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Sir John Swan To Hold Townhall Meeting

Sir John Swan To Hold Townhall Meeting

Sir John Swan — who is running as an independent candidate in the upcoming by-election — is set to host a townhall meeting for Constituency #10 at the Ocean View Golf Club on May 13th from 6pm to 8pm. Sir John Swan, a former Premier, will run against the OBA’s Robert King and the PLP’s Lindsay Simmons. Related Stories Video: Sir... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan To Run In By-Election

Video: Sir John Swan To Run In By-Election

[Updated] Sir John Swan is holding a press conference this morning [April 29] where he will announce whether or not he will run in the Smith’s North Constituency 10 by-election. We will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: Sir John Swan confirmed that he will stand in the by-election as an independent... Read more of this article

Sir John Swan: ‘Encourage Independent Thinkers’

Sir John Swan: ‘Encourage Independent Thinkers’

“I believe the way forward, at this moment in our history, is for us to encourage independent thinkers,” so that “by the time we come to the next national election, we will have many putting their names forward,” Sir John Swan said. Sir John Swan — a former Premier — said, “I am sincerely grateful to so many... Read more of this article

Sir John Swan On Bye-Election, Politics & More

Sir John Swan On Bye-Election, Politics & More

“I am prepared to stand for election in the Smith’s North Constituency 10 bye-election as an independent, but I will not act as a spoiler,” Sir John Swan said, adding that “I will run only if I feel that a significant number of the voters of Smith’s North want the sort of change that I stand for.” The bye-election has been... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan Press Conference

Video: Sir John Swan Press Conference

Sir John Swan is holding a press conference today [April 8] and you can tune in and watch live below. The former Premier and businessman is commenting about the possibility of running in the upcoming C10 Smith’s North bye-election, and said he is open to receiving feedback from the public on the idea; he is also suggesting that people stand as... Read more of this article

Premier Responds To Sir John Swan’s Comments

Premier Responds To Sir John Swan’s Comments

“Disappointing and sadly out of step with today’s reality,” said Premier David Burt following Sir John Swan’s comments on the Government’s  proposal to initiate a consultation process leading to full membership in Caricom. Premier Burt continued, “My first reaction was to check the date of the press conference because it... Read more of this article

Sir John Swan Speaks At Chamber AGM

Sir John Swan Speaks At Chamber AGM

In an address at the Annual General Meeting [AGM] of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Division, Sir John Swan emphasized the need for change and progress and the need to reshape Bermuda’s economy. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Division is delighted to announce Sir John Swan was the distinguished... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan Press Conference

Video: Sir John Swan Press Conference

[Updated] Sir John Swan is holding a press conference this afternoon [Nov 21] regarding the Government’s statement that they will be initiating a consultation process about a full membership in Caricom. We will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update | The press conference has concluded, Sir... Read more of this article

Column: Sir John Swan On Proposed SDO

Column: Sir John Swan On Proposed SDO

[Opinion column written by Sir John Swan] The recent unveiling of the plans for the Fairmont Southampton redevelopment by Gencom has caused some concern in the community. I have no personal interest in the project but as a real estate developer and businessperson, I would like to share my opinion on how I believe the redevelopment would be an asset... Read more of this article

CITV Series Continues With Sir John Swan

CITV Series Continues With Sir John Swan

The CITV series ‘Conversations with A Former Premier’ featuring Sir John Swan will begin airing on Monday, 9 January. A Government spokesperson said, “This is the second instalment in the series that chronicles the important aspects of Bermuda’s history. Sir John Swan held the office from 1982 – 1995. He has the distinction of... Read more of this article

Event Set To Honour Sir John W. Swan

Event Set To Honour Sir John W. Swan

According to Dale Butler, Executive Director of Atlantic Publishing House [APH], Sir John W. Swan will be honoured on Thursday, February 17th at 5:30 p.m. at the Leopards Club International building and on this occasion they will share what was called a “recorded prophetic 1994 Throne Speech” which Sir John delivered when he was the Premier... Read more of this article

Column: Sir John Swan On Economy, Policies

Column: Sir John Swan On Economy, Policies

[Opinion column written by Sir John Swan] If we in Bermuda have a date with destiny then it does not look too promising now, but it does not have to be that way! There are many external forces that we can do nothing about however, many of our most festering wounds such as economic and immigration policies are self-inflicted. Entrenched, vested interests... Read more of this article

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is commemorating Black History Month by hosting two dinners that will celebrate prominent black Bermudians, Dame Jennifer Smith and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Dame Jennifer and Sir John, both former premiers of Bermuda, will each be honoured with a dinner at the hotel, open to the public. “Guests... Read more of this article

Swan To Attend President Bush’s Funeral In USA

Swan To Attend President Bush’s Funeral In USA

American leaders will be joined by people from around the world as former President George H.W. Bush is laid to rest this week, with former Premier Sir John Swan set to attend the funeral. Sir John had a decades long friendship with the former U.S. President, and the Bush family invited the island’s elder statesman to attend the invitation only... Read more of this article

Packwood Home Unveils Portrait Of Lady Swan

Packwood Home Unveils Portrait Of Lady Swan

On Monday, 2nd April, former Premier Sir John Swan was at the Packwood Home in Somerset to unveil a portrait of his late wife, Lady Jacqueline Swan, who was a member of the Home’s Board of Trustees for 25 years, serving with distinction as chairperson for most of that period. A spokesperson said, “The Packwood Home will be forever indebted... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan On Race Relations

Video: Sir John Swan On Race Relations

“We are a divided community on economic grounds,” Sir John Swan said, adding that until “everybody feels as though we’re all working together to get benefits, we’ll always be this divided community.” Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on a... Read more of this article