The One Bermuda Alliance hosted a Sandys South Town Hall last night [Oct 17] at the Dalton Tucker Primary School. Topics of discussion included crime, the economy, employment, education, senior citizens and more.
The panelists were Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier, Shadow Finance Minister Bob Richards, OBA MP Louise Jackson as well as OBA candidates Toni Spring, Jeff Baron, Andrew Simons and Leah Scott. They all appeared to speak off the cuff, without prepared speeches.
Toni Spring said that teachers were now operating under great duress, and said that some students were not getting support from home. She said that the OBA will tell the truth about education and will start students out on the right foot.
Talking about the need to deal with Bermuda’s prison population and its re-entry into normal society and the workplace, Ms Spring said that all prisoners should be taught to read and write before they are allowed out of prison.
Speaking on the topic of education, OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said that the OBA would have remedial and homework help classes on offer after the end of the regular schoolday.
Candidate Andrew Simons said that when he was canvassing he was asked a few times “How can we trust you?” Mr Simons said that the OBA would exercise good judgment if they were the government.
OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said the current leaders of the country are “getting away” with a “mess,” and also noted that the OBA would publish its platform soon.
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