Slideshow/Summary: 2012 Election Winners

December 17, 2012 | 118 Comments

The fledgling One Bermuda Alliance, contesting its first general election, denied the ruling Progressive Labour Party a fourth consecutive term tonight [Dec.17] when it claimed a bare majority in terms of parliamentary seats but a solid majority of the popular vote.

Just after midnight OBA candidate Nandi Davis was declared the winner in St. George’s West by just four votes out of the 928 cast. When that East End constituency fell into the OBA column, it provided the OBA with its razor-slim margin of victory.

By defeating the Progressive Labour Party’s Renee Ming and Independent Kim Swan in a tight three-way race, Ms Davis provided the OBA with 19 seats in the House of Assembly — one more than needed to form the next Government. The PLP’s final tally was 17 seats.

The OBA won 52 per cent of the popular vote with the PLP taking 46 percent and the record field of 15 Independent candidates just two per cent. In numerical terms the breakdown was 15,928 votes for the OBA, 14,186 for the PLP and 628 for the Independents.

During an evening not lacking in drama, the most dramatic result of all came early during the vote count when OBA newcomer Glen Smith defeated Premier Paula Cox in Devonshire North West by a 55 percent to 44 per cent margin.

Later former Premier and incumbent Education Minister Dame Jennifer Smith went down to defeat at the hands of longtime rival Kenneth Bascome in St. George’s North. Mr. Bascome, the current Mayor of St. George, had contested the constituency for the United Bermuda Party at previous general elections before joining the OBA earlier this year.

Patrice Minors was also defeated in an electoral re-match with the OBA’s Michael Dunkley. She handily beat the then United Bermuda Party leader in the Smith’s North constituency in 2007. But a resurgent Mr. Dunkley — now deputy leader of the OBA — bested her by a better than two-to-one margin last night, 618 votes to 298.

A list of the old MPs and new MPs for each constituency follows below:

ConstituencyOld MPNew MP
#1 St. George’s NorthDame Jennifer Smith [PLP]Kenneth Bascome [OBA]
#2 St. George’s WestKim Swan [IND]Nandi Davis [OBA]
#3 St. David’sLovitta Foggo [PLP]Lovitta Foggo [PLP]
#4 St. George’s SouthDonte Hunt [OBA]S. Roberts-Holshouser [OBA]
#5 Hamilton EastDerrick Burgess [PLP]Derrick Burgess [PLP]
#6 Hamilton WestWayne Furbert [PLP]Wayne Furbert [PLP]
#7 Hamilton SouthDarius Tucker [PLP]Sylvan Richards [OBA]
#8 Smiths SouthCole Simons [OBA]Cole Simons [OBA]
#9 Smiths WestTrevor Moniz [OBA]Trevor Moniz [OBA]
#10 Smiths NorthPatrice Minors [PLP]Michael Dunkley [OBA]
#11 Devonshire EastBob Richards [OBA]Bob Richards [OBA]
#12 Devonshire South CentralCraig Cannonier [OBA]Craig Cannonier [OBA]
#13 Devonshire North CentralGlenn Blakeney [PLP]Glenn Blakeney [PLP]
#14 Devonshire North WestPaula Cox [PLP]Glen Smith [OBA]
#15 Pembroke EastWalter Roban [PLP]Walter Roban [PLP]
#16 Pembroke East CentralMichael Weeks [PLP]Michael Weeks [PLP]
#17 Pembroke CentralWayne Perinchief [PLP]Walton Brown [PLP]
#18 Pembroke West CentralNeletha Butterfield [PLP]David Burt [PLP]
#19 Pembroke WestShawn Crockwell [OBA]Jeanne Atherden [OBA]
#20 Pembroke South WestLouise Jackson [OBA]Susan Jackson [OBA]
#21 Pembroke South EastAshfield DeVent [PLP]Rolfe Commissiong [PLP]
#22 Paget EastDr Grant Gibbons [OBA]Dr Grant Gibbons [OBA]
#23 Paget WestPatricia Gordon Pamplin [OBA]Patricia Gordon Pamplin [OBA]
#24 Warwick South EastAlex Scott [PLP]Lawrence Scott [PLP]
#25 Warwick North EastDale Butler [PLP]Marc Pettingill [OBA]
#26 Warwick South CentralMarc Bean [PLP]Marc Bean [PLP]
#27 Warwick North CentralElvin James [PLP]R Wayne Scott [OBA]
#28 Warwick WestMark Pettingill [OBA]Jeff Sousa [OBA]
#29 Southampton EastStanley Lowe [PLP]Zane DeSilva [PLP]
#30 Southampton East CentralZane DeSilva [PLP]Leah Scott [OBA]
#31 Southampton West CentralCharles Swan [IND]Shawn Crockwell [OBA]
#32 Southampton WestRandolph Horton [PLP]Randolph Horton [PLP]
#33 Sandys SouthTerry Lister [PLP]Terry Lister [PLP]
#34 Sandys South CentralWalter Lister [PLP]Kim Wilson [PLP]
#35 Sandys North CentralDennis Lister [PLP]Dennis Lister [PLP]
#36 Southampton WestMichael Scott [PLP]Michael Scott [PLP]

