“Citizens everywhere are looking to their leaders for answers. They have a right to expect them to attack the problems, not each other,” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said.
Mr Cannonier’s comments follow after Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush wrote an ‘open letter’ to Premier Paula Cox saying: “As Cayman’s Premier, I consider your statements, your behavior, as the Bermuda Premier – to be wholly unjustified, and downright antagonistic.”
Mr Cannonier said: “As Bermudians, we stand behind those we’ve trusted to lead the Island. And whatever differences Bermuda may have with our neighbours, we expect our Premier to be treated with the respect the office deserves… as our neighbours should expect to be treated by us.
“The war of words between Bermuda and Cayman needs to end. Yes, Cayman and Bermuda are business competitors, but we don’t need to be antagonists.
“The challenges facing us are too great and the stakes are too high. Let’s focus on what counts: Getting our economy back on the road to economic recovery, growing jobs and paycheques for our people, making our neighbourhoods safe again and building prosperity for all. That’s what people of Bermuda want,” concluded Mr Cannonier.
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