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Nearly $5m spent on new vehicles

The Bermuda Government has paid out close to $5 million on new vehicles since the One Bermuda Alliance took office in 2012, Parliament heard.

But finance minister Bob Richards told The Royal Gazette that none had been for new GP cars for ministers — a fleet that the OBA were committed to reducing, and which the minister said had been decreased.

“Most were for nurses who have to make house calls, and a number of others were vans and trucks,” Mr Richards added.

Asked by Opposition leader David Burt for a breakdown on funds paid to Auto Solutions Limited and Bermuda Motors Limited, Mr Richards told the House that $1,166,131 had gone to the former and $3,716,811 to the latter business.

Glenn Smith, the government MP who runs Auto Solutions, recused himself from those matters, Mr Richards added.

Bob Richards (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published March 21, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated March 21, 2017 at 9:22 am)

Nearly $5m spent on new vehicles

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