Photos: “Walkabout” In Northeast Hamilton

October 9, 2015

A group of people — including Governor George Fergusson, Premier Michael Dunkley, Senator Jeff Baron, Senator Vic Ball and Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling — took a “walkabout” of the North Hamilton area recently, with the event designed to increase awareness of the area’s support by Government agencies and service providers.

The group toured various areas including Angle Street, Middletown and more; and also stopped by Focus Counselling, where they met up with MP Michael Weeks.


The Walkabout was arranged by Cleveland “Outasite” Simmons and the residents of Northeast Hamilton, and was related to the Youth Development Zone’s event, as they partnered with the residents for the event.

Chair of the Coordinating Team which manages the Youth Development Zone project, Martha Dismont, said, “They arranged the Walkabout, the music and the food, and we, through the Youth Development Zone project work organized speakers and booths to provide them with helpful, up to date information from Workforce Development, Bermuda Housing, Energy Department, Bermuda Red Cross, Bermuda Police Service, and brochures from other service providers.”

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  1. watching says:

    Photo Opp crew. Absolutely makes me sick.

    • NCM says:

      Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. According to the article: “The Walkabout was arranged by Cleveland “Outasite” Simmons and the residents of Northeast Hamilton, and was related to the Youth Development Zone’s event, as they partnered with the residents for the event.”

      Does it make you sick that MP Weeks was included? Is he part of the ‘photo opp crew’?

      Would you be equally critical if the Premier and others refused to take part?

      You might do well to take heed of 1 Kings 3:16-28. Power at any cost, eh?

    • Jahmani says:

      You make me sick . Moving on……………..

    • Now I’m gonna take a walk about down Tuckers Town.

      • Earth watch police says:

        Please do walk to the end and then jump in the ocean lmfao.

    • Earth watch police says:

      Drink some ganja tea for your upset stomach.

    • stunned... says:

      looks as though the walk about was enjoyed by all.

  2. flikel says:

    Great photo op.

    Now let’s see if these same folks return, without the cameras. If there was genuine support for this area, these same folks would patronize and support businesses in the area…without cameras and the press following them.

    • Good thing they had a guide or else they would’ve got lost.

      • hmph says:

        lmao so true!! A damn shame

      • flikel says:

        That is so true…’s funny, and a bit sad, but it is so true.

        This who thing is a farce. These folks only go in this area is there is a chance for a photo op. The true test is whether they will come back…will they recommend the various stores and businesses to their friends and family? Will they include the stores in this area during a shopping trip into town?

  3. SMH says:

    A bunch of Phony Bolognies. so you did the walk about. What is next, because we are watching. Probably nothing. Phony people.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    Were Premiers Cox or Brown EVER seen walking N Hamilton? Did they mix with the common folk, cameras or not, at all?

    • Justin says:

      Nope, they were too busy hanging out with their mates at Mid Ocean and Tuckers Point.

    • Rightsaidfred says:

      I well remember Cox taking a chauffeured limo when she went out canvassing for votes.
      And her chauffered limo dropping off her, Kim Wilson and Patrice Minors at Little Venice and Barracuda for lunch on Fridays.
      She wasn’t exactly interested in walking around anywhere, much less back of town.

      • know dat says:

        chauffeured limo?

        wow… the s— people make up nowadays.

        I wonder where I can get a limo chauffeured everyday in Bermuda….

    • James says:

      Exactly. Which is why Premier Cox lost her seat. She canvassed from her chauffeured car—not even bothering to get out and speak with the people face-to-face. Elitist and pretentious to the max. One thing you can’t dispute about the current Premier: he’ll talk with anyone.

    • know dat says:

      They lived their….. they come from there they get contacted directly there was never any need for them to walk around trying to convince black people that they cared.

      Also its funny how someone is saying Paula was chauffeured around during canvassing. Obviously this person has never seen someone canvass and doesn’t know how much harder that would make the job.

  5. I also would liked to have been a fly upon the wall when their walk was over…Good job Sight; please let we’lot know?

  6. San George says:

    Where’s Bob – you will not catch him back there; cameras or no cameras.

    • King Tut says:

      at least he not faking it like these clowns

    • impressive. says:

      Good Point, whatever I may feel about Premier Dunkley politically, I will say that he stays in contact and generally interacts with the Black community more than his deputy, whom happens to be “of african decent”,, go figure..

  7. Ex Civil Servant says:

    This is insulting…this shouldn’t be a photo op. PR and press is NOT the “people speak”. Actions and being a patron are much more relevant and effective in spreading news of support.

  8. Always Watching says:

    election time !!!

  9. I heart 441 says:

    If the cameras where not there, then some of you people would complain that they are never in that area.

  10. stunned... says:

    would the mayor and cohorts please take a walk along front street from the corner of Bermudiana road to the Birdcage and note the rank smell of urine. having walked that road today i was embarrassed that our tourists had to be subjected to that stench. perhaps the mayor needs to walk the length of front street later this evening to see the number of men lying, some sleeping in front of the establishments. no doubt they are also relieving themselves. they are able to congregate without fear or reproach of the police service. disgusting!

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      Your not smelling urine…salty decaying foliage from the storm…pungent odours all over the island…

      • Dancing queen says:

        It`s urine. I take the ferry everyday and walk that stretch to work. That stench has been there a while now…before any storm hit.

  11. Flooding says:

    Go into North Hamilton, and you will see Opposition leader Marc Bean on any given day. Not with cameras in-tow, not faking it with the people of the area, but certainly patronizing the various businesses. The deputy leader Burt does the same, as do most PLP MPs. But its natural and genuine, and we in the community know and feel it. That is the difference. They do not need an escort by Dennis Bean and Outtasight Simmons. Instead of the patrimony style politics with photo ops, when will Mr. Dunkley address just ONE of the myriad of issues plaguing his poor Government?

    • know dat says:

      David burt gets his haircut at GandM barber ln court street. No cameras rolling there

  12. Y-Gurl says:

    Police escort to walk around town?

    • Dancing queen says:

      I think that was the governor`s aide walking with them. Not police escort.

    • Sincerious says:

      Just for clarity the large police officer is the inspector responsible for the Community Action Team . They are the team that interacts daily with the community. As one of the providers of service it is appropriate that he too listen to the organizers comments both praise and concern.

  13. Coffee says:

    I guess it was very uncomfortable for the residents to be gawked at as they go about their daily lives . Shame on Outa Sight for putting people on display for political gain .

  14. Dancing queen says:

    Did they have some “Straight Outta North Hamilton” t-shirts to give to these lot to wear while doing their walkabout?… Now that would have added a nice touch to their photo opp…

  15. No Longer A Member says:

    got to love Mr. Hendrickson. He is a gentleman and a scholar.

  16. J devine says:

    The policeman in the picture is one of the most approachable officers on the island. He consistently walks the areas and is known by his first name by many residents as he also knows them and their families names. He also on a regular basis helps with a school home work programme and Beyond Rugby Bermuda. These extra commitments are done in his own time. Bermuda should be thankful for people like him who put their efforts into helping the young people of Bermuda.