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Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

[Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin's Cup Match message] Cup Match, our annual tradition, is upon us during which time we exhibit the best of Bermudian spirit. For some, the holiday provides the opportunity to fellowship with family and friends. Whether camping at their favorite location, boating or swimming in our pristine waters observing revelers... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt’s Cup Match Message

Premier David Burt’s Cup Match Message

[Premier David Burt's Cup Match message] Cup Match is a uniquely Bermudian holiday that we celebrate on the Thursday and Friday before the first Monday in August. We are reminded that the first day, Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of slaves, and marks the end of the legal slave trade in Bermuda. The second day is Somers Day, recognizing... Read more of this article

OBA Youth Wing Announces New Executive

OBA Youth Wing Announces New Executive

The Future Bermuda Alliance [FBA] — the OBA Youth Wing — announced new Executive Members, and also announced that a meeting will be held on Monday, August 7th. The new Executive is as follows: Justin Mathias – Chair, Nandi Outerbridge – interim Deputy Chair, Nick Kempe – interim Deputy Chair and Robyn Swan – interim Secretary/Treasurer. Mr.... Read more of this article

AG: ‘In Process Of Obtaining Files’ On Lawsuits

AG: ‘In Process Of Obtaining Files’ On Lawsuits

[Updated] “There are no litigation files within the Attorney-General’s Chambers with respect to these matters,” Attorney-General Kathy Simmons said today, and as a “consequence of this highly irregular circumstance” she is “currently in the process of obtaining these files in order to review” the lawsuits against... Read more of this article

Immigration Group On Minister Brown’s Remarks

Immigration Group On Minister Brown’s Remarks

The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group are “concerned about there being yet another consultation period pushing the deadline for reform back yet again” and say that Minister Walton Brown’s comments “did raise a few questions”. A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the “Supporting Fair Immigration... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader: Minister “Could Do Better”

Opposition Leader: Minister “Could Do Better”

“Minister Brown has an interesting take on inclusive consultation respecting Immigration”, according to Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin who said, “I am sure the Minister could do better for Bermuda as he has started out on a shaky footing.” MP Gordon-Pamplin said, “As an Opposition, we in the OBA have committed to working... Read more of this article

2017 Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs

2017 Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs

The Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo today released the latest available employment figures prepared by the Department of Statistics. The 2017 edition of the Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs highlight the main findings of the 2016 Annual Employment Survey. The Minister noted: “Reports of this nature... Read more of this article

Tee’l Pre Cup Match Tea Held For Seniors

Tee’l Pre Cup Match Tea Held For Seniors

The Tee’l Pre-Cup Match Tea for Seniors was held recently, with some of the island’s seniors — many sporting their Cup Match colours — gathering to enjoy time together in advance of the holiday. Speaking at the event, Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo said, “I am so happy to join you on this lovely occasion of the... Read more of this article

PLP Express Condolences To Tannock Family

PLP Express Condolences To Tannock Family

The PLP expressed their condolences to the family of Mrs. Deborah Tannock saying that her “contributions were immeasurable.” PLP Leader Premier David Burt said, “On behalf of the Progressive Labour Party, I express my condolences to the family of Mrs. Deborah Tannock. “Mrs. Tannock was an active and faithful member of the... Read more of this article

Minister Urges Road Safety Over Cup Match

Minister Urges Road Safety Over Cup Match

Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban has urged the public to take extra care and caution on the roads over the Cup Match holiday, saying he hopes we can make the holiday “the best in celebrations, the best in fun and the best in road safety.” Minister Roban said, “Cup Match is one of our most revered holidays.... Read more of this article

Minister Wayne Caines On Stabbing In West End

Minister Wayne Caines On Stabbing In West End

One man died and another was injured in a stabbing incident last night [July 29] after a disturbance at the West End Sailboat Club. “This national crisis demands our full commitment and energy; young lives are too precious to lose especially in such tragic circumstances,” the Minister of National Security, Wayne Caines said in the wake of yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Moniz Urges Govt To Continue With Lawsuits

Moniz Urges Govt To Continue With Lawsuits

Shadow Attorney General Trevor Moniz has urged the new Government to continue with the lawsuits started in relation to Lahey and to Port Royal, saying that “no sensible Government committed to combating corruption would drop these lawsuits and other investigations.” Shadow Attorney General Trevor Moniz said, “When I was Attorney General... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Principles First’ Immigration Mandate

Minister: ‘Principles First’ Immigration Mandate

The Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown has issued a new mandate to members of the Immigration Reform Working Group – a mandate which focuses on a ‘principles first’ approach. “All laws should be developed or based on sound principles,” explained Minister Brown. “That is why the creation of such principles must... Read more of this article