Statement from Party Leader the Hon. Michael Dunkley JP, MP in response to Opposition criticism.
I can answer each and every prevarication that Mr. Roban lists and knock them for six.
Instead, I would ask Bermudians to consider this latest PLP attack in the context of the words of a former PLP Leader who outlined a strategy to take out the OBA Government through a “sustained programme of… disinformation and criticism…” That is what’s in play with Mr. Roban’s statement today.
The reality is just the opposite. My focus as Premier and the focus of my colleagues has always been on getting our people back to work, diversifying our economy and expanding opportunity. That’s what we were elected to do, that’s what we’ve been doing and the benefits are starting to spread. That’s a fact.
But we know there remains a long way to go. We've turned the economy toward positive growth and the push is on to grow that momentum. Monday’s special session of the Legislature is one phase of that push. Passing legislation that will set the stage for a new hotel in St. George’s that will help us get Bermudians back to work, strengthening the economy and expanding opportunity.
Everything else about the statement released by Mr. Roban is political exhaust from a party leadership that really doesn’t want this government to succeed. I nevertheless want to thank him for the opportunity to remind Bermuda what really matters.