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“Use Momentum To Keep Moving Forward”

“Use Momentum To Keep Moving Forward”

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] I am amazed at the capacity of a well-intentioned legislature to do good things for the people it serves. The just-finished summer sitting is a good example of what I’m talking about. In the weeks since it began in mid-May, MPs, Senators, Ministers and Civil Servants have progressed the people’s... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Hosts Back To School Fun Day

Photos: PLP Hosts Back To School Fun Day

The Progressive Labour Party Constituencies 14, 15, 16, and 21 hosted their Back To School Fun Day at Victor Scott Primary School field on this afternoon [Aug 29], with school students from across the island joining area MPs Walter Roban, Michael Weeks, and Rolfe Commissiong. Organisers say hundreds turned out to enjoy the day’s festivities which... Read more of this article

Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

Court Rules: Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean Case

The Court of Appeal has ruled on the Michael Dunkley vs Marc Bean libel case, saying “there was no factual basis on which to found a defence of fair comment.” In 2013, Michael Dunkley, who was then the Deputy Premier, launched legal action against Opposition Leader Marc Bean over comments made on the social network Facebook, with the comments... Read more of this article

Finance Minister Comments On Tax Haven List

Finance Minister Comments On Tax Haven List

The Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards today [Aug 28] commented on a report that Bermuda has been named to a new tax haven list drawn up by the District of Columbia in the US. While such changes would first have to be reviewed by the US Congress before becoming law, the Minister stated, “As we recently told the European Commission,... Read more of this article

BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has released a 21-page report to present the Union’s position on Public Private Partnerships [PPP], with the report also outlining the BPSU’s concerns surrounding Government’s plan to redevelop the L.F. Wade International Airport using a PPP. The Report Highlights are1] History: PPPs were attractive to... Read more of this article

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“Another Failed Attempt To Mislead The Public”

“The latest release from the OBA is another failed attempt to mislead the public while trying to build support for the privatisation of Bermuda’s airport to a Canadian company,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. This follows after the OBA said, “The Government is progressing a plan to build a new air terminal through a public-private... Read more of this article

OBA: “Example Of Opposition Disinformation”

OBA: “Example Of Opposition Disinformation”

The “PLP say the government wants to privatize the airport” which is ”factually wrong, and one more example of Opposition disinformation,” the OBA said this evening. The airport deal was announced in late 2014, and has been the subject of debate since that time. Earlier this week, the PLP held a press conference on the matter,... Read more of this article

PLP To Hold “Fish Fry” On August 31st

PLP To Hold “Fish Fry” On August 31st

The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting their second fish fry of the summer on Monday, August 31, 2015. A spokesperson said, “Plates will be $15 and will be served from 4pm to 8pm at PLP Headquarters, Alaska Hall, Court Street. We encourage all to come out and support. “Additionally, as the annual membership deadline is August 31,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘One Can’t Believe Impossible Things’

Column: ‘One Can’t Believe Impossible Things’

[Opinion column written by Minister for Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Gordon-Pamplin] It was Charles Dickens who made the phrase “The Law is an Ass” famous. It is a phrase that must have popped into the minds of many Bermudians this month when Marc Bean, the Progressive Labour Party’s chosen Leader, was acquitted in Magistrates Court... Read more of this article

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] To build a Bermuda that works for Bermudians, we must face and deal with one simple fact; racial inequity is holding Bermuda back from reaching our full potential. The systemic marginalization of Black Bermudians has significantly contributed to disparities in access to higher education, hiring, career... Read more of this article

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