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Video: PLP Press Conference On Education

Video: PLP Press Conference On Education

“We need a public education system that instills confidence in our parents to trust their children to attend and one that provides the all the facilities and programs necessary for all students to achieve their maximum potential,” PLP Spokesperson for Education Diallo Rabain said. Mr Rabain was speaking at a press conference today [May 29]... Read more of this article

Dr. Ewart Brown: ‘Step To Cripple Our Clinics’

Dr. Ewart Brown: ‘Step To Cripple Our Clinics’

[Updated] “After years of misdirected efforts to close down Bermuda Healthcare Services and Brown-Darrell‎ Clinic, the OBA government has finally come up with a step to cripple our clinics,” Dr. Ewart Brown said today. “In an email dated May 16, 2017, the Bermuda Health Council informed BHCS and Brown-Darrell that, effective June 1, 2017,... Read more of this article

PLP To Host Education Town Hall On May 31

PLP To Host Education Town Hall On May 31

The PLP will be hosting a town hall on Education at Elliott Primary this Wednesday May 31st, starting at 7:00pm. PLP Spokesperson for Education MP Diallo Rabain and his panel will present the PLP’s plan for education reform and solicit input and feedback from the audience. The evening will be moderated by candidate for Constituency 10 –... Read more of this article

Negotiating Team Will Meet With Teachers Union

Negotiating Team Will Meet With Teachers Union

The Public Service Negotiating Team [PSNT] has agreed to meet with the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] on Tuesday 6th June, and the “PSNT will make themselves available to meet with the BUT every Tuesday thereafter to ensure progress is made,” the Education Ministry said today. This follows after the BUT held an Emergency Membership Meeting... Read more of this article

New Public Service Commission Regulations

New Public Service Commission Regulations

“I have today brought into effect a new set of regulations, which revoke a number of previous provisions and bring into effect new regulations,” the Governor said this morning [May 29], adding that they “take account of the main concerns that have been expressed to me in relation to the 2016 Regulations while continuing to ensure the... Read more of this article

Premier: America’s Cup An ‘Incredible Spectacle’

Premier: America’s Cup An ‘Incredible Spectacle’

Premier Michael Dunkley has hailed the opening weekend of the 35th America’s Cup as an “incredible spectacle” which showcased Bermuda in an “amazing light”. “This weekend saw the official start of the America’s Cup activity in Dockyard including the qualifying races which took place in the Great Sound. And the... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Protest Illustrates Deteriorating Relations’

PLP: ‘Protest Illustrates Deteriorating Relations’

“Nothing illustrates more the ongoing deteriorating state of labour relations in the minority OBA Government’s Bermuda than the recent protest by the Bermuda Union of Teachers on the Cabinet grounds,” PLP spokesperson for Labour and Workforce Development Rolfe Commissiong said today. This statement follows after the Bermuda Union of Teachers... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] A few years ago, my wife and I received a call from our daughter, telling us the surprising news that she was pregnant. Initially, I had some concerns due the circumstances, but within a short time I caught myself, realizing that my wonderful daughter and our family were being offered a ‘gift’ – the miracle... Read more of this article

Event To Honour Dame Lois Browne-Evans

Event To Honour Dame Lois Browne-Evans

The Progressive Labour Party is inviting the public to to a “night of music and tributes honouring Bermuda’s National Hero and political trailblazer Dame Lois Browne-Evans on the 10th anniversary of her passing.” “This Monday, May 29th we will gather at Dr. E.F. Gordon Memorial Hall at BIU Headquarters from 6:00pm to 8:00pm,”... Read more of this article

360° Video: Demonstration Held At Parliament

360° Video: Demonstration Held At Parliament

People gathered on the grounds of the House of Assembly this afternoon [May 25] as Preserve Marriage – which has been campaigning against same sex marriage – held a demonstration, while the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda also made a call to their supporters to attend. 1-hour live video replay, the video is 360° so you can use your mouse to move around... Read more of this article

Photos: Demonstration At House of Assembly

Photos: Demonstration At House of Assembly

[Updating] People are currently gathered on the grounds of the House of Assembly this afternoon [May 25] as Preserve Marriage – which has been campaigning against same sex marriage – is holding a demonstration, while the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda also made a call to their supporters to attend. Update 1.10pm: The photo below shows the crowd... Read more of this article

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

Premier: Thoughts & Prayers With Manchester

[Updated] Premier Michael Dunkley has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing Bermuda’s “shock and horror” following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. In a formal letter on behalf of Bermuda, the Premier wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those injured, and... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards joined representatives from 12 other UK Overseas Territories [UKOTs] and Crown Dependencies [CDs] on the Channel Island of Alderney. Designates came together from as far afield as Pitcairn and the British Virgin Islands on 27 and 28 April to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. The... Read more of this article