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UK Privy Council Dismisses Appeal By Barbosa

UK Privy Council Dismisses Appeal By Barbosa

The Privy Council in the UK has dismissed an appeal by Michael Barbosa, stating that “under the Constitution, Mr Barbosa does not enjoy Bermudian status or belong to Bermuda and the Board will humbly advise Her Majesty that the appeal must be dismissed.” In a summary [PDF] the Privy Council said, “The appellant, Mr Barbosa, was born in... Read more of this article

Govt: Report Any Violations Of Immigration Law

Govt: Report Any Violations Of Immigration Law

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is “sharing the ways that people can inform the Department of Immigration about foreign nationals who are working in Bermuda illegally,” with the Minister saying that “we are asking all residents, if you know of an individual or company in violation of an immigration law, please report it.” A... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall On Immigration Reform

Video: Town Hall On Immigration Reform

The Government is holding a Town Hall Meeting on Immigration Reform this evening [Sept 26] with a number of panelists set to discuss the topic. A Government spokesperson previously said, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss immigration reform on Thursday, September 26th from 6.30pm to 8.00pm at the... Read more of this article

Immigration Town Hall Meeting This Thursday

Immigration Town Hall Meeting This Thursday

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss immigration reform on Thursday [Sept 26] from 6.30pm to 8.00pm at the Berkeley Institute, Cafetorium. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister will be joined by the following panellists:“Renee Ming, JP, MP – Bi-Partisan Immigration Committee Member “Christopher... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Postponed

Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Postponed

The Town Hall meeting on immigration reform that scheduled to be held on Thursday, September 19, has apparently been postponed. This is according to a graphic posted by the Government on social media, as seen below, and presumably the postponement is due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Humberto. Related StoriesSurvey: Immigration... Read more of this article

‘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