PLP Call On OBA To Release “Secret Plan”

November 14, 2012 | 177 Comments

[Updated] The PLP have released a statement calling on the OBA to release a “secret plan,” saying “it’s time for the OBA to come clean.”

PLP MP Darius Tucker said: “Last night on ZBM, Kim Swan acknowledged that a consultant was brought in after the last election… and recommended a “secret plan.”

According to Mr. Moreno, it was recommended that the UBP split up, with the younger members forming a new entity. It was then reported that the secret plan recommended that the old UBP members rejoin the new entity and form a new party. Sounds familiar?

“When asked whether this plan exists last night, Kim Swan answered simply “yes.” The public needs to know exactly what is in this plan and what the OBA is hiding.

“For weeks, we’ve been asking what the OBA is really all about? The answers may be in this secret plan. It’s time for the OBA to come clean. Who do they really stand for and what are they really about?

“Is it really about the country or them getting power? Bermudians deserve to know the truth. That’s why today, we are calling on the OBA to release that secret plan,” concluded Mr Tucker.

Update 7.10pm: OBA Chairman Thad Hollis said: “The One Bermuda Alliance was founded on the need to bring change to Bermuda, to provide Bermuda with a Government that puts the people first. We were not founded on the basis of a ‘secret’ document.

“This matter was raised by the Government when the OBA was first formed and they return to it today in a thinly veiled effort to distract attention from their record, which has left thousands unemployed, thousands more underemployed, neighbourhoods that are unsafe, businesses closing down every week and a billion dollar level of debt that will burden generations to come.

“This is the reality that concerns Bermudians today. The Government should be ashamed that they have expressed more passion on this matter than finding solutions to the real problems facing Bermudian families every day.

“The Government has asked who is the OBA? That’s easy. We are a party that brought together Bermudians from all walks of life to make Bermuda better for all, leaving no one behind. Our focus remains on addressing the challenges facing Bermuda today.

“We will not be addressing this matter again. Instead we will continue listening to and working hard for the people of Bermuda and putting forward concrete solutions that work for them.

“Bermuda needs real change, not another five years of the politics of division and distraction,” concluded Mr Hollis.

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  1. dumbthemdown says:

    Secrets are not necessary. Look at E. Brown’s mate Norman Saunders in the Turks and Caicos -- he won a seat after 8 years in prison in Miami after accepting cash for allowing drug-laden planes traveling from Columbia to refuel in the Turks and Caicos. No problem!

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  2. Kraken says:

    Arrange for a trade - the 'secret' plan for the location of the 800 million in missing funds

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    • Come Correct says:

      or how about a prosecution for the following... http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Category:Bermuda
      but no because that would make the minister of finance at the time an accomplice because they approved it right?

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  3. down de road says:

    Bermuda truly is in the toilet!

    The entire level of discourse is embarrassing and disgusting. The political destruction of this island is like the tsunami images from a few years ago, but in slow motion. I am discouraged that we will every find our way to higher ground.

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    • Yes Aye says:

      I think what is disgusting, is that the UBP think people are stupid. At least the PLP are pointing out the truth.

      I think its disgusting that this renaming was a plan all along! Other media are silent, at least Bernews will report the facts!

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      • Navin Johnson says:

        He was on VSB...looked like an idiot ....desperation.......SECRET PLAN......I think the PLP has the market cornered as far as "WE HAD TO DECEIVE YOU". I am amazed that the VSB camera crew did not fall to the floor laughing....

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        • Black Soil says:

          The PLP are in their death-thros. Let us show some respect and allow the process to finish.

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        • Grubster says:

          He sounded stupid and desperate

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        • UBP + OBA = snakes says:

          Why is it that all the blacks that were in the UBP..oba get spoken bad about now that they see and speak the truth about a party of snake masters? That's the real question on every one's mind. See Kim I told you when you came to my door .......they love you today, but when you're not on their side......let's just say they kick you from the snake nest like they did to all the black members that don't slither with them.

          UBP snakes that shed their skin into OBA, will be the worst thing to happen to this country since slavery if they win.

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          • Come Correct says:

            ok so according to you the oba are snakes that have shed their skin.....

            http://bernews.com/2012/11/kim-swan-charles-swan-to-run-as-independents/

            about 2/3rds of the way down the page...notice the face on the right...

            Truth is f$%% killing you says:

            November 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

            @Come correct
            You’ll be cursing (f$%%) more after the election girl.

            yet another plp blogger using different names...keep this up and i'll lose count...actually no i wont lol. Another great example of the pot calling the kettle.

            Can i ask a question?... ok i will anyway... Is this where the foreign investors money went? Into paid bloggers? Because there sure as hell isnt any left. The public would like to know as well as the investors im sure... you lot make this too easy.

            P.s. what exactly is that at the end of your post? The plans for the new bronze statue done by a foreigner?

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          • Y-Gurl says:

            A$$

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      • Black Bermy in IB says:

        Truth about what? That the UBP had a poor image with the aspects general public and decided to rebrand? And... so what? How is this newsworthy? How does this affect who would be better to lead this country? What about the REAL issues facing Bermuda?

        We should only be talking about jobs/economy, violent crime, education, and the debt levels. Call them the OBA/UBP all you want. So many people don't care. With the severity of the issues that we are all facing right now being what it is, how anyone can vote for a party simply because of the colour of their skin is beyond me. No shareholder would appoint a CEO just because they are black, white, green or purple. Why should we do that for our political leaders.

        I vote on merit as established by the plans and vision that is put forth for the island, the credentials of the leaders, and track record. For me it is because of track record alone that I cannot vote PLP. How can anyone vote for a leader would had that nerve to shirk any culpability for the fiscal mismanagement of this country by claiming that they are simply a cog in a much larger machine is beyond me.

