PLP Rollout Minors & Foggo

March 5, 2012

[Updated] This afternoon [Mar.5] the Progressive Labour Party announced that Lovitta Foggo will represent them in Constituency #3 St David’s, and Patrice Minors will stand for the party in Constituency #10 Smith’s North.

Ms Foggo will go head to head against the OBA’s Gaylynne Cannonier, while Ms Minors will be challenged by the OBA Deputy Leader Senator Michael Dunkley.

Lovitta Foggo presently holds the St David’s seat, winning 54.27% of the vote vs the UBP’s Suzann Roberts Holshouser in 2007. Patrice Minors holds the Smith’s North seat, having won 54.53% of the vote over then-UBP Leader Michael Dunkley [536-444] in 2007.

Speaking on the 2007 election, Minister Minors said, “Smith’s North was of particular interest to the Party. The pressure was on to ensure that the constituents of Smith’s North were consistently fed on the green pastures of the PLP and not distracted by the calls to follow the path that led to the dairy.

“The victory for the Party and the C10 Branch was a testament that the constituents of Smith’s North represented a strong PLP base of support.”

Update 3.15pm: Ms Foggo’s full statement follows below

Madame Premier, M.P.’s, PLP members, friends and my family, thank you for joining me today! First let me acknowledge with much pride that I have been honoured over these 4+ years to represent the residents of Constituency 3, St. David’s Island and I thank you for this honour. I am equally honoured to be here to announce my intention to again stand as the representative for St. David’s.

I have resided in St. David’s for near to 30 years and feel blessed to have raised my family here. Constituency 3 has been an extended family to me and I earnestly and unreservedly invest my time and energy for the benefit of creating a harmonious atmosphere with personal attention to each and every one of my constituents.

With the support of my government, my constituents, family and friends, we have been able to:

  • make the Lambe Foggo Clinic a reality
  • secure the existence of the St. David’s PreSchool
  • have the recognition of our local hero and educator/principal, Mr. Hilton Richardson
  • have St. David’s Cricket Club highlighted in its capacity both historically and presently, as the hub for community, sport and entertainment and for developing social growth in our St. David’s family community.

There have been many challenges along the way and as your area representative, with the help of the community and our Government we have been able to overcome hurdles and have succeeded in improving the environment and spirit of St. David’s.

With sustained effort, working to represent the interest of the constituency and with your support St. David’s, together we can continue to work for the benefit of this constituency

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Update 3.15pm: Minister Minors’ full statement follows below

Madam Premier, Madam Whip, family, friends, media…Good Afternoon.

The ultimate expression of leadership is service to others. When one relates this statement to the topic of “leadership and politics” they go hand in hand.

Leadership is indeed a by-product of service. No one can be an effective leader within politics unless they are committed to giving of one self to the betterment of the citizenry of the country and similarly the ideals of the party that one represents.

It’s a tall order, and one not to be taken lightly, for with it comes its share of challenges. These challenges however are not insurmountable, especially when you know that you are called to servant leadership in the political realm.

I joined the governing political party, the Progressive Labour Party, in the mid 90’s having determined that the focus on my own self interest i.e. successful career and accompanying financial rewards had prevented me from having a greater impact on those that may not have had similar opportunities.

I had been involved in Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Bermuda, Youth Net, Adult Education, but felt that a more concentrated effort to make a difference could be realized by linking up my ideals with that of the Party.

I became a Christian during this period and my new journey did not draw me away from political service, but instead intensified. My association with the party then started to take on a renewed focus. I served on the 1998 Election Campaign Committee and soon after offered to run as a candidate in that election. As I reflect on that moment I recall the trepidation and the feelings of inadequacy and lack of experience, but because I knew was called to serve I took the leap of faith.

While unsuccessful in that 1998 bid for a PLP seat, any hint of disappointment was resoundingly overshadowed by the Progressive Labour Party’s historic November 9th romp to victory over the United Bermuda Party. It was a most memorable day, made even more memorable a day later when en route to witness the swearing in of the first PLP Government, Premier Jennifer Smith asked me to serve in the Senate.

