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House Of Assembly Will Not Meet On Friday

House Of Assembly Will Not Meet On Friday

The House of Assembly will not meet as planned tomorrow [Sept 23] due to Hurricane Fiona. A Government spokesperson said, “In light of Hurricane Fiona, please be advised that there will be no meeting of the House tomorrow Friday, 23rd September. “By agreement between the Speaker, Premier and Opposition Leader the next meetings will be on 30th September... Read more of this article

Renee Ming To Run For PLP Deputy Leader

Renee Ming To Run For PLP Deputy Leader

Renee Ming has informed her party colleagues of her “intention to run for the position of Deputy Leader,” a position that is currently held by Walter Roban. In a letter sent to Caucus colleagues, she said, “I write to advise you that I have written to the Party Leader and made him aware of my intention to run for the position of Deputy... Read more of this article

Nurturing Our Nation: Imperfect Parenting Series

Nurturing Our Nation: Imperfect Parenting Series

“The Ministry of Social Development and Seniors, the Department of Child and Family Services and industry professionals, presents ‘Nurturing our Nation: Imperfect Parenting Series’.” said Tinee Furbert, Minister of Social Development and Seniors. “Beginning this week, Thursday, September 22nd, we will be providing valuable resources and connections... Read more of this article

Dickinson To Challenge Burt For Leadership

Dickinson To Challenge Burt For Leadership

Curtis Dickinson will challenge the current PLP Leader David Burt for leadership of the PLP, and as the leader of the governing party serves as the Premier, the party election at next month’s conference will select the Premier. In a letter to his PLP colleagues and reported by the BBC, Mr Dickinson — the former Finance Minister — said,... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Tinee Furbert Press Conference

Video: Minister Tinee Furbert Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert is holding a press conference this morning [Sept 21] at to discuss the ‘Expression of Interest for the Gender Affairs Council.’ We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 17-minute... Read more of this article

Four Graduate From Right Living House

Four Graduate From Right Living House

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks was the featured speaker during the Right Living House graduation ceremony on the 14th September for four men who have successfully completed the programme located at the Co-Ed Facility in St. George’s. A Government spokesperson said, “The programme assists those inmates who need help battling substance... Read more of this article

OBA Leader Responds To Premier’s Comments

OBA Leader Responds To Premier’s Comments

[Updated] The Premier’s comments regarding sovereignty “were not only untimely, but they were also inappropriate.” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said, adding that to “take advantage of a global stage and push his own agenda shows that he is clearly lacks sensitivity, protocol, statesmanship and and foreign diplomacy.” In... Read more of this article

Kiernan Bell Appointed To The Senate

Kiernan Bell Appointed To The Senate

Ms Kiernan Bell has been appointed as the new Independent Senator, Government House announced today. A Government House spokesperson said, “Following the retirement of Mrs Michelle Simmons from the Senate, Her Excellency the Governor, acting in her discretion in accordance with Section 27 of the Bermuda Constitution, has appointed Ms Kiernan Bell... Read more of this article

Minister Burch On Cooper’s Island Access

Minister Burch On Cooper’s Island Access

The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said he is clarifying Cooper’s Island’s status and the public’s access to the area, saying he is ”satisfied that the appropriate steps were taken to allow access to Cooper’s Island Park over the Cup Match holiday.” According to the Minister, the “Bermuda National Trust got it... Read more of this article

Govt Launch Consultation On Water Sector

Govt Launch Consultation On Water Sector

“As outlined in the government’s platform of 2017, members of the public will recall several commitments designed to enhance our citizens’ lives,” said Minister of Public Works, Lt. Col David Burch, as the Ministry launches a public consultation on improving Bermuda’s water sector. “The consultation, entitled, Opportunities for Improvements... Read more of this article

Governor & Premier Sign Condolence Book

Governor & Premier Sign Condolence Book

Governor Rena Lalgie and Premier David Burt signed the official condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II in London. The images below are courtesy of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office which said, “Leaders and representatives of countries around the world have been signing the Book of Condolence at Lancaster House in memory of... Read more of this article

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

Information Commissioner’s ‘Monthly Roundup’

The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] has released the latest edition of their ‘Monthly Roundup.’ The ICO said, “The Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] welcomes you to the latest issue of our Monthly Roundup. The ICO is an independent public office that promotes and enforces the Public Access to Information [PATI] Act 2010 in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Deputy OBA Leader On Attendance, Silence

Deputy OBA Leader On Attendance, Silence

Only 14 of the 47 members of the Legislature spoke at today’s joint session to honour the Queen, Deputy Opposition Leader Jarion Richardson said, adding that the UK “continues to accept our economic refugees” and “we as Bermudians, have accepted the honours of our association with the UK” for matters like knighthoods and... Read more of this article