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Planning System Upgrade Set For January 15

Planning System Upgrade Set For January 15

The Department of Planning announced the next phase of their “file management system ‘Energov,” saying they “successfully went live with the first phase of this paperless system in August 2019.” Director of Planning, Victoria Pereira said, “Energov has provided the Department with a platform to streamline many of our services... Read more of this article

Email Contacts For Finance Ministry Staff

Email Contacts For Finance Ministry Staff

The Ministry of Finance Headquarters is currently closed, however the employees continue to work from home and if needed, you can contact them via email. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Finance Headquarters, located on the 2nd floor of the Government Administration Building, is currently closed until 18 January 2021. Most of the... Read more of this article

Minister Renee Ming On Incidents In East End

Minister Renee Ming On Incidents In East End

“The incidents of the past few days are quite disheartening” and “all key stakeholders are working hard to keep our communities safe,” National Security Minister Renee Ming said following several recent incidents. Minister Ming said, “Speaking specifically to the home invasion, few acts of crime can be more frightening than... Read more of this article

Package Clearance: Public Urged To Be Patient

Package Clearance: Public Urged To Be Patient

“Customs is encouraging the public’s patience as it works to clear packages for residents and courier services,” explaining that why they “understand the public’s eagerness to have their packages cleared” they “must adhere to the appropriate protocols.” A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Customs Department... Read more of this article

Personal Staffs Act Report Tabled In Parliament

Personal Staffs Act Report Tabled In Parliament

The Premier, Ministers, Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Act 2019 annual report was tabled in the House of Assembly, providing information on the salaries paid. A Government spokesperson said, “In 2019, the Government, in a measure to increase transparency, introduced changes to the Premier, Ministers, Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Act 2019... Read more of this article

Cindy Clarke: Director Of Public Prosecutions

Cindy Clarke: Director Of Public Prosecutions

[Updated] Governor John Rankin announced that Cindy Clarke will be appointed as Bermuda’s Director of Public Prosecutions with effect from Friday, December 4th, 2020. The Governor said, “I am pleased to appoint Cindy Clarke as Bermuda’s next Director of Public Prosecutions. She will bring to the position a wealth of experience, including as Crown... Read more of this article

Govt: 2-Week Notice For Special Park Permits

Govt: 2-Week Notice For Special Park Permits

The Department of Parks said “that due to an increase in short-notice requests for Special Park Permits, all applications must be received at a minimum of two weeks in advance of the event date.” A Government spokesperson said, “The public is aware that COVID-19 has significantly reduced the number of residents travelling overseas.... Read more of this article

License Plate Returned To Toyota Corolla

License Plate Returned To Toyota Corolla

Following routine maintenance on the Toyota Corolla assigned to the Cabinet Office, the GP1 license plate was erroneously switched to the Toyota Corolla, the Government said. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works can advise that following routine maintenance on the Toyota Corolla assigned to the Cabinet Office, the GP1... Read more of this article

Ray Jones Appointed Department Director

Ray Jones Appointed Department Director

Raymond Jones has been appointed the Director of the Department of Economic Development, the Government announced today. A spokesperson said, “Mr. Jones, a Certified Public Accountant, joins the newly created department following a thorough recruitment process. “Mr. Jones brings strong leadership, a wealth of knowledge and experience to... Read more of this article

Govt: $11 Million In Redundancy Payment Loans

Govt: $11 Million In Redundancy Payment Loans

The redundancy loan payments to Fairmont Southampton workers cost a total of $11 million for 714 positions the Ministry of Finance confirmed, with $8.4 million going to Bermudians, spouses of Bermudians and PRC holders; while over $2 million goes to work permit holders. The Government previously confirmed that they will step in to assist Fairmont Southampton... Read more of this article

Survey: 76% Satisfied With Government

Survey: 76% Satisfied With Government

According to a recent survey by Narrative Research Bermuda, 76% of those polled expressed being satisfied with Government’s performance. A spokesperson said, “Although satisfaction with the Government declined slightly from the record high enjoyed in June, satisfaction remains among the highest it has been in more than 20 years of Narrative... Read more of this article

Ministry: Improving The Existing Bus Fleet

Ministry: Improving The Existing Bus Fleet

“Recent investments have been made to improve the existing bus fleet, including air conditioning upgrades, drivetrain refurbishments, and new driver seats,” the Ministry of Transport said. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Transport is pleased to provide an update on investments made to enhance the Department of Public... Read more of this article

Accountant General’s Office To Close Early

Accountant General’s Office To Close Early

The Accountant General’s Offices will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday [Oct 22] and will re-open on Friday [Oct 23]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Accountant General’s Offices [including the Cashiers’ Office] will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday October 22, 2020 to allow the staff to attend the funeral of one of their colleagues. “The... Read more of this article