• The following statement was released by One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dwayne Robinson…
Senator Dwayne Robinson, OBA

Did Government consider repurposing TN Tatem school as a shelter for the homeless in Bermuda?

It has been acknowledged by everyone, including PLP MP Michael Weeks, that the current shelter is not fit for purpose anymore and plans have been talked about for a new shelter for a long time.

If parts of this building are still OK to use, then why not help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Give them a better place to shelter and then get moving with building a new facility.

I would have loved to see a homeless shelter or a wellness centre for addiction. I would have even liked a combination of the two, a rehab/wellness facility.

As a country we must be proactive in helping those who are less fortunate and it appears to me that this is a missed opportunity by the Minister.