Column: Hayward-Bell On OBA, Credibility

February 1, 2024 | 13 Comments

[Opinion column written by Lauren Hayward-Bell]

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] finds the recent op-ed by OBA Deputy Party co-Chairman Joseph Marable curious.

In a recent op-ed, OBA Deputy Party Co-Chairman Joseph Marable referred to “studies by the Bermuda Government Accountability Office.” Unfortunately for Mr. Marable, no such office exists.

This raises a larger question about the credibility of the One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] and their fitness for government. If they blatantly lie to the public by making up studies and making up a government institution, how can we trust them to govern this country?

This is an issue of honesty, this is an issue of credibility and this is an issue of competence. They are clearly exhibiting dishonesty but they are also displaying incompetence because, assuming that this was a mistake, no one in the party was able to catch it.

The cadence of the op-ed has us wondering if they may have used ChatGPT to write the op-ed and they clearly didn’t check their work. Is this the kind of performance you can expect from the OBA if they become government?

In conclusion, to the OBA, we ask this: were you being dishonest or incompetent in this op-ed?

- Lauren Hayward-Bell is the Deputy Chairperson of the Progressive Labour Party.

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  1. Mark says:

    If there was a motto for the PLP it would be “are you being dishonest or are you just incompetent”
    Thank you whoever you are for putting it so perfectly lol

  2. Platinum says:

    I love this. The PLP has been caught out using ChatGPT in the past so that’s their new stone to throw.

    Anyway, how can we trust the PLP to govern this country? They got us into this mess and have no plan to get us out. Quick, team green, get all the money you can still squeeze out of the island before we really go belly up!! Friends and family. Who cares about the people if they aren’t your own?!?!?!?!

  3. Lion Paw says:

    Good on you for exposing this action. Politics is a dirty job which needs to be uprooted

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    But there is a Bermuda Public Accountability Board. It was created by the PLP Government in 2011 by the Bermuda Public Accountability Act 2011.

    Getting a one word of a name wrong should be embarrassing, but to say that it constitutes a “blatantly lie to the public by making up studies and making up a government institution” seems over the top.

    • Mark says:

      Mate, don’t you know by know that the PLP cult doesn’t care about truth or being reasonable? They are just like the Trumpers in America.

      • Facts says:

        Trump and the PLP are going to win you sad sleepy Joe troll. Follow the order lol.

  5. Kim Smith says:

    It seems to me that the man’s error actually highlights that there NEEDS TO BE a Bermuda Government Accountability Office because whatever currently exists ISN’T WORKING!

  6. sandgrownan says:

    Isn’t that the issue you twit?

    Perhaps, if we had an Accountability Office for both Ministers and the muppets in the uncivil service, we’d be in a better place.

  7. hey says:

    Lauren Bell , clearly you have never left the school playground. Pathetic. Substance over form OR form over substance. We know which way you and the PLP work and its the latter. You pretend everything sounds good with words, mistruths and downright lies. You attack the OBA , because they are a massive threat, because if they get in , they will once again turn the country away from PLP poverty and towards prosperity for all Bermudians.

  8. puzzled says:

    Lauren is the new chair of the MBGA.


  9. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Said the PLP that actively use ChatGPT for everything and can’t even right pieces on their own lmfao….you guys have been caught out before! Do better

    • Mr Know It All says:

      “Write” LOL! Irony in such an idiotic take. Maybe you need chatGPT.

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