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Podcast & Column: Covid, Laws & Your Rights

Podcast & Column: Covid, Laws & Your Rights

[Written by Dr. Anthony Richardson] Welcome to the first ‘This is Your Law with Dr Anthony Richardson’ law column and podcast. This edition is entitled The Bermuda Constitution: Your Rights Are Not Absolute [Covid 19], Vol. 1.Your Tool Kit Your tool kit for this law column and podcast consists of the following:1. The Bermuda Constitution2.... Read more of this article

Document: New Regulations In Effect Today

Document: New Regulations In Effect Today

The official 8-page document relating to the new regulations, including the reinstatement of the night-time curfew, has been posted online, with the new regulations in effect as of 12.00pm today [Sept 17]. One aspect of the regulations is a 12.30am – 5am curfew, and the document notes that “except as permitted by these Regulations or in... Read more of this article

‘Revenge Porn’ Law To Take Effect On June 15

‘Revenge Porn’ Law To Take Effect On June 15

The Criminal Code Amendment Non-Consensual Sharing Of Intimate Images Act 2021 – the ‘revenge porn’ bill — will come into operation on June 15th, according to an official notice posted on the Government website Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons previously said that the Bill “introduces criminal offences, and penalties relating to the non-consensual... Read more of this article

Govt: Covid SafeKey To Enable Indoor Dining

Govt: Covid SafeKey To Enable Indoor Dining

Amendments to the regulations “enable indoor dining to be opened for licensed restaurants if the licensed restaurant verifies that all patrons have a SafeKey,” the Government announced today. A Government spokesperson said. “On Monday evening, May 24th, Her Excellency the Governor Rena Lalgie signed the amendments to the Public Health... Read more of this article

‘This Is Your Law’ With Dr Anthony Richardson

‘This Is Your Law’ With Dr Anthony Richardson

[Written by Dr. Anthony Richardson] In the coming weeks I will launch an online column, here on Bernews, entitled “This is your law, with Dr. Anthony”. The general purpose of the column will be to scrutinize Bermuda legislation under consideration by the Bermuda Parliament and legislation already in operation [for example, cannabis legislation,... Read more of this article

Liquor Licence Temporary Amendment Act 2021

Liquor Licence Temporary Amendment Act 2021

The Liquor Licence [Fee Reduction] Temporary Amendment Act 2021 will reduce licence fees by 50% initially for one year. The Government posted the graphic below online, saying, “Liquor Licence [Fee Reduction] Temporary Amendment Act 2021 The amendment of the Liquor Licence Act 1974 [the Act] will provide temporary relief to various classes of liquor... Read more of this article

Document: Quarantine Amendment Order 2021

Document: Quarantine Amendment Order 2021

The Quarantine Amendment Order 2021 — which has an operative date of tomorrow [May 5] — has now been posted online, with the amendment covering aspects of protocols governing travelers who have been vaccinated. The Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Amendment Order 2021 follows below [PDF here]:You can find more information on the links below... 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

‘Revenge Porn’ Law Passes In The Senate

‘Revenge Porn’ Law Passes In The Senate

The Criminal Code Amendment Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images Act 2021 – the ‘revenge porn’ bill — has passed in the Senate. The Bill has already passed in the House of Assembly, so it will now head to the Governor for assent before taking effect. Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons previously explained that the Bill... Read more of this article

Video: Attorney-General On ‘Revenge Porn Law’

Video: Attorney-General On ‘Revenge Porn Law’

The Bermuda Government released a video about the Criminal Code Amendment Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images Act 2021 with comments from Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons. In an online post, the Government said, “This Bill introduces criminal offences and penalties relating to the nonconsensual sharing, or... Read more of this article

Document: Amendment For New Regulations

Document: Amendment For New Regulations

The amendment which relates to the new regulations has been posted online, with the Public Health [Covid-19 Emergency Powers] Amendment [No. 6] Regulations 2021 having an operative date of today [March 28]. The regulations include closure of indoor gyms, cinemas, and museums; retail stores being restricted to 20% of occupancy, indoor dining being prohibited... Read more of this article

Minister: Impact Of Labour Act Amendments

Minister: Impact Of Labour Act Amendments

Minister of Labour Jason Hayward released the following statement regarding the impact of the Employment Amendment Act 2020 and Labour Relations and Trade Union [Consolidation] Act 2020. Minister Hayward said, “The overarching aim of the Ministry of Labour is the expansion of jobs within Bermuda. In order to ensure that this is achieved, the legislative... Read more of this article

BPSU & BIU On Labour Legislation Amendments

BPSU & BIU On Labour Legislation Amendments

“Whilst the BPSU and BIU have agreed in principle with the 2020 labour legislation amendments, the Unions await the critical Regulations which supplement key sections of the Act,” BPSU President Armell Thomas and BIU President Chris Furbert said. A joint statement from the two Unions said, “On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Bermuda’s Senators... Read more of this article