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Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Video: Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain, and Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons held a Town Hall meeting this evening [Sept 18], discussing some of the initiatives contained in the 2017 Throne Speech. The 90-minute live video replay is below: Related... Read more of this article

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin delivered the official Reply to the Throne Speech in the House of Assembly, saying the “relentless pursuit of power” by the PLP “denigrated the entire political process to a level perhaps unprecedented in Bermuda politics,” and it is “unfortunate that the same approach is being... Read more of this article

Video: AG On Support, Legal Aid, Sex Offenders

Video: AG On Support, Legal Aid, Sex Offenders

[Updated] Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 14] discussing Throne Speech initiatives under her Ministry’s remit, including child support collection, releasing information on convicted sex offenders, and Legal Aid reform. Information About Sex Offenders As it pertains to the release of information... Read more of this article

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they noted “two nuggets of environmental treasure” in the 2017 Throne Speech that they thought were worth highlighting and responding to. A BEST spokesperson said, “While reviewing the 2017 Throne Speech, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] noted two nuggets... Read more of this article

Town Hall On Throne Speech Set For Sept 18th

Town Hall On Throne Speech Set For Sept 18th

The Throne Speech Town Hall Meeting — which was originally scheduled for tomorrow – has been rescheduled to September 18th, when it will take place at 7.30pm at the Berkeley Institute. A spokesperson said “Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, has rescheduled his Town Hall meeting which was originally scheduled for tomorrow,... Read more of this article

Coalition Welcomes Throne Speech Initiatives

Coalition Welcomes Throne Speech Initiatives

The CPC is “glad to see that so many of our recommendations” have made their way into the Throne Speech, Coalition for the Protection of Children Chairperson Sheelagh Cooper said, adding that “we are pleased to see a commitment to a more systematic approach to minimizing the risks posed by dangerous sexual offenses including notification... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: Convening Of Parliament 2017

Photo Set #3: Convening Of Parliament 2017

The Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead was put forward on Friday morning [Sept 8] when Governor John Rankin delivered the 2017 Throne Speech at the Convening of Parliament ceremony on Cabinet grounds. The first set of photos is here, the second set of photos is here, the full speech is posted here along with some excerpts and... Read more of this article

Premier To Hold Town Hall Meeting On Sept 18

Premier To Hold Town Hall Meeting On Sept 18

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will hold a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday evening [Sept 12] to discuss the Government’s 2017 Throne Speech initiatives. “The Premier will be joined by some of his Ministerial colleagues and will provide a presentation on the 2017 Throne Speech as well as take questions from the audience,”... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Convening Of Parliament 2017

Photo Set #2: Convening Of Parliament 2017

The Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Sept 8] on the Cabinet grounds with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2017 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The first set of photos is here, the full speech is posted here along with some excerpts and you can view all our coverage of the... Read more of this article

Dennis Lister Sworn In As Speaker Of House

Dennis Lister Sworn In As Speaker Of House

As part of this morning’s [Sept 8] Reconvening of Parliament, Dennis Lister II was formally sworn in as Speaker of the House of Assembly, while Derrick Burgess was sworn in as the Deputy Speaker. Mr Lister is the longest serving MP from either party, having been first elected to Parliament in 1989, while Mr Burgess is also a veteran MP, having... Read more of this article

Photos: Parliament Convenes & Throne Speech

Photos: Parliament Convenes & Throne Speech

Marking the first Throne Speech since the PLP won the election, the Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Sept 8], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2017 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. Some of the initiatives unveiled in this morning included establishing an Economic Diversification... Read more of this article

Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

Establish an Economic Diversification Unit, transform the ACBDA into the Bermuda Event Authority, establish a Bipartisan Committee on Immigration Reform, install wi-fi in schools, officially end conscription, decriminalise cannabis possession for amounts under 7 grams and invest in new buses, are some of the initiatives unveiled in this morning’s... Read more of this article

Live Video & Updates: 2017 Throne Speech

Live Video & Updates: 2017 Throne Speech

[Updating] Marking the first Throne Speech since the PLP won the election, the Convening of Parliament will take place this morning [Sept 8], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2017 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The proceedings are set to get underway at around 11.00am, and the Government... Read more of this article