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Marshall: ‘Conscription Needed To Be Abolished’

Marshall: ‘Conscription Needed To Be Abolished’

“Conscription finally was abolished bringing to an end a system that had brought immense suffering to an innumerable amount of young men and their parents since 1965,” Larry Marshall Sr said. Mr Marshall’s comments follow after the Defence Amendment Act 2018 — which seeks to abolish conscription — was passed in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Marshall: “Deliberately Misleading Legislation”

Marshall: “Deliberately Misleading Legislation”

The Defence Amendment 2015 is “deliberately misleading legislation” and “insults the intelligence of the Bermudian public,” Larry Marshall of Bermudians Against the Draft said. “To basically re-word the relevant section 4 of the Defence Act 1965 in a way which continues to allow conscription under the exact same circumstances... Read more of this article

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

[Opinion column written by Larry Marshall Sr.] In reading the most recent release of the so called “Nine Colonels” three words come to mind. They are inconsistency, insincerity, and insensitivity. Each will be addressed accordingly. In this release the group expressed full support for Premier Dunkley’s approach in dealing with conscription. They... Read more of this article

Larry Marshall Responds To “The Nine Colonels”

Larry Marshall Responds To “The Nine Colonels”

“To foolishly suggest expanding the current system which adversely affects 300 young men to one which adversely affects 3000 to 4000 goes from the sublime to the ridiculous,” Larry Marshall Sr. of the anti-conscription group Bermudians Against the Draft said in the response to a recent statement from the nine former Commanding Officers of... Read more of this article

Marshall’s Submission For Regiment Reform

Marshall’s Submission For Regiment Reform

[Updated] Paying soldiers a decent wage and using crews from Works & Engineering for hurricane relief work are two of the ideas put forward by Larry Marshall Sr. of the anti-conscription group Bermudians Against the Draft to help transition the Bermuda Regiment to a volunteer force. Mr Marshall said, “Presently conscripts are paid very low... Read more of this article

BAD Responds: COs Who Backed Conscription

BAD Responds: COs Who Backed Conscription

Larry Marshall Sr of the anti-conscription group Bermudians Against the Draft responded to the recent press statement from backing conscription from eight former Commanding Officers of the Bermuda Regiment. The letter said “conscription does not violate human rights and it does not enslave anyone” and asked “Are the moves towards recruitment solely... Read more of this article

Request For Royal Commission Into Regiment

Request For Royal Commission Into Regiment

Larry Marshall Sr,  who is well known for his work with anti-conscription group Bermudians Against The Draft, has written to Attorney General Mark Pettingill to request a Royal Commission into the Bermuda Regiment. Mr Marshall suggested that a request be made to the Governor that a Royal Commission be set up to investigate whether “there has... Read more of this article

Premier Cox: ‘Move Away From Conscription’

Premier Cox: ‘Move Away From Conscription’

[Updated] Speaking at this evening’s [Oct 17] PLP event at the Ruth Seaton James auditorium, Premier Paula Cox indicated that the election would be held this year, and also said they are “committed” to “move away from mandated conscription.” The Premier did not expand on the conscription topic during her 45-minute speech,... Read more of this article

Larry Marshall Sr. Appears In Court

Larry Marshall Sr. Appears In Court

In Magistrates Court this morning [Jan.25], 56-year-old Larry Marshall pleaded guilty to a charge of using threatening behavior to Mr Gavaska Lodge, and was given a conditional discharge. Senior Magistrate Archie Warner called it a minor offence which occurred in the heat of a controversy, and also noted Mr Marshall has no previous convictions. On the... Read more of this article

Video: B.A.D. Explain Anti-Vote Campaign

Video: B.A.D. Explain Anti-Vote Campaign

Bermudians Against The Draft [B.A.D.] have launched an anti-vote campaign for the upcoming election, and B.A.D. spokesperson Larry Marshall Sr. sat with Bernews and explained the group’s position. Mr Marshall Sr. said, “Our issue is a very serious issue, a very important issue, we are talking about human rights.” “It is well... Read more of this article

Regiment: “Deemed to be Sexual Assault”

Regiment: “Deemed to be Sexual Assault”

Bermuda Regiment Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Brian Gonsalves has addressed the sexual assault that occurred in Grenada in 2005. The case had recently come to light during the Supreme Court trial involving Bermudians Against the Draft [BAD]. BAD went to Supreme Court again this month, continuing their battle to get military conscription in... Read more of this article

Jamel Hardtman Arrested By Regimental Police

Jamel Hardtman Arrested By Regimental Police

Well known radio personality and Bermudians Against the Draft [BAD] member Jamel Hardtman was arrested by Regimental Police today [July 6] for what the Regiment stated was the “military offence of failing to perform his military duties.” Regimental Spokesman Major George Jones said “The Defence Act 1965, as upheld by the Privy Council,... Read more of this article

BAD Stages Sit In On Parliament

BAD Stages Sit In On Parliament

At 3pm today [June 18] members and supporters of Bermudians Against The Draft [BAD] met at Parliament to make a peaceful statement against the draft. The group met, and entered the sitting of the House of Assembly, with their stated objective being to show the MPs that they intend to continue to register their objections to conscription. Conscription... Read more of this article