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The winning OBA candidates and constituencies were: #1 Kenneth Bascome, #2 Nandi Davis, #4 Suzann Roberts-Holshouser, #7 Sylvan Richards, #8 Cole Simons, #9 Trevor Moniz, #10 Michael Dunkley, #11 Bob Richards, #12 Craig Cannonier, #14 Glen Smith, #19 Jeanne Atherden, #20 Susan Jackson, #22 Dr Grant Gibbons, #23 Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, #25 Marc Pettingill, #27 R Wayne Scott, #28 Jeff Sousa, #30 Leah Scott, and #31 Shawn Crockwell.

The winning PLP candidates and constituencies were: #3 Lovitta Foggo, #5 Derrick Burgess, #6 Wayne Furbert, #13 Glenn Blakeney, #15 Walter Roban, #16 Michael Weeks, #17 Walton Brown, #18 David Burt, #21 Rolfe Commissiong, #24 Lawrence Scott, #26 Marc Bean, #29 Zane DeSilva, #32 Randy Horton, #33 Terry Lister, #34 Kim Wilson, #35 Dennis Lister and #36 Michael Scott.

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  1. WOw says:

    GO Wayne Scott!

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  2. Elca says:

    OBA OBA OBA!!!! We have a new Bermuda, I really look forward to all of these new changes that Bermudian'a have been waiting for; I hope to get more stricter policeman, to stop Bermuda's crimes, I think we need policeman from the U.K. And Canada, and......... The economy!! Oh, I feel these new changes arising, Bermuda is finally turning around.

    I also thank The Lord Jesus Christ for answering my prayers for a new Bermuda, all is in the hands of God, and God is good, very good. Congratulations OBA.

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  3. SoMuchMore says:

    Bermuda has spoken, Congrats OBA!

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    • Hey says:

      Congratulations to all those who won seats on both sides of the house. Now please work together for Bermudians and Bermuda. At the end of the day it is not about anything else but Bermudians and Bermuda.

      PLP please learn from this and know that race, divisiveness, dirty politics are not what it is about. Rise and remember that if it benefits Bermudians then Bermuda benefits. You have a great responsibility as opposition to debate fairly for Bermudians, and not personal agendas.

      Cox, Minors, Burch, and Dame J Smith being dethroned should send you a clear message that accepting responsibility for failures in financial, economic, leadership, relationship with business and education are unacceptible.

      We are in a hole because of poor decisions, please ensure you work with your peers in the PLP and the OBA for Bermudians and Bermuda. Do not act like the Republican party and try to block what needs to happen. As you have witnessed in the US, it does no good to a country or a political party. You now have a big responsibility, be up to the task.

      OBA, congratulations. Enjoy your night and then begin work, ready for when parliament resumes in February, because Bermuda NEEDS work. Where you can leverage the skills and ability of your opposition, please invite them to help.

      We must work together, the nation demands it.

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  4. Aware says:

    Not getting my hopes up just yet

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    • Hey says:

      Immediate Things that need to happen when parliament resumes:

      1: vote for 10% pay cut for elected officials.Should be at least $400,000 saved
      2: do away with 90% if not all GP elected officials cars...either sell here or ship them out and sell them.
      3: recognized on both sides that Bermuda is hurting and that only by working together will Bermudians and Bermuda succed. Blocking legislation for party before voting for what you know is needed WILL COST YOU YOUR political career. Things are changing
      4: lose the racial, them and us divisiveness...It hurts Bermuda, Bermudians need you to represent the best interest of BErmudians and Bermuda. We are in the 21st century...let us move forward, not backwards.

