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Photos & Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament

Photos & Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament

[Updated with video] “We believe that the youth of Bermuda should not go unheard and that it is up to us to take a stand and attempt to propose possible solutions,” Youth Premier Dejanee Hill-Edwards said during yesterday’s [Nov 19] Youth Parliament Throne Speech.“As Youth Parliament, it is crucial that we maintain the means... Read more of this article

Photos & Full Video: 2014 Throne Speech

Photos & Full Video: 2014 Throne Speech

The Convening of Parliament ceremony took place this morning [Nov 7], with Government and Opposition MPs gathering to hear Governor George Fergusson deliver the 2014 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The Speech from the Throne is delivered was held at the Senate Chambers in light of the inclement... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Protesters At SAGE Town Hall

Photos & Video: Protesters At SAGE Town Hall

[Updated with video] The Town Hall Meeting about the SAGE recommendations is underway at Pier 6 in Hamilton this evening [Oct 8], with sign-holding protesters outside the event, which has attracted a good turnout, with all the seats taken prior to the meeting getting underway.The Town Hall is being hosted by Minister of Finance Bob Richards, and the... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier, Minister Tour EEZ Businesses

Photos: Premier, Minister Tour EEZ Businesses

Earlier today [Sept. 19], the Premier and Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley spent the morning visiting with some of the businesses in the North East Hamilton Economic Empowerment Zone [NEHEEZ]. The Premier was joined by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy, Senator Jeff Baron, the Executive Director of the Bermuda Economic Development... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Leader’s Green Carpet Affair

Photos: PLP Leader’s Green Carpet Affair

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] hosted its Leader’s Green Carpet Affair “Progress Over Politics” event on Friday night [Aug 8] at The Berkeley Institute cafetorium.Featuring guest speaker Dr. David Chapman, the night was filled with entertainment including soloist Olivia Hamilton, the Blues Beat Band and United Dance Productions. Nadanja... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: People’s Campaign March

Photos & Videos: People’s Campaign March

[Updated] The People’s Campaign and Bermuda Trade Union Congress marched today [July 25] to the Cabinet Office to “let their voices be heard” on the PRC Bermuda status matter. Earlier this week, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the appeal in the PRC status matter and “the avenue to Bermuda status... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Dunkley Dances With Gombeys

Photos: Premier Dunkley Dances With Gombeys

The Premier traditionally dances with the Gombeys during the Bermuda Day Parade and this year was no exception, with newly sworn-in Premier Michael Dunkley showing off his moves during today’s festivities. The Premier was cheered on by the crowds as he made his way into the street, and at one point the Premier was almost hidden as the Gombeys... Read more of this article

Photos: OBA Holds Emergency Meetings

Photos: OBA Holds Emergency Meetings

Following the ongoing controversy surrounding the JetGate affair, the One Bermuda Alliance held two meetings this past weekend, which saw the OBA MPs, Senators and Executive members huddled inside OBA headquarters on both Saturday and Sunday. The Party has remained tight-lipped about the meetings, which are understood to be about the JetGate matter.... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: “Sit-In” Over Education Grants

Photos & Video: “Sit-In” Over Education Grants

Shadow Minister of Education Lovitta Foggo was joined today [May 6] by Education Minister Dr. Grant Gibbons and crowds of people who attended the “Silent Sit-In” at the Cabinet Grounds today in protest over the cuts to education grants. Ms. Foggo spoke first, and then Dr. Gibbons addressed the crowd, drawing jeers and boos when he said,... Read more of this article

Full Text, Photos & Videos: “People’s Manifesto”

Full Text, Photos & Videos: “People’s Manifesto”

The “People’s Campaign for Equality, Jobs and Justice” March was held yesterday [May 1], with large crowds of people — many dressed in red — gathering at Victoria Park and marching to the House of Assembly. The crowd made their way to the House of Assembly chanting “What do we want, Jobs/Equality/Justice, When do we want it,... Read more of this article