Tag: Bermuda politics

Minister Dunkley: ‘Mr Scott Has A Short Memory’

Minister Dunkley: ‘Mr Scott Has A Short Memory’

[Updated with PLP response + video] The National Security Ministry called Michael Scott’s recent comments “reckless and irresponsible,” while Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said that Mr. Scott “has a short memory” as the process that led to the recommendation of BAS/SERCO as the CCTV service provider was... Read more of this article

PLP Commends Govt. On Expanding Program

PLP Commends Govt. On Expanding Program

The PLP is “commending the government for their recent decision to expand the Career Pathways Programme to include Insurance Certification with the Bermuda Insurance Institute,” Shadow Workforce Development Minister Rolfe Commissiong said. Earlier this week Minister of Education & Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons announced that... Read more of this article

PLP On CCTV: “Nothing Short of Incompetent”

PLP On CCTV: “Nothing Short of Incompetent”

“Minister Dunkley’s handling of the CCTV system has been nothing short of incompetent and has jeopardized the safety of countless Bermudians,” Shadow Public Safety Minister Michael Scott said last night. The new 150 camera island-wide system was supposed to be operational as of April 1st, but has been delayed. The service was previously... Read more of this article

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

Memorial Service To Honour Sir David Gibbons

A memorial service has been set to celebrate the life of Sir David Gibbons [pictured left]. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton at 3.00pm. A spokesperson for the family said, “Rev. Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda, will officiate the service. Tributes will... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

Video: Minister Addresses “Greaseball” Issue

A press conference was held this afternoon [Apr 15] following the discovery of what the Minister called “greaseballs” on Grape Bay Beach in Paget. Those present included Minister of Health & Environment Trevor Moniz, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury, Minister Wayne Scott and... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

PLP: “OBA Has Failed To Address The Issue”

“Today, the OBA’s version of the truth has been blown out of the water and now our people, beaches, our sea life and our tourism economy are paying the price for their lies and inaction,” Shadow Minister of Health Zane DeSilva said today [Apr 15]. Mr. DeSilva’s comments come after what Health & Environment Minister Trevor Moniz... Read more of this article

Insurance Component Added To School Program

Insurance Component Added To School Program

A new insurance component in association with the Bermuda Insurance Institute will be added to the high school Career Pathways Programme, Minister of Education & Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons said today [Apr 14]. It will allow students who successfully complete the certification to achieve an Associate in General Insurance [AINS] designation... Read more of this article

Politicians To Face Off In Sumo Wrestling Match

Politicians To Face Off In Sumo Wrestling Match

Political battles will be taken to a whole new level this Good Friday, with a Progressive Labour Party MP and One Bermuda Alliance Minister set to face off in a sumo wrestling match. The Minister of Community, Culture & Sports Wayne Scott will test his sumo skills against Opposition MP Lawrence Scott at the PHC Community Fun Day on Friday, April... Read more of this article

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


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