Police Escort Exuberant Attendee Off Grounds

November 8, 2013

An enthusiastic Bermudian was escorted off the Cabinet Grounds by police today [Nov 8], after letting out cries of “hallelujah” coupled with fanatic clapping while the Governor was reading the Throne Speech.

The police approached the man, and he left peacefully as the police walked beside him. As the man was leaving the grounds, he could be heard telling the officer, “but they are saying some good things.”

The man [face blocked for privacy reasons] is pictured below walking off the grounds with the police:


The Convening of Parliament saw Governor George Fergusson deliver the Throne Speech which outlines the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead.

Some of the highlights include the major grocery stores introducing 10% discounted shopping on Wednesdays for one year with effect from 1 December 2013, and plans to amend the Liquor Licence Act 1974 to allow for the purchase of wine and spirits on Sundays, as well as require mandatory ID checks for bars and nightclubs.

You can view our live coverage of the Throne Speech here, and all our coverage of the Throne Speech here.

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  1. Family Man says:

    Hallelujah. They ARE saying some good things.

    But don’t let it go to their heads.

  2. Handbag Basher says:

    off with his head!

  3. the people says:

    Is this no place for the people?

  4. Oh well says:

    Someone’s happy about buying liquor on sunday

  5. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    Thanks goodness he wasn’t of a lighter ( much lighter ) persuasion and carrying placards. Lawd knows what might have happened to him.

    I am so glad we live in a place called Democracy

    • Handbag Basher says:

      always some twat that wants to bring race into anything!
      DROP DEAD!

  6. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    @ Handbag Basher

    You and ya kind can all drop dead,and go the hell back home via BA for all i care. When the PLP was in power, a certain kind of people did whatever they wanted, marching on Cabinet over and over and over.

    Had NO respect for elected Members of Parliament and some had the nerve to voice their opinion even though they were on work permit and the issue of the day had no direct bearing on them.

    Race aint going anywhere my friend. Just look outside over at ya neighbors house and tell me what you see.

    • Family Man says:

      Neighbours? (There’s a U in there, just like there’s an N in government)

      Hopefully when he looks over at his neighbour’s house he doesn’t see someone with your attitude.

      • chief says:

        @family man have u ever left this beautiful island to go across the pond? Cuz there is a U.S spelling and U.K spelling for a lot of other words and neighbor is one. Do ur research or take a trip!! Better yet i learned this is middle school

      • Bermudian. says:

        Hehe, I also had a problem with the spelling, but guy, it is Neighbor & Neighbour, English , and American.

        • Bob says:

          I wasn’t aware “American” was a language, I thought they spoke English..

    • Kangoocar says:

      Not only do you have racist issues you need to work on, you also seem to have that same memory problem that the plp and all their supporters have?? It called “selective memory” you seem to forget the t he totally unruly and downright despicable way your plp supporters have acted toward the OBA government, I will help you by reminding you of that guy in a green shirt the got rite in our premiers face and acted in an extremely threatening manner earlier this year!! Any where else in the world he would have been dealt with severely!!!
      And this is coming from a Bermudian, so don’t give me that go back home on BA nonsense!! You are a despicable individual, and it comes as no surprise you vote plp!!

    • haha says:

      go lay down ya ignorant *****!!

    • Handbag Basher says:

      Bermuda is MY home!…as for neighbours,they are WHITE!

      re the march…I saw White,Black,and Bermudians and Ex pats,doing what they are LEGALLY allowed to do!
      In some places in the World,incl Africa,that Government would have been overthrown and shot!
      You should be thankful you live in a country where people can march and demonstrate LEGALLY.

  7. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    @ Kangoocar

    Bravo Bravo for reminding us all of 1 incident in where a black Bermudian male was being passionate in regards to job opportunities that seem to have gone to the cheap foreign labor since the arrival of the much beloved OBA.

    Unlike the numerous encounters when placards and name calling amongst other things happened over the past few years.

    I don’t have selective memory, so if you would like a History Lesson, i would be more than welcome to give you one.

    I am as much despicable and you are blinded by your beloved OBA.

    • Mike Hind says:

      It happens on both sides. Come on. Be honest.
      For every OBA supporter saying something out of line, there’s a PLP supporter doing exactly the same thing.

    • Come Correct says:

      Plp made IB unwelcome while work permits skyrocketed under their watch. Come again racist.

      • Shannon Tankard says:

        Yes it did skyrocket, but so did overall employment. Employment down now but work permits STILL rolling in.

