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  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are now just over four months away. This may be practice, but the real thing starts soon, so undertaking the discipline of a simulated race day is something the competitors are taking seriously.

    Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.

  • The team arrived back in Bermuda on January 2nd returning from a much-deserved two-week holiday – a chance for many members to travel back home and spend time with family prior to the final intensive testing period currently starting up.

  • The team arrived back in Bermuda on January 2nd returning from a much-deserved two-week holiday – a chance for many members to travel back home and spend time with family prior to the final intensive testing period currently starting up.

  • The team arrived back in Bermuda on January 2nd returning from a much-deserved two-week holiday – a chance for many members to travel back home and spend time with family prior to the final intensive testing period currently starting up.

  • The team arrived back in Bermuda on January 2nd returning from a much-deserved two-week holiday – a chance for many members to travel back home and spend time with family prior to the final intensive testing period currently starting up.

  • The team arrived back in Bermuda on January 2nd returning from a much-deserved two-week holiday – a chance for many members to travel back home and spend time with family prior to the final intensive testing period currently starting up.

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Moody’s: ‘Fiscal Consolidation Efforts Bear Fruit’

February 29, 2016 - Author: bdadmin
 Bermuda, Minister of Finance Bob Richards

Bermuda, Minister of Finance Bob Richards

Moody’s issued a credit report on Bermuda, Minister of Finance Bob Richards said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 26], with the report noting that the ”Government’s success in reducing the budget deficit reflects its increased efforts to maintain fiscal discipline and a moderate economic rebound that took hold in 2015 following a six year recession.”

Minister Richards said, “As emphasized in the 2016/17 Budget Statement, the Bermuda Government lives off credit, therefore, it is essential that we conduct our financial affairs in such a manner that is acceptable to our lenders.

“The perceptions of the lenders to Bermuda, as a credit risk, are strongly influenced by the analysis and conclusions of the major credit rating agencies: in Bermuda’s case, Standard & Poors and Moody’s.

“On February 8, 2016, Moody’s issued a credit report on Bermuda which reflected mainly on the fiscal performance released by the Government for the first three quarters for is fiscal year 2015/16.

“The headline of the report read as follows: “Bermuda’s Fiscal Consolidation Efforts Bear Fruit, a Credit Positive.”

“Mr. Speaker here is a few of the highlights:

  • 1. “The government’s success in reducing the budget deficit reflects its increased efforts to maintain fiscal discipline and a moderate economic rebound that took hold in 2015 following a six year recession.”
  • 2. “As a result, the deficit should narrow to about $220 million, or 3.8% of GDP in fiscal 2015. The resulting drop in the fiscal deficit may exceed 1.5percentage points, making it the most significant fiscal consolidation for Bermuda in more than 20 years.”
  • 3. “Growth over the next few years will be supported by higher infrastructure investment in the tourism sector, as well as improvements to Bermuda’s only airport ahead of the America’s Cup race in 2017.”
  • 4. “The latest labor statistics also suggest that the international business sector has resumed growth. Sustained growth in that sector in addition to infrastructure investment will likely create new jobs, supporting growth in average wages in the economy and payroll tax receipts for the government.”

“It should be noted that this report was written before the 2016/17 budget was unveiled last Friday.

“Mr. Speaker, it is gratifying to note that important, unbiased, expert analysts have noticed the progress this government has made in repairing the broken government finances and the economy as a whole we inherited from the former administration,” Minister Richards concluded.

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‘No’ vote for UK EU membership will impact Bermuda

February 25, 2016 - Author: bdadmin
While a “no” vote could affect British Overseas Territories citizens’ ability to travel, reside and work in the EU, Governor George Fergusson said any details of any changes would be hashed out after the vote.

Governor George Fergusson – While a “no” vote could affect British Overseas Territories citizens’ ability to travel, reside and work in the EU, Governor George Fergusson said any details of any changes would be hashed out after the vote.

Britain’s future with the European Union — and Bermuda’s with it — is set to go to a referendum this summer.

On June 23, voters across the UK will vote on if they wish to remain in the EU. While those who support membership argue that it provides an economic benefit to Britain through easier business dealings and immigration opportunities, opponents believe EU membership imposes too many rules and hinders the UK’s ability to control its borders.

While a “no” vote could affect British Overseas Territories citizens’ ability to travel, reside and work in the EU, Governor George Fergusson said any details of any changes would be hashed out after the vote.

“The UK Government is committed to continued membership of the EU and is actively campaigning for this in the forthcoming referendum,” the Governor said. “If the UK were no longer in the EU, any questions which arose about the position of British citizens, including British Overseas Territories citizens, in EU member states would need to be resolved in subsequent negotiations.”

Asked if Bermudians would be able to have a say in the decision, which could directly impact them, Mr Fergusson said only those who have lived and registered to vote in the UK would be eligible to vote in the coming referendum. He said: “The position on voting is that the legislation underpinning the referendum has designated that the franchise will be the same as for General Elections in the UK plus members of the House of Lords and voters in Gibraltar, which is in a different position in relation to the EU than other Territories.

“However, Bermudians and citizens of the UK and other Commonwealth countries and Ireland who have lived in the UK and been registered to vote there in the last 15 years will be able to vote — they should register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

“There are options for eligible voters to use postal, proxy votes or vote in person if they happen to be in the UK on June 23.”

source:  RoyalGazette

by:  Owain Johnston-Barnes

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