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PLP To Host 51st Annual Delegates Conference

PLP To Host 51st Annual Delegates Conference

The Progressive Labour Party announced that their 51st Annual Delegates Conference, “Vision 2025”, will take place between Tuesday, December 6th and Thursday, December 8th at the BIU Headquarters Building, Union Street, Hamilton, beginning each evening at 6:00 pm. Party Chairman, Scott Simmons said: “Every year, delegates, party members, the Parliamentary... Read more of this article

Three Candidates Declare For By-Election In C26

Three Candidates Declare For By-Election In C26

Nomination Day was held today [Dec 5] at St Mary’s Church Hall in Warwick for the by-election in Constituency 26 Warwick South Central, which is set to take place on December 20th. Three candidates officially declared they would be running – the PLP’s Neville Tyrrell, the OBA’s Robyn Swan and Independent David W. Burch.The... Read more of this article

Age Concern Support Call For Investigation

Age Concern Support Call For Investigation

Seniors advocacy group Age Concern Bermuda said they “support Premier Dunkley’s call into an investigation into the actions of police officers that occurred on Friday at the House of Assembly, saying that of “notable concern” is the “use of pepper spray and other possible forms of physical harm, seemingly without warning or... Read more of this article

Column: If We Forget, We Are Doomed To Repeat

Column: If We Forget, We Are Doomed To Repeat

[Opinion column written by Liana Hall] There is a picture of my father, Julian Hall, that was taken on December 1st 1977 outside the Supreme Court. He had been arguing, alongside Opposition PLP Leader Lois Browne-Evans, in the final appeal against the death sentences for Larry Tacklyn and Buck Burrows. Despite being Secretary for the United Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In December of 1977, as a young man living temporarily in London, I had an experience which resonates with that metaphor, above. I began to discover an unconquerable aspect of myself. It eventually became apparent to me that this is also available to everyone. It is revealed to us as we begin to understand that... Read more of this article

New Governor John Rankin Arrives In Bermuda

New Governor John Rankin Arrives In Bermuda

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson, Premier Michael Dunkley, Leader of the Opposition David Burt and other dignitaries were on hand to greet the new Governor John Rankin when he arrived in Bermuda this evening. Mr Rankin told the assembled group that he was delighted to be in Bermuda and looked forward to working with them in the best interests of all Bermudians.... Read more of this article

Premier And PLP Leader On Protest & Airport Bill

Premier And PLP Leader On Protest & Airport Bill

“This is a good deal for Bermuda and we are prepared to debate it in the House as a vibrant democracy allows,” Premier Michael Dunkley said, while Opposition Leader David Burt reiterated his call for the “Government to delay debate on the airport bill and request the Auditor General to complete an independent review.”The Premier... Read more of this article

7 Hours Of Live Video Replays: Protest At House

7 Hours Of Live Video Replays: Protest At House

Following Friday’s protest — which multiple people called a “sad day” for the island — the police said they “are reviewing video footage to identify offenders with a view to preparing files for the DPPs review,” while the PLP called for an investigation into why the police “dosed pepper spray indiscriminately... Read more of this article

Centre For Justice: Freedom Of Assembly Laws

Centre For Justice: Freedom Of Assembly Laws

The Centre for Justice said the protest on Friday ”raises a number of legal issues” they wish to address as part of their remit to raise public awareness around civil liberties. The Centre said, “Section 10 of the Bermuda Constitution guarantees the right of freedom of assembly and association. As in most fundamental rights, this... Read more of this article

IBA & Ministry Of Health Host Accessibility Tour

IBA & Ministry Of Health Host Accessibility Tour

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Seniors, Ageing and Disability Services hosted an accessibility tour of Hamilton. The event was held in honour of UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Tour participants included members of the Bermuda Society of Interior Designers, the Bermuda Government... Read more of this article

Video: Police Commissioner’s Press Conference

Video: Police Commissioner’s Press Conference

“It is important for the public to be aware that there is a significant difference between peaceful, lawful protest and unlawful activity that threatens the democratic process,” Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva said. Speaking at a press conference today, Commissioner DeSilva said, “This morning a group of persons gathered around... Read more of this article

PLP Call For Investigation Into Pepper Spray Use

PLP Call For Investigation Into Pepper Spray Use

“We call for an investigation into why members of the Bermuda Police Service dosed pepper spray indiscriminately into a crowd,” Opposition Leader David Burt said this evening, adding that people “experienced an egregiously violent response to their right to assembly.”Mr Burt said, “The pepper spraying of senior citizens... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: This Cannot Become The Norm

Premier Dunkley: This Cannot Become The Norm

“Today our democratic process was disrupted for a second time this year. This cannot become the norm,” Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that “it is imperative that we find more productive methods of communicating and solving our disagreements.” In a statement this evening, Premier Dunkley said, “Today has been a very... Read more of this article