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Legal Action Over Revealing PATI Request

Legal Action Over Revealing PATI Request

Legal action is being taken regarding an incident last year that saw Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier reveal that Opposition MP Walton Brown had filed a PATI request. “I can confirm the matter is before the courts and we will be going to trial,” MP Walton Brown said. In May 2015, while speaking in the House of Assembly, Public Works... Read more of this article

Video: New Youth Fitness Programme Launched

Video: New Youth Fitness Programme Launched

[Updated with video] Earlier today [Sept 22], Premier Michael Dunkley officially launched the Premier’s Youth Fitness Programme under the auspices of the Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The launch also included a push up challenge, with Minister Scott and the Premier getting into the action. Supporting the launch were the... Read more of this article

House Of Assembly Telephone Out Of Service

House Of Assembly Telephone Out Of Service

The House of Assembly’s main telephone number 292-7408 is temporarily out of service, and in the interim, the office may be contacted using 292-0753.A Government spokesperson said, “The House of Assembly wishes to advise that the main telephone number 292-7408 is temporarily out of service. In the interim, the office may be contacted using... Read more of this article

MOVE: After Considering Facts, We Still Say No

MOVE: After Considering Facts, We Still Say No

“After considering the facts we still say no, because we are not satisfied that our Finance Minister has worked hard enough to bring to the table alternatives that we know exist,” the MOVE group said. The statement from MOVE said, “Bermuda’s Finance Minister Bob Richards has outlined the reasons why the route with Aecon was decided... Read more of this article

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] What a wonderful contribution Ms. Nicole Furbert-Fox made at last week’s public meeting hosted by the Bermuda Police Service, which I happened to attend. Ms Furbert-Fox, whose son Ricco Furbert was murdered in 2013, provided an example to the rest of us of how we all have the power to choose to respond to circumstances... Read more of this article

PLP Congratulate Flora Duffy & Paralympians

PLP Congratulate Flora Duffy & Paralympians

Following their respective showings on the world stage, Shadow Minister of Health and Community Affairs Michael Weeks congratulated new ITU World Champion Flora Duffy and Paralympians Jessica Lewis and Yushae Desilva-Andrade, saying “we salute all three of these athletes.” Mr Weeks said, “The last few weeks have been busy ones for... Read more of this article

John Rankin Appointed As New Governor

John Rankin Appointed As New Governor

[Updated] Government House announced that John Rankin has been appointed as the new Governor of Bermuda, and he will arrive to take up the position in December 2016 The announcement said, “Mr John Rankin, CMG has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Mr George Fergusson who departed in August 2016 to take up another diplomatic posting.... Read more of this article

Premier’s Visit To United Kingdom Cost $6,279.57

Premier’s Visit To United Kingdom Cost $6,279.57

A trip in September 2016 by Premier Michael Dunkley to the United Kingdom to conduct meetings with Ministers of the new UK Government cost $6,279.57, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from Thursday, September 01, 2016 – Friday, September 02, 2016, and the web page listing said,... Read more of this article

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] ‘Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.’ This quote from Nelson Mandela reflects a theme that guided the life of the late Junior Maynard Dill. For years, Maynard sought to nurture his own development and that of others. Earlier this year, Maynard, with a full-plate of responsibilities, completed... Read more of this article

Minister Travel Website: Trip To Rio Cost $31,566

Minister Travel Website: Trip To Rio Cost $31,566

A trip last month by Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards and his Permanent Secretary to Rio for the Olympics cost $31,566, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. Air travel was listed at just over $20,000, with $10,991 listed for accommodations. The trip duration was listed as from Friday, August... Read more of this article

Minister Atherden’s Trip To Washington Cost $0

Minister Atherden’s Trip To Washington Cost $0

A trip in July 2016 by Minister Jeanne Atherden to Washington, DC cost zero dollars, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The $0 cost is as the participation in the event was funded by the Pan American Health Organization. The trip duration was listed as from Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Friday, July 29, 2016, and... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Speaks At Women’s Conference

Premier Dunkley Speaks At Women’s Conference

Premier Michael Dunkley addressed the attendees of the CPA Women’s Leadership Conference, commending the organizers for “bringing together a powerful group of international and local women leaders.” The CPA Bermuda Women’s Leadership Conference is presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants [CPA] of Bermuda and local business partners,... Read more of this article

Minister Baron Visits Offices Of RenaissanceRe

Minister Baron Visits Offices Of RenaissanceRe

Yesterday [Sept 12] National Security Minister Jeffrey Baron visited the offices of RenaissanceRe at Windward Place to discuss Bermuda’s strength, resilience and solid reputation as an offshore centre. The RenaissanceRe meeting is an annual one which brings together the reinsurance company’s executives as well as its Legal, Regulatory and Compliance... Read more of this article