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OBA Leader: ‘A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

OBA Leader: ‘A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

[Updated] Calling it a “bad deal for Bermuda,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said that by ”conceding 15 years of tax concessions – Bermuda will forfeit revenue estimated at over $128 million dollars just for the hotel.” Mr Simons was speaking about the ‘Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022′, which grants a number of customs... Read more of this article

Minister Joins BTA For Joint Stakeholder Meeting

Minister Joins BTA For Joint Stakeholder Meeting

Minister of Economy & Labour Jason Hayward recently joined the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] for a joint hotelier stakeholder meeting hosted at Rosewood Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “This meeting is a follow-up to one held at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club in December 2021. It represents stakeholders’ ongoing commitment... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Hayward On Bermuda’s Economy

Video: Minister Hayward On Bermuda’s Economy

“Bermuda’s economy continued to trend in a positive direction in the 4th quarter of 2021 capping a year of strong economic growth,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said.4th Quarter GDP Speaking at a press conference today, Minister Hayward said, “After adjusting for inflation, real GDP increased by 1.0% during the fourth quarter... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: New Deputy Governor Sworn In

Photos & Video: New Deputy Governor Sworn In

Earlier today [May 2] at a ceremony at Government House, Tom Oppenheim was officially sworn-in as the new Deputy Governor of Bermuda. When it was announced he would take over the position, the Government said, “Tom is currently Counsellor for Press, Public diplomacy and Programmes, at the British Embassy in Moscow. He has served in the British... Read more of this article

Dunkley: Listen To Public, End The TA Form

Dunkley: Listen To Public, End The TA Form

“It’s time that the Government listened to the what the travelling public is saying — do away with the Travel Authorisation [TA],”  Shadow Health Minister Michael Dunkley said. “There have been numerous complaints about delayed requests in obtaining the TA form. It has caused heightened anxiety and angst. “I have been repeatedly... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister On International Workers Day

Premier & Minister On International Workers Day

Premier David Burt and Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward acknowledged International Workers Day on Friday [April 29], with Premier Burt saying “I am privileged to be the leader of a labour party and labour Government that honours its roots and continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with Bermuda’s workers.” Premier & Minister... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Fire Service Management

Minister Meets With Fire Service Management

On April 21st, Minister of National Security Michael Weeks  ”met with the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BF&RS] leadership at the Hamilton Fire Station as part of his familiarisation with the uniformed services under his Ministry.” Minister Weeks said, “I am aware of the vital role that the BF&RS plays in saving lives and... Read more of this article

Premier Returns After Taking Part In Roundtable

Premier Returns After Taking Part In Roundtable

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt returns from Barbados this evening after taking part in the Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable, which “discussed critical issues regarding correspondent banking relationships, de-risking, anti-money laundering, and related banking issues.” “Challenges with correspondent banking relationships... Read more of this article

Premier Burt To Attend Financial Roundtable

Premier Burt To Attend Financial Roundtable

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will be in Barbados tomorrow [April 20] to participate in the Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable. A Government spokesperson said, “At the invitation of the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley, Bermuda’s Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will be in Barbados on... Read more of this article

Minister To Attend Two Conferences In Caribbean

Minister To Attend Two Conferences In Caribbean

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban will attend the Turks and Caicos Islands Climate Change Summit  and the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, A Government spokesperson said, “Later this month, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter Roban will represent Bermuda at two conferences in the Caribbean. “The Minister will attend The Turks... Read more of this article

Easter Message From Opposition Leader

Easter Message From Opposition Leader

[Easter message from Opposition Leader Cole Simons] After many months of lockdowns, restrictions and the challenges associated with the pandemic, the celebration of Easter in 2022 is a welcome relief and a stark reminder that if there was ever a time to be hopeful, it is now. While for many the holiday is synonymous with family gatherings, fish cakes,... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Leads Bermuda Delegation To RIMS

Premier Burt Leads Bermuda Delegation To RIMS

Premier and Finance Minister David Burt is leading Bermuda delegation to the Risk and Insurance Management Society [RIMS] annual conference which is being held in San Francisco from April 10-13, 2022 A Government spokesperson said, ” RIMS is the world’s largest community dedicated to advancing risk management. RiskWorld is RIMS’ first major... Read more of this article

Dunkley: Remove The Travel Authorization Form

Dunkley: Remove The Travel Authorization Form

The Travel Authorization form “has served its purpose and now as we learn to live with Covid, we need to get back to a more normal life and remove what is now a hassle,” Shadow Health Minister Michael Dunkley said. Mr Dunkley said, “With the recent announcement that Government states it is trying to clear a backlog of TA applications... Read more of this article