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OBA Initial Response To The Throne Speech

OBA Initial Response To The Throne Speech

While “there is a lot that the OBA welcomes” in the Throne Speech, there was” no real mention of creating jobs or economic development,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said today. His comments follow after the Throne Speech was delivered this morning, revealing a number of initiatives including social insurance contribution... Read more of this article

Video: Standing Ovation For Ottiwell Simmons

Video: Standing Ovation For Ottiwell Simmons

Ottiwell Simmons, an iconic figure in the island’s labour movement, received a standing ovation after it was announced in the Throne Speech that a building will be named after him “to recognise his unrivaled sacrifice in the service of the labour movement in Bermuda.” As seen in the video below, the announcement was warmly welcomed... Read more of this article

Full Text & Highlights: 2018 Throne Speech

Full Text & Highlights: 2018 Throne Speech

Social insurance contribution reform, eliminating most paper forms and single-use plastics by 2022, transforming existing post offices into customer service centres, a blockchain-based national identity system and establishing a licensing regime to regulate domestic production of medical-grade cannabis products were some of the initiatives unveiled... Read more of this article

Live Video & Updates: 2018 Throne Speech

Live Video & Updates: 2018 Throne Speech

[Updating] The Convening of Parliament will take 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.The proceedings are set to get underway at around 11.00am, and and we will provide live video, text and photos updates as able, and post the... Read more of this article

“College Promise” Included In Throne Speech

“College Promise” Included In Throne Speech

A merit-based “College Promise” programme will be introduced in today’s Throne Speech, an initiative which will award scholarships to the Bermuda College to public school graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An excerpt from the Throne Speech said, “The overarching theme of this session will be one devoted to reducing the cost... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 9th

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 9th

The House of Assembly is set to convene on Friday [Nov 9] and the Throne Speech will be delivered, providing information on the Government’s legislative agenda for the upcoming year. It is scheduled to be delivered at 11.00am, and Bernews will provide live coverage via both live video and text updates. In addition to the Throne Speech, Bills on... Read more of this article