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No Airport Debt Can Appear On Balance Sheet

No Airport Debt Can Appear On Balance Sheet

The cost of the airport construction “must be wholly borne by CCC and the selected developer and sub-contractors” and “no debt should appear” on the Government’s balance sheet, the Entrustment letter says, with the letter also stating that the “continued deterioration of Bermuda’s fiscal situation” is a “cause... Read more of this article

“Let Us Approach UK Government In Strength”

“Let Us Approach UK Government In Strength”

[Updated with video] There is “strength in unity” and “that unity is increasingly important in our relationship with the UK Government,” Premier Michael Dunkley told leaders of the UK Overseas Territories today, saying that “as we prepare for this year’s Joint Ministerial Council, let us approach the UK Government in... Read more of this article

Column: Benefits & Impact Of America’s Cup

Column: Benefits & Impact Of America’s Cup

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] Julie Andrews once famously said “Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.” For us here in Bermuda, an enormous opportunity for the island is quite literally floating to us; yes by that I mean the Americas Cup. A... Read more of this article

July 28: PLP To Host Pre Cup Match Fish Fry

July 28: PLP To Host Pre Cup Match Fish Fry

The Progressive Labour Party will be holding a Pre Cup Match Fish Fry,on Tuesday, July 28 from 4 to 8 pm at PLP headquarters, Alaska Hall, Court Street. Tickets are $15 and sides include macaroni and cheese, peas and rice, coleslaw and more.“Please come out and support Bermuda’s first political party, the Progressive Labour Party, as... Read more of this article

Roban Calls For CCTV To Expand To Schools

Roban Calls For CCTV To Expand To Schools

“The PLP calls once again for the government to consider the expansion of the islandwide CCTV camera system to the grounds of public facilities such as our schools,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said. Mr Roban said, “In May of this year the Minister of National Security announced the near completion of the installation... Read more of this article

Trail Of Our People To Celebrate 20 Honourees

Trail Of Our People To Celebrate 20 Honourees

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will celebrate 20 honourees at the official programme to commemorate Emancipation Day 2015 at the Ruth Seaton James Centre on Sunday [July 26] commencing at 7 p.m. The Trail of Our People: Passing the Torch programme will pay homage to community heroes from Warwick and Smith’s Parish.Heather Whalen,... Read more of this article

Govt Has Received Entrustment Letter From UK

Govt Has Received Entrustment Letter From UK

[Updated with video + PLP response] The Government has received an entrustment letter from the British Government for the airport redevelopment project which “removes any potential legal barrier to Bermuda’s engaging with the Canadian Commercial Corporation,” Finance Minister Bob Richards announced today [July 22]. The Minister said,... Read more of this article

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “I ain’t voting.” “All de politicians are the same.” Both statements made frequently lately. At first listen, I wonder why anyone would even have this rationale? Then I remember there was a time many in my generation had those same thoughts two decades ago. Heck, some in my present day generation still... Read more of this article

Michael MacLean’s Waterfront Case Continues

Michael MacLean’s Waterfront Case Continues

The court case between Michael MacLean and the Government continued in commercial court  yesterday [July 21] in front of Justice Ian Kawaley, with both sides laying out their positions. The commercial court room was quite full with those in attendance including both Attorney-General Trevor Moniz and Shadow Attorney-General Michael Scott, and there... Read more of this article

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] Today, there are Bermudians who work 40 hours a week or more and are taking home less than $2000 a month after taxes, pension and health insurance are deducted. Over half their monthly income is spent on just keeping a roof over their heads. Add in an electricity bill and transportation costs and their... Read more of this article

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