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Christmas Message 2014 from Marc Bean, Leader of the Opposition of Bermuda

Marc Bean, Leader of the Opposition of Bermudav

Marc Bean, Leader of the Opposition of Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 25 December 2014 – It is a very special pleasure to address you on behalf of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party at this very special time of year. Whether you observe Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or anything at all, one thing that we all can celebrate is the need for all of us to be drawing closer together as opposed to being drawn further apart. Continue reading

Premier of Bermuda resigns

Craig CannonierHAMILTON, Bermuda , 20 May 2014 – Premier Craig Cannonier of Bermuda handed in his resignation late Monday over the so-called Jetgate controversy which has rocked the governing One Bermuda Alliance (OBA).

Governor George Fergusson, in confirming the resignation, also said the Deputy Premier – Michael Dunkley – has been appointed Acting Premier. Continue reading

PLP Object To “Cash For Passports Scheme”

PassportHAMILTON, Bermuda, 10 January 2014 (BERNEWS) – “The PLP is committed to defeating any effort to relegate Bermudians to second class citizenship status to anyone sneaked in under a cash for passports scheme,” Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Walter Roban said yesterday[Jan 9].

This follows after the Ministry of Home Affairs announced it will host a public meeting at the Cathedral Hall next Tuesday to provide information on commercial immigration. Continue reading

Louise Jackson dies, aged 83

Louise Jackson

Louise Jackson

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 2 January 2014 (THE ROYAL GAZETTE) – Louise Jackson, awarded the Order of the British Empire by the Queen in the New Year Honours for her years of public service and work for the Island’s seniors, died earlier today. She was 83 years old.

Tributes have poured in from across the community with Michael Dunkley expressing shock and sadness at the passing of a woman he described as a role model for all in public life. Continue reading

PLP: Listening In To Phone Call Is “Disturbing”

Derrick Burgess

Derrick Burgess

BERMUDA, 17 December 2013 (BERNEWS) – Acting Bermuda Progressive Labour Party (PLP) Leader Derrick Burgess said the Premier’s “decision to allow several of his OBA colleagues to overhear what was supposed to be a one on one conversation with the Opposition Leader is disturbing,” while Premier Craig Cannonier denied that the phone conversation was recorded.

Both sides have stated that the Opposition Leader and the Premier spoke on the phone last week about the gambling referendum, and in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 13], Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell admitted that he listened to the conversation. Continue reading

Bermuda Election Too Close To Call

Premier Paula A. Cox and Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier

Premier Paula A. Cox and Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) 16 December 2012 – Ahead of Monday’s general election here, the lastest opinion poll has predicted that the outcome of the race is too close to call.

According to the poll published in the daily newspaper – the Royal Gazette – the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) holds a double-digit lead over the ruling Progressive Labour Party (PLP). Continue reading

More OBA Solutions

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 11 December 2012 – The One Bermuda Alliance has released ‘More OBA Solutions’, the final segment of its plans for a better Bermuda.

‘More OBA Solutions’ includes plans to help seniors, strengthen public health, support young Bermudians, protect the environment and build a new system of governance to give people greater say in the business of the country – such as fixed-term elections and the right to recall MPs.

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PLP Releases Platform 2012

BERMUDA, 6 December 2012 – The Progressive Labour Party (PLP) officially released their election platform — entitled “Moving Forward Together” — both online and at a press conference held this morning [Dec 6] at Alaska Hall.

“Fundamentally, this platform is about building a fairer Bermuda,” noted Premier Paula Cox. “It is about creating jobs and opportunities and ensuring that all Bermudians benefit. It’s time to continue the sure and steady progress toward a fairer Bermuda that benefits all Bermudians – not just a few.”

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Elections called in Bermuda

Premier Paula A. Cox and Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier

Premier Paula A. Cox and Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Caribbean News Now ), 10 November 2012 – Premier Paula Cox has called a general election in Bermuda for December 17 and asked Governor George Fergusson to dissolve parliament on Friday.

The announcement ends months of speculation and kicks off the official start of the election campaign. Continue reading