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Opinion: “Jamahl Simmons A Flawed Politician”

Opinion: “Jamahl Simmons A Flawed Politician”

[Opinion column written by OBA Communications Committee Chairperson Toni Daniels] Anyone who looks carefully at Jamahl Simmons’ record will realise that he is a very flawed politician. Simple ambition, not political philosophy, is the force that drives him. When he came back to Bermuda after his education in the US had been completed, he joined the... Read more of this article

Opinion: Commissiong On Black Unemployment

Opinion: Commissiong On Black Unemployment

[Opinion column by PLP MP Rolfe Commissiong] The data entry in the Workforce Survey on unemployment produced by the Department of Statistics and which reflected the 2013 numbers, said it all. Black unemployment stood at a persistently high 9% in Bermuda last year, while unemployment levels for whites and PRC holders had dipped to 2%. In other words... Read more of this article

Opinion: Famous On OBA, SAGE, Richards

Opinion: Famous On OBA, SAGE, Richards

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “We are debating the SAGE Commission Report. The Finance Minister has made a pledge that he will consult widely. He will consult with the unions before we make any major decisions as it relates to the Civil Service.” OBA Minister Shawn Crockwell, December 13, 2013 Long after this promise for public consultation,... Read more of this article

Videos: Bye-Election Nomination Day Underway

Videos: Bye-Election Nomination Day Underway

[Updated with videos] The Nomination Day for the upcoming bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South is underway today [Oct 28], with the PLP and OBA candidates, and their supporters, making their way to the Somers Isles Lodge in Sandys. The bye-election will be held on November 18th and will see the PLP’s Jamahl Simmons match up against the... Read more of this article

Simmons, PLP Thank Meet & Greet Attendees

Simmons, PLP Thank Meet & Greet Attendees

Jamahl Simmons and the PLP Constituency 33 team has thanked constituents for coming out to the “Meet and Greet” event held at Dalton E. Tucker School on Saturday. Mr. Simmons, the PLP candidate for the November 18 bye-election remarked, “I am grateful to everyone who came out and joined us for a wondeful evening. I enjoyed the opportunity... Read more of this article

Minister & Opposition On Minister’s Roof Repair

Minister & Opposition On Minister’s Roof Repair

[Updated with Minister's response] Questions have arisen from the Opposition as to whether staff from the Ministry of Public Works were dispatched to Minister Patricia Gordon Pamplin’s residence after her roof sustained damage in Hurricane Gonzalo, and questions have also been asked about where the materials used came from. In a statement issued... Read more of this article

Govt: Bill Will Not Be Tabled In First Session

Govt: Bill Will Not Be Tabled In First Session

The Government confirmed they met with representatives from the BTUC and agreed that the Public Bodies Reform Bill will “not be tabled during the first session of the House of Assembly and will be deferred thereafter should collective efforts result in a 5% reduction in the operating budget for 2014/15.” The Government’s statement... Read more of this article

BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

According to a statement from the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], the Premier has “agreed that the Government will not proceed with the Public Bodies Reform Act at this time.” The BTUC consists of multiple unions including the Bermuda Federation of Musicians & Variety Artists, Bermuda Fire Services Association, Bermuda Industrial... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Extends Thanks After Hurricane

Video: Premier Extends Thanks After Hurricane

“What this Island went through last Friday evening and into the early hours of Saturday morning truly was a testing time for us as a Country and as a people. ‎But we came through the other side more resilient than ever, and that is something that every resident should be proud of,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today [Oct 24]. The Premier... Read more of this article

PLP Hosting Meet & Greet With Jamahl Simmons

PLP Hosting Meet & Greet With Jamahl Simmons

[Updated] The Progressive Labour Party will be hosting a Meet and Greet with the PLP candidate for the upcoming Sandy’s South bye-election, Jamahl Simmons, at the Dalton E. Tucker Primary School this Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. A PLP spokesperson said, “Jamahl will be available to hear your ideas, concerns and answer questions.... Read more of this article


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