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‘Release 2016 Crime Statistics Without Delay’

‘Release 2016 Crime Statistics Without Delay’

[Updated] “We call on the OBA to do the right thing and release the 2016 Crime Statistics without delay,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said. Mr Roban said, “The OBA government has failed to release the 2016 Annual Crime Statistics. Historically, these figures were released by February, yet in an election year when many, particularly... Read more of this article

‘Escalation Of Lawlessness In The Old Town’

‘Escalation Of Lawlessness In The Old Town’

“The numerous incidents in and around St. George’s over the past few weeks are a clear sign that the current approach simply isn’t working and as a result, criminals are getting bolder,” Shadow Minister of Municipalities Senator Renee Ming said. Recent incidents in the east end include buses being left damaged after the fare vaults were... Read more of this article

UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

The impact of Brexit on Bermudians freedom of movement in the European Union was recently discussed in UK Parliament, with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker saying the “post-exit immigration rules that apply to British nationals in the EU will be the subject of negotiations, as will the detail of the future relationship between... Read more of this article

‘Small Wonder: Bermuda’s Super-Sized Impact’

‘Small Wonder: Bermuda’s Super-Sized Impact’

“We are a population of 65,000, and over time we’ve had to find ways to make a living beyond the limits of our natural resources,” Premier Michael Dunkley told attendees at RIMS in Philadelphia, adding that, “Bermuda has a proud history of punching above its weight,” as it is the “standing national challenge we face... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Jeanne Atherden

Video: Interview With Minister Jeanne Atherden

Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including healthcare costs, regulating health providers, the issue of precertification, and the recent hospital bed crisis. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Minister Atherden also touched... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Upbeat About Future In St. George’s’

Column: ‘Upbeat About Future In St. George’s’

[Opinion column written by  Minister Nandi Outerbridge] Wednesday’s Peppercorn Ceremony was a good opportunity to see what makes St. George’s special – a community gathering in which the past gives life to the present. The sun was shining, the music was playing, the Regiment looked great and the Masons paid their due. People enjoyed the show. There’s... Read more of this article

Column: Now Is Time To Act To Protect Children

Column: Now Is Time To Act To Protect Children

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] Bermuda is an idyllic place of natural beauty and community connectedness. We abide by a deep sense of shared responsibility and belonging. Many of us have access to educational and economic opportunities that most in the world can only dream of. But Bermuda also has its divisions and secrets. Concealed... Read more of this article

Lahey Lawsuit: Govt Seeks Start Of Discovery

Lahey Lawsuit: Govt Seeks Start Of Discovery

Lawyers representing the Bermuda Government in its lawsuit against Lahey Hospital and Medical Center are asking a U.S federal judge to allow them to begin demanding documents and deposing witnesses. The was reported by the Boston Globe, which said, “In a court filing on Friday, Bermuda’s attorneys said the case should proceed to discovery, a... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: Committee On Living Wage

Live Video Replay: Committee On Living Wage

[Updated] The ‘Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Living Wage’ conducted a Public Meeting this evening at St. Paul’s Centennial Church Hall in Hamilton; with the presenters including lawyer Philip Perinchief, BIU President Chris Furbert, CURB’s Lynne Winfield, economist Craig Simmons and statistician Cordell Riley. The evening... Read more of this article

Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

Shadow & Minister On Maintenance Of Bus Fleet

The Minister and OBA government “made a bad judgement call, one evidenced horrifically in pictures” and “thankfully, no lives were lost because the Minister decided that it was not cost-effective to worry about safety,” Shadow Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, while Transport Minister Michael Fahy said the “Government... Read more of this article

Column: ‘These Promises Have Not Been Kept’

Column: ‘These Promises Have Not Been Kept’

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] Crime in any community negatively impacts upon the residents and businesses in the immediate area and the spill-on effect ultimately will impact the island on a whole. In a community as tightly-knit and closely connected as St. George’s, any crime has an impact beyond the victim, touching virtually... Read more of this article

75% Disagree With BPS Use Of Pepper Spray

75% Disagree With BPS Use Of Pepper Spray

75% of people disagreed with the Bermuda Police Service’s use of pepper spray during the protests in December, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted earlier this month by Global Research, asked “Do you agree or disagree with the Bermuda Police Service’s use of pepper spray during the Dec 2nd 2016 protests?”When looking... Read more of this article

Premier To Participate In World Strategic Forum

Premier To Participate In World Strategic Forum

Premier Michael Dunkley will be in Miami this week to participate in the 7th Edition of the World Strategic Forum [WSF]. The conference theme is, “Mastering Change, Reigniting Growth” and takes place April 19th & 20th. The Cabinet Office said, “The Premier was invited to the Miami conference by the International Economic Forum.... Read more of this article