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PLP Call On MP Wayne Scott To Resign

PLP Call On MP Wayne Scott To Resign

Following the news that MP Wayne Scott has been hired by the Casino Gaming Commission, the PLP called on him to “resign his seat immediately,” saying the “acceptance of this post squarely places MP Scott in a dubious position of bias” and a “real conflict of interest has been created.” A PLP spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

OT Register Amendment Withdrawn In UK

OT Register Amendment Withdrawn In UK

Legislation in the British House of Lords that would have forced Bermuda to make public a long standing register of corporate beneficial owners, has been withdrawn, the Ministry of Finance confirmed today, with the Minister of Finance calling it “a good day for Bermuda.” “Bermuda is the only country known to have an up-to-date register... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Join In Solidarity With The Unions’

PLP: ‘Join In Solidarity With The Unions’

“Without the efforts of Labour unions and workers, we would not have the rights that everyone in Bermuda benefits from,” Opposition Leader David Burt said today, with Mr Burt urging everyone to attend the BTUC’s Solidarity Service on Sunday and Solidarity March on Monday, which are being held to mark International Workers Day.Mr Burt said,... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader & Senator Attend RIMS

Opposition Leader & Senator Attend RIMS

Opposition Leader David Burt and Shadow Minister for Economic Development Senator Kim Wilkerson travelled to Philadelphia this week to support the Bermuda contingent at the RIMS Annual Conference, with Mr Burt saying that “when we are abroad our priority must be to promote Bermuda as economic growth is important for the prosperity of our country.”“The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Praised At RIMS For Role In Risk

Bermuda Praised At RIMS For Role In Risk

The head of the Risk & Insurance Management Society [RIMS] has praised Bermuda’s participation in its 2017 conference and exhibition in Philadelphia this week as a fitting affirmation of the island’s industry stature. “Our friends at Bermuda always bring energy and passion to RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth... Read more of this article

Bermuda Delegation At RIMS, Temple University

Bermuda Delegation At RIMS, Temple University

It was another full day at the 2017 RIMS Annual Conference, as the Premier Michael Dunkley and Bermuda’s delegation of government, industry and regulatory representatives were officially welcomed at the event in Philadelphia today [April 25]. RIMS CEO Mary Roth and President Nowell Seaman greeted the Premier, who was accompanied by Finance Minister... Read more of this article

‘Release 2016 Crime Statistics Without Delay’

‘Release 2016 Crime Statistics Without Delay’

[Updated] “We call on the OBA to do the right thing and release the 2016 Crime Statistics without delay,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said. Mr Roban said, “The OBA government has failed to release the 2016 Annual Crime Statistics. Historically, these figures were released by February, yet in an election year when many, particularly... Read more of this article

‘Escalation Of Lawlessness In The Old Town’

‘Escalation Of Lawlessness In The Old Town’

“The numerous incidents in and around St. George’s over the past few weeks are a clear sign that the current approach simply isn’t working and as a result, criminals are getting bolder,” Shadow Minister of Municipalities Senator Renee Ming said. Recent incidents in the east end include buses being left damaged after the fare vaults were... Read more of this article

Bermuda Delegation At RIMS In Philadelphia

Bermuda Delegation At RIMS In Philadelphia

Premier Michael Dunkley joined Government Ministers and industry representatives from the island today [April 24] to fly the Bermuda flag in Philadelphia during a full delegation’s visit to RIMS 2017. The Bermuda delegation spent the morning speaking to media organisations, including Bloomberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and insurance trade press,... Read more of this article

‘Small Wonder: Bermuda’s Super-Sized Impact’

‘Small Wonder: Bermuda’s Super-Sized Impact’

“We are a population of 65,000, and over time we’ve had to find ways to make a living beyond the limits of our natural resources,” Premier Michael Dunkley told attendees at RIMS in Philadelphia, adding that, “Bermuda has a proud history of punching above its weight,” as it is the “standing national challenge we face... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Jeanne Atherden

Video: Interview With Minister Jeanne Atherden

Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including healthcare costs, regulating health providers, the issue of precertification, and the recent hospital bed crisis. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Minister Atherden also touched... Read more of this article

Column: Now Is Time To Act To Protect Children

Column: Now Is Time To Act To Protect Children

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] Bermuda is an idyllic place of natural beauty and community connectedness. We abide by a deep sense of shared responsibility and belonging. Many of us have access to educational and economic opportunities that most in the world can only dream of. But Bermuda also has its divisions and secrets. Concealed... Read more of this article

Lahey Lawsuit: Govt Seeks Start Of Discovery

Lahey Lawsuit: Govt Seeks Start Of Discovery

Lawyers representing the Bermuda Government in its lawsuit against Lahey Hospital and Medical Center are asking a U.S federal judge to allow them to begin demanding documents and deposing witnesses. The was reported by the Boston Globe, which said, “In a court filing on Friday, Bermuda’s attorneys said the case should proceed to discovery, a... Read more of this article