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‘Strengthening Of Anti-Corruption Laws Needed’

‘Strengthening Of Anti-Corruption Laws Needed’

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party believes that political corruption in any form, and regardless of the political affiliation of the offenders, must be exposed and punished to the full extent of the law. As leaders, this is the standard we must set and as Bermudians concerned about the well-being... Read more of this article

Column: Support, Build Ourselves, Way Forward

Column: Support, Build Ourselves, Way Forward

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] We would like to say thank you to all those who have continuously lifted us up in support. You have helped to remind us what it truly means to be Bermudian. As we go about Bermuda, we are often asked “What is the way forward for our country? What will be the silver bullet that turns our economy... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader: Bermuda Education Reform

Opposition Leader: Bermuda Education Reform

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] In 1998, the PLP inherited a restructured education system; one based on a failed middle school concept in North America. The prior one that had served us for years had been discarded for various reasons; some good, some not so good. However, upon our election to the Government of Bermuda we had... Read more of this article

Opinion: Bringing Forward Real Ideas, Solutions

Opinion: Bringing Forward Real Ideas, Solutions

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] At the most recent sitting of the House of Assembly sitting on Friday, the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party demonstrated our commitment to putting forward new ideas and solutions to challenges facing Bermudians. The PLP led debate on four pieces of legislation designed to change the laws in Bermuda... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Over the last few months, there has been a growing amount of Bermudians who are openly voicing their opinions on a wide range of topics, such as the economy, social issues, immigration issues and/or cultural differences. Many who speak to us say that it is time for Bermudians to put aside political... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] I would like to take this time to thank the people of Bermuda for their ideas, support and words of advice over the last few months. Your encouragement has rekindled a sense of Bermudian pride that is urgently needed at this point in our history. With nature we see the times of sowing and reaping... Read more of this article

Opinion: Marc Bean On Vision For Bermuda

Opinion: Marc Bean On Vision For Bermuda

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] This season of graduations represents a period of optimism and hope for so many of Bermuda’s young people. Throughout the island, we are hearing the positive stories of our young people who are thriving in our schools and of those who have completed their education and are returning home... Read more of this article

Opinion: Marc Bean On Birthright Of Bermudians

Opinion: Marc Bean On Birthright Of Bermudians

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] The Permanent Residence Certificate [PRC] was a solution to a problem that began when individuals were brought in on work permits and through various circumstances were allowed to stay and work in Bermuda for decades. On Friday June 6 2013, the PLP extended the hand of cooperation to the OBA to... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader’s Father’s Day Message

Opposition Leader’s Father’s Day Message

[Written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] This Sunday, across the island, many Bermudians will gather in celebration of the fathers in their lives. What is it that makes a good father? It would be arrogant of me to claim that I have the perfect formula. However, I do have a living example that has given me guideposts to follow along the road of life. Thank... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On PLP Proposals For Jobs

Opposition Leader On PLP Proposals For Jobs

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] As the school year ends, many of our young people are returning from university and like so many Bermudians will be looking for jobs. Unfortunately, many of these young people will not be able to return to school in the fall as their parents have either lost their jobs, seen their salaries slashed... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader’s Mother’s Day Message

Opposition Leader’s Mother’s Day Message

[Written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Today, my wife and I celebrate our first Mother’s Day together. Watching her deliver our daughter was, like witnessing the birth of all my children, a blessed experience. It reminds me of all that is wonderful about our women and the need to continually uplift them and build a society where they can live in... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader Marc Bean’s Easter Message

Opposition Leader Marc Bean’s Easter Message

[Written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] My wife Simone and I have been touched by the love, and support we have received over the past year. As we celebrate our daughter’s first Easter, we are filled with excitement at the potential within Bermuda, and Bermudians. Easter evokes so many positive feelings for so many of us. Whether it is the knowledge... Read more of this article

Opinion: Most Precious Resources Are People

Opinion: Most Precious Resources Are People

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Thank you all for your continued support. As we walk in the street and or attend events it means much to us to have our fellow Bermudians approach us and share their views and wishes with us. Our most precious resources are the people of this island. So today we would like to address the men of... Read more of this article