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  5. Jus' Askin' says:

    A win is a win.
    Does it not bother anyone, the rapid rise to power by Mr. C?
    Does it not bother anyone, that a political party that was just formed runs the country?
    The people have spoken and I hope they get what they were promised.
    This is a historical moment in time.
    Let the healing begin ;-)

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  6. Bermy Girl says:

    Thank God Ras Mykkal's greedy @$$ didn't get in!!!!!! Now... MrSpeaker ...shut up.

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  7. Really says:

    Hope has finally come to Bermuda thank heavens the mess is over!

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  8. concerned ambassador says:

    Bitter sweet victory. Hopefully it's not too late to turn this thing around. I prey that we can all unite and come up with productive solutions to better the country. After all we are in this together.

    ONE LOVE♥

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    • M3k3 says:

      How is it one love if 95% of whites vote UBB/OBA anyway regardless of the economic climate.

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      • Let me get this str8 says:

        Because the PLP has simply retained their 1960's attitude of f whitey and all opposition. People have changed and so have mind sets.

        Imagine if the PLP simply attempted at being somewhat cordial to people who do not necessarily agree with them all the time. Imagine if they didn't employ the tactic of villifying and denigrating the characters of the people that they view s the enemy. The people that your Party constantly attacked are just as Bermudian as you or any other PLP supporter. Now you will go on about the attacks on the PLP performance as being one in the same as the PLP attack ads, rallies, opinion pieces. But what you fail to understand (or refuse to acknowledge) is that people were criticising PLP actions and/or in-actions, while the PLP venomously attacked people's skin color, family members etc. That method is worn out after the last two elections.

        You can pretend that the overwhelming non-support of whites for the PLP is simply due to racism. But your Party has simply tried to increase the hate and divide as means to retain power.

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      • Listen Up says:

        Perhaps more white people would vote for the PLP if they didn't constantly dropping the race card in almost every debate. If the PLP wants a diversified vote base, they need to stop treating Bermudians like fools ... who only care about race. Its ridiculous. Every problem Bermudians face, isn't associated with race. Alot of discrimination, is a result of behaviour or attitude. Many Bermudians have a "I desire it because I'm Bermudian" attitude. Actually, NO you don't!!

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        • I'm just saying...... says:

          WHO FEELS IT KNOW'S IT.

          IF YOU OUR YOUR LOVED ONES HAVEN'T BEEN A VICTIM OF RACISM.

          Don't talk about it..

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      • Really? says:

        How is it one love if 95% of blacks vote PLP anyway regardless of the economic climate?

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  9. Reason says:

    Now let us see what reason wayne furbert and others will have for joining the OBA.I am sure they will we welcomed but they should not be rewarded with any position.
    God bless Bermuda.

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    • iashalom says:

      Yes, I agree.
      Wayne Furbert should have stayed where he was. Zane Desilva and others, I believe joined the former government for personal gain. Did they really care about our country which has been on the decline for the last 14 years? Giving contracs to friends, taking unnecessary trips off the tax payers money etc.
      Well, let's give the new government a chance. I have heard many say the OBA candidates are too young to run the country but Jennifer Smith, Paula Cox and Patrice Minors were young when they started in the political arena. Being young is not a reason to think that people can't do a proper job. Remember the formers had stroung leaders, Dame Lois, Mr Cox etc and they were voted in.
      The OBA have some strong candidates in Grant Gibbons, Michael Dunkley, Cole Simons, Bob Richards who have been in politics for years but don't let the OBA think they can relax now. They have made promises and they have been given the "x" to keep the promises. Just as fast as they are in, they will be out if they don't follow through.
      Bermuda spoke loudly and I hope the politicians are listening both the OBA Government and the PLP Opposition.
      OBA you have 4 -5 years to prove yourselfto our country. Both black and white Bermudians had confidence in you and voted you as the new government.
      Today is a new day, let's move forward for our country.

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      • Triangle Drifter says:

        A shame you had to drag race into it. We are BERMUDIANS, all of us.

        Also, we are not a COUNTRY. We are not a NATION. We are still a British colony even though to intents & purposes a self governing one enjoying the best of both sides.

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    • navin johnson says:

      wayne will not be welcomed......

