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OPINION: BERMUDIANS WANT A CHANGE

OPINION: BERMUDIANS WANT A CHANGE

“It's been a long time coming

But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will”

Sam Cooke


Well election has been called once again...

The last five years have been, well nothing short of life changing for many reasons.

As a country we have witnessed some of the most unforgettable issues come to the forefront. If anyone had foreseen what would have taken place since 2012 they most likely would have voted or voted differently.

It would be unfair to say that it has been all doom and gloom as there have been some forms of progress in terms of hotels and exposure for our island.

That being said the people of Bermuda must always be first in the mindset of any one wishing to represent them.

We simply cannot expect people to vote for us based on melanin or lack of melanin. Money or lack of money. False promises or lack of false promises.

We have been invited into the homes of thousands of persons over the last five years. We will be invited into thousands of homes over the next five weeks.

Bermudians want to see and know that when they talk they are being listened to. They have demonstrated time and time again over the last five years that they will not put up with; lack of concern for our children, cuts in pay, secret deals or the giving away of our birthrights.

Simply put they want change.

They want social change

They want economic change

They want political change

Steps to political change

To effect political change here are a few crucial steps that must happen over the next 7 days.

  • Ensure that you and yours are properly registered to vote in the upcoming election. Go to election.gov.bm to check you voter registrations.
  • If anyone is not registered they may register online or at several voter registration drives coming up over the next week.

Voter Registration Drive Locations:

  • PLP Headquarters at 16 Court Street will be open for voter registrations
  • Voter Registration Drive at Rubber Tree in Warwick Saturday 9 am-3 pm
  • Voter Registration Drive on Kindley Field Saturday 11 am-3pm

Once properly registered they will be able to vote in the upcoming election. Next week we will discuss the “dos and donts” of how to properly vote.

My fellow Bermudians, simply put, voting is the first step to the needed social and political change.

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