Personally, I think that Bermuda doesn't have the resources or the economic strength to become an independent country. I think the way everything is handled now is ok because Great Britan (or whoever technically owns us) give us just enough space where we can make our own decisions, yet we still have the security of knowing that food will be exported to our ports and the government will be paid.
Is it okay even after the government suspended the agricultural exhibition which is part of Bermuda's tradition?
Excellent point this clearly states how and why we cannot be independent i agree with your point about the U.K giving us space top make decisions although they will always export food etc. for us to have.
i agree with you zakayle because even a few years back i remember the debate of independence being considered and people said similar things to that
I believe that it is up to the people to decide if they want independence or not. In Bermudas current state I feel like independence would not have any effect on the island accept for the fact that we would have to spend more money to print our money. Otherwise it does not matter personally.
Excellent point Zakayle, I totally agree that we do not have the resources or the economic strength to become our own independent country & not have everything handed to us.
I believe that that independence is not a viable option for a country such as Bermuda. As a nation we do not have the security forces necessary to secure Bermuda from outside threats. While other countries have measures in place to aid countries in need(The Monroe Doctrine).There is a very good possibility that these powers to help other nations can be abused.
Also certain rights and freedoms that exist and that we enjoy as citizens of a sovereign nation we will lose if we become independent. Our system of government will have to change slightly. There are benefits to independence but they are outweighed by the cons of it.
I agree Tariq. But how are they abused?
i think what he means, Sam, is that countries take advantage of the power they have and don't use the power to its full potential. Therefor we can not rely on them
I 100% agree with tariq. Bermudians have almost the same rights as people in Britain because since we are a British colony, we're British citizens. This means that we have certain rights to education, pension, jobs etc. that other foreigners may not have.
Tariq you are so right, because with out protection we could be over run because we all know the Regiment cant suffice.
I agree with you Tariq. Bermuda doesn't have the necessary ingredients to be independent, but we have the rights to do the things people in Britain have the rights to do.
Tariq I was thinking the same thing when you said the power is sometimes abused! A lot of people that have the power tend to do part of the job to get by! When in the end it possibly affects the country in numerous of ways. Causes such as that little strike we had the other day.
I agree with you Tariq. Independence is definitely not a viable option for Bermuda. But when you speak of benefits I have to wonder what you're talking about. What possible benefits could we gain when Bermuda already function s on its own?
I strongly believe that Bermuda should not be independent because they don't know what they're doing with their money. They need Great Britain to help them with financial situations. We just recently had union protests and people complaining about the amount of furlough. Bermudian need help. Many people are struggling to pay the bills so they have to rely on charities to help them. Also, charities are relying on people to help them. We need money to support our family. So therefore, Bermuda needs help. So, they rely on Great Britain to help them. Therefore, Bermuda should not be independent.
Britain does not assist us financially, ur comment is all over the place, the poverty of the citizens does not suggest the wealth of the country.Some of the citizens are in the predicament there in because of there bad money management skills so you cant really use the citizens as a excuse to why we cannot become independent.
It's not that they can't pay bills its that many cant find jobs to pay the bills.
I agree Norman
I couldn't agree with you more Sam excellent point.
Sam, I can see where your coming from with people struggling to pay bills. But as Norman said its more of people having to find jobs to get money to pay bills, not necessarily us relying on charities. But good points. :)
Bermuda does not have any recourse for it to stabilize itself, our only real form of income is tourism but that is dramatically decreasing, being independent would be almost impossible for us because we would need large funds to buy everything we need because we do not have the means to create it ourselves and judging by the 3 day protest caused by the furlough day disagreement we donot have the money for this.
Thats very true, but you also have to remember that tourism isn't our only "real form of income" because our insurance and reinsurance businesses in Bermuda make more money than the rest of the world.
Ali is correct Dahji international business is our number one of income not tourism. But if people was to take their business out of the country then we would really be in trouble.
