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BDA Congratulates PLP On Election Victory

BDA Congratulates PLP On Election Victory

Following the island’s general election, Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] CEO Ross Webber has released a statement on behalf of the agency congratulating the PLP on its victory. The statement says, “The Bermuda Business Development Agency congratulates the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on its victory in the 2017 general election. “We... Read more of this article

Chamber Congratulates PLP On Election Win

Chamber Congratulates PLP On Election Win

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is congratulating the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on winning the 2017 General Election. John Wight, President of the Chamber of Commerce, said, “The Chamber meets regularly with the Government of the day, as well as with the Opposition. Bermuda-based businesses require economic, social and political stability to... Read more of this article

PLP Records Major Victory In General Election

PLP Records Major Victory In General Election

The Progressive Labour Party has won the General Election, recording a strong victory over the OBA, winning 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and claiming 20,059 total votes [58.89%] to the OBA’s 13,832 votes [40.61%]. As the results starting coming in, it became clear early on that the PLP would be returned to power, as their candidates started... Read more of this article

Live Updates: PLP Wins General Election

Live Updates: PLP Wins General Election

[Updating] The 2017 General Election is taking place today [July 18], with people across the island casting their votes, and we will be providing live updates, as well as hosting a special election night broadcast this evening. Polling stations opened at 8.00am and will close at 8.00pm, and every voter must show identification to vote. Acceptable forms... Read more of this article

Photos: Election Candidates At Polling Stations

Photos: Election Candidates At Polling Stations

With the 2017 General Election taking place today [July 18], people from across Bermuda came out to cast their votes at polling stations around the island. Polling stations opened at 8.00am and will close at 8.00pm, and every voter must show identification to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a commonwealth passport, a Bermuda driver’s licence, a Special... Read more of this article

Column: Economic Growth Is Important

Column: Economic Growth Is Important

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] It is the economy stupid. The refrain is familiar enough, thanks to Bill Clinton and his first U.S. Presidential campaign. Here at home, our economy and Bermuda’s economic recovery is a big issue in this year’s election campaign. In fact, some would have you believe that it is the only issue, or that it should... Read more of this article

Number Of Registered Voters By Constituency

Number Of Registered Voters By Constituency

As Bermudians head to the polls for the 2017 General Election today, a look at the number of registered voters by constituency is below. The Parliamentary Registrar said the numbers are as of 30 June 2017, and they total 46,669.Const.# Constituency Count1 St. George’s North 12732 St. George’s West 14103 St. David’s 14184 St.... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: OBA Press Conference

Live Video Replay: OBA Press Conference

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] held a press conference this afternoon [July 17] with Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister for Social Development and Sport Nandi Outerbridge and election candidate Nicholas Kempe. The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the 28-minute live video replay... Read more of this article

VRA Press For Good Governance Measures

VRA Press For Good Governance Measures

A campaign group has vowed to keep pressure on which ever party wins the general election in a bid to press them into legislating for new good governance laws. The Voters Rights Association [VRA] wants to see a Voters Rights Bill that will put into law important issues such as giving both the Auditor General and the Bermuda Ombudsman the power to subpoena... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: PLP Press Conference

Live Video Replay: PLP Press Conference

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] held a press conference today [July 17] with Opposition Leader David Burt, and MPs and election candidates Diallo Rabain and Lovitta Foggo. The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the 21-minute live video replay is below.The General Election is... Read more of this article

Three Hour Video: PLP ‘Final Grand Slam’ Rally

Three Hour Video: PLP ‘Final Grand Slam’ Rally

The Progressive Labour Party held their final pre-election rally at Prospect Primary School Field last night [July 16], with the candidates providing speeches for the crowd, as the final countdown to the 2017 General Election continues. The General Election is set for Tuesday, July 18, and you can click here to take a look at all the candidates and... Read more of this article

Column: What Can An Independent MP Do?

Column: What Can An Independent MP Do?

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] Here’s a question I often get asked: just what is it that an independent MP can actually do? The answer: as much as any other backbench MP, whether Government or Opposition, and possibly even more, not being bound by party whip or party line. But this is no easy sell where party politics dominate. Nevertheless... Read more of this article

Column: Who Do You Want To Manage Money?

Column: Who Do You Want To Manage Money?

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] Bermuda, I know that things have not moved ahead as quickly as any of us would have liked, and the economic changes that we would like to see for all of us, seem to be slow in coming. However, we can all see that things are turning around. The thankless job that fell on the One Bermuda Alliance Government... Read more of this article