Blakeney Questions Nandi Davis’ Knowledge

November 27, 2012 | 95 Comments

[Updated] Today, Minister Glenn Blakeney responded to last week’s OBA press conference by noting that the OBA’s Nandi Davis “had her facts wrong” and questioned why she was “unable to field simple questions from reporters.”

“I was shocked to watch that press conference and when the first question was asked, she turned back to Bob Richards for help,” noted Minister Blakeney. ”Then, when the second question was asked, she also looked perplexed and Bob said, ‘I don’t want to take over these press conferences.’”

“Even in her prepared remarks, Ms. Davis got it wrong. We’ve expanded our prevention strategy at the Middle School level and the Sunshine League noted that while government funds remained steady, they saw a decrease in support from the private sector. Given this reality, it’s surprising that Ms. Davis didn’t address her concerns to major potential private sector donors.

Last week’s OBA press conference:

Minister Blakeney continued: “Mirrors just graduated another successful class. It’s telling that the OBA would criticize the PLP for not expanding Mirrors even further when it was the PLP that introduced the programme!

Minister Blakeney took “great exception” to Ms. Davis’ remarks about the Mirrors Programme and reminds the public that Mirrors is still very strong, citing the recent graduation of yet another cohort.

A statement from the PLP said: “The OBA also touts another deliberately false and untrue statement, suggesting that the Sunshine League closed as a result of their reduced Government Grant. The truth is that the Sunshine League Board of Trustees had determined they were closing before they even knew that their grant would be reduced.

“The primary reason cited was the major difficulty they had with securing private sector funding support and that they did not want to continue operating as a 24-hour residential facility.”

Update 8.11pm: OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said: “Mr. Blakeney isn’t going to win the election by bullying our female candidates. That might work in less tolerant societies, but I doubt people here will appreciate it at all.

“Nandi Davis did a great job during that press conference. At the end of a statement that took 10 ten minutes or so to deliver, she had the good sense, when she was unable to answer a question, to turn to an expert instead of trying to dodge or make something up.

“That’s exactly what she should have done. The question was about the extent of private sector debt, something no one would expect a politician who was not also an economist, like Mr. Richards, to know anything about.

“And there was nothing wrong with the statement Ms Davis read from. She did not say, as Mr. Blakeney would have us believe, that the reduction of Government’s grants directly affected charities so that they closed as a result. However their grants were reduced and they did close. Mr. Blakeney cannot deny there was a connection.

“Ms Davis spent her time in front of the microphones (the interview can be seen in full on Bernews) talking about the horrendous debt the Government has run up. Can Mr. Blakeney tell us she got that wrong?

“Has he anything to say about his part in creating the debt? Can he tell us what the Government will do to get us out of the hole? We doubt he has anything to say on that point. We believe Bermuda doubts it, too,” concluded Mr Cannonier.

Update 10.36pm: A PLP spokesperson said:”This has nothing to do with gender, this is about performance. We are the party that is led by a woman and has placed several women in leadership and Ministerial positions. Can the OBA say the same about their leadership?

“We hope that Mr. Cannonier will encourage Ms. Davis to accept the debate challenge that Mrs. Renee Ming has offered up and allow the people of constituency #2 to determine who is best prepared to represent their interests in the House of Assembly”

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  1. Your joking says:

    Mr Blakeney...would have loved to see if you could have answer some questions...but haven't seen you or your party in 18 years in area #13....guess you think you are guarenteed a win??

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    • Blurt says:

      You question her knowledge, how about questioning your own knowledge Blakeney. You had no knowledge your son was a gang member. Either that or you were fully aware and were keeping things from the police. How much knowledge do you really have Eh! More to you than meets the eye.

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      • Out of flight says:

        Face the truth. she did badly. as simple as that. another unprepared candidate lacking in experience and it is too late to get it.

        It all sounds like: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
        Answer a politician

        "What do they do?"
        Answer: I don't know and I don't care. I just want to be one.

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  2. media says:

    No different than when Patrice Minors defers to Premier Paula Cox to fill in the blanks in Press Conferences - except Patrice Minors is an actual Minister!

