“Ministerial travel is hardly a secret and there is absolutely nothing to hide, but we can and will do a better job of keeping the information on the travel website updated,” said Premier David Burt.
The Premier continued: “Growing and diversifying this economy, creating educational and employment opportunities for Bermudians and reversing four years of OBA neglect of the people has been our priority for almost a year. With the hectic pace demanded of this work there have been times that filling out forms and ticking boxes have taken a deserved second place. The people of Bermuda fully understand what we have been doing and what we have had to do to ensure that they have greater opportunities for success in this country.
“Transparency is a critical component of good governance and as the Government that introduced Public Access to Information legislation and provided more access to public records than any Bermuda government before or since, we will always provide information for the public.
“One thing is certain: an updated travel website never found a job for a Bermudian; an updated travel website never created expanded educational opportunities for the people of Bermuda and an updated travel website never provided a dignified pension increase for senior citizens.
“While the previous OBA Government was busy feigning openness and transparency the core work of improving the lives of Bermudians was left undone. Our priority has been to devote Government resources to working hard every day making sure that the lives of hardworking Bermudians are positively impacted by our efforts. ‘
“I am certain that the people of Bermuda would rather we prioritise the funding of scholarships and the Bermuda College, introduce roadside sobriety checks to make our roads safer, and create jobs for people desperate to support their families.”
Premier Burt concluded: “It bears reminding just where we have been and what we have been doing in growing and diversifying this economy.”
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