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Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 25] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here. Update: The Government said, “We received 241 Covid-19 results today. All 241 results were negative. Total... Read more of this article

Column: Hansard Shows The True Statement

Column: Hansard Shows The True Statement

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Scott Pearman] In April it was somber solidarity. Two weeks ago, a fledgling bi-partisanship. So how did your MPs do in Parliament on Friday? Well… Clint Eastwood comes to mind: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. First, the Good. A few weeks ago, National Security Minister Wayne Caines, to his credit, invited OBA Shadow... Read more of this article

Finance Minister: Covid-19 Economic Plan

Finance Minister: Covid-19 Economic Plan

[Ministerial statement by Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson] Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning to provide this Honourable House with an update on the Ministry of Finance COVID-19 Fiscal Plan and the formation of Government’s new COVID-19 Economic Advisory Committee. Mr. Speaker, in my Ministerial Statement of 8th May, 2020, I advised this Honorable... Read more of this article

Minister: Bermuda Public School Reopening Plan

Minister: Bermuda Public School Reopening Plan

[Ministerial statement by Minister of Education Diallo Rabain] Mr. Speaker, This morning I rise to provide my Honourable colleagues with an update on the planning and related activities undertaken by the Department of Education, in preparation for schools reopening. A System Plan is being developed that comprises four components:1. Planning for reopening... Read more of this article

PLP Women’s Caucus To Host Online Discussion

PLP Women’s Caucus To Host Online Discussion

The PLP Women’s Caucus will be hosting a live roundtable discussion on the “new normal in the face of Covid-19″ on Sunday [May 24] at 4.30pm. A spokesperson said, “The PLP Women’s Caucus invites members of the public to join a live roundtable discussion on the ‘new normal in the face of Covid-19′. Issues to... Read more of this article

Minister DeSilva: Superyacht Pandemic Policy

Minister DeSilva: Superyacht Pandemic Policy

[Ministerial statement by Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva] Today, Mr. Speaker, the Ministry of Tourism and Transport is implementing a “superyacht tourism economic recovery plan” to attract superyachts to our shores this summer. This plan introduces superyacht “Isolation Charters” and owner trips, with specific superyacht... Read more of this article

Minister Roban On Ensuring Local Food Security

Minister Roban On Ensuring Local Food Security

[Ministerial statement by Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban] Mr. Speaker, I rise today to update this Honourable House about the ongoing measures being taken to ensure Bermuda’s food supply and local food production. Mr. Speaker, We find ourselves in extraordinary times. Not only does the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus... Read more of this article

Premier: Assistance During Covid-19 Response

Premier: Assistance During Covid-19 Response

“Bermuda is justifiably proud of its ability to act on the world stage in all manner of ways and in several spheres. We are resilient and innovative and to a large extent we can fend for ourselves, but everyone can use help,” Premier David Burt said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 22] the Premier said, ”In an effort... Read more of this article

Department Of Youth, Sport & Recreation Update

Department Of Youth, Sport & Recreation Update

[Ministerial statement by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo] Mr. Speaker, I wish to report on the role the Department of Youth Sport and Recreation has and continues to play during these challenging times for our community. Mr. Speaker, as the pandemic threatened our shores, the Premier made an early clarion call for us... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will hold a virtual session today [May 22] and statements scheduled to be delivered include Assistance to Bermuda during Covid-19 Pandemic Response, the Promoting Local Food Security, the COVID-19 Economic Advisory Committee, Updates on other COVID-19 Emergency Measures, Superyacht Pandemic Policy, Department... Read more of this article

Premier: 15% Reduction For Ministerial Salaries

Premier: 15% Reduction For Ministerial Salaries

Premier David Burt confirmed that the “Ministers of the Government elected to take a 15% reduction on their ministerial salaries.” Speaking at the most recent [May 20] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “Therefore, at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting Ministers of the Government elected to take a 15% reduction on their ministerial salaries.... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 20] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here.Update 8.10pm: Minister Diallo Rabain’s full statement follows below: Good Day, I will begin my update... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch Q&A On Public Works

Video: Minister Burch Q&A On Public Works

Minister of Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch held a live question and answer session on the Government media’s Facebook page last night [May 19] in order to address questions related to the Ministry of Public Works’ Covid-19 operations. The Q&A session latest over 90 minutes, allowing the Minister to cover a wide range of topics related... Read more of this article