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Video: Minister Holds Budget Press Conference

Video: Minister Holds Budget Press Conference

The 2017/18 Budget moves Bermuda closer to our goal of having a balanced budget, Finance Minister Bob Richards said today, adding that “projections for 2018/19 indicate that the Current Account surplus will cover interest charges and capital expenditures, meaning that for the first time in 15 years, Government will not be adding new net debt,... Read more of this article

Deloitte Release 2017/18 ‘Budget Snapshot’

Deloitte Release 2017/18 ‘Budget Snapshot’

Following the delivery of the 2017 Budget by Finance Minister Bob Richards this morning [Feb 24] in the House of Assembly, Deloitte released a ‘Budget Snapshot’, which highlights some of the key points from the Budget Speech, and follows in full below. You can click here to view our live blog, and click here to view all our coverage of the 2017... Read more of this article

Full Document & Highlights: 2017 Budget Speech

Full Document & Highlights: 2017 Budget Speech

Payroll tax reductions for lower income earners and introducing a new Financial Services Tax were two of the financial initiatives revealed as Finance Minister Bob Richards delivered the 2017 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 24]. A copy of the full Budget statement is below, you can view our live blog on the Budget here, all our coverage... Read more of this article

Charts Only: 2017-2018 Bermuda Budget

Charts Only: 2017-2018 Bermuda Budget

For those seeking a quick visual view of the 2017 Budget delivered in the House of Assembly by Finance Minister Bob Richards this morning [Feb 24], the charts extracted from the Budget are below. For comparison’s sake, charts from the 2016 Budget are here, the 2015 Budget are here, 2014 Budget are here, 2013 Budget are here, 2012 Budget are here,... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: Interview With Sir John Swan

One Hour Video: Interview With Sir John Swan

Sir John Swan sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the waterfront, America’s Cup, and airport redevelopment. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, the former Premier also touched on race relations, same sex marriage and more. The 58-minute live video replay... Read more of this article

Minister Outerbridge ‘Humbled’ By Appointment

Minister Outerbridge ‘Humbled’ By Appointment

“As the new Minister for Social Development and Sports, I could not be more humbled by the appointment,” Minister Nandi Outerbridge said today, adding that she will do her “utmost to serve the people.” This follows after Premier Michael Dunkley announced changes to Cabinet earlier today, with Wayne Scott stepping down from Cabinet... Read more of this article

Updates: Premier Announces Cabinet Shuffle

Updates: Premier Announces Cabinet Shuffle

[Updated] A “Ministerial swearing in” is expected to take place this afternoon [Feb 23] at Government House, with unofficial reports suggesting a Cabinet shuffle will be announced. We will provide live updates/video, and more information as able. Summary Update: The Premier announced a Cabinet Shuffle with Wayne Scott stepping down from... Read more of this article

Videos: Premier Announces Cabinet Changes

Videos: Premier Announces Cabinet Changes

[Updated] The Premier announced changes to Cabinet today, with Wayne Scott stepping down from Cabinet and being replaced by Cole Simons as Education Minister, while Nandi Outerbridge was appointed the new Minister for Social Development & Sport. In addition, Sylvan Richards is the new Environment & Planning Minister, while Leah Scott will be... Read more of this article

Premier Discusses Airport Project With Students

Premier Discusses Airport Project With Students

Premier Michael Dunkley continued his youth engagement today [Feb 23] with a visit to Mount St. Agnes to meet with Grade 3 Class students who are studying the Airport Redevelopment Project. “The Premier, who was invited by the school, discussed a range of matters relating to the proposed airport development, such as the need for a new airport,... Read more of this article

Caution Policy On Cannabis Issued To Police

Caution Policy On Cannabis Issued To Police

Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden issued the guidance for formal cautions for simple possession of cannabis to the Commissioner of Police today [Feb 23], with the Act that governs the policy having been brought into force yesterday by the Attorney-General. The weight of the cannabis must be under three grams and the person must not have... Read more of this article

Charity Leader’s ‘Wish List’ For 2017 Budget

Charity Leader’s ‘Wish List’ For 2017 Budget

“Our budget wish is for collective strategies around supporting social services providers, who greatly lessen the burden of the Government to provide a striving society for our Bermuda,” the Executive Director of the Centre on Philanthropy Elaine Butterfield said. Ms Butterfield said, “The top of our Budget Wish List includes a healthy... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader & Shadow Ministers Tour BC

Opposition Leader & Shadow Ministers Tour BC

Opposition Leader David Burt, Shadow Minister of Education Lovitta Foggo and Shadow Minister of Environment & Training Diallo Rabain toured the Bermuda College‘s Business, IT and Technical Education areas on Monday. A Bermuda College spokesperson said, “On Monday, February 20, Opposition Leader, the Hon. David Burt toured the Bermuda... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Numbers Are A Return To Being Average’

PLP: ‘Numbers Are A Return To Being Average’

[Updated] “Whilst the latest uptick is of course encouraging, all that has merely happened is a return to being just average,” and when the PLP were producing higher tourism numbers the “UBP/OBA referred to these numbers as failing,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said today. Mr Simmons said, “The OBA’s announcement... Read more of this article