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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

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

PLP Congratulate Boxers On Their Victories

PLP Congratulate Boxers On Their Victories

Shadow Minister of Community, Youth & Sports Michael Weeks congratulated professional boxer Nikki Bascome on his victory Saturday night, and also extended his congratulations to Krista Dyer, Matthew Tannock, Antonio Perinchief, Courtney Dublin, Tyler Christoper, and Deondre Morris on their respective victories.Mr Weeks said, “On behalf of the... 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

Video: Sir John Swan On Airport Redevelopment

Video: Sir John Swan On Airport Redevelopment

“There’s no perfect solution,” former Premier Sir John Swan said about the airport development, adding that the deal we have “was the best possibility of getting the project done” and the “only way we could go”. Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on... Read more of this article

Video: PLP Founders Day & Drum Major Awards

Video: PLP Founders Day & Drum Major Awards

[Updated with photos] The Progressive Labour Party hosted their 53rd Annual Founders’ Day & Drum Major Awards Luncheon this afternoon [Feb 26] at the Bermuda College Cafeteria. The speakers were Senate Leader & Shadow Minister for Municipalities Senator Renee Ming and party member Mr. J. Audley Quallo, with presentations made to the recipients... Read more of this article

Minister: Trump, UK, Taxes & Impact On Bermuda

Minister: Trump, UK, Taxes & Impact On Bermuda

While delivering the 2017 Budget, Finance Minister Bob Richards addressed some of the developments taking place around the world and their possible impact on Bermuda, saying it is “part of the current international reality impacting and threatening the standard of living of all Bermudians” as the “risks to our international business... Read more of this article

Chamber: Initial Views On Budget Are “Mixed”

Chamber: Initial Views On Budget Are “Mixed”

“Our initial views are mixed,” Chamber of Commerce President John Wight said following today’s Budget, as “increased company payroll taxes and rolled-back tax concessions to restaurants and retailers mean that these businesses will have no choice but to pass on these costs to consumers, or reduce their workforce.” “In... Read more of this article

ABIR Comments On Planned Payroll Tax Change

ABIR Comments On Planned Payroll Tax Change

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] said while they fully support the introduction of payroll tax progressivity, they urge the Government to “develop existing sources and new alternatives to the payroll tax as a means for raising revenues” as an “overemphasis on the payroll tax makes Bermuda operations even more... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Finance Minister Delivers Budget

Live Updates: Finance Minister Delivers Budget

[Updating] Finance Minister Bob Richards is set to deliver the 2017 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 24], which will set out the Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year. We will be covering the Budget all day, providing live updates as the Minister delivers the speech, as well as posting a copy of the full speech... Read more of this article