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Audio: Diallo Rabain Officially Sworn In As MP

Audio: Diallo Rabain Officially Sworn In As MP

Following his victory at the polls in the Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central by-election, Diallo Rabain was officially sworn in as a Member of Parliament in the House of Assembly this morning [Feb 12]. Mr Rabain won the seat with 461 votes, compared to 351 votes for the OBA’s Andrew Simons. Audio of Mr Rabain being sworn in this morning:The... Read more of this article

Marc Bean: ‘OBA’s Policies Have Been Rejected’

Marc Bean: ‘OBA’s Policies Have Been Rejected’

“The OBA’s candidate and the OBA’s policies have been rejected,” Opposition Leader Marc Bean following Diallo Rabain’s victory at the Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central by-election last night. Mr Bean said, “For the second time in two years Bermudians have been given the opportunity to let their voices be heard... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Photos & Video: Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Voters headed to the polls yesterday [Feb 4] for the Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central by-election, with the PLP’s Diallo Rabain winning with 461 votes, compared to 351 votes for the OBA’s Andrew Simons. Following the final vote count, Mr Rabain said, “First, I’d like to thank the constituents of Devonshire North Central;... Read more of this article

Updates: PLP’s Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

Updates: PLP’s Diallo Rabain Wins By-Election

[Updating: The PLP's Diallo Rabain has won] Voters are heading to the polls today [Feb 4] for the by-election in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central, with Diallo Rabain standing for the PLP, while Andrew Simons is the OBA candidate. The by-election was prompted by the retirement of PLP MP Glenn Blakeney, who submitted his resignation letter to... Read more of this article

Column: “An Incredibly Rewarding Experience”

Column: “An Incredibly Rewarding Experience”

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain, the PLP candidate for this week’s by-election] Being on the doorstep in constituency 13, Devonshire North Central, has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Representing a party that strives to make our country work better for it’s residents, I have heard first hand the hopes, difficulties, triumphs... Read more of this article

Column: Devonshire Voters Heading To The Polls

Column: Devonshire Voters Heading To The Polls

[Opinion column written by Melvin A. Joell] In a few days the voters of Devonshire North Central are going to the polls to decide on who will represent them. While this is not a new request, it will certainly be a precedent setting one simply because they are not being asked to decide on a party, they are being asked to decide on a man who represents... Read more of this article

Column: “Encourage Investment & Job Creation”

Column: “Encourage Investment & Job Creation”

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain, the PLP candidate for C#13 by-election] While some claim the economy is in recovery, for far too many, this recovery has not led to new jobs or new opportunities to earn a living, make ends meet and feed their families. Out on the doorsteps of Constituency 13, the real stories of the real people impacted by... Read more of this article

Column: “Compassion And Continuing Effort”

Column: “Compassion And Continuing Effort”

[Opinion column written by Andrew Simons, the OBA candidate for C#13 by-election] The most important thing any government can do for its senior citizens is to protect their quality of life. What is clear from all the people I’ve spoken with in recent years — seniors and their families, medical practitioners and health officials — is that seniors... Read more of this article

By-Election Called For Devonshire North Central

By-Election Called For Devonshire North Central

The Parliamentary Registrar today advised that Governor George Fergusson has issued a writ of election for the by-election to take place in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central. Polling day for the by-election will take place on 4th February 2016. The polling place will be the National Sports Centre Pavilion in Devonshire. Nomination Day is on 20th... Read more of this article

OBA Confirm Andrew Simons As Candidate

OBA Confirm Andrew Simons As Candidate

[Updated with video] The One Bermuda Alliance has confirmed that Andrew Simons will be their candidate for the by-election set to be held in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central. Mr Simons attended Stanford University in California as a Bermuda Government scholar and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s... Read more of this article

PLP Announce Diallo Rabain As Candidate

PLP Announce Diallo Rabain As Candidate

[Updated] The Progressive Labour Party announced that Senator Diallo Rabain will be their candidate for the bye-election set to be held in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central, The bye-election has been prompted by the retirement of PLP MP Glenn Blakeney, who submitted his resignation letter to the Speaker of the House, confirming his retirement... Read more of this article

Bye-Election Set To Be Called In Constituency 13

Bye-Election Set To Be Called In Constituency 13

Following the resignation of PLP MP Glenn Blakeney, a bye-election will be called in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central, and while neither party has officially announced a candidate yet, both can be expected to challenge for the seat. Mr Blakeney — who was was first elected in 2003 and then subsequently reelected in 2007 and 2012 —... Read more of this article

Butterfield: ‘Not A Candidate For Elective Office’

Butterfield: ‘Not A Candidate For Elective Office’

Former HSBC CEO Phil Butterfield responded to speculation he may stand in the upcoming bye-election, telling Bernews that, “I can affirm that I am not a candidate for elective office.”A well known business executive, Mr. Butterfield’s career in the banking industry has spanned over 40 years. He joined HSBC Bermuda in 2000 as Chief... Read more of this article