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Young Progressives Thanks For “Walk & Talk”

Young Progressives Thanks For “Walk & Talk”

The Young Progressives said they “wish to thank the Governor, the Premier, the Senators and Mayor along with other dignitaries for their participation in the successful ‘Walk and Talk’ held in North Hamilton on October 1, 2015. “The local residents and merchants have expressed their positive experience with frank interchanges... Read more of this article

Video: Independent Candidate Gershwyn Smith

Video: Independent Candidate Gershwyn Smith

Independent candidate and Young Progressives member Gershwyn “High Priest Shiloh” Smith held a press conference this morning [Dec 7], where he predicted he will receive 99% of the vote in the upcoming Election. Mr Smith will run in C#7 Hamilton South against Sylvan Richards [OBA] and Diallo Rabain [PLP]. He said the press conference was called to... Read more of this article

Premier Paula Cox Hits Back At News Report

Premier Paula Cox Hits Back At News Report

[Updated with video + OBA comment + VSB's retraction] Premier Paula Cox held a press conference this morning [Dec 5] and strongly condemned a report by VSB news which attributed a report written by Michael Markham for the Young Progressives as being done for the PLP. Premier Cox said the report is not a PLP report, that Mr. Markham is not involved in... Read more of this article

Michael Markham’s Report On Race/Politics

Michael Markham’s Report On Race/Politics

[Updated] A report — “Electoral Strategy of Racist Politics” — written by Michael A. Markham for the Young Progressives community group has recently made waves after the 19-page PDF was emailed to various media outlets. Due to the similarities in names, the Young Progressives are sometimes erroneously thought to be the Progressive... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: National Heroes Convention

Photos & Videos: National Heroes Convention

[Updated] Yesterday [May 14], the Young Progressives held the National Heroes Convention at City Hall. The ceremony served to honour the achievements of trade union pioneer Dr. E.F. Gordon, political, social and economic trailblazer Sir Henry [Jack] Tucker and civil rights champion Dr. Pauulu Kamarakafego [Dr. Roosevelt Brown]. Hamilton Mayor Charles... Read more of this article

Young Progressives National Heroes Convention

Young Progressives National Heroes Convention

The Bermuda Young Progressives said they wish to clear up any confusion regarding the Heritage celebrations of the National Heroes Convention. On May 1st, Minister of Youth, Families, Sports and Community Development Glenn Blakeney refuted any suggestion that Young Progressives National Heroes plan was in association with Governments.The Young Progressives... Read more of this article

Minister Addresses Young Progressives Claim

Minister Addresses Young Progressives Claim

In response to statements made by a member of the Young Progressives, Minister of Youth, Families, Sports and Community Development Glenn Blakeney today [May 1] said,  ”I wish to completely disassociate any claim by Mr. Smith (High Priest Shiloh) regarding any plans that he and The Young Progressives may have for our National Heroes.” The... Read more of this article

Young Progressives Food Security Suggestion

Young Progressives Food Security Suggestion

Local activist group Young Progressives have proposed a Food Security Program saying they believe it is important for Bermuda to have a “minimal sustainable agriculture and food provision policy to feed its people during time of crisis.” Their proposal includes hydroponic gardens, a special purpose herb garden, the development of a parish... Read more of this article

Young Progressives: Medicalization Of Drugs

Young Progressives: Medicalization Of Drugs

The Young Progressives have released a statement laying out a proposal to decriminalize drugs, and to have them placed in the hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centers and controlled by Government, saying “When there is no profit in the streets the product has lost its value, and all criminal activity associated with illegal drugs comes to... Read more of this article

Young Progressives Proposal For Taxi Reform

Young Progressives Proposal For Taxi Reform

The Young Progressives group has released a statement proposing ways to revitalize the taxi industry which includes having civil servants use taxis for transportation; giving cash incentives for slowing down to the speed limit verified by use of their GPS system; and prepaid taxi cards for seniors, nurses and disabled persons. The statement suggested... Read more of this article

Video: “Marijuana Should Be Classified as Food”

Video: “Marijuana Should Be Classified as Food”

Yesterday afternoon [Jan 31] the Young Progressives held a press conference, and Gershwyn Smith spoke first, calling for marijuana to be made legal in an effort to reduce criminal activity. Mr Smith said that: “It is obvious the drug laws as they stand have given rise to the underworld in Bermuda, a social disorder which if not corrected will... Read more of this article