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OBA Leader: “Time To Get Your Act Together”

OBA Leader: “Time To Get Your Act Together”

“To say that the PLP government started the New Year off on the wrong foot is a gross understatement,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons, adding that “Premier Burt, it’s time to get your act together, and that of your team – you must raise your game.” Mr Simons said, “In Premier Burt’s continued Government imposed... Read more of this article

‘Laws That Support Progress In Workplace’

‘Laws That Support Progress In Workplace’

Expanding bereavement leave, requiring employers to provide their employees with a meal break of at least 30 minutes after 5 hours, and placing a moratorium for new work permits on 41 additional occupations are some of the policies that were detailed in the recently released “Ministry of Labour Year End Review 2021. In the section entitled “preserved... Read more of this article

Premier: Dr Weldon “Has Gone Above & Beyond”

Premier: Dr Weldon “Has Gone Above & Beyond”

“There is no way that I or Bermuda can thank Dr Weldon enough for her contribution to our fight against the Coronavirus,” Premier David Burt said, adding she has gone “above and beyond.” The Premier was responding to criticism on Twitter following the most recent Covid press conference, with some people taking umbrage about comments... Read more of this article

‘Work From Bermuda’: 900 Residents & $23M

‘Work From Bermuda’: 900 Residents & $23M

According to the recently released Ministry of Labour Year End Review 2021, the one-year Work from Bermuda policy “yielded over 900 residents and generated over $23m into the economy.” The policy was launched back in August 2020, and allows people who have “the means to support themselves while working remotely” to apply to live in... Read more of this article

Dunkley: Eliminate SafeKey, Curfew, TA Form

Dunkley: Eliminate SafeKey, Curfew, TA Form

Do not renew the current emergency powers, get rid of SafeKey, end the curfew, and eliminate the travel authorization form are among the suggestions from Shadow Minister of Health Michael Dunkley. Mr Dunkley said, “In light of the comments by Premier Burt that we must learn to live with Covid and the Government is considering changes to current restrictions... Read more of this article

Premier On FinTech, Economic Growth, More

Premier On FinTech, Economic Growth, More

“Bermuda is gaining momentum,” said Premier David Burt as he outlined the activity in Bermuda’s fintech sector, with the Government noting that the Premier is in Switzerland this week following an “invitation to attend the Crypto Finance Conference to further promote Bermuda’s digital asset business sector.” The Premier... Read more of this article

Jackson: “Devastating Blow” For Tourism

Jackson: “Devastating Blow” For Tourism

“Bermuda’s tourism has received a devastating blow,” OBA MP Susan Jackson said, adding that “locals and visitors alike should be deeply concerned about the loss of air travel.” The comments follow after news that JetBlue has reduced the flight schedule from New York to Bermuda, which the airline is reportedly making into a... Read more of this article

Dunkley: Govt Has Shown “Lack Of Leadership”

Dunkley: Govt Has Shown “Lack Of Leadership”

“Government has shown a glaring lack of leadership through this period,” MP Michael Dunkley said, citing the “sudden resignation of Dr. Weldon, the botched school openings and significant testing delays” and “Cabinet Ministers, including the Premier” being off. Mr. Dunkley — who is the Shadow Minister of National... Read more of this article

‘Ministers Kept In Touch With Their Counterparts’

‘Ministers Kept In Touch With Their Counterparts’

“Though I was off-island, and there were various ministers travelling and taking a vacation on the island during the holiday, all Ministers kept in touch with their counterparts as is standard practice,” Premier David Burt said. The Premier, as well as some other Cabinet Ministers, had been off over the holiday season, with a number of Acting... Read more of this article

Column: Leadership, Accountability & More

Column: Leadership, Accountability & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The task of navigating a global pandemic is very stressful and often overwhelming. No rational person could consider it an easy feat. Without a doubt, our leaders need vacation, including Premier David Burt. But the issue is not that vacations were taken... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Dr. Weldon, Staff For Testing

Premier Burt On Dr. Weldon, Staff For Testing

There was a “difference of opinion” with Dr Carika Weldon, Premier David Burt said, adding “I understand, recognize and accept that, but the government of Bermuda has to balance all of the challenges.” The Premier also addressed a question about the staffing for testing saying that “we have to move to a place of sustainability”... Read more of this article

Ministry Of Labour Year End Review 2021

Ministry Of Labour Year End Review 2021

The Government has released the “Ministry of Labour Year End Review 2021,” which they said explains some of the “progressed policies that strengthen the fundamental principles and rights in the workplace, enhance social protection, and foster economic growth.” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said, “As the health crisis... Read more of this article

Premier On Vaccine For Kids, Quarantine, More

Premier On Vaccine For Kids, Quarantine, More

The Government is ‘examining’ the isolation/quarantine period and we can expect an announcement on that later this month and we should also expect an announcement on vaccinations for 5 – 11 year olds next week. This was from Premier David Burt as he was speaking during a live BNV interview where he answered a number of reader questions... Read more of this article