TUESDAY, SEPT. 25: Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors announced today that the Ministry is actively engaged in modernizing work permit policies.

Minister Minors said: “Work on drafting a revised Work Permit Policy has been in progress during the course of the summer and next month I will convene a Review Committee comprised of stakeholder organizations to review the proposals and consider counter proposals. Once the consultation with stakeholders has concluded, I anticipate that the 2012 Work Permit Policies will be implemented in the very near future.”

Stakeholder groups invited to participate on the Review Committee include the Bermuda Employers Council, Trade Union Congress, Bermuda Hotel Association as well as representatives from International Business organizations.