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Ombudsman Office Closure On March 26 & 27

Ombudsman Office Closure On March 26 & 27

The Office of the Ombudsman will be closed on Tuesday, 26th March and Wednesday 27th March so that maintenance works can be carried out. Normal operations will resume on Thursday. A spokesperson said, “The Office of the Ombudsman is advising that it will be closed Tuesday, 26th March and Wednesday 27th March so that extensive floor maintenance... Read more of this article

New Human Rights Commissioners Appointed

New Human Rights Commissioners Appointed

The new Human Rights Commissioners have been announced in today’s official notices, with Vaughn Caines to serve as the Chairperson, while Ed Ball Jr will serve as the Deputy Chairperson. The official notice said, “The Human Rights Act, 1981 [Act] provides for an independent Selection and Appointment Committee to appoint Human Rights Commissioners.... Read more of this article

Lefroy House Will Not Move In Near Future

Lefroy House Will Not Move In Near Future

Saying that “there seems to be a misperception that a relocation would happen soon following the matter being raised in the budget speech,” the Ministry of Health noted that “Lefroy House will not be moving to a new location in the near future.” A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health advises the public that Lefroy... Read more of this article

“Stand-Alone Legislation For St. George’s”

“Stand-Alone Legislation For St. George’s”

Government will develop “stand-alone legislation for St. George’s”, Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban pledged saying that “MPs Renee Ming and Kim Swan made a solid case on behalf of the people they represent and serve, and we listened”. A spokesperson said, “Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban on Friday reconfirmed... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermudian Art Featured In Govt Building

Photos: Bermudian Art Featured In Govt Building

Work began this week to install Bermudian art in Government buildings, with Meredith Andrews, Graham Foster, Sharon Wilson, Alan Smith, Edwin M. E. Smith,, Diana Higginbotham, James Cooper and Jayde Gibbons among the local artists whose work is featured. This one of the initiatives announced in the 2018 Throne Speech, which said: “The Government... Read more of this article

Fintech, Blockchain Training Briefing Sessions

Fintech, Blockchain Training Briefing Sessions

The Bermuda Government is sponsoring training and education opportunities, and will be holding Briefing Sessions later today. The event poster says, “The Bermuda Government is sponsoring training and education opportunities for all interested persons. Space is limited.“Some opportunities on offer are: Fintech, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity Bootcamps;“Online... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Office Space Standards

Video: Minister On Office Space Standards

[Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press briefing this afternoon [Jan 30] to update on the “Ministry’s plans for office space standards throughout Government.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 15-minute... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

Ministry: ‘May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

The Ministry of Public Works is advising that during the week of February 4, septage disposal operations will take place between 7.30am and 4.00pm, and this “may result in unpleasant odors being experienced.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising that during the week of 4 February, 2019, septage disposal... Read more of this article

Meeting Held On Emergency Evacuation Plans

Meeting Held On Emergency Evacuation Plans

On Thursday [Jan 24] at BIOS’ Hanson Hall, the Ministry of National Security’s Emergency Measures Organization [EMO] in conjunction with RUBiS Energy Bermuda and SOL Petroleum Bermuda held a Town Hall meeting for Ferry Reach residents to discuss drafting an Emergency Evacuation Plan in the event of serious incidents at the Ferry Reach fuel farms. In... Read more of this article

Child & Family Services Director Returns To Duty

Child & Family Services Director Returns To Duty

After what they said was a “thorough investigation,” the Ministry of Legal Affairs today [Jan 25] announced that Alfred Maybury “will return to his post as the Director of The Department of Child and Family Services and is no longer on administrative leave.” According to a Ministry spokesperson, “The investigation revealed... Read more of this article

Renee Webb To Serve In New Brussels Office

Renee Webb To Serve In New Brussels Office

[Updated] Premier David Burt officially opened Bermuda’s new Overseas Office in Brussels, and announced that former Cabinet Minister Renee Webb will serve as the Brussels representative. The Premier welcomed the guests and said: “We are excited to be here in the heart of the European Union to deepen the relationships between the Government of Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Customs Department Open House

Photos/Video: Customs Department Open House

[Updated with photos] The Customs Department is holding their 6th Annual Open House today [Jan 24] which is part of their Customs Week activities. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 19-minute replay is below Related StoriesVideo:... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting: Emergency Evacuation Plan

Town Hall Meeting: Emergency Evacuation Plan

At 6:30pm on January 24th at BIOS’ Hanson Hall, the Emergency Measures Organization [EMO] in conjunction with RUBiS Energy Bermuda  and SOL Petroleum Bermuda will hold a Town Hall meeting for Ferry Reach residents to discuss drafting an Emergency Evacuation Plan. The Ministry of National Security’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team Leader,... Read more of this article