Five years later, under a single seat constituency format, I was successful in defeating the United Bermuda Party candidate in Smith’s North. The thoughts of adjusting to an MP role were soon replaced with the overwhelming thought of being appointed the Minister of Health and Family Services. This tall order, at the request of the then Premier Alex Scott, was yet another opportunity to serve.

A highlight during this ministerial tenure was the successful passage of legislation that saw the banning of smoking in public places. From 2006 to 2010 I served on the government backbench under the leadership of Premier Brown and used this time wisely to build upon relationships with the constituents of Smith North.

It was during this time that I served as chair of the Immigration Board. In the lead up to the 2007 Election, Smith’s North was of particular interest to the Party. The pressure was on to ensure that the constituents of Smith’s North were consistently fed on the green pastures of the PLP and not distracted by the calls to follow the path that led to the dairy.

The results in that election undoubtedly reflected the hard work of an entire branch that fought tirelessly to bring about a convincing victory over the United Bermuda Party candidate. The victory for the Party and the C10 Branch was a testament that the constituents of Smith’s North represented a strong PLP base of support.

In November 2010 serving now under the fourth PLP Premier, the Hon. Paula A. Cox, I was appointed the Minister of Business Development and Tourism until November 2011 when appointed to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

During nearly 14 years of parliamentary tenure under a Progressive Labour Party government, I have endured the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and taken the risks because it was the right thing to do. Loyal and dedicated service has been my mantra. Having listened, I have acted; having erred, learned; having failed, tried again; and having served, I serve.

Today I confirm that I will continue to serve the Progressive Labour Party; I will continue to serve the constituents of the Smith’s North; and I will continue to serve the people of Bermuda as the Progressive Labour Party seeks to lead this government to yet another election victory at the polls.

Thank you and God bless.

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  1. Jim Bean says:

    Foggo and Minors - waste of time - they gotta go!

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    • pepper says:

      The sooner the better....

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    • Voice of Reason says:

      Such a productive comment. Likely about 2 people you've never met.

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      • Maddog says:

        You go you two, plp plp plp plp plp plp plp plp ALL DE WAYYYYYYYY.

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      • pepper says:

        I have never met one of them..but Patrice Minors admitted that she knew absolutely nothing about tourism !!!!!that is why she was removed....this women has nothing to offer us Bermudians....Foggo you have to go....

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        • Maddog says:

          AND THE OBA/UBP LEADER KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT LEADING THE COUNTRY. LOOK IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD FOOL.

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          • all clogged up says:

            @ Maddog.....is that the best that you can do? I'm not a fan of Cannonier but the OBA can have a party leader that is NOT the Premier....it's a checks and balances thing that you can read up on in your spare time.....when you're not making stupid comments online.

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  2. out of patience says:

    Same old - Same old. It's like a revolving door.

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    • Maddog says:

      While African-American men attained the vote in 1870 with the passage of the 15th Amendment, African-American women were still unable to participate in political elections. It was during the 1890s that women’s suffrage efforts began. During the period, African-American women were widely minimized or ignored due to racism from white suffragists or general sexism.

      MS FOGGO AND MS MINORS KEEP THE FIGHT FOR BLACK WOMEN IN BERMUDA
      WELL DONE.

      PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PL PLP PLP PLP PLP,ALL DE WAYYYYYYYYYYYY.

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      • pepper says:

        Maddog( good name for you ) what the hell are you going on about ?
        In bda we have a black Premier and most of her cabinet are black men and women...dude stop looking in the past and think about the future .

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  3. Gambler says:

    They Are two very good candidates and I know they do a lot of work there are a lot of people who ahve fallen on hard times and are housed in St Davis at one of those housing complex. Two smart intelligent women good luck.

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    • The nitty gritty says:

      GAMBLER-we gambled on the PLP and lost 1.3 billion dollars! Hence you know alot of people who have fallen on hard times! Now those who caused these persons to fall on hard times have apparently come to their rescue (according to you) are your smart and intelligent heroes?