Good point on how tourism is basically our main source of income. yes it is really said how Bermuda is losing it. There are very few creative minds that are taking action to bring more attraction.
You have a good point there Dahji, Bermuda is to disfunctional, disorganized, and just not really reliable to create or be independent.
I believe that independence for Bermuda would be detrimental. My reasoning is that we are in a very precarious positionot. Also if we need help we could always ask the UK. Becoming independent we would lose that and all the other benefits of being a Overseas Territory.
I agree Julienn, but what are some of the benefits of being an Overseas Territory?
Same here, all we have to do is ask. If we were independent we would be scouring for money and we would be in more debt then we are now
Yes Julienn i understand what you are saying about how we would lose out on the benefits of being an overseas territory but in becoming independent your country requires the capacity to enter into relations with other states. Which basically means the ability of the government of a small nation to interact with other the governments.
Michaela, your comment creates a very interesting image in my mind of Bermuda's government, which is unstable and at odds with the public, trying to come to an agreement with a much larger and more influential type of government.
I disagree with Zakayle because though we are a colony of Great Britain they do not do anything towards helping our economy because they do not supply funds and neither do they insure that government will be paid for the same reason no funds come from them which is why government is trying so hard to find cuts in the budget so that government employees can be paid without anyone loosing a job and also to raise revenue to continue to pay of the country's outstanding debt.
With the government trying to save money there cutting pay checks from the wrong people. To me it would make more sense to cut from a person who makes $200,000+ then a person who makes $60,000 a year. I think it's a lot of over paid people on the island while there's many without jobs.
Norman what if this is you that is making a ton of money would you like it if the government to subtract some money from you while you work hard doing your job?
I feel that Bermuda should gain its independence simply because we are self- governing and logically speaking the next step would be total freedom. As I stated above Great Britain does not help us with financial issues nor supply us with any type of 'free' resources. While Great Britain is responsible for our Police Force, we PAY THEM for defense. Recall the recent appointment by the Governor who is British, the appointment of Director of Prosecutions. We have Bermudians that have the requirements to fill this position but instead of using Bermudians he overlooked them and chose an Englishman. To me this is saying that he believes we as Bermudians are incapable of doing the job. As an independent country we wouldn't have this problem. National pride also comes with independence. I mean, look at it this way, don't you want to move out of your parents home at some point so you can have your independence. Just saying ...
The Bermuda Police Force is actually bermudian run and controlled. The CO of the Bermuda is actually Bermudian. And of course we pay them, they are providing a service and thus we must pay for it.
In paying the UK we are paying for their protection, for their business and trade influence.
Bermuda has no need for independence. There is no positive outcomes great enough to cause us to become independent.
In my opinion its not viable for Bermuda to become an independent country. I feel this way because a.) the potential for political instability could seriously weaken our economy ie.) the loss of the International Business community. b.) What would replace the protection the U.K military gives us or the foreign affairs support also provided by the U.K's Foreign Office ie) Representation for Bermuda citizens overseas (consulates and embassies)
The decision about independence is too important to be made only on the basis of political rhetoric. I don't think Bermuda should be independent because Bermuda cannot benefit its people on their own. I am fully aware that Britain does not provide financially for the island but if a tragic incident was suppose to happen Britain would be responsible for the island.
i agree felli we aren't able to fend for ourselves after all this time we have been taking care of. I don't think we are capable of it.
I fully agree with you Felicia. If Bermuda cannot benefit it's people then what's the sense. The people are Bermuda!
You are right, Felicia but is Great Britain's protection and other support worth $2 million a year when they give no significant financial support.
I believe that Bermuda should not go independent. To become independent you need to have a way to bring in enough money to ensure that the country will grow and be fine . At the moment Bermuda's biggest and main industry is tourism. With only tourism we can't just depend on it because it has it's fast and slow seasons. I am fully aware that Britian doesn't help us with our financial needs but they would help us if something tragic was to happen. So I would disagree on us to become an independent country.
