Bermuda can increase airlift to the island without resorting to incentives such as minimum revenue guarantees, transport minister Zane DeSilva has said. This one week after delivering a statement harshly critical of Skyport which is in charge of the airport redevelopment project. Minister DeSilva announced in the House of Assembly on Friday that Skyport is […]
Archives for November 2018
OBA’s “breathtaking incompetence” over housing project – David Burch
Blame for the debacle belongs to the PLP - Trevor Moniz
A decision by the former One Bermuda Alliance Government to reduce the scope of an affordable housing project started by its predecessor led to an “incredible waste of taxpayer funds,” said public works minister David Burch. But the OBA is blaming the Progressive Labour Party for the debacle saying it was an unnecessary “white elephant”…...
Bermuda College students find thousands of dollars in savings from energy audit
Students at the Bermuda College have unearthed thousands of dollars in savings after conducting an audit of their energy use. Their findings were outlined in a presentation at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Monday. Their recommendations, if implemented, could free up funds for more students to attend the island’s only tertiary education institution. The […]
Tax proposals aim for fairness and equity
Tax reform commission envisages breaks for lower income earners, and a greater contribution from the rich
The tax reform commission is recommending a slew of policy changes that it says will generate an additional $147 million in annual revenue by 2020 while making it easier for poor people to get by. It suggests a radical restructuring of the way taxes are collected and administered by creating a single autonomous revenue authority…....
Opposition Leader warns of economic decline
Craig Cannonier, Leader of the Opposition One Bermuda Alliance used economic indicators to harshly criticise government’s policies while touting his party’s successes while in office. Deriding the Speech from the Throne as “Throne Speech Lite”, Cannonier spoke for about 47 minutes this afternoon in the House of Assembly giving his reply to government’s outline of…...
Social worker steps down from litigation guardian role
Thirty children in court proceedings left without representation due to failure to pay for the services
A number of children facing certain court proceedings are now without legal representation after litigation guardian Tiffanne Thomas quit the role pending resolution of payment for her services over the last four years. Thomas announced last week that she planned to take legal action to resolve the matter once and for all. Government meanwhile has…...
Premier dissolves ministry probing child abuse allegations, sacks minister
Minister "disappointed" but vows to work diligently in the backbench
Premier David Burt has dissolved the ministry of social development and sports, and fired its head Michael Weeks, raising concerns about an ongoing investigation into the department of child and family services. In a wide-ranging cabinet “reconfiguration” the Premier also assumed responsibility for the nascent fintech industry, handed finance to newcomer Curtis Dickinson and brought…...