Worrying Trends Emerge in Bermuda’s Debt Collection and Criminal Courts

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In the third and final segment of Bermuda Real’s website launch series, Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe takes a look at new worrying trends he sees daily in the various courts he presides over on a regular basis. More often than not, he said people in court on enforcement orders for unpaid debts ... Read more

New Airline Options Being Explored For America’s Cup

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Talks are underway to boost airlift to Bermuda out of the UK with Delta, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways in anticipation of the 35th America’s Cup. And those plans include “city and sea stays” from the UK through Bermuda by way of New York City. Bermuda Real has confirmed that new partn... Read more

Taxpayers pay out nearly $50mi for Financial Assistance

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Unemployment coupled with an ageing community will cost Bermuda taxpayers nearly $50mi in support payments through Government Financial Assistance by the end of the fiscal year in March 2015. Community, Culture and Sports Minister Wayne Scott said $36mi was budgeted last year alone. But by the en... Read more

Hospitals Board Issue Advance Notice On Tax Hike For Workers

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Bermuda’s hospital workers were up in arms following word that their pay cheques will take another hit effective April 1, 2015. One worker told Bermuda Real that it is not so much what the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has done but staff take issue with how the board chose to notify them. On... Read more

Millions Owed in Unpaid Child Support in Arrears

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Did you know delinquent parents in Bermuda owe millions of dollars in unpaid child support payments in arrears? In part two of a Bermuda Real series, Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe discusses the social spinoff effects in dollars and cents, right down to the life-long impact on the children who fee... Read more

Millions Owed in Hospital Debt by Uninsured Residents Due to Unemployment

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Uninsured residents have racked up millions of dollars in unpaid hospital bills that has created the bulk of debt collection cases before Bermuda’s Civil Court. According to newly appointed Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe, it is the new social ill, compounded by unemployment, that needs to be arr... Read more

Allegations of Unfair Banking Practices Prompts Investigative Talks

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Preliminary talks are now underway with the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the Ombudsman and Consumer Affairs, following a slew of complaints alleging unfair banking practices by three local banks. Several account holders, including senior citizens who don’t use computers, also contacted Bermuda R... Read more

Typical Day In Civil Court For Debt Collection

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In preparation for this series Bermuda Real sat in on Civil Court proceedings over a four-week period that started in mid-September 2014 to witness a slew of cases stemming from unpaid bills as a direct result of unemployment in Bermuda. It was clear from the outset that the impact of the recessi... Read more