        Here's a gameplan (free of charge) for the PLP to win votes from people who look beyond skin colour (note - i only indicate that I am black in my screen name to provide context to my comments):

        1- start by saying "we have made mistakes that were made worse by the recession" and not blaming a global recession for all that ails this country. Good and bad decision making can happen during good and bad times.

        2- then say "International business - we're sorry we let Burch with his rhetoric and Cox with her surprise tax hike do the damage that they did to our relationship with you. We now understand the role you play on this island and want to work to help you succeed here"

        3- then say "We will investigate allegations of coruption and rid this government of anyone who has used a position of power to gain personally or to allow friends/family to gain. We will pursue criminal charges where applicable and we will put in controls, subject to independent review, to ensure these things don't happen again."

        4- Then say "We will have the courage to make decision that may be unpopular but will serve the long term interests of Bermuda and her people."

        5- Follow through

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        • Truth (Original) says:

          What a sensible 5 point plan. They'll ignore it though and instead focus on the "secret plan" and this imaginary 500m in increased spending that they have magically produced absent any analysis whatsoever.

          I so hope they lose.

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        • Pastor Syl Hayward says:

          @ Black Bermy in IB: I only wish it would happen. What a breath of fresh air it would be. I might even be encouraged to reconsider my vote...if I could trust they would actually follow through. Sure would be nice to hear them taking responsibility for their actions for once.

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      • Unbeeeeelievable!! says:

        What is disgusting is that the Government has not given us their plan on how they are going to get us out of the mess they made! "Secret Plan"??? Seriously?! As Mr. Johnson said, the immortal words of our former leader "We had to Deceive You" springs to mind! Or is that acceptable because they did it to themselves and their supporters? They didn't even trust their own cabinet, let alone the PLP supporters, so what else could they be hiding? I worry for Madame Premier, hope she's watching her back!

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      • Grubster says:

        really?

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      • Hair says:

        The truth is government is broke,and we as taxpayers are getting penalizes!!! OMG...

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      • LOL (original TM*) says:

        The why I see it is that in the future Kim Swan will join the PLP and I would not be surprised at all if this was really not some scheme dreamt up by the plp in the first place. I heard a plp supporter on the radio yesterday talking about the OBA having links to the republicans and a guy on Bernews proved that the PLP have links/ dealings with the republicans, so what do we have two republican type parties here? Or was it a case of who paid more to know the others plans since they seem to come from the same camp (the US politicians must be LOLing all day about this crap wonder if we are an experiment for them later on. I note Kim did not release details of the plan and it amazes me that everyone knew about it in the first place. I think independence should add one thing to their platform. Ready "televise party meetings" if they are all about Bermuda and have nothing to hide this should not be a problem and it would definitively show who is coming up with what initiatives right off the bat. Also if they really are about the people they might get more support/membership. What amazes me is there is always something to distract people away from the track record of this government since they have been in power it’s been one big distraction and guess what. When does the issue of the day get discussed??????????...............

        LOL politricks IMO

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      • Bieber says:

        Who cares what thier plan is. get a life.

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  4. media says:

    This sounds so silly. The plan was more than likely to disband and create a new Party which is what they have done. It might have been a bit messy and that was to be expected but they have achieved it. To infer something sinister is just silly. The idea that the OBA have secret plans that are against what the average Bermudian wants is ridiculous. The OBA want everyone in Bermuda to succeed. To want anything else would be political suicide. Darius and the PLP, just try sticking to the issues, that is what people are concerned with - like who is actually going to be able to grow the Economy and be able to create policies that encourage major job creation.

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    • frank says:

      it is like i said all along the ubp were an evil wicket group of people who only want power for their own good they do not give a damm about the people who are darker than blue ubp oba bda are all the same devils the blacks over there are just been used like they always were lets see if GC still has that stupid smile on his face when they kick his silly a==s to the curb

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    • Yes Aye says:

      So you aren't all all bothered that this whole breakup and merger was a plan all along and played off as spontaneous?????

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      • Who Done it says:

        Are you not bothered by the PLP's plan to deceive you? They obiviousy have plans they are not sharing, is there another plan afoot for the current P? Hmmmm....? I wonder why the journalist did not pose the question?

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      • Navin Johnson says:

        Never happened ...this is deflection desperation deceit ..as in we had to deceive you...it's actually funny to watch this guy mumble fumble and stumble. Shame they did not put Wayne Furbert out there to look like a complete fool

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        • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

          C'mon NJ a sitting MP,The leader of the now defunct UBP has admitted that this nefarious document , plan did/does exist and was carried out ! A silent fart doesn't remain one's little secret for long if it's two people in the room . You could deny the fart all you want , but , the stink remains .

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      • ay bug im telling you says:

        Could someone please tell what what was wrong with the UBP? Sure the UBP made mistakes just like anyone, but lets not forget that the UBP is a FAR better job than the PLP currently is, so what is the big bad thing about UBP? If they do break up and form a new party, who cares?!?! I'd rather have UBP back in power!

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        • LOL (original TM*) says:

          What was wrong with the UBP. The UBP was seen as the "white, rich elites of the island. The "forty thieves", although none of them were ever prosecuted as far as I know was the title is given due to the way they as independence won a government and then formed a party thus showing they were not acting as independence at all but as a group. Coupled with the racial past of Bermuda and the issue of the forced sale of land at Tucker's Point "for Tourism" I'm sure you can see the bad taste this would leave in anyone’s mouth. Some forward thinking people in the PLP were thinking about human rights translating to workers rights at the time pushed against these business owners to give rights to the worker such as vacation, maternity, sick days and the like, but lets not get it twisted this did not happen in the vacuum of Bermuda this was a global movement see history of India. So after all this the UBP stuck with the racial legacy of the past in today’s "" normal, read as today's social value system just could not be demonstrated to the people that were hurt by the past injustices this "party" had pushed. Unfortunately all some see are the sins of the fathers that those who controlled for lack of a better term, maybe the influential is better, in the UBP. Which is most likely why the ubp has had so many black leaders. This too some was window-dressing (slave/ master connotation) or could have been some white people trying to show that they have changed and that they would accept a black leader I do not know. At the end of the day they the UBP would lose consecutive elections due to blacks that may not even be voting for the PLP but defiantly against the UBP. That’s my take on it...............

