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Minister On Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Minister On Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Minister of Social Development & Seniors Tinee Furbert delivered a speech in the House of Assembly today [Dec 4] to highlight the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The Minister said, “Yesterday people worldwide participated in events in recognition of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Bermuda held several... Read more of this article

Traveller Wristband & Bars To Close At Midnight

Traveller Wristband & Bars To Close At Midnight

“The Government proposes to implement a ‘traveller wristband’ to be worn by all those arriving on island until they test out on Day 14 with a negative test result” and Government will reinstate an “earlier closing for bars and nightclubs, from 2.00am back to midnight.” These were two of the things mentioned as Minister of... Read more of this article

Premier: Technology To Aid Covid-19 Response

Premier: Technology To Aid Covid-19 Response

Speaking in in the House of Assembly today [Dec 4], Premier David Burt provided an “update on how the Government has successfully used technology to aid Bermuda’s Covid-19 Response Strategy.” “Whilst Bermuda has benefitted from the great work of so many people; technology has played a major role in our success in managing the pandemic... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For December 4

Parliament: Order Of Business For December 4

The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Dec 4] and statements scheduled to be delivered include on Bermuda’s Technology Driven Covid-19 Response, the $1.35 Billion Dual Senior Unsecured Notes due 2030 and 2050, an update on Covid-19 Public Health Guidance, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the Fall 2020 Financial... Read more of this article

OBA: Agreement With Workers, But Not Gencom

OBA: Agreement With Workers, But Not Gencom

“There are two matters at play that the OBA finds disturbing,” Cole Simons said in reference to the $11 million cost for Fairmont Southampton worker’s redundancy pay, with the OBA Leader saying that it appears workers signed the agreements but the Government is “either unable or unwilling to secure an agreement” from Gencom... Read more of this article

Audio: Q&A On $11 Million Redundancy Payment

Audio: Q&A On $11 Million Redundancy Payment

A question and answer session was held in the House of Assembly, with Opposition MPs questioning the Finance Minister on the $11 million to cover the redundancy payments due to Fairmont Southampton workers. This follows after the Government previously confirmed that they will step in to assist Fairmont Southampton workers who are waiting for their... Read more of this article

Bill To Postpone The Next Land Valuation List

Bill To Postpone The Next Land Valuation List

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban introduced the Land Valuation and Tax [Special Provisions and Postponement of Preparation of Draft Valuation List] Act 2020 in the House of Assembly. “This Bill seeks to modify the effect of the Land Valuation and Tax Act 1967 so as to extend the validity period of the current valuation list and postpone the... Read more of this article

Minister: Modifications Due To Increase In Cases

Minister: Modifications Due To Increase In Cases

“As a result of the uptick in the incidence of positive cases, the Government is revisiting our Covid-19 directions with a view to making modifications,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. The Minister said, “Today I can report that Bermuda has five new confirmed positive cases of Covid-19. This... Read more of this article

Dunkley: ‘Concerning To Learn’ About Contract

Dunkley: ‘Concerning To Learn’ About Contract

[Updated with audio] It was “concerning to learn” that the Travel Authorization site contract awarded to resqwest.com was sole sourced, MP Michael Dunkley said, adding that the “company has been paid $193,000 for their services in a few months.” MP Michael Dunkley said, “A busy morning in Parliament today with numerous statements... Read more of this article

Simons: Consider A Lien Against Owners’ Assets

Simons: Consider A Lien Against Owners’ Assets

“We support the Government’s indication that it would not rule out pursuing collection through the courts,” OBA Leader Cole Simons said, adding they they also “take the view that a lien could be considered against the hotel owners’ assets until the $11 million payment is recovered.” This follows after the Government previously... Read more of this article

Minister: Bermuda Post Office Business Plan

Minister: Bermuda Post Office Business Plan

“The business model must change to provide more effective and different services than those of a traditional post office in keeping with global postal industry changes,” Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. The Minister noted that the post office’s annual estimate expenditure is... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 27

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 27

The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Nov 27] and statements scheduled to be delivered include an update on Government Reform 2020, Bermuda Post Office Business Plan 2020, annual Parole Board Report 2017-2020, Horseshoe Bay Café Concession, Employment and Labour Legislative Amendments, Remote Learning Readiness, the Bermuda Civil Aviation... Read more of this article

Column: “Did Not Vote Won By A Landslide”

Column: “Did Not Vote Won By A Landslide”

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] So, did you vote in the Election last month? Really? Well you’re not alone, but the voter numbers may surprise you. Over 20,000 registered Bermudian voters did not vote. Yes, over 20,000. That means nearly half of our 46,311 registered voters shunned the Polls. This is a staggeringly... Read more of this article