The following statement was released on Friday (Mar 15) by Progressive Labour Party Chair, J Dawn Simmons…

The House of Assembly voted unanimously in support of the Progressive Labour Party Government’s 2024-2025 Budget. We have been grateful for the outpouring of support that our Budget has received from the community, the business sector and today from across the political aisle.

After almost two weeks of attacks, criticism, dog whistles, and innuendo-laced commentary from His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, the One Bermuda Alliance, it was expected that they would vote against the Budget as a final, symbolic gesture of their disagreement with the Budget and by extension the direction of the country. Instead, all OBA MPs present voted in favour of the PLP Government’s budget – agreeing that the economy’s finances are being managed well.

As the PLP pushes forward with freezing health insurance rates, creating more affordable housing, putting more money in workers’ pockets, and restoring our roads, the OBA will drop the political theatrics and continue to support the work of this government.

J Dawn Simmons, JP – Party Chairman