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Government Advisory For Debt Collectors

Government Advisory For Debt Collectors

“As Bermuda responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic, exercising social and corporate responsibility is key,” the Government said. “The Government has kept its commitment to provide relief to eligible residents by way of an unemployment benefit, as well as other measures designed to reduce financial stress during these... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Finance Advisory On Payroll Tax/Fees

Ministry Of Finance Advisory On Payroll Tax/Fees

The Government expects “to the extent possible, businesses will file and pay taxes as normal” however for businesses that need relief and additional time, the Payroll Tax filing deadline will be extended from April 15th until April 30th, current penalties/fees that would normally apply for that period will be waived, and upon request fees... Read more of this article

Lt/Col Lamb Appointed As Permanent Secretary

Lt/Col Lamb Appointed As Permanent Secretary

Head of the Public Service, Dr. Derrick Binns, today announced that Lt. Col. Edward Lamb has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office. A government spokesperson said, “Lt. Col. Lamb is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England; the Caribbean Staff College and the United Kingdom Joint Services Staff College. “He... Read more of this article

Relicensing Period For Fishing Vessels Extended

Relicensing Period For Fishing Vessels Extended

Vessel safety inspections for commercial fishing vessels have been suspended and the relicensing period for commercial fishing vessels has been extended, and the new deadline will be April 30th 2020. A Government spokesperson said, “As a safety measure to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Confirm One More Covid-19 Case

Video: Govt Confirm One More Covid-19 Case

The Government is holding a press conference this evening [March 25] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video is below and our live updates on Covid-19 are here – which will be a faster way to follow this, as we normally post extracts right after it concludes. Update 6.42pm:... Read more of this article

Population & Housing Census Education Brief

Population & Housing Census Education Brief

Today [March 20], Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the 2016 Population and Housing Census Education Brief and an accompanying infographic from the Department of Statistics. The Government said, “Some of the 2016 highlights for the population aged 25 to 64 years include:Bermuda ranked fifth among the 35 OECD member countries... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Ministry Of Public Works Advisory

Covid-19: Ministry Of Public Works Advisory

“All essential services within the Department of Works and Engineering are operating as per normal and the public will experience no change in service levels, this includes garbage collection and public access to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility,” the Ministry of Public Works said. A Government spokesperson said, “Due to the... Read more of this article

Govt: Pension Benefits Increased By 1.2%

Govt: Pension Benefits Increased By 1.2%

The Department of Social Insurance advised the public that “benefits have increased by 1.2% effective August 16th 2019.” A Government spokesperson said, “Therefore benefits to be paid on Friday, March 13th 2020 will represent the new monthly amount plus the retroactive payment for the period August 16th 2019 to February 15th 2020.... Read more of this article

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is reminding service personnel of residential or commercial HVAC systems and personnel who fill gases into refrigeration, chiller or freezer units that “over the next few months, many of the current 5-year Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits are due to expire.” A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Ministry: Public Sale Of Surplus Equipment

Ministry: Public Sale Of Surplus Equipment

The Ministry of Public Works is holding a public sale of surplus equipment and invites tender bids for a number of items including a Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Lancers, Suzuki APV Van, Peugeot Partner Van and much more A spokesperson said, “The Lots can be viewed at Government Quarry, 18 Quarry Road, on Wednesday, 11 March, 2020 and Thursday,... Read more of this article

O’Brien Appointed: Organizational Development

O’Brien Appointed: Organizational Development

Head of the Public Service Dr. Derrick Binns announced the appointment of Mrs. Carlita O’Brien to the post of Chief Employee and Organizational Development Officer for the newly-created Department of Employee and Organizational Development [DEOD]. Mrs. O’Brien will assume the responsibilities of the post on 9 March 2020. “Mrs. O’Brien... Read more of this article

Section Of Kindley Field Park Closed To Public

Section Of Kindley Field Park Closed To Public

A section of Kindley Field Park in St. Georges will be closed from Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 21 to accommodate trench work. A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising the public that a section of Kindley Field Park in St. Georges, from Stone Crusher Corner to the Swing Bridge roundabout, will be... Read more of this article

Ministry Raises Local Threat Level To “Elevated”

Ministry Raises Local Threat Level To “Elevated”

As the coronavirus continues to impact people in China and other nations worldwide, Bermuda’s Ministry of Health have “raised the local threat level from ‘Guarded’ to ‘Elevated” and confirmed that they “are in a state of heightened preparedness for a Public Health Emergency.” According to CNN, “82... Read more of this article