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Government May Consider Gaming Referendum

Government May Consider Gaming Referendum

Government will consider putting the controversial issue of gambling to a referendum and let the Bermudian people decide whether casinos should be introduced to help the island’s ailing hospitality industry. In today’s Throne Speech — outlining the Government’s legislative aims for 2012 — Governor Sir Richard Gozney said... Read more of this article

Politicians Agree: Nightlife Needs Work

Politicians Agree: Nightlife Needs Work

During the 10.5 hour debate on gaming in the House of Assembly, one subject caused a rare occurrence – various MPs spanning the three political parties all agreed on one subject. As tourism is often mentioned as the main need to bring in gaming, it was an often mentioned subject during the debate. Numerous MPs mentioned our waning levels of entertainment,... Read more of this article

Politician Accidentally Claims Wrong Party

Politician Accidentally Claims Wrong Party

During the 10.5 hour debate on gaming in the House of Assembly on May 7/8, Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA] MP Shawn Crockwell sent everyone into a fit of laughter after he had a brief slip of the tongue and claimed to be with the United Bermuda Party [UBP]. This is, of course, made more notable as Mr Crockwell previously represented the UBP. In 2009,... Read more of this article

Gaming Wrapup: Vast Majority of MPs Against

Gaming Wrapup: Vast Majority of MPs Against

Scroll down for a concise wrap-up of the political debate last night over the controversial subject of gaming in Bermuda. Bernews live blogged the entire gaming debate in the House of Assembly, for the full coverage click here, and below are the major points: MPs who spoke for gaming:PLP Premier Dr Ewart Brown PLP Zane DeSilva PLP Walter Lister PLP... Read more of this article

Live Blogging: Parliament’s Gaming Debate

Live Blogging: Parliament’s Gaming Debate

[Updated with final tally: 32 MPs spoke, 23 against, 7 for, 2 undetermined. Full 10 hours of debate coverage below, and concise wrap-up here] The subject of gaming has been much discussed and debated amongst locals, with it now officially being debated in the House of Assembly right now, with no vote to be taken. Two political parties have already made... Read more of this article

BDA: Hunt’s Position Does Not Reflect A Change

BDA: Hunt’s Position Does Not Reflect A Change

At approximately 4:30pm today [May 7] Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA] MP Donte Hunt spoke out against gaming during the debate in the House of Assembly. The BDA’s official position is that the party “supports the concept of gaming in Bermuda, but only in association with legislation that will clearly, fairly and transparently regulate... Read more of this article

Parliamentarians To Debate Gambling This Friday

Parliamentarians To Debate Gambling This Friday

The House of Assembly will debate the Green Paper on Gaming this coming Friday [May 7]. The very controversial subject has been a hot topic amongst locals lately, with hoteliers, the Premier and others strongly in support of the concept, and the religious community strongly against. According to a study by the New Orlean’s based Innovation Group, gambling... Read more of this article