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BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

According to a statement from the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], the Premier has “agreed that the Government will not proceed with the Public Bodies Reform Act at this time.” The BTUC consists of multiple unions including the Bermuda Federation of Musicians & Variety Artists, Bermuda Fire Services Association, Bermuda Industrial... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Extends Thanks After Hurricane

Video: Premier Extends Thanks After Hurricane

“What this Island went through last Friday evening and into the early hours of Saturday morning truly was a testing time for us as a Country and as a people. ‎But we came through the other side more resilient than ever, and that is something that every resident should be proud of,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today [Oct 24]. The Premier... Read more of this article

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

[Updated with videos. Marc Bean has retained the PLP leadership, defeating Walton Brown by a vote of 85 - 9 in tonight's internal party election. David Burt defeated Michael Weeks by a margin of 76 - 18 for the position of Deputy.] The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting their Annual Delegates Conference at the Devonshire Rec this evening [Oct... Read more of this article

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

The Atlanta-based Conference of Black Mayors, together with Bermuda’s Corporation of Hamilton, have decided to move the Black Mayors Convention from November 2014 to the first available date of next year, saying that representatives of several African nations had their travel plans altered by the Ebola crisis. In making the announcement today,... Read more of this article

PLP Confirm #33 Candidate: Jamahl Simmons

PLP Confirm #33 Candidate: Jamahl Simmons

[Updated with video] The Progressive Labour Party has just announced that Jamahl Simmons will be their candidate in the upcoming bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South, which will be held on November 18th. This announcement follows the OBA’s confirmation yesterday that lawyer Georgia Marshall will serve as their candidate.Mr. Simmons... Read more of this article

Premier On Pride Bermuda Red Ribbon Event

Premier On Pride Bermuda Red Ribbon Event

Yesterday [Oct 22] the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley participated in the 17th Annual PRIDE Red Ribbon event. The Premier said, “Red Ribbon Week is an Annual International Celebration of Prevention that serves to bring attention to the drug problem and provides a time for us to focus on drug prevention and education.... Read more of this article

Minister Thanks Public: Work Permit Feedback

Minister Thanks Public: Work Permit Feedback

The Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Fahy thanked those members of the public and organisations who provided feedback to the draft work permit policy, which was released to the public on October 1st 2014. The Ministry said the submissions will now be reviewed for possible inclusion in the work permit policy which should come into effect on December... Read more of this article

Hotel Developer Receives 60 Day Extension

Hotel Developer Receives 60 Day Extension

[Updated with PLP response + video] The Government has extended the exclusivity period by 60 days with the developer selected for the old Club Med property, Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell said. The exclusivity period commenced on 9th June, 2014 and was originally set to expire on 8th October, and it has now been extended... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: The Cloud With A Silver Lining

Opinion Column: The Cloud With A Silver Lining

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Susan Jackson] Many people have commented on how well Bermuda has done in the aftermath of our two recent storms. Part of the reason for that was how well we have all prepared for the hurricane season in general and Gonzalo in particular, and part of it has been the good leadership of the Emergency Measures Organisation,... Read more of this article

OBA Confirm #33 Candidate: Georgia Marshall

OBA Confirm #33 Candidate: Georgia Marshall

[Updated with video] The One Bermuda Alliance announced that Georgia Marshall will be their candidate in the upcoming bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South, which will be held on November 18th. The announcement was made at a press conference in Somerset today [Oct 22], which is still underway, and we will update with the video and full statement... Read more of this article


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