PLP: John Gibbons Replaced By Renee Ming

November 16, 2012

[Updated] With 30 days to go until the General Election, PLP candidate John Gibbons has stepped down from his candidacy in C#2 St. George’s West, and has been replaced by Ms Renee Ming.

The constituency will see a three-way battle between Ms Ming, the OBA’s Nandi Davis, and Kim Swan who will be running as an Independent.

Mr Swan is the incumbent, having won 50.95% of the vote vs the PLP’s Dean Foggo [457-440] in the 2007 General Election. In the 2003 General Election, Mr Foggo [PLP] won with 51.27% of the vote against Mr Swan [UBP] who received 48.73%.

The is the second PLP candidate to have been replaced in recent weeks, with Ms Linda Merritt being replaced by Wayne Perinchief in C#8 Smiths South.

Premier Paula Cox said, “Citing personal reasons, John Gibbons will be unable to run to represent the good people of St. George’s West in this election.

“Mr. Gibbons, remains a rising star in the Progressive Labour Party and has indicated he is happy to work to assist our candidate for Constituency 2 and assist the Progressive Labour Party during this campaign. We are thankful for his work, his energy, his passion and his support over the past 2 years.”

Premier Cox added, “Renee Anderson-Ming our new candidate for Constituency #2, St. George’s West is young, gifted, intelligent, a woman to be reckoned with and a born and bred St. Georgian. She has a proven record of community service, having served on both the Parish Council and Corporation of St. George’s. She is a mother, a business woman and a committed hard, worker.”

Renee Anderson-Ming said, “Having grown up in St. George’s, I recognize that the people, the issues and the opportunities for progress here are unique. Like most Bermudians, the people of St. George’s have been facing difficult times and are looking for hope that better days are ahead. You can count on me to work hard, make noise and stand strong for the people of Constituency 2.”

Renee Anderson-Ming is a born St Georgian with strong ties and deep roots in the community. In 2009, she was elected to the post of Common Councillor for the Corporation of St George’s and chaired the Activities Committee. In 2012, she was elected to the post of Alderman and currently chairs the Property and Office Administration Committees. She is also a member of the Security Committee, Finance Committee and the St George Preservation Authority.

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  1. Interesting, but not surprising, development.

    • D. Fox says:

      We will be voting for Mr. Swan. His commitment to the club and all residents no matter who they are is widespread. No one can represent us best.

    • Hmmmm says:

      I thought te PLP were standing strong …..If you are standing strong, then you don’t put someone in that drops out. The replacement just about managed a small paragraph. We’ve been stood up.

    • Webster says:

      Is this the Gibbons guy that works for vector services ?is he the guy that gets rid of rats and other vermon in bda ? just asking .

    • Out of flight says:

      Where did that name come from and what has Nandi done in the community…eat sugar candi(y).
      When Alexis and Andrew and Nandi and other young unheard of OBA/UBP candidates lose. they will get back to their careers and not be heard of till the next election. No commitment, no issues….”I just want to represent my country and I am young so let me.” Andrew will get a Senate seat as they remove ineffective OBA Senators.

    • Out of flight says:

      Can happen to any party or independent. Didn’t we see Chuck Simpson enter and knock out himself (he has boxing experience) within a few weeks. The PLP have an excellent candidate who has been working for years. She will be a real asset. sorry John Gibbons did not finish the race… often happens it seems if they did not train.

  2. terry says:

    Or forced.
    The plot thickens.
    Take care my friend John. Your a good man.
    I am sure we we hear more. Best to the family.

    • argosy says:

      “your”…meaning “you are” ainn’t spelled “your”….perleeze right english tery or….i canot take you serrioussly…

    • Turncoats says:

      Statement by jeff s.

      “Good Evening Friends! I have canvassed along side Nandi Davis in St.George’s and I know she will serve the people of St.George’s and Bermuda well. TIME FOR CHANGE” facebook quote by Jeff Sousa.

      Say Jeff We have been served for years and satisfied by Kim Swan. You should used your statement to say the about warwick, being service by Mark Pettingill. Will will not be voting OBA nor PLP that’s for sure.

      • Turncoats says:

        Statement by jeff s.

        “Good Evening Friends! I have canvassed along side Nandi Davis in St.George’s and I know she will serve the people of St.George’s and Bermuda well. TIME FOR CHANGE” facebook quote by Jeff Sousa.

        Say Jeff We have been served for years and satisfied by Kim Swan. You should used your statement to say that about warwick, being service by Mark Pettingill. Will will not be voting OBA nor PLP that’s for sure.

