What We Stand For
One Bermuda Alliance represents all Bermudians and will make decisions and take actions that will uphold the standards and fairness that Bermudians are known for. We do not believe that Bermudians want to be divided on the basis of race or class and we reject that approach. We will achieve that through following our principles.
One Bermuda Alliance is founded on the principles of Opportunity, Responsibility, Integrity, Transparency, Fairness, Inclusiveness and Service.
Opportunity. If you work hard and play by the rules then you should have the opportunity to succeed. Opportunity comes from ensuring:
- Safety & Security – We cannot move forward unless our communities are strong and secure, our families are protected and our children’s futures are bright. Ensuring a safe environment for all Bermudians is vital to the long-term strength and stability of our country. One Bermuda Alliance will take us there.
- A Strong Economy – Success for all Bermudians depends on our economic strength and financial independence. Renewing economic stability and making sound fiscal decisions are foundations of a healthy and strong democracy. One Bermuda Alliance will take us there.
- Quality Public Education – By significantly improving educational performance in the classroom today, we ensure a healthier and prosperous Bermuda for future generations. One Bermuda Alliance will take us there.
Responsibility. Government has a responsibility to live within its means and must be held accountable for its actions. But government cannot do it alone. We must pursue policies and programmes that encourage Bermudians to take responsibility for their own actions and the care of their families. We will be committed stewards of Bermuda’s assets and resources.
Integrity. One Bermuda Alliance will have a zero tolerance policy for fraud and corruption in government. We will not tolerate the abuse of public power for private gain. We will ensure that no conflict arises, or could reasonably be perceived to arise, between our public duties and our private interests, financial or otherwise.
Transparency We are committed to transparency, open government and reform. We will hold ourselves to the higher ethical and moral standards and always act in the manner that provides the greatest good for all of Bermuda.
Fairness. One Bermuda Alliance serves the many, not the few. Fairness to all will form the basis of our actions as a government. We will be guided by the principle of non-discrimination and equal rights, and the over ruling principle that all people are equal before the law.
Inclusiveness. One Bermuda Alliance embraces the diversity of the Bermudian community – a community that is tolerant of differences and demonstrates mutual respect for all. We will maintain an environment in which all people feel free to share ideas and information. We will be open minded and respectful of the views of other organizations and be collaborative in the best interests of Bermuda
Service. Political power belongs to the people and should only be entrusted to those who are prepared to serve our island home. We will work for the benefit of all Bermuda’s people. Our job is to fulfil the expectations of those who have honoured us with their trust.