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$238,000 Cost For Three FinTech Consultants

$238,000 Cost For Three FinTech Consultants

[Updated] Denis Pitcher is being paid $9,034.12 per month or $108,409.40 for the period of the contract; Lydia Dickens was paid $70,000 for her consultancy services from August 20, 2018 to November 30, 2018, and Loretta Joseph was paid $60,000 for the time frame of February 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018. These numbers were stated in either a past Official... Read more of this article

Mayor Urges Constituents To Attend Meeting

Mayor Urges Constituents To Attend Meeting

The Mayor of St. George, Ms. Quinell Francis is encouraging all constituents of the Municipality of St. George to attend the public meeting being hosted by the Minister of Home Affairs on Tuesday [March 5] at 6.30pm at East End Primary School. A spokesperson said, “The Worshipful Mayor of St. George, Ms. Quinell Francis, JP. encourages all constituents... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On UK Committee Report

Video: Premier Burt On UK Committee Report

[Updated] Premier David Burt is holding a press conference this afternoon [March 4] to address the suggestions from the British Parliament Committee, and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 1.35pm: The Premier spoke about the Motion he gave notice of which calls for the House to reject the “unwarranted... Read more of this article

Ministry To Establish A Wage Commission

Ministry To Establish A Wage Commission

The Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports today [March 4] announced that it will shortly be setting up a Wage Commission to consult with key stakeholders regarding the implementation of a living/minimum wage. This follows the tabling of a report by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee [JSC] last year on The Establishment of a Living/Minimum... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Members of Parliament will continue to debate the 2019/20 Budget, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines will deliver a statement on Gang Prevention in Primary Schools, the Premier will give notice of a Motion, and Premier David Burt is scheduled to provide a written response to a parliamentary question from MP Michael Dunkley about Fintech consultants... Read more of this article

Minister Attends Marketing Events In New York

Minister Attends Marketing Events In New York

Minister of Tourism and Transport  Zane DeSilva recently returned from New York after culminating a series of marketing meetings, events and planning sessions. Pictured at NoMo Kitchen in New York City are Permanent Secretary Aideen Ratteray Pryse, Minister DeSilva, Doreen Williams-James of Wild Herbs N Plants of Bermuda and BTA CEO Kevin DallasOn... Read more of this article

Leopards Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Leopards Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines recently delivered the key note address at the Leopards Club International’s 70th Anniversary Luncheon held at the club. “The Leopard’s Club has played a significant role in bringing about change and equal rights to Bermuda. The club started at the Imperial Hotel on 24 February 1949 and is recognized... Read more of this article

‘Unwarranted, Unjustified Attempt At Intervention’

‘Unwarranted, Unjustified Attempt At Intervention’

“Be it resolved that this Honourable House rejects the unwarranted and unjustified attempt at intervention into Bermuda’s domestic affairs and calls on the UK Government to reject the Report and its retrograde recommendations.” This is from a notice of a Motion to given in the House of Assembly by Premier David Burt which follows after... Read more of this article

AG To Meet With Group To Discuss Concerns

AG To Meet With Group To Discuss Concerns

Following a gathering of concerned citizens at the House of Assembly, Attorney-General Senator Kathy Lynn Simmons said the “well-being of our children is of paramount importance” and she “will be meeting with representatives of this group next week to discuss their concerns. This follows after the Advocates for Change invited people... Read more of this article

Extension For Committee Inquiry Into Dec 2, 2016

Extension For Committee Inquiry Into Dec 2, 2016

The Joint Select Committee on the Events of the December 2nd, 2016 protests has been given a three month extension the Speaker of the House announced in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly.The Motion to establish the Committee passed in December 2017, and the Motion as stated on the Parliamentary Order of Business said, “Whereas at the... Read more of this article

Update On Work Of Casino Gaming Commission

Update On Work Of Casino Gaming Commission

The Government intends to transfer regulation of the betting industry to the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission and will provide a $500,000 grant to cover some of the operational cost of the Commission in the 2019/20 fiscal year, and the Commission has engaged in discussions with three local banks and is working to recruit an Executive Director. This... Read more of this article

PLP To Hold 55th Founder’s Day On Sunday

PLP To Hold 55th Founder’s Day On Sunday

The PLP’s 55th Founder’s Day and Drum Major Awards Luncheon will be held this Sunday, March 3 at CedarBridge Academy Cafeteria beginning at 2:00 pm. “The Keynote Speaker for this year’s event will be Minister of Tourism & Transport Zane DeSilva, the MP for Constituency 29, Southampton East,” a spokesperson said. “Regular tickets... Read more of this article

Charts Only: Opposition’s 2019 Budget Reply

Charts Only: Opposition’s 2019 Budget Reply

For those seeking a quick visual view of the Opposition’s official response to the 2019 Budget, which was delivered in the House of Assembly by OBA’s Finance spokesperson in the House Patricia Gordon-Pamplin today [March 1], the charts extracted from the Budget Reply are below. You can view the complete Reply to the Budget here, and view all... Read more of this article