Petition Supporting Dr. Carika Weldon Garners Hundreds of New Signatures

An online petition supporting the head of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and the Government’s science advisor Dr. Carika Weldon, who is scheduled to step down from both positions at the end of this month, garnered hundreds of new signatures over the weekend.

Despite hundreds of recent signatures, the petition was actually launched in 2020, when she returned to the island from working at Oxford Genomics Center in the U.K., to help Bermuda and its people out during an unprecedented time.
Several signatories expressed sincere gratitude for Dr. Weldon’s contributions for the past almost 22 months.

“ This young black woman should be applauded for all that she has accomplished at such an early stage of her career and we should be excitedly anticipating what she will do next, as she has only just begun,” the petition read when it was first made available on

“ I’m thankful that she came home to assist the Bermuda Government in their time of need. I’m also thankful to Dr. Weldon for sacrificing her time and energy for Bermuda, ” one signatory commented a few hours ago. “ Reflecting on the years gone by, it is not easy being an educated Bermudian. I pray that god almighty will continue to bless her endeavors and keep her safe. Best wishes for the future.”

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