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OBA Contradicts PRC Status Grant “Distortions”

OBA Contradicts PRC Status Grant “Distortions”

The debate over the Government’s decision to withdraw the appeal in the PRC status matter continues, with the One Bermuda Alliance contradicting what it said were “distortions” around the issue. The OBA said that any perception that granting status to PRC holders will take jobs from Bermudians is untrue, as PRCs already have full... Read more of this article

Minister Hosts Summer Employment Program

Minister Hosts Summer Employment Program

Minister of Home Affairs, Sen. Michael Fahy hosted a reception for the participants of the Department of Workforce Development’s Summer Employment Programme at the ACE Building. The Minister said, “I applaud every student here, and their families, for making a significant investment in their future and recognizing the importance of personal and... Read more of this article

Poll: 57% Support Granting PRC Holders Status

Poll: 57% Support Granting PRC Holders Status

57% support granting status to PRC holders, 33% oppose, and 9% do not know – according to a poll conducted by Global Research & Strategy Group Ltd. The telephone poll was conducted between July 12th and July 19th with a representative sample of 404 registered Bermuda voters, with the poll having a margin of error of +/- 4.9%]. Charts extracted... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting Held Over Training Plan

Town Hall Meeting Held Over Training Plan

Last night [July 23] a Town Hall Meeting was hosted to discuss the National Training Plan, with Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy saying “the importance of undertaking national planning for a sustainable workforce in Bermuda is an urgent priority for the Government..” National Training Board Chairman Jeff Sousa delivers a summary presentation:The... Read more of this article

March Called For Tomorrow Over PRC Matter

March Called For Tomorrow Over PRC Matter

[Updated] The People’s Campaign and Bermuda Trade Union Congress are calling for people to join them tomorrow [July 25] at Victoria Park at 12 noon, where they will make their way to the Cabinet Office building and “let our voices be heard.” This announcement comes after Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the... Read more of this article

CURB Responds To PRC Status Announcement

CURB Responds To PRC Status Announcement

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they are “dismayed to hear” of the Government’s decision to withdraw of the appeal against Justice Kawaley’s decision on the right of PRC holders to seek Bermudian status. Yesterday, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said that the Ministry is withdrawing the appeal in the PRC status matter... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley On Thad Hollis’ Resignation

Premier Dunkley On Thad Hollis’ Resignation

Following the resignation of former OBA Chairman Thad Hollis, MP Susan Jackson will serve as acting Chairman, Premier Michael Dunkley said today. Thad Hollis resigned from the position on Monday, only a few days after he released his findings into the “JetGate” affair, which was centered around the $350,000 donation from Nathan Landow and... Read more of this article

PLP Chairman Responds To PRC Status Matter

PLP Chairman Responds To PRC Status Matter

The PLP “encourages all Bermudians to stand up and be counted in the wake of the declaration of Minister Fahy that he [OBA] have decided to grant status to Permanent Resident Certificate Holders through a loophole,” PLP Chairman Maynard Dill said today. “What should be abhorrent to every Bermudian is this pronouncement is made after... Read more of this article

Fahy Denies Confirming BPAC Bank Account

Fahy Denies Confirming BPAC Bank Account

[Updated] Speaking in the Senate today [July 23], Minister Michael Fahy denied confirming the BPAC account, and also stated that he was not interviewed in relation to the OBA’s internal investigation into the “JetGate” matter. Background On Thursday, then-OBA Chairman Thad Hollis released a full statement on the “JetGate” investigation,... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy: PRC Avenue To Status Will Stand

Minister Fahy: PRC Avenue To Status Will Stand

[Updated with PLP response] The Ministry is withdrawing the appeal in the PRC status matter and “the avenue to Bermuda status for certain PRC holders that was created by the previous government in 2001 will stand,” Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today. The Minister said, “The question of Permanent Resident Certificate... Read more of this article


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