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‘We Need To Change Our Views On Immigration’

‘We Need To Change Our Views On Immigration’

We “need to change our views on immigration” and going forward our “approach must be more market based” and we should “reform immigration to enable job creation with appropriate protections.” This was from the recently released Bermuda First report, which said they concluded that the most important, urgent decisions... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Reform

Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Reform

The Ministry of National Security will hold a town hall meeting on immigration reform on Thursday, 19 September, between 6:30pm and 8:00pm at the Berkeley Institute. “Minster of National Security, Wayne Caines, JP, MP, Renee Ming, MP, Christopher Famous, MP, Leah Scott, MP, Benjamin Smith and William Madeiros will discuss Comprehensive Immigration... Read more of this article

Vershon Was Not Barred, Apologises To Bermuda

Vershon Was Not Barred, Apologises To Bermuda

[Updated] Entertainer Vershon has confirmed that he was not barred from Bermuda, and has issued an ”unreserved apology” to the Government and people of Bermuda as a “statement was erroneously put out by my publicist.” In addition, the publicist’s website has posted a statement alleging that the “information that... Read more of this article

Minister: Vershon Was Never Refused Entry

Minister: Vershon Was Never Refused Entry

Following reports that entertainer Vershon was “barred from Bermuda,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said that not only was he never refused entry as he never travelled to Bermuda, officials have no record of an application seeking permission for him to perform in Bermuda and the singer’s name is not on any flight e-manifests... Read more of this article

Survey: Immigration Impact On Economy

Survey: Immigration Impact On Economy

Nearly three quarters of residents overall believe that immigration benefits the economy, according to Total Research Associate’s Bermuda Omnibus quarterly survey. A spokesperson said, “Residents were asked to indicate their personal opinion regarding the economic impact of immigration. Specifically, they were asked whether they believe that... Read more of this article

Mixed Status Bill Will Be Tabled In September

Mixed Status Bill Will Be Tabled In September

The Mixed Status Bill “will not be tabled tomorrow in the House of Assembly as planned” as there “are important elements that remain unresolved, and it would be irresponsible to forward legislation that does not fully meet the needs of Bermuda,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said. Minister Caines said, “For... Read more of this article

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