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Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

The Court of Appeal has ruled on the Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean libel case, saying “there was no factual basis on which to found a defence of fair comment.” In 2013, Michael Dunkley, who was then the Deputy Premier, launched legal action against Opposition Leader Marc Bean over comments made on the social network Facebook, with the comments... Read more of this article

Health Ministry Statement: Tobacco Control Act

Health Ministry Statement: Tobacco Control Act

The Tobacco Control Act 2015 is intended to make smoking less available and attractive to children the Ministry said, with the Minister of Health, Seniors and Health, Jeanne Atherden saying that “Bermuda is years behind other jurisdictions” when it comes to implementing obligations to the World Health Organization [WHO] Framework Convention... Read more of this article

Minister: Introduction Of Parent Council Rules

Minister: Introduction Of Parent Council Rules

The Minister of Education, R. Wayne Scott announced the introduction of the Education [Parent Council] Rules 2015. “The new Rules which are designed to improve parental involvement follow the March 2015 introduction of the Education Amendment Act 2015,” the Ministry said. “The Rules give parents of children attending maintained primary... Read more of this article

Section Withdrawn, Legal Reforms Pass Senate

Section Withdrawn, Legal Reforms Pass Senate

Following yesterday’s [July 15] debate in the Senate which saw the legal reforms bills pass, the Centre For Justice said they were “very pleased that Government has withdrawn the provisions relating to the possibility of unfavourable inferences being drawn from an accused’s silence at the police station at trial.” Venous Memari,... Read more of this article

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On July 3rd

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On July 3rd

During today’s [July 3] sitting of the House of Assembly, the legislation that was introduced included the Development and Planning [General Development] Amendment Order 2015, Government Fees [Special Waiver] Bill 2015 and Tucker’s Point Resort Residential Development [Hamilton & St. George's Parishes] Special Development Amendment Order... Read more of this article

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On June 26th

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On June 26th

During Friday’s [June 26] sitting of the House of Assembly, the legislation that was introduced included the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Bill 2015 and Tobacco Control Bill 2015. PDF copies of the legislation:Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Bill 2015 [PDF here]Tobacco Control Bill 2015 [PDF here] Related StoriesSection Withdrawn, Legal... Read more of this article

Centre Of Justice: The Bills Ought To Be Rejected

Centre Of Justice: The Bills Ought To Be Rejected

The legislative measures in the Disclosure and Criminal Reform Act 2015 and the Criminal Jurisdiction and Procedure Act 2015 “erode the fundamental rights of the citizen” and “ought to be rejected” the Centre of Justice said. The Centre sent a letter to the President of the Senate which said, “We write to you to draw to... Read more of this article

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On June 12th

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On June 12th

During Friday’s [June 12] sitting of the House of Assembly, two pieces of legislation were introduced including the Insurance Amendment [No. 2] Bill 2015 and Motor Car Amendment Bill 2015. PDF copies of the legislation:Insurance Amendment [No. 2] Bill 2015 [PDF here]Motor Car Amendment Bill 2015 [PDF here] Related StoriesSection... Read more of this article

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On May 22nd

Copies Of Legislation Introduced On May 22nd

During Friday’s [May 22] sitting of the House of Assembly, multiple pieces of legislation were introduced including the Criminal Jurisdiction & Procedure Bill 2015, Health Insurance [Miscellaneous] Amendment Bill 2015, International Cooperation [Tax Information Exchange Agreements] Amendment Bill 2015, USA-Bermuda Tax Convention Amendment Bill... Read more of this article

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

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