Déjà Vu: Hunt’s Supermart, Deli & Liquor Store Shuts Down

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Another set of Bermudians have joined the unemployment line with the sudden closure of Hunt’s Supermart & Deli, and Hunt’s Liquors on Middle Road in Warwick this week. Staff were called into a meeting last Saturday and were told that the following Monday would be their last day. The store... Read more

Armed Robbery at Island Spice – The Aftermath

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In the aftermath of the armed robbery at Island Spice that saw a female cashier held and threatened at gunpoint, business at the Warwick roadside restaurant has taken a dive in a downward spiral. In an exclusive Bermuda Real interview, manager Mikko Ingham, a self-employed entrepreneur, said busi... Read more

Bermudian Woman Allegedly Skips Island Via Stolen Passport

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Police are investigating the theft of a Bermuda Passport allegedly used by a young woman to skip the island on a commercial airline flight bound for New York. The 25-year-old single mother of two allegedly left Bermuda using her cousin’s passport she presented to US Immigration officials at LF ... Read more

Larry Burchall aka ‘Number Bomber’ says Airport Plan is ‘Asinine’

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The airport redevelopment project announced by Finance Minister Bob Richards “continues to gather momentum”. In his Budget Statement in the House on Friday, Mr Richards said “construction will commence creating hundreds of jobs for Bermudians”. But well known columnist Larry Burchall, ... Read more

Report on the State of Bermuda’s Economy in 2015

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The Ministry of Finance, in its 2015 National Economic Report released on Friday, “estimates that Bermuda’s GDP may have increased by 1.52.5 percent in 2015 following the decline of 0.4 percent in 2014”. “While some of the major economic indicators such as employment, air visitors and con... Read more

Bermuda Tourism Authority Gets $1 Million Budget Boost

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The Budget allocation to the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has been increased by $1 million to $22.7 million. Finance Minister Bob Richards has also doubled the Tourism Authority Fee from 2.5 percent to 5 percent. The fee paid by local hotels, is paid directly to the BTA. The BTA will also a... Read more

Horton Warns Protests Won’t Be Tolerated Inside Chamber

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House proceedings got underway with a terse statement by Speaker of the House Randolph Horton on Friday. In a stern warning that protests like the one that occurred in the public gallery last week will not be tolerated, he said this chamber is for debate – not protest demonstrations. “Whil... Read more

Budget: New Service Sales Tax & Tax Hikes

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New Government increases go in effect on April 1st that will see Customs Duty on fuel, Payroll Tax go up with tobacco and alcohol. Finance Minister Bob Richards also announced a new 5% sales tax on services in his Budget Speech on Friday. The new General Services Tax (GST), designed to “broa... Read more

Budget: Debt Service Cost Slightly Below Budget

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OBA MPs stomped the floor to applaud Finance Minister Bob Richards when he told MPs: “The overall deficit…is revised down by an estimated $7.8 million, a 3.6% variance. The forecast deficit for the financial year ending March 31, 2016 of $212.2 million is $87.5 million less than the 2014-15 defi... Read more

“No to Immigration Reform” Chants Shut Down Meeting

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Plans by Government to hold another public meeting to discuss the recently announced Pathways to Status immigration initiative hang in the balance, after protestors chanting “No to immigration reform” shut down the first meeting. In a packed Cathedral Hall Home Affairs Minister took the podiu... Read more