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Column: Rabain On Cannabis Decriminalisation

Column: Rabain On Cannabis Decriminalisation

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain] Recently, while sitting in the barbershop, the topic of decriminalisation came up. As one of the newest MPs I can easily recollect recent history of knocking on doors where this topic was raised at many homes. So, I was keen to engage in the conversation to see where these young men’s minds were at on the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The Numbers Speak For Themselves’

Column: ‘The Numbers Speak For Themselves’

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain] “In keeping with our promise to create jobs for Bermudians, the Government is working closely with Aecon to prepare tendering packages for contractor and subcontractor bids for work scheduled to begin in the new year. These will be announced shortly, and Bermudian workers and contractors are encouraged... 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: “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: “Government That Works For Everyone”

Column: “Government That Works For Everyone”

[Opinion column written by Senator Diallo Rabain] The past several weeks I’ve spent on the doorsteps of Constituency 13 residents has not only been insightful, but rewarding and enlightening. This is a community of hard working people, who, like myself, want to see our island thrive. Residents have spoken to me about playgrounds needing repair, crosswalks... Read more of this article

Column: Reevaluating Current Education System

Column: Reevaluating Current Education System

[Opinion column written by Senator Diallo Rabain] Being a parent and first time PTA President changes ones perspectives and priorities like nothing else. It makes you want to ensure your child has the best upbringing and opportunities possible. This has been true for my wife and I, and providing the best for our child is undoubtedly a responsibility... Read more of this article

Opinion: Senator Rabain On Growing, Evolving

Opinion: Senator Rabain On Growing, Evolving

[Opinion column written by Opposition Senator Diallo Rabain] As a result of the 2012 General Election, the PLP that held the Government of Bermuda for 14 years prior emerged from that election with a new leader and a host of new faces in the House of Assembly, The Senate, and The Party Executive. This combination of veteran experience and first-time... Read more of this article

Opinion: Senator Rabain On Silence Of OBA

Opinion: Senator Rabain On Silence Of OBA

[Opinion column written by PLP Senator Diallo Rabain] OBA Senator Lynn Woolridge recently attacked PLP Leader Marc Bean, focusing on the manner in which he has spoken in the House of Parliament. Politicians are afforded a platform to speak for their constituents and the people of Bermuda. ‎The House of Assembly and the Senate are venues in which we... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: Senator Diallo Rabain On PATI

Opinion Column: Senator Diallo Rabain On PATI

[Opinion column written by PLP Senator Diallo Rabain] In 2008 a private campaign called “Right to Know: Giving People Power” was launched. The purpose of this campaign was to pressure the government of Bermuda into creating some form of PATI [Public Access to Information] process. This campaign was announced with much fanfare and gained vocal support... Read more of this article

Senator Diallo Rabain Questions OBA’s Plan

Senator Diallo Rabain Questions OBA’s Plan

[Opinion column written by PLP Senator Diallo Rabain] Happy New Year Bermuda, We hope that this finds you and yours in good stead. I wish to respond to recent remarks by MP Jeanne Atherden relating to the PLP’s contribution to the SAGE report debate. While she has mischaracterized the Shadow Finance Minister’s comments, MP Atherden is correct... Read more of this article

Rabain: ‘Getting Referendum Question Right’

Rabain: ‘Getting Referendum Question Right’

[Written by Opposition Senator Diallo Rabain] In 2012, the then PLP government tabled the 2012 Gaming Referendum Act. This Act [PDF] proposed the following question, “Should there be licensed casino gaming in Bermuda?” After a year of will or won’t we have a referendum, the OBA has tabled the 2013 Gaming Referendum Act which asks, “Do you favour... Read more of this article

Senator Diallo Rabain On Bermuda’s Marine EEZ

Senator Diallo Rabain On Bermuda’s Marine EEZ

[Written by Senator Diallo Rabain] As the Official Opposition, it is incumbent that we continue to support the government’s good ideas, oppose when needed and lead where required. We believe that because of this commitment, the question asked often is “Where are the PLP’s ideas or suggestions? The PLP is keen to provide viable options to jump-start... Read more of this article