Opposition Leader & Senator Attend RIMS

April 27, 2017 | 42 Comments

Opposition Leader David Burt and Shadow Minister for Economic Development Senator Kim Wilkerson travelled to Philadelphia this week to support the Bermuda contingent at the RIMS Annual Conference, with Mr Burt saying that “when we are abroad our priority must be to promote Bermuda as economic growth is important for the prosperity of our country.”

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“The Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister visited the Bermuda booth and attended the Bermuda reception to present a unified front to promote Bermuda business in what is sure to be an election year,” the party said.

Opposition Leader David Burt commented: “It is important that lawmakers join together to advance Bermuda’s interests within the international investment community. While we may spar here at home, when we are abroad our priority must be to promote Bermuda as economic growth is important for the prosperity of our country.”

Senator Wilkerson said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party has always advocated for bipartisan approaches to major issues of the day such as immigration and tax reform. This approach will continue when we return to government at next election.”

RIMS attracts 10,000 risk-management professionals, service providers, senior executives and other decision-makers from a range of industries, plus 400 exhibitors.

Jereme Ramsay, BDA Business Development Manager and David Burt

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Mr Burt, Leslie Robinson – BMA – Assistant Director of Corporate Authorisations, Senator Wilkerson, Carl Daly – Vice President Artex Risk Solutions

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Patrick Tannock – President XL Insurance Bermuda, Sen. Wilkerson, Mr Burt

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  1. Justin says:

    Do you think inciting people to block the House of Parliament fuels economic growth, Mr. Burt? Hypocrite, that’s what you are.

    • Vote The OBA Out! says:

      Guess No bid contracts worth billions are the way to go.

      Burt was right and soon we can all say Bye Bye OBA!

      • Onion says:

        That “billions” number was a dishonest alternative fact. You’ve been mislead.

        Two independent analyses found that the airport deal offered the best value for money. One local and one overseas.

      • Justin says:

        Ya, because the tender process really provided value for projects such as TCD, Court Building and Port Royal, inna?

      • bdaboy says:

        “Guess No bid contracts worth billions are the way to go.”

        At least we’re getting something for it…what did we get with the $800M that the plp “misplaced”?

      • Do you think minipulating laws to benefit a few is morally right?

    • Breathe says:

      Why does your means of economic growth require “us” to stay in our place ?

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Jereme Ramsay, rocking those pink Bermuda shorts wherever he went. He was putting Bermuda in the minds of people even when he was nowhere near the Bermuda booth. A walking talking billboard.

    • bdaboy says:

      ” A walking talking billboard.”

      Uh, they were laughing at him, not with him.

      • Ridiculous comment says:

        I doubt anyone was laughing at anything to do with Bermuda at RIMS. Mr. Ramsey is being a proud ambassador for Bermuda’s commercial platform.

        I sure hope the critics such as the one that made this comment do as much for the country’s economic well being!

        • bdaboy says:

          “I sure hope the critics such as the one that made this comment do as much for the country’s economic well being!”

          LOL, I do more than you could ever imagine, certainly more than the plp did for Bermuda.

  3. Onion says:

    The only reason there is sparring is because Burt is busy spreading “alternative facts” and misleading people.

    • Vote The OBA Out! says:

      You mean the fact that the OBA have lost 2000 jobs, Doubled the Debt, caused the largest exodus of Bermudians, and allow foreign workers here to do jobs while they don’t train Bermudians?

      The Alternative Fact is you think the OBA will win, not going to happen! Bye Bye OBA!

      • Onion says:

        David Burt made a promise to spend more than the OBA and rack up far more debt.

      • serengeti says:

        I think we can see who is spouting alternative ‘facts’.

        There is not one single thing you said that is true. Quite an amazing feat.

      • Justin says:

        Burt’s going to save the day by drawing down on our already under-funded pension funds to start a Bermuda Fund to get us out of this mess. Don’t make me laugh!! “Wanna be finance Minister and wanna be premier”. Spot on, spot on.

      • Kevin says:

        yes you are right we need to vote them out ,
        Because
        I make way too much money and i need to be struggling
        We live in a multi cultural accepted society
        There just isn’t enough corruption and behind the scene deals
        Our current Government don’t give us anything for free
        We have over crowding due to all of the expats living here
        The US National debt is still bigger than ours
        Life just isn’t worth living

        Mercy I sure hope you really think about it before you put an X in the box ,not about your life but about the future of your grandchildren and their children’s children.

