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1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

Former Works and Engineering Minister Derrick Burgess before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton. Mr Burgess discussed various matters including the forged cheques, the cost of the Dame Lois Browne Evans court building, the Auditor General’s report... Read more of this article

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

Starting at the end of next month, passports will take up to four weeks to process from the date that an application is submitted to the Bermuda Passport Office as the passport will be printed in the UK, the Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said in the House of Assembly today [May 27]. The Minister said, “From June 29, 2016, passports... Read more of this article

Cabinet Office Building To Close For Renovations

Cabinet Office Building To Close For Renovations

The Cabinet Office building will be closed for renovations effective June 3rd and they will relocate to Innovations House on Reid Street, Premier Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [May 27] The Cabinet Office — located on Front Street in Hamilton — first opened in 1884 and currently houses the Office of the Premier, the... Read more of this article

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Cabinet has committed to taking steps to seek the extension of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions to our shores, Attorney-General Trevor Moniz in the House of Assembly today [May 27] Mr Moniz said, “These conventions represent... Read more of this article

1 Hr Video: Financial Secretary Appears At PAC

1 Hr Video: Financial Secretary Appears At PAC

Financial secretary Anthony Manders appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton.Mr Manders was questioned about Financial Instructions, and various aspects of the Airport Redevelopment Agreement between the Government and the Canadian Commercial... Read more of this article

Premier Addresses BHS 2016 Senior Graduates

Premier Addresses BHS 2016 Senior Graduates

[Updated with photos] Earlier this evening [May 26], Premier Michael Dunkley was the guest speaker at the Bermuda High School Senior Graduation ceremony. The Premier addressed the 30 IB programme graduates and around 400 people in attendance. The Premier’s message to the young graduates was one of perseverance, encouragement and to continue their... Read more of this article

Column: Bill Aids Those With Mental Disability

Column: Bill Aids Those With Mental Disability

[Opinion column written by Nandi Outerbridge] May is Mental Health Month, surely the best possible time for the House of Assembly to pass an amendment to the Human Rights Act banning discrimination on the grounds of mental disability, as it did last week. Some of us may find it difficult to understand who might be affected by this piece of legislation.... Read more of this article

Video: Airport Presentation At OBA Meeting

Video: Airport Presentation At OBA Meeting

The OBA have posted a 42-minute video of Finance Minister Bob Richards’ presentation on the airport redevelopment project, with the video showing the Minister’s slide presentation delivered to OBA members at a meeting last week. The meeting was held on May 19th at the Bermuda National Gallery at City Hall, and there were protests outside... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Pays Tribute To Dr. George Thomas

Kim Swan Pays Tribute To Dr. George Thomas

[Written by Kim Swan] The passing of Dr. George Thomas caused me to reflect on our time together, the good he did during his time in politics and the fruit from one of his initiatives that pleasantly stares me in the face daily. From my vantage point, I am able to fondly recall his passion for golf – he and I played many rounds together at the... Read more of this article

Minister Baron: ‘Harsh Reality Has Intruded’

Minister Baron: ‘Harsh Reality Has Intruded’

“In the midst of the celebrations of Bermuda Day and the remainder of this Heritage Month, a harsh reality has intruded on the lives of two families in our community,” Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said today. Over the weekend, two people died in separate incidents, with 26-year-old Patrick Dill killed in a shooting in Pembroke,... Read more of this article

PLP Support Tucker’s Point Concessions Bill

PLP Support Tucker’s Point Concessions Bill

On Friday in Parliament, the PLP Members of Parliament voted in support of the Government’s Concessions order for Tucker’s Point, with Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons saying, “The PLP supports this bill as it will facilitate enhancement of the tourism product at Tucker’s Point and provide opportunities for workers in... Read more of this article

PLP Extends Condolences To Families

PLP Extends Condolences To Families

The Progressive Labour Party have extended condolences to the families impacted by last night’s [May 21] tragedies following the report of another road fatality, and of another young person falling victim to gun violence. Last night saw two people die in separate incidents, with a 26-year-old man killed in a shooting in Pembroke, while a 17-year-old... Read more of this article

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