Premier's statement on the Commission of Inquiry
Premier’s statement to the House of Assembly, March 13, 2017
RE: Commission of Inquiry into the Report of the Auditor General on the Consolidated Fund of the Government of Bermuda for the Financial Years ending March 31, 2010, 2011 and 2012
Madame Deputy Speaker,
In late December 2015, by the authority of the Commission of Inquiry Act 1935, and with the support of the Governor and the Head of the Civil Service, I announced the intention to form a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the issues raised in the Report of the Auditor General on the Consolidated Fund of the Government of Bermuda for the Financial Years ending March 31 in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Budget statement in support of the estimates of revenue and expenditure
Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members of the House of Assembly,
Bermuda’s national motto, “Whither The Fates lead us”, has often been disparaged as a passive and visionless statement of national character, unworthy of the Bermudian people.
On the surface, it can come across that way. But before dismissing it altogether, I would urge critics to consider deeper meanings within those five words; meanings that actually reflect our lot in life – a dot on the map of a big, often turbulent world; and our character – ever vigilant and optimistic, confident that our skills and ingenuity will manage The Fates to keep us moving forward, no matter the wind.
Premier invites BIU President's participation in seeking resolution
Today the Premier and Minister of National Security the Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP, sent correspondence to BIU President Chris Furbert seeking to resolve the current impasse regarding immigration reform.
In that letter the Premier said, “It has become clear from public statements and private discussions that most key stakeholders who have spoken about reforming immigration seem to agree on a few key tenets of reform:
- Dealing with children who are born in Bermuda or who arrived in Bermuda at a young age;
- Maintaining the integrity of mixed status families; and
- Addressing those who have been allowed to remain in Bermuda to this date for 20 years or more.
e-Budget Statement and Budget Highlights
In support of the estimates of revenue and expenditure. Presented by The Hon. E.T. Richards, JP, MP - Minister of Finance, Friday 19 February 2016.
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Andrew Simons – Bye-Election Candidate for Constituency #13: ‘Seniors need a champion’
The most important thing any government can do for its senior citizens is to protect their quality of life.
What is clear from all the people I’ve spoken with in recent years — seniors and their families, medical practitioners and health officials — is that seniors need watchdogs in the ranks of government to ensure that protection.
But seniors also need champions, those who will fight to make sure their concerns are addressed with action, not just words.