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UK General Election Set For December 12

UK General Election Set For December 12

Political parties in the United Kingdom are preparing for a general election on December 12 following a vote by MPs yesterday [Oct 29]. A BBC story said, “The legislation approved by MPs on Tuesday will later begin its passage through the House of Lords, where it is not expected to be opposed. “Boris Johnson says he is ready to fight a “tough”... Read more of this article

UK And EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

UK And EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

A new Brexit deal has reportedly been agreed to between the United Kingdom and European Union during a meeting of negotiating teams in Brussels. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.” “The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but... Read more of this article

NCL To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bottles

NCL To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Norwegian Cruise Line, which is one of the cruise lines that visits Bermuda, announced that a result of its partnership with JUST Goods Inc they will replace all single-use plastic bottles across its fleet by January 1, 2020, beginning with its newest ship, Norwegian Encore. The company said, “The decision is the latest sustainable step forward... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Suspension Ruled Unlawful

UK Parliament Suspension Ruled Unlawful

The supreme court in the United Kingdom has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament earlier this month was unlawful. A BBC story said, “Mr Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, but judges said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit... Read more of this article

British Airways Cancel ‘Nearly 100%’ Of Flights

British Airways Cancel ‘Nearly 100%’ Of Flights

Due to industrial action by the British Airline Pilots Association [BALPA], British Airways have cancelled “nearly 100%” of their flights, including the flights to and from Bermuda today and tomorrow.A statement on the main British Airways website said, “We understand the frustration and disruption BALPA’s strike action has caused... Read more of this article

BA Pilots Advise They Will Strike In September

BA Pilots Advise They Will Strike In September

The British Airline Pilots Association [BALPA] has given notice to British Airways that it will call on its members to strike on 9th, 10th and 27th September 2019. A statement from the Association said, “Over several days of ACAS talks BALPA put forward a number of packages that we believe would have resolved this dispute without a strike, and... Read more of this article

Post-Brexit Working Group To Be Formed

Post-Brexit Working Group To Be Formed

As part of Bermuda’s ongoing preparation, a Post-Brexit Working Group will be formed to “consider and address” any issues required to prepare Bermuda, Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [July 26]. “Now that the leadership process in the UK has been completed and the new Prime Minister had signaled a clear intention... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, setting him up to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. A BBC story said, “Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. “He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning... Read more of this article

Bermudian Aboard Cruise Ship During Tragedy

Bermudian Aboard Cruise Ship During Tragedy

Bermudian Dr. Kyjuan Brown planned to enjoy a cruise in Europe on the Norwegian Epic, however tragedy struck when a fellow passenger went overboard, with the Coast Guard and the ship’s passengers – including Dr. Brown – taking part in a search that sadly proved to be unsuccessful. When the woman was first reported missing, the ship’s... Read more of this article

Man Claiming To Be Son Seeks Part Of Fortune

Man Claiming To Be Son Seeks Part Of Fortune

A man claiming to be Reg Grundy’s son has joined the battle for the late television mogul’s $900 million estate, which includes a luxurious property in Bermuda, where the Australian tycoon and his wife lived for many years. This according to a report in the Daily Mail, which citing the Australian Daily Telegraph, said,  “A man claiming... Read more of this article

New Zealanders To Hold Candlelight Vigil

New Zealanders To Hold Candlelight Vigil

This coming Thursday [March 21] a group of New Zealanders that live in Bermuda will be holding a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those impacted by the tragic events in New Zealand. The Vigil will follow the devastating terrorist attack in New Zealand in which at least 50 people were killed and 50 were wounded in terror attack targeting two mosques... Read more of this article

Muslim Community Thank Everyone For Support

Muslim Community Thank Everyone For Support

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Bermuda strongly condemned the despicable attack against peaceful worshippers in New Zealand, and expressed their thanks to everyone in Bermuda who spoke out “against this atrocity and showed their support to the local Muslim Community.” Their comments follow after the horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand... Read more of this article

Minister & Governor Visit Bermuda Mosques

Minister & Governor Visit Bermuda Mosques

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and Governor John Rankin visited Mosques across the island today [March 15] to show their support for the Muslim community following the devastating attack on Mosques in New Zealand. At least 49 people were killed and 20 were seriously injured in the terrorist attack targeting two Mosques in the New Zealand... Read more of this article