OBA MP’s Business Defaced With Graffiti

July 11, 2012

Vandals attacked One Bermuda Alliance MP Donte Hunt’s business in Hamilton, leaving pro-PLP graffiti and slashing two of his tyres.

The graffiti was scrawled on the walls of EcoSteam Car Cleaning in Queen Elizabeth car park, a business which opened its doors earlier this year and employs two Bermudians. One message said “PLP”, while the other said “PLP all the way.”

Mr Hunt said he was shocked and disappointed by the incident, saying we are all Bermudians and should respect each other. He also said although they wrote pro-PLP slogans, he has no ill will towards the PLP, and doesn’t believe the person who did it is someone the PLP actually embraces, rather someone acting on their own.

Mr Hunt said political aspects aside, he found it disappointing that any person would do that to anyone, especially in this economy.

A PLP spokesperson said: “The PLP condemns the graffiti attack on Donte Hunt’s car washing business in the strongest possible terms. We call on the police to fully investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.

“We request that as we go about our daily lives, despite our personal views, please respect other people’s property. We strongly condemn those who would use graffiti to mark other people’s property whatever the message.

“The PLP is committed to treating everyone fairly and we must remember this is regardless of what side of the political fence you sit on,” the statement concluded.

Mr Hunt — the St. George’s South MP — will be moving to Constituency #6 Hamilton West, where he will match up against the PLP’s Wayne Furbert in the next General Election.

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  1. Just wonderin says:

    Could this be a part of OBAs campaign??….hmmmmm. Wouldnt be surprised!!

    • 75 and sunny says:

      what an idiotic response. it is simply amazing the depths people here now sink to on a regular basis. sad. and it’s 100% race-based. it has NOTHING to do with actual politics or governance, it’s thoughtless, reckless and shameful. the rhetoric around here is the equivalent of junk food – easy, available, cheap, but does NOTHING for you. smarten up, people, smarten up.

      • Opressed says:

        Um, you mean like sending a bullet to yourself???

  2. Family Man says:

    At least its not the qlq brigade.

  3. WTF says:

    Obviously the PLP does not condone this but it does go to show you the type of mindset some people have who support the PLP.

    • Walla Walla says:

      The ran out of pain. They meant to spray “PLP ALL THE WAY…DOWN”

      • The nitty gritty says:

        More like “ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK”

  4. Eva says:

    Everyone who condemns this act could consider showing your support by going directly to this establishment for a car wash. What are their hours of operation?

    • Lizzie says:

      don’t consider this a publicity marketing stunt. bad for business.

  5. VOTER says:

    I THOUGHT THE POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE GROWN ADULTS RUNNING FOR SPOTS NOT LITTLE KIDS VANDALIZING PROPERTY

  6. bully preston says:

    eva u sound stupid!

  7. Sandgrownan says:

    If you fire up the mouthbreathers and Raise the “hate level” to win an election as DREB did, it will come back to haunt you down the line. Sadly, the PLP made this kind of rhetoric acceptable and this is the end result. Tough to rein it in now.

    It’s roughly analogous to the the GOP under Saint Ronnie firing up the chrisitan fundie nutjob base. They are now a significant force and stupidity is palpable.

  8. Man in the Mirror says:

    People shouldn’t be so quick to judgement.
    Just like the lead up to the last election, there was quite a few spray paintings around the island.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a OBA/ UBP who pulled this trick.
    Always a good way to get attention for your struggling business.

  9. Eva says:

    bully you sound like one.

  10. Are you really serious….”go to show you the mindset some people have that support PLP” ????? So we have investigated and discovered that this senseless crime was committed by a PLP supporter? Or can this be another way the Great OBA will deceive the island’s people…..like the Dental Insurance? Since that didnt go the way it was planned we now have Graffiti sprayed.
    But since we don’t have an Opposition leader that can admit to being wrong we will never know. I mean the insider or “source” that they the OBA seem to pay for information should have an answer to this one. They say Mr. Wight at BF&M was wrong, afterall who is he to say the OBA insider was incorrect.
    Next will be a Fire……set by the Premier herself. I have a Brain, Job, Family and VOTE PLP. Guess we should all line up at the police station.
    OBA, these supporters prove under the suit still remains the UBP underwear.

    • Truth (Original) says:

      ..if you actually the drivel you wrote, that is pretty frightening.

