OBA Respond To PLP Call For MP To Resign

April 28, 2017 | 22 Comments

[Updated: OBA statement had 'factual error']

“The Opposition’s method is always to look for the worst in everything,” the OBA said today, adding that the “statement by the Opposition against MP R. Wayne Scott, who has taken a job as Chief Technology Officer with the Gaming Commission is not correct.”

PLP Call For Mr Scott To Resign His Seat

This follows after the PLP called on Mr Scott to “resign his seat immediately,” saying the “acceptance of this post squarely places MP Scott in a dubious position of bias” and a “real conflict of interest has been created.”

Mr Scott, who stepped down from Cabinet earlier this year and remains a backbencher in the House of Assembly, began work with the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission on April 3rd, serving as the Chief Technology Officer.

OBA Response [Contained Factual Error]

An OBA spokesperson said, “The Opposition’s method is always to look for the worst in everything. The OBA, however, will continue to serve the people with openness, transparency and accountability.

“The statement by the Opposition against MP R. Wayne Scott, who has taken a job as Chief Technology Officer with the Gaming Commission is not correct. A Gaming Commission statement earlier this week fully described the process leading to the hiring of Mr. Scott.

“The Opposition says Mr. Scott’s appointment is a conflict of interest and that he should resign.

“But Section 187 of the Casino Gaming Act makes it clear that there is no breach of the Act. Indeed, Mr. Scott’s position is no different from that of Opposition MP Kim Wilson, who has a position with the government-funded National Anti-Money Laundering Committee. [Update, see below]

“It is our view that both MPs should be entitled to use their expertise; and should matters come before the House of Assembly relating to their employment the Speaker is responsible for decisions on their recusal.”

Update: OBA Says Their Statement Had ‘Factual Error’, Wilson Does Not Have Position As Stated

Update 4.54pm: The OBA said, “A statement released earlier by the party contained a factual error that we would now like to correct. It has been brought to our attention that MP Kim Wilson does not have a government-funded position within the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee. “

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  1. Well Cannonaire did!

  2. Unbelievable says:

    Haha sorry PLP. One of your guys is also on a Govt Committee. Can’t make this up.

    • J Starling says:

      Apparently one can.

    • Johnny says:

      You didnt read the OBA update at the end of the article. Update 4.54pm: The OBA said, “A statement released earlier by the party contained a factual error that we would now like to correct. It has been brought to our attention that MP Kim Wilson does not have a government-funded position within the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee.

      Somebody said something about foot in mouth?

      But you guys will still be OK with it cause in your minds the OBA can do no wrong.

      To the OBA it doesn’t matter if they are factually incorrect, all they need to do is sow seeds in the minds of their people.

      Faux News is a specialty of theirs.

  3. puzzled says:

    Same ole same ole.
    Open mouth without thinking.

  4. mark says:

    Damn! They got slapped down!

  5. Cedar Stump says:

    PLP motto “Open mouth and insert foot”

  6. aceboy says:

    To the PLP it doesn’t matter if they are factually incorrect, all they need to do is sow seeds in the minds of their people.

    Faux News is a specialty of theirs.

  7. Real Onion says:

    they can spin doctor as much as they like,but whilst they might just fool some,they wont fool all……

    it’s a Conflict of Interests.

    • Passa Doe Bley? says:

      so why didn’t Dr brown resign when he flew on the Globalhue private jet and shortly afterwards awarded them a multi million dollar contract?

  8. Alvin Williams says:

    Why are we surprise that the OBA government will come out and support their blatant display of double standards; but than this same government brought us Jet-gate.

    • bee says:

      please read above: “so why didn’t Dr brown resign when he flew on the Globalhue private jet and shortly afterwards awarded them a multi million dollar contract?”

  9. Same ole same ole says:

    The OBA statement was factually incorrect!! Doesn’t matter to the kool-aid drinkers they will still spew their incorrect venom! ANYTHING about the PLP is wrong even if the OBA are wrong. MP Scott accepting this job is unethical and conflicting. He should have figured this out himself. OBA have truly shown their hands again!! Roll on election time. #neveroba #worstbermudaever

  10. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    Criticism of others with our offering a viable solutions get us no where.

    Why do People create hypothetical problems out of thin air ?

    Are you not happy to live in paradise?

    Our roads are paved with gold are we too lazy to pick it up.

    Play and work don’t mix.

    Greed ! When too much is not enough.

    One door closes and another opens ! What happens where there are no more doors ?

    A Man who works from nine to five has nothing. the man who works from nine to nine has every thing.

    It never ceases to amaze me how people can jump from pillar to post with our solving anything.

    No body said you can’t join in !

    The Definition of progress ! one inch in the right direction.

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