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  • Members of the public are invited to submit requests to rezone property or amend policies in the Bermuda Plan 2008. Requests should be submitted on a Rezoning Request form and emailed to jamarshall@gov.bm or submitted by hand to the Department of Planning, 5th Floor, Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building, 58 Court Street no later than Friday, 31March 2017.

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  • A near 52% jump in vacation and leisure visitors flying into the island in November, coupled with greater cruise ship activity pushed total tourism visitors for the month to a dramatic near 91% improvement over November 2015. Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Minister, Senator the Hon.

  • Once a matter has been completed, a judgment or decision is given. After a judgment is given in Court, it is available online.

    The following are the most recent judgments made in the Courts.  Use our search tool to find previous judgments from the Courts.

  • To:  All Corporate Service Providers – section 92B Companies Act 1981

  • Transparency OECD Common Reporting Standard is in effect from 2016, with 2017 reporting. OECD Country-by-Country Reporting has been adopted for 2016, with 2017 reporting.
  • The Attorney-General’s Chambers is Bermuda’s Central Authority for MLA in criminal matters.  The Central Authority handles and processes all formal requests for assistance in accordance with the provisions of the

  • On July 11, 1996, the Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Works and Engineering was charged with the administration of all activities relating to the receiving of waste asbestos. The following policy is currently in effect:

  • 2016 Practice Directions
  • 2016 Practice Directions
  • The Energy Commission currently receives a monthly filing from the Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) for the fuel adjustment rate.

  • All  residents of Bermuda now enjoy the right to informational privacy, or the right to protect their personal information. Many countries recognize this as an important human right and have developed laws to protect individuals’ personal information.

  • When a person dies, somebody must deal with the deceased’s estate by disposing of their assets and paying any debts and death taxes. This person—known as an estate representative—becomes responsible for the deceased’s estate.

  • Potential jurors are selected at random by a computer programme from the Electoral Register. Those chosen are then summoned to the first day of the next jury session of the Supreme Court.

  • All cases in Magistrates’ Court are heard by a Magistrate sitting alone, except in the Family Court, where the Magistrate sits with two lay members chosen from a special panel.

  • The Court of Appeal entertains appeals from the Supreme Court. Any person not satisfied with a decision of the Court of Appeal can appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

  • Once a matter has been completed, a judgment or decision is given. After a judgment is given in Court, it is available online.

    The following are the most recent judgments made in the Courts.  Use our search tool to find previous judgments from the Courts.

  • The Supreme Court is divided into criminal, civil, commercial, divorce and probate jurisdictions.

    For a list of the cases to be heard in The Supreme Court, view the Supreme Court Weekly Schedule under 'Resources'. This schedule is subject to change without notice.

  • Having the right type of intellectual property protection helps you to stop people stealing or copying:
    •    the names of your products or brands
    •    your inventions
    •    the design or look of your products
    •    things you write, make, or produce

  • All workplaces with radiation-emitting equipment (hospitals, doctors and dentists offices, veterinary clinics, etc.) are monitored.  

  • Only the person seeking a copyright licence can refer a dispute to the Copyright Tribunal.

  • Copyright protects your work and stops others from using it without your permission.  You get copyright protection automatically - you don’t have to apply or pay a fee. There isn’t a register of copyright works in Bermuda.

    You automatically get copyright protection when you create:

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