Premier Attends CARICOM Meeting In Jamaica

July 4, 2018 | 28 Comments

Premier David Burt is joining CARICOM leaders at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] Heads of Government, of which Bermuda is an associate member.

The meeting is being held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is chaired by the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness.

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“The leaders, who meet from 4 – 6 July, will discuss topics that are important to the Region including factors impacting the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy [CSME], disaster preparedness as well as crime and security,” the Government said.

“The Premier is slated to highlight the development of the FinTech industry in Bermuda and lead a discussion with Caribbean leaders on how these developments might assist in diversifying economies and promoting economic growth in the Region.”

Premier Burt stated, “Our links to the Caribbean continue to be strong and I am pleased to have the opportunity to share Bermuda’s story with fellow members of CARICOM.

“This meeting takes place against the backdrop of the region continuing to deal with the effects of last year’s hurricanes as well as economic issues. There are some common experiences that can yield common strategies that help all of us and Bermuda can play a part in fostering resilience in the region’s approach to these issues.”

The Premier is joined in Jamaica by MPs Christopher Famous and Curtis Dickinson, who the Government said is “participating in an important discussion on banking issues in the Region.”

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  1. sandgrownan says:

    Oh great…will we be treated to another snoozefest article by Famous “reflecting on his trip to Jamaica”…?

  2. John says:

    I don’t see his flight costs on the website…

    • Rebecca S says:

      quick to forget i guess

      • Do we have to listen to this b!+€#ing and complaining for de next 4 years?

        • SMH says:

          “Do we have to listen to this b!+€#ing and complaining for de next 4 years?”

          Yes, ‘we’ do…because all YOU ever do, OJ, is lie, b!tch and moan.

        • Question says:

          Go and live somewhere elsr if you don’t like it

        • Wahoo says:

          Yes, you deserve it.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Already forgotten what you and yours did for the last 4 years ?

        • sandgrownan says:

          oh, yes. As they run around mashing up the public purse like they did during the 14 years of terror

        • Double S says:

          What goes around, comes around…

        • Yes says:

          Yes, we learned how to do it from the previous opposition.

    • PBanks says:

      We’re being silly now. How can you fill out costs of a trip that hasn’t yet concluded?

  3. Question says:

    If he thinks FinTech gives us a competitive advantage, why is he telling others how to do the same? Isn’t he supposed to be exclusively working for our interests? What is he up to? Trying to get himself a lucrative job down the road?

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    *waives to our peripatetic Premier*

  5. Rocky5 says:

    Gotta get as all those trips in before the the new Bermuda Cryto Currencies go “Ka-boom” !!

  6. Ringmaster says:

    Tax paid junket, yet again. Why is he not here to explain the Arbitrade news? What qualifications do MPs Famous and Dickinson have that makes it necessary for them “participating in an important discussion on banking issues in the Region.”
    Total joke and if the OBA did this there would be hell to pay.

    • Paul says:

      This young Premier is having a great time , I don’t blame him for all of his trips… it gives him a break from the boring life.

  7. aceboy says:

    First class…all de way!

  8. Trump depporter says:

    Oba get your act together, these guus money tree going to run out soon. And the pyramid bitcoin aint going to pay..

  9. Stevie says:

    Time for a snap election. Oh where is tweeds party..the biu. Oh so silent.

  10. WSP says:

    Why Is Chris Famous there.The doesn’t have a clue about the financial sector.Another on our dime.

  11. Triangle Drifter says:

    Yet another junket. Does anybody know the ROI on our association with CARICOM? Anyone? We spend our lives explaining that Bermuda is nowhere near the Caribbean yet we have the PLP who jets down there for slightest reason

    • PBanks says:

      Bermuda’s nowhere near the US or Canada or the UK, but it’s just as important to have relationships, conferences, etc.

      And the relationship with CARICOM existed well before the PLP was in power, so let’s not make it a political football.

  12. Comfortably numb says:

    Why Famous? What he knows about finance could be written on the back of a very small postage stamp.

    • Wahoo says:

      He wrote three devisive opinion columns to earn a free trip

    • sandgrownan says:

      This is a jolly on our dime for him – he adds nothing of value.

  13. Dimwit........ says:

    The Premier is joined in Jamaica by MPs Christopher Famous and Curtis Dickinson, who the Government said is “participating in an important discussion on banking issues in the Region.”

    Is means one person. Which of the two is and why would the other be there?

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