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Column: Youth Of Today, Leaders Of Tomorrow

Column: Youth Of Today, Leaders Of Tomorrow

[Written by Eron Hill] Young people; you are the youth of today, but the leaders of tomorrow. You are Generation Next! We must be able to begin a new era of excellence, strength, and ability to march forth and provide our country and her people what they truly deserve, a better Bermuda for all. I’ve canvassed the thoughts and opinions of various... 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

24 Hr Poll: Should Party Politics End In Bermuda?

24 Hr Poll: Should Party Politics End In Bermuda?

[Updated] The question of whether you would you like to see an end to party politics in Bermuda is the topic of this week’s 24 hour poll, with readers asked to cast a vote on their preference. Bermuda’s political system operates with party politics and, while many countries and territories have a similar system, not all do. For example,... 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

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

Students React To Absentee Voting Proposal

Students React To Absentee Voting Proposal

[Written by Don Burgess] The organizer for the campaign to allow Bermuda’s overseas college students to vote via absentee ballot is “thrilled” Government plans to change the voting laws. But some Bermudians are questioning why that right isn’t extended to all overseas Bermudians. Danielle Lightbourn, 21, helped bring attention to the plight... Read more of this article

Column: Determining Right To Absentee Voting

Column: Determining Right To Absentee Voting

[Opinion column written by Quinton Berkley Butterfield] How do we determine who has the right to absentee voting? The latest Throne Speech had some very interesting ideas that will be coming up in the next legislative session. One of these is the introduction of absentee voting. This is an idea that is long-needed, and is a step closer for Bermuda to... Read more of this article

Govt To Introduce Voting For Students Overseas

Govt To Introduce Voting For Students Overseas

The Government will introduce amendments to permit registered voters studying abroad at recognised educational institutions to have the right to vote in absentia, it was announced in this morning’s [Nov 13] Throne Speech. The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “The Government, through the Ministry of Home Affairs, will introduce amendments... Read more of this article

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “I ain’t voting.” “All de politicians are the same.” Both statements made frequently lately. At first listen, I wonder why anyone would even have this rationale? Then I remember there was a time many in my generation had those same thoughts two decades ago. Heck, some in my present day generation still... Read more of this article

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