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Photos: Convening Of Parliament Throne Speech

Photos: Convening Of Parliament Throne Speech

The Convening of Parliament took place on Friday morning [Nov 13], with Government and Opposition MPs gathering to hear Governor George Fergusson deliver the 2015 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The speech revealed a number of initiatives planned for the coming year including news that the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Greenrock Responds To 2015 Throne Speech

Greenrock Responds To 2015 Throne Speech

Environmental group Greenrock has responded to the recent Throne Speech, saying there was “some disappointment” that it “wasn’t as ambitious, from a sustainability perspective, as it could have been, however there were certainly things in there that we can welcome.” Greenrock Executive Director Jonathan Starling said, “Overall... Read more of this article

Disappointed No Provisions For Canal Upgrades

Disappointed No Provisions For Canal Upgrades

The Mill Creek Road businesses and residents who have expressed concern about the flooding in the area said they were “disappointed that provisions were not made in the Throne Speech for the canal infrastructure upgrades,” however added that they were “pleased that Government has agreed to present us with a plan by November 30.”Earlier... Read more of this article

Govt To Introduce Voting For Students Overseas

Govt To Introduce Voting For Students Overseas

The Government will introduce amendments to permit registered voters studying abroad at recognised educational institutions to have the right to vote in absentia, it was announced in this morning’s [Nov 13] Throne Speech. The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “The Government, through the Ministry of Home Affairs, will introduce amendments... Read more of this article

Govt Legislation To Ban Dark Helmet Visors

Govt Legislation To Ban Dark Helmet Visors

The Government will introduce legislation to ban dark helmet visors, it was announced in this morning’s [Nov 13] Throne Speech. The relevant part of the Throne Speech said, “The Government will introduce legislation to ban dark helmet visors. The aim of the legislation will be to minimise and ultimately eliminate the use of dark visors. “A... Read more of this article

New Government Website Planned For Next Year

New Government Website Planned For Next Year

Today’s Throne Speech included news that the Bermuda Government will launch a new website to replace the current website at www.gov.bm, with the new website set to be launched in the second quarter of next year. The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “In the second quarter of 2016, the Government will launch a new website to replace... Read more of this article

Full Text, Video & Highlights: 2015 Throne Speech

Full Text, Video & Highlights: 2015 Throne Speech

Governor George Fergusson delivered the 2015 Throne Speech this morning [Nov 13], which lays out the Government’s plans for the upcoming year, with the speech revealing a number of initiatives planned for the coming year. The full speech is posted below as well as some extract highlights, and you can view our live blog of the Throne Speech here, and... Read more of this article

Live Updates: 2015 Throne Speech & Convening

Live Updates: 2015 Throne Speech & Convening

[Updating] The Convening of Parliament will take place this morning [Nov 13], with Government and Opposition MPs gathering to hear Governor George Fergusson deliver the 2015 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The proceedings are set to get underway at 11.00am, and the Government television station... Read more of this article

Greenrock’s Hopes For The Throne Speech

Greenrock’s Hopes For The Throne Speech

Greenrock said they looks forward to next week’s Throne Speech with “great optimism,” and said they would like to see a beverage container deposit bill, a ban on helium-filled mylar balloons, legislation introducing a mandatory minimum charge for all disposable single-use shopping bags and acommitment to establish a marine reserve in... Read more of this article