Thank you for the opportunity to address my Honourable colleagues and the public of Bermuda to talk about how distressed I am that our hospital is being used as a residence for seniors who do not need to be there .
You will be aware that the new Acute Care Wing (ACW) at the hospital opened its doors in September of last year. During that time, the patient satisfaction survey results have been encouraging. Patients are impressed by the new facility and the services that are being offered.
The Land Valuation Department would like to advise the public that under the provisions of the Land Valuation and Tax Act 1967, a new Valuation List is required to be prepared to take account of changes in rental levels throughout the Island since the current Valuation List was last prepared on 31st December 2009.
The next revaluation is due on 31st December 2015. As part of the revaluation process, the Department must collect information about properties, including data on rents in order to prepare the new 2015 Valuation List.
The Department of Energy is inviting public commentary on their consultation document, "The National Electricity Sector Policy for Bermuda."
It can be found online at http://www.energy.gov.bm/ or in hard copy from the Department of Energy office at Corner House, 4th floor, 20 Parliament Street.
The Government will this year consider new rules to regulate Bermuda's electricity sector.