Video: Voting & Belongers Panel Discussion

March 6, 2019 | 19 Comments

[Updated with video] Bernews will be hosting a News & Views panel discussion at around noon on Wednesday [March 6] with Peter Sanderson, Craig Cannonier, and Cordell Riley set to discuss the suggestions from the British Foreign Affairs Committee which included extending voting rights to UK citizens that live in Bermuda, belongers, immigration and other related topics.

Bernews News & Views March 6

The trio will be discussing the matter with journalist Don Burgess, and we will update this article with the live video at around noon on Wednesday, or you can keep an eye on Bernews Facebook page.

Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 1-hour and 9-minute replay is below

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  1. Lol@TheOBA says:

    Seems like Britain don’t like the fact that a set of ppl on the island i.e. the 64 percent can make or break an election. Gee I wonder why they are trying to decimate that? Colonialism and the big R comes to mind

    • Lol@TheOBA says:

      All jokes aside this wouldn’t be happening if we where INDEPENDENT..just saying

      • What says:

        Shut up dumb a$&! Your answer to everything is independence! Why don’t you go to Jamaica and ask them how independence is going! BAD!

      • Wahoo says:

        What is happening?

      • question says:

        A bit like if the Corporations of Hamilton and St Georges were INDEPENDENT, the oligarchs of the PLP wouldn’t be able to walk in and take them over, right?

    • WHAT WHAT WHAT! says:

      Craig Trump trying to be PLP, but he still working for the oba/aUBP. He needs to come clean and tell us it’s about race and having as much white votes as black votes. If this paper ever when full 100% the PLP would never win any election with all the UK spouses and work permit people living here.

      • WHAT WHAT WHAT! says:

        “ever went full 100%”

      • Toodle-oo says:

        ” it’s about race and having as much white votes as black votes.”

        And what’s so terrible about having a nice 50/50 balance ? ?

        • Anbu says:

          Doesnt suit their agenda. Thats the problem. Better to have more stupid people on their side as opposed to intellectuals. Lol

  2. J J says:

    Craig, you talk about the UK and Europe coming after Bermuda, but this is really about these countries trying to fight falling corporation taxes on goods and services purchased in their jurisdictions. The money flowing into Bermuda is basically all from flowing from other nations. This reduces the money available for essential services in these countries. The winds of change are blowing we need to recognise the season we are in. This is not going away.

    Huffing and Puffing is like urinating in the wind.

    • Lol says:

      Well didnt the voters hammwer on the OBA the milkman and Bob the destroyer of airports last election. Dam man he even lost to Famous. Lol

  3. Fair Bermuda says:

    Well said Cordell Riley

    Historical History is key

    Some like overlooking it.

    • Question says:

      Like how the PLP don’t want to talk about how they got us into this mess?

  4. Question says:

    Didn’t watch it, but let me guess. Cordell Riley was against expanding democracy.

  5. Pangaea says:


    The cost of doing overseas tourist business is beyond realistic .

    The entire tax system is unfair.

    Bermuda is a holiday island where every one is on hoiliday.

    Not one day goes past with out seeing increases in the cost of living .

    We failed the economics exam .

    We are not getting what we are paying for.

    Living the past will not solve the problems of today .

    Bermuda is becoming another Easter Island void of sustainable substance.

    We live in a devided Island in isolation ,expand your horizons.

    A countries finances and policies can not be managed successfully with out accountability .

    Bermuda’s leaking ship is in dire need of re structuring.

  6. Pangaea says:

    The Basis of every successfull business is devided into three parts Buying; Selling and Marketing.

    Bermuda is in a food fun and favor Business.

    On occasion we have over 4,000 cruise ship guests who most likely travel on C. Card debt to come to our shores, some get to walk around a converted B.N.B. British Naval Base and if they are in lucky get to wet their feet at the Horseshoe ,the weathy ones get to tour the island and may see the Botanical or the Aquarium or the Lighthouse. or go Cat sailing.

    Is that it ?

    Do they return home dissatisfied ,for them was it just the cruise ?

    As the destination, do we fall short on hospitality on which this island built its foundation on ?

    I ask, do other destinations put on a better show ?………… we are down 4%!

    Looks like we have a big problem ? No incentives ?

    Where are the trained ambassadors there to romance the merchandise ?

    Those 4,000 + visitors are our captive audience, who spent their dollar not ours to visit,then they go, many never to be seen again , un less , we do something very special to encourage them to return.

    You tell me !What is the most exciting pass time here ?

    Should every tour bus visit the city and Ye Olde Town if we can’t sell them a hand bag or blue jeans , we can sure sell them a lunch.

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