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Copies Of Legislation Introduced On May 15th

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On May 15th

During Friday’s [May 15] sitting of the House of Assembly, multiple pieces of legislation were introduced including the Statistics Amendment Act 2015, Municipalities Amendment [No 2] Act 2015, Health Insurance Amendment Act 2015, Disclosure and Criminal Reform Act 2015 and Bermuda Immigration and Protection Amendment Act 2015 PDF copies of the... Read more of this article

Q&A: Bermuda’s First Information Commissioner

Q&A: Bermuda’s First Information Commissioner

Whether in her role as a member of the legal team that won two historic United States Supreme Court cases securing the rights of men detained in Guantanamo Bay or as a volunteer attorney with the US Center for Constitutional Rights, Gitanjali S. Gutierrez has earned a reputation as an outspoken advocate for human rights and fierce critic of social injustice... Read more of this article

Minister: Importation Of “Roundup” Suspended

Minister: Importation Of “Roundup” Suspended

“Following a recent scientific study carried out by a leading cancer agency, the importation of weed spray ‘Roundup’ has been suspended,” Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden said today [May 11]. The Minister said, “The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment is committed to promoting safe practices... Read more of this article

Brannon Starts Petition On Same Sex Marriage

Brannon Starts Petition On Same Sex Marriage

Following yesterday’s news that a same-sex couple hoping to get married on a cruise were unable to as the company is registered in Bermuda which prohibits them from conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies, Tony Brannon has started an online petition calling for the Bermuda Government to “Legalize Same Sex Marriage and implement a complete... Read more of this article

Report: Law Prevents Same-Sex Cruise Wedding

Report: Law Prevents Same-Sex Cruise Wedding

According to various international reports, two women hoping to get married on a cruise were told they were unable to as the company is registered in Bermuda, and Bermuda law prohibits them from conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies. Pink News reports, “Because P&O is registered in Bermuda, where same-sex marriage is not allowed, the cruise... Read more of this article

MPs Approve $60 Fee For Bermuda Domains

MPs Approve $60 Fee For Bermuda Domains

[Updated] MPs approved an amendment to the Electronic Communications Act in the House of Assembly last night [Mar 13], which paves the way for a $60 annual fee for Bermuda domains. The policy is set to come into effect on 1 April 2015, with the annual fee for  ”.bm” websites to be due on the anniversary of the domain’s registration. The... Read more of this article

Tribute To Former Commissioner Darcy Gimas

Tribute To Former Commissioner Darcy Gimas

The Human Rights Commission said it is with great sadness that they learned of the passing of former Commissioner, Ms. Darcy Gimas. The HRC said, “Darcy was appointed as a Commissioner in January 2013 following a competitive independent recruitment and selection process. Clearly, her professional and personal dedication to serving as an advocate... Read more of this article

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

The Protection of Birds Amendment Act was tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 13], which seeks to amend the Act to define “pest bird” and expand the powers of the Minister to authorize any person to control or destroy any bird in certain cases. The Act, as tabled in the House, lists the common crow, starling, kiskadee, house sparrow,... Read more of this article

MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

MPs Pass Casino Bill In House Of Assembly

After a debate that started yesterday afternoon and continued into the early hours of this morning [Dec 13], MPs passed the Casino Gaming Act 2014 in the House of Assembly, paving the way for casinos in Bermuda. The Act now goes to the Senate, where it should be debated this coming Monday [Dec 15], after which it must receive the Governor’s assent... Read more of this article

Charities Act Regulations Commence On Dec 31

Charities Act Regulations Commence On Dec 31

The Office of the Registry General is advising the public that the Charities Act 2014, the Charities Regulations 2014 and the Charities [Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist and Reporting] Regulations 2014 will commence on December 31st 2014. The Charities Act 2014 was passed in March 2014 and replaced the Charities Act 1978. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

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