The contemporary political history of Bermuda
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- Bermuda Politics: What Price
- By Ira Philip, IPS, 5 April 1995. Premier John
Swan's struggle to win an Independence Referendum Bill
for Bermuda's independence from Britain, but the price
for this progress may be too high for his political
- Bermuda's name
- By Keith Hart, 8 October 1995. Bermuda may have been
named for one of the three kings of the Galicia and Leon
regions of Northern Iberia. The Bermudos reigned from 760
to 1034; the last Bermudo III dying in the Battle of
Tamara in 1034.
- Silence from Government on Senate rejection
of CURE initiative
- By Stephen Breen, GazetteNET News, 30 March 2000. Senate
defeat of rules requiring companies with more than ten
employees to provide racial details about their
workers. Independent senators shared the concern of the
Opposition United Bermuda Party senators that consultation
with businesses was inadequate and voted with them to
defeat the proposal.
- Bermuda seeks more racial balance in work
- ABC News, 22 June 2000. Bermuda's government had to
tone down proposed regulations to increase the number of
black workers at international companies, but the
Development and Opportunity Minister, who is spearheading
efforts to bring more racial balance to the island's
professional work force, said he still expects one in ten
Bermuda companies to come under scrutiny because they have
failed to recruit enough blacks.
- Bill aims to protect rights of
- By Alex O'Reilly, Bermuda Sun, 30 June
2000. The Bermuda Sun has obtained a copy of
the document to protect the rights of employees,
which—for the first time in Bermuda's
history—attempts to turn
practises into law.
- Bermuda Drops Ban on Accepting Queen's
- Reuters, Wednesday 17 January 2001. Bermuda's ruling
Progressive Labor Party (PLP), which favors independence
from Britain, and which is supported predominantly by the
island's majority Black population and won power for
the first time in 1998 after 30 years in opposition, said
the ban on members' accepting royal honors should be
lifted now that has become the ruling party.