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Bermuda Government Boards & Commissions

More than 108 advisory bodies and organizations with individuals appointed or renewed yearly

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By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) at e-mail exclusively for Bermuda Online

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Bermuda Government building

See Bermuda Government for earlier full description of the types - Executive, legislative and judicial - ministries, departments and budget.

Bermuda size & population 20.75 (Twenty point seven five) square miles in total. 65,200 residents
Population density per square mile 3,142 (Three thousand, one hundred and forty two)
Number in Cabinet 13. Same number as USA, equivalent in Bermuda to 0.63 (Point six three) per square mile. They have "The Honorable" before their name. 
Number of elected legislators in House of Assembly and their salaries 36. Equivalent to 1.93 (One point nine three) per square mile. They have "MP" for Member of Parliament after their name.  In 2004, all MPs earned a minimum of $38.171. If they are also Cabinet Ministers, they earn at least $86,123 a year in addition. It was announced in 2003 that all Cabinet Ministers will earn in excess of $100,000 a year. Some Cabinet Ministers are already believed to earn over $100,000 a year, plus almost unlimited expenses they can charge to credit cards for reimbursement by - or charged directly to - the Bermuda Government. It has been said publicly at some point the number of Ministers (including the Premier) will be reduced from 12 to 8, but that Ministers will be full time not part time and will be paid substantially more than now. Some former Cabinet Ministers (like Ms. Webb and former Premier Pamela Gordon) have stated they want full-time salaries because they are full-time at their Ministries. There is an unofficial consensus within Cabinet members that their salaries should be nearly doubled, to at least the same level as the $127,000 paid annually to Permanent Secretaries, if not more. It is not a view shared by most members of the public.

These, the huge numbers of Bermudians and others the Bermuda Government employs as a percentage of the total working population and the cost of gasoline for aircraft and cruise ships are the main reasons why Bermuda is such an expensive destination. In the high season (April through October) it costs North Americans more to go the 720 miles to Bermuda from North America than it does to go the 3,000 -4000 miles to Hawaii or Europe. And at any time of year, it costs Europeans far more to go to Bermuda than it does to go to the USA, Canada, Middle East, Thailand, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand or Hawaii.

Number of appointed politicians in Senate 11. Equivalent to 0.53 (Point five three) per square mile. They have "Senator" before their name. In 2004, all Senators earned a minimum of $25,519.20. If they are also Cabinet Ministers, they earn this plus what is shown above under "Number of elected legislators." 
Number of Government Boards About 108. All require the approval of the Premier who controls all Public Information. See Bermuda Government Boards separate website shown at the end of this file.
Number of Justices of the Peace Over 400, or 19.3 (nineteen point three) per square mile. They have "JP" after their name. Unlike in the USA, they do not perform weddings but may be asked to sign search warrants, etc. Also, during General and Bye Elections, they serve as Returning Officers.
Number of Police About 421, over 20 per square mile. Plus, there are Reserve officers.
Number in Bermuda Regiment All Bermudian, the authorized strength of which is 600 members, or 28.92 (twenty eight point nine two) per square mile, mostly part time. 
Registered voters who participated in 2013 General Election 29,816 (compared to 29,638 in 1998). 75.06% compared to 81.4% in 1998. Total number of registered voters is 39,000.

Bermuda Government Boards & Commissions

The over 108 boards each have individual political appointments acceptable to the Premier. They include, at the top, a reference to the relevant Act of Parliament. They advise their respective Ministers who may or may not accept their recommendations. 

The boards or commissions are published here do not seem to appear on the Bermuda Government's own website. Individuals appointed to each board are not shown on this website (those needing information on the yearly or periodic appointments to each board should consult the Bermuda Government, as it appoints each board). 

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Advisory Architectural Panel Development & Planning Act 1974. 
Air Advisory Committee Ministry of Transport. Constitution of Bermuda (2-1 Section 61 -4).
Air Transport Licensing Board Civil Aviation (Licensing of Air Transport and Commercial Flying) Act 1950. Channel House, 1 Longfield Road, Southside, St. David's, DD 03.  
Appeals Committee Education Act 1996. 
Appeals Tribunal Banks & Deposit Companies Act 1999. 
Architects Registration Council Architects Registration Act 1969. A full list of registered architects in alphabetical order of name with their qualifications, is published every January. It includes those who left Bermuda years ago. Some have qualified academically and professionally as architects. Others have not.
Archives Advisory Council The Bermuda Archives Act 1974. Includes representatives of Bermuda Heritage Foundation; Bermuda Historical Society; Bermuda Maritime Museum Association; Bermuda National Trust; St. George's Historical Society.
Audit Committee Audit Act 1990.  

