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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

Bernard & Bell Appointed To Court Of Appeal

Bernard & Bell Appointed To Court Of Appeal

Governor George Fergusson today announced the appointment of two new Justices to the Court of Appeal with effect from 1 January 2015. They are Justice Desiree Bernard and Mr Geoffrey Bell QC. Mr Fergusson said, “I am delighted to see two such distinguished lawyers join the Court of Appeal. Bermuda is fortunate in being able to attract such high level... Read more of this article

Special Court Sitting Held To Thank Justices

Special Court Sitting Held To Thank Justices

Members of the Bermuda Bar paid homage during a special sitting to thank the Rt. Hon Justice Zacca, President of the Court of Appeal and Sir Anthony Evans who retired from the Court of Appeal Circuit having dedicated many years of service to the people of Bermuda. The special hearing was arranged to express gratitude to both justices. During a special... Read more of this article

Baker Replaces Zacca As President Of Court

Baker Replaces Zacca As President Of Court

Governor George Fergusson announced today [Nov 19] that he had accepted the recommendation of the Judicial and Legal Services Committee to appoint Sir Scott Baker, currently a Justice in the Bermuda Court of Appeal, as President of the Court, with effect from 1 January. He will succeed Justice Edward Zacca, who will be stepping down on 31 December. Mr... Read more of this article

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