Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier has criticised a newly imposed tax on vacation rentals as “premature” and a “mistake”, warning that the timing of the move could out-price Bermuda as a destination. I think the Airbnb tax was premature,” Cannonier said in an emailed statement to Politica. “This industry has provided an uplift for Bermuda and…...
“We never lost a Premier this way”
Bermuda’s top job in historical context
The resignation of Craig Cannonier, the eleventh person to occupy the office of Premier, since it was created in April 1973, was an event unprecedented in Bermudian history as no elected leader of the Island has ever been forced to give up the job in the midst of corruption allegations. Cannonier also managed to…...
Premier Craig Cannonier is making his final exit from the Premiership as we speak. An entourage of two cars – one containing the Premier and the other driven by Deputy Premier Michael Dunkley arrived at Government House at 9:30 pm. Cannonier had been expected at 8:30 pm, according to our sources. Security is tighter than normal […]
OBA: Cannonier must go
Update: Craig Cannonier yielded to the pressure of his colleagues and resigned from the Premiership about two hours after this story was published. The story is still relevant in that it contains some important updates on our original expose “Selling Bermuda” and provides some insights into the party’s internal state in the hours leading up […]
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Bermuda’s new One Bermuda Alliance Government and its political neophyte leader Craig Cannonier are facing their most serious credibility crisis to date over handling of a casino developer’s interest in a country where casino gambling is not legal. Cannonier, who assumed the Bermuda Premiership when his party won the Government in December 2012, has rejected […]