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One Hour Video: Opposition Leader David Burt

One Hour Video: Opposition Leader David Burt

Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt sat down with Bernews yesterday for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the airport redevelopment, the recent protest, the impact of social problems on our community and politics in general. Speaking with veteran journalist Jeremy Deacon, Mr Burt... Read more of this article

‘Aecon Remains Committed To Airport Project’

‘Aecon Remains Committed To Airport Project’

Aecon “remains committed to the airport project,” they said today, adding that they “have confidence that the democratic process will prevail and that the Bill will be approved.” Following the protest and the Speaker’s announcement that the House of Assembly will be adjourned until February, we asked the company for comment,... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Resolution Before Parliament Resumes’

PLP: ‘Resolution Before Parliament Resumes’

The PLP reiterated their call for an inquiry into why riot police were sent in at the protest as well as their call for the Auditor General to review the proposed airport contract, and said these issues are of “national public interest and both reviews must take place with a full resolution before Parliament resumes in February.” In a statement... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Dunkley On Airport Bill & Protest

Video: Premier Dunkley On Airport Bill & Protest

“Our goal in proposing a new airport wasn’t to divide us but bring us together in construction of a world class airport of which all Bermudians can be proud of,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today, adding that he recognizes that “tensions and emotions continue to be high,” and as a “responsible Government we must take... Read more of this article

Tyrrell: Vital That Students Continue Their Studies

Tyrrell: Vital That Students Continue Their Studies

The plan to temporarily relocate T.N. Tatem students to Clearwater is “far from ideal, but getting the students back to a learning environment is the utmost priority” as “it is vital that the students continue their studies,” Neville Tyrrell said.Mr Tyrrell — the PLP candidate for the by-election in Constituency 26 Warwick... Read more of this article

House Sitting Adjourned Until February 2017

House Sitting Adjourned Until February 2017

The House of Assembly will be adjourned until February 2017, and the Speaker of the House has requested a “full independent inquiry into the sequential events surrounding the recent protest.” The announcement from Government said, “The Speaker of the House, The Hon. K.H. Randolph Horton, JP, MP this morning issued the following statement,... Read more of this article

BTUC Calls On Premier To Withdraw The Bill

BTUC Calls On Premier To Withdraw The Bill

Saying that “history will record Friday, 2nd December, 2016, as a dark day in Bermuda,” the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] called on the Premier “to withdraw the bill that has caused so much angst to the people of Bermuda.”In a statement, which was sent to the Governor and the Premier, the BTUC, which consists of multiple... Read more of this article

New Governor: ‘My Hope That Calm Will Prevail’

New Governor: ‘My Hope That Calm Will Prevail’

“It remains my hope that calm will prevail and that all parties concerned will take constructive steps to resolve current differences in a peaceful fashion in line with Bermuda’s democratic tradition,” newly appointed Governor John Rankin said today. Governor Rankin — who arrived on the island a few days ago — said, “I have... Read more of this article

CURB Dismayed & Shocked By Events On Friday

CURB Dismayed & Shocked By Events On Friday

Saying they are “dismayed by the events that occurred on Friday” and “shocked that orders were given to deploy the riot police against non-violent, unarmed individuals,” CURB said the use of the ”riot squad, force, and pepper spray” has “taken this far beyond the airport project and escalated the tension in... Read more of this article

Canada’s Toronto Star Report On Protest

Canada’s Toronto Star Report On Protest

In a story headlined “Toronto construction company Aecon under fire in Bermuda,” the Toronto Star has reported on the protest on Friday, saying that “tempers flared” in the “normally peaceful tourist hot spot best known for its pink sand beaches.” The report said “A Toronto construction company is the focus of... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Governor John Rankin Sworn In

30 Minute Video: Governor John Rankin Sworn In

After arriving on the island earlier this week, John Rankin was formally sworn in as the new Governor of Bermuda in a ceremony in St George’s. Mr Rankin joined the FCO as a Legal Adviser in 1988 and worked in that capacity both in the UK and Geneva, and his last substantive overseas posting was as the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and... Read more of this article

Symposium Held On Long Term Care In Bermuda

Symposium Held On Long Term Care In Bermuda

Bermuda’s first long term care symposium was held at BUEI on Saturday, with stakeholders from a variety of sectors exchanging information about the challenges and opportunities presented by long term care in Bermuda. The symposium facilitated by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Seniors, Dr Jennifer Attride-Stirling, and a one-year... Read more of this article

MP Roban & Minister Baron On Protest, Police

MP Roban & Minister Baron On Protest, Police

Shadow National Security Minister Walter Roban said that “clear answers have yet to be provided as to how and why some members of the BPS exacted unjustifiable physical force including the use of pepper spray and the threat of using tasers,” while National Security Minister Jeff Baron noted that the operational control of the police  ”is... Read more of this article