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Acting Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

Acting Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

[Acting Opposition Leader David Burt's Cup Match message] The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party joins with Bermudians of all walks of life in celebrating Cup Match 2016. Whether camping with family, gathering at the field with friends or enjoying being on the water, it is a chance for each of us to pause, reflect and get reinvigorated for the remainder... Read more of this article

Omnibus Survey: OBA Hold Lead Among Voters

Omnibus Survey: OBA Hold Lead Among Voters

[Updated] According to the TRA’s Bermuda Omnibus® survey the OBA [39%] “continues to hold a clear lead among eligible voters” compared with support for the PLP [21%], and a “call for unity among the people outshines economic concerns for the first time as the perceived biggest challenge for Government.” In releasing the survey... Read more of this article

New OBA Deputy Chairs: Kempe & Outerbridge

New OBA Deputy Chairs: Kempe & Outerbridge

One Bermuda Alliance Chair Lynne Woolridge today [July 26] announced the appointment of two new Deputy Chairs, Nick Kempe and Nandi Outerbridge. “Both Nandi and Nick have been involved with the OBA since it was a fledgling political party and both were candidates in the 2012 General Election,” the OBA said.“Nandi is the MP for Constituency... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

Video: Premier Dunkley’s Cup Match Message

[Premier Michael Dunkley's Cup Match message] Hello Bermuda. It’s Cup Match time! One of the biggest holidays of the year; When we gather to celebrate our unique way of life. On the field, we will see the Island’s best cricketers battling for victory. We will see teamwork and players stepping up. There will be setbacks and comebacks, and moments... Read more of this article

JSC On Women’s Issues, Unemployment To Meet

JSC On Women’s Issues, Unemployment To Meet

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Women’s Issues and Unemployment will conduct a Public Meeting on Wednesday, 3rd August at 4:00p.m. in the Dr. E.F. Gordon Memorial Hall, located in the BIU Building in Hamilton. The Chairperson of the Committee is Kim  Wilson [PLP] and the Committee Members are Walton Brown [PLP], Georgia Marshall [OBA],... Read more of this article

Minister Baron: Challenge Is To Break The Cycle

Minister Baron: Challenge Is To Break The Cycle

“The challenge for Bermuda is not to see if we can arrest or incarcerate this problem away, but if we can break the cycle which has led to what we now experience,” Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said. Speaking in the Senate today [July 25], the Minister said, “Before the positive vibe of Cup Match drowns out all other messages,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] In the 2015 Throne Speech Reply, delivered by Opposition Leader Marc Bean, key references were made to ways in which a PLP government would further economic development in Bermuda. These references were also included in the 2016 Budget Reply by Shadow Finance Minister, Mr. E. David Burt, which laid the... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

Overseas Territories Meetings Conclude In TCI

The UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting [JMC] concluded this week with a range of discussions focused on the Zika Virus, pension matters and the 2012 Overseas Territory White Paper. Premier Michael Dunkley was in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week for the annual Pre-JMC meetings, which serve as... Read more of this article

Dr Brown: “A Long, Expensive Witch Hunt”

Dr Brown: “A Long, Expensive Witch Hunt”

The fact that “no one is prepared to accept responsibility for spending over $2.2 million on a 6-person, full-time police unit dedicated solely to prosecuting him” is “shameful,” former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown said, adding that “it is bad enough that this money has been wasted, but it is shameful that the people in authority... Read more of this article

UK Overseas Territories Meeting Begins In TCI

UK Overseas Territories Meeting Begins In TCI

Today’s [July 20] UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting began with an in depth discussion on the British exit from the European Union. Premier Michael Dunkley is currently in the Turks and Caicos Islands for the annual meetings, which serve as a precursor to the upcoming OT Joint Ministerial Council... Read more of this article

Possible Impact Of Brexit On Bermuda’s Tourism

Possible Impact Of Brexit On Bermuda’s Tourism

The “travel industry is one of those most affected by currency changes,” and “depending on the currency one uses, the impact could be positive or negative,” with statistician Cordell Riley saying we should be carefully monitoring forward bookings and be “contemplating a ‘Brexit Package’ to take to the marketplace... Read more of this article

OBA Launches Website On Airport Development

OBA Launches Website On Airport Development

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance has launched a new website which they said “aims to provide Bermudians with the most accurate and up-to-date information available about the construction of the new terminal at LF Wade International Airport” and “seek to correct the rampant misinformation which has been spread by the opposition.” The... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “A lame duck, in politics, is an elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to their limited time left in office.” - Wikipedia.com Over the last month, it has become increasingly apparent that Premier Michael... Read more of this article