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Row Surrounding JetGate, Donation Continues

Row Surrounding JetGate, Donation Continues

[Updated] The ongoing row over “JetGate” and Nathan Landow continues, with Members of Parliament sparring over the matter last night [May 16] in the House of Assembly. Last week Think Media quoted a source as saying the OBA received a $300,000 donation from Maryland real estate tycoon Nathan Landow prior to the last election, which took... Read more of this article

Video: OBA To Conduct Internal Investigation

Video: OBA To Conduct Internal Investigation

[Updated with video] The political conflict regarding the ongoing “JetGate” matter continued, with the latest development seeing OBA Chairman Thad Hollis saying that his party never received any funds from Mr. Nathan Landow and his associates, adding that the OBA plans to conduct an internal investigation into the matter and make their... Read more of this article

Political Row Over “JetGate” Incident Continues

Political Row Over “JetGate” Incident Continues

Politicians continue to debate the matters surrounding the private jet travel  – now dubbed “Jetgate” — with Opposition Leader Marc Bean calling on the Premier to “tell the truth”, and the Premier denying there was a ”quid pro quo agreement with Mr. Landow.” “Just tell the truth”, said Mr.... Read more of this article

Premier Cannonier: I Flatly Refute The Allegation

Premier Cannonier: I Flatly Refute The Allegation

“I have no comment on a story that uses anonymous sources to rehash the so-called ‘Jetgate’ affair, which has been the focus of Opposition attacks against the Government for more than a year, other than to say that I flatly refute the allegation that I requested any monies from U.S. developer, Mr. Nathan Landow,” Premier Craig Cannonier... Read more of this article

Simmons Resigns, Calls On Premier To As Well

Simmons Resigns, Calls On Premier To As Well

Politics went web 2.0 yesterday, with Progressive Labour Party Public Relations Officer Jamahl Simmons resigning from his position on Twitter and calling on Premier Craig Cannonier to do the same following the latest allegations surrounding “Jetgate”. The Twitter-resignation occurred on the same day Ayo Johnson launched his political journal... Read more of this article

Audio: Premier & Opposition MPs On “Jetgate”

Audio: Premier & Opposition MPs On “Jetgate”

The private jet trip taken by Premier Craig Cannonier and two Cabinet Ministers last year — now dubbed “jetgate” — was the subject of discussion in the House of Assembly again this Friday, with Opposition MPs questioning the Premier on aspects surrounding the trip. The Premier was questioned about the fourth person on the flight... Read more of this article

MPs Spar Over Premier Not Answering Question

MPs Spar Over Premier Not Answering Question

The beginning of yesterday’s [Mar 7] session in the House of Assembly saw a back and forth exchange as the Opposition appealed to have two questions allowed, which resulted in the Premier declining to reply. Attorney-General Mark Pettingill’s position was that due to the legal matters underway discussing the matter was sub judice, while... Read more of this article

Burt To Question Premier Cannonier On Landow

Burt To Question Premier Cannonier On Landow

[Updating] On Friday [Mar 7] in the House of Assembly, Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt will be posing two questions to Premier Craig Cannonier about his contacts with Nathan Landow. The Opposition have previously questioned the Premier about his relationship with Mr. Landow, a Maryland real estate developer with a net worth reported to exceed... Read more of this article

Attorney General & Shadow: Is JetGate Talk Ok?

Attorney General & Shadow: Is JetGate Talk Ok?

The Attorney-General and Shadow Attorney-General went back and forth in the House of Assembly on Monday [Mar 3], arguing the law as it pertains to discussing a case presently before the courts. Opposition Leader Marc Bean brought up “Jetgate“, and Attorney-General Mark Pettingill interjected saying that due to the legal matters underway... 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

Video: Opposition Leader On Private Jet Travel

Video: Opposition Leader On Private Jet Travel

Saying behaviour like the recent private jet travel by the Premier and two Cabinet Ministers would have lead to marches on Parliament a few years ago, Opposition Leader Marc Bean said as far as he is concerned “resignations have to occur.” In March 2013, Premier Craig Cannonier, Attorney General Mark Pettingill and Tourism Minister Shawn... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Cannonier On Private Jet Travel

Video: Premier Cannonier On Private Jet Travel

[Updated with video] The private jet trip by Premier Craig Cannonier and two Cabinet Ministers was discussed in the House of Assembly today [May 31], with the Opposition questioning the Premier about the circumstances, and the Premier delivering a personal explanation. In a statement earlier this week, Premier Cannonier said that he was contacted by... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Evasive Response Raises More Questions’

PLP: ‘Evasive Response Raises More Questions’

“We cannot send the message to the world that the Bermuda Government can be influenced by a few perks and trinkets,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean said last night. Mr Bean was speaking about the Premier and two Cabinet Ministers flying via a private jet to Washington DC, which he called the “latest in a string of debacles” that... Read more of this article