SAGE REPORT 2013

SAGE COMMISSION / TWO JOBS TO BE ELIMINATED AND ONE LESS RENT TO BE PAID AS GOVERNMENT SAVES MORE THAN $320K

Rent Commissioner’s Office to merge with Consumer Affairs

Government plans on saving more than $320,000 a year by bringing the Rent Commissioner's Office under the control of Consumer Affairs.

‘Civil Service advice missed’

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.

Richards details plans to streamline Government (Update)

Finance Minister Bob Richards on Monday detailed his plans to streamline and in some cases perhaps privatize parts of the Bermudian government.

Could our two hospitals merge?

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.

Full SAGE report

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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One year on, has the OBA lived up to expectations?

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.

COMMENT

SAGE needs RAGE to succeed

Anthony Richardson: SAGE needs RAGE to succeed — a Revenue And Government Earnings commission.

BPSU responds to SAGE report

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.

Government to reach out to unions on SAGE report

The Government will reach out to the various unions in the next week to hear their views and concerns on the SAGE report.

There are alternatives to SAGE panel’s recommendations

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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Clinic was farcical battle — SAGE war is next

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 SAGE meeting: Bermudians want more than job cuts

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.

SAGE: Government sensitive to union concerns, says Richards

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.

SAGE report ‘a blow’ to workers

The SAGE Commission's recommendations to make huge cuts to the Postal Service came as a big blow to workers, union bosses have admitted.

PLP announce town hall meetings dates

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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