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Podcast: Former MP John Barritt

The possibility he may run as an Independent candidate in the upcoming general election, the Commission of Inquiry, and politics in general were among the topics discussed when former MP John Barritt sat down with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon for our latest live Facebook interview, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

Bernews Podcast with John Barritt

Podcast: MP Wayne Furbert On Marriage Bill

MP Wayne Furbert said the Human Rights Amendment Act 2017 — which seeks to make an amendment to define marriage between a male and a female — will be debated in the House of Assembly in July of this year.

The Private Members Bill seeks to, in effect, restrict marriage to between a man and woman, and follows after a landmark court ruling which paved the way for same sex marriage in Bermuda.

Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche filed a legal challenge after their marriage application was declined by Bermuda’s Registrar-General, and the court ruled in their favour , paving the way for same sex marriage.

The Bill — which is a Private Members Bill brought by Mr Furbert — states, “Whereas it is expedient to amend the Human Rights Act 1982, to preserve the institution of marriage; Be it enacted by The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows;

“In section 2 of the Human Rights Act 1981, at the end insert— [5] Nothing in this section shall be taken to override the provisions of section 15[c] of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1974 [which provides that a marriage is void unless the parties are respectively male and female].”

Mr Furbert sat down with Bernews for a video interview, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

Bernews Podcast with Wayne Furbert

Podcast: US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig

The drivers license issue, the Uighurs, the Stop List, upcoming America’s Cup, and the relationship with the Bermuda Government were among the topics discussed when US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig sat down with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon for our latest live interview, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

Bernews Podcast with US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig

Podcast: Lawyers Explain Same Sex Marriage Legalities

A gay couple can get married right now, an appeal to the legal judgment is highly unlikely to succeed, churches cannot be forced to marry gay couples, and a “significant reason” why we have same-sex marriage today is because of the Preserve Marriage group’s campaign.

These were some of the statements made by three lawyers involved in the landmark legal judgment during our most recent live interview on our Facebook page, where Bernews’ guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon sat down with Rod Attride Stirling, who represented the Human Rights Commission, and Mark Pettingill and Grant Spurling, who represented Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche, to speak about the implications of the same sex marriage ruling which they successfully argued for in the Supreme Court.

The resulting audio has been extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

Bernews Podcast with Human Rights Commission

Podcast: ​Bermuda Union Of Teachers

Bermuda Union of Teachers President Shannon James and General Secretary Michael Charles sat down with Bernews for a live interview on our Facebook page, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

BUT President Shannon James and General Secretary Michael Charles discussed a wide range of topics including the need for more technology in the classroom, the Education Minister, their hopes for the new Education Commissioner, schools reorganization and more.

Bernews Podcast with Bermuda Union of Teachers

Podcast: ​Minister Jeanne Atherden

Minister of Health and Seniors Jeanne Atherden sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

Minister Atherden discussed a wide range of topics including healthcare costs, regulating health providers, the issue of precertification, the recent hospital bed crisis, long term care for seniors, the Mental Health Act, Stemedica and more.

Bernews Podcast with Jeanne Atherden

Podcast: ​Premier Michael Dunkley

Premier Michael Dunkley sat down with Bernews for a live interview on our Facebook page, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

Bernews Podcast with Premier Michael Dunkley March 2017

Podcast: ​National Security Minister Jeff Baron

National Security Minister Jeff Baron sat down with Bernews for a live interview on our Periscope page, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option. Minister Baron discussed a wide range of topics including the 2017 Budget, hiring of new police officers, Operation Ceasefire, crime and more.

Bernews Podcast with Jeff Baron

Podcast: Opposition Leader David Burt

Opposition Leader David Burt sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide an additional listening option.

Mr. Burt discussed a wide range of topics including the 2017 Budget and the Opposition’s Budget Reply, payroll tax, and the Commission of Inquiry’s report. Mr. Burt also touched on Mark Pettingill’s resignation from the OBA, Speaker Randy Horton, technology, the America’s Cup and more.

Bernews Podcast with David Burt

Podcast: MP Mark Pettingill On Resignation

MP Mark Pettingill sat down with Bernews today [March 17] for a live interview on our Facebook page, with the resulting audio extracted and provided in podcast form to provide additional listening options. Mr Pettingill discussed the reasons behind his decision to resign from the OBA and sit as an Independent in Parliament.

Bernews Podcast with Mark Pettingill 2