Condolences For Nelson Mandela
December 5th, 2013
The One Bermuda Alliance would like to add its voice to the millions who will be expressing regret tonight at the death of Nelson Mandela, who was without doubt South Africa’s greatest son.
He was that country’s first black president for five years, from 1994 to 1999, until he stepped down to allow his deputy, Thabo Mbeki, to take his place. By the example he set in preaching reconciliation in his deeply-divided country, despite having been imprisoned for 27 years, he was an inspiration to people around the world. He was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
He was a sweet man, a man whose smile lit up every room he entered. He was a man whose simplicity, honesty and humanity made him above all things the most accessible of men.
There is no one in the world who would not be improved by studying and emulating Nelson Mandela. His like will not be seen again.
Throne Speech Highlights – November 8, 2013
“It is time for us all to play our part. It is time to use these tough times as an opportunity to right the ship, everyone pulling together to fix the Island so that it works better for families and students, for seniors and workers… for everyone.”
· Grocers to expand food cost relief by introducing 10% discounted shopping on Wednesdays for one year with effect from 1st December 2013
· A Good Samaritan Act to provide legal protection to those who donate food to people in need
· Jobs programme to bring to bring the St George’s golf course back to a level where it can be maintained for the benefit of the community
· Boost to small business and employment by ensuring up to 20% of Government spending on goods and services is awarded to small business
· Absentee balloting for travelers and students away in college and measures to extend the days for advance polling for travelers
· Amendments to the Defence Act 1965 to eliminate conscription
Recovery, Reform, Renewal