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PLP: Cannot Build With Ideas From Last Century

PLP: Cannot Build With Ideas From Last Century

“The governing OBA promised Bermuda 2,000 jobs, yet in their first year as government, total job losses stand at 1,166,” Shadow Finance Minister David Burt said today [Apr 23]. Saying “we cannot build an economy for the future with ideas from the last century,” Mr. Burt said we “must look forward and be bold,” mentioning... Read more of this article

Kim Swan: Sell St. George’s As “Exotic Port”

Kim Swan: Sell St. George’s As “Exotic Port”

[Updated with slideshow] Former St. George’s MP Kim Swan said St. George’s is “reminded of what it like to be busy once again” due to the arrival of a cruise ship, adding that since there are “limited smaller ships that only call into exotic ports,” we should market St. George’s in such a manner. The Silver... Read more of this article

MP Brown Commends Bermuda Debate Team

MP Brown Commends Bermuda Debate Team

Shadow Minister of Education Walton Brown has offered his congratulations to the contingent of students who participated in the 2014 Panamerican School Debate, adding that the island’s residents are also thankful that they escaped the earthquake that affected Mexico City during the competition unscathed. The tournament took place last week, with... Read more of this article

Jamaica Observer Interviews Dr Ewart Brown

Jamaica Observer Interviews Dr Ewart Brown

The Jamaica Observer has featured an interview with former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown, who attended St Jago High School in Jamaica as a teenager. Asked what were the high and low points serving as Bermuda’s premier, Dr. Brown said, “The high points came when I saw how much the people supported me in times of stress. “I would imagine the... Read more of this article

Premier Craig Cannonier’s Easter Message

Premier Craig Cannonier’s Easter Message

[Written by Premier Craig Cannonier] Good day everyone and Happy Resurrection Day! As you know, today Christians around the world reflect and celebrate the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made some 2000 years ago, when He made atonement for our sins on the cross at Calvary and rose again triumphantly on Easter morning. He did not forget us – We have... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader Marc Bean’s Easter Message

Opposition Leader Marc Bean’s Easter Message

[Written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] My wife Simone and I have been touched by the love, and support we have received over the past year. As we celebrate our daughter’s first Easter, we are filled with excitement at the potential within Bermuda, and Bermudians. Easter evokes so many positive feelings for so many of us. Whether it is the knowledge... Read more of this article

Debate Over Grand Atlantic Property Continues

Debate Over Grand Atlantic Property Continues

The OBA “needs to come clean and tell Bermudians” if the Grand Atlantic property will be sold outright or leased, the financial arrangements and if any OBA affiliated individuals stand to benefit, Opposition MP Michael Weeks said. In response the OBA said the PLP “continues to fight this issue with overblown accusations that shift... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: OBA vs PLP Sumo Wrestling

Video & Photos: OBA vs PLP Sumo Wrestling

[Updated with photos] A political rivalry took to the ring today [Apr 18] as a Progressive Labour Party MP and One Bermuda Alliance Minister donned sumo wrestling suits and competed for a good cause. The Minister of Community, Culture & Sports Wayne Scott matched up against Opposition MP Lawrence Scott at the PHC Community Fun Day in Warwick.Both... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign For Equality, Jobs & Justice

People’s Campaign For Equality, Jobs & Justice

[Updated with video] The “People’s Campaign for Equality, Jobs and Justice” was launched today [Apr 17], with a press conference held outside City Hall in Hamilton. Committee members include Reverend Nicholas Tweed, Keith Simmons, BIU President Chris Furbert, BPSU President Jason Hayward, Dr Michael Charles, Linda Meinzer, Molly Burgess,... Read more of this article

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

[Updated with video] The Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC] has completed its review and presented Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley with their 130-page paper this morning [Apr 17]. CRC Chair Stratton Hatfield gave an overview of some of the findings of their research, saying that cannabis related offences are “overwhelming the criminal... Read more of this article


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