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Minister On School Buildings Readiness Projects

Minister On School Buildings Readiness Projects

[Updated with video] Minister of Education Wayne Scott and Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier today held a joint press conference at Victor Scott Primary and the new pre-school to discuss summer maintenance projects and school facility readiness. Minister Scott said, “I am here today to provide an update on the readiness of our school buildings... Read more of this article

Govt Satisfied With Court Ruling: MacLean Case

Govt Satisfied With Court Ruling: MacLean Case

The Government has today expressed its satisfaction with the recent Supreme Court decision involving developer Michael MacLean and the City waterfront lease. “The Chief Justice has struck out The Allied Trust’s and Allied Development Partners Limited’s claim made against the Minister of Home Affairs and the Attorney General that the voiding... Read more of this article

Govt: “Avalanche Of Misinformation” On Airport

Govt: “Avalanche Of Misinformation” On Airport

The debate over the new airport terminal building project continues, with the government saying that the “public should be aware of some basic facts” amidst an “avalanche of misinformation.” The airport deal was announced in late 2014, and has been the subject of debate since that time. In a statement today, a government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Saturday: PLP To Host “Back to School” Fun Day

Saturday: PLP To Host “Back to School” Fun Day

The Progressive Labour Party Constituencies 14, 15, 16, and 21 invite their constituents to a Back To School Fun Day, this Saturday, August 29, from 12 noon until 4pm at Victor Scott Primary School. A spokesperson said, “There will be plenty of fun, games and back to school giveaways. Present will be area MPs Walter Roban, Michael Weeks and Rolfe... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With UK Foreign Secretary

Premier Meets With UK Foreign Secretary

Premier Michael Dunkley met with the UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond earlier today [Aug 26], the Cabinet Office advised. “The Premier and the Foreign Secretary discussed a wide range of topics including Bermuda’s economy, the Island’s financial services sector, the potential of the America’s Cup for Bermuda and the Government’s... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘We Cannot Allow OBA To Privatise Airport’

PLP: ‘We Cannot Allow OBA To Privatise Airport’

[Updated with video] The airport deal is a “bad deal for Bermuda” and “we cannot allow the OBA to privatise our airport for 35 years and ship hundreds of millions of profit to Canada,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said today. In November 2014, Finance Minister Bob Richards announced that Government reached an agreement... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy On BEDC Letter Of Credit Program

Minister Fahy On BEDC Letter Of Credit Program

[Updated with video] BEDC, in partnership with HM Customs, has allocated $200,000 in funds annually to be used to facilitate lines of credit in amounts up to a maximum of $10,000 to assist businesses in importing goods for retail sale on the island, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said today.The Minister said, “What that means is that the... Read more of this article

Column: “Is It Time To Change The Tune?”

Column: “Is It Time To Change The Tune?”

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Again and again, the headlines scream ‘Tourist Arrivals Plummet’, a national hand wringing then ensues about why, the talk shows are abuzz with everyone’s solutions and the politicians embark on the blame game. But are we too fixated with arrivals numbers and should we be more focused on how much visitors... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Meets With Ministers In UK

Premier Dunkley Meets With Ministers In UK

Premier Michael Dunkley has conducted meetings with Secretary of State for the Department of Culture Media & Sport, John Whittingdale; Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the Hon. David Gauke; and newly appointed Chairman of Britain-Bermuda All Party Parliamentary Group Sir David Amess, during his UK visit, the Cabinet Office advised today. Premier... Read more of this article

Column: Scholarships Available To Select Few?

Column: Scholarships Available To Select Few?

[Opinion column written by Lucinda V. Burgess] Are scholarships/grants in Bermuda made available to the select few? The purpose of this article is to bring awareness to the general public about the obstacles that people may face when applying for scholarships in the private and public sectors. I am a full time, mature, graduate student who has halfway... Read more of this article

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