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Disrespect of Sir John should not go unanswered

Dear Sir,

I wonder how many people were astonished and repulsed at the unprovoked attack, reported in The Royal Gazette on May 11, by Rolfe Commissiong, hardly an exemplar to the young, on Sir John Swan, alleging, falsely, that Sir John “tap-danced” for the most reactionary and racist elements in society.

Most people will recall that under the leadership of Sir John, Bermuda experienced a period of sustained prosperity when unemployment and economic distress were minimal, and our prosperity was significantly better than almost every other country in the world.

It does not take me to point out that under the Progressive Labour Party government, of which Mr Commissiong is a committed supporter, employment opportunities, financial wellbeing and the prospects of a bright future for young people are at an all-time low.

Under the influence of people such as Mr Commissiong, the PLP seems to believe that it can benefit from racial division, and that racial unity and harmony among Bermudians is bad for electoral success.

Hence the attack.

I wish the existing government could match the record of accomplishment of Sir John, instead of slandering one of Bermuda's finest public figures.



On the attack: Rolfe Commissiong (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 17, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated May 17, 2019 at 8:50 am)

Disrespect of Sir John should not go unanswered

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