Yes, excellent observation Norman. Bermuda should not be independent because the financial crisis that we are already in and then becoming independent would bring Bermuda to its knees.
I agree with Norman. A lot of people want to go independent because Britain "doesnt do anything for us". But, what they do not realize that although we are self governing, Britain is ours to call on if we are in such a position that we truly need thier help.
I agree with you Norman Bermuda's income greatly relies on tourism and that's not always a stable form of income. Also it has to be nice for Bermuda to know that if anything tragic ever happened they could rely on England
I totally agree Norman cause at this rate Bermuda does not have the money.
I do not believe that Bermuda gaining independence is a viable option. As a country I believe we benefit from being an English territory. With English connection we are able to travel to many places without trouble with visa and other problems. So I think that being independent is not a good or viable option for Bermuda.
I agree with your opinion, we need to keep our English connections.
That's a strong point there! we are very lucky to be able to travel the world without a visa.
Excellent point Aaron, we dont have to go through the hassle of keep on getting visa we naturally have it. Thank you England
i think that's a good point Aaron because we Bermudians love to travel and it would take a while for us all to get visa to travel
Very true Aaron. Currently Bermudians are under the British Overseas Territory Act, which gives us automatic visa free entry to all European countries. Without this, travel will be significantly more stressful.
Yes this is a perfect explanation Aaron!
I agree Aaron! Spot on with the Visa comment.
i agree with you aaron! that is a very good point
wow, that is a good point Aaron. I strongly agree with that 100%
I believe the decision about independence is too important to be made. It was giving a name to as a British Overseas Territory and is self-governing with a high degree of control regarding its own affairs. Also Bermuda is always being said to be linked with the Caribbean. As we know we are miles away from the Caribbean so I don't understand why people would want to think such thing, they clearly need to get there facts straight! But Bermuda has a high rate of tourism and make good money off from that but on the down fall side you have t think of it being a short lived time period. It only takes place around summer time then goes into its slow season(winter) and that's where we lose money and people complain about hard times. Racial divide in the country. The majority of the white population opposes independence while a large number of the black population (but not an overwhelming majority) support it.
I see what you are saying ceannda about the tourism. We definitely need to maybe think of what we can do to bring in more money in the off seasons.
I don't think independence for Bermuda would be a viable option, mainly because we don't have to the resources to keep the island stable. Also if we were to go to war we couldn't defend ourselves with just the limited resources that we have available with the regiment being so small.
I agree with Ishmael. The reason be that Bermuda has no natural resources and virtually no industry. We need to have support if we want our economy to survive.
I agree with Ishmael Bermuda could not defend itself properly if it needed to also it does not have the resources to become independent
Great point ish. Again thats like what i said below. Bermuda is just not that strong to be independent.
Totally true ish :)
Our island is lacking resources and really isn't stable right now with money/tourism problems, no defines systems and much more. We aren't really in a state to be seeking indolence right now.
i dont think we would be last if bermuda went indepent, because we are so use to depending on someone to fix our problems for us when we are in need of help.We don’t manufacture things, nor plant any agricultural commodities that we can export for foreign currency, so there is know way we will be able to survive. By going independent we are going to have to pay way much more for supplies and for goods. With the prices going up people will start to pack up because it would be way to expensive to live here. I just feel that why worry about independence when we have all these other problems we need to take care of first before we even try to handle things on our own.
I totally agree Taz. Bermuda has enough problems of its own not being independent so just imagine if we go independent all the problems we will have. We need to fix Bermuda now before thinking of making any further movements.
I agree Bermuda is not ready for independence, because we rely on so many objects.
Well, Bermuda can't be an independent country because Bermuda has a little bit of resources also it's a small island and there's not enough space. So, us Bermudians need to be dependent on other countries for resources.
Kirk you are right we as an island do not have much resources and crops to make money off of.
I agree with Kirk there are few resources that are grown on Bermuda and it does import a lot of its necessities.
