Tag: Craig Cannonier

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

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

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

Live Blog Day #2: OBA Hold Another Meeting

Live Blog Day #2: OBA Hold Another Meeting

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance appears to be meeting again today [May 18] with cars known to belong to various OBA MPs and Executive Members lined up outside OBA headquarters, while the same blue car that Premier Craig Cannonier drove to yesterday’s meeting is also there, giving the impression they are all huddled in another meeting inside... Read more of this article

Live Blog: OBA Meeting Following ‘JetGate’ Row

Live Blog: OBA Meeting Following ‘JetGate’ Row

[Updated: The 4-hour meeting concludes with the Premier & Chairman saying the inquiry is ongoing] The One Bermuda Alliance is holding a joint meeting of MPs and executive members at OBA Headquarters  today [May 17], with the meeting understood to be about the ongoing controversy involving “JetGate” and the donation from U.S. real estate developer... Read more of this article

Consultant To Help Evolve Human Resources

Consultant To Help Evolve Human Resources

The Government plans to retain an independent consultant to “provide assistance with the creation of an evolved Human Resources model for the Bermuda Government,” Premier Craig Cannonier said today [May 9] in the House of Assembly The Premier said, “You would be well aware of this Government’s focus on building a more efficient and... Read more of this article

MPs To Debate Cannabis, Conscription, Casinos

MPs To Debate Cannabis, Conscription, Casinos

The House of Assembly is going back in today [May 9] and the Premier said that the House will discuss cannabis decriminalization, move on eliminating conscription and bring forward legislation to create the statutory framework to legalize casino-style gaming. Premier Craig Cannonier said, “The House of Assembly will come together for what has... Read more of this article

Premier Cannonier: I Flatly Refute The Allegation

Premier Cannonier: I Flatly Refute The Allegation

“I have no comment on a story that uses anonymous sources to rehash the so-called ‘Jetgate’ affair, which has been the focus of Opposition attacks against the Government for more than a year, other than to say that I flatly refute the allegation that I requested any monies from U.S. developer, Mr. Nathan Landow,” Premier Craig Cannonier... Read more of this article


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