Videos: Online Video Messages From Paula Cox

June 19, 2017 | 89 Comments

Over the last 24 hours, three videos have been posted on a Youtube account called “PC Elect” showing former Premier Paula Cox delivering National Heroes Day and Father’s Day messages, with the videos making references to Constituency 14.

In one video, Ms. Cox said, “Good day to the constituents of Constituency 14 and the wider Bermuda. I know you’re all ready for the National Heroes Day.

“National Heroes Day is a wonderful time to pay tribute and the acknowledge those who have given so much – our national heroes who have sacrificed and made a difference and had an impact in Bermuda, and we thank them and we acknowledge them.”

“That’s at the national level. However, as I’ve canvassed in C14, I’ve met a number of local community heroes. Persons like the two gentlemen who are dedicated to sweeping and cleaning up their part of the neighbourhood, determined to make a difference there.

“I’ve met women who are putting together care packages for those who are facing significant economic hardship to have something to help them along the way. That’s compassion, that’s caring.”

The video was posted approximately 17 hours on the “PC Elect” Youtube account, and followed after another video titled “Paula Cox’s Happy Father’s Day message to Dads in C14 Bermuda”. Following after those two videos, was another 16-second video titled “Paula Cox 2017.”

The three videos are the only ones on the channel at this time, and while two of the three reference C14, and one references the July 18th election, none of the videos appear to implicitly state she is a candidate for C14.

Emails recently revealed the internal discussions within the PLP over Ms Cox’s bid to be the PLP’s candidate for Constituency #14 Devonshire North West.

Ms Cox lost her seat in the 2012 General Election, with the OBA’s Glen Smith winning with 55.49% of the vote. Prior to 2012, Ms Cox had held the seat since 1996, winning 69.59% of the vote vs the UBP’s Alan Marshall [492-215] in the 2007 General Election, and in 2003, Ms Cox won 74.27% of the vote against Christian Dunleavy [UBP] who received 25.73%.

The PLP has already confirmed that Wayne Caines will be the PLP’s candidate for Devonshire North West, while the OBA has confirmed that Glen Smith, the incumbent, will run for the OBA again in the area.

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  1. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Independent candidate…watch this space!

  2. James says:

    No matter your feelings on Paula Cox, the PLP did her dirt in C14 and she has the right to let the voters decide.

  3. Real Onion says:

    The cog is broke

  4. Laughter is good for the Soul! says:

    …the dirt was done at the last election to the good people of C14 by Cox. The good people of C14 taught Cox a good lesson although it appears that Cox likes issues! Independent? Cross the floor Cox,stop fooling around.

  5. Really says:

    And so the architect of the PLP’s 2012 loss returns in a blaze of glory to attempt to cause another loss. People should be reminded that if it wasn’t for Paula Cox deliberately delaying an election until after the UBP had re-assembled into the OBA we wouldn’t even be in this predicament. These three videos are the most convincing argument to vote for Wayne Caines. This is the voice of yesterday and this election is about the future. And by the way, this isn’t the conduct of a team player as Ms. Cox claimed she was in those leaked emails from last week; but then we knew that all along.

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      You are right, if the PLP were still in power we wouldn’t be in this predicament; IB returning to Bermuda, economy growing again, public debt finally beginning to shrink, tourism on the rise.

      We still be saddled with a government intent on borrowing to pay for debt, a public debt in excess of $2.5B (conservatively), a government that inspired businesses to leave our shores with their jobs, a tourism department being run as a government friends and family payout plan.

      Ya, we are in such a worse predicament with an OBA government.

    • Hey says:

      Yep she was responsible for the 2012 loss, I knew that if she didn’t put her foot down and stop Colonel Burch from running, it would be all over for the PLP.

    • HR Manager - Performance Appraisal 1 of 3 says:

      Dear Voter,

      Lets evaluate the videos and some of the candidate’s more recent performance more critically.

      1) A non-Bermudian is being used as the consultant to advise someone who has not been part of public or community life since December 2012. So already you can see how the messaging is disconnected, stale and cold these messages and the 19 second music video are all weak and unemotional.

      2) In the months leading up to the December 2012 general election, the Candidate randomly selected candidates to run in seats either by hastily called central committee meetings where some delegates received less than 24 hours notice of the meetings.

      3) The only regular community event the Candidate keeps fixed in their diary for the past 20 years are the lunches or dinners at Ascots where a few advisors and 3 close friends are invited to reminisce on past accomplishments.

