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Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The eloquence of United States President, Barack Obama continued to flow in his ‘Farewell Speech’ this past Tuesday evening, in his hometown of Chicago. While it was aimed at his fellow Americans, its message contained a universal theme, applicable to global citizens. He reminded the audience that he took... Read more of this article

Clinton Extends Thanks For ‘Thoughtful’ Letter

Hillary Clinton has written to Premier Michael Dunkley to thank him for his “thoughtful and heartfelt letter” following the U.S. Presidential election held late last year. A Government spokesperson said, “The public may recall that on November 9th, 2016, Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to President-Elect Donald Trump to extended well... Read more of this article

Premier Extends Well Wishes To President-Elect

Premier Michael Dunkley has today [Nov 9] written to President-Elect Donald Trump to extended well wishes. In a letter to the President-Elect, Premier Dunkley expressed congratulations and also highlighted Bermuda’s longstanding friendship and historical ties with the US‎. A spokesperson said, “Acknowledging that the presidential campaign... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The Winds Of Donald Trump’

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Like many other people around the world, after having followed one of the ugliest and lowest of political campaigns, I never seriously thought that the outcome would be President Trump. However, having worked as co-Chairman of the PLP campaign [1996 – 1998] and having publicly collaborated with Sir John... Read more of this article

Donald Trump Wins U.S. Presidential Election

Bermuda residents joined many around the world in keeping a close eye on American news coverage to watch the United States Presidential Election unfold, with businessman Donald Trump winning the Presidency. The Republican field began with 17 candidates, and Donald Trump claimed the Republican nomination, while Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Mentions In ‘Podesta Email’ Leaks

While most of them appear to refer to items that have already been publicly reported, mentions of Bermuda can be found in the ‘Podesta Emails’, a mass release of emails by Wikileaks which were apparently obtained by hacking the emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta [pictured]. A search of the Wikileaks website shows that... Read more of this article

Sen. Sanders Mentions Bermuda Again In Debate

Bermuda was mentioned again during last night’s U.S. Presidential Democratic Debate, with Senator Bernie Sanders saying “profitable corporations are stashing their profits in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and in other tax havens.” In reply to a question about how he would pay for one of his proposals, Senator Sanders said, “We have... Read more of this article

Bloomberg Rules Out Running For U.S. President

Former New York City Mayor and regular Bermuda visitor Michael Bloomberg said he will not run for President of the United States, saying that it is clear he cannot win. In an article on Bloomberg view, Mr Bloomberg said, “Over the course of American history, both parties have tended to nominate presidential candidates who stay close to and build... Read more of this article

Larry Ellison Gives $4M To Rubio Super PAC

Tech billionaire Larry Ellison — the owner of defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA — has given $4 million overall to the super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, according to a report by Politico. The story said, “A super PAC supporting Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign raised $2.5 million... Read more of this article

Bernie Sanders “Will Do Away With Loopholes”

Bermuda got a mention during last night’s U.S. Presidential Democratic Debate, with Senator Bernie Sanders saying he will “do away with the outrageous loopholes” that allow “corporations to stash billions of dollars in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.” Bernie Sanders said, “So yes, I will do away with the outrageous... Read more of this article

Bloomberg Confirms He’s Considering Running

Former New York mayor and frequent Bermuda visitor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed that he is considering running for President of the United States, marking the first time the billionaire has confirmed that he is eyeing a presidential bid. In an interview with the Financial Times, he was “looking at all the options” when asked about a possible... Read more of this article

Column: Expedient Targets For Political Agendas

[Column written by Ross Webber] It didn’t take long for 2016 to deliver a blunt reminder this is the year of a US presidential election. Along with a raft of very positive news rung in by the New Year — Bermuda’s consecutive GDP growth, increased consumer confidence, and rising company incorporations — January also brought a wake-up... Read more of this article

Report: Bloomberg Considering Presidential Bid

Former New York City Mayor and regular Bermuda visitor Michael Bloomberg is considering a third-party bid for president and would be willing to spend at least $1 billion of his fortune on it, according to the New York Times. The Times reports that Mr Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year’s... Read more of this article