Video: David Burt Sworn In As New Premier

July 19, 2017 | 41 Comments

[Updated] Following the Progressive Labour Party’s victory in yesterday’s General Election, David Burt is now officially the new Premier, having being sworn in at a ceremony at Government House this afternoon [July 19].

The PLP recorded an overwhelming win, claiming 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and 20,059 total votes [58.89%] to the OBA’s 13,832 votes [40.61%].

The former Premier Michael Dunkley has resigned as leader of the One Bermuda Alliance, with the OBA now down to 12 seats in the 36 seat House of Assembly, having lost 7 seats in the election.

The 10-minute live video replay is below:

According to Premier Burt’s bio on the PLP website, he graduated from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida in 1996. He went on to attend The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Information Systems in 2001.

He was awarded The George Washington University Presidential Administrative Fellowship and received his Master of Science in Information Systems Development in 2003.

He has served on the Tourism Board, National Training Board, as a Director of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, and a Director of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.’

Update 5.30pm: Photos added below:

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  1. Warlord says:

    I see Laverne there already sniffing around the trough

  2. Silence Do Good says:

    Congratulation

  3. Daylily says:

    Congratulations! This election certainly was an indictment made against many of the policies of the previous government especially on SSM.

  4. wondering says:

    Well done, the job has just begun despite it “starting” a long time ago.

  5. Ladeej says:

    Congratulations to our new Premier! We look forward to your leadership and the unveiling of your Cabinet. We know there is much work that must be done to make Bermuda better. Bermudians first!

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Much of that work that MUST be done is to encourage foreign investment and friendly immigration under the guise of stable government so we can grow and broaden the tax base . Otherwise we’re doomed as money flies out of here and taxes skyrocket (even more) and the cost of living continues to soar.

      Can they do it ? Well the first thing they’d have to do is act completely differently than they did between 1998 and 2012

      Can a leopard change its spots ?

      • Lol says:

        Your trolling is not going to work anymore. Hiding behind a screen name spewing doomsday scenario nonsense is not going to cut it. Your party have been proven liars, doubled the debt and unemployment by doing nothing but deflect everything on the PLP for their own failed short commings like you are doing now….Team Green!!!

        • Sheila says:

          Agree 100 percent

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Between 1998 and 2012 taxes and the cost of living DID soar.
          And money did fly out of here (ask any investment banker) all because of their policies, behavior and actions.
          So it wasn’t trolling . When you learn a new word at least try to find out what it means before you use it .

          Again , will the PLP this time around act differently than they did the last time ? Are they capable of it ?

        • Jus' Wonderin' says:

          No one doubled the debt. If you don’t understand that by now well you’re an….

      • Honestly says:

        The nerve to post your ignorant comments! They already have an agenda established for the first 100 days! Sick of the crappy comments by the ****ers!!

    • MOYBW says:

      Congrats. Bermudians first. Hopefully.

  6. Theresa Tannock says:

    Proud moment here!

  7. Real Onion says:

    I shall sit and watch as the good ship lollipop starts to capsize and sink beneath the waves.

  8. Pete says:

    When will they fix the schools and I need a pay rise ? Hopefully before end summer

  9. Southampton says:

    Do not really care.

  10. Ringmaster says:

    Watch your back. There are many among the elected who have aspirations. Politics is a dirty game and Marc Bean has said who really owns the PLP.

  11. Jus' Askin' says:

    Play Time is Over :-D

  12. Abc says:

    Watch bermuda go to doom just my 2 cents

  13. rodney smith says:

    This was a great day for the PLP and Mr. Burt and family . Terrence would be so happy for you . He believed in you 100 % .

  14. Lol says:

    Watch all the trolls sit up and troll plp for the next 5 years making up stuff like they did for the last 5 years deflecting from the UBP i mean OBA (dont know what they are going to be called next stay tunned for that) were doing. Let the keyboard games begin…

    • bdaboy says:

      “Let the keyboard games begin…”

      “We had to deceive you!”

      plp…focus on education…your base is in great need of this.

    • Leila says:

      Your correct LOL the UBP

    • Honestly says:

      The nerve to post your ignorant comments! They already have an agenda established for the first 100 days! Sick of the crappy comments by the ****ers!!

      • bdaboy says:

        “The nerve to post your ignorant comments! ”

        Likewise…perhaps you should clean up your own backyard before spewing your venom at anyone else.

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        Ya issa typed out piece of paper lmfao…

    • Honestly says:

      Continue with your negativity! They are just getting elected today! This party is different from the last party. Just watch instead of send silly messages for all to see just how nasty you all are! So long goodbye…

  15. Hair says:

    Now it’s time to prove yourselves.., tired of being quiet just to keep de peace!!!

    • bdaboy says:

      Quiet? If you had been quiet, you wouldn’t have been pepper sprayed. lol

      Were the plp quiet when rights were granted to the LGBT community? no, you vehemently protested against equality for all Bermudians…disgusting bigots.

  16. Up D hill says:

    Congratulations PLP on your massive victory please avoid the spending spree of the EB era #nomoredebt

  17. Grand Architect of the Universe says:

    Real Bermudians are watching the PLP like a hawk. Do one stupid thing or say one stupid thing, like you did before, and you will be held accountable for it FULLY. Not like before.

    • Just the facts says:

      Agree. Congrats to the new Govt. That said, please remember that you work for us! We pay your salary! We hired you Tuesday night and now you need to show up for work.
      Show us you deserve the job we gave you.

    • Earth watch police says:

      Architect that’s bu##shi# plp are in for at least 2 terms the oba are done only another black party will unseat them one day.

  18. larry acquistapace says:

    congrats; as a dear friend of your father-in-law, he keeps me posted on you and the family and we are all proud of you.
    Regards,

    friend
    Larry Acquistapace

  19. Sara says:

    I truly hope that everyone that voted for the PLP will keep an eye on what they are doing with the public purse because from 2207-2012 most of you were asleep at the wheel. I hope you have woken from your sleepy slumber.

  20. Humphrey says:

    Let’s give them a chance to early for negative stuff put the knives away

  21. Juneann D says:

    Congratulations PLP!!!

    The work has begun. Bermudians first and we have spoken. Let us continue to work together for a better Bermuda, we can do it.

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