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Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives Tonight

Town Hall On Throne Speech Initiatives Tonight

[Government statement] Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, will host a town hall meeting tonight, Tuesday, 20 November at 6:30pm in The Berkeley Institute Cafetorium. The Premier will discuss initiatives in the 2018 Throne Speech and how they will help to create a better and fairer Bermuda. The public is invited to attend. The event will be streamed... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Vision For A Better, Fairer Bermuda’

Column: ‘Vision For A Better, Fairer Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by MP Dennis Lister III] ‘The 2nd Throne Speech of the PLP Government is one that is total alignment with our historic vision for a better, fairer Bermuda. It speaks to:Dismantling systems of inequalityAddressing the high cost of livingPromoting policies of greater fairness and equity, where the potential of Bermudians... Read more of this article

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] The first Throne Speech of this Progressive Labour Party government, which was delivered in September 2017, made many promises and, while many items have been addressed, much remains to be done in spite of one Minister at the time, who was fired or resigned and recently returned to Cabinet, saying: “Everything... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘OBA Record Is Nothing To Be Proud Of’

PLP: ‘OBA Record Is Nothing To Be Proud Of’

Following Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier’s Throne Speech reply, the PLP said that while the Leader of the Opposition “boasted of many successes,” the ”OBA record is nothing to be proud of” as they “doubled our debt,” and public services “were left to suffer, while $100 million was spent on the America’s... Read more of this article

‘Sensible, Balanced, Ambitious Throne Speech’

‘Sensible, Balanced, Ambitious Throne Speech’

“The Party congratulates the Premier on releasing another sensible, balanced, and ambitious Throne Speech for the upcoming legislative session,” PLP Chairperson Damon Wade said. “In particular, we welcome the positive response 2018 Throne Speech has received from a broad spectrum of the island; such as from the Chamber of Commerce... Read more of this article

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Deliver Reply To The Throne Speech

Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier delivered the formal response to the 2018 Throne Speech today [Nov 16] in the House of Assembly saying that we are “on a path of perpetual contraction.” In his reply Mr Cannonier said: “The Government’s previous announcement of the doubling of guarantee capital at the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation... Read more of this article

Premier To Host Throne Speech Town Hall

Premier To Host Throne Speech Town Hall

On Tuesday evening [Nov 20] Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting at the Berkeley Institute where he will “discuss initiatives in the 2018 Throne Speech.” A Government spokesperson said, “Premier David Burt will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, 20 November at 6:30pm in The Berkeley Institute Cafetorium. The Premier will... Read more of this article

Speech Was ‘Bold, Attainable & Transformative’

Speech Was ‘Bold, Attainable & Transformative’

“The 2018 Throne Speech can be described as bold, attainable and transformative,” the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] said, adding that it “represented the true ethos of a labour government that is progressive, and provided the key elements required to tackle systemic societal inequalities head-on.”The BTUC said, “It... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Speech Noticeable For What It Left Out’

OBA: ‘Speech Noticeable For What It Left Out’

 “As I said previously, there is a lot in the Throne Speech that the One Bermuda Alliance welcomes, however when we look at it closely, the Speech was most noticeable for what it left out,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. “Here is an example: Bermuda is facing some serious external threats, but there was hardly a mention of them or how... Read more of this article

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome the announcement in the Throne Speech that Government intends to eliminate single use plastics in Bermuda by 2022, adding that the impact of plastics on the oceans is well documented. The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “The horrific impact of plastic on the environment is a global issue. In... Read more of this article

Coalition’s Response To The Throne Speech

Coalition’s Response To The Throne Speech

The Coalition for the Protection of Children said they “see some positive initiatives” in this year’s Throne Speech and “look forward to seeing action on items relating to these commitments that track areas where families struggle and require assistance.” A spokesperson said, “We are encouraged by the government’s clear... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Speech From The Throne 2018

Photo Set #2: Speech From The Throne 2018

Social insurance contribution reform, eliminating most paper forms and single-use plastics by 2022, transforming existing post offices into customer service centres, and establishing a licensing regime to regulate domestic production of medical-grade cannabis products were some of the initiatives unveiled in this morning’s Throne Speech. The Convening... Read more of this article

Photos: Convening Of Parliament Throne Speech

Photos: Convening Of Parliament Throne Speech

[Updated with more photos] The Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Nov 9], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2018 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. Social insurance contribution reform, eliminating most paper forms and single-use plastics by 2022, transforming existing post offices... Read more of this article