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    • Dana Adderley says:

      I really hope that Wayne Furbert stays where he is and does not walk the floor, if he tries I hope that OBA does not accept him.

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  10. Southshore Bye says:

    Hope All The PLP ministers empty there pockets of Govt Credit Cards aand GP car keys, Go OBA :o )

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  11. Um jus sayin.... says:

    Stay tuned...

    Nandi Davis an MP...of what? What a joke....nevertheless the people have spoken and let's see the change to come!

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  12. Who wrote the report? says:

    No time to party.

    OBA, you have been given the chance that you wanted, now get to work on fixing and healing this island.

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  13. navin johnson says:

    get the gaming referendum going a capital will come in now that they are gone......Bermudians back to work.....

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  14. Educator says:

    Congrats OBA!

    You've got a big job ahead of you. Please make Education number one on your agenda. It's the foundation for positive change.

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  15. tidbit says:

    FINALLY THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN! DONT JUST LOOK AT THE VICTORIES BUT CHECK OUT THE POPULAR VOTE! I CAN NOW ENJOY MY CHRISTMAS!

    CONGRATS ALL OF OBA,,KEEP YOUR PROMISES TO THE PEOPLE....TURN THIS ISLAND AROUND! MAKE WISE DECISIONS AS TO WHO SERVES ON THESE COMMITTEES AND SUB COMMITTEES...(FORGET ABOUT THE POLITICAL SPOIL SYSTEM).

    NOW IT IS TIME TO GET DOWN TO REAL BUSINESS...CLEAN OUT THOSE PERMANENT SECRETARY POSITIONS....ESPECIALLY... AND HIS HAND SELECTED CREW! THEY LET THEIR GUARD DOWN AND SHOWED THEIR ARROGANCE WHILE THEIR PARTY WAS IN CHARGE! ALSO IT IS TIME TO REMIND ALL CIVIL SERVANTS WHAT THE GENERAL ORDERS HAS TO SAY ABOUT PARTY LOYALTY WHILST WORKING FOR GOVERNMENT....I GUESS THEY THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD NEVER COME TO AN END!

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  16. Sandgrownan says:

    Sweet. But Commissiong? Really?

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  17. Shit Happens says:

    Congrat's to the OBA now lets do the wright thing and don't let our Bermudian people down. Once again Congrat's!!!!!!!

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  18. Young Observer says:

    OBA!! OBA!! Glad to see we have a new governing party. It was time for a chagne.

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  19. Jewels says:

    Congratulations OBA !!

    You must now prove the old saying that the more things change, the more they remain the same, to not always be true.

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  20. Opressed says:

    Free at last!!!!!!

    Hopefully criminal proceedings will begin by the end of the week.

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    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Won't happen that fast but investigating is sure due. Read somewhere the IRS has been looking for somebody's motor yacht which happened to be built by the same company as our ferrys. Hmmmmmm.

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  21. Soooooo says:

    I hope Paula took her own car to the"Victory" party and not GP1

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  22. Southshore Bye says:

    GUESS Mr Chris Furbert will not get the LOAN NOW???????

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  23. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Hey Madam *Cog*... Could you hand-over your keys to the "HOUSE" - both Parliament and the fancy one you use for entertaining + your FREE car keys + your Gov't credit cards + your FREE "first-class" travel pass (that you used every other week) + everything else that belongs to the people of Bermuda!!

    Don't forget that you and your band of "con artists" left this once prosperous Island with a monumental DEBT of $1.6+ BILLION and it all happened on your watch while you were the *Finance Minister*!!

    I dare say that there will be many questions coming your way in the near future and quite rightly so - after Bob Richards and "his team" has a good look at ALL the accounting books from the last decade!!

    I trust that you can account with a very "solid paperwork trail" for all the $$$ on EVERY cheque that you approved and signed, during your tenure as the finance person-in-control, along with Godfather Brown!!

    I think we are going to be privy to some "jaw-dropping" information in the future!! Let's see if anyone from the PLP follows in the footsteps of Michael Misick (T & C Islands)!!

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    • Yng Black Mind says:

      It is ignorant statements like this that make people distrust each other - - you couldn't just say Congrats to the OBA without taking shots at the former Premier? A@@

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      • LOL (original TM*) says:

        Agreed YBM its time to move forward not letting misguided comments like this stand and keep us apart as a country. Come on MAKE MY DAY can we please be civil if things transpire then so be it.......

