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Column: Financial Impact Of Immigration

Column: Financial Impact Of Immigration

[Opinion column written by Shadow National Security Minister Ben Smith] The Honorable Premier announced that Bermuda should be moving to Phase 3 on June 11th. This news will be welcomed by the population as we should see more of our people returning to full employment and some returning to partial employment as businesses cautiously reopen to see what... Read more of this article

‘Be Closely Scrutinizing Our Work Permit Policy’

‘Be Closely Scrutinizing Our Work Permit Policy’

“We will now be closely scrutinizing our work permit policy as there are a significant number of Bermudians who are unemployed,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, adding that “in this current climate, work permit approvals are not guaranteed.” Speaking at last night’s [May 28] press briefing, Minister Caines... Read more of this article

‘Phased Resumption Of Services At Immigration’

‘Phased Resumption Of Services At Immigration’

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an update regarding the phased resumption of services at the Department of Immigration. A Government spokesperson said, “Minister Caines advised that an info guide outlining what services will be available from today, May 4 can be found on the government portal here. However the Minister provided... Read more of this article

Minister: Department Of Immigration Updates

Minister: Department Of Immigration Updates

The processing of existing applications has resumed with a reduced workforce under social distancing conditions and emergency passports needed for medical purposes are being addressed, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said today. In providing an update from the Department of Immigration, Minister Caines said:, “The processing of existing... Read more of this article

Permit To Be Revoked If Worker Violates Order

Permit To Be Revoked If Worker Violates Order

[Updated] All individuals, including guest workers, arriving into Bermuda are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and “any guest worker found to be violating the self-quarantine order will immediately have their work permit revoked,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said. A government spokesperson said, “The Minister... Read more of this article

Consulate Cancel Nonimmigrant Visa Appts

Consulate Cancel Nonimmigrant Visa Appts

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S Consulate is “cancelling routine nonimmigrant visa appointments until further notice.” A spokesperson said, “In accordance with the Bermuda Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 prevention guidelines, the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda is implementing all appropriate measures to help... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Bill

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Bill

The Government held a town hall meeting yesterday evening [March 12] at the CedarBridge Academy to discuss the recently tabled Repatriation & Mixed Status Families Bill, and you can watch 40 minutes of the town hall below. Related StoriesVideo: Minister Wayne Caines Press Conference Video: Minister On Work Permit Categories Process... Read more of this article

Immigration Bill Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Immigration Bill Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

The Ministry will host a town hall meeting to discuss the Repatriation & Mixed Status Families Bill tomorrow [March 12] at the CedarBridge Academy. A Government spokesperson said, “Tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, the Ministry of National Security will host a town hall meeting to discuss the recently tabled Repatriation & Mixed Status Families... Read more of this article

Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Exactly four years ago this week, thousands of Bermudians embarked on a journey to down tools, take their children out of schools and to leave their homes. This journey took them to the heart of Hamilton, in order to surround Parliament day and night for 5 days. Lest we forget, thousands of Bermudians of... Read more of this article

Immigration Amendment Tabled In House

Immigration Amendment Tabled In House

[Updated with PDF] “There is much to be done regarding Comprehensive Immigration Reform, but the tabling of this Bill is one positive step in the right direction,” said the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines as he tabled the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Amendment Act 2020 in the House of Assembly this morning. “In tabling... Read more of this article

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