PLP Leader Marc Bean’s Christmas Message

December 24, 2014

[Updated with video]

It is a very special pleasure to address you on behalf of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party at this very special time of year. Whether you observe Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or anything at all, one thing that we all can celebrate is the need for all of us to be drawing closer together as opposed to being drawn further apart.

We all want a better Bermuda, we all want to provide for our families and we all want to build a better future for our children. And while we may sometimes disagree on the best ways to do those things, at our core we all want the same things out of life – freedom, justice, equality and prosperity; for not just ourselves but for the people that we love.

Bermuda is experiencing difficult times and with many of us out of work or struggling to provide for our families, it is difficult to see that better days lie ahead. Now more than ever we must tap into our deep, rich cultural heritage of coming together, supporting each other and displaying the friendly and charitable spirit for which Bermudians are known to possess and truly be our brothers keeper.

We encourage you to reach out your neighbours, support our local charities and do all that you can to make this time of year as joyful as it can be for all of Bermuda. Let this season be the beginning of a new spirit of unity, charity and brotherhood that extends beyond December and into all the months and years to come.

We will pull through these difficult times. We will be the Bermuda that we all want to see become a reality. If we pull together, work together and struggle together to build it together starting now.

Happy Holidays and God bless the people of Bermuda.

- Marc Bean

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  1. Oh,I see now says:

    “We will pull through these difficult times. We will be the Bermuda that we all want to see become a reality. If we pull together, work together and struggle together to build it together starting now.”

    I really want to believe you but your actions always seem to cancel out your words…..sigh.

    • Keep on speaking for the PEOPLE
      When you start reading nice things about you from a certain segment of society then you’ve lost the VISION of our FOREFATHERS.

      • Hmmm says:

        A vision of hate and punishment….nice. Not!!!!

      • Cleancut says:

        The “VISION” of our “FOUREFATHERS” was lost between 1998 and 2012.

      • Anbu says:

        Hahahahahahaha looks like someone got coal for xmas. ” certain segment of society” lmfao just say white people mate. No need to sugar coat it. We all know what u mean.

  2. Dude says:

    Marc Bean just flaps his lips. His words are hollow. “freedom, justice, equality ” not if your LGBT or a woman or a white Bermudian though right Marc?

  3. Lebron says:

    Always the undertones of a political dig Marc, you couldn’t resist. No class.

  4. aceboy says:

    Look, it’s Dr. Jekyll. Where did Mr. Hyde go?

  5. hmmm says:

    “at our core we all want the same things out of life – freedom, justice, equality and prosperity; for not just ourselves but for the people that we love.”

    How about we want those things for everyone !!!

  6. CommonSensenBda says:

    ” …Bermuda we are experiencing difficult times…”

    Yes thanks to the defunct leadership of the PLP who delivered us into never before experienced DEBT.

    Praise the Father God for giving us the government our Island needed to rise back to prosperity.

  7. “Bermuda is experiencing difficult times and with many of us out of work or struggling to provide for our families, it is difficult to see that better days lie ahead. Now more than ever we must tap into our deep, rich cultural heritage of coming together, supporting each other and displaying the friendly and charitable spirit for which Bermudians are known to possess and truly be our brothers keeper.
    We encourage you to reach out your neighbours, support our local charities and do all that you can to make this time of year as joyful as it can be for all of Bermuda. Let this season be the beginning of a new spirit of unity, charity and brotherhood that extends beyond December and into all the months and years to come.”
    Mr. Marc Bean, just because you know the words to a song it doesn’t make you a singer… :-(

  8. Stunned... says:

    Wishing PEACE to all tomorrow.

  9. Triangle Drifter says:

    Could not help himself. Even with a Christmas message he had to drag politics into it. Good grief!

  10. “We encourage you to reach out to your neighbours, support our local charities and do all that you can to make this time of year as joyful as it can be for all of Bermuda. Let this season be the beginning of a new spirit of unity, charity and brotherhood that extends beyond 2014 December and into all the months and years to come.
    We will pull through these difficult times. We will be the Bermuda that we all want to see become a reality. If we pull together, work together and struggle together to build it together starting now.”
    Only if we all are able to allow our bygones to become just that, bygones it will be far-more beneficial to everyone :-)

    • Wise words: the Arabian proverb — Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel — suggests it is not enough to put your faith in others, be they God, other people, governments or institutions, without some action on your part

  11. William says:

    “We will pull through these difficult times. We will be the Bermuda that we all want to see become a reality. If we pull together, work together and struggle together to build it together starting now.”

    its about time he feels this way. I wonder if he will now work with the Government in an appropriate and adult way instead of trying to bring it down at every turn.