OBA Announce Malachi Symonds As Candidate

February 13, 2024 | 10 Comments

The OBA announced that Malachi Symonds will be their adopted candidate for Constituency 15, Pembroke East.

A spokesperson said, “Malachi developed a deep passion for the environment during his formative years at Warwick Academy. His summers exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the ocean in the Great Sound further nurtured his love for the natural world.

“This dedication to environmental conservation was evident during his participation in marine studies at BIOS Bermuda’s Water Start programme, where he earned his PADI diving license and contributed to important research efforts, earning recognition with a silver badge from the Duke of Edinburgh.

“In 2010, Malachi pursued further studies in Kodaikanal, India, where he continued to deepen his connection with the environment through hiking, observing diverse ecosystems, and engaging in sustainable initiatives. His innovative and environmentally conscious mindset was showcased through activities such as creating polymers from potato starch and recycling plastics into building materials.

Malachi Symonds Bermuda Feb 13 2024

“After graduating in 2012, Malachi returned to Bermuda with a wealth of knowledge and a strong passion for environmental conservation. In 2013, he ventured into entrepreneurship and established Paddle Popped, a popcorn business that quickly gained prominence despite a saturated market, making it the most sought-after popcorn product from 2013 to 2014. This success demonstrated Malachi’s ability to innovate and thrive in competitive environments.

“In 2014, driven by his thirst for knowledge, Malachi resumed his academic pursuits by enrolling at Earth University in Costa Rica. The esteemed international institution is dedicated to cultivating ethical leaders who contribute to sustainable development and a just society. While there, Malachi immersed himself in a comprehensive curriculum encompassing business management, agricultural practices, soil sciences, genetics, food sciences, sustainable energy, waste management, and more. His dedication culminated in his graduation in 2019 with a BSc in Agricultural Sciences, earning him the title of agricultural engineer.

“Upon returning to Bermuda, Malachi brought with him a vision to invest in the country and advocate for food security, sustainable living, green energies, and a reduced cost of living. In 2020, he laid the groundwork for his initiatives and officially launched his enterprise, Just A Farmer, in 2021. Through Just A Farmer, Malachi has been actively engaged in farming and sharing his expertise across Bermuda, showcasing his dedication to sustainable practices and community.”

The Constituency 15 Pembroke East seat is currently held by PLP Deputy Leader Walter Roban, and the PLP have won the Pembroke East seat in all General Elections since the one seat system started in 2003, always earning over 81% of the vote.

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  1. Watching says:

    He’s obviously running cuz he’s mad at the establishment because he didn’t want to follow the process. And allowing himself to be used by OBA in a PLP safe seat.
    Nothing much to see here.

    • hey says:

      I think its more like Bermuda needs change and putting his hat in the ring to contribute to effecting that change. Understandably it is incredibly frustrating to not be able to do in your own country. I’ve thought about running as I’m fed up of the PLP ministers destroying all our futures but their own personal one. The ministers should be 1 for all, not all for one ! I give this Bermudian kudos for stepping up, where I have yet to.

      • Watching says:

        It would be an actual change if he were placed in a winnable seat.
        Maybe in c12 or c20 replacing Cannonier or Jackson. Or maybe even a marginal.
        But in one of the safest PLP seats? The OBA isn’t interested in making Malachi part of the change.

        • iyiyi says:

          OBA has no chance whatever they do . Without a new party they can only hope that they gain a few seats from the voters that did not vote in the last election but want change so will vote OBA anyway just to try to offset the 30-6 numbers which would not be a bad thing in my opinion . Something needs to change soon to give people hope .

  2. Blah blah says:

    Why can’t he just say he’s running politics rather than going to newspaper and making stories about the dept. of planning giving him hard time where there are already policies to follow. He knew he’s running for politics yet he quoted to an interview “he bought land in Costa Rica, where he hoped to move and revive his dream.”

    What a great start to begin with.

  3. Pa says:


    Hobsons choice is, “No Choice At All”

    I am sure that the OBA candidate is a very nice person ,they all are.

    We the voting public will go to the pole again and again to vote, where, there is no selection of potential candidates . They have made their choice ! so we we go a gain, just like the old days , they do the vetting and we do the betting .
    Am I and others expected to accept what is’ the given’!
    We do what they say and when they say they’ cherry pick the nice guy’ to participate in the running of this countrfy . That my friends is not good enough .
    The old policies have not worked, and narrow minded to say the least, just look back in history and see where that policy of picking from out of the wood work has got us . This horrible thought crossed my mind .
    Are they grooming candidates ? What are their higher scolastic achievements ?

    Fact ! Bermuda is big business we are no longer an Anglo ~American Sea Sde Place.

    Frankly past policies are not exactly good enough why are our women left sitting on the bench and for what reason, do they think that our woman are incompetant , or second class citizens ? I dont think so.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    The voters have a choice to make. Farmer who puts food on their table or a bully.

    • Yup says:

      He didn’t have enough money for the chicken coop are you serious LMAO! This reeks of desperation from the obaUBPeers. He’s making a fool out of himself.

    • X oba Voter says:

      What food he couldn’t afford a permit for a bloody chicken coop. Didn’t he placed it down illegally anyway!! Probably someone in the oba ratted him out. Now he’s trying to help them win a seat. How crazy is that in the Bermuda Triangle.

  5. Fisherman says:

    Put a new choice on the ballot sheet:
    [] PLP
    [] OBA
    [] Non of the above

    That would encourage frustrated voters to be heard

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