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Video: Minister Walter Roban Q&A Session

Video: Minister Walter Roban Q&A Session

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban held a live conversation on the Government media’s Facebook pagelast night [July 11] to address questions related to landlord-tenant issues, planning updates, debt collection updates, and more. Related StoriesVideo: Town Hall Meeting On Immigration Bill Live Updates... Read more of this article

Minister Burch On Curfew, Regulations & More

Minister Burch On Curfew, Regulations & More

The curfew remains midnight to 5am, permitted gatherings are set at a maximum of 50 persons unless the organisers have an exemption, and enforcement protocols must be enhanced, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said. Speaking at last night’s press briefing, Minister Burch said, “I am happy to provide an update on the work of the Cabinet... Read more of this article

Premier: New Cabinet Ministers On Wednesday

Premier: New Cabinet Ministers On Wednesday

“It is my expectation to ask the Governor to make new appointments to the Cabinet next week Wednesday,” Premier David Burt said, with the Premier saying that “inviting two committed and dedicated Ministers of the Government to resign gave me no pleasure” but ”rules and regulations mean nothing if we are not prepared to... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [July 9] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below. Update 5.57pm: The Government said, “We received 283 new COVID-19 results today. All 283 results received were negative. Total confirmed cases in... Read more of this article

National School Survey On Drug Use & Health

National School Survey On Drug Use & Health

The National School Survey on Drug Consumption and Health among middle and senior school students has been completed, Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said yesterday [July 8] in the Senate “The purpose of the survey was to study changes in the use of legal [from a certain age] and illegal substances; monitor trends in the prevalence and frequency... Read more of this article

Government Statement: Virtual Cup Match Events

Government Statement: Virtual Cup Match Events

[Statement from the Government] The Minister of Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, is encouraging the public to support a series of virtual events being hosted this month in the lead up to Cup Match, Emancipation Day and the first ever observance of Mary Prince Day. As the public is aware, earlier this year, the Government renamed... Read more of this article

July 11: PLP Sandys Team To Host Zoom Chat

July 11: PLP Sandys Team To Host Zoom Chat

The PLP Sandys Team – MP Jamahl Simmons, MP Kim Wilson, and MP Michael Scott – will be hosting a live discussion via Zoom on Saturday [July 11] from 10.00am to 12.00pm. The Zoom Login; Meeting ID: 436 143 3514; Password: 6261119. Related StoriesSenate: Audio & Order Of Business Provide Feedback On Cannabis... Read more of this article

Video: OBA’s Craig Cannonier On Resignations

Video: OBA’s Craig Cannonier On Resignations

“The right thing has been done and the Premier needs to do what he has to do as far as his Cabinet is concerned,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said following the resignation of two Cabinet Ministers. Wayne Caines and Zane DeSilva both resigned from the Cabinet after videos circulated showing them at a party not adhering to the Covid-19 regulations,... Read more of this article

Webinar On Business & Covid-19 Response

Webinar On Business & Covid-19 Response

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] has joined forces with the team from Intelligent Insurer and Bermuda Re+ILS to host a special webinar later this month with key representatives from the Bermuda government, the Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] and industry to discuss the island’s international business sector through and beyond the global... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Please Make Your Voices Heard Bermuda’

OBA: ‘Please Make Your Voices Heard Bermuda’

“I am extremely disappointed to see Government pushing ahead with this legislation despite the public outcry against it,” OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson said, adding “please make your voices heard Bermuda, as this time the Senate will not be able to block it, and with the PLP overwhelming majority, it will pass in the House when it is debated.” Senator... Read more of this article

Online Petition To Reinstate Caines & DeSilva

Online Petition To Reinstate Caines & DeSilva

[Updated] An online petition calling for Wayne Caines and Zane DeSilva to be reinstated has started, with the petition attaining just over 1,500 signatures as of this writing. Mr DeSilva and Mr Caines resigned from the Cabinet after videos circulated showing them at a party not adhering to the Covid-19 regulations.The petition said, “Minister Caines... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [July 8] and Bills due for their first reading include the Companies [Ratification of Deferred Returns, Fees and Taxes] Amendment Act 2020, the Public Treasury [Administration and Payments] Amendment Act 2020, and the Employment Amendment Act 2020. Update: Live broadcast has... Read more of this article

DeSilva: I Apologize, I Should Have Done Better

DeSilva: I Apologize, I Should Have Done Better

“I should have done better,” Zane DeSilva said, “and I certainly apologize to my cabinet colleagues, my caucus colleagues, and the people of Bermuda for my lapse of judgment.” “As a Minister, I should have had on my mask because I left my table,” he added. “I had a lapse that was, quite frankly, not in best favour of myself... Read more of this article