Home Affairs Minister on Municipality Reform Concerns Expressed by Mayor of St George’s

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The following statement was issued this morning, Saturday, February 16, 2019 by the Ministry of Home Affairs The Minister of Home Affairs acknowledges the comments made by the St. George’s Mayor regarding Municipality Reform. Following productive meetings with the St George’s Mayor and Co... Read more

Premier Takes Aim At Daily Newspaper With Scathing Criticism in House of Assembly

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Premier David Burt took aim at the island's only daily newspaper in the House of Assembly last night, "to put the people on notice that the Royal Gazette cares more about its political mission than it does the success of the island of Bermuda". Speaking during the Motion to Adjourn, he said: "It ... Read more

Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Criticizes Short Consultation Period on Corporations’ Future

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The following statement was released by OBA MP Sylvan Richards, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs on Friday & Embargoed Until 8am Saturday, February 16, 2019 It’s Déjà Vu all over again – Yogi Berra. The more things change the more they stay the same. What I am referring to is the rec... Read more

Q3 Statistics in 2018 Show Increase in Imports, Income & Visitors

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Third Quarter Bulletin Statistics for 2018 show total imports increased 12.6 percent, with a 1.4 percent increase in employment income, and the island hosted 94,966 visitors, representing a 5.1 percent increase over the same period in 2017. According to the figures released by the Department of S... Read more

OBA Senate Spokesman For Tourism & Transport on Bus Rosters

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The following statement was released by Senator Dwayne Robinson, OBA spokesman for Tourism & Transport in the Upper House on Thursday, February 14, 2019 I want to take the press statement on the bus timetable and roster point by point. First the statement says ‘On January 11, representat... Read more

House: Health Minister Updates MPs on Financial Assistance Reform

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Moving to dispel what she termed the "many misconceptions" about Government's Financial Assistance programme and the "population it serves", Health Minister Kim Wilson told MPs today that the "most Financial Assistance recipients are seniors, disabled persons and child day care recipients". "Only... Read more

Bermuda Reserve Police Bolster Links With RBR, St John Ambulance

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A round table discussion forging new ties was held last weekend with the Bermuda Reserve Police, the Royal Bermuda Regiment and St John Ambulance on the topics of recruitment and retention. The discussions presented the three organisations with an open forum to talk about the challenges that the... Read more

Minister Caines Meets with Prison’s Treatment of Offenders Board

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News Release: February 13, 2019 -  National Security Minister Wayne Caines met with the Department of Corrections’ Treatment of Offenders Board this week, to discuss progress made by the Board over 2018, and how to further enhance the programs and opportunities provided to persons in our care. ... Read more

MPs Outraged as Police Investigate Offensive Graffiti at Two Businesses

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Outrage expressed by MPs after police officers responded to a report of wilful damage at Empire Grocery on North Shore Road another around 6:30am this morning, to find offensive graffiti splashed all over the front of the building described as "vile and threatening, homophobic and racist". Graffi... Read more

OBA MP Dunkley: Spending Taxpayers Money Must Meet the ‘Sunshine of Public Scrutiny’

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The following statement was issued on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by OBA MP & Former Premier, Michael Dunkley Like many I was very surprised and concerned with the acknowledgment by the PLP Government that taxpayer’s money will be or has been paid to demonstrators after the Police Complaints... Read more