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Kim Swan: ‘We Want To Be #1 Again’

Kim Swan: ‘We Want To Be #1 Again’

[Written by UBP MP Kim Swan] Growing up in Bermuda and working in the hospitality industry, it was commonplace to tell our visitors that “Bermudians are the friendliest people in the world” but also believe it to be so. To see this Forbes survey which list Bermuda the 8th friendliest place behind Cayman (#1), USA, Canada and others suggest,... Read more of this article

Swan: Unemployment Stats ‘Paint A Grim Picture’

Swan: Unemployment Stats ‘Paint A Grim Picture’

The recently released employment statistics  tell the “painful story of a difficult time” for Bermudians and also reflects how a “spend happy government”  finds itself with very limited reserves, UBP MP Kim Swan said. The statistics revealed that working population declined by 1,323 persons from 2010, and the decline in non-Bermudian... Read more of this article

Swan: Frommer’s Warnings To Gays/Disabled

Swan: Frommer’s Warnings To Gays/Disabled

Warnings in the Frommers travel guide to gay and lesbian travelers, as well as the disabled, need to be addressed by the Bermuda Department of Tourism and the Government,  UBP MP Kim Swan said. Mr Swan said: “The question of whether Bermuda is a welcoming, fair and equitable society has been called into question in the Frommers travel guide where... Read more of this article

Videos: 2012 Labour Day Messages

Videos: 2012 Labour Day Messages

Politicians from all three parties joined leaders from the islands unions outside the Bermuda Industrial Union yesterday [Sept 3], with various speeches being made as part of the Labour Day celebration. Videos of those who addressed the gathered crowd are below, and include remarks by Premier Paula Cox, OBA Leader Craig Cannonier, UBP Leader Kim Swan,... Read more of this article

Kim Swan: “St. George’s Needs So Much More”

Kim Swan: “St. George’s Needs So Much More”

The Town of St. George needs ‘So Much More’ in order to properly meet the challenge of a competitive tourism market, UBP and St George’s MP Kim Swan said. Mr Swan said: “The announcement by the Minister of Tourism of Bermuda’s new brand this week “Bermuda, so much more” has understandably received a positive... Read more of this article

UBP Congratulates Bermuda’s Olympians

UBP Congratulates Bermuda’s Olympians

“Nothing galvanizes people more than sports, music or the arts and in this case the Olympics has kept the people of Bermuda focused on the events in London”, United Bermuda Party leader Kim Swan said. “My colleague Mr. Charlie Swan and I are most pleased with and proud of the efforts by all of our [Bermuda's] Olympic athletes. We see... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Calls For Update On Club Med Property

Kim Swan Calls For Update On Club Med Property

UBP MP Kim Swan — the St. George’s West MP – is calling on the Government to reveal what their plan is for the former Club Med property in St George’s. “It has been 47 months since the implosion of the former Club Med Property and there are no signs of construction as promised,” said Mr Swan.“The lease agreement... Read more of this article

Swan: ‘Numbers Speak For Themselves’

Swan: ‘Numbers Speak For Themselves’

Speaking on Sir John Swan’s comments yesterday, UBP MP Kim Swan said, “We are encouraged that a former United Bermuda Party Parliamentarian has finally stood up and defended their period of governance against the onslaught of disparaging comments put forward by not only by long-time adversaries but also through misinformation by persons... Read more of this article

Video: UBP’s Kim Swan On Budget

Video: UBP’s Kim Swan On Budget

[Updated] Speaking this morning [Feb.24] after the Premier delivered the 2012/13 Budget, United Bermuda Party Interim Leader Kim Swan said it “was more of a rhetorical presentation” as it had a lot of “well sounding words”. Mr Swan said he will be examining the Budget to see if there has been any “belt tightening”,... Read more of this article

Ministers/MPs On Pay Cuts, OBA Reply

Ministers/MPs On Pay Cuts, OBA Reply

[Updated with OBA's counter offer & UBP response] Premier and Finance Minister Paula Cox said that Ministers and Government MPs are prepared to accept a one year cessation of pension contributions, as well as a 5% salary decrease. This afternoon [Feb.9] the Premier wrote to Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier to ask if Opposition MPs would be willing... Read more of this article

UBP Welcomes New Governor

UBP Welcomes New Governor

The United Bermuda Party issued a statement welcoming  incoming Governor George Fergusson, and thanking outgoing Governor Sir Richard Gozney for his service. Government House announced yesterday [Jan.31] that Sir Richard Gozney will leave in May 2012, and Mr Fergusson will take up his appointment in the same month. UBP Interim Leader Kim Swan said,... Read more of this article

Swan: End Voting Along Racial Lines

Swan: End Voting Along Racial Lines

United Bermuda Party MP Kim Swan cited a recent poll which said nearly 90% of Whites in Bermuda would vote for one political party while Blacks would divide their support, saying this reveals that racial polarisation “continues to exist and is greatest amongst the white community in Bermuda.” The St George’s MP urged a “change... Read more of this article

Swan: Lack Of Visitor Accommodation

Swan: Lack Of Visitor Accommodation

United Bermuda Party MP Kim Swan has said that in an effort to boost tourism we should encourage “Bermudian Executive homeowners to consider converting their apartments to licenced tourist accommodations.” The lack of visitor accommodation is one of the challenges to the tourism industry which was recently identified by the Tourism Board... Read more of this article