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MP Shawn Crockwell Resigns From The OBA

MP Shawn Crockwell Resigns From The OBA

[Updated] MP Shawn Crockwell is set to resign from the One Bermuda Alliance and sit in the House of Assembly as an Independent, according to a report by ZBM. According to last night’s ZBM broadcast, Mr Crockwell will announce his resignation during today’s sitting of the House of Assembly.ZBM’s report last night by Gary Moreno saying... Read more of this article

PLP Constituency 15 To Hold Car Boot Sale

PLP Constituency 15 To Hold Car Boot Sale

Walter Roban, and Constituency 15 of the Progressive Labour Party are inviting the public to visit their Car Boot Sale, to be held, Saturday, July 2, from 8am to 2pm. A spokesperson said, “This sale will be held at the BIU Parking Lot, Victoria Street, Hamilton, and will feature residents selling various baked goods from their cars. We encourage... Read more of this article

Ombudsman For Bermuda Issues Annual Report

Ombudsman For Bermuda Issues Annual Report

Victoria Pearman, Ombudsman for Bermuda, issued her Annual Report for the calendar year 2015, saying that “The Ombudsman’s Annual Report for 2015 reports on the work of the Office in its 10th anniversary of service. “The Office opened to the public on 1st September 2005 and celebrated its 10th year during the last reporting year. The... Read more of this article

Ann Cartwright-DeCouto A ‘Fearless Advocate’

Ann Cartwright-DeCouto A ‘Fearless Advocate’

[Updated] Premier Michael Dunkley paid tribute to former Deputy Premier Ann Frith Cartwright-DeCouto, calling her a “true public servant, a fearless advocate and a woman of high ideals and principles.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today, the Premier said: “I wish to pay rise today to lead this Honourable House and the people of... Read more of this article

Column: MP Commissiong On Britain’s Brexit

Column: MP Commissiong On Britain’s Brexit

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] The political scientist and theorist Francis Fukuyama in a 1989 essay once wrote that with the triumph of Western Liberal values – the precursor of neo-liberalism at the end of the cold war – that that would signal an end to history itself. Well on the 23rd of June, 2016, millions of British voters... Read more of this article

“Contractual Dispute” With Company Over Buses

“Contractual Dispute” With Company Over Buses

The Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities confirmed they had a “contractual dispute” with a Belgian company over buses they ordered, and said that in 2015 a settlement was reached and concluded the dispute over payment for buses already delivered, however “disputes continued” regarding new buses ordered, and the Ministry... Read more of this article

Approval For CCTV In St. George’s & Dockyard

Approval For CCTV In St. George’s & Dockyard

At their meeting yesterday, Cabinet approved the contract for the expansion of the network to St. George’s and Dockyard, Minister of National Security Jeff Baron said today [June 29] in the Senate. “CCTV is an effective tool in the modern era of policing. Since the implementation of the enhanced network in other parts of the Island, crimes... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘If You Know Something, Say Something’

Premier: ‘If You Know Something, Say Something’

With the most recent murder marking the 29th shooting death since 2009, the police have said that tackling criminal gangs is their number one priority, while Premier Michael Dunkley said “we have to support the police” and “if you know something, say something.” Speaking at a recent press conference, Assistant Commissioner of... Read more of this article

“Creating Jobs For Everyone But Bermudians”

“Creating Jobs For Everyone But Bermudians”

“Continuing Bermudian job losses under the OBA confirms what we in the PLP have believed for some time; the OBA’s trickle down, employ everyone but Bermudians approach simply does not work,” Shadow Tourism and Economic Development Minister Jamahl Simmons said.Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs Mr Simmons comments follow after the... Read more of this article

40 Minute Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

40 Minute Video: Commission Of Inquiry Hearing

The Commission of Inquiry held their first Public Hearing on Monday [June 27] at St. Theresa’s Church Hall on Laffan Street in Hamilton. The Commission is chaired by former Bermuda Court of Appeal judge Sir Anthony Evans, and the members include lawyer and former MP John Barritt, businesswoman Fiona Luck and businessman Kumi Bradshaw.The Commission... Read more of this article

Cabinet Meeting To Be Held In Dockyard

Cabinet Meeting To Be Held In Dockyard

Premier Michael Dunkley and his Ministerial Colleagues will be conducting tomorrow’s weekly Cabinet meeting at Commissioner House in Dockyard, the Cabinet Office announced today, adding that in the upcoming weeks, the Premier “will seek to host some of the meetings at various locations around the Island.”“As the public is aware,... Read more of this article

Column: Why I Didn’t Vote In The Referendum

Column: Why I Didn’t Vote In The Referendum

[Opinion column written by Vejay Steede] A few days have passed since Bermuda engaged in an utterly distasteful and arrogant exercise; well, 47% of Bermuda’s registered voters did anyway. The referendum on same sex marriage [SSM] and same sex civil unions [SSCU] held on June 23, 2016 was, to put it mildly, a despicable thing. Why this government felt... Read more of this article