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Terry Lister On Govt’s Decision On Referendum

Terry Lister On Govt’s Decision On Referendum

The Government’s decision to bypass the referendum on gambling “can give rise to a belief across the country that the Government cannot be trusted,” Independent MP Terry Lister said. On Friday [Dec 13] Premier Craig Cannonier announced that instead of holding a referendum on gambling, the matter will be decided by a vote in Parliament. The... Read more of this article

MP Terry Lister On Casino Gaming, Referendum

MP Terry Lister On Casino Gaming, Referendum

[Written by Independent MP Terry Lister] Much has been said about casino gaming over the past few years. It has been purported that introducing casino gaming could save the tourism industry and get Bermuda back on the tourism map. Many believe that we have fallen behind in the tourism industry because we have failed to move with the times. On the other... Read more of this article

Terry Lister: ‘Bill Will Enhance Cruise Experience’

Terry Lister: ‘Bill Will Enhance Cruise Experience’

The Bill permitting cruise ships to open their casinos in port will bring more money to the Government, increase the profitability of the cruise lines and enhance the cruise experience thus making Bermuda more attractive, Independent MP Terry Lister said. Last month a bill was tabled in the House of Assembly that would allow cruise ship passengers to... Read more of this article

Lister: Challenge Is To Effectively Manage Money

Lister: Challenge Is To Effectively Manage Money

Finance Minister Bob Richards has made a “bold move” in borrowing $750 million, the challenge is to “effectively manage this money over the next three years and to bring financial success to the people of Bermuda,” said Independent MP Terry Lister. Last week the Government confirmed they borrowed $750 million, in the form of... Read more of this article

Lister On Child Day Care Allowance Changes

Lister On Child Day Care Allowance Changes

Should the changes to the Child Day Care Allowance pass the Senate and be signed into law “it could have the effect of creating distrust between parents and Financial Assistance Dept workers,” Independent MP Terry Lister said. On Friday [June 28] the Government brought forward a Bill which will require able-bodied Financial Assistance recipients... Read more of this article

Lister On Bermuda College Graduation Rates

Lister On Bermuda College Graduation Rates

Independent Member of Parliament Terry Lister congratulated the 99 students who recently graduated from the Bermuda College, however said that on average 700 babies are born in Bermuda annually, so a much higher number of student should be graduating. Mr Lister said, “The ninety-nine people who graduated from Bermuda College last week are to be... Read more of this article

Lister On Tourism: “Fish Where The Fish Are”

Lister On Tourism: “Fish Where The Fish Are”

Bermuda can achieve sustained tourism growth a number of factors including “fishing where the fish are” and defining our geographic market and exploiting it, Terry Lister said. The Independent MP also said once we have our tourists on island we must ensure they have a great experience and convert to repeat visitors. “Every Bermudian... Read more of this article

MP Terry Lister: S&P Revision Was “Inevitable”

MP Terry Lister: S&P Revision Was “Inevitable”

It is disappointing for Standard & Poor’s [S&P] to state “the outlook on Bermuda is negative” but this was inevitable, Independent MP Terry Lister said. On Thursday [Mar 28] S&P lowered its outlook on Bermuda from stable to negative and affirmed its ‘AA-/A-1+’ long- and short-term issuer credit ratings on the... Read more of this article

Terry Lister Announces Resignation From PLP

Terry Lister Announces Resignation From PLP

[Updated with videos] Speculation is swirling that Terry Lister may be leaving the Progressive Labour Party to sit in the House of Assembly as an Independent. If this turns out to be the case, it will change the balance of the House of Assembly from 19 OBA and 17 PLP, to 19 OBA and 16 PLP, and 1 Independent. First appointed by the PLP to the Senate... Read more of this article

Carnival Apology For Bermuda Cancellations

Carnival Apology For Bermuda Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Lines has apologised to Government for failing to notify local tourism officials it was planning to reduce its 2012 Bermuda itinerary. In a statement issued by the Florida-based cruise line  Carnival said it had conducted a review to determine why Government was not informed its Bermuda schedule was being cut back from 12 visits to... Read more of this article

Minister Lister Thanks Public For Help & Support

Minister Lister Thanks Public For Help & Support

Minister of Transport Terry Lister today [Aug.18] extended his “profound thanks to the Bermudian public for their help and support last night and this morning in providing transportation for persons who have been left stranded by the bus strike.” The Minister said the “extraordinary efforts by all sectors of the community to help each... Read more of this article

Video: Motor Fund Payouts Boosted

Video: Motor Fund Payouts Boosted

Transport Minister Terry Lister announced increased payouts for those hurt by uninsured or hit-and-run drivers under the Motor Insurance Fund. “The fund is really an important facility that makes it possible for those who otherwise would be left on the side of the road, unable to pay for their own treatment,” said the Minister.The Minister... Read more of this article

Minister: Taxi Authority To Be Created

Minister: Taxi Authority To Be Created

Transport Minister Terry Lister this morning [Feb. 10] announced the formation of a new committee to review all aspects of Bermuda’s taxi industry preparatory to the creation of a Taxi Authority which will supervise its affairs.  The  Taxi Authority Review Committee — which will include  taxi industry representatives, politicians and... Read more of this article