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Michael Dunkley is new Prime Minister of Bermuda


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National Security Minister, Michael Dunkley, has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Bermuda less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Craig Cannonier resigned over the “Jetgate” scandal.

“Jetgate” involved the use of a private jet owned by Nathan Landow, a US real estate developer. Landow is keen to bring casinos to the country and in recent weeks it was revealed that the jet was used to take the Prime Minister and other One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) officials to meet with the property developer. Subsequently Landow confirmed that he had contributed $300,000 to fund the One Bermuda Alliance 2012 election campaign. Although any connection between the events is denied, the scandal soon spread, forcing the Prime Minister’s resignation.

Michael Dunkley swore the oath of office before Governor George Fergusson and you can see the video below.

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