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Minister: ‘Expensive Lesson Learned By Police’

Minister: ‘Expensive Lesson Learned By Police’

“This has been an expensive lesson learned by the Bermuda Police Service,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in reference to the  sale of the boat purchased by the police for $1.6 million, and sold years later for $69,000. The Minister was speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 12]  about sale of the Marine Police... Read more of this article

Eight Trainees To Take Part In Redemption Farm

Eight Trainees To Take Part In Redemption Farm

The Gang Violence Reduction Team continues its work with the Redemption Farm, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, adding that 8 trainees will be participating in the programme, and the fields earmarked for use have been properly plowed and cleared. In providing an update in House of Assembly today [July 12] on the work of the Gang Violence... Read more of this article

“Weather Radar Will Be Operational Next Week”

“Weather Radar Will Be Operational Next Week”

“The weather radar will be operational next week having been completed on-time and under-budget,” Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said in the House of Assembly today [July 12]. The Minister said, “The project to replace and upgrade the complex weather radar system commenced in April 2018 and has taken approximately fifteen... Read more of this article

Premier: Charter For Rights Of Elderly & Adults

Premier: Charter For Rights Of Elderly & Adults

Premier David Burt tabled the Bermudian Charter of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Elderly and Adults in Need of Long-term Care and Assistance in the House of Assembly today [July 12]. The Premier said, “The Charter is designed:to be a reference document setting out the fundamental principles and rights that are needed for the wellbeing... Read more of this article

OBA: Comments Were ‘Extremely Careless’

OBA: Comments Were ‘Extremely Careless’

Remarks in the House of Assembly by Michael Weeks about the forthcoming Pride Parade were “extremely careless”, according to One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dwayne Robinson. “In my opinion, his remarks reinforce the narrative that the LGTBQ+ community requires the approval or acceptance of the heterosexual majority,” the Senator said. “Although... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [July 12] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the Charter of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Elderly and Adults in Need of Long-Term Care and Assistance, Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority Financial Statements and Annual Report 2019, National Training Board... Read more of this article

April 2019 Consumer Price Index Report

April 2019 Consumer Price Index Report

Today [July 11], Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the April 2019 Consumer Price Index publication from the Department of Statistics. Minster Furbert said, “In April 2019 consumers paid 1.0 per cent more for the CPI basket of goods and services than they did in April 2018. Between March 2019 and April 2019 the average cost of... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Zane DeSilva Press Conference

Video: Minister Zane DeSilva Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva is holding a press conference this afternoon [July 11] and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 8-minute replay is belowUpdate 3.41pm: Minister DeSilva said, “Good morning everyone and thank... Read more of this article

Charter Of Rights & Responsibilities For Seniors

Charter Of Rights & Responsibilities For Seniors

The Bermudian Charter of the Rights and Responsibilities of the Elderly and Adults in Need of Long-Term Care and Assistance was signed today, and is due to be tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday. Speaking at the signing today, Premier David Burt said,  “I am pleased to be joined by Deputy Speaker and Chairman of the Ageing Well Committee,... Read more of this article

Posthumous Pardon Granted To Reverend Monk

Posthumous Pardon Granted To Reverend Monk

[Updated] Governor John Rankin has granted a posthumous pardon to the Reverend Charles Vinton Monk in accordance with Section 22 of the Constitution. “The Reverend Monk was convicted, imprisoned and fined in 1903 for publishing an article in the press on the living and working conditions of Jamaican nationals employed to work at the dockyard in... Read more of this article

Cannonier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

Cannonier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

“The chair of the December 2 committee, Kim Swan, should have called the Premier to give evidence,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr Cannonier said, “As the then Leader of the Opposition, the Premier was present during the demonstration. It was also reported that Mr Burt sent an email encouraging people to demonstrate outside... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For July 10th

Senate: Order Of Business For July 10th

[Updated] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [July 10] and the Medical Practitioners Amendment Act 2019 is due for its first reading, and the Report of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the events of 2nd December 2016 at House of Assembly is listed under Report of Committees. Update July 9, 6.13pm: A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Premier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

Premier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

“A regrettable lack of co-operation has deprived the people of Bermuda of the full truth of what led to the events of that terrible day”, said Premier David Burt in response to the Report of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee Examining the Events of the December 2nd 2016 incident at the House of Assembly. Premier Burt continued, “It is disturbing... Read more of this article