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A lot of work to do

December 18, 2012

Dear Sir,

A new day has dawned on Bermuda’s political scene, and what a pleasant day it is! We can now all exhale and give thanks to the OBA’s fantastic victory at the polls. What a blessed day this is! Last night, the people of Bermuda exercised their “people power” and sent a very strong message to the Progressive Labour Party — the message that they were tired of unaccountability, mismanagement, arrogance, lack of transparency, and the “we don’t care what you think attitude!” As you know Mr Editor, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of people all of the time.

When I looked at the video of Craig Cannonier’s victory speech, I saw an array of beautiful, vibrant colours filling that room. It was like looking at a flower garden in full bloom with all the colours of a rainbow and in my opinion that is the way it should be. Bermuda is made up of many beautiful colours for everyone to enjoy. We are not a black island nor are we a white island, we are an island with a multitude of colours and so it should be presented and represented that way. In Craig Cannonier’s victory speech, he stated this was the last election where it would be based on colour and I truly hope is true. You must move on if you want to move forward.

The One Bermuda Alliance has a lot of work to do and it won’t be easy. But with the people behind them, I am sure that we can get Bermuda back to the high standards and respect from other countries that we once had. In the past 14 years, the bar has been lowered so terribly, one had nothing to look up to. Also, let’s hope that our IB will once again grace our shores as in the old days as we desperately depend on the US dollar for our survival and we desperately need to get people back to work. Let’s also hope that we can turn our tourism around and make Bermuda the once vibrant and colourful island it once was.

Now we can get rid of the “friends and family” plan the PLP operated under and get rid of these consultants are being paid $100,000 a year, and we still don’t have a clue what they do. I guess they are part of the “friends and family” plan. As I said, the OBA have a lot of work to do, and in mentioning the word work, it looks like some former PLP MPs will have to be joining the 4,000-long unemployment line which they helped to create — the irony of it — no wonder they wanted to change our “Quo Fata Ferunt!” Thanks again OBA for a job well done!

PAT FERGUSON

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Published December 27, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm)

A lot of work to do

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