Our vision of a truly Bermudian airport
We have been blown away by the support we have received for our op-ed published by The Royal Gazette on February 2 under the title “This airport should not be cleared for take-off”. Such support has been by way of online comments to the piece, over the phone, on the street and on social media.
We are particularly grateful for the support given by Eva Hodgson and Canadian long-term resident and philanthropist Robert Landau in their letters to the Editor. Both are individuals whom we both have long admired. Even though they come from opposite ends of the spectrum, they are two individuals whose hearts and minds are devoted to the long-term best interests of our island and who, by their thoughts, words and deeds, have proven this to be an undisputable fact.
The theme of our piece was that there is nothing Bermudian about the Canadian construction firm Aecon's plans for Bermuda's airport. The name of our airport is the LF Wade International Airport, and our airport should be as Bermudian as Freddy was.
To put our money where our mouth is, we have prepared some visions of a truly Bermudian airport for all to see. The old Chinese proverb says: “Picture worth ten thousand words.”
So we leave the pictures to do the talking.
WENDELL M. HOLLIS
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