Bermuda Delegation Continues GCC Visit

October 10, 2012

Premier Paula Cox and a private/public sector delegation from Bermuda are currently visiting member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC], with an aim to strengthen and further Bermuda’s partnerships with the region.

Premier Cox & the Bermuda delegation with members of the Dubai International Finance Centre:

The delegation consists of Wayne Furbert, Minister of Business Development and Tourism; Donald Scott, Cabinet Secretary; Jeremy Cox, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Monetary Authority; Ross Webber, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Business Development and Tourism; and Mr. Belaid Jheengoor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Premier Cox with Mr Webber, Minister Furbert, Mr  Scott and Mr Cox:

This week Premier Cox and the delegation are visiting the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to participate in a series of high level meetings to build on established relationships with the member countries.

Today, the delegation was welcomed to the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) by Mr. Abdulrahman Al Shaibi – Board Member and Managing Director of the QFC Authority, Executive Directors of the QFC Authority and senior representatives of the QFC Regulatory Authority.

Premier Paula Cox with from L to R: Mr. Omar Mohammed Al Hammadi, Director, Governor’s Office; Kevin Birkett, MD, Business Development Dubai International Finance Centre; Mr Webber; Mr Scott; Jeffrey Singer, CEO of Dubai International Finance Centre; Minister Furbert and Mr Cox:

Premier Cox said, “Bermuda must continue diversify and expand its reach, therefore it is essential that we develop deeper political and economic ties with the governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Deeper ties result in more trade and investment; increased trade and investment results in more opportunities for Bermudian companies and more jobs for Bermudians.

Premier Cox and Mr. Abdulrahman Al Shaibi – Board Member and Managing Director – Qatar Financial Centre Authority exchange courtesy gifts:

“That is why this trip is important. Bermuda is very well positioned to forge expanded links the countries of the GCC and our discussions during this visit are focused on growing ties between these countries and the Island,” said Premier Cox,

The GCC visit concludes Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. All expenditure for the Qatar visit is at the expense of the State of Qatar

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  1. 9PK says:


    • Vote PLP says:

      I agree with the Premier – If they are willing to invest in Bermuda, Why not? Front street only want the almighty “white” dollar. Geez man,

      • street wise says:

        What an ignorant racist statement… and totally erroneous.

  2. Y-Gurl says:

    What a waste of money, I’m sure the content went right over the heads of the Bermuda delegation and Bermuda will never see any benefit from this…another photo opportunity and waste of tax dollars, if the Government has this kind of money why can’t they pay the local vendors within 90days

    • Moojun says:

      Speaking of the local vendor 90 day policy, how about the people who get press-ganged into Jury service but then stil don’t get paid within 6 to whatever months?

      Let’s face it, at least the Regiment conscripts get their pay within one week. Why do Jury “members” now have to wait at least 6 months?

      Are we running low on cash?

      Just asking,

      Yours sincerely,
      A Bermudian

  3. Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

    hahahahaa …i love it.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    Another new country stamp to go into the passport. More pictures to hang on the wall. Anything meaningful going to come out of this trip? Nah, not a chance.

  5. Bacon says:

    Fish where the fish is – so what – give it a break. They are the same ones the OBA, if they could ever be so lucky to gains government will be going to – only they will be sending their own puppet – John Swan to sweeten the deal because non of the others can do – Qatarians won’t trust any of the Gibbons/Dunkleys/Moniz look a likes – by the way any mail order husbands? they’re kinda cute and rich right?

    • street wise says:

      John Swan, a puppet?! BWAA-HA-HA-Ha-Ha-Ha!!

      You are supremely out-of-touch, Bacon!

  6. William says:

    No one told her this is mental health week .. lol
    i am feeling lu more deprassed ….ummm ah may have to go on the government insurance plan for recovery in Thai Land or some place joyful on the beaches of Belize or something to recuperate … This is just ummm too mach stras .

  7. swing voter says:

    Wake me up when the Arab $$$$$$$ start flowing through our local economy. Heck I’ll convert in a minute if they actually start to funnel their wealth through here…..and the women are cute ;-)

  8. street wise says:

    I wish Paule and the others much success with this outside-the-box initiative.