Back room deals are causing lack of trust by PLP and OBA says Omar Dill FDM

Bermuda finds itself at a crossroads. To ensure prosperity and credibility, we must prioritize
transparent and accountable governance. Clean hands and pure hearts are essential in
addressing the pressing need for ethical governance and public trust.

The frequent occurrence of backroom deals and opaque governance has eroded public trust.
High-profile cases such as the casino gaming controversy, which involved members of
Parliament from two different parties and spanned multiple administrations, underscore the urgent need for transparency.


The use of consultants at the cost of millions annually further highlights inefficiencies and mismanagement of public resources. These practices do not align with a government that prioritizes its people’s interests.

Implementing stricter ethical guidelines for government officials is crucial. Mandatory
disclosures of potential conflicts of interest and robust systems for reporting unethical behavior
are necessary to maintain integrity. By ensuring that all actions are conducted in the open, we
enhance transparency and allow the public to hold the government accountable. While internal
governance measures for members of a political party are important, they are not sufficient. We
must also revise and implement laws to close loopholes that allow undue influence and

We must cultivate an environment that creates strong communities and families by
implementing policies that bolster economic vitality. Encouraging entrepreneurship and
reducing government interference in the daily lives of Bermudians are essential steps toward
this goal. These actions not only strengthen the bonds within our community but also align with
our commitment to transparent and ethical governance.

Utilizing the procurement office to accept the most qualified proposals, regardless of political
and personal affiliations, ensures that public projects are handled by the most capable and
qualified individuals or organizations, promoting fairness and the best use of resources.
By adopting these measures, we can begin to restore the faith of Bermudians in their


The FDM is committed to leading this charge, ensuring that every action we take is
guided by principles of integrity and transparency. Our commitment to clean hands and pure hearts is more than a motto; it guides our thoughts and actions. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to build a Bermuda where good governance is a lived reality.

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