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  3. Piper says:

    Look if we want to play that game I heard Lawrence Scott say on TV last night that Bermuda's credit rating is higher than that of the US (this is not the case). It seems the PLP also like touting deliberately false and untrue statements.

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    • Pied Piper says:

      Would you care to comment on Alexis Swan's performance? It's clear that she was completely out of her depth! Lawrence was prepared, confident and spoke intelligently on the issues. I heard even Alexis said that she lost!

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      • Piper says:

        She was clearly not as well prepared as her opponent but let's not overlook her age and kudos to her for taking part, that showed a lot of character. She did well in parts and will learn from the experience. But yes Lawrence Scott had the upper hand last night despite his mispresentation of Bermuda's credit rating.

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        • Sad representation says:

          They are the same age Scott and Swan. Ms. Davis needs to attend youth parliament and listen to the 15+ year olds debate and their knowledge. Give me a break they are both out of their depth and you want me to vote them into parliament? Craig needs to attend youth parliament 2.

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      • Just the Facts says:

        Lawrence did a lot of talking, and was pretty good at memorizing the PLP talking points, but unfortunately he got his facts wrong (Berkeley, credit rating, emissions testing, cuts in civil service, and the list goes on). If you're making stuff up, it doesn't matter if you sound good. You're still making it up.

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        • Zombie Apocalypse says:

          Exactly. He spoke with great authority but no accuracy. A pity, but probably what he'd been coached to do.
          His most accurate couple of minutes was when he spoke about his family. I guess if it's nepotism, the idea is to talk about your percieved "birthright" like it makes perfect sense.

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          • Webster says:

            Alex scott, had no idea how to be a leader, and as they say" apples do not fall far from the tree " remember when he said he would hire the same firm that had cost over runs at the Berkley ... because they were a black construction company !!!!!! Alex Scott never had a real job...and how the hell he became the premier of bermuda is a mystery.

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  4. Soooo says:

    "The charity, Bermuda’s oldest, fared poorly in this year’s Budget, which saw its Government’s grant chopped from $200,000 down to $100,000 for this financial year." from an interview with the Sunshine League in June

    "We’ve expanded our prevention strategy at the Middle School level and the Sunshine League noted that while government funds remained steady, they saw a decrease in support from the private sector" From Blakeney

    So which is it? Soundds like Blakeney is the one full of crap!!!

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  5. Observer says:

    Lawrence and Nandi deserve credit for getting out there and doing something with their youth, enthusiasm and energy. They will both make many mistakes as they get experience. I applaud them and hope they stick with it. Nandi do not let anything break your confidence. Stay humble enthusiastic and free of trouble.

    Our young politicians will gain knowledge over time.

    As mentioned, we have seen more experienced politicians do much worse. Do we remember the statement that we should build an airport in Dockyard, from a seasoned MP? We had better prepare now for the next generation, the old guard are getting tired.

    Keep up the good work and don't get discouraged young people.

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    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Build a second airport at Dockyard!!!! I remember that one too. The PLP had a goodtime making fun at Kenny for the causeway toll suggestion.

      How does that rate with their suggestion, from Eugene Cox I believe, that we needed a second airport at Dockyard in case the weather was bad at Kindley. I kid you not.

      Lawrence was short on facts, but he made it sound like he knew what he was talking about. Sorry Nandi but with the PLPs disgraceful record Lawrence should have been an easy target for you. You were far too polite.

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      • Concerned says:

        sometimes I wonder in situatinos like the one being discussed if one side is given a copy of the questions and not the other. I could be wrong, please forgive me - if not stop issuing questions pre-interview or pre-debate. Make both sides even.
        Congratulations Nandi - we all know that God did not make this Earth in one day and in days to come you will ben seen by Bermuda as a shining star which you are. You will be placed as the Lord will have you to be and Ms. Ming, please do not allow yourself to be used as a pawn by the PLP. Lovitta, thank you for taking down your banner from the blue house in St. David's. In all of my years living in the area that was the first and I hope the last time of seeing any banner regarding a Party - private property or not. Also, could it have been that you were advertising that you had moved from South Side home C#4 back to C#3!!! I and others noticed that and many other things.

