Trip To RIMS In New Orleans Cost $4,055.75

May 11, 2015

A trip to New Orleans last month by Premier of Bermuda and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley, who was accompanied by the Secretary to the Cabinet, cost $4,055.75, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage.

The trip duration was listed as from Monday, April 27, 2015 – Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and the webpage listing said, “Premier Dunkley attended the annual RIMS Conference from 27th – 29th April, held this year in New Orleans.

“While in New Orleans Premier Dunkley opened the iconic Bermuda Booth; presented the traditional Bermuda Bag to the President of RIMS, Rick Roberts; met with Active Capital Reinsurance Ltd, who are interested in having a presence in Bermuda; and conducted a number of interviews with Bermuda and International media.

“The Premier was accompanied by the Secretary to the Cabinet. Also in attendance were the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Economic Development.”


  • Air Travel: $2,167.85
  • Ground Transportation: $0.00
  • Accommodation: $1,887.90
  • Meals: $0.00
  • Miscellaneous: $0.00
  • Total Cost: $4,055.75
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  1. Mockingjay says:

    That’s just 4 days pay for Hanbury.

    • Kangoocar says:

      @mockinjay, do you have any comment on how Prem Dunkley is prudent with the public purse??? Unlike the past plp premier dreb, that would have taken along body guards, the gombeys, rented a fleet of limos and stayed in the most expensive hotels that could be found and let’s not forget the meal costs????

      • Uncle Bob says:

        Why not take the Gombeys??….Oh right he probably took a pair of Bermuda shorts instead…sigh

    • Christopher Notorius says:

      How much does PLP pay you to write your daily BS?

  2. Thanks for showing the Bermuda public the/your/our expenses.

  3. JohnBoy says:

    They didn’t eat whilst there or did they take their KFC with them?

    • “They didn’t eat whilst there etc.” Of course they’d eaten, but not at our expense…

      • JohnBoy says:

        ok. That makes sense then.

        That was very nice of them…..respect!

      • What went wrong says:

        Yup likely at the expense of whoever is getting that massive airport contract.

  4. Terry says:

    Oh my Lord.

    Now were gonna have “Cajun Gate”.

    Rum all around.

  5. Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

    Money well spent.

  6. Rhonda says:

    I never had an issue with govt spending on trips…..but when things appear too good to be true…they usually aren’t true…. are we to believe Our Premier didn’t eat in the trip…and if he did..he separate himself from the multitude that attended…to pay his own transport and food bill…

  7. bluebird says:

    That is 4 days overtime pay for a bus driver.

    • Mockingjay says:

      Actually not quite, but does that equal too multiple people who are driving oversized vehicle’s on undersized roads to cater to the public and our visitors with care and caution who are trying to pay rent or mortgage, compared to a multi- millionaire just collecting a cheque.

  8. bluebird says:

    To the OBA,thank you for being open and honest besides being frugal on behalf of the TAX PAYER,unlike the previous Administration where they used an OPEN CHECK,as it was not there money and plenty more from where that come from.
    HENCE THE $2.2BILLION DEBT.and we are only paying $170Million per year interest on it.

    • Mockingjay says:

      I hope you have that same sentiment when this Airport fiasco gets exposed.

    • Jadon says:

      Oh and so how we have gone even further into debt while under OBA power is also the PLPs fault correct ? Blind bats…..

  9. Thank gracious goodness you had your own to throw out there…because this is not enough to do what you did….boys…this is a guy who can represent from his own pocket and not be needy….he is the right guy for it.

  10. Charlly X says:

    Lol he took his own milk n crackers ! The Hon. Premiere. Must be one of the few honest ones in the Oba / ubp ???? Very rare to find one like him ! kudos to him . But while on the topic ; id like to see the well to do politicians give up their pensions from government ! Hello ??? pati I hear u !

  11. Jadon says:

    You really believe that’s all he spent ? Lol …. I can’t even say anymore… Just have to laugh…..