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Column: Concerns, Improvements & More

Column: Concerns, Improvements & More

[Written by St George's Mayor George Dowling III] The Town of St George has been discussed in the media lately, and I would like to address a few matters that have arisen. I am in hope that this letter provides a bit of clarity on widely debated and sometimes misunderstood topics. We have noted the following concerns in reference to the Town and encourage... Read more of this article

Government’s Presentation On Fairmont Hotel Act

Government’s Presentation On Fairmont Hotel Act

“If there is no hotel operating there are no taxes” and “most of our competitor jurisdictions offer tax concessions far in excess of what is offered in Bermuda” were two of the statements in the Government’s presentation on the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act. Premier David Burt, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell and BIU... Read more of this article

Govt Will ‘Await Position’ Of UK On Cannabis Bill

Govt Will ‘Await Position’ Of UK On Cannabis Bill

Following the news that Governor Rena Lalgie will “reserve Assent” of the Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022, the Government issued a short statement that said they will “await the position of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs regarding this matter.” A Government spokesperson said: “We have received... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Concession Bill Is A Historic Giveaway’

Column: ‘Concession Bill Is A Historic Giveaway’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dr Douglas DeCouto] On Friday, the PLP Government failed the people of Bermuda with yet another demonstration of the PLP’s lack of accountability, lack of forthrightness, and lack of ability. The Fairmont Southampton concession bill is a historic giveaway to the developers that shows that David Burt as Finance... Read more of this article

New National Heroes Once Every Ten Years

New National Heroes Once Every Ten Years

“To retain the distinct and extraordinary character of this award, the nomination process for new national heroes will now open to the public once every ten years, with the next cycle beginning in 2025,” Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets said, Speaking yesterday [May 11] in the Senate, the Minister said, “Becoming... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The Practice Of Whataboutism’

Column: ‘The Practice Of Whataboutism’

[Opinion column written by OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Definition of ‘whataboutism’: the act or practice of responding to an accusation of wrongdoing by claiming that an offense committed by another is similar or worse. [Merriam- Webster dictionary] Anyone who follows politics globally or locally will know how common the practice of “whataboutism”... Read more of this article

Thursday: Town Hall On Fairmont Southampton

Thursday: Town Hall On Fairmont Southampton

Premier David Burt, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell and BIU President Chris Furbert will host a town hall meeting on Thursday evening [May 12] about the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act. A spokesperson said, “Following Friday’s House of Assembly passage of the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022, Premier David Burt along with the Minister of... Read more of this article

Speaker Dennis Lister Attends Conference In UK

Speaker Dennis Lister Attends Conference In UK

Speaker of the House of Assembly Dennis Lister represented Bermuda at the Commons and Overseas Territories Conference in London. “The conference which took place from May 4 – 6, was hosted by the UK House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle. Sir Lindsay Hoyle with British Overseas Territories Speakers“On Wednesday [May 4] Sir Lindsay... Read more of this article

Minister: Update On Litigation Guardian Service

Minister: Update On Litigation Guardian Service

Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert provided an update on ”recent progress about the Ministry’s on-going commitment to embedding a sound Litigation Guardian Service framework into Bermuda’s Court.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 6] the Minister said, “From February 19th – 24th, 2022 over 65... Read more of this article

Financial Assistance Dept Annual Report

Financial Assistance Dept Annual Report

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward tabled the 2020 – 2021 Annual Report of the Department of Financial Assistance in the House of Assembly today [May 6] The Minister said, “It remains that the categories from highest participants to lowest remains pensioners, disabled, earnings low and abled-bodied unemployed year on year. The... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Raises More Questions Than Answers’

OBA: ‘Raises More Questions Than Answers’

“The new Tourism Minister, Vance Campbell, gave a presentation to Parliament this morning which raises more questions than answers,” Shadow Tourism Minister Craig Cannonier said. Mr. Cannonier said, “For months now, the OBA has repeatedly called upon the Burt Administration to provide the Bermudian public with vital information about the proposed... Read more of this article

Minister: Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act

Minister: Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act

The Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022 “supports the redevelopment of more than an iconic hotel property, it is also a critical part of the overall economic recovery for Bermuda, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell said in the House of Assembly today [May 6].. The Minister said, “Although it proposes to extend relief for 15 years, it is... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For May 6th

Parliament: Order Of Business For May 6th

The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [March 6] and statements listed on the Order Paper include Premier & Minister of Finance David Burt on “Fuel Pricing”, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott on the “Motor Car [Liveries] Amendment Act 2022” and Minister of Economy & Labour Jason Hayward on the “Department of Financial... Read more of this article