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PLP Congratulates PLP In The Bahamas

PLP Congratulates PLP In The Bahamas

The Progressive Labour Party has extended congratulations to the Progressive Liberal Party in the Bahamas, and its leader, newly elected Prime Minister Philip Davis. A spokesperson said, “Today, the Progressive Labour Party, its executive and its leadership extends warm congratulations to our sister party in the Bahamas, the Progressive Liberal... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Minister Dr Ernest Peets

Video: BNV With Minister Dr Ernest Peets

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets is joining Bernews at 12.30pm this afternoon [Sept 17] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the Minister set to discuss sports guidance, large group exemptions and more. The Minister recently announced that “given the increasing cases of coronavirus that Bermuda is... Read more of this article

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

“The Government is faced with many challenges due to the pandemic and are forced to make some very difficult decisions as a result,” the BPSU said, adding that “this, however, does not negate the requirement for proper consultation with community stakeholders.” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said,... Read more of this article

OBA Leader: ‘How Can Premier Remain Quiet’

OBA Leader: ‘How Can Premier Remain Quiet’

[Updated] “It would appear that in the midst of an unprecedented time in Bermuda’s management of the pandemic, the Premier is consistently missing in action,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said this evening [Sept 15]. Mr Simons said, “The people of Bermuda want, need, and deserve strong leadership. How can the Premier remain quiet when the... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With OBA MP Michael Dunkley

Video: BNV With OBA MP Michael Dunkley

[Updated] Shadow Minister of National Security, Health & Seniors Michael Dunkley is joining Bernews at 3.00pm this afternoon [Sept 15] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Mr Dunkley set to discuss matters relating to health, including the Covid-19 pandemic and recently announced increase in health insurance rates,The... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For September 15th

Senate: Order Of Business For September 15th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Sept 15] and statements listed on the Order Paper include the Bermuda College: 2020 Audited Financial Statements and the Impact of Covid-19 on In-School Learning for Children. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related StoriesSenate: Audio & Order Of Business Senate:... Read more of this article

$45 Increase In The Standard Premium Rate

$45 Increase In The Standard Premium Rate

“There will be a $45 increase in the Standard Premium Rate representing a 13.6% increase,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that “the loss of insured adults due to unemployment or emigration is real” and “we have seen businesses and individuals terminate their more expensive private health insurance policies... Read more of this article

Enforcement Of Public Health Regulations

Enforcement Of Public Health Regulations

“Elements of the Bermuda Police Service, the Police Reserves and the Ministry of Health will be engaged in enhanced enforcement of the current public health regulations this weekend,” the Government said. This follows a Ministerial statement in the House made by the Premier David Burt in which he said: “Large groups granted an exemption... Read more of this article

MP Michael Dunkley On Covid Pandemic

MP Michael Dunkley On Covid Pandemic

“We are in the midst of the fourth spike with community spread. As a whole, every resident on this island must stop and reflect and ask, ‘What can I do to help stop this,” Shadow Minister of Health Michael Dunkley said today. Mr Dunkley said, “It is disheartening and frustrating to see Covid numbers increasing at such an alarming... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Education Minister Diallo Rabain

Video: BNV With Education Minister Diallo Rabain

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain is joining Bernews at 2.00pm this afternoon [Sept 10] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series.The video will be live streamed below, as well as on Bernews YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. Update | The live broadcast has concluded and the replay is below Related... Read more of this article

Premier: More Than 20 In Hospital, 5 In ICU

Premier: More Than 20 In Hospital, 5 In ICU

There are “now more than 20 residents in hospital with five persons in the ICU,” we have community transmission and “we now have a wave most harshly affecting the unvaccinated” with the outbreak “fuelled by people ignoring the basics and going to work when unwell,” Premier David Burt said. The more than 20 people... Read more of this article

Minister On Covid, Education, Chromebooks

Minister On Covid, Education, Chromebooks

Just “over 50% of our students have consent from their parents to be part of the Saliva Screening program,” an “even fewer percentage of staff have consented” and the “donated Chromebooks have been distributed to all of our Primary Schools P3, P4, P5 and P6 classes consisting of 1349 students,” Minister of Education... Read more of this article

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Sept 10] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the an Update on Moving Beyond the Pandemic, Invasive Alien Species Act 2021,Progress Report – Conduct Framework for the Financial Services Sector, Impact of Covid-19 on In-School Learning for Children, the Fifth... Read more of this article