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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

No Pre-Test Residents Fee Increased To $300

No Pre-Test Residents Fee Increased To $300

New regulations have been posted online which serve to increase the fee for residents who are returning to the island without a Covid-19 pretest from $30 to $300. The Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Amendment [No. 7] Order 2020 states that the “Quarantine [COVID-19] [No. 3] Order 2020 is amended in paragraph 7[2][c] by deleting “$30” and substituting... Read more of this article

Amendment: Traveller Wristband For 14 Days

Amendment: Traveller Wristband For 14 Days

[Updated] An Amendment has been posted online which states that “each person 16 years and above who is landed in Bermuda shall, upon arrival, be fitted with a traveller wristband to be worn for a period of 14 days from the date of arrival in Bermuda.” The Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Amendment [No. 6] Order 2020 also states that,”... Read more of this article

Bermuda National Parks Amendment Act Tabled

Bermuda National Parks Amendment Act Tabled

A Bill was recently tabled in the House of Assembly aiming to amend the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 by officially renaming “Devonshire Bay Park” as the “Mary Prince Emancipation Park”. The Government had previously announced the plans to rename Devonshire Bay Park as Mary Prince Emancipation Park, and the signage has already been installed. Former... Read more of this article

Amendment To Allow Fines Of $500 Or $1,000

Amendment To Allow Fines Of $500 Or $1,000

[Updated] Amendments to the Public Health Covid-19 Emergency Powers — which stated they have an operative date of November 30, 2020 – state that “a person who fails to take all reasonable steps, as required by regulation 3, to maintain appropriate physical distancing by not wearing a mask when one is required commits an offence and... Read more of this article

Group Assembly Size Increased To 75 Persons

Group Assembly Size Increased To 75 Persons

Amendments were made to increase the permitted group assembly size from 50 to 75 persons, effective today [Aug 17]. Speaking at Thursday’s [Aug 13] press briefing, Minister of National SecurityRenee Ming said, “The Cabinet gave consideration to increase the group assembly size from 50 to 75 persons. As such, in accordance with the Public... Read more of this article

Covid-19 Emergency Power Amendment No. 3

Covid-19 Emergency Power Amendment No. 3

Amendments to the Public Health Covid-19 Emergency Powers were made which stated that “police officer of the rank of superintendent or above may, upon reasonable belief that a contravention of these Regulations has occurred on licensed premises, order any licensed person, his servant or his agent carrying on business at the licensed premises,... Read more of this article

Covid-19 Emergency Order Extended: 60 Days

Covid-19 Emergency Order Extended: 60 Days

The Public Health [COVID-19] Emergency Order 2020 has been extended for 60 days. The regulations state, “Whereas the Public Health [COVID-19] Emergency Order 2020 declared a public health emergency with effect from 6am on 30 June 2020; And whereas the Minister of Health, after consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, has determined that it is... Read more of this article

‘May Remain In A Tent’ Over Cup Match

‘May Remain In A Tent’ Over Cup Match

Amendments to the Public Health Covid-19 Emergency Powers were made related to camping over the Cup Match holiday; stating that someone “may remain in a tent” after 11pm from Wednesday, July 29th to the morning of Monday, August 3rd. The regulations state, “Camping over the Cup Match holiday. Notwithstanding regulation 3[1], a person may... Read more of this article

Social Agencies Welcome New Amendment

Social Agencies Welcome New Amendment

The Inter-Agency Committee for Children and Families, the Coalition for the Protection of Children, Family Centre, and SCARS say that they “jointly celebrate the Criminal Code Amendment Act 2020 recently tabled in the Senate by the Attorney General.” Kelly Hunt of the Coalition for the Protection of Children said, “This is a great example... Read more of this article

Shelter In Place Regulations Amendments No.2

Shelter In Place Regulations Amendments No.2

Amendments were made to the Emergency Powers [Covid-19 Shelter in Place] Regulations 2020 related to co-parenting, alcohol and tobacco wholesalers being allowed to distribute, fishermen & farmers, laundromats and more. This comes after the initial Shelter in Place was extended to May 2nd, as the Government seeks to stem any spread of the Covid-19... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Bill To Allow Power To Close Locations

Covid-19: Bill To Allow Power To Close Locations

A Bill to provide power for the Minister of Health to prevent the threatened spread of a communicable disease by “closing schools, cinemas, churches, hotels or other places of public resort” was tabled in the House Of Assembly today. The Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum states, “This Bill seeks to amend the Public Health Act 1949... Read more of this article