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Minister Attending Conference In Switzerland

Minister Attending Conference In Switzerland

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, Lovitta Foggo, is currently representing the Bermuda Government at the 108th International Labour Conference [ILC] in Geneva Switzerland. This year’s session brings together over 6,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work, and... Read more of this article

Senator Richardson Sworn In As Junior Minister

Senator Richardson Sworn In As Junior Minister

Senator Anthony Richardson was sworn in as the Junior Minister for Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office, the Government said this evening. A Government spokesperson said, “Senator Anthony Richardson JP was sworn in as the Junior Minister for Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office at Government House on Friday, 14th June.“Anthony Richardson... Read more of this article

Extraordinary Municipal Election On June 20

Extraordinary Municipal Election On June 20

The Parliamentary Registrar reminded voters in the Municipality of St. George that an extraordinary municipal election will take place on Thursday [June 20], to fill the seat of Municipal Residents’ Councillor, with Nyon Dowling and Alfonso Harris to contest the seat. A Government spokesperson said, “The Parliamentary Registrar today reminded voters... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt Speaks At ACE Conference

Video: Premier Burt Speaks At ACE Conference

Premier David Burt addressed the Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACE] Conference this week, telling attendees that government will make funding available for community homes to assist in mental health treatment. “In his speech the Premier has committed government support to addressing the treatment and prevention of ACEs, as it is known and studies... Read more of this article

Video: Finance Minister On Morgan’s Point

Video: Finance Minister On Morgan’s Point

[Updated] Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson is holding a press conference this afternoon [June 13] about the development at Morgan’s Point, and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 15-minute replay is belowUpdate 4.15pm: Minister Dickinson said,... Read more of this article

“Action Plan” To Address Vaccination Hesitancy

“Action Plan” To Address Vaccination Hesitancy

The Department of Health will engage in an “action plan to address underlying barriers that contribute to low rates of vaccination,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, with the Minister asking “all Bermuda residents to join us in our effort to protect our community from vaccine preventable diseases.” Minister Wilson said. “In... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [June 12] and Bills listed on the Order Paper include the Premier, Ministers and Opposition Leader Personal Staffs Act 2019. Update: Live broadcast has concluded, and the audio of the morning session is belowThe Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related... Read more of this article

Minister Burch On ‘The Growth Of Dockyard’

Minister Burch On ‘The Growth Of Dockyard’

“The growth of Dockyard is facilitated by on-going strategic planning and the consistent implementation of major infrastructure projects,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said as he provided an overview of enhancements being done in the west end. Speaking in in the House of Assembly on Friday [June 7] the Minister said, ”I... Read more of this article

CURB: ‘Historic And Important Announcement’

CURB: ‘Historic And Important Announcement’

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they “applaud the announcement by the Premier David Burt on the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the historic losses of citizens’ property in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “This is a historic and important announcement and a part of what CURB sees as a national healing,... Read more of this article

Premier: Commission Of Inquiry Into Land Losses

Premier: Commission Of Inquiry Into Land Losses

A five member Commission of Inquiry will be established to fulfil the mandate of the “House as expressed in the Motion passed in 2014,” Premier David Burt said, referring to the Motion passed to establish a Commission of Inquiry to look into ”historic losses in Bermuda of citizens’ property.” Speaking in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Minister Caines On Hurricane Preparedness

Minister Caines On Hurricane Preparedness

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly today [June 7] that with hurricane season now underway, “all agencies are prepared, and apart from some fine tuning, Bermuda EMO agencies stand ready should a hurricane threaten our shores.” Minister Caines said, “On Wednesday 5th June, I chaired a meeting of... Read more of this article

‘Vital Training And Testing Process’ For Regiment

‘Vital Training And Testing Process’ For Regiment

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines outlined Bermuda’s role in the Trade Winds Exercise in the Dominican Republic, which he described as a “Caribbean-focused training exercise designed to help participants better respond to natural disasters, land and maritime threats.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 7], Minister... Read more of this article

Premier: FinTech Education Initiative Update

Premier: FinTech Education Initiative Update

Premier David Burt provided an update on the FinTech Business Unit’s Education initiative in the House of Assembly today [June 7], saying that hundreds of people have, or are, taking part in the offering. “Technology companies are domiciling in jurisdictions that have a high incidence of talent with technical skills,” the Premier said.... Read more of this article