Cost Of Four Trips By Minister Wayne Caines

January 2, 2020 | 2 Comments

A trip in April 2019 by Minister of National Security Wayne Caines to Jamaica for the Visionaries Summit cost $3,047.14; a trip in May to Dominican Republic for Exercise Tradewinds Phase 1 cost $2,391.51; a trip in June to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for Exercise Tradewinds Phase 2 cost $2,111.26; and a trip in October to London for Negotiations of Passport Printing Issues cost $5,452.56, according to recent listings on the Government’s travel webpage.

Visionaries Summit

The trip duration was listed as from April 4, 2019 – April 7, 2019, and the web page listing said, “Guest Speaker at the Visionaries Summit. The Visionaries Summit offers a multi-stakeholder business acceleration environment designed for decision makers from around the world to connect with their peers in untapped markets in a bid to drive ecomomic transformation and growth.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $2,247.00
  • Ground Transportation: $85.83
  • Accommodation: $714.31
  • Meals: $0.00
  • Miscellaneous: $0.00
  • Total costs: $3,047.14

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Exercise Tradewinds Phase 1

The trip duration was listed as from May 29, 2019 – June 2, 2019, and the web page listing said, “Minister Caines travelled with the Royal Bermuda Regiment to the Dominican Republic to participate in Phase 1 of Exercise Tradewinds. Tradewinds is a Caribbean- focused training exercise designed to help participants better respond to natural disasters, land and maritime threats. Phase 1 focused on maritime interjection, ground security, an interagency command post and field training.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $1,680.30
  • Ground Transportation: $81.85
  • Accommodation: $629.36
  • Meals: $0.00
  • Miscellaneous: $0.00
  • Total costs: $2,391.51

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Exercise Tradewinds Phase 2

The trip duration was listed as from June 19, 2019 – June 22, 2019, and the web page listing said, “Minister Caines accomapanied the Royal Bermuda Regiment at phase 2 of Exercise Tradewinds. Tradewinds is a Caribbean-focused training exercise designed to help participants better respond to natural disasters, land and maritime threats. Phase 2 concentrates on maritime, law enforcment, an operation centre test and field training.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $1,547.90
  • Ground Transportation: $98.18
  • Accommodation: $465.18
  • Meals: $0.00
  • Miscellaneous: $0.00
  • Total costs: $2,111.26

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Negotiations of Passport Printing Issues

The trip duration was listed as from October 13, 2019 – October 16, 2019, and the web page listing said, “Minister Caines travelled to London along with the Cabinet Secretary to address the passport printing issues that Bermudians were having and to negotiate having Bermuda passports printed on island.”

Expenses

  • Air Travel: $3,311.80
  • Ground Transportation: $84.19
  • Accommodation: $2,056.57
  • Meals: $0.00
  • Miscellaneous: $0.00
  • Total costs: $5,452.56

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  1. Dunn Juice says:

    And how has BERMUDA as a whole benefitted from this.
    #welldonevoters

  2. red rose says:

    Did he have to go twice to Op Tradewinds?

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