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PAC To Meet: Public Funding For America’s Cup

PAC To Meet: Public Funding For America’s Cup

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday [April 23] where they are expected to deliberate on matters relating to public funding for the America’s Cup. A spokesperson said, “The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, 23rd April... Read more of this article

Minister: Two Preschools To Be Amalgamated

Minister: Two Preschools To Be Amalgamated

[Updated with PLP response] Two preschools will be amalgamated into primary schools in September 2015, Minister of Education Wayne Scott announced today [April 22], with St David’s Preschool set to join with St David’s Primary School, while St John’s Preschool will join with Victor Scott Primary School. The amalgamation of preschools... Read more of this article

PLP Express Concern: Work Permit Application

PLP Express Concern: Work Permit Application

[Updated] Shadow Immigration Minister Walton Brown is “expressing his grave concern over yet another aspect of immigration reform that is now apparent,” saying “this new policy dramatically widens the circle of abuse for unscrupulous employers and will no doubt further weaken employment opportunities for Bermudians.” Mr. Brown... Read more of this article

Cannabis Reform Rally Held In Hamilton

Cannabis Reform Rally Held In Hamilton

A Cannabis Reform Rally is being held today [Apr 20] at Parliament, calling for the “decriminalization, regulation and tax [or other reform] of cannabis.” “Are you in favor of the decriminalization, regulation and tax [or other reform] of cannabis? Want to find out what effective cannabis policy could mean for Bermuda? Do you feel... Read more of this article

Residents Urged To Help Prevent Child Abuse

Residents Urged To Help Prevent Child Abuse

April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month and today [Apr 16] Minister of Community, Culture and Sports, Pat Gordon-Pamplin and Minister of Education, R. Wayne Scott attended the official proclamation ceremony organized by Saving Our Child and Revealing Secrets [SCARS]. In her address to the crowd gathered at City Hall, Minister Gordon-Pamplin... Read more of this article

Hamilton Mayor Election: Simmons vs Gosling

Hamilton Mayor Election: Simmons vs Gosling

[Updated] The Nomination Day for the upcoming Municipalities Elections was held today  [April 16], with the registration showing that Carlton Simmons is set to run against Charles Gosling for the position of Hamilton Mayor. Then 2015 Municipal elections have been set for May 7th, and will see voters head to the polls in both Hamilton and St George’s.... Read more of this article

Brannon Starts Petition On Same Sex Marriage

Brannon Starts Petition On Same Sex Marriage

Following yesterday’s news that a same-sex couple hoping to get married on a cruise were unable to as the company is registered in Bermuda which prohibits them from conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies, Tony Brannon has started an online petition calling for the Bermuda Government to “Legalize Same Sex Marriage and implement a complete... Read more of this article

Premier’s Speech: OBA Spring Party Conference

Premier’s Speech: OBA Spring Party Conference

The goal is to balance the budget in three years, and to do that “we’ve raised taxes where possible and imposed stringent disciplines across all ministries, including spending reductions in some areas,” Premier Michael Dunkley said at the One Bermuda Alliance Spring Conference held this past weekend. Premier Dunkley said, “We are... Read more of this article

“PLP Working To Make Vision 2025 A Reality”

“PLP Working To Make Vision 2025 A Reality”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Weeks] Bermudians have had an opportunity to see for themselves just what the OBA is about and most of us don’t like what we are seeing; skyrocketing unemployment, a slew of broken promises, a seemingly never ending series of political scandals and an agenda that seems driven to benefit everyone but the... Read more of this article

“Potential Power Of Sale” Over PLV Car Park

“Potential Power Of Sale” Over PLV Car Park

Speaking on the Par-La-Ville car park being placed under receivership due to an outstanding $18 million loan, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said “there would be a potential power of sale.” Last year, US-based Mexico Infrastructure Finance LLC [MIF] extended an $18 million loan to Par-la-Ville Hotel and Residences Ltd [PLV], with the... Read more of this article

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