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Social Justice Bermuda Urges Cannabis Reform

Social Justice Bermuda Urges Cannabis Reform

Social Justice Bermuda said that it is “crucial that Bermuda introduces a safe and accessible cannabis market for all.” A spokesperson said, “Social Justice Bermuda is a collective of Bermudians who are inspired by the global Black Lives Matter movement and the way that communities around the world are standing together to tackle... Read more of this article

Senator Robinson On OBA Budget Reply

Senator Robinson On OBA Budget Reply

The Opposition is set to present their reply to the 2024 Budget, which will show the OBA’s alternative views on managing the island’s finances, Opposition Senator Dwayne Robinson said, adding that it “will outline our fiscal outlook as well as our social conscience.” Senator Robinson said, “The Opposition is set to present... Read more of this article

Minister Attends World Government Summit

Minister Attends World Government Summit

“Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, represented Bermuda at the World Government Summit [WGS] held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates [UAE] from February 11 – 14, 2024. A Government spokesperson said, “The WGS hosted 25 heads of state and 200 ministers, and visionaries including Sam Altman [Open AI] and Jensen Huang [Nvidia]. During her visit... Read more of this article

OBA Announce Chris Gauntlett As Candidate

OBA Announce Chris Gauntlett As Candidate

The OBA announced that Chris Gauntlett will be their adopted candidate for Constituency 34, Sandys South Central. A spokesperson said, “Chris was born in 1973 and grew up in Somerset with older brother Adam and parents Ted and Daphne. He attended Somerset Primary’s P1 and P2 years [now Lagoon Park] and moved into P3 through P7 at the main school,... Read more of this article

National Security Budget Increases To $137.8M

National Security Budget Increases To $137.8M

“The Ministry of National Security has been allocated $137.8 million – an increase of $6.4 million,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget. The relevant extract of the 2024 Budget statement said, “The majority of this increase is due to negotiated salary uplifts, with some funding for new programmes. “New programmes... Read more of this article

Govt Expands Mortgage Guarantee Programme

Govt Expands Mortgage Guarantee Programme

Starting on April 1, the Government will expanding Phase 2 of the Mortgage Guarantee Programme to “include employees of Government quangos and part-time Regiment soldiers who will now also be eligible to transfer their mortgages into this programme,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget, The relevant extract of the 2024 Budget statement... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Education Allocated $142.6M Budget

Ministry Of Education Allocated $142.6M Budget

The Ministry of Education has been allocated $142.6 million, Premier David Burt announced in the Budget, with capital funding increased by 40% to $6.4 million to support Education Reform projects. The relevant extract of the 2024 Budget statement said, “The Ministry of Education has been allocated $142.6 million – an increase of $2.7 million... Read more of this article

AI Powered Improvements To Govt Services

AI Powered Improvements To Govt Services

The 2024 Budget “funds a digital transformation team that will work to roll out artificial intelligence-powered improvements to government services,” Premier David Burt announced in the Budget, adding that “it is important to note that AI is not a method to replace workers, but a tool to enhance the productivity of our dedicated public... Read more of this article

Full Document: 2024/2025 Budget Speech

Full Document: 2024/2025 Budget Speech

The Government has successfully balanced Bermuda’s budget with a projected surplus of $210,000, the road paving budget has been more than doubled to $5 million, capital funding has been awarded for the purchase of two new ferries, the Government will invest an additional $10 million into the Bermuda Housing Corporation and the Education Ministry will... Read more of this article

Live Updates & Video: Premier Delivers Budget

Live Updates & Video: Premier Delivers Budget

[Updating] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is set to deliver the 2024 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 16]. We will be covering the Budget all day, providing live updates as the Premier delivers the speech, as well as posting a copy of the full speech and reactions as they come in. The live video/audio feed Related Stories Full... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Panel Discussion On Budget

Video: BNV Panel Discussion On Budget

Craig Simmons, Cheryl Packwood, and Cordell Riley will be joining Bernews at 8.00pm this evening [Feb 15] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the trio set to discuss the 2024 Budget, which will be delivered in the House of Assembly tomorrow. The video will be live streamed below, as well as on Bernews YouTube, Twitter,... Read more of this article

Audio: Senator Dwayne Robinson On Emigration

Audio: Senator Dwayne Robinson On Emigration

We have a population crisis in Bermuda and the island should aim to gather data of Bermudians overseas, OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson said in the Senate. Senator Robinson said, “As we know in Bermuda, we have a very serious population crisis, and it’s not something that has just happened overnight. It’s not laid at the feet of the particular... Read more of this article

OBA Announce Malachi Symonds As Candidate

OBA Announce Malachi Symonds As Candidate

The OBA announced that Malachi Symonds will be their adopted candidate for Constituency 15, Pembroke East. A spokesperson said, “Malachi developed a deep passion for the environment during his formative years at Warwick Academy. His summers exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the ocean in the Great Sound further nurtured his love for the... Read more of this article

Audio: Interview With OBA’s Neblett & Medeiros

Audio: Interview With OBA’s Neblett & Medeiros

Politics, tourism, concerns the public have and road safety were some of the topics discussed during our recent audio interview with OBA Constituency #36 Sandys North candidate Carl Neblett and OBA Chairperson Aguinaldo Medeiros, which followed after the conclusion of their Town Hall series. Related Stories Video: Craig Cannonier & Douglas DeCouto Video:... Read more of this article

Minister: Procedural Guidance On Tips/Gratuities

Minister: Procedural Guidance On Tips/Gratuities

“The Procedural Guidance will strengthen the policy statement that employers are required to create and implement pursuant to the Amendment Act, which provides for how tips are to be treated and other gratuities are to be collected and redistributed,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said. Speaking in the House of Assembly [Feb... Read more of this article

Minister: Initiatives To Address Street Harassment

Minister: Initiatives To Address Street Harassment

“The Ministry of National Security will partner with the Family Center’s Youth Leadership Academy and the authors of this presentation to advance initiatives to address street harassment in Bermuda,” Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said. Speaking in the House of Assembly [Feb 9], the Minister said, “Today I would like... Read more of this article