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Budget Is ‘Unsustainable And Unimaginative’

Budget Is ‘Unsustainable And Unimaginative’

The budget is “unsustainable and unimaginative” and there are “lost opportunities for positive returns in renewable energy and encouraging a shift to electric or hybrid private vehicles,” Greenrock said. The environmental group said, “From a Greenrock perspective there’s very little to comment on regarding Budget 2017... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage

Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage

“Bermuda, let’s get ourselves into the 21st century,” Sir John Swan said when asked about same sex marriage, adding that “we’ve got big issues to deal with, and we should not be marginalizing people.” Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on a wide... Read more of this article

Premier: Budget Supports, Addresses Challenges

Premier: Budget Supports, Addresses Challenges

“We have worked hard to ensure this year’s Budget addressed our serious external challenges, while making sure that the people we serve here at home – our fellow Bermudians – are properly supported and cared for,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today. Speaking on the 2017 Budget, the Premier said, “I am particularly proud of our... Read more of this article

Suspects Knock Man Down, Steal Motorcycle

Suspects Knock Man Down, Steal Motorcycle

A 24-year-old man was riding his motorcycle along St. David’s Road when he was accosted by two men on another motorcycle, with the suspects knocking him to the ground and stealing his jewellery and motorcycle. The suspects escaped, while the 24-year-old man was treated at the hospital for his injuries and later discharged. A police spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Dr. Curtis-Tweed To Resign As Berkeley Principal

Dr. Curtis-Tweed To Resign As Berkeley Principal

The Governing Body of The Berkeley Institute today [Feb 27] announced that Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed is to resign from her post as Principal of The Berkeley Institute at the end of this academic year to “pursue another professional opportunity.” Chairman of the school’s Board of Governors, Mr. Craig Bridgewater said, “On behalf of... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Non-Bermudians Only Category Growing’

PLP: ‘Non-Bermudians Only Category Growing’

“In between the pretty words lies the stark reality of life under the OBA, which is that non-Bermudians are the only job category growing under the OBA,” Shadow Minister of the Environment, Planning & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain said. Mr. Rabain said, “The OBA Government has a record of broken promises, anti-Bermudian policies... Read more of this article

Woman Charged With Stealing From Senior

Woman Charged With Stealing From Senior

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 52-year-old American woman faced charges alleging she used various methods to steal over $55,000 from a senior citizen. Ms Melissa Burton — said in Court to be a U.S. citizen with a Sag Harbor, NY address — faced multiple charges, and as they were deemed to be indictable, Ms Burton was not required to enter... Read more of this article

Sun Life Investments Bermuda Fined $1.5 Million

Sun Life Investments Bermuda Fined $1.5 Million

The Bermuda Monetary Authority has imposed civil penalties totalling $1,500,000 on Sun Life Financial Investments [Bermuda] Ltd pursuant to the provisions of section 20 of the Proceeds of Crime [Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Supervision & Enforcement] Act 2008, and restricted the Company’s Investment Business licence pursuant... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda At CONCACAF Championships

Videos: Bermuda At CONCACAF Championships

“It was a fantastic opportunity for us a country,” Head Coach Kyle Lightbourne said following Bermuda’s participation in the CONCACAF U20 Championships in Costa Rica. Bermuda began competition by playing to 1 – 1 draw with Trinidad & Tobago, their second match was against El Salvador, which saw El Salvador win 3 – 1,... Read more of this article

Bowen And Ming Complete FMA Programme

Bowen And Ming Complete FMA Programme

Gordon Bowen and Tekle Ming have each completed the BOMI Facilities Management Administrator [FMA] programme at the Bermuda College, returning to their jobs following their graduation. Gordon Bowen works in the Facility Department at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, but hasn’t ruled out a supervisory position in his future. Tekle Ming works full-time... Read more of this article

Column:  A Workforce Development Plan

Column: A Workforce Development Plan

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] In February 2017, I was fortunate to be invited along with four other Bermudian professionals to take part in a 10-day International Visitor Leadership Program. This program was facilitated by the United States’ Department of State in conjunction with the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda. The focus of the International... Read more of this article

Minister: Fund Helping To Improve St George’s

Minister: Fund Helping To Improve St George’s

Speaking in the Senate, Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy provided an overview about developments in St George’s, and how the funds from the fuel levy have been utilized. The Minister reminded listeners that the UNESCO World Heritage Fund and Levy Act 2013 was passed  back in 2013, enabling the town to collect a... Read more of this article

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

Weekend Reports, Photos, Videos, Links & More

This past weekend saw Flora Duffy win her 4th consecutive Xterra South Africa Championship title, Bermuda’s U/20 football team match up against Costa Rica, the PLP Founders Day & Drum Major Awards, boxer Nikki Bascome defeat Iwan Azore, SoftBank Team Japan unveil their new America’s Cup Class race yacht, and various other community and sporting... Read more of this article

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