People’s Campaign ‘Empowerment’ Document

January 5, 2018

The People’s Campaign released a “Social and Economic Development Blueprint document” which they said “represents the result of the People’s Campaign’s commitment to facilitate a people driven process for engaging in the discussion and development of socio-economic and political policies that will move towards greater equality, jobs, and justice.”

“The current document provides a framework that is produced from an ongoing process of public community meetings that have informed and shaped the content, in the hope that it can enhance ongoing engagement and public participation in the policies that will determine the future of people in Bermuda,” the group said.

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The document states, “This document affirms the idea that there must be a fundamental and radical restructuring of society around the principles of “Equality, Jobs, and Justice.” This transformation will require moral courage and conviction along with a willingness to think creatively about the challenges we face.

“The recommendations in this document serve as a means by which the People’s Manifesto can be translated into substantive recommendations that will achieve the goals advanced in the People’s Manifesto and move Bermuda toward a more just and equitable society.

“This document also aims to highlight key areas of focus that will promote and foster social and economic development in the lives of Bermudians with the ultimate goal of eradicating poverty, and the creation of a path that will lead to full employment, promote social integration, and improve the lives of Bermudian men and women who have been socially and economically marginalized.”

The 12-page document covers topics including education/training & skills development, employment, community involvement, personal financial management, entrepreneurship, working together in family units and investing in cooperative business.

The Social and Economic Empowerment document follows below [PDF here]

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  1. aceboy says:

    Let’s let Tweedy…a foreigner….lead our island around by the nose again.

    • De last recognizable foreigner that lead our island around by de nose was Dr.E.F Gordon and look where it got us, Organized Representation for Disenfranchised Workers, which consisted of, a lunch break, sick pay, vacation pay, maternity and paternity leave,forced Government to have a pension, insurance plan, etc.
      It’s like you ask a certain segment who is better, Trump or Obama.
      Some people STILL think Obama is worst.
      Go figure.

      • bdaboy says:

        “It’s like you ask a certain segment who is better, Trump or Obama.”

        Hilarious, you and your PLP are TRUMP!
        That fact that you don’t see it, just proves how absolutely stupid you are, OJ.

    • Marge says:

      Tweed, is all about himself…his congregation are questioning what is he all about…and are moving on.

    • Vortex says:

      This is a hilarious document. So badly written – maybe proof read it next time, and some middle school gems;

      ‘Things for individual consideration. Saving.’

      Well thanks a bunch for that. How about breathing, or eating?

      The longer this lot keep vocal the better, comedy gold.

  2. Politricks says:

    “Create price controls”

    The PC should study the ill effects of price controls.

    But I am comforted knowing that Mr. Burt has unequivocally stated that he is against such price manipulation due to their unintended consequences.

    • Do Right says:

      You are joking right?

      • Politricks says:

        About which part? Price controls don’t work or Mr. Burt’s statement that they aren’t interested in introducing them.

        • Do Right says:

          BTW, I agree with your first statement. Price controls do not work.

        • aceboy says:

          You are 100% correct on the first point. I hope you are right about the second.

  3. Mark says:

    These people really need to go away. they do not represent me or anyone I know. this document is a bunch of nonsense.

    Equality – for all…really? is that what they stand for? all except gays and foreigners right? or anyone else they dont like. that’s the first 2 things this government has done – taken away rights. This is definitely a equal yet separate government fully supported by these jackbooted numpties.

    Jobs – all this government has done is lose jobs so far which goes back to this government and this group’s promotion of inequality.

    Justice – what about corruption? the court cases against alleged corruption by members of this government have been stopped. why aren’t you screaming about that? what about the casino issue? this government is setting itself up to take our country again and it is never spoken about by the “People’s Campaign”

    If they were truly the People’s Campaign, they would have come out against the same sex marriage reversal, the immigration exemption from human rights, the casino legislation that just passed and the brushing under the carpet of all of the past misdeeds by all governments. The fact is, they are not.

    • Lualaba says:

      You read my mind Mark… was just talking about the various legal actions which have evaporated from the press!!!

    • wahoo says:

      Could not agree more. All the bunk that they have spewed will never come about anyway, the plp are not interested in any of this but it does serve them well that their base voters keep believing that these things are easily attainable as long as someone else makes it so. Unrealistic at the very best. Something for nothing is always going to get the vote.

      • Ringmaster says:

        So correct. The PLP elite don’t care about Bermudians, only staying elected. How to do that? Say what their voters want to hear, say who is to blame for why they’re not millionaires, and keep repeating it. Create the impression they are working hard, eg the airport investigation and benefit of AC35, but when the result doesn’t fit the game plan keep quiet.

    • Ringmaster says:

      They would also be staging demonstrations against the lack of buses for schoolchildren and seniors. Rule 1. You mustn’t criticize the PLP or hold them accountable.

    • Prove it.

      • Mark says:

        I love how you keep citing it like a football score but the ones who voted for the plp/trump party will be hurt the most! LOL so funny. Keep saying that to your bankruptcy mate!

  4. nerema says:

    It’s a fascist agenda.

    • Just like you thought de Leaders of de Civil Rights Movement were Communist.
      Same S!@# different day.

    • Larry says:

      Fascist in a Monty Python/SNL kind of a way?
      Surely we aren’t taking this lot seriously, I can’t get enough of them.
      Cheered up my New Year no end.

  5. sandgrownan says:

    They really are not that bright are they:

    A cursory read suggests that ” …the granting of work permits should be linked to the training a development of a Bermudian..”

