OBA: ‘Please Make Your Voices Heard Bermuda’

July 8, 2020 | 6 Comments

Dwayne Robinson Bermuda Feb 14 2019“I am extremely disappointed to see Government pushing ahead with this legislation despite the public outcry against it,” OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson said, adding “please make your voices heard Bermuda, as this time the Senate will not be able to block it, and with the PLP overwhelming majority, it will pass in the House when it is debated.”

Senator Robinson said, “After seeing the Minister’s statement in the House of Assembly regarding municipalities, I feel the need to remind the people why it was blocked in Senate last year when it was first introduced.

The legislation will turn the Corporation of Hamilton and the Town of St. George’s into unelected quangos.

“This legislation robs the residents in these locations of their democratic rights to elect their municipal officials. That is why it was blocked by both Opposition and Independent senators because it removed a fundamental right of the people: their right to vote.

“Voting the legislation down in the Senate meant that it could only be delayed and not blocked indefinitely, and I am extremely disappointed to see Government pushing ahead with this legislation despite the public outcry against it.

“Why not work with the Corporation of Hamilton to modernize its voting structure or find a workable solution that maintains the voting rights of the residents. Maybe create a hybrid with Government having half the councillors, with the Mayor and the other councillors being elected. Allow the Mayor to have the decisive vote.”

“Please make your voices heard Bermuda, as this time the Senate will not be able to block it, and with the PLP overwhelming majority, it will pass in the House when it is debated. Lobby the PLP MPs and remind them that they are taking away a right that many people fought hard to win and which is fundamental to the operation of any democracy.”

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  1. RHONDA says:

    Start another petition. I will gladly sign AGAIN

  2. City Dweller says:

    Everyone living and working in the City of Hamilton should have a say in the election of officers running the City. This is a common worldwide practice implemented by jurisdictions for obvious reasons. At the moment the infrastructure in Bermuda is clearly stressed and this is not the time for any takeover by an inexperienced group who are struggling with the rest of the country. Regardless, they will do it and the island will suffer.

  3. Barbara says:

    I am against the PLP Gov taking over the Corporations of Hamilton and St Goerge’s. By doing so, they are “taking away a right that many people fought hard to win and which is fundamental to the operation of any democracy.”

  4. Now Ya Nice says:

    I am against this take over until under any Government PLP or OBA because the reality is that there is not one single example of a government run department or ministry that is well run, managed and fiscally responsible.

  5. russell says:

    Please start another petition against this and I will gladly sign it!

  6. Pangaea says:

    More Smoke and Mirors
    We need solutions .now !

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