    • WTF says:

      Seems like the mindset I speak of is more common than I thought.

      Perhaps the ‘OBA insider’ was a PLP conspirator feeding the OBA false information just so that it tarnishes the OBA’s reputation once it is proven wrong, akin to an OBA supporter spray painting ‘PLP’ on an OBA candidates business just to cause an uproar.

      Funny you should mention the ‘OBA will deceive the island’s people’, seems like you are the one that is ‘deceived’ but of course they ‘had to deceive you’.

    • 75 and sunny says:

      hey lady, it’s not the OBA who are the deceivers… you keep getting that wrong…. but since you admit to being one of the moths drawn to the flame, with no ability to look at anything with a critical eye (do you even know what that means? it doesn’t mean ‘i don’t like your dress’) i shouldn’t be surprised.

    • The Truth (Most Imitated) says:

      There is no one more deceiving than the present government.

    • The nitty gritty says:

      The comments here are the comments of individuals not a particular party.
      They are most frequently personal opinions and beliefs by an individual.
      They are the venting of a people who actually care about the direction their country has gone.
      Race has zero to do with all this.
      Good and bad has everything to do with it.
      There are people making decisions that affect us all significantly.
      Many of these people are not qualified to make such important decisions and the results speak for themselves.
      5 more years of the same and there will be nothing left to fight over anyway except roadside stall space along Kindley Field and Palmetto Rd.

  11. Terry says:

    Quite simple.
    Check the video from the cams.
    Show the video Mr. Hunt.
    And don’t tell me there are none.

  12. Nuffin but de Truth! says:

    get ready for another lowlife campaign!

  13. TSOL says:

    By going to the media with this all he’s doing is giving the people who did it what they want, island wide coverage. I wouldn’t have said anything to anybody and quickly licked three coats over it.

  14. Gangs says:

    More gang-tagging… Of the gangs in Bermuda, PLP has, by-far, been the most detrimental gang to the island.

  15. Finally says:

    Oh come on people grow up!!!
    This was just a stupid act by some stupid people.
    Stop all the bickering, and just vote for who you want, at least we live in a free country were we have the right to vote.
    And most of all respect that we each have our own opinions.
    With all the other BIG issues going on in our beautyful country we all call home, go out side, take a walk to one of our beautyful beaches, take a swim in our crystal clear water, say hello to your fellow man and simply remember, Bermuda is still one of the most blessed country’s in the world.
    And for all of you who are going to respond negativity to this, it’s OK I still love you!!

  16. Truth is killin' me... says:

    I love you too Finally!

  17. bully preston says:

    eva you dont make any sense! I sound like one of what?

  18. bully preston says:

    you sound stupid again Eva!

  19. Tank Rain says:

    Stay Classy Bermuda

    - R. Burgandy

  20. Triangle Drifter says:

    If the PLP had any class they would offer to pay for repainting the wall….never happen.

  21. Lizzie says:

    Hope is not as they accused Dr. Brown of sending himself a bullet and their own defacing the property for sympathy votes? Sad situation when they have to get that low!

    • Come Correct says:

      Is that english? I read it like 3 times… People that want people dead don’t send rounds in the mail, they send then in barrels. Funny how brown wanted body guards and Mrs. Cox told the police a security check wasn’t necessary at her home…I’m truly surprised brown didn’t have someone follow him with a boom box to play his theme song wherever he went.

  22. Tru dat says:

    Nothing but negativity attached to everything plp

  23. The Truth (Most Imitated) says:

    Maybe its Karma. Maybe he pissed somebody off. I heard some story’s about Donte Hunt. He can be a real you know what.

  24. Mister Nice Guy says:

    you all need to realise that the whole island is decieving its self..we all talk about we want the island to be better but all i see is separation … i know who the decievers are you know …i blame no party , i blame the ones who are afraid to look in the mirror

    • Come Correct says:

      “Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? Poverty, segregation, racism. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. ”

  25. Alex Brown says:

    The people who are voting for these people are the ones to blame. If there were no supporters then they wouldn’t have been given the opportunity to destroy this island. Its bad enough they countlessly steal but to graffiti someones business of the opposition is blatant and disrespectful. Again these people hold Bermuda’s future! Wake up Bermuda if you want to ever see this island be successful again!