Tag: Zane Desilva

Opinion: The OBA & The Lamb-Foggo Closure

Opinion: The OBA & The Lamb-Foggo Closure

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Zane DeSilva] The One Bermuda Alliance can’t seem to keep their story straight on Lamb-Foggo. First, then Health Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin closed the facility claiming the Urgent Care Centre was losing money. That was then proved to be untrue. Constituency #4 MP Suzanne Holshouser claimed she didn’t need... Read more of this article

PLP Joins In Marking 2014 Public Health Week

PLP Joins In Marking 2014 Public Health Week

The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party has joined in marking Public Health Week with Shadow Health Minister Zane DeSilva expressing that exercising and eating right can reduce the need for expensive medication and can improve the quality of life of Bermudians. Shadow Health Minister Zane Desilva said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party joins... Read more of this article

BEST’s Stuart Hayward Responds To MP DeSilva

BEST’s Stuart Hayward Responds To MP DeSilva

[Updated with remarks from MP DeSilva] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has responded to PLP MP Zane DeSilva saying they take their role “as an environmental watchdog very seriously” and said “would be failing the public if we did not alert them to a development project that plans to cover a green area surrounding... Read more of this article

DeSilva: ‘Balance Between Sustainable And No’

DeSilva: ‘Balance Between Sustainable And No’

Following concerns expressed by BEST about a planned development at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, PLP MP Zane DeSilva said we “must create a balance between sustainable development and no development.” The hotel was granted a Special Development Order [SDO] in 2009 to build 130 residential units, with 71 fractional units for tourists and... Read more of this article

Shadow Health Minister On Diabetes Awareness

Shadow Health Minister On Diabetes Awareness

November marks the beginning of Diabetes Awareness Month and Shadow Health Minister Zane DeSilva is encouraging Bermudians to be aware of their blood sugar level, make healthier food choices and in consultation with a physician, introduce a regular exercise regimen to help prevent or minimize the effects of Diabetes. The Shadow Health Minister said,... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Southampton Back-To-School Party

Photos: PLP Southampton Back-To-School Party

School children of all ages and their families made their way to Southampton Rangers on Thursday [Aug 29] for the Southampton Back-To-School party hosted by PLP MP Zane DeSilva and former PLP Candidate Stephen Todd.Mr DeSilva has hosted the event for the past few years, and this year the event included games for kids, school supplies being given... Read more of this article

PLP: “OBA Want To Take Bermuda Backwards”

PLP: “OBA Want To Take Bermuda Backwards”

Shadow Health Minister Zane Desilva says that “the Indigent Clinic was for years, a humiliating and degrading concept” and that Government’s plan to reopen the Indigent Clinic will “take Bermuda backwards”. “The news that the OBA have failed to keep another of their election promises is not surprising. After all,... Read more of this article

FutureCare: PLP Suggests ‘Balanced Approach’

FutureCare: PLP Suggests ‘Balanced Approach’

The PLP hopes the Government will consider the impact of their recent decision on FutureCare and rethink their position, Shadow Health Minister Zane DeSilva said. Last week Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced that the Government will combine the FutureCare Phase 1 premium of $385 per month, with the Phase 2 and 3 premium of $635 per month... Read more of this article

Videos: World AIDS Day Ceremony At City Hall

Videos: World AIDS Day Ceremony At City Hall

Since 1982 more than 700 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Bermuda and today it is estimated that there are over 300 persons living with HIV/AIDS on the island, Health Minister Zane DeSilva said at the World AIDS Day Ceremony at City Hall yesterday [Nov 30]. Minister DeSilva said: “Thank you all for being here today as we recognize World... Read more of this article

Photos: World AIDS Day Observance At City Hall

Photos: World AIDS Day Observance At City Hall

Yesterday [Nov 30] the World AIDS Day Ceremony was held at City Hall with speeches, skits and musical performances. World AIDS Day serves to increase our awareness about HIV/AIDS, and combat prejudice and lack of knowledge about the disease. The first confirmed case of HIV in Bermuda occurred in 1982, and since that time 700 people have diagnosed with... Read more of this article


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