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ICO: Initial Coin Offering Legislation Tabled

ICO: Initial Coin Offering Legislation Tabled

Today [Apr 13] the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, tabled the Companies and Limited Liability Company [Initial Coin Offering] Act, with the Minister saying “we consider this to be landmark legislation for Bermuda.” The Government said, “Under the proposed Bill, an Initial Coin Offering [ICO] will be treated as a restricted... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For April 13th

Parliament: Order Of Business For April 13th

The House of Assembly is scheduled to be in session on Friday [April 13] and Bills on the Order Paper include the Appropriation Amendment Act 2018, Companies Amendment Act 2018, and the Companies and Limited Liability Company [Initial Coin Offering] Amendment Act 2018.Speaking last month, Premier David Burt said, “Bermuda has an opportunity to become... Read more of this article

Condolence Book To Pay Respects To Ira Philip

Condolence Book To Pay Respects To Ira Philip

Starting tomorrow, a Condolence Book will be available for signing at the Cabinet Office to pay respects to the late Ira Philip.A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is advising that an Official Book of Condolence will be available for signing in tribute to the late Ira Philip, MBE, JP. “Members of the public can visit the... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Travels To Washington DC

Premier David Burt Travels To Washington DC

This afternoon [April 11] Premier David Burt left for Washington DC, where he has a number of meetings scheduled for tomorrow. Some of the US politicians he will meet with include: members of the Congressional Black Caucus; Senator Bill Cassidy [Republican-Louisiana]; Congressman Joseph Crowley [D-NY-14-Bronx, NY] Chairman, House Democratic Caucus. The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Delegation To Attend RIMS In Texas

Bermuda Delegation To Attend RIMS In Texas

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt leads a delegation of government, regulatory and industry leaders to next week’s Risk and Insurance Management Society [RIMS] annual conference and exhibition in in San Antonio, Texas. The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] is coordinating the island’s presence at the prestigious insurance event... Read more of this article

100 Minute Video: Fintech & Blockchain Forum

100 Minute Video: Fintech & Blockchain Forum

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is holding a presentation this afternoon [April 11] on the Government’s proposed plans and policies regarding blockchain, fintech and digital currencies, and you can tune in and watch live below. Live video below, if you have any issues watching, please try viewing on Bernews Facebook page Related... Read more of this article

World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation

World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation

From the steps of City Hall, Minister of Health Kim Wilson delivered a proclamation recognizing the fine work done by Bermuda Autism Support and Education [BASE] and acknowledging World Autism Awareness Day, as observed by the United Nations for the last ten years. World Autism Awareness Day encourages UN Member states to take measures to raise awareness... Read more of this article

Column: In Tribute To Bermudian Icon Ira Philip

Column: In Tribute To Bermudian Icon Ira Philip

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Young footballers look to the likes of Maradonna or Pele for inspiration. Young artists look to the likes of Van Gogh or Picasso for contemplation. Young dancers look to the likes of Michael Jackson or Beyonce for perfection. Where do young writers look? Do they look in a magazine? Do they look in a... Read more of this article

Writer & Journalist Ira Philip Passes Away

Writer & Journalist Ira Philip Passes Away

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Ira Philip, Bermuda’s literary freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 92. Mr Philip was a PLP senator, journalist and author over his distinguished career. He worked for a wide variety of media in Bermuda, including ZFB, becoming the editor of the Bermuda Recorder and later went on to work for the Mid Ocean... Read more of this article

Pacheco & Butterfield Celebrate 100th Birthdays

Pacheco & Butterfield Celebrate 100th Birthdays

Bermuda has two more members of the ‘Centenarian Club,’ with Mrs. Deolinda Pacheco and Mr. Frederick Arthur Butterfield recently celebrating their 100th birthdays. Premier Burt visits Mrs. Deolinda Pacheco for her 100th birthday  Premier Burt together with Minister of Education Diallo Rabain called on Mr. Frederick Arthur Butterfield... Read more of this article

Official Opening Of New Visitor Services Centre

Official Opening Of New Visitor Services Centre

The official opening of a new Visitor Services Centre was held in Dockyard today [Apr 6], with Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons on hand to cut the ribbon. The Ministry said the Bermuda Tourism Authority-managed facility has “kiosks to connect visitors with on-island experiences, curated retail items to advance the... Read more of this article

New Public Service Negotiating Team Named

New Public Service Negotiating Team Named

[Updated] The Ministry of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform has announced the appointment of Jonathan Smith, Vincent Hollinsid, and Orin Simmons as the Government’s new Public Service Negotiating Team [PSNT]. “The PSNT will be responsible for leading future union negotiations,” the Ministry said. “To date,... Read more of this article

Video: ’101 Jobs For 101 Days’ Launches

Video: ’101 Jobs For 101 Days’ Launches

A new initiative — 101 Jobs for 101 Days — has launched aiming to provide a means of income in exchange for services rather than financial assistance, and to provide an opportunity for people to showcase their skillset, work ethic and update their resume with more recent job experience. Minister of Public Works Lt/Col. David Burch said,... Read more of this article