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OUTBermuda Statement On Referendum

OUTBermuda Statement On Referendum

Following yesterday’s referendum, OUTBermuda released a statement saying they “do not view yesterday’s outcome as a defeat, and are resolute in our commitment to raising awareness of issues affecting LGBTQ people.” OUTBermuda said, “The number and diversity of people adding their voice in support for LGBTQ people in past weeks... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage Statement On Referendum

Preserve Marriage Statement On Referendum

Following yesterday’s referendum, Preserve Marriage released a statement saying they “will remain steadfast in seeking to preserve marriage in Bermuda for the years to come.” A statement from the group said, “Preserve Marriage, which consists of a diverse cross-section of our community, appreciates the people of Bermuda who came... Read more of this article

Premier On UK Vote To Leave European Union

Premier On UK Vote To Leave European Union

Next month Overseas Territories leaders will be meeting ahead of the annual Joint Ministerial Council in London and a “priority on our agenda is to discuss the impact on Territories of a British exit from the EU,” Premier Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [June 24] The Premier said, “Yesterday the people of Great... Read more of this article

Walter Roban: ‘We Must Unite & Come Together’

Walter Roban: ‘We Must Unite & Come Together’

“It is now up to the Government to lead this country to heal from the divisiveness that has permeated our community for the last few months” and “we must unite and come together and heal our divisions, “Acting Deputy Leader Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said.Referendum Vote Goes No/No, However  Is “Unanswered” 44,367... Read more of this article

‘Government Will Now Consider The Next Steps’

‘Government Will Now Consider The Next Steps’

Following yesterday’s referendum, the “Government will now consider the next steps that respects and reflects the views of the people” and “the reality is that Bermuda will likely see its own share of court challenges,” Premier Michael Dunkley said. With 44,367 people registered to vote, and 20,804 people — or 46.89%... Read more of this article

Referendum Turnout 46.89% So Is “Unanswered”

Referendum Turnout 46.89% So Is “Unanswered”

[Updating: The votes were finalized at around 4.00am, however as the turnout was below 50%, the Government said the “referendum question shall be taken to be unanswered.” 44,367 people are registered to vote, and 20,804 people or 46.89% turned out to vote in this referendum. The Parliamentary Registrar Tenia Woolridge said, “Based... Read more of this article

Seventh Consecutive Year Of Job Losses

Seventh Consecutive Year Of Job Losses

For the seventh consecutive year, Bermuda’s job market reported job losses with total filled positions falling by 156 [or 0.5%] in 2015. This is according to the Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs, which highlights the main findings of the 2015 Annual Employment Survey and was released today [June 23] by the Department of Statistics. Chart extracted... Read more of this article

Podcast: MP Leah Scott On Politics & More

Podcast: MP Leah Scott On Politics & More

OBA MP Leah Scott was aware of talks between former Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell and the PLP about forming a coalition government, she said in the latest Bernews Podcast. And asked if she supported Mr Crockwell, who has since resigned from Cabinet, she said: “Yes.” Asked how she knew, she said she was friends with Mr Crockwell and they talked... Read more of this article

‘Questions For Referendum Have Not Changed’

‘Questions For Referendum Have Not Changed’

The Parliamentary Registrar said they have “been made aware that there are voice notes and videos being circulated on social media that appear to be misleading,” and said the questions for today’s referendum “have not changed.”The statement said, “The Parliamentary Registrar has been made aware that there are voice... Read more of this article

Roban & Ming: “Something Needs To Be Done”

Roban & Ming: “Something Needs To Be Done”

“With seemingly no real plan in place to arrest the increase in lawlessness throughout Bermuda, something needs to be done and soon,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Senator Renee Ming said. The joint statement said that incidents like the robbery at Vera P. Card in St George’s have “become all too common place... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: ‘Generation Next’ Town Hall

Live Video Replay: ‘Generation Next’ Town Hall

[Updated] Generation Next is holding Youth Town Hall Meeting this evening [June 22] in the Dr. E.F Gordon Hall at the Bermuda Industrial Union building, with the speakers to include former Parliamentarian John Barritt, Destinee Taylor, Aminah Simmons, Eron Hill, and others. Eron Hill previously said, “We believe that it has become overwhelmingly important,... Read more of this article

Sustainable Water Strategy For St George’s

Sustainable Water Strategy For St George’s

[Updated with video] “The Ministry of Public Works has recently begun a study to formulate a strategy for sustainable water and wastewater servicing for St. George’s Parish,” Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said today. Minister Cannonier said, “Today I am here to offer some good news to the residents of St. George’s... Read more of this article

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