      4) Outside Premier Dame Jennifer and former Minister Patrice Minors the Candidate did not have any time whatsoever for the women in the party, its like there was a contempt if you weren’t close to Dame Lois and that past era of their Ascendency.

      5) Candidate has a new full time job as internal legal counsel at an IB insurance company and does not have the physically or emotional stamina to juggle the demands of a full time career as a Bermuda insurance lawyer which is a 40 – 50 hour a week responsibility, with the work the PLP will need to do to continue Moving Bermuda Forward.

      6) The Candidate has still failed to accept or shoulder any responsibility for the PLP’s crushing defeat and has not accepted any of the recommendations made in the PLP’s own post-election post mortem report.

      7) Winning 50 votes, to dilute the PLPs potential win in a marginal seat, how does this re-validate you as a Politician? Please explain, is this about ego?

      8) Has never managed people, or garnered community support around any important community issue in 20 years. Has never demonstrated any emotion towards critical community issues.

      Look forward to issuing Performance Appraisal 2 & 3.

      Yours faithfully,
      HR Manager – Performance Appraisal 1 of 3

      • hmmm says:

        Wow someone has really got it in for Paula. Such hatred spewed.

        Shows the true colours of the PLP. An attempt to rip somebody apart and destroy their character….Disgusting.

        If I was Paula, you would be sued.

        • I shall not be moved says:

          hmmm because someone speaks the truth and or has an opinion different from yours it does not make them hateful. Same tactic individuals use regarding those who have a right to have their own opinion regarding homosexuality (now known as same sex marriage. People that are quick to give negative labels to individuals that do not think like them are juvenile minded.

          We are living in a time where lies are truth, truth are lies, right is wrong, wrong is right and 2+2 is based on your own opinion.

        • Ladeej says:

          How is stating the facts spewing hatred? HR Manager has hit the proverbial nails on the heads. Paula needs to pack it in and support the designated candidate in constituency 14. In my opinion, she should use her experiences to mentor all of the up and coming candidates. That is called supporting your party, not going against them and splitting the votes.

        • Party Party Party says:

          hmmm

          Wait until the 2010-2012 emails are circulated, then you will have facts on Madam Premiers previous conduct.

          She still has use in policy formulation but not as an MP or anybody’s Party Leader, she does not have any moral authority or respect at grass roots none

        • OBA Strategy says:

          Team Cox, stop adding comments to your own article, it is most disingenuous

          Haven’t you lot read Premier Cox’s good governance legislation

        • Too bad you didnt have those same sentiments when she was Premier.
          Now you want to be her supporter after you and your supporters ripped into her when she was a cog?
          LMAO

      • bluwater says:

        Wow…..really? She’s working a 40-50 hour week? How completely….ordinary.

      • Frosty says:

        Performance appraisals??? Lame

  6. mr g says:

    Nice message but those damn Birds!!!!!

  7. La Rooty says:

    Where has she been these last 5 years??

  8. Zevon says:

    I hope to see many more of these videos from Ms Cox in the next few weeks. She should make her voice heard as much as possible.

    • All you U.B.P. supporters would like that, still cant top ya boys last speach.

      • Zevon says:

        It’s free speech and democracy. She should make her voice heard as much as possible.

        • I shall not be moved says:

          Zevon free speech and democracy only applies if it pertains to whatever you agree with. You are a wolf in wolves clothing

          Mrs.Cox has to L’s beside her name, the PLP lost the election under her leadership and she also lost C14.

        • Is it free speech and Democracy when Furbert and Tweed speak too?
          LMAO

          • Anbu says:

            Well if tweed were actually “bermudian” then yes but considering hes just a liar then no. Furbert tho, yes, as much as i dont agree with him, he is in all aspects a REAL “son of the soil”

      • Mother Theresa says:

        Ummm do you mean “speech”?

    • Um.... says:

      You must be an OBA supporter who wants to see the votes split. Paula has been missing for 5 years. She is irrelevant in politics. And she’s the reason why the PLP lost the last election. She is doing this for either 1) money 2) entitlement and/or 3) to be spiteful because their leadership of the party knows she’s a bad candidate.

      These videos do her a disservice. She looks very “low energy”. Doesn’t look like she has any ideas or even a grasp on her constituency. Why isn’t she showing a video of her talking to people. Just a couple of stories with no names attached to them. We don’t believe you Ms. “Cog In The Wheel”. If she loves the PLP as much as she says she does, she will stop this and let Wayne Caines win this seat. She is going to cost the party the election again. All because she hasn’t realized that she’s irrelevant in politics.

