The Ministry of National Security is advising that out of an abundance of caution, the Bermuda Post Office's Mail Processing Centre (BPMC) at the L.F. Wade International Airport has been closed.
This follows two series of tests for the presence of asbestos both of which proved negative. There is a hole in the roof of the structure and on the advice of the Government's Health & Safety Officer, the Bermuda Post Office has closed the facility with a view to shifting mail processing operations to an alternate location.
Thank you to PRIDE Bermuda for having me here today to celebrate the launch of Red Ribbon Week 2014.
I am pleased to see so many people wearing red in support of this most worthy cause.
For those of you who didn't know, Red Ribbon Week is an Annual International Celebration of Prevention that serves to bring attention to the drug problem and provides a time for us to focus on drug prevention and education. This special week is a time to help build community awareness regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. It is a time for gratitude for all the lives that remain drug free.
The Minister of Home Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Fahy JP would like to thank those members of the public and organisations who provided feedback to the draft work permit policy, which was released to the public on October 1st 2014.
The submissions will now be reviewed for possible inclusion in the work permit policy which should come into effect on December 1st 2014. A final version of the new policy will be published in the coming weeks.