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  4. Solid says:

    PLP, Keep it up. When people compare the 2 teams, its clear that PLP are miles and head of the opposition.

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  5. The Hell!! says:

    'Solid'. ROTFL!!

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  6. Curious George says:

    Man the lifeboats.

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  7. Cancer says:

    Oh I see OBA taking both these seats on their way to Government! Looks like there will be two Cannonaires in the house!

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    • LaVerne Furbert says:

      You really don't think that "Craig the Colt" Cannonier's little sister is going to out Lovitta Foggo, do you?

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      • Axxperts.... says:

        If she's a "shoe-in" as you seem to suggest then hopefully she can refrain this time from references to the opposition taking you "back to the plantation" etc. in the upcoming election campaign. I really lose all respect for someone seeking public office when they come out with such nonsense.

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        • C..ing is B..Leaving says:

          "Smokin Joe Furbert" only good for eight rounds . Such a pity that a UBP turncoat took away your dreams of greatness . Saying goes ,"Those who can't do , Teach ." Just stop teaching hate .

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      • Truth (original) says:

        Ms. Furbert- she is going to out herself, like the remainder if the PLP. The Government has been theirs to lose and that is precisely what they have done.

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      • Have a Cold One says:

        Did you really think you were going to win a seat?

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        • The nitty gritty says:

          It's not the seat they all want, it's the paycheck that comes with it!
          Their biggest fear in losing an election is being out of work with no sane Bermudian
          willing to hire them!

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      • Tired of The Stupid People says:

        LaVerne,
        You really dont think that when the OBA wins there will be public floggings do you like Lovitta Foggo does? Or Do you really think that Patrice actually canvasses to earn a vote or do you think out of Spite for Mr Dunkley your party will just lace the distrcict again like the corrupt party you are? What was the phrase you used again about Sean Crockwell? That musta been a big mirror shining in your face the day you gave that speech honey... LOL!!

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  8. Cancer says:

    Ms Minors needs to retire from politics. She was the worse tourism minister ever. How she gets a portfolio is beyond me. PLP = Patrice Leave Politics!

    Vote OBA for Bermuda's survival!

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    • Voice of Reason says:

      Worst minister, yet tourism increased under her tenure, both in air and cruise arrivals......

      Ok buddy, some people believe what you are selling, no I.

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      • Hmmmm says:

        Wasn't Minors the PLP person who was supposed to deliver a Tourism plan. Where is it?

        Foggo...according to her Public education is "phenomenal" and a success". And that we will end up in a plantation if we vote for someone that isn't her.

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    • Specialgirl4You says:

      @Cancer...Your at it again…….please...please leave…… Cyber-Space and stop your lynching......please goes find something better to do.... Stop being a Coward......for the OBA/UBP…stop attempting to find fault for the sake of it.
      Please consider tetiring from Cyber-Space Lynching....what a day that would be...... joy...

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      • Specialgirl4You says:

        @Cancer...Your at it again…….please...please.... leave…… Cyber-Space and stop your lynching......please go and find something better to do.... Stop being a Coward......for the OBA/UBP…stop attempting to find fault for the sake of it.

        PLEASE consider RETIRING...retiring... from "Cyber-Space Lynching"….What a joyful day that would be…… joy…

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    • Spikes says:

      Cancer your nickname suits you well. You are so negative that it is obvious you are decaying on the inside.

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  9. Family Affair says:

    I think I see some Cannonier's in attendance. Interesting that they r supporting PLP and not their Craig's crew!"

    Another two great candidates! Well done PLP!

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    • Voice of Reason says:

      Yup, half of the OBA candidate's families don't support them...

      MP Foggo has grown over the last 5 years and she works really hard.

      Minister Minors is no slouch either, Dunkley knows this seat isn't a given.

      The election will be close, but the PLP team is far better when compared to the OBA.