If you asked me this question a couple years ago i wouldn't said that Bermuda is perfectly fine to go independent. Now I'm not 100% sure anymore. The reason is that the government has been experiencing so many problems lately and because of it Bermuda is in debt. If it keeps getting worse then at least we aren't on our own and we have England to hold us up. They don't have much say in anything we do right now but its better to have a plan b in the state Bermuda his in right now.
I agree with Aliana. If Bermuda can barely stand on it's own then it would be foolish to become independent.
For real Ali, Bermuda should really have a backup plan with the crisis they are going through!
yes ali I agree!! but what if we wait a couple more years would your opinion change? maybe Bermuda's government changes and starts to strengthens. Would you take the chance and become independent?
Its government Aliana whats a government without problems? It is an economic downturn in the United States and when the U.S. sneezes we catch a cold. Financial issues won't be an issue for Bermuda because Britain doesn't financially aid us in any way.
I do not think that Independence would be the best path for Bermuda to take.Even though we are indeed self governing Britain still responsible for external affairs, defense, internal security, and the police commision. Even though we do have our own military force, our numbers are absolutely no match for any other country's and in the event of an external military aggression we would have to pay the North American Radar and Aerospace Defense command to help us defend ourselves (if independent.) I think we should just stick with having Britain as a backup for free (dependence.) On a personal note, if we were independent we would loose British citizenship and our right to automatic visa free enry to European countries. Only Bermudians with fully British grandparents would now have this right, and I am sure many people would be uncomfortable with that.
I think that we could be independent if we set up are own economy. For example if we were to create our own airline, the money would stay in Bermuda rather than going over seas.
I do not agree Rollin because if we were to create are own airline where is that money coming from? We would have to borrow money, am I right..
I agree with Rollin too ! And Cassie the money can come from the investors.
I agree with Pollin Nation. Bermuda would be able to make their own decisions regarding membership or non-membership in international organization. independence will definitely give us a new national identity. i also think that the constitutional changes will occur faster with less expense and with fewer complications since we will no longer have to send delegates to constitutional conferences in the UK and be subjected at the end to the UK's approval
I disagree with you Zaney poo!!!
I do not think that independence is a viable option for our country. Bermuda derives its income from the financial services and tourist industry. Over 500,000 tourists (mostly Americans) visit the island every year, and over 13,000 offshore companies are registered there. What also contributes to its success are a stable political climate, successful courtship of foreign investment and good legal machinery. Defense of Bermuda is the responsibility of Britain, and it plays a role in its internal security arrangements and external relations. Cutting our ties with Britain to become independent would hurt us.
I do think Bermuda is a viable option to become an independent nation. Since 1620 Bermuda has had its own governing body with the only piece of UK rule being seeing is the Governor. Bermuda has not been dependent on the British government for financial aid for quite some time, and are free to trade tax and borrow as they see fit. This means Bermuda would be able to sustain it economy.The only benefit Bermuda has, being a territory of the UK is that if we run into trouble they than take control from us and set in their rule to help fix what has been broken. Even that can lead to problems of internal conflict, depending on the local reaction to complete British control of the island.
I disagree Azzi, as i said in my post below we do not have a sound structure to become independent. I do agree that if we was to get in a sticky situation, the British would be able to help us, for that reason why not stay dependent.
