Bermuda premier Ewart Brown has released a statement asking the press not to scandalise Bermuda’s reputation

Earlier this week, Bermuda premier Ewart Brown among other senior government officials was named in a leaked police file. Now the premier’s press office has released a statement asking the press not to scandalise Bermuda’s reputation.

The statement reads:

"Bermuda is a responsible jurisdiction and operates in a transparent manner. We require companies that operate in Bermuda to be transparent and to operate ethically."

“Bermuda is a responsible jurisdiction and operates in a transparent manner

Dr Ewart Brown

"The fact that there are now a number of matters before the court affirms that this is not the wild wild west but a jurisdiction that prides itself on law and good order."

"It is a matter of public record that last week the Premier, Deputy Premier and United States Consul General were on a state visit to Washington DC. However, no ABIR [Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers] luncheon hosted by the Premier was snubbed. Reports to the contrary are blatantly false."

"Of course, it is not for the government to meddle in an ongoing police investigation. Nonetheless it must be said in the strongest possible terms that any assertion of $8m dollars in missing funds being pocketed by members of parliament is simply not factual."