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PLP Release 2020 General Election Platform

PLP Release 2020 General Election Platform

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] officially released their election platform entitled “Rebuilding Bermuda with Bermudians at Heart” at an event last night and have now released a PDF copy of the platform. It states, “The Progressive Labour Party’s priority is now economic growth. Our goal is to focus on the investment and policies... Read more of this article

Video: OBA On Plan For Uniformed Services

Video: OBA On Plan For Uniformed Services

The One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] held a press conference yesterday [Sept 22], with candidates Ben Smith, Jarion Richardson, and Robin Tucker speaking about “our uniformed services and the OBA’s plans to continue to improve their circumstances.”Ben Smith said, “Everyone and every group in Bermuda are worthy and together make our country... Read more of this article

Video: PLP Host ‘Virtual Platform Launch’

Video: PLP Host ‘Virtual Platform Launch’

The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] will be hosting a ‘Virtual Platform Launch’ this evening [Sept 22] at 7.30pm at the St. George’s Cricket Club in St. George’s. This platform launch event comes on advance of the 2020 General Election which will be held next week Thursday.For comprehensive coverage of the 2020 Bermuda General Election... Read more of this article

CVD Schedules Leaders’ Debate For Sept 28

CVD Schedules Leaders’ Debate For Sept 28

[Updated] A group called ‘Community Voices for Democracy’ said they have invited the island’s political leaders to take part in a debate at 8.00pm on Monday, September 28th. The group — which consists of Qian Dickinson, Rick Richardson, Dana Selassie, Charles Jeffers, Ywion Darrell and Ajai Peets — said it would take place... Read more of this article

Election 2020: Online Petition Calls For A Debate

Election 2020: Online Petition Calls For A Debate

An online petition has been launched calling for the island’s political leaders to have a debate, with the petition attaining over 230 signatures as of this writing. The petition said, “In this political climate there is an atmosphere of uncertainty. Bermuda is a democracy, and we have a right like every other democratic nation to call on our... Read more of this article

Pre-Election Youth Forum To Be Held Tonight

Pre-Election Youth Forum To Be Held Tonight

Bermuda Youth Connect will be holding a Pre-Election Youth Forum tonight [Sept 22] which will feature two of the candidates from all three political parties, for a total of six candidates, and be available to watch online. A spokesperson said, “The Pre-Election Youth Forum will be a perfect blend of debate and discussion. Topics to be addressed... Read more of this article

PLP Issue Another Statement On Debate

PLP Issue Another Statement On Debate

The PLP says that it will “accept offers for a national leaders’ debate between leaders of political parties that are capable of forming government after the October 1 election” and reiterated their stipulation that it “must be distributed on television, radio and the internet.” A spokesperson said, “The Progressive... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Appointed As BVI Governor

Governor Rankin Appointed As BVI Governor

John Rankin – who currently serves as Bermuda’s Governor — has been appointed as Governor to the British Virgin Islands. The Government of the Virgin Islands website said, “His Excellency the Governor has announced that Mr John Rankin CMG has been appointed as Governor to the British Virgin Islands, in succession to him. “Mr... Read more of this article

Pre-General Election Poll Shows PLP In Lead

Pre-General Election Poll Shows PLP In Lead

According to the latest public opinion poll by Global Research, “if an election were held tomorrow the PLP would very likely win a majority of votes.” A spokesperson said, “A recently concluded Global Research poll shows that the majority of voters approve of the PLP’s performance and leadership, and if an election were held tomorrow... Read more of this article

No Grounds In Current Conditions To Postpone

No Grounds In Current Conditions To Postpone

“While the Governor continues to monitor the situation with respect to Hurricane Teddy, he does not see grounds under the current circumstances to postpone the General Election on 1 October,” Government House said today. This was in response to a query we posed, asking that with the island currently finalizing recovery from Hurricane Paulette... Read more of this article

New Election Website Offers Stats & Information

New Election Website Offers Stats & Information

While most people’s focus has been on the hurricane, for obvious reasons, the island also has an election set to take place soon, and Bernews recently launched a new website – BermudaElection.com – in order to provide in-depth statistical information as well as up-to-date coverage of the 2020 General Election.Aiming to be a comprehensive... Read more of this article

Election: Advanced Polls Extended To Saturday

Election: Advanced Polls Extended To Saturday

The Parliamentary Registrar issued an advisory on the Advanced Polls for travellers, incapacitated voters and seniors, stating that it would be extended for one day, and will also take place on Saturday, September 19th. A Government spokesperson said, “Advanced Polls update as at 15 September 2020- Parliamentary Registrar “Advanced Polls... Read more of this article

Decision To Be Made On Advanced Polling

Decision To Be Made On Advanced Polling

Due to the approach of Tropical Storm Paulette, a decision will be made tomorrow [Sept 12] “regarding the facilitation of Advanced Polling,” officials have advised. A spokesperson said, “The Parliamentary Registry Office [PRO] advised that due to the approach of Tropical Storm Paulette, a decision will be made tomorrow [September 12] regarding... Read more of this article