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Video: Generation Next Press Conference

Video: Generation Next Press Conference

A press conference is being held this morning [Feb 7] for the launch of the Generation Next Young Professional’s Retreat, which aims to “deliver the unique Bermuda experience and allow millennials from across the globe to network and connect.”Set to be held from Wednesday July 31st, 2019 to Sunday, August 4th 2019, the event is inviting... Read more of this article

Column: Working For A ‘Fairer, Better Bermuda’

Column: Working For A ‘Fairer, Better Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by MP Wayne Furbert] Proverbs 12:15 “He who is wise listens” The PLP Government has often spoken of our open door policy; a belief that everyone deserves to be heard, every suggestion listened to and every idea considered. This approach came from a place of humility; remembering who we work for first – the people... Read more of this article

OBA Congratulates BTA On Tourism Results

OBA Congratulates BTA On Tourism Results

Following today’s release of the visitor arrival statistics, Shadow Minister for Tourism and Transport Leah Scott congratulated the BTA saying “the tourism industry has achieved 12 consecutive quarters of growth” which is “phenomenal, particularly at a time when other economic indicators are lagging.” Ms Scott said, “Congratulations... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Mr & Mrs Bermuda Remain Stranded’

OBA: ‘Mr & Mrs Bermuda Remain Stranded’

“Sadly, Mr & Mrs Bermuda remain stranded, as the DPT does not yet appear to have presented a workable set of bus rosters to the bus operators,” Shadow Tourism and Transport Minister Leah Scott said. Ms Scott said, “I read with great astonishment, Chris Furbert’s statement, that ‘We are so much closer today than we were 17 years... Read more of this article

Cyniqua Anderson Wins In St. George Election

Cyniqua Anderson Wins In St. George Election

The results of the municipal election in St. George’s are in, with Cyniqua Anderson winning, earning 237 votes as compared to 73 votes for Mark Soares. She attended St. George’s Preparatory School, Clearwater Middle School, and CedarBridge Academy before furthering her education at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, graduating with... Read more of this article

PLAR Professional Development Training

PLAR Professional Development Training

Last week the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo presented completion certificates to some of the 15 individuals who recently finished their Prior Learning Assessment Recognition [PLAR] professional development training. Participants representing the Automotive, Electrical and Landscape industries, the Occupational Advisory... Read more of this article

Ministry: 2019 Scholarship & Award Opportunities

Ministry: 2019 Scholarship & Award Opportunities

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain today [Feb 5], announced categories and criteria for the 2019 Ministry of Education scholarships and awards. Minister Rabain said, “We expanded our scholarship and award offerings to give more Bermudians at various ages and life stages the chance to pursue their dreams of post-secondary education and training. “Last... Read more of this article

PAC To Welcome Clerk From UK Parliament

PAC To Welcome Clerk From UK Parliament

A clerk from the UK Parliament will be visiting the island, where he will “work alongside the Clerk of the PAC in the Bermuda Parliament and other relevant stakeholders.” According to the announcement from the CPA UK,, “The Bermuda Public Accounts Committee [PAC] will welcome a clerk from the UK Parliament from 4-15 February 2019. “The... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Says ‘It Was Never Political’

Video: BIU President Says ‘It Was Never Political’

BIU President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [Feb 5] to respond to remarks made by former Minister Bob Richards, saying that their objection to the airport deal was “always about the cost.” “It was always about cost,” he added. “The country is going to lose revenue for the next 30 years.” “It... Read more of this article

2008-2017: Decline In Jobs Filled & Tax Revenue

2008-2017: Decline In Jobs Filled & Tax Revenue

Between 2008 – 2017, there were “3,209 less Bermudians working, 3,513 less foreign workers, and $60 – $70 million tax revenue less per year,” according to a presentation shown during Government’s recently held Pre-Budget meeting. A chart contained in the presentation shows that filled jobs dropped from 40,213 in 2008, to 33,653... Read more of this article

Candidate For St George’s: Cyniqua Anderson

Candidate For St George’s: Cyniqua Anderson

Voters will be heading to the polls for the municipal election in St. George’s today, set to elect a new Councillor for the east end, and Cyniqua Anderson is one of the two candidates running. Ms Anderson said she aims to fill the seat her late father Phillip Anderson held, saying a “major motivator for me running for this post is a strong... Read more of this article

Candidate For St George’s: Mark Soares

Candidate For St George’s: Mark Soares

Voters will be heading to the polls for the municipal election in St. George’s today, set to elect a new Councillor for the east end, and Mark Soares is one of the two candidates running. Mr Soares, who runs Bermuda Yacht Services, said he has set his roots down in St. Georges, and he would like to help “guide the town to a prosperous future... Read more of this article

Column: The Challenges Bermuda Faces

Column: The Challenges Bermuda Faces

[Written by Michael Dunkley, adapted from a speech] When I was invited to speak to your organization I was pleased that I was able to choose the topic for the day. Sports It was thus very tempting to speak about my love for sports and how it is so important to building strong communities and providing opportunity for our young people as they mature... Read more of this article