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America’s Cup Bill: Vehicles, Exemptions & More

America’s Cup Bill: Vehicles, Exemptions & More

The America’s Cup legislation introduced in the House last Friday permits the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA] to import up to 80 motor vehicles up to limousine size and exempts ACEA from any fees payable under the Air Navigation Regulations 2012 in relation to helicopters and drones. The legislation was introduced in the last session of... Read more of this article

Opinion: Middle Class Under “Serious Threat”

Opinion: Middle Class Under “Serious Threat”

[Opinion column written by Erwin P. Adderley and David J. Tavares] So far, in our writings, we have presented to you, my fellow Bermudians, the true fact is that you are able to be replaced in our new global economic business model. For the past 20 years you have and still are being hood-winked into thinking that you are the ultimate beneficiary, when... Read more of this article

BTA Comment: $34,822 Hotel Guest Tax Arrears

BTA Comment: $34,822 Hotel Guest Tax Arrears

The $34,822 overdue from hotel properties “represents only 1% of total hotel tax revenues projected this year under the tourism guest fee,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The matter was discussed in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 12], with Tourism Development & Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell answering questions... Read more of this article

Video: Bascome On St George’s, Airport & Cup

Video: Bascome On St George’s, Airport & Cup

Following the news that Bermuda will host the 2017 America’s Cup and a developer plans to start construction on a new hotel in St. George’s next year, One Bermuda Alliance MP Kenny Bascome said he believes that Bermuda “is on the upswing.” On Friday, Minister Shawn Crockwell said that the Venezuela-based Desarrollos group confirmed... Read more of this article

Video: Burt On $6 Million Wharf Cost Increase

Video: Burt On $6 Million Wharf Cost Increase

The One Bermuda Alliance has “talked a lot about the management of capital projects” and “their first capital project had a significant cost overrun,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. The costs of the Heritage Wharf improvements were discussed in Parliament on Friday [Dec 12], with Minister of Public Works Patricia... Read more of this article

Dr Grant Gibbons Trip To New York Cost $628.90

Dr Grant Gibbons Trip To New York Cost $628.90

According to the latest listing on the Government’s travel webpage, the trip by Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons to New York for the America’s Cup announcement cost $628.90 — which is the lowest cost listed for a trip since the webpage went live. Chart showing the total listings since the webpage went live... Read more of this article

MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

After a debate that started yesterday afternoon and continued into the early hours of this morning [Dec 13], MPs passed the Casino Gaming Act 2014 in the House of Assembly, paving the way for casinos in Bermuda. The Act now goes to the Senate, where it should be debated this coming Monday [Dec 15], after which it must receive the Governor’s assent... Read more of this article

Swan, Duffy & Miller Appointed To Commission

Swan, Duffy & Miller Appointed To Commission

Governor George Fergusson, has appointed Mr Gregory Swan as Chair of the Public Service Commission with effect from 27 December 2014. Mr Swan will take up this role upon the retirement of the current Chair, Ms Nelda Simons on 26 December 2014. The Governor said, “I am delighted that Mr Swan has accepted the role of Chair of the Public Service Commission.... Read more of this article

Castalia Selected To Help With Energy Changes

Castalia Selected To Help With Energy Changes

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 12], Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons said that multi-national firm Castalia was selected to assist in the creation of a new energy regulatory regime for Bermuda, and  it is anticipated that the contract cost, less expenses, will be in the region of $450,000. Dr. Gibbons said, “In... Read more of this article

Dr Gibbons Introduces America’s Cup Bill 2014

Dr Gibbons Introduces America’s Cup Bill 2014

Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons introduced the America’s Cup Bill 2014 today [Dec 12] in the House of Assembly which he said ”makes provision for the legislative amendments required for Bermuda to deliver its commitment to facilitate and assist in the conduct of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.” Dr Gibbons said,... Read more of this article


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