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 Rea... 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