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    • Mad Dawg says:

      I remember Mr Bean saying we should buy new buses and ferries every 7 years because they wear out. His 'logic' was that no-one would ever fly on a 7 year old airplane. At the time, he was Junior Transport Minister. Quite a display of comedy, as I recall it. Not sure what was affecting his thinking that day, although I can probably guess.

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      • Concerned Citizen says:

        Mad dog, stop it win your ignorance. Actually, Bean was correct about the ferries, and he was correct about airlines. But it's obvious that cannot recall what e actually said. Btw, focus on your OBA lightweights who are being paraded o give the image that the OBA is new. Haha!

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        • Mad Dawg says:

          He was dead wrong about airlines. Major airlines routinely have an average fleet age in the mid-teens. They don't throw away planes after 7 years. It's a ridiculous idea. And it's also ridiculous to suggest that buses and ferries are worn out after 7 years. It was a stupid excuse being put forward for lack of maintenance. Of course, we know why Bean can't think straight half the time.

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          • Concerned Citizen says:

            It was 10 years and I suggest you do some research. AA has the oldest and that is because of their md-80s and 757 in their fleet which they are replacing. Air tran and JetBlue fleet is around 7 years. It's obvious that we need extra ferries regardless of age so that we have a sound maintainence schedule. Remember, bean is actually a transport professional, but I doubt you are......

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            • Zombie Apocalypse says:

              Maybe you need to 'do research'. Mad Dawg is right. It was not '10 years'. It was 7 years. The suggestion was made by Bean to start replacing the fast ferries in October 2010, when the oldest ones were less than 8 years old. He was trying to divert attention from the chronic lack of maintenance of the ferry fleet. He suggested, in justifying this position, that you wouldn't want to fly in a jet more than 7 years old. Incredibly uninformed, particularly given his position then as Junior Transport Minister.

              In mid-October 2010, Ewart Brown had to step in and correct the stupid things Bean had said. According to one report at the time:
              Dr. Brown replied: "I think Senator Bean had his numbers mixed up, I think he misspoke."

              As you have admitted, major airlines fly jets that are well into their teens, and often 20 yrs+. The difference is that airlines carry out proper maintenance.

              Bean might have at one point been a "transport professional" but it didn't stop him from screwing up some simple facts. And at that point he wasn't a neophyte politician, he was supposed to be a Junior Minister. Eventually his boss had to step in and get him off the hook. But of course by that point he'd already demonstrated he had no idea what he was talking about.

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              • LOL (original TM*) says:

                Facts don't concern some citizens not all and not all from either party but in this case CC is wrong................

                LOL

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  6. Just One says:

    Better to ask questions than to pretend that you know it all...

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  7. navin johnson says:

    and how about the now famous Darius Tucker Secret Plan press conference where the candidates on either side of him say staring into space and Mr Tucker fumbled every question asked of him and just kept saying "its about transparency" over and over.....you mean like that.....easy for you to say now that a week has gone by and they have written remarks for you.....you and all of the rest of your MP's need to take at least a 5 year break.....

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    • Listen Up says:

      Thank you for bring up that POOR excuse for a press conference. That was the most ridiculous press conference I have seen heard. Darius fumbled through that whole thing. Not once did he actually answer a question...
      Reporter: "Is the PLP saying that advise given to the party by consultants should be open to the public?"
      Darius: "The PLP is talking about a secret plan that was put to together to form a new entity. And the transparency."

      How the heck is that an answer to the the question? The first word of his answer should be Yes or No.
      But by answering yes or no would have negated the whole issue. No one looks more foolish than Darius. In fact I'm so happy Darius Tucker left the UBP because he has no substance. No intelligent arguments.

      I commend Nandi for allowing someone more experienced to answer the question. These questions aren't tests of how much a junior member knows over senior member. These questions are asked in order to satiate the public's concerns about community issues. When a candidate is asks a question, the candidate should be answering on behalf of the party it represents, not on their own behalf. How could you expect a junior member to answer a complicated community question, while a more experience member stands nearby with the proper answers that the community needs. The public wants intelligent answers not some pompous fool blurting out false information and ridiculous propaganda.

