A group of Bermudians who say they are concerned about the future of the island are calling for Bermudians to assemble on the grounds of the House of Assembly on Friday, March 1st at 12pm.
The group is calling for 4 things: Term Limits to be reinstated, a three month extension of of the Work Permit Policy Review, a public apology from the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy for his “deception and condescending attitude,” as well as requesting that OBA officials “cease and desist calling Bermudians xenophobic.”
The group also said that should an apology from Minister Fahy “not be received forthwith,” they are requesting that Minister Fahy be removed as Minister of Home Affairs.
Last month Minister Fahy said Government will eliminate the Term Limit Policy, which restricted work permit holders for working on the island for longer than 6 years without a waiver. Since that time the decision has been discussed widely, and you can view all our coverage surrounding the elimination of Term Limits here.
The full information provided by the group is below:
We are encouraging all Bermudians, who are concerned about the future of our children and grandchildren, to meet on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon on the grounds of the House of Assembly.
We need to let our voices be heard on issues affecting Bermudians currently in the workplace, and those Bermudians who are preparing to enter the job market.
We are requesting the following of Premier Craig Cannonier:
- 1. The Term Limits Policy, as outlined by the former Minister The Hon. Patrice K. Minors, JP in the document dated October 2012, be reinstated immediately.
- 2. An extension of three months until June 30, 2013 for the review of the Work Permit Policy dated February 13, 2013.
- 3. A public apology from the Minister of Home Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael M. Fahy, JP for his deception and condescending attitude towards the Bermudian people for statements such as: People who were “angry about term limits” are people who are “without jobs – they are looking for someone to place the blame on.” Should this apology not be received forthwith, we are requesting that Minister Fahy be removed as Minister of Home Affairs.
- 4. We are requesting that officials and members of the One Bermuda Alliance cease and desist calling Bermudians xenophobic. Bermudians are concerned about the future of our children and grandchildren.
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