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OUTBermuda Statement On Referendum

OUTBermuda Statement On Referendum

Following yesterday’s referendum, OUTBermuda released a statement saying they “do not view yesterday’s outcome as a defeat, and are resolute in our commitment to raising awareness of issues affecting LGBTQ people.” OUTBermuda said, “The number and diversity of people adding their voice in support for LGBTQ people in past weeks... Read more of this article

Premier On UK Vote To Leave European Union

Premier On UK Vote To Leave European Union

Next month Overseas Territories leaders will be meeting ahead of the annual Joint Ministerial Council in London and a “priority on our agenda is to discuss the impact on Territories of a British exit from the EU,” Premier Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly today [June 24] The Premier said, “Yesterday the people of Great... Read more of this article

Walter Roban: ‘We Must Unite & Come Together’

Walter Roban: ‘We Must Unite & Come Together’

“It is now up to the Government to lead this country to heal from the divisiveness that has permeated our community for the last few months” and “we must unite and come together and heal our divisions, “Acting Deputy Leader Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said.Referendum Vote Goes No/No, However  Is “Unanswered” 44,367... Read more of this article

‘Government Will Now Consider The Next Steps’

‘Government Will Now Consider The Next Steps’

Following yesterday’s referendum, the “Government will now consider the next steps that respects and reflects the views of the people” and “the reality is that Bermuda will likely see its own share of court challenges,” Premier Michael Dunkley said. With 44,367 people registered to vote, and 20,804 people — or 46.89%... Read more of this article

Podcast: MP Leah Scott On Politics & More

Podcast: MP Leah Scott On Politics & More

OBA MP Leah Scott was aware of talks between former Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell and the PLP about forming a coalition government, she said in the latest Bernews Podcast. And asked if she supported Mr Crockwell, who has since resigned from Cabinet, she said: “Yes.” Asked how she knew, she said she was friends with Mr Crockwell and they talked... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Acknowledge “Love & Support”

Rainbow Alliance Acknowledge “Love & Support”

The Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda said they “would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love and support for the LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer] community in advance of the referendum on marriage equality. “While our position remains that the rights of an oppressed minority should not be voted on by a majority that is... Read more of this article

Roban & Ming: “Something Needs To Be Done”

Roban & Ming: “Something Needs To Be Done”

“With seemingly no real plan in place to arrest the increase in lawlessness throughout Bermuda, something needs to be done and soon,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Senator Renee Ming said. The joint statement said that incidents like the robbery at Vera P. Card in St George’s have “become all too common place... Read more of this article

Gratitude Extended To Public Service Employees

Gratitude Extended To Public Service Employees

With today [June 23] marking United Nations Public Service Day, BPSU President Jason Hayward has extended his thanks to “all public service employees for their hard work, dedication and service to the country.”Mr Hayward said, “In its resolution 57/277, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 23 as United Nations Public... Read more of this article

“Commitment To Bringing Offenders To Justice”

“Commitment To Bringing Offenders To Justice”

After several days of serious incidents, the Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said, “The men and women of the Bermuda Police Service have provided highly professional service to this community and I want to recognize that in the midst of these recent events. “Strong responses to incidents where the loss of life has occurred have been... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: ‘Generation Next’ Town Hall

Live Video Replay: ‘Generation Next’ Town Hall

[Updated] Generation Next is holding Youth Town Hall Meeting this evening [June 22] in the Dr. E.F Gordon Hall at the Bermuda Industrial Union building, with the speakers to include former Parliamentarian John Barritt, Destinee Taylor, Aminah Simmons, Eron Hill, and others. Eron Hill previously said, “We believe that it has become overwhelmingly important,... Read more of this article

PLP Urge Voters To Participate In Referendum

PLP Urge Voters To Participate In Referendum

Acting Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban has urged the public to take part in tomorrow’s referendum, saying that they “encourage all to exercise their democratic right and vote.” Mr Roban said, “By casting your vote tomorrow, you will play a part in determining how we as a country move forward on... Read more of this article

Sustainable Water Strategy For St George’s

Sustainable Water Strategy For St George’s

[Updated with video] “The Ministry of Public Works has recently begun a study to formulate a strategy for sustainable water and wastewater servicing for St. George’s Parish,” Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier said today. Minister Cannonier said, “Today I am here to offer some good news to the residents of St. George’s... Read more of this article