SAGE COMMISSION / TWO JOBS TO BE ELIMINATED AND ONE LESS RENT TO BE PAID AS GOVERNMENT SAVES MORE THAN $320K
Government plans on saving more than $320,000 a year by bringing the Rent Commissioner's Office under the control of Consumer Affairs.
The SAGE Commission's Brian Duperreault said restructuring the Civil Service is the most crucial recommendation from the group's report that was released last autumn.
Finance Minister Bob Richards on Monday detailed his plans to streamline and in some cases perhaps privatize parts of the Bermudian government.
Following a recommendation of the SAGE report, the Bermuda Hospitals Board will consider consolidating the two major health service facilities on the island onto one site.
The Final Report of the SAGE Commission that was tabled in the House of Assembly on 15 November 2013. Read the full report here.
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The Bermuda Sun takes a look 'under the hood' — to borrow a phrase — at the OBA's first year in power, and also ask the PLP to reflect on its year in Opposition.
Anthony Richardson: SAGE needs RAGE to succeed — a Revenue And Government Earnings commission.
BPSU responded to the SAGE report on Monday, saying that they would like to have more serious dialogue on privatization, pension, public expenditure and strategic planning.
The Government will reach out to the various unions in the next week to hear their views and concerns on the SAGE report.
Christopher Famous: Before the election the OBA went around "cap in hand" begging the civil servants of Bermuda to give them a chance.
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Larry Burchall: Why did anyone start and then fight a battle over the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre? The whole episode was badly conceived, lasted too long, allowed political temperatures to get too high, and then fizzled out in a floppy ending.
PLP Leader Marc Bean was pleased with the turnout for his party's first in a series of town hall meetings surrounding the findings of the SAGE Commission.
Finance Minister Bob Richards on Wednesday provided an update on the SAGE report and said it will be debated in the House of Assembly on Friday, December 13th.
The SAGE Commission's recommendations to make huge cuts to the Postal Service came as a big blow to workers, union bosses have admitted.
The PLP announced on Sunday that this week they will be hosting a series of town hall meetings on the Spending And Government Efficiency report.
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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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