Bermuda’s new government has issued a fresh new mandate for the immigration reform working group. A statement issued today by minister for home affairs Walton Brown said that the group – formed after public protests against the former administration’s immigration proposals – will pursue a “principles first” mandate. No longer tasked to propose amendments to […]
I did not order Crockwell home immigration raid – Gordon-Pamplin
Immigration minister says bona fide illegal worker investigation targeted other homes besides the former minister's
Former tourism minister Shawn Crockwell’s home was one of several targeted by immigration officers in a recent bid to ferret out an illegal worker, according to minister in charge of immigration, Pat Gordon-Pamplin. Gordon-Pamplin stressed that the raid was part of a bona fide investigation of which she knew nothing beforehand. Crockwell, who cited the…...
Poor leadership to blame for immigration impasse – Butterfield
The way forward must be grounded in equity
At a Chamber of Commerce hosted panel discussion entitled “Pathways to Status” on June 16, Butterfield stressed that equity should be the guiding principle in coming up with an immigration regime that is acceptable to all. But he emphasised during the question and answer session that coming to a consensus required a quality of leadership that…...
Immigration. Its History. Its Legacy
Presentation by Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB). March 11, 2016, Cathedral Hall
Bermuda’s racialized immigration regime and other laws have been used to control the Island’s black population throughout its history for political, social and economic purposes. Measures were devised to curb black political expression, keep the numbers of blacks within acceptable limits, and preserve white political and economic power. Post Emancipation there were deliberate attempts to […]
Immigration reform protest
Live coverage -March 17, 2016
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No plans to change venue : Speaker
As police and protesters collaborate
House Speaker Randolph Horton has no plans to exercise his powers to change the venue of parliament’s next meeting. And despite calls from The Royal Gazette and hardliners within the One Bermuda Alliance Government and its supporters to use force against the protesters, police and protest organisers are collaborating to ensure public safety and protect…...
No sustainability assessment on Pathways proposal
Immigration proposals not assessed for social, economic and environmental impacts
Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy insists that the Pathways to Status policy pose no threats to Bermuda’s long term sustainability. This despite the fact that the controversial immigration reform proposals have not been subjected to a sustainability impact assessment. An SIA is an analysis of the social, environmental and economic impacts of a policy proposal…....
Politics today – March 14, 2016
Controversial immigration reform proposals set to be debated today, last day of budget debates.
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Politics today – March 11, 2016
Real time coverage of debates, press conferences, town halls and public events as protests against immigration reform escalates
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House of Assembly – March 9, 2016
Updates on the continuing protests against Govt's immigration initiative, coverage of budget debates and a motion for a JSC on impact of unemployment on women in Bermuda
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