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      • Hmmmm says:

        Please explain, how they are better?

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      • Hmmmm says:

        Please also provide the evidence that exactly half of the OBA families don't support their related IBA representative, the idea or the OBA in the upcoming elections. Who do you think you are, God perhaps?

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      • oinky says:

        Is the same not true of members of the PLP? Thats what is wrong with this island. We back people when they are right or wrong because of their party affiliation. People have the right to choose and we should all decide for ourselves without being taunted, bullied, lied to, bribed or threatened. My wife and I don't always agree on politics, religion, our childs education, travel destinations, and many other things but we still are respectful to one another. Because we are, we often (not always) come to a compromise which usualy is beneficial to the entire family. I don't threaten or belittle her because she has a different opinion than me!? I stopped that childish behavior in high school. I believe we should stop this stupid party politics system we have....it will be our doom if we don't. I will vote for the person that is intelligent and that I belive will work hard and honestly for the PEOPLE of Bermuda regardless of the the party. If we all did Bermuda would be better off. If it makes you feel good, retain your memberships in the OBA, PLP, UBP, NBA, NFL or whatever. Attend the rallies, the parties, the functions and all of that stuff if you wish but when you get behind the curtain or election day...VOTE FOR THE BEST CANDIDATE, not your uncle, aunt, cousin, brother, boss,dance teacher, high school priciple, the milk man, union boss, neighbour because they are PLP , UBP or OBA.

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        • Foolishness says:

          Yes, this makes sense. You play tennis while everyone else is playing football. NOT!! Read and understand...

          The Westminster system is a democratic parliamentary system of government modeled after the politics of the United Kingdom. This term comes from the Palace of Westminster, the seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

          The system is a series of procedures for operating a legislature. It is used, or was once used, in the national legislatures and sub-national legislatures of most Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth nations upon being granted responsible government, beginning with the first of the Canadian provinces in 1848 and the six Australian colonies between 1855 and 1890.

          There are other parliamentary systems whose procedures differ considerably from the Westminster system.

          The Westminster system is what is in place today. So vote for the team that you think best represents you.

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  10. Honestly says:

    Minors has been vocal as well as successful in the area of tourism. She was innovative and had great events and ideas. NAH Foggo...no comment! She has got to go. She had problems reading on the news tonight...nervous speaking about things which have been in existence for decades, NOTHING TO DO WITH HER AT ALL. St. David's Cricket Club and Preschool Lord help me! All I hear that she did was put plenty speed bumps on ONE road in St. David's. That is all she probably has in her portfolio. "TWO THUMBS DOWN!"

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  11. pepper says:

    Are you serious ? Minors has been successful in tourism !!!! she was the worst tourism minister we have ever had ....that is why she no longer holds that portfolio.
    I agree with you about Foggo.. foggo has to go.

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  12. smith says:

    Can we PLEASE have someone in #10 who will actually represent the residents of the constituency. Someone who will AT LEAST take a ride through and see what needs to be done (fixes/repairs). Someone who will stop and say hello. Someone who will support the business's in the area. Sorry Ms. Minors...you have N-E-V-E-R been to our neighborhood. BTW don't bother coming now, no one is planning on voting for you. MY choices are not to vote at all or vote for the OBA.

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  13. Itsaboutallofus says:

    What I find interesting is that the OBA attack dogs always have to be so nasty and callous. If you dont want to support the PLP or their candidates, then fine, but do you have to post such harsh and callous comments? Is that how the OBA is pushing you to act? I would hope not.

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    • LOL (original TM*) says:

      Guess the PLP supporters on here are so innocent and polite ............

      LOL

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    • sugra says:

      OBA pushing people to act? You need to give more credit to those of the voting public who can actually look at our political landscape objectively; without the blinkers of blind party loyalty. There are some strident partisan voices here, but not everyone expressing their opinions are dyed-in-the-wool OBA supporters. This PLP government has provided more than ample justification for sharp criticism through their track record.

