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Teachers Union: ‘Stop Reactive Approach’

Teachers Union: ‘Stop Reactive Approach’

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] called on the Government and the Ministry of Education to “stop its reactive approach to building management,” as “Bermuda’s children deserve healthy and vibrant learning environments.” In their second of a series of responses to this year’s Throne Speech, the BUT said, “The BUT applauds the Government... Read more of this article

‘Multi-Year Strategy To Reform Health System’

‘Multi-Year Strategy To Reform Health System’

Minister of Health & Seniors Jeanne Atherden held a press conference this afternoon to answer questions regarding initiatives mentioned in the 2016 Throne Speech, saying that the Ministry is “actively pursuing” major initiatives such as the Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; the Long Term Care Action Plan; and a... Read more of this article

Video: Q&A With Education Minister Wayne Scott

Video: Q&A With Education Minister Wayne Scott

[Updated] Minister of Education Wayne Scott held a press conference this morning [Nov 17] to answer questions regarding initiatives mentioned in the 2016 Throne Speech, discussing various matters related to education, as well as commenting on the Bermuda Union of Teachers response to the Throne Speech. 12-minute live video replay with Education Minister Wayne... Read more of this article

20 Minute Video: Q&A With Minister Michael Fahy

20 Minute Video: Q&A With Minister Michael Fahy

Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities held a press conference this afternoon [Nov 16] to answer questions regarding initiatives mentioned in the 2016 Throne Speech, discussing matters including tourism, casino gaming, roadside sobriety testing, mini-buses, the airport and more. 20-minute live video replay with Minister Michael Fahy Related... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Response To Throne Speech

Teachers Union Response To Throne Speech

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] has released their first brief in response to this year’s Throne Speech. The Union said, “The BUT agrees with the statement ‘Allowing a child to move through the system without demonstrating the understanding of concepts or developing skills to acceptable levels ensures continuing academic struggle... Read more of this article

Full Text: Opposition’s Reply To Throne Speech

Full Text: Opposition’s Reply To Throne Speech

The Progressive Labour Party delivered their formal response to the 2016 Throne Speech today [Nov 14] in the House of Assembly, covering a number of topics including finances, crime, tourism, immigration, education, technology, and more. The full response is below, as well as some extract highlights. Creation of a Bermuda Fund Mr. Speaker, if we are... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Reply To 2016 Throne Speech

Live Updates: Reply To 2016 Throne Speech

[Updating] Opposition Leader David Burt is delivering the formal response to the 2016 Throne Speech today [Nov 14] in the House of Assembly, with today’s speech to mark his first speech in Parliament since being elected Opposition Leader. The Throne Speech was delivered by Acting Governor Ginny Ferson on November 7th, and you can view all our... Read more of this article

Videos: Q&A With Cannonier & Gordon-Pamplin

Videos: Q&A With Cannonier & Gordon-Pamplin

Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier and Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin held a press conference to answer questions regarding initiatives mentioned in the 2016 Throne Speech, discussing matters including infrastructure, immigration reform, work permits, debt collection policies, and more. 28-minute video with Minister Patricia... Read more of this article

Video: Q&A With AG Moniz & Minister Richards

Video: Q&A With AG Moniz & Minister Richards

Attorney-General Trevor Moniz and Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards held a press conference to answer questions regarding issues in 2016 Throne Speech, touching on issues including age discrimination, decriminalization of cannabis, the Gaming Bill, roadside sobriety checks, amendments to the Liquor Licencing Act and more. 22-minute... Read more of this article

National Trust Response To The Throne Speech

National Trust Response To The Throne Speech

The Bermuda National Trust welcomed the fact that Bermuda’s environment and heritage received attention in the Government’s Throne Speech on Monday, and said they ”noted with interest plans to facilitate the growth of the beach economy”. “We hope that environmental advocates will be involved in consultations to ensure that maintaining... Read more of this article

Greenrock Reacts To The 2016 Throne Speech

Greenrock Reacts To The 2016 Throne Speech

Greenrock has reacted to yesterday’s [Nov 7] Throne Speech, saying that it is “disappointed at the lack of any mention” of “climate change,” but “excited about the mention of addressing the issue of plastics on the island.” The environmental group said, “Greenrock is disappointed at the lack of any mention... Read more of this article

Recap Of 2016 Throne Speech Initiatives

Recap Of 2016 Throne Speech Initiatives

[Written by Don Burgess] If you like slowing down speeders, giving dads paternity leave; and ensuring seniors aren’t discriminated in employment, then the 2016 Speech from the Throne could delight you. Overseas students could also celebrate as they said that absentee balloting will be introduced before the upcoming General Election. The Speech also... Read more of this article

Photos: 2016 Reconvening Of Parliament

Photos: 2016 Reconvening Of Parliament

The Reconvening of Parliament and Throne Speech took place this morning [Nov 7], with all the pomp and circumstance that surrounds it, with Senators, Ministers, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries attending the proceedings. Acting Governor Ginny Ferson read the Throne Speech on behalf of the Government, which outlined what they said was an... Read more of this article