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Minister Fahy On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Minister Fahy On Planning Matters Post Gonzalo

Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy held  a press conference today [Oct 30]  to clarify Department of Planning matters in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo. The Minister said, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo, myself and some of my Cabinet colleagues have been inundated with calls and queries regarding repair-work to their homes – as to... Read more of this article

New Parliamentary Registrar: Tenia Woolridge

New Parliamentary Registrar: Tenia Woolridge

Government House has announced the appointment of Ms Tenia Woolridge as the new Parliamentary Registrar effective 1 October 2014. Ms Woolridge succeeds Mr Randy Scott who took early retirement in October 2013. The Governor, Mr George Fergusson said, “I am delighted that Ms Woolridge has accepted this role. The post of Parliamentary Registrar is vital... Read more of this article

Videos: Bye-Election Nomination Day Underway

Videos: Bye-Election Nomination Day Underway

[Updated with videos] The Nomination Day for the upcoming bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South is underway today [Oct 28], with the PLP and OBA candidates, and their supporters, making their way to the Somers Isles Lodge in Sandys. The bye-election will be held on November 18th and will see the PLP’s Jamahl Simmons match up against the... Read more of this article

Minister & Opposition On Minister’s Roof Repair

Minister & Opposition On Minister’s Roof Repair

[Updated with Minister's response] Questions have arisen from the Opposition as to whether staff from the Ministry of Public Works were dispatched to Minister Patricia Gordon Pamplin’s residence after her roof sustained damage in Hurricane Gonzalo, and questions have also been asked about where the materials used came from. In a statement issued... Read more of this article

Govt: Bill Will Not Be Tabled In First Session

Govt: Bill Will Not Be Tabled In First Session

The Government confirmed they met with representatives from the BTUC and agreed that the Public Bodies Reform Bill will “not be tabled during the first session of the House of Assembly and will be deferred thereafter should collective efforts result in a 5% reduction in the operating budget for 2014/15.” The Government’s statement... Read more of this article

BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

According to a statement from the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], the Premier has “agreed that the Government will not proceed with the Public Bodies Reform Act at this time.” The BTUC consists of multiple unions including the Bermuda Federation of Musicians & Variety Artists, Bermuda Fire Services Association, Bermuda Industrial... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Extends Thanks After Hurricane

Video: Premier Extends Thanks After Hurricane

“What this Island went through last Friday evening and into the early hours of Saturday morning truly was a testing time for us as a Country and as a people. ‎But we came through the other side more resilient than ever, and that is something that every resident should be proud of,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today [Oct 24]. The Premier... Read more of this article

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

Videos: PLP Elect Marc Bean And David Burt

[Updated with videos. Marc Bean has retained the PLP leadership, defeating Walton Brown by a vote of 85 - 9 in tonight's internal party election. David Burt defeated Michael Weeks by a margin of 76 - 18 for the position of Deputy.] The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting their Annual Delegates Conference at the Devonshire Rec this evening [Oct... Read more of this article

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

Black Mayors Convention Moved To Next Year

The Atlanta-based Conference of Black Mayors, together with Bermuda’s Corporation of Hamilton, have decided to move the Black Mayors Convention from November 2014 to the first available date of next year, saying that representatives of several African nations had their travel plans altered by the Ebola crisis. In making the announcement today,... Read more of this article

PLP Confirm #33 Candidate: Jamahl Simmons

PLP Confirm #33 Candidate: Jamahl Simmons

[Updated with video] The Progressive Labour Party has just announced that Jamahl Simmons will be their candidate in the upcoming bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South, which will be held on November 18th. This announcement follows the OBA’s confirmation yesterday that lawyer Georgia Marshall will serve as their candidate.Mr. Simmons... Read more of this article


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