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Video: Referendum Petition Presented To Premier

Video: Referendum Petition Presented To Premier

The petition calling for a referendum on casino gambling was presented to Premier Michael Dunkley and Opposition Leader Marc Bean today [May 30] at the House of Assembly, with the Premier thanking the organisers for the petition, while stating that “there will be no turning back on the referendum.”During the run up to the 2012 General... Read more of this article

Casino Referendum Petition Closing In A Week

Casino Referendum Petition Closing In A Week

The petition calling for a referendum on casino gambling will remain open for another week before it closes and a final number is released. During the run up to the 2012 General Election, the One Bermuda Alliance pledged to hold a referendum on casino gambling in Bermuda, and in November 2013, the Government tabled the Referendum Act 2013. However,... Read more of this article

Video: Gambling Petition Deadline Extended

Video: Gambling Petition Deadline Extended

The organisers of the petition calling for a referendum on casino gambling have extended the deadline, and have let the public know the petition is still available for signing both online and at various locations around the island. During the run up to the 2012 General Election, the OBA pledged to hold a referendum, and in November 2013, the Government... Read more of this article

Bean & Cannonier Spar Over Casino Allegations

Bean & Cannonier Spar Over Casino Allegations

Strong statements were made in Friday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, with the Opposition Leader saying the Premier revealed to him that a developer was willing to pay him “upfront for a casino licence,” while the Premier said the Opposition Leader was telling “bold faced lies.” Things became rather heated among the... Read more of this article

Internal Ministerial Gambling Document Surfaces

Internal Ministerial Gambling Document Surfaces

An internal report from April 2013 written for the Tourism Minister about cancelling the gambling referendum has surfaced, detailing various issues, including possible steps to manage “any dissent to acceptable levels.” The 52-page report covers the background of gambling laws in Bermuda and the possibility of cancelling the referendum,... Read more of this article

Group Reminds Public Of Referendum Petition

Group Reminds Public Of Referendum Petition

The group that launched a petition calling for the Government to hold a referendum on casino gambling has reminded the public about the referendum, saying that in addition to the e-petition, the petition is also available for signing at Rock Island Cafe, Kirk’s Jewellers, BIU Headquarters and BIU Gas Station. During the run up to the 2012 General... Read more of this article

Govt: No Restrictions On Residents In Casinos

Govt: No Restrictions On Residents In Casinos

[Updated with videos] Speaking at a press conference today [Jan 9], Minister of Tourism Shawn Crockwell said that Government has decided to embrace the “integrated casino resort model” for Bermuda, meaning that the casinos will be located at hotel properties. During the Q&A portion, the Minister said that the Government “does not... Read more of this article

Online Petition Calls For Gambling Referendum

Online Petition Calls For Gambling Referendum

[Updated with video] This morning [Jan 9] an online petition and website was formally launched calling for the Government to hold a referendum on the legalization of casino gambling in Bermuda. A press conference was held to announce the petition, with speakers including former Independent political candidate Jonathan Starling, former UBP Leader Kim... Read more of this article

Petition Planned Over Referendum Cancellation

Petition Planned Over Referendum Cancellation

Following Premier Craig Cannonier’s decision to take the gambling legislation straight to the House of Assembly, a group is planning to launch a petition calling for a referendum. Last month Premier Cannonier announced that instead of holding a referendum on gambling, the matter will be decided by a vote in Parliament. The decision resulted in... Read more of this article

CITA: Cayman Should Not Follow On Gambling

CITA: Cayman Should Not Follow On Gambling

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association [CITA] has noted Bermuda’s recent moves on gambling, however said that the Cayman should not rush into following Bermuda. Last month Premier Craig Cannonier announced that instead of holding a referendum on gambling, the matter will be decided by a vote in Parliament. The decision resulted in a wide range... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On ‘Standing For Democracy’

Opposition Leader On ‘Standing For Democracy’

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Good day, Bermuda. “Everyman got a right to decide his own destiny, and in this judgment there is no partiality” Hon. Robert Nesta Marley Standing for Democracy The PLP has always defended the democratic right of Bermudians to vote on matters of national importance. We are the party that, through... Read more of this article

Terry Lister On Govt’s Decision On Referendum

Terry Lister On Govt’s Decision On Referendum

The Government’s decision to bypass the referendum on gambling “can give rise to a belief across the country that the Government cannot be trusted,” Independent MP Terry Lister said. On Friday [Dec 13] Premier Craig Cannonier announced that instead of holding a referendum on gambling, the matter will be decided by a vote in Parliament. The... Read more of this article

PLP: Listening In To Phone Call Is “Disturbing”

PLP: Listening In To Phone Call Is “Disturbing”

Acting PLP Leader Derrick Burgess said the Premier’s “decision to allow several of his OBA colleagues to overhear what was supposed to be a one on one conversation with the Opposition Leader is disturbing,” while Premier Craig Cannonier denied that the phone conversation was recorded. Both sides have stated that the Opposition Leader and... Read more of this article