Robin Tucker: ‘We Need Solutions And Action’

January 16, 2024 | 19 Comments

“Why hasn’t Minister Roban shared with the public why new changes to the law regarding dangerous dogs are yet to be implemented?” Opposition Senate Leader Robin Tucker asked.

Senator Tucker said, “For several years, the public has been hearing pledges from Minister Roban that legislation will be tabled to help address the increasing number of dog-related issues.

“After a series of high-profile dog attacks in 2022, Minister Roban was reported as saying that dog wardens would soon have increased powers to act more decisively. He added the regulations would be passed by negative resolution and once completed in the proper way, they would be published and later go to the House [of Assembly] at the proper opportunity.

“This, he said, was a way to get them in place quickly. What has happened to the Minister’s unfulfilled pledge?

“In early 2023, the police reported four separate dog attack incidents that occurred on the same day, one involving a 10-year-old child, two attacks on seniors, and an attack on a dog.

“When questioned by Shadow Home Affairs Scott Pearman in the House of Assembly in March 2023 when the legislation would be forthcoming, Minister Roban admitted that it has taken a while but promised that “it will be done within this legislative session.”

“It wasn’t.

“Last week, in a media report of two loose dogs terrorizing vehicles and biting multiple people, Minister Roban’s office advised that a Canine Advisory Committee, initially appointed by former OBA Environment Minister Jeanne Atherden who dealt with similar challenges in 2015, is being revived to help provide recommendations on legislative amendments which will be tabled this year.

“We’ve heard too many times from the current PLP Government that promises made are promises kept. It doesn’t seem that way.

“Where are the promises from 2022 and 2023?

“Less talk and more action is needed. People are tired of broken promises from this Government. We need solutions and action before someone gets seriously hurt or worse.”

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  1. Hi weak opposition says:

    What plan will the OBA or whatever this party is called now put in place if elected? NOT

    • Answer says:

      Using surrogates because they have nothing else to offer.

      • tucker says:

        Why do you hate white Bermudians so much?

        • Come Correct says:

          Why does the UbpOBA continue fronting black Bermudians when everyone knows it’s a white party?

          The Late UBP Minister Jim Woolridge said it best, “Those white boys don’t mind a black boy being in charge as long as they can tell him what to do”……Did he also hate white Bermudians or was he only stating the obvious truth?

          • Joe Bloggs says:

            “Why does the UbpOBA continue fronting black Bermudians”

            The UBP was dissolved more than a decade ago. Why do you continue to live in the past?

          • tucker says:

            What’s wrong with a white party (that has a majority black membership…but you won’t acknowledge that)?
            You ruling party has no white members. They are the black party and they’re destroying Bermuda.

            Your bigotry clouds your scattered mind. Lose the racism, and maybe you can be as successful as I am :)

            • Joe Bloggs says:

              “You ruling party has no white members”

              Zane DeSilva is still a member. Jonathan Smith was a member, I do not know if he still is.

            • LOL says:

              “a white party (that has a majority black membership”

              LMFAO. I hope you’re not talking about the obaUBPee. If that was true you would win the next election.

              • Joe Bloggs says:

                ” the obaUBP”

                The UBP was dissolved more than a decade ago. You continue to live in the past.

              • LOL - the real one says:

                All the UBP members are in the current PLP…LMFAO

                • Joe Bloggs says:

                  Do you mean people like former UBP leaders Kim Swan and Wayne Furbert?

                  • Facts says:

                    …and both of them took their voters with them and left you with 6 seats. LOL

                    • Truth says:

                      …which simply proves that they vote for skin colour, not good governance.

                    • Voter says:

                      ..which simply proves everyone votes for skin color…..and the very same reason the obaubp is using Jarion Richardson as leader instead of Scott Pearman or Michael Dunkely.

                • Facts says:

                  I wonder why they and so many other black voters left? Its ok a few surrogates are there to be used as pawns in the next 30-6 vote. Let everyone know when Jarrion leaves you to start his own party. You better keep bim happy. LOL

                  • Facts says:

                    I guess certain types people are easily fooled into being surrogates for the white party….

          • LOL - the real one says:

            Do you think those “surrogates” are being forced against their will to “front” for the OBA?
            Why don’t you save them? Don’t you care about your kind?

  2. Hi racist says:

    Any plan would be better than the non plan the plp have.

    LMFAO…you reveal your poor education…delivered to you by your chosen government. You’re a self fulfilling prophesy.

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