  9. Jus' Askin' says:

    Is She For Real?!? :-D

  10. Madge says:

    Paula, you messed up as the Premier of this Island,who would vote for you again ?

  11. King Jammys says:

    Bring back the COG !

  12. Albie says:

    There is no doubt in my mind that Paula Cox allowed unfettered spending by the plp government once she became the Finance Minister.

    She was unable and perhaps unwilling to stop the virtual bankrupting of our country by her bretheren. As a “cog” she did what she was told by others who clearly were not interested in the benefit of the people of our blighted country.

    As a voter in C-14 she will never have my vote regardless of her political affiliation.

    • Sickofantz says:

      Most of the spending was already underway when she came in !

  13. Alvin Williams says:

    It’s too bad that Ms Cox is employing a old trick that PLP politicians and so-called PLP supporters use to do to win internal battles.
    If Ms Cox think she has OBA support to win that seat she deludes herself; they are using her as a foil to defeat the PLP. But even so their plan will back fire the people are fed up with the OBA and they will dump both the OBA and Ms Cox to get rid of this government.

    • Mother Theresa says:

      I think Paula should run as an independent. She will surely have the backing of the old time PLP supporters.

      • frank says:

        I don’t think paula should run as an independent
        She lost her seat last time because she did not get out there to meet the people.
        As a leader you were to dam nice if you had called
        A staple election when the upb were in shambles
        Then we would not have lost are power
        But no you had to be so nice.
        Politicians in any party have to stop thinking
        That they will only run in one area and this is your
        Problem.
        Please do not make a fool of yourself and run as an
        Independent
        You WILL NOT GET IN ALL YOU WILL DO IS SPLIT VOTES
        The plp is not just about paula Cox
        And you should know better
        N

        • nerema says:

          If you don’t want people standing who failed in the last election, you must want Kim Swan out then. He lost his seat.

          • frank says:

            kim can win in the east as no one even sees nandie

            • Cowpoly says:

              That’s because you don’t choose to see Nandi. She never left St. GEORGE’S. Kim on the other hand…how can one take him serious? What plan does Kim have for down east? OBA have results

    • ISO 200 says:

      But why Alvin? Why would one give up on the current government? In general things seem to be moving in a positive direction. Give us a few concrete facts to the contrary. All I ask is that you offer verifiable facts so that we all might understand.

    • steve says:

      THe PLP are running who they want. Cox is doing what she wants on her own accord. The OBA are running the same candidate…so its not an OBA issue or discussion.

  14. Jimmy says:

    Paula is doing the right thing for the PLP in the short term and the long term regardless of whether they win the upcoming election. The jerk is trying to consolidate his power through his surrogates and will plunge Bermuda into financial and social crisis, hopefully others in the party will step up and support you… he is the wrong one to let back in… don’t let him deceive you all again… think about your children, the guy has very poor character

  15. Coffee says:

    “Honey, it’s cold outside .”

  16. John says:

    I think she has a voice but definitely not finances but she has a grounded people appeal and great common sense

  17. #gawd save the queen says:

    Paula. Clearly you are bored and have an axe to grind. It’s a shame that I held you in such high esteem, but this foolish shenanigans will leave an everlasting impression in my mind of you. You are bitter. You have been absent. You can not relate to the people and you will not be elected once again. You have clearly not sought help for your last defeat in the general election as evidenced by these non penetrating video clips. I truly don’t know whiChat audience you are trying to connect with, but surely it’s no one living on planet earth. I am most disappointed in what you are trying to do. Immensely disappointed. Your focus needs to be on your current employer and certainly not politics. You are out of touch. Please don’t disgrace yourself even further.

    • HR Manager - Performance Appraisal 1 of 3 says:

      #gawd save the queen,

      thanks for highlighting the main FACTS why Premier Cox should abandon this ill-advised “campaign” if you can call it that, you mentioned:

      whole exercise demonstrates bitterness and a woman scorned, still doesnt have people skills, she should focus on this tremendous highly paid insurance IB job she now has since it pays very well even more than being Premier again

  18. Easter Lily Onion says:

    The bottom line is that Mr. Caines is a very impressive, serious candidate running in a seat that should be in play – turnout will be the key and PLP voters need to show up this time. If Ms. Cox is serious about helping the party as opposed to seeking one more coronation, I suggest she run against Bob Richards in his constituency and highlight his government’s failures, one door at a time.

    While I am on my soap box, what is sad about this election is most of the OBA government’s profoundly bad decisions are not going to resonate for about a year to eighteen months from now. Apart from the great airport sell out, there has been an incredible betrayal of local business – higher taxes all around on the real employers employing thousands of barely getting by Bermudians while their fat cat accountant and lawyer cronies keep on laughing all the way to the bank. The disparity is disgusting and a betrayal of the aspirations of these hard working folks.

