This Government is supportive of all the island’s entrepreneurs says Minister Vance Campbell

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, the Hon. Vance Campbell today stressed that the Government is “supportive of all the island’s small and medium sized entrepreneurs who are the backbone of Bermuda’s economy”. 


The Minister said, “The Government has demonstrated a clear interest in developing and supporting all Bermudian businesses with the introduction of its numerous economic development policies. These policies have created the conditions for Bermuda’s businesses to be successful and thrive and where necessary, include providing assistance to make that a reality.”


Minister Campbell continued, “I recognise that the planning process can sometimes be frustrating, but public officers are required to act within the law. On three occasions I spoke with Mr. Furbert to address his concerns in an attempt to resolve the issues. Additionally, the Director of Planning has also had numerous discussions with Mr. Furbert’s architect of record. As indicated in our comments yesterday, Mr. Furbert was given the option to submit an Appeal for my consideration, a process also set out in planning legislation. This and the other options available were clearly communicated to Mr. Furbert’s architect, who was managing the application process. Mr. Furbert has all of the information required to achieve a resolution to this matter and we remain more than willing to work with him. 


“The Government is keen to ensure the success of all local businesses. In this case, these conditions were known to the applicant and his architect as early as December 2, 2023, when the DAB issued the decision. Had the information been acted upon at that time, this matter could have been addressed much sooner. We genuinely look forward to a resolution that is agreeable to all concerned.”

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