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Video: PLP Announce New Senator Tinee Furbert

Video: PLP Announce New Senator Tinee Furbert

[Updated] The PLP held a press conference this afternoon [Nov 22] where they announced that Tinee Furbert will be their new Senator. Senator Furbert has a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and works as a Clinical Consultant/Occupational Therapist. She is also the founder of ICANDO Therapy... Read more of this article

New PLP Senator To Be Sworn In Next Week

New PLP Senator To Be Sworn In Next Week

The new PLP Senator will be sworn in next week, the PLP said today, with the new Senator set to replace Marc Daniels who resigned earlier this month. A statement from the Party said, “Due to the sitting of the Senate tomorrow, November 16th 2016, Opposition Leader David Burt had expected to appoint a new Senator at that time. However, due to preexisting... Read more of this article

Constituency #26 By-Election On December 20

Constituency #26 By-Election On December 20

The Acting Governor has issued a writ for the by-election in Constituency 26 Warwick South Central, which is set to take place on December 20th. The statement said, “The Parliamentary Registrar advises the public that, Her Excellency Mrs. Ginny Ferson, Acting Governor has issued a writ of election for the bye-election to take place in Constituency... Read more of this article

Six Changes To PLP Executive Members

Six Changes To PLP Executive Members

Changes continue to occur within the Progressive Labour Party, with the latest development seeing six new members on the Party Executive. The six people who previously served on the Executive were Francine Simons, Yolanda Furbert, Carmon Cyrus, Rudy Daniels, Coy Millett and Darlene Rogers. Their names were removed from the official PLP website earlier... Read more of this article

PLP Announce New Shadow Cabinet Members

PLP Announce New Shadow Cabinet Members

Following the election of David Burt as the new Opposition Leader, the PLP announced a new Shadow Cabinet, saying that they have “shaped a team that can take forward the PLP’s campaign for a fairer Bermuda; one which keeps the interests of all Bermudians at heart.” This Shadow Cabinet is larger than the last one, which was announced late... Read more of this article

Video: David Burt Appointed Opposition Leader

Video: David Burt Appointed Opposition Leader

David Burt was officially appointed Opposition Leader at a ceremony today [Nov 9] at Government House, with the new Opposition Leader thanking his family for their support, as well as extending his gratitude to the past PLP leaders he served under, saying “they have set a standard, and I have big shoes to fill.” Following the retirement... Read more of this article

Burt Elected New PLP Leader, Roban As Deputy

Burt Elected New PLP Leader, Roban As Deputy

[Updated: David Burt has been elected as the new PLP Leader and Walter Roban has been elected as the new Deputy Leader. Mr Burt defeated veteran MP Dennis Lister by a margin of 39 - 35 to win the leadership position. Mr Roban was selected over Michael Weeks and Kim Wilson for the Deputy Leader position, with Mr Roban receiving 37 votes, Ms Wilson 27... Read more of this article

Marc Daniels Resigns As PLP Senator

Marc Daniels Resigns As PLP Senator

[Updated] Marc Daniels has resigned as the Opposition Senate Leader and Senator for the PLP. PLP Chairman Scott Simmons said, “The Progressive Labour Party would like to acknowledge the service of Senator Marc Daniels who served the people of Bermuda and our Party from 2012 to 2016 [as Senate Leader for most of this current year 2016]. “Senator... Read more of this article

PLP Chairman On Retirement Of Party Leader

PLP Chairman On Retirement Of Party Leader

During the upcoming week, the PLP Delegates “will be looking to select a new Party Leader” and “we thank the people of Bermuda for their expressions of support and urge patience during this transitional time,” PLP Chairman Scott Simmons said. His comments follow after it was announced on Friday that Marc Bean is retiring from... Read more of this article

Who Will Replace Marc Bean As PLP Leader?

Who Will Replace Marc Bean As PLP Leader?

[Written by Don Burgess] According to some within the PLP, David Burt is the favourite to become the next leader after the shock resignation from politics by Marc Bean yesterday. Mr. Bean’s resignation caught many PLP insiders off guard. A special delegates conference will have to be convened within seven days and the Opposition will select their... Read more of this article

PLP Confirm Marc Bean To Retire From Politics

PLP Confirm Marc Bean To Retire From Politics

The PLP has just confirmed that Opposition Leader Marc Bean “has submitted a letter indicating his retirement from politics.” The statement from the PLP said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party can confirm that the Party Leader, the Hon. Marc Bean, JP, MP, has submitted a letter indicating his retirement from politics to the Acting... Read more of this article

Burt Resigns As Shadow Finance Minister

Burt Resigns As Shadow Finance Minister

David Burt has tendered his resignation as the Shadow Minister of Finance, however will remain as an MP and Deputy Leader of the PLP. Mr Burt said, “Earlier today I tendered my resignation as the Shadow Minister of Finance to the Opposition Leader. I will continue to serve my constituents in Pembroke West Central and look forward to holding the... Read more of this article

Commission Appointments “Formally Revoked”

Commission Appointments “Formally Revoked”

[Updated] According to a press statement from Government House, “on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition,” the Governor has “formally revoked the appointments” of Wayne Furbert and Walton Brown as the Opposition appointed members of the Boundaries Commission, and has appointed Michael Scott and Jamahl Simmons. The statement... Read more of this article