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Election: Sylvan Richards to Run for the BDA

Election: Sylvan Richards to Run for the BDA

This morning [Nov 8] the Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA] announced that Sylvan Richards will stand as their candidate for Constituency 26, Warwick South Central. Saying “We need new leaders who will listen to the community and work to create innovative ideas, programs and methods to get Bermuda and its’ people back on the track to success,”... Read more of this article

BDA Suggestions To Help Revitalize St George’s

BDA Suggestions To Help Revitalize St George’s

The Bermuda Democratic Alliance (BDA) has made a number of suggestions to help revitalize St George’s, which has been hard hit financially in recent years. A few of the many suggestions made are; offering incentives to start a new business in the East End such as a payroll tax break for the first year and a startup loan with low interest, moving... Read more of this article

Fahy on Throne Speech: Business & Finance

Fahy on Throne Speech: Business & Finance

Michael Fahy, BDA Spokesperson for Finance and Business, responded to portions of the Throne Speech dealing with the business and the economy. His full statement follows below: We are pleased to hear the confirmation that the Government will implement savings of at least $150 million. We will scrutinise carefully where such savings will be made and... Read more of this article

BDA Leader Comments on Throne Speech

BDA Leader Comments on Throne Speech

Craig Cannonier, Leader of the Bermuda Democratic Alliance, has commented on this morning’s Throne Speech, his full comments are below: We welcome the overtures made by Government in respect of working together, which we have said for some time is in the best interests of the country and is one of the founding pillars of the BDA. We will be happy... Read more of this article

Cabinet: “What Was Our Premier Thinking?”

Cabinet: “What Was Our Premier Thinking?”

(Updated) (Written by Craig Cannonier, Leader of the Bermuda Democratic Alliance) When I listened to the announcement of the Cox Cabinet immediately I said “What was our Premier thinking?” As I walk the streets and hear the constant cries for a new approach, new faces and for healing the divisiveness in our beloved country I have asked “Was this... Read more of this article

BDA Statement On New Premier

BDA Statement On New Premier

Craig Cannonier, leader of the island’s newest political party the Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA], issued a statement congratulating our new Premier. Mr Cannonier went on to say that the “new Premier has been involved from the start as a Cabinet Minister so it will be hard to say there is now a clean break from the past. The new Premier... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Newest Export – Women & Children

Bermuda’s Newest Export – Women & Children

[Written by Toni Daniels, Bermuda Democratic Alliance Secretary on Empowerment of Women] A recent report sheds a harsh light on the value we put on women and children in this society: Bermudian women are choosing to emigrate with their children to the United Kingdom to take advantage of unemployment and child care benefits. This means something has... Read more of this article

BDA Response to Auditor’s TCD Report

BDA Response to Auditor’s TCD Report

Michael Fahy, Bermuda Democratic Alliance spokesperson for Finance has commented on the Auditor General’s report saying that the TCD Motor Vehicle Safety and Emissions Testing Programme had an initial budgeted cost of $5.3 million, however it ended up costing the taxpayer approximately $10 million more – $15.23 million. The Premier called the... Read more of this article

Michelmore on Warwick Long Bay Application

Michelmore on Warwick Long Bay Application

[Written by Dr Katherine Michelmore, Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for BDA on the Environment] I note with concern that Mr. Belcario Thomas has resubmitted an application to build a beach bar at Warwick Long Bay. The history of this business venture is now well documented, it being over 2 years since the original application was submitted in April... Read more of this article

Stopping the Exodus of International Business

Stopping the Exodus of International Business

[Written by Michael Fahy, Bermuda Democratic Alliance spokesperson on Finance] Nothing that the next likely Premier has said so far in terms of what she will do has been music to our ears. There are a number of issues that are drastically affecting Bermuda’s reputation as a hub for international business, which is, after all our bread and butter. The... Read more of this article

Fahy on Retail Sales: Change Duty Charges

Fahy on Retail Sales: Change Duty Charges

Bermuda Democratic Alliance sdpokesperson on finance Michael Fahy commented on  falling retail sales saying “It is yet another economic indicator that the local economy is suffering and people are not spending their money at home or at all,” and that “If we are going to assist retailers in this downturn then we need to implement a... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: Women, Gangs & Empowerment

Opinion Column: Women, Gangs & Empowerment

[Written by Kristen White – Member of the Bermuda Democratic Alliance] Our young black men are killing each other – 11 murders in 18 months. Our young black men are dropping out of school – 50% of them do not graduate from public school. Our young men are not gaining the life skills they need to be successful – a survey in 2007 showed that 64%... Read more of this article

Michelmore:Why Choosing BDA is Good For You

Michelmore:Why Choosing BDA is Good For You

(Written by Dr Katherine Michelmore of the Bermuda Democratic Alliance) In my role as a doctor, I am not always my patients’ favourite person. This is because I am often placed in the role of having to tell people what they don’t particularly want to hear. Sometimes this is because I have bad news……a test result or a finding on an examination…..which... Read more of this article