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Furbert & Richards: Hyatt Contract Cancellation

Furbert & Richards: Hyatt Contract Cancellation

During the recent session in the House Mark Pettingill informed MPs that former Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert “misled Bermuda over the Park Hyatt development project in St. George’s,” Sylvan Richards said, while Mr Furbert said, “if the OBA wish to argue petty battles from 3 years ago, ‎that is their call, but that pettiness will... Read more of this article

Tourism Minister On Hyatt Contract Cancellation

Tourism Minister On Hyatt Contract Cancellation

The former Government cancelled the Park Hyatt contract late last year, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said today [Jan 7]. The Minister said that in September 2012 the former Government sent a letter to the developer giving him 30 days to cure the breach, and as he failed to do so the contract was officially terminated... Read more of this article

OBA Chairman ‘Amazed’ By Furbert’s Statement

OBA Chairman ‘Amazed’ By Furbert’s Statement

One Bermuda Alliance Chairman Thad Hollis said he was amazed at the statement made by former Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert this weekend about the cancellation of the Park Hyatt contract. Mr Hollis noted that Mr Furbert said the contract was terminated back in September 2012 — which he later retracted – and said it would be very easy... Read more of this article

Wayne Furbert: Hyatt Contract Was Terminated

Wayne Furbert: Hyatt Contract Was Terminated

The former PLP Government terminated the Park Hyatt agreement as a result of their failure to commence the development of the property within the time frame, Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert said last night. The construction was supposed to have started some time ago, with initial press statements on the matter stating the resort was scheduled... Read more of this article

BEST Calls For Lease Agreement Termination

BEST Calls For Lease Agreement Termination

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is appealing to the Government to terminate the Park Hyatt/Bazarian agreement to “put us on the right footing as regards this lost opportunity.” The former Club Med hotel closed in 1988, and has not been used as a tourism resort since that time. It is scheduled to become a Park Hyatt... Read more of this article

Developer Seeking Permission To Break Ground

Developer Seeking Permission To Break Ground

Addax Holdings said they have submitted its first set of “detailed documents” to Planning seeking permission to start construction at the site of the former Club Med, and once they have the permits they aim to start construction in six weeks. The former Club Med hotel closed in 1988, and has not been used as a tourism resort since that... Read more of this article

UBP’s Charles Swan Asks ‘What’s Going On?’

UBP’s Charles Swan Asks ‘What’s Going On?’

Opposition MPs continue to speak out about the Park Hyatt development plans, with UBP MP Charlie Swan saying the “Government’s silence causes speculation and in that regard we ask – Is it that the PLP is staying silent so they do not have to go on record?” The ongoing discussions about the old Club Med property in St George’s... Read more of this article

OBA: Government Has Got To ‘Come Clean’

OBA: Government Has Got To ‘Come Clean’

The Government “has got to come clean about what is going on” with the Park Hyatt project, Shadow Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell said. The construction was supposed to have started some time ago, with initial press statements on the matter stating the resort was scheduled to open in 2012. Last week Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert told... Read more of this article

Swan: Government’s Silence ‘Unacceptable’

Swan: Government’s Silence ‘Unacceptable’

Discussions around the planned Park Hyatt Resort on the old Club Med site in St George’s continue, with the developer now saying work could begin by the end of 2012 while St George’s West MP Kim Swan said the “government remaining silent on the issue is totally unacceptable.” The former Club Med hotel closed in 1988, and has... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘One Empty Promise After Another’

OBA: ‘One Empty Promise After Another’

“The Tourism Minister’s blunder over the status of the Park Hyatt development project has to be seen as symbolic of the chaotic and unsatisfactory style of governance of this government,” Shadow Minister for Business Development and Tourism Shawn Crockwell said. Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert recently announced the Park Hyatt deal was”... Read more of this article

UBP: ‘Misspeak’ By Minister ‘Bizarre At Best’

UBP: ‘Misspeak’ By Minister ‘Bizarre At Best’

Commenting on the recent “misspeak” by Minister Wayne Furbert, UBP MP Charlie Swan said the “entire episode is becoming farcical,” while his fellow UBP MP Kim Swan said the “misspoke notification” by the Minister is “bizarre at best…” The “misspeak” is the latest in the ongoing plans... Read more of this article

Minister Furbert: I ‘Misspoke’ About Park Hyatt

Minister Furbert: I ‘Misspoke’ About Park Hyatt

[Updated - Minister Furbert told ZBM that the agreement was "terminated", however later released an official statement saying he "misspoke"] The agreement between the Government and developers of the planned Park Hyatt resort has been “terminated,” Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert told ZBM. The construction was supposed to have started some... Read more of this article

UBP: Government ‘Silence’ On Park Hyatt

UBP: Government ‘Silence’ On Park Hyatt

[Update - Minister Furbert told ZBM the agreement is "terminated" which he later changed, saying he "misspoke"] The “lack of transparency” being demonstrated by the PLP Government in the Park Hyatt matter is “totally unacceptable,” and people deserve to be updated on public lands, UBP MP Charlie Swan said. The the former Club... Read more of this article