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Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [March 15] with MPs scheduled to continue the budget debate, as well as have second readings of various Bills. Update: Live broadcast has concluded, and the 2.5 hour audio of the morning session is belowThe Order of Business is below [PDF here] Related StoriesGordon-Pamplin... Read more of this article

Liquor Licence Amendment Act Tabled

Liquor Licence Amendment Act Tabled

The Liquor Licence Amendment Bill 2019 was tabled in the Legislature “to introduce much needed reforms to our liquor licensing laws,” Attorney-General Kathy Simmons said. Attorney-General Simmons said, “The Bill marks the first comprehensive reform of the Liquor Licence Act, which came into operation 45 years ago in 1974. This reform is a... Read more of this article

Two Day NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit Held

Two Day NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit Held

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines spoke at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit, held in partnership with the Bermuda Business Development Agency, at Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Heather Osborne, NetDiligence Director of Global Events & Programming, Mark Greisiger, NetDiligence President, Minister Wayne Caines, Andy Burrows, Bermuda Business... Read more of this article

Column: ‘This Is The Real Impact Of The Budget’

Column: ‘This Is The Real Impact Of The Budget’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of National Security Ben Smith] Bermuda has a growing proportion of the population close to being underwater in this economy and with increases in the cost of living coupled with more taxes, I fear that some will find themselves sinking. The increase in land tax is one area of concern. Those with the two lowest... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] This past February, Deputy Premier the Hon. Walter H. Roban and I were chosen to represent Bermuda at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in St. Kitts. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by two, kindhearted Protocol Officers, Ms. Andrea Liddie and Mr.... Read more of this article

Audio: MPs Debate Municipalities Bill In House

Audio: MPs Debate Municipalities Bill In House

The Municipalities Reform Act 2019 passed in the House of Assembly last night [March 13], paving the way for Government to repeal elections in the City of Hamilton and the Town of St. George, and continue the corporations as quangos. MPs voted 22 – 7 in favour of advancing the Bill, with the audio of the session indicating that PLP MPs present voted... Read more of this article

December 2018 Consumer Price Index Report

December 2018 Consumer Price Index Report

Today [March 14], the Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown released the December 2018 Consumer Price Index publication from the Department of Statistics. The Minister explained, “In December 2018 consumers paid 0.9 per cent more for the CPI basket of goods and services than they did in December 2017. Between November 2018 and December 2018... Read more of this article

Municipalities Bill Passes In House Of Assembly

Municipalities Bill Passes In House Of Assembly

The Municipalities Reform Act 2019 passed in the House of Assembly last night, paving the way for Government to repeal elections in the City of Hamilton and the Town of St. George, and continue the corporations as quangos. MPs voted 22 – 7 in favour of advancing the Bill, with the audio of the session indicating that PLP MPs present voted in... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For March 14th

Senate: Order Of Business For March 14th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on today [March 14] and Bills before the Senate include the Mental Health Amendment Act 2019, Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2019, Foreign Currency Purchase Tax Amendment Act 2019, Financial Services Tax Amendment Act 2019, Hotels [Temporary Customs Duty Relief] Amendment Act 2019, Restaurants [Temporary Customs... Read more of this article

OBA ‘Disappointed’ Bermuda On EU Tax List

OBA ‘Disappointed’ Bermuda On EU Tax List

“The One Bermuda Alliance is disappointed at Bermuda’s inclusion in the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr. Cannonier said, “Bermuda has a stellar track record of compliance, including passing the stringent Solvency II requirements. Bermuda has also been extremely co-operative with the EU in this... Read more of this article

Minister: We Will Work To Be Removed From List

Minister: We Will Work To Be Removed From List

Bermuda is in close consultation with the UK Government to assist with the delisting process and Bermuda officials will visit key EU Ministers or their officials in Brussels, Paris, and Berlin to reinforce Bermuda’s position, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson. This follows after the EU announced that Bermuda was one of ten jurisdictions they placed... Read more of this article

Video: Sex Offender Sentencing Discussion

Video: Sex Offender Sentencing Discussion

Bernews will be hosting a News & Views panel discussion at around noon on today [March 13] with Debi Ray-Rivers from SCARS Bermuda and Charnika Jones from Advocates For Change set to discuss legal sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders and other related aspects pertaining to the very important topic of ensuring our children are safe.The... Read more of this article

Housing Trust Audited Financial Statements

Housing Trust Audited Financial Statements

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch tabled the Bermuda Housing Trust Audited Financial Statements for the year 2017/18 [PDF] in the House of Assembly today [March 13], noting that “not only are they up-to-date in their annual audits but are also in a healthy financial position.” “This is no accident – but can be attributed... Read more of this article