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Minister: ‘We Must Listen To Our Young People’

Minister: ‘We Must Listen To Our Young People’

“If Bermuda is to successfully tackle violence and anti-social behaviour, we must listen to and embrace the views and input of our young people.” These were some of the sentiments shared by the Minister of National Security Jeff Baron, following a recent roundtable discussion on gangs and gun-violence with members of the Youth Parliament. The... Read more of this article

Youth Parliament To Debate At BPIS Conference

Youth Parliament To Debate At BPIS Conference

A debate presented by Bermuda Principles Impact on Splicing [BPIS] Conference will feature the Youth Parliament on Wednesday, March 1 at Fairmont Southampton, with a beach buffet dinner from 5.30pm to 7.00pm and the Youth Parliament Debate running from 7.00pm until 9.00pm. A spokesperson said, “The Story of The Bermuda Principles: In February 1996,... Read more of this article

Youth Premier To Deliver Youth Throne Speech

Youth Premier To Deliver Youth Throne Speech

Warwick Academy student Theo Wolffe is set to deliver his first Throne Speech as the new Youth Premier for Bermuda. Youth Parliament Bermuda is an organization that trains young people in Parliamentary procedures whilst also promoting active citizenship. Youth Parliamentarians gain exposure to the functions of Government, parliamentary debate and are... Read more of this article

Podcast: Youth Premier Namrata Bisht

Podcast: Youth Premier Namrata Bisht

In the latest Bernews podcast, we talk to Namrata Bisht who may not yet be a household name – but she is a Premier and as such she has some forthright views.Ms Bisht, a BHS student who also went to CedarBridge, is the Premier of Bermuda’s Youth Parliament which meets weekly throughout the school terms. She is trying to bring a more international... Read more of this article

Youth Premier Joins Premier At Cabinet Office

Youth Premier Joins Premier At Cabinet Office

Youth Premier Namrata Bisht visited the Cabinet Office today [Dec 21] and spent half the day shadowing Premier Michael Dunkley, learning about the workings of Government. Ms. Bisht, 17, participated in the Premier’s daily schedule which included several meetings as well as visits to various Government Departments in Hamilton. Recently, Ms. Bisht and... Read more of this article

Youth Throne Speech Reply: “Community First”

Youth Throne Speech Reply: “Community First”

We must ask ourselves, what can we do for our community and how can we impact the environment around us, and the theme we must abide by is “community first,” Youth Opposition Leader Destinee Taylor said in the Youth Reply to the Throne. The Youth Reply to the Throne followed after the annual Reconvening of Youth Parliament on November 18th,... Read more of this article

Youth Throne Speech: “We Must Work In Unity”

Youth Throne Speech: “We Must Work In Unity”

Youth Premier Namrata Bisht delivered the Youth Throne Speech at the Convening of Youth Parliament, saying that the Government and youth of Bermuda must work in unity to overcome the obstacles which we face. “I hope throughout this session of Youth Parliament, we can engage in meaningful discussions and debates surrounding mental health, the environment,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Youth Parliament Reconvening

Photos & Video: Youth Parliament Reconvening

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Youth Parliament hosted their annual Reconvening of Youth Parliament yesterday [Nov 18], with MPs from both sides of the aisle attending. The reconvening featured the Youth Throne Speech as well as words from guest speaker Tanaya Tucker, a local lawyer who attended Somerset Primary School and Warwick Academy before completing... Read more of this article

Young Debaters To Represent Bermuda In BVI

Young Debaters To Represent Bermuda In BVI

Two young Bermudian debaters selected from the island’s Youth Parliament have flown overseas to represent Bermuda at the 11th Regional Commonwealth Youth Parliament Conference in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Zaji Smith, a student at Saltus Grammar School, and Destinee Taylor, a recent graduate of the CedarBridge Academy, will face competition... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament

Photos & Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament

[Updated with video] “We believe that the youth of Bermuda should not go unheard and that it is up to us to take a stand and attempt to propose possible solutions,” Youth Premier Dejanee Hill-Edwards said during yesterday’s [Nov 19] Youth Parliament Throne Speech.“As Youth Parliament, it is crucial that we maintain the means... Read more of this article

Young Bermuda Debaters Impress In Barbados

Young Bermuda Debaters Impress In Barbados

Two young Bermudian debaters chosen from Bermuda’s Youth Parliament impressed those in attendance at the Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] Conference Annual Youth Debate in Barbados on August 1st. Ariana Caines and Dejanee Hill-Edwards represented Bermuda at the conference last week, with Miss Caines taking home the top award... Read more of this article

Bermuda Youth Parliament Session Closes

Bermuda Youth Parliament Session Closes

Yesterday [Apr 30] Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Wayne Scott was the invited guest speaker at the closing session of Bermuda Youth Parliament. Minister Scott was joined by fellow Parliamentarians from both sides of the House in offering their congratulations to the students for their exemplary community service as Youth Parliamentarians. MPS... Read more of this article

Youth Parliament Opens, Deliver Throne Speech

Youth Parliament Opens, Deliver Throne Speech

Bermuda’s Youth Parliament held their official opening at The House of Assembly on Wednesday [Nov 13], with Youth Premier Kennedy Middleton delivering the Youth Throne Speech. There are approximately 30 students that are part of Youth Parliament, representing the Berkeley Institute, CedarBridge Academy, Saltus Grammar, Bermuda High School, Mount... Read more of this article