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‘Need Targeted Efforts To Improve Mathematics’

‘Need Targeted Efforts To Improve Mathematics’

In providing details on the Cambridge Checkpoint assessment results, Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain said that Primary 6 students exceeded the target of 3.0 in English and science however did not meet the 3.0 target for maths, while M3 students scored just below the 3.0 target. The Minister also provided information on... Read more of this article

Dunkley To Speak On Paradise Papers In Miami

Dunkley To Speak On Paradise Papers In Miami

Former Premier Michael Dunkley will discuss the ‘Paradise Papers’ at the upcoming OffshoreAlert Conference in Florida, where he will take part in a session entitled ‘The ICIJ v. OFCs: Witch-Hunt Or Public Service?’ OffshoreAlert’s announcement said, “A former Government leader of Bermuda – where leading offshore... Read more of this article

Video: Population, 60/40 & Economic Growth

Video: Population, 60/40 & Economic Growth

Do we need a higher population and should we lift the 60/40 rule to spur economic growth? Those were two of the topics discussed as Bermuda College Economics Senior Lecturer Craig Simmons, Chamber of Commerce President John Wight, and former Business Bermuda CEO Cheryl Packwood recently sat down with Bernews for a panel discussion for the upcoming 2018/19... Read more of this article

MP Leah Scott: When Is The Appropriate Time?

MP Leah Scott: When Is The Appropriate Time?

Noting the PLP’s 100 Day pledge to review the airport redevelopment contract to “see if Bermuda can get a better deal,” Deputy Opposition Leader Leah Scott said she “would like to know when the appropriate time would be to reveal the better airport deal that this new Government has secured for us.” Ms Scott, who is also... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Debt Is Our Biggest Internal Pressure’

Video: ‘Debt Is Our Biggest Internal Pressure’

Bermuda’s national debt — which currently stands at approximately $2.5 billion — is the biggest internal pressure we face, according to three local experts. Bermuda College Economics Senior Lecturer Craig Simmons, Chamber of Commerce President John Wight, and former Business Bermuda CEO Cheryl Packwood recently sat down with Bernews... Read more of this article

Hospitality Networking Event On February 22

Hospitality Networking Event On February 22

The Bermuda Hospitality Institute will be holding a hospitality networking event on Thursday, February 22 at the Fairmont Southampton, with high school seniors and college students invited to attend the event. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said, “I am here today to announce... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch On ATV Proposal Decision

Video: Minister Burch On ATV Proposal Decision

The final decision on the ATV proposal for the west end has not been made, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, adding that he finds it “astounding” how “all these people who live nowhere near the issue object to it.” Back in October 2017, the Ministry of Public Works started a consultation, seeking the public’s... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader’s Response To Pre-Budget

Opposition Leader’s Response To Pre-Budget

“As the Premier brings forward the first budget under the new PLP government it must be noted that the OBA has left the Bermuda economy on solid financial footing,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said this evening. Ms Atherden’s statement comes in advance of the 2018/19 Budget, which will be delivered by Premier and Minister of... Read more of this article

PLP To Host Founders Day, Drum Major Awards

PLP To Host Founders Day, Drum Major Awards

The PLP will be hosting their annual Founders’ Day and Drum Major Awards Luncheon on Sunday [Feb 18] at Willow Bank Conference Centre, with MP Chris Famous to serve as the speaker for this year’s event. “The Progressive Labour Party invites members, party supporters and the public to attend our 54th Annual Founders’ Day and Drum Major... Read more of this article

Proposed Changes To The Mental Health Act

Proposed Changes To The Mental Health Act

The Health Ministry has released the Mental Health Act Review Consultation Paper detailing proposed amendments to the Mental Health Act, and feedback on the proposals should be provided by February 28th. Speaking at a press conference this afternoon [Feb 12], Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “The Ministry of Health proposes a phased approach... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch On Waste Management

Video: Minister Burch On Waste Management

[Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press briefing this afternoon [Feb 12] to discuss waste management matters. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video of Minister Burch’s press conference is below. Update 3.16pm: We will update with the Minister’s full remarks as able, however... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: Pre-Budget Panel Discussion

One Hour Video: Pre-Budget Panel Discussion

[Updated] Bernews will be live streaming a panel discussion with Bermuda College Economics Senior Lecturer Craig Simmons, Chamber of Commerce President John Wight, and former Business Bermuda CEO Cheryl Packwood today [Feb 12], where the trio will discuss the upcoming 2018/19 budget, which is set to be delivered this Friday.This budget will be the... Read more of this article

MP Dunkley: ‘I Am More Than Willing To Attend’

MP Dunkley: ‘I Am More Than Willing To Attend’

I “answered questions in the House while I was the Premier” and am “more than willing to attend before a duly constituted Parliamentary Joint Select Committee,” former Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that “anything that MP Famous says that is contrary to this is a figment of his imagination or his prevarication.” Mr... Read more of this article