Premier Burt To Attend Meetings In Europe

October 8, 2017 | 20 Comments

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt is in Europe for meetings in London, Paris and Brussels, saying that “Bermuda has a recognised leadership position in transparency and compliance and our delegation will reinforce that message.”

Premier Burt stated, “This week I have a series of meetings in London, Paris and Brussels.

“Bermuda has a recognised leadership position in transparency and compliance and our delegation will reinforce that message when we meet with key figures in the OECD, the EU, and the British Government.

“Our objective is simple, to prevent any negative impact to Bermuda from the ongoing work of the EU Code of Conduct Group.

The Government said the Premier will be joined by Assistant Financial Secretary [Treaty Unit] Mr. Wayne Brown and Director and UK Representative for the Government of Bermuda, Ms. Kimberley Durrant.

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  1. Make us proud again.

    • FU says:

      “Make us proud again.”

      Said OJs hero, Trump :)

    • Bermudian Patriot says:

      Take us, back, again..

      How did the party make you proud, the first three tries? Enjoying your 1/2 MILLION dollars in interest, every 24 hours? Dat sum serrreeeus onuion juuicey.

    • aceboy says:

      Transparency and compliance, yet the travel expenses website is still lacking in any information since the PLP came to power.

  2. Zevon says:

    Ah so that’s what he’s been doing. Booking his vacation.

  3. somuchless says:

    Flip. He’s gone again and haven’t even released his travel expenses from his Nyc trip. Plp what happened to the transparency? I forgot that went out the door July 18th.

    • Bermudian Patriot says:

      Jus fax the tax dollars spent, to the media outlets. Or mail it, with a lil stamp. Or, that new thingy, email? Or have ya assistant drive by the 3 outlets and drop it off, that would take about six minutes. Or get on TV and admit you don’t wish transparency, in any form! Every person in Government is held to timely submissions. How you gonna explain this to investors? Some ting dun smell right here…said, everybody!

  4. Ignaorance says:

    THanks for voting plp , now we can travel all over the place.

  5. cpm says:

    Why?

  6. Ok says:

    These are the meetings where a representative of Bermuda has to attend to defend Bermudas position as a tax heven….let’s hope it goes well. Unlike the recent US trip, this one is mandatory…

  7. Up D hill says:

    The world will know Bermuda is doomed with the nonscence coming from Burts mouth in these meetings!

  8. Onion says:

    Cost?

    The EU won’t be fooled by smooth talking BS.

  9. Aware says:

    Well done Premier. This is exactly what you should be doing with your time. The other posters here talking rubbish about travel expenses are in a dream world. If the Premier did NOT do this, he would not be doing his job as the leader of our country.

    I am an OBA supporter and I commend Premier Burt for his focus since taking office.

    • somuchless says:

      Focus of spending the people’s money.

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      Where’s the transparency in not releasing travel expenses?! Ya not an OBA support stfu lmfao…

    • wahoo says:

      I too am an OBA supporter and I congratulate the premier and hope he travels all the time.

  10. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    It is the lure of the Jet.

  11. runit says:

    Where’s the travel website? Something don’t make sense when they said it had to be taken down for upgrades – it’s been months – what happened to accountability?

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