          LOL

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        • Sledge Hamma says:

          Thats what I was thinking? Our economy was ranked in the top 5 or 10 during those last 30 years, we all had jobs, a pretty good school system, low crime (I didn't even lock my doors). And under the PLP reign where are we in these same areas!?

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      • Justin says:

        For a party who says they are so much like Obama, they are looking more like Donald Trump and the GOP asking Obama to release his birth certificate! LMAO

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        • LOL (original TM*) says:

          I think the PLP have the lion share of Republican tactics in the lets say 10 years. See all comments about sell outs, uncle toms, all the racist remarks about the other race by out spoken supporters (not saying this doesn't happen both ways but it intent that counts for me here), shoot the messenger instead of the message (which is your own example above via "Obama's birth certificate" and way to many to mention here as it would be the longest post ever on any blog so I'll stop there. The OBA "says" they want to include all of Bermuda instead of the "Real"(read as people who look like the PLP) Bermudians the PLP take to. See Marc Bean's speech at the recent PLP Warwick meeting which could have been taken as uplifting except I still think he's one step away from talking to all of Bermuda. I saw his remarks as "lets start our (black people) our private sector as basically black people just support black business (I'm sure you can see it this way based on again Bermuda's history and racial legacy). Also note I do think he is the PLPs most progressive candidate. Ok I'll stop here way too much politics for now...............................

          LOL IMHO

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      • Pastor Syl Hayward says:

        @ yes aye: Actually, no. Not bothered at all, since I actually know the truth about how the OBA was formed, as opposed to the tripe the PLP is trying to create divisiveness, dissension and distraction around.

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        • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

          Pastor Syl Ye shall also bear witness that after this election your party shall formally be.. (O)bsolete (B)y (A)ugust

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    • Parent says:

      What I find so sneaky and actually quite amusing is how at the last election Mr. Darius Tucker was for the UBP and bad mouthing the PLP. Now this election he's representing everything that he bad mouthed!!

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  5. Chart says:

    Oh please, what a pitiful joke.

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  6. theothersidebda says:

    Oh the irony...the PLP asking for another group to 'come clean'. People in glass houses....smh.

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  7. Cha says:

    Yes because the PLP are completely transparent some things come to mind; "we had to deceive you", Auditor Generals constant struggles to get financial information from their civil servants and departments, cedar beams, Jim Butterfield was in the cement business, demolishing historic naval symbols in order to house supplies for their next big overspend.

    PLP Blind, Desperate and Pathetic, surely they have more important things to focus on like not defaulting on our debt and the NEAL bill...good thing we all agreed to take those Uighers. Oh right.

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  8. Mad Dawg says:

    Is the PLP run by 7 year olds?

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    • Y-Gurl says:

      No that's IQ scores not ages...silly

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    • LOL (original TM*) says:

      Dude you are not smarter than a 5th grader stop calling people stupid its not furthering your cause.

      LOL

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    • say it like it is. says:

      It must be so embarrassing for PLP people who saw this ridiculous, almost stupid news conference. Who are the two sitting on either side of him? Looks like Dopey, Sneezy and Sleepy. LOFL

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  9. Pastor Syl Hayward says:

    PLP, I wish you would "come clean" and tell us your plan for getting this island and its people out of debt, back to work and back on our feet. Instead of looking for something sinister among the opposition, try looking within, and coming clean about all the questions you have refused to answer over the past few years.

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  10. Y-Gurl says:

    Maybe the OBA's secret plan is to not put convicted criminals in public office, have no insider dealing, be honest and fair and look after the people of Bermuda and not just themselves with friends and family....that's not a secret it what we deserve .

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  11. Dead Ringer says:

    LOL...really!!! A secret plan? Don't you have a few of the UBP guys working within your party??? Does this mean they are trustworthy, spies perhaps part of the secret plan maybe???? Seriously though, the PLP is asking others to come clean???? Find us the peoples $600 Million in unaccounted for money and then we miight take your Ghostbusting seriously. Desperate times call for desperate measures I guess.

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    • Truth (Original) says:

      Agreed. It was 800 million though.

      ...and counting.

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    • Yes Aye says:

      What 600 million! You tell me where you made up that number.

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      • Dead Ringer says:

        Search online I believe it was in one or more of the auditors reports and it is not a secret figure. Find the actual figure and re-post with source and I will apologize if there is no missing or "unaccounted for money". I trust that you will apologize if you find there is? But for arguments sake leys say it is one little million!? Would you not freak out if that went missing from your account. Forgive me if I have the number wrong but I'm pretty sure if memory serves me correctly I'm close. Look it up. Money missing from a vault would after a time and after an investigation would be called stolen. Under the PLP there has been No investigation, No arrests ..nothing. Doesn't seem to be a big deal to the PLP? I'm afraid it doesn't seem to be a big deal to any of us really. Its only money.

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      • Dead Ringer says:

        Here you go @Yes Aye.. did a search using Google under Auditor General Bermuda unaccounted money. Lots of hits. Here is the first one written years ago, Still no answers. But do the search yourself and take your pick.

        __________

        Oh, this is the part where you say ...Sorry.. Or you can choose to wake up and demand to now where our money went!!!!! Ask your MP when he or she visits and asks for you vote.

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      • Who Done it says:

        The Auditor General Reports, the deficit, missing cedar beams, Docks, Bus Terminals... I can't keep typing

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    • Soooooo says:

      Maybe we should ask about the secret plan to destroy the businesses on front street?

