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House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

House Speaker: “Let’s Not Go Down There Again’

After MP Rolfe Commissiong tried to repeat his comments that Sir John Swan was ‘tap dancing’, Speaker of the House Dennis Lister interrupted him saying “let’s not go down there again”, adding that maybe he was “wrong last week for letting you go as far as you did go.” During the previous week in Parliament,... Read more of this article

Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

Premier: Strategic Intent For Government Reform

“I am pleased to table for the consideration of this Honourable House a document that sets out this Government’s strategic intent for government reform,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly. “This planning framework serves as the starting point towards the building of a comprehensive roadmap to realise Government Reform,”... Read more of this article

Hayward To Receive Peace, Social Justice Award

Hayward To Receive Peace, Social Justice Award

The Peace and Social Justice ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, in Bermuda; is hosting its 8th Peace and Social Justice award ceremony, on Thursday, June 6th  at St. Theresa’s church hall on Laffan Street. The event begins at 6pm. “This year’s honoree is Mr. Stuart Hayward, for his unwavering commitment, dedication and leadership... Read more of this article

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

BILTIR Supports CedarBridge Students With Math

Members of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] are once again helping CedarBridge Academy students prepare for success in their year-end mathematics examinations. Now in its fourth year, BILTIR’s Math Tutorial Program matches high-school students with life and annuity insurance professionals to provide mathematics... Read more of this article

Budding Entrepreneurs Offer Lemonade Stands

Budding Entrepreneurs Offer Lemonade Stands

Enterprising and business minded students took part in Bermuda’s first Lemonade Day, with stands available island-wide on Friday. Students from Sandys Secondary Middle School, T.N. Tatum Middle School, Dellwood Middle School and Clearwater Middle School participated in the event, with stands located at RUBiS Boaz Island Service Station, Marketplace... Read more of this article

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: May 18th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Speaker shuts down further ‘tap dancing’ comments asking MP Commissiong to ‘not go down there again,’ BILTIR supports CedarBridge students with mathematics, Bermuda industry groups applaud EU decision, ‘Social Development’ Cabinet Committee formed, fundraising target exceeded for dad/daughter racing team, Stuart Hayward... Read more of this article

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

Kempe On EU Removing Island From Tax List

“Bermuda has consistently demonstrated its commitment to combating money laundering and terrorist financing, therefore it was regrettable that a ‘minor technical omission’ led to a major fail,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “In addition to the potential reputational damage and inhibition... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

Photos & Video: Relay For Life Event Underway

[Updated with photos] The Relay For Life event is getting underway at the National Sports Centre this evening [May 17] with the Survivors Lap and Team Parade. The Mission of Relay for Life Bermuda is to raise awareness and funds to support access to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and support provided by Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre. Update:... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: May 17 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30 Minute Video:... Read more of this article

BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress’ 2019 Biennial Convention opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10am at the Liberty Theatre, and will feature a panel discussion on universal healthcare. The moderator will be Bro. Donald Lottimore and the panelists include:Dr. Ricky C. Brathwaite, Bermuda Health Council Sara Clifford, Human... Read more of this article

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an ”update of the proposed changes to work permit policies which begins with assessing jobs currently listed in the closed, restricted, special and open job categories. The Minister said, “This government recognizes the importance of including... Read more of this article

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

Appeal For Witnesses To Harassment Incident

The police said they are aware of a social media post that describes an incident involving a man verbally harassing a teenage girl at the bus terminal on Thursday, and have urged any witnesses or people that may know the man’s identity to please contact the police. A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social... Read more of this article

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Six documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [May 17] including the 2019 Transport Green Paper, the 2017 BDIC Annual Report, the Bermuda Public Accountability Board 2018 Annual Report, the Government Reform February 2019 Report, the Premier, Ministers and Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Bill 2019, and the Taxes Management [Large Ship Infrastructure... Read more of this article