      Mind you, I can see why the idea of being coerced or "pushed to act" a certain way by your party of choice is not a foreign concept. The PLP propaganda machine certainly has stooped way lower than that in the past to retain votes. For example, let's keep track of how many times SG4Y manages to use "lynching" in this thread.

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  14. Michael H. Dunkley says:

    @smith I am in C 10 constantly and have been before and after the last election. Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime as I remain willing to work on your behalf to bring positive change for C 10 and Bermuda. I am here to listen to your concerns and work for you as we put Bermuda back on the right track. I look forward to talking to you.

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    • Maddog says:

      What have you done in c 10 Dunkley

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      • The nitty gritty says:

        Maddog, what have YOU done for your country lately? Mr Dunkley doesn't have to work yet he does. So does that make him ..greedy? If he retired and stayed out of the running of the country would you call him ..Lazy?
        The man is honest and reliable, he could take the easy path and go cool out in Costa Rica and sell off his business but no, he keeps many Bermudians employed and goes out into the constituency regularly and offers the people there a voice in the running of the Country. When you want to publicly criticize a man who has done a thankless job as Mr. Dunkley has, first tell us how much more you have done.

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  15. Linda Franks says:

    I, as many St. David's Islanders are quite aware that Ms. Foggo canvasses every Saturday and has been doing so since before her entrance into politics. She holds monthly clinics, which one can see advertised in the Royal Gazette. Also, her work speaks for itself and is evidenced by the results she gets in her Constituency.

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    • observer says:

      MY NAME IS THE OBSERVER AND I APPROVE THIS STATEMENT.

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    • The nitty gritty says:

      The results she gets in her constituency? There are so many people struggling or out of work there that her "clinics" must surely include psychological counseling, motivational speeches,
      how to grow your own vegetables and 12 steps to security via the civil service.

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    • Wandering says:

      I am a St. David's Islander, been all of my life, how long have you been a resident? Apparently not long, because if you did, you would be as upset with what Lovitta said in her remarks. Every true St. David's Islander should be driving with their lights on, honking horns and writing letters to the Editor and other kind protest agains this woman's remarks. This is what troubles me with Ms. Foggo - taking glory for what??? Apparently, she knows nothing at all about our Community. How dare she say the things that she has done when it all has been there from time before I was born and my parents. We love our Community and for what she says she has done, it has always been there, except for the clinic, the pre-school (my son attended - he is now 35):
      With the support of my government, my constituents, family and friends, we have been able to:

      ■make the Lambe Foggo Clinic a reality - where is the Ambulance to go with the Clnic.... the EMS has been in the Cove Valley area twice this week and over the weekend - how long does it take an ambulance to get from Paget to St. David's - save a life or lose it because of the wait on the ambulance... ■secure the existence of the St. David’s PreSchool - ??? My son attended the nursery - he is now 35 yrs of age... and we are proud our Nursery.
      ■have the recognition of our local hero and educator/principal, Mr. Hilton Richardson - thought this was proposed by Mr. Richardson's grandson Russell Richardson - Mr. Richardson's family are very well known and respected in St. David's - all that was caused was confusion - teach St. david's history in the school from young - teach all parish history in the parish school's that is the true Bermuda history
      ■have St. David’s Cricket Club highlighted in its capacity both historically and presently, as the hub for community, sport and entertainment and for developing social growth in our St. David’s family community. - You did??? OUR Club has always been known for being the 'social, sports hub' in our Community and this island - so what did you do???? Oh, showed up for a meeting - WoW!!!St. David's has always been a loving, kind, considerate, compassionate community - so what it you have done for/with us Ms. Foggo??? Our Community churches and their congregations are continuging to do wonderful things in St. David's .
      There have been many challenges along the way and as your area representative, with the help of the community and our Government we have been able to overcome hurdles and have succeeded in improving the environment and spirit of St. David’s. - now Lovitta, this is where you really missed the mark. You and who improved the what - Lovitta, your eviction notice is on it's way... improved the environment and spirit of St. David's... Oh my oh my oh my - what NONSENSE!!! Definitely a no go.... GONE!

