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Red Cross Launches Hurricane Beryl Appeal

Red Cross Launches Hurricane Beryl Appeal

The Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster cash appeal for those affected by Hurricane Beryl. A spokesperson said, “Well before Hurricane Beryl made landfall on the Caribbean Island nations of Jamaica, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Red Cross volunteers, local authorities and residents had been working hard to prepare for the... Read more of this article

Premier Aims To Assist Hurricane Relief Efforts

Premier Aims To Assist Hurricane Relief Efforts

Premier David Burt said he “joins the global community in expressing his heartbreak following the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Beryl” and “that he intends to ask the Cabinet to approve a donation towards the relief effort to assist those who have been affected by the storm.” A Government spokesperson said, “This... Read more of this article

Noelle Young To Join Caribbean Climate Academy

Noelle Young To Join Caribbean Climate Academy

Island Innovation announced that Bermuda’s Noelle Young has been selected for the 2024 Caribbean Climate Justice Leaders Academy. A spokesperson said, “Noelle will be part of a cohort of 50 young leaders from across the Caribbean. Following a strict application process that reviewed hundreds of applicants, the cohort features participants... Read more of this article

Minister Weeks Returns From Conference

Minister Weeks Returns From Conference

“The fight against corruption and illicit finance is a universal challenge that requires a united approach to mitigate these threats to our communities,” said Minister of National Security Michael Weeks. A Government spokesperson said, “Minister Weeks is back on the Island this week after attending a three-day conference in Miami focused... Read more of this article

Roxanne Christopher Appointed CFPA President

Roxanne Christopher Appointed CFPA President

Teen Services announced that Roxanne Christopher has been appointed the President of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation/CFPA. A spokesperson said, “Teen Services proudly announces Ms. Roxanne Christopher’s appointment as President of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation/CFPA. With extensive experience and a visionary approach,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Participates In ‘Caribe Wave 24′

Bermuda Participates In ‘Caribe Wave 24′

“In light of our participation in Caribe Wave 24, it’s imperative to recognise the dual importance of readiness and effective communication in disaster risk management,” said the Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks. The Government spokesperson said, “The Disaster Risk Reduction & Mitigation Team [DRRMT] of the Ministry... Read more of this article

TCI Labour Tribunal Delegation Visits Bermuda

TCI Labour Tribunal Delegation Visits Bermuda

The Turks and Caicos Islands’ Labour Tribunal delegation recently visited Bermuda to “observe the processes and procedures of the Bermuda Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal.” A Government spokesperson said, “As requested by the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Labour Tribunal President, M. Doreen Quelch Missick, the delegation... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda/Caribbean Flags

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda/Caribbean Flags

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a circular design incorporating the Bermuda flag along with flags of some of the Caribbean islands. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or... Read more of this article

Premier: Govt Not Considering ‘Open Borders’

Premier: Govt Not Considering ‘Open Borders’

The freedom of movement that some members of Caricom participate in “is not something the Government of Bermuda is contemplating as Bermuda is too small to have open borders,” Premier David Burt said. The Premier has previously said this, last year he said “freedom of movement does not automatically follow full membership” in Caricom... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Caricom Meeting In Guyana

Premier Attends Caricom Meeting In Guyana

Premier David Burt is currently attending the 46th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Caricom Heads of Government in Georgetown, Guyana. A Government spokesperson said, “The conference, taking place from Feb. 25 – 28, is being hosted under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic... Read more of this article

Premier: Commence Consultation On Caricom

Premier: Commence Consultation On Caricom

The Government has now received the Entrustment from the British Minister of State and will commence the consultation process on exploring full membership in Caricom, Premier David Burt said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 23] the Premier said, “The pursuit of full membership in Caricom was recognised by most as a natural progression... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Excited To Partner With Both Organisations’

BTA: ‘Excited To Partner With Both Organisations’

“We were excited to partner with both organisations to showcase Bermuda’s national pride and introduce our Carnival to international guests, including Bermudians,” the BTA said regarding the upcoming Ubersoca Cruise. The Ubersoca Cruise — which is billed as the “world’s largest Soca festival at sea” —... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Bermuda, Caribbean & More

Column: Famous On Bermuda, Caribbean & More

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Christopher Famous] Historically, Bermudians are of differing ethnic backgrounds inclusive of; the Americas, the Azores, Europe, and the Caribbean. Persons generally gravitate to the culture in which they were raised. This is simply a part of human nature. Nothing more, nothing less. Devonshire has quite a number of... Read more of this article

Minister Walter Roban On Caricom Membership

Minister Walter Roban On Caricom Membership

There have been comments that full membership of Caricom means open borders to Caricom citizens, this is false, as given Bermuda’s small size, the Government would not accept Free Movement of Persons as a condition of membership, Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said, adding that “it is important for Bermuda to establish... Read more of this article

Premier Provides More Info On Caricom Proposal

Premier Provides More Info On Caricom Proposal

“Freedom of movement does not automatically follow full membership” in Caricom and “it is not something the Government of Bermuda would allow as Bermuda is too small to have open borders,” Premier David Burt said. In the 2023 Throne Speech, the Government announced a proposal to initiate a consultation process leading to full... Read more of this article

Premier Responds To Sir John Swan’s Comments

Premier Responds To Sir John Swan’s Comments

“Disappointing and sadly out of step with today’s reality,” said Premier David Burt following Sir John Swan’s comments on the Government’s  proposal to initiate a consultation process leading to full membership in Caricom. Premier Burt continued, “My first reaction was to check the date of the press conference because it... Read more of this article