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Bill for old St George’s Club lease to be debated today

The St George's Club (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A Bill to give a 262-year lease to the developers and managers of the former St George’s Club property is expected to be among the matters up for debate when the House of Assembly reconvenes today.

The St George’s Club Act 2020, which, if passed, will the grant lease to Hotelco Bermuda SGC, is among seven pieces of legislation that will be debated as MPs return to work after a two-week break.

An amendment to the Insurance Act to expand the scope of companies required to register under the legislation and a Bill that would create a new limited duration test licence under Bermuda’s digital asset business regime, are also among the matters before the House.

The Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes (Transfer of Functions) Act 2020, which, if approved, will transfer some powers from the Minister of Health to the Bermuda Health Council.

A series of Ministerial statements are also to be delivered.

Jason Hayward, the Minister of Labour, will talk about employment and labour legislative amendments.

Kathy-Lynn Simmons, the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Reform, will give an update on government reform.

Wayne Furbert, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, will outline the Bermuda Post Office’s business plan.

Renee Ming, the Minister of National Security, discuss the annual reports of the Parole Board for 2017-20.

Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, will provide an update on remote learning readiness in the public school system.

The Minister of Transport, Lawrence Scott, will deliver a statement on the Civil Aviation Authority’s annual reports for 2017/18 and the Bermuda Airport Authority annual report for 2019/20.

David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, will discuss plans by the new holders of the Horseshoe Bay Café concession.

Nine government bills are expected to be tabled, including the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Amendment (No 2) Act 2020, the Health Insurance (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2020, the Employment Amendment (No 2) Act 2020, the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 2020, and the Marine and Ports Services Act 2020.

Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, will answer parliamentary questions about redundancy payments made by the Government to employees of the Fairmont Southampton hotel.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, will answer parliamentary questions about government’s online travel authorisation form, including whether its provision was tendered, details of the contract between Government and service providers ResQuest.com, and the fees collected up to October 31.

The audited financial statements of the Office of the Information Commissioner for the 2018-19 financial year will also be tabled.

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Published November 27, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated November 26, 2020 at 7:54 pm)

Bill for old St George’s Club lease to be debated today

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