Live Updates: Reply To 2016 Throne Speech

November 14, 2016

[Updating] Opposition Leader David Burt is delivering the formal response to the 2016 Throne Speech today [Nov 14] in the House of Assembly, with today’s speech to mark his first speech in Parliament since being elected Opposition Leader.

The Throne Speech was delivered by Acting Governor Ginny Ferson on November 7th, and you can view all our coverage of the 2016 Throne Speech here, and we will provide updates on the Reply to the Throne Speech below, as well as post the full speech once able.

Update: Live coverage as ended, and the updates are below starting from the beginning

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  1. Valarie says:

    No one cares what Burt Math has to say. He’s even more unfit than Bean and would destroy this country.

    • You all wanted Bean in because he was a liability, but deep down inside you are threatened by Burt because he’s more cordial and diplomatic.
      Sorry Charlie try again.
      LMFAO

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        He may be more cordial and diplomatic….still doesn’t change the fact that he doesn’t know what hes doing lol!

        • Like Jet surroGate did and this milk is good for you.
          LMFAO

          • Toodle-oo says:

            Still patiently waiting for YOUR comments about YOUR premier who went on his ace boy from school days private jet a few times and ‘ace boy ‘ got an untendered contract worth many millions with little to no return that was renewed untendered again !
            Meanwhile , your fantasy OBA Jetgate got no one any contracts or handouts .
            (oh , LMFAO)

          • Jus' Wonderin' says:

            That was silly too! Guess you don’t mind him taking from your pension then…

      • Point boy says:

        No.! The only thing that scares me about Burt. Is, I think he actually believes the trash that he spews out is correct

  2. truth says:

    “Bermuda must include our unwed mothers, our teenage fathers, the people of faith and those who have no faith, the people who are straight and those who are gay. We cannot afford to toss anyone aside or leave anyone behind.”

    This from the same man who said that same-sex marriage is not “culturally acceptable”? The hypocrisy is coming through already.

    • According to African Culture, its not !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Terry says:

        We live in Bermuda Onion Juice.

        You follow right?

        • But African Descendants, like Europeans hold on to their culture where ever they live, Indians, etc.

          • Zevon says:

            But Burt is saying that he is not following what you call ‘African Culture’.
            So one way or another you’re talking sh 1 t again aren’t you. Either that or Burt is lying.

      • Point boy says:

        I thought you was a BERMUDA onion, with too much (juice)??

      • Mike Hind says:

        As usual, you are wrong, both about it not being acceptable in “African Culture” – it was, in many, many of those cultures – and your continued insistence that there is a single, monolithic “African Culture”… or a single “European Culture” for that matter.

        Don’t blame your hate and intolerance on your culture. This is all on you.

  3. wahoo says:

    So far this is pretty lame.

  4. wahoo says:

    Economic Diversification Unit? Do you wear it?

    • NCM says:

      We already have the Business Development Unit within the Ministry of Economic Development that does exactly what Burt is proposing. Also Business Development Agency (BDA) and Cabinet’s Economic Development Committee which fast tracks projects of national importance (hotels etc.)

    • Zevon says:

      It’s a unit specially set up to give contracts to insiders, friends and family members despite them not being competitive.
      After which we usually need a Commission of Enquiry.

  5. Hurry up and vote these jokers out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anbu says:

      Like you even vote OJ. Lmao

    • de fence says:

      Try and keep up. They are already out, and trying to get back in by promising everything is going to be ‘terrific’ just like Trump.
      Let’s see how he does over the next year before voting in any more jokers.

      • Point boy says:

        Another product of 20 years Bermuda public schooling. Do you even have a clue?

        Keep up! Look at the headlines! Do some homework!

        Bermuda is moving forward in the right direction! Don’t let the plps greed for power cloud you’re mind!

        Don’t be fooled!

        The plp are power before people

  6. Warlord says:

    More political rhetoric.I call b$llsh$t

  7. Terry says:

    And he blames it all on the 2008 recession and privilege.

    Low taxes, decrease prices et al.

    How he gonna get stuff here.
    By lightening?

    Rum all around.

    • Toleratate says:

      Every time I hear “2008 Recession” I immediately turn off….. It is UNBELIEVABLE that people TODAY still believe Bermuda’s financial mess is due to the recession. To make such a statement one must first show losses directly related to the recession… Please provide us with a spread-sheet stating loses incurred…. We DO, however have proof of OVER SPENDING and POOR/QUESTIONABLE FINANCIAL Practices, high-lighted by the AG Report and the current COI….

      • Can we have a spread sheet for de last 4 years off this Bull S!@# !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Terry says:

          The spread sheet is right in from of you and coming from your fingers to you mouth with expression.

          Your nothing but a troll but I guess Bernews has to entertain your comments within reason along with mine and others.

          Stop sowing your ‘boiled KFC’.

          I need a rum.

      • Terry says:

        Good to see your on top of it Toleratate

  8. bluwater says:

    This is the same speech he gave last time?

    He knows a tech incubator would be expat jobs right? And he wants to raid Bermudian pensions to do it?

  9. Zevon says:

    So he’s going to pass a law saying that government will invent three new industries.
    Oh yeah. That’s got success written all over it.