Premier Dunkley Attending Events In NY & DC

September 16, 2015

The Cabinet Office advised today that Premier Michael‎ Dunkley is currently in the US this week attending two events; the New York launch of the “Race to Bermuda” event and the Congressional Black Caucus’ Leadership Reception

“This evening [Sept 16], the Premier will participate in the New York launch of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] “Race to Bermuda” event, which highlights the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Races being held next month in Bermuda,”a spokesperson said.

“The BTA’s “Race to Bermuda” event is taking place during the height of the popular and iconic New York Fashion Week and is anticipated to garner international exposure for the Island.

“The Premier will bring brief welcome remarks to the guests who will include key industry influencers, representatives from Louis Vuitton, and media representatives from such top tier entities as Conde Nast, Travel and Leisure, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, CNN, New York Magazine, Maxim Creative Group and among others.

“Tomorrow [September 17], the Premier will be in Washington DC to attend the Congressional Black Caucus’ [CBC] Leadership Reception, honoring Rep. G. K. Butterfield, Chair of the CBC.

“The public will be aware that late last year, Congressman Butterfield was named chairman of the CBC. Residents will also be aware that Congressman Butterfield has very strong ties to Bermuda, and has always been very supportive of the Island over the years. At the event, Congressman Butterfield will be honoured for his advocacy of minorities and congressional service.

“While in Washington, the Premier will also attend an event honouring long serving Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina.

“The Premier, who is accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Dr. Derrick Binns during his brief US visit, returns to the Island this weekend.”

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  1. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    is there a Congressional White Caucus’ Leadership Reception?

    • James says:

      Your statement just proves how divided this island is on RACE!!! When it comes to voting.

      • Congressional White Caucus has been around since they ventured from the Caucus Mountains.
        America has ALWAYS had an upper hand in white interest since Europeans invaded, so since the 1960′s an influx of Black Representatives decided to formally organize to have a voice in the House of Representatives for Black People.
        Just like when Blacks weren’t allowed to worship with white Methodist, Richard Allen decided to form his own place of worship which we now have the AME churches.
        Ok lesson is over.

    • Earth watch police says:

      He was trying to find the black mayor,s headquarters

    • Mr. Sparkle says:

      What a sad statement – raciest & divisive. It’s this pathetic attitude that keeps holding us back. Grow up.

      • Actually it’s the Historical Systematic, Social and Economic Practice that is holding us back, the pathetic attitude just comes with the racist arrogance that has been the rule of law for centuries.

  2. kangoocar says:

    Why is the Premier wasting our money on attending an event that is to honor a long serving democrat??? It is a well known fact that if the democrats had their way, we would lose all our IB sector and we would be reduced to nothing!!! I swear all politicians are brain dead!!!!

    • I guess it would’ve been better if he was attending an event for a Tea Party Republican.

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      Well Obama’s a Democrat and he’s in. Normally I agree with ya stuff but this post is just trash. Try again…

  3. Terry says:

    Looks like Mike is doing what Ewart did.

    Paula, Jennifer, et al.

    Come home Mike. Milk a cow but share.

    • Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

      I don’t always agree with Terry,
      but when I do…blah blah blah..

      This was one of his best comments to date.

    • RBKing says:

      Really? Do you think he is accompanied by bodyguards?

      • Bermy Girl says:

        Yep! Guaranteed next news report will say “accompanied by some other Minister or Ministers, plus some PS or Secretary! What a waste of the taxpayers money! Add that travel cost! Anyone notice that this Cabinet also likes to travel, travel and travel!

        • RBKing says:

          No, I’m not talking about a PS or civil servant or Minister. I’m talking about police officers, paid for by Bermuda’s taxpayers, accompanying the Premier for the purpose of providing for his security. A bodyguard. DREB did that. I don’t think Dunkley does that.

      • Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

        The Milkman dosn’t need bodyguards,he’s never felt threatened,unlike the Doctor.

        • Historically, most Black Strong Leaders have always been a threat, that’s why they felt threatened, plus us as a people are more civil, that’s why the Milkman doesn’t need bodyguards.

        • Coffee says:

          Well you’ve certainly said a mouthful there . No need to wonder from what quater Dr.Browns threats were coming from . So snapshot Dunkeley is wondering abroad again hey !?!

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  4. ImJustSayin says:

    He loves a trip and a camera..

  5. Earth watch police says:

    Yah polititions make my BS meter go crazy.

  6. I heart 441 says:

    The event in NY meets my approval to a certain degree, the event in DC is a complete waste of our money!

  7. watching says:

    Honestly, when was the last time we really heard the Premier speak on serious, substantive matters?