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  12. Dead Ringer says:

    I agree Mr. Tucker we need to know the truth. We cant get it from the PLP though.
    Tell me, Where is our missing money?
    Is Mrs Cox just the poster child for the election again or will Doc Brown "have to deceive us "again.
    Will you admit that the last 14 years were a disaster for this country?
    Small steps Mr. Tucker.
    People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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  13. Liars says:

    Darius just lost every bit of respect l ever had for him..... disgusted!

    ......l remember when he was beating that other drum with so much passion.LOL

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  14. Liars says:

    PLP deceiving White Bermudians since 1998

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  15. Y-Gurl says:

    Tucker was on the news discussing this and he made even less sense there

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  16. Portia says:

    Reminds me of how Donald Trump was trying to get Obama to release his "secret" college transcripts and birth documents before the U.S. election..and we all know how that turned out!

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  17. Family Man says:

    I think the plan was so secret that only the then leader of the UBP knew what it was and he slept with a copy of that plan under his pillow every night.

    Who was the leader with the secret plan? Wayne (Singing for my dinner) Furbert. Why don't they ask Wayne, now in the PLP cabinet, to show them the secret UBP plan? Is Wayne still so loyal to the UBP that he won't show us this secret plan?

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

    Darius Tucker "King Flip Flopper"

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  19. Triangle Drifter says:

    Oh what a holler!! Even if it were true, so what? Y'all never heard of 'rebranding'?

    This is nothing more than an attempted deflection of the spotlight on the miserable failure that the PLP have been. The PLP had better look within themselves first. How many ex UBP do THEY have on their front line & in the background?

    The OBA may have a similar agenda to the UBP. Gosh we don't want that kind of management again do we? I mean, really, fiscal responsibility, accountability, accessibility, business people in the business of running Bermuda efficiently. No, we don't want that again.

    PLP, desperately standing strong.

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  20. letariatpro says:

    It is like Tucker is channeling his inner Donald Trump!

    Next he'll be asking for the OBA to present their birth certificates and education transcripts.

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  21. UTOPIA says:

    It clear that the lack of transparency on behalf of the OBA is slowing coming to light. Better now than never. If they are a party who is all about change, start by changing their underhanded ways. Are people not seeing clearly? Has the beautiful shiny skies affected our vision?

    They devised this plan in order to take over and regain control.They are using young people as the face of the campaign while those senior members are in waiting until control is regained... Its all a plan..... a shady plan...

    Do we not need a reminder of where we came from? These are the same people that we ran from due to their oppressive nature. Now we are running back when the going gets tough???? Stand strong. Don't buckle.

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    • Hmmm says:

      The transparency is there in the reply from the OBA. Where is PATTI and the MP promised pay cuts?

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    • navin johnson says:

      Stand Strong..don't buckle? I think Darius did the buckling for you....Transparency? PATI anyone? get these clowns out....

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    • Mad Dawg says:

      No. It's a secret plan! Written in invisible ink by the great master spy Mata Hari. But don't worry, Blofeld has a copy in his underground fortress. We just need to send our agents there to get it.

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    • Chart says:

      Oh give me a break. The PLP also uses American and Caribbean political strategists. Let's see those "secret plans".

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  22. haha says:

    I want to know!
    The OBA must think everyone is stupid.

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    • Family Man says:

      Well, I think everyone on the Darius Tucker show was stupid. Even the two mutes sitting next to him.

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      • Mad Dawg says:

        I thought they were there to add glamour?

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        • Family Man says:

          Thought they might have been sign language translators as they sat there with stunned looks on their faces but they never seemed to be in sync so I don't really know what their purpose was.

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  23. Ayisha says:

    BE CARFUL WHO'S TOES YOU STEP ON TODAY, THEY MIGHT BE CONNECTED TO THE A__ YOUR KISSING TOMORROW.

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  24. sharky says:

    I wish I didn't read this article or be stupid enough to watch the video.I go to a NASCAR race to see cars go fast and all that... I really watch to see the big wrecks....I just saw the Biggest political wreck of all time in Bermuda.
    Wow,I'm actually embarrased.

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  25. Alcoholic says:

    NEW DRINKING GAME!

    Darius Tucker talks about Secret Plan on TV:

    ______________

    RULES:

    Everytime the word "ENTITY" is said, take a shot of Black

    Everytime the word "SECRET PLAN" is said, take a sip of Beer,

    Everytime the work "UBP" is said take a shot of COCKSPURE!

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    • navin johnson says:

      and don't forget "Transparency".take out transparency entity secret plan and UBP and Darius is as silent as the bookends to his left and right...

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  26. terry says:

    Don't even have to read the comments.
    This was brought up months ago.
    Get a life Swans.
    For real.

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  27. Who Done it says:

    If the PLP want to make this an issue why don't they open the books to all the consultants they have hired so we can get a real picture of thier plans...

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  28. Jim Bean says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! WOW! So the PLP think that 1000 OBA members voted for Craig Cannonier for leader as a PLOT?? That the BDA dudes somehow fooled everyone? WTH!! It is so laughable it hurts! This from the Party that misled and lied and continues to do so!! And this from Mr Tucker!! Former UBP! This is so stupid! You cant make this stuff up! If the BDAers and the ex -UBPers and non party affiliated people followed a plan like this it is the best kept secret in the world!!

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  29. Just the Facts says:

    To paraphrase Brian Williams, the PLP has just driven well past the last exit to relevance.

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  30. Opressed says:

    Almost reminds me of the movie "Animal House" "Double secret probation"

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  31. Decembah Seventeenth says:

    I have one question… What happens to all you nasty OBA supporters if the PLP win the election?

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    • Soooooo says:

      What happens to all the plp's ex-ubp MP's when the OBA win.... Run back to the winning team?

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    • Hmmm says:

      It is not a sport, the party that is going to rescue you and your family is not the PLP. They have sold your blood sweat and tears and that of your children. Wake up and see what the have done to you.