Ashe I totally agree with you, you are absolutely right if we (Bermuda) falls into a sticky situation who would help us? Bermuda needs to stay dependent
Ashé you seem, as evidence of your comment, naive on the subject of independence. Your whole argument rest on the theoretical event of an overseas territory attacking us. This scenario is highly unlikely. However, lets pretend it did happen. As you inferred, the British has an obligation to protect us because we are under their rule. However, the first country to arrive on shores in the unlikely case that we were to be attacked wouldn't be the British but rather their NATO comrades, America or Canada.Now lets look at this situation as an independent nation. If we were attacked with independence from the British we would still have support. According to the international standard R2P -Nations must protect their citizens from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, and must take action to help other nations whose governments can’t or won’t protect their peoples. Hence, Bermuda gaining support from super powers around the world including our former ruler, the British. Also if war was not what you were inferring by a 'sticky situation' and you were leaning more towards an financial or social aspect then your points are still weak. Bermuda are for the most part a self-governing island and have been for a long time as Azzi so adequately stated above. So independence from Britain will have little effect on our economy and our social affairs. Also why doesn't Bermuda have a sound structure? It sounds to me that you're just regurgitating ideas from other people on this forum and sticking it to people like Azzi who disagree with you and you're replicated ideas. I hope this sways you and the rest of the people on here's condescending thoughts on Bermudian independence.
I'm of the same mind with you Azzi. But my question to you and myself is: if the British have so little involvement with Bermuda and it's affairs, why pressure them for independence? Why not rather keep them behind us for a rainy day? As the old saying goes "Don't fix what isn't broken". As I said before, I'm in agreement with you, if Bermuda wanted independence they are fully capable of acquiring it. But the question shouldn't be whether Bermuda can handle independence but whether independence is necessary for Bermuda.
In my opinion, Bermuda is not yet ready to become independent because of their of self reliance and infrastructure such as factories and other industries. Also right now the government is going through a near crisis with funding. For instance they had to borrow money to build the new hospital and they are currently in the process of borrowing more money to build a new airport. Maybe in future they can think about independence but not right now.
I agree with you Tarita, Bermuda is not capable of gaining independent, the government is going through a lot of debt
Because of their *lack* of self reliance......
Tarita we are not burrowing money for the new airport. What Bermuda is doing is letting a Canadian company fix it up and the revenue is going to them.
I as an individual think bermuda is not ready for independence, because we rely on so many things like, infrastructure like factories and other industries. And also bermuda is going through a funding situation because they are borrowing money to better the island.
I just want to say... GO LOOK UP THE FACTS TARIQ! or go to a government official your choice :)
I am speaking facts. Yes, Bermuda is self governing but we ourselves have no influence or importance on the world stage. We are not apart of any World organizations because the UK represents us at these forums. The UK does provide services to us. The do more than just protect us. They represent us and our interest also as long as they do not conflict with theirs. Independence is a big responsibility, our government can't seem to agree on things as it is. How are we going to be an independent nation?
Thank you Azzi i agree!!
My opinion is that Bermuda should not try and gain independence. Defense of Bermuda is the responsibility of Britain, and it plays a role in its internal security arrangements and external relations. These burdens do not fall to the Bermudan government and Bermudan taxpayers as they do in the independent small countries in the Caribbean. Also of all the British oversea territories it has the most self government so the people have a large input on what happens to their country.
I think you made a good point james! Britain does play a role in our security, they support us as well. In the future I think that Bermuda is going to need more financial help or even security so we should keep all the protection and support we can get by staying how we are.
No, i do not think that independence is a viable option for Bermuda. We have very little natural resources, and solely depend on imports to sustain our needs. Currently our dollar value is at par with the U.S, and if we did become independent that would change. Our dollar value will decrease, with a dollar bill being worth nothing (an example is Jamaica). With these factors crime will increase, poverty will increase, and our economic structure will be a shamble.
very good point and great example because right now our money is based on the queen (the queen on our money) and if we do become independent our dollar would probably decrease.
I agree well thought out, we would probably revert back to shilings.
I believe Bermuda should not become independent because we do not have enough natural resources and also we do not have the money to keep the country stabilized because at this moment government has been taking pay from there worker, if we were to be independent we all will be paid less and prices will go up in which we can't afford
I do not Think Bermuda can become independent because Bermuda is a very small island that does not have the resources to be independent. To be independent we will need to have a number of natural resources and manufacture our own products to be economically stable. Also, with the way our governmental going, i don't think Bermuda would be able to stand alone against the rest of the world. Bermudianss are very small minded and self centered and The government of Bermuda being "bermudians" I don't think they would do well in the decision making of this island.
