The Choice

The choice in this election is simple: will Bermuda move forward or back?

New Faces

When the OBA took power in 2012, the economy was in freefall, the government was deeply in debt, and many Bermudians had lost hope. Five years later, business is booming, and there is a newfound sense of optimism and Bermuda pride.

Constituency 1 St. George’s North

mayor

Kenneth Bascome


Kenny was born and raised in St. George’s.
He has dedicated a large part of his life to helping at-risk youth and fighting for the community of St George’s.
He has been a leader on many issues including economic development, public safety, and improving quality of life for those in the neighborhood.

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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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A danger to Bermudian jobs

By Craig Cannonier, Opposition Leader, January 30, 2012

The Auditor General’s report on misuses of public money reflects poorly on Bermuda.

It highlights two instances in which the system was manipulated to move public money into private hands, and reports the Deputy Premier ignoring the Premier’s directives to straighten things out at the BLDC.

The reaction of the Government since the report’s release has only deepened our concerns, with

  • The Premier and her Deputy Leader openly disagreeing about wrongdoings at the BLDC, and
  • Its shoot-the-messengers attack on the Auditor General and anyone who voices concerns.

These reactions call into question the credibility and the unity of the government.

What does this mean for Bermudians?

Bermuda’s good reputation is essential if we are to remain attractive to local and overseas investors, whose plans and activities generate jobs.

If people perceive the Government of Bermuda to be untrustworthy, they will not start a business, they will not build a hotel, they will not participate in the redevelopment of Hamilton’s waterfront – all things that create jobs and career opportunities for the people of this country.

The behaviour exposed in the Auditor General’s report hurts Bermuda’s attractiveness to job-creating investment. It endangers our future, and that is something that every Bermudian should keep in mind.    

Michael Dunkley

"I want to assure the people of this country that their Government is unawavering in the commitment to improving this economy and restoring prosperity and success as part of the Bermuda story."

Michael Dunkley

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