        • Come Correct says:

          Look at the dates of peak employment under the plp and look at the date when all those work permits were issued, they don’t match. The oba is trying to attract higher class workers because they use services like nannies, landscapers, ect. When the demand for these jobs in creams more jobs will be available to Bermudians. The plp issued work permits for buzz workers… Why is this such a difficult concept to understand? The plp were out for payback not the people. Remember Dr. Ihavescorestosettle? The plp did good until 2009. What happened in 2009?

        • Come Correct says:


    • Raaz says:

      Kangoocar gave an example. Now it is your turn.

    • Sandy Bottom says:

      If the obnoxious fat rude green shirted guy had tried that with Obama he’d have been carried away by his feet and locked up for months.

    • Kangoocar says:

      Again you are having problems with your memory??? Don’t worry because you have probably forgotten, I will tell you again!! The cheap labour you speak of was brought here by YOUR plp!!! Also again I will help your memory, Bermudians have had to endure placard carrying plp/biu members for over 30 yrs, in fact they have burned down more businesses and rioted more than I can shake a stick at, do you really want to go there with a history lesson??? I actually have a very good memory and I can tell you straight up that no demonstration by the former UBP or now OBA supporters have ever put people’s lives in jeopardy and inflicted fear in the the everyday Bermudian!! Do you really want to go there???

    • Hmmm says:

      All those work permits were under the PLP, so…..you support the party that did the thing you are against.

  8. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    @ Kangoocar

    I forgot to pen, do you mean i am a racist or am prejudice?

    Inquiring minds would like to know.

    • Kangoocar says:

      Very simple, you are both!!! Don’t think I or anyone that has a decent level of intelligence would not have understood very clearly what you meant by going back home on BA!!! Why don’t you instead of asking silly questions respond to what I said to you at 7.53pm??? I would really be interested in your thoughts and opinion!!
      Also I would like to educate you on your response to sandy bottom, you are not only ignorant about politics locally, you are even more ignorant with the US political parties!!! You the more you write the more you prove your lack of understanding and knowledge about the things you comment on!!! I will give you this piece if advice, it is better to say nothing and let people assume you are ignorant as opposed to opening your mouth and removing all doubt!!!!

  9. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    @ Sandy Bottom

    As long as he wasn’t a Republican, because it seems they can do and say what they want. Just ask some of the Representatives of the House and US Senate.
    So ho humm and nice try

    Republicans = Rich elitist = UBP = OBA

    Democrats = Middle and Poor = PLP

    • Tee hee says:

      Your comments are so embarrassing to read, that they are more of an insult to PLP than OBA. Lmao. Keep em coming

    • Mike Hind says:

      What a load of nonsense. I know you have a desperate need to smear, but playing the “No, WE’RE the Democrats” game is a tricky one, as there are WAY more similarities between the Republicans – rhetoric, use of false fabrications, poor fiscal management, demonization of opponents, homophobia, outright racism – and the PLP.

      Try honesty.

    • Sandy Bottom says:

      Why don’t you just tell me to “go back home via BA”?

      Racist pig.

  10. GOD1ST says:


  11. X mam says:

    In recent times there have been several people in Bermuda that have gone off there rockers over there
    Political concerns and beliefs – and in some circumstances become dangerous too’.
    I have two Political lunatic’s living close to me – one is an PLP extremist who has for years asked people
    in my area who did you or who are you voting for and if you don’t say what She wants to hear he becomes loud
    and verbally abusive, – the other individual talks a lot of reteric about the Political System and what the PLP has done very loud
    and he is OBA all the way’ – so we are surrounded with these people.
    This was about one guy gone politicaly fullish – suppose it was a group of them’

  12. Rockfish#2 says:

    A small harmless incident is the cause of all this vitriol. Personally, I thought it was funny, as it provided a break from the rather long winded speech.

    The Governor must have laughed all the way home!

  13. Ya got me Rollin says:

    @Kangoocar. You have opened your mouth and removed doubt. The irony!!!!You have mentioned just about everything that happened in Bermuda to combat our Racist pastime. I actually am grateful you did.
    There are a few things that you have said that make it abundantly clear that you are ignorant and racist.
    First of all most of the riots and demonstration i.e.. burnings, took place more than 30 yrs ago to combat so many discriminatory practices that the black community quietly lived with on a daily basis. Some of these practices had to be changed by law. This was called change so that one segment of the population could become EQUAL ok.
    Secondly those discriminatory practices, backed by the evil legislation that upheld them, in conjunction with the economic arm that insured that a certain segment of the population prospered whilst another struggles, with prejudice being the driving force behind all this occurring makes up Racist practices.
    Lastly by you condemning placard carrying biu/plp members fighting and rioting for equality conveys to the world that YOU were happy with the Racist policies that permeated throughout Bermuda back then and therefore part of the problem. A leopard never changes its spots so I have choice but to label you a racist not only back then but TODAY. Hopefully no one looks up to you for guidance.

