THURSDAY, DEC. 27:  Upon receiving confirmation of Mr. Marc Bean’s successful run for Leader of the PLP, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce President Ronnie Viera issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the members of the Chamber of Commerce, I wish to congratulate Mr. Marc Bean on his election to leader of the Progressive Labour Party.

It is our hope that as we enter the New Year, a new era of politics in Bermuda will develop where both political parties work together for the benefit of Bermuda. The challenge has never been so great but if collectively we put aside our differences, political or otherwise, we stand a much better chance of getting through the current downturn, successfully.”