Video: Bermuda First Press Conference

September 12, 2019 | 11 Comments

[Updated] Bermuda First is holding a press conference this morning [Sept 12] to “provide an update and details on the prioritized critical recommendations that are contained in their Phase II Future State Report.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.

Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 35-minute replay is below

“There are several recommendations contained within this report,” the Bermuda First report said. “We have concluded that the most important, urgent decisions encompass three areas: Education, Health Care and Talent/Immigration.”

The report recommends, “Create an independent authority for public education that is responsible for the performance management of educators and researching and implementing a holistic public education system that is appropriately sized/structured, resulting in a learning environment that facilitates optimum student success.”

Bermuda First Press Conference Sept 12 2019

“Create a holistic health care system that prioritises prevention, chronic disease management and health care delivery via primary care, and restructures the health system financing [including Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB]/hospital financing and reformation of the Standard Health Benefit [SHB].”

It also suggests the Government “reform immigration to enable job creation with appropriate protections.”

Update: The Bermuda First ‘Future State’ Report follows below [PDF here]

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  1. inna says:

    Do we not kinda sorta already know this:

    “We have concluded that the most important, urgent decisions encompass three areas: Education, Health Care and Talent/Immigration.”

  2. Yaya says:

    Why doesn’t this group form a brand new government running for office? Great ideas, now let’s put it to work.

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    “It also suggests the Government “reform immigration to enable job creation with appropriate protections.””

    I’m pretty sure Michael Fahy tried that with disastrous results.

    On the issue of lowering the cost of living, I’m not sure how that can work with taxes going up all the time.

  4. Question says:

    Why do they want to poke government’s nose into private schools? They’re the one resource in Bermuda that doesn’t let kids down. The last thing we need is government having any say whatsoever in private schools. Government will screw them up like they do everything else.
    It’s obvious what is wrong with public education, but the BUT won’t allow it to be corrected.

    • Would you say de same about oba?

      • Question says:

        They left successful areas alone. Government poking into private schools is unneccesary and counterproductive.

      • wa says:

        OJ, 25-11….stop living in the past. The OBA isn’t the government any more, you have to rely on your own now. LOL

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Because private schools perpetuate the perception of 2 Bermudas. It plays to a certain segment of society.

      • Question says:

        Yeah that could be addressed by hiring the best teachers we can find in the public system regardless of where they come from. It’s the BUT that stands in the way of improving public education, not private schools.

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