        LOL

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    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Yes, that could lead to a few by elections to replace a few of the old regime that got in via safe seats.

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  24. longtail says:

    Well done OBA - the nightmare of the last 14 years is over.... the ppP (party, party Party) has had its day.

    Now may the healing begin - first order of business (after swearing in the new leader and Cabinet) should be the Pati legislation that has been collecting dust for 8 years, then a revamp of the human rights legislation.... in the new Bermuda all Bermudians need to be held as equals, not just some, and the sooner this happens the better.

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  25. Media says:

    I think Wayne has burnt his bridges this time. The secret report press conference did him in and he will not be welcomed. Short sighted opportunist.

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    • iashalom says:

      Absolutely agree! iT'S NOT ALWAYS GREENER$$$$ on the other side, at least not this time.

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    • C.B.A says:

      Agree completely. He only won his constituency because of the boundary changes. So glad Bermuda sent the plp a message. Wayne Furbert, Laverne Furbert, Jahmal and Sherrie Simmons, etc were so confident the plp would win....I guess they should start listening to polls more often

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  26. Bermudachris says:

    Where can I find the picture posted last night of the victory party before it was a non party?

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  27. TheViewFromHere says:

    This is a good result for Bermuda. The OBA has an uphill battle in changing Bermuda's course, but we must be optimistic that change for the better will happen.
    The PLP now has an opportunity to regroup and seek to redefine itself in Opposition. It would be wonderful if this leads to a change in approach, moving away from old mantras and towards a new dimension in Bermuda politics.
    We shall see.

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  28. tidbit says:

    OBA! just a word of caution....the Union held off their action against the Stevedore Company at the Docks! Don't be surprise when they act up but remember it started under the former government...and as you know they are in bed together....

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  29. wiaruz says:

    I'm glad they won. But please don't expect miracles. The country is in a VERY bad mess and we likely don't even know just how bad. Great to see the architects of a lot of the mess leaving the scene. I just wish Burgess and Rolfe had lost too. Hopefully the OBA may offer a post to Dale Butler. I recall them talking about having a PLP person in cabinet. He would be perfect as he is no longer an MP.

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  30. Victor says:

    Was that Jim Kerwin slipping out the back door?

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  31. argosy says:

    FINALLY, now we can get those mid-term and pre-budget numbers.

    Also find out what the deal is with the Acct General....

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  32. WTF says:

    I am under no illusions that Bermuda will see improvement any time soon.

    But I am optimistic whereas before I most definitely was not, as I did not think the OBA was going to win.

    Let this be a lesson to all you politicians, OBA & PLP. If you become out of touch with those who put you in power and you don't hold yourselves accountable, we will put you out on your a$$.

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  33. JB says:

    Can we bring back the Portuguese gardeners please to get the Botanical gardens back in shape and also have the tree trimming and sides of the roads as clean & tidy as it used to be.

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  34. Serious Though says:

    LOVE my prediction 19-17 OBA wins!

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  35. Serious Though says:

    if you see Laverne Furbert, "smile and wave"

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    • George says:

      We should all send Politely Pompous a good cheery message as well! In good faith maybe give her a new tape for her 8-Track? I heard her Ohh Happy Days tape got stuck in the player and snapped round about 11.30pm last night! ; )

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  36. Highlyfavoured says:

    Congratulations to both PLP and OBA new members of Parliament. I am trusting that both parties will now work together, encourage the break down of barriers that have stifled Bermuda, our community as a whole. More than anything, I pray that the people of Bermuda work together to ensure that the change required to turn the island around begins. We need change, we need positive behaviour and I look forward to the satisfaction that will result as we bring order and correct the wrongs that hinder our progress. Let's not spoil the new day with negative speech and behaiours, but encourage our new leaders to do well, keeping them accountable for their actions.

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    • 32n64w says:

      Well said. Agree completely.

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    • Miss Landy says:

      Yes, I agree also. We as a people have got to put an end to the negative mind set that has poisoned Bermuda and now focus on forward thinking for the benefit of the Island as a whole.

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  37. watch out says:

    and lets keep them (PLP) out from now on!!!!!!!!!!

    they got in by chance that one time, and look how bad they screwed up Bermuda in 12 years. They don't deserve any more chances.

