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Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] That was fun, Pat. For over a week afterwards, I was still getting positive feedback about Bernews’ election night coverage. The audience reach was nothing short of impressive, both here and abroad. Well done – and thank you. People then asked what the result means. It means quite simply this: the Progressive... Read more of this article

Barritt Will Not Be Candidate In General Election

Barritt Will Not Be Candidate In General Election

John Barritt has confirmed that he will not be a candidate in the upcoming election, adding that he remains committed to better governance for Bermuda. In response to queries, Mr Barritt told Bernews, “I wish to confirm that I have decided not to offer myself as a candidate in the forthcoming election. “It is with some reluctance that I... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Former MP John Barritt

Video: Interview With Former MP John Barritt

Former MP John Barritt is considering running as an Independent candidate in the upcoming General Election he confirmed today during our latest live interview. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Mr Barritt sat down with Bernews for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the Commission of Inquiry,... Read more of this article

Video Part II: Famous Interviews John Barritt

Video Part II: Famous Interviews John Barritt

[Written by Chris Famous] Good day and thank you for your comments and calls regarding my initial interview with Mr. John Barritt. In this second installment of the interview, Mr. Barritt talks about returning to Bermuda in the early 1970s and commencing his career as a journalist at the Royal Gazette. He goes on to speak of his eventual transition... Read more of this article

Video: Chris Famous Interviews John Barritt

Video: Chris Famous Interviews John Barritt

[Written by Chris Famous] Often a columnist and or politician is either chided or uplifted for their viewpoints and political philosophies. Here, in a divided island, we sit on one side or the other and either support or denigrate a columnist or politician based solely on whether they represent our views or not. Each of us has formed our own personal... Read more of this article

Video: John Barritt Resigns As OBA Leader & MP

Video: John Barritt Resigns As OBA Leader & MP

[Updated with video] John Barritt today [Sept.15] submitted his resignations as Member of Parliament for Devonshire South Central and his position as Leader of the Opposition. The resignations follow Saturday night’s election of Senator Craig Cannonier as Leader of the One Bermuda Alliance. Mr. Barritt pledged last May, while announcing the formation... Read more of this article

John Barritt’s Final Speech As Opposition Leader

John Barritt’s Final Speech As Opposition Leader

With the closing of Parliament for summer break, Leader of the One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] John Barritt has delivered his final speech before the legislature as Opposition Leader, and possibly his final speech in the House as an MP. On May 17, 2011 at the press conference launching the OBA, Mr. Barritt indicated that he would serve as leader of the fledgling... Read more of this article

Barritt On Crime, Economy, New Ministry

Barritt On Crime, Economy, New Ministry

Leader of the Opposition John Barritt spoke with us yesterday [June 3] about crime, the economy and the creation of the new Ministry. Speaking on the recent appointment of Minister Michael Weeks as the Minister of Community Development, Mr Barritt said, “When I see things like the recent creation of a new ministry within the Government. I understand... Read more of this article

John Barritt Announces OBA Shadow Cabinet

John Barritt Announces OBA Shadow Cabinet

Today [May 19] One Bermuda Alliance Leader John Barritt announced a new Shadow Cabinet  featuring a broad mix of former United Bermuda Party and Bermuda Democratic Alliance Parliamentarians. Former BDA leaders and newly appointed Senators Craig Cannonier and Dr. Kathy Michelmore both found themselves taking on key Shadow portfolios — Sen. Cannonier... Read more of this article

Videos: Barritt Sworn In As Opposition Leader

Videos: Barritt Sworn In As Opposition Leader

[Updated with videos] One Bermuda Alliance interim leader John Barritt will be sworn-in as Bermuda’s new Opposition Leader at a Government House ceremony this morning [May 17]. It is expected to begin in a few minutes and you can tune in live below. While St. George’s Parliamentarian Kim Swan remains leader of the UBP, he announced yesterday... Read more of this article

UBP’s John Barritt Addresses Ministry’s Cuts

UBP’s John Barritt Addresses Ministry’s Cuts

During the budget debate yesterday [Mar.11] in the House of Assembly, UBP MP John Barritt questioned the cuts which had been made to budget of the Ministry of Youth, Families, Sports and Community Development. Mr Barritt spoke on the economics of the situation, saying when you look at the reported $80,000 a year cost of housing an inmate at Westgate,... Read more of this article