Presented by The Hon. E.T. Richards, JP, MP Minister of Finance on Friday 24th February 2017, on the occasion of the convening of the legislature.
Bermuda’s national motto, “Whither The Fates lead us”, has often been disparaged as a passive and visionless statement of national character, unworthy of the Bermudian
On the surface, it can come across that way. But before dismissing it altogether, I would urge critics to consider deeper meanings within those five words; meanings that actually reflect our lot in life – a dot on the map of a big, often turbulent world; and our character – ever vigilant and optimistic, confident that our skills and ingenuity will manage The Fates to keep us moving forward, no matter the wind.