Tag: Bermuda politics

Sen. Woolridge: Cash Back For Communities

Sen. Woolridge: Cash Back For Communities

[Opinion column written by Senator Lynne Woolridge, One Bermuda Alliance Chairman] November so far seems to have been a busy month for the news media, so one story that I hoped would be given prominence threatens to fade into relative obscurity. I’m therefore using this medium to draw people’s attention to it once again. I am talking of the Cash... Read more of this article

Simmons: I Pledged To Be Accessible, Available

Simmons: I Pledged To Be Accessible, Available

“During the campaign I pledged to be accessible and available to constituents and encouraged them to contact me with their ideas, concerns and suggestions,” newly-elected MP Jamahl Simmons said today, providing a list of ways that his constituents can reach him. On November 18th, Mr. Simmons won the bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament

Photos & Video: Convening Of Youth Parliament

[Updated with video] “We believe that the youth of Bermuda should not go unheard and that it is up to us to take a stand and attempt to propose possible solutions,” Youth Premier Dejanee Hill-Edwards said during yesterday’s [Nov 19] Youth Parliament Throne Speech.“As Youth Parliament, it is crucial that we maintain the means... Read more of this article

“Engaging With The Outside World Is Vital”

“Engaging With The Outside World Is Vital”

“Every penny every Bermudian has or earns comes from the same place – outside Bermuda. This means that engaging with the outside world is as vital as the heart is to the body,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said in a recent speech to the Bermuda Society in London. Minister Richards said, “Since the general election of 2012 my... Read more of this article

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Given the crying need to add a third pillar to our economy – and not just prop up the existing two – there appears to be a staggering lack of urgency about exploring what the ocean could offer. The recent Sustainable Development Department report [which I found to be bland] on the future of the Island’s... Read more of this article

PLP “Pleased To Welcome” Simmons To Team

PLP “Pleased To Welcome” Simmons To Team

“The Progressive Labour Party is pleased to welcome Mr. Jamahl Simmons to our Parliamentary Team as the Member of Parliament for Constituency 33, Sandys South,” a statement from the party said today [Nov 19]. “We are confident that Jamahl will play an integral role in our team in both the House of Assembly and in the community.” Mr.... Read more of this article

Jamahl Simmons Wins C#33 Bye-Election

Jamahl Simmons Wins C#33 Bye-Election

[Updated: The PLP's Jamahl Simmons wins, gains 462 votes to the OBA's Georgia Marshall's 326, with 6 spoiled ballots] The bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South is now underway, with the polls opening at the Somers Isles Lodge in Sandys at 8.00am this morning [Nov 18]. The bye-election will see the OBA represented by Georgia Marshall and the... Read more of this article

Videos: PLP, OBA Candidates After Bye-Election

Videos: PLP, OBA Candidates After Bye-Election

The PLP’s Jamahl Simmons won the bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South this evening [Nov 18], defeating the OBA’s Georgia Marshall, winning 462 votes [58.18%] to the OBA’s 326 [41.05%], with 6 spoiled ballots [0.75%]. Mr. Simmons holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and began... Read more of this article

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Country Roads”

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Country Roads”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] This past weekend, the country roads indeed took me to the place I belonged. Not quite West Virginia, but Western Bermuda. The interior roads of Western Bermuda to be specific. Yet another week of canvassing in C33 led me to walk some roads I have never been before. As a proud “Back-of-towner,” I must confess... Read more of this article

Opinion: Looking For Financial Assistance?

Opinion: Looking For Financial Assistance?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Looking for Financial Assistance? Many people believe that if things get really tough, they will be able to rely on Government’s Financial Assistance program for help. That’s true, but only up to the point where Government can still put dollars into Financial Assistance funding. Government’s audited accounts... Read more of this article


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