Opposition Leader's Message, May 2018

Opposition Leader's Message, May 2018

Jeanne Atherden, OBA Conference 2017

Jeanne Atherden, OBA Conference 2017


Jeanne Atherden Headshot

Opposition Leader
Jeanne Atherden, JP, MP


Since 2013 Jeanne Atherden, who grew up in Pembroke West, has continued her commitment to address the concerns of Seniors not just in that constituency but throughout the island. She is known for her efforts in building consensus and looking outside the box for solutions for complex health and environmental issues. She believes Bermuda should unite around common goals and values.


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The OBA stands on its record.

  • Revival of Tourism Industry

    • Created Bermuda Tourism Authority
    • Multiple hotel developments across the island
    • Return of cruise ships to St. George’s and Hamilton
    • Increased airlift and air arrivals
  • Increased Economic Development

    • Economic growth for the first time since 2008
    • Government finances stabilized
    • Loans and support to small businesses & entrepreneurs
    • Infrastructure improvements, from roads and bridges to a new airport
  • Strengthened National Security

    • Lowest levels of crime since 2000
    • ‘Cashback’ support to community groups and clubs
    • Gang resistance training in schools, Team Street Safe in communities
    • An all-volunteer Royal Bermuda Regiment
  • Targeted Efforts to Help All Bermudians

    • Fair, progressive tax reform and payroll tax breaks for lower income earners
    • 24/7 ambulance service based in the East End and West End
    • Increased pensions, introduced Personal Home Care benefits for seniors
    • Broadened the scope of government scholarships to support students in need
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Public Access to Information (PATI) Bill Passed

On July 18th 2014 in the House of Assembly, the Premier and Minister of National Security, the Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP, led the debate on Public Access to Information (PATI) and this afternoon the Bill was passed in the House.

For your reference, please click here to download the 2nd reading brief PDF.

Jeanne Atherden

"Under my leadership the OBA will follow a plan which demonstrates our values and the principles upon which we stand. It's about championing causes and tabling legislation which reflect the interest of the electorate. If we have the will, we have the power."

Jeanne Atherden

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