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UBP website is relaunched

The United Bermuda Party has relaunched its website after about three months but you can’t find out much without a password.

The political party’s new-look website appeared online yesterday morning suggesting the UBP is gearing up for the next general election. But members of the public will find it difficult to find out much about the political party.

Website tabs including about us, vision, candidates, and contact us are all password protected. To be able to view the information, the website states that you have to enter a password.

The only tabs that can be viewed are local and international news, which contain a variety of articles from other media sources, including

The Royal Gazette.

The original UBP website was removed in early July about the same time the party’s headquarters in the Bermudiana Arcade on Queen Street was packed into boxes.

The UBP ruled for 30 years until 1998, winning eight back-to-back general elections between 1968 and 1993.

At the May 3 meeting, the UBP’s central committee voted 68 to 14 in favour of dismantling in order to merge with the Bermuda Democratic Alliance to form the One Bermuda Alliance. The party then split over the move to dissolve the party and join forces with the BDA, which splintered from them in 2009.

But the launch of the OBA was delayed after Kim Swan and others won a temporary injunction to the move on the grounds the consultation process was “deeply flawed”. Seven of the nine UBP MPs then sidestepped this by resigning as members and Kim Swan was forced to resign as leader of the Opposition.

This paved the way for the OBA to be set up, as the politicians were free to act as individuals rather than party members. Since the launch of the OBA in May, the UBP has held just two seats in the House of Assembly.

UBP leader Kim Swan and MP Charlie Swan were sent a series of questions about the website yesterday, but did not respond by press time.

Further information: www.ubp.bm

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Published September 23, 2011 at 9:41 am (Updated September 23, 2011 at 9:41 am)

UBP website is relaunched

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