First 100 Days Scorecard

Updated Oct 20th, 2017 – Day 92 of 100

100th day: October 27th

8 days remaining…

 

4 Completed, 11 In Progress, 6 Not Started / Unknown

   

This page tracks the progress of the PLP’s pledges for their first 100 days in office. Feel welcome to comment on the page (with a reference) to suggest a progress update or where a pledge has been full-filled.

In the first 100 days of your next PLP Government, we will execute the following plans to bring immediate change to Bermuda’s society:

  • Re-establish the Bermuda First advisory group consisting of local, international business and community leaders to develop a long-term economic and social vision for Bermuda.
    Renewed Pledge

    Sept 8: 2017 – Renewed pledge
    (Bernews) Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

  • Appoint a Gang Violence Reduction Coordinator to have a singular focus on implementing programmes to reduce gang violence and anti-social behaviour. The PLP will give reducing gang violence the priority it deserves.Completed

    Oct 4: 2017 – “As we promised in the First 100 Days Platform, Pastor Bean’s singular focus will be on implementing programmes to reduce gang violence and anti-social behavior. He will be the lead in those areas designed to engage various aspects of the community including clergy and local employers, all with the goal of transitioning young men and women away from the gang lifestyle with viable social and economic alternatives.”
    (Bernews) Gang Violence Reduction Coordinator Appointed

  • Grant additional powers to the existing Price Control Commission to examine ways to reduce the cost of living in Bermuda.Renewed Pledge

    Sept 8: 2017 – Renewed pledge
    (Bernews) Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

  • Conduct an urgent review of health and safety in all public schools to ensure that all our students and teachers are learning and working in a safe environment.
    In progress

    Sep 30 2017 – “Teachers at a preschool walked out yesterday over worries about air quality because of mould.”

    (The Royal Gazette) Staff walk out at preschool over mould

    Sep 20 2017 – “Tina Duke, head of Dellwood Middle School, is confident the problems that have plagued the school are almost solved.”
    Ms Duke said she had yet to get a report on work at the school, but was confident she would get one as soon as remedial work is finished.
    School back to normal, says Dellwood head

    Aug 31 2017 – “Dellwood Middle School will remain closed but all other schools will be open when the new term begins on September 11.”
    “Reports on structural, mechanical, electrical and health and safety building inspections of all schools will be prepared to ensure a “complete picture” of the condition of schools in the future.”

    (The Royal Gazette) Dellwood closed, other schools ready

  • Provide financial support to students in need to ensure access to Bermuda College for all Bermudians.
    Completed

    $193,714 has been expensed from the $300,000 grant to the Bermuda College, leaving a balance of $106,285 which will be used to assist students with their tuition in the 2018 Spring semester, Minister of Education and Workforce Development Diallo Rabain said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 29].

    (Bernews) Financial Support For Bermuda College Students

    $300,000 was provided to the Bermuda College to increase financial aid

    (Bernews) Minister: $300,000 In Additional Aid For College

  • Increase job training to prepare Bermudians to fill jobs held by guest workers.
    Unknown
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  • Commence the installation of Wi-Fi in all public schools and ensure that all schools have functioning computer labs so our students have access to the latest technology.
    In progress

    Sept 8th 2017: “In the last seven weeks, this Government has moved aggressively to fulfil its 100-day pledge to commence installation of Wi-Fi in public schools. When students of East End Primary School and Purvis Primary arrive at school next week, wireless 9 Internet will have been installed. The Government will complete the installation of Wi-Fi in all primary and middle schools by the end of the school year.”
    (Bernews) Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

  • Provide access to funding to community clubs via a loan guarantee programme enabling them to upgrade their facilities and become self-sufficient while employing Bermudians.
    In progress

    Sept 25th 2017: “To this end, an initial meeting was held with several community sports clubs on September 7th at the Warwick Workman’s Club. The purpose of the meeting was to get early feedback from the clubs on what their needs might be in terms of facilities upgrading and youth programming.’
    source: (Bernews) Loan Guarantees, Financial Assistance & More

  • Double the guarantee capacity of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) to give more access to capital for entrepreneurs.

