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Videos: OBA Call For Bill To Be Withdrawn

Videos: OBA Call For Bill To Be Withdrawn

The OBA has released four online videos addressing the recently tabled Immigration Bill, with Senator Andrew Simons, Senator Nick Kempe and MP Susan Jackson all calling for Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown to withdraw the Bill. Senator Andrew Simons said, “Minister Walton Brown has tabled an Immigration Bill in the House of Assembly. That Bill... Read more of this article

100 Minute Video: Meeting On Dog Regulations

100 Minute Video: Meeting On Dog Regulations

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources held two town hall meetings this week to discuss possible amendments to the Dogs Act 2008, with the meetings covering topics including the prohibited and restricted breeds list, breeding, penalties, care, reporting of dog bites and more. 1-hour & 39-minute live video replay of the Town Hall MeetingThe... Read more of this article

Video: Premier David Burt On BBC World News

Video: Premier David Burt On BBC World News

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt appeared on the BBC World News programme ‘Talking Business’ with host Aaron Heslehurst as part of a round of media briefings at the end of a series of official meetings in Europe. Over the last week, the Premier has completed meetings with European Union and OECD representatives in Brussels and... Read more of this article

Immigration & Protection Amendment Act 2017

Immigration & Protection Amendment Act 2017

The Bill that was tabled in the House — the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Amendment [No. 2] Act 2017 — is now available online, with the Bill seeking to amend the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956 and to make amendments to Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1981. Speaking in the House last Friday, Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Continues Talks With UK Officials

Premier Burt Continues Talks With UK Officials

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt continued a busy week of talks as he met with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London. “The Premier completed meetings with European Union and OECD representatives in Brussels and Paris and spent today actively engaged with UK Ministers and other officials discussing various matters of importance... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister: ‘Disheartening & Unfortunate’

Shadow Minister: ‘Disheartening & Unfortunate’

“This past week has been very disheartening, and unfortunate for the senior management team of the Department of Education,” Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons said. Mr Simons said, “How is it that the first dedicated Bermudian male Commissioner of Education was subjected to a break down in a routine human resource process, i.e. probation... Read more of this article

Minister Roban: Buses, Ferries, Energy & More

Minister Roban: Buses, Ferries, Energy & More

The hiring freeze has been lifted for the DPT to “get on with the hiring of the needed staff to keep more buses on the road,” Government is “committed to working with the Police to implement road-side sobriety testing,” and the Millennium Ferry’s contract is coming to an end and “we see no need to renew it.” These... Read more of this article

“What We View As An Unfortunate Proposal”

“What We View As An Unfortunate Proposal”

Following the tabling of the Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017 in the House of Assembly, OUTBermuda wrote to the Minister saying they “would like to register our objection to what we view as an unfortunate proposal that will erode human rights protections to the detriment of everyone in Bermuda.”Bill Tabled In House In the House on Friday,... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Continues Meetings In Europe

Premier Burt Continues Meetings In Europe

During his first official visit to Europe, Premier and Finance Minister David Burt had a meeting with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría in Paris. “The meeting with the Secretary General was wide reaching with the OECD leader offering the Premier information on how the OECD is assisting small countries to address sustainable environments in... Read more of this article

Greenrock: ‘Wider Impact On Our Ecosystem’

Greenrock: ‘Wider Impact On Our Ecosystem’

Following the Minister’s statement on importing restricted concentrated forms of glyphosate herbicide, environmental organisation Greenrock said while they are currently studying the statement, their “primary concern is that the studies completed by the Government to date only account for human health and have not looked at the wider impact... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Total Bill Larger Than Outgoing Cabinet’

OBA: ‘Total Bill Larger Than Outgoing Cabinet’

The Premier has “appointed 5 Junior Ministers to assist the 11 full-time Cabinet members,” and “not only is his total bill larger than that of our outgoing Cabinet, but having this many assistants begs the question as to the competence of those whom he has chosen,” Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said. New Junior Minister... Read more of this article

Bipartisan Committee On Immigration Reform

Bipartisan Committee On Immigration Reform

Today [Oct 10] the Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown announced the names of the members of the newly-formed Bipartisan Committee on Immigration Reform. Those members are: PLP MP Renee Ming, PLP MP Christopher Famous, OBA MP Ben Smith and OBA MP Leah Scott, with Minister Brown Chairing the group. “Next month the Bipartisan Committee will engage... Read more of this article

HRC Urge Govt to Withdraw Immigration Bill

HRC Urge Govt to Withdraw Immigration Bill

[Updated] Following the tabling of the Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017 in the House of Assembly, the Human Rights Commission said they are “steadfastly against the Government’s decision to table” the Bill, and urged the Government to “withdraw the tabled Bill to allow for proper consultation.”Bill Tabled In House In... Read more of this article