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    • really?! says:

      @ Decembah... If I was you, I would be just as worried should the PLP remian in power.. No there will not be major changes over night should the OBA win but are you really that comfortable with the PLP remaining in power?? And, yes, I voted PLP in the previous election.

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    • say it like it is. says:

      Don't worry, we'll just keep posting all those nasty comments, to p-ss you off!

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  32. M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

    UBP BDA OBA ;UBP BDA OBA;UBP BDA OBA;UBP OBA BDA; UBP OBA , SAME OLD $hit different day OBA SAY IT AGAIN . SAME OLD $HIT DIFFERENT DAY OBA . UBP , DON'T LIKE ME , BDA . BDA , WHAT YOU SAY ? OBA !!SHAME ON YOU FRIGGIN BUMS ... OBA , MADE FROM ARTIFICIAL FLAVORING AND COLORING . WASTED TIME AND effort on a worthless transformation . Shawn Crockwell you have no shame , Mark Pettingal lost the game , Donte Hunt with a fried brain .Haven't been so happy since the day I retired .

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    • Hmmm says:

      Nope, you have no talent at satire or lyric writing. The PLP have hired a dud.

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      • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

        I try , I really do . But you know the best laid plans of mice and men !! Well you know the rest ..

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        • LOL (original TM*) says:

          Your just lucky you are able to retire. What was that you made money under the UBP so you could? .....I thought so............

          LOL

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    • navin johnson says:

      I asked if you were 12 and I think I gave you too much credit Mountbatten...make that 6...It's not working Dude so give up the UBP/OBA routine you sound as bad as Darius...Secret Plan...

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    • Y-Gurl says:

      Angry black man!

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      • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

        There are many angry black men in Bermuda and many more frustrated and equally angry white men . Some share the same reasons to be angry ,no shame there whether one is black or white . I,m a retired fisherman who couldn't make a decent living for my family after Anne Cartwright Decouto (anybody remember her) introduced the fish pot ban .
        The white hand of the UBP laid an egg , the egg turned into a cute caterpillar (the BDA), the caterpillar went into and now develops itself while in a cocoon . December 17th , 2012 is the date with destiny for that little white hand of the UBP egg . Will it produce a beautiful , colorful BUTTERFLY or have they been nurturing a WORTHLESS MOTH ...We shall see ..
        Navin I still got that olive branch for you man , but you gotta promise me that you won't jam it up your a-hole .

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        • navin johnson says:

          maybe 6 is too old for you Mountbatten....do you actually understand the gibberish you write. and since you are such a fan of analogy...The UBP laid a Golden Egg for Bermuda and the PLP killed the goose that laid that egg.....and now all Bermudians be they black white or in between are suffering....save your olive branch you may need it to flog yourself.....

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    • Come Correct says:

      HO-LEE-SH!T...you said my louseville slugger comment showed my age...either you're in a mid life crisis trying appear younger than you are (my boys 3 year old sings songs that make more sense...and RHYME) or you just drank far too much Kool-aid. Ive always said, and now you just made it concrete, when i reach that age (since you're retired) i hope someone has the decency to shoot me in the face...or something to that effect but it better be awesome. Let me help you a little...

      Crockwell has no shame, Commissiong one in the same, Mark Pettingal(?) lost the game, but is just as bad a candidate as Zane, Donte Hunt with a -- brain, while Marc Bean wants to legalize the mary jane (no complaints here btw), you know who would hate your song? ya boy Wayne, ubp and plp should share a tomb, never been so pissed off since the day i came out the g$d d#$n womb....now back to my Jack n ale that i was so wrongfully deprived of in that womb...just a few drinks and i could have been as dumb as you.

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      • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

        The OBA folks are a brand new second-hand political party who after 17/12/2012 will have to learn from the floor up how to be a viable opposition , they have failed the task thus far .
        Navin , I trust that you'll assist in making them all they could be in that capacity .

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  33. shirley Richardson says:

    How amusing that most of these bloggers, are willing to forgive the UBP/OBA for it's dishonesty,the fact that they have tried to fool the people into thinking that they are a new party, Did any of you listen to Kim Swan, he stated that, the very next day that he was sworn in as leader of the UBP, pettingale,crockwell, and another UBP member left the party, and formed the BDA,so it appeared that the plan was already in the works. As Obama stated in 08,"LIPSTICK ON A PIG IS STILL A PIG". The UBP/OBA has been exposed, for all to see, except for those haters, who continue to wear blinders.

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    • Hmmm says:

      I hate The UBP,, I like the OBA and what they represent, Bermuda and Bermudians working together for Bermuda and Bermudians. The PLP are a bunch of clueless folks who studied political science, have lawyers overseeing financal roles and hire consultants. The PLP dream exists, but this lot are Killing it everyday they are in power.

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      • yep yep! says:

        guess you missed it. the OBA is the UBP. just renamed. by saying you hate the UBP, you'll certainly hate the OBA.

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        • Come Correct says:

          Seriously? Do I have to go and name them all again? Its a sad pathetic attempt to try and make the oba out to be the ubp. @ shirly/shirlely I stopped reading after the word dishonesty...are you for real?! Who was it that was quoted saying "we HAD to decieve you"? I suggest you shove your foot in your mouth before I have to take a wrecking ball to your argument too.

