Tag: Bermuda politics

Hundreds Attend Seniors Awards Ceremony

Hundreds Attend Seniors Awards Ceremony

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted their annual Seniors Awards Ceremony today [Oct 1] at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel for close to 500 seniors.Today’s luncheon coincided with the UN International Day of the Older Persons, and according to the Premier, it was “quite fitting to formally recognize our seniors and celebrate... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy Reveals Work Permit Policy Draft

Minister Fahy Reveals Work Permit Policy Draft

[Updated with video] Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy revealed the new Draft Work Permit Policy today [Oct 1], which proposes new categories of work permits including the Bermuda Employment Visa, the Global Entrepreneur Work Permit and the New Business Permit. The Minister said that one of the Government’s main goals is to restore economic health... Read more of this article

Minister, Shadow On Purchase Of Newstead

Minister, Shadow On Purchase Of Newstead

Both Minister of Tourism & Transport Shawn Crockwell and Shadow Tourism Minister Zane Desilva have commented on the news that Larry Doyle has purchased Newstead and Belmont Hills. Minister Crockwell said, “This is great news. These are two great properties and will be significant as we continue to revitalize Bermuda tourism.” The Minister said... Read more of this article

Liquor ID Check Policy In Effect On Oct 1st

Liquor ID Check Policy In Effect On Oct 1st

The Ministry of National Security are reminding the public that the Liquor License Amendment Act comes into effect on Wednesday 1st October 2014. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Department of National Drug Control and CADA, launched a community awareness campaign to announce the enactment of the... Read more of this article

Sandys South By-Election Set: November 18th

Sandys South By-Election Set: November 18th

Governor George Fergusson issued a Writ giving notice that the Constituency #33 Sandys South by-election will be held on November 18th, with the Nomination day set for October 28th. The by-election follows the resignation of Terry Lister, who announced on September 23rd that he will be retiring from politics. Mr. Lister — who has represented Sandys... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: Chris Famous On Privatisation

Opinion Column: Chris Famous On Privatisation

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” ― Harry S. Truman What a difference an election makes. Pre-election: “Privatisation is not part of our plan. We plan to revive this economy, to regrow Bermuda without looking at privatization.” – Shadow Finance... Read more of this article

Burchall: How “Nanci” Grew In The Ten Years

Burchall: How “Nanci” Grew In The Ten Years

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Many people say that Bermuda’s business model and the global business model have changed and that simply increasing Bermuda’s ResPop is not the only answer to Bermuda’s existing economic problem. But what, exactly, did change? What will a solution look like? From Tourist Playground to Business Park From... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Questions Status Of CCTV

Shadow Minister Questions Status Of CCTV

[Updated] The Opposition has called on Premier Michael Dunkley to advise the public of the status of CCTV, saying that while they “know that it may not catch every incident, if not operational then it will not catch any.” Earlier this year it was announced that a new CCTV system would be implemented, which will consist of 150 cameras island-wide,... Read more of this article

Reaction To Tourism’s Use Of Altered Photo

Reaction To Tourism’s Use Of Altered Photo

[Updated] Following complaints on social media about a photoshopped image posted by the island’s official tourism page, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said they “inherited image assets that are less than ideal”, “regret using an image that was badly altered/photoshopped,” and added that they are working with local talent... Read more of this article

OBA Respond To PLP’s Criticism On Travel

OBA Respond To PLP’s Criticism On Travel

The trip to New York City was “part of the Government’s work to re-establish Bermuda’s profile in overseas tourism and business markets, a profile diminished in recent years because of the mishandling of Bermuda Tourism marketing and antagonistic government attitudes,” the One Bermuda Alliance said. The OBA was responding to criticism... Read more of this article


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