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Cole Simons: ‘Has Plan 2022 Been Changed?’

Cole Simons: ‘Has Plan 2022 Been Changed?’

“Government’s plans to phase out middle schools appear to contradict its much vaunted strategic plan for education,” Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons said. “Last week the Education Minister announced plans to phase out middle schools and introduce signature schools,” Mr Simons said. “To be precise, he said: ‘Now, is therefore... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt To Deliver National Address

Premier David Burt To Deliver National Address

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will deliver a National Address tomorrow [July 19] at 6:40pm, which will be broadcast on local television as well as online. The address will be carried by the Government’s television station CITV, on One Communications channel 2 and Wow channel 102, as well as on websites including Bernews. Premier Burt... Read more of this article

Audio: OBA Leader Questions Premier On Airport

Audio: OBA Leader Questions Premier On Airport

The contract “had in the unspeakable terms that it was unable to be varied,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt told the House of Assembly as he was answering questions about the airport deal during the ‘Premier’s Question Period‘ on Friday. Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden asked the Premier, “Will the Premier advise... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Broken Promises, Increase Cost Of Living’

OBA: ‘Broken Promises, Increase Cost Of Living’

[Updated] “Government’s first year in office will be remembered for broken promises and increasing the cost of living for the average Bermudian,” the One Bermuda Alliance said today. “Let’s just look at a few of the obvious things first,” said OBA Leader Jeanne Atherden. “We’ve had new taxes,  the Airbnb tax as well as the Sugar... Read more of this article

Registry Office Responds To OBA Comments

Registry Office Responds To OBA Comments

The Parliamentary Registry Office falls under the supervision of the Governor who has responded directly to the OBA regarding this matter, the Parliamentary Registry said today, adding that the Governor’s letter to the OBA communicated the results of the Parliamentary Registrar’s review. This follows after the OBA alleged the PLP previously... Read more of this article

‘Only One Bus Cancellation This Past Week’

‘Only One Bus Cancellation This Past Week’

“Over the last week we have only had one bus cancellation,” Premier David Burt told the House of Assembly. As everyone is aware there have been a steady flow of bus route cancellations for some time, however the cancellations have been significantly reduced in recent days. We asked the Transport Ministry what the reason for the reduced cancellations... Read more of this article

Dunkley: MP ‘Should Be Removed From’ JSC

Dunkley: MP ‘Should Be Removed From’ JSC

“With comments like this he cannot be considered to be a fair and impartial member of the Joint Select Committee,” Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said following comments made by PLP MP Neville Tyrrell, with Mr Dunkley adding that “MP Tyrrell should be removed from the committee.” MP Neville Tyrrell’s... Read more of this article

Policy Update: Educators Administrative Leave

Policy Update: Educators Administrative Leave

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 13], Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain provided an update on the Department of Education’s Policy for Administrative Leave, which “lays out the expectations for educators when interacting with students and the actions that will be taken when an educator is placed on... Read more of this article

OBA Reportedly Hired US Politician As Consultant

OBA Reportedly Hired US Politician As Consultant

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance reportedly hired New York Assemblyman Michael Blake, paying him between $20,000 and $50,000 in 2017 for work with “communications strategy.” This is according to a story in the Daily News, which said, “Blake, who’s considered a rising star in Democratic Party circles, has a side job working as a ‘consultant’... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For July 13th

Parliament: Order Of Business For July 13th

Statements on Bermuda’s AML/ATF Framework, Initial Coin Offering Regulations, Department of Corrections, Regiment July Recruit Camp, National Tourism Plan, Scholarships and Awards, Policy for Administrative Leave, and Farming in Bermuda are due to be delivered in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly, while Bills on the Order Paper include... Read more of this article

‘Cycle Only’ Planning Applications Start July 16

‘Cycle Only’ Planning Applications Start July 16

The start date for receiving planning applications at the Department of Planning for apartments designated “Cycles Only” will be on July 16th, the Government announced today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs would like to inform the public that the start date for receiving planning applications at the Department... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Westover Farm Will Not Be Closed’

Minister: ‘Westover Farm Will Not Be Closed’

“Let me repeat what I have stated repeatedly over the past 2 weeks – the Westover Farm will not be closed down, suspended, or in any way interfered with,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col. David Burch said this evening. “Mr. Bascome Sr. has been a welcomed, quality and reliable tenant on Government land for decades and both the Farm... Read more of this article

Premier: Contributions Proposal Is Not New

Premier: Contributions Proposal Is Not New

[Updated] “The proposal to change employer and employee contributions for the Social Insurance Plan from a fixed rate to a percentage of earnings is nothing new,” Premier David Burt said, adding that the “Opposition Leader’s statement that she has never heard of a progressive contribution into a defined benefit fund shows a clear... Read more of this article