The Progressive Labour Party Government will unveil their legislative agenda for the year ahead on Monday night at the 2019 Annual Delegates Conference.
Under the theme ‘Transforming Bermuda, Transforming Ourselves’, the conference opens at 6pm at St Paul Centennial Hall, an open invitation was published on social media this weekend.
Members of the public were invited to hear more on: “Celebrating our progress while defining the work that we must undertake as we work collectively to shape the future”.
This after Premier David Burt announced that the Government will not to hold the traditional Reconvening of Parliament and Throne Speech by the Governor this year, which drew criticism by the Opposition.
One Bermuda Alliance Leader Craig Cannonier said it was “extremely concerning” that the Government appeared too broke to host a Throne Speech event.
He was responding to comments made by Jamahl Simmons, the Minister without Portfolio, who said the PLP administration decided to save “the over $10,000 spent on the pomp and ceremony while continuing to sit in the legislature and deliver for the people of Bermuda” rather than have the traditional Throne Speech .
He also said the Premier would outline proposed legislation for the year at the opening night of the party’s delegates conference.
“That is something the public should be very worried about indeed,” said Mr Cannonier.
“It is just a weak excuse — and we can all see through that,” he added.
“As far as we are concerned the Premier could address the House and read it himself.”
The Premier will in fact read the outline of the Government’s proposed legislation on Monday evening, but it won’t be in the House.