Bermuda

Bermuda Arts Council Bermuda Arts Council Act 1969.  
Bermuda Bar Council Bermuda Bar Act 1974.
Bermuda Business Development Corporation (BBDC) Formed in 2013 by Government through the Ministry of Economic Development.  A private/public partnership intended to spearhead the promotion of Bermuda as a preferred domicile for a variety of international business activities, including reinsurance, asset management, trusts and fund administration. This has involved organizing all the relevant stakeholders and formulating a coherent mission for the BBDC and strategies to achieve that mission. The Government, via BBDC, will continue to support Bermudian entrepreneurs in their quest for success and will take any other necessary steps to stimulate economic growth through non-tax policy driven initiatives.
Bermuda Cadet Corps Bermuda Cadet Corps Act 1944. 
Bermuda College Board of Governors Bermuda College Act 1974 for this Bermuda Government owned and operated facility.
Bermuda Dental Board Dental Practitioners Act 1950. It became notorious internationally when English dentists, most recently Dr. Thompson, were denied a Work Permit by this board on the grounds it would take business away from Bermudians. But locals have to wait for up to six months to see a dentist because of a severe shortage.
Bermuda Deposit Insurance Corporation

The 2011 Bermuda legislation to provide deposit insurance of $25,000 per depositor is the result of a collaborative effort between financial regulator the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), the Ministry of Finance and the Bermuda Bankers Association (BBA). In addition, technical advice was provided by the International Monetary Fund. Deposit insurance is a guarantee to depositors in a bank that they will be compensated up to a maximum specified amount of their deposits upon failure of that institution. It has three main objectives, to protect small depositors; promote stability in Bermuda's financial system and economy by providing prompt reimbursement or access to insured depositors' funds; and promote competition between financial institutions in Bermuda. Under the legislation, membership of the scheme is compulsory for all relevant financial institutions. The premiums are paid by the banks as a fixed percentage of insurable deposits. The Bermuda Deposit Insurance Corporation has a Bermuda Government/ Ministry of Finance-appointed board of directors to run the scheme. The legislation also entails elements on protection from personal liability and preservation of confidentiality.

