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Balance Of Payments & International Investment

Balance Of Payments & International Investment

Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the 2019 Q1 Balance of Payments & International Investment Position publication from the Department of Statistics. The Minister explained, “Bermuda’s trade with non-residents resulted in a $204 million surplus for the first quarter of 2019. Bermuda’s stock of foreign assets at the end... Read more of this article

2019 Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs

2019 Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs

Today [Aug 23] the Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the 2019 edition of the Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs publication from the Department of Statistics. Minister Furbert said, “The Employment Briefs provides a broad count of all jobs in the Bermuda labour market by selected demographics, industrial and occupational groups.... Read more of this article

Ministers On Power Engineering Training Initiative

Ministers On Power Engineering Training Initiative

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch and Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo held a joint press conference to highlight the success of Marcal Wilkinson and Hezekiah Rampersad in a power engineering training initiative. Minister Burch’s remarks: Minister Burch said, “Good morning and welcome to the Tynes... Read more of this article

Tyrrell Urges Public To Review Health Plan

Tyrrell Urges Public To Review Health Plan

The Acting Minister of Health Neville Tyrrell has reiterated the Ministry of Health’s call for the public to review the proposals under the Bermuda Health Plan 2020. Calling the public input ‘essential’, Acting Minister Tyrrell urged the public to use this opportunity to provide feedback using the Citizen Forum on the Bermuda Government website,... Read more of this article

Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Dunkley] On March 1st 2019, Minister Dickinson provided the House of Assembly with a statement “Update on the Work of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission.” I was naturally interested in this update as gaming is an amenity which can benefit our hospitality industry and Bermuda. In addition, there has been an... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With MP Gordon-Pamplin

Video: Interview With MP Gordon-Pamplin

Shadow Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Aug 22], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess to discuss a number of topics, and you can tune in and watch below.Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 39-minute replay is below Related StoriesVideo: Minister Kim... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Updates On Bus Service

Video: Minister Updates On Bus Service

Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva held a press conference this morning [Aug 21] to give an “update on the Public Bus Service, and progress being made within the Department of Public Transportation.” Minister DeSilva said, “The school bus service will resume on Monday, September 9th. I want to encourage parents and students... Read more of this article

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

[Opinion column written by Minister of Education Diallo Rabain] Education is not only the foundation for success in people’s lives; it is also something that enhances people’s lives. Every child should have access to a high-quality education so that they may live their life to the fullest extent. The Bermuda Public School System [BPSS] is a comprehensive... Read more of this article

Minister: “Not Our Intention To Bring Hardship”

Minister: “Not Our Intention To Bring Hardship”

Following comments made concerning increases in the land tax, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson tonight [Aug 20] said, “I am appreciative of the concerns that some have recently expressed about the new land tax structure. “Putting together our current budget was a challenging exercise, one in which we have tried to achieve balance, wherein... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Govt Was Warned About Land Tax’

OBA: ‘Govt Was Warned About Land Tax’

The Government was “warned that increases in the land tax would hurt seniors,” according to Pat Gordon-Pamplin, the Shadow Health Minister. Ms. Gordon-Pamplin said, “We stood up in the House and told the Government over and over that this tax was going to hurt those less able to pay and lo and behold we have been proven correct, although... Read more of this article

Tyrrell Sworn In As Temporary Health Minister

Tyrrell Sworn In As Temporary Health Minister

Member of Parliament, Mr. Neville Tyrrell, was sworn in as the temporary Minister for Health at Government House on Wednesday, 14th August. Mr. Tyrrell is the Member of Parliament for Constituency #26 – Warwick South Central, and was elected in December 2016. Minister Kim Wilson is currently off island and returns in early September. Premier David... Read more of this article

Ministry Seeks Feedback On Proposed Changes

Ministry Seeks Feedback On Proposed Changes

The Ministry of Health is urging the public to view the proposed Bermuda Health Plan, and said that there will be “four months of public dialogue” to “ensure we have the broadest consensus on the changes to come.” A spokesperson said, “As a follow-up to last week’s announcement of the public consultation to improve healthcare... Read more of this article

Extraordinary Municipal Election On Sept 19

Extraordinary Municipal Election On Sept 19

On September 19th, the Corporation of St. George will be holding an election to fill the seat of Municipal Residents’ Councillor. A spokesperson said, “An extraordinary municipal election for the Corporation of St. George to fill the seat of Municipal Residents’ Councillor, will be held on Thursday, 19th September 2019 at Penno’s Wharf Cruise... Read more of this article