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Minister Speaks At Cyber Security Conference

Minister Speaks At Cyber Security Conference

“The Government of Bermuda recognises the critical importance that Information and Communication Technology plays not only in business but our daily lives,” said Minister of National Security Michael Weeks. A Government spokesperson said, “Minister Weeks made the statement during the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cyber... Read more of this article

Day For Elimination Of Violence Against Women

Day For Elimination Of Violence Against Women

“In observance of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which starts on Friday, November 25th, I will UNiTE in solidarity with women from the public and private sectors who are activists for the prevention of violence against women and girls.” said the Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee... Read more of this article

Column: Tessitore On Throne Speech & Youth

Column: Tessitore On Throne Speech & Youth

[Opinion column written by approved OBA candidate Sophia Tessitore] After listening to the Government’s 2022 Throne Speech, it has become increasingly clear to me that despite its lackluster 1000 Day Plan and Education Authority, the Progressive Labour Party Government is woefully unprepared and unwilling to meet the needs of Bermuda’s youth. As... Read more of this article

Minister Campbell Updates On Tourism Statistics

Minister Campbell Updates On Tourism Statistics

Minister for Tourism and the Cabinet Office Vance Campbell provided an update on tourism on House of Assembly yesterday [Nov 18]. The Minister said, “Total year-to-date [YTD] leisure air arrivals at 79,745 represent growth of 76.1% YTD over 2021 figures. Specifically, leisure travel from the UK, down just 27.6% compared to 2019, has shown a much... Read more of this article

AG Simmons: Update On Constitutional Reform

AG Simmons: Update On Constitutional Reform

“It is the Government’s position that constitutional reform in today’s context would be incomplete if it did not include the exploration of options for full self-governance for Bermuda—whether that is by way of sovereignty or one of the other internationally recognised pathways, such as integration or free association,” Attorney-General... Read more of this article

Minister Weeks: Community Violence Workshop

Minister Weeks: Community Violence Workshop

“A strategy and action plan on addressing Community Violence and anti-social behaviour will be created,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 18], the Minister said, “I rise today to give the House an update on the Community Violence Workshop that was held at the end of September. “I... Read more of this article

Minimum Wage Of $16.40 Planned For June 2023

Minimum Wage Of $16.40 Planned For June 2023

“The Ministry intends to bring into force on 1 June 2023 a statutory minimum wage rate of $16.40, which will be one of the highest minimum wage rates in the world,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 18]. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Good morning, Mr. Speaker. I am pleased... Read more of this article

Video: Opposition’s Throne Speech Response

Video: Opposition’s Throne Speech Response

Opposition Leader Cole Simons delivered the formal response to the 2022 Throne Speech in the House of Assembly, addressing a wide range of issues including the global economy, the domestic economy, Bermuda’s taxation system, tourism, small business, international business, immigration and labour, education, youth and sports, families and children,... Read more of this article

$50 Million Guarantee For Mortgage Programme

$50 Million Guarantee For Mortgage Programme

The Government is issuing a $50 million guarantee to the Bermuda Commercial Bank for the new pilot mortgage guarantee programme, Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said, adding that it “represents a first step in the process of lowering mortgage rates in Bermuda.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 18] the Premier said,... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session today [Nov 18] and the statements to be delivered include the New $50 Million Guarantee, the Tabling of the Bill entitled: “Development and Planning Amendment Act 2022”, the Update on Constitutional Reform, the Parish Primary Schools, the Update on Public Road Works, The Mirrors... Read more of this article

Fuels Amendment Bill 2022 To Be Tabled

Fuels Amendment Bill 2022 To Be Tabled

“I am pleased to announce the tabling of the Fuels Amendment Bill in the House of Assembly,” stated the Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban. A Government spokesperson said, “The public will recall the recent passing of the Fuels Act 2022, which laid out the main goals of this groundbreaking legislation. Primarily,... Read more of this article

OBA Leader On Topic Of Independence

OBA Leader On Topic Of Independence

“To raise independence now is yet another stark reminder that Premier Burt and his Government are insensitive to the economic challenges faced by most of Bermuda’s families and businesses,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said. Mr. Simons said, “The Premier and the Progressive Labor Party Government has once again placed the topic... Read more of this article

OBA: Was The Announcement ‘Just A Ploy’?

OBA: Was The Announcement ‘Just A Ploy’?

“This omission from the Throne Speech leaves the community wondering if the recently announced Bermuda-based airline was just a ploy,” Shadow Transport Minister Susan Jackson said. Ms. Jackson said, “Last year, Government’s Throne Speech “injected the Transport Ministry into the airline industry to pursue air service development... Read more of this article