Tag: Bermuda politics

PLP’s Condolences To Dr. Bridgewater’s Family

PLP’s Condolences To Dr. Bridgewater’s Family

[Updated] The Progressive Labour Party said they would like to express condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Vincent Bridgewater, former UBP Parliamentarian, and well known Bermudian dentist. A spokesperson said, “We hope that his family and friends are comforted by their memories of him and his contributions to our island.” Update:... Read more of this article

Reminder: New Work Permit Policies On March 1

Reminder: New Work Permit Policies On March 1

The Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy is reminding businesses and the general public alike, that the new Work Permit Policies 2015 will be effective at March 1, 2015. A spokesperson said, “The public should pay special attention to the Policies since they have been slightly amended to account for the internal administrative processes at the... Read more of this article

Charts Only: Opposition’s 2015 Budget Reply

Charts Only: Opposition’s 2015 Budget Reply

For those seeking a quick visual view of the Progressive Labour Party’s official response to the 2015 Budget, which was delivered in the House of Assembly by Shadow Finance Minister David Burt today [Feb 27], the charts extracted from the Reply are below. You can view the complete Reply to the Budget here, and view all our coverage of the 2015... Read more of this article

Full Text: PLP’s Reply To 2015-2016 Budget

Full Text: PLP’s Reply To 2015-2016 Budget

Shadow Finance Minister David Burt delivered the Progressive Labour Party’s official response to the 2015 Budget in the House of Assembly today [Feb 27], where he urged the Government to get serious about diversification, regulate ‘payday lenders’ who are charging interest rates of 260%, move on the decriminalisation of cannabis, reform... Read more of this article

Gutierrez Appointed Information Commissioner

Gutierrez Appointed Information Commissioner

Governor George Fergusson announced today [Feb 27] that he has appointed Ms Gitanjali Gutierrez to be the Information Commissioner, designated under section 50 of the Public Access to Information Act 2010 [PATI]. “Ms Gutierrez will take up her duties with effect from 2 March, ahead of the Act coming into force on 1 April,” a spokesperson... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Outerbridge On Black History Month

Opinion: MP Outerbridge On Black History Month

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Nandi Outerbridge] Fifty years ago, in Montgomery, Alabama, 600 African Americans, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, left the town of Selma and marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in their campaign for voting rights. They were met by state troopers who fired tear gas into the crowd and bludgeoned them with clubs, leaving... Read more of this article

Minister Scott On Possible School Consolidations

Minister Scott On Possible School Consolidations

The Ministry of Education faces a 5% budget reduction [approximately $5.9 million] and this coupled with a decline in student enrolment has “left us little choice but to consider restructuring the way public education is delivered,” Minister of Education Wayne Scott said today [Feb 27] in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

Opinion: Famous On OBA’s Opinion Columns

Opinion: Famous On OBA’s Opinion Columns

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Over the last month or so, a disturbing pattern that has taken root in the local media. It began with a piece on January 2, 2015, by the Premier Michael Dunkley, in which he appealed for politicians from both sides to put politics aside, basically asking for ‘Political Kumbaya.’ “At critical times, you... Read more of this article

Transport Minister On Bus Service Interruptions

Transport Minister On Bus Service Interruptions

The Department of Public Transport has 10 bus operators out on long term sick leave and has implemented a ban on overtime, so the combination  is impacting the scheduling of bus runs, Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell said today [Feb 27] in the House of Assembly. The Minister was providing an update on the recent schedule... Read more of this article

Minister: New Electoral Process For City Elections

Minister: New Electoral Process For City Elections

[Updated with video] In advance of the municipal elections scheduled for Hamilton and St. George’s in May 2015, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy provided an overview of how the new electoral process will work. Speaking in the Senate today [Feb 25] the Minister said that Government “took the view that business ratepayers should have... Read more of this article


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