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Column: “An Incredibly Rewarding Experience”

Column: “An Incredibly Rewarding Experience”

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain, the PLP candidate for this week’s by-election] Being on the doorstep in constituency 13, Devonshire North Central, has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Representing a party that strives to make our country work better for it’s residents, I have heard first hand the hopes, difficulties, triumphs... Read more of this article

Column: Devonshire Voters Heading To The Polls

Column: Devonshire Voters Heading To The Polls

[Opinion column written by Melvin A. Joell] In a few days the voters of Devonshire North Central are going to the polls to decide on who will represent them. While this is not a new request, it will certainly be a precedent setting one simply because they are not being asked to decide on a party, they are being asked to decide on a man who represents... Read more of this article

Statistics Report: Imports, Tourism, Employment

Statistics Report: Imports, Tourism, Employment

According to the 2015 Q3 Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics, imports declined 12.5% to $221.8 million, employment income increased 3.4% and the Island hosted 76,479 air visitors during the 2015 third quarter, a decline of 2.2% year over-year. As far as imports the report said, “Imports declined 12.5 per cent to $221.8 million. The decline was due... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Foggo On Education System

Shadow Minister Foggo On Education System

“The PLP joins our voice with the Bermuda Union of Teachers in expressing grave concern over the current state of our schools,” Shadow Minister of Education & Training Lovitta Foggo said today. Ms Foggo said, “If we are to adequately prepare our students for tomorrow then we must be willing to ensure that best practices recommended... Read more of this article

Column: How Much Revenue Is Govt Losing?

Column: How Much Revenue Is Govt Losing?

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] While out canvassing recently, a Bermudian couple asked us to come in and have a conversation with them about the hikes in the land tax proposed by MP Bob Richards the week before Christmas. The husband presented a spreadsheet that showed persons such as themselves with a house of the lowest value to be hit... Read more of this article

Video: ’10 Most’ Spotlights Michael Dunkley

Video: ’10 Most’ Spotlights Michael Dunkley

The “10 Most Fascinating People of Bermuda 2015″ series continues today with the ninth video release featuring Premier Michael Dunkley. Host Lisa Pickering introduces Premier Dunkley by saying, “He stepped into power during a time of controversy in May 2014 and his time at the House since has been no easy ride. “Known to some as the... Read more of this article

French President Sends Letter Of Appreciation

French President Sends Letter Of Appreciation

“During these particularly difficult times, messages of friendship and solidarity received from around the world, such as yours today, are a precious help in our fight against hate and barbarity,” French President François Hollande said in a letter to Premier Michael Dunkley. Following the attacks in Paris late last year which left over... Read more of this article

Video: “10 Most” Series Spotlights Marc Bean

Video: “10 Most” Series Spotlights Marc Bean

The “10 Most Fascinating People of Bermuda 2015″ series continues today with the eighth video release featuring Opposition Leader Marc Bean. Host Lisa Pickering introduces Mr. Bean by saying, “This fisherman’s son from White Hill has certainly made a name for himself. Controversies and headlines have followed the Progressive Labour... Read more of this article

Reform Is “Vital” For Sustainable Health System

Reform Is “Vital” For Sustainable Health System

“Bermuda is at a critical stage in addressing the healthcare needs of its population” as “reform is vital to move to a more sustainable health system,” Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden said. Speaking at the Well Bermuda Partnership Annual meeting, Minister Atherden said, “I know I don’t have... Read more of this article

Premier Provides Commission Of Inquiry Update

Premier Provides Commission Of Inquiry Update

Premier Michael Dunkley provided an update regarding the Commission of Inquiry to investigate the findings of the Auditor General’s Report on the Consolidated Fund for the Financial Years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Premier Dunkley said it was “critical to ensure that all elements were in place” prior to formally naming the Commission. The Premier said,... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Agreement In Principle On Financing’

Minister: ‘Agreement In Principle On Financing’

[Updated with video + PLP response] The Desarrollos Hotelco Group, the developers for the planned St. George’s resort,  have “reached agreement in principle on all of their financing arrangements,” Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell said, adding that they are “hoping for ground breaking no later than... Read more of this article

Column: Expedient Targets For Political Agendas

Column: Expedient Targets For Political Agendas

[Column written by Ross Webber] It didn’t take long for 2016 to deliver a blunt reminder this is the year of a US presidential election. Along with a raft of very positive news rung in by the New Year — Bermuda’s consecutive GDP growth, increased consumer confidence, and rising company incorporations — January also brought a wake-up... Read more of this article

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