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Minister: New Apartment Category For Cycle Only

Minister: New Apartment Category For Cycle Only

A new category of residential units will be created that have an assessment number, but will be restricted from having a car registered at the address, with the units to be granted an ‘Apartment [Cycles Only] Certificate.’ This was from Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown in the House of Assembly today [June 22] , with the Minister explaining... Read more of this article

Governor Invited To Grant Pardon to Rev Monk

Governor Invited To Grant Pardon to Rev Monk

The Governor has been invited to “consult the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy with a view to granting a full and free posthumous pardon” to Rev. Charles Vinton Monk, a journalist who was “imprisoned for simply reporting the truth” in the early 1900s. This was announced by Premier David Burt in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Bill To Be Tabled

Road Sobriety Checkpoints Bill To Be Tabled

The Road Traffic [Road Sobriety Checkpoints] Amendment Act 2018 will be tabled in the House of Assembly today [June 22], Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said, adding that the “introduction of road sobriety checkpoints is only a small component in our effort to combat the challenges we are facing with road safety. ” Minister... Read more of this article

MP Famous: OT’s Must Speak With One Voice

MP Famous: OT’s Must Speak With One Voice

MP Chris Famous, who was in Cayman for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Forum, told a Cayman news outlet that “as British Overseas Territories, we must speak with one voice.” Cayman 27′s website said, “When it comes to seeking changes on areas where British Overseas Territories and Great Britain disagree, like public... Read more of this article

Minister Roban’s Trip To Greece Cost $5,700

Minister Roban’s Trip To Greece Cost $5,700

A trip in May 2018 by Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban to Athens, Greece to attend the Posidonia 2018 BDA Reception cost $5,700, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from May 29, 2018 – June 1, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Deputy... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Pure Politics Of Misinformation At Best’

Column: ‘Pure Politics Of Misinformation At Best’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley] At times, just as it is wise to give a fish some line to get hooked, it is also prudent to let a politician talk. Recently, after comments by MP Zane DeSilva regarding the relationship between the US and Bermuda and any treaty violations against the OBA Government on the... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For June 22nd

Parliament: Order Of Business For June 22nd

Statements on Righting a Historical Wrong, Creation of a New Category of Dwelling Unit,  Insurance Regulatory Sandbox to boost InsurTech, Road Sobriety Checkpoints, Actuarial Review of the Ministers and Members of the Legislature Pension Fund 2017, Actuarial Report of the Public Service Superannuation Fund, Public Health Advisories on Travel, Summer... Read more of this article

‘Operation Caution’ Road Safety Plan To Launch

‘Operation Caution’ Road Safety Plan To Launch

The Road Safety Plan 2018, entitled Operation Caution, is aiming at “combating the issue of road collisions in a systematic and collaborative way,” Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban said, adding that the aim is to “introduce measures which will bring awareness, shape behavior and yield safer road conditions... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Visits Devonshire Preschool

Minister Caines Visits Devonshire Preschool

Earlier today [June 20], the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines spent some time reading to the Bluebird class of Devonshire Preschool. The youngsters, who have been learning about Bermuda of late, were treated to the story, “Goodnight Bermuda”, by J.K Aspinall. Minister Caines was invited to the school by Devonshire Pre-School teacher Katiuska... Read more of this article

10 Videos: Bermuda On Blockchain Conference

10 Videos: Bermuda On Blockchain Conference

Xceedance, a global provider of insurance consulting, managed services, technology, and data sciences, and ChainThat, a pioneer in blockchain technology for the re/insurance industry, co-hosted an insurance blockchain symposium on Thursday, June 7 at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] in Hamilton. The Bermuda on Blockchain event was... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For June 20th

Senate: Order Of Business For June 20th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [June 20th] and Bills before the Senate include the Development and Planning Amendment Act 2018, the Dogs Amendment Act 2018, and the Legal Aid Amendment Act 2018. The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related StoriesColumn: ‘Pure Politics Of Misinformation At Best’ Minister:... Read more of this article

OBA: When Is Govt Going To Resolve Issue?

OBA: When Is Govt Going To Resolve Issue?

Shadow Transport Minister Leah Scott has criticized the Department of Transport over “confusing communications” about whether the bus service would run on yesterday’s [June 18] National Heroes Day holiday. This follows after the Department originally said that reports stating that buses would not run on Monday’s public holiday... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On Bermuda/UK Relationship

Video: Premier Burt On Bermuda/UK Relationship

While independence is an “ultimate aim” it is not part of our current mandate and “you will not find Bermuda going independent any time during this term in office,” Premier David Burt said, adding that he thinks there “are far more important issues than independence that we have to address” such as the economy, education,... Read more of this article