Photos: Parliament Convenes & Throne Speech

September 8, 2017

Marking the first Throne Speech since the PLP won the election, the Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Sept 8], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2017 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead.

Some of the initiatives unveiled in this morning included establishing an Economic Diversification Unit, transforming the ACBDA into the Bermuda Event Authority, establishing a Bipartisan Committee on Immigration Reform, installing wi-fi in schools, officially ending conscription, decriminalising cannabis possession for amounts under 7 grams, and investing in new buses.

The full speech is posted here along with some excerpts, you can view our live blog of the Throne Speech here, and all our coverage of the 2017 Throne Speech here.


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  1. Jose says:

    Yes PLP all the way ,Can wait for things to happen does anyone know when they installing the fitness equipment in public parks?
    When will the new jobs for Bermudians begin? It’s in the first hundred days think that must be soon .