Tag: Bermuda politics

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Death By Delay”

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Death By Delay”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] In December, the then Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced the OBA was looking to introduce pre-certification to the medical industry. This means that our physicians will be required to get approval from a faceless person on the end of a 1-800 number before any medical diagnostic procedures can be... Read more of this article

Opinion: “The Fight Against Crime Continues”

Opinion: “The Fight Against Crime Continues”

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Jeff Baron, Junior Minister of National Security & Legal Affairs] I hope Bermudians noticed, amid the clamour of the Budget Debate, that an Amendment to the Criminal Code was also passed to deal with a legal loophole pointed out by the Privy Council in London when they heard appeals against the sentencing of... Read more of this article

Opinion: A Reply To MP Sousa On Film Crew

Opinion: A Reply To MP Sousa On Film Crew

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] I doubt I’m the only one having trouble following the rationale put forward by, first Minister Fahy and now the OBA backbencher, MP Sousa. Essentially they seem to be arguing that denying the film crew permission to film on island was the right thing to do in order to defend Bermuda’s ‘reputational... Read more of this article

Opinion: The OBA & The Lamb-Foggo Closure

Opinion: The OBA & The Lamb-Foggo Closure

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Zane DeSilva] The One Bermuda Alliance can’t seem to keep their story straight on Lamb-Foggo. First, then Health Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin closed the facility claiming the Urgent Care Centre was losing money. That was then proved to be untrue. Constituency #4 MP Suzanne Holshouser claimed she didn’t need... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Jeff Sousa On Film Crew Refusal

Opinion: MP Jeff Sousa On Film Crew Refusal

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Jeff Sousa] I think some Bermudians are looking the wrong way at Minister Michael Fahy’s refusal to grant a Canadian team permission to film a program about the murder of Rebecca Middleton. There is some feeling in the community that this is an attack on freedom of expression. How could that possibly be? The story... Read more of this article

Shadow Health Minister On Lamb Foggo Centre

Shadow Health Minister On Lamb Foggo Centre

“OBA MPs Kenneth Bascome and Nandi Outerbridge have shown that there is a fundamental disconnect in their views of the Lamb Foggo urgent care center and what the people of Bermuda feel,” Shadow Health Minister Zane DeSilva said today. The debate surrounding the future of the east end centre has been going on for some time now, beginning... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Lack Of Movement On Teacher Transfers’

PLP: ‘Lack Of Movement On Teacher Transfers’

“We at the PLP are concerned at the lack of movement from the One Bermuda Alliance to resolve the ambiguity around the Teacher Transfer Process,” Shadow Education Minister Walton Brown said. Mr. Brown added, “In September 2013, the then Minister of Education Nalton Brangman proposed amending the Education Act to abolish the need to... Read more of this article

Weeks: ‘All The Danger Seems To Have Faded’

Weeks: ‘All The Danger Seems To Have Faded’

[Updated with OBA response] “The One Bermuda Alliance has once again been exposed misleading the people of Bermuda in regards to the Grand Atlantic project,” Opposition MP Michael Weeks said today. “The OBA put political gain over people, by misleading, and possibly deceiving Bermudians, away from purchasing units at Grand Atlantic,”... Read more of this article

Queen Elizabeth Extends Her Condolences

Queen Elizabeth Extends Her Condolences

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has expressed her condolences following the passing of former Premier, Sir David Gibbons. Sir David passed away on Sunday March 30. In a statement issued through Government House, the Queen said: “I was saddened to learn of the death of Sir David Gibbons. “He played an important part in Bermuda’s development,... Read more of this article

Dunkley On CCTV Delay: “Very Disappointed”

Dunkley On CCTV Delay: “Very Disappointed”

“Very disappointed,” said Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley when asked today for his reaction to the state of the CCTV project which was meant to have been up and running by 1st April. BAS/Serco was selected to provide the expansion of CCTV, with the 5-year contract costing $1.3 million per year. The service was previously provided by... Read more of this article