Tempers Flare at Department of Financial Assistance

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Case workers at the Department of Financial Assistance, and how they handle clients has been called into question by a 48-year-old Pembroke woman who provides round-the-clock care for her mother. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the woman, who we will refer to as Ms X, charged that her cas... Read more

Brown’s Motion on Immigration Defeated 18-14

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Despite warnings of “growing and sustained unrest”, an urgent motion on immigration reform by Progressive Labour Party MP Walton Brown was defeated in the House of Assembly last night by a vote of 18 to 14. Mr Brown’s motion called for a bipartisan joint select committee to examine comprehe... Read more

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 a... 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