Her Excellency the Governor Rena Lalgie read the Government’s commitments for the coming years with the Speech from the Throne.
In the speech, government’s only commitment to Sports is to Elite Athletes:
“Madame President and Members of the Senate, Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly; history was writ large on the international stage this year when a Bermudian woman strode to Olympic Gold Medal success in Tokyo.
Bermuda finally had the opportunity to savour the thrill of victory at sport’s highest level, a feeling with which our Caribbean family is familiar.
Flora Duffy’s success can be replicated by others on these islands and the Government will lead the drive to ensure that even more funds are invested in our elite athletes.
The Legislature will be invited to consider a national sports policy. The Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport will weave together the elements of sporting success that will harness the talent of young people.
The world stage can no longer be said to elude Bermudian athletes, who will find their desire and effort matched by the Government’s commitment to their success.