Premier & Minister To Attend Conference In D.C.

September 22, 2017

Premier David Burt and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons will be travelling to Washington DC today [Sept 22] to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation [CBCF] Annual Legislative Conference Weekend.

A Government spokesperson said, “The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference [ALC] is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community.

“Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. More than 9,000 people attend 70 public policy forums and much more.

“On Saturday, September 23rd, as the invited guest of US Congressman G. K. Butterfield, the Premier will be attending the CBCF Prayer Breakfast and the Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.”

Premier Burt said, “The Congressional Black Caucus ALC weekend is the ideal environment to connect with lawmakers and other influential leaders to advance Bermuda’s interests in the United States and worldwide.”

“Maintaining a presence at events such as these brings Bermuda to the forefront of policy-makers’ minds and provides an excellent foundation from which to build relationships that benefit Bermuda business.

“The Government stated in the Throne Speech that we would expand our engagement in Washington, DC. As guests of a prominent congressman, we will meet with representatives and friends of Bermuda in Congress, which will only advance our interests going forward.”

“While in the capital, the Premier will also be holding meetings with the intention of advancing the government’s initiative to reopen Bermuda’s Washington, D.C. office.”

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  1. Rocky5 says:

    Day 65 – how’s PLP 100 day PLAN going? Washington, Paris & Brussels trips in plan? PLP removed OBA Govt. travel cost disclosure website? Have we been deceived AGAIN??

  2. Zevon says:

    Will you stop wasting money.

    • Would have like to see Dunks attend one when he was Premier.

      • Smoke & Mirrors says:

        Why OJ? So you could have had something else to complain about! But you do bring up a good point, Dunklety would have gone on his own, why do we need TWO attendees? Tell us what the benefits of attending are? How does this help ALL Bermudians? I ask this because you were SO critical of anything OBA, and said that the PLP would help ALL the people of Bermuda.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          In PLP jargon there’s a huge difference between ‘All the people of Bermuda’ and ‘The people’

          That’s why we never hear them say ‘All the people ‘ , ask OJ , if he has the b***s he’ll explain it for you .

          • Ringmaster says:

            This is so exciting. The PLP is attending a conference of a non entity which has no influence in USA political and business areas.
            So it it is just a freebie trip paid for by the taxpayers, but made to feel good for the PLP voter base. Got it.

      • Smoke & Mirrors says:

        sure you would

      • Zevon says:

        That’s because you like wasting money.

  3. Ringmaster says:

    I trust he will report the cost of this, and any other recent trips to show transparency, as did the OBA. There seems to be a lack of accountability as promised in the election.

    • New Dog - Old Tricks says:

      The more things change they more they stay the same.

  4. BustedTheEconomyStartinNew says:

    Inclusive, diverse, looking out for the whole community.

    • Smoke & Mirrors says:

      How? How are they looking out for everyone? Examples please?

      • BustedTheEconomyStartinNew says:

        Exactly! If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention. There has been absolutely NO examples of Governance for all, whatsoever. And no one in the most infamous political victory since the wreck of the Sea Venture could care less.

    • OMGWTF says:

      “They were going to do MORE IN THE FIRST 100 DAYS THAN THE OBA DID IN 5 YEARS!!!!”

      As long as your not gay

  5. Jimi says:

    I want to see what monies this will bring to Bermuda other than a prepaid “fun” trip ???

  6. Ms. G says:

    Blah, blah, blah!
    Stop complaining!
    Represent Bermuda Premier Burt!

    • Smoke & Mirrors says:

      All you did was blah, blah, blah when the OBA were making the hard decisions …that were not popular? So, what? Nobody else can have an opinion? tell us what the benefits are? They were going to do MORE IN THE FIRST 100 DAYS THAN THE OBA DID IN 5 YEARS!!!!! Remember that? LOL. Much easier to campaign and promise than it is to deliver. Is this going to bring business to Bermuda – NO! Tourists? No? What is the benefit for ALL of us?

      • BustedTheEconomyStartinNew says:

        If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.

  7. Onion says:

    So the PLP adopted right-wing American politics and now is heading to a Democratic function. What a strange time to live in.

  8. cpm says:

    The total cost of everything we are paying for should be documented
    What is the purpose of the trip?

    • aceboy says:

      The purpose is to walk around in an expensive suit and get those peacock feathers a-ruffling. “I am important” kind of stuff. The more things change…..

      After all the calls for transparency and good governance from the PLP I am willing to bet we don’t hear what this cost.

  9. Mark says:

    So embarassing

    • BustedTheEconomyStartinNew says:

      If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.

  10. Alvin Williams says:

    The new voice of the OBA political opposition with it’s new name political cry babies and the cover parts of Bermuda’s social media gives it.

  11. rumsoak says:

    Hello, third world country.