    • Kangoocar says:

      You my friend could not be more wrong if you tried to be!!! My father died a poor man because he fought for and gave way too much to the blacks of this island!!! I will never go into detail but he was hammered financially by the establishment that the blacks were fighting against as well, also I would like to inform you that the very ones he was fighting for also hurt him financially as well!! So don’t ever write your nonsense about me when you clearly have no idea what you are talking about!! Me a racist?? I can assure you that is a falsehood!! I only say things the way it is and will never stop saying the truth!!!

      • Ya got me Rollin says:

        Your father did not post anything on Bernews yesterday. You blasted the placard carrying policy fighters. I would have liked to have met your your father to hear his story.

        • Ya got me Rollin says:

          My comment still remains. Based on what you have said, you sir are a racist and seemingly bitter.

  14. wOW says:

    A lot of the above political and racial comments are unrelated to the headline.

    The guy escorted away is well known for his loud talking everywhere he goes i.e. concerts, or anywhere with a crowd. He can be a nuisance but complys when asked to be quiet which also leads to being escorted away. LOL. He must have gotten excited when he heard alcohol can be brought on Sundays. I agree the governor might have given a smile when he heard him. I saw him as he walked quietly down Front Street after the incident.

  15. Disgusting. says:

    What did this man do wrong? I did not see the police escort the Green Giant who got in the Premier’s face?

  16. Just One says:

    This whole black and white, rich and poor, educated and less educated, privileged and neglected, polarized community/ world really makes me so sad. When are we going to realize that none of this stuff will matter when you take your last breath…SMH

    • Ya got me Rollin says:

      That’s just it we are still breathing, so it matters

      • Come Correct says:

        “There is no black vs white, there is no republican vs Democrat, there is no gay vs straight, there is no atheist vs fanatic, there is no rich vs poor, there is no left vs right. There is only us against them. The labels in which we identify ourselves only keep us divided and fight against each other instead of fighting back.”

  17. Realist says:

    This guy was so happy the former govt are now the Loyal Opposition!

  18. Stop Complaining for 1 Second says:

    @ Kangoocar

    you my friend are we call ignorant. I read your last post where you tell some sob story about your white father who tried to help the black man but was bitten in his arse.
    Just from those words you pen, tells me that you have hate and vengeance in your heart.
    FYI – I know plenty about local and US politics.
    Like you I call it like I see it.
    What you won’t do is use this forum to try and lure me into a back and forth.
    I will only pen what I want you to read and YES, I and a lot of people like me, really do wish that your kind will pack up and head back home on BA, so that you can be reunited with your kind.
    Everywhere you have been on earth has been full of lies and deceit.
    It is in your blood to be evil, just look at your forefathers.

    • Mike Hind says:

      Yeah… And it’s HIM that’s the racist. Riiiight.
      “It’s in you blood to be evil, just look at your forefathers.” Is pretty much the definition of “racist post”.

      • Kangoocar says:

        Thank you Mike, it just really is sad that after 14 yrs of the plp brainwashing them this is the net result!! It is also ironic that when EB told the plp supporters ” a vote for the UBP is a vote back to the plantation ” the opposite was actually the truth, is very sad that they don’t even realize the fact that it was actually a vote for the plp that actually put them back on the plantation economically and socially!!!
        The OBA have a very high mountain to climb!!!!!

    • Kangoocar says:

      For the ignorant, which is you by the way!! My family roots I can assure you run much deeper than yours in BDA!! So get over it, I ain’t going anywhere!! I will now climb back out of the sewer I find myself in while conversing with you but will leave you with this to think about, if you ever had your way and sent all those away that you some how think don’t belong here, YOU would starve to death!!! Your are nothing short of being an imbecile and would deserve everything you would get!!!!

  19. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    Ho hummm. Both you Kangoocar and Mike Hinds are so predictable.
    I will leave you with this to think about:

    White people committed genocide against the Native Americans, brought Africans into chattel slavery, exterminated the Jews (and everybody around them), placed the Japanese in interment camps, forced the Chinese to build their railroads…we could be here all day, really

    Let’s just keep it real. As a collective race, white people….. disallowed my great-grandparents to choose where they lived and moved out of the neighborhood when that was no longer legal….my grandparents had to take the back door to go serve white people in their homes and clubs and had to pay taxes for roads they didn’t dare to walk down…..my mother’s school choices were determined by the color of her skin…..children that looked like me were deemed anomalies for being even halfway intelligent (with the rest of us being herded into special education like cattle), and they can’t stop whining about how hard it is to be white.

