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Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward will be holding a press conference at 11.00 this morning [Oct 7] regarding the Department of Immigration Complaints Process. We will stream the press conference, which should begin at approximately 11.00am. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 6-minute replay is belowUpdate 11.50am: Minister Hayward’s... Read more of this article

Simons Attends Conservative Conference In UK

Simons Attends Conservative Conference In UK

Opposition Leader Cole Simons is currently in the United Kingdom, attending the Conservative Party Conference 2021 meeting in Manchester, England. The theme of the four-day national conference event is:’ Deliver on the people’s priorities and getting on with the job to Build Back Better.’ Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper –... Read more of this article

Column: “Where Is The PLP Back Bench?”

Column: “Where Is The PLP Back Bench?”

[Opinion column written by OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Bermuda is currently in an economic and health crisis. In the battle to stay afloat financially and protect themselves from Covid-19, Bermudians need competent elected officials to craft legislation that improves the state of the island. The One Bermuda Alliance frequently hears, “Where is the Opposition?”... Read more of this article

Political Parties Comment One Year After Election

Political Parties Comment One Year After Election

One year ago today — on October 1st, 2020 — the last General Election was held, resulting in the PLP claiming a major win of 30 – 6 seats, increasing their majority from the 25 – 11 they held prior to the election. The election — which was contested by 36 PLP candidates, 31 OBA candidates, 14 FDM candidates and 5 Independent... Read more of this article

Quarantine Amendment Order In Effect Today

Quarantine Amendment Order In Effect Today

The Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Amendment [No. 5] Order 2021 comes into effect today [Sept 30], with the order changing the quarantine requirement for unvaccinated local travellers, allowing them to quarantine at home. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 24], Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “A 14 day quarantine in a government... Read more of this article

Health Emergency Order Extended Until Nov 29

Health Emergency Order Extended Until Nov 29

The Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order 2021 has been extended for 60 days, and will now last until November 29th. The Bill said, “The Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order 2021 is extended for 60 days. Accordingly, in paragraph 3[2] of that Order, delete “30 September 2021” and substitute “29 November 2021”. This comes as the island... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Sept 29] and Bills due for their first reading include the Health Insurance Amendment Act 2021, the Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies Amendment Act 2021, the Segregated Accounts Companies Amendment Act 2021, the Invasive Alien Species Act 2021, the Motor Car [Liveries]... Read more of this article

‘We Need Buses & Ferries Back In Operation’

‘We Need Buses & Ferries Back In Operation’

“The OBA encourages both government and union leaders to show Bermuda that they serve the interests of everyone,” OBA MP Scott Pearman said, adding that “we need buses and ferries back in operation now.” Mr Pearman– the Shadow Minister for Legal Affairs and Transport – said, “We urgently need to resolve the... Read more of this article

Businesses Encouraged To Update Voter Details

Businesses Encouraged To Update Voter Details

In preparation for the scheduled Ordinary Municipal Elections due to take place in May 2022, the City of Hamilton is “encouraging all Business Ratepayers in the City of Hamilton to ensure that their registration details are up to date.”Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling said: “The Parliamentary Registrar is currently in the process of... Read more of this article

Discussion About Bus/Ferry Service To Continue

Discussion About Bus/Ferry Service To Continue

The bus service has now been suspended for just over a week, since last week Friday, and “discussions between the parties are scheduled to continue” this morning [Sept 25], Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said. The BIU has sent a letter [PDF] to management stating, “Employers have an obligation to take all reasonable care in the... Read more of this article

Bill To Create ‘Flora Duffy Day’ Passes In House

Bill To Create ‘Flora Duffy Day’ Passes In House

The Bill to create a public holiday on October 18th to honour Bermuda’s first Olympic medalist Flora Duffy passed in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 24] with unanimous support. Full audio of MPs discussing the Bill:Premier David Burt’s full statement follows below: “Honourable House. “To every cloud, there is a silver lining.” Mr.... Read more of this article

Minister: Quarantine At Home After Sept 30

Minister: Quarantine At Home After Sept 30

“The 14 day quarantine requirement for unvaccinated travellers will remain in place but they will be expected to quarantine at home after 30 September,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that they “will be fitted with an electronic monitoring device.” This appears to refer to residents only, as the Minister also stated... Read more of this article

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The Bermuda Post Office, an update on Border Controls Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Order 2020, Disaster Victim Identification Training, an update on the Public Bus Service and the Intercountry Adoptions Approved Jurisdictions are the statements set to be delivered in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 24].Update: Live... Read more of this article