Live Video Replay: PLP On First 100 Days

July 13, 2017

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] held a press conference this afternoon [July 13] with Opposition Leader David Burt, election candidates Anthony Richardson and Kathy Simmons.

The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the 22-minute live video replay is below.

The PLP’s plan for the first 100 days, as stated on their website:

In the first 100 days of your next PLP Government, we will execute the following plans to bring immediate change to Bermuda’s society:

  • Re-establish the Bermuda First advisory group consisting of local, international business and community leaders to develop a long-term economic and social vision for Bermuda.
  • Appoint a Gang Violence Reduction Coordinator to have a singular focus on implementing programmes to reduce gang violence and anti-social behaviour. The PLP will give reducing gang violence the priority it deserves.
  • Grant additional powers to the existing Price Control Commission to examine ways to reduce the cost of living in Bermuda.
  • Conduct an urgent review of health and safety in all public schools to ensure that all our students and teachers are learning and working in a safe environment.
  • Provide financial support to students in need to ensure access to Bermuda College for all Bermudians.
  • Increase job training to prepare Bermudians to fill jobs held by guest workers.
  • Commence the installation of Wi-Fi in all public schools and ensure that all schools have functioning computer labs so our students have access to the latest technology.
  • Provide access to funding to community clubs via a loan guarantee programme enabling them to upgrade their facilities and become self-sufficient while employing Bermudians.
  • Double the guarantee capacity of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] to give more access to capital for entrepreneurs.
  • Appoint a Director of Cooperative Economics at the BEDC to promote cooperatives within Bermuda to boost community-based economic empowerment.
  • Conclude negotiations with Public Sector Unions to ensure continued provision of high-quality public services.
  • Establish a Bipartisan Committee on Immigration Reform to ensure fairness in our immigration system while putting Bermudians first.
  • Establish a Tax Reform Commission to make Bermuda’s tax system fairer and increase Bermuda’s global competitiveness to stimulate economic activity and to create jobs for Bermudians.
  • Reverse the OBA’s immigration policy which removed the requirement that businesses who bring in overseas entertainers must also employ a Bermudian group at the venue at the same time.
  • Install fitness equipment in Bermuda’s public parks.
  • Review the privatisation contract between AECON and the Bermuda Government for the L.F. Wade International Airport to see if Bermuda can get a better deal.
  • Issue a Request for Information [RFI] for the establishment of a Technology Hub at Southside.
  • Implement the SAGE Commssion’s recommendation to establish three permanent Parliamentary Oversight Committees in order to improve governance, reduce waste and increase efficiency.
  • Update the Ministerial Code of Conduct to ensure that the Cabinet is held to the highest ethical standards.
  • Implement a Code of Conduct for members of Parliament.
  • Implement the Code of Practice for Project Management and Procurement

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