Bermuda media is in the throes of transition. The following is a slightly adjusted (two slides adjusted) Pechakucha presentation delivered on August 21, 2014 – which for some reason escaped the attention of the daily newspaper. It represents some initial thoughts of a longer work-in-progress about the island’s media landscape. The next Pechakucha is on November 6. […]
Archives for August 2014
HRC: Lets prohibit mental health discrimination
Bermuda should plug a “glaring gap” in its anti discrimination law and protect people with mental illnesses from discrimination. This from Michael Hanson, chairman of the island’s Human Rights Commission, who told a media roundtable that he was at a loss to explain why it is not unlawful to discriminate against someone who is mentally […]
Judicial review mulled over Governor’s land grab decision
but opinion divided over whether court action would succeed
Bermuda’s Opposition Progressive Labour Party has been mulling court action to force Governor George Fergusson to reconsider his refusal to set up a Commission of Inquiry into historic land grabs. PLP Leader Marc Bean confirmed that the party is examining the possibility of a judicial review but would not elaborate. Public law expert Nicola Barker told […]
Trees dispute headed to judicial review
Temporary stay ordered to allow court hearing
Residents protesting the removal of trees along the median of Ewing Street in Bermuda’s North Hamilton neighbourhood are preparing to take their case to court. They won a temporary victory yesterday when Chief Justice Ian Kawaley ordered City Hall to hold off on its refurbishment plans. Architects Henry Ming and Ashley Raynor who work in the area asked…...
UK’s dodgy track record on Commissions of Inquiry
Historical record shows Whitehall's anti-PLP/racial bias
Governor George Fergusson’s refusal to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to investigate claims of historic losses of citizens’ property through theft and dispossession has highlighted the manner in which unaccountable figures retain important powers under Bermuda’s present constitution. More than 2,000 gathered at Government House to protest the decision – which marked the very first…...