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Column: ‘The Premier Must Govern For All’

Column: ‘The Premier Must Govern For All’

[Column written by Opposition Leader Cole Simons] Premier Burt, the people of Bermuda want fairness and accountable leadership, as there is real tension in the community due to the perceived treatment of Bermudians during this pandemic. What they want is real equity from Government during this very stressful and difficult time. They want principled,... Read more of this article

Updates/Summary: Tests, Vaccine, Stay At Home

Updates/Summary: Tests, Vaccine, Stay At Home

[Updating] With Covid-19 cases escalating to over 2200 total to date, vaccinations now underway, and a number of regulations now in effect, Bernews is providing live updates to ensure we provide timely updates and a quick summary of the latest developments always accessible.We are still posting articles as normal however we are also providing live... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Need A Road Map That Gives A Plan’

Column: ‘Need A Road Map That Gives A Plan’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senate Leader Ben Smith] A few weeks back I asked if we could get a road map for Bermuda to climb out of this Covid mess. When you are trying to reach a destination and you need others to follow you it is important that you have a roadmap and provide it to others so that they can follow. It just needs to be a clear and... Read more of this article

Column: Be Committed To Rebuilding Bermuda

Column: Be Committed To Rebuilding Bermuda

[Opinion column written by Senator Owen Darrell] “Former One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] Senator and failed candidate for Constituency #9, Smith’s West, Vic Ball, recently penned an op-ed in which he called on Bermudians to be angry. Really….Angry? That’s the feeling that the Opposition wishes to incite in all Bermudians. In times like these, we... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference, 12 New Cases

Video: Govt Press Conference, 12 New Cases

The Government will be holding another video event this evening [April 20] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, our continuous live updates are in this article, and the live video below should start showing the press conference at around 5.30pm, or a bit later. Update: There were 578 test... Read more of this article

Column: Ben Smith On Education, Assessments

Column: Ben Smith On Education, Assessments

[Opinion column written by OBA Senate Leader Ben Smith] It has been announced that a major decision in education has been made to not have students sit the checkpoint assessments. Several factors were considered in making this decision, and that means for the second year running these assessments will not take place in Bermuda. The current Covid-19... Read more of this article

OBA Extends Condolences To Swan Family

OBA Extends Condolences To Swan Family

Opposition Leader Cole Simons extended condolences to the late former Senator Yvette Swan. Opposition Leader Cole Simons said, “On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I offer our sincere condolences to the family of the late former Senator, Yvette V.A. Swan. I knew her on a professional and personal level to be a woman of great passion and dedication,... Read more of this article

PLP Extends Condolences To Bean Family

PLP Extends Condolences To Bean Family

The Progressive Labour Party expressed their condolences to the family of musician Clarence “Tootsie” Bean. A spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family of musician Clarence “Tootsie” Bean. “Clarence “Tootsie” Bean was a well renowned Bermudian musician... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] In September of 2003, Bermuda was hit by Hurricane Fabian. In its aftermath, we were left with death and destruction that we had never experienced in generations. Islandwide, entire roads were gone, roofs were gone, retaining walls gone, and electricity gone. Essentially, nearly 50 percent of our island was... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Situation Could Have Been Avoided’

Column: ‘Situation Could Have Been Avoided’

[Opinion column written by Vic Ball] How can you be sitting there telling me that you care, when every time I look around, the people are suffering in every way, everywhere. Bob Marley We all feel it. There is a high level of fear, anxiety, concern and trepidation in our country. What puzzles me is why Bermudians are not angry, when they have so many... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Emergency Caricom Meeting

Premier Attends Emergency Caricom Meeting

Heads of Government from Caricom nations — including Premier David Burt – held a special virtual emergency meeting to discuss the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines caused by the volcanic eruptions. A statement from Caricom said, “Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community [Caricom] met in Special Emergency session on... Read more of this article

Video: 37 New Cases, 40 In Hospital, 8 In ICU

Video: 37 New Cases, 40 In Hospital, 8 In ICU

[Updating] The Government will be holding a press conference this evening [April 16] to “review the changes to restrictions that will come into effect after the mandatory 7-day Stay at Home Order comes to an end.” Update | Key Test Results & Condition Information1385 test results received, 37 were positive There are 848 active cases 40... Read more of this article

OBA On St. Regis Exemption & Rescinding

OBA On St. Regis Exemption & Rescinding

Shadow Minister of Works & Engineering and Tourism Craig Cannonier has released a statement regarding the exemption process for the St. Regis Hotel, which has since been rescinded. Mr. Cannonier said, “The error was not in issuing an exemption to St. Regis, the error was in rescinding the exemption by the Minister of National Security. “Bermuda... Read more of this article