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Premier: New Cabinet Ministers On Wednesday

Premier: New Cabinet Ministers On Wednesday

“It is my expectation to ask the Governor to make new appointments to the Cabinet next week Wednesday,” Premier David Burt said, with the Premier saying that “inviting two committed and dedicated Ministers of the Government to resign gave me no pleasure” but ”rules and regulations mean nothing if we are not prepared to... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Please Make Your Voices Heard Bermuda’

OBA: ‘Please Make Your Voices Heard Bermuda’

“I am extremely disappointed to see Government pushing ahead with this legislation despite the public outcry against it,” OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson said, adding “please make your voices heard Bermuda, as this time the Senate will not be able to block it, and with the PLP overwhelming majority, it will pass in the House when it is debated.” Senator... Read more of this article

Online Petition To Reinstate Caines & DeSilva

Online Petition To Reinstate Caines & DeSilva

[Updated] An online petition calling for Wayne Caines and Zane DeSilva to be reinstated has started, with the petition attaining just over 1,500 signatures as of this writing. Mr DeSilva and Mr Caines resigned from the Cabinet after videos circulated showing them at a party not adhering to the Covid-19 regulations.The petition said, “Minister Caines... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [July 8] and Bills due for their first reading include the Companies [Ratification of Deferred Returns, Fees and Taxes] Amendment Act 2020, the Public Treasury [Administration and Payments] Amendment Act 2020, and the Employment Amendment Act 2020. Update: Live broadcast has... Read more of this article

DeSilva: I Apologize, I Should Have Done Better

DeSilva: I Apologize, I Should Have Done Better

“I should have done better,” Zane DeSilva said, “and I certainly apologize to my cabinet colleagues, my caucus colleagues, and the people of Bermuda for my lapse of judgment.” “As a Minister, I should have had on my mask because I left my table,” he added. “I had a lapse that was, quite frankly, not in best favour of myself... Read more of this article

Premier: Rabain & Furbert To Be Acting Ministers

Premier: Rabain & Furbert To Be Acting Ministers

Following the resignation of two Cabinet Ministers last night, the Premier has asked Minister Diallo Rabain to serve as acting Minister of National Security and Minister Wayne Furbert to serve as Acting Minister of Tourism & Transport. These acting appointments follow after Zane DeSilva and Wayne Caines resigned from the Cabinet last night after... Read more of this article

DeSilva And Caines Resign From Cabinet

DeSilva And Caines Resign From Cabinet

Premier David Burt advised that Zane DeSilva and Wayne Caines “have accepted his invitation to resign from the Cabinet.” Premier Burt said: “The events of this weekend seen widely on social media did not represent this Government’s months of struggle and hard work to keep Bermuda safe. Every citizen has been forced to make significant... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Ministers Are Not Leading By Example’

OBA: ‘Ministers Are Not Leading By Example’

[Updated] It is “very disappointing to see that some Ministers are not leading by example,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said in reference to the videos circulating showing two Cabinet Ministers at a social event in close proximity to others without masks, with Mr Cannonier saying “their actions set an extremely bad example to the rest... Read more of this article

Mayor: ‘Not Going To Take This Lying Down’

Mayor: ‘Not Going To Take This Lying Down’

“We are not going to take this lying down,” Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling said, adding that “we don’t believe this action by the Government is lawful and we are prepared to resolve the issue in the courts.” Minister Burch’s Comments In the House on Friday, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch mentioned the municipality... Read more of this article

Ombudsman’s 2019 Annual Report Tabled

Ombudsman’s 2019 Annual Report Tabled

Victoria Pearman, Ombudsman for Bermuda, issued her Annual Report for the calendar year 2019 yearly update to the public on the work of her Office. A spokesperson said, “Victoria Pearman, Ombudsman for Bermuda, has submitted her Annual Report for 2019 to the Speaker of the House of Assembly in accordance with her statutory duty under the Ombudsman... Read more of this article

Minister On Corporation of Hamilton & St George

Minister On Corporation of Hamilton & St George

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch — who assumed responsibility for both municipalities, the Corporation of Hamilton and the Corporation of St George, in the recent Cabinet shuffle — provided an overview of both in the House of Assembly today [July 3]. The Minister explained that his usual approach to any new department, quango... Read more of this article

Craig Cannonier On Refusal Of Work Permits

Craig Cannonier On Refusal Of Work Permits

[Updated] “We have to be sensible and not put Bermudian businesses and Bermudian jobs at risk,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said in reference to the Government’s refusal of work permits. Mr Cannonier said, “The Government today [July 3] admitted it had refused work permits without knowing if qualified Bermudians were available... Read more of this article

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session tomorrow [July 3] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the Riddell’s Bay [Warwick Parish] Special Development Order 2020, the Introduction to the Municipalities, the Social Studies Curriculum in Public Schools – Bermuda & Global Studies, the Ministry of Labour to Host... Read more of this article