Hashtag: #Dec2Protest

Corbishley: ‘Is No Evidence To Support This’

Corbishley: ‘Is No Evidence To Support This’

“The finding by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee that ‘an Order was given to Officers to deploy CAPTOR spray’ is a central theme of its report, however, the finding is erroneous and there is no evidence to support this,” Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said. Commissioner Corbishley said, “I have had opportunity to... Read more of this article

Cannonier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

Cannonier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

“The chair of the December 2 committee, Kim Swan, should have called the Premier to give evidence,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr Cannonier said, “As the then Leader of the Opposition, the Premier was present during the demonstration. It was also reported that Mr Burt sent an email encouraging people to demonstrate outside... Read more of this article

Premier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

Premier On Report Into Dec 2, 2016 Protests

“A regrettable lack of co-operation has deprived the people of Bermuda of the full truth of what led to the events of that terrible day”, said Premier David Burt in response to the Report of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee Examining the Events of the December 2nd 2016 incident at the House of Assembly. Premier Burt continued, “It is disturbing... Read more of this article

Report Released Into Event Of Dec 2, 2016

Report Released Into Event Of Dec 2, 2016

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee’s report into the events of December 2nd 2016 – in which police pepper sprayed protesters — was tabled in the House today [July 5]. The report’s Executive Summary said, “The work of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee is an important undertaking in Bermuda’s history, as it affords... Read more of this article

Extension For Committee Inquiry Into Dec 2, 2016

Extension For Committee Inquiry Into Dec 2, 2016

The Joint Select Committee on the Events of the December 2nd, 2016 protests has been given a three month extension the Speaker of the House announced in Friday’s session of the House of Assembly.The Motion to establish the Committee passed in December 2017, and the Motion as stated on the Parliamentary Order of Business said, “Whereas at the... Read more of this article

Statement On Dec 2nd Settlement Postponed

Statement On Dec 2nd Settlement Postponed

The statement which was due to be delivered in the House of Assembly on the settlement following the pepper spraying of people during the December 2nd, 2016 protests has been postponed. The Order Paper for Friday [Feb 15] had listed Minister of National Security Wayne Caines as due to deliver a statement on the “Ministry of National Security... Read more of this article

Settlements Made Following Pepper Spraying

Settlements Made Following Pepper Spraying

Following the pepper spraying of people at the December 2, 2016 protests, a “number of applicants sought to pursue legal action” and in “an effort to settle this matter, the Ministry of National Security engaged in discussions with the applicants and the parties have come to an amicable conclusion” with a settlement having been... Read more of this article

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