BLDC Selects Clearwater Beach Concessionaire

January 28, 2020 | 23 Comments

Bermuda Land Development Company has selected a concessionaire for Clearwater Beach, saying that JAS Ltd will become the tenant for the three buildings, including the bar/restaurant area, the beach services building and the beach cabana.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Land Development Company Limited [BLDC] is pleased to announce the selection of a concessionaire for Clearwater Beach.

“After a formal Request for Proposal [RFP] and interview process, BLDC has selected JAS Ltd to become the tenant for the three buildings, including the bar/restaurant area, the beach services building and the beach cabana.

“JAS Ltd is 100% Bermudian-owned and consists of a consortium of hospitality leaders in Tourism and Restaurant industries. They intend to start offering concession services this Spring.

Clearwater Beach Bermuda January 2020

“BLDC was intent on selecting a tenant operator that would improve the experiences offered at Clearwater and Turtle Beaches, while at the same time ensuring that the local vibe remains unchanged.

“BLDC issued an RFP in late June 2019 and received five submissions. Three were shortlisted, and the proposal by JAS Ltd. was accepted.”

A spokesperson for JAS Ltd. stated, “As young Bermudians with experience in the industry, JAS Ltd. is excited to bring a new beach experience that will be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

“Clearwater is a destination unlike any other in Bermuda – a place where locals enjoy the many family-friendly activities available, and tourists are impressed by the natural beauty and Turtle Sanctuary on the east end of the island.

“Our goal is to further enhance the offering by providing a casual and quality food and beverage experience. We look forward to finalizing the details of our phased improvement plan and sharing our vision with the community in due course.”

“BLDC and JAS Ltd. are in the midst of solidifying all the formal details of the arrangement and intend to provide more specifics of the offerings, such as name of the venue, menu items and activities, as the grand opening nears,” a spokesperson said. “BLDC is excited to bring Clearwater Beach and its surrounding to a new level of enjoyment for all.”

When asked for more information on who is involved in JAS Ltd, the BLDC explained that the “core team consists of four Bermudians, two individuals currently in the tour experience industry and two in the hospitality/restaurant industry,” adding that once more details are finalized, the team may release more information.

Read More About

Category: All, Business, News

Comments (23)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. che says:

    There is no JAS Limited incorporated in Bermuda.

  2. che says:

    There is no JAS Ltd on the Bermuda register of companies.

    • sage says:

      Oh, insignificant minor detail.

    • Boingboing says:

      And that is a basic requirement of Government tenders. I wonder if BLDC are different, and can circumvent Government rules?

      And if so, why?

    • Jess says:

      There’s legit absolutely no information on this company, who it’s run by, etc. It seems they are purposely not revealing who these people are. Weird flex, but ok. Hard for us to support something we know absolutely NOTHING about.

    • question says:

      Why is nothing ever done properly?

  3. Andrew says:

    WHO are JAS LTD???????…I found zero entity or description of who this group are…Sounds suspiciously like friends and family again!

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    “JAS Ltd is 100% Bermudian-owned and consists of a consortium of hospitality leaders in Tourism and Restaurant industries.”

    OK, so WHO are they? People want to know.

  5. Transparency says:

    We award the contract to JAS Ltd. but no one can know who is involved in the business. It’s a local company, young Bermudians, great! So why the secrecy? This had better not be another project like the first contractor at the Berkeley Institute, it too was said to be young Bermudians, and the rest of us Bermudians, young and old, paid for it in the end. Just release the names and the amazing ideas in the winning bid!!!!

    • Things a Gwan says:

      Is this true? They are not even legally registered yet? I may be wrong here but I would like think that someone involved in the selection process asked for a share register for the company as proof

      Because one can not legally claim to be 100% Bermudian owned until you have registered the compàny and listed shareholders. trustees etc. Yes ? No?

      I can’t believe a contract was awarded AGAIN without someone doing their due diligence. It would appear that one group may have gotten an unfair advantage? I know if I was on the losing end of this deal I would be really pissed off If there was any truth to this. It would certainly make me wonder what else was overlooked and what if any unfair advantage the JAS group may have had.

      I’m not saying that the JAS group didn’t deserve to win based on their proposal. However if they did not meet the minimum criteria they should have been disqualified. If they are claiming to be a limited liability company BUT have not even registered yet then The decision makers should be asking themselves what else are they hiding or what other half-truths are there.

      Then again this decision was brought to you by the same government that had stopped construction at Shelly Bay because they had a better plan. They immediately stopped construction demolished the building that was being renovated, and have done nothing with it since. 24-12 factor I guess.

  6. Kimberley Smith says:

    “… once more details are finalized, the team may release more information”. Isn’t the public entitled to know what is being proposed?

  7. Eve says:

    BTA could have played some part in approving this group and the group could have applied for BTA funding. Kevin Dallas always says his office door is open if someone has tourism related questions; how transparent will Kevin be?

  8. Mb says:

    Why on earth would you announce this but not say who???

    Ridiculous and bizarre… buts then it’s the Blvd who have done nothing for the land they are supposed to manage

  9. Sherlock says:

    I guess the island gets what they voted for. I say to the electorate, take a look under the rug before the hoover can’t handle the dirt.

  10. che says:

    Wow this smells

  11. steve says:

    You must not be a part of the friends and family cause I see JAS no problem

  12. Boston Whaler Owner says:

    Business as usual,nothing ever changes on de rock.

  13. I don’t work in the industry anymore but my former employers has had many dealings with those who are responsible for JAS Ltd. so yes they are very much legit but why there is no record as you say, well maybe someone else can clear up that part of the legality but I think it is recorded. Remember we are talking about government services, who just happens to be very short staff and over worked in many capacities.

  14. Torrey S says:

    Who ? What is going on bldc no photos or names? , How can you say 3 Bermudians so involved in tourism never be heard of.. A congrats should be in order but to who ? Not excited

  15. Joe Bloggs says:

    “When asked for more information on who is involved in JAS Ltd, the BLDC explained that the “core team consists of four Bermudians, two individuals currently in the tour experience industry and two in the hospitality/restaurant industry”

    How (un)informative.

  16. bmac says:

    Marlon and Sara-Lee were duped a few years ago when BLDC altered their lease and deleted their right of first refusal. This is a slap in the face of the St. David’s community. They worked hard and ran this beautifully flawed, authentic locally owned hangout that welcomed all, locals and tourists. They were railroaded out and the vibe will be gone because the locals will not support. Shame on all who have done this to Marlon, Sara-Lee and all of St. David’s. I’ll never set foot in there again.

  17. ella says:

    WHY THE SECRECY? WHO ARE YOU JAS LTD.??

Leave a Reply