    Finally, we can decrease the debt the PLP left us with, increase jobs, increase international business, increase tourism, decrease crime and gang activity, increase public morale, and ELIMINATE RACIAL TALK!!!!!!!!!

    I thank God I am no longer under rule by a people who can only ever mention skin colour till the day they die. I am glad those people are out, and replaced by competant people who are not only seeing life in black and white.

    We should propose a BAN on all racial rhetoric and race talk. People like Eva Hodgson should be BANNED from public writings which incite racial hatred and inequality. It should be a CRIME punishable by fine and prison to mention racial rhetoric - by anyone.

    Any politician who mentions racial rhetoric should get DOUBLE the fine and prison time. Anyone agree with me?

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    • WTF says:

      Actually, the PLP did not get in by chance in 1998. They won by a landslide. The UBP were completely out of touch with the common man and the major reason why they lost.

      The OBA have their work cut out for them. Don't expect change to be without some pain and sacrifice.

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      • Triangle Drifter says:

        No, not a landslide at all. Just like this election not by much of a difference in the popular vote at all. Something like a 70$ to 30% popular vote split, now that would be more like a landslide.

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    • George says:

      Unfortunately I don't think many people will agree with you Watch Out. Encouraging politicians to condemn racial rhetoric in politics is one thing but trying to ban people discussing race would prove counter productive.

      Although I don't always agree with Eva Hodgson and other 'race activists' the work they do does have a place in Bermudian society. They provide a means by which the white Bermudian society can try to understand the historical experience of black Bermudians one which you may not be able to relate to but one that is their reality nonetheless.

      Unless we start to take the time to actively listen and try and understand each other better then we will continue to be subjected to the 'us vs them'diatribe that has been used been in the recent past to divide us as a community!

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    • LOL (original TM*) says:

      Wrong on many levels omplacency is what lost the elections for PLP and the UBP. No party should be in power for more than 2-3 terms unless they are exceptional at keeping their word which remains to be seen. IMO OBA has a lot of work ahead I wish them luck. To the PLP I hope you now see the race card as what is it it has its uses but it is not a catch all card. Please rethink your statigies and become the PLP you once were.

      LOL

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    • GOOD MORNING INDEED says:

      i AGREE WITH ALL YOUR STATEMENTS HERE THE SAD THING ABOUT HODGSON IS THAT SHE THINKS SHE IS RIGHT WHICH MAKES HER A DANGEROUS PERSON. AND HER AND EWART HAVE DR. BEFORE THEIR NAME????????????????

      BUT race can be talked about, race is not the problem it is only when an uneducated person on life and culture like Hogson and Ewart Brown do it it it becomes nasty and devicive ,if you can't do it in a healthy constructive way keep your mouth shut.
      It takes people with class and respect to do that, you have to approach it with respect for all backgrounds, working on the future and people coming together for a better BDA is in a way working on race. Race is really not the problem i think it is just a respect issue and education issue. When cannonier talks about race he is breif and suttle makes his point and moves on he says "let's put the deviciveness behind us and move on" enough said.

      READ WHAT I SAID BELOW

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  38. watch out says:

    the only way we can ever prevent race from being used as a TOOL during elections and in brainwashing people, is by CRIMINALIZING IT.

    It is poison, destructive, and evil. It does nothing good, and only tears apart.

    Let's all push for this to become law, and never give up! Otherwise we will end up hearing more racial nonsense in the future from the PLP and such people.

    BAN IT! BAN IT! BAN IT!

    "A country that lives as ONE PEOPLE cannot live defining the lines that separate them!"

    - my quote! now put that in your pipe and smoke it

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  39. PLP but not the Government says:

    Feeling very hopeful for a new Bermuda this morning. Thank you God for your leading and making the path straight for us to move forward. We are one people and we must work together for a Bermuda that we can all be proud of once again. God is in control of all things so we need to talk to Him constantly. Keep the faith Bermuda, He will continue to guide us on the right path.

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  40. Sings in JOY says:

    Bridge this GAP OBA

    Bring the Country TOGETHER

    Get Rid of the Race Factor

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  41. INMYTWENTIES says:

    Congrats OBA on the victory, but we are still at war. Our economy is still in desperate need. This is the real test for the OBA to see if they can do what they have promised. Im still not convinced till I see real change.

