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Column: ‘Not Allow Closed Mindedness To Win’

Column: ‘Not Allow Closed Mindedness To Win’

[Opinion column written by Michael Fahy] Over a week ago, the Minister of Home Affairs, Walton Brown advised the Bermuda public that he would be introducing the Domestic Partnership Act 2017 following a 13 day period of consultation with stakeholders. In short, the proposals will end the rights of same sex couples to enter in a marriage in Bermuda and... Read more of this article

Fahy: ‘Re-Awakening Of This Important Industry’

Fahy: ‘Re-Awakening Of This Important Industry’

The Bermuda Tourism Authority yesterday provided the 2016 figures as “evidence of the re-awakening of this important industry” and “the BTA is to be congratulated for focusing on new strategies to make this happen,” Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy said. Yesterday the BTA announced the 2016 tourism... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Fahy On Vacation Rental Market

Video: Minister Fahy On Vacation Rental Market

“There is an untapped potential here in Bermuda, a vacation rental market that can be a source of revenue and security to many Bermudian households”, according to Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy. Minister Fahy said today [Jan 25], “This would be a fantastic opportunity for Bermuda and also increase the... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy’s Trip To Puerto Rico Costs $1,620

Minister Fahy’s Trip To Puerto Rico Costs $1,620

A trip in November 2016 by Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy to San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit [CHICOS] cost $1,620.64, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from Wednesday, November 09, 2016 –... Read more of this article

20 Minute Video: Q&A With Minister Michael Fahy

20 Minute Video: Q&A With Minister Michael Fahy

Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities held a press conference this afternoon [Nov 16] to answer questions regarding initiatives mentioned in the 2016 Throne Speech, discussing matters including tourism, casino gaming, roadside sobriety testing, mini-buses, the airport and more. 20-minute live video replay with Minister Michael Fahy Related... Read more of this article

Audio: Minister Fahy On Immigration Issue

Audio: Minister Fahy On Immigration Issue

“I acknowledged that perhaps, certainly from my point of view, I misjudged some of the deep sentiments in the community on the issue of immigration,” Minister Michael Fahy said, adding that “I think we’ve heard the message and we’ll live and learn from that.” The Minister’s comments follow after a multi day... Read more of this article

Column: “Our Population Is Shrinking Rapidly”

Column: “Our Population Is Shrinking Rapidly”

[Opinion column written by Minister Michael Fahy] Bermuda faces a demographic crisis. Our population is shrinking rapidly and, as it shrinks, the tax bill that the younger, working population must pay to fund such things as health care and pensions for seniors, increases dramatically. Many independent commentators such as the Fiscal Responsibility Panel,... Read more of this article

Podcast: Fahy On Unions, Immigration & More

Podcast: Fahy On Unions, Immigration & More

In the 16th edition of Bernews’ podcasts, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy spoke to us for almost an hour in a wide-ranging interview on issues ranging from immigration to same sex marriage. The Minister said that perceptions some may have that his Ministry and the Government through immigration policies were anti-black Bermudian “could not be... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Lay Out The Facts’ On Labour Relations

Column: ‘Lay Out The Facts’ On Labour Relations

[Opinion column written by Minister Michael Fahy] It is sad indeed to read Mr. Roban’s opinion piece last week which in my view amounts to nothing but a propaganda piece [and poor at that]. However, given that false and misleading information is a hallmark of the opposition, which sadly gets some traction if it is simply ignored; it is useful... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Fahy On Uighurs & Immigration

Video: Minister Fahy On Uighurs & Immigration

In order for the Uighurs to be able to leave Bermuda they need to become British Overseas Territory Citizens which is in the “hands of the British Government” and is “not an issue that we are able to fix in Bermuda,” Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said today. Uighurs In 2009, four Uighurs were released from the US detention... Read more of this article

“We Must Move Forward & Do What Is Right”

“We Must Move Forward & Do What Is Right”

“It beggars belief that anyone would have a problem with giving rights to people who have spent 20 years in a country” and “we must move forward and do what is right,” said Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy.Background On Friday, the Minister announced they plan to amend the law, with changes to include any person who is ordinarily... Read more of this article

Fahy: Immigration Rulings To Be Posted Online

Fahy: Immigration Rulings To Be Posted Online

The decisions made by the Immigration Appeal Tribunal [IAT] will be published online, Home Affairs Minister Michael said in the Senate yesterday. Minister Fahy said, “Since 2013, the IAT have considered approximately 60 cases with most of them being resolved either by agreement of the parties or by formal hearings. “Approximately 21 formal... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Bid To Host 2018 Global Congress

Bermuda To Bid To Host 2018 Global Congress

Bermuda will be bidding to host the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Congress, and if successful, Bermuda will be the first island nation to host the GEC, which Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said would bring an estimated on island spending of $1.5M. Speaking in the Senate today [Nov 25], Minister Fahy said, “Back in March of this year Bermuda... Read more of this article