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Talented Artist? Apply For City Art Initiative

Talented Artist? Apply For City Art Initiative

The City of Hamilton has released a Request for Proposal for the 2019 VIVID: City of Hamilton Public Art Initiative. Over the past four years, the City has installed eighteen pieces of public art around the City including murals, mosaics and the Chancery Lane lights. The City said the VIVID Art Initiative is “committed to working with Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Privy Council Rules In Favour Of Corporation

Privy Council Rules In Favour Of Corporation

The Corporation of Hamilton has been successful in defending the appeal by Mexico Infrastructure Finance regarding the $18 million guarantee entered into in support of the Par la Ville Hotel & Residences, the Mayor of Hamilton said. Mayor Charles Gosling said, “I am pleased to report the Privy Council ruled this morning that the Corporation of... Read more of this article

City Of Hamilton Plan Revamp Of Albuoy’s Point

City Of Hamilton Plan Revamp Of Albuoy’s Point

“With the vacating of the old Bank of Bermuda building by HSBC at Albuoy’s Point, the perfect opportunity has arisen for the City of Hamilton to carry out a revamp of the park,” the City said today. “The Bill Ming sculpture, Against da Tide, which occupies the sidewalk at the entrance to the building on Front Street, is currently... Read more of this article

City Seeks Public Input For Their Art Initiative

City Seeks Public Input For Their Art Initiative

The City of Hamilton said they will “continue to beautify areas of Hamilton with public outdoor art installations through 2019 with the introduction of a new public art initiative; Vivid.” “So far fifteen public art pieces have been installed throughout Hamilton over the last four years, all created by local artists and artisans.... Read more of this article

City Giving Away 1000 Reusable Shopping Bags

City Giving Away 1000 Reusable Shopping Bags

The City of Hamilton is giving away 1000 reusable festive shopping bags in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags that are distributed with purchases this Christmas season. Hamilton retailers have been approached to offer incentives to any shoppers that come through their doors with the ‘big, red bags’ and to indicate what days their incentives... Read more of this article

City Advisory: Tree Removal On Elliott Street

City Advisory: Tree Removal On Elliott Street

The City of Hamilton is advising the public that it will be removing three Mahogany trees on Elliott Street due to root systems that have adversely affected City sidewalks, roadways, as well as private properties.Parks Superintendent, Steven DeSilva, said of the removal, “The City has a Street Tree Policy in place that outlines our commitment to... Read more of this article

City Advisory: Trash Collection & Wheelie Bins

City Advisory: Trash Collection & Wheelie Bins

The City of Hamilton said they “would like to remind the public that there are policies and procedures in place to control how refuse is collected by the City.” “Due to the lack of effective enforcement the City encounters violations including waste being deposited outside of designated collection times, inappropriate items deposited... Read more of this article

Barricades In Place At Derelict Canadian Hotel

Barricades In Place At Derelict Canadian Hotel

The City of Hamilton is advising that “barricades have been put in place along the south-facing façade of the derelict Canadian Hotel at the corner of Reid and Court Streets,” as “the integrity of the building has been severely compromised over the years due to its derelict condition.”“The City of Hamilton’s Senior Engineer... Read more of this article

City Hall Car Park System To Be Fully Functional

City Hall Car Park System To Be Fully Functional

City Hall Car Park has completed testing and has moved to a one-ticket system and the system will be fully functional for Monday, October 15th, the Corporation of Hamilton said today. A spokesperson said, “As part of its continued initiative to upgrade the City’s main car parks, the City of Hamilton is pleased to advise that City Hall Car Park has... Read more of this article

Infrastructure Upgrades: Church & Court Junction

Infrastructure Upgrades: Church & Court Junction

The City of Hamilton advises that work to upgrade the junction of Court and Church Streets will commence on Monday, October 1st and is expected to be completed by November 9th. A spokesperson said, “This is part of the City’s ongoing Smart City initiative to install an intelligent traffic light management system and this junction will be rebuilt... Read more of this article

City Receives Plaque For Recovery Month

City Receives Plaque For Recovery Month

This morning [Sept 18], representatives from the Department for National Drug Control [DNDC] presented a plaque to Mayor Charles Gosling recognizing the City of Hamilton for its continued contributions to assisting those in recovery. September is recognized and celebrated as Recovery Month by the DNDC. Left to right: Denise Goring, Men’s Treatment... Read more of this article

Controversy Over Removal Of Artwork In City

Controversy Over Removal Of Artwork In City

[Updated] Both the artist and Corporation of Hamilton have spoken out about the removal of a mural in the City, with the City saying as the art “strayed from criteria” they “made the regretful decision to paint over the work so that it does not violate City policy and set a precedent going forward,” while the artist who painted... Read more of this article

Municipal Governance Reform Online Survey

Municipal Governance Reform Online Survey

The Ministry of Home Affairs is reminding the public that they are currently undertaking consultation to “determine the most appropriate way to strengthen and modernize municipal governance for the benefit of Bermuda,” and noted that the public can give feedback via an online survey. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of... Read more of this article