The following statement was released at 12:21pm today, June 6, 2022, by Opposition Leader Cole Simons, of the One Bermuda Alliance…  

On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, it gives me great pleasure to extend our warmest congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  She is the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne.   To reach such a remarkable milestone, is indeed a testament to her grit, her grace, her dignity, and her personal lifelong commitment to public service. 

Throughout the past seven decades the world has witnessed her iconic calm, strength, and her ability to adapt to the changes in society, even in the most difficult times. By maintaining the principles of freedom, justice, and democracy, Her majesty has rightly earned the respect of thousands of people from all walks of life. 

We applaud her dedication in supporting the Commonwealth, the British Overseas Territories and respecting their individual sovereignty. A recent demonstration of her commitment includes the UK’s valued contributions to Bermuda’s fight against Covid-19, by supplying free vaccines-allowing our Island to positively maneuver our way to a more positive outcome-for which we are thankful.  

We congratulate Her Majesty and wish her continued good health and many more years to reign.