Bermuda Family Council Ministry of Health and Family services. 
Bermuda Health Council Since 2004. Sterling House, 16 Wesley Street, Hamilton HM11. PO Box HM 3381, Hamilton, HM PX. Phone 292-6420. Fax 292-8067. A Bermuda Government appointed entity. Official health watchdog. Responsible for regulating, coordinating and enhancing the delivery of health services in Bermuda.  Made up of doctors, insurers, hospital officials and patient representatives. Also responsible for regulating the price of drugs sold to the public and conducting research on the subject of public health. Receives an annual grant from the Bermuda Government.
Bermuda Historical Wrecks Authority Historic Wrecks Act 2001 (amended 2004), in place of the 1959 Wreck & Salvage Act.
Bermuda Hospitality Institute Government-appointed, Premier announces the CEO, in 2010 Karla Lacey. Training institute, aims to encourage more Bermudians to enter the hospitality industry. 2010 board members are Allan Trew, E. Michael Jones, Miriam Johnston, Nelda Simons, Greg Wilson, Carlita O'Brien and Kevin Monkman.
Bermuda Hospitals Board A Bermuda Government quango. Bermuda Hospitals Board Act 1970. 
Bermuda Housing Corporation A Bermuda Government quango. Bermuda Housing Act 1980. Established by law in 1973 and modeled after the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation. It was charged with the responsibility of ensuring Bermudians have adequate and affordable places to live. 
Bermuda Housing Trust Bermuda Housing Trust Act 1968. Established in 1965 after several businessmen and the Rector of Christ Church in Warwick recognized the need for housing at reasonable rental rates. Through their efforts and the generous financial assistance of W. S. Purvis, the trust built 62 units at Elizabeth Hills, Purvis Park and Heydon. For many years, Roderick Ferguson handled the daily functions.
Bermuda Medical Council Medical Practitioners Act 1950.
Bermuda Monetary Authority A Bermuda Government quango and regulatory agency. It processes applications and recommends to the Ministry of Finance when prudent to establish companies, partnerships, collective insurance schemes, trust companies and issue permits. It conducts background checks of applicants for  incorporated business entities and regulates the banking and financial services industries.
Bermuda National Library Committee Transfer of Functions and Reorganization Act 1970. 
Bermuda National Trust Council Bermuda National Trust Act 1969. 
Bermuda Nursing Council Nurses Act 1969. P. O. Box 674, Hamilton HM CX, Bermuda. Telephone (441) 236-0224 extension 304. Fax (441) 232-1823. Chairperson, three representatives of General Nurses; representative of Enrolled Nurses; a Chief Nursing Officer; two representatives of Nurse Specialists; one Member of the Public appointed by the Bermuda Government who is neither a registered practitioner nor a registered nurse; and one representative of the Bermuda Branch of the British Medical Association. Bermuda Nursing Council Committees are the Credentials Committee; Education Committee with four members; and the Regulations and Code of Ethics Committees with no specified members. It regulates nursing practice; revise rules and regulations governing nursing; issues licenses to persons who qualify to practice; uphold quality nursing standards; prescribes minimum educational courses for nurses wishing to practice in Bermuda; maintains a library source of accredited schools; provides financial assistance to nursing students through an awards scheme; advises prospective nursing students of other awards and scholarships; denies or suspend or revoke individual licenses for failure to comply with or meet council requirements; and prosecutes nurses who violate the law as determined by the Bermuda Nursing Council Act. The Nursing Act 1997 guides its day to day activities.  Under the Nurses Act 1969, all nurses of all types, whether registered or enrolled, are required to renew their licenses annually, for a specific fee. Those not meeting the October 31 deadline pay a late licensing fee and are suspended from their jobs until payment is received. There is also a register of Inactive nurses and a fee payable by them. Many nurses earn less than $30 an hour, unlike in most hospitals in North America. The Council provides Scholarships to students who have entered a Nurse Training Program at a Council-approved institution, leading to eligibility for Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Bermuda.
Bermuda Psychologists Registration Council Psychological Practitioners Act 1998. 
Bermuda Public Funds Investment Committee Public Funds Act 1954. 
Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation Bermuda Small Business Development Incorporation Act 1980. 
Bermuda War Pensions Commissioners Pensions & Gratuities (War Service) Act 1947.

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Betting Licensing Authority Betting (Regulations & Tax) Act 1975. 
Board of Agriculture Agriculture Act 1930.
Board of Chiropodists Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973.
Board of Dieticians Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973. 
Board of Education Education Act 1996.
Board of Immigration Bermuda Immigration & Protection Act 1956.
Board of Medical Laboratory Technologists Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973. Includes nominees from practicing Medical Laboratory Technologists.
Board of Occupational Therapists Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973. 
Board of Physiotherapists Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973.
Board of Radiographers Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973. 
Board of Speech Therapists Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973. 
Board of Trustees of the Golf Courses The Golf Courses (Consolidation) Act 1998. 
Board of Works & Engineering Public Works Department Act 1984. 
Broadcasting Commissioners Broadcasting Commissioners Act 1953.
Building Appeals Tribunal The Building Act 1988. 

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Cedarbridge Academy Board of Governors Education Act 1996. 
Charity Commissioners Charities Act 1978. 
Child Care Placement Board Children Act 1998. 
Commission for Unity and Racial Equality (CURE) Commission for Unity & Racial Equality Act 1974. Melbourne House, Suite 202. 11 Parliament Street, Hamilton HM KX. Phone 296-0613 or fax 296-9142 or e-mail cure@ibl.bm
Constituency Boundaries Commission Appointed on 5 November 2001 by the Governor under the Constitution of Bermuda. They had their first meeting on December 3, 2001.
Consumer Affairs Board Ministry of Community Affairs and Sport. 
Contributory Pensions Appeal Tribunal Contributory Pensions Act 1970. 
Court Commissioners Mental Health Act 1968. 
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Criminal Injuries (Compensation Act) 1973. 

