BHW’s Jason Sukdeo: Over 500 People Flying In

June 15, 2016

Over 500 people are flying in for the Bermuda Heroes Weekend festivities, BHW President Jason Sukdeo said today, adding that BHW is “looking forward to providing quality entertainment for both those visitors and locals alike.”

Speaking at today’s press conference held in conjunction with the police and safety agencies, Mr Sukdeo said, “We have a number of visitors that are able to make the trip and fly in for us, we are looking at over five hundred folks flying in, confirmed visitors.

“We’re looking forward to providing quality entertainment for both those visitors and locals alike. We are asking everyone to be safe over the holiday season. Stay tuned to our website, we also have a BHW smartphone app which you can download, and we will put some information out there.

“We are expecting some inclement weather. The events won’t be canceled but they might – the plans might be adjusted slightly, so stay tuned for more information for that. Please everyone enjoy the holiday, but most importantly be safe.”

Mr Sukdeo’s comments at today’s press conference:

Bermuda Tourism Authority Chief Product & Experiences Development Officer Pat Phillip Fairn said, “We’re thrilled to hear BHW, Ltd is poised to see year-over-year growth in visitor arrivals for Bermuda Heroes Weekend. The Bermuda Tourism Authority is proud to have supported this bright and creative Bermuda Carnival idea over the past two years.

“The reason we created an investment process to support home-grown ideas back in 2014 was to help local entrepreneurs chase their passions, while attracting visitors to Bermuda in the process.

“The moment we reviewed the BHW application we knew this was something special and every time we have challenged these young entrepreneurs to introduce qualities that differentiate a Bermuda Carnival from all others, they have stepped up.

Slideshow of photos from last year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands


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“More than that: they are attracting new visitors to the island, an objective that aligns perfectly with our overall tourism strategy,” she added.

“This weekend we trust everyone will have a great time celebrating the Caribbean influences of Bermuda’s heritage, and we encourage locals to welcome our visitors with that trademark Bermudian hospitality that keep people coming back again and again.”

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  1. Is he de new O.B.A poster boy.
    Political Pied Piper.
    Mmmmmm

    • claudio says:

      The young man is helping enhance our product what does this have to do with politics?

      So quick to be negative on someone doing positive things. Crabs in a bucket mentality – to the fullest. Its amazing to find that the people who tend to be negative about Carnival (and the persons involved) belong to a certain political party.

      Big up Jason! Don’t worry about the haters – All the best and I will be on the road this weekend.

      Raaaeee!

      • Um, he was a potential OBA candidate

        • OMG!!!!!!!! says:

          Jason my advice is Governments change every 5 years.

          Remain neutral my brother don’t get involved with either UBP/OBA or PLP. Both parties like to use PEOPLE of Color so in the lyrics of the song by Fadda Foxx KEEP DUCKING!!!!

        • Coaudio says:

          Ummm…. He had this vision before he got involved in politics.

          • I agree, but when U.B.P saw de influence of people that followed him, they capitalized on it.
            Smart move though, like I said Political Pied Piper.

            • Actually Fresh had de vision first, but we wont get into that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • LOLOLOLOLOLOL says:

          No he wasn’t. They approached him and he said no. Get your facts right my friend.

    • De Dragon says:

      Onion Juice, you are a real fool. Were you not hugged enough as a child? What exactly is your problem?

      You should be thankful. His 500 visitors is 499 more than the Beyonce concert yet you never complained then. I wonder why.

      Mr. Sukdeo, I met you many years ago (just briefly)when you were involved in something called Bermujam… or something like that. I remember a few things about you. You love Bermuda, your heritage, your extended family and music. You have taken what you love and done something positive with it. Don’t worry about closed minded fools like OnionJuice and others that have no life and spend all day checking Bernews every 2 minutes so they can be one of the first to praise all things PLP and post negative comments about anything related to the OBA or any idea not endorsed by the PLP.

    • aceboy says:

      I like him. I have no idea who he is and haven’t read the article. But, if Onion Juice doesn’t like him that is a ringing endorsement.

      • I didn’t say I didn’t like him, it’s good what he’s doing, just exposing de subliminal underlying factors.

    • I heart 441 says:

      I’ve said this before and I will say it again, Soca and politics don’t mix, its like 2 ….. and one chick!!

    • Hair says:

      Onion Juice,can you do any better? Geesh!!

  2. I heart 441 says:

    iFete in sun, rain or snow! Why, soca music gives meh powers!
    Enjoy the weekend everyone, now where’s that bottle of rum!

    • De Dragon says:

      Code RED straight ahead! Berp, berp, berp. Cant wait fo de raft up party! Hopefully OnionJuice will stay home.

  3. LuLu says:

    I am looking forward to the parade of bands. X-PLOSIVE we gonnna mash up on the road. ALL AH WE!!!!!

  4. HISTORY says:

    onion juice is correct

    don’t really know why BTA believes it is a part of this

    they seem to be just a sounding board of what is happening

    • hotcrossbuns says:

      OJ…get real, who do you think funded this…daaaaa….BTA.

  5. O.M.G says:

    Not really sure what some of you people watched but what I saw was Jason talking about being safe and having a good holiday and enjoying all the activities going on. THAT IT stop making it political.

    • That’s why you have to use ya third eye.
      Bermudians are so blinded.

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        Ya third eye is located on ya a** except yours is between ya nose and ya chin bra!

        • Jason says:

          You’ve talked to OJ before ? Because your referring to his 3rd eye as his mouth. But I think you meant his fingers ….. Just sayn

  6. No Laughing Matter says:

    Carnival—breeding ground for pregnancies and STDs
    http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Carnival_breeding_ground_for_pregnancies_and_STDs-115239399.html

    Carnival – ‘Sex-fest’ or display of creativity?
    http://www.trinidadexpress.com/woman-magazine/Carnival-190481711.html

    Everyone is so excited about bringing “Carnival” to Bermuda. Be prepared for the consequences too…This is the sad part of Carnival that all these islands face every year: high rates of unwanted pregnancies (“Carnival babies”) and STD’s…yet no one in Bermuda seems to be concerned about that…