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Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

Emergency Work Permits Following Gonzalo

[Updated with PLP comment] The Department of Immigration confirmed that, until October 21, businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits if they are in need of added assistance with Hurricane Gonzalo restoration work. A Government spokesperson said, “Until October 21st businesses can apply for emergency temporary work permits post... Read more of this article

Opposition: “Bermudian Spirit In Full Display”

Opposition: “Bermudian Spirit In Full Display”

“It is in challenging times such as this when we truly see the Bermudian spirit in full display,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said today [Oct 20]. PLP Leader Marc Bean said, “I am very gratified to know that there was no loss of life directly attributed to Hurricane Gonzalo. Unfortunately, there have been incidences of damage around... Read more of this article

Roban: Was Govt Slow To Mobilise Resources?

Roban: Was Govt Slow To Mobilise Resources?

[Updated] “In light of the impact overnight why did it take until late afternoon for there to be a meeting of the EMO,” Shadow Minister of Public Safety Walter Roban has asked. Speaking after the island was battered by Tropical Storm Fay, Mr. Roban said, “We do note that there appear to have been a number of problems with the experience... Read more of this article

‘We Will Fight Govt. Every Step Of The Way”

‘We Will Fight Govt. Every Step Of The Way”

“If the Government chooses to move ahead with its agenda of Privatization, Outsourcing and Mutualisation, then the BTUC will be left with no other option then to move forward with our agenda,” and “will fight the Government every step of the way,” the BTUC said today. The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] consists of multiple... Read more of this article

Two Hour Video: Full SAGE Town Hall Meeting

Two Hour Video: Full SAGE Town Hall Meeting

Last night [Oct 8] the Government held a Town Hall Meeting about the SAGE recommendations at Pier 6 in Hamilton, which attracted a large turnout, with the seats all filled, and people standing at the sides of the room.There was also a group of protesters present, who held signs with sayings including “Save Our Assets” and “Say No... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Protesters At SAGE Town Hall

Photos & Video: Protesters At SAGE Town Hall

[Updated with video] The Town Hall Meeting about the SAGE recommendations is underway at Pier 6 in Hamilton this evening [Oct 8], with sign-holding protesters outside the event, which has attracted a good turnout, with all the seats taken prior to the meeting getting underway.The Town Hall is being hosted by Minister of Finance Bob Richards, and the... Read more of this article

OBA: “Misguided And Mischievous Criticism”

OBA: “Misguided And Mischievous Criticism”

The Opposition’s “misguided and mischievous criticism” about the Government’s travel webpage “shows the desperate lengths to which they will go to try and score cheap political points,” OBA Chair Senator Lynne Woolridge said today. New Web Page Yesterday, the Cabinet Office advised that a web page on the Government Portal... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley On Public Bodies Reform Bill

Premier Dunkley On Public Bodies Reform Bill

Premier Michael Dunkley offered the following in response to recent commentary from the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] surrounding the Public Bodies Reform Bill and by extension the Public Services Reform Initiative [PSRI]. In a recent report designed to provide information on their stance on the Public Bodies Reform Act, the BPSU called on public... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘OBA Must Drop Ill Thought Out Scheme’

PLP: ‘OBA Must Drop Ill Thought Out Scheme’

[Updated with Minister's response] “The news that the Bermuda Medical Doctor’s Association [BMDA] opposes the OBA’s pre-certification scheme should come as no surprise to most Bermudians,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said, adding that the “OBA must drop this ill thought out scheme.” The Opposition Leader was speaking... Read more of this article

Burt: “Where Will The New Jobs Come From?”

Burt: “Where Will The New Jobs Come From?”

[Opinion column written by Shadow Finance Minister David Burt] Recently Minister of Finance, Bob Richards felt the need to criticise my statements on the economy. The fact that the Minister would attack me is not surprising, but the lack of depth of the OBA’s ideas for diversification and growth of our economy is frightening. In this space today I... Read more of this article


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