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Dunkley: Questions Revealed ‘Important Facts’

Dunkley: Questions Revealed ‘Important Facts’

“It was only after questioning by myself and OBA colleagues that important facts were revealed,” Michael Dunkley said, citing matters including the secondment of Commissioner Lamb, the hot water supply at Westgate and the amount of Corrections Officers that called in sick. Mr. Dunkley said, “On Friday in Parliament, Minister Caines... Read more of this article

Column: Spending $175,000 On An Empty Office

Column: Spending $175,000 On An Empty Office

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley + Updated] After details of Cabinet Office contracts were published in the Official Gazette it was revealed that the PLP Government has spent at least $175,000 on an empty office in Washington. The Premier and his spokespeople tried to justify this waste of hard earned taxpayer dollars with the excuse of pressing... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Time To Come Clean’ On Arbitrade

Column: ‘Time To Come Clean’ On Arbitrade

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] After the Premier’s Question period last Friday in Parliament, Premier David Burt was forced to take the seldom used “Personal Explanation” period during the next sitting on Monday to correct a misleading answer to a question I put to him. Last Friday during the question period I asked Premier Burt what... Read more of this article

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] The first Throne Speech of this Progressive Labour Party government, which was delivered in September 2017, made many promises and, while many items have been addressed, much remains to be done in spite of one Minister at the time, who was fired or resigned and recently returned to Cabinet, saying: “Everything... Read more of this article

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] When announcing the recent Cabinet changes the Premier lauded the fact that he had consolidated ministries from 11 to 10. He made no mention that with his second cabinet shuffle in 16 months the size of Cabinet has actually grown. With the growth of Cabinet there are now two Ministers, one titled a “Minister... Read more of this article

Column: Second Cabinet Shuffle In 16 Months

Column: Second Cabinet Shuffle In 16 Months

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] I am curious and concerned upon learning of the Cabinet shuffle by Premier Burt, the second in 16 months after the election last year. In addition, it must be noted that the Premier was misleading in his comments when he went to great lengths to stress the consolidation of ministries from 11-10. He did not... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Trumpets Little, While Many Struggle’

Column: ‘Trumpets Little, While Many Struggle’

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] I read with interest the Opinion by Senator Caesar titled “Been Busy Expanding Opportunities.” This article is another PLP media release that trumpets little while many Bermudians continue to struggle and lack opportunities. I am not surprised by the attack on the former OBA Government and, again in this... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Pure Politics Of Misinformation At Best’

Column: ‘Pure Politics Of Misinformation At Best’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley] At times, just as it is wise to give a fish some line to get hooked, it is also prudent to let a politician talk. Recently, after comments by MP Zane DeSilva regarding the relationship between the US and Bermuda and any treaty violations against the OBA Government on the... Read more of this article

Dunkley To Speak On Paradise Papers In Miami

Dunkley To Speak On Paradise Papers In Miami

Former Premier Michael Dunkley will discuss the ‘Paradise Papers’ at the upcoming OffshoreAlert Conference in Florida, where he will take part in a session entitled ‘The ICIJ v. OFCs: Witch-Hunt Or Public Service?’ OffshoreAlert’s announcement said, “A former Government leader of Bermuda – where leading offshore... Read more of this article

MP Dunkley: America’s Cup Helped The Island

MP Dunkley: America’s Cup Helped The Island

“We dug Bermuda out of the hole called economic abyss and spiraling debt through solid policy and vision. Bermuda today is in a better position,” former Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that the “America’s Cup was a huge undertaking, which helped us dig out.” Speaking in the House of Assembly during a Take Note Motion on... Read more of this article

Dunkley: “Only 11 Of 21 Have Been Completed’

Dunkley: “Only 11 Of 21 Have Been Completed’

“In the First 100 Days, the PLP promised to execute for immediate change, but have found it easy to promise before an election and unable to deliver after,” former Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that, “I applaud the energy but results clearly are lacking and this is a failing grade.” Mr Dunkley said, “In the First... Read more of this article

MP Dunkley: ‘Was The Best Deal For Bermuda’

MP Dunkley: ‘Was The Best Deal For Bermuda’

We “believe the deal negotiated was the best deal for Bermuda to build a new airport terminal based on the circumstances we found ourselves facing; an economy sputtering, crippling government debt,” former Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that, “in this matter the PLP opposed the project from the beginning and often spread misinformation... Read more of this article

Michael Dunkley Resigns As OBA Leader

Michael Dunkley Resigns As OBA Leader

Michael Dunkley has resigned as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance, saying he “felt it was the right thing to do given the election result,” adding that he “remains totally committed to helping the party.” This follows after the Progressive Labour Party’s major victory in the General Election, where they won 24 seats... Read more of this article