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  16. Maddog says:

    While African-American men attained the vote in 1870 with the passage of the 15th Amendment, African-American women were still unable to participate in political elections. It was during the 1890s that women's suffrage efforts began. During the period, African-American women were widely minimized or ignored due to racism from white suffragists or general sexism.

    MS FOGGO AND MS MINORS KEEP THE FIGHT FOR BLACK WOMEN IN BERMUDA
    WELL DONE.

    PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PLP PL PLP PLP PLP PLP,ALL DE WAYYYYYYYYYYYY.

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    • LOL (original TM*) says:

      Funny Black Ladies are the second highest paid group in Bermuda . Maybe you should talk to people who have been taught by one of the above candidates. You might find out so interesting things about they "encourging lectures".

      LOL

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      • Maddog says:

        There it is.

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        • LOL (original TM*) says:

          There what is a stated fact that black ladies are the second highest paid in Bermuda. Or are we talking about one of the candidates educational lectures...................

          LOL or is there something racist in what was typed above in some code I'm oblivious too.

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  17. Fed Up says:

    Waste of time!!

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  18. Run Come!!! says:

    Time for A change Minors needs to go to the moon and stay there maybe the Aliens/UFO Federation will give her a long term status immigration permit. Then her and the Cog in the wheel with the Coglets can leave us alone.

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  19. Come on says:

    Mad Dog why don't you give us some Bda history and tell us when black women were first allowed to vote here. Last time I checked Bda is ruled by the British not the U.S. therefore what does U.S. voting rights have to do with Bda. and Ms Foggo and Ms. Minors being chosen to represent the PLP.

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  20. M.T. Pockets says:

    Good grief, are we going to get the old "plantation" line from Ms Foggo again or has she upped her game and might actually talk about something positive and truthful instead of scaremongering. I think by now the voters have figured out that there isn't and never has been a plantation except in the minds of a few desperate and scared PLP politicians.

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  21. Trident says:

    Ms. Minors is from the community. DUNKLEY IS NOT. DUNKLEY IS ON EVERY MILK CARTON WE BUY. DUNKLEY IS THE LEADER OF THE MONEYED AND MERCHANT BASED POLITICAL MACHINE. Yet with all of that, not only did Ms. Minors, a mere backbencher, beat the UBP leader and a multi millionaire from an old bermuda family, she helped flush the UBP away. DUNKLEY IS WEAK. IF YOU'RE MILLIOANIRE WHO PROVIDES MILK FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND YOU'RE THE LEADER OF THE MOST WINNINGNEST POLITCAL PARTY IN BERMUDIAN HISTORY AND YOU CANT BEAT A BACK BENCHER. YOU ARE WEAK. and she speaks for the community. Get Dunkley out of politics. Reject his fake smile and real $$$.

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    • The nitty gritty says:

      There you have it! Trident condemning a man for paying attention in school, graduating from college, working all his life, providing the milk most of us drink, and giving much of his valuable time to TRYING to keep the country stable. Where has this man gone so far wrong in the eyes of Trident? So if I save my money, work hard create a business, provide employment to 100 others
      and volunteer my time to the community I should expect to be denigrated for it? Freddy Yearwood was also a great businessman who was not wasteful or frivolous with his earnings and I bet you wouldn't hammer him with your socialist sentiments, not that you would even be familiar with such men of substance. You are the embodiment of the phrase 'resentment against achievement'.
      It is this failing that you seem to have no control over exhibiting that makes you such a poor role model for our youth.

