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Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

Establish an Economic Diversification Unit, transform the ACBDA into the Bermuda Event Authority, establish a Bipartisan Committee on Immigration Reform, install wi-fi in schools, officially end conscription, decriminalise cannabis possession for amounts under 7 grams and invest in new buses, are some of the initiatives unveiled in this morning’s... Read more of this article

Live Video & Updates: 2017 Throne Speech

Live Video & Updates: 2017 Throne Speech

[Updating] Marking the first Throne Speech since the PLP won the election, the Convening of Parliament will take place this morning [Sept 8], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2017 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The proceedings are set to get underway at around 11.00am, and the Government... Read more of this article

Age Concern On The Upcoming Throne Speech

Age Concern On The Upcoming Throne Speech

Tomorrow [Sept 8] the House of Assembly will convene and the 2017 Throne Speech will be delivered, which will outline the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. When asked if there was anything specific they would like to see in the Throne Speech, a spokesperson for Age Concern told Bernews that they are “interested in hearing... Read more of this article

Greenrock: ‘Challenge Of Climate Change’

Greenrock: ‘Challenge Of Climate Change’

Greenrock said they look forward to the 2017 Throne Speech ”with hope for a greater focus on renewable energy and sustainability,” saying that “in particular we hope that the challenge of climate change – the great challenge for Bermuda and humanity for the 21st Century, is front and center.” The environmental organisation... Read more of this article

Traffic Advisory For Convening Of Parliament

Traffic Advisory For Convening Of Parliament

The police are advising the public that there will be traffic restrictions in Hamilton due to the Convening of Parliament ceremony on Friday, September 8th. The full statement from the police is below: The Bermuda Police Service would like to remind the motoring public that the Corporation of Hamilton has issued a traffic notice authorizing sections... Read more of this article

Throne Speech To Take Place On Friday, Sept 8

Throne Speech To Take Place On Friday, Sept 8

The House of Assembly will convene next Friday [Sept 8] and the 2017 Throne Speech will be delivered, which will outline the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The last time the House of Assembly was in session was prior to the election, and at that time the breakdown of Members of Parliament in the 36-seat House was 17 OBA, 17 PLP... Read more of this article