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Premier: We Passed 72 Pieces Of Legislation

Premier: We Passed 72 Pieces Of Legislation

We “accomplished many goals” and “passed 72 pieces of legislation,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “there is much more work to be done.” Speaking during the Motion to Adjourn, the Premier said, “We accomplished many goals, we passed 72 pieces of legislation to tackle things like the cost of living, to... Read more of this article

Minister: Action Plan For More Inclusive Sports

Minister: Action Plan For More Inclusive Sports

“The Ministry of Social Development and Sports intends to launch an initiative to highlight the sporting achievements of, and make sports more socially inclusive for, persons with disabilities in Bermuda,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks said, explaining that they plan to chart an Action Plan to “identify achievable... Read more of this article

Minister: Cup Match Holiday Policing Update

Minister: Cup Match Holiday Policing Update

Over the Cup Match weekend there were a total of 48 arrests, with 41 males and 7 females arrested on a variety of charges including driving under the influence, affray, assault, breach of bail conditions, being drunk and incapable, counterfeit currency, drug possession, theft, threatening words, breach of the peace, and warrants. This is according to... Read more of this article

Auditor General Report On Consolidated Fund

Auditor General Report On Consolidated Fund

“Government should make getting to grips with the debt and the deficit its highest priority,” Auditor General Heather Thomas said today [Aug 10], as she released the results of her Office’s audits of the Consolidated Fund’s financial statements for the years ended March 31, 2013 to 2016. In releasing the report, the Auditor General’s... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Sad That A Few Managed To Stop Plan’

OBA: ‘Sad That A Few Managed To Stop Plan’

A BTA proposal to “allow local vendors to use Shelly Bay would have supported small, black businesses and it is sad that it appears a few PLP supporters, disgruntled at the idea, managed to stop this plan in its tracks,” Senator Justin Mathias said, adding that “the amount spent on the event organized by the Authority last night is,... Read more of this article

Premier: Govt Revenues Up & Spending Down

Premier: Govt Revenues Up & Spending Down

“Government revenues are up, Government spending is down, our deficit is down by 24%, air arrivals are up, and there are 322 more jobs in the Bermuda economy than last year,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said today [Aug 10]. In providing an overview of the island’s finances in the House of Assembly, Premier Burt said,... Read more of this article

Speaker Warns MPs About Photos, Social Media

Speaker Warns MPs About Photos, Social Media

Speaker of the House Dennis Lister issued a warning to MPs today [Aug 10], telling them that photos of House proceedings are not allowed, and also informing them that any member who is posting on social media about “events that are taking place during the House, at the time that it’s happening, is out of order.” The Speaker’s comments... Read more of this article

Tarik Smith Named New OBA Deputy Co-Chair

Tarik Smith Named New OBA Deputy Co-Chair

Businessman Tarik Smith is the new Deputy Co-Chair of the One Bermuda Alliance. “I wanted to try and make a difference by bringing new, fresh and some unconventional ideas to the table,” said Mr Smith, who runs the Bermuda Commercial Laundry and Ord Road Laundry. “Bringing in new people who have a different perspective of things can help in many... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For August 10th

Parliament: Order Of Business For August 10th

Statements on the 2018/19 First Quarter Fiscal Performance, the Bermuda Police Service Cup Match Report and Road Side Sobriety Testing, and Disability and Sport in Bermuda are due to be delivered in the House of Assembly on Friday [August 10], while Bills on the Order Paper include the Bermuda Bar Amendment Act 2018, the Bermuda Housing Amendment Act... Read more of this article

Column: LAC, An Excellent Model Of Tripartism

Column: LAC, An Excellent Model Of Tripartism

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The Labour Advisory Council [LAC] was established by the former Governor Lord Martonmere in response to the labour and social unrest that occurred during the early 1960s. The LAC was utilised as a mechanism to include labour in the social dialogue that was occurring between government and employers. The LAC... Read more of this article

Minister Wayne Caines On Cup Match Holiday

Minister Wayne Caines On Cup Match Holiday

While there was an incident at Paradise Lakes and a total of 48 arrests over the holiday period, it was “largely a respectful and safe summer break,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, Minister Caines said, “Cup Match is an iconic event and for most Bermudians it is the longest holiday weekend. Apart from the cricket match,... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For August 8th

Senate: Order Of Business For August 8th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Aug 8] and the only Bills listed on the Order Paper is the Bermuda Bar Amendment Act 2018. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related StoriesAudio: BHC/Grand Atlantic Discussion In Senate Video: Premier On Retirement Age & Pensions Video: Interview With Premier David... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Trip To Florida Cost $296.33

Minister Caines Trip To Florida Cost $296.33

A trip in July 2018 by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines to attend the KORIED Global Summit in Florida cost $296.33, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from July 10, 2018 – July 11, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of National Security travelled to Miami,... Read more of this article