Posts Tagged "EWART BROWN"

Devrae Noel-Simmons likely to be UBP candidate for Warwick election

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Devrae Noel-Simmons likely to be UBP candidate for Warwick election

OFFICIAL Opposition United Bermuda Party looks set to announce its challenger for Warwick’s by-election: Devrae Noel-Simmons. ZBM broke the story today… although unconfirmed by the UBP. The seat for Warwick South-Central is vacant following last month’s resignation by former Premier Ewart Brown. It’s a seat Dr. Brown comfortably retained by a margin of five to two in the 2007 election. The PLP has selected former Senator Marc Bean to vie for the seat. UBP Chariman Sen. Jeanne Atherden would not confirm or deny the speculation when ZBM contacted her today. She would...

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Premier Ewart Brown to successor: “May the force be with you”.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

“God speed,” were the final words of Premier Ewart Brown tonight during his final speech as Head of Government. His words came during the kick-off to the annual PLP delegates’ conference at Berkeley Institute. Here is Dr. Brown’s speech in full: Good evening Cabinet Colleagues, Members of Parliament, Party Executives, Delegates and PLP Members. Four years ago, you placed in my hands the opportunity of a lifetime and the fulfillment of a lifelong dream – A dream born within me in my youth, a dream cultivated by my parents Helene and D. A. Brown – A dream that some...

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Premier on Auditor’s critical report: “Strange and inaccurate”

Posted by on Oct 24, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Premier on Auditor’s critical report: “Strange and inaccurate”

PREMIER Ewart Brown has broken his silence over Auditor General Heather Jacobs-Matthews’ damning report concerning a $10 million overrun at TCD. Dr. Brown described the Auditor General’s findings: “Strangely timed and inaccurate”. She said last week that the Vehicle Safety and Emissions Program was compromised from the outset and charged Government with non-compliance with its own tendering and payment procedures. But the Premier responded this evening: “The Auditor General’s reports are to the Speaker of the House who in turn tables them for the House to...

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Premier Brown saddened by death of Barbados PM

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Premier Brown saddened by death of Barbados PM

BARBADOS Prime Minister David Thompson has died at age 48, the government announced today. The Caribbean island nation’s government gave no details on the cause of Thompson’s death, CNN reported. Premier Dr. Ewart Brown described him as, “a personal friend, an ally of Bermuda and a major figure in Caribbean politics. “I will cherish the memories of working beside him at Caricom Heads of Government meetings. “Our condolences are extended to his family and to the many Barbadians who make their home in Bermuda.” Elected in 2006 on a platform of...

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Remembering the late David Allen, the barrier breaker

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Remembering the late David Allen, the barrier breaker

BERMUDA’s movers and shakers have come out to honor the late David Aleen, the first PLP Tourism Minister, with the unveiling of a commemorative plague. Politicians, including outgoing Premier Ewart Brown and well-wishers turned out at King’s Square, St. George’s on Friday, to do the honors. Mr. Allen was a powerful force for workers during his many years the House of Assembly, both in Opposition and later as a Cabinet Minister. The plaque was officially dedicated to the hard work Mr. Allen contributed in bringing the African Heritage Diaspora Trail to the island. Minister...

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