Throne Speech To Take Place On Friday, Sept 8

August 31, 2017

The House of Assembly will convene next Friday [Sept 8] and the 2017 Throne Speech will be delivered, which will outline the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead.

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The last time the House of Assembly was in session was prior to the election, and at that time the breakdown of Members of Parliament in the 36-seat House was 17 OBA, 17 PLP and 2 Independents.

The PLP recorded a landslide victory at the polls in the General Election in July, and they now hold 24 seats, while the OBA only hold 12, giving the governing PLP a strong majority in the House.

Premier David Burt said, “The House of Assembly will convene at 10am on Friday 8 September 2017. His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John Rankin, will read the Speech from the Throne, which will outline how the new Government will fulfill its election mandate to build a better and fairer Bermuda.”

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  1. Bermewjan says:

    “better and fairer Bermuda” – i.e. fairer for some others, but not for all. So swings the pendulum. Oh, if only we could have a centrist government.

    • Onion says:

      We had one. They were the OBA.

      They just got a bad wrap because they couldn’t communicate and had to fix the PLP’s mess.

      • Unbelievable says:


      • Nonsense says:

        They get an A here and there and it is obvious that is all you want to hear. In the areas where they did badly….you don’t want to hear it because in a very clean fight, the Bermuda electorate rightly said “by bye”. As simple as that. Get used to it.

  2. Um.... says:

    Got my popcorn ready.

  3. watching says:

    I am very pleased to see the Government taking their mandate seriously and getting to work two months before the traditional throne speech. In my view this shows a prudent regard that they work for the community and for the people and realize the need to get legislation passed and policies instituted so help the people of Bermuda.

    • Cow Polly says:

      Well that’s one way of looking at it. The other is that they want to push their money grabbing schemes in as quickly as possible. Bye bye Government pension. I’m converting my BD$ whilst its still on par with the US$

      • Onion says:

        The Bermuda dollar is quite safe. Virtually all the non-pension debt is in US Dollars and that’s what will face default first.

  4. Shameful says:

    Term limits, increase in land tax, tax on rental income, increase in education budget, new garbage trucks and buses, increase in the civil service for public works, new tax on expats

    • Onion says:

      The PLP elite are all landowners and landlords. They will never significantly increase their own taxes.

  5. Stinky D. says:

    It’s so embarrassing that we still need a Governor to speak for us and we can’t speak for ourselves!

  6. LongBay Trading Inc. says:

    Let the games begin………………… :-(

  7. Isobel Dawson says:

    As a visitor to Bermuda on that date, could I check if tmembers of the public can attend this?

  8. fu says:

    “It’s so embarrassing that we still need a Governor to speak for us and we can’t speak for ourselves!”

    It’s more embarrassing to hear them ‘speak’, with their fake British accents, deriding the UK and wishing for independence…while holding an EU passport.

    • Truths says:

      Ha! I thought I was the only one that cringes at the horrible fake English accents! It’s as if they think they are posh! Takes a WHOLE lot more to being posh than putting on a fake accent. And yea, use the accent and the passports but drone on and on about independence. You simply cannot make this stuff up.

  9. nerema says:

    Perhaps the elusive Mr Burt will make an appearance. We haven’t seen him since the election. Did he go on a trip?

  10. Silly says:

    “The elusive Mr. Burt”. How silly to make such a comment. You elect people to lead and go to work and when they do you say you haven’t seen them. what you are really saying is that you want leaders who are like Sir John Swan and Johnny Barnes….smiling and waving. Premier Burt has had his head down and is working. Additionally, one only need look at the media to see that he has been very busy at public functions.