PLP Selects Dennis Lister as Speaker of the House & Derrick Burgess as Deputy Speaker

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The Progressive Labour Party' Parliamentary Group has selected Dennis Lister II as the new Speaker of the House and Derrick Burgess as their selection for Deputy Speaker. Premier David Burt confirmed the appointments yesterday, following a meeting of the party's caucus last week, in the lead up t... Read more

Alleged Chain Snatchers to Face Charges After Tourists Fined for Dockyard Assault

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Two local teenagers who were hospitalised as a result of a chain snatching incident in Dockyard last Friday, will be formally charged in Magistrates' Court. Bermuda Real has confirmed that the two teens, who have both been released from the hospital, will be charged in due course, as the police i... Read more

Hurricane Irma Upgraded to Category 5 With Maximum Sustained Winds 175mph

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has upgraded Hurricane Irma to Category 5, with maximum sustained winds up to 175mph, as the massive deadly storm bears down on the Caribbean. Hurricane watches have been moved up to hurricane warnings for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The current NHC sto... Read more

BDA: Premier to Open Upcoming Bermuda Captive Conference

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Premier David Burt will open this month's Bermuda Captive Conference (September 10-13), which is poised to surpass last year's record-setter with 1,000 hotel-room nights booked to date by overseas delegates. [caption id="attachment_2063" align="alignleft" width="174"] Premier David Burt[/caption]... Read more

Senator Hayward Calls for Independence to be Moved Up on the List of Priorities

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Government Senator and Bermuda Public Services Union President told Labour Day marchers today that independence should be moved up on the list of priorities, now that the Progressive Labour Party has won the last General Election. Speaking at the pre-Labour Day March outside of Bermuda Industrial... Read more

Brother of Tourists Jailed Following Chain Snatch Beating Appeals For Their Release

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The brother and uncle of three cruise ship passengers arrested after the chain snatching incident in Dockyard that landed two local teenagers in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, has posted a plea for their release on Facebook. Bermuda Real has just been informed that they were released on police ... Read more

National Security Minister Encourages Hurricane Preparedness

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National Security Minister Wayne Caines is today encouraging residents to remain vigilant with their storm preparedness with the current increase in hurricane activity. In a statement released this afternoon, the Minister noted that the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) "is closely monitoring... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Expected to Bypass Bermuda Around 6am Thursday Morning

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Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service expect Hurricane Irma to pass some 880 miles to the south of Bermuda early Thursday morning. But the Category 3 hurricane could move closer to the island after that. Packing winds of more than 115mph with gusts in excess of 138mph, Irma is now bearing do... Read more

Premier Burt: “The People Voted Against the Status Quo & For a New Way”

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Delivering his first keynote address as Premier, David Burt vowed to implement a living wage, examine the "historical injustices of stolen lands" and to unveil the truth about what really happened during the airport protest when protesters were pepper sprayed by police. Speaking at the sold out 3... Read more

Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin’s Labour Day Message

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Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin issued the following Labour Day Message: Labour Day is a time when all of our citizens can be heralded for their part in creating a Bermuda that works. Whether citizens are retirees who previously contributed; current workers who are presently bearing ... Read more