Here in Bermuda we’re currently in the midst of a four phased reopening of the economy, with Phase 4 culminating with the opening of L.F. Wade International Airport. Well, I’m happy to report that today is the official start of Phase 2, which to the delight of many includes the ability for restaurants and bars with outdoor seating to finally serve dine in guests. This being Bermuda, we’ve got dozens of such breezy places, so I’ve compiled a list of establishments that should be open as of today.
It may read like a hyperlocal report about a tiny island economy, but last week’s OpEd in the Royal Gazette—Bermuda’s daily newspaper of record—takes a rather grim look at the economic challenges facing the mid-Atlantic archipelago following the Covid-19 pandemic. The piece, which was written by the newspaper’s editorial board, is fueled by Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson’s recent report to the House of Assembly—a report that described “a catastrophe for Bermuda’s economy and government finances.”