Photos: One Bermuda Alliance Election Night

September 11, 2011

Last night [Sept.10] hundreds of people made their way to the Fairmont Southampton, to participate in the One Bermuda Alliance’s [OBA] first Leadership Election. With a scheduled 7.30pm start, the proceedings started later then expected, and the final results were announced at approximately 12.30am.

Almost 700 people voted in the election, with Senator Craig Cannonier being selected the new Opposition Leader in a tight race which saw him receive 50.44% of the vote over Shadow Minister of Finance Bob Richards. Senator Michael Dunkley won the Deputy Leader position with 74.74% of the vote over veteran MP Trevor Moniz, while Michael Branco and Jeanne Atherden were selected as Deputy Chairs.

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  1. freddyg says:

    CONGRATS CRAIG ! PROUD OF YOU AND FAMILY !!!

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  2. Mbaya Avunaye says:

    The members have spoken. Now please stop the flexing of muscle and get down to the business of winning
    the next elections

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  3. Cleancut says:

    WOW! There are no Wolves in sheeps clothings in these photos, Bermuda's Finest!

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  4. downderoad says:

    I am extremely happy to see so many Bermudians of all races getting together to exercise their right to participate in our democracy. I trust that the One Bermuda Alliance will be the people's voice (ALL THE PEOPLE of Bermuda - not just the racial majority, not just the wealthy minority) in setting a new course for our troubled economy and society.

    If you are on this site commenting (complaining) without getting involved, then YOU are part of the problem. If you have time to post, MAKE TIME to participate in making Bermuda better, stronger and truer to who we are as a people. Get involved and thank you to all the members of the OBA for giving Bermuda a choice in determining our future!

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  5. I met this girl when I was 18 years old
    And what I loved most was she had grit and soul
    She was working class when I was a kid
    She had marched for human rights, that’s what she did
    She was not about the money, her love was free
    I always thought she would be there for me

    Then in ‘98′ she graduated to the big tyme
    We celebrated, overjoyed with dreams of freedom in our mind
    I might have failed to mention that this chick was creative
    But once the man got hold of her, he altered her native
    He deceived her, said change ya image and get a gimmick
    Let’s make tons of money and she did it like a dummy

    She used to only swing with the grassroots crew
    But off to the West Coast she flew
    Now she was in Hollyweird, suited down and dressing clean
    Talkin bout poppin bottles, livin large on the celebrity scene
    Stressin how Platinum and real she is
    She was the realest before she got into showbiz

    Soon the platinum period hit da skids
    She knew her multitude of sins couldn’t be hid
    The lights came up and with the quickness, she became like a dove
    No more glitz, glamor, festivals, or feel the love

    I wanted to be committed, but so many gangstas had did it
    That she’s just not the same, lettin all these ballers hit it
    I can’t take her back, there’s nothing more to see
    Cause who I’m talkin bout ya’ll is the PLP.

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  6. Clinton J. A. Paynter OBA Affiliated says:

    It was a great night where me and my fellow BERMUDIANS (regardless of race or color) came together to vote for these vital positions in the One Bermuda Alliance. May it be the first of many OBA functions!

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  7. Big D says:

    Just an observation Bernews - Mr. Cannonier cannot be the leader of the Opposition under our system of Government. He can be the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance. It puzzles me how we distort the system of Government : PLP votes for the Premier, should never happen under our system of government that selection should be done by the sitting members of Parliament and he who commands the majority in the house gets the job. So hypothetically if Kim Swan was able to command the support of 20 members of the house and he goes to the Governor evidencing such support he will be sworn in as Premier.

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    • GreatPics says:

      PLP does NOT vote for the Premier.
      PLP votes for leader of the PLP. Same as OBA votes for leader of the OBA.
      Whichever Party wins or sits in government then typically places their leader as the Premier. But technically the Premier is the person who commands the support of the majority of the House of Assembly. That usually works out to be the person in charge of the winning Party.

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  8. Real Talk says:

    OBA you just lost my vote! You had it right up until you elected Mr. Cannonier. We don't need another egotistical leader, Dr. Brown was bad enough. Guess I will be siding with BAD and not voting at all!! After all my choices are; incinerator or dump... And I don’t want to see the Island go to either!

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    • JCS says:

      The only problem I have with Craig Cannonier becoming leader of the opposition, is that John Barritt will now resign in order for Mr. Cannonier to sit in the House. John is a good, honest and intelligent guy (not to say that Mr. Cannonier isn't) and his level head will be sorely missed.

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  9. GPS says:

    THESE PICS REMIND ME OF HOW PLP USED TO BE....

    IF ELECTED AS THE NEW GOVERNMENT, THEY THE OBA/UBP WILL CHANGE TOO...THEY WILL BECOME ARROGANT SUIT WEARING MEN.

    THE PICKET FENCE SUPPORTERS WILL GET MAD AT THE OBA SOONER RATHER THAN LATER IF THEY DON'T WIN THE NEXT ELECTION TO SECURE AND CONTINUE THEIR PONZI SCEME OF LIFE.

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    • Clinton J. A. Paynter OBA Affiliated says:

      So? They get voted out in 5 years then.... Simple passa...

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  10. dee dee says:

    Just simply lipstick on a pig!

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  11. Just Saying says:

    My only concern in looking at the audience is the lack of a certain group and the overwhelming attendance of another. Does the OBA really represent Bermuda?

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  12. Say Say Say says:

    The people who showed up are those who bothered to. The ones who didn't are the ones who prefer to sit and do nothing cuz they too facking lazy. You figure it out. I ain't gonna say it.

    They sittin herm smokin dur spliff an drinkin elephants. Fancy car parked inde driway.

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  13. d reader says:

    "We must sit in their homes, and go to their communities"

    sounds like an admission that you not part of their communities dude

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