Tag: 2013 Throne Speech

Minister: On Conscription, Marijuana, Gangs

Minister: On Conscription, Marijuana, Gangs

[Updated with video] Conscription will be eliminated and the Regiment preserved, Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley said at a press briefing this morning [Nov 14] to expand on his Ministry’s Throne Speech initiatives. He spoke on a number of topics including anti-gang measures, mandatory ID checks when serving alcohol, elimination of conscription,... Read more of this article

Opposition Delivers Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Delivers Reply To The Throne Speech

[Updated with video] Opposition Leader Marc Bean delivered the formal Reply to the Throne Speech in this House of Assembly this morning [Feb 15], covering a wide array of topics and initiatives brought forward by the One Bermuda Alliance. Mr Bean said, “The OBA has waxed eloquently and vociferously about their commitment to openness, transparency... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: 2013 Convening Of Parliament

Photo Set #2: 2013 Convening Of Parliament

Scores of locals and visitors thronged Front Street on Friday morning [Feb 8] to catch a glimpse of the annual Convening of Parliament ceremony held on the Cabinet Office grounds. Governor George Fergusson delivered the Throne Speech which outlines the Government’s legislative agenda for the upcoming year. This was the first Throne Speech from the... Read more of this article

Programmes For Financial Assistance Clients

Programmes For Financial Assistance Clients

The recent Throne Speech revealed that Government will incorporate life skills programmes — such as money management and parenting skills — for people receiving financial assistance or the child day care allowance. In addition, able-bodied persons receiving financial assistance will have to participate in community service if they have not... Read more of this article

Video: Governor Reads 2013 Throne Speech

Video: Governor Reads 2013 Throne Speech

Crowds of people gathered on the grounds of the Cabinet Office on Friday [Feb 8] to hear Governor George Fergusson deliver the Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s agenda for the upcoming year. The speech — which was over 20 pages long — took just under one hour to deliver, and revealed a number of initiatives spanning crime,... Read more of this article

Videos: Ministers Throne Speech Statements

Videos: Ministers Throne Speech Statements

Following today’s [Feb 8] Throne Speech all the Cabinet Ministers held a press conference where they each spent a few minutes expanding on the planned initiatives under their Ministry. This was the first ever Throne Speech from the One Bermuda Alliance, who assumed control of the Government following their victory in the December 2012 General... Read more of this article

Video: Premier’s Throne Speech Comments

Video: Premier’s Throne Speech Comments

“Let’s pick up the armament of collective responsibility and make Bermuda Number One again, as we move towards the New Bermuda – in all our endeavours,” Premier Craig Cannonier said this afternoon [Feb 8] at a post-Throne Speech press conference. The Throne Speech revealed a number of initiatives including eliminating conscription, a... Read more of this article

Live Blog: February 2013 Bermuda Throne Speech

Live Blog: February 2013 Bermuda Throne Speech

[Updated] The Convening of Parliament Ceremony will take place at approximately 11am this morning [Feb 8] on the Cabinet Office grounds on Front Street. Premier Craig Cannonnier and Members of Parliament will gather to hear the Governor George Fergusson deliver the Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The... Read more of this article

Full Document & Highlights: 2013 Throne Speech

Full Document & Highlights: 2013 Throne Speech

[Updated] This morning [Feb 8] Governor George Fergusson delivered the Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s legislative agenda for the upcoming year. This was the first Throne Speech from the One Bermuda Alliance, who took control of the Government following their victory at the polls in December 2012. Some of the highlights include:Eliminating... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: 2013 Convening Of Parliament

Photo Set #1: 2013 Convening Of Parliament

Scores of locals and visitors thronged Front Street this morning [Feb 8] 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