OBA Deputy Leader
The Hon. E.T. Richards J.P., M.P., Minister of Finance, has been elected as OBA Deputy Leader.
Senator Lynne Woolridge J.P., has been elected as OBA Chair.
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.
The Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP
Acting Leader, One Bermuda Alliance
Premier of Bermuda
As you have no doubt heard, Mr. Thad Hollis has resigned as chairman of the One Bermuda Alliance.
I would like to thank Mr. Hollis for his work as chairman, and wish him well as he moves on with his life.
With his departure, Deputy Chair Ms Susan Jackson, our Member of Parliament for Pembroke South West, will serve as acting Chairman upon the approval of the Executive pursuant to our Constitution. She will be assisted by Mrs. Karen Magnum, who will continue in her role as Deputy Chairman.
This arrangement is to stand until our Annual General Meeting on September 27, when a Party Leader, Deputy Leader and Party Chairman will be elected. Nominations for these posts will be accepted after Cup Match.
Premier Dunkley on National Heroes Day
By Premier, The Hon. Michael H. Dunkley, JP, MP
Our Island home has been blessed with a tradition of men and women committed to selfless public service and whose lives have been spent almost entirely devoted to improving the circumstances of the people.
We all have personal heroes, in our families, in our churches and communities. They do good work and we honour them with respect and gratitude. The five men and women who are Bermuda’s National Heroes are so designated because their service to our Island transcends the personal; it was legion, it was exceptional and it was transformational.
This observance is relatively new and our traditions surrounding it are still maturing. In the midst of this growth we should still celebrate these Heroes and the lasting national impact of their lives. We do that by sharing their stories with our children to ensure that their memory never fades.