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OBA: ‘School Principals Facing Burn-Out’

OBA: ‘School Principals Facing Burn-Out’

“School principals are facing burn-out, with some working up to 18 hours a day,” according to Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons. Mr. Simons said, “They should not be forced to put in very long hours to get on top of their workload. Our schools are continuing to experience huge problems as Principals work very long demanding days. I... Read more of this article

Minister Roban To Table Debt Collection Act

Minister Roban To Table Debt Collection Act

On November 9th, the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban will table the Bill entitled: ‘Debt Collection Act 2018’. The Bill provides a comprehensive licensing regulatory framework for those entities engaging in Debt Collection. The Ministry said, “This Bill represents the first tranche of proposals to address the Government’s 2017 Throne... Read more of this article

Team Visit Miami To Review Emergency Centre

Team Visit Miami To Review Emergency Centre

Today [Nov 8], the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and members of the Ministry of National Security return from a two day visit to Miami where a review of their Emergency Operations Centres [EOC] was conducted. The aim of the visit was to review the facilities’ best practices and how their procedures could enhance Bermuda’s emergency... Read more of this article

Photos & Interviews: Bermuda Miami Forum

Photos & Interviews: Bermuda Miami Forum

Bermuda’s Premier David Burt joined leaders of Bermuda’s global business sector in Miami last month to highlight the scope and opportunities of the island’s financial market during a cross-industry forum organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA]. A spokesperson said, “More than 50 industry, regulatory and government representatives... Read more of this article

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] When announcing the recent Cabinet changes the Premier lauded the fact that he had consolidated ministries from 11 to 10. He made no mention that with his second cabinet shuffle in 16 months the size of Cabinet has actually grown. With the growth of Cabinet there are now two Ministers, one titled a “Minister... Read more of this article

MP Michael Weeks: Speculation Is “Inaccurate”

MP Michael Weeks: Speculation Is “Inaccurate”

“The reported comments and speculation surrounding me no longer being a Minister of the Government are grossly inaccurate,” MP Michael Weeks said. His comments follow after speculation about his removal from Cabinet, with the former Minister of Social Development and Sports being moved to the backbench in the recent Cabinet Shuffle. “The... Read more of this article

Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament Session

Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament Session

The Bermuda Youth Parliament hosted their annual Convening of Youth Parliament this afternoon [Nov 7], with MPs from both sides of the aisle attending the event. The reconvening featured the Youth Throne Speech by Youth Premier McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, a student at Warwick Academy. Youth Opposition Leader Giselle Concepcion, a student at Saltus Grammar... Read more of this article

Photos: Govt House Honours, Awards Ceremony

Photos: Govt House Honours, Awards Ceremony

Last week, Premier David Burt and the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines joined Governor John Rankin in celebrating the service of those in the Bermuda Police Service, the Royal Bermuda Regiment and the Department of Corrections. During the annual Honours and Awards Ceremony, which took place at Government House, members of the uniformed services... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘How Will Such A Programme Be Funded?’

OBA: ‘How Will Such A Programme Be Funded?’

“A promise to pay health insurance for those aged over 90, as outlined during the PLP’s Delegates conference, raises a series of questions – not least whether it is financially sustainable in the long-term, according to Shadow Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. This follows after comments from MP Chris Famous at the PLP Delegates Conference... Read more of this article

Government Ministerial ‘Organisational Chart’

Government Ministerial ‘Organisational Chart’

Following the recent Cabinet Shuffle, the Government released a new ‘Organisational Chart,’ which details exactly what Departments are under each Minister, and that information follows below. David Burt – PremierICT Policy & Innovation Information and Digital Technologies BBDA Bermuda Economic Development Corporation Internal Audit London... Read more of this article

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

[Updated] The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group has again urged the Government to “fulfill its own stated promise of comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform,” saying that “the public has no knowledge about the current state of immigration reform.” A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the... Read more of this article

‘Blockchain Spotlight: Strategies For Road Ahead’

‘Blockchain Spotlight: Strategies For Road Ahead’

Earlier this month, the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines spoke at the PwC Insurance Summit Strategies for Success in the New Reality presented by Financial Times Live and PwC held at the Hamilton Princess. Minister Wayne Caines with panel members L-R – Moderator – George Thomas, Senior Advisor, Advisory Services, PwC Bermuda, Andre McGregor,... Read more of this article

‘Discussed Ways To Lower Cost Of Mortgages’

‘Discussed Ways To Lower Cost Of Mortgages’

Premier David Burt and newly sworn in Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson met with HSBC’s outgoing and newly appointed CEOs, Steve Banner and Mark Watkinson, to discuss “ways to lower the cost of mortgages” and “strategies to increase lending to small businesses.” Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “Min.... Read more of this article