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PLP: The OBA Platform Mentions PLP 22 Times

PLP: The OBA Platform Mentions PLP 22 Times

“The OBA platform, which is exactly half the length of the PLP’s, mentioned “David Burt” or the “PLP” 22 times in just 20 pages. That’s more than one mention per page. In contrast, the PLP’s 40-page manifesto mentioned the “OBA” just two times,” the PLP said. “The OBA’s platform, like their campaign, is missing... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With FDM Leader Marc Bean

Video: BNV With FDM Leader Marc Bean

Free Democratic Movement [FDM] Leader Marc Bean is joining host Don Burgess this morning [Sept 28] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. The FDM was formed earlier this month and will be contesting their first General Election this Thursday, with the party fielding 14 candidates.For comprehensive coverage of the 2020 Bermuda... Read more of this article

CVD To Host Pre-Election Forum Tonight

CVD To Host Pre-Election Forum Tonight

The leaders of the three political parties contesting the General Election will engage in a Pre-Election forum tonight [Sept 28] at 8pm, which will see the ”respective leaders involved in segments of just over a half hour each.” It will be hosted by the ‘Community Voices for Democracy’, which had originally called for the format... Read more of this article

Reminder: Public School Closed On Election Day

Reminder: Public School Closed On Election Day

The Commissioner of Education is reminding everyone that all public schools will be closed on Thursday [Oct 1] due to the General Election. The poster says, “Public Advisory from the Commissioner of Education. Please be advised that, due to the General Election on October 1st, all public schools will be closed on that day. Schools will reopen... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Grand Motorcade & Drive-In Rally

Photos: PLP Grand Motorcade & Drive-In Rally

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] held their ‘Grand Motorcade & Drive-In Rally’ this evening [Sept 26], with the motorcade leaving Alaska Hall and heading to TN Tatem for a socially distanced drive in rally.For comprehensive coverage of the 2020 Bermuda General Election and past elections, you can find more... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Release Election Platform

Video: OBA Release Election Platform

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] is holding an “OBA Platform Release” this evening [Sept 26] and streaming online and you can watch it live below, as well as read their full election platform, which the party released this evening.Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 23-minute replay is belowThe full OBA platform follows below [PDF... Read more of this article

OBA & PLP On Independence Talk Claims

OBA & PLP On Independence Talk Claims

The OBA Leader has alleged that the Premier asked him for the “Opposition’s support in bringing Bermuda to Independence,” while the PLP has alleged that Mr Cannonier is “lying,” and pointed out that “Bermuda cannot go to independence without Bermudians voting in favour in a referendum.” These statements were made... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Burt Admin Display Stunning Hypocrisy’

OBA: ‘Burt Admin Display Stunning Hypocrisy’

“The Premier should be explaining why a PLP Government committed Bermudians to spend $1bn on a hospital wing,” OBA’s Douglas De Couto said, adding that “let’s stress this – a wing, not an entire new hospital.” Mr De Couto said, “The Burt administration is yet again displaying stunning hypocrisy when it attacks the... Read more of this article

CVD: No Public Debate, Working On A Panel

CVD: No Public Debate, Working On A Panel

“We regrettably have to announce that the public debate as we envisaged will not take place,” the CVD said today, with the group said they are “close to agreeing on a format that the three leaders can feel comfortable with” which, as it stands now, would have ”each leader facing a panel.” The statement said, “The... Read more of this article

Column: Does Premier Think Voters Are Suckers?

Column: Does Premier Think Voters Are Suckers?

[Opinion column written by OBA candidate Vic Ball] The purposefully provocative title reflects the only possible conclusion I could come to as to how Premier Burt views Bermudian voters. Why else would he call a snap election now and expect to win? After only three years of a five-year term, is he not trusting that constituents will be so gullible that... Read more of this article

Video: OBA Press Conference On Economy

Video: OBA Press Conference On Economy

The OBA held another press conference this afternoon [Sept 25], with candidates Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Marcus Jones, and Doug De Couto all delivering remarks on the economy.Patricia Gordon-Pamplin’s remarks: Bermuda’s main problem today is its broken economy, clearly evident by massive – and rising – debt, a lack of investor and business... Read more of this article

Independent Candidate Marilyn Steede For C12

Independent Candidate Marilyn Steede For C12

Independent candidate Marilyn Steede for Constituency #12 Devonshire South Central released her roll-out speech for the upcoming 2020 General Election.Ms Steede said, “I, Marilyn Steede have elected to run as an Independent Candidate in the upcoming Parliamentary General Election, for Constituency #12 – Devonshire South Central. Appreciation “First... Read more of this article

Kae Thomas Palacio Resigns From FDM

Kae Thomas Palacio Resigns From FDM

Kae Thomas Palacio has resigned from the Free Democratic Movement [FDM] and has withdrawn as a candidate in General Election 2020. The Bermuda Broadcasting Company reported, “BBC News has received a press release from Kae Thomas Palacio saying she had, ‘resigned as a founder and member of the Free Democratic Movement [FDM] and has withdrawn her... Read more of this article