Morgan’s Point Appoints Senator Brangman

August 21, 2014

naltonBSenator Nalton Brangman has been appointed as the Director of Infrastructure and Development of Morgan’s Point Ltd, the company said today.

“Due to the accelerated pace that the Morgan’s Point development is experiencing, the team is starting to expand to address the needs of the project,” a statement from the company said.

“Senator Brangman has a wide breadth of experience in Electrical Engineering Design, Energy Management Systems [Design Installation and Service], Smart Building Technologies [Integrated HVAC, Lighting, Security and Access Control Systems] including design and service, Light Mechanical Systems, Fire Alarm and Fire Safety System [Design, Installation and Service] Fire Suppression Systems [Design and Installation], Power Engineering Design Infrastructure, especially as it relates to large projects.

“His training in Construction Technology and background in these disciplines brings a great deal of knowledge in an important area of the Morgan’s Point Development which will be critical to the project’s success.

“Senator Brangman, appointed to the Senate, in December 2012, by the new One Bermuda Alliance Government, is also the Junior Minister of Tourism and Transport and spokesman for Education in the Senate.

“Upon receiving his appointment to Morgan’s Point and in the spirit of transparency, he has declared his interest in the Morgan’s Point project to the Premier, Cabinet and the OBA Government.

“His new role at Morgan’s Point has already precluded him from some specific activities and may also preclude him from other matters that may arise out of development of the Bermuda Tourism plan, which may be considered a conflict in his new role with Morgan’s Point Ltd,” the statement added.

Craig Christensen, President and C.E.O. of Morgan’s Point Ltd, said,“Nalton has been a huge advocate of the Morgan’s Point Development since his appointment as Senator, and has been very helpful in bridging the gap between the Developers and the Government.

“His understanding and experience of infrastructure has been, and will continue to be the greatest asset that he brings to this project. We are delighted that Nalton accepted our offer and we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with him.”

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  1. Robert says:

    Can anybody say friends and family ?!!!

    • mixitup says:

      Hello!

    • Anon says:

      How is this friends and family? A non-Government development company has hired him and he publicly declared his interst to the Premiere and will. Not sit on Tourism board due to conflict of interest. I think you are confusing this with the former permier….

    • Hurricane says:

      Not in this case, it’s a privately owned company, they can hire whomever, friends and or family and dint have to explain anything to anyone

    • Here are a few relevant points that were made clear for the publics understanding. Senator Nalton Brangman has knowledge in various fields of construction as well as he will see it fully completed within its budget.
      As for “friends and family”, well that’s a possibility :-) Just get it done so that Bermudians can get back to work building / operating this grand project…Furthermore, it didn’t stop Zane DeSilva locking down jobs did it?

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      Unlike when Col Burch was appointed to WEDCo, wait this is different, private company.

    • Wow says:

      The best way to get access to the top is to have someone on the inside.

  2. Kangoocar says:

    Congratulations Sen Brangman, with this announcement, it sure looks like the project is moving forward and all of Bermuda will soon start to to see the rewards!!! What a difference an election makes?? Under the OBA people are willing to invest, under the plp, not so much??????

    • Greed Killed Bermuda says:

      You are incorrigible. How much is BPAC paying you?

      People are willing to invest? No one has invested anything – except for the Bermuda Government giving a $125 million “letter of comfort”.

      Follow the Money:

      1) Dupperault does work for the OBA

      2) Brangman (while still in cabinet) helps gets Morgan’s point a $125 million letter of comfort:

      “Nalton has been a huge advocate of the Morgan’s Point Development since his appointment as Senator, and has been very helpful in bridging the gap between the Developers and the Government.”

      3) Nalton gets appointed as Junior Minister for Tourism

      4) Morgan’s point gives the Junior Minister of Tourism who has -since his appointment as Senator, and has been very helpful in bridging the gap between the Developers and the Government- A JOB!

      AND PEOPLE CALLED THE PLP BAD!

      • Hmmm says:

        Dupperault and others helped complete the SAGE report FOR FREE. NO DOLLARS.

        He doesn’t work for the OBA.

    • Oh lord please help us says:

      Maybe Nalton will do better on this because as Education Minister he sucked! I’m not talking about on EGGS either.

    • Hurricane says:

      How stupid you sound @ Kangoocar :-(

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      don’t worry kangoo…the truth is rarely popular,,,

  3. HaHa says:

    This guy, you can`t be serious. Is it April 1st already?

    • Kangoocar says:

      @haha and greed!!! Can either of you two give me ONE. Accomplishment any plp min of tourism accomplished???? Ever since the the plp won election in 1998, the AIR arrivals fell and then they in their infinite wisdom thought boosting the cheap cruise ship passenger numbers even though it is a known fact they spend very little locally to cover up for their incompetence!!! While I do appreciate the cruise ships coming here, don’t forget that mostly they are only good for the passenger tax revenues to our government!!! For once try seeing that we actually have a real chance at a major development that while the construction faze is happening, there will be many hungry Bermudian construction workers employed and after that we will have Bermudians employed to run the hotel and its amenities!!! This is good news no matter how negative you two are!!!! The plp could not accomplish this, this happened under the OBA, so get over it!!! I really could say more why it didn’t happen under the plp, but Bernews would not print it?? But I can tell you I know the REAL reason, but I will say, it had everything to do with higher up interference, for their own gain!!!!!!

      • LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL says:

        You can’t be serious about that first question your asking right?? A few years run by and everyone forgets! A simple search will shouw loads of accomplishments. That same search will even find accomplishments of the UBP as well. If you want to find out, then search for yourself because if I tell you (as i’ve noticed in the past from other bloggers who respond to you) you won’t beleive me. Stop trying to insinuate that nothing good happened!

