Letters to the Editor

Chief airport option

  • Work under way at new airport terminal (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Dear Sir,

I wish to share with the Bermuda community that the British Government provided to the country of Montserrat during the volcanic crisis of 1995 to 1997 an amount of 350 million (about $455 million).

The British Government also provided an amount of 246.6 million to build an airport in St Helena, a small island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic.

The British Government financed the airport!

A report on the above, published in March 2012, can be located at www.fco.gov.uk.

In a published report dated November 19, 2015, it was stated by the former Minister of Finance, Bob Richards, that the proposal to build a new airport in Bermuda using the Canadian Commercial Corporation and Aecon would cost Bermuda $249 million and take 40 months to complete construction.

Additionally, Aecon would have a concession agreement to operate the airport for the next 30 years.

The latter was pushed down the throats of Bermudians, who had no say in this matter.

RAYMOND RUSSELL SR

Pembroke