build support for the privatisation of Bermuda’s airport to a Canadian company,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. This follows after the OBA said, “The Government is progressing a plan to build a new air terminal through a public-private... Read more of this article

OBA: “Example Of Opposition Disinformation”

OBA: “Example Of Opposition Disinformation”

The “PLP say the government wants to privatize the airport” which is ”factually wrong, and one more example of Opposition disinformation,” the OBA said this evening. The airport deal was announced in late 2014, and has been the subject of debate since that time. Earlier this week, the PLP held a press conference on the matter,... Read more of this article

Video: Puerto Rico Bound Flight Diverts To Island

Video: Puerto Rico Bound Flight Diverts To Island

[Updated with video] Jet Blue flight 861 — which was traveling from Boston to Puerto Rico — diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [Aug 26], with emergency personnel standing by as the plane landed, with the Police Service, Fire Service as well as ambulances present. Why the Airbus A320 airplane diverted is not exactly clear, however the landing... Read more of this article

Govt: “Avalanche Of Misinformation” On Airport

Govt: “Avalanche Of Misinformation” On Airport

The debate over the new airport terminal building project continues, with the government saying that the “public should be aware of some basic facts” amidst an “avalanche of misinformation.” The airport deal was announced in late 2014, and has been the subject of debate since that time. In a statement today, a government spokesperson... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘We Cannot Allow OBA To Privatise Airport’

PLP: ‘We Cannot Allow OBA To Privatise Airport’

[Updated with video] The airport deal is a “bad deal for Bermuda” and “we cannot allow the OBA to privatise our airport for 35 years and ship hundreds of millions of profit to Canada,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said today. In November 2014, Finance Minister Bob Richards announced that Government reached an agreement... Read more of this article

Minister: Interim Airport Development Agreement

Minister: Interim Airport Development Agreement

[Updated with video] Finance Minister Bob Richards, Tourism & Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell, as well as executives from CCC and Aecon, held a press conference this afternoon [Aug 24] where they announced an interim agreement — called the Airport Development Agreement — which sets out the project’s final and definitive agreements.Minister... Read more of this article

Column: Airport Project ‘Badly Unbalanced Trade’

Column: Airport Project ‘Badly Unbalanced Trade’

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] With this $200 million two year Loan Facility the Bermuda Government has just dragged all of us lot deeper into the quagmire that the Bermuda Government self-dug between 2004 and now. If the Bermuda Government succeeds in dragging all the rest of us even further into its self-made muck, this country won’t... Read more of this article

PLP To Hold Town Hall Meeting: Airport Project

PLP To Hold Town Hall Meeting: Airport Project

The PLP will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting entitled “The Privatisation of Bermuda’s Airport” at 7.00pm on Thursday, August 20th at Warwick Workmen’s Club. “During yesterday’s session of Parliament, Minister Bob Richards once again refused to discuss the independent Deloitte report on the Airport,” a PLP spokesperson... Read more of this article

Planes Divert: Mechanical & Medical Reasons

Planes Divert: Mechanical & Medical Reasons

The LF Wade International Airport saw two planes land today [Aug 1] with unscheduled stops due to either mechanical problems or a medical emergency. Air Canada flight #1500 was travelling from Toronto, Canada to Hewanorra International Airport in St. Lucia when they diverted with a mechanical issue landing at approximately 1.35pm. American Airlines... 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

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