PLP “Disappointed” By Defeat Of Immigration Motion

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In a word, Shadow Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban said the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) is “disappointed” by the defeat of the motion on immigration reform last night. In a statement released today, Mr Roban said: “We are disappointed that the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) refused an oliv... Read more

US Consul General On Woman With Allegedly Stolen Passport

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US law enforcement authorities are fully aware of the recent case of a Bermudian woman who allegedly skipped the island using a stolen passport on December 29th. This from a US Consulate spokesperson in follow up to a Bermuda Real report published two weeks ago, on the case of a 25-year-old singl... Read more

Protesters Gather on Parliament Hill Against Pathways To Status

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Despite cloudy skies and the threat of rain hundreds of protesters are making their way to Parliament Hill at this hour to make their presence and stance against Pathways to Status known. The demonstration, organized by the Immigration Reform Action Group on the grounds of the House of Assembly t... Read more

No Plot To Stack Deck Through Absentee Votes Says Minister

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Three years into a five-year term that started with a pledge to create 2,000 jobs in five years, Labour and Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy maintains the One Bermuda Alliance Government has planted the seeds to create an environment to achieve that goal. But he admits there is still much work ... Read more

Work Permits Subject of Parliamentary Questions Today

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Full and part-time work permit holders will be the subject of Parliamentary Questions in what looks set to be another busy day today in the House of Assembly for Bermuda’s MPs. Mr Richards is scheduled on to respond to written questions from Shadow Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban who is seek... Read more

Police File Bound for DPP following Morning Protest

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Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva a file is being prepared to submit to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on possible “unlawful assembly or obstruction”, following the protest action staged on East Broadway yesterday. Speaking at a news conference held at the Hamilton Police Station... Read more

Protest Flyer: ‘If They Can’t HEAR, They’re going to FEEL!’

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Protesters opposed to Pathways to Status flanked East Broadway early this morning calling for “comprehensive immigration reform”. Flyers circulating urge residents to “direct your frustration” to one of four MPs listed by name with phone numbers, including Premier Michael Dunkley, and Hom... Read more

Budget Tax Hikes Strains Small Businesses Already on the Brink

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A steady decline in business volume, coupled with more tax increases has placed small businesses like Bull’s Head Car Wash on the brink of extinction. Owner Art Riviere, 75, who formerly ran the Wok on Bermudiana Road for nearly a decade before opening the auto cleaning family business in 2005. ... Read more

Premier Announces Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage

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Premier Michael Dunkley announced today that the people of Bermuda will be asked to decide whether same-sex should be allowed in Bermuda referendum. The announcement came about an hour after Community Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin tabled a draft bill on same-sex unions in the House of Assembly... Read more

Burt: “Great Bermudian Exodus” will be the OBAs Legacy

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Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt told MPs the next Progressive Labour Party government “will stop the exodus of Bermudians that are fleeing the country because they cannot find work in Bermuda”. In his Reply to the Budget on Friday, Mr Burt said his party “will give Bermudians hope and... Read more