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People’s Campaign & Premier: 7-Day Response

People’s Campaign & Premier: 7-Day Response

The Cabinet Office advised today that the Premier Michael Dunkley, had been contacted by the leadership of the People’s Campaign who reached out to him yesterday to “express concern about the heightened tensions in the community and misleading media reports in light of recent events.” “During the exchange, the Campaign leadership... Read more of this article

OBA Responds To PLP On PRC Status Matter

OBA Responds To PLP On PRC Status Matter

The debate over Government’s recent decision to withdraw the appeal in the PRC status matter continues, with the OBA responding to recent comments made by Shadow Minister for Immigration and External Affairs Walton Brown. Background A May 2014 ruling by Chief Justice Kawaley essentially means that there is, under current legislation, a pathway... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

“This is an exciting time of year and the uniqueness of our Bermudian culture is wonderful to witness and is exemplified in the scene here at Somerset Cricket Club,” said Premier Michael Dunkley this evening [July 29] “The celebrations we call Cup Match have important historical significance. In one weekend we mark two critical chapters... Read more of this article

UK: We Have “Full Confidence” In The Governor

UK: We Have “Full Confidence” In The Governor

UK Minister for Overseas Territories Mark Simmonds has rejected a call from the Opposition that Governor George Fergusson be recalled, saying, “I have full confidence in the Governor and do not intend to recall him.” Background On July 4th the House of Assembly passed a Motion which proposed the Governor appoint a Commission of Inquiry into... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

The remediation of parcels A and B at Morgan’s Point has been completed and that those areas of the site are ready to be handed over to the developers, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said this afternoon [July 29]. The Minister said, “You will be aware that the Government, in 2011, passed the Morgan’s Point Act, which was... Read more of this article

Walton Brown Reiterates PLP Position On PRCs

Walton Brown Reiterates PLP Position On PRCs

The PLP’s “position on the issue of PRCs and Bermuda status has been clear and consistent but in light of recent distortions of it a re-statement is necessary,” Shadow Minister for Immigration Walton Brown said. Mr. Brown said, “We call for a suspension of the discretionary grant of Bermuda status under Section 20B of the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Minister Comments: CURB’s Charitable Status

Minister Comments: CURB’s Charitable Status

Saying that “recent public comments have been made questioning why CURB’s recent application to renew their charitable status was not approved by the Charity Commissioners,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said the charitable status of CURB has been deferred, following the organization’s application for re-registration on June 13, 2014. CURB’s... Read more of this article

Premier Recognizes Scholarship Awardees

Premier Recognizes Scholarship Awardees

Recently, Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley recognized more than two dozen private and public sector scholarship recipients who are studying for careers ranging from aviation to international business. A spokesperson said, “Last week the Premier participated in the 2014 Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC]... Read more of this article

OBA, PC, CURB & Marcher: “Mental Illness” Sign

OBA, PC, CURB & Marcher: “Mental Illness” Sign

The debate over the “mental illness” sign carried during Friday’s march continues, with the OBA condemning the sign as “clearly racist”, CURB saying they believe “the sign was divisive and inflammatory” however “do not condemn or judge this lady,” while the People’s Campaign noted the sign... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: Seven-Day Deadline Request

Premier Dunkley: Seven-Day Deadline Request

[Updated] Premier Michael Dunkley addressed the People’s Campaign’s seven-day deadline given for Government to formally respond to a letter presented to the Premier on Friday. A government spokesperson said, “Following Friday’s march, the People’s Campaign had indicated that if a Government response was not received seven... Read more of this article