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Bermuda ends term limit policy

HAMILTON — The Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Fahy, announced today that government has decided to move forward with the elimination of the term limit policy with immediate effect.

He said: “Today, after much deliberation, input and feedback, I wish to announce that the Government has decided to move forward with the elimination of the Term Limit Policy with immediate effect.

“We believe that the elimination of the policy will help spark economic growth and create employment opportunities for Bermudians.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the leader of the opposition, MP Marc Bean who showed tremendous fortitude and courage in supporting the abolishment of term limits.

“I also want to take this opportunity to thank those members of the Work Permit Policy Stakeholder group and our legal counsel for their vital feedback.

“And, I want to assure the people of this country that this was not a decision that was taken lightly.

“We will continue to ensure that the rights of the Bermudian worker are a priority for this government.

“You will already know that the Term Limit Policy was not created to protect Bermudian jobs; it is the work permit policy that protects Bermudian jobs.”

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