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Governor Confirms A ‘Major Cyber-Attack’

Governor Confirms A ‘Major Cyber-Attack’

[Updated] “Bermuda’s Government IT systems were subjected to a major cyber-attack” and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and the National Crime Agency “have been in contact with the Bermuda authorities, and are providing advice to support them,” Governor Rena Lalgie said. The Governor said, “Yesterday Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Audio: House Of Assembly In Session

Audio: House Of Assembly In Session

The House of Assembly is currently in session today [Sept 22] and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live audio is below. Live broadcast has concluded, and the audio replay of the session is below: Related Stories Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business Minister Congratulates Successful Participants Senate: Audio... Read more of this article

Video: Premier David Burt Press Conference

Video: Premier David Burt Press Conference

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt held a press conference this afternoon [Sept 21] regarding the “upcoming Parliamentary Session.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the video is below. Related Stories Video: Minister On Immigration, Protection Order Video: Minister Hayward Press Conference Video:... Read more of this article

Advanced Poll For Incapacitated Voters

Advanced Poll For Incapacitated Voters

An Advanced Poll for people eligible to vote in the Constituency 8 Smith’s South bye-election but who are unable “by reason either of illness, infirmity, or disability to travel to the election room on Polling Day” will be held on September 28th. The PLP’s Mischa Fubler and the OBA’s Ben Smith will run in the bye-election, which... Read more of this article

Minister Roban Attends Forums In New York

Minister Roban Attends Forums In New York

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban represented Bermuda at international events held in New York on September 17 and 18, 2023. A Government spokesperson said, “On Sunday, 17 September, Minister Roban, Chair of the Blue Prosperity Leaders Forum, hosted the Blue Prosperity Leaders Forum Dinner. This event was a unique opportunity... Read more of this article

Groups Hold Protest On Kindley Field Road

Groups Hold Protest On Kindley Field Road

Multiple groups — including taxi drivers, farmers, fishermen, educators, the West End Warriors and the East End Warriors held a protest on Kindley Field this morning, with cars lined up all along the stretch and people holding signs. Fisherman Delvin Bean was one of the people in attendance, and said, “The taxi drivers, the farmers, the... Read more of this article

Job Market Employment Statistics Released

Job Market Employment Statistics Released

Today, the Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward released the 2023 editions of The Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs and Tabulation Set publications from the Department of Statistics. A Government spokesperson said, “The 2022 Employment Survey reference week was August 28 to September 3, 2022, and the Briefs examine the employment changes... Read more of this article

PLP Response To Senator Douglas Decouto

PLP Response To Senator Douglas Decouto

“It’s predictable that the new Shadow Finance Minister and former UBP candidate Doug Decouto has picked up where Cole Simons left off; misleading Bermudians in a desperate attempt to somehow convince voters that the OBA are better stewards of the economy than the PLP,” the PLP said. A spokesperson said, “We know between now and the... Read more of this article

PLP: Does OBA Leader Support Marcus Jones?

PLP: Does OBA Leader Support Marcus Jones?

[Updated] The PLP called on the OBA Leader Jarion Richardson “to let the public know where he personally stands on Marcus Jones’ candidacy and the comments that led to his resignation.” PLP Deputy Chairperson Lauren Hayward-Bell said, “It is unfortunate, yet not surprising, that the latest OBA Chair would double down on the OBA... Read more of this article

Senator Tucker On Hurricane Shelter Not Opening

Senator Tucker On Hurricane Shelter Not Opening

[Updated] “Indications are that there are increased numbers of homeless people in Bermuda and the charities are hard pressed to keep up with the needs, so how is it that a government that claims to care about its people does not ensure that an emergency shelter, even a makeshift one is open during a hurricane,” OBA Senator Robin Tucker said. Senator... Read more of this article

Minister David Burch Attends CARIF Conference

Minister David Burch Attends CARIF Conference

The Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, is attending the 7th Annual CARIF [Caribbean Infrastructure Forum] Conference in Miami, Florida from September 18 – 19th. A Government spokesperson said, “The Caribbean Infrastructure Forum Conference [CARIF] convenes regional and global leaders to engage in the planning, financing and construction... Read more of this article

Column: Sen De Couto On Bermuda’s Economy

Column: Sen De Couto On Bermuda’s Economy

  [Opinion column written by OBA Senator Douglas De Couto] Once again David Burt’s PLP Government has been using statistics to proclaim success. But if you examine them, using the same reports as Government, you see a different story—one that feels less like success, and more like the slow downward slide that most Bermudians can see and feel for... Read more of this article

Column: Jache Adams On Bermuda’s Economy

Column: Jache Adams On Bermuda’s Economy

[Column written by MP Jache Adams] The 2023 Standards & Poor’s [S & P] Report indicated that they “expect the local economy to remain healthy, supporting government finances, limiting the need to increase gross debt, and supporting the territory’s external position [including current account surpluses].” I am pleased to see the findings... Read more of this article