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Bermuda Democratic Alliance Is Dissolving

Bermuda Democratic Alliance Is Dissolving

After just two years on the island’s political scene, the Bermuda Democratic Alliance will be dissolving tomorrow [May 17] as its three Parliamentarians join with former United Bermuda Party MPs to form a new combined opposition party, the One Bermuda Alliance. BDA chairman, Michael Fahy said, “Today seven MP’s from the UBP resigned... Read more of this article

“A Divided Opposition Cannot Stand”

“A Divided Opposition Cannot Stand”

Craig Cannonier and Michael Fahy have released statements regarding the Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA] plans to dissolve and join with members of the UBP to form the One Bermuda Alliance Mr Fahy said “A divided opposition cannot stand,” and that “the serious conditions facing Bermuda today require us to put aside party loyalties... Read more of this article

Injunction Filed To Stop UBP Dissolving

Injunction Filed To Stop UBP Dissolving

[Updated] A group including United Bermuda Party [UBP] leader Kim.Swan, MP Charles Swan and recent Warwick by-election candidate Devrae Noel Simmons filed an injunction today [May 10] to stop the UBP from dissolving. Other complainants named in the injunction include former Pembroke MP Erwin Adderly, ex-Senator Charlie Marshall, Robert Lewis, Ola... Read more of this article

May 12th: One Bermuda Alliance Launch

May 12th: One Bermuda Alliance Launch

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] will launch this coming Thursday [May 12]. On May 3, months of speculation ended when members of the United Bermuda Party [UBP] met and officially voted to authorize party officers to dissolve the UBP, and merge with the Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA] to form a new party. Senator Jeanne Atherden confirmed the vote,... Read more of this article

UBP Agree To Merge With The BDA

UBP Agree To Merge With The BDA

[Updated] Ending months of speculation, this evening [May 3] members of the United Bermuda Party [UBP] met and officially voted to authorize party officers to proceed with the orderly winding up of the affairs of the UBP, and merge with the Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA] to form a new party. At 8pm this evening, Senator Jeanne Atherden confirmed... Read more of this article

BPSU March: BDA & UBP Leaders Respond

BPSU March: BDA & UBP Leaders Respond

Both the leaders of the BDA and UBP have commented to yesterday’s march on Cabinet by members of the BPSU. BDA Leader Craig Cannonier said that “Government is out of touch and until they start exhibiting the willingness to work for the people, the unrest will intensify and the country will continue to suffer,” while Opposition Leader... Read more of this article

‘Rise & Report May Have Been To Save Face’

‘Rise & Report May Have Been To Save Face’

Saying “the decision to rise and report progress may have been a move to save face from a potential Government embarrassment,” Dr. Katherine Michelmore said she hopes it “represents a recognition on behalf of Government that there is much wrong with this SDO and how it has been presented to the public.” Dr. Michelmore, spokesperson... Read more of this article

BDA: Budget Debate Outstanding Queries

BDA: Budget Debate Outstanding Queries

The Bermuda Democratic Alliance Financial Affairs spokesman Michael Fahy released a statement saying “The BDA will be hoping for clarification on the following points and queries, among many others, during the budget debates.”1. The reason for the payroll tax rise last year, given what seem to be contradictory statements given by... Read more of this article

Video: BDA’s Fahy Responds to Budget

Video: BDA’s Fahy Responds to Budget

[Updated] Bermuda Democratic Alliance financial affairs spokesperson Michael Fahy spoke with us today [Feb 18] after the Premier and Minister of Finance Paula Cox delivered the 2011/12 budget. He praised the Premier for the payroll tax rollbacks, saying “The BDA is very pleased to hear about the reducation in payroll tax,” saying  “they... Read more of this article

BDA Alliance: Pre-Budget Statement

BDA Alliance: Pre-Budget Statement

[Pre-budget statement from the Bermuda Democratic Alliance, by Michael Fahy, financial affairs spokesperson] We are of the view that this is the toughest budget ever for the Minister of Finance. However this is of her own doing and she must accept responsibility for the state of the country’s finances. Paula Cox has, after all, had control of... Read more of this article

Democratic Alliance Responds to Health Plan

Democratic Alliance Responds to Health Plan

The Bermuda Democratic Alliance has responded to the proposed National Health Plan, with MP Shawn Crockwell asking a number of questions. Yesterday Health Minister Zane DeSilva unveiled the Plan, which would provide universal access to basic health coverage for all residents, including hospitalization, as well and primary care and prevention. You can... Read more of this article

BDA Comments on Tucker’s Point SDO

BDA Comments on Tucker’s Point SDO

[Written by Dr Katherine Michelmore, Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for BDA on the Environment] On 4th February a Special Development Order (SDO) was tabled in the House to allow Tuckers Point to expand their development. The proposal outlined includes the construction of 78 private residences and 70 additional hotel rooms. There has been mention of... Read more of this article

BDA, PLP & UBP Respond to Poll Results

BDA, PLP & UBP Respond to Poll Results

All three political parties have responded to the survey results released today [Jan 24] by Research Innovations on a number of factors including personal views of the three leaders of Bermuda’s political parties, economic conditions and voting intentions. The survey, which queried 403 Bermuda residents, showed that Premier Paula Cox is viewed the... Read more of this article