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CURB Gathering Information On Land Losses

CURB Gathering Information On Land Losses

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] is “gathering oral histories on systemic land losses that have occurred historically or contemporarily” to submit to the Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Loss. A spokesperson said, “CURB is gathering oral histories on systemic land losses that have occurred historically or contemporarily... Read more of this article

Land Loss Commission Extends Deadline

Land Loss Commission Extends Deadline

The Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Losses in Bermuda is extending the deadline for submissions until Thursday, July 23rd. A spokesperson said, “The Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Losses in Bermuda wishes to advise the public that it will extend its deadline for submissions to Thursday, 23rd July 2020.“There have been... Read more of this article

Land Loss Commission: Submission Deadline

Land Loss Commission: Submission Deadline

The Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Losses in Bermuda is reminding the public that the final deadline for submissions will be this Monday, June 8th. A spokesperson said, “The Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Losses in Bermuda would like to remind the public of the upcoming final deadline for submissions this Monday, June 8th,... Read more of this article

Land Grab Commission: Submit Written Evidence

Land Grab Commission: Submit Written Evidence

The Commission of Inquiry into historic losses of citizens’ property in Bermuda is inviting persons who may wish to make oral submissions in support of their application to file any additional written evidence and brief statement in lieu of their oral submission. A spokesperson said, “Pursuant to the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1935, this Commission... Read more of this article

Land Grab Commission Hearing Postponed

Land Grab Commission Hearing Postponed

The Commission of Inquiry into historic losses of citizens’ property has postponed their hearing, which was scheduled to be held on March 19th, and said that the new date “will be decided once concerns about public health and well-being have abated.” A spokesperson said, “Pursuant to the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1935, this Commission... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry To Host Hearing

Commission Of Inquiry To Host Hearing

The Commission of Inquiry into Historic Losses of Land in Bermuda will hold a public Planning Hearing on Thursday, March 19th. A spokesperson said, “The Commission of Inquiry into Historic Losses of Land in Bermuda will hold a public Planning Hearing on Thursday, 19th March 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry Members Appointed

Commission Of Inquiry Members Appointed

[Updated] Norma Wade-Miller, Wayne Perinchief, Lynda Milligan-Whyte, Quinton Stovell, Frederica Forth, Maxine Binns, and Jonathan Starling will serve on the Commission of Inquiry which will look into “historic losses in Bermuda of citizens’ property.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 1], Premier Burt said, “Honourable Members... Read more of this article

Column: Commission Of Inquiry On ‘Land Grabs’

Column: Commission Of Inquiry On ‘Land Grabs’

[Opinion column written by MP Walton Brown] Serving in Opposition can be a long and frustrating process under the Westminster System. Victories tend to be more few and far between and often more symbolic than real. Back in July 2014, the PLP successfully overrode the then OBA Government’s opposition to a Commission of Inquiry into the “land... Read more of this article

CURB: ‘Historic And Important Announcement’

CURB: ‘Historic And Important Announcement’

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they “applaud the announcement by the Premier David Burt on the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the historic losses of citizens’ property in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “This is a historic and important announcement and a part of what CURB sees as a national healing,... Read more of this article

Premier: Commission Of Inquiry Into Land Losses

Premier: Commission Of Inquiry Into Land Losses

A five member Commission of Inquiry will be established to fulfil the mandate of the “House as expressed in the Motion passed in 2014,” Premier David Burt said, referring to the Motion passed to establish a Commission of Inquiry to look into ”historic losses in Bermuda of citizens’ property.” Speaking in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Opinion: Famous On Commission Of Inquiry

Opinion: Famous On Commission Of Inquiry

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “Our land is everything to us… I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it – with their lives.” – Cheyenne Indian saying On July 4th, 2014, a motion was passed in the House of Assembly of Bermuda requesting a Commission... Read more of this article

Video: Protest March At Government House

Video: Protest March At Government House

A massive crowd descended on Government House yesterday [July 15] to protest the Governor’s decision over the Commission of Inquiry. On July 4th the House of Assembly passed a Motion which proposed the Governor appoint a Commission of Inquiry into certain historic land transactions, however Governor George Fergusson said that the debate “raised... Read more of this article

Live Blog: PLP March On Government House

Live Blog: PLP March On Government House

[Updated] People are presently gathering at Government House as they prepare to take part in the Progressive Labour Party’s march to protest the Governor’s decision over the Commission of Inquiry. Background On July 4th the House of Assembly passed a Motion which proposed the Governor appoint a Commission of Inquiry into certain historic... Read more of this article