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Bermuda's National Security Minister Resigns

April 4, 2011

Mystery surrounded the shock resignation on Monday of National Security Minister David Burch. Burch also quit the Senate where he was government leader. He was not immediately available for comment. Wayne Perinchief, a former top policeman, who previously sat on the backbench of the ruling Progressive Labour Party (PLP), was sworn at Government House as the new National Security Minister. Former Police Commissioner Jonathan Smith was sworn in as the new PLP senator replacing Burch, a former commanding officer of the part-time Bermuda Regiment. Smith will be Junior Minister of National Security.

Originally published by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website, Bridgetown, in English 1410 4 Apr 11.



Source: Copyright BBC Monitoring Americas 2011


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