Video: Interview With Minister Walton Brown

August 24, 2017

Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown sat down with Bernews today [Aug 24] for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including immigration reform, passports, and work permits.

Bernews Podcast with Walton Brown

Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Mr Brown also touched on the general election results, same sex marriage, his views on Independence, and more.

If you want to listen ‘on the go’, you can also access the audio only version of this interview, and all our past interviews, in the podcast section of the Bernews app.

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  1. Point boy says:

    I hope he brought a new thing this time! Didn’t even bother to read it

  2. Wow says:

    Well done Minister Brown.

    • Hey says:

      really? I was thinking along the lines of… OMG we are all going to lose our jobs again.

  3. Freedom? says:

    I find myself agreeing with some of the points that he brings up but Mr. Brown comes off as unnecessarily arrogant.

    • Justin says:

      Agreed, the part about him not speaking to the governor and going straight to England comes across as some old school Cadre teachings. That’s the stuff we don’t need in 2017.

      • sandgrownan says:

        Yup, he is a bit of an issue in that regard.

    • Zevon says:

      Which tells you the one person he really only cares about.

  4. cpm says:

    I am the Minister and I can do what I want with peoples lives depending on my leanings
    You lot can forget all your immigration reform meetings they will count for nothing
    However, when Tweed gets his status the lawyers will be queuing up for the loophole

    • sandgrownan says:

      Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Tired old xenophobia….

      • Bermudian says:

        How does the 24 seat win taste in ya mouth with the 12 teeth you have left?!?! :)

        • Anbu says:

          Ask yourself the same question in abt a yr. make sure u remember tho, we dont suffer like u do.

        • Jus' Wonderin' says:

          It’s not a competition ya dummy!

  5. Bermudian’s “FIRST” and it is about Damn time we have a Minister in Government that takes this issue serious, we have sold our soul’s to the highest bidder, and we have prostituted our birth rights far to long, that is why so many of our employers are paper Bermudians, and others who have become paper Bermudians have greater opportunities then the born Bermudian, and those who are here on work permits, some act as if they have more rights then those who have only one passport, and finally that is why people like Mrs Georgia Marshall can make foolish comments, such as there is no such thing as a Bermudian.

    Mr. Brown do what you have to on behalf of the thousands of Bermudians who appreciate the stand that you are taking and the impact you continue to make on behalf of all born Bermudians.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Here we go, same old tired xenophobia of the RLP. Walton Brown is part of the old guard, and he carries the baggage well.

      We need Ministers that look forward.

      Your statement is factually and demonstrably incorrect, shows a fundamental lack of understanding of how business, especially IB, and the broader economy operates. You offer no solutions or ideas.

    • I agree says:

      Say it brother… I agree 100…it is about time we look out for all Bermudians.

    • Sigh... says:

      The irony for me is that I notice so many of the people who are against anyone getting Bermudian status/ residency rights are the ones who have a foreign parent/ grandparent or spouse. Do as I say, not as I do?
      Just do the right thing Mr. Brown and use common sense when it comes to looking at these reforms.

  6. Former Union Member says:

    The Government should represent ALL Bermudians. Black/White, Paper/Born, Church-going…or not. Could we all please remember this?

  7. peter says:

    no one can ever be forced to hire Bermudian entertainers if they don’t wish to do so , sounds like pay back to the token trumpet guy and trying to force us to hire , will never happen if it gets that bad thanks goodness we can always steam music on the PA or hire a DJ

  8. Joanne says:

    They need to change the automatic three months landing for visitors back to three weeks. PLP changed it initially so they need to reverse it, cause people are landing for three months and working illegally.

  9. puzzled says:

    The more things change the more they stay brown.