        You yourself stated how disatisfied you were with him as the area mp.

  3. Private Pyle says:

    Renee Ming brings so much more to the table compared to John, who brought basically nothing. Replace Makai Dickerson and a couple others next while you’re at it.

    • Soooooo says:

      Personally I wish someone would replace Lister as well…. Sits there collects a pay check and does nothing…. Never seen him out visiting his voters!!

      • Webster says:

        Lister, is just there for a fat pay check …. he has been fired from all of his ministries…… but he will get in again because he is a Lister,who has done @#$% all for the people who he represents………..

        • Opressed says:

          And he’ll be your next leader.

        • Webster says:

          Why on earth do the Listers get back in ? they do absolutely nothing for the people they represent …every ministry Terry has had has been a complete failure !!!!!!!!!!!

      • Islander says:

        I agree, I’m in Constituency 33 and yet to see him, I have seen the OBA representative however!

        • Webster says:

          Terry,knows that he is a shoe in so why should he bother the people in his area..and tell them what his party is going to do, he has the people in his district convinced that he is the man for the job…..and guess what he will get in again..people be aware the Listers are about themslves.

  4. J Starling says:

    I sincerely hope that Mr. Gibbons runs in the future. A passionate and visionary politician, albeit a bit of an unorthodox one at times, I think he’ll make an excellent contribution to Bermuda in the future.

    I hope he takes a lot from the experience he’s had so far in his campaign – he can only learn from it and come back wiser and better!

    • terry says:

      Oh stop rubbing it in you Communist Starlinist Marxist.
      |Where have you been. Sitting away in Scotland et al.
      Now you want to come back after all these years and represent us?

      Your just doing a Furby and the Swans song………………….

      • Independent says:

        @ terry…I guess you made another typo “your” instead of “you’re or you are” Who is the a#$hole now? lol

      • argosy says:

        …..and who’s this person “Starlin”??

        Ya better fire your spell-checker, Terry!

    • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

      hahahah …thats wat bda needs …someone with a different mindset compared to the regular humdrum of the basic sleeper….john would have changed alot of things or at least voiced his concern once he found out that politics is not wat he thought it was …he is very opinionated which his superiors would not tolerate …in other words control his actions as they can with the others….you all just will not educate yourselves on the evils of govts. and the real power behind the power.
      WAKE UP OR SHUT UP cause you all are an embarressment to us that are aware of the real truths.

      • street wise says:

        ” … the real power behind the power.” That would be Dr Ewart Brown now wouldn’t it?!

    • Webster says:

      Jay, why do you say MR Gibbons is a visionary ? give us some of his visions for bda ,because I sure have not have heard of any .

  5. Opressed says:

    I guess the racist remarks didn’t buy any votes for him this time.

    • Family Man says:

      And he was the first choice. We now get the runner-up.

  6. how low can u go says:

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Renee is a real rising star.

  7. haha says:

    Bye Bye Nandi!

    • terry says:

      More black on black.

      • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

        Nandi will have to deal with the fact that she was duped by a core group of Ultimately Bipolar People (UBP) , who will be Out By August(OBA) , after they get embarrassed . She will retire back to her former life .

        • Bullseye says:

          Nandi has been duped? PLP supporters who have been smacked around by the PLP record of loss, debt, and division seem to be the duped ones. How bad does it have to get under the PLP before people will call them on it? Really. How bad?
          I don’t expect an answer to this question for you think they are doing a mighty fine job. Talk about duped. Leave Nandi alone.

  8. Errin Butterfield says:

    Very nice lady, she seems like a fair unbiased individual. Congrats Renee I know that you are definitely capable of working towards a solution for any tasks put before you.

  9. Itsaboutallofus says:

    Lets see -

    Renee Ming:
    Corporation of Hamilton- Check
    St George’s Parish Council – Check
    Born and raised and lives in St George – Check

    Nandi Davis:
    Corporation of Hamilton – Nope
    St George’s Parish Council – Nope
    Born and raised and lives in St George – Nope

    This is a no brainer!

    Get ‘em Renee!!!

    • terry says:

      Black on black again.
      John got screwed by some first generation Bermudian who’s father got status.
      Give me a break.
      The Devil Ilse……………….

    • Mad Dawg says:

      She was still second choice though wasn’t she.

      It’s becoming a pattern. The first choice decides not to run, and there’s a scramble for a quick replacement.

      Got to run someone there.

      • haha says:

        Not quite. We’ll let you go with your misinformation.

        On Dec 17, we will see who is first choice.

