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Premier Burt Tables Compliance Legislation

Premier Burt Tables Compliance Legislation

David Burt Premier and Minister of Finance tabled in the House of Assembly, last Friday, the Real Estate Brokers’ Licensing Act 2017 and The Corporate Service Provider Business Amendment Act 2017. “The purpose of the Real Estate Brokers’ Licensing Bill 2017 is to modernize the operation and supervision of the real estate industry according... Read more of this article

Developing Strategy: ‘Ageing Well in Bermuda’

Developing Strategy: ‘Ageing Well in Bermuda’

“The Government is developing a strategy on ‘Ageing Well in Bermuda’ and will actively look for your input,” Minister Of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking at yesterday’s Age Concern AGM, Minister Wilson said, “It is a pleasure to be here to speak to you at Age Concern’s Annual General Meeting. But let me say at the outset... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, and Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons held a Town Hall meeting this evening [Sept 18], discussing some of the initiatives contained in the 2017 Throne Speech. The 90-minute live video replay is below: Related... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Wayne Caines

Video: Interview With Minister Wayne Caines

National Security Minister Wayne Caines sat down with Bernews today [Sept 18] for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing some of the initiatives in the Throne Speech under his Ministry’s remit, including creating a Police Authority, ending conscription, reducing gang violence and more.Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon,... Read more of this article

MP Ming Congratulates Tobacco Bay Beach

MP Ming Congratulates Tobacco Bay Beach

St George’s North MP Renee Ming extended her congratulations to the operators, Beach Boys Ltd, and the staff at Tobacco Bay Beach for winning the ‘Expert’s Choice Award.’Ms Ming said, “I extend hearty congratulations to the operators, Beach Boys Ltd, and the staff at the Tobacco Bay Beach for winning the TripExpert, ‘Expert’s... Read more of this article

Minister Highlights 50 Million Steps Challenge

Minister Highlights 50 Million Steps Challenge

Minister of Health Kim Wilson highlighted Bermuda’s 50 Million Steps Challenge in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 15], saying that it is “an opportunity for residents to improve our island’s health while having fun at the same time.” Minister Wilson said, “I think everyone in Bermuda is now fully aware of the damage being... Read more of this article

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin delivered the official Reply to the Throne Speech in the House of Assembly, saying the “relentless pursuit of power” by the PLP “denigrated the entire political process to a level perhaps unprecedented in Bermuda politics,” and it is “unfortunate that the same approach is being... Read more of this article

Dr Gibbons:  ‘Trump-Like Misinformation On AC’

Dr Gibbons: ‘Trump-Like Misinformation On AC’

It’s “unfortunate” that the new PLP government “continue to spin Trump-like misinformation about Bermuda’s highly successful financial management and hosting of the recent 35th America’s Cup,” Shadow Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons said today. Premier Tables Supplementary Estimate Earlier today, Premier... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Exceptional Talent Shown At Carifesta’

Minister: ‘Exceptional Talent Shown At Carifesta’

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Sept 15], Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva highlighted Bermuda’s participation in the Carifesta festival in Barbados, saying that that the Bermudian performing artists “treated the crowds with brilliant, well-choreographed and energetic demonstrations of their exceptional talents.” ““Asserting... Read more of this article

Changes To Immigration Policies & Procedures

Changes To Immigration Policies & Procedures

Enhancements to the Musician/Entertainer Policy, careful assessments of Statements of Employment, closer monitoring of the recruitment processes by employers, and effecting a plan to return the full processing of BOTC/Bermuda passports to Bermuda are the matters the Immigration Department is working on, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said in... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Call For Aid Could Not Go Unheard’

Minister: ‘Call For Aid Could Not Go Unheard’

30 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment and 6 Bermuda Police officers have now deployed to support the UK’s efforts in the Caribbean Overseas Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 15], adding that “this call for aid could not go unheard,” as “these... Read more of this article

Minister: Moratorium On ‘Cash Back’ Grants

Minister: Moratorium On ‘Cash Back’ Grants

[Updated with video] There will be a moratorium on the ‘Cash Back for Communities’ grants as the “Confiscated Assets Fund was substantially depleted prior to my taking office and insufficient funds remain to do so,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 15]. The grants, known as... Read more of this article

Minister: BLDC Not Met Requirements Of Act

Minister: BLDC Not Met Requirements Of Act

The Bermuda Land Development Company [BLDC] has not met the requirements of the Companies Act 1981, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 15], adding that this is “a serious breach of financial regulations” and he is “astounded by the lack of oversight by the previous shareholders.” Minister... Read more of this article