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TN Tatem Closure Would ‘Offer Opportunities’

TN Tatem Closure Would ‘Offer Opportunities’

The potential “closure of TN Tatem is an opportunity for Government to put more funds towards teacher hiring and development,” according to Dwayne Robinson, the OBA’s Senate spokesperson on education. Senator Robinson said, “The closure of TN Tatem has seemed inevitable for some time and does not come as a surprise. Being built on marshland... Read more of this article

OBA: “Should Have Been Asked To Recuse”

OBA: “Should Have Been Asked To Recuse”

[Updated] “Why was the President of the BPSU allowed to take part in a meeting between Government and unions,” the One Bermuda Alliance asked today. OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said, “What did Mr Hayward do – did he ask a question for the union and then run to the other side of the table to answer it for Government? What does he do... Read more of this article

Bermuda Convergence A “Resounding Success”

Bermuda Convergence A “Resounding Success”

More than 400 attendees from 15 different countries took part in Bermuda Convergence 2019 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club from October 9 to October 11, a networking event covering the alternative reinsurance, insurance-linked securities [ILS], and collateralised reinsurance landscape. A spokesperson said, “Initial feedback from delegates... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On Health Care Postponed

Town Hall Meeting On Health Care Postponed

The Ministry of Health is advising the public that a town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday [Oct 17] has been postponed, with a new date to be announced. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health is advising that the town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, 17 October has been postponed. A new date for the St. George’s Town... Read more of this article

“A Champion Of Social Justice In Bermuda”

“A Champion Of Social Justice In Bermuda”

MPs from both sides of the aisle paid tribute to the late Walton Brown during a Special Joint Sitting of the Legislature on Friday, recalling his intellect and dedication to Bermuda, and expressing their condolences to his family.Premier David Burt said, “Madame President and Members of the Senate; Mr. Acting Speaker and fellow Members the House... Read more of this article

Finance Minister Speaks At ILS Convergence

Finance Minister Speaks At ILS Convergence

Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson spoke at the ILS Convergence 2019 Conference on Thursday [Oct 10], with the conference being held from October 9 to October 11. Speaking at the conference, Minister Dickinson said, “Celebrating seven years, the Insurance Linked Securities Convergence Conference serves as a unique opportunity for you to connect... Read more of this article

Video: Joint Sitting In Honour Of Walton Brown

Video: Joint Sitting In Honour Of Walton Brown

[Updated] A Special Joint Sitting of the Legislature will be held on Friday [Oct 11] in honour of the late Walton Brown. They will observe a minute of silence, and then hear tributes from the Acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Derrick Burgess, President of the Senate Joan Dillas-Wright, Premier David Burt, Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier and... Read more of this article

Premier, Ministers Meet With Union Officials

Premier, Ministers Meet With Union Officials

Premier David Burt, Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, and Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert met with representatives of the Island’s unions to discuss an array of labour related matters.“The Bermuda Public Services Union, the Bermuda Union of Teachers, Prison... Read more of this article

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Increased 0.4%

Consumer Price Index: Inflation Increased 0.4%

Consumers paid 0.7% more in June 2019 than they did a year ago for the basket of goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index [CPI] and the level of inflation rose 0.4 percentage points from the 0.3% measured in May 2019. This is according to the latest Consumer Price Index, which said, “Between May 2019 and June 2019, the average cost... Read more of this article

“Excellent MP Who Always Put Bermuda First”

“Excellent MP Who Always Put Bermuda First”

Bermuda is richer for his commitment to our island and our people, an excellent MP who always put Bermuda first, he wanted only the best for Bermuda, and a man of wisdom, experience and guidance. Those are just a few of the tributes paid to Walton Brown after the well known Member of Parliament, author, academic, and social justice advocate passed... Read more of this article

Minister DeSilva Attends Monaco Yacht Show

Minister DeSilva Attends Monaco Yacht Show

Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva and other members of the Bermuda delegation recently travelled to Monaco to attend the Monaco Yacht Show, with the Government saying the purpose of this trip was introduce the new superyacht legislation – in particular, its chartering provisions – to the superyacht fraternity. A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On Bermuda Tech Week

Video: Premier Burt On Bermuda Tech Week

The island will be hosting the inaugural Bermuda Tech Week 2019, which kicks off next Monday and runs from October 14-18 at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club. Premier David Burt said, “Bermuda’s leadership in the development of its FinTech industry has attracted the attention of the world. Though the government has put significant energy... Read more of this article

Extend Maternity Leave, Provide Paternity Leave

Extend Maternity Leave, Provide Paternity Leave

A Bill that will provide for vacation leave after the first six months of continuous employment, extend the maternity leave time, and provide for paternity leave recently passed in the House of Assembly. The Bill’s explanatory memorandum said it “provides that an employee who has completed the first six months of continuous employment shall... Read more of this article