Community, Sports and Culture

Updated Sept 28th, 2017

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND SPORTS

Your next PLP Government will:

  • Enable local community organisations and parish councils to pay nominal rents for the use of vacant and derelict government properties. Rather than sell government properties like Admiralty House and Teucer House, we should lease them to deserving community organisations such as Chewstick and the North Village Community Club. This will create construction jobs for Bermudians and increase government revenue from taxes.
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  • Extend loan guarantees to community clubs for renovations of their facilities in order to make them self-sufficient, in return for verified management controls. If we as a country can extend government guarantees to a private hotel development over which we have no control, then surely we can extend guarantees for the upgrading of our country‚Äôs social infrastructure to assist in tackling anti-social behaviour and to provide employment in our communities.
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  • Create a local lottery, which will benefit sports development and national sporting bodies. A lottery that is dedicated to sports funding will assist in directing additional resources to our athletes and will be implemented within two years.
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  • Enhance the Cultural Legacy Fund to continue to promote, enhance and celebrate Bermudian culture.
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RACE RELATIONS

Race relations in Bermuda have become more strained over the past few years. The PLP will reduce the racial tension and increase a broader understanding of racial differences by dealing with the issue and not ignoring it.

Your next PLP Government will:

  • Work in alignment with organisations, such as CURB, to develop community-based solutions.
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  • Encourage educational sessions with various community partners with the view to bring about greater understanding of racial relationships and diversity.
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