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PLP To Hold Meeting On Airport Redevelopment

PLP To Hold Meeting On Airport Redevelopment

The PLP will be hosting Town Hall meeting on the airport redevelopment project at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 3rd at Sandys Secondary Middle School. A statement from the party said, “Constituency 34 of the Progressive Labour Party, in collaboration with Constituencies 33, 35 and 36, is pleased to host a Town Hall meeting on the Airport Redevelopment... Read more of this article

‘Cautiously Optimistic Work Will Rectify Situation’

‘Cautiously Optimistic Work Will Rectify Situation’

“We are cautiously optimistic that the work that has begun in Prospect to address the brown water will rectify the situation,” Shadow Minister of Public Works Dennis Lister said today. Mr Lister said, “Time will tell if this will solve the issue and the residents will be able to drink, cook with, and bathe with this water without having... Read more of this article

Junior Minister To Visit Regiment In Jamaica

Junior Minister To Visit Regiment In Jamaica

The Ministry of National Security advised that Sen. Jeff Baron, is travelling to Jamaica today to visit the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] during their annual training exercises. “The public will be aware that the RBR along with officers from the Bermuda Police Service and personnel from St. John’s Ambulance are in Jamaica for two weeks of intense... Read more of this article

Sousa & DeSilva On Hearing On Port Royal Costs

Sousa & DeSilva On Hearing On Port Royal Costs

“As a member of the PAC it was extremely disappointing to hear Opposition MP Zane DeSilva show no remorse or sense of wrongdoing in the Port Royal Golf Course redevelopment – a project that broke rules and went millions of dollars over budget,” MP Jeff Sousa said, while Mr DeSilva said he has “waited years to face his detractors”... Read more of this article

Minister Responds To Infrastructure Concerns

Minister Responds To Infrastructure Concerns

The Minister of Education Wayne Scott today issued a letter to “primary school parents, teachers and principals to underscore the Ministry’s commitment to address infrastructure problems in public school buildings.” In his letter Minister Scott stated, “When I released the SCORE Report in February 2016, I made a commitment to everyone... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Writes To UK Opposition Leader

Premier Dunkley Writes To UK Opposition Leader

Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn to provide information about Bermuda in light of the Leader of the Opposition’s recent comments in Parliament about the Island in the wake of the Panama Papers’ release. Mr Corbyn — who had previously suggested that the UK should consider imposing “direct rule” over... Read more of this article

Jason Hayward Apologizes To Minister Richards

Jason Hayward Apologizes To Minister Richards

People’s Campaign member Jason Hayward has apologized to Finance Minister Bob Richards, saying it was never his “intention to insult the Minister or to cause the public to think less of him as a person.” The Finance Minister launched legal action against Mr Hayward after he made certain statements about the Minister on a TV appearance... Read more of this article

Govt Hiring Freeze Extended Through 2016/17

Govt Hiring Freeze Extended Through 2016/17

The Ministry of Finance announced today [April 27] that the Government will “continue cost containment measures to tackle the annual deficit” and the “Government-wide freeze on hiring will be extended through the 2016/17 fiscal year, after first announced for the 2015/16 year.” Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards... Read more of this article

Lovitta Foggo: “Education Must Be Top Priority”

Lovitta Foggo: “Education Must Be Top Priority”

“Our students must come first” and “education must be top priority,” Shadow Education Minister Lovitta Foggo said today. Ms Foggo said, “The OBA response to the latest protest from teachers, that they are serious about education and consider it priority, is dubious at best when their actions since 2013 don’t match... Read more of this article

Minister: Reduction Of ARV Levels For Purchases

Minister: Reduction Of ARV Levels For Purchases

Government plans to lower the minimum Annual Rental Value at which non-Bermudians and non-permanent residents may purchase residential property from $153,000 to $126,000, as well as reduce the minimum ARV threshold of $32,400 for condos to $25,800, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy announced today. The Minister said, “Such action will help... Read more of this article

PLP To Hold ‘Fish Fry’ On Friday, April 29th

PLP To Hold ‘Fish Fry’ On Friday, April 29th

The PLP will be holding a Fish Fry from 4:30 until 7:30pm this Friday, April 29, at Christ Church Hall in Devonshire. A spokesperson said, “On the menu will be favorites, fish, chicken, peas and rice, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, ginger bread and more. Dinners are $15 per plate. “We encourage all to come out and support and also mingle... Read more of this article

Sylvan Richards Apologizes To MP David Burt

Sylvan Richards Apologizes To MP David Burt

[Updated] Following erroneous statements he made in an opinion column on Bernews earlier this week, MP Sylvan Richards has apologized to MP David Burt and said he withdraws the remarks. Mr Richards said Mr Burt was engaging in “deceptive” use of employment statistics claiming he didn’t use the most recent employment statistics in his... Read more of this article

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