Government Buildings Will Fly Flags At Half Mast

November 15, 2015

All flags on all government buildings will be flown at half mast until tomorrow [Nov 16] evening, “as a mark of respect for those killed in the Paris terrorist attacks“.

A Government spokesperson said, “Government House and the Cabinet Office are advising this evening that all flags on all government buildings will be flown at half mast until tomorrow evening [Monday Nov 16], as a mark of respect for those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.”

Update: The flag at half-mast at the Cabinet building

Flag at half mast Bermuda Nov 16 2015 2

Following the attacks in France which have left over 120 people dead, Premier Michael Dunkley said “that the people of Bermuda join with the rest of the global community in condemning this heinous terrorist attack,” Governor George Fergusson expressed his “solidarity with the people of France and the French community and French visitors here in Bermuda,” and the Progressive Labour Party said their “thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris.”

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  1. Stephen Thomson says:

    Having watched this cowardly disgusting horror unfold, I am speechless at the deafening silence of muslim leaders around the world.

    • Coffee says:

      Maybe it just might be that they , the domestic gunmen , don’t represent Islam the same way you don’t represent every Bermudian , or man for that matter .

    • Walk in their shoes says:

      Are you being deliberately ingenuous/misleading, or simply haven’t looked it up?

      The leaders of Iran and Indonesia have condemned the attacks, for starters. Come on now.

    • I and I says:

      Maybe they were Christian and the media is……….

    • Onion Juice says:

      Terrible, but I notice that when terror happens in Europe we are sympathetic, but ALL the terror that has happened and happening in Africa ………………….

      • Onion Juicer says:

        Thanks for proving again what an idjuit you really are…you are one scary dude

        • Onion juice says:

          I just proved how racially biased this world is.

          • Toodle-oo says:

            No. All you did was (Continue) to prove that you view everything through a black lens .

            Tell you what , why don’t you right here and now tell us what you’d like the world to do for you that would make you happy.

            Go on , we’re all waiting .

            • Onion Juice says:

              For starters, compensate direct African descendants who’s ancestors were slaves and those of African descent to be on equal playing field (wages and positions) as their fellow European counterparts.
              Are those lens Black enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • Onion Juice says:

              REPARATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Zen says:

    Why should they? The west caused and aided these so called terrorist by influencing and giving military support to oust the very leaders whom kept these factions in check… keep your own home clean 1st before trying to clean up others.

    • Zevon says:

      Ah. Sympathy for terrorists.

      They walk among us. Pure evil.

  3. why? says:

    These types of attacks happen every day around the world? Why don’t they lower the flag everyday as a “mark of respect” for these people living in less developed countries who don’t receive the news publicity? WHAT A SHAME BDA GOV’T.

  4. Time Shall Tell says:

    I don’t remember the flags at the government buildings flown at half mast back in April……..

    • Jr Smith says:

      Because the other countries were not white enough….

      • WillSee says:

        Because the other countries are not so called super powers with whom we have no type of relationship with.

        • WillSee says:

          Also there a number of Bermudians living in Paris and studying in the country.
          How many in Kenya?

          • Jr Smith says:

            nope Im pretty sure its the colour of their skin….

            • SANDGROWNAN says:

              You seen the skin colour of the victims? All colours as it happens.

  5. Jr Smith says:

    where was the outrage for Kenya, Palestine, Iraq, Beirut, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Syria, West Papua, and so many more. stop being selective on who deserves to be mourned and not….

  6. Family Man says:

    It’s time Islam was dragged into the 21st century – or shut down. Of all the religions it is the most intolerant, oppressive and violent.

    It’s time the West told the Imams that they must preach tolerance for others. Tolerance and equality. No more talk of Jihad or apostasy. People must be free to choose how they worship. No more fatwas. No more oppression of women. They must be equal. No more barbaric Sharia law.

    We live in the 21st C. Join it or be shut down.

    Those that choose not to adapt the lessons from their ancient holy books for tolerance and equality should be shut down for promulgating hate and supporting terrorism. Their mosques closed. Their charitable status revoked. Their assets frozen.


    Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

    • sandgrownan says:

      All religions are stupid for the very same reason. They are all “revealed” truth – usually to some ignorant epileptic goat herder or other in the most backward part of the The Middle East, and recounted many, many years, sometimes hundreds, later by people who were not there to witness the revelation themselves. You have to be willfully ignorant to believe this, it’s obviously nonsense to anyone with an ounce of objectivity.

      The problem with Islam, is that it claims to be the Final Revelation (Don’t tell Joseph Smith) and that all who doubt are fit to enslaved, treated as chattel, murdered. Kind of lends itself to intolerance, terrorism and stupidity doesn’t it.

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      And what segment of humanity do you belong to..? I’m hearing alot of demands being said…who are you to demand that someone’s faith be “shut down” because you don’t agree with their culture…what group do you belong to and who made them superior to any other…either you are a part of the 1% elitist group who aspires to rule all mankind and rid the earth of the poor known only to them as “eaters”or”consumers” or you are just a meat puppet for them..? Until they tire of you then…

      Catholicism was the largest faith based congregation…but guess who holds that spot now…

      Don’t worry there will be a One World Religion coming soon to an Earth near you.

  7. San George says:

    Economic injustice is the root. We should all take note when people prefer death to a system of non-meritocracy and racial malignment.

    Quo Fata Ferunt

  8. Toleratate says:

    OK, now I’m officially sickened at my fellow Bermudians. Just when I thought they could not stoop lower.

  9. Rhonda says:

    *handovereyes* the same people killed 148 Black Africans, in April of this year…when will our overseers show respect for their lives…

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      Don’t forget about the 2,000 slaughtered back in January in Nigeria which was given a far back seat by the media to the mere 17 people that were killed at the Charlie Hebdo office. Nearly 4 million French citizens marched the streets of Paris in solidarity for the same newspaper that as recent as last week made fun of the deaths of the Russian plane that crashed as well as making fun of the young Syrian boy who washed up on the beach trying to escape his war torn homeland. Seems only certain lives matter to certain segments of the world no matter how cruel they were in life while those slaughtered without any known strikes against their character are overlooked. I wonder why?

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      Simple answer….find out their monetary worth…

      Wealthy? you can hang healthily
      Poor? sorry bruh ya out da door.

      • Time Shall Tell says:

        That’s not true, Syria got news coverage all day & night with nations all rallying to help while not a peep for assistance to Nigeria. Syria boasts only one billionair by the name of Ayman Asfari (though he didn’t make his money in Syria neither does he live there) with a net value of 1.2 Billion while Nigeria boasts 5 billionaires with a combined net worth of 22.9 Billion……..

  10. Time Shall Tell says:

    Let’s also not forget about the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok or the many other kidnapped women. There’s also the West Papua Genocide & countless other acts of terror that the media grossly overlooks.

  11. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    Didnt ya’ll get the memo!!..?

    In this New Millenia in which we are living…There is no distinction of Colour. .. Racism has evolved into Class distinction…It’s not black n white no more…your MONEYTARY VALUE places you on the ladder of life.

    Black White Red or Yella…If you’re poor, ya’ll need to unite not fight.
    That’s how you get up the ladder…show the wealthy that you are coming and gaining ground…They will then reward you in hopes that you slowdown.

    Straight up lots of you are just weak and want handouts.

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