    Oct 14 2017: “The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation used just a third of its guarantee capacity to support businesses last year.”Government plans to double BEDC capital
    Sept 29th 2017: Cabinet has approved the increase of BEDC’s capital from $1 million to $2 million thereby laying the foundation to assist many more local entrepreneurs through doubling its guarantee capacity,” Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said in the House of Assembly today [Sept 29].’
    source: (Bernews) Minister: Increase In BEDC Loan Guarantees

  • Appoint a Director of Cooperative Economics at the BEDC to promote cooperatives within Bermuda to boost community-based economic empowerment.
    In progress

    Mr Butterfield is now working as an adviser to Jamahl Simmons, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism. Mr Butterfield has been tasked with creating an independent post of director of co-operative economics at the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, and reviewing human resources practices and policies at the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

    Source: Cabinet salary bill rises by $150,000

  • Conclude negotiations with Public Sector Unions to ensure continued provision of high-quality public services.
    In Progress

    Sept 1st 2017: The Bermuda Union of Teachers voted yesterday to abandon a work to rule for the start of the new school term.
    … The other two issues — the workload of deputy principals at the primary level, and a change in the foreword to the collective bargaining agreement to include “modern and relevant” learning — are expected to be settled in the next few weeks.
    source: (The Royal Gazette) Teachers end work to rule

  • Establish a Bipartisan Committee on Immigration Reform to ensure fairness in our immigration system while putting Bermudians first.
    Completed

    Oct 10th 2017 the Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown announced the names of the members of the newly-formed Bipartisan Committee on Immigration Reform.
    Those members are: PLP MP Renee Ming, PLP MP Christopher Famous, OBA MP Ben Smith and OBA MP Leah Scott, with Minister Brown Chairing the group.
    (Bernews) Bipartisan Committee On Immigration Reform

  • Establish a Tax Reform Commission to make Bermuda’s tax system fairer and increase Bermuda’s global competitiveness to stimulate economic activity and to create jobs for Bermudians.In progress

    Oct 11th 2017 – Tax Reform Commission Act
    Sept 8: 2017 – Renewed pledge
    (Bernews) Full Text & Highlights: 2017 Throne Speech

  • Reverse the OBA’s immigration policy which removed the requirement that businesses who bring in overseas entertainers must also employ a Bermudian group at the venue at the same time.
    In progress

    Sept 15th: “the policy relating to musicians/entertainers is being enhanced to ensure that Bermudian musicians and entertainers are given fair opportunities for employment.”
    Source: Changes To Immigration Policies & Procedures

  • Install fitness equipment in Bermuda’s public parks.
  • Review the privatisation contract between AECON and the Bermuda Government for the L.F. Wade International Airport to see if Bermuda can get a better deal.
    In Progress

    Oct 6th: Airport Mail Facility mess

  • Issue a Request for Information (RFI) for the establishment of a Technology Hub at Southside.
    Unknown
    None
  • Implement the SAGE Commssion’s recommendation to establish three permanent Parliamentary Oversight Committees in order to improve governance, reduce waste and increase efficiency.
    In Progress

    “The establishment of a parliamentary committee is a matter for the Speaker and not for the policymakers,” the Minister said, adding that, “The Ministry of the Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government Reform is committed to working with the Legislature to ensure that these committees are realised.
    Source:Procurement, Committees & Ministerial Code

  • Update the Ministerial Code of Conduct to ensure that the Cabinet is held to the highest ethical standards.
    In Progress

    Oct 20th: The now amended Ministerial Code of Conduct, which is expected to be tabled in the coming weeks, requires a Minister, as soon as possible after the receipt of all gifts of any value, to disclose the gift and also to disclose “all hospitality from any source which might reasonably be thought to influence Ministerial action in any manner.”

    Source: Procurement, Committees & Ministerial Code

  • Implement a Code of Conduct for members of Parliament.
    Unknown
    None
  • Implement the Code of Practice for Project Management and Procurement
    In Progress

     the Code of Project Management and Procurement has been now been finalized and will be tabled in the House for information in the coming weeks, with the Code setting out the requirements and procedures for the procurement of goods and services.
    Source: Procurement, Committees & Ministerial Code

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