Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 8:36pm

 Jeanne Atherden, Leader of the Opposition One Bermuda Alliance, told TNN, Mr. Burt will need to show how he intends to ensure the initiatives he announced in his first budget, will come into being.

“I think the budget was made interesting because it has indicated that the government is building on the increase in revenues that have been generated by the programs that have been put in place by the One Bermuda Alliance.

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 7:56am

Former Premier, Sir John Swan, applauds Premier and Finance Minister David Burt's first Budget.

Sir John said in an interview following the budget presentation, Mr. Burt is saying the right things.

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 9:20am

Tomorrow, I will be unveiling the country’s next budget.  National budgets contain two main components, Revenue and Expenditure. Last year, in the Progressive Labour Party’s Reply to the Budget, delivered in the House of Assembly I stated the following, and I quote: 

Monday, 12 Feb 2018 3:10pm

TNN caught up with the Minister of Home Affairs, the Honorable Walton Brown JP, MP, on Friday regarding the decision of the Governor Sir John Rankin to pass the Domestic Partnership Act last week.

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 5:12am

TNN sought out the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons, to get an update on the Casino/Gaming legislation.

“Just to let you know where Gaming stands at this moment. Right now the Gaming regulations were at an impasse under the previous leadership of the Gaming Commission, we know have come together in bringing the Gaming Regulations to Parliament in short order.

Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 5:55am

TNN caught up with Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden yesterday, Friday, February 9, 2018 as The House of Asembly resume its business after the Christmas break. The Honorable Mrs. Atherden was asked as to how she is finding her position as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance?

Ms. Atherden replied “It’s a challenge as I knew it would be, because when you have been the government and now you are the opposition you have to turn and make sure people get comfortable with their new roles.

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 1:25am

Today Minister Walton Brown released this statement to this fact, "I am pleased to learn that His Excellency the Governor Mr. John Rankin CMG has signed into assent the Domestic Partnership Act.

With the introduction of the Domestic Partnership Act, Bermuda - an associate member of CARICOM – will be amongst the first English-speaking Caribbean islands to introduce and pass a law that provides legal recognition to same-sex couples".

The Domestic Partnership Act permits any couple (heterosexual or homosexual) to enter into a domestic partnership and gives same-sex couples rights equivalent to those enjoyed by heterosexual married couples; rights that were not guaranteed before the passage of this Act.

The rights now guaranteed under the Domestic Partnership Act include: the right to inherit in the case of no will, the right to a partner’s pension(s), access to property rights, the right to make medical decisions on behalf of one’s partner and the right to live and work in Bermuda as the domestic partner of a Bermudian.  

While the majority of Bermudians do not agree with same-sex marriage – as evidenced by the referendum – it is the Government’s belief that this Act addresses this position while also complying with the European Courts by ensuring that recognition and protection for same sex couples are put in place.

The Act is intended to strike a fair balance between two currently irreconcilable groups in Bermuda, by restating that marriage must be between a male and a female while at the same time recognising and protecting the rights of same-sex couples.

Same-sex couples already married under Bermuda law before the commencement date of this Act will continue to be recognized as being married. Also, any overseas same sex marriages taking place before and during the transitional period will also be capable of recognition as marriages in Bermuda.  

Bermuda will continue to live up to its well-earned reputation as a friendly and welcoming place, where all visitors, including LGBT visitors, will continue to enjoy our beauty, our warm hospitality and inclusive culture.

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Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018 12:01pm

In the last of a three part interview retired PLP politician Terry Lister brings light to the Same-Sex Marriage issue in which Britain is attempting to intervene. In Mr. Lister’s opinion, Britain is fighting an uphill battle. Mr. Lister shared with TNN how Britain has never, at least not that he can ever recall Britain stepping into the affairs of Bermuda, as a self-governing territory. Mr. Lister raises questions as to why now?

Monday, 01 Jan 2018 1:56pm

2017 has been an exciting year. The Progressive Labour Party received a clear mandate from the people of Bermuda to move forward with the agenda we laid out in our election platform. We made a bold start with our 100 day pledges, followed by the Throne Speech which laid out the government’s roadmap for the next year.

Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 9:10am

 

It is with considerable satisfaction that the Opposition provides comments on recently released reports on Bermuda’s economy in 2017  and the Government's performance in the first half of the fiscal year 2017/18. 

Since the PLP became the government in July 2017, both of these reports, in fact speak to the efforts and impact of policies established by the OBA Government on Bermuda and the economy.   Therefore, they represent the last reports on the performance of the OBA government.  These reports reflect the good stewardship of the OBA and the progress being made toward balancing the budget.  Revenue is up, current expenditure is down,  there has been a reduction in the total deficit and we are on track to balance the budget in 2018/2019.



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