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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

Ministry Clarifies The Role Of Brangman Home

Ministry Clarifies The Role Of Brangman Home

The Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] said they seek to “clear up the most widely held misconception” surrounding the Brangman Home. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Child and Family Services recognizes that many Bermudians are unfamiliar with how the Department operates as well as the legislation governing... Read more of this article

Customs Awareness Events Begin On Sunday

Customs Awareness Events Begin On Sunday

In recognition of International Customs Day, which is Sunday, January 26th, the Customs Department will host a number of activities next week to raise awareness about the work of the Department. This year’s International Customs Day theme is “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and Planet”. Members of the public are encouraged... Read more of this article

‘Operations May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

‘Operations May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

The Biannual Septage Disposal Operations next week “may result in unpleasant odors experienced in the residential areas surrounding the Marsh Folly Composting Facility.” A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising that during the week of 27 January 2020, it will conduct its Biannual Septage Disposal Operations. “These... Read more of this article

Fiscal Responsibility Panel Annual Assessment

Fiscal Responsibility Panel Annual Assessment

The Bermuda Fiscal Responsibility Panel 2019 annual assessment has been completed. A Government spokesperson said, “The fifth annual assessment by the Bermuda Fiscal Responsibility Panel has been completed. “The report can be found on the Ministry of Finance section of the Bermuda Government portal and will be laid before the legislature... Read more of this article

Successful Horticultural Community Cleanup

Successful Horticultural Community Cleanup

The Ministry of Public Works, in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], recently held a two-day weekend horticultural community clean-up to remove the final remnants of horticultural waste scattered around our island. A spokesperson said, “The event, held on December 14 and December 15 from 7.30am to 4.00pm each day, involved the public... Read more of this article

Govt: 2019/20 First Half Fiscal Performance

Govt: 2019/20 First Half Fiscal Performance

The Ministry of Finance today [Dec 23] reported on the 2019/20 First Half Fiscal Performance and provided an updated Economic Review for 2019. The Ministry said that highlights include:“Total Revenues of $545.4 million [Up $7.9 million versus First Half 2018/19]“Total Expenditure of $552.9 million [Down $31.4 million versus First Half... Read more of this article

Planning Application Notices Available Online

Planning Application Notices Available Online

The Department of Planning would like to encourage relevant stakeholders and the general public to utilise the online Official Gazette to access planning and subdivision application notices. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Planning would like to encourage relevant stakeholders and the general public to utilise the online Official... Read more of this article

Youth Forum On Human Rights Held

Youth Forum On Human Rights Held

Government House hosted a Youth Forum on International Human Rights Day yesterday [Dec 10] in order to “highlight the leadership role of young people in promoting human rights both locally and globally.” The Youth Forum, moderated by Rajai Denbrook, saw students from CedarBridge Academy, Berkeley Institute and Somersfield Academy join Governor... Read more of this article

Island’s First Privacy Commissioner Appointed

Island’s First Privacy Commissioner Appointed

Governor John Rankin announced today [Dec 11] the appointment of Alexander M. White as the island’s first Privacy Commissioner. Mr. White, who is from the United States, will take up the post on January 20, 2020. In making the announcement, Governor Rankin said, “I am pleased to welcome Mr. White to Bermuda and look forward to his office, once established,... Read more of this article

Land Taxpayers Reminded To Submit Forms

Land Taxpayers Reminded To Submit Forms

The Land Valuation Department is reminding all land taxpayers to complete and submit the survey forms received in the mail during the first two weeks of November 2019, with forms available for download for those who have no received them. A government spokesperson said, “The Land Valuation Department is reminding all land taxpayers to complete... Read more of this article

Women Urged To Join Government Boards

Women Urged To Join Government Boards

The Women’s Resource Centre noted the recent statement from Government asking people to sign up to serve on Boards, and have urged women to apply “so that we have a voice in the decision-making process of our community that is more reflective of all of our interests.” A spokesperson said, “In a recent request via media, Minister... Read more of this article

Top Labour Force Survey Interviewers Awarded

Top Labour Force Survey Interviewers Awarded

The Department of Statistics recently held an awards presentation in recognition of the top five performing Labour Force Survey interviewers for 2018 and 2019. A Government spokesperson said, “Last week the Department of Statistics held an awards presentation in recognition of the top five performing Labour Force Survey interviewers for 2018 and... Read more of this article