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7 Hours Of Live Video Replays: Protest At House

7 Hours Of Live Video Replays: Protest At House

Following Friday’s protest — which multiple people called a “sad day” for the island — the police said they “are reviewing video footage to identify offenders with a view to preparing files for the DPPs review,” while the PLP called for an investigation into why the police “dosed pepper spray indiscriminately... Read more of this article

Centre For Justice: Freedom Of Assembly Laws

Centre For Justice: Freedom Of Assembly Laws

The Centre for Justice said the protest on Friday ”raises a number of legal issues” they wish to address as part of their remit to raise public awareness around civil liberties. The Centre said, “Section 10 of the Bermuda Constitution guarantees the right of freedom of assembly and association. As in most fundamental rights, this... Read more of this article

Police Investigate Social Media Threat To Premier

Police Investigate Social Media Threat To Premier

[Updated] Police said they are “aware of the social media threats to the Premier and his family and have commenced an investigation into the matter.” The Instagram account they appear to be referring to is set to private, has 342 followers as of this writing, and urges people to DM [direct message] to get “family info and address”... Read more of this article

PLP Call For Investigation Into Pepper Spray Use

PLP Call For Investigation Into Pepper Spray Use

“We call for an investigation into why members of the Bermuda Police Service dosed pepper spray indiscriminately into a crowd,” Opposition Leader David Burt said this evening, adding that people “experienced an egregiously violent response to their right to assembly.”Mr Burt said, “The pepper spraying of senior citizens... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: This Cannot Become The Norm

Premier Dunkley: This Cannot Become The Norm

“Today our democratic process was disrupted for a second time this year. This cannot become the norm,” Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that “it is imperative that we find more productive methods of communicating and solving our disagreements.” In a statement this evening, Premier Dunkley said, “Today has been a very... Read more of this article

Furbert: ‘A Sad, Sad Day In Bermuda History’

Furbert: ‘A Sad, Sad Day In Bermuda History’

“It was a sad, sad day in Bermuda history,” Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert said after today’s protest, which saw police officers dressed in riot gear descend on the crowd. The debate on the legislation regarding the airport redevelopment agreement was set to take place at the House of Assembly this morning [Dec 2],... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Govt Prevented From Doing People’s Work’

OBA: ‘Govt Prevented From Doing People’s Work’

“Today is a sad day in Bermuda. The democratically elected government has been prevented from doing the people’s work,” OBA Chairperson Lynne Woolridge said, adding that the “PLP has taken this country to the brink of anarchy.” Senator Woolridge said, “Today is a sad day in Bermuda. The democratically elected government has been... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Gathering At House of Assembly

Live Updates: Gathering At House of Assembly

[Updating] The debate on the legislation regarding the airport redevelopment agreement is set to take place at the House of Assembly this morning, with people expected to gather on the grounds to protest. We will provide live updates below, and you can also tune into Bernews Periscope feed and Bernews Facebook page for live video streams as the day... Read more of this article

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson ‘Very Concerned’

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson ‘Very Concerned’

“I am very concerned at the events which took place today outside Parliament,” Acting Governor Ginny Ferson said this evening, as “Bermudians elect their MPs to represent them and to debate Bills in Parliament.” Mrs Ferson said, “Preventing MPs from getting into Parliament to carry out their legislative business is a serious... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: This Is About Opportunity, Jobs

Premier Dunkley: This Is About Opportunity, Jobs

The “people of Bermuda will still own our airport,” Premier Michael Dunkley said, urging people to “not listen to the divisive language coming from some who simply want to stop progress and block hundreds of jobs for Bermudians.” The Premier’s statement comes as debate on legislation regarding the redevelopment of the L.F.... Read more of this article

Airport: PLP Call On People To Gather At House

Airport: PLP Call On People To Gather At House

The PLP called on Bermudians to join them at the House of Assembly starting at 9am today [Dec 2] to “let the OBA know that they cannot move forward with this secret deal without having an independent review by the Auditor General.” The debate on legislation regarding the redevelopment of the L.F. Wade International Airport is set to take... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry: Dr Ewart Brown Affidavit

Commission Of Inquiry: Dr Ewart Brown Affidavit

“Even though I maintain that I am completely innocent of any wrong-doing I feel compelled to claim my privilege against self-incrimination” and “ask that the subpoena be set aside as it would be unreasonable to compel me to attend before the Commission to give evidence,” former Premier Dr Ewart Brown said in his affidavit to... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Airport Is A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

Column: ‘Airport Is A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] The Airport Project, as proposed, is a bad deal for Bermuda. First, look at all the facts set out in the Financial Comparison Report and in the most recent hand outs to Parliamentarians on the airport re-development scheme. Then start reading this comment by studying and understanding this chart.Actions... Read more of this article