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Premier Pays Tribute To John Barritt Snr.

Premier Pays Tribute To John Barritt Snr.

[Updating] Premier Craig Cannonier has paid tribute following the passing of F. John Barritt, who served as Speaker of the House from 1979 – 1989. Premier Cannonier said, “It is with sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of the Hon. F. John Barritt, CBE, long-time Speaker of the House of Assembly. “Mr. Barritt was a community... Read more of this article

Former UBP Leader On Passing Of Sir David

Former UBP Leader On Passing Of Sir David

[Written by Kim Swan, Former Leader of the United Bermuda Party] It is with profound sadness and with respect that I offer this letter of condolences to the family and friends of the late Sir David Gibbons. Sir David and I were both leaders of the United Bermuda Party – albeit he being the fourth UBP Leader as Premier of Bermuda and I the 11th... Read more of this article

Tribute Paid To Former UBP MP Anita Smith

Tribute Paid To Former UBP MP Anita Smith

Former Opposition Leader and St George’s MP Kim Swan paid tribute to Anita Smith, who died recently at age 95. Mrs Smith was elected to Parliament for the United Bermuda Party in 1968, and represented St. George’s North from 1968 to 1980. Mr Swan said: “Cindy and I mourn the passing of former St. George’s Member of Parliament... Read more of this article

Furbert: I Saw The Secret Plan With My Own Eyes

Furbert: I Saw The Secret Plan With My Own Eyes

[Updated with Michael Dunkley & Dr Grant Gibbons' remarks] Speaking at a press conference today [Dec 3], former UBP Leader and now PLP MP Wayne Furbert said he saw the UBP secret plan with his own eyes, can verify that it exists, said the term “black surrogates” was used, and also said he himself was probably a “surrogate”. Mr... Read more of this article

Kim Swan, Charles Swan To Run As Independents

Kim Swan, Charles Swan To Run As Independents

[Updated] The last two remaining United Bermuda Party MPs —  Kim Swan & Charles Swan –  will be contesting the upcoming General Election as Independents, not under the UBP banner. Kim Swan is running in C#2 St. George’s West, where he will match up against Nandi Davis [OBA] and John Gibbons [PLP]. Charles Swan is running in C#31... Read more of this article

Premier Cox Calls Election For December 17

Premier Cox Calls Election For December 17

[Updated with video, UBP & OBA comments] Premier Paula Cox has formally announced that the election will be held on Monday, December 17th, 2012. The Progressive Labour Party will be battling for a fourth term in power, while the One Bermuda Alliance will be hoping for the opposite result. Both the PLP and OBA are fielding a full slate of 36 candidates... Read more of this article

UBP MP Charles Swan Suggests National Lottery

UBP MP Charles Swan Suggests National Lottery

The first form of gaming the island should pursue is a National Lottery in which the funds are used for the development of our youth in sports, the arts, music and educational endeavours, UBP MP Charles Swan said. Earlier this year, Premier Paula Cox tabled the Referendum Act 2012 in the House of Assembly, saying it would be followed by a referendum... Read more of this article

Swan: Unemployment Stats ‘Paint A Grim Picture’

Swan: Unemployment Stats ‘Paint A Grim Picture’

The recently released employment statistics  tell the “painful story of a difficult time” for Bermudians and also reflects how a “spend happy government”  finds itself with very limited reserves, UBP MP Kim Swan said. The statistics revealed that working population declined by 1,323 persons from 2010, and the decline in non-Bermudian... Read more of this article

Kim Swan: ‘Government Took Eye Off The Ball’

Kim Swan: ‘Government Took Eye Off The Ball’

[Updated] The tourism decline didn’t happen overnight, the Government took “its eye off the ball” and neglected the importance of gateway cities and the disparity in spending between cruise ship and air passengers, UBP MP Kim Swan said. Mr Swan was speaking after the recent release of the 2012 second quarter statistics which showed... Read more of this article

UBP’s Charles Swan Asks ‘What’s Going On?’

UBP’s Charles Swan Asks ‘What’s Going On?’

Opposition MPs continue to speak out about the Park Hyatt development plans, with UBP MP Charlie Swan saying the “Government’s silence causes speculation and in that regard we ask – Is it that the PLP is staying silent so they do not have to go on record?” The ongoing discussions about the old Club Med property in St George’s... Read more of this article

UBP: ‘Misspeak’ By Minister ‘Bizarre At Best’

UBP: ‘Misspeak’ By Minister ‘Bizarre At Best’

Commenting on the recent “misspeak” by Minister Wayne Furbert, UBP MP Charlie Swan said the “entire episode is becoming farcical,” while his fellow UBP MP Kim Swan said the “misspoke notification” by the Minister is “bizarre at best…” The “misspeak” is the latest in the ongoing plans... Read more of this article

UBP: Government ‘Silence’ On Park Hyatt

UBP: Government ‘Silence’ On Park Hyatt

[Update - Minister Furbert told ZBM the agreement is "terminated" which he later changed, saying he "misspoke"] The “lack of transparency” being demonstrated by the PLP Government in the Park Hyatt matter is “totally unacceptable,” and people deserve to be updated on public lands, UBP MP Charlie Swan said. The the former Club... Read more of this article

Kim Swan’s Tribute: Hon. Ralph Marshall

Kim Swan’s Tribute: Hon. Ralph Marshall

The Hon. Ralph Marshall was laid to rest on Saturday [Sept 22], with family and friends gathering to pay tribute to the former MP and Cabinet Minister. Mr Marshall was the first Portuguese Bermudian to be elected as an MP, and represented the constituency of Southampton West from 1963 to 1993. Those in attendance included Premier Paula Cox, former Premier... Read more of this article