    So i will take my chances to survive alone than to have to live you you mate..

    • Kangoocar says:

      Interesting that you seem to not mention what blacks have done to blacks in Africa also you seem to forget the fact that it was the Nazis that did what you mentioned to the Jews and also forget that many countries lost millions of their citizens in war fighting that wrong!! Also I would like to bring to your attention the Japanese were put into interment camps because they attacked another country!!!
      Look champ, you can live your life in the past all you want, but I choose to move forward in life!! Changing what happened in the past is impossible but living in a way to make it a better for future for all is the way I choose too go!! Your way of thinking will hold you back more than any oppression did to your parents generation, and notice I said parents, because you have not felt it yet you choose to live it??? You are your own worst enemy and you don’t even know it!!!! Have a good day if you can!!,

    • Mike Hind says:

      Filthy. You are truly disgusting.

      Blaming these atrocities – and there is absolutely no denying that they ARE atrocities – on the colour of a persons skin is the lowest of the low.

      You make me sick. The fact that someone thinks like this, in this day and age, makes me sick.

      You should be ashamed of yourself.

      It wasn’t the colour of their skin that caused people to think like this… it was because they thought like you. They thought that the colour of someone’s skin defined them. They thought that inferiority was “in the blood”, just like you do.

      Vile. You are truly vile.

      • Come Correct says:

        IMO it should be a crime punishable by death, slowly but surely the world would get better. Whites have committed atrocities against whites and blacks against blacks, the funny thing is the color of their skin had nothing to do with it, just the hate and greed in their hearts. The fact this person is so stuck on color shows they lack the intelligence to see the real problem.

        • Mike Hind says:

          What should be? Personally, I’m against the death penalty, so I can think of no crime where justice is served by murdering another person. Vengeance, sure, but not justice.

          • Come Correct says:

            I feel you, I don’t kill living things unless I plan to eat/use it or in defense, but like you it sickens me to think that people like “stop complaining” (ironic name huh?) roam freely among us. Maybe they should have a country of their own completely dedicated to them and their hate. Maybe instead of a certain kind hopping on BA and going “home” they themselves (themselves, not “their kind”) should follow the advice of Mandela and go “home” themselves. I hear Liberia is nice this time of year, maybe Samolia. Then again there is always the option of appreciating the place we were born in and collectively working together to better it for ALL. They talk about atrocities committed like the holocaust but the only thing that put a halt to that was many nations uniting for a common good. That may be too much to ask from someone that thinks like they do though.

            Everyone, and I mean everyone should listen to this and share it with everyone they know. Take from it what you will.


    • Ya got me Rollin says:

      @ Stop Complaining For 1 Sec…
      Notice how the last three posters minimized the atrocities that laid the foundation for their economic empowerment and left generations devastated by the subsequent policy that were set in place to further fortify their prosperity. Then in the end called you a racist. Kangoocar even had the audacity to limit the the way people feel today to a mere 14 years in Earth’s History. With that sort of nonsense you can understand why they can say ” you can live your life in the past, but I choose to move forward in life!!” This is best way they can distance themselves from the atrocities of their forefathers.

      But we all learned something profound today for one of them. Skin colour had nothing to do with. Thanks for that we all appreciate your contribution.

      • Mike Hind says:

        How did I minimize them? Please. Explain how I did that.

        And when you’re done with that, please explain how the person’s skin colour caused them to do the awful things they did.

        I’m begging you to explain how, because of what’s “in the blood”, they did what they did.

        Oh, when you’re done with that, explain why ANYONE should be held responsible for someone else’s actions. Why SHOULD someone be held responsible for “the atrocities of their forefathers”?

        Any chance of that happening?

        (I won’t be holding my breath.)

      • Mike Hind says:


        Do you honest believe that it’s the colour of someone’s skin that causes them to commit atrocities?

        Simple question. Yes or no?

      • Come Correct says:

        My grandparents never committed any of these atrocities mentioned or unmentioned and they are the furthest back in my family tree that I personally knew. I have no control over what my ancestors did or didn’t do so I choose to move forward. You live the way you want, it’s your life.

