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One Hour Video: BPSU President Jason Hayward

One Hour Video: BPSU President Jason Hayward

In our latest live interview, BPSU President Jason Hayward sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the recent protests, Rev Nicholas Tweed’s work permit, the airport redevelopment and the Public Service Regulations amendments. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon,... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Meets Chinese Ambassador

Photos: Premier Meets Chinese Ambassador

Earlier today Premier Michael Dunkley met with the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming, to discuss ways in which to establish stronger trade ties between China and Bermuda. “During their conversations, the Ambassador updated the Premier on some of the areas where he believed Bermuda and China could further strengthen their relationship... Read more of this article

PC: ‘Social And Economic Empowerment For All’

PC: ‘Social And Economic Empowerment For All’

“Almost fifty years after his death, the words, sermons and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continue to inspire movements like the People’s Campaign in Bermuda,” the People’s Campaign said today, adding that they will “continuously fight for social and economic empowerment for all in Bermuda.”The People’s... Read more of this article

Premier Extends Thanks To President Obama

Premier Extends Thanks To President Obama

This weekend, Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to President Barack Obama to extend his well-wishes to the outgoing President and express his “deepest appreciation and admiration” for his eight years of service to the people of the United States of America and beyond, on behalf of Bermuda. In the letter, Premier Dunkley said, “Bermudians,... Read more of this article

Chinese Ambassador To UK Visiting Bermuda

Chinese Ambassador To UK Visiting Bermuda

This weekend the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming arrived on the island where he will attend a host of events on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The visit of the Ambassador is a direct result of the diplomatic and trade visit undertaken at the end of November by Minister Counsellor Jin Xu, First Secretary, Mr. Huang Hongyong and Third... Read more of this article

Finance Minister Responds to Opposition Leader

Finance Minister Responds to Opposition Leader

“The Opposition Leader’s comments were unhelpful regarding enabling the Bermuda public to increase their calm, thoughtful understanding of this project,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said, adding that “the individuals comprising the BRP are senior, respected and non-political Bermudian financial professionals.”Yesterday,... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign To Host Public Meetings

People’s Campaign To Host Public Meetings

The People’s Campaign will be hosting a series of public meetings next week, with the events set to take place on Tuesday, January 17 at Clearwater Middle School in St. David’s; Thursday, January 19 at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church in Sandys, and Saturday, January 21 at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall in Hamilton. The flyer said, “As a group we... Read more of this article

Burt On ‘Handpicked Panel’ For Airport Review

Burt On ‘Handpicked Panel’ For Airport Review

“Yesterday’s announcement by Minister Richards of a handpicked panel to provide what he described as an independent assessment shows contempt and disrespect to the people and their elected representatives,” Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said this evening. “If the Government was truly interested in building... Read more of this article

Roban: Response From Governor ‘Falls Short’

Roban: Response From Governor ‘Falls Short’

“The reactive response from the Governor to our request for a public, independent investigation into the pepper spray events of Friday, December 2nd falls way short of the reassurance that Bermuda needs,” Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, adding that “rhe Governor did not even commit to a public disclosure of... Read more of this article

Governor: Senior UK Officer To Conduct Review

Governor: Senior UK Officer To Conduct Review

“In line with best practice, the police response to the protests should be independently reviewed by a peer organization,” the Governor said today, adding that he is “making arrangements to have a senior UK police officer conduct such a review.” In a statment today, Governor John Rankin said, “As made clear in my statement... Read more of this article

‘Blue Ribbon Panel’ To Review Airport Project

‘Blue Ribbon Panel’ To Review Airport Project

A team of local professionals will serve on the the newly created Blue Ribbon Panel to review the Airport Redevelopment Project Finance Minister Bob Richards announced today, with the members to include Malcolm Butterfield, Craig Simmons, Gil Tucker, Barclay Simmons, Anthony Joaquin, and Caroline Foulger. The Minister said they will have “full... Read more of this article

Clinton Extends Thanks For ‘Thoughtful’ Letter

Clinton Extends Thanks For ‘Thoughtful’ Letter

Hillary Clinton has written to Premier Michael Dunkley to thank him for his “thoughtful and heartfelt letter” following the U.S. Presidential election held late last year. A Government spokesperson said, “The public may recall that on November 9th, 2016, Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to President-Elect Donald Trump to extended well... Read more of this article

Column: Social And Economic Empowerment

Column: Social And Economic Empowerment

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] We often we fall victim to consuming ourselves with discussions on issues that truly do not matter; issues that do nothing to change the social and economic realities of our lives or to reduce the racial and class divide in this Country. Even though I do not like it, I admit I find myself doing much of the... Read more of this article