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Bermuda Day 2022 – a statement from the Hon N.H. Cole Simons JP MP, Opposition Leader & Shadow Minister for Finance

On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, it is my pleasure to extend best wishes to everyone on this Bermuda Day – a day established to celebrate our rich and diverse heritage and one another.

After a two-year absence of fighting through the global pandemic and all the challenges that came with it, we gratefully embrace the opportunity to celebrate Bermuda Day 2022. Now, more than ever before, we have more reasons to come together on this special day to commemorate what makes us uniquely Bermudian. As a people, we know that we are at our best when we are all moving towards a common goal.

Indeed, over the past two years, we proved to ourselves and the world that on this twenty-one square mile island in the middle of the Atlantic, we are a tenacious group of people, resilient and determined to move through the storm of the pandemic together as a community. Regardless of ethnicity, I have heard from people from all walks of life, who echo the same sentiment, which is- we know we are not perfect; we have many social, economic, and political challenges to overcome, but as history has proven, we meet those challenges, find solutions to overcome them and as a people, we keep moving forward-together, because we are all striving for a better Bermuda.

We all want to get back to seeing one another, to having family celebrations, enjoying the beauty of the island and our culture- going on picnics, going to the parade, swimming, relaxing with family at home or travelling.

So, on this special Bermuda Day – a day earmarked to celebrate who we are, our deepest hope is that you celebrate Bermuda’s heritage, you celebrate one another and that you have a safe and fun filled Bermuda Day – you deserve it!