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    • observer says:

      I agree, the UBP should have stayed. The PLP painted them as a evil party, but how was Bermuda under their watch? You know as well as everyone else, we were the envy of the world!! Now we have turned out to be the laughing stock of the world. The PLP have diven away many people who have money to spend, and the only family's to my surprise that is still standing strong are the Swan's and Gibbon's families. I am surprised that they still are taking the abuse and still fighting for this sinking ship. When Dr Brown, Mr. Burch and a few others made people feel uncomfortable, they said I truly don't need this and packed up and left. Many rich people, black and white have very little left in Bermuda. Does Dr Brown, his brother Phil Butterfield, The Trimmingham's, The Frith's, The Smith's, all the old CEO's of the exampt companies, even the present CEO's don't even live in Bermuda any more. All you PLP supports, please ask yourselves why??? Why is the economy as bad as it is? Is it solely on the recession, and if so why are all the other countries GDP growing and ours continue to post negitive results. Lets be honest, the people that we hated on, are the ones that provide jobs and majority of them have left and what is left don't have any confidence in Bermuda anymore. We were doing well until six years ago, and Dr Brown clearly stated that he was going to make people unconfortable, but guess what they are still doing fine, we the people are now suffering and made unconfortable and jobless. Please lets be honest, put your hatred aside and make the right decision as every day passes we are falling further behind. If you ever have a moment please view the documentory called "Life and Debt." That is the direction we are heading in if we allow the PLP to continue to make people feel uncomfortable.

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    • sandgrownan says:

      Haters? Really, that the best you got?

      Give me a tangible plan to get us out of this mess. Just one action that would help. One. Name one.

      Do it.

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      • Family Man says:

        We're going to be the world recognized centre of nail technologists. We'll be famous. People will fly in to get their nails done in Bermuda and stay at $600 a night resorts.

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        • Zombie Apocalypse says:

          Don't forget spaceships. We will become the leading offshore satellite center. It will employ hundeds of people and become the third leg of the economy, making up for all those jobs lost in IB, retail and tourism over the past 5 years. Maybe the people that come and watch all the launches can stay in the new hotels that are being built before the end of this year.

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        • navin johnson says:

          don't forget drywallers maybe they will come in handy at the brand spanking new Park Hyatt that began construction right after the 2007 election as Ewart Brown promised....then they can go to work on the new ParLaVile Hotel that is very close to being financed....

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    • Pastor Syl Hayward says:

      @ Shirley Richardson: I am so glad I didn't hear Mr. Swan say that absolute lie - "pettingale,crockwell, and another UBP member left the party, and formed the BDA!" The BDA was formed out of the folk that marched on the House asking for Dr. Brown's resignation. I didn't see any of those persons named by you present at that time. The women that were the prime movers of that initiative should be justifiably angry at such an outright misrepresentation of the truth!

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  34. Grubster says:

    Really, would anyone be surprised if the majority of OBA supporters were once UBA supporters. Not exactly rocket science is it, so not sure why the PLP are making such a big deal about it. Don't really think it's a big secret

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    • LOL (original TM*) says:

      Why would UBP supporters now support the PLP given the back drop of what the PLP have said about them and how welcoming they really are to the average person that doesn't have say a construction company or something to offer up for sacrifice.

      LOL

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  35. Truth (Original) says:

    Speaking of coming clean, is Marc Bean ever gonna take that drug test and publish the results?

    Jus asking.

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  36. William says:

    Think how bulls are killed.
    the Folks come out to further enrage the thing then they pick away at the thing till its near dead on its feet...
    Sometimes tho it doesn't quite work out that way and the bull leaps into the stands and trashes the on stunned lookers...
    Well the government has lept into the stands and enraged is lashing out at anything it can before it is "Put Down".. the collateral damage is sorta messy as the folks who went to cheer aint so cheerful...
    lol Standing Wong for Bermuda.. lol
    The secret Bloggers once again have had an epiphany and have colluded with he secret planners...
    You Cant Make this stuff up ! Its That Damm Good!

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  37. observer says:

    I hope the secret plan is to investigate all transaction that have taken place in the last 6 years. That is when things started to go wrong. Trace all funds from where is started to where it ended up. Contractors getting paid and then where it went etc...The various boards and what they have agreed to. Do exactly what was done to Dr. Browns friend in Turks and Caicus, investigate, investigate investigate and if there is something found prosecute and pay back the money to the taxpayer to help with this outragious debt. This should be the SECRET PLAN!!! Now lets put it in action please....

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  38. Big Dog says:

    Is this the full extent of the campaign tactics of the PLP? Is this the best they can do?

    While they have shown they can't run the Government other than negligently, they have usually been very good in getting our their core vote and campaigning. Have they lost their way that much?

    Yuk I say. When people want solutions to the huge problems the PLP have thrust on Bermuda, this kind of stuff isn't going to go down quite so well as it did in 2007.

    But we ought not to be surprised. It is simply more race, rabble rousing. Standard PLP election tactics.

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  39. Smh says:

    I say it all the time Politics is PoliTRICKS no matter who the Govt. is ain't nothing going to change it's all about Personal Gain!!!

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  40. Cal Blankendal says:

    December 17th is the only secret ballot/plan that matters. Why, on the 18th we will all need to get back to work and pay our household bills. The sooner we realize that the world has changed forever, the better we will all be, in making our personal choice on the 17th. The only secret that we have, is our democratic right to vote PLP or OBA. Whatever your personal choice is, just make sure you base it on as much factual information you have access to. 21sq miles, 35k Bermudians and only two viable parties. The choice is yours and yours only.

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  41. The players says:

    the secret planners: Grant Gibbons, Michael Dunkley and Glen Smith are the 3 blind mice get the to spill the beans on who what where and we all know who paid - excuse me bought the non secret now plan.

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  42. hahahaha says:

    This is all too funny for words.

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  43. Rockfish#2 says:

    The Government have enough questions to answer themselves, many of which have been asked here. However, it is an exercise in futility to expect honest answers from them.
    To trot poor Darius out at a press conference to ask such asinine questions, is almost laughable and was bound to backfire. It would been more productive and responsible if the leaders of the Government held a press conference and allowed the press to ask the tough questions that the public at large want to have answered.( transparency anyone?)

    Yes, why not ask Wayne Furbert the questions Darius? After all he is a Cabinet member who surely was on the inside track when he was the leader of the UBP. Hell, you can ask Maxwell Burgess also.