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Defence Board Section 6, Defence Act 1965. 
Defence Exemption Tribunal Defence Act 1965. 
Defence Medical Board Defence Act 1965. 
Development Applications Board Development & Planning Act 1974.

E-Commerce Advisory Board No legislation specified. 
Economic Development Committee (EDC) 2013 Bermuda Government initiative intended to cut down on the bureaucracy and move projects forward faster. Its mandate is to compress the time taken to obtain the necessary approvals for direct inward investment into Bermuda. Unwelcoming and bureaucratic procedures in the years prior to 2012 reduced the flow of inward direct investment to virtually a trickle.
Employment Tribunal Section 35 and Schedule, Employment Act 2000. 
Energy Commission Since November 2009. The mission is to assist in the development and maintenance of affordable, clean and sustainable energy, for the economic, social and environmental well-being of residents and businesses in Bermuda. As required by the Energy Act 2009, appointed by the Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and E-Commerce in November 2009. The Commission consists of a chairman and four other members, though an additional member may be appointed to assist in an inquiry by the Commission if their expertise/experience is required. Members are appointed for a period of three years. Meets twice a month and primary duties are to:
  • Review, and subsequently approve or disallow variations to the price or charge for electrical power submitted to the Commission by a specified businesses;
  • Set out the terms and conditions under which a specified business may make a variation to the price or charge for electrical power;
  • Conduct inquiries into the price or charge made for any energy-related commodity;
  • Conduct inquiries into other matters concerning the cost or supply of any energy-related commodity;
  • Conduct inquiries into any matter which may affect the exercise of the Minister's powers under the Energy Act 2009; and
  • Advise the Minister in the discharge of the Minister's functions under the Energy Act 2009.

It does not release its annual reports to the public — nor does it have to. The Energy Act requires only that it provides the relevant Minister with a report on its activities, not taxpayers. Visit www.energy.gov.bm for more information on the Commission and the Department of Energy.

Environmental Authority Clean Air Act 1991. 
The Essential Industries Disputes Board Labour Relations Act 1975. 

Financial Assistance Board Financial Assistance Act 2001.
Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) Since 2007. Under the Financial Intelligence Agency Amendment Act 2008 and Act. Assists in rooting out money laundering or terrorism financing in Bermuda, with a remit limited to banks and deposit companies. Has summary powers to put a temporary freeze on bank accounts and order documentation checks if it receives a report of suspicion regarding money laundering or terrorism financing within the financial sector. The independent quango reports directly to the Minister of Justice and acts as a “buffer” between financial institutions and the Police service’s Financial Investigations Unit. When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Bermuda in 2003 it identified deficiencies in the area of identifying the proceeds of crime and the financing of terrorism. In July 2008 it was announced the number of people in the FIA will increase as part of new legislation aimed at combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The number of non-executive members will increase from three to six. They will be joined by a chairman and director. The new legislation follows a recent review that showed Bermuda was failing to comply with 29 international recommendations on anti-money laundering and fighting the financing of terrorism. The corresponding figures for the Bahamas and Cayman respectively are six and two.
Financial Investigations Unit (FIU) Operated by the Bermuda Police, not be confused with the above. 
Fire Services Advisory Board Fire Services Act 1982. 

G

General Improvement Area Tribunal Bermuda Housing Act 1980. 
Government Employees (Health Insurance) Appeals Tribunal Government Employees (Health Insurance) Act 1986. 
Government Employees (Health Insurance) Management Committee Government Employees (Health Insurance) Act 1986. 

H

Health & Safety Advisory Council The Health & Safety at Work Act 1982. Includes representatives from Bermuda Hotel Association; Bermuda Union of Teachers; Small Business Development Corporation; Bermuda Chamber of Commerce; Public Service Association; Bermuda Police Service Association; Bermuda Fire Services Association; Independent Employers; Bermuda Industrial Union; Ministry of Health & Family Services, ex-officio; Department of Personnel Services, ex-officio.  
Historic Building Advisory Committee Ministry of Environment. 
Historic Wrecks Authority (HWA) Government-appointed
Hospital Insurance Commission Hospital Insurance Act 1970. 
Hotel Licensing Appeal Tribunal Hotel (Licensing & Control) Act 1969. 
Human Rights Commission Human Rights Act 1981. In August 2006, the head civil servant at HRC resigned weeks after the chairman of the Government board also stepped down. Mr. David Wilson’s resignation came after Rod Attride-Stirling, then chairman of the HRC, called for jobs to be lost over the Commission’s repeated failure to produce annual reports in compliance with the Human Rights Act. The last annual report for the HRC was filed in 2001 and a report for 2005, which should have been presented to the Minister for Community Affairs by June, had not been delivered.

