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MP Outerbridge Silent on Real Issues

20 April 2017
PLP Statement: MP Outerbridge Silent on Real Issues
Statement by Shadow Minister of Community, Youth & Sports Development Michael Weeks JP, MP

It is unfortunate that the OBA representative for Constituency 2, whose silence on the crucial issues of Bermudian jobs and opportunities has been deafening, would choose to speak now only to attack an initiative intended to benefit our youth. Criticising a proposal designed to support those athletes who serve our country on the international stage is more of a priority for MP Outerbridge than ensuring Bermudians come first in their country.

Where was MP Outerbridge when the OBA tried to shut down the Lamb-Foggo Urgent Care Centre?

Where was MP Outerbridge when the OBA wanted to deprive our Bermudian children chances of
summer employment opportunities, by trying to give expats' children the right to work the same jobs?

Where was MP Outerbridge when it became clear that the only jobs being grown in our economy are
for non-Bermudians?

Silent, hiding, doing nothing and saying nothing.

Bermuda needs leadership that stands for Bermudians, that doesn't view our youth as props for photoops
and that brings forward ideas that can give hope to Bermudians.

The PLP's position is that we must develop innovative ways to help our youth reach their potential
and help them understand that every Bermudian who has a gift should be supported and have an
opportunity to succeed.

Our lottery idea is not a panacea but is an innovative way for our people to invest in one of our most critical resources: our youth.