Finance Minister to meet with Chamber on SAGE recommendations
Bermuda Chamber of Commerce members are invited to a breakfast meeting next week to hear more about the SAGE Report, particularly the potential commercial ramifications of its recommendations.
Finance Minister Bob Richards will attend the panel discussion on Monday at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, along with SAGE Commission chairman Brian Duperreault and Chamber economist Peter Everson.
Chamber president Ronnie Viera encouraged members to attend in advance of a meeting later in February to discuss the Government Budget for 2014/15.
He said: “We have been working closely with the Ministry of Finance for some time to arrange this information session for our members and we are delighted that the Minister has agreed to join SAGE chair[man] Brian Duperreault and leading Chamber economist Peter Everson on a panel to discuss the commercial implications of the report.
“The Chamber constantly seeks to provide its membership with access to timely and relevant information and we see this event as another opportunity for our members to gain personal insight into matters impacting their respective industry sectors.
“A better understanding of the Government’s plans with regards to the report will be an important backdrop to this year’s Budget.”
The SAGE Commission was set up by Government to review how best to streamline government processes, improve delivery of services and make government more efficient, more cost-effective, more transparent and more user-friendly.
It delivered its final report at the end of October, finding within Government a “collective lack of commitment to excellence, results, accountability and adherence to rules”.
The panel discussion will begin promptly at 8.30am, with a buffet breakfast served from 8am onwards. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
For further information please call the Chamber on 295-4201.