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Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast

Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in London, flags at the Cabinet Building and Government House were at half-mast yesterday. Following the attacks, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition and the many other people in Bermuda who have expressed their sympathy and support. “As Prime Minister... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier Michael Dunkley said “Bermuda’s thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom”, following today’s attack near Westminster. The Premier said, “This has been such a shocking and distressing event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families impacted and the people of London and the UK as they deal with this cowardly attack on... Read more of this article

Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims

Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims

Following the terror attacks in London today, Opposition Leader David Burt extended his sympathies to the “innocent victims, their families, and our Parliamentary Colleagues in the UK.” At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the... Read more of this article

Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th

Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th

The United Kingdom has announced their intention to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29, 2017, which begins the formal process for the UK to leave the European Union. The UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Sir Tim Barrow informed the office of European Council President Donald Tusk this morning of the UK’s intention... Read more of this article

MoveHub: Bermuda Is Most Expensive Country

MoveHub: Bermuda Is Most Expensive Country

Bermuda is ranked as the number one most expensive country in the world to live in, according to a report from the UK’s Independent, which cites an assessment from MoveHub. A story in the Independent said “The world’s most expensive countries to live in were calculated by MoveHub, a company dedicated to helping people move abroad, in a... Read more of this article

New Facebook Video App For Samsung TV

New Facebook Video App For Samsung TV

People who watch Bernews live videos on Facebook now have an easier way to show them on the ‘big screen,’ with Samsung Electronics announcing that the new Facebook video app for TV is available on Samsung Smart TVs, giving people an easier way to consume video content on the popular social network. The app will be available on all of Samsung’s... Read more of this article

Minister: Trump, UK, Taxes & Impact On Bermuda

Minister: Trump, UK, Taxes & Impact On Bermuda

While delivering the 2017 Budget, Finance Minister Bob Richards addressed some of the developments taking place around the world and their possible impact on Bermuda, saying it is “part of the current international reality impacting and threatening the standard of living of all Bermudians” as the “risks to our international business... Read more of this article

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

Digicel To Reduce Global Workforce By 25%

As part of their “global transformation programme,” Digicel Group will be reducing their global workforce by approximately 25% over the next 18 months, with the first step being the “offer of an Enhanced Voluntary Separation Programme opening on 1st March 2017.” Digicel Group operates in 31 jurisdictions worldwide, including... Read more of this article

Billionaire’s Superyacht Seized In Gibraltar

Billionaire’s Superyacht Seized In Gibraltar

Gibraltar has impounded a Russian billionaire’s Bermuda-registered superyacht because the German shipbuilder says he still owes 15.3m euros [$16.3 million] in fees, according to a story by the BBC. The luxury vessel is owned by Andrey Melnichenko, who is the 139th richest man in the world according to Forbes, which states he is worth an estimated... Read more of this article

Richards: ‘We Have Double Standard Going On’

Richards: ‘We Have Double Standard Going On’

“We have a double standard going on here,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said according to a report from the Guardian,as “we have a much more transparent, much cleaner system than the countries that promulgate these rules in the first place.”The Guardian published their report today, saying: “The government of Bermuda has hit... Read more of this article

Minister On Issues Using Driving Licence Abroad

Minister On Issues Using Driving Licence Abroad

Some Bermudians have experienced difficulty renting vehicles abroad using a Bermuda Driving Licence, and the Minister said this is because that Bermuda is not a signatory to an international Convention which allows for drivers licence reciprocity across 178 countries, and unless Bermuda is prepared to have the Treaty extended to Bermuda, Bermudians... Read more of this article

UK Release Document Outlining Plans For Brexit

UK Release Document Outlining Plans For Brexit

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the “unique relationships” that the Overseas Territories have with the EU “will also change,” the UK Government said in a White Paper published today [Feb 2]. The day after the UK Parliament voted — 498 votes to 114 — to give Prime Minister Theresa May the power to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Elected Chair Of Territories Association

Bermuda Elected Chair Of Territories Association

The Cabinet Office advised that Bermuda was recently unanimously elected by Governments of the Overseas Territories to the role of Chairmanship of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA]. Under the UKOTA constitution, Presidency of the Political Council will be held by Premier Michael Dunkley and the role of Chairperson will be held... Read more of this article