A trip last month by Minister of Social Development & Sports Sylvan Richards and his Permanent Secretary to Rio for the Olympics cost $31,566, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage.
Air travel was listed at just over $20,000, with $10,991 listed for accommodations.
The trip duration was listed as from Friday, August 05, 2016 – Sunday, August 14, 2016, and the web page listing said, “The Hon. Sylvan Richards, JP MP, Minister of Social Development and Sports, represented the Government of Bermuda at the Rio Olympic Games 2016 from August 5th – August 14th along with his Permanent Secretary.”
- Air Travel: $20,290.00
- Ground Transportation: $130.00
- Accommodation: $10,991.00
- Meals: $105.00
- Miscellaneous: $50.00
- Total Cost: $31,566.00
Update 12.51pm: As a note, per many comments below, we did try and get clarification from Government yesterday on the cost, and have asked them again for any further information and will update if able.