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  44. Les B. Frank says:

    Sooooooooo the former UBP considered rebranding to better address the issues of Bermuda based on the findings of a consultant. A few members jumped ship cause they didn't want to wait. They formed a new party, brought in new people and also brought in some of their former colleagues. Big frickin deal!!!
    So far the PLP campaign is all about poking holes in the OBA campaign ... and now this! Kinda takes me back to when I was about 3 years old playing in the sand box across from my house .... 'grow up dudes'. This ain't no childish tit fot tat game PLP. We have some serious s*^t to fix here in this country. We need leaders who know how to follow our wishes. You have lost the plot PLP. Game over dudes. YOU will have to rebrand after December 17. You gotta remember ... It ain't about PLP or OBA or UBP or SDO or CTV or RG or PPP or Black or White ... It's about us. All of us. Bermudians.

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  45. swing voter says:

    Jeeeeezzzzzzus.....Tucker, you lookin bad bie. but they chose the right flunky for the job. No government minister would carry this dribble of a story. They have an 'image' to maintain after all. But seriously, ___ the secret plan, all I know is that we're heading down the road to financial slavery by the IMF if we keep doing it Paula's way. I guess we'll qualify for full membership in CARICOM once we hit 5B status

    If you care about your country vote OBA

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  46. Ringmaster says:

    Who needs Just for Laughs. I believe we need these types of Press Conferences at least once a week to bring some humour. This one looks like a trailer for The Three Stooges, and what was the purpose of the two other people?

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  47. Y-Gurl says:

    The secret plan is to replace your a$$ with an honest party

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

    Just maybe Wayne Furbert and Maxwell Burgess are moles for the UBP/OBA! Think about that one!!!

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  49. OMG says:

    Poor Darius - just a lamb to the slaughter!!!

    Nice guy but wrong for Bermuda party politics.

    Drinking too much of the green juice.

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  50. Will says:

    you are right PLP, Bermudians do deserve to know the truth. Now if you'll please just say where 1.4billion has gone, where the missing hundreds of millions went, where the cedar beams are, why Bermuda is REALLY failing, why murders have increased, where tourism went, and of course why YOU had to deceive us? Please oh please answer the questions so we can have some real truths.

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  51. Richard Cranium says:

    Just saw the clip. LOL, I thought I was watching a political satire clip from Sat Night Live. Dis bie needs some lessons on public speaking and how to handle the press. Secret plan...transparency...REALLY ?!?

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  52. CHEEKUMS BIE says:

    Kim Swan acknowledged that a consultant was brought in after the last election… and recommended a “secret plan.”
    OBA Chairman Thad Hollis said “Our focus remains on addressing the challenges facing Bermuda today.”
    THEN TURNS RIGHT AROUND AND SAYS….
    We will not be addressing this matter again

    This is a challenge that is facing Bermuda today, Kim Swan the leader of the UBP/OBA said that there was a secret plan, and you tried to fool Bermuda by disbanding and forming a new party to act as if it’s a new party when in fact it is the same Old Bermudian Associates (OBA/UBP) .

    And Bermuda is fed up with the UBP and that old secret boys club way of doing business, at least the PLP opened the doorway for more Bermudians to do business and become business owners, and sour wealthy people pulled their money out of Bermudas circulation to help hurt our economy but we did excellent with out them,

    And to all you Morons talking about debt remember George Bush had a war 2 years after the PLP was in government and he had two terms which ended in 2008, so for 10 years Bush sent the world into a recession and Bermuda was affected by that so out of the 14 years PLP has been in power the r GDP decline peak to trough was higher than any recession the UBP ever faced in their 30 something years,

    and The PLP invested in its people and in infrastructure ,we accumulated debt but it if you understand basic economics… which most of you don’t ….then you would understand how debt creates money, the OBA/UBP tell you they have a 500million plan in government spending and you think that that is coming out of their a$$??? You think they are going to invest their own businesses and money in that??? Or do you think that would put us further in debt.

    Most of us are in debt, we are broke ..we don’t have more than $3000 in our bank accounts..
    We get in debt because we need to purchase certain things in order to live and make it…
    We work mon to fri and we have no money by mon
    In order to get money we invest in ourselves and we get a job some get two jobs or three
    Those jobs help us to pay off our debt…(loan..house..bills ect ect)
    Once our bills is paid off we are then out of debt and we gain profits (if we keep our jobs)
    The PLP had to invest in its people in order for Bermuda to survive this recession
    More jobs was saved by this investing during this recession
    The PLP took money to make money and we have to go further into debt in order to gain profits and survive…..still not understanding???

    If you buy a house you have brought into debt…once you own the house and rent it out you have something that you would have invested in that is now bringing you a profit.

    And 14 years of battling a recession and investing is too short of a time to see a fast growth, and I don’t know of any body that has gotten a house and paid it off in 14 years, they usually finish by 30 years and some peoples children or grandkids end up finishing off the debt, and are able to see the profits of their grandparents from the investment they made years ago.

    So our future children will inherit debt but it wont be a debt that will cripple them and truth be told there is no nations except a few that have no nation debt!

    Norway, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is among the few,

    On June 26, 2012 the Government raised nearly half a billion dollars in a four-times oversubscribed bond sale….

    DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN READ ANYMORE????

    Institutional investors will receive an interest rate of 4.13 percent on the $475 million of ten-year bonds sold. Some of the proceeds will be used to restructure more expensive and shorter-term debt. More than 106 investors placed orders from places including from Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and US, the Finance Ministry said. It also stated the use of proceeds included the refinancing of more expensive and shorter term debt with $180 million representing new debt; the refinancing of a $200 million 4.95 percent loan facility due 2014 will result in savings for the country over the next two years; and the low pricing and very large order book confirmed that the markets continue to have a very favorable view of the Bermuda credit story despite ongoing economic challenges and the general volatile backdrop stemming from the European debt crisis. The debt sale came on the same day that Fitch downgraded Bermuda’s sovereign bond credit rating to AA from AA+.

