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Tianny Butterfield Wins Municipal Election

Tianny Butterfield Wins Municipal Election

Tianny Butterfield has won the election for the Municipal Residents’ Councillor for the Corporation of St. George’s. A spokesperson said, “Mrs. Tianny Butterfield has been declared the winner for the extraordinary municipal election that took place yesterday 7 July 2022. Mrs. Butterfield will assume the seat of Municipal Residents’ Councillor... Read more of this article

Writ Issued For Extraordinary Municipal Election

Writ Issued For Extraordinary Municipal Election

A writ has been issued for “an extraordinary municipal election to be held for the Corporation of St. George’s for the election of one Residents’ Councillor.” This was contained in today’s official notices, which stated, “In pursuance of the provisions of section 30 of the Parliamentary Election Act 1978, as modified by the... Read more of this article

Municipal Elections To Be Deferred For One Year

Municipal Elections To Be Deferred For One Year

A Bill to postpone the municipal elections is set to be tabled in the House of Assembly this Friday, with the Government saying that the elections will “be deferred for one year to maintain the operational stability of both Corporations pending the determination of the matter now before the Court of Appeal.” A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

OBA Lists Their Five Candidates For Warwick

OBA Lists Their Five Candidates For Warwick

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] has listed their five candidates for the Warwick constituencies — which were all won by the PLP in the 2020 General Election — with the OBA’s stated candidates including Tarik Smith, Douglas De Couto, Kim Wales, Justin Mathias, and Jeff Sousa. In an email sent out the graphic below appeared, which lists... Read more of this article

Political Parties Comment One Year After Election

Political Parties Comment One Year After Election

One year ago today — on October 1st, 2020 — the last General Election was held, resulting in the PLP claiming a major win of 30 – 6 seats, increasing their majority from the 25 – 11 they held prior to the election. The election — which was contested by 36 PLP candidates, 31 OBA candidates, 14 FDM candidates and 5 Independent... Read more of this article

Businesses Encouraged To Update Voter Details

Businesses Encouraged To Update Voter Details

In preparation for the scheduled Ordinary Municipal Elections due to take place in May 2022, the City of Hamilton is “encouraging all Business Ratepayers in the City of Hamilton to ensure that their registration details are up to date.” Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling said: “The Parliamentary Registrar is currently in the process of... Read more of this article

Minister: 2020 General Election Cost $692,698

Minister: 2020 General Election Cost $692,698

The 2020 General Election cost $692,698 and a total of 25,760 persons voted, with 4,411 people [17%] voting in the advanced polls, Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 13], Minister Furbert said, ”Today I would like to provide this Honourable House with details emanating from the recently... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Interview With FDM Members

Video: BNV Interview With FDM Members

Some of the Free Democratic Movement [FDM] members are joining Bernews this afternoon [Oct 15] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, set to discuss the recent election and their plans going forward. The FDM, which was formed just weeks before the 2020 General Election, fielded 14 candidates in total. The newly formed party did... Read more of this article

Video: New Cabinet & Senators Announced

Video: New Cabinet & Senators Announced

[Updating] A swearing in ceremony will be held at 2.30pm this afternoon [Oct 8] at Government House, with Premier David Burt expected to announce the Cabinet Members. Earlier today Premier Burt tweeted, “Later today, I will make appointments to the Cabinet of Bermuda. Many are not familiar with our Constitution. Sections 58-64 cover appointments... Read more of this article

Marilyn Steede: ‘Be Change You Want To See’

Marilyn Steede: ‘Be Change You Want To See’

Following the 2020 General Election, Marilyn Steede — who ran as an Independent in Constituency 12 Devonshire South Central — said  she stepped up to speak to the political caretakers of Bermuda that she was “displeased with their stewardship of my livelihood.” Ms Steede said, “I, Marilyn Steede was an Independent Candidate... Read more of this article

Eight New MPs To Enter House Of Assembly

Eight New MPs To Enter House Of Assembly

When Parliament resumes there will be eight new MPs, with Jason Wade, Crystal Caesar, Jache Adams, Anthony Richardson, Vance Campbell, Ianthia Simmons-Wade, Jarion Richardson and Kathy Lynn Simmons all set to enter the House of Assembly. Seven of the eight new MPs are PLP, with five PLP MPs winning seats previously held by the OBA, and while not a... Read more of this article

Column: Apology, Congratulations And Caution

Column: Apology, Congratulations And Caution

[Opinion column written by Vic Ball] As those of you reading this can imagine, it is without a doubt one of the most difficult opinions I have written. I initiate it with an apology to the Bermudian people. It is very evident that the OBA failed to provide a viable alternative to the questionable governance that we have endured over the past three years.... Read more of this article

‘We Will Continue To Be Relevant Political Force’

‘We Will Continue To Be Relevant Political Force’

“The OBA has a strong, committed team, with a number of new politicians,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said adding that they “will continue to be a relevant political force.” The OBA Leader was speaking after the 2020 General Election, which saw the OBA win just 6 of the 36 seats in the House of Assembly. Mr. Cannonier said, “On... Read more of this article