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“Ask Your Premier” Email Address Launched

“Ask Your Premier” Email Address Launched

The Cabinet Office announced that “in an effort to enhance and increase community engagement by connecting directly with residents,” Premier Michael Dunkley has launched a new email address called AskYourPremier@gov.bm. “The Cabinet Office advised that the new email address is in keeping with the Premier’s commitment to ensuring... Read more of this article

MP Roban To Host Forum On L. Frederick Wade

MP Roban To Host Forum On L. Frederick Wade

MP Walter Roban is inviting the public to a forum entitled “L. Frederick Wade, His Political Life and Legacy.” “Scheduled for Thursday August 25 at the Dr. E.F. Gordon Hall in the BIU Building starting at 6pm, this free forum pays tribute to the former PLP Leader after whom Bermuda’s National Airport was named,” the PLP... Read more of this article

Balance Of Payments & International Investment

Balance Of Payments & International Investment

The Bermuda current account recorded a surplus of $121 million in the first quarter of 2016, according to the most recent Balance of Payments and International Investment Position report. “The current account surplus stood at $121 million for the first quarter of 2016. This represented a $99 million decrease from the $220 million surplus in the first... Read more of this article

Video: Sports Minister On Rio Olympic Games

Video: Sports Minister On Rio Olympic Games

“We’re a small country with a small population and our athletes really punch above their weight”, Sports Minister Sylvan Richards said, adding that he is very proud of Bermuda’s Olympic team. The Minister is at the Rio Olympics where Bermuda is being represented by an 8-strong team: Tre Houston in the 200m, Tyrone Smith in the... Read more of this article

Scott: “Encourage A More Transparent Process”

Scott: “Encourage A More Transparent Process”

Bermuda can achieve goals “in respect to the airport without giving operational control of both this country’s physical and economic gateway to a company that decided this deal should take place in the first place,” Shadow Transport Minister Lawrence Scott said today. Mr Scott said, “The need to renovate or rebuild our airport is... Read more of this article

‘Momentum Must Be Maintained And Expanded’

‘Momentum Must Be Maintained And Expanded’

“After a 49 year low in air arrivals, the news that the second quarter of 2016 saw increases in air arrivals and visitor spending, is good news for our tourism sector,” and “this momentum must not only be recognized, it must be maintained and expanded upon,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said. His comments follow after... Read more of this article

Govt Clinical Services Affected By Skills Training

Govt Clinical Services Affected By Skills Training

Staff skills-building training being held today [Aug 10] and tomorrow [Aug 11] will see regular clinics at Hamilton Health Centre canceled and the Environmental Health office in Devonshire closed at 12.00pm both afternoons. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Health aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.... Read more of this article

Q1 2016: Quarterly GDP Estimated at $1,643.7M

Q1 2016: Quarterly GDP Estimated at $1,643.7M

According to the Quarterly Gross Domestic Product [GDP] report released by the Department of Statistics, during the first quarter 2016, quarterly GDP at current prices was estimated at $1,643.7 million, which represented a 0.6% increase year-over-year. The report said, “During the first quarter 2016, quarterly GDP at current prices was estimated at... Read more of this article

PLP & Ministry On Emergency Broadcast System

PLP & Ministry On Emergency Broadcast System

“News that the Emergency Broadcast System has been out of operation for several months should concern every Bermudian,” MP Walter Roban said, adding that “for this critical tool to have been down for months in the midst of hurricane season is a clear sign that something is seriously wrong.” In response, the Ministry of National Security... Read more of this article

Premier’s Trip To Turks & Caicos Cost $2,401

Premier’s Trip To Turks & Caicos Cost $2,401

A trip in July 2016 by Premier Michael Dunkley to the Turks and Caicos Islands cost $2,401.00, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Friday, July 22, 2016, and the web page listing said, “Michael H. Dunkley, Premier of Bermuda, attended the pre-Joint... Read more of this article

Video: PLP Response To Premier’s Message

Video: PLP Response To Premier’s Message

[Acting Opposition Leader David Burt’s response to National Address by Premier Dunkley] “Good Evening, “For too many Bermudian families, the promise of change and economic turnaround remains unfulfilled. “The reality of life for hardworking Bermudian families is stagnant wages, and seniors in their families choosing between healthcare... Read more of this article

Florida Governor Sends Letter Of Appreciation

Florida Governor Sends Letter Of Appreciation

After passing along thoughts and condolences on behalf of Bermuda to Florida Governor Rick Scott following the June 12 nightclub shooting that killed 49 people, Premier Dunkley has received an official reply from Governor Scott in appreciation of the “people of Bermuda.” Following the shooting, Premier Dunkley said, “Bermuda grieves... Read more of this article

Dr Brown: I Fully Support Dr Reddy In This Action

Dr Brown: I Fully Support Dr Reddy In This Action

Dr. Ewart Brown – a former Premier and founder of Bermuda HealthCare Services — said he “will continue to fully support Dr. Reddy” in his action against the Bermuda Police Service, saying “his summary arrest and the warrantless raid of his home were unnecessary, unfair, and unjust.” Dr Brown said, “I was pleased... Read more of this article