Criticism of ‘refusal’ to tackle corruption
The Progressive Labour Party has criticised the “refusal” of the One Bermuda Alliance to root out possible corruption within the Bermuda Government.
Wayne Furbert, the Shadow Minister of Economic Development, said last night: “The OBA's refusal to participate in a bipartisan effort to root out possible corruption within the Government is baffling and disturbing to every Bermudian that supports an open and transparent government.
“The benefits of a government free of corruption are clear and a Commission of Inquiry into corruption within the OBA government would help bring the truth to light and reassure the world that both the PLP and the OBA have zero tolerance for corruption, no matter who engages in it.
“This was a missed opportunity for us to cast aside party lines and come together under the shared values of openness, accountability and transparancy.
“Unfortunately, despite their campaign promises, the OBA seems to believe those values don't apply to them.”