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Three Regiment Soldiers To Train In Kenya

Three Regiment Soldiers To Train In Kenya

[Updated] Earlier today [Aug 29] the Premier and Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley welcomed three members of the Bermuda Regiment to the Cabinet Office. The Officers are embarking for Kenya this weekend. Lt. Paolo Odoli, CSgt Jason Smith, and Sgt Dejion Stange will be travelling to the African nation for two months to participate in extensive... Read more of this article

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

[Opinion column written by Larry Marshall Sr.] In reading the most recent release of the so called “Nine Colonels” three words come to mind. They are inconsistency, insincerity, and insensitivity. Each will be addressed accordingly. In this release the group expressed full support for Premier Dunkley’s approach in dealing with conscription. They... Read more of this article

Nine Colonels React To MP Roban’s Comments

Nine Colonels React To MP Roban’s Comments

[Updated with PLP response] A group consisting of nine former Commanding Officers of the Bermuda Regiment said they read with interest Mr Walter Roban’s comments about conscription, and the need he sees to put pressure on the Premier to act quickly to bring the practice to an end.” The nine said is is their “intention to continue to engage... Read more of this article

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

PLP & Ministry On Ending Regiment Conscription

“Bermudians should not be forced to wait 5 years for the OBA to figure out” how to keep their promise of ending conscription, Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban said, while the Ministry said they have “clearly set out the Government’s plan” and are “developing the framework for the required legislation.” Mr.Roban... Read more of this article

WWI Commemoration To Be Held At City Hall

WWI Commemoration To Be Held At City Hall

Mayor Graeme Outerbridge will host a brief service on the steps of City Hall in Hamilton tomorrow [Aug 14] in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of hostilities in World War I. The service is due to begin promptly at 12.00pm and is expected to last for approximately 30-40 minutes. A spokesperson said, “The Bishop of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Regiment Lt Colonel Issues ‘Half-Term Report’

Regiment Lt Colonel Issues ‘Half-Term Report’

Regiment Commanding Officer Lt Col Michael Foster-Brown is optimistic that the first all-volunteer Recruit Camp will be before the completes his tour of duty, Col Foster-Brown [pictured] – with just over a year in the job – said, “The challenge will be to maintain that into the future. The Premier has repeatedly said ‘the Government will not... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldier Marches Out For Cup Match

Regiment Soldier Marches Out For Cup Match

A Bermuda Regiment soldier launched an “all-out attack” for Somerset at Cup Match yesterday [July 31], with L.Cpl Jordan DeSilva swapping camouflage gear for whites as his team took on St. George’s in the biggest cricket match of the year. But Cpl DeSilva – an all-rounder, but more of a bowler – said his military training would stay... Read more of this article

Junior Leaders Complete Two Week Camp

Junior Leaders Complete Two Week Camp

A total of 45 Junior Leaders completed their two week annual training camp this weekend, and proud family and friends watched as the school-age branch of the armed services paraded at Warwick Camp to mark the end of 14 action-packed days in the field. Junior Leaders Pte Akilah Acka, 15, said, “I’ve really enjoyed it – I got to make new friends... Read more of this article

Premier On Plans To Eliminate Conscription

Premier On Plans To Eliminate Conscription

In the House of Assembly today [July 11], Premier Michael Dunkley spoke about the steps being taken to eliminate conscription, highlighting the issues that need to be taken into consideration during the shift to an all-volunteer force. Premier Dunkley said, “The public discussion around the issue of conscription has its ebbs and flows. In spite... Read more of this article

PLP: Time For OBA To Collaborate With PLP

PLP: Time For OBA To Collaborate With PLP

The Opposition Progressive Labour Party today [July 7] said it’s time for the OBA to collaborate with the PLP and end conscription. Shadow Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban said, “The news that support for the abolition of conscription is growing among Bermudians is encouraging, and hopefully sends a message to the OBA that the time has... Read more of this article


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