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Government Meets With Union Representatives

Government Meets With Union Representatives

Premier David Burt and the Minister of Economy & Labour Jason Hayward recently met with the President of the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] Chris Furbert, General Secretary Helena “Molly” Burgess and First Vice President Eugene Ball. Speaking about the meeting, which was held on Friday, May 13th, a Government spokesperson said, “The meeting... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For May 25th

Senate: Order Of Business For May 25th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [May 25], and the only statement listed on the Order Paper is Update on School Reform – Beyond September 2022. Bills due for their first reading include the Marriage Amendment Act 2022 and the Motor Car [Liveries] Amendment Act 2022. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]:Related StoriesGovernment... 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 will be joining Bernews at 6.00pm this evening [May 24] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Minister Peets set to discuss the upcoming Bermuda Day celebrations. This year will mark the full return of the Bermuda Day parade, which has not taken place for two years due... Read more of this article

No Charge For First Week Of Summer Camp

No Charge For First Week Of Summer Camp

Public schools will close early for the summer break and the Department of Youth and Sport will commence summer camps a week early and “to help parents and guardians manage this adjustment to the school year there is no charge for this first week of summer camp,” Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said. Statement In House Speaking in the... Read more of this article

Premier, OBA Leader Attend Santo Cristo Mass

Premier, OBA Leader Attend Santo Cristo Mass

Premier David Burt, Deputy Premier Walter Roban and Opposition Leader Cole Simons attended the annual Festa dos Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres mass held yesterday [May 22] at St. Theresa’s Cathedral. Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying, “I joined Deputy Walter Roban and the Opposition Leader, The Hon. Cole Simons at the Annual Festa... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The OBA’s Latest Ill-Conceived Strategy’

Column: ‘The OBA’s Latest Ill-Conceived Strategy’

[Opinion column written by Senator Owen Darrell] The OBA’s latest ill-conceived strategy is that we forget what they have done, and forget the damage they have caused to our country while seeking to block progress and change. History can not be rewritten. They want you to forget that they are the same party that promised not to drop term limits... Read more of this article

Minister Lawrence Scott’s Trip Cost $4,058.37

Minister Lawrence Scott’s Trip Cost $4,058.37

A trip in April 2022 by Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott to Miami, Florida cost $4,058.37, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from April 24, 2022 – April 28, 2022, and the web page listing said, “The Hon Minister Lawrence Scott, JP MP, Minister of Transport attended the... Read more of this article

Tourism Minister Meets Hotel Property Managers

Tourism Minister Meets Hotel Property Managers

“The Government is committed to strengthening working relationships with our tourism stakeholders,” said Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell as he visited tourist accommodations across the island to meet with managers. Minister Campbell — accompanied by MP Crystal Caesar — met with Mid Ocean Club General Manager Austen Gravestock,... Read more of this article

History & Legacy Committee Submit Terms

History & Legacy Committee Submit Terms

The History and Legacy Education Committee Working Group “was successful in submitting the terms of reference” on March 31st, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said, adding that he “looks forward to the formal establishment of the History and Legacy Committee this year, and the work that is to come with preserving, honouring, and... Read more of this article

Parish Primary Schools, Signature Schools, More

Parish Primary Schools, Signature Schools, More

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the “tremendous amount of work that is being done within the Ministry of Education, the Department of Education, and the Learning First Programme.” Speaking in the House of Assembly, the Minister said, “On April 1st, 2022, the Parish Primary Schools and next Signature School... Read more of this article

Minister Weeks: Addressing Violence In Bermuda

Minister Weeks: Addressing Violence In Bermuda

Since 2001 we have had 71 murders in Bermuda where a weapon has been used, during this period we have had 294 confirmed firearm incidents, and this year we have already seen the lives of 4 men lost to violence, Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said, adding that these are “sobering statistics of the level of violence in our community.” Speaking... Read more of this article

Cost Increase For St. George’s Marina Project

Cost Increase For St. George’s Marina Project

The cost of the St. George’s Marina Development will increase from $2.7 million to just over $4 million and the scheduled completion date of June 2022 has been extended to December 2022, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, with the Minister noting that “the budgetary increase is significant and reflects both the current inflationary... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Congratulates Graduates

Photos: Premier Congratulates Graduates

Premier David Burt delivered remarks to Bermuda College’s graduating class of 2022, saying “I congratulate each of you for reaching this pivotal milestone in your lives.” Premier Burt said, “To the graduating class of 2022: On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, I congratulate each of you for reaching this pivotal milestone in your... Read more of this article