Minister with Responsibility for Communications, the Hon. Jamahl Simmons, JP, MP, today introduced two questions designed to gather ideas, suggestions, and concepts during this Shelter in Place period.
Minister Simmons stated, “With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has taken an all hands on deck approach that encourages Bermudians from all walks of life to do their part to help Bermuda emerge quickly into a post-COVID-19 world. The Government recognizes there will be a need for a major recovery effort to get businesses reopened, Bermudians back to work and our economy growing again. We want to hear the public’s suggestions on how to help our country prosper through new opportunities using traditional and out of the box thinking. With everyone’s help, ideas and vision, we can find and put in place solutions to benefit all Bermudians.”
Minister Simmons continued, “The second topic we are seeking suggestions is on Legislative Reform. Over time, laws become outdated, outmoded or simply irrelevant to modern society. We seek to bring Bermuda’s laws into the 21st century while introducing legislation that improves the lives of and opportunities for Bermudians.
“As a country, we will grow stronger by incorporating new ideas and perspectives as we charter a different course in a world that will be vastly different than it was before the COVID-19 global pandemic. I invite individuals and groups to visit forum.gov.bm and share their thoughts.”