I, J, K

Immigration Appeal Tribunal

Established in July 2011 by the House of Assembly as an independent but Government-appointed tribunal on immigration matters. In July 2012 it began to schedule its first appeals, more than a year after it was established. It will make the final decisions on grievances relating to issues such as Bermudian status, permanent residency and work permits. It replaces a Cabinet committee that previously heard appeals of Ministerial decisions. This committee ran the risk of being seen as biased, so the independent tribunal was established instead. There are 12 members of the panel. The tribunal has sought guidance from Government lawyers in drafting rules for the tribunal’s use and the guidance of appellants and lawyers.

Insurance Advisory Committee No legislation specified

L

Labor Advisory Council Ministry of Labor, Home Affairs and Public Safety. Includes Workers Representatives of Bermuda Public Services Association; Bermuda Industrial Union; Bermuda Union of Teachers; Electricity Supply Trade Union; Fire Services Association; Association of School Principals; Bermuda Federation of Musicians and Variety Artists. Employers' Representatives of Government; Independent Employers; Bermuda Employer's Council; Hotel Employers of Bermuda.
Land Valuation Appeals Tribunal Land Valuation & Tax Act 1967.
Law Reform Commission Proposed in the 2008 Throne Speech to ensure the constant review of legislation and to make the law responsive to the needs of society. How it will differ from the Law Reform Committee is not yet known.
Law Reform Committee Ministry of Legislative Affairs. 
Legal Aid Committee Legal Aid Act 1980. 

M, N, O

Marine Resources Board Fisheries Act 1972. 
Medical Reference Committee Motor Car Act 1951.
Mental Health Review Tribunal Mental Health Act 1968. 
Millennium Fund Committee Millennium Fund Act 1988. 
Ministers and Parliamentarians Salary Review Board Set up by legislation enacted in 2005 in an effort to end the recurring controversy that flares up every time MPs vote for a pay rise for themselves.
National Accessibility and Advisory Council Established after the Committee for a National Policy on Disabilities was established in 2005 to determine guiding principles; recommend policy objectives in the areas of access, communication, education, training, health, housing and transportation; and to identify overall goals and objectives for each area. Its its report was completed and Government accepted the recommendations with the 155 objectives.
National Drug Commission National Drug Commission Act 1993. 
National Parks Commission The Bermuda National Parks Act 1986. 
National Training Board The National Training Board Act 1997. 94 Reid Street, Hamilton HM 12. Telephone (441) 292-3700. Fax (441) 292-5984. 
National Tourism Action Group Ministry of Tourism. 
National Youth Council The Cabinet Office. A representative each of the Berkeley Institute; Bermuda Institute; Bermuda High School for Girls; Bermuda College; Cedarbridge Academy; Clearwater Middle School; Mount St. Agnes Academy; Sandys Secondary Middle School; Saltus Senior School; Warwick Academy Senior School
Optometrists and Opticians Council Optometrists and Opticians Act 1973. 

Parish Councils

Bermuda Government appointed under the Parish Councils Act 1971. 

Devonshire Parish Council Hamilton Parish Council  Paget Parish Council
Pembroke Parish Council St. George's Parish Council Sandys Parish Council
Smith's Parish Council Southampton Parish Council Warwick Parish Council

