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Nine Colonels React To MP Roban’s Comments

Nine Colonels React To MP Roban’s Comments

[Updated with PLP response] A group consisting of nine former Commanding Officers of the Bermuda Regiment said they read with interest Mr Walter Roban’s comments about conscription, and the need he sees to put pressure on the Premier to act quickly to bring the practice to an end.” The nine said is is their “intention to continue to engage... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Indian & Mexican Officials

Premier Meets With Indian & Mexican Officials

This past Friday [Aug. 22], Premier Michael Dunkley met with Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain of Mexico and Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay of India at the respective Offices of the Consul General of Mexico and the Consul General of India in New York. Also in attendance at the meetings was Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Derrick Binns and the Bermuda Overseas Representative... Read more of this article

Senator Brangman Resigns As Junior Minister

Senator Brangman Resigns As Junior Minister

[Updated with PLP statement] Premier Michael Dunkley announced that Senator Nalton Brangman has resigned as the Junior Minister of Tourism and Transport and has given up serving on any committees that could conflict with his new employment at Morgans Point Limited effective immediately. Senator Brangman will remain in the senate. Premier Dunkley said,... Read more of this article

Opposition Question Senator’s Job Appointment

Opposition Question Senator’s Job Appointment

Following the announcement that Senator Nalton Brangman has been appointed at Morgan’s Point, the Opposition said they are “shocked” that the Senator will retain his Junior Ministerial portfolio of Tourism & Transport, a role they said “has already, and will, in the future, put him in a position where direct conflicts between... Read more of this article

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

“Bermudians should not be forced to wait 5 years for the OBA to figure out” how to keep their promise of ending conscription, Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, while the Ministry said they have “clearly set out the Government’s plan” and are “developing the framework for the required legislation.” Mr.Roban... Read more of this article

Aug 23: PLP Hosting Back To School Fun Day

Aug 23: PLP Hosting Back To School Fun Day

[Updated] The PLP will be hosting a Back to School Fun-Day on August 23rd at Victor Scott Primary School from 12 noon to 4 pm. A spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party believes strongly in the value of educating Bermuda’s young people; they are the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow. The summer vacation is almost over and... Read more of this article

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

Ministry Releases MidYear Economic Review

[Updated with PLP response] Saying it is in “accordance with Government’s commitment to effect ongoing improvements in transparency and it’s reporting on the fiscal and economic affairs of the country,” the Ministry of Finance today [Aug 21] reported on the 2014/15 First Quarter Fiscal Performance and provided a Mid-Year Economic Review... Read more of this article

Morgan’s Point Appoints Senator Brangman

Morgan’s Point Appoints Senator Brangman

Senator Nalton Brangman has been appointed as the Director of Infrastructure and Development of Morgan’s Point Ltd, the company said today. “Due to the accelerated pace that the Morgan’s Point development is experiencing, the team is starting to expand to address the needs of the project,” a statement from the company said. “Senator... Read more of this article

Company Registrations Show “Positive Trend”

Company Registrations Show “Positive Trend”

[Updated with PLP comment] Minister of Education and Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons said that the Registrar of Companies’ data on new company incorporations for the second quarter of 2014 continues to “show a strong positive trend in the number of new company registrations.” The Ministry said, “Results following the close... Read more of this article

Police Investigation Into BPAC Account Ongoing

Police Investigation Into BPAC Account Ongoing

The Bermuda Police Service Financial Crime Unit’s investigation into the Bermuda Political Action Club [BPAC] bank account is still ongoing, the police have confirmed. On July 23 a police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service Financial Crime Unit has commenced enquiries to determine if any criminal offences have been committed in relation... Read more of this article


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