PLP Thank Constituents After ‘Feed The Family’

November 17, 2014

[Updated with video] The Sandys South branch of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party is today thanking the constituents of 33 for their show of support for their “Feed the Family” event held at the Somers Isles Lodge on Sunday.

PLP Constituency 33 Candidate Jamahl Simmons remarked,”The turnout for this event was outstanding and we are grateful not only to the volunteers and donors who made this event possible but to the families of constituency 33 whose participation made this event such a resounding success.”

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“With a menu that included fried fish, jerk chicken, barbecued ribs, cole slaw, garden salad and more, over 300 plates were served to constituents of Sandys South,” the PLP said.

“We believe that every once in a while, it is nice to give families a night off from cooking and an opportunity to enjoy fellowship with our neighbours. Based on the extremely positive response and turnout, we believe that this can and should become a semi-regular event,” Mr. Simmons added.

The bye-election to fill the seat vacated by former Sandys South MP Terry Lister is set for tomorrow, Tuesday November 18th at the Somers Isles Lodge on Hog Bay Level from 8 am to 8pm. You can view all our coverage of the upcoming bye-election here.

Update – video [from YouTube] taken at the event:

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  1. js says:

    fattening up the voters for slaughter

  2. hmmm says:

    PLP must think people are that stupid and can be bought for a plate.

    The religious message appeared on that building…hmmmm God no like PLP.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Held just 2 days before an election in the constituency. What a coincidence!

    The PLP were not trying to buy votes with a free meal. Noooo, not them.

    At least we know the value of the vote to some folks. A simple buffet meal. That is all.

  4. UpsetwithVerdict says:

    yea I just dont understand why these things are not just done anyway…especially when so many ppl are out of work and having difficulty feeding their families..dont just do it around an election time.

  5. Terry says:

    Politics at it’s worst.
    Come on PLP.

  6. Kangoocar says:

    I have to congratulate the plp??? Every time I think they cannot get lower, they prove me wrong!!! Anyway someone posted last night that the turnout was SMALL???? I think I will believe them over the plp!!!

  7. scoob says:

    300 plates….maybe fewer people and they had seconds?

  8. Alvin Williams says:

    I guess fixing the roof of a bus shelter in the area don’t count? I know what don’t count; the attempt to run away from the anti-Bermudian record of this government; claiming that you will be the voice of the people?

    • 32n64w says:

      Alvin – what say you regarding the PLP’s decision to enslave our children and grandchildren to the financial shackles of overseas lenders?

      If you want to honestly identify a political party who is anti-Bermudian you need to start and end with the PLP. They sold us all down the river – but that’s not politically convenient now is it?

      Truth and reality have an anti-PLP bias.

  9. Chris Famous says:

    The turnout was low..hmm ok. They really have no idea.

    The hate is great on here

    • Smh says:

      That’s rich after all those hateful tweets that caused JS to have to resign from the PLP….or is that old news now?

    • Kangoocar says:

      @not so famous, let me help you on this!!, being you have a VERY short family Bermudian tree!! Bermudians are very proud people, and if they actually showed up to get a FREE meal, they showed up because of financial desperation!!! That can be directly linked to your plp’s policies!!!!

      • Chris Famous says:

        Lol short family tree?

        Go to Devonshire Church and half the graves would contain my family.

        Do some historical research instead of hiding behind a fake name.

  10. Strike fund says:

    PLP must be a little concerned if they have to try and bribe the constituents of 33.

    Seriously though, the timing of this makes the gesture seem rather shallow.

    If somebody could provide a list of other Feed the Family dates and locations they have held recently it might help to make it look less like bribery.

    • hmmm says:

      The clue is in the “Thanks Constituents”

      It was buying votes, or the message would have been thanks to people.

      Snake oil salesmen in action. Makes me sick

  11. Chris Famous says:

    How about the OBA giving out Free “candy” for Holloween at Somerset Bridge?

    Double Standards much?

    • Strike fund says:

      It’s called Halloween.

      It’s the PLP that are hollow!

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Were they? If they were, Halloween was a long time ago. Besides, since when can children vote or have a say in how parents vote.

      A few candys is far from being a bribary meal along with the pep talk first of course.

    • 32n64w says:

      Was unaware the PLP considered minors able to vote. Then again, both the candidate and party leader’s juvenile ramblings probably tend to skew more towards the childish elements within our society so you could almost be forgiven for the shallow and baseless remark.

      Still waiting for your thoughts on Matc Bean’s alleged anti-Bermudian female remarks and whether such language is prevalent amongst the male PLP hierarchy.

    • Ty says:

      @Chris Famous – I can’t believe you actually wrote that giving out candy crap. Come on – come on – you’re bigger then that. OR ARE YOU????????? That looks like one of those comments you wish you could delete even after hitting the send button. LOL LOL

      Did you give out candy on Halloween? Did you ask what party you support before you gave it to them?

  12. Ringmaster says:

    It wasn’t long ago that Walton Brown was alleging the OBA had paid cash for votes in the General Election. No proof of course just allegations. Why is providing food a few days before a bye election different? It was clearly to influence voters, or to ensure votes. If one was wrong (unethical but not illegal?) then so is the other.

  13. Kangoocar says:

    The choice should be easy for the voters of 33?!! On the one hand, we have a professional candidate OBA and on the other hand we have a political hack that has flip flopped between the UBP, NLP and now the plp?? JS has only ever spent his time joining whichever political party he THINKS he has the best chance of earning a pay cheque through!!! Obviously earning a living in the private sector has been difficult for him??? I wonder why??? His only objective is, ( take care of js first???) can anyone state what he actually did for the voters that elected him when he was UBP????

  14. Elaine Faber says:

    I applaud you on your wisdom, the ability to clearly reason through and to honestly believe that anyone would sell their vote for one meal.

    Dunkley, Richards and Gibbons no wonder you want foreigners in Bermuda, reading the comments of your supporters, foreigners must really smirk at their ignorance.

    I would hope that you will have the fortitude and dignity to congratulate the winner irrespective of whom s/he will be.

    But I must confess, you do have a social media tainted edge but at ground zero the blinders are off.

  15. shirley Richardson says:

    For the many who believe that the PLP’s sunday dinner was just to get votes, you folk are really out of touch, in fact, the PLP,St.Paul’s AME church and the BIU has a feeding program every Wednesday at the church. This program has been going on for several months.

    Feeding the hungry has nothing to do with the election. Some of you haters don’t have a clue as to what the community is doing to help the people in need. No matter who wins the by-election the PLP will continue to assist the community. I haven’t heard of Dunkley giving our free milk. ” people get over it”.

  16. James says:

    There really has to be an investigation done on this. I have no qualm with the PLP wanting to feed folks for free, and day of the week.

    But certainly judgment is questionable if the Party was allowed to give away free food to voters in a constituency two nights before an election *at an active polling station.*

    Smarter legal minds may know better, but Section 64 and 65 of the Parliamentary Elections Act speaks to this.

    Who allowed them to rent an active polling station for this?

  17. shirley Richardson says:

    Well, who’s going to investigate Jet Gate? Who’s going to investigate, the 350,000 dollars that was used as an underground campaign, to pay certain folks to write nasty blogs, and encourage people not to vote in the last election? Yes there needs to be an investigation, Why did Thad Hollis resign ? Why did Craig Cannonier resign as the premier?

    When are some of you haters, going to start asking some real questions, about the integrity of this gov’t ?. Jamahl Simmons won the by-election fair and square, So you backward thinking people,”GET OVER IT”.