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Police Investigation Into BPAC Account Ongoing

Police Investigation Into BPAC Account Ongoing

The Bermuda Police Service Financial Crime Unit’s investigation into the Bermuda Political Action Club [BPAC] bank account is still ongoing, the police have confirmed. On July 23 a police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service Financial Crime Unit has commenced enquiries to determine if any criminal offences have been committed in relation... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley On Thad Hollis’ Resignation

Premier Dunkley On Thad Hollis’ Resignation

Following the resignation of former OBA Chairman Thad Hollis, MP Susan Jackson will serve as acting Chairman, Premier Michael Dunkley said today. Thad Hollis resigned from the position on Monday, only a few days after he released his findings into the “JetGate” affair, which was centered around the $350,000 donation from Nathan Landow and... Read more of this article

Fahy Denies Confirming BPAC Bank Account

Fahy Denies Confirming BPAC Bank Account

[Updated] Speaking in the Senate today [July 23], Minister Michael Fahy denied confirming the BPAC account, and also stated that he was not interviewed in relation to the OBA’s internal investigation into the “JetGate” matter. Background On Thursday, then-OBA Chairman Thad Hollis released a full statement on the “JetGate” investigation,... Read more of this article

Police Start Inquiry Into BPAC Bank Account

Police Start Inquiry Into BPAC Bank Account

The police have confirmed they have commenced enquiries into the Bermuda Political Action Club [BPAC] account to “determine if any criminal offences have been committed in relation to the financial transactions.” BPAC is the bank account at the center of the “JetGate” affair, with some $350,000 being deposited into the account... Read more of this article

OBA Chairman Thad Hollis Resigns

OBA Chairman Thad Hollis Resigns

[Updated] Thad Hollis — who served as the One Bermuda Alliance chairman — has resigned from the position. This comes only a few days after Mr. Hollis released his findings into the so-called “JetGate” affair, which was centered around a $350,000 donation from Nathan Landow and his associates, which went to an account in the names... Read more of this article

Derrick Green Responds To OBA JetGate Inquiry

Derrick Green Responds To OBA JetGate Inquiry

Political consultant Derrick Green has responded to the OBA inquiry into “JetGate”, saying that he was never interviewed in relation to it, and also asserted that some aspects of the report were incorrect. On Thursday, OBA Chairman Thad Hollis released a full statement on the “JetGate” investigation, which said that the money was sent... Read more of this article

OBA Release Findings Of JetGate Investigation

OBA Release Findings Of JetGate Investigation

[Updated] OBA Chairman Thad Hollis has released a full statement on the “JetGate” investigation, confirming that the money was sent to an account which was opened with two signatories; Mr. Steven DeCosta and Mr. Derrick Green. Mr. Hollis said the account “was not authorised by the established protocols of the OBA” and said it... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader Seeks Censure Of 2 MPs

Opposition Leader Seeks Censure Of 2 MPs

Yesterday [May 30] in the House of Assembly, Opposition Leader Marc Bean gave notice that he intended to move a motion next week asking for Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell and former Attorney-General Mark Pettingill to be censured for their role in the “JetGate” affair. Mr. Bean said they “failed to respect the Ministerial Code of... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader To Table Censure Motion

Opposition Leader To Table Censure Motion

[Updated with video] Opposition Leader Marc Bean said that next week he will table a Motion of Censure against Minister Shawn Crockwell and MP Mark Pettingill, in relation to their actions in the “JetGate” affair. Speaking in the House of Assembly this evening [May 23], Mr. Bean said, reiterated his call for Senator Michael Fahy and Minister... Read more of this article

Marc Bean: Crockwell & Fahy Should Also Resign

Marc Bean: Crockwell & Fahy Should Also Resign

Minister Shawn Crockwell and Minister Michael Fahy should join Craig Cannonier and Mark Pettingill and also resign, Opposition Leader Marc Bean said last night. The Opposition Leader was speaking after Mr. Pettingill tendered his resignation as Attorney-General, paving the way for him to accept a job in the private sector, which is reported to be at... Read more of this article

Video: Pettingill Resigns, Replaced By Moniz

Video: Pettingill Resigns, Replaced By Moniz

The island continues to experience political changes with a second resignation by a member of Cabinet this week, with Mark Pettingill tendering his resignation today [May 22] as Attorney-General. Speaking at today’s announcement, Premier Michael Dunkley said that Mr. Pettingill resigned in order to take up a position in the private sector, which... Read more of this article

Timeline Of The Rise & Fall Of Craig Cannonier

Timeline Of The Rise & Fall Of Craig Cannonier

Craig Cannnonier’s fast-tracked rise from political newcomer to Premier crashed down on Monday evening with his resignation following the “JetGate” scandal, with his time in office marking one of the shortest times a Premier has ever served. Bursting onto the political scene only a few short years ago, Mr. Cannonier was elected leader... Read more of this article

Opinion: We Need Action, Not Empty Rhetoric

Opinion: We Need Action, Not Empty Rhetoric

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Late last night we witnessed a sad and unprecedented moment in Bermuda’s history, where a Premier was forced to resign as a result of a scandal of his own making. This is sad for Bermuda because many had such high hopes for this now disgraced Premier and the rhetoric of ‘change’, of ‘transparency... Read more of this article