BUDGET 2014

Political foes debate Budget live on Twitter

Minister Michael Dunkley and Shadow Minister David Burt used Twitter to champion their respective party's agendas and poke fun at each other during the Budget.

Our Budget time bomb is ticking

Larry Burchall: This 2014/15 Budget Statement conceals a time bomb. Budget analysis uncovers the bomb. The Budget starts the bomb’s fuse.

ABIC pleased with Budget’s ‘two track policy’

ABIC supports the Government's commitment to a two track policy of growing the economy while taking actions to control and reduce government spending.

Finance Minister: Fragile economic recovery could be easily derailed

Bermuda is seeing a "fragile" economic recovery that could be "easily derailed", Finance Minister Bob Richards said at the Chamber of Commerce's Budget Breakfast on Monday.

Premier: Budget sets us on the road to recovery

Premier Craig Cannonier followed up Friday's Budget by outlining a four-point blueprint to the island's economic recovery on Sunday.
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Lister: Budget puts Bermuda in a holding pattern

Terry Lister: These figures are a long way away from what is needed to reach a balanced Budget and to stop annual increases in Bermuda's debt load.

PLP: OBA Budget ignores critical issues

The 2014 Budget ignored the OBA's shortcomings in their first year of government, according to Shadow Finance Minister David Burt.


BELCO responds to Budget criticism

BELCO said it was committed to lowering the price of electricity on Friday in the wake of criticism in the Budget speech.

Budget reaction: ‘Smash & grab’ is the real agenda of the OBA

Christopher Famous: Budget 2014-2015 is a clear indication of where the OBA wishes to take Bermuda. The welfare of Bermudians seems almost secondary in their thought process.
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Status quo is Bermuda's enemy, stresses minister

Bob Richards on Friday said that change is necessary for the island's economy, in terms of outsourcing, the 60/40 rule, and more.

Budget analysis: Growing our population is the only way out of this mess

Larry Burchall: In the very near future, Spending must match Revenue. This will happen either by design - through sound planning and careful long-term management; or by default – in an economic implosion as Revenue stalls and Government gets hit with the same problem that slammed into Barbados.

Deloitte 2014 Budget snapshot


Budget: Random facts on rats, roads and Rock fever

Random facts from the 2014 Budget: an increased 'Rat Patrol', 30% of roads haven't been resurfaced in the last 20 years and at least 60 foreigners will be asked to leave this year.

What the Budget means to YOU

So how does today's budget speech affect you? THe Bermuda Sun has put together a snapshot of Finance Minister Bob Richards' speech and how it may impact on your life.
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The Bermuda Sun bids farewell...

JUL 30, 2014: It marked the end of an era as our printers and collators produced the very last edition of the Bermuda Sun.

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