  20. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    @ Ya got me Rollin – One thing i have learned over time, some people choose to ignore facts and try to distance themselves from their past, hoping that no-one will notice.

    So sure, let’s pretend that racism is not largely an issue of white people harassing, disenfranchising, and impoverishing non-white people and just say it’s HUMAN problem that affects EVERYONE equally.

    Ignoring the fact of white culpability (even unconscious and unintentional culpability) will surely advance the cause of anti-racism. Instead of understanding racism as a problem perpetuated by white institutional and cultural power, we’ll just focus our attention squarely on the real problem of how non-white people are messed up. Because that’s where your ideas are leading us—back to the present moment, in which white people believe that never having personally owned slaves or sicced dogs on black people means they bear absolutely no individual or collective responsibility for supporting policies, institutions, and ideas that perpetuate the oppression of nonwhites. So whites get to not only avoid actually doing anything about racism, but even thinking about it. Because racism is just sort of a problem that’s out there, like thunderstorms, and not something that people cause and maintain.

    But according to Come Correct, i don’t know any better because i am Black

    • Mike Hind says:

      The fact is: you think that the colour of someone’s skin and what’s “in their blood” causes them to commit atrocities. THAT is the salient point here and it is exactly why you are, in fact, a racist.

      It’s very telling that you are ignoring points people are making and moving the goalposts.

      • Kangoocar says:

        Mike, who ever the person was that coined the phrase ” ignorance has no limits ” had to have met these two imbeciles!!! Do not waste your time corresponding with these two because it is totally a waste of time!!
        The plp are probably proud to have these two as supporters, what does that tell you about that political party?? It makes me smile when those types because of ignorance live in some delusional state that makes them think there is no poor white people and plenty of them at that!! I am sure you have noticed that they will never answer your or my questions to them because simply put, their blinded racism has taken away their ability to actually learn the real facts!!!

        • Mike Hind says:

          Insults are not the way. Stooping to their level is not the way.
          Rise above.

    • Come Correct says:

      Lol Where did I say that? Thanks for proving the actual point I was making.

  21. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    Another thing: When white people want to discuss race issues, it’s always “the black community”, or the “other community”, et cetera.

    It’s never the “white community”. Black people are apparently responsible for everything that other black people do, but when a bunch of white people are racist or violent it’s someone else’ problems. We talk about “black culture”, but it’s politically incorrect to talk about “white culture

  22. Stop Complaining For 1 Sec says:

    @ Mike Hinds

    If the color of ones skin wasn’t so important, we would NOT be having this dialogue.
    You are either so brain dead, that you choose to ignore FACTS or you simply have nothing important to add to the topic at hand.

    The FACTS remain that YOU and people that look like you, want to blame everyone else, have a look in the mirror.

    God forbid, that your Becky Sue comes homes with a brother in hand…

    That must be every Mike Hinds worst nightmare…
    Maybe then we wouldn’t talk RACE anymore, because you would cease to exist as a RACE

    • Mike Hind says:

      Now you’re mixing things up! We’re not talking about whether it’s important, that’s a whole ‘nother discussion. We’re talking about whether it causes people to commit atrocities, as you claim.
      It doesn’t. To say it does is, in fact, the definition of racism.

      What I have to add to the topic at hand is a denunciation of your racism. It is not ok to make these claims.

      And what claims you make. The level of hate coming off you is terrifying.

      “YOU and people that look like you…”

      Good lord.

      Let’s not even talk about the level of ignorance you show in not even getting my name right! How hard is it to look and make sure it’s correct?

      I’m more than willing to talk about race and ways that we can resolve the inequalities and move towards harmony and a place where we can ALL be on the same page.

      However, this is impossible to do with someone who believes that, because of the colour of my skin, I am less than you are, morally, someone who believes that, because of the colour of my skin, I should be held responsible for the sins of other “people that look like me”, someone who believes that, because of the colour of my skin, that someone in my family coming home with a black guy would be my “worst nightmare” (I’m Bermudian, man. That seriously doesn’t bother me. You thinking it would? That’s on you and just shows how low you think I am, based solely on the colour of my skin.).
      It’s as impossible to have a meaningful conversation about race with you as it would be with a KKK member. The levels of hate are comparable.

      So, because it is impossible, all that’s left is to denounce you and your words as nothing but filth and racism and hate speech and to express my disgust that someone living in 2013 is so filled with ignorance and hate as to say something like this.

      I don’t have a “Becky Sue” (which… seriously? How little do you know about white Bermudians? “Becky Sue”?), but I pray that you don’t have children. I despair to think that your hate would be passed on to another generation.