Dunkley optimistic for year ahead
Michael Dunkley, the Premier, has issued the following message as Bermuda prepares for New Year's Day:
“On behalf of my colleagues in Government, I extend best wishes to all Bermuda for a healthy, safe and prosperous new year.
“We see 2016 building on this year's gains for an Island that works better for Bermudians in every respect. By that I mean a fair, safe and inclusive Bermuda, with a growing economy creating jobs and opportunity in every community, at every level.
“It's a big job all around, but the great thing is that all of us — you, your neighbours and your colleagues — are working for these high goals, one way or another.
“Let's do all we can in 2016 to unify our efforts for that positive future — creating more transparent and
accountable government, rebuilding tourism through hotel construction, reducing crime, protecting the
vulnerable, restoring balance to our public finances and setting the standard for tolerance, co-operation and responsibility.
“I am very optimistic for the year ahead. The recovery will pick up speed, enabling more and more Bermudians to move their lives forward again. That's our goal — a Bermuda that works for its people.
“In closing, I say thank you. Thank you for your hard work and focus this year. There will be great opportunities in 2016 that will allow us, individually and collectively, to grow and move Bermuda from strength to strength.
“Let's get there together. Be safe this holiday. Don't drink and drive. Celebrate this life.
“Happy new year Bermuda!”