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Bermuda Sanshou Association Receive $10,000

Bermuda Sanshou Association Receive $10,000

The Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron recently presented a cheque worth $10,000 to the Bermuda Sanshou Association as part of the Cash Back for Communities programme. A spokesperson said, “Cash Back is made possible through the Confiscated Assets or proceeds of crime initiative, where seized funds are given back to worthy organisations... Read more of this article

Cabinet Office Refurbishment Work Continues

Cabinet Office Refurbishment Work Continues

The Government provided an update on works taking place at the Cabinet Office building, which are expected to be completed early next year. A Cabinet Office spokesperson said, “The public will be aware that since June the Cabinet Office has been temporarily closed in order for the building to undergo extensive repair works to satisfy health and safety... Read more of this article

Trevor Moniz’s Trip To Portugal Cost $7,061.20

Trevor Moniz’s Trip To Portugal Cost $7,061.20

A trip in May 2016 by Attorney-General & Minister of Legal Affairs Trevor Moniz to Portugal cost $7,061.20, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from Sunday, May 01, 2016 – Monday, May 09, 2016, and the web page listing said, “Meeting between the President of the Government... Read more of this article

‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

‘Our Sons Lives Being Lost Too Soon, Too Often’

These senseless killings are a “national crisis as our sons’ lives “are being lost too soon, too often,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Shadow Minister of Health & Community Affairs Michael Weeks said. These comments follow after Friday night’s shooting, which resulted in the death of 25-year-old Jason... Read more of this article

Column: The Life & Legacy Of L. Frederick Wade

Column: The Life & Legacy Of L. Frederick Wade

[Opinion column written by Walter Roban] On 13 August 1996, Leonard Frederick Wade, Leader of Bermuda Progressive Labour Party [PLP], suddenly passed away while he prepared to go on a CPA trip to Singapore. His passing saddened and shocked the whole island and brought a major transition to the Bermuda political landscape. Other than his family and... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Olympic Team Has Made Bermuda Proud’

PLP: ‘Olympic Team Has Made Bermuda Proud’

The PLP extended congratulations to Bermuda’s Olympic Team, saying they “represented us well and made Bermuda proud.” The 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close with the closing ceremony this evening, with Bermuda’s 8-strong team having completed competition, representing the island in five different sports. Shadow Minister of Health... Read more of this article

Column: Wayne Scott On Airport Development

Column: Wayne Scott On Airport Development

[Opinion column written by Minister Wayne Scott] Cost overruns can have a crushing effect on those who negotiate building contracts. They can turn something that at first seemed a good, affordable investment into a budgetary nightmare, one that weakens financial foundations. It’s the same for an ordinary homeowner trying to build an extension onto... Read more of this article

Court: MP Leah Scott Given Absolute Discharge

Court: MP Leah Scott Given Absolute Discharge

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [August 17], Leah Scott was given an absolute discharge after pleading guilty in relation to an incident in which she entered a woman’s home. The Court heard that Ms Scott — an OBA MP representing Constituency #30 Southampton East Central — and the female complainant were apparently in a relationship... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘New Email Is Pre-Election Campaign Item’

PLP: ‘New Email Is Pre-Election Campaign Item’

[Updated] “The newly created email address ‘askyourpremier@gov.bm’ is simply a desperate pre-election campaign item set up by the OBA government to increase Premier Dunkley’s favorables and to appear to be open and transparent to the people of Bermuda,” the PLP said today. The Cabinet Office announced yesterday that “in... Read more of this article

Condolences Expressed: Passing Of Jean Howes

Condolences Expressed: Passing Of Jean Howes

[Updated] The PLP said they stand with all of Bermuda in sadness today, as they acknowledge the passing of Bermuda icon Jean Howes, “The Progressive Labour Party stands with all of Bermuda in sadness today [August 16] as we acknowledge the passing of a Bermuda icon in Jean Howes,” a spokesperson said. “Ms. Howes served our country... Read more of this article

Minister & PLP On Airport Redevelopment Project

Minister & PLP On Airport Redevelopment Project

The airport deal “awards a sole source contract valued at over $1 billion to a Canadian company that will get free electricity courtesy of the people of Bermuda and earn a taxpayer guaranteed return of 16%,” Shadow Minister David Burt said, while Minister of Finance Bob Richards responded saying “the Bermudian public should not be... Read more of this article

“Ask Your Premier” Email Address Launched

“Ask Your Premier” Email Address Launched

The Cabinet Office announced that “in an effort to enhance and increase community engagement by connecting directly with residents,” Premier Michael Dunkley has launched a new email address called AskYourPremier@gov.bm. “The Cabinet Office advised that the new email address is in keeping with the Premier’s commitment to ensuring... Read more of this article

MP Roban To Host Forum On L. Frederick Wade

MP Roban To Host Forum On L. Frederick Wade

MP Walter Roban is inviting the public to a forum entitled “L. Frederick Wade, His Political Life and Legacy.” “Scheduled for Thursday August 25 at the Dr. E.F. Gordon Hall in the BIU Building starting at 6pm, this free forum pays tribute to the former PLP Leader after whom Bermuda’s National Airport was named,” the PLP... Read more of this article