Here we go again, more of "us and them".
It was announced today that among other car ownership restrictions, any business who has more than 10 non-Bermudian employees will have car ownership for those non-Bermudians restricted.
Couple this with useless term limits and we have a real decrease in the quality of life for non-Bermudians that will just encourage businesses to look elsewhere for a home - which will only hurt Bermudians in the end.
Check out the Irish newspaper article covered today in the Gazette which describes Dublin's glee at Bermuda continuing to turn ourselves into a second tier jurisdiction to run your business.
This is ridiculous and I can tell you that most employers are incensed by this. I'd been told weeks ago by some business owners that this might be coming, and they were outraged. I don't just mean whining, they were outraged.
Bermuda has a traffic problem at peak times, one that can be addressed with solutions that Bermudian and non-Bermudian can share in equally.
Our traffic problem is caused by both non-Bermudians and Bermudians, probably more so by Bermudian car ownership, yet the PLP continues to insist that the solution is to turn non-Bermudians into second class citizens.
Why stop at limiting non-Bermudian car ownership. How's about anyone who is married to a Bermudian? Or anyone who holds dual citizenship?
Or how's about Cabinet Ministers with oversized second cars?
Here's a question? How many cars does Dr. Brown have access to and own? Hmmm.Posted by Christian S. Dunleavy