Immigration Waivers Policy Under Scrutiny
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Questions being asked about waivers being granted to companies seeking to fill positions which are supposed to be included in closed categories as government moves to secure employment for Bermudians.
Reporters were supposed to be among the closed categories, but the Royal Gazette has recently hired a reporter, Shaun Connolly from the UK.
Well placed government sources suggest a waiver was granted for the local daily to hire yet another reporter from the UK.
This we understand is just one of a number of waivers granted in relation to so called closed categories.
We reached out to Jason Hayward the Minister responsible for Labour and Immigration matters to find out how many waivers have been granted and in which of the closed categories.
A situation which our source contends does not sit well with some PLP Members of Parliament in light of continued difficult economic times being faced by so many Bermudians.
We have so far received a brief response from the Department of Communication DCI on behalf of the Minister of Immigration Jason Hayward’s office seen below.
The reasons for granting waivers to overseas guest workers is available in Section 1.16 of the Department of Immigration’s Work Permit Policy, available at https://www.gov.bm/sites/default/files/immigation-work-permit-policy-2015.pdf.”
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