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Minister Updates On Covid Impact On Schools

Minister Updates On Covid Impact On Schools

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the “on-going impact of Covid-19 in our schools and the preventative measures that have been put in place in both our public and our private schools to keep our children safe.” Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 26] the Minister said, “The coronavirus is with... Read more of this article

‘Further Strengthening Of Workplace Protection’

‘Further Strengthening Of Workplace Protection’

The Labour Advisory Council will be asked to review a number of possible policies including a requirement to notify the Ministry of Labour where an employer intends to terminate more than 20 people, workplace inspections, wage theft protections and more. This is according to a statement from Minister of Labour Jason Hayward in the House of Assembly,... Read more of this article

Column: Youth Unemployment, Creatives & More

Column: Youth Unemployment, Creatives & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] The Government has made its intentions known on tackling youth unemployment. The 2021 Throne Speech lacked details, so I was not surprised by the vagueness on how the Government intends to reach this objective. However, I was given a bit of hope by the National Youth Policy produced by the... Read more of this article

Road Safety Council Designated Driver Campaign

Road Safety Council Designated Driver Campaign

The Bermuda Road Safety Council’s [RSC] slogan for December is ‘Designate Your Driver,’ Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said. Speaking the House of Assembly, Minister Scott said, “The Ministry of Transport, acknowledges the sobering fact that 16 lives have been lost to road traffic accidents in 2021 – I extend my condolences... Read more of this article

Gross Domestic Product Decreased 6.9% In 2020

Gross Domestic Product Decreased 6.9% In 2020

Gross Domestic Product [GDP] decreased 6.9% in 2020 “largely to the effects of Covid-19 related restrictions,” according to the just released 2020 GDP report from the Department of Statistics. Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said, “As the public will appreciate, last year our economy was significantly challenged due to the... Read more of this article

PLP Sandys MPs On Westover Farm Fire

PLP Sandys MPs On Westover Farm Fire

“This fire is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the Bascome family and it is our hope that our community rallies around them to ensure that this important institution is preserved,” the PLP MPs said following the recent fire at Westover Farm in the west end. A statement from the Sandys PLP MPs — Jamahl Simmons, Kim Wilson, Dennis... Read more of this article

Minister: Landfilling As Tynes Bay Is Repaired

Minister: Landfilling As Tynes Bay Is Repaired

While the  Tynes Bay facility is being repaired, the Ministry is “preparing for its last resort for waste disposal – and that is reopening a portion of Marsh Folly for landfilling,” Acting Minister of Public Works Wayne Furbert said, adding that “we anticipate needing to landfill for a period of perhaps one to two weeks while the... Read more of this article

Video: Premier & Ministers Press Conference

Video: Premier & Ministers Press Conference

[Updated] Premier David Burt, Minister of Health Kim Wilson and Minister of Education Diallo Rabain will be holding a joint press conference at 12.45pm this afternoon [Nov 26] and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 12.45pm. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 36-minute replay is belowUpdate 4.37pm: Premier... Read more of this article

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

“Bermuda is committed to increasing our protection of our fragile ecosystem, reducing our carbon footprint, and mitigating the impact of climate change,” Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “I rise to provide an update of my participation... Read more of this article

Group Increase, Antigen Pre-Arrival Tests & More

Group Increase, Antigen Pre-Arrival Tests & More

The size of large groups will increase from 30 to 50, raft-ups are permitted and the Government will be “changing the pre-arrival test requirement to accept antigen tests,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said today as she announced changes to the Covid regulations.Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “In... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Joint Ministerial Council

Premier Burt On Joint Ministerial Council

It is the well honoured convention “that Bills passed in the Legislature will not be denied the Assent of the Governor,” Premier David Burt said, adding that it “is our expectation with respect to the legislation on cannabis.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Premier spoke about the “annual trek to London... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Nov 26] and there are 10 statements scheduled, a number of Bills, and two sets of Parliamentary Questions; one on the total revenue paid to Government from Travel Authorization applications and the funds paid to ResQuest, and one on the total amount paid by the Government... Read more of this article

Large Group Exemptions Require SafeKey Use

Large Group Exemptions Require SafeKey Use

“Large Group Exemptions will continue to require the use of SafeKey at indoor and outdoor events,” the Government said, adding that “flexibility will be permitted for specific populations engaged in an antigen testing regime, however, in general spectators and guests will continue to require SafeKey at all large gatherings.” This... Read more of this article