  6. Joe Bloggs says:

    “The current document provides a framework that is produced from an ongoing process of public community meetings that have informed and shaped the content”

    Really? I do not recall being invited to (or even informed of) any such meetings.

    • jt says:

      It’s hard not to imagine a small group sitting around someone’s kitchen table writing down what they felt the people ought to be telling them.

    • Just like we were’nt invited to de AC or Airport decision.

      • Mark says:

        LoL youre such a troll. Keep it up numpty

      • Wahoo juice says:

        We were invited to both of those dicussions/events. Your bitter and narrow mind got in the way of your understanding.

  7. facts of the rock says:

    plp in disquise

  8. PBanks says:

    And nothing about the bus situation. No encouraging the DPT, Ministry and union reps to come up with workarounds. Sigh.

    • somuchless says:

      That’s because the people’s complain is the biu/plp.

      Why would they find a solution when they can pay themselves from the public purse.

  9. puzzled says:

    What rhymes with ’2018′.

    Stay tuned.

  10. Rada Gast says:

    Let’s let an unelected body dictate public policy and the direction of the country.

  11. Lance says:

    Make Bermuda Great Again!

  12. King Jammys says:

    Page 4:
    Consideration for Government Based on the People’s Manifesto points:

    1. Every person should be entitled to a livable wage in proportion to the cost of living. That is to say, a wage that permits its citizens to meet the primary need of food, shelter, clothing and
    healthcare from a primary source of income.

    The above is NOT correct. May I suggest the following:

    Every person is entitled with the RIGHT to work. Every person should POSITION THEMSELEVES TO EARN a livable wage in proportion to the cost of living. That is to say, EVERY PERSON SHOULD POSITION THEMSELEVES TO EARN a wage that permits YOU to meet the primary need of food, shelter, clothing and healthcare from a primary source of income.

    p.s. Here is a radical idea! Stop having children for drugged out, unemployable men.

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      Well look at you crowing on top of your dunghill with your privileged self.

      So all who can’t offered a livable wage are babymamas of crackheads who didn’t, “POSITION THEMSELEVES TO EARN a livable wage in proportion to the cost of living”?

      The problem with that theory is that if it’s so then the children of these babymamas really don’t have that the luxury of that position and it just makes it that much harder to get to that position. Now you’ve probably heard of success stories that come out of tragedies like these which you think gives you the right to slight those who don’t make it. Now the problem with that before you even start, is that many tragedies have success stories but those stories never slight the victims.

      • nerema says:

        The only way to get equal outcomes is to steal from people who make a success of themselves.

      • sonso says:

        How did the victim become the victim in the first place?

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      What the Peoples Campaign is advocating is good old fashioned socialism. Unfortunately, it has never worked yet.

      Your suggestion that everyone position themselves to earn a livable wage is good on the surface, but it fails to take account of the fact that people come with varying abilities to work, and those varying abilities are not purely knowledge based. Some people do have limited academic abilities, but some people with outstanding brain power also have substantial family commitments and cannot work the hours that other people can.

      The “p.s.” is simply an attack on a perceived class of Bermudian girls/women and is neither helpful nor an accurate reflection of our problems.

    • Well everyone cant afford to go to Betty Ford Center.

  13. Warwick West says:

    dont make me hollar.
    Rada Gast – you said it. Hello !

  14. Spanner breath says:

    And the buses……………………………………………….

    Wonder if this was the OBA with buses out all this time.

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      Well it don’t take 4 years to fix a bus, does it?

      Then again if you force bus mechanics to take furlough days……

  15. Maxwell's Silver Hammer says:

    Poseurs… Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dumb… and guess what the smart money will do…

  16. margeret says:

    boy don’t make me roar

  17. Ha says:

    If these mechanics are working so hard let’s put up a webcam to show the people they are getting their monies worth. Then let’s get hours spent on works and engineering projects up on a website and get pvt companies to quote what they would have charged…

  18. San George says:

    It is unfortunate that they believe the only place opportunity lies is within government action. The job of the government is to tax – get ready people higher taxes are coming. Your raises will be matched by tax increases. Save yourselves and demand the size of the government be reduced. Without true equal opportunity it always leads to the rise of groups like this. In other countries there have been and are far worse consequences.

  19. cpm says:

    Has Tweed got his status yet?
    Other expats would have their permits revoked for causing dissention

  20. Zevon says:

    From all the errors it looks like it was written by a group of 5th graders. Which may be true, since nobody knows who the PC is, who is behind them, who finances them, or where they are based. We didn’t vote for them and they should not be dictating any government policy.

  21. Sage says:

    Wouldn’t waste my time reading it.

  22. campervan says:

    Lots of off the wall ideas here, yet no mention of the disparity of pay between men and women. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm. Selective agenda much?

  23. Goldy locks says:

    Immigration a joke, there is a whole lot of people married for convenience and a lot out here looking. Immigration says not a big deal. Why do it the right way and wait 30 years and all this hassle or pay and have status in 10 do the math.

  24. Dready says:

    If you have money get it out. These clowns are going to ruin bermuda !

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      The smartest money left before 1998. Look around. See how many dark houses there are every night. Notice how many properties are overgrown. Money hates an unstable government.

  25. thumper says:

    Price control= raising cost of anything with sugar in it because (apparently),we are too stupid to absain frummit!

  26. thumper says:

    Abstain frummit…

  27. thumper says:

    Boycot sugar altogether…bring back the honey bee ,and start growing maple trees!
    Vote Oba..

  28. thumper says:

    Roll out United Bermuda Party!

  29. Up D hill says:

    PC imop are a bunch of clueless clowns unable to see past their noses!