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Video: Interview With OBA Cannonier & Scott

Video: Interview With OBA Cannonier & Scott

OBA Leader Craig Cannonier and Deputy OBA Leader Leah Scott are speaking with Bernews this afternoon [Oct 10], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess. Mr Cannonier, who previously led the Party stepping down amidst the ‘JetGate’ matter back in 2014, returned to the leadership position after Jeanne Atherden was “invited”... Read more of this article

OBA Leader Announces New Shadow Cabinet

OBA Leader Announces New Shadow Cabinet

[Updated] A “new Shadow Cabinet serves to emphasise the One Bermuda Alliance’s change in course,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said today as he announced his new team, with Trevor Moniz, Jeanne Atherden and Michael Dunkley no longer in the Shadow Cabinet. The OBA said, “Nick Kempe becomes Shadow Finance Minister, as well as the Party’s... Read more of this article

Simone Barton Acclaimed As OBA Chairperson

Simone Barton Acclaimed As OBA Chairperson

[Updated] Simone Barton has been acclaimed as the new Party Chairperson of the One Bermuda Alliance, the OBA announced today. “I am delighted about the outcome”, said Mrs Barton. “The OBA is being revitalized as a party under the leadership of Craig Cannonier. “This OBA is not only the party that will hold the Government to account, but... Read more of this article

Cannonier Elected OBA Leader By Acclamation

Cannonier Elected OBA Leader By Acclamation

[Updated] The deadline for nominations for OBA Leader and OBA Chairperson is set at noon today [Oct 1], so who exactly will be standing for the two positions should be confirmed by this afternoon. This process follows after the changes within the OBA over the past few days, which includes the resignation of Jeanne Atherden as OBA Leader and the resignation... Read more of this article

MP Dunkley: “Time To Bring The Party Together”

MP Dunkley: “Time To Bring The Party Together”

Michael Dunkley will not put his name forward for the position of OBA Leader, he has confirmed, saying that “now is the time to bring the party together, to build the party and to bring renewed energy and enthusiasm to the important work that must be done.” There had been speculation that Mr Dunkley, the former OBA Leader and Premier, might... Read more of this article

Summary: OBA Changes Over The Past Year

Summary: OBA Changes Over The Past Year

Since the 2017 General Election, the OBA have had a number of changes spanning various levels of their party — Leaders, MPs, Senate, Shadow Cabinet and Executive — and additional changes are expected, as they move towards what their leadership said is a “revitalized” OBA. Michael Dunkley, Patricia Gordon Pamplin, Jeanne Atherden,... Read more of this article

OBA Appoint Nick Kempe As Senate Leader

OBA Appoint Nick Kempe As Senate Leader

Nick Kempe is to “rejoin the One Bermuda Alliance as the Party’s new Senate leader,” the OBA announced today. “After a year of apathy and silence from the Opposition, I was pleased to see Craig Cannonier lead the Parliamentary group in into action. This gave me hope all was not lost. I am rejoining the OBA now after a year away because... Read more of this article

OBA: Leaders, Resignations, Timing & Disputes

OBA: Leaders, Resignations, Timing & Disputes

The issues within the OBA continue, with former OBA Chairperson Justin Mathias saying that Acting OBA Leader Leah Scott “should do the honourable thing and resign,” while Ms Scott said that “elements within the OBA” seem to be “intent on deliberately trying to damage the new and revitalized course the Party is taking.” Mr... Read more of this article

OBA Leadership Elections Set For October 12th

OBA Leadership Elections Set For October 12th

The One Bermuda Alliance will hold their elections on October 12th, with the election to formally decide the positions of OBA Leader and OBA Chairperson. This is according to an email sent to OBA members, which states that the position of OBA Leader is open to OBA MPs, while the “position of OBA Chair is open to any OBA Member.” The election... Read more of this article

Justin Mathias Resigns As OBA Chairperson

Justin Mathias Resigns As OBA Chairperson

[Updated] Unofficial information suggests that Justin Mathias has resigned as the Chairperson of the One Bermuda Alliance. Party officials have thus far not issued any form of official statement, however multiple people with knowledge of the situation have confirmed that Mr Mathias has resigned his position. He is the second person to resign from a... Read more of this article

Video: Cannonier Sworn In As Opposition Leader

Video: Cannonier Sworn In As Opposition Leader

[Updated] A ceremony is set to take place later this morning [Sept 24] at Government House, where Craig Cannonier is expected to be sworn in as the new Opposition Leader. On Wednesday, eight OBA MPs expressed no confidence in Jeanne Atherden, who resigned as OBA Leader the following day. We then received notice that a new Opposition Leader would be... Read more of this article

Different People To Hold Leadership Positions

Different People To Hold Leadership Positions

[Updated] For the “first time the Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Opposition Party will not be the same individual,” OBA Chairperson Justin Mathias said, explaining that while 8 OBA MPs sent a message to the Governor to appoint Craig Cannonier as Opposition Leader, Mr Cannonier “has not yet gone through the proper procedure... Read more of this article

Jeanne Atherden Resigns As OBA Party Leader

Jeanne Atherden Resigns As OBA Party Leader

“I have submitted my resignation and have stepped down as Party Leader effective September 20,” Jeanne Atherden has confirmed, adding that “it was an honour to be elected and serve as the leader of the One Bermuda Alliance.” Ms Atherden’s resignation follows after unofficial information suggests that eight of the eleven... Read more of this article