      • Anbu says:

        Better get some decent sauces to put on that shoe you will have to eat. Pretty sure they taste nasty on their own.

      • WillSee says:

        Rubbish! there are more people employed now than 4 years ago.
        Burt has kept the PLP close at hand.
        DO I need to go into details!

      • bdaboy says:

        ” allow foreign workers here to do jobs while they don’t train Bermudians?”

        Foreign workers, like tweed?

        Who trained the foreign workers?
        Why do you think bermudians are entitled to free job training?
        Why don’t you educate yourself?
        Why do you think everything should be handed to you on a silver platter?

      • BullyBreed says:

        Your Joking wright are you serious what are you kidding me Overnight Government to fix the mess we were left in i don’t really think you have a clue as to magnitude of the mess we were left first thing when the OBA got ELECTED was to borrow money to make the next payment cuz we were broke no cash that the previous government left when they left get real.

      • Earth watch police says:

        Funny that’s what the plp did .

      • Build a Better Bermuda says:

        Under the OBA we may have lost 2000 jobs, but they have managed to hemorrhage the losses… under the PLP we lost 4 to 5 times that and it was accelerating under their policies. Those were the jobs that helped support and create local jobs, and we need them back to support the local job market. And the PLP’s ‘Vision’ isnt sounded in enough reality to actually help Bermudians… but if you enjoy flights of fancy, go ahead on hop on board with them again, but when they crash us again, ‘told you so’ really won’t mean anything as they put our country and children behind again.

  4. watching says:

    Looking good Mr. Burt and Senator Wilkerson.

  5. Alvin Williams says:

    It’s good that the next premier attends these international meetings. In that way we can be sure that Bermuda’s national interests will not be sold out.

  6. Um.... says:

    Please remember all this talk of a “unified front” when you return home and are using race politics to divide the country, Mr. Burt. Please stick to the facts and address what you will do to get us out of the debt that the PLP left us with. You weren’t at the helm then, but it is your responsibility to address the missteps that your party had. But sending emails advocating the protesting of legislation does not do that.

  7. Joe Bloggs says:

    “when we are abroad our priority must be to promote Bermuda as economic growth is important for the prosperity of our country.”

    I agree. What is your priority at home though? It does not seem clear to me.

    “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party has always advocated for bipartisan approaches to major issues of the day such as immigration and tax reform.”

    I am afraid I must disagree. That has been the case when the PLP has been in opposition. It certainly was not the case between about 2005 and 2012 in my view.

  8. puzzled says:

    Amazing!!!!!
    In one photo he is wearing a PLP button on his lapel.
    The next photo shows Bermuda Flag.

    You go figure.

  9. Long Bay Trading Co. says:

    Open MIC To Mr. Williams, “Watching” and “Get the OBA Out”

    You live in an “alternative world” believing “alternative truths” and spewing “total alternative c**p”
    BOOM!

  10. Rocky5 says:

    Burt Math: “When we are ABROAD our priority must be to promote Bermuda as economic growth is important for the prosperity of our country. BUT When WE is HOME, only priority do ANYTHING preventing economic growth so when WE gets in POWER, WE wave wand – economic growth “just starts” like 2008…

  11. Oh,I see now says:

    I’m sorry Mr Um but bigotry and hatred due to fear have divided this country long before politics.You see ,a particular group of people feel they layed the foundation for future endeavors to be enjoyed by their descendants.This group of people will not be deterred in there quest for control of these future plans.So the song goes,”it ain’t about the money it’s about the power.”

    Class dismissed……..

  12. Tired Bermudian says:

    RIP Bermuda if the PLP gets back in. Anyone who thinks the OBA is doing a bad job is either a) listening to too much negative/biased PLP rhetoric or b) have selective memory regarding the economic woes we currently face. Sheep will be sheep

    • BDA's A+ credit rating affirmed says:

      Good afternoon All.

      I think its awesome that we live in a country that we can openly share our views without fear of reprisal.

      I do think we should look at facts. The announcement of yesterday’s credit affirmation does say something about the economic policy of the country and reinforcing that the recalibration of that policy is in the best long term interesdt of Bemruda’s economy.

      This simply can’t be denied. This is a solid positive development for Bermuda and a very good forward looking signal.

      Constructive criticism is one thing–destructive criticism is another and will not help anyone in our country.

      Let’s be constructive.

      Blessings abound!

    • bermyguy says:

      I hope u pack up and leave when the plp wins then.

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