        • Mad Dawg says:

          Obviously she was not first choice. The first choice resigned. Unless there are embarrassing secrets about it that the PLP are keeping quiet, which would not be a surprise.

      • Family Man says:

        Its the qlq SECRET PLAN.

        Come clean qlq, whats with all the sudden resignations? Is Paula running or has the lady sung her last?

  10. UK Dependent Territory Citizen says:

    dear Dame Jennifer,

    very shrewd move om your part, but the one thing you havent accounted for is when the men in the Party revolt against the past 2 years of castration you and the children of Lois never learn do you?


    you are great but takimg Jennifers endorsement is ill advised as This is her final scene with her relevance diminishing daily and the children of Lois now more fragmented than ever with the new base about to rise up as the alternative to them Listers in the west

  11. Um Um Like says:

    “The electorate in Constituency #20 deserve time to consider their options and make a reasoned choice,” said the PLP.

    Yet more flip-flopping! I suppose the PLP believe the electorate in Constituency #20 have more rights than those in Constituency #2.

    • Itsaboutallofus says:

      at least the PLP have had a candidate in Constituency 2 since last year working and canvassing.

      In Constituency 20 the OBA is taking victory for granted and it is the ultimate insult to the voters.

      • Mad Dawg says:

        No PLP visit yet in my constituency.

        • Errin Butterfield says:

          No OBA in mine. So what it’s life sometimes candidates from both parties an/or independents just can’t get to everyone or maybe it’s because I don’t live in a perfect world

          • Mad Dawg says:

            They’ve never ever visited my house. Wonder why?

            • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

              Quick answer ; It’s that rabid dog frothing at the chops that will keep even grandma from visiting your house . Plus the fact that your fleas might be contagious .

      • Media says:

        What about number 14? Is Paula Cox running or not? talk about taking the electorate for granted. So two faced of the PLP to, on the one hand critise the OBA for not announcing a candidate for number 20 and then on the other hand have not confirmef THE PREMIER as a candidate yet!

        • haha says:

          The Premier was clearly announced as a candidate at the PLP rally at warwick workmen’s. U all need to get a life!

        • Hmmm says:

          She is stepping down, she knows they have killed the country

      • Navin Johnson says:

        No need to worry about 20. We know who our representative will be and have had more than one visit…

      • Felix says:

        at least the OBA have had a candidate in Constituency 14 since last year working and canvassing.

        In Constituency 14 the PLP is taking victory for granted and it is the ultimate insult to the voters.

  12. Nicky says:

    Congratulations Renee; wishing you all the best in the upcoming election.

  13. Triangle Drifter says:

    Has she ever had a real job? You know, one that has not been on the public payroll??? A job where she has been accountable? Just wondering?

    • Mad Dawg says:

      Heaven forbid. Silly questions.

    • haha says:

      Haha – she has a very good job. She didn’t have to get hired by her fellow candidates or sponsors just so she could put it on her resume.

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        Which is where, as what? When a waitress is made Minister by the PLP you have to wonder about credibility & qualifications? when a bunch of committee positions are all that are listed one has to wonder?

    • Unbelievable says:

      Well Renee was the Treasurer for years at St Georges Cricket Club up until the last election but I guess they forgot to mention that one.
      Or maybe it was more convenient to forget with the problems SGCC have.

  14. Webster says:

    Who the hell is Renee Ming, is she related to Ted Ming ?

  15. Vote For Me says:

    I want to know the real reason. How the Hell is it that you come this far and then you bail out. I don’t expect Premier Cox to be honest with us. Maybe some one else can spill the beans.

  16. kenny foggo says:

    With or without a party to represent… KIM SWAN is STILL the man for the job!!

  17. Really says:

    Play the club tune now and everybody can get down on stage!

  18. Dead Ringer says:

    Didn’t the PLP just complain today about the OBA not announcing a representative yet? It was unfair to the constituents they said as the voters need time to get to know them. Now this announcement!! LOL . You couldn’t make this up.

  19. FamilyLove says:

    Congrats Renee… it’s not about being first or second cause she is the ONLY choice.

    Mrs. Renee Ming will represent just sit back, relax, watch and see, maybe you ignorant people will learn something.

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

    The PLP have hired highly paid consultants to run this election. They have told them that the women’s vote is key to winning the election. The women on this island are the swing voters. John Gibbons has been sacrificed for a woman to run as the PLP believe that this will please the voters.

    • Ringmaster says:

      Sounds right. Nandi is probably doing well, so the PLP needed a woman to counter that. John has his own issues so probably received a right handbagging.

