Photos: Convening Of Parliament Throne Speech

November 15, 2015

The Convening of Parliament took place on Friday morning [Nov 13], with Government and Opposition MPs gathering to hear Governor George Fergusson deliver the 2015 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead.

The speech revealed a number of initiatives planned for the coming year including news that the Bermuda Government will launch a new website to replace the current website at, with the new website set to be launched in the second quarter of next year.

Convening of Parliament

Also mentioned was Government’s intention to introduce legislation to ban dark helmet visors. “The aim of the legislation will be to minimise and ultimately eliminate the use of dark visors”, the Governor said.

“A ban will help law enforcement by removing an article that has been used by criminals, sometimes in the commission of violent crime, to hide their identity.”


Government will introduce amendments to permit registered voters studying abroad at recognised educational institutions to have the right to vote in absentia.

The Mill Creek Road businesses and residents who have expressed concern about the flooding in the area said they were “disappointed that provisions were not made in the Throne Speech for the canal infrastructure upgrades.” You can view all our coverage of the 2015 Throne Speech here.

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  1. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    It’s quite clear that many of the men have no idea how to behave in public…

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