Minister & ABIR Discuss Immigration Reform

December 6, 2018

Yesterday [Dec 5], the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and Permanent Secretary Collin Anderson met with President and Chief Executive Officer, John Huff and Director of Policy and Regulation, Suzanne Williams of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR] to discuss immigration reform and work permit applications.

Minister Wayne Caines and ABIR Bermuda Dec 2018

Minister Caines said, “At the meeting, we provided updates on the Department of Immigration’s progress on immigration reform and our success in eradicating the backlog of work permit applications.

“We spoke of the Ministry’s objective to improve efficiency by identifying and improving work flows and streamlining processes.

“We also discussed good corporate citizenship and providing training and advancement opportunities for Bermudians.

“Most importantly, we agreed that all of Bermuda must be included in the discussion. This will ensure that above all else, the ideas and needs of Bermudians are taken into consideration.”

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  1. 2 Bermudas says:

    Titty Milk Caines is in a weak negotiating position because he’s talking with someone who represents the very people who will be paying a large portion of our $2.5bn debt!! Titty Milk Caines stop pretending!!

  2. Carlos The Merchant says:

    It is perverse that local Bermudian owned firms are not give the same respect. The largest employment sector remains retail trade but successive Governments continue to betray this sector at every opportunity. Indeed, perhaps the good Ministercan explain why sales positions remain a closed category yet a foreign operator in Dockyard has a dozen cheap imports here on a season basis earning commissions only – whereas the local firms employ Bermudians 52 weeks a year get no such favours.

  3. WSP says:

    I am in a discussion to discuss the dicussion we had a out the other discussion we discussed a while ago about the first discussion,that was never discussed.

  4. Deep Throat says:

    Is this more consultation? Didn’t Walton Brown consult on the reform’s group’s consultation????
    This seems utterly bizarre.

  5. responsibility says:

    It’s Bermuda, it’s all anyone does. Have meetings. Everyone is too scared to take a decision, and there is no-one to hold them responsible.

    At least, that’s how it is in Government and the Civil Service.

  6. gustav says:

    the government doesn’t want any immigrants nor work permit holders.
    they think everything can be done by Bermudians, at least they can try
    in fact , the government is isolating bermuda

  7. izlandgurl says:

    @deepthroat, firstly you need to change your ridiculous name… secondly, Immigration reform is huge.. Immigration reform will be the most significant thing that this Government will do in this term.

    Immigration reform will see potentially 6k PRC’s trying to get Bermudian status. Mixed Families are trying to sort out their immigration status.

    Did you not see how Pathways to status, was the down fall of Senator Fay and caused island wide unrest.

    Consultation makes the most sense. the Government needs as many people discussing and sharing the ideas and views on the topic. If the there is not significant consultation on Immigration, the consequences could be catastrophic.

  8. Flintflare Flashflame says:

    I trust that “the ideas and needs of all Bermudians” is not another way of saying rent-a-mob crowds outside Parliament.

  9. Me says:

    We talked to agree that we need to talk um i think action is needed now duh

  10. steve says:

    “we provide immigration updates during the meeting” So…what are the updates? Secret only shared during private meetings?

  11. Joe Bloggs says:

    No! We must all surround Parliament on Friday! We must not let the minister address the House on this matter or allow public discussion! Bermuda for Bernudians!

  12. facts of the rock says:

    Did anyone think to offer Wayne Titty Milk?

  13. Justasuggestion says:

    Lets have a meeting to discuss what we will talk about in the next meeting and before the meeting ends, we will call for a meeting. Just get to work. Laziest Government in the world. Talk Talk Talk. Never deliver