Senator Ming On St. George’s Hotel Development

April 1, 2016

“The news that the St.George’s development has reached the lease stage is welcome and we remain optimistic that the promised June groundbreaking will indeed happen as promised. We remain concerned however that the promised consultation with the people of St. George’s has not happened,” Senator Renee Ming said.

“With questions surrounding access to the beach, the fort and the potential impact on the area residents, this consultation must occur as promised, as we move forward.

“This consultation is particularly timely and necessary with the news of Bermudian business owners being asked to vacate the food concession at Fort St. Catherine to make way for the project, resulting in the closure of that business and loss of jobs by Bermudians.

“The people of St. George’s must be kept abreast of changes that can impact on employment, the environment and quality of life in the area.

“Our buy-in will serve to strengthen support within St. George’s and enhance our ability as a community to assist with making both the project and the eventually completed hotel property a success.”

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  1. real talk says:

    why close the vendor at the beach .when we all know the hotel will not start for some time?. Where are peoples brains?

    • jt says:

      I hope you opposed the closing of the golf course and popular restaurant.

  2. DisAgree says:

    You lost one or two jobs at a beach shack in exchange for hundreds of jobs over the next several of years. Please do me a favor Senator Ming, and consider the macro-economic perspective. I am getting fed up with stupid politicians saying anything to bait distrust and anger when most of us know we need to start moving fast before moving out.

    • hmmmm says:

      The PLP’s new slogan… “If you don’t have anything bad to say then make it up”

      1st of all I’m sure there legal and insurance reasons that caused the removal of the vendor.

      2nd the process is not to a point where “consultation” is needed. Do the people of St George want a hotel or not? If you do let the developers and Government get on with it!!!

      • Its me again says:

        Like they got on with pathways and term limit removals.

    • Its me again says:

      Youre not looking at the human aspect here.

      A man just lost the place that helps to feed his kids. If we are all one bermuda than we should express concern for this man and seek to rectify this.

      • Zevon says:

        Like it was rectified when the same thing happened to Chris West?

  3. Bdaluv says:

    The beach concession stand knew what he was getting into. We have been asking for a hotel in St. Georges for a long time now so this should come to no surprise. I live in the area and have only seen him open a hand full of times?! and this was during the peak season. Tobacco Bay was always open and buzzing but not this business operator.

  4. No longer care to be Island Girl says:

    This is an outrage! Beach concession should stay!!!!

  5. jt says:

    For crying out loud, we’re going to consult ourselves right into island wide poverty. Get on with it!