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Maurice Foley announced as candidate for OBA in St David’s

The One Bermuda Alliance has announced Maurice Foley as its candidate for St David's.

Mr Foley, who challenges Lovitta Foggo, of the Progressive Labour Party, for Constituency 3, comes from a background in finance and technology as well as tourism and community development — including decades of involvement in the travel industry.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications with a master’s degree in management.

Mr Foley was said to bring more than 24 years of experience in the tourism industry, having travelled “extensively” in Africa, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and the United States.

He became a regular visitor to Cape Town in South Africa more than 20 years ago, attracting interest from other travellers in making the trip and organising tours.

In 2020, he founded the Black Travel Alliance firm, and in 2021, he held the inaugural Black Travel Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

That year, Mr Foley told The Royal Gazette he was dedicated to targeted marketing for the travel industry, adding: “My job here is to provide a platform for consumers to meet the Black travel enthusiast, the Black travel owner, travel companies, luggage companies – anything to do with travel, anything that’s travel-related.”

Mr Foley has also lived in the US.

The Opposition said the candidate brought a commitment to community development and youth empowerment, with a background in non-profit organisations and a belief in putting the community first.

“Maurice aims to harness the power of collaboration and inclusivity to create sustainable solutions that benefit all members of the community.

“With his track record of success and unwavering dedication to his principles, Maurice is poised to make a lasting impact on both the local and global stage.”

The OBA added that Mr Foley was committed to enhancing the lives of St David’s residents.

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