Special General Meeting
The One Bermuda Alliance will be holding a Special General Meeting on Wednesday 30th April, 2014 at Party Headquarters on Reid Street, from 10 am to 6 pm to elect the positions of Deputy Chairs.
I am pleased to announce that there are four candidates for the two vacancies:
Running on joint tickets for the positions are Sen. Lynne Woolridge and Sylvia Hayward-Harris as one team and the other is Karen Magnum and Susan Jackson, MP.
All current Members are eligible to vote.
Please come out and support this election.
An Advance Poll for those who are travelling and unable to vote at the SGM will be held at Party Headquarters on Thursday 24th April, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The Cannoniers Visit The Teen Haven
Yesterday Mrs. Antoinette Cannonier visited the residents of the Teen Haven in Pembroke and was accompanied by her husband, the Premier, the Hon. L. Craig Cannonier, JP, MP. In preparation for Good Friday festivities, the Cannoniers brought hot cross buns and kites for the residents and their children.
Mrs. Cannonier has visited the Teen Haven on a number of occasions and has taken a keen interest in the residents and the mission of the charitable organization; which is to provide residents the opportunity to acquire training and guidance in child care in order to prepare them for the demands and responsibilities of parenting and to support them in their return to the community and the job market.
Keeping to the People’s Business
By the Hon. L. Craig Cannonier, JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda, March 24, 2014
It is my mission as Premier to bring about change that makes Bermuda work better for Bermudians.
This can mean passing legislation that expands human rights, it can mean attracting foreign investment to create jobs; it can mean taking steps to protect our most vulnerable.
Our objective is recovery that gets people working again. Our goal over time is to renew Bermuda to make it more fair – achieving social and economic equity, leaving no one behind.
To get there, we are working on many fronts to find and legislate solutions that work for the people.
This past week is an example of what I mean.
Sticking to the People’s Business
By L. Craig Cannonier, JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda, March 13, 2014
Bermuda politics has always been pretty intense - partisan, divisive, acrimonious, noisy. And these past few weeks have seen things ramped up to fever pitch with all sorts of accusations, name-calling and finger-pointing - all of it wearing down people’s spirits and deepening public cynicism.
With all the noise, the public can be forgiven for thinking that nothing is getting done on their behalf.
So I decided to use this space today to assure you that your government is fully engaged in the people’s business, making progress in spite of what you’ve been hearing.
This past week alone stands as an example of our work on a lot of levels.
Let’s start in the House of Assembly where the Government is moving through the Budget for the coming year - a Budget, by the way, that pays down our national debt, shrinks government spending while protecting people through no new taxes, no lay-offs and continuation of support programmes for people in need.
The Death of Mrs. Louise Jackson, OBE, JP
January 3rd, 2014
Mrs Louise Jackson, the One Bermuda Alliance’s unparalleled champion of seniors, the poor and the disadvantaged, died unexpectedly on January 2.
Premier Craig Cannonier said this: It is with profound sense of sadness, shock and loss that we learned of the passing of our colleague and friend, Mrs. Louise Jackson, OBE, JP.
Mrs. Jackson was a teacher of children, a defender of the elderly and an entrepreneur who used her love of dance to build the arts across Bermuda. She was also a political colleague of singular character and integrity who gave voice to the weak, the infirm and the forgotten.