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Video: Minister Renee Ming Press Conference

Video: Minister Renee Ming Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of National Security Renee Ming is holding a press conference this afternoon [Nov 17] to highlight the Ministry’s 2020 Throne Speech initiatives. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 8-minute replay is belowUpdate 6.12pm: Minister... Read more of this article

Column: IAC Response To 2020 Throne Speech

Column: IAC Response To 2020 Throne Speech

[Opinion column written by Dr Nicola Paugh] The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] welcomes the Government’s 2020 Throne Speech. From early in the speech and throughout, the Government makes a clear commitment to social priorities. In 2014, IAC conducted a comprehensive Assessment of the Situation of Children and Families in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Opposition Deliver Reply To Throne Speech

Opposition Deliver Reply To Throne Speech

Opposition Leader Cole Simons delivered the formal response to the 2020 Throne Speech in the House of Assembly, addressing a wide range of issues including the economy, education, healthcare, policing and much more. Mr Simons said, “I note in this year’s Speech from the Throne that the current government is examining constitutional reform which... Read more of this article

Bill To Create Bermuda National Digital Bank

Bill To Create Bermuda National Digital Bank

The Legislature will be considering Bills to “create the Bermuda National Digital Bank, to reform banking laws and regulations, and to establish a Bermuda base interest rate.” This was one of the initiatives included in the 2020 Throne Speech, which said, “During this Session, the Legislature will be invited to consider Bills to create... Read more of this article

Photo Set III: 2020 Convening Of Parliament

Photo Set III: 2020 Convening Of Parliament

400 years after the General Assembly first met in St George’s in 1620, the Convening of Parliament and Throne Speech returned to the east end to mark the 400th anniversary. The historic nature was noted in the Throne Speech, which said, “The Legislature convenes today within earshot of the venue where, 400 years ago, an Assembly, composed... Read more of this article

Photo Set II: 2020 Convening Of Parliament

Photo Set II: 2020 Convening Of Parliament

The Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Nov 6], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2020 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The event took place in St George’s in order to mark the 400th anniversary of the first General Assembly being established in Bermuda in 1620. The full speech... Read more of this article

Live Video & Updates: 2020 Throne Speech

Live Video & Updates: 2020 Throne Speech

[Updating] The Throne Speech and Convening of Parliament will take place this morning [Nov 6], with Governor John Rankin delivering the 2020 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. Today’s session will be a special sitting in St George’s in order to mark the 400th anniversary of the first General... Read more of this article

Photos: Convening Of Parliament In St George’s

Photos: Convening Of Parliament In St George’s

The Convening of Parliament took place this morning [Nov 6], with a special sitting in St George’s in order to mark the 400th anniversary of the first General Assembly being established in Bermuda in 1620. Governor John Rankin delivered the 2020 Throne Speech, which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. The gallery below... Read more of this article

Full Text & Highlights: 2020 Throne Speech

Full Text & Highlights: 2020 Throne Speech

Government will introduce pension reform to allow for the use of a portion of pension account balances to fund a down payment on the purchase of a home for first time homebuyers, municipal reform for the Corporations of Hamilton and St. George will be advanced in this Session, and the Legislature will be invited to consider Bills to create the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Queen Congratulates The People Of Bermuda

Queen Congratulates The People Of Bermuda

Her Majesty the Queen has congratulated the people of Bermuda on the 400th anniversary of the Bermuda Parliament. A statement from Queen Elizabeth II said, “On the occasion of celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bermuda Parliament, I have pleasure in sending my warm congratulations to the people of Bermuda. “I have fond memories... Read more of this article

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 6th

Parliament: Order Of Business For November 6th

The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [Nov 6], with the Convening of the Legislature and Throne Speech to be held in a special sitting in St George’s to mark the 400th anniversary of the first General Assembly being established in Bermuda in 1620. This is the first sitting following the 2020 General Election, and the Order of Business... Read more of this article

Throne Speech To Be Read On Friday, Nov 6th

Throne Speech To Be Read On Friday, Nov 6th

In order to adhere to physical distancing requirements, the general public is urged not to attend the Convening of the Legislature and Throne Speech this Friday [Nov 6], the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “On Friday 6 November 2020, His Excellency the Governor will read the Speech from the Throne setting out the Government’s... Read more of this article