Talk:Ewart Brown

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I have removed material from this article that does not comply with our policy on the biographies of living persons. Biographical material must always be referenced from reliable sources, especially negative material. Negative material that does not comply with that must be immediately removed. Note that the removal does not imply that the information is either true or false.


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quote deletion[edit]

I'm not sure why, but a series of quotes was deleted by an unregistered user. As far as I can see, they all had references, and if not I can drag out a suitable press cite for them, as they are oft repeated on the news here. For the moment, I'll pop them back, but if there is a genuine concern why they should not be in, post it here and redelete them. LeeG 10:38, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Maybe they were deleted because the sources can't be checked. It appears that the Royal Gazette cites are all broken.
Also, just having a collection of quotations without giving the context and integrating the issues into the article is not very encyclopedic, it's almost a trivia section JGHowes talk - 13:48, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I've had a look at other leaders and politician's pages, and they don't have too many quotes, which does make this look like a trivia section. I guess to make it work as an encyclopaedia, it needs some context. I think this could be centred around various political standpoints, or possibly controversies during his premiership (and prior to that). I'll have a think about a suitable way to deal with this, and put some suggested text back here.
The Royal Gazette has changed its directory tree for articles, breaking nay links that predate the change. Again, when I have the time I'll try to find where they have gone. Failing that, the cite will have to go to the date and page of the old print edition. This applies to all Bermuda related items. LeeG 17:44, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I integrated the quotations with context and pruned redundant/outdated ones on May 8, 2007. Unfortunately, the Royal Gazette archives are gone and their search function has been discontinued. JGHowes talk - 12:07, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Copyvio deletion on BHC[edit]

The text is directly from the Mid Ocean News, so I have deleted it (phrases like "The Mid Ocean News can reveal" looks suspect to me). If I get chance I'll write something on the BHC affair, as it is noteworthy enough to feature on the Times website, as well as other UK and European newspapers. Interested parties can read the article [1] if they so desire. LeeG 00:21, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Removed text[edit]

I have just removed the following text posted by one or more users who don't seem to understand how WP works. Direct, first-person statements don't belong in an article.

___(deleted)____ (potentially libelous, unsourced text by anon. IP69.17.202.197 deleted per WP:BLP) JGHowes talk - 22:57, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

I can't say I understand all of these ramblings, perhaps someone more familiar with the topic can make some sense of it. Pjbflynn 21:40, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

POV reversion December 27[edit]

I've removed the Dec. 25-27 edits by Donteventhinkaboutit as blatant POV and not in compliance with Wikipedia policies for a Biography of a Living Person. Also, it is a synthesis of original research from a blog instead of reliable, secondary sources, as required. JGHowes talk - 02:21, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Took out some unsubstantiated claims[edit]

I made two changes:

1) Previously the article made claims about why some Bermudians didn't vote in the 1995 independence referendum. I thought it more objective to simply state the facts of how many people voted, in what direction, and to flag that there was a major weather incident and a call to boycott from the (then Opposition) PLP.

2) Deleted references to "rising support for independence", which I couldn't find data to support. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:46, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

His High School[edit]

I know for a fact that the Berkeley Institute is and always has been a public school. Why does it say that he was awarded a government scholarship when Berkeley is a government school? I removed this because it is false. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:38, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Conflict of interest[edit]

An editor, PLP PRO, appears to have a close connection to the subject and/or the PLP, evidenced by their name and their edit history. This may pose a conflict of interest (WP:COI). I have added a template to indicate this suspicion and I will be going through the article and removing the most blatant NPOV violations. -- HazhkTalk 16:45, 20 May 2015 (UTC)