Following today’s [Feb 8] Throne Speech all the Cabinet Ministers held a press conference where they each spent a few minutes expanding on the planned initiatives under their Ministry.
This was the first ever Throne Speech from the One Bermuda Alliance, who assumed control of the Government following their victory in the December 2012 General Election.
The day also saw the selection of PLP MP Randy Horton as the new Speaker of the House, which has generated some controversy, with the 130+ comments on today’s article about it reflecting the mixed views the public has of this development.
Eliminating conscription, amending the Human Rights Act to include sexual orientation, reopening a Medical Clinic for people without health insurance and giving a two-year payroll-tax exemption for new Bermudian hiring are some of the planned initiatives revealed in the Speech from the Throne.
Minister of Finance Bob Richards:
Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons:
Minister of Tourism & Transport Shawn Crockwell:
Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley
Minister of Education Nalton Brangman
Minister of Health & Seniors Patricia Gordon-Pamplin
Minister of Community & Cultural Development Wayne Scott
Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy
Attorney General Mark Pettingill
Minister of Environment & Planning Sylvan Richards
Minister of Public Works Trevor Moniz
Post Throne Speech Media Questions