Excerpt:

"This chapter seeks to explore some of the issues associated with maintaining the economy, as well as, ensuring that all Bermudians have the opportunity to share in Bermuda’s prosperity.

One area which is very difficult to address is the cost of living and doing business in Bermuda. Bermuda’s small size presents issues of scale throughout the market, which in a number of cases prevents effective competition that could bring down prices. Equally, the high cost of living is simply an indicator of the sustained success of the economy and an increase in disposable incomes."
Contents:

The implementation Plan takes the primary and secondary priorities set out in the Sustainable Development Strategy and breaks them down further. It sets them out under five broad themes:

• Theme 1: Building and Maintaining an Inclusive Strong Economy
• Theme 2: Transforming Governance and the Public Sector
• Theme 3: Protecting and Enhancing our Environment and Natural Resources
• Theme 4: Sustaining our Communities
• Theme 5: Living within Bermuda’s Limits

For each priority, the Implementation Plan

• offers some background, defining the particular issue in question;
• sets some short- and medium-term objectives, and where possible, targets;
• offers some options for actions to achieve those objectives;
• suggests actors, both governmental and non-governmental;
• suggests timelines for delivery; and
• sets out what is already being undertaken by Government.

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Excerpt:

"This section outlines the vision for Bermuda in the future, drawing on the many inputs received during public consultation. Setting out this vision will not in itself mean that it will be achieved. However, it does give an idea of the Bermuda which residents would like to see and thus gives direction to the policies and actions which are needed in the future. This vision is set out under five main themes."

Contents:

5. Vision
6. Bermuda’s Strengths and Weaknesses
7. Priorities for Action
8. Monitoring and Follow-up

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Excerpt:

"This study is a high level review of housing policy in Bermuda with a view to developing a longer term housing strategy for the island.  Such a strategy would avoid the potential pitfalls of quick-fix solutions and provide consistency over time in dealing with housing issues."

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Excerpt:

"As a small island we have little ability to influence the tides and currents of global affairs but are strongly influenced by them. Our size and relative isolation makes us uniquely vulnerable to changes in the global economy and uniquely strong in being able to adapt quickly. It also allows a higher level of control over physical borders. A world where surprise, change and uncertainty are the norm requires a degree of forward planning, harnessing economic, environmental and social assets, to chart our course into the next century."

Contents:

Forward by Premier Alex Scott

1. Why we need a Strategy
2. What this Document contains
3. What is Sustainable Development?
4. What makes a good National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS)?

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Contents:

  • Population Developments
  • Educational Attainment of the Working Age Population
  • Labour Force Activity
  • Industry Employment Growth
  • Industry Access by Citizenship Status
  • Occupational Employment Developments
  • Job Access to Occupations by Citizenship Status
  • Recent Trends in Employment

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Issues related to affordable housing


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Excerpt:

"The Arnold Group, LLC, a national workforce development consulting firm from Rhode Island, USA, was commissioned by the Bermuda National Training Board to conduct a  study on workforce issues in Bermuda and to subsequently draft a workforce development strategy for the Government of Bermuda  

As a significant part of Bermuda’s Sustainable Development Initiative, the goal of this workforce development strategy is to maximise the potential of all Bermudians in all sectors and at all levels of the workforce, simultaneously meeting the needs of the citizenry and the employers of Bermuda."


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Excerpt:

"The primary goal of this Act is to assure the availability of a wide variety of housing types that will cover all income strata and accommodate a diverse population, including growing families, senior citizens, persons and households with special needs,  single householders, and families whose children are of adult age and have left the household, with special emphasis and high priority on the provision of low- and moderate-income housing on a regional fair-share basis. "

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Excerpt:

"This document sets out how the views of Bermuda’s residents were gathered, outlining methods used in:

1) Public outreach carried out by the Sustainable Development Project Team, and;
2) A public perception telephone survey done by Total Marketing and Communications Limited (TMC)

The results from this consultation process are attached as:

• Public Outreach Feedback
• Telephone Survey Results "


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About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


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