According to an 80-year-old Progressive Labor Party stalwart, Bermuda has been turned into a monopoly for people who do not have his skin color. He believes that the way to confront the monopoly is to introduce competition, which in turn will make prices fall.
“ [Creating competition] is creating a problem as well, because financially, there aren’t a sufficient number of people [on the island] that can set up a business.”
Despite his observations that the PLP is creating programs to lower grocery store prices, he does not think that the stores will do so, whatever their reason may be.
“ You buy something at the grocery store which costs you three times more than it should, but when you get it home, it is no good,” he said. “ I do not believe that they are really looking at and caring about what they are bringing in, but are still making us pay top price for the goods . . . I need to get my Government to look into this one way or the other.”
He firmly believes that the PLP are doing the best they can given the current circumstances, but are getting blamed for things that they have nothing to do with, such as the high grocery store prices.
“When you deeply look into it, you’ll see that it is all part of a plan by certain people to regain the Government,” he said. “ I want to tell people who look like me that our government is doing everything to deliver on what they promised within their platform, but they are working against people who have been running the country for 40 plus years.”
He urges people who may dislike and disagree with the PLP at this point in time not throw away the key and look at what the Government will be doing for their children and grandchildren rather than for themselves.
“ It is really not about us, but we must do the work now so that our children and grandchildren will not have to suffer,” he said.
“My people should stand by the Union, because they are keeping us alive today. United we stand, divided we fall.”
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