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MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

After a debate that started yesterday afternoon and continued into the early hours of this morning [Dec 13], MPs passed the Casino Gaming Act 2014 in the House of Assembly, paving the way for casinos in Bermuda. The Act now goes to the Senate, where it should be debated this coming Monday [Dec 15], after which it must receive the Governor’s assent... Read more of this article

Charities Act Regulations Commence On Dec 31

Charities Act Regulations Commence On Dec 31

The Office of the Registry General is advising the public that the Charities Act 2014, the Charities Regulations 2014 and the Charities [Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist and Reporting] Regulations 2014 will commence on December 31st 2014. The Charities Act 2014 was passed in March 2014 and replaced the Charities Act 1978. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Bernard & Bell Appointed To Court Of Appeal

Bernard & Bell Appointed To Court Of Appeal

Governor George Fergusson today announced the appointment of two new Justices to the Court of Appeal with effect from 1 January 2015. They are Justice Desiree Bernard and Mr Geoffrey Bell QC. Mr Fergusson said, “I am delighted to see two such distinguished lawyers join the Court of Appeal. Bermuda is fortunate in being able to attract such high level... Read more of this article

Special Court Sitting Held To Thank Justices

Special Court Sitting Held To Thank Justices

Members of the Bermuda Bar paid homage during a special sitting to thank the Rt. Hon Justice Zacca, President of the Court of Appeal and Sir Anthony Evans who retired from the Court of Appeal Circuit having dedicated many years of service to the people of Bermuda. The special hearing was arranged to express gratitude to both justices. During a special... Read more of this article

Baker Replaces Zacca As President Of Court

Baker Replaces Zacca As President Of Court

Governor George Fergusson announced today [Nov 19] that he had accepted the recommendation of the Judicial and Legal Services Committee to appoint Sir Scott Baker, currently a Justice in the Bermuda Court of Appeal, as President of the Court, with effect from 1 January. He will succeed Justice Edward Zacca, who will be stepping down on 31 December. Mr... Read more of this article

Corporation Has No Authority To Clamp Vehicles

Corporation Has No Authority To Clamp Vehicles

[Updated] Bermuda’s Chief Justice has ruled that the Municipalities [Hamilton Pay & Display Parking Wheel Clamping] Ordinance 2007 is not valid, and as a consequence the Corporation of Hamilton has no legal authority to clamp illegally parked vehicles in the municipality, the Centre of Justice said today. The statement said, “Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Liquor ID Check Policy In Effect On Oct 1st

Liquor ID Check Policy In Effect On Oct 1st

The Ministry of National Security are reminding the public that the Liquor License Amendment Act comes into effect on Wednesday 1st October 2014. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Department of National Drug Control and CADA, launched a community awareness campaign to announce the enactment of the... Read more of this article

Minister Proposes Amendment To Trustee Act

Minister Proposes Amendment To Trustee Act

In the House of Assembly today [July 11], Minister of Education & Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons introduced an amendment bill that proposes to amend the Trustee Act 1975 in order to “provide greater flexibility, clarity and certainty in our legislation with respect to the conduct of trust business in Bermuda.” Dr. Gibbons said,... Read more of this article

Full Bills: Public Access to Information [PATI]

Full Bills: Public Access to Information [PATI]

The Public Access to Information Regulations 2014 was tabled in the House of Assembly this past Friday, with Premier Michael Dunkley saying the plan was to have PATI fully operational by April 2015. The Act and the Regulations are due to come into operation on 1st April 2015, and from that date, members of the public will be able to make requests for... Read more of this article

Lawyers Promote Bermuda In Switzerland

Lawyers Promote Bermuda In Switzerland

Two lawyers have just returned to Bermuda after promoting the island at a conference in Switzerland. Jeffrey Elkinson, a director in the Conyers Dill & Pearman Litigation and Insolvency department, and Peter Pearman, a director in the firm’s Private Client and Trust department, both spoke at the Transcontinental Trusts Conference, in Geneva. The... Read more of this article


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