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Space Sustainability Workshop Concludes

Space Sustainability Workshop Concludes

This week the Government of Bermuda and the Secure World Foundation hosted the Bermuda Space Sustainability Workshop 2020. The workshop, held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Wednesday and Thursday, brought together over 30 experts from Government, industry, research organizations and academia to discuss the importance of space... Read more of this article

Extraordinary Municipal Election On February 27

Extraordinary Municipal Election On February 27

An extraordinary municipal election to fill the seat of Municipal Residents Councilor in St George’s will be held on Thursday, February 27th. A spokesperson said, “The Corporation of St. George [CSG] would like to inform the public that an Extraordinary Municipal Election to fill the seat of Municipal Residents Councilor, will be held on... Read more of this article

DCFS Clarify Circumstances Of Care Orders

DCFS Clarify Circumstances Of Care Orders

While noting that it is “inappropriate to comment on a specific child in care,” the Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] provided general information on the circumstances which can allow the court to make a care order or supervision order. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] wishes... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Major Accomplishment For Bermuda’

Minister: ‘Major Accomplishment For Bermuda’

Calling it an “excellent result and a major accomplishment for Bermuda,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson announced that an international standards setting body “confirmed that Bermuda is one of the global leaders in the fight against money laundering, the financing of terrorism and proliferation.”Minister Dickinson said,... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Discussion With AG Kathy Simmons

Video: BNV Discussion With AG Kathy Simmons

Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons recently sat down with Bernews for a News & Views discussion, speaking with journalist Don Burgess about a range of topics related to medicinal cannabis. Attorney-General Simmons recently presented in the Senate the Medicinal Cannabis Bill and Regulations as a public consultation... Read more of this article

Public Urged To Complete Health Strategy Survey

Public Urged To Complete Health Strategy Survey

Today [Jan 16] the Minister of Health Kim Wilson invited members of the public to complete the Bermuda Health Strategy Public Survey at www.forum.gov.bm as part of the community consultation to set Bermuda’s vision and strategy for health for 2020 – 2025. “The survey will be conducted and analysed by KPMG and is part of a rejuvenation... Read more of this article

Column: OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Economy

Column: OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Economy

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] The first step towards solving a problem is to admit that there is a problem. That is the attitude we should take with our economy because far too often issues are glossed over by propaganda, double speak, and deception. We have seen far too many statements like MP Jason Hayward’s recent opinion... Read more of this article

MP Scott Pearman On Litigation Guardians

MP Scott Pearman On Litigation Guardians

“It is welcome news that the Attorney-General – responding to last year’s stinging criticism by Bermuda’s Court of Appeal – has finally appointed a panel of Litigation Guardians,” said Shadow Legal Affairs Minister, Scott Pearman. Mr. Pearman said, “However, it is astounding that the AG first refused to release the names of... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Damon Wade To Resign As Party Chair’

PLP: ‘Damon Wade To Resign As Party Chair’

“Last evening at a meeting of the Progressive Labour Party Central Committee, Chairman Damon Wade announced his intention to resign as party chair,” the PLP said today. This follows after the PLP Executive Committee passed a “motion of no confidence” against Mr Wade last month, which followed after leaked audio of an internal party... Read more of this article

Column: Think Globally And Act Locally

Column: Think Globally And Act Locally

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] During this dawning of a new and crucial decade, we are reminded of the above slogan. Just after midnight of New Year’s Eve, a dozen or so residents gathered in a small park at the crossroads of Dundonald and Court Streets in Hamilton, spending the first hour of 2020 sharing candle light and conversation regarding... Read more of this article

Lawrence Scott Appointed As Temporary Minister

Lawrence Scott Appointed As Temporary Minister

MP Lawrence Scott was sworn in as the temporary Minister for Tourism and Transport, and he will serve as the temporary Minister for the next ten days while the Minister of Tourism and Transport is travelling. A Government spokesperson said, “Member of Parliament Lawrence Scott was sworn in as the temporary Minister for Tourism and Transport at... Read more of this article

Ministry Confirms Litigation Guardian Panel

Ministry Confirms Litigation Guardian Panel

The Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator Kathy Lynn Simmons announced the establishment of a panel of persons from whom litigation guardians appointed by the Court under the Children Act 1998 must be selected. They are Mrs. Elaine Charles, Dr. Sharon Apopa, Mr. Lyndon Jackson, Ms. Marilyn Jackson, and Miss Amirah Abdullah. Minister... Read more of this article

Minister Walter Roban’s Trip Cost $2,984.63

Minister Walter Roban’s Trip Cost $2,984.63

A trip in December 2019 by Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban for the annual Space & Satellite Advisory Group Meeting in Washington DC cost $2,984.63, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from December 2, 2019 – December 5, 2019, and the web page listing said, “The Hon. Walter... Read more of this article