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Videos & Audio: MPs On Black Watch Pass Cost

Videos & Audio: MPs On Black Watch Pass Cost

Public Works Minister Craig Cannonier fielded questions on the Black Watch Pass road works in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 12], with Opposition MPs asking questions about the costs, use of land and more. Audio Excerpt Of Q&A In The HouseMinister Craig Cannonier’s Comments Minister Cannonier told Bernews, “I think some valid... Read more of this article

Video: MP Walton Brown On Immigration

Video: MP Walton Brown On Immigration

“There is widespread discontent at the Government’s refusal to engage in a sensible, bipartisan level of discussion and negotiation about what are clearly very important issues,” MP Walton Brown said today. This follow after the Government announced they plan to amend the law, with changes to include any person who is ordinarily resident... Read more of this article

MP Richards: “Referendum Is The Way Forward”

MP Richards: “Referendum Is The Way Forward”

“It is my personal belief that a referendum is the way forward,” said OBA MP Sylvan Richards when asked about the Order Papers for today’s [Feb 12] sitting of the House of Assembly, which said Mr Richards will bring a Private Members Bill entitled “Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Act 2016″. In describing a Private Members Bill, the official... Read more of this article

This Year’s Census Will Commence On May 21

This Year’s Census Will Commence On May 21

The 2016 Census data collection will be conducted from May 21, 2016 to December 31, 2016 and the proposed cost will be $1.7 million dollars, Premier Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today. “The general benefit of a census is that it provides a snapshot of the size and profile of the population and housing stock at a given point of... Read more of this article

Premier: Addressing Increase In Serious Crimes

Premier: Addressing Increase In Serious Crimes

“Since the Christmas holidays, Bermuda has experienced a rise in serious crimes” and “our community is rightly concerned about this apparent spike in criminal activity and today I wish to address some of those concerns,” said Premier and National Security Minister Michael Dunkley today in the House of Assembly. Premier Dunkley... Read more of this article

Audio: “No To OBA Immigration Reform” Chants

Audio: “No To OBA Immigration Reform” Chants

During the beginning of this morning’s [Feb 12] session of the House of Assembly, shouts broke out from the public gallery, with people chanting “No to OBA immigration reform.” Brief audio of the “no” chanting in the House a few minutes ago:This follow after the Government announced they plan to amend the law, with changes... Read more of this article

Video: Civil Union Legislation Presentation

Video: Civil Union Legislation Presentation

[Updated with video] The Ministry of Community, Culture & Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs hosted their first “public information session regarding civil unions” last night, with Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin previously saying “we received considerable input and written submissions from advocacy groups on both sides of the discussion.... Read more of this article

Bernie Sanders “Will Do Away With Loopholes”

Bernie Sanders “Will Do Away With Loopholes”

Bermuda got a mention during last night’s U.S. Presidential Democratic Debate, with Senator Bernie Sanders saying he will “do away with the outrageous loopholes” that allow “corporations to stash billions of dollars in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.”Bernie Sanders said, “So yes, I will do away with the outrageous... Read more of this article

Column: “Sent A Powerful Message To OBA”

Column: “Sent A Powerful Message To OBA”

[Opinion column written by MP Rolfe Commissiong] The election on Thursday marked the day when the petals firmly came off the fading red rose that is the One Bermuda Alliance government. This loss by their candidate, Andrew Simons to now MP and former Senator Diallo Rabain was by any measure extraordinary and sent a powerful message to the OBA and their... Read more of this article

Column: Pathways To Status Is “Right Thing”

Column: Pathways To Status Is “Right Thing”

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Home Affairs Sylvan Richards] Politicians are often faced with making decisions that may be unpopular, but are the right thing to do. Governments are elected to lead, and have a responsibility to make decisions that are in the interests of all people, rather than simply doing what might be politically expedient... Read more of this article

Foggo Responds To Education Announcement

Foggo Responds To Education Announcement

The announcement of “potential school closures“ was “foolhardy, reckless and irresponsible,” said Shadow Minister of Education & Training Lovitta Foggo, adding that the announcement has caused “anxiety and stress” for parents, principals and teachers alike.Ms Foggo said, “The announcement on Monday of... Read more of this article

CURB: ‘Legislation Will Affect Political Power’

CURB: ‘Legislation Will Affect Political Power’

The proposed legislative changes “ensures that there is an increasing white population on the island, and polls have shown that over 90% of white voters vote for the same party, as such the proposed legislation will affect political power in Bermuda for decades,” Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] said today. This follows after... Read more of this article

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