Live Video Replay: Junior Ministers Sworn In

August 8, 2017

A ceremony was held this afternoon [Aug 8] at Government House where Senator Vance Campbell, Senator Crystal Caesar, Senator Jason Hayward, and MP Tinee Furbert were all sworn in as Junior Ministers.

Premier and Junior Ministers Bermuda Aug 2017

The appointments are:

  • Senator Vance Campbell: Junior Minister of finance, public works, and government reform
  • Senator Crystal Caesar: Junior Minister of home affairs, economic development and tourism
  • MP Tinee Furbert: Junior Minister of disability affairs
  • Senator Jason Hayward: Junior Minister of education, workforce development, national security, social development and sports

The 14-minute live video replay:

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  1. K says:

    Mercy, so are you my BPSU president, a senator, or the Junior Minister of Education, Workforce Development, National Security, Social Development and Sports?

  2. DS says:

    Tinee wouldve done well as jr minister of health as well !

    • Totally agree that MP Tinee Furbert would do well as the minister of Health, and looking forward to the day when she will become, The Minister of Health.

      Her dedication to the field of Health in Bermuda is without question and speaks for it’self.

  3. watching says:

    Great selections for these key roles.

  4. Real Onion says:

    and may whoever you believe in have mercy on de rock!

  5. Jus' Askin' says:

    Do we have a speaker of the house?

    • frank says:

      my vote is for Derrick Burgess

      • PBanks says:

        That’s possible, don’t they usually offer the Speaker role to a senior MP? Would seem to fit the bill as Mr. Burgess has been serving in the House for quite a while.

      • sage says:

        The speaker should have a command of the english language.

      • Zevon says:

        The get you in a headlck guy, Fine until you disagree with him.

    • watching says:

      the speaker is voted on once the house reconvenes.

  6. Izzypop says:

    The unions will get everything they want now.
    Slap in the face to Mr Famous who busted his but taking Bob Richards seat and got nothing

    • Hurricane says:

      @ Izzy, I’d like to pop you in the face. You obviously have no idea about dialogue between the Honorable Premier and Minister Famous.

      • fu says:

        honorable LOL

        • Hurricane says:

          @fu (btw, how appropriate), yes, you will or you won’t but it would be in your best interest to get over it.

          • Jus' Wonderin' says:

            or wha?

          • therock says:

            get over what?
            you needn’t be such a condescending prick, it looks pathetic on you.

        • Hey says:

          Want to hear something more hilarious? Hon. Col. Burch.

          • Hurricane says:

            Now that is a funny one, Hey. Almost but not as funny as The Honorable Michael Dunkley. That was about the funniest.


    • Onion Juice says:

      He didnt want nothing, good try to start a fire.
      Sorry Charlie.

  7. Whimsical says:

    Great choices….Dynamic team….

    • ramblings says:

      “Senator Jason Hayward: Junior Minister of education, workforce development, national security, social development and sports”

      Workforce development? Great position for the union head.. Conflict of interest much?

      • Zevon says:

        He has never in his life created an actual job, that’s for sure.

  8. Ringmaster says:

    A good team, yes, but they will soon succumb to the pressures from their mates of the old PLP. No different to the OBA and UBP. New faces but same old pulling the strings.

  9. Blind Sheep says:

    You guys make me laugh…more of the same.

  10. Zevon says:

    Sorry, but two of them are very unimpressive and one other has a conflict of interest. It’s disturbing that this is the best the PLP can come up with.

    • Eyes wide open says:

      LOL the only thing which you are so OMG about is the 24 – 12 slam you received in July. Dam it must feel like a slap in the face from all sides. The election was so funny when I went work the next day if you could only see the faces of the people I work with. I had to pretend I voted oba lol.

      The ubp/OBA is finished now run back and change the name. My people will never vote for you red tie wearing clowns run back and drink the milk!

      • Zevon says:

        I’m not surprised you find it embarrassing.

      • Reuben says:

        So what is your view of Sen. Hayward and the fact that he hasn’t stepped down a BPSU president?

      • sandgrownan says:

        It was not unexpected. However, you have what you want, just hope they don’t f**k it all up again.

        Hayward is a bad apple.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Shows a lack of depth and talent – Hayward – really??

      • Zevon says:

        And Crystal and Tinee. Talk about scraping the barrel.

  11. young1 says:

    No Jr. Minister AG in the House of Parliament

  12. watching says:

    What is impressive to me is that the PLP have other just as capable and qualified politicians and could select them for junior ministries as well. There will always be naysayers regardless who are selected.

    What is most important is that these Junior Ministers immerse themselves in their work and do not allow themselves to be distracted which is what some want.

  13. PBanks says:

    Objectively speaking, you can see this as the Premier rewarding his appointed Senators with additional roles to get them extra experience. And on the face of things, giving junior minister ranks to the persons chosen would make more sense than giving them to more experienced MPs such as say Michael Weeks or Dennis Lister.

  14. ROGER LAMBERT says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL YOU NEW SENATORS & JUNIOR MINISTERS. You were chosen for a number of Positive reasons, GOOD, & that You could do the Jobs ahead. As You gain Experience, Recognize those who have been there for their Experience Please.

  15. Truth! says:

    What about MP Ming? I smell a rat. She deserved something; former Senate Leader who took an OBA seat….. She was competent and factual in the Senate. Maybe EB didnt want her. I vote for MING!! She represented INTEGRITY!