Minister Richards New York Trip Cost $2,180.76

August 14, 2015

A trip in June 2015 by Finance Minister Bob Richards to New York, New York to participate in the US Mexican Chamber of Commerce – New Insurance and Reinsurance Regulations Conference cost $2,180.76, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage.

The trip took place from Tuesday, June 2nd to Wednesday, June 3rd, and the webpage listing said: “The Minister travelled to New York City to participate in the US Mexican Chamber of Commerce – New Insurance and Reinsurance Regulations Conference [Keynote address]”

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $710.25
  • Ground Transportation: $233.19
  • Accommodation: $614.19
  • Meals: $623.13
  • Miscellaneous: N/A
  • Total Cost: $2,180.76
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  1. Vote for Me says:

    I am not sure what value these trip value notifications provide but in this instance, there appears to be a misallocation of expenses. Could Minister Richards have possibly eaten that much food in 2 days? That amount is at least the equivalent of 2 weeks grocery bill for a small family in Bermuda

  2. NO MORE WAR says:

    Every bit adds up.

  3. HUH says:

    What kind of $600 meal crap is that? in one day?! must be nice…

    • mike says:

      He probably hosted a dinner or two with a few people…. that is the only explanation.

  4. Let's think about this... says:

    We must have purchased meals for more than Minister Richards…

  5. watching says:

    His meal cost more than his accommodation?

  6. WHAT? says:

    First spongeBob tells us Bermuda is broke. Then he flies off and eats $614.19 like a BOSS or did he use tax payer money to feed other Jokers!!!

  7. Wow says:

    Spend the money as if it is your personal money. Would you have paid all that for one night accomodations? Or meals?

  8. San George says:

    We can only guess that Mexican food is not good enough for Bob. He’s handled billions you know.

  9. Spectator says:

    Hey, at least it’s published. Better than before, no?

  10. sebring says:

    Sponge doing to Bermudians in two years what the doc and company did in 14. Just my ignorance but what would this guy need be there?

  11. who cares most says:

    It’s so disheartening when I read vrap like this coming from de same joker who says “We are BROKE.”
    We can’t be that broke when WE the taxpayers are paying $600 plus for HIS food
    I don’t eat that much on 2 weeks.
    I have eaten with 2 others at the Marqui n it wasn’t that expensive.
    So Sponge Bob tell us why WE had to pay that much for 2 days?