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Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

Information Commissioner Issues Decisions

The Information Commissioner issued three decisions regarding the Ministry of Legal Affairs Headquarters, Ministry of Finance Headquarters, and the Department of Immigration. A spokesperson said, “On 26 June 2019, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 16/2019 and Decision 17/2019 relating to the Ministry of Legal Affairs Headquarters... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Wayne Caines Press Conference

Video: Minister Wayne Caines Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is holding a press conference this afternoon [June 24] and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 15-minute replay is belowUpdate 6.23pm: Minister Caines said, “Good afternoon everyone and thank you... Read more of this article

Group Express Concern With ‘Lack Of Progress’

Group Express Concern With ‘Lack Of Progress’

The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group have expressed concern “with the lack of progress being made in regards to immigration reform.” A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ Facebook group and our members would like to express concern with the lack of progress... Read more of this article

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Govt Seek Feedback On Work Permit Policies

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17], Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an ”update of the proposed changes to work permit policies which begins with assessing jobs currently listed in the closed, restricted, special and open job categories. The Minister said, “This government recognizes the importance of including... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Work Permit Categories

Video: Minister On Work Permit Categories

[Updated] Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is holding a press conference this afternoon [April 30] to provides an update on immigration initiatives. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 15-minute replay is belowUpdate 6.11pm: Minister Wayne... Read more of this article

Video: Voting & Belongers Panel Discussion

Video: Voting & Belongers Panel Discussion

[Updated with video] Bernews will be hosting a News & Views panel discussion at around noon on Wednesday [March 6] with Peter Sanderson, Craig Cannonier, and Cordell Riley set to discuss the suggestions from the British Foreign Affairs Committee which included extending voting rights to UK citizens that live in Bermuda, belongers, immigration and... Read more of this article

Column: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Column: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “The truth is an offence but not a sin” - Bob Marley Below are some of the constant narratives expounded by those closely related to the OBA: “We need more boots on the ground.” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier “Swing open the gates to the outside world.” Michael Fahy “The... Read more of this article

Cabinet To Consider Immigration Reform Plan

Cabinet To Consider Immigration Reform Plan

The latest report by Bipartisan Immigration Reform Group “will soon be considered by the Cabinet,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, adding that “we believe that we will have key elements of our immigration reform debated and passed in the House of Assembly before the end of July 2019.”Minister of National Security... Read more of this article

Immigration Group Applauds Court Decision

Immigration Group Applauds Court Decision

The individuals behind the ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform‘ group said they “would like to applaud the Honourable Chief Justice for his decision recently to invalidate a $5,000 fine imposed on Ms Ashley Aguiar for taking unpaid work.” “It is surreal that a young woman born in Bermuda and who has lived here for all 22... Read more of this article

‘Policy Not Likely To Take Effect Until New Year’

‘Policy Not Likely To Take Effect Until New Year’

“Implementation of the English Speaking Work Permit Policy was extended to allow circulation to key stakeholders for consultative purposes,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, adding that “the policy is not likely to take effect until the new year.” Background Earlier this year an English Speaking Work Permit Policy... Read more of this article

Sylvan Richards: Where Is Government’s Plan?

Sylvan Richards: Where Is Government’s Plan?

“This Government needs to start communicating with its people about how they are going to address the real issues facing Bermuda,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Sylvan Richards said, asking, “Where is the Government’s plan? Is it Fintech or bust? Is there another plan to save the economy and protect the jobs of Bermudians?” Mr.... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Addressed Backlog Of Work Permits’

Minister: ‘Addressed Backlog Of Work Permits’

The Government said that “another 2017 election promise has been fulfilled with a tangible improvement in the efficiency of the Immigration Department.” The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines remarked, “In 2017, the people called for an approach to immigration that was tough on those who break our immigration laws, protected... Read more of this article

Process For Reporting Immigration Infractions

Process For Reporting Immigration Infractions

[Updated] Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 19] which the Ministry said is “regarding the process of reporting breaches to Bermuda’s immigration laws.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded... Read more of this article