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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

Live Blog: Michael Dunkley Has Been Sworn In

Live Blog: Michael Dunkley Has Been Sworn In

[Updated: Late last night Craig Cannonier tendered his resignation as Premier, and Michael Dunkley was sworn-in as the new Premier of Bermuda on Tuesday morning. Mr. Cannonier will remain an MP, and Premier Dunkley will retain the Ministry of National Security portfolio.]  Both Craig Cannonier and Michael Dunkley attended Government House this evening... Read more of this article

Video: Michael Dunkley Sworn In As Premier

Video: Michael Dunkley Sworn In As Premier

Michael Dunkley was officially sworn in as Premier of Bermuda this morning [May 20], following directly on the heels of Craig Cannonier’s resignation from the same position last night.Mr. Cannonier’s resignation came after a long drawn out political battle over the “JetGate” scandal, which saw questions raised about what happened... Read more of this article

Bean: “Cabinet Shares Collective Responsibility”

Bean: “Cabinet Shares Collective Responsibility”

The Premier did not act alone yet he alone is being held responsible and Minister Shawn Crockwell and AG Marc Pettingill “share responsibility with the disgraced Premier and should also do the honourable thing and resign,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said. Mr. Bean was speaking after Craig Cannonier’s resignation last night [May 19],... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Comments On Cannonier Resignation

Kim Swan Comments On Cannonier Resignation

Craig Cannonier’s “meteoric 17 month rise to Premier has been riddled with controversy and “his Cabinet and the blindly compliant OBA backbench must take responsibility for their part,” former Opposition Leader Kim Swan said following the resignation of former Premier Craig Cannonier. Late last night [May 19] Craig Cannonier... Read more of this article

Video: Cannonier’s Statement On Resignation

Video: Cannonier’s Statement On Resignation

[Updated with video] Following his resignation this evening [May 19], Craig Cannonier issued a statement confirming that he will remain an MP, and saying that “nothing illegal was done, but I accept there was a failure over time to be completely transparent. “This is a fundamental component of good governance and a core principle upon which... Read more of this article

Photos: OBA Holds Emergency Meetings

Photos: OBA Holds Emergency Meetings

Following the ongoing controversy surrounding the JetGate affair, the One Bermuda Alliance held two meetings this past weekend, which saw the OBA MPs, Senators and Executive members huddled inside OBA headquarters on both Saturday and Sunday. The Party has remained tight-lipped about the meetings, which are understood to be about the JetGate matter.... Read more of this article

Looking At OBA Consultant Derrick Green’s Role

Looking At OBA Consultant Derrick Green’s Role

[Updated] Amid the controversy surrounding the JetGate situation, the name Derrick Green has been coming up, and while his exact role remains unclear, the American political consultant was seen attending Saturday’s meeting at OBA Headquarters. Mr Green has served as a consultant to the OBA from prior to the 2012 General Election, and is often... Read more of this article

“People’s Business Must Take Front & Center”

“People’s Business Must Take Front & Center”

While attention has been focused on Jetgate, the job creation promised by the OBA, has not materialised and over the “long saga filled year” 1166 jobs have disappeared, Independent MP Terry Lister said, who added that the “country must see the people’s business taking front and center.” Mr. Lister said, “This weekend... Read more of this article

Live Blog Day #2: OBA Hold Another Meeting

Live Blog Day #2: OBA Hold Another Meeting

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance appears to be meeting again today [May 18] with cars known to belong to various OBA MPs and Executive Members lined up outside OBA headquarters, while the same blue car that Premier Craig Cannonier drove to yesterday’s meeting is also there, giving the impression they are all huddled in another meeting inside... Read more of this article

Live Blog: OBA Meeting Following ‘JetGate’ Row

Live Blog: OBA Meeting Following ‘JetGate’ Row

[Updated: The 4-hour meeting concludes with the Premier & Chairman saying the inquiry is ongoing] The One Bermuda Alliance is holding a joint meeting of MPs and executive members at OBA Headquarters  today [May 17], with the meeting understood to be about the ongoing controversy involving “JetGate” and the donation from U.S. real estate developer... Read more of this article