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Contribution Made To Matilda Smith Home

Contribution Made To Matilda Smith Home

Following the party at Blu, a contribution has been made to the Matilda Smith Williams Senior Residence Home. The party has been the topic of wide discussion, as people did not adhere to the Covid-19 regulations, and it resulted in the resignations of Zane DeSilva and Wayne Caines from Cabinet and the Blu Bar receiving a 14-day closure order. In making... Read more of this article

Audio: Parliamentary Questions On Party At Blu

Audio: Parliamentary Questions On Party At Blu

During Friday’s session in Parliament a series of questions were asked about the exemption granted for the party at Blu, with a number of queries posed during the 30-minute exchange. The party at Blu, in which people did not adhere to the Covid-19 regulations, resulted in the resignations of Zane DeSilva and Wayne Caines from Cabinet and the... Read more of this article

Minister Issues Closure Notice To Blu Bar & Grill

Minister Issues Closure Notice To Blu Bar & Grill

“I issued a closure notice to Blu Bar and Grill which goes into effect today [July 11] and expires after 14 days,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said. The party at Blu has been the topic of widespread discussion, and resulted in both Wayne Caines and Zane DeSilva resigning from the Cabinet after videos circulated showing them among the... 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: 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

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

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

Premier: Rabain & Furbert To Be Acting Ministers

Premier: Rabain & Furbert To Be Acting Ministers

Following the resignation of two Cabinet Ministers last night, the Premier has asked Minister Diallo Rabain to serve as acting Minister of National Security and Minister Wayne Furbert to serve as Acting Minister of Tourism & Transport. These acting appointments follow after Zane DeSilva and Wayne Caines resigned from the Cabinet last night after... Read more of this article

Wayne Caines: ‘It Has Been An Honor To Serve’

Wayne Caines: ‘It Has Been An Honor To Serve’

“It has been an honor to serve the people of Bermuda as the Minister of National Security,” Wayne Caines said following his resignation from Cabinet. In a post late last night on social media, Mr. Caines said, “In 2017 I decided to run for Government Office; I wanted to make a difference in Bermuda. Over the last three years, I have... Read more of this article

DeSilva And Caines Resign From Cabinet

DeSilva And Caines Resign From Cabinet

Premier David Burt advised that Zane DeSilva and Wayne Caines “have accepted his invitation to resign from the Cabinet.” Premier Burt said: “The events of this weekend seen widely on social media did not represent this Government’s months of struggle and hard work to keep Bermuda safe. Every citizen has been forced to make significant... Read more of this article

Blu Restaurant: “We Apologize To The Public”

Blu Restaurant: “We Apologize To The Public”

[Updated] “We apologize to the public,” a spokesperson from Blu restaurant said, adding that they “fully intend to adhere to all protocols as laid out by the Government and will be closing Blu for 2 days to conduct rigorous training for all staff.” This statement follows after videos were circulated showing people, not wearing... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Ministers Are Not Leading By Example’

OBA: ‘Ministers Are Not Leading By Example’

[Updated] It is “very disappointing to see that some Ministers are not leading by example,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said in reference to the videos circulating showing two Cabinet Ministers at a social event in close proximity to others without masks, with Mr Cannonier saying “their actions set an extremely bad example to the rest... Read more of this article

“The Government Will Conduct An Inquiry”

“The Government Will Conduct An Inquiry”

[Updated] “The Government will conduct an inquiry and if it is confirmed that rules were violated without reasonable excuse, sanctions will be issued,” the Government said following the circulation of videos showing a social event at a local establishment. Videos of the event, a fundraiser for a charity, circulated on social media and appear... Read more of this article