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PLP: ‘Damon Wade To Resign As Party Chair’

PLP: ‘Damon Wade To Resign As Party Chair’

“Last evening at a meeting of the Progressive Labour Party Central Committee, Chairman Damon Wade announced his intention to resign as party chair,” the PLP said today. This follows after the PLP Executive Committee passed a “motion of no confidence” against Mr Wade last month, which followed after leaked audio of an internal party... Read more of this article

Lawrence Scott Appointed As Temporary Minister

Lawrence Scott Appointed As Temporary Minister

MP Lawrence Scott was sworn in as the temporary Minister for Tourism and Transport, and he will serve as the temporary Minister for the next ten days while the Minister of Tourism and Transport is travelling. A Government spokesperson said, “Member of Parliament Lawrence Scott was sworn in as the temporary Minister for Tourism and Transport at... Read more of this article

“PLP Welcomes Reduction In Electricity Bills”

“PLP Welcomes Reduction In Electricity Bills”

The PLP said they welcomed the “reduction in electricity bills” as “beginning in January 2020, 95% of Bermudian families will see a reduction in their energy bills.” “This holiday season, we are committed to focusing on the sure and steady progress we’re making for Bermudian policies,” said Acting Leader Walter... Read more of this article

PLP: Motion Of No Confidence In Chairman

PLP: Motion Of No Confidence In Chairman

The Executive Committee of the PLP Party unanimously passed a “motion of no confidence” against Chairman Damon Wade, and have also called for the Chairman to “immediately resign his position.” A spokesperson said, “Two and a half years ago, the People of Bermuda called time on the OBA experiment and voted for the only Party... Read more of this article

Column: An ‘Attempt To Rewrite History’

Column: An ‘Attempt To Rewrite History’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] I read, with great interest, the latest op-ed, titled, ‘Method Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do’ by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson. He went to great lengths to attempt to paint the leadership of the Progressive Labour Party as disconnected from the plight of the Bermudian people. It is interesting, yet sad, to see... Read more of this article

Column: Health Plan, What’s In A Name?

Column: Health Plan, What’s In A Name?

[Written by Dr. Ricky Brathwaite] The “Bermuda Health Plan” is an updated design of the current “Standard Health Benefit”. This Benefit was established in 1970 through the Health Insurance Act as a way to ensure that residents of Bermuda are protected against being sold health insurance that may not be beneficial to their health and financial... Read more of this article

Column: Maternity & Paternity Leave Reform

Column: Maternity & Paternity Leave Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Tinee Furbert] In the Progressive Labour Party’s 2017 Election Platform, our party promised to extend paid maternity leave and introduce paid paternity leave. Recently, in the House of Assembly, I was proud to see that promised fulfilled with the passage of the Government’s Employment [Maternity Leave Extension... Read more of this article

Medicinal Cannabis Bill Consultation Draft

Medicinal Cannabis Bill Consultation Draft

Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons presented the Medicinal Cannabis Bill and Regulations as a public consultation draft, and urged the community to provide feedback to “optimise the Bill and Regulations before they are Tabled in the Legislature.” Speaking in the Senate, Minister Simmons said, “I am pleased to present to this honourable... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Method Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do’

Column: ‘Method Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] All my life I have heard people say that a true leader leads by example. To many, this is the benchmark of leadership. People look to their leaders for hope and a plan that ensures they will remain safe, secure or in good health. Unfortunately, Bermudians are not getting this from the Premier of... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Dec 18] and the National Pension Scheme [Occupational Pensions] Temporary Amendment Act 2019, the Children [No. 2] Amendment Act 2019, the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment Act 2019, the Economic Substance Amendment [No. 2] Act 2019, the Insurance [No. 2] Amendment Act 2019,... Read more of this article

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Tariff Cuts

Minister Walter Roban On Electricity Tariff Cuts

“We are pleased that the Regulatory Authority has today assisted in the delivery of one aspect of our agenda; driving down the cost of electricity via the slashing of Electricity Retail Tariffs,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. The Minister’s comments follow after the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda announced that “effective... Read more of this article

Michael Dunkley: Spending $2.5M Is ‘Worrying’

Michael Dunkley: Spending $2.5M Is ‘Worrying’

“I am a keen supporter of golf, but to spend $2.5 million dollars in a very tight budget year, where taxpayers are struggling to meet commitments and no budget was allocated for the work it is very concerning and worrying,” Michael Dunkley said regarding the cost to prepare the Port Royal Golf Course for the Bermuda Championship. Mr. Dunkley... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Monday [Dec 16] and Bill due for their first reading include the National Pension Scheme [Occupational Pensions] Temporary Amendment Act 2019, Children [No. 2] Amendment Act 2019, Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment Act 2019, Economic Substance Amendment [No. 2] Act 2019, Insurance [No.... Read more of this article