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  22. Real Talk says:

    "I, as many St. David’s Islanders are quite aware that Ms. Foggo canvasses every Saturday and has been doing so since before her entrance into politics. She holds monthly clinics, which one can see advertised in the Royal Gazette. Also, her work speaks for itself and is evidenced by the results she gets in her Constituency.
    Reply "

    DONT VOTE 4 DUNKLEY

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    • The nitty gritty says:

      Real Talk must be an avatar parroting the exact same lines as Linda Franks above!! What! Did Lovitta give you all a prepared statement during the last clinic?! The fact that you can't make up your own testimonial to her "results" is indicative of your powerful and convincing beliefs.
      If you good folk in St.Davids want to see just how broke this country can get and experience true
      hardship like no other time in our history, vote the same again, I dare you, no, I double dare you!
      What is their slogan this time? WE TRIPLED THE NATIONAL DEBT-VOTE FOR US!

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  23. Ms. Actuary says:

    It is quite evident that most of you comment to try and cast negativity over someone that is trying to be positive. I wonder if any of you commenting live in St. David's at all. Are any of you members of St. David's Cricket Club and know what was done to improve their grounds. I think not. I happen to be a member of the club and personally know of the work that Ms. Foggo put in to help improve their grounds. The fencing surrounding the club, the backfield works and the road on the club grounds was orchestrated by Ms. Foggo. If you have any doubt about this you can contact the Club, they will tell you 2970449.

    As for Ms. Foggo not doing any work, let me correct you. Buses only ran until 6:15pm in St. David’s at least since i was born some 28 years ago. Let me add that there was no early morning bus either. Keep in mind this was under the UBP government. Ms. Foggo worked hard to have the bus schedule changed, and this just doesn't happen instantly. The statistics must show that people need the service in order for it to run. Now, there is an early morning bus at 6:15am so that people can get to work and buses run into St. David's up until 9:15pm. If you ever lived in St. David's you would appreciate that this is a significant change. Ms. Foggo orchestrated this. We now have an emergency care facility in St. David's which Ms. Foggo helped to orchestrate as well.

    Before you comment on the clinics which are held, you should attend one. Clinics are in place so that if a constituent has any concerns they can voice them to Ms. Foggo.

    As for the ‘plantation’ speech as you all so eloquently put it, if you believe that is the context in which Ms. Foggo spoke, then you are all as ignorant as your comments are. Firstly, her full speech wasn't published via television or the newspaper, not that it would because the media is bias and always has been, so how would you hear the message that was put out in that speech. As for M.T. Pockets, I think it’s hilarious that you believe that there were no plantations in Bermuda, I can show you some plantation property if you’d like. For the record speaking about slavery has nothing to do with scaremongering. It took place, it is a part of history, and still has an impact on the world today. It is a truth, you may not like it but it is one.

    And ‘Honestly,’ I don’t even know why people read your comments as they are just hear say. You actually don’t know about anything, you are repeating only what you have heard. I quote, “speaking about things which have been in existence for decades, NOTHING TO DO WITH HER AT ALL. St. David’s Cricket Club and Preschool Lord help me! All I hear that…” You haven’t a clue about what you are saying. Do your research and then come back with a statement about Ms. Foggo’s work. The increased bus schedule, the emergency care facility, the road works, nor the Club’s work has been around for decades. Picking up a piece of paper will tell you that. Maybe you should sit in the archives and read a book before spouting statements of negativity.

    It is amazing to me that people in this country only started paying attention to debt when PLP came into power and when the media portrayed every other country around the world crying about their growing debt. WE in Bermuda are not the only sufferers of growing debt. WE will never be. PLP, UBP, OBA, Obama, Sadaam, Hiliary, or Miss Piggy can’t save us from debt. Debt is orchestrated. If you would like to end debt in Bermuda and be a hero and end debt Worldwide for that matter, call The Federal Reserve, they are the only ones that can truly eradicate debt. They won’t because it’s how they stay rich. So debt smebt.

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  24. The nitty gritty says:

    To quote yourself "debt is orchestrated" and "people in this country only started paying attention to
    debt when PLP came to power" I fully agree.
    The PLP orchestrated the 1billion 200 million + debt
    The people have started paying attention
    Coincidence ?? I think not. Thank you for summing up the real issue here as opposed to the reseeding of cricket pitches, mending the fence, zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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