Govt stops TCD from accepting Bentley Friendly Society insurance policies
News from Royal Gazette:

Published Apr 11, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm)

  • No longer allowed: A TCD motor vehicle licence, illustrating a Bentley Friendly Society insurance policy

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The Bentley Friendly Society, set up in October of 2012 to provide property, home, automobile and motorcycle insurance, has been told the Transport Control Department (TCD) will no longer accept their certificate of motor insurance documents �with immediate effect�.

Bentley, which has seven trustees and 45 members, was in news at the end of March when the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) said insurance policies of all kinds issued by the friendly society were not regulated by it. A press release at the time said: �The BMA has become aware of property, home, automobile and motorcycle insurance policies being sold by a friendly society in Bermuda to persons who are, or become members of the society.�

It continued: �The Authority wishes to advise that the offer of such policies by an entity, which is registered under the Friendly Societies Act of 1868, is not regulated by the Authority. Accordingly, it does not have to comply wi…………… continues on Royal Gazette

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JERTEH: The Road Transport Department will ensure approximately 3.35 million motorcyclists in the country, who have been riding without valid driving licences, to obtain the document within the next five years.

RTD director-general Datuk Sri Ismail Ahmad said this would be done through the implementation of two programmes, namely myLESEN programme for youth and One Community One RTD programme for those aged above 40 in Sabah and Sarawak and above 45 in the peninsula.

He said ever since the two programmes were introduced in 2009, the department had managed to issue motorcycle (B2) driving licence to 62,903 motorcyclists nationwide, 6,668 of whom were from Terengganu.

“The programmes were aimed at ensuring that motorcyclists will be able to ride according to the law,” he told reporters after officiating the closing of the One Community One RTD programme in Gong Kemuntong here on Saturday.

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