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Dunkley: Govt Should Review Mandatory Policy

Dunkley: Govt Should Review Mandatory Policy

The “Government needs to review” the mandatory quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers policy and “put in place a system where travelers can quarantine from home,” OBA MP Michael Dunkley said today. Mr Dunkley said, “It is a relief for everyone to have almost all Covid restrictions relaxed this coming Sunday as patience with... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference this evening [June 15] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, and the live video below should start showing the press conference at around 5.30pm or a bit later.Some Key PointsPremier: “All local restrictions, with the exception... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘No Longer Ignore The Voice Of People’

OBA: ‘No Longer Ignore The Voice Of People’

“The time has come for the Government to deliver more than speculative promise,” the OBA said today. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Government can no longer ignore the voice of the people. They are frustrated, they are confused over the regulations and the Government has to do better and communicate clearly with the people of Bermuda. “Visitors... Read more of this article

Minister On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Minister On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert held a press conference today [June 14] regarding World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Minister Tinee Furbert said, “Tomorrow Bermuda will commemorate World Elder Abuse Day. World Elder Abuse Day is held on June 15th annually to bring awareness of elder abuse and negligence through cultural,... Read more of this article

Column: Revolve Party, Blunders, Missteps, More

Column: Revolve Party, Blunders, Missteps, More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Time and time again this Government has been called out for selective enforcement of Covid regulations, and selective event exemptions. The Premier and his Government have had a slew of public relations missteps including last year’s restaurant debacle, the controversial construction exemption,... Read more of this article

Minister Ming: ‘Concerning & Disappointing’

Minister Ming: ‘Concerning & Disappointing’

[Updated] “Very concerning and extremely disappointing,” said the Minister of National Security Renee Ming regarding the “many videos, social media posts and messages circulating highlighting yesterday’s Revolve boat event.” While the Minister confirmed that a large group gathering exemption was granted to the organisers... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Appears To Be An Illegal Raft-Up’

Premier: ‘Appears To Be An Illegal Raft-Up’

[Updated] “The images of what appears to be an illegal raft-up are not in compliance with the laws of Bermuda as raft-ups are not permitted,” Premier David Burt said, adding he has “asked the Minister of National Security to liaise with the Bermuda Police Service on this matter.” Premier Burt tweeted, “The images of what... Read more of this article

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

Senate: Audio & Order Of Business

[Updated with live audio] The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [June 9] and the only statement listed on the Order Paper is Teacher Certification Bonded Loan. Update: Live broadcast has concluded, and the audio of the morning session is below:The Order of Business follows below [PDF here]: Related StoriesDunkley:... Read more of this article

Column: Connecting Bermudians With Jobs

Column: Connecting Bermudians With Jobs

[Opinion column written by MP Crystal Caesar] This week, Ministers David Burch and Jason Hayward announced a groundbreaking new project focused on helping Bermudians get jobs. It’s called the ‘Economic Stimulus Programme Employment Initiative’. As you know, The Government is engaged in economic stimulus that shovel ready projects – construction... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan

Column: Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Susan Jackson] Parliament debated Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan in the last sitting of the House of Assembly and announced thirty-one [31] economic priority initiatives to stimulate job creation and revenue. These priorities included: medical tourism, vertical farming, national space strategy, technology incubators,... Read more of this article

Minister Ming On 2020 Parole Board Report

Minister Ming On 2020 Parole Board Report

During 2020, the Parole Board conducted 123 parole reviews, released 15 persons for parole during the period, there were no denials of parole, however one individual was recalled, 84 individuals had their parole decision deferred and 43 inmates chose to decline parole, Minister of National Security Renee Ming said, Speaking in the House of Assembly,... Read more of this article

Minister: Treatment Of Offenders Board Report

Minister: Treatment Of Offenders Board Report

“The suspension of in-person visits and various other activities has resulted in increased frustrations within the facility,” Minister of National Security Renee Ming said as she introduced the Treatment of Offenders Board Annual Report 2020. Speaking in the House of Assembly, the Minister said, “The Annual Report provides an overview... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Beach Resort Service Providers

Bermudiana Beach Resort Service Providers

Following a Parliamentary Question in the House of Assembly, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided the list of 105 Bermudiana Beach Resort service providers. The question, from OBA MP Susan Jackson, asked for a “list of all the contractors engaged in the Bermudiana Beach Resort redevelopment, renovation furnishing, and maintenance of... Read more of this article