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Advisory On TCD Licensing During Stay At Home

Advisory On TCD Licensing During Stay At Home

The Transport Control Department is reminding the public  “that their offices will be closed to walk-in customers during the Stay-at-Home order.” A spokesperson said, “Individuals whose vehicles will expire during this period are encouraged to first renew their insurance policy and then re-license their vehicle[s] online at etcd.gov.bm.” “Customers... Read more of this article

Govt: Pension Cheques Were Paid Early

Govt: Pension Cheques Were Paid Early

[Updated] The Department of Social Insurance advised that “those receiving pension cheques were paid early yesterday [April 12].” A Government spokesperson said, “Those who normally receive their pension cheques by mail had them delivered yesterday Monday, April 12, 2021. “As a special note, during the Stay at Home Period, pensioners... Read more of this article

Advisory: Closures Within Registry General

Advisory: Closures Within Registry General

The Registry General is advising that it will be closed to the public, however collection of certificates, notices, or any other documents may be done by appointment only. A Government spokesperson said, “Following government advice on measures to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Registry General wishes to advise the public that in light... Read more of this article

Service Changes Within Ministry Of Home Affairs

Service Changes Within Ministry Of Home Affairs

The public is advised that due to the current Covid guidelines, there are changes to day-to-day operations within the Ministry of Home Affairs. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that due to the current Covid guidelines, there are changes to day-to-day Government operations. Please note below some of the changes within the Ministry... Read more of this article

All Night-Time Events In Govt Facilities Cancelled

All Night-Time Events In Govt Facilities Cancelled

“Effective immediately, all night-time events in government facilities, parks and beaches are cancelled until further notice,” the Government has confirmed. This follows after the police attended the Horticultural Hall at the Botanical Gardens on Friday night [March 5] after receiving reports that a large party was taking place, and according... Read more of this article

Cheryl-Ann Lister: Acting Financial Secretary

Cheryl-Ann Lister: Acting Financial Secretary

The Head of the Public Service Dr. Derrick Binns announced the appointment of Cheryl-Ann Lister as the Acting Financial Secretary for the Ministry of Finance. A Government spokesperson said, “Mrs. Lister will assume the post effective Monday, March 8, 2021. Her appointment is made following the recent passing of the former Financial Secretary,... Read more of this article

Staircase Access Closed Until Work Completed

Staircase Access Closed Until Work Completed

The Ministry of Public Works said they wish to “remind the public that using the Elbow Beach public staircase from Tribe Road No 4b is currently prohibited.” A Government spokesperson said, “Use of the existing staircase poses a risk to public safety. The previously erected signs and barriers to prevent public access were unlawfully removed.... Read more of this article

Fiscal Responsibility Panel Annual Assessment

Fiscal Responsibility Panel Annual Assessment

Over the next two to three years there should be an introduction of a tax on dividend and interest receipts, an annual rental tax on owners of large properties and multiple units [thus exempting all but high earners], an increase in taxes on sugar and other unhealthy products, and a carbon tax. This were some of the suggestions contained in the Bermuda... Read more of this article

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