HOA: Update On Bermuda Status Applications

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As of January 1, 2013 to date, there were 523 applications for Bermuda Status pending, with another 317 approved under clause 20B(2)(b) provision of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956. Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin released the latest figures in response to Parliament... Read more

House: New Sergeant-At- Arms Officially Welcomed

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House Speaker Randolph Horton officially welcomed the new Sergeant-at-Arms to the House of Assembly on Friday. Sgt Major Arnold E Allen, EM, officially took up his new post after shadowing to replace Albert Fox. According to the Parliamentary website parliament.bm: “The Sergeant-at-Arms s... Read more

House: New Committee on Impact of Unemployment of Women

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House Speaker Randolph Horton announced members of the new Joint Select Committee on the ‘Impact of Unemployment on Women and their Families’ on Friday. Members include: Kim Wilson of Constituency 34, Walton Brown of C17, Shawn Crockwell of C31, Nandi Outerbridge of C2, Leah Scott of C30, in ... Read more

M.O.V.E. New Group Against Airport Protest Today

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A new grassroots group called MOVE – concerned Bermudians opposed to the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) airport plan has issued a rallying call for all Bermudians opposed to the airport development plan, to make their presence known on the steps of City Hall later today. Starting at 4pm in the lead... Read more

Regiment Soldiers Rumble In JA Jungle

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Two days in the jungle “putting warfare and survival skills into practice”, 213 soldiers with the Royal Bermuda Regiment began their final training exercise in Jamaica yesterday morning. Accompanied by six police officers and two St John’s Ambulance representatives, the contingent of the fi... Read more

Summerhaven: More Questions Than Answers

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There are more questions than answers surrounding the case of a disabled resident at Summerhaven who was injured while being transported on the facility’s bus. Roger Chasty was injured in January and sustained a severe head wound that required nine staples to close his scalp [see video]. The di... Read more

One-Day Bus Pass Increase Criticised

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A price hike for one-day bus passes for Bermuda’s cruise ship passengers has come in for criticism by a number of hospitality ambassadors and cruise ship passengers. One local employee who deals with countless passengers who disembark at the mega cruise ship port in Dockyard, reached out to Ber... Read more

CURB: Mass Appeal of Immigration Meetings

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An estimated 1,300 residents turned out collectively to all four recent public meetings by CURB on Bermuda’s Immigration Policies. When contacted by Bermuda Real, Curb President Lynne Winfield said the group was literally “taken aback” by the “huge response” to their presentations. And ... Read more

Shoddy Patchwork On Somerset Bridge To Be Repaired

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The world’s smallest drawbridge is rotting with a potentially hazardous footpath falling apart at the seams with loose bolds sticking out that will stub your feet. That’s the view of local resident Joshua Richardson who decided to take a walk across Somerset Bridge on Good Friday. “I sto... Read more

Steady Flow Of Unemployed Seeking Financial Assistance

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Despite claims that the recession is over, a steady flow of able-bodied applicants continue to seek financial assistance due to unemployment in Bermuda. This from Minister of Community, Culture and Sport, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, during the Budget debate on her Ministry. Funding for financial ... Read more