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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

Wayne Furbert’s Motion On Marriage Defeated

Wayne Furbert’s Motion On Marriage Defeated

PLP MP Wayne Furbert’s suggested change to the Human Rights Act Amendment pertaining to marriage was defeated in the House of Assembly last night [June 14] with all One Bermuda Alliance MPs and three Progressive Labour Party MPs voting it down. Mr Furbert wanted to change the amendment so it could not affect the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1974,... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Lack Of Progress By Tourism Authority’

PLP: ‘Lack Of Progress By Tourism Authority’

Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert responded to the recently released tourism statistics, and also commented on the “apparent lack of progress made by the Tourism Authority.” “With the professionals in place and an often repeated desire by the OBA to run tourism like a business, it was expected that by now the Minister would... Read more of this article

PLP Questions Premier On Private Jet Travel

PLP Questions Premier On Private Jet Travel

Reports that Premier Craig Cannonier and Minister of Tourism Shawn Crockwell “accepted a private jet ride from a developer bidding on the Club Med property is very troubling,” said Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert. “If this story is true, this represents a serious breach of ethics and places a cloud over the whole Club Med... Read more of this article

PLP ‘Congratulate’ OBA For Continuing Plan

PLP ‘Congratulate’ OBA For Continuing Plan

The PLP congratulates the OBA for “continuing to build upon the foundation” in tourism laid by the PLP, as the OBA has “demonstrated that in the absence of original ideas or a plan, they are wise enough to continue what works”, Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said. The Bermuda Department of Tourism [BDOT] recently announced... 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

Furbert: I Saw The Secret Plan With My Own Eyes

Furbert: I Saw The Secret Plan With My Own Eyes

[Updated with Michael Dunkley & Dr Grant Gibbons' remarks] Speaking at a press conference today [Dec 3], former UBP Leader and now PLP MP Wayne Furbert said he saw the UBP secret plan with his own eyes, can verify that it exists, said the term “black surrogates” was used, and also said he himself was probably a “surrogate”. Mr... Read more of this article