Cost Of Three Trips By Minister Lovitta Foggo

October 4, 2019 | 3 Comments

A trip in April 2019 by Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo to the Cayman Islands for the Carifta Games cost $5,310.06; a trip to in May to Barbados cost $927.90, and a trip in June to Switzerland cost $6,730.41, according to recent listings on the Government’s travel webpage.

Carifta Cayman Islands

The trip duration was listed as from April 16, 2019 – April 22, 2019.

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $1,528.80
  • Accommodation: $3,525.58
  • Meals: $255.68
  • Total costs: $5,310.06

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ILO Sub Regional Meeting of Ministers and the English and Dutch Speaking

The trip duration was listed as from May 13, 2019 – May 16, 2019, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP recently represented Bermuda at the 11th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Barbados.

“The meeting of Ministers, which is typically held every 2 years, took place from May 14 – 15, ahead of the 108th International Labour Conference in Geneva next month.

“The event is aligned with the recently released ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report titled ‘Work for a Brighter Future’, which was released in January 2019. The meeting also coincides with the ILO’s Centenary year and the Organization’s 100th Anniversary observations.

“The Report explores major transformations faced by the world of work that are driven by globalization; the technological and digital revolution; global warming and climate change; and, demographic shifts. It also examines how governments, employers, workers and society as a whole are affected.

“With a theme of Shaping a Brighter Future of Work for the Caribbean – this week’s meeting offered Labour Ministers an opportunity to:

  • “assess the relevance of the Report ‘Work for a Brighter Future’ and the framework it offers for shaping a better future for the Caribbean, including a discussion on what a ‘human-centered agenda’ means for the Caribbean;
  • “consider current developments in the context of the Conclusions of previous Ministerial Meetings in the Caribbean; and
  • “take part in discussions aimed at preparing the Caribbean’s contribution to the Centenary ILC in Geneva in June 2019.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $927.90
  • Total costs: $927.90

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International Labour Conference, Switzerland Geneva

The trip duration was listed as from Jun 15, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019 and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP is currently representing the Bermuda Government at the 108th International Labour Conference [ILC] in Geneva Switzerland.

“This year’s session brings together over 6,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work, and celebrate the Centenary of the International Labour Organization [ILO]. The annual conference runs from June 10 – 21, and is aligned with the recently released ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report titled ‘Work for a Brighter Future’.

“Tripartite delegations from 187 member states affiliated with the organization gather to collaborate on and discuss such topics as the standards for labour rights and fair working conditions globally. Some of the featured forums include, Securing sustainable transitions over the life course, Technological pathways for decent work, and Multilateralism for an equitable future of work.

“During Minister Foggo’s attendance at the ILC event, she will participate in a plenary session and committee meetings to discuss the ‘Work for a Brighter Future’ report.

“This week’s conference is a follow up from last month’s 11th Annual ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Barbados, in which the Minister attended.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $3,226.90
  • Accommodation: $3,437.58
  • Meals: $65.93
  • Total costs: $6,730.41

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  1. somuchless says:

    IMO the ministers/leaders shouldn’t be traveling all over the world essp if they have a person/representative in the area of travel. I see no need for all the travels essp knowing that Bermuda has no money. Please stop wasting/using the public purse for your personal gains.

    I’ll use Zane words. This is ‘hanky panky’

  2. Toadinthehole says:

    $14,000!!! Wow – anything to show for it?

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    What did Bermuda get for $13,000 worth of travel?

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