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Minister Hayward Attending Events In Bahamas

Minister Hayward Attending Events In Bahamas

The Minister of Economy and Labour, Jason Hayward, is attending the third Afri-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum and the 31st Afreximbank Annual Meetings, a joint conference hosted by the African Export-Import Bank in Nassau, The Bahamas from June 12-14. A Government spokesperson said, “This is the first time that Afreximbank’s Annual Meetings... Read more of this article

Parliament Order Of Business For June 14

Parliament Order Of Business For June 14

The House of Assembly will be in session today [June 14] and statements listed on the Order Paper include Government Online Payment Portal, World Oceans Day 2024, Graduation of Bermudian Power Engineering Students under the Tynes Bay Training Programme, Bermuda College President, BIOS/ASU Scholarship Program, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service-Firefighter... Read more of this article

John Seymour Announced As OBA Candidate

John Seymour Announced As OBA Candidate

The OBA announced that  John Seymour will be their candidate for Constituency 16, Pembroke East Central. A spokesperson said, “John Seymour is the One Bermuda Alliance candidate for constituency 16, Pembroke East Central. Along with being a talented musician who has graced many stages both in Bermuda and internationally, John is an entrepreneur... Read more of this article

PLP Pay Tribute To Dame Lois Browne-Evans

PLP Pay Tribute To Dame Lois Browne-Evans

The PLP paid tribute to the late Dame Lois Browne-Evans, noting that her birthday was on June 1st, and calling her an “enduring symbol of perseverance, heroism, and progressive change.” PLP Party Chair Dawn Simmons said, “On June 1, 2024, we marked the 97th birthday of Dame Lois Browne-Evans, DBE, JP, LLB. “We mark this day not... Read more of this article

Govt Introduce Short-Term Relief Benefit

Govt Introduce Short-Term Relief Benefit

The Government has introduced legislation to “establish a framework to provide immediate financial support on a short-term basis for persons who qualify in the event of experiencing financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances” which would provide $1,500 per month. Speaking in the  in the House of Assembly, Minister of Youth, Social... Read more of this article

Bermuda Launches National Disability Register

Bermuda Launches National Disability Register

“The Office of Ageing and Disability Services has successfully delivered a first-time-ever Disability Register for persons with disabilities in Bermuda,” Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors Tinée Furbert said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “The primary purpose of developing a national register for persons... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt’s Bermuda Day Message

Premier David Burt’s Bermuda Day Message

[Bermuda Day message from Premier David Burt] Bermuda Day is a day that genuinely and uniquely belongs to the people of our beautiful island home. It is a day when we celebrate and immerse ourselves in the diverse culture and proud heritage to which we belong. Every year, the Department of Culture selects a theme for Heritage Month and the Bermuda Day... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader’s Bermuda Day Message

Opposition Leader’s Bermuda Day Message

[Bermuda Day message from Opposition Leader Jarion Richardson] Bermuda Day—a favourite holiday for many locals and visitors alike. It’s a time when residents gather to do what they do best…enjoy each other’s company, put their differences and stresses to the side, and enter full holiday mode. Whether it’s on land or out on the water, Bermuda... Read more of this article

FDM Leader’s Bermuda Day Message

FDM Leader’s Bermuda Day Message

[Bermuda Day message from FDM leader Marc Bean] On this auspicious occasion of Bermuda Heritage Day, I extend my warmest greetings and salutations to the people of Bermuda as we celebrate this significant annual holiday, which also marks the unofficial start of our long awaited summer season. Bermuda’s Heritage Day serves as a poignant reminder of... Read more of this article

Updates | OBA’s Robert King Wins By-Election

Updates | OBA’s Robert King Wins By-Election

[Updating] The Constituency 10 Smith’s North by-election is being held today [May 22] with the OBA’s Robert King, the PLP’s Lindsay Simmons and Independent Sir John Swan all running for the seat, which was made vacant when former Premier and OBA MP Michael Dunkley resigned from politics. Since the one seat system started in 2003, the OBA have... Read more of this article

Jarion Richardson: Key Parts ‘Not Completed’

Jarion Richardson: Key Parts ‘Not Completed’

[Updated] The Opposition asked Parliamentary Questions about the Economic Development Strategy and “were shocked to learn that key parts of the plan, promised nearly a year ago, still have not been completed,” Opposition Leader Jarion Richardson said. Mr Richardson said, “It’s hard to say the Economic Development Strategy is falling... Read more of this article

Premier On Red Tape Reduction Consultation

Premier On Red Tape Reduction Consultation

Premier & Minister of Finance David Burt held a press conference today [May 20] on Red Tape Reduction Consultation. Premier Burt said, “Good afternoon, members of the media and to the people of Bermuda. “As your Government, we believe in a Bermuda where everyone has a voice, and our strength lies in listening to those voices when they... Read more of this article

Paula Cox Receives Honorary Degree At MSVU

Paula Cox Receives Honorary Degree At MSVU

Former Bermuda Premier Paula Cox spoke at the 2024 Mount Saint Vincent University convocation in Canada, where MSVU awarded her an honourary Doctor of Humane Letters. A spokesperson said, “Mount Saint Vincent University celebrated more than 675 graduates from 24 countries during its spring convocation ceremonies on May 16 and 17, 2024. “Students... Read more of this article

BUT: “Alarming Shortage Of Substitute Teachers”

BUT: “Alarming Shortage Of Substitute Teachers”

The Teachers Union said they continue to monitor the “alarming shortage of substitute teachers with great apprehension” and said “the Department of Education must make correcting this highly volatile state-of-operations their top priority.” A spokesperson said, “The Executive of the Bermuda Union of Teachers continues to... Read more of this article

Digital Fare Phase 1 Starts On June 24

Digital Fare Phase 1 Starts On June 24

On June 24th “we are introducing phase one of the new digital fare media for public buses and ferries, marking a pivotal moment in our journey towards modernization and efficiency,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 17] the Minister said, “With the digital fare media, commuters... Read more of this article

BYC To Interview C10 By-Election Candidates

BYC To Interview C10 By-Election Candidates

Bermuda Youth Connect will be hosting online interviews with the Constituency 10 by-election candidates Lindsay Simmons, Robert King, and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Youth Connect was created in the wake of the 2020 snap-election to create more civic awareness and engagement amongst young people. In line with this mission, we... Read more of this article