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BEST: Terminate Broken Park Hyatt Agreement

BEST: Terminate Broken Park Hyatt Agreement

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they wish to lend support to UBP MP Charlie Swan’s assessment that the “terms of agreement between Bermuda and Mr. Carl Bazarian for the building of the Park Hyatt Resort in St. George’s have not been adhered to. Given that construction was to have begun by August 2012, which has... Read more of this article

66 Candidates Officially Confirmed So Far

66 Candidates Officially Confirmed So Far

With an election date not yet set but expected to be announced sometimes within the next few months, the island’s political parties have confirmed 66 candidates thus far. The last election was held in December 2007, and saw the PLP win a third term in power with 22 seats. The PLP has rolled out 34 of their 36 candidates with 2 remaining: C#14... Read more of this article

‘Government Needs To Support Business More’

‘Government Needs To Support Business More’

Government must do more to support Bermuda’s businesses in order to build the economy and tackle rising debt, according to the United Bermuda Party. The UBP’s Charlie Swan said that international businesses leaving the Island has cost the government tax income, which in turn has sent the Government further into debt. “Poor government decisions... Read more of this article

Swan: Frommer’s Warnings To Gays/Disabled

Swan: Frommer’s Warnings To Gays/Disabled

Warnings in the Frommers travel guide to gay and lesbian travelers, as well as the disabled, need to be addressed by the Bermuda Department of Tourism and the Government,  UBP MP Kim Swan said. Mr Swan said: “The question of whether Bermuda is a welcoming, fair and equitable society has been called into question in the Frommers travel guide where... Read more of this article

Swan: ‘How Can Taxpayers Trust Gov. Ability?’

Swan: ‘How Can Taxpayers Trust Gov. Ability?’

How can Bermudian taxpayers trust in the Government’s ability to manage its finances when it is “obvious that Ministers can perform their daily duties in any manner that suits them” and are not held accountable, asked UBP MP Charles Swan. Mr Swan was speaking about matters revealed in the Public Accounts Committee [PAC] report tabled on... Read more of this article

Kim Swan Calls For Update On Club Med Property

Kim Swan Calls For Update On Club Med Property

UBP MP Kim Swan — the St. George’s West MP – is calling on the Government to reveal what their plan is for the former Club Med property in St George’s. “It has been 47 months since the implosion of the former Club Med Property and there are no signs of construction as promised,” said Mr Swan.“The lease agreement... Read more of this article

Sexual Orientation/Age Discrimination Debate

Sexual Orientation/Age Discrimination Debate

Yesterday [July 13] politicians debated adding an amendment to the Human Rights Act to ban discrimination based on age and sexual discrimination, with the majority of MPs who spoke in favour of extending the Human Rights Act,. Those speaking in support of extending the Human Rights Act to cover sexual orientation included Pat Gordon Pamplin [OBA],... Read more of this article

UBP: ‘Government Failed To Save For Rainy Day’

UBP: ‘Government Failed To Save For Rainy Day’

“We have repeatedly suggested that the PLP government should take ownership for the impact of its overspending which facilitated the huge mountain of debt,” UBP MP Kim Swan said last night. Yesterday [June 26] Fitch Ratings downgraded Bermuda to ‘AA’ from ‘AA+’ citing “deteriorating fiscal and government debt... Read more of this article

60+ Confirmed Candidates For Upcoming Election

60+ Confirmed Candidates For Upcoming Election

With an election date not yet set but expected to be announced in the coming months, the island’s political parties have confirmed over 60 candidates thus far. The PLP has rolled out 32 of their 36 candidates, with the representatives for C#14 Devonshire North West, C#12 Devonshire South Central, C#4 St. George’s South and C#1 St. George’s... Read more of this article

UBP: Prison Review A “Positive Step”

UBP: Prison Review A “Positive Step”

Government’s recent announcement about a prison review is a “positive step,” said United Bermuda Party MP Kim Swan. “Notwithstanding this recent announcement, we remain concerned for the ongoing safety of Prison Officers on the front line of duty in the interim, as there is a time line between the review and future implementation of its recommendations,”... Read more of this article

UBP’s Kim Swan Calls For Equal Time On CITV

UBP’s Kim Swan Calls For Equal Time On CITV

With the island now in election mode the United Bermuda Party is renewing their call for equal time for both Opposition Parties on CITV, UBP Leader Kim Swan said. Mr Swan said, “Following the appointment of a new Chairman (Mr. Fanon Khaldun) and Deputy Chairman (Hon. Phillip Perinchief), see official Gazette on Wednesday April 11th, 2012), the... Read more of this article

UBP On Tourism Board: “Half Baked Solution”

UBP On Tourism Board: “Half Baked Solution”

Government’s announcement about a new Tourism Board “appears a half-baked solution for Tourism,” said UBP MP Kim Swan. “The announcement by the Minister of Tourism that government is prepared to scrap the Tourism Board and introduce a statutory body appointed by the Minister with authority appears a step in the right direction,”... Read more of this article

‘Affordable Housing Has To Be Affordable’

‘Affordable Housing Has To Be Affordable’

The Government-backed plan supporting 100% financing for the Grand Atlantic condos is “another example of a desperate government relying on everyday Bermudians to rescue it from its self-inflicted policy bungles,” Shadow Minister for Public Works Mark Pettingill said last night. The Grand Atlantic Development in Warwick will comprise of... Read more of this article