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Artist Alana James Paints Premier Burt’s Portrait

Artist Alana James Paints Premier Burt’s Portrait

Premier David Burt visited the Bermuda Society of Arts to view what he called a “fantastic portrait of himself,” painted by Bermudian artist Alana James, noting that he was “honoured to be the subject.” Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “I visited the Bermuda Society of Arts to view a fantastic portrait of myself,... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Urges People To Get Tested

Premier David Burt Urges People To Get Tested

Premier David Burt urged people to get tested for Covid-19, noting that “there are testing slots available for this weekend.” Premier Burt tweeted the photo below showing him getting a test, saying: “Let’s continue to make progress with Covid-19. There are testing slots available for this weekend. Please get tested & let’s continue... Read more of this article

Regiment Currently Accepting Applications

Regiment Currently Accepting Applications

The Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] is currently accepting applications for its upcoming recruit camp. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Renee Ming is reminding the community that the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] is currently accepting applications for its upcoming recruit camp. “Recruit training camp... Read more of this article

Minister: Impact Of Labour Act Amendments

Minister: Impact Of Labour Act Amendments

Minister of Labour Jason Hayward released the following statement regarding the impact of the Employment Amendment Act 2020 and Labour Relations and Trade Union [Consolidation] Act 2020. Minister Hayward said, “The overarching aim of the Ministry of Labour is the expansion of jobs within Bermuda. In order to ensure that this is achieved, the legislative... 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 at approximately 5.45pm this evening [Jan 12] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, our continuous live updates on Covid-19 are here, and the live video below should start showing the press conference at around 5.45pm. Update 5.34pm:... Read more of this article

Senate: Order Of Business For January 13th

Senate: Order Of Business For January 13th

The Senate is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday [Jan 13] and Bills listed on the Order Paper include the Health Insurance [Miscellaneous] Amendment Act 2020, Consideration of the draft Regulations entitled the “Submarine Communications Cables [Regulatory Authority Fees] Regulations 2020”, Consideration of the draft Regulations entitled the... Read more of this article

Online Form To Register For Covid-19 Vaccine

Online Form To Register For Covid-19 Vaccine

The first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered yesterday [Jan 11], and Minister of Health Kim Wilson apologized for the delays experienced with people trying to call the vaccine registration number, and noted that the Government now has an online form people can fill out. The Government posted the graphic below, saying, “The first doses... Read more of this article

No Agreement With Minibuses For School Runs

No Agreement With Minibuses For School Runs

Despite “extensive negotiations” with the Bermuda Minibus Association [BMA] an agreement was not reached to arrange transportation for students, so the DPT “will be prioritizing school runs to ensure our children can safely and reliably arrive at school and back home.” This was from Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott who was... Read more of this article

Simons: Govt Continues ‘Unjustifiable Spending’

Simons: Govt Continues ‘Unjustifiable Spending’

The OBA “congratulate the government for how they have managed the pandemic” however what they “cannot thank the government for is their unjustifiable spending during the pandemic that has nothing to do with expenses related to the COVID-19.” This was from Cole Simons — the Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Finance Minister... Read more of this article

Column: Charitable Donations, Union, Law

Column: Charitable Donations, Union, Law

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Robin Tucker] The Senate reconvenes on Wednesday for the first time after the Christmas and New Year festivities to debate several pieces of legislation that if passed, will become law. Among the changes is the redistribution of funds from charity to the union. Presently, workers that do not wish to join the union... Read more of this article

Column: Pearman On Timing, Laws, Decisions

Column: Pearman On Timing, Laws, Decisions

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] Have you ever noticed how you can find a cliché for almost every occasion? Two came to mind during 2020’s last session of the House of Assembly, when MPs gathered [virtually] to pass laws affecting all of us. One cliché was ‘something’s better than nothing’. The second:... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To The Late Anthony Manders

Tributes Paid To The Late Anthony Manders

Premier David Burt, Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson, Head of the Public Service Dr. Derrick Binns and Opposition Leader Cole Simons all paid tribute to the late Anthony Manders, saying “his untimely passing is a tremendous loss to Bermuda.” Minister Curtis Dickinson Statement “Anthony was a truly dedicated public servant who always... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Confirm Another Covid Related Death

Video: Govt Confirm Another Covid Related Death

[Updated] The Government is scheduled to hold a press conference at approximately 5.45pm this evening [Jan 5] to update the public on Covid-19. The Government previously said that they will provide an update on the regulations at tonight’s press conference, with the restrictions, including the curfew, currently remaining in place. In the statement... Read more of this article