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Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

[Opposition Leader Cole Simons' Cup Match message] Without a doubt, Bermuda needs a celebration. After the past year and a half of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and foregoing many of our time-honored traditions, Cup Match 2021 is a welcome reminder of what makes Bermuda, Bermuda. Over the two-day holiday, let’s remember to celebrate one... Read more of this article

Minister: Living Programme To Launch In Sept

Minister: Living Programme To Launch In Sept

The  independent living programme — which is designed for young people aging out of the care of Department of Child and Family at age 18 — is set to launch in September 2021, Minister Tinee Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert provided updates on matters including the... Read more of this article

Minister: Another $7.5 Million Paid To Skyport

Minister: Another $7.5 Million Paid To Skyport

The latest payment by the Government as part of the Project Agreement with Skyport was approximately $7.5 million, and to date the Government has paid over $32 million, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said in the House of Assembly today [July 23]. “We received a contractual reimbursement at the end of 2020 in the sum of $4,195,088.04 and... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [July 23] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the Tynes Bay Plant Critical Status Report, Bermuda College: 2020 Audited Financial Statements, Parish Primary School Consultation Decision, Skyport Minimum Revenue Guarantee and the Ministry of Social Development and... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Announce Primary School Decision

Video: Govt Announce Primary School Decision

[Updated - Government announced eight school sites will be "discontinued as public primary schools during a phased roll-out".] Minister of Education Diallo Rabain will address the public via the Government media channels at 8pm this evening [July 22], when he will be “sharing the final decision for parish primary schools.” The Government media has... Read more of this article

Cannonier Calls For Investigation Of Contract

Cannonier Calls For Investigation Of Contract

OBA MP Craig Cannonier has called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the multi-million dollar contract for the National Sports Centre, saying he “seeks answers to some very disturbing questions about the contract, the loan, and the Government guarantee.” Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Mr Cannonier —... Read more of this article

Finance Minister On OECD Inclusive Framework

Finance Minister On OECD Inclusive Framework

“The Ministry of Finance will continue to work closely with our industry stakeholders and other strategic partners, to advocate for technical details that are in Bermuda’s interests and seek to enhance Bermuda’s competitive position,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 16] the Minister... Read more of this article

140 Complaints To Human Rights Commission

140 Complaints To Human Rights Commission

During the 2020 calendar year, the Human Rights Commission “received 140 complaints with the majority of complaints citing claims of discriminatory difference in treatment on the grounds of disability [31%], place of origin [16%], sex [14%], and race [8%],” Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert said. Speaking in the House... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [June 16] and statements scheduled to be delivered include an Update on the Support provided to Local Small and Medium Businesses since the Global Pandemic, OECD Inclusive Framework, Marine and Ports Services Ferry Retrofit Programme, Fourth Update on the Stimulus Programme,... Read more of this article

Audubon Society Opposes Amendments To Act

Audubon Society Opposes Amendments To Act

The Bermuda Audubon Society is asking MPs “to uphold our parliamentary democracy, rely on their good sense and commitment to a better Bermuda by voting against the proposed changes to the Planning Act as written.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Audubon Society opposes amendments to the Planning Act tabled on July 2nd in the House of... Read more of this article

BNT ‘Concerned’ About Proposed Amendments

BNT ‘Concerned’ About Proposed Amendments

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] said they are “very concerned about the proposed amendments to the Development and Planning Act tabled on 2 July, in particular changes to the process for the granting of Special Development Orders and the introduction of Emergency Development Orders.” A spokesperson said, “The most concerning amendment... Read more of this article

Tia Smith On Change To Viking Cruises Itinerary

Tia Smith On Change To Viking Cruises Itinerary

“St George’s is the historical heart of Bermuda and, once again, it seems like we are being left out in the cold,” the OBA’s Tia Smith said in reference to the recent change to Viking Cruises itineraries. Ms Smith, described as the approved OBA candidate for Constituency 1, said, “It’s disappointing to hear of the recent... Read more of this article

Audio Replay & Senate Order Of Business

Audio Replay & Senate Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [July 14] and the only statement listed on the Order Paper is Emancipation Commemoration 2021, and Bills listed on the Order Paper include the Debt Collection Amendment Act 2021, the Education Amendment (No. 2) Act 2021 ad the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority Amendment Act... Read more of this article