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Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits Extended

Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits Extended

The expiry date of any refrigerant handlers’ permits that were due to expire in 2020 have now effectively been extended from July 31st to October 31st, 2020, the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “This will allow additional time to coordinate the proposed meetings at Bermuda College that are a prerequisite, before the refrigerant... Read more of this article

Reminder: Procedure For Vehicle Examinations

Reminder: Procedure For Vehicle Examinations

The Transport Control Department [TCD] is reminding the public of the required COVID-19 procedure for vehicle examinations. A Government spokesperson said, “The Transport Control Department [TCD] would like to remind members of the public of the required COVID-19 procedure for vehicle examinations. “To facilitate physical distancing and streamline... Read more of this article

Survey: Satisfaction With Govt Performance

Survey: Satisfaction With Govt Performance

According to a recent survey by Total Research Associates Limited [TRA], some 96% of people are satisfied with the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.A spokesperson said, “For more than two decades of public opinion polling, satisfaction with the overall performance of the Government has never been higher. Currently, nearly... Read more of this article

New Director: Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson

New Director: Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson

 Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson has been appointed as Director of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. A government spokesperson said, “Today, the Head of the Public Service, Dr. Derrick Binns announced the appointment of Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson to the post of Director of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. “Dr. Robinson... Read more of this article

Govt To Charge Visitors For Covid-19 Testing

Govt To Charge Visitors For Covid-19 Testing

While the Government has been covering the cost of Covid-19 testing for Bermuda residents returning to the island, they intend “for a fee to be in place for tourists arriving in Bermuda once commercial airline services resume,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “To clarify and expand upon the Minister’s remarks... Read more of this article

Document: Cabinet Ministers & Responsibilities

Document: Cabinet Ministers & Responsibilities

Following the recent Cabinet shuffle – which saw changes including Jason Hayward be appointed as Minister of Labour, municipalities moved to the Minister of Public Works and Jamahl Simmons made a Junior Minister — the Government has released a document outlining the Ministers and their various responsibilities. The Ministers And Responsibilities... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Interview With AG Kathy Simmons

Video: Govt Interview With AG Kathy Simmons

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons took part in live conversation on the Government media’s Facebook last night [June 6] to discuss a range of topics. The topics covered during the nearly 90 minute interview included changes to the Ministry, the newly proposed Regulated Cannabis Scheme, and more. Related... Read more of this article

Govt Invites Applications For Bursary Awards

Govt Invites Applications For Bursary Awards

The Bermuda Government is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Public Service Bursary Awards. A government spokesperson said, “The 2020-2021 Bursary Awards are available for accredited post-secondary programmes of study both locally and overseas. “The bursaries are valued at a maximum of $20,000 each, per year. To be considered... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Finance Operations As Of May 4

Ministry Of Finance Operations As Of May 4

The Ministry of Finance is advising the public of the current resumption of services and hours of operation for the Office of the Tax Commissioner, the Accountant General’s Office, the Department of Social Insurance and the Registrar of Companies. A Government spokesperson said, “The Office of the Tax Commissioner will have limited staff, on rotation,... Read more of this article

TCD Reopening Customer Service Advisory

TCD Reopening Customer Service Advisory

The Ministry of Tourism and Transport’s Transport Control Department [TCD] is reminding the public that both the North Street and Rockaway facilities will resume operations on Monday [May 4], opening from 8.00am to 4.00pm; the TCD Southside facility remains closed. A Government spokesperson said, “The public are advised that as a result of the recent... Read more of this article

‘Need Strong Financial Planning & Management’

‘Need Strong Financial Planning & Management’

Auditor General Heather Thomas says that “the need for the Government to practice strong financial planning and management has never been more important to help alleviate the ongoing economic impacts” as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. A spokesperson said, “On behalf of the Office of the Auditor General, the Auditor General, Mrs. Heather... Read more of this article

Govt: Filings/Fees Deadline Extended To June 30

Govt: Filings/Fees Deadline Extended To June 30

The Government said they have “instituted temporary emergency measures to assist local and permit companies that do not have the means to facilitate their statutory and fee obligations electronically.” A Government spokesperson said, “In taking note of the closure of Government offices on 19 March 2020 and extension of the Shelter in Place,... Read more of this article

Public Works Ministry Call In Payment Service

Public Works Ministry Call In Payment Service

The Ministry of Public Works will offer call-in services for customers to pay their bills via credit or debit card starting tomorrow [April 21] and until further notice. A Government spokesperson said, “The Public is advised that starting Tuesday, 21 April and until further notice, the Ministry of Public Works will offer call-in services for customers... Read more of this article