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Debate Over Grand Atlantic Property Continues

Debate Over Grand Atlantic Property Continues

The OBA “needs to come clean and tell Bermudians” if the Grand Atlantic property will be sold outright or leased, the financial arrangements and if any OBA affiliated individuals stand to benefit, Opposition MP Michael Weeks said. In response the OBA said the PLP “continues to fight this issue with overblown accusations that shift... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign For Equality, Jobs & Justice

People’s Campaign For Equality, Jobs & Justice

[Updated with video] The “People’s Campaign for Equality, Jobs and Justice” was launched today [Apr 17], with a press conference held outside City Hall in Hamilton. Committee members include Reverend Nicholas Tweed, Keith Simmons, BIU President Chris Furbert, BPSU President Jason Hayward, Dr Michael Charles, Linda Meinzer, Molly Burgess,... Read more of this article

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

[Updated with video] The Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC] has completed its review and presented Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley with their 130-page paper this morning [Apr 17]. CRC Chair Stratton Hatfield gave an overview of some of the findings of their research, saying that cannabis related offences are “overwhelming the criminal... Read more of this article

OBA, PLP Trade Words On Sewage, Propaganda

OBA, PLP Trade Words On Sewage, Propaganda

The OBA has accused the PLP of having their “propaganda machine in full swing over the issue of sewage being pumped out to sea,” while the PLP said that “instead of complaining about press releases the OBA should get on with solving the problem.” The issue has been in the headlines recently following the U.S. Consulate issuing... Read more of this article

Minister Dunkley: ‘Mr Scott Has A Short Memory’

Minister Dunkley: ‘Mr Scott Has A Short Memory’

[Updated with PLP response + video] The National Security Ministry called Michael Scott’s recent comments “reckless and irresponsible,” while Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said that Mr. Scott “has a short memory” as the process that led to the recommendation of BAS/SERCO as the CCTV service provider was... Read more of this article

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

[Updated with video/statement/PLP response] The Grand Atlantic property will be taken over by MacLellan & Associates who plan to turn it into a condo hotel, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced today [Apr 16]. Speaking at a press conference held this morning, Minister Gordon-Pamplin said that Caribbean-based MacLellan &... Read more of this article

PLP On CCTV: “Nothing Short of Incompetent”

PLP On CCTV: “Nothing Short of Incompetent”

“Minister Dunkley’s handling of the CCTV system has been nothing short of incompetent and has jeopardized the safety of countless Bermudians,” Shadow Public Safety Minister Michael Scott said last night. The new 150 camera island-wide system was supposed to be operational as of April 1st, but has been delayed. The service was previously... Read more of this article

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

A memorial service has been set to celebrate the life of Sir David Gibbons [pictured left]. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton at 3.00pm. A spokesperson for the family said, “Rev. Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda, will officiate the service. Tributes will... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article