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‘Ministry Will Work To Achieve Some Resolution’

‘Ministry Will Work To Achieve Some Resolution’

Following today’s withdrawal of labour by Electricity Supply Trade Union members who work at BELCO, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown confirmed that the Ministry “had been in discussions with the ESTU.” “This dispute has emphasized the importance of the issues at stake and where possible, this Ministry will work to bring the parties... Read more of this article

Two Hour Video: ‘Living Wage’ Panel Discussion

Two Hour Video: ‘Living Wage’ Panel Discussion

“The Living Wage – Relief is on the Way” panel discussion took place this evening [Oct 18] and you can watch the two-hour video of the presentation below.Panelists include statistician Cordell Riley, Rev Nicholas Tweed, MP Rolfe Commissiong, and Family Centre Executive Director Martha Dismont, while MP Kim Swan is moderating the discussion.... Read more of this article

PLP To Host Gala Weekend From Nov 9 To 12

PLP To Host Gala Weekend From Nov 9 To 12

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] will be holding their 2018 Gala Weekend from Friday, November 9 to Monday, November 12. A PLP spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party will be holding our 2018 Gala Weekend from November 9-12, and invite our members, supporters and friends to join us in celebration. “Founded in 1963, we are Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Official Gazette Notices To Move To Gov.bm

Official Gazette Notices To Move To Gov.bm

The Ministry for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform is advising that on November 1st the Official Gazette will move to the government website. “This means that all Government Notices, Bermuda Regulations, and Legal Notices will be found at www.gov.bm,” the Ministry said. “The Ministry notes that some Government... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Alarming Number Of Bus Cancellations’

OBA: ‘Alarming Number Of Bus Cancellations’

“From the alarming number of cancellations recently, it seems that a number of buses remain on life support,” Deputy OBA Leader Leah Scott said, noting that “so far this month there have been almost 400 bus route cancellations.” Ms. Scott — the Shadow Minister of Tourism, Transport and Regulatory Affairs – said, “Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Population Projections Report Released

Bermuda Population Projections Report Released

From 2016 ‐ 2026, Bermuda’s population is projected to decrease from 63,791 to 63,680, the median age is projected to rise from 44.1 years to 48.6 years, and the proportion of seniors [65 years and older] is projected to climb from 16.9% to 24.9%. These were some of the statistics contained in the Bermuda’s Population Projections 2016 –... Read more of this article

Video: PLP Press Conference On ‘JetGate’

Video: PLP Press Conference On ‘JetGate’

[Updated with OBA response] The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] is holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 18] where they are discussing the ‘JetGate’ matter, and comments made by Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has... Read more of this article

Video: Proposing To Amend Labour Legislation

Video: Proposing To Amend Labour Legislation

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown is holding a press conference this afternoon [Oct 18] about a labour initiative. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The Minister said that some employers are offering employment contracts that do not cover benefits like health insurance, social... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Business Leaders In Miami

Premier Meets With Business Leaders In Miami

Mutual investment, business, and job-growth opportunities shared by Bermuda and Florida were the focus of talks held in Miami yesterday [Oct 17] by Premier David Burt and members of city and statewide chambers of commerce. The meetings with leaders of the Florida and Miami-Dade Chambers of Commerce were organised by the Bermuda Business Development... Read more of this article

Acting Premier: “Empty And Misleading Words”

Acting Premier: “Empty And Misleading Words”

“A chronic case of misleading, as usual,” Acting Premier Walter Roban said this evening [Oct 17] after Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier’s comments about the Retail Sales Index. “The Opposition Leader cannot reinvent OBA economic policies as part of his new strategy. The facts are that the enduring legacy of the America’s Cup to... Read more of this article

BEDC Sports Club Loan Programme Launched

BEDC Sports Club Loan Programme Launched

In a joint Ministry initiative, the Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons and the Minister of Social Development & Sports Michael Weeks, participated in the launching of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] sports club micro loan initiative, at a seminar that took place at the BIU yesterday evening [Oct 16]. A... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Fall In Sales Should Set Bells Ringing’

OBA: ‘Fall In Sales Should Set Bells Ringing’

“Another fall in the volume of retail sales  should set alarm bells ringing,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said today, with Mr Cannonier going on to ask if the Government has a “plan to reverse this alarming drop.” His comments follow after the release of the Retail Sales Index earlier today, which indicated that the overall... Read more of this article

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson met today with members of the Health Financing Reform Stakeholder Consultation Group, which is tasked with providing feedback to the Government on “options being considered to help achieve affordable and accessible healthcare for all.”A Ministry spokesperson said, “The purpose of the Ministry’s... Read more of this article