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Photos: PLP Hold Black Tie Gala Banquet

Photos: PLP Hold Black Tie Gala Banquet

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] held their Black Tie Gala last night [Nov 18] at the Fairmont Southampton where attendees were treated to performances by a live local band and other local entertainers. The evening events began with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00 pm and the banquet started at approximately 7:30 pm. President and Chairman... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier & Minister Attend CBCF In DC

Photos: Premier & Minister Attend CBCF In DC

Premier David Burt and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons, are currently in Washington DC attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation [CBCF] Annual Legislative Conference Weekend. “The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference [ALC] is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: Convening Of Parliament 2017

Photo Set #3: Convening Of Parliament 2017

The Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead was put forward on Friday morning [Sept 8] when Governor John Rankin delivered the 2017 Throne Speech at the Convening of Parliament ceremony on Cabinet grounds. The first set of photos is here, the second set of photos is here, the full speech is posted here along with some excerpts and... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Convening Of Parliament 2017

Photo Set #2: Convening Of Parliament 2017

The Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Sept 8] on the Cabinet grounds with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2017 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The first set of photos is here, the full speech is posted here along with some excerpts and you can view all our coverage of the... Read more of this article

Photos: Parliament Convenes & Throne Speech

Photos: Parliament Convenes & Throne Speech

Marking the first Throne Speech since the PLP won the election, the Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Sept 8], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2017 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. Some of the initiatives unveiled in this morning included establishing an Economic Diversification... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Celebrate General Election Victory

Photos: PLP Celebrate General Election Victory

There were scenes of celebration outside the Progressive Labour Party headquarters after they recorded a commanding victory on the General Election, winning 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and claiming 58.89% of the overall vote. It became clear early on that the PLP would be returned to power as their candidates started taking leads early in the vote counting... Read more of this article

Photos: Election Candidates At Polling Stations

Photos: Election Candidates At Polling Stations

With the 2017 General Election taking place today [July 18], people from across Bermuda came out to cast their votes at polling stations around the island. Polling stations opened at 8.00am and will close at 8.00pm, and every voter must show identification to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a commonwealth passport, a Bermuda driver’s licence, a Special... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: PLP Rally On Kindley Field

Live Video Replay: PLP Rally On Kindley Field

[Updated with photos] The Progressive Labour Party held a rally at Kindley Field in the east end this evening [July 4], with attendees, many wearing green shirts, listening to short speeches from east end candidates as well as Opposition Leader David Burt. 90-minute live video replayThe promo for the rally said, “It’s time to stand up... Read more of this article

Video: PLP Founders Day & Drum Major Awards

Video: PLP Founders Day & Drum Major Awards

[Updated with photos] The Progressive Labour Party hosted their 53rd Annual Founders’ Day & Drum Major Awards Luncheon this afternoon [Feb 26] at the Bermuda College Cafeteria. The speakers were Senate Leader & Shadow Minister for Municipalities Senator Renee Ming and party member Mr. J. Audley Quallo, with presentations made to the recipients... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Police At House of Assembly

Photos & Video: Police At House of Assembly

[Updated with video] Police are present at the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 3] as the House resumes, with no access to the grounds permitted to the public as “police wish to safeguard any interference with the Legislature, including blocking members from access.” Earlier this week, Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva outlined the policing... Read more of this article

Photos: Convening Of Parliament Gets Underway

Photos: Convening Of Parliament Gets Underway

The Convening of Parliament is taking place this morning [Nov 7] with Acting Governor Ginny Ferson set to deliver the 2016 Throne Speech, which will outline the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The proceedings are just getting underway, and we will have additional photos once the event has concluded. You can watch a live video... Read more of this article

Photos: Farewell Ceremony Held For Governor

Photos: Farewell Ceremony Held For Governor

Governor George Fergusson said goodbye to the island during a farewell ceremony held yesterday afternoon [August 2] in Dockyard, noting that he will treasure the memories of his time in Bermuda even as he steps down from the position.Deputy Governor Mrs Ginny Ferson will assume office as Acting Governor until the appointment of a substantive successor... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Very Successful’ Azores Visit Concludes

Photos: ‘Very Successful’ Azores Visit Concludes

Today [May 5], Premier Michael Dunkley concluded what he termed a “very successful” visit to the Azores and he noted that the trip has “helped foster a greater appreciation and understanding between Bermuda and the Azores.” On the final full day of the Azores trip, Premier Dunkley and the Bermuda delegation continued their extensive... Read more of this article