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Finance Minister On Bonds, Debt, Economy, More

Finance Minister On Bonds, Debt, Economy, More

The Government issued a total of $1.35 billion in new bonds, overall debt outstanding increased by approximately $520 million, Government debt now stands at $2.97 billion, and the annual debt service cost is currently $127.2 million claiming 13.6 cents of every dollar of revenue that the government takes in, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said Speaking... Read more of this article

Personal Staffs Act Report Tabled In Parliament

Personal Staffs Act Report Tabled In Parliament

The Premier, Ministers, Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Act 2019 annual report was tabled in the House of Assembly, providing information on the salaries paid. A Government spokesperson said, “In 2019, the Government, in a measure to increase transparency, introduced changes to the Premier, Ministers, Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Act 2019... Read more of this article

Jackson: Govt Should ‘Be More Transparent’

Jackson: Govt Should ‘Be More Transparent’

The Government should “work harder to be more transparent before committing what could amount to tens of millions of tax payers’ dollars to vertical farming,” OBA MP Susan Jackson said. Ms Jackson said, “Government announced in the House of Assembly, confidential negotiations are taking place to invest in vertical farming. In June... Read more of this article

Video: Police & Minister On Covid-19 Guidelines

Video: Police & Minister On Covid-19 Guidelines

Minister of National Security Renee Ming and Assistant Police Commissioner Martin Weekes held a press conference this afternoon [Dec 4] to reiterate some of the Covid-19 guidelines. Minister of National Security Renee Ming’s Comments Minister of National Security Renee Ming said, “I’m joined by Assistant Police Commissioner Martin Weekes,... Read more of this article

Minister: 70 College Promise Students This Year

Minister: 70 College Promise Students This Year

There are a total of 70 ‘College Promise’ students at Bermuda College this year, taking part in the programme which “allows qualifying public school graduates to attend Bermuda College tuition free.” This was from Minister of Education Diallo Rabain as he provided an update in the House of Assembly today [Dec 4] on the $300,000... Read more of this article

Minister On Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Minister On Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Minister of Social Development & Seniors Tinee Furbert delivered a speech in the House of Assembly today [Dec 4] to highlight the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The Minister said, “Yesterday people worldwide participated in events in recognition of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Bermuda held several... Read more of this article

Traveller Wristband & Bars To Close At Midnight

Traveller Wristband & Bars To Close At Midnight

“The Government proposes to implement a ‘traveller wristband’ to be worn by all those arriving on island until they test out on Day 14 with a negative test result” and Government will reinstate an “earlier closing for bars and nightclubs, from 2.00am back to midnight.” These were two of the things mentioned as Minister of... Read more of this article

Premier: Technology To Aid Covid-19 Response

Premier: Technology To Aid Covid-19 Response

Speaking in in the House of Assembly today [Dec 4], Premier David Burt provided an “update on how the Government has successfully used technology to aid Bermuda’s Covid-19 Response Strategy.” “Whilst Bermuda has benefitted from the great work of so many people; technology has played a major role in our success in managing the pandemic... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For December 4

Parliament: Order Of Business For December 4

The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Dec 4] and statements scheduled to be delivered include on Bermuda’s Technology Driven Covid-19 Response, the $1.35 Billion Dual Senior Unsecured Notes due 2030 and 2050, an update on Covid-19 Public Health Guidance, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the Fall 2020 Financial... Read more of this article

OBA: Agreement With Workers, But Not Gencom

OBA: Agreement With Workers, But Not Gencom

“There are two matters at play that the OBA finds disturbing,” Cole Simons said in reference to the $11 million cost for Fairmont Southampton worker’s redundancy pay, with the OBA Leader saying that it appears workers signed the agreements but the Government is “either unable or unwilling to secure an agreement” from Gencom... Read more of this article

Bermuda National Parks Amendment Act Tabled

Bermuda National Parks Amendment Act Tabled

A Bill was recently tabled in the House of Assembly aiming to amend the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 by officially renaming “Devonshire Bay Park” as the “Mary Prince Emancipation Park”. The Government had previously announced the plans to rename Devonshire Bay Park as Mary Prince Emancipation Park, and the signage has already been installed. Former... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For December 2nd

Senate: Order Of Business For December 2nd

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Dec 2] and Bills listed on the Order Paper include the Insurance Amendment [No. 2] Act 2020, the Digital Asset Business Amendment Act 2020, the Land Valuation and Tax [Special Provisions and Postponement of Preparation of Draft Valuation List] Act 2020, the Health Professionals [Miscellaneous Amendments]... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference at approximately 5.45pm this evening [Dec 1] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, and the live video below will start at around 5.45pm.Update 9.06pm: Premier David Burt’s remarks follow below: ­­Good afternoon Bermuda,... Read more of this article