Bermuda can become independent, we have the right and the will to manage our own resources, according to the needs of our community, using it in a rational and sustainable way.
I disagree Jon. Based on what I've seen, Bermuda is really struggling.
I strongly disagree with you. Due to the fact that we are struggling as a hole. We use to tourism as ours strongest money in come. This can then become a problem if our internal land structure is damage.
I disagree with you Jon because Bermuda is struggling already and where are we going to get our supplies and products from? We wouldn't have any protection from anyone and we don't really export anything or make anything ourselves.
No we are not viable because our current infrasture is very unstable due to the instability of our goverenment and neither party is well equiped to rule this country especially in the recent months, there have been too many industrial action and lack of clarity from the current sitting government.
Good point...I agree with you. Bermuda's government and economy as a whole need to strengthen.. There are to many problems in the government that needs to be resolved to help Bermuda grow as a Country.
In my opinion Bermuda's economy really isn't strong enough to become an independent country, we still reply on Great Britain for many things . Bermuda doesn't have a strong enough government for us to become independent yet.. We need more reliable source of income to makes our economy strong, We rely on Tourism as our main industry which isn't enough to become independent at all.
Good remark Jasmaine for bermuda to become or ever be an independent we will need a credible source of income and resources.
I completely agree with you Jasmaine. We do rely too solely on our tourism industry and must explore other options to fund for the betterment of our country.
Personally Bermuda is not at a financial state to be a viable country at all. The infrasture is very unstable due too our government instability. However Bermuda could become independent if we are able to mange our financial income according to the needs of our community, but at this point in bermuda we are in a deep hole asking the lower class workers to give forth their money for another year to help with the needs of the country instead of the money coming out of are government who spends all the money, something got to give. But thats just my opinion!
I agree with you because we will lose our value to our money and we would have to get new money because we have Queen Elizabeth on it.
Although independence would be nice to have, Bermuda would fall apart if it had it. Bermuda is too small and is lacking intelligence in the government to be independent. :) #sorrynotsorry Also being a small country we would need to increase/get certain resources to carry out certain things, maintain or improve security (our little regiment incase of potential attack) and think about our exports/imports/potential money problems.
I agree Daijah,we would end up as another Jamaica or worse.
There are to many problems for bermuda to be indepedent such as the goverment and money. Bermuda as a whole is struggling now to make ends meat. If we were to break off from england, I would go as far to say it would be another great depression but on a smaller scale.
I feel as if Bermuda shouldn't choose for independence. As I have seen mentioned many times above Bermuda, economically, isn't in the stable enough. Also in order to become independent there is a certain criteria you must meet which is a permanent population, a defined territory, government, and the capacity to enter into relations with the other states. And with everything that has been happening in the government lately I don't think independence is a wise choice.
I totally disagree Michaela and with anyone else who says Bermuda isn't stable enough. Bermuda basically already functions by itself with no outside help.Independance may not be a smart choice for a number of reasons but simply saying it isn't stable enough doesn't make sense to me.
I have to agree with Dasha on this one. Bermuda already functions on its own without assistance from anyone outside this country. We basically handle our own problems. But, yeah, independence isn't the best decision or your our country.
I truly believe Bermuda wouldn't be able to handle independence. As small as our island is people in the government tend to worry about themselves first before anyone else. also with our size not just one area but everyone would feel an impact whether its good or bad. Now looking at the future and our generations to come I pray that God comes before then because I have very little hope. Do keep in mind thats just my opinion.
Indepence is an ambiguous topic. However, for Bermuda it shouldn't even be considered an option. In the 1800's many Southern American countries were embroiled with slavery, political corruption, and harsh treatment from colonials. I have very little knowledge on Bermuda's political and social problems, however I do know that the British have very little involvement and that the problems we face today are solely stemming from within the Bermudian government.
