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PLP Welcomes Court Decision On Rev Tweed

PLP Welcomes Court Decision On Rev Tweed

“The PLP welcomes yesterday’s decision by the courts to strike down Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin’s attempts to banish an OBA critic,” PLP Spokesperson for Home Affairs,Walton Brown said this morning. “The judgment asserts that Minister Gordon-Pamplin did not consider the work permit application on its merits. “Instead, she made her... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Court Ruling On Rev Tweed

Video: Minister On Court Ruling On Rev Tweed

Minister Patricia Gordon Pamplin has responded to the court ruling on Reverend Nicholas Tweed, with the court saying that the Minister’s decision that he must settle his affairs and leave must be quashed. Minister Gordon Pamplin said, “What I wanted to point out was obviously with the court’s judgment that was handed down concerning the... Read more of this article

Court: Order That Tweed Must Leave Is Quashed

Court: Order That Tweed Must Leave Is Quashed

[Updated with videos + response] The Court has ruled in favour of Reverend Nicholas Tweed, saying that the Minister’s decision that he must settle his affairs and leave must be quashed, stating that “this decision ought not to have been made without first allowing him to make representations to the Minister about his personal residential... Read more of this article

PLP MP & Minister On Work Permit Waivers

PLP MP & Minister On Work Permit Waivers

In light of information regarding advertising waivers for churches granted by the Department of Immigration, Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said that Minister Gordon-Pamplin is in an “untenable position” and is “ill-suited to be making any determination” in regards to Reverend Tweed’s work permit. Shadow Minister... Read more of this article

Poll Results: Union Activity & Rev Tweed Permit

Poll Results: Union Activity & Rev Tweed Permit

Poll results have been released on Rev. Tweed’s work permit and union-related matters, showing that  77% of  respondents agree that BIU President Chris Furbert’s “call for union workers to down tools over non-union related matters is inappropriate because it unfairly hurts the majority of Bermudians”, while 85% agreed that “Rev.... Read more of this article

Judicial Review For Rev Tweed’s Work Permit

Judicial Review For Rev Tweed’s Work Permit

Following a ruling made on an application, the Courts are now due to review the matter of Reverend Nicholas Tweed’s work permit.“Reverend Nicholas Tweed will not be leaving Bermuda anytime soon, after Chief Justice Dr. Ian Kawaley blocked the decision of Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, and assures that the embattled preacher... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Rev Tweed’s Work Permit

Video: Minister On Rev Tweed’s Work Permit

Saying she “cannot leave the accusations unanswered,” Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin held a press conference this afternoon [Jan 6] to address the situation surrounding Rev Nicholas Tweed’s work permit. The Minister provided a chronological summary of the events, and added that “it is the responsibility of the... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign: ‘World Is Indeed Watching’

People’s Campaign: ‘World Is Indeed Watching’

“We don’t need an international event to make world news” as the “Government is being watched for their disruptive and petty policies that undermine the social stability of our island,” the People’s Campaign said. Their comments follow after three days of meetings, which ended with BIU President Chris Furbert saying they... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Meetings Continue On Day #3

Live Updates: Meetings Continue On Day #3

[Updating] The meetings are set to continue for the third day, with BIU President Chris Furbert calling a General Membership meeting of all BIU members for 9.00am today [Jan 5]. In a statement last night, the BIU said, “Please be advised that a General Membership meeting of all Bermuda Industrial Union members has been called by BIU President, Chris... Read more of this article

‘We Hope That This Dispute Is Resolved Swiftly’

‘We Hope That This Dispute Is Resolved Swiftly’

“We wish to express our deep concern over the increasingly polarised nature of the issues surrounding the OBA’s decision to uphold the denial of a work permit for Reverend Tweed,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said. Mr Brown said, “We support Bishop Ingram’s call for Bermudians to embrace “peaceful co-existence”... Read more of this article

‘Attempts To Disrupt Would Set Our Island Back’

‘Attempts To Disrupt Would Set Our Island Back’

“The America’s Cup should not be held hostage by a labour union president acting irresponsibly over an immigration issue,” Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons said today. This follows after BIU President Chris Furbert said that the BIU membership had decided not to return to work until the “matter with Rev Tweed and the... Read more of this article

Video: Acting Minister On Permit Application

Video: Acting Minister On Permit Application

Acting Minister of Home Affairs Cole Simons held press conference this afternoon [Jan 4] to respond to the statement from St. Paul’s AME Church, saying that the church’s statement “clouded the facts of the case.” Minister Simons said, “It is important to keep in mind two incontrovertible, overriding facts behind the Minister’s... Read more of this article

Updates: People’s Campaign Meetings Day #2

Updates: People’s Campaign Meetings Day #2

[Updating] People gathered for meetings and marched through Hamilton yesterday, with the day ending with plans to return today. The BIU held a general membership meeting yesterday morning and the People’s Campaign held a meeting at St. Paul AME Centennial Hall in the afternoon, with both meetings called after it was announced that Rev Nicholas Tweed’s... Read more of this article