Tag: Bermuda politics

OBA Elect Dunkley, Richards & Woolridge

OBA Elect Dunkley, Richards & Woolridge

Michael Dunkley has been elected as OBA Leader, Minister of Finance Bob Richards has been elected the OBA Deputy Leader, and Senator Lynne Woolridge has been elected as OBA Chair. The OBA said, “Pursuant to the OBA Constitution all three were duly elected by acclaim being the only contenders who challenged for the three roles. The elected individuals... Read more of this article

Opposition Suggest Hotel Licence Policy Reform

Opposition Suggest Hotel Licence Policy Reform

“The news that many new Bermudian owned tourism properties may have run afoul of the Hotel [Licensing and Control] Act 1969 [PDF], requiring any tourist accommodation which sleeps six or more people to be licensed with the Government as a hotel, and for the owners to pay hotel occupancy tax is disheartening, yet represents a real opportunity for... Read more of this article

Opinion: Larry Burchall On “27 Missing Words”

Opinion: Larry Burchall On “27 Missing Words”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] There are 27 missing words that could have and that still can make a big difference. Those missing words have been a major contributor to the mess that Bermuda is in today. Between 1st April 2004 and 16th December 2013, two Bermudian individuals – politicians both – created a $2,705 million mountain... Read more of this article

MP Commissiong On OBA’s 2000 Jobs Plan

MP Commissiong On OBA’s 2000 Jobs Plan

The OBA “breaking their promise to create 2000 jobs has real consequences for Bermudians and the OBA need to produce a jobs plan that is believable, attainable and will get results for Bermudians,” Shadow Workforce Development Minister Rolfe Commissiong said. Mr. Commissiong said, “The reform of Workforce Development which was started... Read more of this article

PLP Congratulate Cleveland County Cricket Club

PLP Congratulate Cleveland County Cricket Club

The Progressive Labour Party congratulated Cleveland County Cricket Club on their victory over Flatt’s Victoria Cricket Club in the third and final round of the 2014 Eastern Counties Cup. Shadow Sports Minister Michael Weeks and Senator Diallo Rabain said, “This win in the final round, follows the historic win in the first round vs the then... Read more of this article

Minister Michael Fahy’s Labour Day Speech

Minister Michael Fahy’s Labour Day Speech

 ”Despite what many think, that unions and Government and employer groups are always at odds, there are in fact a plethora of success stories resulting from our successful collaboration,” Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy said before today’s [Sept 1] Labour Day march. Speaking to the crowds gathered on Union Square, Minister Fahy said,... Read more of this article

PLP Leader Marc Bean’s Labour Day Speech

PLP Leader Marc Bean’s Labour Day Speech

Opposition Leader Marc Bean addressed the crowd before today’s [Sept 1] Labour Day march, calling on people to break their silence and “commit to being courageous in the face of wrongdoing, resolute in the face of injustice and united in the struggle for a Bermuda that works for you.” Mr. Bean said, “2014 is shaping up to be... Read more of this article

Dr Ewart Brown: We Must Unite & Reconnect

Dr Ewart Brown: We Must Unite & Reconnect

The Bermuda Industrial Union hosted the Labour Day Banquet at the Fairmont Southampton last night [Aug 29], with former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown serving as the guest speaker, delivering a wide ranging speech covering politics, media, JetGate, PRC issue, casinos and much more. Dr. Brown — who served as Premier from 2006 – 2010 — called... Read more of this article

‘Transforming Community One Person At A Time’

‘Transforming Community One Person At A Time’

The Mirrors Open House was held today [August 29] which recognized some of the “voices of the community, transforming our community one person at a time.” Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Wayne Scott said, “The Mirrors Programme began in 2007 and since then the organization has worked with more than 2000 adults and almost 750 youth.... Read more of this article

Cannabis Activist Plans Public Rally At OBA HQ

Cannabis Activist Plans Public Rally At OBA HQ

The OBA’s next caucus meeting on Tuesday, September 2, will “meet a rebellion” against a “trick the Government played on gravely ill and dying patients”, says cannabis activist Alan Gordon. Mr. Gordon said that last January, Minister Michael Dunkley “told the public that compassionate cannabis permit applications could be... Read more of this article


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