Video: Famous Interviews BIU’s Chris Furbert

December 29, 2014

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] These words perhaps encompass the road to justice and balance for both Bermudian employees and their employers, but negotiating differences of opinion between the two can be a tense and complex task. In the face of this challenge stand a number of labour organizations and trade unions.

One of the largest of these entities is the Bermuda Industrial Union, more commonly known as the BIU. Heading up this union is Brother Christopher Furbert also known as Chris Furbert or Brother Chris.

Bermuda Voices Part #1: Chris Famous with BIU President Chris Furbert

Known for his no nonsense approach towards infringements on workers rights, Brother Chris has built a reputation as a stalwart of the modern day labour movement.

What is not as widely known, is his no nonsense approach to unacceptable work ethics and his passion for pro-active action during these economic crunch times.

I have known of Brother Chris for many years when he was involved as a leading dock worker and President of P.H.C. In the last two years I have had the opportunity to speak with him personally and to hear his thoughts and visions on the Bermudian labour movement in the 21st Century.

Bermuda Voices Part #2: Chris Famous with BIU President Chris Furbert

I recently had a chance to sit down with him briefly to ask a few questions and discuss a few key issues facing Bermuda at present.

Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado I present Brother Chris Furbert in his own words.

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  1. TSOL says:

    Isn’t an interview supposed to be objective? Famous isn’t objective when it comes to the BIU.

  2. Stunned... says:

    TSOL – not when it is an “Opinion” piece. facts and babies are thrown out with the wash.

  3. Mark says:

    I’d rather listen to the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas song over and over. Dare say their English is better.

  4. Yahoo says:

    Famousss isn’t qualified to act as a journalist or conduct an interview but that doesn’t stop him from spewing his nonsense.

    • Jack straw says:

      Lol. Wow…..I didn’t know one needed to have qualifications to ask questions.

      • hmmm says:

        He is taking the job away from journalists on the island.

        Ironic that Mr Union was willing to be interviewed by someone who was effectively moonlighting on someone elses potential job.

      • Creamy says:

        When your stated political ally asks nothing but pre-arranged softball questions, it doesn’t count as an “interview”.

  5. Seen says:

    1) This is like Sean Hannity interviewing Dick Cheney

    2) Famous makes Furbert sound well spoken

    3) Did Famous curse at the end of the interview?

  6. agatha christie says:

    Sorry, saw the handshakes and the smiles at the beginning and stopped watching – what’s the point when it looks like there wll be a complete lack of objectivity

  7. CJ says:

    The BIU supermarket was an accomplishment?

    It went out of business!!

  8. Terry says:

    Nothing more than a mouthpiece for the PLP.
    Reminds me of Barbara Ball.

  9. Sky Pilot says:

    Don’t bother,it’s not worth wasting your time watching,it’s the same old biu/plp tango.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Thankyou. It will give the dog an extra 12 minutes of walk time.

  10. Dread says:

    More gibberish from Mr.Famous.The BIU is a mouthpiece for the PLP and will do anything to aid The Opposition.Objectivity is not in the playbook. Divide and conquer is the way forward for these guys. Win the govt so we can control the masses.When govt fears the people there is democracy,when the people fear govt,there is tyranny.Figure out which one applies to the Opposition or the current govt?

  11. Unbelievable says:

    I would watch this but just like the previous one from two weeks ago, it is just too long and boring. The subject matter is obviously important to all of us but this just drags on.

    Plus I’m betting it’s full of bias.

  12. Terry says:

    Hell…..I did not even click on that arrow/triangle thing.
    Two peas in a pod.
    I just read the comments and well yah know.

  13. Alvin Williams says:

    Let them scream and voice their protests; they are not satisfied unless the voices to be heard are those of their clones. The traditional media in this country treads lightly and are loath to enter those areas whose opinions are not always heard. Mr. Famous and his interviews are full filling a gap and it is long over due. Keep up the good work Mr. Famous.

  14. Cafe Au Lait says:

    It would be entertaining and informative – except that it isn’t.

    PLP clearly has nothing of any value to say. We already knew this – but this just confirms it.

    Bye bye PLP.

  15. lightbulb!!!!! says:

    Please do not try this again……it may end up on Saturday Night Live.

    • SNL? says:

      It won’t end up on SNL. Their material is intentionally funny. This is just laughable.

  16. CJ says:

    Lighbulb is correct. Perhaps this is the start of a new comedy sketch show.

    Not The Dum Dum?

  17. jt says:

    Bag’s nearly empty.

  18. I’d read this letter following which touches on relevant points that are in reference to Bermuda of today and why “some” are still stuck (unfortunately) in the preverbal past :-(
    Another attempt to divide the races for political gain. The author attempts to suggest that blacks should not join the O.B.A. as there continues to be very real segregation in the world of finance and in our community”.
    Dr. Hodgson does a disservice to the black community,(like some others do) as she thinks that the Bermuda we live in today is like the Bermuda she lived in 50 years ago. Bermuda is now a place where with good work ethics, and a good education also a good attitude anyone regardless of their skin colour can achieve. Forced segregation is gone, if we are segregated today it is because we choose to be. Personally I do / mixed with people of all “races” in my life.
    Opportunities are out there for all to grab, you just have to do it. Do not get mired in the past, but learn from it and do not repeat the ills. Believe me, the Bermuda we live in today is different to the one of yesteryear!

  19. Cha says:

    His continuous use of double negatives actually discredits everything he has said considering he is actually saying the opposite of what he intends to say.