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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

Post Office Services For The 21st Century

Post Office Services For The 21st Century

“Government is now in the process of enhancing the Information Technology services and products that the Bermuda Post Office provides in order to bring it up to the 21st century,” Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today, the Minister said, “The postal services worldwide have undergone... Read more of this article

Regulatory Authority Financial Statements Tabled

Regulatory Authority Financial Statements Tabled

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban tabled the annual financial statements of the Regulatory Authority for Fiscal Years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017. in the House of Assembly today. “The Regulatory Authority [RA] is a self-funding body, responsible for the implementation of policy through the application of the relevant legislation, and... Read more of this article

Housing Corporation Home Start Programme

Housing Corporation Home Start Programme

The Bermuda Housing Corporation Home Start Programme  is available to Bermudians who have never owned a home and are looking to obtain their piece of the rock through first time home ownership, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking in the House of Assembly, the Minister said, “We are all well aware that we have a housing... Read more of this article

Minister On 2019 Senior School Graduations

Minister On 2019 Senior School Graduations

The Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy graduates “have made their parents, the senior schools and all of us proud,” Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “I had the distinct pleasure of attending the graduation ceremonies for the Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy on June... Read more of this article

Column: Protecting, Managing Bermuda’s Ocean

Column: Protecting, Managing Bermuda’s Ocean

[Opinion column written by Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban] Bermuda, my home, is the ocean. Our island, of just 22 square miles, sits in the subtropical mid-Atlantic Ocean, one of the most isolated pieces of land in the world. Like all islanders here, I grew up swimming on our beautiful beaches and fishing off the rocks. Without... Read more of this article

Minister: War Veterans Pension Benefit Increase

Minister: War Veterans Pension Benefit Increase

Government will increase the Pension Benefit for Bermuda’s war veterans, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said in the House of Assembly, explaining that “even with the various pulls on the Government purse, the Government is committed to ensuring that our veterans are adequately supported.” Minister Caines said, “Recently,... Read more of this article

Eleven Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

Eleven Documents Tabled In Parliament Today

At least eleven documents were tabled in the House of Assembly today [July 5] including the BDIC Annual Report 2018, the Employment [Wage Commission] Act 2019, Health Insurance Amendment [No. 2] Bill 2019, Merchant Shipping [Fees] Amendment Regulations 2019, the Pensions [War Service] Order 2019, Public Access to Information Amendment Act 2019, Public... Read more of this article

Report Released Into Event Of Dec 2, 2016

Report Released Into Event Of Dec 2, 2016

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee’s report into the events of December 2nd 2016 – in which police pepper sprayed protesters — was tabled in the House today [July 5]. The report’s Executive Summary said, “The work of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee is an important undertaking in Bermuda’s history, as it affords... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Modernisation Of Labour Legislation’

Minister: ‘Modernisation Of Labour Legislation’

It is the Government’s intent to bring forward changes to labour legislation before the end of this year, Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said, with the changes including provision for increased maternity leave from 8 weeks to 13 weeks, and provision for 5 days paternity leave. Speaking in the House of Assembly today... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For July 5th

Parliament: Order Of Business For July 5th

The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [July 5] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the tabling of the annual Financial Statements of the Regulatory Authority, the Sandys 360 PATI Request, the Bermuda Housing Corporation Home Start Programme, the Report on International Labour Organization Conference and the Modernisation of... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Re-establish Our Leadership Position’

Column: ‘Re-establish Our Leadership Position’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Marcus Jones] The Senate recently ratified the Economic Substance Amendment Act of 2019 after passing unanimously in the House of Assembly. Within our democracy it is advantageous that legislation being considered that impacts the economic health of our country be studiously contemplated, rigorously debated and... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Updates On Education Initiatives

Video: Minister Updates On Education Initiatives

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an overview of work being done within the Ministry and Department of Education. Minister Rabain said, “Following the conclusion of the 2018/2019 academic year, I would like to take an opportunity to provide a brief overview of work being done within the Ministry and Department of Education and provide a... Read more of this article