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  8. Zombie Apocalypse says:

    Haven't seen Paula Cox since the eldction annoucnement, other than photos of her when an award was announced and a trip to the UK was announced. Isn't that all she really does these days, accept women's awards and go on fluff trips?

    Does she know or care about the election? Has she already been told by her boss in the Vinyard that she has to step down after the election?

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    • Soooo says:

      if she even makes it to the election!! She hasn't announced yet, so may just retire!!

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    • Pied Piper says:

      Didn't she just appear on Magic yesterday with Sherri J's replacement?

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      • Ringmaster says:

        Do you mean the Magic Roundabout with Zebbedee?

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      • Webster says:

        Who listens to the sherri simmons show ? was she fired from Z.B.M.? because of her biased opinions ?

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        • Simply de best says:

          Sherri J has the best talk show. Craig scared sh$tless to go on and meed the real people. Pamplin says she's too busy but she also said she don't have to show up election day cause all will vote her way any day.

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          • LOL (original TM*) says:

            Mrs. Sherri J is as bais as they come been listening for a while very bais.......................

            LOL

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    • Webster says:

      Cox, will go down in history as the worst premier in bermuda,
      Her own party members say she has no clue as to what is going on in bermuda,stand strong bermuda and get rid of this so called leader.

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  9. terry says:

    Maybe Mr. Blackeney needs to look within his own family before he faults.
    Anyway...garbage.
    Politricks.
    She is genuine.

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    • Unjust Realities!!!! says:

      Those of us who live in glass houses ought not throw stones . . .some of your candidates need to look within their own home as well . . .or maybe you didn't even know they had children!!! IJS!!!!

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  10. Opressed says:

    It took Mr. Blakeney a week to come to the surface with this tidbit of a brain fart? Is the PLP speech writing machine slowing down, or are they busy digging up anything they can find, and pass the speech onto whomever is hanging around Alaska Hall at the time?

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  11. I wonder,, says:

    Glenn Blakeney just come across as a con artist to me, I can't lie, I guess it come from when he charged us $200 each to watch our own country play in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.. Guy just seems like a snake, and I tend to vote PLP most of the time, for the record..

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    • Rockfish#1 and#2 says:

      Also tried to sell a new bingo concept to the workingman's clubs in and around Hamilton.

      Thankfully, the committees did not fall for his scam.

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  12. I wonder,, says:

    and the same guy who also attempted to charge us to watch Cup Match on TV is now Minister of Sport.. Go Figure

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  13. Hbee says:

    OBA strategy: assign PLP strong hold seats to young blacks and have them be very visible (via public publicity) during the run up to the election. These young people will likely get no air time after the election.

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    • JT says:

      That's pretty ironic Hbee - the PLP appear to have stolen this strategy you speak of!

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      • Ringmaster says:

        Rather like Makai. He is certainly visible.

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        • Rick Rock says:

          I want to see more of him. It's like watching a train wreck.

          Can't wait to see what happens at the police station on the 16th. If he doesn't get charged, he's obviously used his PLP influence to get off. If he does get charged, he's a potential alleged criminal running for office. Either way it's going to be interesting....

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          • Concerned Citizen says:

            Rick rock and others remind me of these front street restaurant business operators who can't go a day without their daily dose of yay-yo! And for those who don't know, "yay-yo" is not weed.......care for me to elaborate? Thought not..........

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            • Free says:

              Pretty strong allegations there that unless you can prove is just that-allegations. What does that have to do with Makai and his drug arrest? Unless that's true and some of those business operators are running in the election, it's a moot point.

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            • Rick Olson says:

              Don't confuse Rick Rock with Rick Olson I always use my own name.

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            • Zombie Apocalypse says:

              Concerned Citizen apparently needs more coffee this morning.

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          • Concerned says:

            I have heard this many times - watch who sits on the bench, in the seats and who his lawyer is.... and I truly believe it. I won't whistle.

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  14. 1st time voter says:

    Glenn Blakeney has got to be kidding. He is clueless about matters within his own Ministry!

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  15. Just the Facts says:

    After the back-to-back debacles with John Gibbons and Makai Dickerson, I guess Blakeney was given the job of trying to take shots at young female OBA candidates to provide cover. They may be young, and they may have a lot to learn, but they are passionate, hard working and haven't been arrested!