    One might also add, from an economic perspective, AC35 has essentially flopped, unless of course you are one of the chosen few in the village. Also, if it does not come back, well what did we really get from it other than more debt?

  19. Aware says:

    Paula has a lot to bring to the table based on her experience and I do believe she has ethics (unlike some in the PLP). Maybe the best place for her is the Senate?

    • HR Manager - Performance Appraisal 1 of 3 says:

      @Aware,

      Please I beg, spend some time talking to PLP delegates and members of Cabinet about this so called ethics you claim is the sole domain of Madam Coronation, her highest moment was that speech she gave to crush Terry Lister and Dale Butler, her coronation at Devonshire Rec was her best moment after that everything went down hill and the clique of politicians who feel they inherited the PLP after the sad passing of Mr Wade and Dame Lois, well hopefully someone will write a book on what really happened

  20. X says:

    She was responsible for much of the debt Bermuda is in – don’t forget she was holding the purse strings for many years, and more to the point did not do her job in speaking up when EB was being so reckless. Shame on her. I will never forget the shock on her face when so many ignored her as they walked in to the polling station. She was so arrogant and never even came to visit half the houses during the campaign, unlike Glen Smith who has not stopped supporting every one of his constituents since the election.

    • Rockfish #1 and#2 says:

      The thought of her and Burt teaming up to control our finances is frightening.

  21. OBA Strategy says:

    Bye Felicia

  22. OBA Strategy says:

    Not fit to lead

  23. Bring on the election after AMC says:

    Dam Mrs.Cox….really. I always saw you as a African Queen. This is not cool ….not cool at all. Reading all the blogs above the only people that support you are the normal ubp/oba clowns.

  24. Upset voter says:

    she needs to let go of her EGO and stop wasting people’s time the Voters already have their thoughts about her and its not good.

    Voters thought she and the PLP lost touch clearly and thats why they lost the election in 2012.

    At this point she needs to support the PLP in the the background and offer good advice and support the young ones coming up. If she runs as an independent,voters will think even less of her and have alot less respect. I just hope she comes to her senses. Right now she looks like a crazy person.

    • Ladeej says:

      Well said!

    • hmmm says:

      If not then I fully stand by Paula’s right to run as the PLP candidate based on the rules of the constitution of the PLP. Burt’s waffle about rules were changed sounds incredibly suspect, when the branch is not aware of it. I recall him waffling about a speech.

      I’d suggest Paula use her knowledge of Burt to put his arrogance into perspective. If Burt does not step into line, then his next step will be out of the door.

      Burt your political friends will soon abandon you when you are worthless to them. Arrogance will cost you everything….these are wise words.

      • Jus' Askin' says:

        ‘…friends will soon abandon you when you are worthless to them…”
        Who needs friends like that? :-D

  25. Mo' Money says:

    Somebody tell Paula, Judith Hall Bean is looking for her. Together, from a political and administrative level, these ladies left Government a disaster.

  26. FU2 says:

    She really needs to quit while she has a little dignity left after all she has gone down as the worst leader of any party by far and now she is going to tarnish her already tarnished reputation even more Paula I hope u know what You are doing to yourself in my opinion you may as well just join the OBA im sure they will take you in with open arms My opinion of you is You are a real
    LOSER

  27. Coffee says:

    Paula will get the votes from all the new loophole Bermudians she created !

    She has value … To some .

  28. Forethebest says:

    Paula Cox is not an old person. She is a professional who needs a job. If it doesn’t work out in Bermuda, she can always go to Canada where she was born.

  29. Y-Gurl says:

    God help us, she was totally useless then and useless now

  30. Eugene Y says:

    Paula would definitely lose against Smith, Caines, will triumph over Smith convincingly, Last time, I was for the Oba, we needed change and change we got, well this time I need TRUST, TRUST and I cant trust a leader who insults my intelligence , when Gary asked the premier if his decision to have the election now had anything to do with the no confidence motion, our Premiers answer was less then honest. And as for me if you cant be honest about a question that the whole world knows the correct answer to , that says you cant be honest about big things that I know not about either. I Hope and pray if the plp win and they should , then I hope my trust in them will be vindicated.

  31. Party Party Party says:

    Dear Premier Cox Please stop this nonsense, it is lunacy, complete and utter madness. Demonstrate your intellectual, emotional and political depth by supporting the PLP Candidate.

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