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Premier Burt Travels To Europe For Meetings

Premier Burt Travels To Europe For Meetings

Premier David Burt has traveled to Europe for “wide ranging meetings” which are scheduled to take place in the UK, Estonia, and Brussels. A Government spokesperson said, “Premier the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, this weekend left for Europe for wide-ranging meetings. Many meetings were scheduled as part of the Premier’s previously planned... Read more of this article

PLP’s Jason Hayward Wins By-Election

PLP’s Jason Hayward Wins By-Election

[Updating] The by-election in Constituency #17 Pembroke Central is taking place today [Nov 21] with Jason Hayward standing for the PLP, while Dwayne Robinson is the OBA’s candidate.The by-election has been called due to the untimely death of MP Walton Brown, who held the seat since 2012. Looking at past results, since the single MP system took... Read more of this article

Public Encouraged To Serve On Govt Boards

Public Encouraged To Serve On Govt Boards

Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert is “advising the public that the application process is currently open for those wishing to serve on government boards and committees.” Minister Furbert notes that Expression of Interest [EOI] forms are now available on the Government website and can be completed and submitted electronically. The... Read more of this article

Premier In “Trade Mission Talks” In Mexico City

Premier In “Trade Mission Talks” In Mexico City

Premier David Burt is attending “trade mission talks” in Mexico City, where he will meet with business leaders and speak with officials at the British embassy, with the Premier also set to attend tonight’s Bermuda vs Mexico football match. Last night, a Government spokesperson said, “The Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP,... Read more of this article

Pembroke Central By-Election Set For This Week

Pembroke Central By-Election Set For This Week

The by-election in Constituency #17 Pembroke Central is set to take place this week, with voters to head to the polls on Thursday, November 21st, with Jason Hayward to stand for the PLP, while Dwayne Robinson will run for the OBA.The by-election has been called due to the untimely death of MP Walton Brown, who held the seat since 2012. Looking at... Read more of this article

Photos: Progressive Labour Party Gala Event

Photos: Progressive Labour Party Gala Event

The Progressive Labour Party hosted their PLP Gala last night at the Fairmont Southampton featuring Bermudian entertainment that included the CedarBridge Academy Orchestra, Sheila Smith, the Gombeys and Jessie Seymour backed by DIA band. Howard University President, Dr. Wayne Frederick delivered the keynote address, and Party Leader & Premier David... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Throne Speech 2018 And Beyond’

Premier: ‘Throne Speech 2018 And Beyond’

“‘Throne Speech 2018 and Beyond: Charting a path for the future while challenging the status quo to build a Bermuda that works for everyone,” was the name of the statement Premier David Burt was scheduled to deliver in the House of Assembly today [Nov 15]. However that did not happen, with Speaker Lister ruling that the Premier could... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Nov 15] and the only statement listed as scheduled to be delivered is the Premier on “Charting a path for the future while challenging the status quo to build a Bermuda that works for everyone,” while Bills scheduled to be introduced include the National Pension Scheme... Read more of this article

Employment Leave Act Takes Effect On Jan 1st

Employment Leave Act Takes Effect On Jan 1st

The Government is reminding the community and “particularly local businesses” that the Employment Amendment Act takes effect on January 1, 2020, with the new law extending paid maternity leave to 13 weeks, providing for five days paid paternity leave, and allowing employees to take one week’s holiday after the first six months of employment.A... Read more of this article

Education Dept On Dellwood Middle School

Education Dept On Dellwood Middle School

Following the comments from Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons, the Department of Education said they “would like to clarify and provide accurate information to parents.” A Government spokesperson said, “A variety of issues pertaining to teaching conditions at Dellwood Middle School were raised in an article submitted by the Shadow... Read more of this article

Kempe: “Thinly Veiled Political Communication”

Kempe: “Thinly Veiled Political Communication”

The recent Government brochure mailed out to households was a “thinly veiled political communication that’s been funded by the tax payer,” OBA Senator Nick Kempe said, with the Senator adding that ”conveniently arrived in everyone’s mailboxes in the time of a by-election.” Brochure Mailed To Households Senator Kempe’s... Read more of this article

By-Election & Municipal Election Nomination Day

By-Election & Municipal Election Nomination Day

The Nomination Day for the by-election in Constituency #17 Pembroke Central and Extraordinary Municipal Election for the Corporation of St. George will take place tomorrow [Nov 7]. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised of the following information in advance of Nomination Day, which is tomorrow, November 7, 2019. By-election Constituency... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Nov 6] and the Government Loans Amendment [No. 2] Act 2019, the Casino Gaming [Miscellaneous] Amendment Act 2019, the Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2019, and the Misuse of Drugs [Hemp] Amendment Act 2019 are due for their first reading. Update: Live broadcast... Read more of this article