Tag: 2012 Throne Speech

One Bermuda Alliance Throne Speech Reply

One Bermuda Alliance Throne Speech Reply

One Bermuda Alliance Leader Craig Cannonier was scheduled to deliver the Opposition’s Reply to the Throne Speech in the House of Assembly today [Nov 9], however that will not take place as Parliament has been dissolved following last night’s election call. The speech Mr Cannonier was due to deliver said: “The Throne Speech is not the... Read more of this article

Minister Minors On Job Corps, Work Permits

Minister Minors On Job Corps, Work Permits

[Updated with video] Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors provided an update about initiatives mentioned in the recent Throne Speech, speaking on topics including the Job Corps programme and work permits. “Some will already be aware that Job Corps is a free education and training programme that helps young people gain self confidence,... Read more of this article

Minister Perinchief: Throne Speech Initiatives

Minister Perinchief: Throne Speech Initiatives

[Updated with video/OBA statement] Ending conscription is a nod to the change in role for the Regiment that this Government will continue to devise, Minister of National Security Wayne Perinchief said this morning [Nov 6]. During last week’s Throne Speech the Governor said the timetable for the end of conscription and the transition to a modernised... Read more of this article

Videos: Ministers Speak After Throne Speech

Videos: Ministers Speak After Throne Speech

Premier Paula Cox and various Ministers hosted a press conference yesterday afternoon [Nov 2] to provide briefings on some of the upcoming initiatives under their remit. This followed after Governor George Fergusson delivered the Throne Speech in the morning.. Premier & Finance Minister Paula Cox:Education Minister Dame Jennifer Smith:Minister... Read more of this article

OBA: Speech Did Not Outline Economic Plans

OBA: Speech Did Not Outline Economic Plans

Bermuda should be very concerned in the midst of an economic crisis that has killed jobs for thousands and spread financial hardship across the country that the Government’s Throne Speech does not address the country’s number one need – which is jobs, Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr Cannonier said the Government “outlined no economic... Read more of this article

Kim Swan: ‘Speech A Pre-Election To Do List’

Kim Swan: ‘Speech A Pre-Election To Do List’

“A Throne Speech with only 12 maximum weeks remaining on 5 year term is unnecessary,” UBP MP Kim Swan said in response to today’s events. “Additionally it is important to appreciate that Bermuda has had seven (7) throne speeches in five (5) years which makes this Throne Speech political. This lends itself to our argument that... Read more of this article

Chamber: Throne Speech “Lacked Specifics”

Chamber: Throne Speech “Lacked Specifics”

Bermuda Chamber of Commence President Ronnie Viera said this morning’s [Nov 2] Throne Speech “lacked specifics on how Government plans to reduce the escalation of debt and service that which is outstanding”, in a brief response to the 2012 Throne Speech. Mr Viera said, “The Chamber welcomes any improvement in fiscal management however... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: Convening Of Parliament

Live Blogging: Convening Of Parliament

The Convening of Parliament is set to get underway this morning [Nov.2], with the Governor reading the Throne Speech on behalf of the Government, which outlines the planned programmes and legislation for the ensuing Parliamentary year.The event takes place on the grounds of the Cabinet Office, and always attracts crowds of people to watch. You can... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: 2012 Convening Of Parliament

Photo Set #2: 2012 Convening Of Parliament

Ending conscription and introducing a new Bill that will address protection against discrimination based on age and sexual orientation, were some of the highlights of this morning’s [Nov 2] Throne Speech. The formal ceremony was held on the grounds of the Cabinet Office on Front Street, and saw Governor George Fergusson deliver the Throne Speech,... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: 2012 Convening Of Parliament

Photo Set #1: 2012 Convening Of Parliament

Scores of locals and visitors thronged Front Street this morning [Nov 2] to catch a glimpse of the annual Convening of Parliament ceremony. Held on the Cabinet Office grounds, Governor George Fergusson delivered the Throne Speech outlining Government’s legislative agenda for 2013 to an audience comprised of Parliamentarians and other senior dignitaries.... Read more of this article