Tag: Bermuda politics

Richards: “Growing The Economy We’ve Got”

Richards: “Growing The Economy We’ve Got”

[Opinion column written by Minister of Finance Bob Richards] Economic growth is essential for Bermuda’s recovery from years of recession and fiscal mismanagement. Growth is the Government’s Number One priority because only through growth – fueled by new dollars flowing into the Island from abroad– can we improve the lives of more Bermudians... Read more of this article

PLP: Condolences On Passing Of Dr. Shija

PLP: Condolences On Passing Of Dr. Shija

The Progressive Labour Party said they are “deeply saddened” to learn of the sudden passing of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretary General Dr. William Shija in London, England. Dr. Shija was well known worldwide, especially throughout the Commonwealth and he had a fond affection for Bermuda. Deputy Opposition Leader, Derrick... Read more of this article

Ministerial Travel Cost Webpage Goes Live

Ministerial Travel Cost Webpage Goes Live

The Cabinet Office advised that a web page on the Government Portal which will provide details of Ministerial travel is currently available for viewing. The site can be accessed via www.travel.gov.bm.‎A spokesperson said, “‎The current data on the site highlights the recent New York trip conducted by the Premier, the Hon. Michael Dunkley... Read more of this article

SAGE Town Hall To Be Held On Wednesday

SAGE Town Hall To Be Held On Wednesday

On Wednesday October 8th at 6:30pm, the Bermuda Government will host a Town Hall Meeting at Pier 6 in Hamilton. The meeting will be hosted by the Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards. A spokesperson said, “The purpose of this Town Hall meeting will be to communicate to the general public the high level policy decisions that Government... Read more of this article

PLP: “What Is The Reason For OBA’s Delay?”

PLP: “What Is The Reason For OBA’s Delay?”

[Updated] Shadow Tourism Minister Zane Desilva said that “in the interest of openness and transparency,” the PLP is asking what is the “reason for the OBA’s delay in releasing information surrounding a recent trip to New York by the Premier and several OBA insiders.” Mr. Desilva was speaking after the recent trip to New... Read more of this article

Video: PLP Call For Action On Road Junction

Video: PLP Call For Action On Road Junction

[Updated] Area MP Zane Desilva has spoken out about safety concerns in the Camp Hill Road and Middle Road area in Southampton, calling on Government to “do all they can to rectify this dangerous area as quickly as possible.” Mr. Desilva said, “Three years ago there was a tragic road accident here that claimed the life of Shayne Adderley. In... Read more of this article

Burchall: How To “Feed” Debt Service Costs

Burchall: How To “Feed” Debt Service Costs

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Last week I ended: “Now and into the future, the absolute and unbreakable new rule – new since 2010 – is: “First! Feed Nanci!” From Financial Assistance to Civil Service pay, everything else is now in second place – or lower. [Nanci = Non Negotiable Costs = Debt Service Costs = Interest... Read more of this article

Chris Famous: “The Gentrification Of Bermuda”

Chris Famous: “The Gentrification Of Bermuda”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] On October 1st, 2014, Minister Fahy unveiled the OBA’s draft Work Permit Policies. 1. Bermuda Employment Visa [BEV] This category will allow exempted companies to:hire non-Bermudians as 20% [1 in 5] of their staff without having to advertise or applying for a work permit have BEVs issued for a period of up... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Holdipp Protests At City Hall

Photos & Video: Holdipp Protests At City Hall

[Updated with video] John Holdipp stationed himself outside of City Hall today [Oct 6] with two signs; one of which referenced PRCs and Bermudians, while the other sign said “The opinion of the One Bermuda Alliance does not have to be reality of Bermudians in Bermuda. In an mass email sent late last night, Mr. Holdipp has said, “This is... Read more of this article

BPSU: Say No To Government Reform Agenda

BPSU: Say No To Government Reform Agenda

In a report designed to provide information on their stance on Public Bodies Reform Act, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has called on public servants and members of the public to “say no to the Government’s reform agenda.” The position paper said, “It is evident that the Government is forcefully driving its agenda of neo-liberalism,... Read more of this article


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