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Minister Updates On Covid Impact On Schools

Minister Updates On Covid Impact On Schools

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the “on-going impact of Covid-19 in our schools and the preventative measures that have been put in place in both our public and our private schools to keep our children safe.” Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 26] the Minister said, “The coronavirus is with... Read more of this article

‘Further Strengthening Of Workplace Protection’

‘Further Strengthening Of Workplace Protection’

The Labour Advisory Council will be asked to review a number of possible policies including a requirement to notify the Ministry of Labour where an employer intends to terminate more than 20 people, workplace inspections, wage theft protections and more. This is according to a statement from Minister of Labour Jason Hayward in the House of Assembly,... Read more of this article

Column: Youth Unemployment, Creatives & More

Column: Youth Unemployment, Creatives & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] The Government has made its intentions known on tackling youth unemployment. The 2021 Throne Speech lacked details, so I was not surprised by the vagueness on how the Government intends to reach this objective. However, I was given a bit of hope by the National Youth Policy produced by the... Read more of this article

Road Safety Council Designated Driver Campaign

Road Safety Council Designated Driver Campaign

The Bermuda Road Safety Council’s [RSC] slogan for December is ‘Designate Your Driver,’ Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said. Speaking the House of Assembly, Minister Scott said, “The Ministry of Transport, acknowledges the sobering fact that 16 lives have been lost to road traffic accidents in 2021 – I extend my condolences... Read more of this article

Video: Nov 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

Video: Nov 27th Bernews Morning Newsflash

GDP decreased 6.9% in 2020, regulations to be eased, group size to increase to 50 from 30, antigen tests will be accepted for pre-arrival test,  landfilling as Tynes Bay is repaired, Hamilton Princess unveils Gingerbread Moongate, Rockin’ Around the City event and 70 cases announced so far this month are some of the stories in this morning’s... Read more of this article

‘We Support The Govt In Many Of The Changes’

‘We Support The Govt In Many Of The Changes’

Shadow Minister of Health Michael Dunkley expressed his support with the Government’s intended changes to a number of the Covid-19 policies which are currently in place. This follows after Minister of Health Kim Wilson announced impending changes to the Covid regulations, including but not limited to, the size of large groups increasing from 30 to... Read more of this article

Gross Domestic Product Decreased 6.9% In 2020

Gross Domestic Product Decreased 6.9% In 2020

Gross Domestic Product [GDP] decreased 6.9% in 2020 “largely to the effects of Covid-19 related restrictions,” according to the just released 2020 GDP report from the Department of Statistics. Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said, “As the public will appreciate, last year our economy was significantly challenged due to the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Rockin’ Around The City Event

Photos & Video: Rockin’ Around The City Event

[Updated] The City of Hamilton is holding their Rockin’ Around the City Tree event this evening [Nov 26] and you can tune in and watch live below. A spokesperson previously said, “With the festive season nearly upon us, the City of Hamilton is excited to announce its 2021 Christmas programming, with events that are guaranteed to bring holiday cheer! “And... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Nov 26 ZBM Evening News

30 Minute Video: Nov 26 ZBM Evening News

With an aim to expand the way they deliver their news to the community, the Bermuda Broadcasting Company is continuing to live stream their evening news programme online for viewers both on the island and abroad.The live video will begin at 7.00pm, and play to 7.30pm, and then the replay will be available: Related Stories30... Read more of this article

Minister: Landfilling As Tynes Bay Is Repaired

Minister: Landfilling As Tynes Bay Is Repaired

While the  Tynes Bay facility is being repaired, the Ministry is “preparing for its last resort for waste disposal – and that is reopening a portion of Marsh Folly for landfilling,” Acting Minister of Public Works Wayne Furbert said, adding that “we anticipate needing to landfill for a period of perhaps one to two weeks while the... Read more of this article

Video: Premier & Ministers Press Conference

Video: Premier & Ministers Press Conference

[Updated] Premier David Burt, Minister of Health Kim Wilson and Minister of Education Diallo Rabain will be holding a joint press conference at 12.45pm this afternoon [Nov 26] and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 12.45pm. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 36-minute replay is belowUpdate 4.37pm: Premier... Read more of this article

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

‘Increasing Protection Of Our Fragile Ecosystem’

“Bermuda is committed to increasing our protection of our fragile ecosystem, reducing our carbon footprint, and mitigating the impact of climate change,” Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “I rise to provide an update of my participation... Read more of this article

Group Increase, Antigen Pre-Arrival Tests & More

Group Increase, Antigen Pre-Arrival Tests & More

The size of large groups will increase from 30 to 50, raft-ups are permitted and the Government will be “changing the pre-arrival test requirement to accept antigen tests,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said today as she announced changes to the Covid regulations.Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “In... Read more of this article