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New Director: Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson

New Director: Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson

 Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson has been appointed as Director of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. A government spokesperson said, “Today, the Head of the Public Service, Dr. Derrick Binns announced the appointment of Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson to the post of Director of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. “Dr. Robinson... Read more of this article

Govt To Charge Visitors For Covid-19 Testing

Govt To Charge Visitors For Covid-19 Testing

While the Government has been covering the cost of Covid-19 testing for Bermuda residents returning to the island, they intend “for a fee to be in place for tourists arriving in Bermuda once commercial airline services resume,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “To clarify and expand upon the Minister’s remarks... Read more of this article

Document: Cabinet Ministers & Responsibilities

Document: Cabinet Ministers & Responsibilities

Following the recent Cabinet shuffle – which saw changes including Jason Hayward be appointed as Minister of Labour, municipalities moved to the Minister of Public Works and Jamahl Simmons made a Junior Minister — the Government has released a document outlining the Ministers and their various responsibilities. The Ministers And Responsibilities... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Interview With AG Kathy Simmons

Video: Govt Interview With AG Kathy Simmons

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons took part in live conversation on the Government media’s Facebook last night [June 6] to discuss a range of topics. The topics covered during the nearly 90 minute interview included changes to the Ministry, the newly proposed Regulated Cannabis Scheme, and more. Related... Read more of this article

Govt Invites Applications For Bursary Awards

Govt Invites Applications For Bursary Awards

The Bermuda Government is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Public Service Bursary Awards. A government spokesperson said, “The 2020-2021 Bursary Awards are available for accredited post-secondary programmes of study both locally and overseas. “The bursaries are valued at a maximum of $20,000 each, per year. To be considered... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Finance Operations As Of May 4

Ministry Of Finance Operations As Of May 4

The Ministry of Finance is advising the public of the current resumption of services and hours of operation for the Office of the Tax Commissioner, the Accountant General’s Office, the Department of Social Insurance and the Registrar of Companies. A Government spokesperson said, “The Office of the Tax Commissioner will have limited staff, on rotation,... Read more of this article

TCD Reopening Customer Service Advisory

TCD Reopening Customer Service Advisory

The Ministry of Tourism and Transport’s Transport Control Department [TCD] is reminding the public that both the North Street and Rockaway facilities will resume operations on Monday [May 4], opening from 8.00am to 4.00pm; the TCD Southside facility remains closed. A Government spokesperson said, “The public are advised that as a result of the recent... Read more of this article

‘Need Strong Financial Planning & Management’

‘Need Strong Financial Planning & Management’

Auditor General Heather Thomas says that “the need for the Government to practice strong financial planning and management has never been more important to help alleviate the ongoing economic impacts” as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. A spokesperson said, “On behalf of the Office of the Auditor General, the Auditor General, Mrs. Heather... Read more of this article

Govt: Filings/Fees Deadline Extended To June 30

Govt: Filings/Fees Deadline Extended To June 30

The Government said they have “instituted temporary emergency measures to assist local and permit companies that do not have the means to facilitate their statutory and fee obligations electronically.” A Government spokesperson said, “In taking note of the closure of Government offices on 19 March 2020 and extension of the Shelter in Place,... Read more of this article

Public Works Ministry Call In Payment Service

Public Works Ministry Call In Payment Service

The Ministry of Public Works will offer call-in services for customers to pay their bills via credit or debit card starting tomorrow [April 21] and until further notice. A Government spokesperson said, “The Public is advised that starting Tuesday, 21 April and until further notice, the Ministry of Public Works will offer call-in services for customers... Read more of this article

TCD Offers Vehicle Licensing Call In Service

TCD Offers Vehicle Licensing Call In Service

TCD will offer call-in services for customers with private vehicle licenses that expire in April or May who wish to have them relicensed and do not have access to the internet. A Government spokesperson said, “The Public is advised that starting today [April 20] and until further notice, the Transport Control Department will offer call-in services... Read more of this article

Department Of Planning Services Update

Department Of Planning Services Update

The Department of Planning says that it “appreciates the patience and understanding of their valued clients as they continue to process and resolve planning applications remotely, as well as review and issue building permits.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Planning appreciates the patience and understanding of our... Read more of this article

Jet Brings Five People Back From Toronto

Jet Brings Five People Back From Toronto

ABIR recently worked with the Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] and the Bermuda Government to bring a group of Bermuda students and island residents home, with a LearJet35 leaving Toronto on Friday with five passengers aboard. A spokesperson said, “The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] teamed up with the Association... Read more of this article