Minister Minors ‘Works’ At Fairmont

September 30, 2011

Earlier this week, Minister of Business Development and Tourism Patrice Minors, spent time ‘working’ at The Fairmont Southampton as the island’s largest hotel marked World Tourism Day.

Working alongside and with the guidance of The Fairmont Southampton’s staff, Minister Minors was shown how to prepare a bed, serve tea in the Jasmine Lounge and to greet guests at the Front Desk.


Director of Public Relations at The Fairmont Southampton, Jamahl Simmons said, “We at The Fairmont Southampton were honored to mark World Tourism Day with Minister Minors. Our colleagues were pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside her, ask her questions about the tourism industry and to share their stories about life at the hotel.”

Reflecting on the day’s activities, Minister Minors commented, “It was a pleasure to work with the staff at the Fairmont Southampton and bring recognition to the great work that happens daily in Bermuda’s hotels and hospitality industry. In my role as Tourism Minister, I enjoy every opportunity to meet with those who are working diligently in the industry to provide such excellent service and make our visitors feel welcomed.”


The Minister added, “Yesterday, when I met with the housekeeping staff, we discussed how busy this summer season has been and I assured them that the Department of Tourism is doing our very best to promote Bermuda especially with the new November to March activities and events planned to stimulate our visitor numbers.”

The Minister’s day at The Fairmont Southampton began with an introduction to the members of the Housekeeping and Laundry Departments. Then it was up to the 6th Floor and the Fairmont Gold Floor where she was introduced to the staff, toured the Gold Lounge and received her lesson in bed making. Then, it was down to the Jasmine Lounge, where the Minister picked up a tray and served tea and coffee to several diners.

The Minister was then whisked off by trolley to the resort’s 18 hole Championship Par 3 course and given a tour of the newly renovated Resort Golf Shop, greeting several golfers along the way.


Next stop was The Willow Stream Spa for a brief chat with the staff. Finally, Minister Minors was greeted by The Fairmont Southampton’s Front Desk team and given a crash course on how to check-in a guest.

Observed annually on September 27th, World Tourism Day was started by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization in 1980 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.

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  1. MinorMatters says:

    FFS, this rookie Tourism Minister is now learning how to make beds and serve tea…I wonder which job she can excel at.

  2. 32n64w says:


    Meanwhile a further 46 Bermudians are out of work because the PLP Government has no idea how to properly run/manager/promote our tourism product.

  3. Leisure says:

    This is ridiculous. I think these photos, specifically the second and third, showcase a soon-to-be rare sighting… tourists!

    Give the Minister the job for real and we’ll see how long she can maintain that huge smile and grin. Maybe that’s going to happen sooner than she thinks.

  4. joe says:

    My god, but this is a circus. Please let’s pretend that the Minister has other ideas to help get tourism back on track.

  5. Rick Rock says:

    Everyone’s losing their jobs and they’re running around doing photoshoots and sponsoring beauty queens. What a bunch of idiots.

  6. kk says:

    Hey thats the hardest I have ever seen a Bermudian working and no cell phone in sight!!!

    What do you call a Bermudian who is proud to be a Bermudian?

    A person with no ambition

    • What says:

      This statement is out of order. There are extremely hard working Bermudians. Although your post smells of a tired and poor political tactic that has been used by party members leading up to an election before.

      • I must agree with the above… well, at least the first part which describes the aforementioned comment as “out of order.” (politics are irrevant here, methinks.) It must be said that the vast majority of Bermudians are hardworking and intelligent (goodness knows, as a Bermudian myself, I would certainly like to be classified as such), and do not in anyway to deserve to be derailed or lambasted by your ill-advised and crass remark.

        • Girl friend says:

          yeah @ kk, when the americans, British, canadians are caught doing dirt, I bet you still proudly wave the flag don’t you? Go home IDIOT!!!!