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Attorney-General: Meeting Wellness Objective

Attorney-General: Meeting Wellness Objective

“This Government remains steadfast in its commitment to employee wellness and achieving our wellness objectives in the best interest of all public officers,” Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 7] the Attorney General said, “I am pleased this morning to provide this Honourable House... Read more of this article

‘Time For Entire Community To Work Together’

‘Time For Entire Community To Work Together’

Noting that we “live in a democratic society, which entitles all Bermudians the right to have our voices heard,” Premier David Burt said that now is the “time for the entire community to work together and unite to do what is necessary to move Bermuda beyond this pandemic.” When asked for any comment in relation to today’s... Read more of this article

‘Happy May Day To All The Workers In Bermuda’

‘Happy May Day To All The Workers In Bermuda’

Noting that he is always honoured to raise awareness on International Workers Day and pay tribute to Bermuda’s dedicated workers, Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said that he is especially honoured today as “the importance of our workers has been magnified as many have continued to serve this community as essential workers throughout the... Read more of this article

New Regulations: Exams, Weddings, Exemptions

New Regulations: Exams, Weddings, Exemptions

The Bermuda College and schools will be permitted to reopen for the purposes of sitting in person exams, outdoor weddings of up to ten people will be allowed, and the Minister of National Security will have the authority to grant large group exemptions for events to be held on or after 9th May, according to new regulations that take effect today [April... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Lucrative Contract Without Proper Process’

OBA: ‘Lucrative Contract Without Proper Process’

“How could such a lucrative contract be given to a company without adherence to the proper procurement process, and who was responsible for awarding the contract?” OBA Leader Cole Simons said. Mr Simons said, “It has been exposed that once again, that the PLP government are not playing by the rules, but instead, they continue with increasing... Read more of this article

“We’ve Had To Pay A Total Of Over $20M”

“We’ve Had To Pay A Total Of Over $20M”

[Updated] “Thanks to the OBA passing the bad airport deal, they forced the government into a contractual obligation,” PLP MP Neville Tyrrell said, adding that ”we’ve had to pay a total of over $20m into a bank account of a wealthy international company since the onset of the pandemic.” PLP MP Neville Tyrrell Mr Tyrrell... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With MP Michael Dunkley

Video: BNV With MP Michael Dunkley

MP Michael Dunkley — the Shadow Minister of National Security & Health, Seniors and former Premier — will be joining Bernews at around 8pm this evening [April 26] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, and you can tune in and watch live below at around 8.00pm. Update | The live broadcast has concluded and the replay... Read more of this article

Column: Hypocrisy, Inconsistency & More

Column: Hypocrisy, Inconsistency & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Bermudians have been under stay-at-home regulations to stop this current outbreak and reduce the spread of Covid-19. When these regulations were announced, many were skeptical about whether they would be extended to the Sail GP event and spectators of the event. The Premier assured the people of... Read more of this article

Column: The Rise Of Women In Regional Politics

Column: The Rise Of Women In Regional Politics

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “I’ll rise like the day” “I’ll rise up” “I’ll rise unafraid” “I’ll rise up” “And I’ll do it a thousand times again” Andra Day Over the last 100 years, women around the world have rejected the male-imposed shackles dictating... Read more of this article

Premier On Possible ‘Roadmap To Reopening’

Premier On Possible ‘Roadmap To Reopening’

Noting that it is if “all of the data metrics allow” and “we are successful in continuing to reduce local transmission,” the Premier said that “it is envisioned Phase 2 can commence on Sunday May 9th” and “we would be able to progress to Phase 3 on June 6th.” Speaking during tonight’s [April 25]... Read more of this article

Video & Text: Premier Delivers National Address

Video & Text: Premier Delivers National Address

[Updated with full speech] Premier David Burt will be delivering a National Address at 8.00pm this evening [April 25] entitled “Moving Beyond The Pandemic,” and you can tune in and watch it live. “I will be giving a National Address highlighting where we have been and where we are currently in our battle against the coronavirus,”... Read more of this article

Photos: Graphics Shown In Premier’s Address

Photos: Graphics Shown In Premier’s Address

“More than 50% of our population has received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine” and effective June 6th “all non-immunised travellers entering Bermuda will be subject to supervised quarantine for 14 days in a designated facility at their own expense.” These were a few of the statements made by Premier David Burt as he delivered... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Situation Could Have Been Avoided’

Column: ‘Situation Could Have Been Avoided’

[Opinion column written by Vic Ball] How can you be sitting there telling me that you care, when every time I look around, the people are suffering in every way, everywhere. Bob Marley We all feel it. There is a high level of fear, anxiety, concern and trepidation in our country. What puzzles me is why Bermudians are not angry, when they have so many... Read more of this article