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‘Disturbed With Findings, Lack Of Accountability’

‘Disturbed With Findings, Lack Of Accountability’

[Updated with BTA response] In providing an update on the audit of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said he was “quite disturbed with its findings and the lack of accountability.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today, Minister Simmons said, “In planning and performing the... Read more of this article

Column: “Tourism Jobs Continue To Fall”

Column: “Tourism Jobs Continue To Fall”

[Opinion column written by Jamahl Simmons] OBA politicians beating their chests and boasting over the latest tourism numbers while tourism jobs continue to fall, truly reinforce the reality that there are two Bermudas; one for the wealthy and privileged and one for the rest of us. Under the OBA, tourism jobs have been lost every year, culminating in... Read more of this article

Column: “Bermuda That Works For Bermudians”

Column: “Bermuda That Works For Bermudians”

[Opinion column written by MP Jamahl Simmons] Across the island, there is a growing sense that something is deeply wrong in Bermuda. For too many of us the economy isn’t working for us. Many of us have come to the realization that the people we elected to government have spent more time looking down on us than standing strong for us. Our people... Read more of this article

“Creating Jobs For Everyone But Bermudians”

“Creating Jobs For Everyone But Bermudians”

“Continuing Bermudian job losses under the OBA confirms what we in the PLP have believed for some time; the OBA’s trickle down, employ everyone but Bermudians approach simply does not work,” Shadow Tourism and Economic Development Minister Jamahl Simmons said.Bermuda Job Market Employment Briefs Mr Simmons comments follow after the... Read more of this article

Podcast: Jamahl Simmons On Bermuda Tourism

Podcast: Jamahl Simmons On Bermuda Tourism

In the latest Bernews podcast, Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons talks about various aspects of local tourism. He welcomed the recent uptick in tourism numbers and said: “We have to be very clear that the world is our competition now, and this uptick has to be sustainable, maintained and continue to grow.”Mr Simmons said part of the issue... Read more of this article

Hill Valley “Providing Such Positive Contribution”

Hill Valley “Providing Such Positive Contribution”

“As the Member of Parliament for Sandys South, Constituency 33, I thank the Hill Valley Association for their commitment to their community,” MP Jamahl Simmons said, adding that they  ”should be commended for providing such a positive contribution to their community.” Mr Simmons said, “By hosting the Good Friday Fun Day,... Read more of this article

Simmons: Closure Diminishes Tourism Product

Simmons: Closure Diminishes Tourism Product

“The news that Riddell’s Bay Golf Club has ceased operations and gone into liquidation is a blow to the management and workers at the club and further diminishes our tourist and local golf product,” Shadow Minister of Tourism and Economic Development Jamahl Simmons said today. This follows after yesterday’s announcement that Riddell’s... Read more of this article

Simmons: “Tourism Is Going To Play A Key Part”

Simmons: “Tourism Is Going To Play A Key Part”

MP Jamahl Simmons said that he’s “really glad for the opportunity” to serve as the Shadow Minister of Tourism, as “tourism is going to play a key part in getting our economy moving again.” Speaking outside the House on Friday, Mr Simmons said, “I’m really glad for the opportunity to serve in this role as Shadow... Read more of this article

PLP Sandys South Donates Classroom Supplies

PLP Sandys South Donates Classroom Supplies

The Sandys South Branch of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party recently donated classroom supplies to the P1-P6 students of Dalton E. Tucker Primary School.Sandys South MP Jamahl Simmons remarked, “We are committed to our youth and to doing all we can to ensure that they have the tools they need to succeed. We are glad to be able to contribute... Read more of this article

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] To build a Bermuda that works for Bermudians, we must face and deal with one simple fact; racial inequity is holding Bermuda back from reaching our full potential. The systemic marginalization of Black Bermudians has significantly contributed to disparities in access to higher education, hiring, career... Read more of this article

Jamahl Simmons To Host Constituency Clinic

Jamahl Simmons To Host Constituency Clinic

Bermuda Progressive Labour Party MP Jamahl Simmons will be hosting a Sandys South/Constituency 33 Clinic this Saturday [Aug 15] from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. “Held at the Somers Isles Lodge, Hog Bay Level, this event is an opportunity for voters and residents of Constituency 33 to meet one on one with their MP”, a spokesperson said. MP Jamahl... Read more of this article

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] Today, there are Bermudians who work 40 hours a week or more and are taking home less than $2000 a month after taxes, pension and health insurance are deducted. Over half their monthly income is spent on just keeping a roof over their heads. Add in an electricity bill and transportation costs and their... Read more of this article

MP Jamahl Simmons PLP Founders Day Speech

MP Jamahl Simmons PLP Founders Day Speech

The PLP hosted their Founders Day and Drum Major Awards Celebration yesterday [Apr 12], with the keynote speech delivered by the party’s newest MP Jamahl Simmons. “For years the UBP/OBA told us how brilliant they were at business. How wealthy and successful they are and how they would come in and turn things around,” the Sandys South... Read more of this article