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Sylvan Richards Apologizes To MP David Burt

Sylvan Richards Apologizes To MP David Burt

[Updated] Following erroneous statements he made in an opinion column on Bernews earlier this week, MP Sylvan Richards has apologized to MP David Burt and said he withdraws the remarks. Mr Richards said Mr Burt was engaging in “deceptive” use of employment statistics claiming he didn’t use the most recent employment statistics in his... Read more of this article

Column: Richards On Budget, Economics & More

Column: Richards On Budget, Economics & More

[Opinion column written by Sylvan Richards] Since being elected to Parliament in 2012, I’ve been present at every single budget speech and reply to the budget speech given since that time. On each occasion, I have been struck by the irony of the Progressive Labour Party, whose disastrous bungling of the economy got us into this mess in the first... Read more of this article

Column: Richards On ‘False & Misleading Claims’

Column: Richards On ‘False & Misleading Claims’

[Opinion column written by Sylvan Richards] The Opposition’s chief propaganda agent, Christopher Famous, continues to make false and misleading claims about the OBA Government and the policies that are being implemented to benefit all Bermudians. In his attempt to re-write history he provides no credible evidence to back up his misinformation and... Read more of this article

Column: Pathways To Status Is “Right Thing”

Column: Pathways To Status Is “Right Thing”

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Home Affairs Sylvan Richards] Politicians are often faced with making decisions that may be unpopular, but are the right thing to do. Governments are elected to lead, and have a responsibility to make decisions that are in the interests of all people, rather than simply doing what might be politically expedient... Read more of this article

Column: Real Estate, Retail Sales, Construction

Column: Real Estate, Retail Sales, Construction

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Sylvan Richards] The House of Assembly and the Senate have shut down for the summer, Cup Match is over, and it seems as if we’re somehow starting afresh this week. But just before the memory fades, let me remind you of some of the good news about the economy that was announced just before Cup Match. First, the real... Read more of this article

Opinion: Benefits Of The New Vending Act

Opinion: Benefits Of The New Vending Act

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Home Affairs Sylvan Richards] With today’s challenging economic climate, more and more Bermudians have turned to vending to make a living, especially those who would otherwise be unemployed. Bermudians are getting commercially creative and this Government encourages that entrepreneurial spirit. This is... Read more of this article

Opinion: Immigration & Protection Amendment

Opinion: Immigration & Protection Amendment

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Home Affairs Sylvan Richards] For seven long years, Bermudians have been struggling with our own great recession. One area that has been particularly hard hit is the property market – both hotels and residential – which have suffered from slack demand and falling values. Many Bermudian homeowners owe... Read more of this article

Opinion: Sylvan Richards On New Airport Plans

Opinion: Sylvan Richards On New Airport Plans

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Sylvan Richards] Christopher Famous has made a number of criticisms of Bermuda’s proposed new airport project, which may lead your readers to suppose that for some unexplained reason we have made a very, very bad decision. That’s not the case at all, and I would appreciate an opportunity to set the record straight. Bermuda... Read more of this article

Opinion: “What A Difference A Year Makes”

Opinion: “What A Difference A Year Makes”

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Finance, Sylvan Richards] Last month, I drew attention to the appearance in a Caribbean news outlet of several columns hostile to the One Bermuda Alliance Government, written by Progressive Labour Party personalities like Mark Daniels and Walter Roban. It was quite apparent that a majority of the public... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: ‘Reckless, Unpatriotic Attacks’

Opinion Column: ‘Reckless, Unpatriotic Attacks’

[Written by OBA MP Sylvan Richards + Updated with PLP response] Here is something that I bet the majority of Bermudians had no idea was happening: PLP leaders for months now have been publishing articles in an online newspaper telling the people of the Caribbean that the Government of Bermuda is deceitful and anti-democratic, willing to crush democratic... Read more of this article

MP Sylvan Richards On Politics, Change & More

MP Sylvan Richards On Politics, Change & More

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Sylvan Richards] In November of 2010 I formally threw my hat into the political arena when I ran in the by-election in Warwick South Central for the Bermuda Democratic Alliance, in the wake of Dr. Ewart Brown’s resignation. Contesting that election was a trial by fire and gave me a glimpse of how difficult Bermudian... Read more of this article