Posts Tagged "KIM SWAN"

Uighurs are only four of 9,932 non-Bermudian workers

Posted by on Nov 7, 2010 in Opinion | 2 comments

Uighurs are only four of 9,932 non-Bermudian workers

By LaVerne Furbert, The Workers Voice IN my opinion those Bermudians, including the “Shadow Minister for Everything” are way off-base when they complain that the Government is doing nothing to help Bermudians find employment. I feel it is incumbent on me to set the record straight for those many Bermudians, and some non-Bermudians, regarding the Uighurs. We’ve heard Bermudians, and some non-Bermudians talking non-stop on talk radio about the Uighurs, complaining that these four men are taking jobs from Bermudians. The fact of the matter is that according to the 2009 Employment Survey...

Read More

Opposition doubtful with ‘same tired group’ in new Cabinet

Posted by on Nov 2, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Opposition doubtful with ‘same tired group’ in new Cabinet

WHILE PLP supports are enthusiastic over the unveiling of the Cabinet under Premier Paula Cox, the official Opposition has doubts. Following the constitution, Governor Sir Richard Gozney officially appointed the 11 members of the Cabinet yesterday at Government House — excluding Premier Cox and Deputy Premier Derrick Burgess. Opposition Leader Kim Swan pledged to work with the Government but criticized it for not bringing about the change that the people need. He said last night: “Bermuda is not working for many today. We see it in spreading joblessness, shrinking paychecks,...

Read More

UBP condemns Government’s silence on Ferry safety

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

UBP condemns Government’s silence on Ferry safety

QUESTIONS are being raised over the safety of government-owned ferries following last week’s disruption, stranding hundreds of passengers. Ferry operators had claimed the newer Fast Ferries were not safe for them to operate. Now, the Opposition United Bermuda Party wonders if they are unsafe for passengers. Questioning Government’s commitment to public safety, ZBM radio reports that Opposition Leader and Shadow Transport Minister Kim Swan charged: “The failure to provide the public with clear, useful and timely information about ferry service disruptions says the people of...

Read More

Opposition Leader slams Government for not replacing the Causeway

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

Opposition Leader slams Government for not replacing the Causeway

GOVERNMENT continues to waste MILLIONS of dollars on capital projects instead of applying it to replace the Causeway, says the Opposition. The Causeway is the only land-structure connecting the Airport and residents of the east end with the rest of the island. The death of four people on the old ‘bridge’ by Hurricane Fabian in 2003 sparked serious talks of replacing it — nothing has emerged since. In a stinging post Hurricane Igor assessment, Opposition Leader Kim Swan accuses the ruling PLP administration of treating St. George’s and St. David’s people like...

Read More