And we certainly need change.
I believe we can and must do better to reduce the disparities between the two Bermudas, and to ensure that we all have access to opportunity. Too many are being left behind, and in many cases we are suffering from an exodus of many young, talented, and intelligent people. We cannot afford to lose these young Bermudians.
Vision 2025 speaks to the PLP plan for our country. There is much that needs to be done and it will not be easy. However, we must pull up our sleeves and get to work.
I want to see a Bermuda where my two daughters can thrive as citizens of this country; a Bermuda where our education is as much a priority as international business and where schools are given sufficient resources for all children to be successful members of society; where healthcare is affordable and manageable; a Bermuda where our seniors live in dignity and are provided for after decades of building this country; where immigration policy strikes the right balance between encouraging economic growth and strengthening Bermudians.
In the coming weeks, I eagerly look forward to meeting the voters of Southampton West Central, both listening to their concerns and sharing my views on how we can make Bermuda better.
This is a critically important election for the island and I am honoured to be a part of the team which will put Bermudians first.