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    • Don't expect too much, too quickly. You must be aware of the absolutely massive deficit that this little island has and it will not shrink much for many a long day. No matter who is in power and regardless of what strange philosophies many people still nurture, miracles do not and will not, happen. Stick with what you have now and support them all the way. Why such a tiny community cannot get a few wise people to sit round a table and coalesce to achieve their goal for the whole good of this still beautiful little island, is beyond a viewer from outside. But of course those inside know why, don't they?

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  42. Lili says:

    What an amazing thing to feel hope for this country for the first time in YEARS! Congratulations OBA.

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  43. You cant be serious says:

    I have no problem welcoming in change. But i will put a few words of caution out there to the people of Bermuda.If the OBA really wants to show they have changed from the UBP I hope they give the other candidates a portfolio other than the typical Dunkley and Gibbons whos familys loaded up off of the former UBP banner.The black bermudian vote is what swayed this election in the favor of the OBA. My concerns are that with the ending of term limits which is a possibility under this government that it will stunt the growth of educated bermudians trying to move up in the international business world.This issue would need to be adressed. If the OBA really want to stop the racial divide that is evident here on this island they will leave the former UBP leaders behind and move forward without them.

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    • Clarity says:

      Amen!

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    • Bullseye says:

      Why deny talent due to the skin colour?

      Also term limits extended for the foreign big boys allows those companies to invest here with confidence and hire young educated Bermudians. You act like the job is already there without the foreigner. It is not.

      If you want to sing about the UBP for the next five years no is going to stop you, but you will get tuned out. This is a new Government and one that will be held accountable. We as a people have taken the power away from the mighty politicians who now are humbled. They will serve us to the best of their ability or they will be out. That is a refreshing change from the last five years where the politicians have seemed omnipotent and able to do whatever they want whenever they want.

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  44. Serious Though says:

    do we get a Holiday tomorrow?

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  45. Serious Though says:

    and the end of PLP ......

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  46. A GOOD MORNING INDEED! says:

    Morning Bda peoples ,THANK GOD FOR THE OBA WIN. AND MY FAITH IS RENEWED AGAIN IN BERMUDA PEOPLE AND OUR SPIRIT.
    DONE OUR THE DAYS OF EB ,HODSON AND COX WITH THEIR BACKWARDS OLD RACIAL VIEWS DIVIDING THE COUNTRY WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER IN THESE TIMES AND GROW. SHAME ON EB FOR HIS RACIAL REMARKS A FEW DAYS AGO, BUT ONWARDS TO BETTER TIMES.
    HAMILTON PARISH C,MON WHY SO MANY VOTES FOR THE PLP?
    BUT ANYWAYS OBA WITH THE VICTORY IS MY XMAS PRESENT THIS YEAR! UNACCEPTABLE RACIST BEHAVIOR NO MATTER WHO IS SAYING IT AND EXTREME VIOLENCE IS NOT WANTED OR TOLERATED IN BDA IF YOU DONT DO YOUR JOB RIGHT YOU ARE OUT THE FFING DOOR.
    THANK YOU TO BERMUDA FOR STEPPING UP AND DOING THE RIGHT THING!
    GLAD I VOTED OBA AND WE ALL GOT ON THE SAME PAGE TOGETHER!

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  47. Now let's find the missing millions!!

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    • Serious Though says:

      digging dirty on PLP will just be red meat for PLP, don't serve it to them, that will energize their base! lets create jobs and pay the debt!

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  48. PLP for Life says:

    Prediction: Hotel within 6 months.

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  49. Cross+Roads says:

    OK OBA, Congrats on ousting a dishonest government. Now get in there and look at any Gov. contracts and sto the bleeding.

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  50. The Skink says:

    It is a new day in Bermuda. The way forward will not be an easy one. True, we may celebrate or lick our wounds, but we must work together during this upcoming difficult period of structural adjustment. May we always remember and avoid the vices that damaged this ship Bermuda. Now let us focus on the virutes on the path to our new destination. Onward and upward together!

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  51. KarmaGotEm says:

    Inquiring minds want to know! Now that Shawn Crookwell has been elected as part of the ruling Government. Is he eligible to travel abroad to or through the US to represent the Bermuda if required to do so? Also maybe now that his seat is secure, he can tell us where the heroin was delivered and to whom? My understanding is,if you are really sorry for your bad deeds you repent everything!

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