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Photo Set #3: Bermuda Celebrates Labour Day

Photo Set #3: Bermuda Celebrates Labour Day

People gathered at Union Square yesterday [Sept 3] to join in Labour Day celebrations. This year’s theme was ‘Progress to a Fairer Bermuda’. The day started with the Labour Day Road Races and Labour Day speeches with various Labour Leaders and Government Ministers addressing the gathered crowd, including representatives from the Bermuda Trade... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Addresses OECD In Paris

Premier David Burt Addresses OECD In Paris

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is currently in Paris, where he addressed the [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] Blockchain Policy Forum on “Distributed Ledgers: Opportunities and Challenges”. “The prestigious conference was hosted in Paris by the Director General Angel Gurría and chaired by the Senior... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Attends World Blockchain Forum

Minister Caines Attends World Blockchain Forum

The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is currently in London attending the World Blockchain Forum. “From September 3 – 5, the conference brings together visionary leaders, economic pioneers and enterprising investors from around the world as they discuss the global financial future at a recognized blockchain industry influencer event,”... Read more of this article

Column: Mathias On Economy, Taxes & Policies

Column: Mathias On Economy, Taxes & Policies

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Justin Mathias] The Premier was very bullish when he gave a [brief] statement on the state of the Government’s finances. With lots of foot stomping support from his MPs, he told the House of Assembly how capably he was handling the country’s finances. First of all, it appears odd that the first quarter finances... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘New Era Of Social & Economic Justice’

Minister: ‘New Era Of Social & Economic Justice’

“We must devote our time, talent and energy to the next phase of Bermuda’s story: the end of systemic inequality and a new era of social and economic justice leading to a fairer and better Bermuda for all,” Acting Premier and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking at today’s Labour Day celebrations, Minister Burch... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Labour Day Speeches & March

Photos/Videos: Labour Day Speeches & March

[Updated] The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is hosting the Labour Day March today [Sept 3] beginning at Union Square, with Labour Leaders and Government Ministers set to speak at the event. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 55-minute replay is... Read more of this article

Home Affairs Minister’s Labour Day Message

Home Affairs Minister’s Labour Day Message

[Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown’s Labour Day message] Good Day Bermuda, As the Minister responsible for Labour, it is my distinguished privilege to extend best wishes to you all on Labour Day. On this auspicious occasion, I wish to salute each and every worker for your contribution to Bermuda. Without your dedication and service, Bermuda simply... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader’s Labour Day Message

Opposition Leader’s Labour Day Message

[Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden’s Labour Day message] As we celebrate Labour Day today, we should all stop for a moment and reflect on what we take for granted – but which has only been made possible by the hard work and sacrifices made by unions and the people who have laboured in this country. Employment contracts, better working conditions,... Read more of this article

Sundays: Govt House Gardens No Longer Open

Sundays: Govt House Gardens No Longer Open

The opening of the Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12 noon to 5 pm came to an end last Sunday, 26 August. “The grounds have been open since 27 May and have been enjoyed by numerous residents and visitors alike,” Government House said. The Governor, Mr John Rankin, said: “I hope that all residents and visitors... Read more of this article

339 People Are $2.1 Million In BHC Rental Arrears

339 People Are $2.1 Million In BHC Rental Arrears

“We have 339 people who are in arrears, clients of the Bermuda Housing Corporation, as of this moment, who are in arrears to the tune of $2.1 million,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, adding that many have payment plans, and “if people are prepared to work with us, then we are prepared to work with them.” The... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch On Housing, Eviction

Video: Minister Burch On Housing, Eviction

[Updated] Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch is holding a press update this afternoon [Aug 30] on the recent eviction as well as speaking on affordable housing issues in general. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video of Minister Burch is below. Update 4.48pm: As a super simplified initial summary, Minister... Read more of this article

Minister Burch Signs Condolence Book

Minister Burch Signs Condolence Book

Earlier today, [August 30], the Acting Premier and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch signed the Condolence Book at the Cabinet Office after the passing of C.V. “Jim” Woolridge. The former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, a legendary cricket commentator who was well known as the ‘Voice of Summer,’ passed away at the age of... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Weeks On Recovery Month

Video: Minister Weeks On Recovery Month

[Updated] Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks is holding a press conference this morning [Aug 30] on Recovery Month. The poster detailing the schedule of events is below, 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 4-minute video is belowUpdate... Read more of this article