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Meetings In Boston On Govt’s Debt Refinancing

Meetings In Boston On Govt’s Debt Refinancing

Premier David Burt, Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson, Financial Secretary Anthony Manders, and HSBC Bermuda Head of Corporate Banking Neville Grant are ‘on the road’ in Boston, speaking to investors regarding the Government’s debt refinancing. Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “On the road in Boston with Finance Minister... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Speech Noticeable For What It Left Out’

OBA: ‘Speech Noticeable For What It Left Out’

 “As I said previously, there is a lot in the Throne Speech that the One Bermuda Alliance welcomes, however when we look at it closely, the Speech was most noticeable for what it left out,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. “Here is an example: Bermuda is facing some serious external threats, but there was hardly a mention of them or how... Read more of this article

Bill To Amend Bermuda Tourism Authority Board

Bill To Amend Bermuda Tourism Authority Board

The Bermuda Tourism Authority Amendment Act 2018 was tabled in the House on Friday, with the Bill seeking to “amend the Bermuda Tourism Authority Act 2013 in relation to the Board of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.” The Bill states that “future members of the Board will be appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Board... Read more of this article

PLP Donates $10,000 To Charity After Gala

PLP Donates $10,000 To Charity After Gala

Saying that “with over 800 attendees, this evening exceeding the expectations of the Events Committee,” the PLP donated $10,000 to charity following the ‘Wakanda Royalty’ Gala on Saturday, with the funds donated to Project Action, Women’s Resource Centre, Raleigh Bermuda, CADA, and the Foster Parents Association. Charity recipients with... Read more of this article

Sex Offender Management Bill Tabled In Senate

Sex Offender Management Bill Tabled In Senate

A Bill which seeks to “enhance the effective oversight and management of sex offenders” and “establish a sex offender register” was tabled in the Senate on Friday [Nov 9]. The Bill — officially titled the ‘Criminal Code [Sex Offender Management] Amendment Act 2018′ — “seeks to amend the Criminal... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP “Wakanda Royalty” Gala Event

Photos: PLP “Wakanda Royalty” Gala Event

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] hosted their “Wakanda Royalty” Gala tonight [Nov 10] at the Fairmont Southampton as part of their 2018 Gala Weekend. The evening events began with a cocktail reception followed by the banquet which saw hundreds of attendees fill the room to near capacity. Premier David Burt and Cabinet Ministers were in attendance... Read more of this article

Coalition’s Response To The Throne Speech

Coalition’s Response To The Throne Speech

The Coalition for the Protection of Children said they “see some positive initiatives” in this year’s Throne Speech and “look forward to seeing action on items relating to these commitments that track areas where families struggle and require assistance.” A spokesperson said, “We are encouraged by the government’s clear... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Speech From The Throne 2018

Photo Set #2: Speech From The Throne 2018

Social insurance contribution reform, eliminating most paper forms and single-use plastics by 2022, transforming existing post offices into customer service centres, and establishing a licensing regime to regulate domestic production of medical-grade cannabis products were some of the initiatives unveiled in this morning’s Throne Speech. The Convening... Read more of this article

Photos: Convening Of Parliament Throne Speech

Photos: Convening Of Parliament Throne Speech

[Updated with more photos] The Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Nov 9], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2018 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. Social insurance contribution reform, eliminating most paper forms and single-use plastics by 2022, transforming existing post offices... Read more of this article

OBA Initial Response To The Throne Speech

OBA Initial Response To The Throne Speech

While “there is a lot that the OBA welcomes” in the Throne Speech, there was” no real mention of creating jobs or economic development,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said today. His comments follow after the Throne Speech was delivered this morning, revealing a number of initiatives including social insurance contribution... Read more of this article

Eleven Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Eleven Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

[Updated] Nine documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [Nov 9] including the Bermuda Hospitals Board [Hospital Fees] Regulations 2018, Customs Tariff Amendment [No. 3] Bill 2018, Debt Collection Bill 2018, Future Care Fund Financial Statements 2016, Health Insurance Fund Financial Statements 2016, Investment Funds Amendment Bill 2018, Land... Read more of this article

Full Text & Highlights: 2018 Throne Speech

Full Text & Highlights: 2018 Throne Speech

Social insurance contribution reform, eliminating most paper forms and single-use plastics by 2022, transforming existing post offices into customer service centres, a blockchain-based national identity system and establishing a licensing regime to regulate domestic production of medical-grade cannabis products were some of the initiatives unveiled... Read more of this article

Live Video & Updates: 2018 Throne Speech

Live Video & Updates: 2018 Throne Speech

[Updating] The Convening of Parliament will take place this morning [Nov 9], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2018 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead.The proceedings are set to get underway at around 11.00am, and and we will provide live video, text and photos updates as able, and post the... Read more of this article