I believe that Bermuda has the capability to be independent because we basically function as an independent country. We occasionally but rarely have the input of the queen but she's simply a figure head (no disrespect). Bermuda might as well keep their British ties because since we are a British territory we are given the privilege of getting a british passport to travel and live in the UK freely .
Same Dasha. But because of Bermuda's lack of drive or spirit i don't think that it would be done fast
I think that if Bermuda were to be more about putting things to action rather the saying what they want to happen then this country wouldn't be in the predicament that we're in.
I completely agree Rollin. That's a very valid point
I agree rollin very good point.
No, Bermuda is not viable to independence because we had an barely have resources, lack of government, and short fundage of money when referring to our government. For Bermuda to be one day independent we would have to adapt to a better or more resourceful form of gaining more income of money and resources rather than losing.
I think Bermuda could become an independent country. Bermuda as it is, is an independent country. We have our own government and such. The only thing England does is help us with getting citizenship and protection. Other than that, we are pretty much independent.
I believe that Bermuda could go independent but should not because it would be costly for them to print their money and they do not have a strong defense
Honestly, I feel that there's no point in Bermuda fighting for independence when we are already treated like one. Even though we are a British colony, they really don't do anything for us. The most I can say is that independence isn't a viable option for Bermuda due to our lack of security. If there were ever a war, or if someone tried to take over our country, we wouldn't be prepared.
Personally, I don't know much about bermuda government but based upon what I've seen recently, I don't think bermuda is economically or governmentally stable and hence its not ready for independence.
I totally agree with you and completely support your point. Bermuda's government doesn't have structure now so what makes people think they will be good on their own.
We must remember that Great Britain doesn't do everything for us financially and hardly help us with any other matter really. But, I feel that many of the British ways we have would be hard to give up. Bermuda is simply just not prepared financially for this option. Certain things such as our currency and government would have to considered. Before we become independent we must create a strong alliance with a powerful country to bring products in and to help us financially. Also, Bermuda does not have a strong enough military system to really call themselves a 'safe country.' I think it's in our best interest to stay under the British system.
Yes, i do agree with N'keeme. Bermuda is not ready to be an independent company financially. We do not have enough money to take care the needs for Bermuda. We must have a country to support us and help bring in the money we need.
I agree with N'Keeme. Bermuda is already in a recession so the cost of having to change currency and other things would be way to expensive just to become independent.
I agree with many of the students above. I believe that Bermuda should not become independent at this time. Bermuda's economic structure is unstable and as we can see from weeks before our political government needs help. So no Bermuda is not ready for independence from England.
I don't think Bermuda should become independent because one of our biggest income producers is tourism. And with more popular and less expensive islands to the south we aren't always the first choice. With an unstable government we can't risk having no allies to support and protect us.
I think that bermuda is not ready for independence use both of the parties argue, Lack of trust of the people, They dont trust the governing party.
I think that we do not have the financial funds for this type of government?
agreed! I agree with makiai his observation makes sense. withoput protection this country will be over ruled.
If Bermuda becomes independent, we will become a third- world country, it will be hard and more expensive to import goods, we would have no protection in case of war, and we would loose a lot of international businesses. Bermuda is also to small to export goods because we do not make our own products and it is nothing here to export.
In my opinion, i dont think Bermuda should become an independent country only because our economic structure right now is unstable, we do not have everything we need to run our own country without England. So in my opinion, we should not become independent.
I agree with you Erin but what would we need to "run our own country"?
Personally I don't feel like Bermuda becoming independent is a viableoption simply because we don't have the finale stability. Bermuda has to depend on a country because we are small and are low populated. We bring in enough money to keep us but in terms of being independent I feel like its a bad decision.
I strongly think that we should not have independence due to the fact our resource is not limited also that we don't have that type of industry. to mantain independence
My name is Mr. Miller, and I will be your instructor for this school year.