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Ministerial Statement: Standard Health Benefit

Ministerial Statement: Standard Health Benefit

Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden in the House of Assembly on Friday [May 22] that she will be introducing amendments to the Standard Premium Rate, along with important changes that are being made to Bermuda’s minimum health insurance package, the Standard Hospital Benefit. Minisster Atherden, “The Health Insurance... Read more of this article

Premier: “Highlight Our Rich & Diverse Culture”

Premier: “Highlight Our Rich & Diverse Culture”

This evening, Premier Michael Dunkley extended well wishes to residents in advance of the Bermuda Day holiday, saying, “May is traditionally known as Heritage Month. It’s a time where we reflect on and highlight our rich and diverse culture. “The preservation and sustainability of Bermuda’s cultural legacy is vital to all of us knowing,... Read more of this article

Bipartisan Support: Good Samaritan Act Passes

Bipartisan Support: Good Samaritan Act Passes

[Updated] The Good Samaritan [Food Donation] Act 2015 — which offers legal protection for those donating food in good faith for a charitable purpose — passed with support from both sides of the aisle during yesterday’s [May 22] sitting of the House of Assembly. The bill was brought forward by Opposition MP Kim Wilson, who said some... Read more of this article

Censure Motion Against Speaker Carried Over

Censure Motion Against Speaker Carried Over

The Censure Motion against Speaker of the House Randy Horton was carried over during yesterday’s [May 22] sitting of the House of Assembly. In March 2015, PLP MP Michael Scott gave notice of a motion seeking to censure Speaker of the House Randy Horton for what they said was his “misconduct of suppressing debate in the House of Assembly” and... Read more of this article

Poll: Who Is More In Touch With Bermudians?

Poll: Who Is More In Touch With Bermudians?

51.4% of voters considered the PLP more in touch with the concerns of Bermudians, while 26.3% felt that the OBA was in touch with voter concerns, according to a recent poll released by Profiles of Bermuda. Screenshot of the poll results from Profiles of BermudaPoll Results The company said, “By a similar two-to-one margin recorded in 2014, the... Read more of this article

Centre To Be Named After K. Margaret Carter

Centre To Be Named After K. Margaret Carter

The consolidated programme at the site of the former Opportunity Workshop on Roberts Avenue will be named after the late Kathleen Margaret Carter [pictured] in recognition of her life’s work of championing the cause of people with disabilities, Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden in the House of Assembly today [May 22]. Minister... Read more of this article

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

The issue of restricted and prohibited breeds of dogs is an emotive one, and the “Government is sensitive to this fact and it is for this reason that I appointed a canine advisory committee to consider what, if any, changes might be made to our approach to these breeds of dogs and the ability of people to own and breed them,” Minister of... Read more of this article

Premier: 147 CCTV Cameras At 81 Locations

Premier: 147 CCTV Cameras At 81 Locations

The CCTV project  ”has now been substantially completed with 147 cameras at 81 locations” and “installation work at the remaining 3 locations is ongoing,” Premier & Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [May 22], adding that the system will cost $111,165.07 per month. “Specific... Read more of this article

Minister: Norwegian Dawn Running Aground

Minister: Norwegian Dawn Running Aground

Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell delivered a Ministerial Statement in the House of Assembly today [May 22], providing an overview of the Norwegian Dawn running aground, making special mention of the Marine and Ports team, Pilots, Maritime Operations Center, and the tug boat crews for their successful efforts in refloating... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy’s Trip To ILO Meeting Cost $169

Minister Fahy’s Trip To ILO Meeting Cost $169

A trip in March 2015 by Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy to the International Labour Meeting in the Bahamas cost $169.88, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. This is the lowest listed cost for a trip since the webpage went live last year, as most the costs for the Minister’s trip — including flights and... Read more of this article

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