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Clean Up Of Orange Valley Road On Saturday

Clean Up Of Orange Valley Road On Saturday

[Written by Don Burgess] A cleanup of Orange Valley Road will take place on Saturday from 9.00am until 12.00pm. Chris Famous, PLP MP for Devonshire East, thanked Butterfield & Vallis for helping provide people and equipment to assist with the cleanup.Mr. Famous said, “Terri Durrant from Butterfield & Vallis contacted me saying they wanted... Read more of this article

St. George’s Dental Clinic Officially Re-Opened

St. George’s Dental Clinic Officially Re-Opened

The St. George’s Dental Clinic was officially re-opened, having been “recently renovated to meet the needs of its clients.” A Government spokesperson said, “Yesterday, the Minister of Health The Hon. Kim Wilson JP MP, along with members of Department of Health’s Oral Health Section, officially re-opened the St. George’s Dental Clinic. “The... Read more of this article

Simons: Ensure System Is Positively Functioning

Simons: Ensure System Is Positively Functioning

[Updated] “Let’s get the staff and infrastructure in place to ensure this new standards based system is put in place and is positively functioning,” Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons said. Mr  Simons said, “It has come to my attention that some teachers are promoting students to the next grade levels in English and Mathematics only... Read more of this article

Minister Welcomes Disney On Inaugural Visit

Minister Welcomes Disney On Inaugural Visit

On Saturday [Oct 6], Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban welcomed the Disney Magic cruise ship, as the iconic brand made its first ever visit to Bermuda. The ship took on a Bermuda Branch Pilot at approximately 7.15am off St. David’s and made her way up North Shore to Heritage Wharf in Dockyard where it was welcomed with a water... Read more of this article

Column: Nick Kempe On Economy & Finances

Column: Nick Kempe On Economy & Finances

[Written by OBA Senate Leader Nick Kempe] When the One Bermuda Alliance was elected to be the Government in 2012, Bermuda was staring into the abyss of financial ruin. Our national debt was spiraling, jobs were disappearing and without swift and focused intervention the only economic direction was down. Six years later, it feels that once again, the... Read more of this article

Simone Barton Acclaimed As OBA Chairperson

Simone Barton Acclaimed As OBA Chairperson

[Updated] Simone Barton has been acclaimed as the new Party Chairperson of the One Bermuda Alliance, the OBA announced today. “I am delighted about the outcome”, said Mrs Barton. “The OBA is being revitalized as a party under the leadership of Craig Cannonier. “This OBA is not only the party that will hold the Government to account, but... Read more of this article

BUEI To Screen ‘We The People’ On October 18

BUEI To Screen ‘We The People’ On October 18

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will present a screening of “We The People” on Thursday, October 18 at 6.30pm. The event poster says, “We The People is a worldwide study of economics and politics in order to bring Peace to the Planet. Take a journey around the World with visionaries from various horizons. From Bermuda with... Read more of this article

Premier Burt: ‘Even A Monopoly Must Act Right’

Premier Burt: ‘Even A Monopoly Must Act Right’

“The Government is committed to supporting fair business practices that meet the highest standard of corporate community responsibility,” Premier David Burt said today, adding that “even a monopoly must act right.” Background Summary Yesterday BELCO’s parent company Ascendant Group announced the “departure” of four senior executives... Read more of this article

PLP Confirm Candidates For Upcoming Election

PLP Confirm Candidates For Upcoming Election

Premier David Burt will be the only person standing for nomination for PLP Party Leader, while both Walter Roban and Scott Simmons will stand for Deputy Leader, the PLP confirmed today. In addition Dawn Simmons and Damon Wade will stand for Party Chairperson, while Lauren Hayward Bell, Colin Gilbert, and Alexa Lightbourne will stand for Deputy Chairperson. Walter... Read more of this article

Video: Minister David Burch On Quango Changes

Video: Minister David Burch On Quango Changes

[Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press briefing this afternoon [Oct 4] and you can tune in live below. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 2.55pm: The press conference has just concluded, and as an initial super simplified summary, the Minister spoke about “organisational... Read more of this article

Police “Looking Into” Alleged Incident At OBA

Police “Looking Into” Alleged Incident At OBA

Police confirm they are “looking into” an alleged “incident that took place at the OBA headquarters,” while the OBA confirmed that a complaint was also lodged with the Executive, with one party member having “criticized the alleged behavior of another party member.” An OBA spokesperson said, “We can confirm... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Attends ICT Forum In Trinidad

Minister Caines Attends ICT Forum In Trinidad

This week, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines represented Bermuda at the Commonwealth ICT Forum 18 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. “The event, which took place from October 1 – 3, is considered the premier ICT conference of the Commonwealth, where senior policymakers, regulators and industry leaders gather to examine the most... Read more of this article

Tennis Work Permit Application Process Change

Tennis Work Permit Application Process Change

In order to “provide greater assurance” that Bermudian tennis professionals are given fair employment opportunities, the Department of Immigration has introduced a new process of referring related work permit applications to the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association. This was announced by Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown at a press conference... Read more of this article