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Different People To Hold Leadership Positions

Different People To Hold Leadership Positions

For the “first time the Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Opposition Party will not be the same individual,” OBA Chairperson Justin Mathias said, explaining that while 8 OBA MPs sent a message to the Governor to appoint Craig Cannonier as Opposition Leader, Mr Cannonier “has not yet gone through the proper procedure to become... Read more of this article

Jeanne Atherden Resigns As OBA Party Leader

Jeanne Atherden Resigns As OBA Party Leader

“I have submitted my resignation and have stepped down as Party Leader effective September 20,” Jeanne Atherden has confirmed, adding that “it was an honour to be elected and serve as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance.” Ms Atherden’s resignation follows after unofficial information suggests that eight of the eleven... Read more of this article

Speculation Swirls Around OBA Leadership

Speculation Swirls Around OBA Leadership

[Updating] Speculation swirls around the OBA leadership, with unofficial information suggesting that some of the OBA MPs would like to remove Jeanne Atherden as the Party Leader. Information suggests that multiple MPs have taken that position, and while moves towards changing leadership are said to have taken place, there are constitutional and protocol... Read more of this article

Premier To Attend Meetings In Washington DC

Premier To Attend Meetings In Washington DC

Premier David Burt is travelling to Washington, DC today [Sept 13] to “conduct a series of high level meetings with US Congressional representatives.” “The Premier, who is accompanied to Washington DC by the Deputy Premier Walter Roban, will keep a busy schedule of meetings that will have a focus on energy, finance, economics and air... Read more of this article

OBA Urge Premier To Establish Women’s Forum

OBA Urge Premier To Establish Women’s Forum

Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden has urged the Premier “to establish an apolitical Women’s Forum to discuss women’s issues and promote the development and empowerment of women here in Bermuda,” saying it would be an “appropriate response to Minister Caines’ behavior and thinking.” Ms Atherden’s comments follow after... Read more of this article

OBA: Minister Should Resign, Reflect On Actions

OBA: Minister Should Resign, Reflect On Actions

“Minister Caines should do what the Premier does not have the guts to tell him to do – resign and take a time out to reflect on his actions,” OBA Chairperson Justin Mathias said. His comments follow after Minister of National Security Wayne Caines was widely criticized for posting a video on his Instagram page which appeared to show himself... Read more of this article

Premier Disappointed In Minister Caines Conduct

Premier Disappointed In Minister Caines Conduct

“I have spoken with Minister Caines to communicate my disappointment with the lack of respect for women and poor judgment conveyed by the actions in the recording,” Premier David Burt said, with the Premier adding that it was “exceptionally poor conduct.” “Consistent with his public apology, he has expressed his sincere regret... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Concludes Visit To Europe

Premier Burt Concludes Visit To Europe

Premier David Burt is concluding his visit to Europe, which included his visit to Paris for the OECD Blockchain Summit, his attendance at the Eurofi Financial Forum in Vienna, and his visit to Brussels, where he was the guest speaker at ABIR’s 11th Annual International Insurance Regulatory Issues Dialogue. At today’s [Sept 7] ABIR conference the... Read more of this article

Minister Caines: ‘I Apologize Without Reservation’

Minister Caines: ‘I Apologize Without Reservation’

“I apologize without reservation to everyone in Bermuda,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said following what he termed an “inappropriate comment” on his Instagram account. Instagram Comment The video quickly began to circulate online, with numerous people saying they felt his words were unacceptable with some noting... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Meets With NCA In London

Minister Caines Meets With NCA In London

Earlier today [Sept 5], while in London, the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines met with representatives of the National Crime Agency [NCA] International, where he discussed investigative procedures regarding child sexual offences. During the Minister’s visit, he observed the Child Exploitation and Online Protection [CEOP] Threat Leadership... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Addresses OECD In Paris

Premier David Burt Addresses OECD In Paris

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is currently in Paris, where he addressed the [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] Blockchain Policy Forum on “Distributed Ledgers: Opportunities and Challenges”. “The prestigious conference was hosted in Paris by the Director General Angel Gurría and chaired by the Senior... Read more of this article

‘Mixed Feelings’ Over Uighurs Getting Citizenship

‘Mixed Feelings’ Over Uighurs Getting Citizenship

The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group said they “have mixed feelings with the granting of BOTC citizenship to the Uighurs“, explaining that some members are pleased with this news, while other members were not pleased that the Uighurs’ immigration situation is “resolved faster than someone who has been living... Read more of this article

Column: Mathias On Economy, Taxes & Policies

Column: Mathias On Economy, Taxes & Policies

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Justin Mathias] The Premier was very bullish when he gave a [brief] statement on the state of the Government’s finances. With lots of foot stomping support from his MPs, he told the House of Assembly how capably he was handling the country’s finances. First of all, it appears odd that the first quarter finances... Read more of this article