Hashtag: #2021ThroneSpeech

Video: MP Pearman, MP Jackson, Sen Smith

MP Scott Pearman, MP Susan Jackson, and Senator Ben Smith will be joining Bernews at 8.00pm this evening [Nov 18] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the OBA trio set to discuss the 2021 Throne Speech. The video will be live streamed below, as well as on Bernews YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. Related Stories Video:... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Roban & Minister Scott

[Updated] Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott will be holding a joint post Throne Speech press conference this afternoon [Nov 18] and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 12.00pm. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 52-minute replay is below Update 2.50: Minister Roban’s... Read more of this article

Column: OBA Reply Was ‘Same Old Attacks’

[Opinion column written by PLP Deputy Leader Walter Roban] The OBA’s reply to the Throne Speech was little more than a series of hollow attacks that trivialized the serious economic and social situation our island is facing. This pandemic has wreaked havoc on Bermudians economically and socially. Many of our people have lost jobs, income and opportunities.... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Furbert & Minister Peets

[Updated] Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert and Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets will be holding a joint post Throne Speech press conference this afternoon [Nov 16] and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 12.30pm. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 25-minute replay... Read more of this article

Nonprofit Alliance Of Bermuda On Finances

[Written by the Nonprofit Alliance of Bermuda’s Awareness Working Group] The Government’s Throne Speech acknowledged that during the pandemic, “third-sector charitable organisations have filled the void in the lives of the people and…have provided relief to many.” It praised the sector for carrying out this work “with love and genuine care... Read more of this article

Video: Opposition’s Reply To Throne Speech

[Updated with video] Following the delivery of the 2021 Throne Speech on November 5, Opposition Leader Cole Simons will deliver a reply to the speech today [Nov 12]. A spokesperson said, “Today’s Reply to the Speech from the Throne will be delivered by the Opposition Leader, the Hon. N.H. Cole Simons, JP, MP immediately after the Government... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Dickinson & Minister Furbert

[Updated] Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson and Acting Minister of Public Works Wayne Furbert will be holding a joint post Throne Speech press conference this afternoon [Nov 10] and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 4.00pm. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 31-minute replay is below Update 5.00pm: Minister... Read more of this article

Column: MP Scott Pearman On Throne Speech

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Minister for Legal Affairs and Transport Scott Pearman] This past Friday saw the Speech from the Throne. If you blinked, you might have missed it. The opening prayer beforehand seemed to last longer than the brief speech. A Throne Speech is supposed to set out the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the coming... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Wilson & Minister Rabain

[Updated] Minister of Health Kim Wilson and Minister of Education Diallo Rabain will be holding a joint post Throne Speech press conference this afternoon [Nov 9] and we will stream it live, so the video below should start at around 12.30pm. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 56-minute replay is below Update 2.40pm: Minister Wilson’s... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt Holds Press Conference

[Updated] Premier David Burt is holding a post Throne Speech press conference this morning [Nov 8], we will have additional information once the press conference concludes, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 27-minute replay is below Update Nov 9, 10.05am: Premier Burts’s remarks: Good morning... Read more of this article

Press Conferences On 2021 Throne Speech

Premier David Burt and the Government Ministers are scheduled to host a series of press conferences over the next two weeks to provide further details about initiatives in the 2021 Throne Speech. The current press conference schedule is as follows: 8 November – Premier and Attorney-General 9 November – Ministers of Health and Education 10 November... Read more of this article

OBA Leader: ‘Weakest Throne Speech Presented’

“This by far is the weakest and least impressive Throne Speech presented,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said today [Nov 5], adding that “the people of Bermuda deserve better.” Mr Simons said, “Today I stand here shedding a tear for Bermuda. I have been in the House for 23 years and this by far is the weakest and least... Read more of this article

New Island-Wide CCTV System Planned

The Ministry of National Security will “advance a new island-wide CCTV system” it was announced in today’s Throne Speech. The relevant part of today’s [Nov 5] Throne Speech said, “For Bermuda to thrive, it must remain a safe place to live and work. Public safety will be enhanced by marrying technology to crime prevention... Read more of this article