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Commentary: A plan that includes everyone in Bermuda is needed now more than ever
Published on January 6, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Diallo Rabain

The past several weeks I’ve spent on the doorsteps of Bermudian residents of Devonshire Parish has not only been insightful, but rewarding and enlightening. This is a community of hard working people, who, like myself, want to see our island thrive.

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Diallo Rabain is a partner in a Bermudian owned architectural drafting and land surveying company and is the opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) Senate Leader
Residents have spoken to me about playgrounds needing repair, crosswalks needing to be placed, and trash disposal concerns. A message that has come through loud and clear, is that the people of Constituency 13 truly desire to see our island reach its full potential, and to depart from the path the country is currently heading down.

In the Reply to the Throne Speech, PLP leader Marc Bean outlined not only the Progressive Labour Party’s strong stance on good governance but, additionally, our vision of where we need to go as a country in reforming education, fiscal prudence, healthcare reform and diversifying the economy to create more opportunities for Bermudians.

With so many Bermudians struggling to make ends meet, a government that works for everyone and that has a plan that includes everyone is needed now, more than ever. With the support of the people of Constituency 13, I will be an advocate for you in Parliament and stand for the continued improvement of the conditions that have seen Bermudians struggle for too long.

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Speaking with Devonshire residents

My time in the Senate has given me the opportunity to understand the weaknesses that currently exist within government and has given me a passion for breaking with the status quo so that we can take a new and better approach to handling the people’s business and the people’s purse.

As a parent, I understand the importance of creating a Bermuda that will allow all our children to thrive, have a secure future, and reach their full potential. This desire is not unique to me as a parent, and as such I plan to be a voice for parents, ensuring that our education system provides a strong curriculum for students and greater opportunities for further education and training that is in line with the needs of our economy. To this end, I also plan to work to see that our financial position is scrutinized and analyzed for the protection of the shared assets we posses, and that our children will inherit.

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With members of the Youth Parliament

Talking with our seniors while on the doorsteps, I have heard the concerns about healthcare costs and accessibility. With pensions barely covering expenses I plan to continue to advocate the PLP position of a more affordable, holistic and naturopathic healthcare system, creating a healthier society now, and into the future.

There is much work to do to get our island where it needs to be. However, I am committed to that undertaking, and look forward to continuing to reach out and connect with my fellow Bermudians in the time ahead.
 
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