    The PLP has a long history of trying to discredit opposition female candidates. I remember them calling Dame Pamela Gordon just a pretty face, and earlier this year Makai Dickerson apologized for a cartoon he made about Nandi Davis and Alexis Swan. And now, after remarks posted by Chris Famouss on Facebook, I'm convinced that way too many men in the PLP have a problem with women. Here's what he said about Alexis Swan: "she had a nice smile and nice red shoes maybe she was gonna try a sharon stone on LS." His mind is in the gutter, and he should apologize for that disgusting and derogatory remark.

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    • Pastor Syl Hayward says:

      Oooooh! He didn't!! Mr. Famous, that is just wrong and totally out of order.

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    • Rick Rock says:

      Chris Famous is obviously a misogynistic jerk like his mate Makai. They both hate the fact that women can be in politics, and they particularly hate the thought that young black women who might get higher elected status than them. So what do they do....debate openly on the facts? No. They resort to name-calling and the (Very old, very un-original) idea that pretty women can't be intelligent.

      How lame.

      If the PLP had any sense it would ditch these idiots fast.

      But it won't, of course.

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      • Opressed says:

        But with Paula Cox as their mentor, can you really blame them? Then add Patrice, Neletha, The Dame, etc, etc.

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        • Mad Dawg says:

          You make a good point, but the comment by Famous was disgusting. We've had Mr Cannonier make public statements and suggestions to try to keep it a clean debate. Obviously the PLP can't do that.

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  16. JT says:

    So far the muppets have carried out the best PLP press conference - sadly.

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    • Navin Johnson says:

      Hey don't forget the Darius Tucker Secret Plan press conference....he looked dumber than the muppets.. And his two sleeping zombie sidekicks

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  17. Errin Butterfield says:

    Firstly I applaud all of the new young candidates Nandi, Lawrence etc using there energy positively and not being afraid or intimidated to stand up and speak out.Will they make mistakes as they grow in politics? Of course they will it's a learning process. Can some of those mistakes be avoided for whatever reason? Of course they can. Whether this was a mistake or not it seemed to me that the question that was asked was a finance/economic question and I really didn't see what was wrong with this young lady turning to Bob Richards, who is the shadow finance minister representing the same party that she represents. Did she turn to Bob Richards for assistance? Was she caught off gaurd? Did she pass on the question to Bob Richards because it focused on what he deals with? I don't know and in my opinion it really doesn't make a difference.For anyone thinking it, am I pro OBA or PLP? NO.

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  18. Opressed says:

    I guess Blakeney never saw the bobble head rambling on incoherently on the TV, ad nauseaum, every other night

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  19. argosy says:

    The PLP will do ANYTHING to avoid running on their record!

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  20. Tricks are For Kids says:

    Curious as to why candidates are worrying about each other.....Worry about YOURSELVES and what YOU are bringing to the table.....Let THE PEOPLE decide......

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  21. Victor says:

    I bet Mr. Blakeney wishes his kids had turned out like this young lady.

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    • RawOnion says:

      ding, ding, ding!!!! Points for that one, even if it was below the belt.

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    • Webster says:

      I agree with you Victor,check out the children of these members...
      Brown's boys in jail.... Blackney's son in jail...Neletha son in or was in jail......we have a bank robber who has no other means of makimg money is a candidate with the present gov...and now we have sone weed smokers who want us to vote for them !!!!!Britain you have to step in and save us from these loosers......

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    • Unjust Realities!!!! says:

      Uncalled for . . . to bring his children into play!!! You don't know his children at all. You only know OF the one child who has been in the media!!! That's just tacky!!!

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      • Unjust Realities!!!! says:

        But while you're pointing out the track record of candidates children check your own . . . I won't stoop so low as to call names, but be careful!!!! I believe you all have an ex convict amongst you party as well . . .don't you???????

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        • LOL (original TM*) says:

          Wow so far as I know the count is 1 in OBA to how many in the PLP. Please stop being it up it only make the PLP look worse...........

          LOL

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    • Vulpes says:

      Perhaps Victor is trying to say the seeds do not fall so far from the tree - in my mind, it is no coincidence Ewart Brown's sons are convicted felons for serious crimes.

