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Changes To Closed & Restricted Job Categories

Changes To Closed & Restricted Job Categories

The Ministry will be extending the moratorium on new work permits issued for certain closed job categories for a six-month period, ending July 31st, with debt-collectors, telephone switchboard operators, pool/beach attendants, deckhands, and dispatchers [road transport] added to the ‘closed list,’ while recruiter and nail technicians have... Read more of this article

Minister: Improvements At Dept Of Immigration

Minister: Improvements At Dept Of Immigration

Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 10]. Minister of Labour Jason Hayward provided an update on the improvements being made within the Department of Immigration. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, Introduction I rise before this Honourable House to provide you with an update on the Process Improvements made within... Read more of this article

Minister: EIC Holders Investment Is Over $39.5M

Minister: EIC Holders Investment Is Over $39.5M

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward is holding a press conference this morning [Nov 24] to “provide an update on immigration initiatives in support of Bermuda’s economy,” and it is scheduled to start at 11am, so the live video below should begin then. Update: The Minister said that in the eight months since the launch of the Economic... Read more of this article

Column: Immigration Policies & Initiatives

Column: Immigration Policies & Initiatives

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] Without much warning, the pandemic steered Bermuda into an unprecedented downward slide which led to:Enforcement of shelter in place; Shutting down of Bermuda’s borders; An unforgiving blow to the hospitality industry with well over a thousand workers being forced to shelter at home without pay; Hundreds... Read more of this article

Column: Cunningham On Labour & Immigration

Column: Cunningham On Labour & Immigration

[Opinion column written by the OBA's Victoria Cunningham] The recent Throne Speech laid out a number of Government initiatives and ideas to move Bermuda beyond the pandemic. While it needs to be said that we should be working together to protect our economy and get Bermudians back to work, the report gave little detail to how these would work in our... Read more of this article

Biometric Testing For UK Visas At BUEI

Biometric Testing For UK Visas At BUEI

Government House announced that the team from VFS Global will be conducting biometric testing for UK Visas at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] later this month. In an online post, Government House said, “Government House is pleased to announce that the team from VFS Global will be conducting biometric testing for UK Visas at Bermuda... Read more of this article

“Estimated Value-Added Of $23.3 Million’

“Estimated Value-Added Of $23.3 Million’

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward is holding a press conference this morning [Nov 4] to provide an update on “immigration initiatives in support of Bermuda’s economy.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The Minister said that since the launch of the ‘Work from Bermuda’... Read more of this article

Court: Sex Offender Challenges Deportation

Court: Sex Offender Challenges Deportation

Convicted sex offender Brittonie Taylor is making a legal challenge against being deported, with the Court ruling making an “order for a temporary stay of the Deportation Order.’ The court document noted that the applicant stated that he is a Jamaican national who has lived in Bermuda since 2000 and he has Bermudian children “In 2012... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward will be holding a press conference at 11.00 this morning [Oct 7] regarding the Department of Immigration Complaints Process. We will stream the press conference, which should begin at approximately 11.00am. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 6-minute replay is belowUpdate 11.50am: Minister Hayward’s... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Discussion On PRC Proposal

Video: BNV Discussion On PRC Proposal

Peter Sanderson, Cordell Riley, and Monique Lister are joining Bernews this evening [Aug 23] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the trio set to discuss the Government’s proposal to expand the eligibility criteria for persons to obtain a Permanent Residency Certificate [PRC].The Government’s policy paper... Read more of this article

Policy Paper On Long-Term Residents Available

Policy Paper On Long-Term Residents Available

The Government’s policy paper on “Securing Permanency for Long-Term Residents” is now available online. The paper notes, “As a solution, the Government proposes expanding the eligibility criteria for persons to obtain a PRC as outlined below:Proposal #1: Expand the eligibility criteria for the granting of PRC to include any... Read more of this article

Video: Ministers On Long Term Residents

Video: Ministers On Long Term Residents

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward and Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson are holding a press conference this afternoon [Aug 2] regarding the “permanency of Long Term Residents.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. The Minister said, “The Government proposes to expand the... Read more of this article

Minister: Immigration Reform Strategic Priorities

Minister: Immigration Reform Strategic Priorities

“In order to combat the realities of a declining and ageing population we must achieve positive net immigration,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said, adding that “this Ministry is steadfast in ensuring that the goal of immigration reform is one that all of Bermuda benefits.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 2],... Read more of this article