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Discussion About Bus/Ferry Service To Continue

Discussion About Bus/Ferry Service To Continue

The bus service has now been suspended for just over a week, since last week Friday, and “discussions between the parties are scheduled to continue” this morning [Sept 25], Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said. The BIU has sent a letter [PDF] to management stating, “Employers have an obligation to take all reasonable care in the... Read more of this article

Bill To Create ‘Flora Duffy Day’ Passes In House

Bill To Create ‘Flora Duffy Day’ Passes In House

The Bill to create a public holiday on October 18th to honour Bermuda’s first Olympic medalist Flora Duffy passed in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 24] with unanimous support. Full audio of MPs discussing the Bill:Premier David Burt’s full statement follows below: “Honourable House. “To every cloud, there is a silver lining.” Mr.... Read more of this article

Intercountry Adoptions Approved Jurisdictions

Intercountry Adoptions Approved Jurisdictions

“Prospective applicants will now be able to proceed with their intercountry adoption applications in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago,” Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 24]. The Minister said, “I rise today to address an issue related to intercountry adoptions that... Read more of this article

Minister: Disaster Victim Identification Training

Minister: Disaster Victim Identification Training

“During the week of 30th August 2021, a number of Bermuda agencies received training in Disaster Victim identification,” Minister of National Security Renee Ming said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 24]. The Minister said, “As a direct result of the Air Crash Incident Training conducted in January 2019, a gap was realized that... Read more of this article

Drop & Deliver, MyBermudaPost & More

Drop & Deliver, MyBermudaPost & More

Part of the Post Office’s future vision is a ‘Drop-and-Deliver’ service which “will enable local e-commerce vendors that do not have a delivery network the option of dropping off their mail items to the Bermuda Post Office for delivery locally,” with a $5 fee per delivery item.This was stated by Minister for the Cabinet Office... Read more of this article

Minister: Quarantine At Home After Sept 30

Minister: Quarantine At Home After Sept 30

“The 14 day quarantine requirement for unvaccinated travellers will remain in place but they will be expected to quarantine at home after 30 September,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that they “will be fitted with an electronic monitoring device.” This appears to refer to residents only, as the Minister also stated... Read more of this article

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

Live Audio & Parliament Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The Bermuda Post Office, an update on Border Controls Quarantine [Covid-19] [No. 3] Order 2020, Disaster Victim Identification Training, an update on the Public Bus Service and the Intercountry Adoptions Approved Jurisdictions are the statements set to be delivered in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 24].Update: Live... Read more of this article

OBA’s De Couto: ‘There Is A Lack Of Leadership’

OBA’s De Couto: ‘There Is A Lack Of Leadership’

“There is a distinct lack of leadership from top to bottom in the PLP Cabinet and Government right now,” the OBA’s Douglas De Couto said. Mr. De Couto, who the OBA said is the C25 candidate, said, “Some people think that leadership is ‘being in charge’ — being the boss, giving orders, handing out the prizes. But thoughtful... Read more of this article

Column: Pearman On Covid, Parliament, More

Column: Pearman On Covid, Parliament, More

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Minister for Legal Affairs and Transport Scott Pearman] In politics, what goes unsaid often reveals the true narrative. It’s been observed before: silence speaks volumes. When Parliament returned from the short August break, the House of Assembly was demonstrably silent. The PLP has 30 elected MPs. Yet last Friday... Read more of this article

Column: I Support Minister’s Message On Testing

Column: I Support Minister’s Message On Testing

[Opinion column written by Opposition Senate leader of the OBA/Shadow Minister of Education Ben Smith] The Minister of Education the Honourable Diallo Rabain has continued to promote the role that testing can play in getting our local schools to return in-person learning. He stated, “The saliva screening programme is an additional safety measure to... Read more of this article

Video: Transport Minister On Bus & Ferry Service

Video: Transport Minister On Bus & Ferry Service

[Updated] Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott will be holding a press conference at 10.30am this morning [Sept 22], and we will be live streaming it below. The topic of the press conference was not stated, however it comes as the island’s public transportation service is suspended, with the ferry service having been suspended since yesterday... Read more of this article

“Equal Pay For Equal Work Is Fundamental”

“Equal Pay For Equal Work Is Fundamental”

“Equal pay for equal work is fundamental,” Minister Tinee Furbert said as the Ministry of Social Development and Seniors joined the global observance of the United Nations International Equal Pay Day.“This day, commemorated on the 18th of September, is dedicated to raising awareness and highlighting the global efforts towards achieving... Read more of this article

PLP Congratulates PLP In The Bahamas

PLP Congratulates PLP In The Bahamas

The Progressive Labour Party has extended congratulations to the Progressive Liberal Party in the Bahamas, and its leader, newly elected Prime Minister Philip Davis. A spokesperson said, “Today, the Progressive Labour Party, its executive and its leadership extends warm congratulations to our sister party in the Bahamas, the Progressive Liberal... Read more of this article