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Timeline Of The Rise & Fall Of Craig Cannonier

Timeline Of The Rise & Fall Of Craig Cannonier

Craig Cannnonier’s fast-tracked rise from political newcomer to Premier crashed down on Monday evening with his resignation following the “JetGate” scandal, with his time in office marking one of the shortest times a Premier has ever served. Bursting onto the political scene only a few short years ago, Mr. Cannonier was elected leader... Read more of this article

Opinion: We Need Action, Not Empty Rhetoric

Opinion: We Need Action, Not Empty Rhetoric

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Late last night we witnessed a sad and unprecedented moment in Bermuda’s history, where a Premier was forced to resign as a result of a scandal of his own making. This is sad for Bermuda because many had such high hopes for this now disgraced Premier and the rhetoric of ‘change’, of ‘transparency... Read more of this article

Live Blog: Michael Dunkley Has Been Sworn In

Live Blog: Michael Dunkley Has Been Sworn In

[Updated: Late last night Craig Cannonier tendered his resignation as Premier, and Michael Dunkley was sworn-in as the new Premier of Bermuda on Tuesday morning. Mr. Cannonier will remain an MP, and Premier Dunkley will retain the Ministry of National Security portfolio.]  Both Craig Cannonier and Michael Dunkley attended Government House this evening... Read more of this article

Video: Michael Dunkley Sworn In As Premier

Video: Michael Dunkley Sworn In As Premier

Michael Dunkley was officially sworn in as Premier of Bermuda this morning [May 20], following directly on the heels of Craig Cannonier’s resignation from the same position last night.Mr. Cannonier’s resignation came after a long drawn out political battle over the “JetGate” scandal, which saw questions raised about what happened... Read more of this article

Bean: “Cabinet Shares Collective Responsibility”

Bean: “Cabinet Shares Collective Responsibility”

The Premier did not act alone yet he alone is being held responsible and Minister Shawn Crockwell and AG Marc Pettingill “share responsibility with the disgraced Premier and should also do the honourable thing and resign,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said. Mr. Bean was speaking after Craig Cannonier’s resignation last night [May 19],... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Comments On Cannonier Resignation

Kim Swan Comments On Cannonier Resignation

Craig Cannonier’s “meteoric 17 month rise to Premier has been riddled with controversy and “his Cabinet and the blindly compliant OBA backbench must take responsibility for their part,” former Opposition Leader Kim Swan said following the resignation of former Premier Craig Cannonier. Late last night [May 19] Craig Cannonier... Read more of this article

Video: Cannonier’s Statement On Resignation

Video: Cannonier’s Statement On Resignation

[Updated with video] Following his resignation this evening [May 19], Craig Cannonier issued a statement confirming that he will remain an MP, and saying that “nothing illegal was done, but I accept there was a failure over time to be completely transparent. “This is a fundamental component of good governance and a core principle upon which... Read more of this article