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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

MPs Spar Over Premier Not Answering Question

MPs Spar Over Premier Not Answering Question

The beginning of yesterday’s [Mar 7] session in the House of Assembly saw a back and forth exchange as the Opposition appealed to have two questions allowed, which resulted in the Premier declining to reply. Attorney-General Mark Pettingill’s position was that due to the legal matters underway discussing the matter was sub judice, while... Read more of this article

Attorney General & Shadow: Is JetGate Talk Ok?

Attorney General & Shadow: Is JetGate Talk Ok?

The Attorney-General and Shadow Attorney-General went back and forth in the House of Assembly on Monday [Mar 3], arguing the law as it pertains to discussing a case presently before the courts. Opposition Leader Marc Bean brought up “Jetgate“, and Attorney-General Mark Pettingill interjected saying that due to the legal matters underway... Read more of this article

Writs Filed In Supreme Court Against Bean, Burt

Writs Filed In Supreme Court Against Bean, Burt

[Updated] According to Supreme Court records, three writs have been entered today [Feb 21] with Premier Craig Cannonier filing against Opposition Leader Marc Bean and MP David Burt, while Minister Shawn Crockwell and Attorney General Marc Pettingill also filed against Marc Bean. Writ No 74 names Premier Craig Cannonier as plaintiff and MP David Burt... Read more of this article

Legal Costs Will Not Be Covered By Public Funds

Legal Costs Will Not Be Covered By Public Funds

Premier Craig Cannonier said today [Feb 20] that the costs of his lawsuit will not be covered by public funds, which is an amendment to the statement last night which said it would be a “Government lawsuit.” The Premier said, “After taking further legal advice, I have determined that the costs associated with my legal action against... Read more of this article

Video: PLP “Stand Strong” With Bean & Burt

Video: PLP “Stand Strong” With Bean & Burt

The PLP held a press conference today [Feb 20], with Deputy Leader Derrick Burgess saying the Progressive Labour Party are “standing strong” for Marc Bean and David Burt and were there to show their “collective support for them.” A total of ten PLP MPs and Senators were present including Senator Renee Ming, Senator Diallo Rabain,... Read more of this article

Bean/Burt Matter Will Be “Government Lawsuit”

Bean/Burt Matter Will Be “Government Lawsuit”

The legal action being taken by Premier Craig Cannonier against Opposition Leader Marc Bean and MP David Burt will be funded by the Government, a spokesperson confirmed this evening [Feb 19]. Today’s announcement about the legal action follows a tumultuous week which saw strong allegations made against the Premier, news that an MP secretly recorded... Read more of this article

PLP Call For Premier Cannonier To ‘Step Down’

PLP Call For Premier Cannonier To ‘Step Down’

The political row continues to rage on, with the PLP issuing a statement this evening [Feb 19] calling for Premier Craig Cannonier to “step down.” The controversy began Friday with strong allegations made in the House of Assembly by both Opposition Leader Marc Bean and PLP MP David Burt, which they both subsequently repeated outside of Parliamentary... Read more of this article

Premier To Seek “Full Damages Through Courts”

Premier To Seek “Full Damages Through Courts”

[Updated with video] Premier Craig Cannonier held a press briefing today [Feb 19], where he denied both Opposition Leader Marc Bean and MP David Burt’s allegations, and said he will be seeking “full damages through the Courts for slander.” The Premier said, “Concerning the recent accusations – I had hoped it would not... Read more of this article

Timeline: Gambling, Casinos, Laws, Allegations

Timeline: Gambling, Casinos, Laws, Allegations

The topic of casinos continues to dominate the headlines, with controversy swirling after allegations about a casino licence were made by the Opposition Leader and subsequently denied by the Premier. Casinos are presently not permitted under Bermuda law, however with the decision set to be made in Parliament it is seen as likely that the law will change,... Read more of this article

Burt Receives Letter With ‘Threat Of Legal Action’

Burt Receives Letter With ‘Threat Of Legal Action’

Opposition MP David Burt — who made certain allegations in the House of Assembly on Friday and subsequently repeated them on a radio talk show — said he received a letter this morning [Feb 18] with a “threat of legal action.” MPs all have Parliamentary Privilege, meaning they cannot be sued for anything they say in the House... Read more of this article

Bean On Allegations, Tapes, Phone Tapping

Bean On Allegations, Tapes, Phone Tapping

ZBM’s Gary Moreno hosted a one-hour interview with the Opposition Leader Marc Bean last night [Feb 17], where Mr. Bean discussed his allegations, said his phone is tapped, and said tapes exist that would “bring the Government to its knees in 24 hours.” Mr. Moreno started out by asking Mr. Bean why he did not come forward with these... Read more of this article

“Politics Of Division And Personal Destruction”

“Politics Of Division And Personal Destruction”

“What has transpired over the past 3 days is nothing but the politics of division and personal destruction,” Premier Craig Cannonier said this evening [Feb 17]. “It has nothing to do with getting people back on their feet and nothing to do with national priorities. It is my job to elevate us from this type of political rancor. “In... Read more of this article