Wayne Furbert Sworn As Junior Finance Minister

October 8, 2017 | 35 Comments

During a brief ceremony at Government House on Friday [Oct 6], Governor John Rankin swore in Wayne Furbert as the new Junior Minister of Finance.

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt said, “I am pleased to welcome the knowledge and insight that the Hon. Wayne Furbert will bring to the Ministry of Finance.

Wayne Furbert - swearing in Bermuda October 8 2017

“Additionally, he will be assisting me with Parliamentary duties in the House of Assembly related to finance,” the Premier continued.

Governor and Furbert Bermuda October 8 2017

“Senator Vance Campbell will continue to speak on financial matters in the Senate and will serve as Junior Minister of Public Works and Government Reform.”

Premier and Furbert Bermuda October 8 2017

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  1. Family Man says:

    Is he there for his alleged expertise on pyramid schemes?

    • JAWS says:

      BEST COMMENT AND TRUE IN FORM.

      History Lesson UBP/OBA JET GATE says:
      October 8, 2017
      Good for you Mr. Furbert!!!! I remember when he was in the UBP/OBA until they kicked him in the back and he left the party like so many voters that crossed the floor. Hopefully Craig Cannonier will cross the floor after resigning to be replaced by UBP/OBA Michael Dunkley, from the Jet Gate scandal. It was nice to learned from deputy UBP/OBA leader Bob Richards who expressed to the media……..

      “The public doesn’t know what happened. Craig was made to be the fall guy.”

      Craig you would have to be a weak man to remain with this group after they did this to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wassup says:

    Has anyone seen or heard anything from the giovernor? Does he step out of govt house at all?

    • JAYBIRD says:

      The Governor is a diplomatic tourist. His role is purely ceremonial. By the way that is not a plug for independence…

  3. Mark says:

    Lol. Flip flop furbert strikes again!

  4. David says:

    Hopefully he won’t invest our monies in a pyramid scheme

  5. Unbelievable says:

    You’re kidding me right? haha What a disaster.

  6. History Lesson UBP/OBA JET GATE says:

    Good for you Mr. Furbert!!!! I remember when he was in the UBP/OBA until they kicked him in the back and he left the party like so many voters that crossed the floor. Hopefully Craig Cannonier will cross the floor after resigning to be replaced by UBP/OBA Michael Dunkley, from the Jet Gate scandal. It was nice to learned from deputy UBP/OBA leader Bob Richards who expressed to the media……..

    “The public doesn’t know what happened. Craig was made to be the fall guy.”

    Craig you would have to be a weak man to remain with this group after they did this to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Smoke & Mirrors says:

      If you are going to rehash the whole Jetgate thing and speak about history, why not speak the whole truth. What are your thoughts about Dr. Brown taking a ride on the private jet owned by Globalhue, and then awarding the same company the Tourism contract TWICE. I await your thoughts.

      Don’t know what I am referring too? Check the CBS bew website or google Dr. Ewart Brown Globalhue.

      Let me know what you think.

    • wahoo says:

      Wayne was made leader for all the wrong reasons and it was a huge mistake because he is not a leader.

    • Onion says:

      The other people behind the Jetgate scandal already switched to join the PLP.

    • Unbelievable says:

      Aaaand you need a grammar lesson or two.

    • Mark says:

      Lol. Love it. that is absolutely not why he crossed. That’s why they call him Flip Flop for goodness sake! Love your posting name too. Keep spreading the fake news my friend. If you are so interested in history lessons, what do you think about Port Royal or the findings of the Commission of Inquiry in general?

  7. Family Man says:

    Obviously flip flop’s been told to keep his anti-marriage bill in his pants for now and he’ll get a nice new title, a raise and if he’s good, even a fancy car to show off to his friends.

    Next month he gets to re-open his travel agent school for the unemployed. You too can be a travel agent. Call 1-800-flp-flop for details.

  8. jt says:

    Jeesh.

  9. somuchless says:

    Watch flip flop start singing to the trees hoping that money will grow lolol

  10. Dawyne says:

    Is this a joke ? No April fools is over now I think we should start to worry , seem it all now

  11. Shaka zulu says:

    This has got to be a joke.

    • wahoo says:

      He has a bible in one and his pen in the other. At least this might distract him from his other efforts against people’s freedoms.

  12. Ignaorance says:

    Flip flop Furbert, knows where the $$$$$$ are!

  13. Build a Better Bermuda says:

    They were already spending more money on cabinet salaries than the OBA was and now their adding another… guess this is what Burt mathematics translats to in being responsible with the public purse. Wonder how he’s still doing on top of the tavel website pyramid.

  14. Liztitterton says:

    Sigh!

  15. cpm says:

    How many flip flops are there?

  16. steve says:

    How has he handled his own financials? Oh never mind.I dont care anymore.

  17. Up D hill says:

    This is what the people voted for so this is what they will get! A clueless government!!!!!!!

  18. kevin says:

    Furbert will do very little for the ministry of finance. Somebody needs to be keeping track of all of this spending , March is fast approaching when they will tell us they had no other choice. When Burt was Junior Finance minister we overspent freely with no control . What do you think will happen now
    You asked for it …hope you’re happy

    • Athena says:

      Quite a few of these appointments are not looking good. Seems like this government is emulating another to our west.

      Let’s hope that we do not end up with a circus!

  19. MYOPIA says:

    Appointing a man to advise of finance when he seemed to be involved in some alleged pyramid scheme is a bit rich !
    Flip flop is also crusading to deny equality to the #lgbt community in Bermuda. He couldn’t balance a piggy bank let alone advise on finance. This is farcical.

  20. MYOPIA says:

    The Governor shakes the hand of a bigot…… he ain’t smiling at all.

  21. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH more of we guys money down the drain!

  22. Double S says:

    So Burt’s claim that the ‘reduced’ Cabinet exemplifies leadership from the top was misleading (at best)?

    Don’t worry PLP, you know your supporters wouldn’t dare to hold you to account.

    Carry on.

  23. Yellowbird7 says:

    WHY?

  24. Francis says:

    Way to go Flip Flop. Why don’t you tell all those Bermudians how successful pyramid schemes are? You may be a qualified accountant but that does not make you good at finance! This is a scary scary moment in the history of Bermuda. Total lack of transparency. Where was the press invitation? Why was Vance shuffled? Why was Wayne installed? Why now after less 100 days (a shuffle was not in the 100 day plan!)? Did Wayne make an issue unless he was given a post? How does this increase efficiency (cost of cabinet just went up). Why a red shirt? What the heck is going on?!?

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