RSSCategory: Politics

Dunkley: Premier Should Provide Full Statement

Dunkley: Premier Should Provide Full Statement

“The people need answers” about Curtis Richardson’s appointment, MP Michael Dunkley said, adding that “it would be appropriate that next week when Parliament resumes the Premier provides a full statement on why he made the appointment knowing about the ongoing debt issues with the senior landlord and why his instructions were... Read more of this article

UK Minister: None Raised Idea Of Representation

UK Minister: None Raised Idea Of Representation

“In my dealings with the Overseas Territory, none have raised the idea of formal representation in the UK Parliament,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said, adding that  they “believe the fundamental basis of the relationship with each Overseas Territory is right, striking a balance which allows each to maintain strong links with the UK,... Read more of this article

PLP On Debt, Senator, Public Service & More

PLP On Debt, Senator, Public Service & More

“As a country, do we think it is good for our democracy if only those who do not hold debts are eligible for public service?” the PLP has asked. PLP Deputy Chairperson Lauren Bell said, “The public discourse regarding a private matter involving a PLP Senator has shifted. It has shifted from allegations regarding the use of political affiliation... Read more of this article

Column: Take Toxicity Away From Discourse

Column: Take Toxicity Away From Discourse

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jason Wade] Last year I penned an opinion piece asking my fellow Bermudians to turn down the volume a bit and take some of the toxicity away from the discourse. As we start 2022, I would like to echo these same sentiments. Clearly, we are still in the midst of what feels like an unending pandemic, and while progress... Read more of this article

Curtis Richardson Resigns From The Senate

Curtis Richardson Resigns From The Senate

[Updated with Mr Richardson's comments] Curtis Richardson has “submitted his resignation to the President of the Senate,” the Government has just confirmed. A Government spokesperson said, “The Cabinet Office advised today that in accordance with Section 31[1] [b] of the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968, Mr. Curtis Richardson has submitted... Read more of this article

Column: What Has Govt Done To Improve Life?

Column: What Has Govt Done To Improve Life?

[Opinion column written by Dr Douglas De Couto. OBA Candidate for C25 Warwick North East] Most of us in Bermuda are asking ourselves right now, what has this PLP Government actually done to make the country better? To make our lives better? Has it improved the education of our children? Has it delivered meaningful investment in our economy that creates... Read more of this article

Column: Human Rights, Equality Act & More

Column: Human Rights, Equality Act & More

[Opinion column written by OBA candidate for Constituency 1, St George's North Tia Smith] Equality is defined as “the state of being equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities”. The Human Rights Act as currently enshrined in law prohibits employment discrimination, among other types of discrimination, on the basis of any protected category,... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Interview With Minister Hayward

Video: BNV Interview With Minister Hayward

Minister of Labour Jason Hayward will be joining Bernews at 8.00pm this evening [Jan 20] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the Minister set to discuss aspects related to his Ministry including employment matters, immigration, the Ministry of Labour Year End Review 2021 and more.The video below should start at around... Read more of this article

OBA Leader: “Time To Get Your Act Together”

OBA Leader: “Time To Get Your Act Together”

“To say that the PLP government started the New Year off on the wrong foot is a gross understatement,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons, adding that “Premier Burt, it’s time to get your act together, and that of your team – you must raise your game.” Mr Simons said, “In Premier Burt’s continued Government imposed... Read more of this article

Changes To Closed & Restricted Job Categories

Changes To Closed & Restricted Job Categories

The Ministry will be extending the moratorium on new work permits issued for certain closed job categories for a six-month period, ending July 31st, with debt-collectors, telephone switchboard operators, pool/beach attendants, deckhands, and dispatchers [road transport] added to the ‘closed list,’ while recruiter and nail technicians have... Read more of this article

Premier: Dr Weldon “Has Gone Above & Beyond”

Premier: Dr Weldon “Has Gone Above & Beyond”

“There is no way that I or Bermuda can thank Dr Weldon enough for her contribution to our fight against the Coronavirus,” Premier David Burt said, adding she has gone “above and beyond.” The Premier was responding to criticism on Twitter following the most recent Covid press conference, with some people taking umbrage about comments... Read more of this article

Dunkley: Eliminate SafeKey, Curfew, TA Form

Dunkley: Eliminate SafeKey, Curfew, TA Form

Do not renew the current emergency powers, get rid of SafeKey, end the curfew, and eliminate the travel authorization form are among the suggestions from Shadow Minister of Health Michael Dunkley. Mr Dunkley said, “In light of the comments by Premier Burt that we must learn to live with Covid and the Government is considering changes to current restrictions... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Fire Service Staffing

Minister Updates On Fire Service Staffing

Following a meeting today with the Senior Command of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, the Minister of National Security Renee Ming, said, “I would like to update the public on the current status of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, but first I want to express my gratitude for their tireless work during this most recent outbreak and indeed throughout... Read more of this article