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Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage

Video: Sir John Swan On Same Sex Marriage

“Bermuda, let’s get ourselves into the 21st century,” Sir John Swan said when asked about same sex marriage, adding that “we’ve got big issues to deal with, and we should not be marginalizing people.” Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on a wide... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan On Airport Redevelopment

Video: Sir John Swan On Airport Redevelopment

“There’s no perfect solution,” former Premier Sir John Swan said about the airport development, adding that the deal we have “was the best possibility of getting the project done” and the “only way we could go”. Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: Interview With Sir John Swan

One Hour Video: Interview With Sir John Swan

Sir John Swan sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the waterfront, America’s Cup, and airport redevelopment. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, the former Premier also touched on race relations, same sex marriage and more. The 58-minute live video replay... Read more of this article

Age Concern Extend Condolences: Swan Family

Age Concern Extend Condolences: Swan Family

The Board of Directors of Age Concern extended their sympathies to Sir John and the Swan family on the passing of Lady Jacqueline Swan. “Lady Swan was named the patron of Age Concern Bermuda in the year 2004. She was one of the founding members of Age Concern in 1978, when the organization was solely a voluntary society,” the group said. “During... Read more of this article

Premier Extends Condolences To Swan Family

Premier Extends Condolences To Swan Family

[Updated] Following the passing of Lady Jacqueline Swan, Premier Michael Dunkley extended his condolences to Sir John Swan and his entire family, saying that Lady Swan was one of our “most respected and influential women, representing Bermuda with poise, grace and pride.” Premier Michael Dunkley said, “On behalf of the Government and people... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan Inducted As National Hero

Video: Sir John Swan Inducted As National Hero

[Updated with video] Sir John Swan was formally inducted as a Bermuda National Hero at a ceremony held today [June 19] at the Cathedral in Hamilton. Speaking at the event, Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards said, “Good afternoon and welcome to the 2016 National Heroes Induction and Proclamation Ceremony. “Today, on... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Sir John’s Contributions Are Legendary’

Minister: ‘Sir John’s Contributions Are Legendary’

Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards provided an overview of the selection of former Premier Sir John Swan as Bermuda’s newest national hero, saying that “Sir John’s contributions are legendary and he embodies many of the criteria that had been established under the National Heroes Guidelines: Criteria and Selection... Read more of this article

Sir John Swan To Be Inducted As National Hero

Sir John Swan To Be Inducted As National Hero

Sir John Swan will be formally inducted as Bermuda’s newest national hero, Premier Michael Dunkley announced today, saying that “Sir John’s significant involvement, participation and leadership in the business arena, the world of politics and helping our community make him most worthy of the designation of a National Hero.” Premier Dunkley... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Unveils New Waterfront Plans

Video: Sir John Unveils New Waterfront Plans

Former Premier and businessman Sir John Swan has unveiled a proposal for the Hamilton Waterfront, which includes converting the Albouy’s Point bank building into a hotel and casino, a Waterfront market with stands selling locally made products, a pay and display parking marina for boats and much more. Sir John said, “This plan is designed to... Read more of this article

Thatcher Funeral Service Is Held In London

Thatcher Funeral Service Is Held In London

A horse-drawn gun carriage bore the coffin of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral today [Apr. 17] for a ceremonial funeral marked by military pageantry — 700 soldiers, sailors and air force personnel lined the route — and heightened security. Around 4,000 police officers were on duty in... Read more of this article

Sir John Swan, George H.W Bush On Thatcher

Sir John Swan, George H.W Bush On Thatcher

Stressing the importance of the Western allies to stay “in close touch in these times of dramatic change in Europe”, the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher met with US President George H.W. Bush at a Bermuda “Big Two” summit conference in April, 1990 to discuss the ongoing implosion of the Soviet Union. Baroness Thatcher,... Read more of this article

Videos: Sir John Swan Honoured At Luncheon

Videos: Sir John Swan Honoured At Luncheon

Yesterday [June 22] the Bermuda Health Foundation honoured former Premier Sir John Swan at the Foundation’s 10th Annual Salute to Service Award Luncheon held at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. In addition to serving as Premier of Bermuda for thirteen years, Sir John is the founder, CEO and Chairman of the Swan Group of Companies, which for over a... Read more of this article

Sir John Swan To Be Honoured At Luncheon

Sir John Swan To Be Honoured At Luncheon

On June 22, 2012, the Bermuda Health Foundation will honour former Premier of Bermuda, Sir John Swan at the Foundation’s 10th Annual Salute to Service Award Luncheon. In addition to serving as Premier of Bermuda for thirteen years, Sir John is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Swan Group of Companies, which for over a decade... Read more of this article

Sir John “Sets The Record Straight”

Sir John “Sets The Record Straight”

Former Premier Sir John Swan released a statement refuting comments made by BIU President Chris Furbert, and said that there was no time during his tenure that “the superannuation fund was used for any project other than the purpose for which the fund was established, that is pensions.” “I wish to set the record straight in regard... Read more of this article

‘Borrowing Is Short-Term Stop-Gap’

‘Borrowing Is Short-Term Stop-Gap’

Former Premier and businessman Sir John Swan and political commentator Larry Burchall released a reply to the 2012/13 Budget released yesterday [Feb.24] by Premier and Finance Minister Paula Cox. “Government is planning to spend $1,081,700,000 while projecting revenue of $909,634,000. That leaves a shortfall of $172,100,000,” said the statement. “Borrowing... Read more of this article

Sir John: Economic Stimulus Proposals

Sir John: Economic Stimulus Proposals

Everything from abolishing work permit limits for key International Business employees to dropping the requirement for firms competing in the local economy to be at least 60 percent Bermudian owned will be up for discussion at a public forum on stimulating the island’s economy. Hosted by former Premier Sir John Swan and political and economics... Read more of this article