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Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15] including the Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2019, the Employment [Protected Disclosures] Order 2019, the Good Governance [Protected Disclosures] Order 2019, Nursing Amendment Rules 2018, the BTA 2017 Review, and the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Annual Report 2015-2017. The full... Read more of this article

2018 Edition Of Facts And Figures Released

2018 Edition Of Facts And Figures Released

The Department of Statistics released the 2018 Bermuda Facts and Figures publication today [Feb 15], which contains in “summary form some of the main indicators of social and economic trends in Bermuda.” The 20-page report follows below [PDF here]: Related StoriesFinancial Assistance Reform Recommendations PLAR Professional... Read more of this article

Financial Assistance Reform Recommendations

Financial Assistance Reform Recommendations

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15], Minister of Health Kim Wilson provided an update on the financial assistance programme, and the Ministry has also released the recommendations from the Financial Assistance Reform Group. Noting that it is the Government’s intent to reform the programme, Minister Wilson said the work started last year... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Standards-Based Grading

Minister Updates On Standards-Based Grading

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the work being undertaken by the Department of Education to progress the Standards-Based Grading initiative. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15], Minister Rabain said, “Standards-based grading measures student proficiency in a subject against a defined course objective. The... Read more of this article

Minister On Workforce Development Initiatives

Minister On Workforce Development Initiatives

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15], Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo provided an update on the initiatives being undertaken by the Department of Workforce Development to assist and prepare individuals for the workforce, speaking about training initiatives, certifications, partnerships and more. The Minister’s... Read more of this article

Development, Community, Conservation Strategy

Development, Community, Conservation Strategy

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 15], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban spoke about the Draft Bermuda Plan 2018, which has “three complementary strategies provide a balanced framework for making informed decisions on planning applications.” The Minister said, “The Department of Planning has conducted a full review of... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business Paper

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business Paper

[Updated with audio] After being on break, the House of Assembly is set to resume on Friday [Feb 15] with statements due to be delivered on the December 2nd 2016 Settlement, Financial Assistance Reform, Standards-Based Grading and more. According to the Order Paper, Ministers will deliver statements on the Using the Bermuda Plan Process to Protect Our... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Meets With Business Owners

Photos: Premier Meets With Business Owners

Premier David Burt hosted a lunch with a number of business owners from North East Hamilton to hear “their suggestions for increasing economic activity in the area.” The Government posted the photos online below, and said, “Premier Burt hosted a lunch with a number of business owners from North East Hamilton to hear first-hand their suggestions... Read more of this article

OBA: Those Who Rely On Buses ‘Deserve Better’

OBA: Those Who Rely On Buses ‘Deserve Better’

“When will the bus schedule and roster be joined together to have an efficient, bus service, which will also eliminate the bus cancellations,” Senator Dwayne Robinson asked, saying that those who rely on our public transport “deserve better.” New Bus Schedule Planned In December 2018, the Government announced that the new winter... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Prison’s Treatment Board

Minister Meets With Prison’s Treatment Board

Yesterday [Feb 13] at Westgate Correctional Facility, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, met with the Department of Corrections’ Treatment of Offenders Board to discuss progress made by the Board over 2018, and how to further enhance the programs and opportunities provided to persons in our care. “The Board which is chaired by Scott... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘What Has PLP Done To Grow Economy?’

OBA: ‘What Has PLP Done To Grow Economy?’

“It would appear from the report that the only foreign investment of note are the OBA stimuli of the airport and hotels,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said, with Senator Kempe asking “what tangible things has the PLP done to grow the economy?” The Shadow Finance Minister’s comments follow after Minister for the Cabinet... Read more of this article

OBA Leader & Minister On Fintech Hub, Plans

OBA Leader & Minister On Fintech Hub, Plans

The Government putting the plans for a fintech hub on hold is an “admission that the fintech policy is not working,” and raises “questions about the viability” of the PLP’s economic stimulus plan, Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said, while Minister Jamahl Simmons said “the best investment a Government can make is in... Read more of this article

Dunkley: More Details Needed On Settlement

Dunkley: More Details Needed On Settlement

“Government’s brief justification that the settlement saves the costs of a lengthy court hearing and ends the prospects of any further proceedings is insufficient for a number of reasons,” Michael Dunkley said, adding that he “hopes the government will reconsider their muted approach to this matter and provide a more detailed justification.” Settlements... Read more of this article