Politics

House to hear about stalled hotel

  • Sessions House (Photo by Akil Simmons)

An update on a stalled hotel development in Southampton will be made in the House of Assembly today.

Curtis Dickinson, the finance minister, will make a statment to MPs about the troubled Caroline Bay development at Morgan’s Point.

Mr Dickinson warned last month that the Government would be “on the hook for $165 million” if a financing deal for the resort failed to materialise.

The sale for $69,000 of the little-used flagship of the marine police will be discussed by Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security.

The MV Guardian was bought for $1.7 million in 2006 but proved unsuitable and has now been sold to a construction company.

Mr Caines is also expected to talk about the Pensions (War Service) Order 2019, which was tabled in the House last week.

Mr Caines is also scheduled to update MPs on methods used to combat gang violence.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, will speak on land valuation, and Lovitta Foggo, the labour minister, will table the National Training Board’s annual report.

David Burt, the Premier, will give a statement on the Governor’s posthumous pardon for the Reverend Charles Vinton Monk, a pastor jailed in 1903 after he exposed abuse of Jamaican workers brought in for construction work at the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Mr Burt will also speak on the charter of rights for seniors signed this week.

Zane DeSilva, the transport minister, will tell MPs about the airport’s upgraded radar system.

The House will also hear about the qualifications of Michelle Bean, a Bermudian project manager, to oversee the technical aspects of the development of the new airport terminal.

Three Bills will come up for debate.

Legislation to boost the island’s superyacht industry will come up for discussion.

MPs will debate an amendment to the Public Access to Information Act designed to remove the Financial Policy Council from bodies subject to Pati requests.

The advisory body monitors Bermuda’s economy and assesses potential risks to the island’s financial security.

Also up for consideration is the Health Insurance Amendment (No 2) Bill, which was drawn up to modify benefits from the Health Insurance Plan and FutureCare.

To view the Order Paper for today’s sitting of the House of Assembly, click on the PDF link undeer “Related Media”