Mr. Speaker, It gives me great pleasure to provide this Honourable House with an update on the Hospitality training program for Room Attendants that the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has been instrumental in driving during the past few months. Let me first start by providing some background for my Honourable colleagues as it relates to how the Room Attendant training program initiative originated.

I share with the Honourable House about the Bermuda delegation’s recent experience at the Consensus 2018 Conference. This event was the lead event during Blockchain Week in New York City which concluded on May 16, 2018.

19 May 2018

The Department of Marine and Ports Services has set the ferry services schedule for the Bermuda Day Holiday, next Friday 25 May. Blue Route Operating on the weekday schedule between Hamilton and Dockyard as of 7:10am from Hamilton, with the last departure from Hamilton at 9:00pm Orange Route Operating on the Friday schedule between Dockyard & St. George’s as of 9:30am from Dockyard, with the last departure from St. George’s at 3:45pm Pink Route Operating on the Public Holiday Schedule between Hamilton, Paget/Warwick as of 10am from Hamilton, with the last departure at 6pm. An additional service will be departing…

Investigation Into Confirmed Firearm Incident Outside Docksider Pub commences as Detective Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood, Serious Crime Department conducted the press conference at the BPS media room. The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that around 1:10am today (Wednesday, May 16th) a firearm incident occurred outside The Docksider Pub and Restaurant, Front Street, City of Hamilton.

I am pleased to announce the release of Bermuda’s first public report on the assessment of its national money laundering and terrorist financing risks. This report, provides information on the money laundering threats, the type of crimes that could result in proceeds being laundered in Bermuda, and details of the factors that make sectors prone to be used to launder money in Bermuda.

17 May 2018

The Minister of Home Affairs the Hon. Walton Brown JP MP wishes to advise that no application for a work permit has been received for the entertainer, R. Kelly. When considering the approval of a work permit, the Minister is required to take into consideration the character of the person.

The Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne M. Caines, JP, MP, today issued the following statement regarding the firearm incident which occurred in the early hours of this morning at The Docksider Pub and Restaurant, Front Street, Hamilton.

“The management of Docksider can confirm that an incident took place at the bar shortly after midnight on May 16th. The incident itself was unrelated to any patrons that were in the establishment at the time. Unfortunately it seems the individuals being targeted were in close proximity to Docksider and ran into Docksider to seek refuge therefore our business was affected. Docksider is cooperating fully with the BPS in this matter.

In spite of the commitment, dedication and progress of successive governments in dealing with gun violence, in tandem with many community groups, it is most concerning to learn of a reported incident of gunshots last night in Hamilton and on the back of recent incidents in our streets.

16 May 2018

Female Visitor Hurt in Rental Scooter Crash Airlifted Overseas. At last check this morning (May 16th) the 44 year old American woman hurt in a single vehicle rental scooter crash around 6:50pm Monday, May 14th on Somerset Road in Sandys parish, near the junction with Morgan Hill, had been airlifted overseas for further medical treatment.


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