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BERMUDA OPPOSITION CRIES FOUL OVER LOCKDOWN EXEMPT CERTIFICATES

UK Territories 22 Apr, 2021 Follow News

BERMUDA OPPOSITION CRIES FOUL OVER LOCKDOWN EXEMPT CERTIFICATES

The Opposition in Bermuda has chided Premier David Burt over the COVID-19 crisis saying that he must govern for the benefit of all – not a selected few.”

Leader of the Opposition One Bermuda Alliance, N. Cole Simons, said “there is real tension in the community due to the perceived treatment of Bermudians during this pandemic.”

In a statement on the party’s website he said: “What they want is real equity from Government during this very stressful and difficult time. They want principled, honest and transparent leadership, with no more evasive behaviour or evasive responses.”

He was referring to the issuing of exemption certificates, which in one case was withdrawn, following an outcry by some.

A spike in COVID-19 cases has forced the government to impose another lockdown with consequential restrictions on movement in the community and business operations.

The OBA claims that the government was being too selective in how it was handing out exemption certificates and accused the Premier of being evasive when pressed on the matter.

“The Premier must do a better job and manage for all and not play favourites. He must govern and provide protection for all of Bermuda, and not the selected few,” OBA leader Simons said.

“He must treat small and large businesses with the same degree of importance. He must look at the big picture and provide solutions that will deliver equitable benefits to all sectors of our community.”


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