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Flora Duffy deserves to have airport named after her

Dame Flora Duffy (Photograph by Ben Lumley/World Triathlon)

Dear Sir,

I would like to propose changing the name of our airport to Flora Duffy International Airport.

L.F. “Freddy” Wade was a good man, but naming public buildings after politicians has never sat well with me.

I knew Mr Wade quite well. We crossed paths many times over the years in business and struck up a good relationship. I liked him, but he was a politician and politicians by their nature are polarising.

The name of an international airport should not be polarising; it should be a source of national pride. And who as a Bermudian are we collectively more proud of than Dame Flora Duffy?

I know we’ve already named things after her [Corkscrew Hill and the National Stadium], but considering all that she has accomplished on the international stage, doesn’t an airport seem like the most fitting place to commemorate her?

A place where international visitors will see right away just how proud we are of her as they come to visit our beautiful country.



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Published January 28, 2023 at 7:57 am (Updated January 28, 2023 at 7:47 am)

Flora Duffy deserves to have airport named after her

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