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Young People Urged To Attend Reception In UK

Young People Urged To Attend Reception In UK

Generation Next is encouraging young people to attend ‘The Bermuda Reception’ in London on Monday, November 27 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm hosted by Premier David Burt. A spokesperson said, “Generation Next encourages all young Bermudians studying and residing in the United Kingdom to attend the ‘Bermuda Reception’, a networking event being... Read more of this article

Video: Premier On Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Video: Premier On Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

“Bermuda is a significant option for Blockchain and cryptocurrency related businesses,” Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said today, adding that due to the “opportunities for economic growth that this area of the technology industry can provide,” the Government is moving “aggressively in this area to ensure that... Read more of this article

Jeanne Atherden Sworn In As Opposition Leader

Jeanne Atherden Sworn In As Opposition Leader

[Updated] Jeanne Atherden was officially sworn in as the new Opposition Leader at a ceremony at Government House. The swearing in follows after her victory at the Party Conference this weekend, when she was elected the new leader of the OBA winning 90 votes [37.3%] to defeat Patricia Gordon-Pamplin who won 82 votes [34%] and Craig Cannonier who won... Read more of this article

Video: Mapp Named Casino Commission Chair

Video: Mapp Named Casino Commission Chair

[Updated] Cheryl-Ann Mapp was announced as the new Chairperson of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission at a press conference this afternoon [Nov 21].Ms Mapp will replace Alan Dunch, who was appointed in 2015, and announced earlier this month that he will resign following the next monthly meeting of the Commission on December 6th. The press conference... Read more of this article

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

The Government’s offer of a 2.5% pay increase, retroactive until 1st April 2017, has been accepted by the Bermuda Public Services Union. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, announced the signing of a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement [CBA]... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On ‘Ageing Well Committee’

Video: Premier Burt On ‘Ageing Well Committee’

[Updated] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt held a press conference this afternoon [Nov 20] to discuss the ‘Ageing Well Committee’ which he said will be a Government and private sector collaboration and will be chaired by MP Derrick Burgess. The Committee will review the ‘Ageing Well Strategy’ which has already been... Read more of this article

HRC “Disappointed” Legislation Been Introduced

HRC “Disappointed” Legislation Been Introduced

The Human Rights Commission is “disappointed that the proposed legislation has been introduced after the case law on same sex marriage has been settled in Bermuda,” which “means that the proposed legislation is a de facto removal of rights from same sex couples by relegating their unions to a separate category which may not be recognized... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Jamahl Simmons

Video: Interview With Minister Jamahl Simmons

The America’s Cup, the Casino Gaming Amendment Act, the resignation of Alan Dunch, the Bermuda Event Authority, and economic diversification were some of the topics discussed by Economic Development and Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons as he sat down with Bernews for a live interview on our Facebook page.Legislation When asked by guest interviewer... Read more of this article

35 Men Killed & 92 People Injured Since 2009

35 Men Killed & 92 People Injured Since 2009

“Since 2009, 35 young black men have been shot and killed and 92 people have been injured by an illegal firearm,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly, adding that “it is this Government’s hope to work in partnership with all aspects of the community to address multi-generational unaddressed trauma... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Hold Black Tie Gala Banquet

Photos: PLP Hold Black Tie Gala Banquet

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] held their Black Tie Gala last night [Nov 18] at the Fairmont Southampton where attendees were treated to performances by a live local band and other local entertainers. The evening events began with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00 pm and the banquet started at approximately 7:30 pm. President and Chairman... Read more of this article

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

‘New Start’ For Bermuda Premier Twitter Account

[Written by Don Burgess] The @BermudaPremier Twitter account was wiped clean of its Tweets when the PLP swept to power in July. In the United States, when Donald Trump became president, the Tweets by Barack Obama were moved to a new account, @POTUS44 as a matter of public record. President Trump then had control of the official @POTUS handle. In the... Read more of this article

House Passes Bill To Move Bermuda Day Holiday

House Passes Bill To Move Bermuda Day Holiday

A Bill to change the date the Bermuda Day holiday is celebrated from May 24th to the last Friday in May, passed in the House of Assembly. In delivering a brief on the Public Holidays Amendment Act 2017, Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva said, “Currently, the Bermuda Day Public Holiday is recognized on the 24th of May and this... Read more of this article

Financial Assistance: $4 Million Monthly Payout

Financial Assistance: $4 Million Monthly Payout

Financial Assistance payments have “increased significantly over the years,” with the monthly payments rising from approximately $2.5 million in 2011 to just over $4 million in 2017, Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva said in the House of Assembly on Friday. The Minister provided these numbers while speaking about the... Read more of this article