[Updated] The PLP is hosting their final rally this evening [Dec 15] at the Berkeley Institute Field starting at 7pm. Primarily featuring the candidates from Constituencies 13 through 23, all candidates from the 36 constituencies will be in attendance and will address the crowd.
The PLP’s event will also include local entertainers as well as a “Get Out the Vote Party” until 1am featuring Bermuda DJs Selecta Fray and Presidential Elite.
Part #1: Webcast replay of the first 2 hr 50 mins hours of the PLP rally, drag bottom bar to fast forward:
Part #2: Webcast replay of the last 30 mins of the PLP rally, drag bottom bar to fast forward:
Update 8.30pm: We also have a live video stream set up at the other political rally happening at the Bermuda College this evening, and once it gets underway we will update with that video.
Update 9.05pm: According to the event poster, the Bermuda College event — billed as “Change Fest”– is scheduled to include overseas entertainers from the East and West coast [TJ Gibson, DJ CMS, Ray Jay], Jamaican artists, who will all be supported by local acts, plus a chance to meet the candidates.
Part #1: 1 hr 45 mins webcast replay of the event at the Bermuda College, drag bottom bar to fast forward:
Part #2: Webcast replay of the last 11 mins, drag bottom bar to fast forward:
Update 9.41pm: Both events continue, with the PLP’s event having had most the central candidates speak as well as some entertainment. The event at the Bermuda College has featured musical entertainment.
Update 11.58pm: Both events have ended, the webcast replays are available above.
The PLP rally was attended by hundreds of people, and began with the PHC majorettes and also included a number of local singers as well as the Gombeys. You can drag the bottom bar on Part #1 of the PLP webcast replay to go directly to each speaker.
The approximate times are: Darius Tucker at 41 mins, Dawn Simmons at 57 mins, Rolfe Commissiong at 53 mins, Marcus Jones at 59 mins, Vince Ingham at 1 hr 15 mins, David Burt at 1 hr 24 mins, Walton Brown at 1 hr 30 mins, Michael Weeks at 1 hr 39 mins, Walter Roban at 2 hr 13 mins, and Glenn Blakeney at 2 hr 20 mins.
All three former Premiers also spoke, with Dr Ewart Brown at 1 hr 51 mins, Dame Jennifer Smith at 2 hr 1 min and Alex Scott at 2 hrs 5 mins. Premier Paula Cox’s speech can be found at the very start of Part #2 of the PLP webcast replay.
The OBA themed event at the Bermuda College was attended by a few dozen people, and consisted mostly of musical entertainment by both overseas performers and Bermudian artists.
There was 30 minutes of inactivity onstage after the singers performed [1 hr 20 mins to end of Part #1] which appeared to be related to the immigration issues with overseas artists.
OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said: “I think most of you know what’s happening, we are having some challenges with some of the main groups getting here with immigration, but that will not wane our spirits.”
He didn’t elaborate, but it appears Jamaican reggae stars Gyptian and Khago were supposed to appear at the event, which was scheduled to start at 7pm, but got underway closer to 9pm.
Many of the OBA candidates were present, however Mr Cannonier was the only one to speak, he can be heard at the beginning of the second Part #2 webcast replay.