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  22. terry says:

    18th December 2012.

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  23. I hear the lies says:

    at least they have high school leaving certificates what qualifications does blank-ney have besides his diploma of stupid

    the plp is a joke thats not even funny anymore

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  24. 32n64w says:

    For a change perhaps Blakeney and the rest of his PLP cohorts can offer the electorate tangible solutions instead of finger pointing, making false accusations and whining like spoiled brats.

    Where is the PLP's plan to dig us out of the debt hole they are entirely responsible for creating?

    PLP - Standing strong on the shoulders of innocent children and newborns fully expecting them to pay for the party's numerous mistakes and selfish acts which will deprive them of a brighter future.

    How can any Bermudian be proud of that record?

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  25. Pastor Syl Hayward says:

    Mr Blakeney said, “Mirrors just graduated another successful class. It’s telling that the OBA would criticize the PLP for not expanding Mirrors even further when it was the PLP that introduced the programme!"
    And wasn't it PLP that cut their funding to the point where they nearly had to close down, except for private funders?

    I've said it before, and I will say it again, the PLP, supposedly for the people, have cut funding to just about every agency and service that was designed to assist,support and empower families, children, and young men and women in crisis. From Sunshine League, Teen Services, the Family Center, Focus, the Mirrors program, etc., etc., even the Police - everything except the Prisons got their funding cut. But there's money for building more houses in a real estate glut, for buying new vehicles, for student housing (for locals?) for a training program that had 4 people interested, and the list goes on.

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  26. Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

    larry stands in front of judges an magistrates on a regular basis trying to convince "intelligent"(and i use that word with hesitation)minds of which direction they should take, so talking to a constituency is cake walk for such a man of his stature....i've said it before but i guess you didnt hear ...it's not what you know ...it's who you know that counts most. Every Politician is supervised whether they like it or not. Oh and by the way...FACT: We need foreign Investment. FACT: NO Significant Investments will be made under the PLP. How serious are YOU! about Bda.s Future.

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  27. Soooooo says:

    Bernews.....Mr Glen Blakeney is just that, once Parliament is disolved he and all the other ministers revert to being private citizens and relinquish all titles and privlidge that come with elected post.

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    • Vote for Me says:

      @ Soooooo
      Ministers retain their posts during the election period. The other parliamentarians revert to 'normal standing'.

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  28. Ringmaster says:

    Regardless, here you have 2 young people willing to stand up and contribute positively for the benefit of Bermuda. Contrast that to those who have nothing better to do than shoot and try and kill other people.

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  29. Ask Mr. Blakeney questions about the 50M pool and the costs for the same - bet he cannot answer that question (it is under his remit).

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    • Your joking says:

      http://bernews.com/2011/11/aquatic-centre-to-be-completed-in-2012/

      Minister states will be ready and under budget by September 2012.....LOL

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    • Nitty Gritty says:

      Didn't we see him having to read all his words to the press off a piece of paper on TV while talking about a SWIMMING POOL!!
      You'd think he was discussing the peace deal he just negotiated between Gaza and Israel!

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  30. Reciprocity says:

    Understandably, it would not necessarily be expected that any party would seek out to encourage and/or groom those less seasoned in the opposition but at the very least I would expect some level of maturity from more seasoned political candidates.
    It is imperative that we the voters are presented with facts however we have the responsibility as well to seek out verification of the facts presented to us. Quite frankly, if we choose not to ensure that we are indeed voting based on facts, logic and in the best interest of our country we deserve the garbage that we may ultimately receive. It is also the responsibility of each candidate to present THEIR facts. In combination with facts, I vote based on what a candidate/party has, can and/or will do for me and our country, not on what one can tell me the other side didn’t, couldn’t or won’t. A response stating facts without the belittling and/or finger-pointing is better received than the playground rants.
    I’m inspired by and applaud the new faces in both parties who have put themselves forward and subject themselves to public and oppositional scrutiny and at times abuse.
    Mr. Blakeney is yet to visit many of us and would be better off putting a tad more time and effort visiting the few undecided voters that may be left in C13. With time closing in until election day he seemingly should have a lot of work to do and ground to cover, fortunately for him many of us want change and have made up our minds…no need to visit. VOTE OBA

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    • LOL (original TM*) says:

      Seems to be a common theme. Seen the OBA almost twice a month every month since August and have yet to even meet the PLP candidte. The first time I will have seen Mr. Smith will be at the voters both................

