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Video: Mark Pettingill On Same Sex Marriage

Video: Mark Pettingill On Same Sex Marriage

Tony Brannon, who has been advocating on behalf of same sex marriage, recently sat down with MP and lawyer Mark Pettingill to discuss the topic and the upcoming referendum. Mr Brannon, who posted the video on YouTube, said, “Mark has been in the front lines of Marriage Equality and represented Ijumo Hayward and Clarence Williams III with a same... Read more of this article

Gay Couple File Marriage Notice In Bermuda

Gay Couple File Marriage Notice In Bermuda

[Updated] A gay couple have filed an official notice with the Registrar General that they want to get married in Bermuda, saying that “it would set a precedent, and we would be equal in the eyes of the law.” Bermudian Ijumo Hayward, 46, and American Clarence Williams III, 40, have filed a Notice of Intended Marriage to the Registrar General.Mr... Read more of this article

Column: Make Bermuda Tax Exempt For Arts

Column: Make Bermuda Tax Exempt For Arts

[Opinion column written by Tony Brannon] I am appealing to the Government of Bermuda to make Bermuda a tax exempt zone for the arts. This would encompass all aspects of the arts, including painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, etc. There has been a real threat to anyone who attempts to make a living via the arts because of the costs involved, the... Read more of this article

Brannon Starts Petition On Same Sex Marriage

Brannon Starts Petition On Same Sex Marriage

Following yesterday’s news that a same-sex couple hoping to get married on a cruise were unable to as the company is registered in Bermuda which prohibits them from conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies, Tony Brannon has started an online petition calling for the Bermuda Government to “Legalize Same Sex Marriage and implement a complete... Read more of this article

15 Videos: Celebration Of Nelson Mandela’s Life

15 Videos: Celebration Of Nelson Mandela’s Life

Yesterday [Dec 15] dozens of performers and speakers came together for the National Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela at City Hall, which served to celebrate the life and legacy of human rights icon Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this month at age 95.The event was a collaboration of variety of organizations, and performers and speakers included... Read more of this article

Tony Brannon On Tourism Authority, Gambling

Tony Brannon On Tourism Authority, Gambling

It’s “about time” the Tourism Authority was brought into effect, promoter Tony Brannon said, who added that if it “isn’t truly run as a business and is a makeover with new window dressing, then we will go nowhere.” Earlier this week Government said that the Bermuda Department of Tourism [BDOT] will be dissolved, staff... Read more of this article

Opinion: Tony Brannon On Gambling & Tourism

Opinion: Tony Brannon On Gambling & Tourism

[Written by Tony Brannon] The future of Bermuda is squarely in the hands of Government and allowing private enterprise to compete. For 30 years the collective efforts of UBP/PLP/BIU have proven how to “Deep Six” the tourism business here. Gone are the days when Bermuda was a market leader. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Now... Read more of this article

Lennon Peace Day Concert Raises $92,500

Lennon Peace Day Concert Raises $92,500

Organiser Tony Brannon recently presented $92,500 in funds raised at the John Lennon Peace Concert to various charities. $30,000 was donated to Masterworks, $30,000 to the Coalition for Protection of Children, $30,000 to Ride the Wave and $2,500 was donated to Chewstick.Performers for the evening included the Bermuda School of Music, McCartney K,... Read more of this article

Video: Lennon Tribute CD Auditions

Video: Lennon Tribute CD Auditions

At the end of the Beatles’ last concert — an impromptu performance on the rooftop of their London office building in 1969 — John Lennon joked “I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group …and I hope we’ve passed the audition.” And organisers say the Bermuda singers who turned up at Chewstick to try... Read more of this article

Brannon: Key Issues For Tourism Revival

Brannon: Key Issues For Tourism Revival

Tax concessions for hotel tourism developers, allowing gaming, beach developments, efficient transportation and service, hospitality training, and changes in cruise ship and real estate policies are the key issues for tourism revival, according to veteran entertainer Tony Brannon. Mr Brannon was recently dismissed from the Bermuda Tourism Board, for... Read more of this article

Gordon-Pamplin: Ego, Pride Over Experience

Gordon-Pamplin: Ego, Pride Over Experience

Shadow Minister for Tourism Patricia Gordon-Pamplin responded to the dismissal of Tony Brannon from Tourism Board saying, “It is truly sad that the government would apparently put ego and pride over the utilization of willing expertise.” After being dismissed yesterday [June 14] from the Tourism Board Tony Brannon said “The Tourism Board... Read more of this article

Video: Brannon Dismissed From Tourism Board

Video: Brannon Dismissed From Tourism Board

[Updated with video] Veteran entertainer Tony Brannon was ‘dismissed’ from the Bermuda Tourism Board today [June 14]. Mr Brannon was named to the Tourism Board in December 2010 along with Malcolm Butterfield [Chairman], Jonathan Crellin [Deputy Chairman], Brian Duperrault, Wendell “Shine” Hayward, Kelly Francis, Quinton Bean, Vincent... Read more of this article

Videos: Harbour Nights Charity CD Launch

Videos: Harbour Nights Charity CD Launch

Backers of “Ride the Wave”, Volume Two — the double-CD featuring 37 tracks of Bermuda music –are confident the charity project made a huge splash when it went on sale at Harbour Nights yesterday evening [May 18]. “Ride The Wave”, Volume Two — featuring original material by established artists like Troy Anthony... Read more of this article