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Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

[Opinion column written by Terry Lister] Anyone who knows me knows that I am as much a diehard Somerset fan as there can be. Nothing could ever change that. When you grow up in the Sixties under the lash of a Cal” Bummy” Symonds led team of Cup Match all stars you could never find a reason today to leave your team!! I can remember going... Read more of this article

By-Election To Be Held In C#33 Sandys South

By-Election To Be Held In C#33 Sandys South

The retirement of Independent MP Terry Lister paves the way for a by-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South, a constituency that has been voting for the PLP for the past few decades. Mr. Lister — who has represented Sandys South since he was first elected in 1998 – announced yesterday [Sept 23] that he will be retiring from politics. Saying that... Read more of this article

Video: MP Terry Lister To Retire From Politics

Video: MP Terry Lister To Retire From Politics

[Updated with video + PLP & OBA response] Paving the way for a by-election in Constituency #33, Independent MP Terry Lister —  who has represented Sandys South since he was first elected in 1998  – has just announced that he will be retiring from politics. Speaking at a press conference this morning [Sept 23], Mr. Lister said, “Today... Read more of this article

MPs Ask Series Of Unusual “What If” Questions

MPs Ask Series Of Unusual “What If” Questions

[Updated] Friday’s sitting of the House of Assembly saw a number of unusual “what if” questions posed, including queries pertaining to being kicked out of a church for stealing while committing adultery, being beaten up after sleeping with a neighbour’s wife and buying marijuana. This exchange followed a motion brought by Independent... Read more of this article

Questions Asked Over Ambulance For West End

Questions Asked Over Ambulance For West End

In the last session of the House of Assembly, Independent MP Terry Lister –who represents Sandy’s South — questioned former Health Minister Trevor Moniz about the feasibility of having an ambulance for the west end. Speaking after the session, Mr. Lister said, “My first question asked was what were the costs associated with providing... Read more of this article

“People’s Business Must Take Front & Center”

“People’s Business Must Take Front & Center”

While attention has been focused on Jetgate, the job creation promised by the OBA, has not materialised and over the “long saga filled year” 1166 jobs have disappeared, Independent MP Terry Lister said, who added that the “country must see the people’s business taking front and center.” Mr. Lister said, “This weekend... Read more of this article

Lister: Cost Of Modifications Should Be Shared

Lister: Cost Of Modifications Should Be Shared

Independent MP Terry Lister said that when the Shipping Channel study is complete and the recommendations accepted and/or modified, the Ministry of Transport “must lead meetings with the cruise companies to determine the extent to which each line will contribute to the cost of doing the work.” The Government is looking at options for upgrading... Read more of this article

Terry Lister Comments On A ‘Third Way Forward’

Terry Lister Comments On A ‘Third Way Forward’

There has been “strong and growing dissatisfaction” with the performance of both political parties and a third political party is a step that “must be taken together with the many people who wish to have a different type of politics,” Independent MP Terry Lister said. In response to reports he may be preparing to lead a third... Read more of this article

MP Terry Lister On National Pension Scheme

MP Terry Lister On National Pension Scheme

Independent MP Terry Lister has called on the Minister of Finance to take an amendment to the House to enable the National Pension Scheme to “better reflect the needs of the people today.” Mr. Lister said, “On Friday, November 22,2013 I rose in the House of Assembly on the Motion to Adjourn to raise concerns that I have regarding the... Read more of this article

Lister On Business/Homes: Overall A Wise Policy

Lister On Business/Homes: Overall A Wise Policy

“Overall I think this is a wise policy that is aimed at securing Bermuda’s relationship with international business,” Independent MP Terry Lister said about the recently tabled corporate landholding policy. Yesterday Education & Economic Development Minister Dr Grant Gibbons held a press conference to discuss the Companies Amendment... Read more of this article

MP Lister On Dr Heatley: “Tell Him Get Cracking”

MP Lister On Dr Heatley: “Tell Him Get Cracking”

Speaking in the House of Assembly last night [Mar 14] Independent MP Terry Lister referenced the reports that Bermuda’s Commissioner of Education has been shortlisted for another job in the United States only six months after arriving in Bermuda, and told the Minister to “tell him get cracking.” According to U.S. news reports Dr Edmond... Read more of this article

Terry Lister: Budget Puts Us In Holding Pattern

Terry Lister: Budget Puts Us In Holding Pattern

“Rather than bringing a post-SAGE implementation Budget, the Minister is still yet to tell the country which SAGE recommendations he will take on though he did explicitly tell us which departments are now on a hit list for some form of privatisation,” Independent MP Terry Lister said. Yesterday [Feb 21] Finance Minister Bob Richards delivered... 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