Tag: Wayne Furbert

Opposition Welcome Pink Beach Development

Opposition Welcome Pink Beach Development

Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said the PLP welcomes “the much anticipated development of the new boutique hotel at Pink Beach,” and they look forward to “seeing Bermudians back to work on and at that historic property.” Earlier this month the Bank of Butterfield announced that it had concluded the sale of the beach-front... Read more of this article

Furbert Questions Mr. Brooks Appointment Again

Furbert Questions Mr. Brooks Appointment Again

The Tourism Authority is “treading on shaky ground when it tries to skirt around the preferential appointment of Mr. Andrew Brooks as its Director of Golf,” Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert said last night. “Our issue at this time is that the Tourism Authority has set two standards – one standard for Bermudians who had... Read more of this article

MP Furbert Calls On Premier To “Come Clean”

MP Furbert Calls On Premier To “Come Clean”

Following Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell saying that the Premier’s business manager — who traveled on the private jet with the Premier and two Cabinet Ministers last year — attended meetings with the developer, Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert called on the Premier to “come clean.” Mr. Furbert said, “The contradiction... Read more of this article

PLP Welcome Lacey, Samuelsson Appointments

PLP Welcome Lacey, Samuelsson Appointments

Shadow Minister Wayne Furbert said that the Progressive Labour Party welcomes the appointment of Karla Lacey at the Bermuda Tourism Authority, as well as the news that celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will create the new signature restaurant at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Mr Furbert said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party today welcomes... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister: Tourism Board Is Less Diverse

Shadow Minister: Tourism Board Is Less Diverse

Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said the PLP wishes the Tourism Board much success going forward, however said the “makeup of the Tourism Board seems to reflect an OBA that appears to be building one Bermuda that is less diverse.” On Thursday [Dec 19], Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell announced the members of the Tourism Authority... Read more of this article

PLP: Tourism Authority Progress Is ‘Concerning’

PLP: Tourism Authority Progress Is ‘Concerning’

[Updated with Minister's & Mr Dodwell's response] The “OBA’s slow progress in putting together a functioning, fully operational Tourism Authority is very concerning,” Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said today [Dec 10]. The implementation of a Tourism Authority was a campaign promise made by the OBA during the 2012 General... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Furbert On World Tourism Day

Shadow Minister Furbert On World Tourism Day

[Written by Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert] Today we join with people around the world in acknowledging World Tourism Day and particularly the Bermudians over the years who have made Bermuda a wonderful place to visit. With air arrivals down and many hotel rooms sitting vacant, it is easy to be pessimistic about tourism and believe that no matter... Read more of this article

Shadow Tourism Minister Raises Concerns

Shadow Tourism Minister Raises Concerns

Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert has expressed concerns that the retaining of a leading executive search firm to assist the new Tourism Authority Board to review and appoint the first Chief Executive Officer raises even more questions about the Tourism Authority. Wayne Furbert said, “The OBA’s move to set up their Tourism Authority continues... Read more of this article

PLP Question Allegations Of Tourism Job Cuts

PLP Question Allegations Of Tourism Job Cuts

[Updated] Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert said “credible allegations of imminent job cuts within the Ministry of Tourism are disturbing” and called on the Minister to “tell the people the truth about the future of Bermudian jobs within his Ministry.” Unofficial reports indicate that staff members at the Bermuda Department... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Responds To Tourism Statistics

Shadow Minister Responds To Tourism Statistics

Shadow Tourism Minister Furbert said he is “very disappointed” that it has taken the OBA government so long to implement the Tourism Authority and also said that Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell “dropped the ball when it comes to the gaming referendum.” The Shadow Minister was speaking after the release of the 2013 second quarter... Read more of this article


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