DeSilva’s motives should not be questioned
A few days ago when I saw the headline to an article highlighting the cost of Zane DeSilva, the tourism ministerís trip as a mystery shopper, I felt outraged. Some people read only headlines and so their attention would be drawn to a matter that did not give the substance of the story.The article was quite explanatory in telling how the minister was asked to take the trip, so as to walk in the shoes of a visitor to Bermuda and assess what such a personís experience would be in visiting Bermuda.
Now, having been a reader of The Royal Gazette since I was ten (I am now 75), I have seen over the years that it was never an issue for the UBP as to what money was spent on trips, no matter how lavish they might have been.
The cost of ministersí trips only became an issue when the PLP came into government. Questions were asked of the PLP, which were never asked of the UBP.
I take issue with the way that the tourism ministerís motives were questioned and how he was mocked for having taken a joyride on the Governmentís dime. Please!
Bermuda denied in gut-wrenching finish
Caines petitions UK over Bermuda passports
Smith-DeShields picks his spot for Rams
Duffy wins in Beijing
Clemons strikes twice for Bodens
Reluctance to swear an oath to the Queen
Stovell laments Ďindisciplinedí performance
Work starts on digitised national ID system
Fifty years of ministry at St Patrickís
Autism campaigner wins award
The money flow effect and investments
Bermuda aiming to seal shock World Cup spot
Take Our Poll
- "Which of these is the worst political gaffe of modern times"
- Craig Cannonier getting on that plane
- Michael Fahy pressing on with Pathways to Status
- Bob Richards's 'Money doesn't grow on trees' speech
- Lt-Col David Burch and ATVs
- Wayne Caines and the London cereal cafe
- Zane DeSilva's mystery shopper cruise
- Total Votes: 5373
- Poll Archive