Minister Warns ‘Things Will Have to Escalate’ & There Would ‘Come a Time to Use The Force of Law’

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No firm decision has been made yet, but National Security Minister Wayne Caines has warned that spending time in bars and clubs could speed up the transmission of the deadly coronavirus. He also warned that if people ignored advice it could be that "things will have to escalate" and there would "... Read more

Opposition Leader: ‘Working Together We Will Get Through This’

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Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier issued a statement this week saying: "Bermuda will get through the COVID-19 crisis if we work together and act now." In a videotaped message, he said: " We have been forewarned by the experiences of the rest of the world. Now be forearmed." The One Bermuda All... Read more

COVID-19: Implications Include a Downturn in Visitor Arrivals, a Rise in Unemployment, Consumer Spending & Retail Sales Declines

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Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson warned today that unemployment was expected to rise while retail sales look set to decline even more in the wake of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a news conference this morning (March 16) the Minister said the Bermuda Government cou... Read more

Premier: ‘There Are Some Realities For Which We Must Prepare, Even If Things Do Not Reach a Crisis Point’

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The good news - Bermuda remains free of confirmed cases of Covid-19, in the wake of what is now a global pandemic as local authorities await test results from additional tests with the hope "that those tests will also be negative". Premier David Burt said Bermuda was "fortunate due to our isolati... Read more

Antigua & Barbuda Bows Out of Carifta Games in Bermuda Amidst Spread of COVID-19

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The Daily Observer: March 12, 2020 - Minister of Sports Daryll Matthew has confirmed the government’s decision to pull out of April’s Carifta Games in Bermuda amidst worldwide spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Matthew confirmed the decision was taken on Wednesday after wide-... Read more

Health Minister: ‘The Spread of This Virus Can Be Significantly Slowed or Even Reversed’

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Health Minister Kim Wilson has issued another update, now that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that the global number of COVID-19 cases has surpassed 100,000. "Amid this disheartening news, I want to remind people that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or ... Read more

Children Born Overseas to Bermudian Parents ‘Up to Two Generations’ Back Will Be Automatically Bermudian’No Giveaways’

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[caption id="attachment_23440" align="alignleft" width="248"] Wayne Caines, Minister of National Security[/caption] Immigration Reform: Children born overseas to Bermudian parents "up to two generations" back will be automatically Bermudian under new immigration legislation put forward by Nationa... Read more

COVID-19 Expected to Arrive in Bermuda – ‘Conceivable Situations’ Could Require a Quarantine

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Health officials disclosed today that efforts are underway to pinpoint quarantine centres as Bermuda prepares for the worst-case scenario under the global outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 virus. Speaking at a news conference held this morning (March 4), Chief Medical Officer Dr Cheryl Peek-Ball sa... Read more

Premier: ‘We Will Use The Full Scope of Our Resources to Protect Bermuda’s Residents’ From COVID-19

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Premier David Burt met with Government officials on Monday to "ensure that Bermuda is committing the full force of its resources to safeguard Bermuda from COVID-19 and also is prepared for the eventuality of an outbreak". In a statement released after those talks Mr Burt said: "We want members of... Read more

Bermuda Principles Foundation Announce Eugene Cox STEM Scholarship Awards

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – A joint news conference was held on Friday, February 14, 2020, to announce the launch of the Bermuda Principles Foundation STEM Scholarships and Awards, with former Premier Paula Cox, Dr Carika Weldon, Founding Trustee and Executive Director of Bermuda Principl... Read more