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Civil Aviation Authority Welcomes ICAO Team

Civil Aviation Authority Welcomes ICAO Team

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority [BCAA] said they are “well prepared for their safety oversight audit conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization [ICAO], a UN specialised agency established to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation.” The official opening meeting took... Read more of this article

Kayla Hollis & Laree Talbot Awarded Bursaries

Kayla Hollis & Laree Talbot Awarded Bursaries

Yesterday [May 8], the Minister of Education Diallo Rabain joined the Child Development Programme in presenting two Bermuda College students, Kayla Hollis and Laree Talbot, with a bursary award in the amount of $500 each to support their continued studies in the Early Childhood Education field. The Minister of Education commented, “It is very encouraging... Read more of this article

OBA On Erroneous Card Payment Statement

OBA On Erroneous Card Payment Statement

“The Minister’s outrage expressed at the ‘egregious’ error regarding the release of erroneous information by a civil servant is laudable,” Craig Cannonier said, with the Opposition Leader asking “why wasn’t that same level of outrage displayed when Bermuda found itself landed on the EU blacklist?” This follows after the... Read more of this article

Ministry Thanks Teachers For Their Dedication

Ministry Thanks Teachers For Their Dedication

“If you can read this sentence, thank a teacher,” said the Minister of Education Diallo Rabain, with the Ministry of Education saying they wish to “extend their appreciation to all Bermuda teachers in honour of this year’s National Teacher Appreciation Week.” The Ministry thanked “educators for the critical role they play... Read more of this article

Reminder: Ordinary Municipal Elections On May 9

Reminder: Ordinary Municipal Elections On May 9

The City of Hamilton and the Parliamentary Registrar’s office today [May 8] reminded the voting public about the municipal election which is set to take place tomorrow [May 9]. Parliamentary Registrar’s office A Government spokesperson said, “The Parliamentary Registrar’s office today reminded voters of the Municipal Elections to take place... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Marks Road Safety Week

Photos: Bermuda Marks Road Safety Week

Yesterday, in recognition of the UN Global Road Safety Week, Minister Zane DeSilva, Minister Diallo Rabain, Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, and Bermuda Road Safety Chair Dennis Lister III spoke at the Bermuda Road Safety Council’s launch of Road Safety Week. The Government posted the photos online below, and said, “Yesterday, in recognition... Read more of this article

Kempe: Addressing Real Costs Of Healthcare

Kempe: Addressing Real Costs Of Healthcare

“Without fixing the underlying cost drivers no amount of pooling or funding acrobatics will halt the rising tide of healthcare costs,” OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “On June 1, there will be a fundamental change to how services at the hospital will be funded. Whilst we have yet to see any draft legislation with... Read more of this article

Michael Scott: ‘Greed, Not The Government’

Michael Scott: ‘Greed, Not The Government’

“While BF&M’s increase is being falsely blamed on the government, their decision is being driven by the primal forces of greed rather than anything else,” MP Michael Scott said, while BF&M said they remain “focused on serving our customers and keeping them informed of the factors impacting their rates.” MP Michael Scott statement MP... Read more of this article

Minister Congratulates 2019 MATE Participants

Minister Congratulates 2019 MATE Participants

The Minister of Education Diallo Rabain congratulated all schools and students who participated in the 2019 Marine Advanced Technology in Education [MATE] Bermuda Regional Remotely Operated Vehicle [ROV] Challenge which was held on April 27th.A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Public School System [BPSS] students, including students from the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Govt “Working Diligently” With Salvation Army

Govt “Working Diligently” With Salvation Army

Government has “been working diligently” with the Salvation Army, and while “successive Governments have not always held up their end of the bargain – either with physical support or funding – that is about to change,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking at the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Kick... Read more of this article

OBA: What Is PLP’s Plan To Stimulate Economy?

OBA: What Is PLP’s Plan To Stimulate Economy?

“The Minister for Cabinet was being disingenuous at his press conference when he announced some good economic indicators – cherry picking which ones to highlight and overlooking some underlying factors,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr. Cannonier said, “An increase in air and cruise ship visitors is due to policies implemented by... Read more of this article

Branco Running For Hamilton City Council

Branco Running For Hamilton City Council

Businessman Michael Branco explained his reasons for running for the position of Business Councillor for the Corporation of Hamilton in next week’s Municipal Elections. Mr. Branco said, “Becoming a Hamilton building owner in 2015 put me in the position of being both a landlord and a city ratepayer and has provided me with considerable insight over... Read more of this article

Minister: Govt Released Incorrect Card Info

Minister: Govt Released Incorrect Card Info

“An inexcusable error,” said Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson today, adding that he “learned of the Government’s release regarding credit card charges for payments from the media.” Yesterday the Government had issued a statement saying  that effective May 6, 2019, they will implement a 1.45% service fee for all payments made... Read more of this article