Tag: Bermuda politics

Opinion: “Must Not Let Mega Ship Plan Happen”

Opinion: “Must Not Let Mega Ship Plan Happen”

[Opinion column written by Rachael Gosling] This letter is an open letter to the Minister of the Environment, the Government and the People of Bermuda. Dear Minister, It appears to me that this Government is determined to walk down the path of accommodating the post-Panamax Mega cruise ships here in Bermuda, just like the last Government was planning... Read more of this article

Opinion: Premier On OBA’s Two Years In Office

Opinion: Premier On OBA’s Two Years In Office

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] Greetings Bermuda! It has now been two years since the One Bermuda Alliance was elected to office. Our goal from Day One has been to get Bermuda moving forward again –growing jobs and opportunities, restoring financial stability and making the Island work better for one and all. We were elected,... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: “Two Nuggets & Three Issues”

Opinion Column: “Two Nuggets & Three Issues”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] If, as I wrote last week, Bermuda’s recession ends with GDP rising as much as 15% – 16%, and Bermuda gets back to providing 38,000 jobs with every currently unemployed Bermudian re-absorbed into the economy; then Bermuda will have resolved the first of three issues currently bedevilling Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Casino Gaming Act 2014 Passes In The Senate

Casino Gaming Act 2014 Passes In The Senate

Senators passed the Casino Gaming Act 2014 yesterday [Dec 17], with the legislation paving the way for casinos in Bermuda. Having already been approved by MPs in the House of Assembly, the Governor must now provide his assent before the Act officially becomes the law. The Act creates provisions for a maximum of three casino licences to be given in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Opinion: Sen. Daniels On Tackling Gang Violence

Opinion: Sen. Daniels On Tackling Gang Violence

[Opinion column written by Senator Marc Daniels] Recently OBA Senator and Junior Minister of National Security Jeff Baron stated that, in his view, “we are stronger than any gangs, stronger than any sub-communities, stronger than any root causes.” While I accept that the Senator’s contribution is filled with good intentions, I humbly... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Bill: Vehicles, Exemptions & More

America’s Cup Bill: Vehicles, Exemptions & More

The America’s Cup legislation introduced in the House last Friday permits the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA] to import up to 80 motor vehicles up to limousine size and exempts ACEA from any fees payable under the Air Navigation Regulations 2012 in relation to helicopters and drones. The legislation was introduced in the last session of... Read more of this article

Opinion: Middle Class Under “Serious Threat”

Opinion: Middle Class Under “Serious Threat”

[Opinion column written by Erwin P. Adderley and David J. Tavares] So far, in our writings, we have presented to you, my fellow Bermudians, the true fact is that you are able to be replaced in our new global economic business model. For the past 20 years you have and still are being hood-winked into thinking that you are the ultimate beneficiary, when... Read more of this article

BTA Comment: $34,822 Hotel Guest Tax Arrears

BTA Comment: $34,822 Hotel Guest Tax Arrears

The $34,822 overdue from hotel properties “represents only 1% of total hotel tax revenues projected this year under the tourism guest fee,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The matter was discussed in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 12], with Tourism Development & Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell answering questions... Read more of this article

Video: Bascome On St George’s, Airport & Cup

Video: Bascome On St George’s, Airport & Cup

Following the news that Bermuda will host the 2017 America’s Cup and a developer plans to start construction on a new hotel in St. George’s next year, One Bermuda Alliance MP Kenny Bascome said he believes that Bermuda “is on the upswing.” On Friday, Minister Shawn Crockwell said that the Venezuela-based Desarrollos group confirmed... Read more of this article

Video: Burt On $6 Million Wharf Cost Increase

Video: Burt On $6 Million Wharf Cost Increase

The One Bermuda Alliance has “talked a lot about the management of capital projects” and “their first capital project had a significant cost overrun,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. The costs of the Heritage Wharf improvements were discussed in Parliament on Friday [Dec 12], with Minister of Public Works Patricia... Read more of this article


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