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Column: Airport Is A ‘Bad Deal For Bermuda’

Column: Airport Is A ‘Bad Deal For Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Finance Minister David Burt] “Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt that the biggest threat to the future prospects of the way of life we enjoy in Bermuda today is the problem of the Government deficit and public debt.” Bob Richards – 2016 Budget Statement Minister Bob Richards is on record stating that the biggest issue... Read more of this article

Airport: ‘Solution That Accomplishes Our Aims’

Airport: ‘Solution That Accomplishes Our Aims’

“The negotiating parties are near an agreement to provide Bermuda what it needs to bring our airport facility into the 21st century, without compromising the Government’s ability to meet its other responsibilities to the people of Bermuda,” the Ministry of Finance said, adding that “in the absence of any viable alternative, we need... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Airport Project Co Jobs

Video: BIU President On Airport Project Co Jobs

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert spoke yesterday [Sept 27] about the job offers from Project Co for BIU members at LF Wade Airport, saying “we’re very concerned about some of the conditions” in the letter from Project Co. The BIU President said, “You may or may not be aware that around about September 12th,... Read more of this article

MOVE: After Considering Facts, We Still Say No

MOVE: After Considering Facts, We Still Say No

“After considering the facts we still say no, because we are not satisfied that our Finance Minister has worked hard enough to bring to the table alternatives that we know exist,” the MOVE group said. The statement from MOVE said, “Bermuda’s Finance Minister Bob Richards has outlined the reasons why the route with Aecon was decided... Read more of this article

Flight Diverts After ‘Possible Lightning Strike’

Flight Diverts After ‘Possible Lightning Strike’

[Updated] A “possible lightning strike” resulted in a JetBlue flight scheduled to travel from New York to Bermuda diverting to Logan Airport in Boston today [Sept 19]. An NECN story said, “JetBlue Flight 1731 had left John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on Monday morning when the pilot reported a possible lightning strike after... Read more of this article

ABIR On Bermuda Airport Redevelopment Project

ABIR On Bermuda Airport Redevelopment Project

“ABIR members recognize that Bermuda’s lifeline to the rest of the world – the 70-year-old Bermuda LF Wade Airport Terminal – is decrepit, subject to extraordinary maintenance costs, and at enormous risk from sea level rise and hurricanes,” the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] said today. “The sewage system... Read more of this article

Ministry: Airport Project Financial Comparison

Ministry: Airport Project Financial Comparison

The Ministry of Finance released a Financial Comparison Report on the airport redevelopment project, saying “the purpose of this paper is to provide additional information to the public about the financial characteristics of various procurement options available for the Airport Redevelopment Project and the benefits of the procurement option selected... Read more of this article

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

The Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the airport suffered damage from lightning strikes during the thunderstorm yesterday, the government confirmed today. A spokesperson said, “During the severe thunderstorm activity yesterday [August 24, 2016], the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the L.F. Wade International... Read more of this article

Scale Model Of Proposed Airport Redevelopment

Scale Model Of Proposed Airport Redevelopment

The Department of Airport Operations [DAO] recently unveiled a scale-model of the proposed redevelopment of Bermuda’s airport, which is currently located in the Departure Lounge near the United Airlines check in at the L. F. Wade International Airport. The photos below were posted online by Aecon, who said, “We’re delighted to unveil the... Read more of this article

Video: Russian Airline Diverts To Bermuda

Video: Russian Airline Diverts To Bermuda

A Russian Airline — which was enroute from the Dominican Republic to Moscow — diverted to Bermuda at just past 6.00pm this evening [August 24] due to a sick passenger.Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “At 5:04pm this afternoon, 911 Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a flight... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: British Airways i360 Tower

Photos & Video: British Airways i360 Tower

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda residents will be able to use British Airways’ new arrival and departure areas at Gatwick starting on January 24. That is the day BA will move from the North Terminal to the South Terminal and offer up a better travel experience for fliers. Colm Lacy, head of Commercial British Airways Gatwick, told Bernews “This... Read more of this article

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection [CBP] and Bermuda officials announced the addition of Global Entry kiosks to Bermuda pre-clearance at L.F. Wade International Airport, which will allow Global Entry members to bypass the CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. “CBP is pleased to expand... Read more of this article

Longtail Aviation Adds 2nd Boeing Business Jet

Longtail Aviation Adds 2nd Boeing Business Jet

Longtail Aviation announced the addition of a second Boeing Business Jet to its managed fleet, saying “clients will enjoy all the same comforts in the air as on the land: two private state rooms, each with a private bath/shower; a fully equipped service galley; private office space and an over-abundance of space to relax in total privacy or conduct... Read more of this article