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OBA announces candidate for Pembroke East Central

John Seymour, the One Bermuda Alliance’s candidate for Pembroke East Central (Photograph supplied)

A musician and entrepreneur who is passionate about bringing positive change to the island was named yesterday as the One Bermuda Alliance candidate for Pembroke East Central.

John Seymour, a father of one, said he was particularly concerned about the need for a “robust and stimulating” education system that all students could thrive in.

He said: “There are too many young people who are feeling displaced in today’s workforce, who feel that they don’t fit because of lack of opportunities available to them.

“This can no longer be the case. We must empower them and give them hope.

“The escalation of violent crimes in Bermuda is past worrying, particularly bladed articles and gun violence.

“How many times can we offer our condolences to bereaved families? Where is the action across the community?

“We cannot allow lawlessness to take over our beautiful island home. We cannot afford for any more families to endure unnecessary pain.”

Mr Seymour added: “It’s scary how many people are suffering in silence, especially our seniors.

“They have worked too hard to have to be scrounging in their golden years because they have to ensure that they can afford to buy groceries. It’s just not right.”

The OBA did not field a candidate in Pembroke East Central for the General Election in 2020 and the seat is held by Michael Weeks, a Progressive Labour Party MP and the Minister of National Security.

Mr Seymour, a former student of Warwick Academy and CedarBridge Academy, is completing a Bachelor of Arts at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

He is an awardee of the Ross Blackie Talbot, Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society, and Peter Leitner Arts scholarships, and is also the minister of music at First Church of God North Shore.

Mr Seymour enjoys reading and educating himself on world history.

He cites one of his greatest accomplishments as helping to take care of his late senior parents.

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Published June 12, 2024 at 7:52 am (Updated June 12, 2024 at 9:59 am)

OBA announces candidate for Pembroke East Central

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