Premier Travels To UK & Europe For Meetings

November 26, 2017

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt traveled to United Kingdom this weekend, with the Premier set to participate in a series of meetings in London and Europe.

“The Premier will attend the annual Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] at the invitation of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office,” a Government spokesperson said.

“The JMC is the highest forum for political dialogue and consultation between UK and elected leaders and representatives of the British Overseas Territories for the purposes of providing leadership and promoting cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

“Within the margins of the JMC, the Premier will participate in various Parliamentary meetings and events including a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.

“On Monday, 27 November 2017, the Premier will host a networking reception for Bermudians living in the United Kingdom. The event will start at 7:30pm at the Clubhouse, 8 St James’s Square, London.”

The Premier stated, “I want to meet as many Bermudians as possible during the reception. I understand some people, for various reasons, are unable to travel to London to attend this event.

“Due to the tight schedule and back to back meetings, there will be no time to host a second reception outside of London during this visit. I plan to host two events next year, one in London and the other in the north of England.”

The Government added, “On Tuesday, 28 November, Premier Burt will give the opening remarks at the Bermuda Forum organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] representing more than two-dozen Bermuda executives participating in a multi-industry forum.

“Later in the week the Premier will travel to Berlin and Paris for meetings with tax officials.

“The Premier will be accompanied by Ms. Kimberley Durrant, Director and UK Representative of the Government of Bermuda London Office.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    Oh good.
    When you have thyme fix the buses

  2. Marge says:

    Premier Burt, please get rid of your tourism minister…. he has no personality…in my humble opinion Kim Swan would be an excellent tourism minister.

  3. rumsoak says:

    Frequent flyer miles baby .

    • What?? says:

      Do you have any reason for thinking that the Premier/Finance Minister shouldn’t attend this meetings?

  4. Stevie says:

    More taxpayers money wasted.

  5. Sandgrownan says:

    While he’s away, who knows what mischief the clowns will get up to.

    • Coffee says:

      So right !

      With Nick gone and Craig getting ideas , the UBP / OBA , may have imploded without any provocation from the other side while he’s away ….

      God bless him

  6. bee says:

    looking forward to seeing the travel expenses. and hoping he doesn’t embarass us with his limited knowledge of how Bda economics work.

    • Ringmaster says:

      By congratulating the UK on taxing companies with earnings sheltered offshore, with reference himself to Bermuda, he has no clue. All IB companies make their earnings/profits outside of Bermuda. When the US lowers its tax rates and makes it not worthwhile to have a company in Bermuda, will Premier Burt also applaud that move? When other jurisdictions start taxing profits which may impact company’s decisions to be in Bermuda, will Premier Burt also support that? Suddenly he may find an exodus of IB.