Sports Minister Offers Encouraging Words at Race Start

At the start of yesterday morning’s half marathon derby, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports the Honorable Dr. Ernest Peets remained very optimistic and positive. It is his first Bermuda Day as a government minister.

“ The mood and atmosphere here is absolutely fantastic and I am so happy that we can celebrate Bermuda Day in this fashion,” he said. “ It has been a very, very long year due to COVID, so hopefully this is the domino effect that we need to have a good summer.”

The Minister’s message to all Bermudians was  to officially begin thinking about what the island’s future will look like post-pandemic.

“ Spectators were lining the streets at six o’clock in the morning. I saw that, and said to myself ‘this is going to be a really great day’,” he said.

Dr. Peets would like to commend and congratulate the Bermudian public, who for the most part, have adhered to Coronavirus guidelines which in turn allowed the Bermuda Day race to happen the way that it did.

“ We still have a bit to go, but according to information from the Ministry of Health, we are certainly going in the right direction,” he said.
According to him, the government is currently engaged with the Bermuda Cricket Board in relation to hosting outdoor games this summer, and things are looking very good.

“ Bermuda Cricket Board informed me that Leagues should start around June 19 and Cupmatch looks extremely promising as well,” Dr. Peets said. “I hope to see a crowd of around 4,000 people at Cup Match.”
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