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1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

1 Hour Video: Derrick Burgess At PAC Meeting

Former Works and Engineering Minister Derrick Burgess before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts during their Public Hearing held yesterday [May 26] at St. Paul in Hamilton. Mr Burgess discussed various matters including the forged cheques, the cost of the Dame Lois Browne Evans court building, the Auditor General’s report... Read more of this article

Derrick Burgess Responds To Auditor’s Report

Derrick Burgess Responds To Auditor’s Report

MP Derrick Burgess — the former Minister of Works and Engineering — has addressed what he said was a “number of inaccurate and misleading statements” in the Auditor General’s Report, saying it “is important to set the record straight.” Part of the introduction of Mr Burgess’ response to the Auditor General’s... Read more of this article

MPs To Host Meeting On Shelly Bay Beach

MPs To Host Meeting On Shelly Bay Beach

Hamilton Parish MPs Derrick Burgess and Wayne Furbert are inviting residents of Constituencies 5, 6 and the wider community to a meeting concerning the development of Shelly Bay Beach. The meeting will be held on Thursday [July 2] beginning at 7:30pm at Shelly Bay Beach. In a joint statement Mr Burgess and Mr Furbert said, ”As this multi-purpose... Read more of this article

“Bermudians Passed Over For Employment”

“Bermudians Passed Over For Employment”

[Updated with Minister's response] “Despite the parade of photo ops put out by the OBA, the issue of qualified, capable Bermudians being passed over for employment in favor of foreign workers continues to be too often experienced by Bermudians,” Shadow Minister for Labour Relations and Seniors Derrick Burgess said in a statement last night. Mr.... Read more of this article

PLP: “Pension Freeze Is An Unacceptable Move”

PLP: “Pension Freeze Is An Unacceptable Move”

“An across the board pension freeze is an unacceptable move and all Bermudians should take note of this government’s shameful attack on retirees,” Deputy PLP Leader Derrick Burgess said today. Saying there is “no simple remedy to resolve the unfunded positions of the public sector pension plans, Finance Minister Bob Richards tabled... Read more of this article

Photos: Labour Day Celebration Speakers

Photos: Labour Day Celebration Speakers

Hundreds of union members, family, friends and supporters turned out to the Labour Day celebrations held at Union Square on Monday [Sept 2] outside the Bermuda Industrial Union Headquarters. The group was addressed by Government and Opposition leaders along with representatives from the different unions on the island. Speakers included Premier Craig... Read more of this article

Derrick Burgess On Jobs, Education, Tourism

Derrick Burgess On Jobs, Education, Tourism

Saying he did not expect the OBA to produce the 2000 jobs they promised during the election campaign in the first year, Acting Opposition Leader Derrick Burgess said he did not expect to see jobs being created for non-Bermudians, and job cuts by Government and the private sector. Speaking at today’s [Sept 2] Labour Day event, Mr Burgess said,... Read more of this article

Garbage Collection Workers To Work Overtime

Garbage Collection Workers To Work Overtime

[Update: The Ministry of Public Works said that garbage collection workers will be working overtime over the next few days to clear the garbage backlog. Minister of Public Works Trevor Moniz made the decision to approve the overtime due to the "overwhelming concern from residents."] “For almost a month, the people of Hamilton Parish and St. George’s... Read more of this article

Cox Resigns, Burgess New Acting PLP Leader

Cox Resigns, Burgess New Acting PLP Leader

The PLP has confirmed that Paula Cox has tendered her resignation as Party Leader effective immediately, and Derrick Burgess will serve as Acting Party Leader. Ms Cox lost her Devonshire North West seat to the OBA’s Glen Smith, becoming the first sitting Premier to be defeated since the Westminster-style political system was introduced on the... Read more of this article

Video: Burgess On Government’s Expenditures

Video: Burgess On Government’s Expenditures

The PLP held their “Big Night” on Wednesday [Oct 17] at the Ruth Seaton James auditorium, which saw five speakers address the audience of PLP supporters. Deputy Leader Derrick Burgess delivered a 20 minute speech covering a variety of topics, and spoke extensively on expenditures Government has made in recent years. Mr Burgess said: “Do... Read more of this article

PAC Discusses Auditor General’s Special Report

PAC Discusses Auditor General’s Special Report

[Updated] The Public Accounts Committee [PAC] Enquiry into the Special Report of the Auditor General on the Misuse of Public Funds got underway at 3:10pm yesterday [July 12] with ex-Minister Derrick Burgess called to answer questions. This part of the enquiry was into the financial affairs and financial management of the Bermuda Land Development Company... Read more of this article

Speaker: No ‘Further Sanctions’ For Burgess

Speaker: No ‘Further Sanctions’ For Burgess

Speaker of the House Stanley Lowe yesterday [June 8] acknowledged the “altercation” that occurred on May 25th, saying a “verbal altercation” took place “between the two members”. Mr Lowe told MPs in the House that given the “recent resignation” by the former Minister he believes “no further sanctions... Read more of this article

Walter Roban Named New Transport Minister

Walter Roban Named New Transport Minister

[Updated with video] Seven months after stepping down Walter Roban has returned to Cabinet, having been sworn in at Government House this morning [June 7] as the new Minister of Transport. Derrick Burgess issued a statement last night [June 6] saying he has resigned from his position as Transport Minister. He was originally appointed Minister of Transport... Read more of this article