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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There is more to be done to make Bermuda fair for all

By Sen. Dr. Kathy Michelmore, One Bermuda Alliance Shadow Health Minister, August 4, 2011

Our Human Rights Act 1981 was passed to “enshrine the fundamental rights and freedoms of every person”.

As with any piece of legislation, it was expected that it should evolve and develop. Changes have taken place over the years, with amendments such as the protection of individuals with disabilities from discrimination, a broader definition of sexual harassment, the institution of Commission-initiated investigations, and equal pay for equal work. The legislation passed this week in the Senate is another example of a necessary improvement to the principal Act.

What is highlighted, however, is the fact that there are still members of our community who are excluded from protection under the current Act. Specifically, it is still possible to discriminate in Bermuda on the basis of age and sexual orientation. Each time these glaring anomalies in the Act are raised, they are met with a deafening silence from the Government.


At the same time, the Government has claimed in a ministerial brief to “seek to ensure that no one is discriminated against in our society. Wherever we can, we endeavour to give greater protection against discrimination to our citizens.” These statements are disingenuous when held up against the lack of action regarding age and sexual orientation, and is indefensible.


The One Bermuda Alliance stands for opportunity, integrity, fairness and inclusiveness. We are guided by the principle of non-discrimination and equal rights and the over-riding principle that all people are equal before the law. We strive for a Bermudian community that is tolerant of differences and demonstrates mutual respect for all. These principles and values are embedded in our Party’s Constitution and we therefore would outlaw all forms of discrimination. We cannot build a better Bermuda without being fair to all our citizens.


On this basis, we challenge the Government to reassess their lack of discussion regarding expanding the grounds of discrimination in the Human Rights Act, and to declare to the country how they plan to rectify the current state of unfairness.

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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