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Dunkley: $2.5M Spent, ‘Glaring Lack Of Progress’

Dunkley: $2.5M Spent, ‘Glaring Lack Of Progress’

From April 2018 to June 2019 “over $2.5 million has been spent by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission” and it “seems that there is a glaring lack of progress,” MP Michael Dunkley said. This follows after Mr Dunkley asked Parliamentary Questions in the House, with the former Premier asking Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson for... Read more of this article

Almost $5M Spent On Investigation Into Dr Brown

Almost $5M Spent On Investigation Into Dr Brown

Almost $5 million has been spent so far on the investigation into former Premier Dr Ewart Brown, Members of Parliament heard on Friday. The expenditure was stated in the House of Assembly by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, who was responding to questions from Derrick Burgess, which were read out by MP Michael Scott. Minister Caines explained... Read more of this article

Gordon Pamplin Objects To ‘Insulting’ Remark

Gordon Pamplin Objects To ‘Insulting’ Remark

Shadow Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin criticized Minister David Burch over what she said was an “insulting and offensive” remark during a speech in the House of Assembly. “Last Friday [July 5], the Minister of Public Works David Burch, spoke in the House during the Motion to Adjourn,” the OBA said. “During his speech,... Read more of this article

Finance Minister On Caroline Bay Development

Finance Minister On Caroline Bay Development

“We do not do justice to the people of Bermuda by continuing to shore up a vision that no longer matches reality and which cannot be sustained on any applicable metrics,” and it is “well past time to approach this development differently” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly the Minister... Read more of this article

National Training Board Annual Report Delivered

National Training Board Annual Report Delivered

The National Training Board Annual Report 2017-2019 was presented to the House of Assembly on Friday [July 12] by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo. The Minister said, “The report for 2017-2018 is over a year late and I apologise to this Honourable House for the delay. “The Report before you has consolidated... Read more of this article

Anti-Doping Authority Annual Report Submitted

Anti-Doping Authority Annual Report Submitted

Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo tabled the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority financial statements and annual report when she spoke in the House of Assembly today [July 12]. Minister Foggo said, “The Authority continues to be fully compliant with the World anti-Doping Agency requirements. Through their sample collections... Read more of this article

Premier: Charter For Rights Of Elderly & Adults

Premier: Charter For Rights Of Elderly & Adults

Premier David Burt tabled the Bermudian Charter of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Elderly and Adults in Need of Long-term Care and Assistance in the House of Assembly today [July 12]. The Premier said, “The Charter is designed:to be a reference document setting out the fundamental principles and rights that are needed for the wellbeing... Read more of this article

OBA: Comments Were ‘Extremely Careless’

OBA: Comments Were ‘Extremely Careless’

Remarks in the House of Assembly by Michael Weeks about the forthcoming Pride Parade were “extremely careless”, according to One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dwayne Robinson. “In my opinion, his remarks reinforce the narrative that the LGTBQ+ community requires the approval or acceptance of the heterosexual majority,” the Senator said. “Although... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [July 12] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the Charter of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Elderly and Adults in Need of Long-Term Care and Assistance, Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority Financial Statements and Annual Report 2019, National Training Board... Read more of this article

Charter Of Rights & Responsibilities For Seniors

Charter Of Rights & Responsibilities For Seniors

The Bermudian Charter of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Elderly and Adults in Need of Long-Term Care and Assistance was signed today, and is due to be tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday. Speaking at the signing today, Premier David Burt said,  “I am pleased to be joined by Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Ageing Well Committee,... Read more of this article

Cannonier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

Cannonier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

“The chair of the December 2 committee, Kim Swan, should have called the Premier to give evidence,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr Cannonier said, “As the then Leader of the Opposition, the Premier was present during the demonstration. It was also reported that Mr Burt sent an email encouraging people to demonstrate outside... Read more of this article

Premier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

Premier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

“A regrettable lack of co-operation has deprived the people of Bermuda of the full truth of what led to the events of that terrible day”, said Premier David Burt in response to the Report of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee Examining the Events of the December 2nd 2016 incident at the House of Assembly. Premier Burt continued, “It is disturbing... Read more of this article

ICO Responds To PATI Amendment Bill 2019

ICO Responds To PATI Amendment Bill 2019

“It is the Information Commissioner’s view that records related to the financial and economic interests of Bermuda are already adequately protected under existing exemptions under the PATI Act,” the ICO Office said. The ICO office said, “The Information Commissioner is aware that the Public Access to Information [PATI] Amendment... Read more of this article