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“Continued Shrinkage Is Slow Economic Poison”

“Continued Shrinkage Is Slow Economic Poison”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] As though hit by a poisonous gas seeping into the air that we breath, it has happened. Bermudians have begun heading for extinction. Dying off. Bermuda has entered a new era. Stumbling towards it for over fifteen years, in 2014, Bermudians began dying faster than they were being born. In 2014, Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Opinion: 3.806 Million Square Miles Of Marriage

Opinion: 3.806 Million Square Miles Of Marriage

[Opinion column written by Shari-Lynn Pringle] “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.” [Justice Kennedy] The historic ruling by the U.S Supreme Court will send ripples... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With PAHO-WHO Representative

Minister Meets With PAHO-WHO Representative

Today [June 29] the Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden met with PAHO-WHO [Pan American Health Organization –World Health Organization] representative Dr. Noreen Jack at Ministry headquarters. Dr. Jack is visiting Bermuda to consult with the Ministry on the Biennial Work Plan, a short term strategic plan for health system improvements... Read more of this article

Latvia Corrects Record, Bermuda Not Blacklisted

Latvia Corrects Record, Bermuda Not Blacklisted

[Updated] A second European state, Latvia, has conceded Bermuda is not one of their “blacklisted” countries and has written to the European Commission [EC] to set the record straight, the Finance Ministry said today. “The EC recently included Bermuda in a list of 30 “uncooperative” tax jurisdictions. The master “blacklist” was comprised... Read more of this article

Minister: Ombudsman’s Report Is “Disturbing”

Minister: Ombudsman’s Report Is “Disturbing”

[Updated with video] Commenting on the recently released Ombudsman’s Annual Report, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said he finds the Report “disturbing,” and the two Departments did “absolutely nothing wrong and for the Ombudsman to portray anything other than that is utterly false and misleading.” In releasing the... Read more of this article

MP Brown “Deeply Alarmed At Flagrant Violation”

MP Brown “Deeply Alarmed At Flagrant Violation”

Shadow Immigration Minister Walton Brown said he is “deeply alarmed at the flagrant violation of immigration laws by a company operating in Bermuda and even more so by the refusal of Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy to act responsibly and take the sound advice of the Ombudsman, as published in the 2014 Ombudsman’s Annual Report.” “The... Read more of this article

Ombudsman For Bermuda Issues Annual Report

Ombudsman For Bermuda Issues Annual Report

Victoria Pearman, Ombudsman for Bermuda, issued an Annual Report for the calendar year 2014, saying that “our Annual Report provides a review of the Ombudsman’s first year in Office. “It shows how the Ombudsman has achieved strategic aims set out in her message in the Annual Report 2013. The strategic aims are separated into sections,... Read more of this article

Poll Results On Decriminalisation Of Marijuana

Poll Results On Decriminalisation Of Marijuana

37.8% of voters support marijuana decriminalisation, 36.6% preferred legalisation with government regulation and 19.4% wanted current laws to remain the same, according to a recent poll released by Profiles of Bermuda. In releasing the poll results the company said, “While the results are not statistically significant from last year, there is... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Opens Red Ensign Conference

Video: Minister Opens Red Ensign Conference

On June 23rd the Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell delivered opening remarks and welcomed the overseas delegates attending the 25th Annual Red Ensign Group [REG] conference that the Bermuda Department of Maritime Administration is hosting. The opening ceremony took place at the Town Hall, in the Town of St. George’s and... Read more of this article

National Electricity Sector Policy Of Bermuda

National Electricity Sector Policy Of Bermuda

Minister of Economic Development, Dr Grant Gibbons started off the debate today [June 26] in the House of Assembly on the National Electricity Sector Policy of Bermuda, calling it a ”significant milestone in the evolution of Bermuda’s energy policies.” Dr Gibbons said, “Bermuda’s Electricity Sector is the most significant component... Read more of this article

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