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Parole Board The Parole Board Act 2001. 
Pension Commission The National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Act 1998. Phone 295-8672, Its website pensioncommission.bm began in July 2007. For information on private pensions. With links including Employer Information, Employee Information, National Pension Scheme and Act and Regulation. Forms are available online or phone 295-8672 or by e-mail at info@pensioncommission.bm. 
Permanent Arbitration Tribunal Labour Relations Act 1975. 
Permanent Police Tribunal Police Act 1974. 
Pharmacy Council Pharmacy and Poisons Amendment Act 1984. 
Police Complaints Authority Police Complaints Authority Act 1998. A. Brock, Chair.
Ports Authority Marine Board Act 1962.
Price Control Commission Price Commission Act 1974. See Bermuda Government Boards.  2013. October 1.  The Price Control Commission has yet to meet six months after being re-appointed by the present government from the previous government. The Commission was established to protect consumers from unwarranted rate increases on essential goods and services, but Finance Minister Bob Richards said Government was using other committees and commissions to tackle the high cost of living. He said the cost of electricity is under the remit of the Energy Commission, the issue of healthcare is being dealt with by the Ministry of Health and a separate Committee under the Ministry of Home Affairs is looking into the cost of food. “Those are the three basic elements. They are not being dealt with under the Price Control Commission, but they are certainly being dealt with in broader government,” he said. “This Government is a firm believer that free markets are the most efficient and cost effective way of delivering goods and services. Government doesn’t fix prices. Government price fixing doesn’t work. There’s an old saying in economics that you can fix the price of something and you can fix the supply of something, but you can’t fix both at the same time. If the government wants to fix the price of a loaf of bread they can do so, but they can’t force someone to bring it in and sell it at that price.” He said the best the Government could do is ensure there is a competitive market, and in cases where there may be a monopoly, ensure that there is a regulatory system in place to monitor them. Shadow Finance Minister David Burt said the Opposition does not support price fixing, but the Government had promised to meet with retailers when cutting the salaries of public sector workers, asking what success Government has had. Mr Richards responded that it was a “work in progress.” Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley, speaking for the Ministry of Home Affairs, said that both he and Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy have been involved in talks with the Island’s grocers, but due to the sensitive nature of talks he was not able to make a statement to the House. “The leading grocers are meeting among themselves, and once they look at the potential options, they will revert to the Government." Asked by Shadow Minister of Economic Development Glenn Blakeney about it there had been talks with the Island’s wholesalers, Mr Dunkley said it was up to the grocers to get the wholesalers involved in the conversation. The Minister noted that the previous administration had attempted to work with the wholesalers in 2011, but nothing came of it. Economic Development Minister Grant Gibbons meanwhile said Government has had several meetings with Belco about energy costs. “Earlier this year, under this administration, the Ministry of Economic Development authorized the Energy Commission to undertake a review of the fuel adjustment rate being applied by Belco,” Dr Gibbons said. “We are in the process of analyzing the findings of that review and are discussing them with Belco.” Dr Gibbons said the Government has formed a consultation committee, the Bermuda Energy Working Group, which is collaborating with Belco and Government on several projects, including equitable interconnection agreements in order to reduce reliance on the energy company and lower prices. “There are several other initiatives we are working on, each with an aim to lower the average fuel bill, and I will make a statement when I am ready to report,” he said. Mr Burt however said that Dr Gibbons’ statement brought little comfort, saying his constituents had seen their fuel adjustment rates increase by 15 percent between January and September, and Government has announced a new tax that would further increase costs. Dr Gibbons said the last base rate was set under the previous administration, the fuel adjustment rate is based on the cost of fuel purchased by Belco.

Commission, set up in 2011, has specific terms-of-reference which include:

To look into the price of food on the Island to ensure consumers are protected from “unwarranted increases’ the Premier announced. In her budget brief for the Ministry of Finance in March 2011, she made the following statement: ‘Recently, the prices of food staples in global commodity markets have risen in worrying leaps. The Ministry of Finance has considered the implications for Bermuda and the policy options available to Government. Given that Bermuda imports substantial proportions of the food consumed on Island, we are in the position of ‘price takers’. In these circumstances, a regime of price controls could have unintended consequences including the disruption of supply lines. Accordingly, Government will use the powers of enquiry available under the Price Commission Act 1974 to obtain information from food importers about their import costs and margins to ensure that consumers are protected from unwarranted price increases. Indeed, subsequent to this statement, both the Bermuda Public Services Union and the Bermuda Industrial Union have publicly echoed my own concerns. The Price Control Commission has been empanelled and gazetted. 

