OBA rolls out two more election candidates
A former One Bermuda Alliance senator and a sitting OBA senator have been rolled out as candidates for the next General Election.
An OBA spokeswoman said that Dwayne Robinson had been selected as the party’s candidate for Constituency 30, Southampton East Central, while Doug De Couto would stand in Constituency 25, Warwick North East.
Both seats are held by members of the Progressive Labour Party.
Jason Wade toppled former OBA deputy Leah Scott to win in Constituency 30 in the 2020 General Election, while Ianthia Simmons-Wade narrowly defeated Jon Brunson to win in Constituency 25.
Mr Robinson, the cohost of the weekly political radio talk show Motion to Adjourn with Progressive Labour Party MP Chris Famous, was last year elected as a deputy co-chair of the OBA.
A party spokeswoman said: “Mr Robinson grew up in Albert Row, Dockyard and attended Sandys Secondary Middle School before attending CedarBridge Academy.
“Mr Robinson subsequently earned his General Education Certificate. Committed to giving back to the community, he has volunteered at the SPCA, Big Brother’s Big Sister of Bermuda, Raleigh International and Family Centre.”
Mr Robinson, who works at Conyers Dill & Pearman as an immigration specialist, was named an OBA senator in November 2018.
Meanwhile, the OBA spokesman said Dr De Couto, who was earlier this month named the new Shadow Minister of Finance, was an 18-year veteran of the reinsurance, insurance and investments sector of the island.
“During his career he has innovated many new approaches to using technology to manage risk,” the spokeswoman said.
“Douglas earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he created some of the first wireless mesh networking technology. He also holds a certificate in financial engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Business.
“In university, Douglas participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters programme, and served on the MIT Campus Committee on Race Relations.
“Douglas has served on the board of the National Museum of Bermuda since 2006, and as its chairman since 2021. He has a keen interest in Bermuda history and culture, which he explores by researching historical documents and data.”