Premier to Host Budget Town Hall Meeting

February 22, 2011

paula cox bermudaPremier and Minister of Finance Paula Cox, along with Government Cabinet Ministers, will host a town hall meeting tomorrow [Feb. 23] to discuss the National Budget.

Members of the public can hear first hand from the Premier and Ministers about such topics as the economy, tourism, education, social issues, youth and family, employment and more.

Minister Cox said today, “Global economic concerns cause all of us to pause and take stock of what’s important. At home, the Government is resetting the dial in many areas to address local interests and issues. This is an opportunity for members of the public hear first hand how the National Budget affects them and their family.

“This is an occasion to engage in meaningful dialogue about the 2011-2012 Budget, and I want to encourage as many residents as possible to come out, field their questions, have their say and get a better understanding of this important document.”

The town hall meeting will be held in Number Six Shed, Front Street, beginning at 6.30 p.m.

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  1. Terry says:

    Well, this is a first. Never before has a government held a meeting after legislation to hear views.

    I don’t think they will need a bigger “shed”.

  2. Sigh says:

    I think this is a very good opportunity for critics and supporters to attend. The people of Bermuda have asked for an inclusive government and under Premier Cox we are seeing much evidence of moving towards this.

    Whatever your opinion is on one Party vs another, this can only be seen as a good thing.

    • Tired of nonsense says:

      Agreed.

      Lets hope this time that the PLP are serious about working together, instead of the usual lip service and then derogatory remarks/terms towards certain segments of the population in one breath.

      But I have been called so many names since 2006 by so many PLP supporters/members/MPs/Senators and a Premier that I truly will onyl believe it when I see/experience it.

      It seems that under Premier Cox’s short tenure as leader that certain aspects (i.e. transparency) of BDA’s political system are actually turning for the better.

      Definitely a much needed positive change as compared to the previous administration.

  3. Terry says:

    I was’nt talking parties. What drew you to that conclusion.

    As for “town hall meeting”, correct me if I am wrong.

    Name a meeting that has taken place after such legislation has taken place. Of course the budget will be debated but thats neither here nor there.

    “inclusive”. Define that for me. “we are seeing much eveidence of moving towards this”.

    Well “Sigh”, ..your definately PLP ( no offence) and your spinning something here.

    Can you change the numbers? Can you change the numbers of Bermudians leaving along with Companies and support staff?

    Enough said.

    • Sigh says:

      Who was even responding to you? I was making an independent comment.

  4. Terry says:

    Well, if their serious, why is a Minister making $160 odd thousand a year, who’s the new kid on the “block” an the rest don’t say crap or are reported.

    It’s called “Put up and shut up”.

    As for “previous administration”; it’s still there. The only thing differant is the Premiership has changed and old mother hubburd through a few new items in the cupboard and painted the cabinet.

    Don’t worry about going to Gorhams to get a sump pump…….(you’ll get it)…..

  5. Terry says:

    “Sigh”………..

  6. UncleElvis says:

    I have to agree with “Sigh”.

    After the past few years of disdain and outright belligerence from our Government, it is incredibly refreshing to have a leader that at the least SEEMS interested in what we have to say.

    Yeah, I have problems with a few of the choices Madam Premier’s made so far, but this is absolutely a step in the right direction.

  7. Terry says:

    @ Truth…of course you don’t. You don’t want to hear it. As for “rambling”……don’t worry about that. You should be more worried about “SCRAMBLING”…….

    Most protesters are shot. In Bermuda they shoot the messenger without even letting them finish.

    Irony.

  8. JimmyJohn says:

    IMO….a very good thing…governing is supposed to be working for the betterment of the voting people