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‘Presence Is Not Only Encouraged, Is Necessary’

‘Presence Is Not Only Encouraged, Is Necessary’

“We must show up in numbers to show Premier Michael Dunkley that he and his OBA government cannot run roughshod over the futures of Bermudians,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said in a statement this evening, adding that “your presence tomorrow is not only encouraged, it is necessary.” Following Friday’s gathering –... Read more of this article

Pano Photos: Pathways Support Candlelight Vigil

Pano Photos: Pathways Support Candlelight Vigil

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 a candlelight vigil in support of the initiative. The event lasted just over an hour, getting underway with ‘Peace’ shirts being given away, before a few speakers addressed the crowd, and the... Read more of this article

Updates: Candlelight Vigil To Support Pathways

Updates: Candlelight Vigil To Support Pathways

[Updating] The “We Support a Pathway to Bermuda Status” group is holding candlelight vigil at the Cabinet Grounds this evening [March 13], having asked people to come out and “reflect and support one another.” The event announcement said, “In light of all the recent events ‘We Support a Pathway to Bermuda Status’ will... Read more of this article

‘Consider Future As You Contemplate Joining’

‘Consider Future As You Contemplate Joining’

The BTUC said they support the “call for a comprehensive review of immigration in Bermuda” and “urge our members to consider carefully the future of our island home, as they contemplate their decision to join any effort to lobby Government.” The BTUC consists of multiple unions including the Bermuda Industrial Union, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Sixteen Videos: Protest At House Of Assembly

Sixteen Videos: Protest At House Of Assembly

[Updated with more videos] Crowds of people gathered on Friday following the People’s Campaign’s call for an “island-wide withdrawal of labour” as a “show of people power and island-wide solidarity appealing to the Government to withdraw its intention to table the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 2016.” The withdrawal of... Read more of this article

Photos: Protest Gathering At House of Assembly

Photos: Protest Gathering At House of Assembly

Following the People’s Campaign’s call for an “island-wide withdrawal of labour” as a “show of people power and island-wide solidarity appealing to the Government” to not table the immigration bill, crowds of people gathered on Friday for a day-long protest. The withdrawal of labour resulted in the suspension of bus, ferry... Read more of this article

Candlelight Vigil To Be Held On Sunday Evening

Candlelight Vigil To Be Held On Sunday Evening

The “We Support a Pathway to Bermuda Status” group will be having a candlelight vigil at the Cabinet Grounds at 7.00pm tomorrow evening and are inviting all who are in favour of it to come out and “support one another at this harmonious event.”A statement from the group said, “In light of all the recent events ‘We Support... Read more of this article

Premier: Position On Pathways Remains Same

Premier: Position On Pathways Remains Same

In the House of Assembly today [March 11], Opposition Leader Marc Bean asked Premier Michael Dunkley if the Government’s position on the Pathways to Status immigration initiative would change given today’s withdrawal of labour, with the Premier indicating that the Government’s position “remains the same.” Mr Bean asked,... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘We See This Action As Counter-Productive’

BTA: ‘We See This Action As Counter-Productive’

[Updated] The BTA said they see today’s withdrawal of labour “as counter-productive to the fragile economic recovery” and said they “received no forewarning from labour leadership on this matter.” The BTA said, “The call for a ‘withdrawal of labour’ today and this coming Monday is essentially saying: ‘shut... Read more of this article

BPSU President: ‘Be Guided By Conscience’

BPSU President: ‘Be Guided By Conscience’

BPSU President Jason Hayward addressed the People’s Campaign call for an island-wide withdrawal of labour, saying “this issue is not a labour issue but a National issue” and “all workers are encouraged to be guided by their conscience and do what they believe is in the best interest of the Country.” In a letter sent to... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: “Reject This Irresponsible Call”

Premier Dunkley: “Reject This Irresponsible Call”

“The People Campaign’s call for an Island-wide withdrawal of labour is both irresponsible and misconceived,” Premier Michael Dunkley said this evening, adding that the “Government calls on people of goodwill to reject this irresponsible call, attend to their places of business as normal and keep helping Bermuda move forward.” The... Read more of this article

“Calling For Island-Wide Withdrawal Of Labour”

“Calling For Island-Wide Withdrawal Of Labour”

[Updating] The People’s Campaign said they join with Enda Matthie, IRAG, Union Brothers & Sisters and all people of goodwill in “calling for an island-wide withdrawal of labour on Friday March 11th, 2016 as a show of people power and island-wide solidarity appealing to the Government to withdraw its intention to table the Bermuda Immigration... Read more of this article

“Dialogue Free Of Threats Of Labour Withdrawal”

“Dialogue Free Of Threats Of Labour Withdrawal”

[Updated] The Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed that meetings took place today and yesterday following correspondence from the BIU indicating that unless Government withdrew the proposed immigration legislation, they would call on “people to protest” by withdrawing labour on Friday. The Ministry said they propose that a consultation committee... Read more of this article