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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

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