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BTA: ‘We See This Action As Counter-Productive’

BTA: ‘We See This Action As Counter-Productive’

[Updated] The BTA said they see today’s withdrawal of labour “as counter-productive to the fragile economic recovery” and said they “received no forewarning from labour leadership on this matter.” The BTA said, “The call for a ‘withdrawal of labour’ today and this coming Monday is essentially saying: ‘shut... Read more of this article

BPSU President: ‘Be Guided By Conscience’

BPSU President: ‘Be Guided By Conscience’

BPSU President Jason Hayward addressed the People’s Campaign call for an island-wide withdrawal of labour, saying “this issue is not a labour issue but a National issue” and “all workers are encouraged to be guided by their conscience and do what they believe is in the best interest of the Country.” In a letter sent to... Read more of this article

BIU Call On People To “Withdraw Their Labour”

BIU Call On People To “Withdraw Their Labour”

The General Council of the Bermuda Industrial Union said they “are calling on the people of Bermuda to withdraw their labour in protest” today, and clearly the call has been heard by some, as both bus and ferry service has been suspended. The BIU statement says, “This Government has consulted with interested stakeholders and affected... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: “Reject This Irresponsible Call”

Premier Dunkley: “Reject This Irresponsible Call”

“The People Campaign’s call for an Island-wide withdrawal of labour is both irresponsible and misconceived,” Premier Michael Dunkley said this evening, adding that the “Government calls on people of goodwill to reject this irresponsible call, attend to their places of business as normal and keep helping Bermuda move forward.” The... Read more of this article

“Calling For Island-Wide Withdrawal Of Labour”

“Calling For Island-Wide Withdrawal Of Labour”

[Updating] The People’s Campaign said they join with Enda Matthie, IRAG, Union Brothers & Sisters and all people of goodwill in “calling for an island-wide withdrawal of labour on Friday March 11th, 2016 as a show of people power and island-wide solidarity appealing to the Government to withdraw its intention to table the Bermuda Immigration... Read more of this article

“Dialogue Free Of Threats Of Labour Withdrawal”

“Dialogue Free Of Threats Of Labour Withdrawal”

[Updated] The Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed that meetings took place today and yesterday following correspondence from the BIU indicating that unless Government withdrew the proposed immigration legislation, they would call on “people to protest” by withdrawing labour on Friday. The Ministry said they propose that a consultation committee... Read more of this article

Column: Famous Says ‘Continue To Stand Firm’

Column: Famous Says ‘Continue To Stand Firm’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous]  “We shall not, we shall not be moved, We shall not, we shall not be moved, Just like a tree that’s standing by the water, We shall not be moved” - Mavis Staples On Friday, March 4th, 2016 hundreds of Bermudians from a cross-section of our community answered the call to create a “Sea of Black”... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Protest Gathering At House

Photos & Videos: Protest Gathering At House

[Updated with videos] Crowds of people made their way to the House of Assembly today [March 4] for a protest over the proposed immigration legislation. The event announcement said, “Let’s show the Government that there is not just a handful of Bermudians that are concerned about the proposed immigration legislation! They need to listen to the... Read more of this article

Updates & Video Replay: Immigration Gathering

Updates & Video Replay: Immigration Gathering

[Updating] The Immigration Reform Action Group has called for people to gather on the grounds of Parliament today [March 4] to show concern about the proposed immigration legislation. The announcement on social media said, “Black Friday! Brown Bags! Black Friday! Brown Bags! “Let’s show the Government that there is not just a handful of Bermudians... Read more of this article

Another Gathering Over Immigration Scheduled

Another Gathering Over Immigration Scheduled

The Immigration Reform Action Group is calling for people to gather on the grounds of the House of Parliament this Friday [March 4], asking people to “show the Government that there is not just a handful of Bermudians that are concerned about the proposed immigration legislation.” The announcement on social media said, “Black Friday!... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: “Regrettable & Disappointing”

Premier Dunkley: “Regrettable & Disappointing”

“It is regrettable and disappointing that motorists were challenged because of the actions of this morning’s protest demonstration” and “most unfortunate that those heading to work and taking our children to school had their morning commute disrupted,” said Premier Michael Dunkley this evening. The Premier’s comments... Read more of this article

Honk If This Morning’s Ignorance Got You Vexed

Honk If This Morning’s Ignorance Got You Vexed

“Honk if this morning’s ignorance got you vexed,” is the latest sign to grace East Broadway, with the sign visible on the road this evening, following after this morning’s protest which saw at least one protester holding a sign saying “honk if you support us.”The sign on East Broadway follows after the protest this... Read more of this article

‘May Constitute Offenses Of Unlawful Assembly’

‘May Constitute Offenses Of Unlawful Assembly’

[Updated] Some of the “behaviors demonstrated” this morning “may constitute the offenses of unlawful assembly or obstruction” and “we are preparing a file for submission to the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide whether any charges should be laid,” Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said today. The Commissioner’s... Read more of this article