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Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

The Court of Appeal has ruled on the Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean libel case, saying “there was no factual basis on which to found a defence of fair comment.” In 2013, Michael Dunkley, who was then the Deputy Premier, launched legal action against Opposition Leader Marc Bean over comments made on the social network Facebook, with the comments... Read more of this article

BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has released a 21-page report to present the Union’s position on Public Private Partnerships [PPP], with the report also outlining the BPSU’s concerns surrounding Government’s plan to redevelop the L.F. Wade International Airport using a PPP. The Report Highlights are1] History: PPPs were attractive to... Read more of this article

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“The latest release from the OBA is another failed attempt to mislead the public while trying to build support for the privatisation of Bermuda’s airport to a Canadian company,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. This follows after the OBA said, “The Government is progressing a plan to build a new air terminal through a public-private... Read more of this article

OBA: “Example Of Opposition Disinformation”

OBA: “Example Of Opposition Disinformation”

The “PLP say the government wants to privatize the airport” which is ”factually wrong, and one more example of Opposition disinformation,” the OBA said this evening. The airport deal was announced in late 2014, and has been the subject of debate since that time. Earlier this week, the PLP held a press conference on the matter,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘One Can’t Believe Impossible Things’

Column: ‘One Can’t Believe Impossible Things’

[Opinion column written by Minister for Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Gordon-Pamplin] It was Charles Dickens who made the phrase “The Law is an Ass” famous. It is a phrase that must have popped into the minds of many Bermudians this month when Marc Bean, the Progressive Labour Party’s chosen Leader, was acquitted in Magistrates Court... Read more of this article

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] To build a Bermuda that works for Bermudians, we must face and deal with one simple fact; racial inequity is holding Bermuda back from reaching our full potential. The systemic marginalization of Black Bermudians has significantly contributed to disparities in access to higher education, hiring, career... Read more of this article

Govt Satisfied With Court Ruling: MacLean Case

Govt Satisfied With Court Ruling: MacLean Case

The Government has today expressed its satisfaction with the recent Supreme Court decision involving developer Michael MacLean and the City waterfront lease. “The Chief Justice has struck out The Allied Trust’s and Allied Development Partners Limited’s claim made against the Minister of Home Affairs and the Attorney General that the voiding... Read more of this article

Govt: “Avalanche Of Misinformation” On Airport

Govt: “Avalanche Of Misinformation” On Airport

The debate over the new airport terminal building project continues, with the government saying that the “public should be aware of some basic facts” amidst an “avalanche of misinformation.” The airport deal was announced in late 2014, and has been the subject of debate since that time. In a statement today, a government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With UK Foreign Secretary

Premier Meets With UK Foreign Secretary

Premier Michael Dunkley met with the UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond earlier today [Aug 26], the Cabinet Office advised. “The Premier and the Foreign Secretary discussed a wide range of topics including Bermuda’s economy, the Island’s financial services sector, the potential of the America’s Cup for Bermuda and the Government’s... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘We Cannot Allow OBA To Privatise Airport’

PLP: ‘We Cannot Allow OBA To Privatise Airport’

[Updated with video] The airport deal is a “bad deal for Bermuda” and “we cannot allow the OBA to privatise our airport for 35 years and ship hundreds of millions of profit to Canada,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said today. In November 2014, Finance Minister Bob Richards announced that Government reached an agreement... Read more of this article

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