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Premier, Finance Minister Meet With Unions

Premier, Finance Minister Meet With Unions

Premier David Burt and Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson hosted a luncheon for representatives of Bermuda’s Unions yesterday [Feb 28] to discuss the 2021 Budget. A Government spokesperson said,  “In attendance was Armell Thomas, President of the Bermuda Public Services Union, Nishanthi Bailey, President of Bermuda Union of Teachers, Marcus... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Leader Initial Budget Response

Video: OBA Leader Initial Budget Response

The One Bermuda Alliance Leader Cole Simons provided an initial response to the 2021/22 Bermuda Budget, which was presented in the House of Assembly by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson on Friday. Related StoriesBudget Does Not Ask For 10% Pay Reduction Chamber Of Commerce Budget Response Parliament: Order Of Business For February... Read more of this article

Full Document: 2021/2022 Budget Speech

Full Document: 2021/2022 Budget Speech

This morning [Feb 26], Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson delivered the 2021 Budget in the House of Assembly, which details Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year. The full Budget Speech is below [PDF here]: Related StoriesOpposition Leader On Pre-Budget Report Video: Minister Rabain & Minister Furbert Parliament:... Read more of this article

Live Updates & Video: Minister Delivers Budget

Live Updates & Video: Minister Delivers Budget

[Updating] Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson is set to deliver the 2021 Budget in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 26], which will set out the Government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year.We will be covering the Budget all day, providing live updates as the Minister delivers the speech, as well as posting a copy of the full... Read more of this article

Budget Does Not Ask For 10% Pay Reduction

Budget Does Not Ask For 10% Pay Reduction

“We are most proud to recognize the sacrifice of public sector workers by presenting a budget that does not ask them for an additional year of the 10% pay reduction,” the Premier said. Last night, Premier David Burt tweeted, “Looking forward to tomorrow’s budget statement where Bermuda’s Min. of Finance will present the 2021... Read more of this article

PLP: Cannabis Bill Heads To Senate, Governor

PLP: Cannabis Bill Heads To Senate, Governor

Noting that legislation to regulate and license activities involving cannabis “passed the House of Assembly without objection,” the PLP has urged the “Senate to pass the legislation and for the Governor to give her Royal Assent.” A PLP spokesperson said, “On Friday, landmark legislation set to regulate and license all... Read more of this article

Audio: Premier On UK, Assent, Cannabis Bill

Audio: Premier On UK, Assent, Cannabis Bill

“If Her Majesty’s representative in Bermuda does not give assent to something that has been passed lawfully and legally under this local government, this will destroy the relationship that we had with the United Kingdom,” Premier David Burt said, adding that he expects “the UK government will listen to the democratic voice of... Read more of this article

Jackson On Parish Primary Schools Proposal

Jackson On Parish Primary Schools Proposal

“A suggested solution may be to transfer high performing schools to a new and larger site and allow more students to enroll and not dilute the academic gains of a school’s success,” OBA MP Susan Jackson said. Ms Jackson said, “In the House of Assembly, the Minister of Education gave a comprehensive update on the Primary School Reform. Within... Read more of this article

Bill To Help Regulate Prices Of Some Medications

Bill To Help Regulate Prices Of Some Medications

The Government will be tabling amendments “to bring about important and overdue changes to the high cost of medications,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 19]. “The largest out of pocket health spending for members in our community is on medication. Just looking at insurance claims, more than 1... Read more of this article

OBA On Economic Investment Certificate

OBA On Economic Investment Certificate

“By making residence purchasable like a cell phone or a car, we cheapen membership in our tight-knit community,” OBA MP Jarion Richardson said. His comments follow after  Minister of Labour Jason Hayward announced plans for an Economic Investment Certificate, which  “will require people who are granted the right to live in Bermuda... Read more of this article

Minister On Parish Primary Schools Proposal

Minister On Parish Primary Schools Proposal

The proposal is to reduce the number of primary schools from 18 to 10 with a maximum class size of 15 students, and a decision has not been made yet and consultation is still underway, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [Feb 19] The Minister was providing an update on the Ministry of Education’s consultation... 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 [Feb 19] and MPs are scheduled to debate the cannabis legislation, and statements scheduled to be delivered include the Introduction of a Drug Formulary for Bermuda, the Economic Investment Certificate, the West End Development Corporation Annual Report 2019, the Bermuda Housing... Read more of this article

Regulatory And Licensing System For Cannabis

Regulatory And Licensing System For Cannabis

“The vast majority of our caucus supports this bill, and I have no doubt that it will pass the House of Assembly tomorrow,” Premier David Burt said in advance of the debate on the cannabis bill in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 19]. A PLP spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party pledged in its 2020 election platform to... Read more of this article