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Video: Ianthia Wade Sworn In As PLP Senator

Video: Ianthia Wade Sworn In As PLP Senator

The new PLP Senator is set to be sworn in this morning [Dec 12] at Government House. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.The new Senator replaces Jason Hayward, who is now a Member of Parliament following his victory in the recent by-election. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the replay... Read more of this article

Column: OBA MP Ben Smith On Health Plan

Column: OBA MP Ben Smith On Health Plan

[Opinion column written by Ben Smith] Reform to the healthcare system is one of the single biggest topics in Bermuda right now. If you haven’t heard about the proposed changes, please start to look and understand what could be coming your way. In Bermuda, we all have a bad habit of not paying close attention to changes when we don’t think they will... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Attends BOM Seniors Party

Photos: Premier Attends BOM Seniors Party

Premier David Burt attended the Bermuda Overseas Mission’s 21st Annual Seniors Party, and raffled off 2 airline tickets compliments of the Government of Bermuda. Premier Burt posted the photos on Instagram, saying: “Happy to support the Bermuda Overseas Mission’s 21st Annual Seniors Party. Hats off to the organisers and volunteers who had... Read more of this article

‘Litigation Guardians Welcome, But Need Details’

‘Litigation Guardians Welcome, But Need Details’

“The creation of a panel of people to act as Litigation Guardians for some of the most vulnerable people in our community is a very welcome move, but there are still questions that need answering,” according to Shadow Legal Affairs Minister, Scott Pearman. Mr. Pearman said, “This is something that the One Bermuda Alliance has been requesting... Read more of this article

OBA Call For Health Plans To Be ‘Put On Hold’

OBA Call For Health Plans To Be ‘Put On Hold’

[Updated] “The Premier needs to accept that Bermudians are deeply worried about universal health care plans and must put them on hold until more details are available,” Shadow Health Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin said. Ms. Gordon-Pamplin said, “We have seen the Chamber of Commerce say that, ‘Government must pause and carefully consider... Read more of this article

Senator Kempe: Where Is The Plan To Fix This?

Senator Kempe: Where Is The Plan To Fix This?

“Retail sales volume has now dropped for 16 out of the last 18 months,” Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said, adding that “we need to reduce the burden of Government and corresponding taxation levels required to sustain it.” Senator Kempe said, “Last week we heard from Minister Zane DeSilva that 200 Bermudians had lost their... Read more of this article

Column: What Does Consultation Mean To You?

Column: What Does Consultation Mean To You?

[Opinion column written by Scott Pearman] What do you think of when you hear the word consultation? What does consultation mean to you? If I tell my kids that I must “consult” with their mother before getting a dog from the SPCA, consultation used in that sense means I need to seek her agreement [or, in my house, must get her permission]. I will... Read more of this article

Minister Furbert Speaks At STEP Conference

Minister Furbert Speaks At STEP Conference

This morning [Dec 5], Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert delivered remarks at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP] Bermuda Conference, held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Minister Furbert said, “As everyone in this room knows, Bermuda is a leading trust jurisdiction. “It has been providing fiduciary... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Dec 4] and the National Pension Scheme [Occupational Pensions] Amendment Act 2019 and the Internal Audit Amendment Act 2019 are due for their first reading. Update: Live broadcast has concluded, and the audio of the morning session is belowThe Order of Business follows below... Read more of this article

Panel Established: Litigation Guardian Selection

Panel Established: Litigation Guardian Selection

The Attorney-General 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.” Minister Kathy Lynn Simmons said, “Our responsibility is to make sure any polices aimed at protecting and providing representation to our most vulnerable... Read more of this article

Health Minister Wilson On Bermuda Health Plan

Health Minister Wilson On Bermuda Health Plan

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson “urged the public to be cautious of misinformation being disseminated about the Bermuda Health Plan through social media.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim N. Wilson, JP, MP today urged the public to be cautious of misinformation being disseminated about the Bermuda... Read more of this article

OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Education Authority

OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Education Authority

“Education needs the politics taken out of it, and for it to be placed in the hands of capable professionals in the field of education,” the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson said. Mr. Robinson said, “I am pleased to see the Minister of Education is considering an Education Authority. This is something the OBA has suggested before and was included in... Read more of this article

Minister Burch: ‘Dispel Some Of The Untruths’

Minister Burch: ‘Dispel Some Of The Untruths’

“It is regrettable that this is how an open and transparent competitive process is being characterised,” Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch said in reference to the Clearwater concession, adding that he is taking the “unusual step of providing a sanitised chronology of events leading up to this decision”. Minister Burch... Read more of this article