    • Unbelievable says:

      John sacrificed himself with his radical behaviour. The only people he appealed to was the young voters because he tried to be on their level. Anybody who lives in the east will tell you this.
      While Renee is a kind hearted person, she still is the last resort candidate. The #2 seat was always between Jahmal Simmons and John if you don’t remember. Renee has never been mentioned as a prospective candidate before yesterday! So I guess this further proves the mentality that the current PLP have because I never got notice of a recent meeting to nominate Renee for this position!

  21. Unbelievable says:

    I have deliberately sat in my yard on numerous occasions watching Nandi wonder aimlessly up and down the area oblivious to what she should actually be doing. In the several times I have seen her, she hasn’t even glanced in my direction let alone stepped in my yard to ask for my vote.
    So I ask you Nandi, do you have a list of registered PLP members and have already made up your mind that I won’t be voting for you? Because had you taken the time to come over and talk to me you would have found that under no circumstances will any candidate the PLP puts forth be worthy of my trust as long as the country goes straight to hell as fast as it is. Even though I have always been a PLP supporter, I am a family and country person first and foremost as this is what I have to worry about with regards to my children’s future.
    So yes, Kim you will have my vote come December 17 and the vote of all the members of my house. You are a man of integrity. You care for ALL of St Georges and Bermuda. So good luck to you sir. May you continue to serve the St Georges people and the rest of Bermuda genuinely.

  22. St Geo C#2 says:

    Renee!!!! why PLP??? I really would like to give you my vote but I REFUSE to vote PLP…
    Good Luck as you are a good candidate…

  23. Let me first start out by Congradulating Mrs. Renee Anderson-Ming, a great candidate for Con #2, I will proudly vote for her as I know her very well and know that she will work very HARD for all of us here in St.George’s and Bermuda if given the chance. GOOD LUCK RENEE and GOD BLESS YOU. NOW PLP we as St.Georgians WE WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH why John Gibbons Resigned and please make it public, cause for some of US WE KNOW WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and now it’s time the PLP comes clean on this matter cause Bermuda has the RIGHT to know. If the PLP keeps hiding information from the people they may find themselves the OPPOSITION PARTY and lets not see that happen.17-12-12 is D’Day.

    • Webster says:

      The truth is already out about John Gibbons for those who are in know, Paula Cox needs to be honest about this situation.

      • Rick Rock says:

        Prediction: the honesty you’re requesting will not be forthcoming.

        • Webster says:

          Rick Rock, it will be forthcoming…the pressure is on mate.

          • Rick Rock says:

            I think it’s pretty much out there. Of course they describe it as “for personal reasons”. Another example of spin and not being honest.

  24. Terry says:

    Unbelievable, state your real name. Your worried about backlash from people of color.
    Stand up or shut up.

  25. C Burgess says:

    Congrats Renee! I wish you well!

  26. Chum says:

    So does anybody have any idea what Mr. Gibbons may have done or have had happen to him to have caused this?

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      He would be a loose cannon on deck speaking his mind no matter what his handlers say. Can’t have any free thinkers in the PLP. Tow the party line or get out. Put your hand up when you are told to. Otherwise keep your seat warm & shut up.

  27. Good day allow me a little space to congradulate Renee Ming and wish her well.I have a question for any of the candidates that come to my home, we have several hundred of people between the ages of 55-63 yrs old and have lost their jobs and many more to follow, have no income coming in, have used up their life savings to make ends meet while out of work and just to live day by day,can not find a job, cannot pay for insurance,belco bills or food, the question is ” WHY THESE PEOPLE CAN NOT COLLECT AN EARLY PENSION,THEY HAVE PUT INTO THE PENSION FUND, WHY MUST THEY WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE 65? they go to the different depts in Government for help just to be turned down, lets start by helping them get their PENSION, what do you say to that PLP, OBA or any Indepandent Candidate out there. We have to many almost seniors out there that need HELP.Would like to hear from any PLP,OBA,or any Candidate out there trying to get that age brackets VOTE. Everyday you hear them talking about this and say they will not vote for either party, because they have given the ageing Broken Promises. Please respond. We need to hear from you, and so does the 55-63yrs old need to hear this too.

  28. navin johnson says:

    To Unbelievable a question….if Kim Swan is the only MP without a party affiliation will be he able to do anything to influence Government on behalf of St. George? golf course is still closed last time I checked….and we do not need to go into the recent Government last ditch discussion about reopening…..was Mr. Swan able to do anything for St. George even when he was leader of the opposition? or did the real decline of the town come when he became the leader of the opposition….?