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Video: Transport Minister On 2018/19 Budget

Video: Transport Minister On 2018/19 Budget

$3 million has been allocated to purchase of eight new buses, half a million to restart the solar rebate programme, and Marine & Ports and the Public Transportation Department will be movinf towards electronic fare collections. These were a few of the initiatives mentioned as the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban held a press... Read more of this article

Minister Speaks To ABIC About Health Strategy

Minister Speaks To ABIC About Health Strategy

Earlier today, Minister of Health Kim Wilson spoke to members of the Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] about the Bermuda Health Strategy and the health-related elements in the recent Budget. Minister Wilson said, “The Ministry of Health is one of the largest Ministries in the Government. Our mandate is very significant and... Read more of this article

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

100 Minute Video: Cryptocurrency Lunch & Learn

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines held a lunch and learn event today [Feb 21] to discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other aspects of digital currency, with the Minister joined by industry experts and attendees to discuss and the Government’s plans. “This is a phenomenal opportunity for our country to grow,” said the Minister,... Read more of this article

Photos: Government Meet With BIU Officials

Photos: Government Meet With BIU Officials

Members of the Government recently met with the BIU, with the Government posting the photos below online and saying, “Premier David Burt, Minister Walter Roban, Minister David Burch and Attorney-General Kathy Simmons met with Bermuda Industrial Union officials recently.” Related StoriesMinister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations PLP:... Read more of this article

Govt Will Revise Height Restrictions In Hamilton

Govt Will Revise Height Restrictions In Hamilton

Government will revise height restrictions in the Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone for residential and mixed-use development, Premier David Burt in the 2018/19 Budget, with the Government also set to relax condominium ownership restrictions for approved developments. In addition, Government will temporarily increase land tax rates on commercial properties... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Video: Minister Caines On Cryptocurrency

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was interviewed at Fintech World’s: Blue Chip ICO’s Road Show at The Harvard Club, New York City, with the Minister discussing blockchain and cryptocurrency. “This is an opportunity to Bermuda to diversify,” Minister Caines said. “Blockchain technology is now enveloping the world and and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Digest Of Statistics 2017 Released

Bermuda Digest Of Statistics 2017 Released

Today, the Minister of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo released the Bermuda Digest of Statistics 2017 from the Department of Statistics. Minister Foggo noted, “The Digest is structured into ten sections and contains brief quick facts and charts for each section. There are more than 60 statistical tables which... Read more of this article

Economic & Cooperative Development Director

Economic & Cooperative Development Director

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons announced the appointment of Mr. William Spriggs as Bermuda’s new Director of Economic and Cooperative Development. Saying it was “in alignment with the Government’s agenda to expand entrepreneurship, create greater and fairer access to funding for entrepreneurs, remove red tape and... Read more of this article

Video: Premier David Burt On 2018/19 Budget

Video: Premier David Burt On 2018/19 Budget

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is holding a press conference this afternoon [Feb 19] to speak on the 2018/19 Budget. We will have additional coverage later on, you can view all our coverage of the Budget here, and in the meantime the live video of Premier Burt’s press conference is below. Update: The 23-minute live video replay... Read more of this article

Total Govt Employees Went From 5,258 To 4,607

Total Govt Employees Went From 5,258 To 4,607

The total amount of Government employees decreased from 5,258 in 2012 to 4,607 in 2017, and the salaries/overtime payments paid went from $391,883 million in 2012 to $366,542 million in 2017. These figures were revealed as Ministry of Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo replied to Parliamentary Questions posed by OBA... Read more of this article

Column: Let’s Form A Maths Education Council

Column: Let’s Form A Maths Education Council

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons] It is with heavy heart, that I read the Minister of Education’s recent statement in regards to the performance of our students in the most recent Cambridge International Assessment for students in the Bermuda Public School System. These results are very similar to previous years’... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On ‘Information vs Deflection’

Column: Famous On ‘Information vs Deflection’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous]  On Friday, February 9th, 2017 in Parliament, the Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden asked Parliamentary Questions [PQs] pertaining to the cost of the Premier David Burt’s staff. The total cost of Premier Burt’s staff is approximately $228,000 per annum. Ironically, 5 years ago, on December 6, 2013,... Read more of this article

2017 National Economic Report Of Bermuda

2017 National Economic Report Of Bermuda

The Ministry of Finance recently released the 2017 National Economic Report Of Bermuda, with the 31-page document providing an overview of the island’s economy. The report said, “The Ministry of Finance estimates that Bermuda’s GDP mayhave increased by 0.75% – 1.25% per cent in 2017 following a marginal contraction of 0.1 per cent in... Read more of this article