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Annual Senior’s Tea Event Held

Annual Senior’s Tea Event Held

On June 7, 2024, Minister of Youth, Social Development, and Seniors Tinée Furbert, welcomed seniors to the annual Senior’s Tea at Open Door Christian Assembly. Minister Tinée Furbert said, “The annual Senior’s Tea is a wonderful event to look forward to during the year which provides a space for our elderly to establish new connections, gain... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For June 12th

Senate: Order Of Business For June 12th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [June 12], and the statements listed on the Order Paper include the Bermuda College Graduates – Class of 2024 and the National Heroes Weekend 2024 -Celebrating Our Community. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related Stories Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business Senate:... Read more of this article

John Seymour Announced As OBA Candidate

John Seymour Announced As OBA Candidate

The OBA announced that  John Seymour will be their candidate for Constituency 16, Pembroke East Central. A spokesperson said, “John Seymour is the One Bermuda Alliance candidate for constituency 16, Pembroke East Central. Along with being a talented musician who has graced many stages both in Bermuda and internationally, John is an entrepreneur... Read more of this article

Column: Adams On Home-Start Programme

Column: Adams On Home-Start Programme

[Written by PLP MP Jache Adams] Supported by the Government’s commitment to making tangible strides toward meeting the housing needs of Bermudians, the Bermuda Housing Corporation’s Home Start programme, has proven to be a beacon of hope and progress in housing our people. This initiative, in partnership with Clarien Bank, offers 100 per cent mortgages... Read more of this article

Minister Darrell Attends NMB’s Exhibition

Minister Darrell Attends NMB’s Exhibition

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport Owen Darrell attended the National Museum of Bermuda’s Alternative Voices Exhibition. Minister Darrell said, “I am delighted to be here this evening to celebrate a commemorative exhibition as part of celebrations of the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants. I congratulate... Read more of this article

Column: Myron On Leadership, Ethics & More

Column: Myron On Leadership, Ethics & More

[Opinion column written by Martha Harris Myron] Is ethical leadership an illusion? The recent Bermuda PATI release of information regarding the finance operations of a non-performing Bermuda government guarantee-backed commission is disturbing. The responsibility of government leadership is to report to the truth in all financial matters to the very... Read more of this article

PLP Praises Government’s Environmental Efforts

PLP Praises Government’s Environmental Efforts

The Progressive Labour Party praised the Government and Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban on World Environment Day “for making significant achievements in environmental sustainability and infrastructure development.” A spokesperson said, “One of our landmark achievements is the completion of the solar project on the airport finger,... Read more of this article

Moody’s Affirms Bermuda’s A2 Ratings

Moody’s Affirms Bermuda’s A2 Ratings

“Bermuda’s economy continues on an upward trajectory,” said Premier and Minister of Finance, David Burt. “Our progress is once again highlighted by Moody’s Investor Service ["Moody's"] recent affirmation of Bermuda’s A2 issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings, along with their continued confidence in our stable outlook. “This... Read more of this article

Senator On New Short-Term Relief Programme

Senator On New Short-Term Relief Programme

“On the doorstep and in the community you have told us that the Financial Assistance Programme simply wasn’t meeting the needs of every Bermudian,” Senator Lindsay Simmons said, adding “we listened to you and took action to make change.” Senator Lindsay Simmons — the Jr. Minister for Youth, Social Development and Seniors... Read more of this article

PLP Pay Tribute To Dame Lois Browne-Evans

PLP Pay Tribute To Dame Lois Browne-Evans

The PLP paid tribute to the late Dame Lois Browne-Evans, noting that her birthday was on June 1st, and calling her an “enduring symbol of perseverance, heroism, and progressive change.” PLP Party Chair Dawn Simmons said, “On June 1, 2024, we marked the 97th birthday of Dame Lois Browne-Evans, DBE, JP, LLB. “We mark this day not... Read more of this article

Govt Introduce Short-Term Relief Benefit

Govt Introduce Short-Term Relief Benefit

The Government has introduced legislation to “establish a framework to provide immediate financial support on a short-term basis for persons who qualify in the event of experiencing financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances” which would provide $1,500 per month. Speaking in the  in the House of Assembly, Minister of Youth, Social... Read more of this article

Bermuda Launches National Disability Register

Bermuda Launches National Disability Register

“The Office of Ageing and Disability Services has successfully delivered a first-time-ever Disability Register for persons with disabilities in Bermuda,” Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors Tinée Furbert said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “The primary purpose of developing a national register for persons... Read more of this article

Minister On Start Of Hurricane Season

Minister On Start Of Hurricane Season

Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of National Security Michael Weeks urged the public to get ready for hurricane season which officially begins today [June 1]. The Minister said, “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] Climate Prediction Centre has predicted an 85% chance of an above normal season this year with seventeen... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On BHC Housing Initiatives

Minister Updates On BHC Housing Initiatives

“The Government through the BHC are making steady progress and we intend to see the completion of all 105 of these housing projects as quickly as possible,” Minister of Public Works David Burch said in the House of Assembly today [May 31] as he provided an update on housing initiatives. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr.... Read more of this article

Minister Provides Update On PIPA Programme

Minister Provides Update On PIPA Programme

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 31], Minister of the Cabinet Office Vance Campbell provided an update on the work of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share an update on the work of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in preparation for PIPA, otherwise... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session today [May 31] and statements listed on the Order Paper include Progress on Affordable Housing, Bermuda College Graduates- Class of 2024, Foster Care Month- May 2024, National Register for Persons with Disabilities, Short-Term Relief Benefit, Road to PIPA 2, the Update- Implement of the UK... Read more of this article