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Minister: Immigration Reform Strategic Priorities

Minister: Immigration Reform Strategic Priorities

“In order to combat the realities of a declining and ageing population we must achieve positive net immigration,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said, adding that “this Ministry is steadfast in ensuring that the goal of immigration reform is one that all of Bermuda benefits.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 2],... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan

Column: Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Susan Jackson] Parliament debated Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan in the last sitting of the House of Assembly and announced thirty-one [31] economic priority initiatives to stimulate job creation and revenue. These priorities included: medical tourism, vertical farming, national space strategy, technology incubators,... Read more of this article

Requirements: Obtain Bermudian Status At Birth

Requirements: Obtain Bermudian Status At Birth

The Ministry of Labour is reminding the public of the “requirements to obtain Bermudian status at birth by a child born to a person who possesses Bermudian status.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry can advise that currently, a child born outside Bermuda who is a commonwealth citizen will acquire Bermudian status at birth... Read more of this article

Government Intend To ‘Fully Pursue’ Deportation

Government Intend To ‘Fully Pursue’ Deportation

The “Government has taken all appropriate steps to deport” convicted sex offender Brittonie Taylor and it “intends to fully and lawfully pursue this matter.” A Government spokesperson said, “Regarding the deportation of Brittonie Taylor, this matter is currently before the Courts, and the Government will limit its public... Read more of this article

Economic Investment Certificate Applications

Economic Investment Certificate Applications

Applications for the new Economic Investment Certificate [EIC] have opened — which requires people to invest a minimum of $2.5 million to receive residency rights for five years — and the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] is offering a concierge service to help “ease the process for prospective EIC applicants.” A Bermuda... Read more of this article

ICO Decision On Department Of Immigration

ICO Decision On Department Of Immigration

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 03/2021 in regards to the Department of Immigration. A spokesperson said, “On 19 March 2021, Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 03/2021, Department of Immigration. The Information Commissioner found the Department did not respond to the Applicant’s request for... Read more of this article

Arrest ‘In Connection With Immigration Matter’

Arrest ‘In Connection With Immigration Matter’

[Updated] A 40-year-old foreign national “sought in connection with an immigration matter was arrested” today, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “Around 5:30pm today, Sunday 28th March 2021, an individual being sought in connection with an immigration matter was arrested after he was seen in the Parson’s Road,... Read more of this article

Simplify Process For Children Born Abroad

Simplify Process For Children Born Abroad

The Government has amended the policy and “this new process will make it easier for children born to Bermudian parents while abroad to obtain Bermudian Status,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [March 22] the Minister said, “This current process of requiring an Affidavit can be costly and... Read more of this article

OBA On Economic Investment Certificate

OBA On Economic Investment Certificate

“By making residence purchasable like a cell phone or a car, we cheapen membership in our tight-knit community,” OBA MP Jarion Richardson said. His comments follow after  Minister of Labour Jason Hayward announced plans for an Economic Investment Certificate, which  “will require people who are granted the right to live in Bermuda... Read more of this article

$2.5 Million Economic Investment Certificate

$2.5 Million Economic Investment Certificate

“An Economic Investment Certificate will require people who are granted the right to live in Bermuda to first make an economic investment of $2.5M or more in the island,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 19] the Minister said, “The Economic Investment Certificate and Residential Certificate... Read more of this article

VFS Global Team To Return To Bermuda

VFS Global Team To Return To Bermuda

The VFS Global team will be returning to Bermuda on March 23rd and 24th to conduct biometric testing for visa applications. A Government House spokesperson said, “Government House is pleased to announce that the VFS Global Team will be returning to the island 23 and 24 March 2021 to conduct biometric testing for visa applications. “Appointments... Read more of this article

Column: OBA’s Smith On Immigration Reform

Column: OBA’s Smith On Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Ben Smith] It was with a mix of surprise and frustration that I saw the headline on January 26th that Minister Hayward was warning that we need immigration reform or fall off a fiscal cliff. It has taken forever for the PLP to come to this position. The fact that the delays have been caused by the reform being... Read more of this article

E-Gates Helping To Improve Travel Experience

E-Gates Helping To Improve Travel Experience

The automated electronic clearing gates at the airport are available for Bermudians, spouses and children of Bermudians and PRC holders “as part of the Department of Immigration’s new border control system” with a “goal of investing in technology to streamline and improve the travel experience in Bermuda.” This is according... Read more of this article