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Minister: Condition Survey Of Schools Planned

Minister: Condition Survey Of Schools Planned

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided an update on the work being done in relation to the physical conditions of our schools, saying that ”next year the Ministry will be completing a comprehensive condition survey of each school with the assistance from the private sector.” Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister Burch... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Joint Council Meeting In UK

Premier Burt On Joint Council Meeting In UK

“Our approach of high level engagement in the UK is the right and most effective one,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said after his recent trip to the UK where he attended the Joint Ministerial Council,  held other meetings and signed the United Kingdom – Bermuda Country by Country Competent Authority Agreement. Speaking... Read more of this article

Minister Rabain On National Certification Program

Minister Rabain On National Certification Program

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the Department of Workforce Development’s National Certification Programs, saying that a total of 793 persons have registered. Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister Rabain said, “The National Certification programs for ‘designated occupations’ is a ‘critical component... Read more of this article

591 Births, 492 Deaths & 450 Marriages In 2016

591 Births, 492 Deaths & 450 Marriages In 2016

Last year there were 591 births, 492 deaths and 450 marriages performed in Bermuda, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said in the House of Assembly The Minister was discussing the Annual Report of the Registry General for the year ended December 31st, 2016, which he said “deals primarily with the vital statistics pertaining to the Island’s... Read more of this article

MPs Approve Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill

MPs Approve Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill

Last night MPs in the House of Assembly passed the Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalisation of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017, which seeks to remove criminal sanctions for possessing under 7 grams of cannabis. The Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum said, ”This Bill amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 1972  to remove criminal sanctions for the possession... Read more of this article

House Passes Domestic Partnerships Bill

House Passes Domestic Partnerships Bill

The Domestic Partnerships Act passed in the House of Assembly last night [Dec 8], with the Bill seeking to replace same-sex marriage with a domestic partnership arrangement which can be entered into by both same-sex and heterosexual couples. Same sex marriage became legal following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017, when the court ruled in favour... Read more of this article

MPs Pass Casino Gaming Amendment Bill

MPs Pass Casino Gaming Amendment Bill

The Casino Gaming Amendment Bill 2017 passed in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8] by a vote of 17 – 12, with Minister of Tourism & Economic Development Jamahl Simmons proposing amendments to the Bill before it was passed. The amendments to the Bill were to make clear that any direction be provided only in written form to insure that there... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On St. Georges Hotel Project

Minister Updates On St. Georges Hotel Project

Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons provided an update on the progress of the hotel development in St. Georges in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8], saying “the progress has been visible – the commitment to hiring Bermudian professionals is genuine – and the pledge to the people of St. Georges, and Bermuda’s overall... Read more of this article

Minister David Burch Updates On Bridge Plans

Minister David Burch Updates On Bridge Plans

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided an update on the plans surrounding bridge infrastructure in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8], and also provided information on the contract awarded to Ramboll UK. “Infrastructure is crucial. Humanity is naturally pulled toward what sustains us, be that practical or amenable. Real infrastructure... Read more of this article

Opportunities For Space-Oriented Businesses

Opportunities For Space-Oriented Businesses

“The space industry presents real economic opportunities for forward-thinking, business-friendly jurisdictions,” Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8], and “we should strive to become one of the most enabling economic jurisdictions for space-oriented businesses in the... Read more of this article

Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

Consolidated Fund Financial Statements

Junior Minister of Finance Wayne Furbert tabled the audited financial statements relating to the Consolidated Fund for the year-ended March 31, 2017 in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8]. Mr Furbert said, “The Consolidated Fund is the general operating fund of the Bermuda Government and is the Fund through which Government conducts the majority... Read more of this article

Minister Roban Outlines Energy Summit & IRP

Minister Roban Outlines Energy Summit & IRP

Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban outlined the Integrated Resource Plan [IRP] and the recent Energy Summit in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8], saying “this Government supports clean energy, diversification in generation, more competition where appropriate.” Minister Roban said, “I take... Read more of this article

Govt’s Loan Facility With Bank Of Butterfield

Govt’s Loan Facility With Bank Of Butterfield

The Government is executing a $135 million 18 month loan facility agreement with the Bank of Butterfield, Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said, adding that “it must be noted that at this time Government has not borrowed $135 million but only is arranging a facility in place to borrow up to this amount.” Speaking the House of Assembly... Read more of this article