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Live Blogging Hurricane Igor

Live Blogging Hurricane Igor

8:00am: 3,650 without electricity [details here] and Bermuda Regiment soldiers report for duty.[details here] 9:55am: Video posted here from this morning showing winds at Bostock Hill in Paget. 10:00am: Dr Marc Guishard of the Weather Service reported sightings of tornadic activity on their radar in the East End. Dr. Guishard has indicated that the... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: Terry Lister’s Town Hall

Live Blogging: Terry Lister’s Town Hall

Hot on the heels of Minister Paula Cox’s leadership declaration this morning [Aug 5], Terry Lister is hosting his first Town Hall in his quest to gain the PLP Leadership. It began at 7pm at Cathedral Hall, and Mr Lister has begun speaking. We will update as the evening progresses.Update 7:10pm: Mr Lister is talking about a number of various... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: Parliament Firearm/Bail Act Debate

Live Blogging: Parliament Firearm/Bail Act Debate

10am: House starts, welcomes the visiting contingent from the Caribbean [Mckeeva Bush, Premier and Minister of Finance – The Cayman Islands, Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, Premier The British Virgin Islands, Charles Kirnon, Minister of Communications and Works & Labour Montserrat, Edison Baird, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Social Development... Read more of this article

Live Coverage: May 28th House of Assembly

Live Coverage: May 28th House of Assembly

10:20am Ministers including Glenn Blakeney [PLP], Walter Roban [PLP] and the Premier deliver a Ministerial Statements. The Premier’s statement on the Media Bill is here. 10:30am: John Barritt [UBP] questions the Premier about the media bill. Further MPs question about the Ministerial statements. Louise Jackson [UBP] asks how the government intends... Read more of this article

Live Blogging Coverage: May 24th Marathon

Live Blogging Coverage: May 24th Marathon

Keep up online with the athletes along the May 24th cycle and marathon route with our live blogging. Over 700 runners will take off from Somerset at 9:30am this morning, with the top contenders expected to include Chris Estwanik, Tyler.Butterfield, Lamont Marshall, Ashley Estwanik and Victoria Fiddick. Approximately 75 cyclists took off at 9am Press... Read more of this article

Live: Debate On Report on Young Black Males

Live: Debate On Report on Young Black Males

Today [May 21] MPs are debating the Mincy Report in the House of Assembly. The report is entitled: “A Study of Employment, Earnings, and Educational Gaps between Young Black Bermudian Males and their Same-Age Peers.” The study was commissioned in 2007 by the Government, in partnership with Atlantic Philanthropies. The study was conducted by the... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: Bermuda Liquor License Debate

Live Blogging: Bermuda Liquor License Debate

[Update: Bill effectively passed] Today in the House of Assembly Bermuda’s Liquor License Act 1974 is being debated, with amendments discussed including ratio of security guards to patrons in nightclubs, mandated training and allowing the Police to close a nightclub for 24hrs if they feel it is in the best interest of public safety. Minister... Read more of this article

PACE Bill: Allows Police to XRay Suspects

PACE Bill: Allows Police to XRay Suspects

[Update: Bill effectively approved] Today during the debate in the House of Assembly, various MPs spoke on the Police and Criminal Evidence Amendment Act 2010, better known as PACE The Bill seeks to give officers, of at least the rank of Inspector, the powers to order an xray and/or ultrasounds if they have reason to believe a suspect has swallowed... Read more of this article

Live Blogging Parliament’s Debate

Live Blogging Parliament’s Debate

Below we are live blogging today’s [May 14] sitting of the House of Assembly for any political junkies. So far the Premier has spoken on his trip to Russia, Minister Neletha Butterfield has spoken on the May24th parade and the PACE Act amending Police powers has been spoken on. To refresh your screen press the ‘F5′ key: 10am: Acting Speaker... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: Parliament’s Gaming Debate

Live Blogging: Parliament’s Gaming Debate

[Updated with final tally: 32 MPs spoke, 23 against, 7 for, 2 undetermined. Full 10 hours of debate coverage below, and concise wrap-up here] The subject of gaming has been much discussed and debated amongst locals, with it now officially being debated in the House of Assembly right now, with no vote to be taken. Two political parties have already made... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: Parliament’s Debate

Live Blogging: Parliament’s Debate

For the first time today, Government Ministers were questioned during the House of Assembly. Previously, Minsters made statements and then questions had to be submitted in writing and would be answered approximately ten days later. The new pattern follows the model of the UK House of Commons. Below we are live blogging it for any political junkies.... Read more of this article