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Bermuda Participates In ‘Caribe Wave 24′

Bermuda Participates In ‘Caribe Wave 24′

“In light of our participation in Caribe Wave 24, it’s imperative to recognise the dual importance of readiness and effective communication in disaster risk management,” said the Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks. The Government spokesperson said, “The Disaster Risk Reduction & Mitigation Team [DRRMT] of the Ministry... Read more of this article

TCI Labour Tribunal Delegation Visits Bermuda

TCI Labour Tribunal Delegation Visits Bermuda

The Turks and Caicos Islands’ Labour Tribunal delegation recently visited Bermuda to “observe the processes and procedures of the Bermuda Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal.” A Government spokesperson said, “As requested by the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Labour Tribunal President, M. Doreen Quelch Missick, the delegation... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda/Caribbean Flags

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda/Caribbean Flags

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a circular design incorporating the Bermuda flag along with flags of some of the Caribbean islands. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or... Read more of this article

Premier: Govt Not Considering ‘Open Borders’

Premier: Govt Not Considering ‘Open Borders’

The freedom of movement that some members of Caricom participate in “is not something the Government of Bermuda is contemplating as Bermuda is too small to have open borders,” Premier David Burt said. The Premier has previously said this, last year he said “freedom of movement does not automatically follow full membership” in Caricom... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Caricom Meeting In Guyana

Premier Attends Caricom Meeting In Guyana

Premier David Burt is currently attending the 46th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Caricom Heads of Government in Georgetown, Guyana. A Government spokesperson said, “The conference, taking place from Feb. 25 – 28, is being hosted under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic... Read more of this article

Premier: Commence Consultation On Caricom

Premier: Commence Consultation On Caricom

The Government has now received the Entrustment from the British Minister of State and will commence the consultation process on exploring full membership in Caricom, Premier David Burt said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Feb 23] the Premier said, “The pursuit of full membership in Caricom was recognised by most as a natural progression... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Excited To Partner With Both Organisations’

BTA: ‘Excited To Partner With Both Organisations’

“We were excited to partner with both organisations to showcase Bermuda’s national pride and introduce our Carnival to international guests, including Bermudians,” the BTA said regarding the upcoming Ubersoca Cruise. The Ubersoca Cruise — which is billed as the “world’s largest Soca festival at sea” —... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Bermuda, Caribbean & More

Column: Famous On Bermuda, Caribbean & More

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Christopher Famous] Historically, Bermudians are of differing ethnic backgrounds inclusive of; the Americas, the Azores, Europe, and the Caribbean. Persons generally gravitate to the culture in which they were raised. This is simply a part of human nature. Nothing more, nothing less. Devonshire has quite a number of... Read more of this article

Minister Walter Roban On Caricom Membership

Minister Walter Roban On Caricom Membership

There have been comments that full membership of Caricom means open borders to Caricom citizens, this is false, as given Bermuda’s small size, the Government would not accept Free Movement of Persons as a condition of membership, Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said, adding that “it is important for Bermuda to establish... Read more of this article

Premier Provides More Info On Caricom Proposal

Premier Provides More Info On Caricom Proposal

“Freedom of movement does not automatically follow full membership” in Caricom and “it is not something the Government of Bermuda would allow as Bermuda is too small to have open borders,” Premier David Burt said. In the 2023 Throne Speech, the Government announced a proposal to initiate a consultation process leading to full... Read more of this article

Premier Responds To Sir John Swan’s Comments

Premier Responds To Sir John Swan’s Comments

“Disappointing and sadly out of step with today’s reality,” said Premier David Burt following Sir John Swan’s comments on the Government’s  proposal to initiate a consultation process leading to full membership in Caricom. Premier Burt continued, “My first reaction was to check the date of the press conference because it... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On Caricom & More

Column: Chris Famous On Caricom & More

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Christopher Famous] At times it is good to simply sit back and observe vs. engage at the given time. It gives an opportunity to let others state their opinions and viewpoints. So, today we will look at some opinions versus facts. A few weeks ago former One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] Senator Michael Fahy made these comments... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan Press Conference

Video: Sir John Swan Press Conference

[Updated] Sir John Swan is holding a press conference this afternoon [Nov 21] regarding the Government’s statement that they will be initiating a consultation process about a full membership in Caricom. We will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update | The press conference has concluded, Sir... Read more of this article

Consultation Process On Caricom Membership

Consultation Process On Caricom Membership

The Government announced in the 2023 Throne Speech that they will be “initiating a consultation process leading to full membership in Caricom.” The relevant extract stated, “The vision of former Premier, the Hon. Dame Jennifer Smith was for Bermuda to strengthen the historic, familial, and cultural ties to the Caribbean. This year... Read more of this article

Dr Makajuola Honoured At Caribbean Awards

Dr Makajuola Honoured At Caribbean Awards

Dr. Jonathan Makajuola received recognition at the 2023 Caribbean Golden Awards for co-founding the Daily Male Free Men’s Clinic, offering free prostate cancer screening and cardiovascular testing. A spokesperson said, “He received recognition for his perseverance, resolve, and dedication to clinical excellence in urology, particularly bladder... Read more of this article

CariGenetics Sponsors Caribbean Music Awards

CariGenetics Sponsors Caribbean Music Awards

CariGenetics, a pioneering genetic research company focused on Caribbean ancestry, sponsored the Caribbean Music Awards, with Dr. Carika Weldon noting that the ”sponsorship aligns perfectly with our mission to expand our reach and genetic research database into the Caribbean.” A spokesperson said, ” The star-studded event took place... Read more of this article