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Premier David Burt Bermuda Day Message

Premier David Burt Bermuda Day Message

[Bermuda Day message from Premier David Burt] Greetings and welcome. Bermuda Day is one of my favorite Bermuda holidays. There are so many reasons to love Bermuda Day, from the intricately-designed parade floats, the show of physical strength and determination during the half-marathon race, and the hypnotic beat of the Gombey drum – there is something... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader Bermuda Day Message

Opposition Leader Bermuda Day Message

[Bermuda Day message from Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden] As the Leader of the Opposition, the One Bermuda Alliance, I would like to offer my warmest greeting to the people of Bermuda as we celebrate Bermuda Day and the Bermuda Day Parade. Regardless of our age, The Bermuda Day Celebration means relaxation and fun – a marathon, a parade with floats,... Read more of this article

Premier Joins Call With UK Prime Minister

Premier Joins Call With UK Prime Minister

[Updated] Premier David Burt, this afternoon [May 24] joined other OT leaders on a 35 minute phone conversation with UK Prime Minister Theresa May about the UK Parliament’s vote on imposing a public register of beneficial ownership on Overseas Territories.The Premier said, “During the call, I restated the Government of Bermuda’s position: this... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader: ‘Serious Cause For Concern’

Opposition Leader: ‘Serious Cause For Concern’

“The question of Independence needs to be treated with careful consultation,” Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden said, adding that “to come out so strongly on this issue without a mandate or consultation with the Bermudian public is a serious cause for concern.” Ms Atherden’s comments follow after Premier David Burt gave... Read more of this article

’50 Years On, The Story Awaits Ending Chapter’

’50 Years On, The Story Awaits Ending Chapter’

“The Class of 1968 taught us to be bold, and their example should be an inspiration to all of us, to finish the work that was started so that democracy in these isles can be hailed with a song that does not end with the word ‘king’ or ‘queen’, but pays tribute to our island home,” Premier David Burt said. The Premier... Read more of this article

AG To Cast First Ballot Of ‘Vote Of Thanks’

AG To Cast First Ballot Of ‘Vote Of Thanks’

[Written by Glenn Fubler] As we observe the 50th Anniversary of Universal Adult Suffrage in Bermuda; on Tuesday, 22/5/18, between Noon & 2 pm, at the City Hall, the Attorney General will ‘cast the first Ballot of the ‘Vote of Thanks’ in appreciation of those who provided the foundation of our democracy. The Honourable Kathy Simmons will be... Read more of this article

Premier Speaks At GW University Graduation

Premier Speaks At GW University Graduation

Premier David Burt recently served as the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, telling the graduates of his alma mater to “stay true to their paths as they make the move from ‘academia to execution’ and apply their new knowledge in their careers.” A report in the school’s... Read more of this article

Minister: Island Can Be Home & Future Of Fintech

Minister: Island Can Be Home & Future Of Fintech

“Based upon the feedback, and outcomes from Consensus 2018, we can confidently stake our claim as the jurisdictional home and future of fintech,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [May 18] Minister Caines was providing an overview on the Bermuda delegation’s recent experience at the Consensus... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For May 18th

Parliament: Order Of Business For May 18th

Statements on Heritage Month & Bermuda Day 2018, Consensus 2018 and the Room Attendant Training Program Initiative are due to be delivered in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly, while Bills on the Order Paper include the Mental Health Amendment Act 2018 and Vacation Rentals Act 2018. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related... Read more of this article

Events To Celebrate 50 Years of Adult Suffrage

Events To Celebrate 50 Years of Adult Suffrage

The Cabinet Office today announced the observation of Universal Adult Suffrage in Bermuda, with Tuesday [May 22] marking the 50th anniversary of the historic first election under the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968. “The day will be marked with a series of events,” the Cabinet Office said. “Plaques will be unveiled in the three locations... Read more of this article

50th Anniversary Of Universal Adult Suffrage

50th Anniversary Of Universal Adult Suffrage

The 50th anniversary of the ‘Right to Vote for All’ in Bermuda on Tuesday, May 22 “offers an opportunity for our entire community to express our appreciation for those who provided the foundation of our democracy.” A statement from groups including Bermuda National Trust, Bermuda National Library, the Chewstick Foundation, the Committee... Read more of this article

Bermuda Signs MOU With Shyft Network

Bermuda Signs MOU With Shyft Network

Bermuda continued to attract international attention in New York today [May 15], as Premier David Burt announced a $10-million partnership with blockchain network Shyft and addressed more than 100 lawyers at a top global firm. A Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] spokesperson said, “It was Day Two of attendance by a 20-strong Bermuda delegation... Read more of this article

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Ms Trudy Deans made her first official visit to Bermuda and was welcomed by Acting Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban during a courtesy call on the Cabinet Office. “Apart from her duties in the United States, Ms Deans is also responsible for the Honorary Jamaican Consulate... Read more of this article