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Withdrawal Of Commission Of Inquiry Motion

Withdrawal Of Commission Of Inquiry Motion

MP Wayne Furbert withdrew the motion calling for a Commission of Inquiry in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 11] asking “what would we achieve by tearing ourselves apart” and “would we have advanced the peace, prosperity and welfare of these Islands?” Following the allegations made in the MacLean affidavit, the Opposition... Read more of this article

Furbert & Richards: Hyatt Contract Cancellation

Furbert & Richards: Hyatt Contract Cancellation

During the recent session in the House Mark Pettingill informed MPs that former Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert “misled Bermuda over the Park Hyatt development project in St. George’s,” Sylvan Richards said, while Mr Furbert said, “if the OBA wish to argue petty battles from 3 years ago, ‎that is their call, but that pettiness will... Read more of this article

‘Refusal To Participate Is Baffling & Disturbing’

‘Refusal To Participate Is Baffling & Disturbing’

“The OBA’s refusal to participate in a bipartisan effort to root out possible corruption within the Government is baffling and disturbing to every Bermudian that supports an open and transparent government,” Shadow Economic Development Minister Wayne Furbert said. “Instead of joining with us for the good of the country, we were... Read more of this article

MPs To Host Meeting On Shelly Bay Beach

MPs To Host Meeting On Shelly Bay Beach

Hamilton Parish MPs Derrick Burgess and Wayne Furbert are inviting residents of Constituencies 5, 6 and the wider community to a meeting concerning the development of Shelly Bay Beach. The meeting will be held on Thursday [July 2] beginning at 7:30pm at Shelly Bay Beach. In a joint statement Mr Burgess and Mr Furbert said, ”As this multi-purpose... Read more of this article

Opinion: Jailing People For Debt Not Beneficial

Opinion: Jailing People For Debt Not Beneficial

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Wayne Furbert] Under the leadership of Marc Bean, the PLP continue to offer new ideas and new solutions that speak to our uncompromising belief in a Bermuda that works for Bermudians. This new vision is at its foundation, about elevating the condition of all Bermudians and in creating a fairer, more inclusive Bermuda... Read more of this article

Furbert: PLP Calls For Quality Of Life Study

Furbert: PLP Calls For Quality Of Life Study

“With massive unemployment, cuts to financial assistance and many churches and charities required to do more with less, Bermuda is in never before seen circumstances,” said Shadow Business Development Minister Wayne Furbert. Mr. Furbert continued, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party believes that public policy decisions must be informed... Read more of this article

Opposition Welcome Pink Beach Development

Opposition Welcome Pink Beach Development

Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said the PLP welcomes “the much anticipated development of the new boutique hotel at Pink Beach,” and they look forward to “seeing Bermudians back to work on and at that historic property.” Earlier this month the Bank of Butterfield announced that it had concluded the sale of the beach-front... Read more of this article

Furbert Questions Mr. Brooks Appointment Again

Furbert Questions Mr. Brooks Appointment Again

The Tourism Authority is “treading on shaky ground when it tries to skirt around the preferential appointment of Mr. Andrew Brooks as its Director of Golf,” Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert said last night. “Our issue at this time is that the Tourism Authority has set two standards – one standard for Bermudians who had... Read more of this article

MP Furbert Calls On Premier To “Come Clean”

MP Furbert Calls On Premier To “Come Clean”

Following Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell saying that the Premier’s business manager — who traveled on the private jet with the Premier and two Cabinet Ministers last year — attended meetings with the developer, Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert called on the Premier to “come clean.” Mr. Furbert said, “The contradiction... Read more of this article

PLP Welcome Lacey, Samuelsson Appointments

PLP Welcome Lacey, Samuelsson Appointments

Shadow Minister Wayne Furbert said that the Progressive Labour Party welcomes the appointment of Karla Lacey at the Bermuda Tourism Authority, as well as the news that celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will create the new signature restaurant at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Mr Furbert said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party today welcomes... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister: Tourism Board Is Less Diverse

Shadow Minister: Tourism Board Is Less Diverse

Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said the PLP wishes the Tourism Board much success going forward, however said the “makeup of the Tourism Board seems to reflect an OBA that appears to be building one Bermuda that is less diverse.” On Thursday [Dec 19], Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell announced the members of the Tourism Authority... Read more of this article

PLP: Tourism Authority Progress Is ‘Concerning’

PLP: Tourism Authority Progress Is ‘Concerning’

[Updated with Minister's & Mr Dodwell's response] The “OBA’s slow progress in putting together a functioning, fully operational Tourism Authority is very concerning,” Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said today [Dec 10]. The implementation of a Tourism Authority was a campaign promise made by the OBA during the 2012 General... Read more of this article

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