Bermuda’s Legislature Hold First Virtual Session

April 18, 2020

“Bermuda made history as we held the first virtual session of Bermuda’s Legislature,” Premier David Burt said during last night’s press briefing, as members of the House of Assembly and members of the Senate held a virtual session via WebX Teams App.”

Speaking at last night’s [April 17] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “Covid-19 has brought tragedy and swift unwelcome change to the way we live and interact with each other…It has also brought forth innovation and flexibility in thought and deed.

“Today, that innovation and flexibility was demonstrated, and Bermuda made history as we held the first virtual session of Bermuda’s Legislature. This session, held over the WebX Teams App, enabled the 35 Members of the House of Assembly and the 11 members of the Senate, under the watchful eye of the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, to conduct the people’s business.

“All without breaking Shelter in Place, and without disrupting social distancing. And while there were some teething problems, we got through it and we accomplished the work we set out to do. Parliament today voted to continue Shelter in Place Regulations until 6 am May 2, and for the State of Emergency Order to be maintained until June 30.”

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