The Cabinet Office advised today that in accordance with Section 31(1) (b) of the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968, Mr. Curtis Richardson has submitted his resignation to the President of the Senate with effect from 31st January 2022. An appointment to the vacant seat will be made in the coming weeks.
Premier David Burt said: “Let me first say that I truly feel for the Harveys as senior citizens, people who have worked hard and simply seek what they are owed – just as I feel for many landlords who have had similar experiences. The pandemic has impacted families across the Island and the experiences of some of our seniors during these times are heart-wrenching and make our work in growing this economy even more important.
Curtis Richardson is a father of 2 young children and someone, who like many, has fallen on difficult times. Upon Curtis’ appointment, I was aware of the debt and gave instructions that it must be addressed. However, the fact remains that this ordeal has been trying for all involved especially for the Harvey family and I have accepted Curtis’ decision to resign from the Senate and as a Junior Minister.
Curtis offered himself to public service and that service often includes greater public scrutiny and standards of accountability.
We must understand that many people in this country are hurting, often in silence, displaying little of what they are truly enduring. We must work together as a community, with more compassion and less condemnation, if we are to get through what will be a challenging year.”
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