Premier to Host Town Hall Meeting on 2017 Throne Speech Next Tuesday

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Premier and Minister of Finance, David Burt, will host a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Government's 2017 Throne Speech initiatives next week. He will be joined by some of his Cabinet colleagues to provide a presentation on the 26-page legislative agenda and take question from the audience. ... Read more

Throne Speech: Child Support Payments $46.7 Million in Arrears For 1,840 Cases

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As of the end of August, there was close to $47 million in arrears in unpaid child support payments through Bermuda's courts. While delivering the 2017 Speech From The Throne on Friday, Governor John Rankin told a packed audience under the tent on the Cabinet grounds, that the new Progressive Lab... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Skyport Offers Support For Flights to British Virgin Islands After Widespread Devastation in the Caribbean

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Bermuda Skyport has announced flight support plans as needed, for flights to the British Virgin Islands in the aftermath of of Hurricane Irma's deadly and devastating sweep through the Caribbean last week. A spokeswoman said: "The effort is in conjunction with the Royal Air Force. Additionally, S... Read more

PLP Throne Speech Reiterates Party’s Pre-Election Pledge to Put Bermudians First

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In his first speech from the Throne, Bermuda's Governor John Rankin reaffirmed the new Progressive Labour Party's pre-election pledge to put Bermudians first by "ensuring social mobility and removing social inequality". Said Governor Rankin: "This Government will face the issues of division in ou... Read more

Police: Sailboat & Ferry Collide Near Dockyard – No Reported Injuries

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Marine police responded to a reported maritime collision Friday night (September 8th) involving the sailing vessel 'Spirit of Bermuda' and the Government ferry 'Resolute' in waters near Dockyard. Initial reports to police said there were no reported injuries. But a spokesman said: "The extent of ... Read more

Throne Speech Highlights 2017: Dennis Lister II Sworn In As Speaker Nominated by Premier & Seconded by Son

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The Progressive Labour Party's longest serving Member of Parliament, Dennis Lister II, was officially sworn in as the new Speaker of the House of Assembly,  when Parliament reconvened earlier today. [caption id="attachment_2551" align="alignleft" width="509"] Dennis Lister II Being Sworn In ... Read more

Premier Extends “Heartfelt Sympathies” to Caribbean Islands Devastated & Others Facing Hurricane Irma

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Premier David Burt today extended his "heartfelt sympathies" on behalf of the people of Bermuda to the residents of the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma throughout the Caribbean and others still facing this ferocious storm labelled one of the strongest ever. The Category 5 hurricane packing w... Read more

Transport Minister: Minibuses Contracted to Ensure Students Get to Class on Time

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Transport Minister Walter Roban met with the media today to announce that government has contracted minibuses through the Bermuda Minibus Association to ensure that "school children get to class on time". Speaking at a news conference this afternoon, he said: "The mini buses will cover the tradit... Read more

Education Minister: Dellwood Middle School to Reopen on Wednesday

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Education Minister Diallo Rabain announced today that Dellwood Middle School will officially reopen for all students on Wednesday, September 13th, instead of relocating students temporarily while contractors worked to remove mould from the building. In a statement released this afternoon, the Min... Read more

IRMA: Mass Devastation & Fatalities in the Caribbean & Bearing Down on Florida This Weekend

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Packing winds clocked at 180mph and a deadly storm surge, Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage and death throughout the Caribbean, as the powerful Category 5 storm targets Florida next. Initial reports surfacing overnight via the international news media cited ten fatalities with ongoing repor... Read more