Hashtag: #Dec2Protest

Dunkley: MP ‘Should Be Removed From’ JSC

Dunkley: MP ‘Should Be Removed From’ JSC

“With comments like this he cannot be considered to be a fair and impartial member of the Joint Select Committee,” Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said following comments made by PLP MP Neville Tyrrell, with Mr Dunkley adding that “MP Tyrrell should be removed from the committee.” MP Neville Tyrrell’s... Read more of this article

Time For December 2nd Committee Extended

Time For December 2nd Committee Extended

This morning [July 13] in the House of Assembly, Speaker Dennis Lister announced that the Joint Select Committee on the Events of December 2nd, 2016 will be extended for six months, and the Speaker also announced the appointment of Senator Robyn Swan to the Joint Select Committee, with Senator Swan replacing former Senator Andrew Simons. Audio extract... Read more of this article

MP Dunkley: ‘I Am More Than Willing To Attend’

MP Dunkley: ‘I Am More Than Willing To Attend’

I “answered questions in the House while I was the Premier” and am “more than willing to attend before a duly constituted Parliamentary Joint Select Committee,” former Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that “anything that MP Famous says that is contrary to this is a figment of his imagination or his prevarication.” Mr... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Truth About Dec 2 Must Be Revealed’

Column: ‘Truth About Dec 2 Must Be Revealed’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous]  On December 1, 2017, the House of Assembly agreed to establish a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee to carry out an inquiry into the events of, and leading up to, December 2nd, 2016.This Committee is tasked to:1. “to inquire into the events as aforesaid as thoroughly as may be;2. to bring closure... Read more of this article

MPs Approve Committee To Review Dec 2 Events

MPs Approve Committee To Review Dec 2 Events

This evening [Dec 1], the House of Assembly approved a Motion to appoint a Joint Select Committee to review the events of December 2nd, 2016. The Motion was brought by MP Kim Swan, and speaking after it was approved, the St George’s West MP told Bernews, “The House of Assembly this evening unanimously approved the Government’s Motion to... Read more of this article

Meeting For People Who Were Pepper Sprayed

Meeting For People Who Were Pepper Sprayed

The BIU is “inviting all persons who were pepper-sprayed by the Police on December 2, 2016 to attend a very important meeting here at BIU Headquarters on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.” “The purpose of the meeting is to update the victims of the pepper spray on the way forward. If you have any questions, please contact Sister... Read more of this article

Michael Dunkley On Police Complaints Decision

Michael Dunkley On Police Complaints Decision

“This report and others unequivocally dispels misinformation to suggest the OBA Government was in any way responsible for BPS actions or for ordering pepper spraying,” MP Michael Dunkley said today, adding that he hopes that “out of this most unfortunate day lessons have been learned and we all work together to make sure this never... Read more of this article

Minister Caines On Police Complaints Decision

Minister Caines On Police Complaints Decision

[Updated] “Disturbing and lacking the closure only proper accountability can bring,” is the view expressed by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines after his review of the decision of the Police Complaints Authority about the police use of pepper spray during the protests on December 2nd 2016 at the House of Assembly. In making their decision,... Read more of this article

PCA: “Complaints Received Cannot Be Upheld”

PCA: “Complaints Received Cannot Be Upheld”

[Updated] The decision on the complaints filed by 26 people following the police use of pepper spray in December 2016 has just been released, with the Police Complaints Authority concluding that “no misconduct can be attributed to Officers at the Parliamentary grounds and thus the complaints received cannot be upheld,” however they added... Read more of this article

Court: 52-Year-Old Jailed For Assaulting Police

Court: 52-Year-Old Jailed For Assaulting Police

Appearing in Magistrates Court, Edmund Smith was convicted ofassaulting Inspector Scott Devine outside the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016. The 52-year-old was sentenced to one year imprisonment by Magistrate Archibald Warner for the offence. Related StoriesCourt: Ten People Appear For Arraignments Court: Hayward, Furbert, Tweed,... Read more of this article

Court: 10 People ‘Bound Over For Six Months’

Court: 10 People ‘Bound Over For Six Months’

[Updated] A few police officers can be seen outside the Magistrates Court building this afternoon [May 26], as people charged in relation to alleged offences at the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016 are expected to appear.They have already been charged, pleaded not guilty, and are reappearing in Court today. According to the latest Court listing,... Read more of this article

Policing Plans For Friday’s Court Appearances

Policing Plans For Friday’s Court Appearances

The next court appearances for defendants in relation to alleged offences at the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016, will take place tomorrow [May 26], and the police said they are “aware that appeals are being made for the public to show support for the defendants and therefore, plans are in place to cater to large numbers of people attending... Read more of this article

Court: Ten People Appear For Arraignments

Court: Ten People Appear For Arraignments

Ten people appeared in Court today [May 1] having been charged with alleged offences during the protests on December 2, 2016, with people gathering outside the building as the proceedings took place. Those appearing included BIU President Chris Furbert, Rev Nicholas Tweed, Lily May Bulford, Glenn Simmons, Neville Goddard,  Arnold Smith, Chris Furbert... Read more of this article