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5 Hours Of Video: People’s Campaign Meetings

5 Hours Of Video: People’s Campaign Meetings

Following a call by the BIU President and the People’s Campaign, people gathered for meetings and marched through Hamilton today, with the day ending with plans to return tomorrow morning. The BIU held a general membership meeting this morning and the People’s Campaign held a meeting at St. Paul AME Centennial Hall this afternoon, with both... Read more of this article

Premier Michael Dunkley Meets With AME Bishop

Premier Michael Dunkley Meets With AME Bishop

Premier Michael Dunkley said he met with Bishop Ingram this afternoon to discuss Rev Tweed’s work permit application, and said in the discussion he reviewed the position taken by the Minister of Immigration, the “reasons for this decision are clear” and the “Government’s position on the matter is therefore unchanged.” The... Read more of this article

St. Paul Church Statement On Permit Application

St. Paul Church Statement On Permit Application

St. Paul AME Church said that since the Minister of Home Affairs’ statement on December 29th, “significant misinformation has been spread” and it is “now necessary to provide some important context and deliberately omitted facts for the information of the people of Bermuda.”The full statement is below: Since the Minister... Read more of this article

Updates: BIU & People’s Campaign Meetings

Updates: BIU & People’s Campaign Meetings

[Updating] Two meetings are expected to take place today [Jan 3] with the BIU holding a general membership meeting at BIU Headquarters at 9.00am, while the People’s Campaign is holding an “urgent meeting for all concerned residents of Bermuda” at St. Paul AME Centennial Hall at 12 noon. Public services are expected to be impacted today,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Bermudians Get The Highest Priority’

Column: ‘Bermudians Get The Highest Priority’

[Opinion column written by Acting Immigration Minister Cole Simons] As Bermudians discuss the non-renewal of Rev. Genevieve-Tweed’s work permit, I would ask them to consider three questions:1. Should employers advertise jobs seeking qualified Bermudians before hiring non-Bermudians? 2. Should foreign nationals provide complete and accurate information... Read more of this article

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] According to their website, the African Methodist Episcopal Church [AMEC] grew out of the Free African Society [FAS] which Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established in Philadelphia in 1787. When officials at St. George’s MEC pulled blacks off their knees while praying, FAS members discovered just... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Likely Be A Disruption Of Public Services’

Govt: ‘Likely Be A Disruption Of Public Services’

[Updated] The Government has advised that “there will likely be a disruption of public services including buses and ferries as well as garbage collection” on Tuesday morning [Jan 3] due to the BIU meeting. A spokesperson said, “The Government is advising today that a BIU meeting has been called for tomorrow morning at 9am. As a result,... Read more of this article

“Similar Social, Economic And Political Parallels”

“Similar Social, Economic And Political Parallels”

Former Premier Alex Scott has expressed his “deep concern” at the decision to not renew Rev Tweed’s work permit, with Mr Scott noting the recent protests and saying that “once again we have in place numerous similar social, economic and political parallels to the years immediately preceding the circumstances that led to riots.” Mr... Read more of this article

People’s Campaign Calls ‘Urgent Meeting’

People’s Campaign Calls ‘Urgent Meeting’

The People’s Campaign said they are “calling an urgent meeting for all concerned residents of Bermuda,” with the meeting to be held at St. Paul AME Centennial Hall at 12 noon on Tuesday January 3, 2017.The group said, “The People’s Campaign is calling an Urgent Meeting for all concerned residents of Bermuda.“If... Read more of this article

Acting Minister: ‘One Set Of Rules For Everyone’

Acting Minister: ‘One Set Of Rules For Everyone’

The decision on Rev. Tweed’s work permit “is the right one for Bermuda” as it is “anchored to a principle that all Bermudians can support and uphold, and that is one set of rules for everyone,” Acting Minister of Immigration Cole Simons said. Minister Simons said, “Immigration Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin’s decision... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Rev Tweed’s Permit

Video: BIU President On Rev Tweed’s Permit

[Updated] The Special General Council meeting is underway at the BIU this afternoon [Dec 30], as members gather to discuss the decision to refuse Rev. Nicholas Tweed’s work permit. Yesterday Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin confirmed that Rev Tweed will not be receiving a new work permit, saying, “In this particular instance, the applicant... Read more of this article

St Paul Church “Disheartened” By Permit Refusal

St Paul Church “Disheartened” By Permit Refusal

The Officers and members of St Paul AME Church said they are “profoundly disheartened by the Bermuda Government’s decision to deny our Pastor, the Reverend Nicholas Genevieve Tweed’s work permit renewal” and they “feel utterly betrayed by the Government.”“In 2012, Pastor Nicholas Genevieve Tweed was appointed to St... Read more of this article

PLP Urge Govt To ‘Urgently Reconsider’ Permit

PLP Urge Govt To ‘Urgently Reconsider’ Permit

“The PLP is profoundly disappointed with the Minister and her refusal to grant Rev. Nicholas Tweed a renewal of his work permit,” Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Walton Brown said, with Mr Brown urging the Government to “urgently reconsider this provocative decision at such a delicate time for Bermuda.”Rev Tweed’s Work Permit... Read more of this article