It is time to stop dragging their feet on immigration reform. Bermuda needs more than just mixed status reforms. We need to start the conversation on comprehensive immigration reform with protections put in place to assure Bermudians benefit first and foremost.
Our immigration can be catered to sourcing job creators/investors who can empower Bermudians to gain employment for themselves and create it for others. This is not ‘opening the floodgates to foreigners’, it is creating a framework for the expansion of the economy for everyone’s
It is time to start a gradual scaling down of the civil service, so that Bermudians are not subject to increased taxes in order to prop up a bloated Government.
In my opinion, these changes should start at the top with a smaller cabinet, and a merger of constituencies to reduce the number of MPs.
Again, in my opinion, we should open the conversation about whether it is feasible to nationalize Belco to have more control over fluctuating rates, and the best energy framework for Bermuda. If not, we need to encourage more competition on.
And open the conversation about the legalization of Marijuana.
These changes will take time; however, nothing starts without a first step.
Mr Hayward’s article failed to admit that there are underlying problems with the economy. Hopefully the Finance Minister will not have such a head in the sand attitude when he delivers his Budget next month.