1. Obtaining the relevant economic data from the Department of Statistics to identify the essential goods and services that should be the focus of the enquiry;

2. Inviting interest groups, consumers and individual Bermudians, who wish to provide data, statistics and other information, to make submissions to the Commission;

3. Inviting input from wholesalers; supermarkets; convenience stores, discount stores, other businesses and services that provide essential goods and services;

4. Consulting with the various unions including: the Bermuda Trade Union Congress, the Bermuda Industrial Union, the Bermuda Public Services Union, the Fire Services Union, Bermuda Union of Teachers, the Prison Officers Union, etc;

5. Consulting with the Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation, and employer groups including the Chamber of Commerce, Bermuda Employers Council, etc;

6. Obtaining information from shipping companies and other importers regarding the current cost of shipping, both air and freight;

7. Producing a report for the Minister recommending how Government can assist in ensuring that consumers can get the most reasonable price for essential goods and services.

This will be a collaborative team effort between Government, suppliers, retailers and consumers.

Professional Engineers Registration Council The Professional Engineers Registration Act 1972. 
Professional Surveyors Registration Council The Surveyors Registration Act 2001. A full list of professional surveyors in alphabetical order of name with their qualifications and area of specialty, is published every January.
Professions Supplementary to Medicine Council Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973.  
Promotions Board for Bermuda Regiment Defence Act 1965. 
Public Accounts Committee Reviews any misuse of public funds.
Public Debt Management Advisory Group

Appointed in 2013 by the Minister of Finance. Reviews Bermuda Government borrowing arrangements and practices used to finance ongoing budget deficits. Formation of the group was promised as part of the OBA’s election campaign and Government gets free expertise. It's a group of people involved professionally in the investment industry.

Public Records Committee Bermuda Archives Act 1974. 
Public Service Commission Found within the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968 – section 81.
Public Service Superannuation Board Public Service Superannuation Act 1981. 
Public Service Vehicles Licensing Board Motor Car Act 1951. 
Public Transportation Board Public Transportation Board Act 1951. info@ptb.bm
Purchasing and Tendering Committee Ministry of Works & Engineering. 

Registers of health-related organizations/people

Regulatory Authority January 2, 2013. October 17, 2012. Government named Philip Micallef as its choice to be the CEO for the new Bermuda Regulatory Authority (RA) to oversee the telecommunications sector. Mr Micallef was then the executive chairman of the Malta Communications Authority. He holds a BSc degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Warwick. Mr Micallef has extensive experience in middle and senior management roles from the last 25 years with various organisations in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Telecommunication sectors across Europe, the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy said. The RA will be set up as part of the regulatory reform in the telecoms sector, which will allow companies to offer bundled services. Between 2000 and 2002, Mr. Micallef served as a Government-appointed director on the board of Maltacom plc. In 2004 he was appointed the first CEO of Malta Enterprise. In 2006, he was appointed CEO of Melita Cable plc and then, a year later, he also led the Melita management team in the auction process which resulted in the sale of the company to the current shareholders. It was anticipated that the RA Commissioners will appoint Mr Micallef at their initial meeting on January 2, 2013. In the interim, he will work informally with the Minister , the RA Commissioners and their external advisers to keep the reform process moving forward. Earlier, the Minister had announced the selection of the three Regulatory Authority Commissioners, who began their terms on January 2, 2013
Register of Audiologists Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973. A full list is published annually.
Register of Chiropodists Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Dental Hygienists Bermuda Government maintained under the Dental Hygienists Regulations 1950. A full list every year.
Register of Dental Technicians Bermuda Government maintained under Regulations 2(b) of the Dental Technicians Regulations 1950. A full list every year.
Register of Dental Practitioners Bermuda Government maintained under the Section 6(2) of the Dental Practitioners Act 1950, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Dieticians Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Emergency Medical Technicians Bermuda Government maintained, registered with the office of the Chief Medical Officer. Some are Bermuda Hospitals Board, others are Bermuda Fire Service. A full list every year.
Register of Medical Laboratory Technologists Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Medical Practitioners Bermuda Government maintained under Section 6 (2) of the Medical Practitioners Act 1950, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Midwives Bermuda Government maintained under Section 6 (2) of the Midwives Act 1949, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Occupational Therapists Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Optometrists & Opticians Bermuda Government maintained under Section 4 Part III of the Optometrists and Opticians Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Pharmacies Bermuda Government maintained under Part IV Section 17(4) of the Pharmacy & Poisons Act 1979, in alphabetical order. A full list every year.
Register of Pharmacists Section 7 (4) of the Pharmacy & Poisons Act 1979. It shows every currently licensed pharmacist - Bermudian and non-Bermudian - by full first, middle and last name and the year, day and month when entered in the register.
Register of Physiotherapists Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Psychologists Registrar General, Section 8, Psychological Practitioners Act 1998. A full list every year.
Register of Radiographers Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.
Register of Speech-Language Therapists Bermuda Government maintained under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1973, not in alphabetical order but in order of day of registration so that those earliest currently registered are first and the most recent are last. A full list every year.

