No more bickering
February 18, 2013
Listening to the Opposition Leader Marc Bean on ‘Let’s Talk’, prompted me to write. Mr Bean accused the One Bermuda Alliance of catering only to International Business to the neglect of the rest of us. International Business accounts for approx 85 percent of our Gross Domestic Product. Funds derived from that sector contribute to and help pay for, social programmes, the Civil Service, maintenance of our infrastructure, servicing of the national debt and many other initiatives. Without IB the current standard of living in Bermuda would be a challenge to maintain. Should we be viewed as helpful to all our industry partners? Would it be better if our leaders provided us with solutions, and not spend time attacking or demonising their opponents for their own selfish gain? We are experiencing an economic downturn, never seen in this writer’s lifetime. Many are unemployed having a hard time satisfying lenders or struggling to make ends meet. Now is not the time for bickering, but the time to work together. Everyone’s contribution has value.