OBA To Hold Party Elections On November 18th

October 31, 2017

The OBA will host a Party General Conference and Elections on November 18th, with five positions up for election: OBA Party Leader, Deputy Leader, Party Chairperson, and two Party Deputy Co-Chairpersons.

The party said, “Please accept this notice of our Party General Conference and election for five positions: OBA Party Leader and Deputy Leader, OBA Party Chairman, OBA Party Deputy Co-Chairman [2].

  • Event: One Bermuda Alliance General Conference and Elections
  • Date: 18th November, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Location: Vasco Da Gama,

“As outlined in our Constitution, which can be found on our website. Elections for OBA Leader and Deputy Leader may be contested by any OBA MP. Elections for OBA Chair and the two OBA Deputy Chairs may be contested by any OBA member in good standing.

“Nomination forms are available from OBA HQ and the deadline for the submission of nominations will be noon on November 3rd, 2017.

“Any OBA members that will be away on the date of the General Conference, will be able to vote by an advance poll to be held on November 10th between the hours of 10am and 4pm at Party HQ.

“N.B. In order to vote for the Party Leader and Deputy Leader, you must be an OBA Member who is on the Parliamentary Register, so you may wish to check that your membership is up to date, and that you are on the Parliamentary Register.

“Your support and participation is vital to our success and any donation you can give will help to assist the OBA in community initiatives, general operating expenses, outreach programs, marketing and regional events.

“Should you have family members or friends that would like to join the OBA and participate in this important process, please direct them to our website www.oba.bm where they can find a link to join the Party, or call our offices at 294-3264.”

Former OBA Leader Michael Dunkley resigned as Party Leader in July following their loss in the General Election, and OBA Patricia Gordon-Pamplin was subsequently named the interim Party Leader, and Sylvan Richards named the interim Deputy Leader.

During an interview with Bernews in August, Ms Gordon Pamplin indicated that she is not likely to run for leader, and as the OBA states above “elections for OBA Leader and Deputy Leader may be contested by any OBA MP.”

The OBA have twelve elected MPs: Sylvan Richards, Cole Simons, Trevor Moniz, Michael Dunkley, Craig Cannonier, Jeanne Atherden, Susan Jackson, Dr Grant Gibbons, Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Jeff Baron, Leah Scott and Ben Smith.

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  1. puzzled says:

    Best of luck.

    • PROVE ME WRONG says:


    • Booooooooooo

  2. watching says:

    LOL! this should be interesting.

  3. frank says:

    just give the leadership role to Craig Cannonier or does Dunkley want it again

  4. Izzy pop says:

    Would like to see Jeff Baron as Deputy leader
    Gibbons as leader

  5. alistair says:

    Would be rather like being the captain of the Titanic.

    • puzzled says:

      What a fool you are ‘alistair’.
      The members of the opposition helped build Bermuda and sustain it but the PLP mashed us for 14 plus years and now want to do a historectomy…………

      • Laughing a lil says:

        Yea help build bermuda off of the backs of the lower class. The oba havent done a thing. We are twice the amount in debt and unployement so what did they help build? Answer= more walls of division between rich and poor.

        • nerema says:

          Sounds like they got you hook line and sinker

        • wahoo says:

          Yes they should have waved the magic wand and turned us all into upper class citizens just like my beloved plp are about to do…..now who is going to paint my roof?

          • Laughing a lil says:

            No its ppl like you that want is to believe everything u say is true when ppl like me who have eyes can see the truth. You dont lose an election like that if you are doing such a wonderful job.

            • Laughing a lil says:

              I mean lets just be real here, the oba where caught lying to the ppl including you (even though im sure you stay segregated from the rest od us just like you and your friends rick olson and co) on many occassions and you feel they are fit to run a country. Lol ok

        • mixitup says:

          Puzzled likes to cherry pick the past as it suits them…

        • bdaboy says:

          “We are twice the amount in debt ”

          No, we’re not. You’re either willfully ignorant, a liar, or simply stupid.
          It’s people like you who want to see Bermuda divided.
          You need to grow up and stop hating everyone.

          • Laughing a lil says:

            A liar? So wherw are not 2 billion in debt? A billion more than when the oba took office? And im the liar? Lol ok

      • Booooooooooo

      • Correction, members of de African exploitation era helped to build Bermuda for FREE for 300 years, thats why a certain sagment of society can gloat in their comfort.

    • inna says:

      Mate, Bermuda = Titanic, not the OBA.

      And guess who is now at the helm?? How close are we to that fateful day?!

      • mixitup says:

        So you really must be crazy to hang around if Bermuda is indeed the ‘Titanic’ unless you are actually thinking pulling together as a society is the best way to go – but for some reason I doubt that..

  6. Jus' Askin' says:

    I am interested in this outcome :-D

  7. drunken ursula says:

    whomever will be the new leader please, I beg you replace that empty vessel that’s the Senate Leader for us.. she is clueless…Nick Kempe is the key person for that position! would Cole Simons please vacate his seat and Nick run in his place !