      LOL

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  31. con #2 says:

    Does Nandi always have to use her son as a sympathy tactic? She is not the only 25 yr old with a child. She also mentioned "head in the sand" but Renee Ming has been the only one to come to my door! The only one to ask me about my concerns! Although you have been to my neighborhood you have been selective of the houses you actually go to how do you expect to get the votes! And if you do decide to show up I want you to answer my questions not Bob Richards because at the end of the day if oba does win you will be minister of something right?! You will need to make decisions right?! I need to know that you can!
    For the record I don't want to vote PLP but at the end of the day I have no confidence in Nandi and an extreme amount in Renee. Anyone who lives in the St. Georges area would because she has proven herself in the St. Georges municipal elections etc.

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    • Nitty Gritty says:

      It is a dilemma, choosing between the candidate you prefer and mass unemployment.
      If you think that is scare tactics ask the 2,000 plus still looking with many more jobs going come New Year.

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  32. Opressed says:

    I guess it was Blakeney's day to come out in public to be presented as the PLP's "Fool of the Day".

    They should have played The Beatles "Fool on the Hill" during the press get together.

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  33. Fix your own back yard!! says:

    Mr. Blakeney has the nerve to still be a Minister when he has a court case pending with one of his former employees and has done everything in his POWER not to give this individual what they are due!!

    Oh how the chips are going to fall real soon.... Get ready Blakeney!

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  34. Fix your own back yard!! says:

    @ Oppressed, I totally agree with you!!

    Glenn Blakeney has always thought he is above the law and he has shown the public on more than one occasion "Who he really is"!!

    His day is coming VERY soon!! Everyone please be patient!!

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  35. Nitty Gritty says:

    I have yet to see one PLP minister not read a written speech undoubtedly prepared by a civil servant. They cannot speak off the cuff and that is
    because they are lacking in experience and competence in their particular ministry.What they do abroad in front of foreign leaders must surely shame us all.
    After the wildly successful "PLATINUM PERIOD" a.k.a. "THE GREAT LEAP BACKWARD" you can be assured we are not listening to a word they say now.
    Progressive?.....NO
    Labour...........NO
    Party............YES, and what a party they've had.

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  36. Let's Think About This... says:

    It is sad that an election is "won" on the premise of "I will look less bad than the other party". Makes neither person good, just an fyi.

    And yes, Ms. Davis should have been able to answer the questions on her own. However, we already know this, Mr. Blakeney. You pointing this out doesn't win you boy scout points. Everyone would do well to remember Matthew 7:1-5, especially verse 2.

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  37. Small fry says:

    This from a guy who is overseering the foreign constructed, project managed & designed of a $5M over-budget, non-compliant pool at NSC whose son is in pri

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  38. Kiskadee says:

    I will be voting for Nandi Davis even though she has no experience but I know she is a well educated young lady and will learn quickly and will work hard towards making Betmuda better than it is now. At least she won't be on drugs or drunk and getting in fights . We must get rid of this ____ PLP government.

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  39. CJ says - says:

    Mr. Blakeney - Have you really listened to your radio election ads? They are an insult to Bermudians. Most Bermudian people do not speak that way, but for those who do, I guess they would be a product of our dismal educational system.

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  40. LaughOrCry says:

    I think it is awesome that the PLP would say anything derogatory about anything or anyone. Talking about press conferences, let us not forget the 'this too shall pass' speech. You know, the one where ewart brown spat in all of our faces. Or the 'we had to deceive you' speech, where apparently, we are all dumb little children, incapable of comprehending anything. Maybe Mr Blakenly hasn't had the pleasure of listening to the tourism minister when he is talking? How about our premier? Listening to her speeches, firstly take 4 hours and frankly, her slowness in speaking makes me think she has problems grasping the english language; and I feel as if I am getting dumber the more I listen to her.

    Has the PLP no shame???

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