PLP Distraction on the OBA’s Budget Response Speech says Michael Dunkley MP

Yet again, the Government is attempting to cause a distraction but focusing on what “the OBA said”. To be clear, the One Bermuda Alliance, for an extended period of time called for Government to do away with the Travel Authorisation.
The TA was causing angst for both visitors, business and residents alike, and was undoubtedly seen as a deterrent to guests and businesspeople visiting the island.
The Government refused despite repetitive calls to eliminate it.
While it appears the processing of the TA was a bigger deterrent than its cost, last year I mentioned this to Premier Burt. If Government is insistent on raising revenue via the TA, it just makes sense to embed it into ticket prices as suggested by IB.
That would be a government decision.
Finally, my record on this and any issue can be researched and it would be wise for the PLP not to float a red balloon to distract from the fact that many Bermudians are struggling or have left the island. We should all focus on improving the lives of the struggling Bermudians we serve.

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