    AND THE PLP is doing a bad job???????????????????? Smh!

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    • Come Correct says:

      For something to be an investment it eventually has to bring some sort of return with it. What infrastructure has the plp invested in that will bring some sort of financial return? The only infrastructure I remember them talking about was the buses, ferries, the dockyard pier ect. all of which started falling apart shorlty after they laid claim to it. These foreign investors you mentioned made an investment in our country with the sole purpose of gaining a profit from it. How do we pay back this money in 10 years with steadily decreasing revenue streams? What happens if we can't pay them back?

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      • CHEEKUMS BIE says:

        clearly you are a person who doesn’t read or understands simple basic economics, your first sentence along with your second last sentence and all between is filled with ignorance on the topic, this shows that you are just here to cause trouble the least you could do is read what the present Government is doing and not go off of your own or other peoples uneducated guesses. If that is the only infrastructure you remember then your memory is as bad as your understanding of this system, which you try so hard to postulate that you know.
        To your last question…smh just familiarize yourself with debt and how debt creates wealth and more opportunities,….seems weird I know but with this weird system they do it, not just here either…like I said there no nations that is not debt free except for the few I named

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        • Come Correct says:

          Wow nice one dude, I asked legit questions with no sarcasm(for once) and you repest yourself... I asked because I don't know and I get more arrogance from the plp. "To your last question...smh" why don't you just give it an educated response like the one I gave you yesterday and I'm yet to see you respond ass clown. Standing strong you are.

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      • Come Correct says:

        SHUT UP TREE FROGS! Im trying to hear his response....

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    • terry says:

      Get real Vanz.

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  53. Bullseye says:

    Apparently the PLP does not like plans. That's all I get out of this.

    Members of the UBP and the public have every right to plan the formation of a new party.

    I hope that is clear and transparent enough for the PLP to understand.

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  54. eyeinthesky says:

    Secret Plan...hmmmmmmm

    Darius - Two parties in 2 years, we now know your "Secret Plan"! Darius my biggest problem of the PLP is the "opens arms" when then took you and Wayne in! How can anyone take you guys serious going from the far right straight to the far left! At least Kim stopped in the center! smh

    i.e. A laker fan saying next year he's a Celtic fan. two extremes! Don't trust you, Wayne of the ____ one "Maxwell". Could have used a more extreme example but you get the picture. all about "self" comes to mind!

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  55. Vote for Me says:

    I was tempted not to comment on this article but could not resist.

    I am surprised the MP Tucker led the charge, given his recent switch to PLP. The reality, however, is that the OBA are campaigning on change and the so called secret document is relevant. The relevance is that if the party was founded on an attempt to fool the electorate into thinking they are not the original UBP but the facts show otherwise, then they can not be legitmate contenders for an opposition or governing party.

    Many of the posters are ignoring the simple fact. Does the document exist and if so, admit it and move on. Another interesting aspect is whether some of the new OBA signees are unaware of the basis of their party and are in fact pawns in a bigger game then they understand.

    One explanation that I am waiting for is how did MPs Crockwell, Hunt and Pettingill get put out to political pasture. They are the only ones that had the fortitude to step away from the UBP when it was not popular to do so but none of them got the 'safe seats'.

    My final comment is that it would be quite revealing to me and others if such a plan could be concocted (and implemented) at a national level and for the entire party to execute.

    A political risk for OBA at this point is for the document to be released by someone else closer to the election - better to deal with this elephant as soon as possible!!

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  56. argosy says:

    Why doesn't Darius ask what happened to the "Son of the Soil" document?

    Since it was not released, can the Gov't be said to have made it "secret"?

    Remember, an Auditor General spent time in jail over it...so where is it, Darius?

    Or.....maybe Darius should simply run on the PLP's record! NO WAY!!!

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  57. Jai says:

    I am still confused; "undecided" voter!

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  58. Bermyman says:

    So this so called 'secret' document which is at this point nothing more than hearsay, will somehow reveal that the OBA have some agenda to ruin the country?? Is that what the PLP are trying to sell? I mean come on, really?? The person who has tried their best to ruin the country no longer lives here; he lives in Martha's Vineyard while everyone else is left with the mess that he created.

    Let’s try and apply a little logic. You have a government which is inept and has failed to turn the Islands economy around and has failed to address the islands most concerning social issues. You have a new party that has some members of an Old party. OK, but what purpose would this secret document serve? And why would it take so long for this document to be revealed, especially if there are former UBP members within the PLP. Surely they would be aware of it. This is nothing more than a red herring attempt at deception. It is very desperate from the PLP. Again, if the OBA which consists of Bermudian's who all have a vested interest in their Islands future, were to have such a document what does it reveal and evil plot to hurt the people of Bermuda??? I think not.

    Nothing more than conspiracy theory that is supposed to make Bermudian people think that the OBA is some sort of evil bogey man.

    On the other hand our debt grows by $200m a year and there is no plan or evidence that the Government has what it takes to turn it around.

    Imagine what our houses and currency would be worth if this Island went bankrupt due to its inability to pay its debts. We have no natural resources. We would be fishing and farming just to feed ourselves.

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  59. Bermudian says:

    No secret, GET OUT PLP.

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  60. LOL (original TM*) says:

    I'm not cpu savvy enough but as the guy on the Everest show said can we get a tv debt before the election? Start a petition lets get them to put their money where there mouth is and lets do it. The PLP should be all for this as they have said constantly that Premier Cox could run circles around the opposition leader. Lets do it.

    LOL

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  61. the word says:

    release the secret plan for the Uighers first

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  62. And while you are at it release:

    the lease for White's Island
    Report on BLDC
    Club Med deal

    And the list goes on.....................

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  63. Hi says:

    Unknown or known....There is one basic answer that begins with a question, "What is the Max length plus width of this bermudifull land we voters stand on?....There are no secrets HERE"

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