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Pathway To Status Supporters Offer Submission

Pathway To Status Supporters Offer Submission

The “We Support A Pathway to Bermuda Status” group have provided a submission with recommendations to the Immigration Working Group and the Ministry of Home Affairs saying “Our position is that the Government’s original bill is an excellent model for reform and we hope that the final legislation brought to the House is not radically... Read more of this article

Audio: Minister Fahy On Immigration Issue

Audio: Minister Fahy On Immigration Issue

“I acknowledged that perhaps, certainly from my point of view, I misjudged some of the deep sentiments in the community on the issue of immigration,” Minister Michael Fahy said, adding that “I think we’ve heard the message and we’ll live and learn from that.” The Minister’s comments follow after a multi day... Read more of this article

IRAG Welcome Email Submissions About Reform

IRAG Welcome Email Submissions About Reform

Following the Government’s agreement to withdraw the Bill and engage in further consultation, the Immigration Reform Action Group [IRAG] said they plan to keep the public informed and have set-up an email address for submissions, questions, and ideas for the comprehensive immigration reform working group that is due to be formed. IRAG’s... Read more of this article

Live Updates: “Govt Will Withdraw The Bill”

Live Updates: “Govt Will Withdraw The Bill”

[Updating: Govt has agreed to withdraw the Bill] After five days of protests, it was announced at around 6.00pm on Thursday evening [March 17] that the Government will withdraw the Bill, with the announcement receiving a loud round of applause from the gathered crowd. Following the People’s Campaign’s call for “an island-wide withdrawal... Read more of this article

Premier: Consider Immigration Reform In Stages

Premier: Consider Immigration Reform In Stages

[Updated with video] The Immigration Bill will be removed from the House of Assembly’s Order Paper, and the Government will “enable further community input” and Parliament will “consider immigration reforms in stages,” the Premier announced this evening. “Consultative working groups, comprising of key stakeholders, will... Read more of this article

“It Has Been 3 Years Since I Had Fulltime Job”

“It Has Been 3 Years Since I Had Fulltime Job”

[Letter written by Chardonne Paynter] Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to share my unemployment history and discontent with the new pathway to status proposal. I am 28 year old Bermudian with an MBA in Public Relations and communications, I also hold a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and it has been three years since I have had a fulltime job in my... Read more of this article

House Session Tomorrow Has Been Adjourned

House Session Tomorrow Has Been Adjourned

[Updated: Change of plans...the House is now adjourned until Friday] The demonstrations regarding the ‘Pathways’ proposal look set to enter their fourth day as people intend to gather at the House again tomorrow; and MPs are also set to attend the House of Assembly, which is scheduled to be in session starting at 10am tomorrow morning. Bernews... Read more of this article

Ashley Aguiar: “Bermuda Is Literally All I Know”

Ashley Aguiar: “Bermuda Is Literally All I Know”

A young lady is speaking out about the ongoing debate regarding Pathways to Status from the perspective of the child of a PRC holder, saying “there are many young people in my predicament who fear what will happen with them next.” Ashley Aguiar [pictured] said, “My parents came here some 24 years ago. My father has obtained a PRC [b],... Read more of this article

Marc Bean: “The OBA Must Withdraw The Bill”

Marc Bean: “The OBA Must Withdraw The Bill”

“With protests and labour withdrawals scheduled to continue, the OBA must withdraw the bill and join with Bermudians in bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said this morning. Mr Bean’s comments follow after yesterday’s gathering, which saw people surround the House of Assembly building with... Read more of this article

Enda Matthie & Supporters Remain At Parliament

Enda Matthie & Supporters Remain At Parliament

After beginning her hunger strike on the grounds of the House of Assembly last week Tuesday, Ms Enda Matthie is continuing her protest this morning — where tents remain on Parliament’s grounds — marking one week since Ms Matthie launched her protest.Speaking at the protest on March 11, Ms Matthie told the crowd, “This is not... Read more of this article

Chamber: Immigration Reform Is “Critical Issue”

Chamber: Immigration Reform Is “Critical Issue”

John Wight, President of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, has spoken out regarding the ongoing immigration debate on the island, saying that “immigration reform and Government’s Pathway to Status is a very critical issue for all of Bermuda.” Chamber President John Wight said, “Immigration Reform, and Government’s Pathway to Status,... Read more of this article

IRAG Call For Govt To Withdraw Pathways Bill

IRAG Call For Govt To Withdraw Pathways Bill

In a statement issued late this evening, the Immigration Reform Action Group [IRAG] called “on the Government to withdraw the proposed Amendment to the Immigration Act 2016 otherwise known as ‘Pathways to Status’ and engage in comprehensive consultation with all stakeholders.” This statement comes on the heels of extensive actions over... Read more of this article

Photos, Videos & Audio: Pathways Support Vigil

Photos, Videos & Audio: Pathways Support Vigil

[Updated with more photos & videos] Crowds of people made their way to the Cabinet Grounds this evening [March 13], with the “We Support a Pathway to Bermuda Status” group holding candlelight vigil in support of the initiative. The event announcement said, “In light of all the recent events ‘We Support a Pathway to Bermuda Status’ will... Read more of this article