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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

BUT General Secretary Reaches Out To Premier

BUT General Secretary Reaches Out To Premier

Bermuda Union of Teachers General Secretary, Michael Charles today [June 27] sent an open letter to Premier Michael Dunkley on the conclusion of the America’s Cup and voiced concerns relating to the island’s schools. Mr. Charles said, “Can we expect the schools that our children deserve? In 2012 you claimed that our schools were in... Read more of this article

Premier & PLP Leader On No Confidence Motion

Premier & PLP Leader On No Confidence Motion

It “comes as no surprise” that Opposition Leader David Burt “would move a Motion of No Confidence in the Government with Bermudians in the middle of hosting the America’s Cup,” Premier Michael Dunkley said, while Mr Burt said the “Premier should not use a sporting event as a shield from democracy ” and if a majority... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Three Big Values Anchor The Budget’

Column: ‘Three Big Values Anchor The Budget’

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] The Government passed its ‘Safe Hands’ Budget in late March, laying down ways and means money will be earned and spent over the next year. Legislators debated the Budget for over 100 hours, which tells you our system of democratic scrutiny is alive and well. Before moving on with our busy lives,... Read more of this article