R (other)

Rent Increases Advisory Panel Rent Increases (Domestic Premises) Control Act 1978. 
Residential Child Care Advisory Board Protection of Children Act 1943. 
Review Committee Investment Business Act 1998. 
Road Safety Council No specific legislation

S

Spending and Government Efficiency (Sage) Commission See https://sagecommission.bm/.
St. George's Preservation Authority Town of St. George's (Protection of Buildings of Special Interest) Act 1950. 
Scientific Authority for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Endangered Animals and Plants Act 1976. 
Special Courts Panel No specific legislation
Stamp Design Advisory Committee Bermuda Constitution Order 1968, Section 61. 
Standing Medical Board Pension and Gratuities (War Service) Act 1947. All surviving beneficiaries of such pensions are senior citizens. 
Sustainable Development Roundtable (SDR) c/o Ministry of the Environment. First introduced in April 2005. Its primary role is to advise the Cabinet on a sustainable future for the country in areas of economics, the environment and culture. Premier Ewart Brown unveiled his Sustainable Development Roundtable (SDR) members in March 2007 but also revealed that he won’t ask the group to weigh in on the controversial Southlands Special Development Order (SDO) on the Southlands issue. Dr. Brown’s panel is 13 members, five fewer than the panel of his predecessor Alex Scott. Seven of the members are new and six are from the previous Roundtable. Among those not invited back is environmentalist Stuart Hayward, who, since leaving the Government advisory committee, has become an outspoken opponent of the Southlands bid for an SDO.

T-V

Tax Appeal Tribunal Panel Taxes Management Act 1976. 
Tax Convention Advisory Committee USA-Bermuda Taxes Management Act 1986. 
Technical Advisory Panel Motor Car Act 1951.
Telecommunications Commission Telecommunications Act 1986. 
Treatment of Offenders Board No specific legislation
Top Level Domain Committee Ministry of Telecommunications & E-Commerce. 
Tourism Board Bermuda Constitution Order 1968, Section 61. 
Trucks Advisory Committee Motor Car Act 1951. 
Veterinary Practitioners Council (VPC) Established by the Veterinary Practitioners Act 2008 which states that overseas practitioners must either be a member of the UK's Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a 'valid licence' in the US, Canada, European Union or Caribbean Economic Community to qualify. VPC promotes standards with a code of conduct, with powers to investigate all allegations of professional misconduct. It will examine the qualifications of overseas vets applying to practice here. In the past, the profession had only been governed by a short section of the Agriculture Act 1930 which was inadequate. There is now an annual register of vets to be published and re-registration will be required every three years to ensure vets keep up to date with latest standards. The register also bars those not on it from treating sick and injured animals, under penalty of a $5,000 fine or six months' imprisonment. Veterinary certificate holders under the Agriculture Act 1930 will automatically qualify for the register.

W-Z

West End Development Corporation A Bermuda Government quango. West End Corporation Act 1982. P. O. Box MA 415, Mangrove Bay, MA BX. 
War Veterans Pensions Commission (WVPC) Unlike veterans in other countries, Bermuda pays a pension only to those who served overseas
Waterfront Task Force Established by the Premier in 2005. It includes members from the private sector, Corporation of St. George's, West End Development Corporation (Wedco) and Corporation of Hamilton. For the six months the Corporation of Hamilton declined to participate on the Task Force. It was made clear that in the future the number of cruise ships in Hamilton and St. George's would decrease and the opportunity would exist to redevelop the waterfronts at each port.
Water Safety Council Ministry of Transport.

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