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Photos: Progressive Labour Party Gala Event

Photos: Progressive Labour Party Gala Event

The Progressive Labour Party hosted their PLP Gala last night at the Fairmont Southampton featuring Bermudian entertainment that included the CedarBridge Academy Orchestra, Sheila Smith, the Gombeys and Jessie Seymour backed by DIA band. Howard University President, Dr. Wayne Frederick delivered the keynote address, and Party Leader & Premier David... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Throne Speech 2018 And Beyond’

Premier: ‘Throne Speech 2018 And Beyond’

“‘Throne Speech 2018 and Beyond: Charting a path for the future while challenging the status quo to build a Bermuda that works for everyone,” was the name of the statement Premier David Burt was scheduled to deliver in the House of Assembly today [Nov 15]. However that did not happen, with Speaker Lister ruling that the Premier could... 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 [Nov 15] and the only statement listed as scheduled to be delivered is the Premier on “Charting a path for the future while challenging the status quo to build a Bermuda that works for everyone,” while Bills scheduled to be introduced include the National Pension Scheme... Read more of this article

Employment Leave Act Takes Effect On Jan 1st

Employment Leave Act Takes Effect On Jan 1st

The Government is reminding the community and “particularly local businesses” that the Employment Amendment Act takes effect on January 1, 2020, with the new law extending paid maternity leave to 13 weeks, providing for five days paid paternity leave, and allowing employees to take one week’s holiday after the first six months of employment.A... Read more of this article

Education Dept On Dellwood Middle School

Education Dept On Dellwood Middle School

Following the comments from Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons, the Department of Education said they “would like to clarify and provide accurate information to parents.” A Government spokesperson said, “A variety of issues pertaining to teaching conditions at Dellwood Middle School were raised in an article submitted by the Shadow... Read more of this article

Kempe: “Thinly Veiled Political Communication”

Kempe: “Thinly Veiled Political Communication”

The recent Government brochure mailed out to households was a “thinly veiled political communication that’s been funded by the tax payer,” OBA Senator Nick Kempe said, with the Senator adding that ”conveniently arrived in everyone’s mailboxes in the time of a by-election.” Brochure Mailed To Households Senator Kempe’s... Read more of this article

By-Election & Municipal Election Nomination Day

By-Election & Municipal Election Nomination Day

The Nomination Day for the by-election in Constituency #17 Pembroke Central and Extraordinary Municipal Election for the Corporation of St. George will take place tomorrow [Nov 7]. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised of the following information in advance of Nomination Day, which is tomorrow, November 7, 2019. By-election Constituency... 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 [Nov 6] and the Government Loans Amendment [No. 2] Act 2019, the Casino Gaming [Miscellaneous] Amendment Act 2019, the Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2019, and the Misuse of Drugs [Hemp] Amendment Act 2019 are due for their first reading. Update: Live broadcast... Read more of this article

Dwayne Robinson: OBA By-Election Candidate

Dwayne Robinson: OBA By-Election Candidate

[Updated with video] Senator Dwayne Robinson was today unveiled as the One Bermuda Alliance candidate for the by-election in Pembroke Central, Constituency 17. “I am enormously proud to be given the opportunity to serve the people of Pembroke Central,” said Mr Robinson, who has just returned from his honeymoon after getting married to his wife Reshay. “Mr... Read more of this article

Azorean President Welcomed At Bermuda Airport

Azorean President Welcomed At Bermuda Airport

Earlier this afternoon [November 2], Deputy Premier Walter Roban welcomed His Excellency the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro to Bermuda. On hand at the L.F. Wade International Airport to greet President Cordiero were dozens of well wishers.President Cordeiro and a delegation from the Azores are visiting Bermuda to... Read more of this article

Azores President Cordeiro Meets With Governor

Azores President Cordeiro Meets With Governor

The Governor was pleased to meet with His Excellency Mr Vasco Cordeiro, President of the Regional Government of the Azores earlier today [Nov 2]. “HE Mr Cordeiro is visiting Bermuda to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the first arrival of the Portuguese community in Bermuda. The Governor and His Excellency spoke, amongst other things, about... Read more of this article

Jason Hayward: PLP Candidate For By-Election

Jason Hayward: PLP Candidate For By-Election

The PLP announced today that Senator Jason Hayward will be the PLP candidate for the by-election in Constituency 17 Pembroke Central. The by-election has been called due to the untimely death of MP Walton Brown, and is scheduled to take place on November 21st. Senator Hayward’s bio on the official Parliament website states, “Senator Jason... Read more of this article

OBA: Did Govt Consider A Homeless Shelter?

OBA: Did Govt Consider A Homeless Shelter?

“Did Government consider repurposing TN Tatem school as a shelter for the homeless in Bermuda?” OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson has asked. Senator Robinson said, “It has been acknowledged by everyone, including PLP MP Michael Weeks, that the current shelter is not fit for purpose anymore and plans have been talked about for a new shelter for... Read more of this article