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Devonshire PLP Meet & Greet On May 4

Devonshire PLP Meet & Greet On May 4

[Written by Chris Famous] Part of our commitment to the people of Bermuda is to continue to listen to the concerns and suggestions of the people we represent. Also, to inform them of local and national issues.Therefore, this coming Saturday, May 4th, we will be holding our Spring Meet and Greet at the Elliot Primary School from 4pm until 6pm. Anyone... Read more of this article

Column: Update On Our Parish Pride Project

Column: Update On Our Parish Pride Project

[Written by Chris Famous] We would like to update you on our Parish Pride Project. Two weeks ago, a number of volunteers were able to scrape down, apply primer and put two coats of paint to the wall of the Salvation Army wall on Roberts Avenue. Weather permitting, this week Saturday March 30, from 9 am until 1 pm, we will continue our beautification... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] This past February, Deputy Premier the Hon. Walter H. Roban and I were chosen to represent Bermuda at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in St. Kitts. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by two, kindhearted Protocol Officers, Ms. Andrea Liddie and Mr.... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Every time I hear the crack of the whip my blood run cold.” - Bob Marley On Wednesday February 20th, 2019, the United Kingdom House of Commons released a report by their Foreign Affairs Committee. This report was entitled “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the Relationship”. This... Read more of this article

Column: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Column: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “The truth is an offence but not a sin” - Bob Marley Below are some of the constant narratives expounded by those closely related to the OBA: “We need more boots on the ground.” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier “Swing open the gates to the outside world.” Michael Fahy “The... Read more of this article

Column: Thank You To The Staff At MAWI

Column: Thank You To The Staff At MAWI

[Written by Chris Famous] To the staff of Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. On behalf of the people of Devonshire, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the management and staff of MAWI for their dedication to assisting those with mental challenges. For too long, those with mental challenges have been viewed at through a lens of societal ignorance... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Fundraiser On February 17

Column: Parish Pride Fundraiser On February 17

[Written by MP Chris Famous] One of the distinct advantages about Bermuda is that we are a relatively small and interconnected community, with almost everyone related by birth, marriage, or some other community ties. With those ties, we tend to assist each other in some way, shape or form. Today we would like to take a moment to thank a few entities... Read more of this article

Getting Bermudians Back Into The Trades

Getting Bermudians Back Into The Trades

[Written by Chris Famous] One of our challenges as a country is that many of our fellow Bermudians are either unemployed or underemployed. At the same time employers are seeking work permits for thousands of guest workers. Some are doing specialist jobs in IB or healthcare that not enough Bermudians are not qualified for. However, the reality is that... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride & Community Concerns

Column: Parish Pride & Community Concerns

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] A couple items that we wish to bring to the attention of the public today, the first being that we will be continuing our Parish Pride Project this Saturday January 26th. Once again, we will be clearing out the area at the Northern Side of the Barn on Devon Springs Road and some surrounding areas. We will... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

[Written by MP Chris Famous] This Saturday, January 5th, we will be continuing our clearing of the pathway between Devon Springs Road and Green Acres Estate. Additionally, we will also be painting a roadside wall of a senior in Green Acres.If you wish to assist in either endeavor, we will be working at the entrance of Green Acres from 9am-12 noon. Also,... Read more of this article

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

[Written by Chris Famous] Today we wish to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers, including a number of workers from Works And Engineering, who assisted in the first stage of clearing the pathway between Devon Springs Road and Green Acres Estate Road on Saturday, December 1st.We were able to remove:25 bags of discarded bottles 2 truck loads... Read more of this article

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last summer I have had the privilege and honour to represent Bermuda during the 43rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] conference held in Cayman Islands June 16thto June 23rd. During this conference we got to meet fellow parliamentarians from around the Caribbean region. Some were... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

[Written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last few weeks, our Devonshire and Smith’s Parish Pride Project has cleared the following areas of excess vegetation: Vesey Street, Green Acres, Devon Springs Road, Devon Springs Lane, and Jubilee Road. This has been accomplished with cooperation from area residents giving of their time, local businesses... Read more of this article