Simmons on Gaming Commission: “The Tail Will Not Wag The Dog in This Government”

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Hard on the heels of the resignation of Gaming Commission Chairman Alan Dunch, Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons stated outright yesterday that "the tail will not wag the dog in this Government". Speaking at a news conference convened by the Premier at the Cabinet Office to announce former Magistra... Read more

Police: Traffic Diversions Due to Overturned Cement Truck in Paget

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Traffic was being diverted by police at the scene of an overturned cement truck on South Road in Paget this morning, near the junction with Seabright Avenue. A police spokesman said: "The driver has been extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital for treatment of suspected non-life threaten... Read more

BPSU Signs New Wage Agreement on Retroactive 2.5 Percent Pay Increase

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Bermuda Public Services Union (BPSU) members have signed a new wage agreement for a 2.5 percent pay increase retroactive to April 1st, 2017, marking the first new agreement for civil servants since 2008. Minister of Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, announced the signing of the new three-year Col... Read more

Premier Announces Ageing Committee to Produce Charter of Rights for Seniors

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Premier David Burt announced the establishment of a new Ageing Well Committee to produce a charter of rights for Bermuda's seniors. The committee, Chaired by Progressive Labour Party (PLP) MP and Deputy Speaker, Derrick Burgess, is comprised of members of both the public and private sectors,charg... Read more

Bermuda’s Entertainment Family Mourns the Loss of LA Virgil-Maldonado

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Bermuda's entertainment family of musicians and vocalists joined a host of relatives and friends mourning the loss of well known singer, author and record label owner, LA Virgil-Maldonado, who sadly succumbed to a long battle with cancer. Ms Virgil-Maldonado, whose battle against brain cancer spa... Read more

HRC Issues Warning Over Proposed Domestic Partnership Act to Replace Same-Sex Marriages

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The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has warned that the proposed Domestic Partnership Act put forward by Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown , will strip the rights of same-sex couples because it has the potential of making their unions void or unrecognisable in other jurisdictions. While the propos... Read more

Premier Burt to Hold One News Conference a Day Starting Today

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Premier David Burt will hold three news conferences this week, one a day, through to Wednesday, on a number of important issues, starting later this afternoon, with an announcement relating to the island's seniors. That conference will be held at 2:30pm this afternoon at the Cabinet Building. Ano... Read more

Police: Motorcyclist Remains Stable in ICU After Ord Road Collision

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The 48-year-old Warwick man injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a parked truck on Ord Road in Warwick, remains listed in stable condition in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. The accident occurred around 3pm on Thursday, November 16th, near Dunscombe Road. Meanwhile, poli... Read more

MP Chris Famous Awarded Before Full House at PLP 2017 Gala

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Party members and supporters turned out in full force last night for the Progressive Labour Party's 2017 Gala at the Fairmont Southampton Resort. Premier David Burt noted during his address that he had no idea the party would sell 800 tickets for the event that saw a full night of entertainment, ... Read more

MPs Extend Condolences to Family of Road Traffic Fatality Victim Mendell Outerbridge

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A letter of condolences will be sent to the family of the late Mendell Outerbridge, who lost his life in a road traffic fatality in Sandys. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, Progressive Labour Party (PLP) MP Michael Scott lamented the young man's death and asked that a letter be s... Read more