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Governor Congratulates Hatfield On Award

Governor Congratulates Hatfield On Award

Governor John Rankin welcomed Stratton Hatfield to Government House to congratulate him on the award of Chevening Scholarship, with Mr Hatfield set to undertake a Masters in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design at Brunel University.Government House posted these photos online, saying, “Last week His Excellency the Governor, John Rankin, welcomed... Read more of this article

Ministers Receive Proposal For Shelly Bay Beach

Ministers Receive Proposal For Shelly Bay Beach

[Updated with copy of proposal] The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons “received a proposal for potential development” at Shelly Bay Beach from Laverne Furbert, Esme Williams, Cheryl-Ann Griffith and Allan Smith. The Bermuda Government tweeted the photo below, saying:... Read more of this article

Full Copy: August Edition Of The ‘Workers Voice’

Full Copy: August Edition Of The ‘Workers Voice’

The Workers Voice has released their August edition, with the 20-page newspaper including articles and opinion columns on local politics and news, including the upcoming Labour Day Banquet, beaches, digital assets and more. The Workers Voice is a publication of the Bermuda Industrial Union, which said, “The BIU is happy to partner with Bernews... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Trip To Canada Cost $3,509.87

Minister Caines Trip To Canada Cost $3,509.87

A trip earlier this month by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines to attend Blockchain Futurist Conference in Canada cost $3,509.87, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from August 15, 2018 – August 17, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of National Security attended... Read more of this article

Fleming: ‘Proponent Of Raising Retirement Age’

Fleming: ‘Proponent Of Raising Retirement Age’

“Age Concern has been a proponent of raising the retirement age for several decades,” Executive Director Dr. Claudette Fleming said, adding that “we believe that those who are capable of working and that have the desire to work should not be subjected to forced retirement.” Dr Fleming’s comments follow after Premier David... Read more of this article

Column: Project Will Create Opportunities

Column: Project Will Create Opportunities

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister for Tourism Senator Crystal Caesar] Recently, the Government began a legislative process that will see the Grand Atlantic transformed into Bermuda’s next hotel property. This project, which will be known as the Bermudiana Beach Resort, creates a tremendous set of opportunities for Bermudians and Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Improving Culture Of Education System

Column: Improving Culture Of Education System

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons] There is a continuous debate over education – and rightly so as it is one of the biggest single issues facing Bermuda today. But improving our education system should begin and end with the quality of teaching and consistent and ongoing efforts to improve that quality. Our education... Read more of this article

CEDP Courses To Be Discontinued  On Aug 31

CEDP Courses To Be Discontinued On Aug 31

The Government issued a reminder that effective August 31st 2018, the courses offered through the Community Education Development Programme [CEDP] will be discontinued, and the current offices located in Hamilton and Warwick will both close. “In June this year, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain initially informed... Read more of this article

‘All Of The Schools Will Be Ready For Students’

‘All Of The Schools Will Be Ready For Students’

“All of the schools will be ready for students on the 10th September and will be safe to occupy,” Minister of Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch said, as he and Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain  held a press conference to provide information on school buildings’ maintenance. Minister of Education and Workforce... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With OBA MP Leah Scott

Video: Interview With OBA MP Leah Scott

Deputy One Bermuda Alliance Leader Leah Scott is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Aug 20], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess, and you can tune in below.Update 1.25pm: Ms Scott discussed a number of issues including employment, cost of living, a living wage, bus service, women in business, fintech, politics and more.... Read more of this article

OBA: How Many Jobs Will Fintech Firms Create?

OBA: How Many Jobs Will Fintech Firms Create?

[Updated] The Premier “must give details of how many jobs fintech firms that have been incorporated in Bermuda will create” Opposition Leader and Shadow Finance Minister Jeanne Atherden said today. “A report in the New York Times revealed that iCash, a new cryptocurrency, would “have an office and a head of operations in Bermuda, which... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On Social Insurance Reform

Video: Premier Burt On Social Insurance Reform

A receptionist who makes $40,000 a year paying the exact same amount to the social insurance system as the CEO who makes $40,000 a month is “unfair,” Premier David Burt said, explaining that they plan to bring the system “into line with other systems in the world, where they pay on a percentage of their income.” Premier Burt,... Read more of this article

Column: Govt Revenue Up & Spending Down

Column: Govt Revenue Up & Spending Down

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Finance Wayne Furbert] After completing one of the longest Parliamentary sessions in history, it was very rewarding to hear the good economic news from the Premier on Friday.Government Revenues are up. Government spending is down. The deficit is down by 24%. Visitor air arrivals are up. Employment in the... Read more of this article