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Video: Interview With Patricia Gordon Pamplin

Video: Interview With Patricia Gordon Pamplin

Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including their election loss, how the OBA governed, their communications, and whether she wants to be the party leader on a long term basis. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Ms Gordon-Pamplin... Read more of this article

Michael Dunkley On Police Complaints Decision

Michael Dunkley On Police Complaints Decision

“This report and others unequivocally dispels misinformation to suggest the OBA Government was in any way responsible for BPS actions or for ordering pepper spraying,” MP Michael Dunkley said today, adding that he hopes that “out of this most unfortunate day lessons have been learned and we all work together to make sure this never... Read more of this article

Minister Caines On Police Complaints Decision

Minister Caines On Police Complaints Decision

[Updated] “Disturbing and lacking the closure only proper accountability can bring,” is the view expressed by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines after his review of the decision of the Police Complaints Authority about the police use of pepper spray during the protests on December 2nd 2016 at the House of Assembly. In making their decision,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] That was fun, Pat. For over a week afterwards, I was still getting positive feedback about Bernews’ election night coverage. The audience reach was nothing short of impressive, both here and abroad. Well done – and thank you. People then asked what the result means. It means quite simply this: the Progressive... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: Junior Ministers Sworn In

Live Video Replay: Junior Ministers Sworn In

A ceremony was held this afternoon [Aug 8] at Government House where Senator Vance Campbell, Senator Crystal Caesar, Senator Jason Hayward, and MP Tinee Furbert were all sworn in as Junior Ministers.The appointments are:Senator Vance Campbell: Junior Minister of finance, public works, and government reform Senator Crystal Caesar: Junior Minister... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Caines On Anti-Crime Initiatives

Video: Minister Caines On Anti-Crime Initiatives

[Updated] Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, accompanied by Premier David Burt, Ministers, MPs and Senators, held a press conference today [Aug 8] to discuss initiatives to reduce violence and anti-social behavior, with the Government saying they plan to focus on the root causes, and will be urging an “all in community approach.”... Read more of this article

Column: Jurisdictional Advocacy Beyond Politics

Column: Jurisdictional Advocacy Beyond Politics

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] The politics of reputation can pose thorny challenges. As Warren Buffett famously noted, “it takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it.” Especially if you’re a small, highly successful jurisdiction that finds itself in the bulls-eye of global grandstanding. Bermuda’s long-established... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

Opposition Leader’s Cup Match Message

[Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin's Cup Match message] Cup Match, our annual tradition, is upon us during which time we exhibit the best of Bermudian spirit. For some, the holiday provides the opportunity to fellowship with family and friends. Whether camping at their favorite location, boating or swimming in our pristine waters observing revelers... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt’s Cup Match Message

Premier David Burt’s Cup Match Message

[Premier David Burt's Cup Match message] Cup Match is a uniquely Bermudian holiday that we celebrate on the Thursday and Friday before the first Monday in August. We are reminded that the first day, Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of slaves, and marks the end of the legal slave trade in Bermuda. The second day is Somers Day, recognizing... Read more of this article

Immigration Group On Minister Brown’s Remarks

Immigration Group On Minister Brown’s Remarks

The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group are “concerned about there being yet another consultation period pushing the deadline for reform back yet again” and say that Minister Walton Brown’s comments “did raise a few questions”. A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the “Supporting Fair Immigration... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader: Minister “Could Do Better”

Opposition Leader: Minister “Could Do Better”

“Minister Brown has an interesting take on inclusive consultation respecting Immigration”, according to Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin who said, “I am sure the Minister could do better for Bermuda as he has started out on a shaky footing.” MP Gordon-Pamplin said, “As an Opposition, we in the OBA have committed to working... Read more of this article

Moniz Urges Govt To Continue With Lawsuits

Moniz Urges Govt To Continue With Lawsuits

Shadow Attorney General Trevor Moniz has urged the new Government to continue with the lawsuits started in relation to Lahey and to Port Royal, saying that “no sensible Government committed to combating corruption would drop these lawsuits and other investigations.” Shadow Attorney General Trevor Moniz said, “When I was Attorney General... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Principles First’ Immigration Mandate

Minister: ‘Principles First’ Immigration Mandate

The Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown has issued a new mandate to members of the Immigration Reform Working Group – a mandate which focuses on a ‘principles first’ approach. “All laws should be developed or based on sound principles,” explained Minister Brown. “That is why the creation of such principles must... Read more of this article