PLP TS: Bermuda Has Not Changed The Way That Work Permits Have Been Issued in 62 Years

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Did you know that Bermuda has not changed the way that work permits have been issued since the advent of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 62 years ago? That was one of the disclosures made by Governor John Rankin when he delivered the Progressive Labour Party government's second Speech ... Readmore

Police: Ten Impaired Motorists Arrested Over Holiday Weekend

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Police arrested a total of ten motorists for impaired driving over the Remembrance Day holiday weekend, between Thursday night (November 8th) until early Sunday morning (November 11th). Eight motorists were arrested at road sobriety checkpoints and another two were arrested following separate crash... Readmore

PLP TS: Bermuda’s Tax System ‘Should Not Prevent Families From Taking Advantage of Lower Rates at a Competing Bank’

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Legislation will be tabled during this session to increase competition in the island's banking sector, to provide better interest rates on mortgages held by hard-working Bermudians. In the 2018 Throne Speech address, Governor John Rankin said: "The Government is determined to provide relief to ha... Readmore

Police Confirm Sudden Death of 50-Year-Old Leonard Wayne

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The Bermuda Police Service has confirmed the death of 50-year-old Mr Leonard Wayne. Mr Wayne was found in an unresponsive state inside an apartment at a private residence on Mount Wyndham Drive in Hamilton Parish around 3:35am on Monday, November 12. A police spokesman said he was later pronounc... Readmore

BDA Appoints Roland (Andy) Burrows as Next CEO

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Hamilton, Bermuda, November 13, 2018 - The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) has appointed Roland (Andy) Burrows as the organisation's next Chief Executive Officer. Mr Burrows, who most recently served as Chief Investment Officer at the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), will take up the po... Readmore

PLP Throne Speech: ‘Needs of Bermudians Must Finally Take Precedence Over Insurers’ Profits’

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Sweeping changes that "will change the way we pay for health care and make it more affordable by expanding access to coverage at better rates", will be put in place during this parliamentary session. In the Progressive Labour Party's second Speech From The Throne, Governor John Rankin said this "... Readmore

Police Make Three Arrests For Impaired Driving Overnight on Friday

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Another three motorists were rounded up overnight between Friday and Saturday, in the holiday weekend road sobriety checkpoints set up by police. A police spokesman said: "Following initial and secondary field tests indicating impairment, two of the three drivers failed the alco-analyser test at Ha... Readmore

Governor Rankin: ‘Systemic Inequality is The Root of Much That Has Created The Bermuda of Today’

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Addressing inequality is "the single most pressing issue for Governments in the modern era" - including Bermuda.   This from Bermuda's Governor, John Rankin, while delivering the Progressive Labour Party's second Speech From The Throne yesterday, where he said "systemic inequality is the... Readmore

Coalition for the Protection of Children’s Response to Throne Speech

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♦ The following statement was released on Friday, November 9, 2018 in response to the Speech From The Throne by the Coalition for the Protection of Children We are encouraged by the government’s clear commitment to dismantling systems of inequality through several restorative initiatives that i... Readmore

Head of Public Service on PS Wayne Carey’s Retirement & Assignment Changes

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As a result of the recent Government re-organisation, the Head of the Public Service Dr Derrick Binns, has issued an advisory on changes to the Permanent Secretary assignments. A spokesperson said: "The public will recall that last week, (November 1), Ministerial, Ministry and Government Depar... Readmore