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Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] That was fun, Pat. For over a week afterwards, I was still getting positive feedback about Bernews’ election night coverage. The audience reach was nothing short of impressive, both here and abroad. Well done – and thank you. People then asked what the result means. It means quite simply this: the Progressive... Read more of this article

Looking Beyond The 24-12 At Votes & Numbers

Looking Beyond The 24-12 At Votes & Numbers

[Written by Don Burgess] The PLP’s defeat of the OBA goes beyond the fact that they won 24 of the 36 Parliamentary seats, and nearly 60 per cent of the vote. In the 2012 election, if 34 voters had flipped their votes from the OBA, the PLP would have been elected. This time the OBA would have had to flip 742 votes in order to have retained power. Here... Read more of this article

St. Kitts And Nevis Congratulates New Premier

St. Kitts And Nevis Congratulates New Premier

Following the PLP’s election victory, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris extended his congratulations to the PLP and Premier David Burt. “On behalf of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, I heartily congratulate David Burt and his PLP colleagues for attaining the highest number of votes ever secured by a political... Read more of this article

Centre On Philanthropy Congratulates The PLP

Centre On Philanthropy Congratulates The PLP

The Centre on Philanthropy said they would like to join in congratulating the Progressive Labuor Party on becoming our new Government. “We are particularly encouraged by the emphasis that has been placed on strengthening the social infrastructure in Bermuda,” the Centre said. “Over 350 registered charities and social services providers... Read more of this article

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Greenrock has congratulated the Premier and the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on their election victory. Executive Director of Greenrock, Jonathan Starling said, “Greenrock would like to congratulate Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party on their election victory and forming the new Government. “We look forward to working with... Read more of this article

Family Centre Congratulates PLP On Win

Family Centre Congratulates PLP On Win

Family Centre is congratulating the Progressive Labour Party on its recent election win, saying “it is heartening to see the emphasis in the PLP platform on strengthening our social fiber.” Martha Dismont, Executive Director of Family Centre, said, “On behalf of Family Centre, I want to congratulate the Progressive Labour Party for its’... Read more of this article

Anglican Church Congratulates The PLP

Anglican Church Congratulates The PLP

The Anglican Church of Bermuda is congratulating Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on their victory in General Election on Tuesday [July 18]. The Right Revd. Nicholas Dill said, “The Anglican Church of Bermuda would like to congratulate the Hon. E. David Burt, JP MP, Premier of Bermuda and the members of the Progressive Labour... Read more of this article

Age Concern Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Age Concern Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Age Concern is congratulating Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on their election victory. A spokesperson said, “Age Concern Bermuda congratulates Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party on their election victory in becoming the new Government. “We look forward to working with the new Government and the Minister... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Celebrate General Election Victory

Photos: PLP Celebrate General Election Victory

There were scenes of celebration outside the Progressive Labour Party headquarters after they recorded a commanding victory on the General Election, winning 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and claiming 58.89% of the overall vote. It became clear early on that the PLP would be returned to power as their candidates started taking leads early in the vote counting... Read more of this article

BILTIR Congratulates PLP On Their Victory

BILTIR Congratulates PLP On Their Victory

“Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers [BILTIR] would like to congratulate the Progressive Labour Party on their victory in yesterday’s election. We look forward to working with Premier David Burt and his team,” Sylvia Oliveira, Director of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers, said.“Our sector... Read more of this article

BHA Congratulates PLP On  Election Victory

BHA Congratulates PLP On Election Victory

The Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] congratulated the PLP on their election victory, saying they “stand ready to both consult and assist the new administration in achieving ongoing positive results which provide measurable benefits to our country.” A spokesperson said, “The Board of Directors and members of the Bermuda Hotel Association and... Read more of this article

Michael Dunkley Resigns As OBA Leader

Michael Dunkley Resigns As OBA Leader

Michael Dunkley has resigned as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance, saying he “felt it was the right thing to do given the election result,” adding that he “remains totally committed to helping the party.” This follows after the Progressive Labour Party’s major victory in the General Election, where they won 24 seats... Read more of this article

Quinell Francis Congratulates PLP On Victory

Quinell Francis Congratulates PLP On Victory

Mayor Quinell Francis, on behalf of the members and staff of the Corporation of St. George, is offering congratulations to the PLP team on their election victory. The Mayor also thanked former MPs Kenneth Bascome and Nandi Outerbridge for “their commitment and service to the east end community and the Town of St. George.” Mayor Francis said,... Read more of this article