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Brown: Need To Respond Strongly To Violations

Brown: Need To Respond Strongly To Violations

[Updated] Shadow Immigration Minister Walton Brown is today [May 27] calling on the Department of Immigration to “act immediately in disciplining a local company” that he alleged has work permit holders working outside of their work permit. Shadow Immigration Minister Walton Brown’s Comments Mr. Brown said, “It is once again distressing... Read more of this article

PC: Govt Wrapped “Itself In A Veil Of Secrecy”

PC: Govt Wrapped “Itself In A Veil Of Secrecy”

“It continues to be very interesting that a government that sold itself to the people of Bermuda as paragons of transparency, inclusiveness and accountability in governance” continues to “wrap itself in a veil of secrecy in regards to the proposed airport project,” the People’s Campaign said today. A statement from the group... Read more of this article

Changes To Passport Processing On June 5th

Changes To Passport Processing On June 5th

Changes to the processing of British Overseas Territories Citizen [BOTC] passports will take effect on Friday June 5th of this year, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today [May 27] in the Senate. Minister Fahy said, “The significant changes relate passport personalization, printing and dispatch of BOTC passports. All of these functions... Read more of this article

Minister: America’s Cup Business Opportunities

Minister: America’s Cup Business Opportunities

Hosting the America’s Cup provides an “unparalleled opportunity” for our country, our people, and unique businesses, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today [May 27] in the Senate. In delivering a Ministerial statement, Minister Fahy said: “Bermuda’s hosting of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda is truly an honour... Read more of this article

PLP Pays Tribute To Donawa On His Retirement

PLP Pays Tribute To Donawa On His Retirement

Shadow Sports Minister Michael Weeks has saluted veteran runner Jay Donawa as he announces his decision to retire from competitive distance running. “The Progressive Labour Party would like to salute perennial Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby contender Jay Donawa as he announces his decision to retire from competitive distance running,”... Read more of this article

Health Minister Responds: Mammogram Services

Health Minister Responds: Mammogram Services

The Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden today [May 27] responded to the statement on Mammogram services by the Shadow Minister of Health Kim Wilson. Yesterday Ms Wilson expressed concern over proposed health insurance legislation as it pertains to mammograms, saying that “rather than rushing through this important legislation,... Read more of this article

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On May 22nd

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On May 22nd

During Friday’s [May 22] sitting of the House of Assembly, multiple pieces of legislation were introduced including the Criminal Jurisdiction & Procedure Bill 2015, Health Insurance [Miscellaneous] Amendment Bill 2015, International Cooperation [Tax Information Exchange Agreements] Amendment Bill 2015, USA-Bermuda Tax Convention Amendment Bill... Read more of this article

Wilson On Impact Of Proposed Health Legislation

Wilson On Impact Of Proposed Health Legislation

Shadow Health Minister Kim Wilson has expressed concern over proposed legislation which seeks to amend the Standard Hospital Benefit as it pertains to mammograms, saying that “rather than rushing through this important legislation, we call on Minister Jeanne Atherden to pause and gather statistics relevant to Bermuda” as “skipping... Read more of this article

Behind The Statements: Airport Development

Behind The Statements: Airport Development

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] The Airport Itself L F Wade International Airport is a small airport. Based on Airport Departure Tax revenues, about 393,944 people passed through in 2012/13, and 383,143 in 2013/14. Could be around 380,000 in 2014/15. These airport user numbers are much lower than the annual 550,000+ of the 1980’s. The... Read more of this article

Ministerial Statement: Standard Health Benefit

Ministerial Statement: Standard Health Benefit

Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden in the House of Assembly on Friday [May 22] that she will be introducing amendments to the Standard Premium Rate, along with important changes that are being made to Bermuda’s minimum health insurance package, the Standard Hospital Benefit. Minisster Atherden, “The Health Insurance... Read more of this article

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