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Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

The UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting [JMC] concluded this week with a range of discussions focused on the Zika Virus, pension matters and the 2012 Overseas Territory White Paper. Premier Michael Dunkley was in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week for the annual Pre-JMC meetings, which serve as... Read more of this article

Dr Brown: “A Long, Expensive Witch Hunt”

Dr Brown: “A Long, Expensive Witch Hunt”

The fact that “no one is prepared to accept responsibility for spending over $2.2 million on a 6-person, full-time police unit dedicated solely to prosecuting him” is “shameful,” former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown said, adding that “it is bad enough that this money has been wasted, but it is shameful that the people in authority... Read more of this article

OBA, PLP Thank Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service

OBA, PLP Thank Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service

Both the PLP and OBA have extended their thanks to the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service for their efforts in extinguishing the fire on Front Street, and also expressed their support for the businesses that have been affected by the fire.At approximately 4.30am yesterday morning [July 21], a fire broke out on Front Street, with Bermuda Fire and Rescue... Read more of this article

Column: “Bermuda That Works For Bermudians”

Column: “Bermuda That Works For Bermudians”

[Opinion column written by MP Jamahl Simmons] Across the island, there is a growing sense that something is deeply wrong in Bermuda. For too many of us the economy isn’t working for us. Many of us have come to the realization that the people we elected to government have spent more time looking down on us than standing strong for us. Our people... Read more of this article

Minister Praises ‘Exceptional Professionalism’

Minister Praises ‘Exceptional Professionalism’

“Exceptional professionalism and tremendous stamina,” said Minister of National Security, Senator Jeffrey Baron today [July 21] in reflecting on the response of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] to this morning’s fire on Front Street. Earlier today, Minister Baron had the opportunity to visit the scene and survey the damage, while the... Read more of this article

Photos: Minister Joins Students At STEAM  Camp

Photos: Minister Joins Students At STEAM Camp

The Minister of Education Wayne Scott last week visited with the students attending the Department of Education’s summer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics [STEAM] camp for students Primary 5 through senior school. This year 63 students are enrolled in several programmes including Digibotics gaming academy, AH! Tempo performing... Read more of this article

UK Overseas Territories Meeting Begins In TCI

UK Overseas Territories Meeting Begins In TCI

Today’s [July 20] UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting began with an in depth discussion on the British exit from the European Union. Premier Michael Dunkley is currently in the Turks and Caicos Islands for the annual meetings, which serve as a precursor to the upcoming OT Joint Ministerial Council... Read more of this article

Senator Woolridge: “Very Encouraging Signs”

Senator Woolridge: “Very Encouraging Signs”

“In the One Bermuda Alliance, we were pleased with the results of the latest Business Confidence Survey. It contained some very, very encouraging signs,” OBA Chair Senator Lynne Woolridge said. “For example, positive GDP growth and rebounding retail sales fuelled both improved consumer confidence in the direction Bermuda is taking,... Read more of this article

Premier To Attend Meeting In Turks and Caicos

Premier To Attend Meeting In Turks and Caicos

Premier Michael Dunkley will be in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week for the UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting. A Government spokesperson said, “Held annually, this week’s meeting takes place from July 20 – 21. The meetings are being hosted by Dr. the Hon. Rufus Ewing, Premier... Read more of this article

OBA Launches Website On Airport Development

OBA Launches Website On Airport Development

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance has launched a new website which they said “aims to provide Bermudians with the most accurate and up-to-date information available about the construction of the new terminal at LF Wade International Airport” and “seek to correct the rampant misinformation which has been spread by the opposition.” The... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “A lame duck, in politics, is an elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to their limited time left in office.” - Wikipedia.com Over the last month, it has become increasingly apparent that Premier Michael... Read more of this article

‘We Support Pathways’ Welcomes Adoption Act

‘We Support Pathways’ Welcomes Adoption Act

The ‘We Support Pathways’ group said they are pleased that the House of Assembly passed the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Amendment [Adoption] Act 2016 last week, and also pleased they endorsed the “recommendation to lift the age threshold for adoptions from 12 to 18. ” A statement from the group said, “The individuals behind... Read more of this article

Minister: Stakeholder Group To Iron Out Issues

Minister: Stakeholder Group To Iron Out Issues

Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy thanked all the minibus and taxi drivers that remained on the road providing services, and said he will be “reaching out to industry partners to form a stakeholder group as agreed to iron out a number of issues.” Government recently tabled the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act... Read more of this article