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Minister Updates On Govt’s $150 School Initiative

Minister Updates On Govt’s $150 School Initiative

As of September 29th, the Ministry has received 2,253 applications from parents and guardians for the $150 school relief, of which 1,725 applications have been vetted for approval by the Ministry of Education and forwarded to the Accountant General’s office for payment and of those 1,725 vetted applications, the Accountant General’s Office... Read more of this article

Minister On Youth Employment Initiatives

Minister On Youth Employment Initiatives

“In the next quarter, the Department of Workforce Development will be engaging with stakeholders to implement initiatives as outlined in the National Youth Employment Strategy,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 30]. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Good morning, Mr. Speaker, I... 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 [Sept 30] and the statements to be delivered include on Prague and Brussels Trip, the  Ministry of Finance Matters, Fuels Bill 2022, Roadmap to End the Public Health Emergency, the Government’s $150 Relief Initiative, Tynes Bay Waste-to-Energy Facility Stabilisation... Read more of this article

Questions In UK Parliament On Cannabis Bill

Questions In UK Parliament On Cannabis Bill

“The Foreign Secretary carefully considered the Bermuda Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022 and concluded that it is contrary to the UK’s and Bermuda’s obligations under the UN Conventions, which prohibit the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use,” British Minister of State Jesse Norman said. This follows after Bermuda’s UK... Read more of this article

House Of Assembly Will Not Meet On Friday

House Of Assembly Will Not Meet On Friday

The House of Assembly will not meet as planned tomorrow [Sept 23] due to Hurricane Fiona. A Government spokesperson said, “In light of Hurricane Fiona, please be advised that there will be no meeting of the House tomorrow Friday, 23rd September. “By agreement between the Speaker, Premier and Opposition Leader the next meetings will be on 30th September... Read more of this article

Renee Ming To Run For PLP Deputy Leader

Renee Ming To Run For PLP Deputy Leader

Renee Ming has informed her party colleagues of her “intention to run for the position of Deputy Leader,” a position that is currently held by Walter Roban. In a letter sent to Caucus colleagues, she said, “I write to advise you that I have written to the Party Leader and made him aware of my intention to run for the position of Deputy... Read more of this article

Dickinson To Challenge Burt For Leadership

Dickinson To Challenge Burt For Leadership

Curtis Dickinson will challenge the current PLP Leader David Burt for leadership of the PLP, and as the leader of the governing party serves as the Premier, the party election at next month’s conference will select the Premier. In a letter to his PLP colleagues and reported by the BBC, Mr Dickinson — the former Finance Minister — said,... Read more of this article

OBA Leader Responds To Premier’s Comments

OBA Leader Responds To Premier’s Comments

[Updated] The Premier’s comments regarding sovereignty “were not only untimely, but they were also inappropriate.” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said, adding that to “take advantage of a global stage and push his own agenda shows that he is clearly lacks sensitivity, protocol, statesmanship and and foreign diplomacy.” In... Read more of this article

Video: UK BBC Interview Premier David Burt

Video: UK BBC Interview Premier David Burt

Premier David Burt was interviewed by the BBC News in England, speaking about the Queen’s legacy, her life of service, her trips to Bermuda, the funeral service, Bermuda’s sovereignty, King Charles III and more. The Premier and Governor Rena Lalgie both attended Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral in London, which saw thousands of people... Read more of this article

Kiernan Bell Appointed To The Senate

Kiernan Bell Appointed To The Senate

Ms Kiernan Bell has been appointed as the new Independent Senator, Government House announced today. A Government House spokesperson said, “Following the retirement of Mrs Michelle Simmons from the Senate, Her Excellency the Governor, acting in her discretion in accordance with Section 27 of the Bermuda Constitution, has appointed Ms Kiernan Bell... Read more of this article

Deputy OBA Leader On Attendance, Silence

Deputy OBA Leader On Attendance, Silence

Only 14 of the 47 members of the Legislature spoke at today’s joint session to honour the Queen, Deputy Opposition Leader Jarion Richardson said, adding that the UK “continues to accept our economic refugees” and “we as Bermudians, have accepted the honours of our association with the UK” for matters like knighthoods and... Read more of this article

Video: Premier’s Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II

Video: Premier’s Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II

“Let us reflect on the Queen’s decades of undimmed duty and service, and her quiet but steadfast leadership over a long and well-lived life,” Premier David Burt said as he paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II during today’s [Sept 16] Special Joint Session of the Legislature. Premier Burt said, “Mr. Speaker, we convene in this... Read more of this article

OBA Calls For TA Contract To Be Released

OBA Calls For TA Contract To Be Released

“The Opposition has been calling for the Travel Authorization contract to be released with transparency,” Shadow Transport Minister Susan Jackson said, adding that the island is ”continuing to collect Travel Authorisation fees for the benefit of private enterprise while the taxpayer stands to lose millions in government tax revenue.” Shadow... Read more of this article