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Chief airport option

Work under way at new airport terminal (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Dear Sir,

I wish to share with the Bermuda community that the British Government provided to the country of Montserrat during the volcanic crisis of 1995 to 1997 an amount of £350 million (about $455 million).

The British Government also provided an amount of £246.6 million to build an airport in St Helena, a small island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic.

The British Government financed the airport!

A report on the above, published in March 2012, can be located at www.fco.gov.uk.

In a published report dated November 19, 2015, it was stated by the former Minister of Finance, Bob Richards, that the proposal to build a new airport in Bermuda using the Canadian Commercial Corporation and Aecon would cost Bermuda $249 million and take 40 months to complete construction.

Additionally, Aecon would have a concession agreement to operate the airport for the next 30 years.

The latter was pushed down the throats of Bermudians, who had no say in this matter.