CONSTITUENCY 3 , ST. DAVID’S
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Gaylynne is a St. David’s Islander whose roots in that community go back several generations to the Native American Indians who were among Bermuda’s early settlers.
Her father was the late Legay Cannonier, a well-known Islander and cricketer. Her mother is Margo Cannonier Singleton, who worked for several years as the library administrator on the US Naval Base.
Gaylynne’s character has been shaped by her life in St. David’s. From that community, she has learned the importance of a healthy community life, family values, a moral compass and respect for one’s neighbours.
"I can think of no higher calling than to represent the interests of the residents of St. David's as their Member of Parliament."
Gaylynne Cannonier's character has been shaped by her life in St. David's where she has learned the importance of a healthy community life, family values and respect for one's neighbours. Because of these deep roots, Gaylynne is committed to finding solutions. She is no longer prepared to stand on the sidelines and watch gang violence erode her community, and is no longer prepared to see her home fall into a state of disrepair. "Finding solutions means changing what's no longer working. We all need to become agents of positive change." Gaylynne believes solutions for St David's include more police on the beat, outreach programmes and a transitional housing plan to help families get back on their feet. She is adamant that having an Operation Ceasefire initiative in place in Bermuda will help to stamp out violence.
For the past six years Gaylynne has been the successful owner and managing director of Foreign Cargo Ltd. She remains an entrepreneur and small business advocate for the community. Gaylynne studied Interior Design at the British American College in London. Developing a love for travel and a curiosity for other cultures, she took the opportunity to work, live and study in Italy where she partnered with the American Language Institute in Florence and became a TOEFL certified English teacher. Fluent in Italian, Gaylynne has taught at both university and secondary schools in Europe.
A committed community citizen, Gaylynne serves on the OBA Shadow Board for Housing, Planning and Environment where she works on solutions to address homelessness and the plight of those who live below the poverty line. In addition, she is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Bermuda Society of Interior Designers and a member of the St. David's Islander Native Indian Heritage Group.
Gaylynne's love for her St. David's community and her concern over Bermuda 's failing economy were the catalysts that brought her into politics. She's convinced that without a change in government Bermuda will continue to head in the wrong direction. A firm believer in the OBA's aims and principals, Gaylynne is happy to be part of a solution-driven team.