      • Navin Johnson says:

        I seem to remember the firstLP Minister of Tourism promising to turn tourism around in 100 days….David Allen

  4. Wake up says:

    The Morgan Point project began under the PLP. The posting by Kangoocar is just another example of OBA delusional propoganda.

    • The Morgans Point project had started thanks to B.E.S.T opposing the previous plans at Southlands, which is now a Nature Reserve.
      If the P.L.P. had their way, N.O.B. would still be as it had been for decades!

      • Hurricane says:

        BEST got involved and opposed Southlands. However if there was no Morgans Point, there would have been a development at Southlands. You OBA’ers are grabbing at straws. Let it go!

        • Come Correct says:

          You and wake up need to do some research. Do you forget the article about the plp reps and how they lost the confidence of the investors of Morgans Point?

          • Redman says:

            @ Hurricane,

            “However if there was no Morgans Point, there would have been a development at Southlands”. – I think you might be right there, if it hadn’t been for the PLP with their unforgivable treatment of the West Group investors then Morgans Point would have long been developed & unavailable.

            Who knows; this same group may well have been ‘persuaded’ to develop another location. There’s no shortage of ‘former’ hotel properties lying vacant.

            Sadly the PLP made sure that the West Group and probably many other investors steered clear of Bermuda for over a decade. Mr. Hodgson’s unwise comments (straight out of the PLP race baiting playbook) reportedly moved one of the investors to say “This is the basis on which communists proceed.”

            SMDH

        • Heavens says:

          it is a known fact that Jumeirah was pulling out anyway… because of certain “irregularities”.

    • jt says:

      You need to educate yourself as to why this failed under the plp. It was a truly sad a d disturbing scenario.

      • Kangoocar says:

        @jt, thank you!!! The plp talking heads continuously keep their heads buried in the deep dark and smelly stuff their plp kept feeding them??? They are so sad, that they would rather eat doo doo and smell it, all day long instead of opening their eyes??? You obviously know things that I happen to know!!!!

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        True. They need to read USS Bermuda. The PLP handling of the baselands return was disgraceful, to say the very least.

        • Chris Famous says:

          The baselands were returned in summer 1995 under the UBP.

          Kindly get your history correct.

          • Build a Better Bermuda says:

            The US did pull out of the Annex in ’95, however, they didn’t return the lands until ’99 when the PLP negotiated the return of both base lands for a paltry $11m dollars. You remember, the $11m that was supposed to be for fixing the swing bridge, when a report of the environmental clean up required, the report they could wait for, estimated the clean up to be over $30m. The PLP went into the negotiations with an attitude of being some kind of international negotiating big shots, instead, Bermuda’s reputation for international affairs, a reputation built up by men like Sir John Swan, Sir Edward Richards and Sir Henry Tucker, fell to the rank of kindergarteners. Over their 14 years, with Brown’s Uighurs and Cox’s TIEA’s, they really didn’t succeed in graduating that much higher either.

            • Redman says:

              @ Build a Better Bermuda,

              Famous schooled again, pity it will make little difference.

            • Yahoo says:

              Looks like it is again Famous who doesn’t know his history…

            • Noncents says:

              Chris Famous just got chanted.

            • Chris Famous says:

              The lands were returned before the PLP took power

              I personally had submitted bids for the opening of a laundry mat in summer 1996

              The BLDC gave it to UBP stalwart Walter Cross that summer

              PLP did not get in till Nov 98

              • Build a Better Bermuda says:

                Any informal agreement with the US relating to usage of the lands after they left in 1995, does not negate the abysmal job the PLP did in negotiating their formal return in ’98/’99. The terms of their return as Bermuda soil fell entirely to the PLP, and it is mess that will persist for years to come. I know those on the US negotiating team who are surprisingly ecstatic with the terms the PLP gave them, but also feel a degree of sorrow toward what they left with Bermuda, but then it wasn’t their job to look out for the interests of Bermudians, that was supposed to the PLP’s. All parties knew that there was an environmental condition survey report coming, it was entirely on the PLP for not waiting for its results, instead they let the US break, with zero accountability for clean up. There is no other way to slice it, the fact that the government has to clean up the mess at the former base lands falls entirely on the PLP, but we know you will keep trying to deflect.

              • jt says:

                More dirty laundry accusations from CF.

          • jt says:

            You know what I’m referring to Mr. Famous.

          • Creamy says:

            If the PLP had handled it properly there would gave been a resort there a decade ago.

  5. Surely you jest.

  6. Coffee says:

    I bet the BTA will be footing the good senators bill .

  7. Terry says:

    And to think he watches Young and the Restless each night.
    Man I need a double.

  8. Wake up says:

    Now that you mention Southlands we can mention that the people who were not part of their traditional voter base complained about Southlands. The PLP listened to their complaint and worked with the perspective developers to find a responsible alternative. The same thing happened with the development of the new Acute Care wing. This suggests that the people did listen to the voices of the people and at times changed their plans to the betterment of Bermuda. It may not have happen as much as some may have liked but at least the opinions of others were respected. Hopefully the OBA would consider doing the same.

    • Look at the deal that had been given to the owners of Morgans Pt As far as I am concerned, it’s great seeing something being done up there at N.O.B. after soooooo long…

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      If the PLP had their way South Road would be a tunnel through the Southlands property by now. Bermuda has BEST to thank for that.

      If the PLP had the slightest idea of how to conduct business there would have been machines on the ground & concrete being poured at Morgans Point long ago.

      Big money is not investing in a place with an unstable Government. Under the PLP big money was not touching Bermuda. The biggest coward in the world is money. It likes stability & being handled with care.

      • Rhonda Neil says:

        Birds of a feather flock together. Big money flocks to where they can get big money, by any means necessary

      • Rhonda Neil says:

        Big money likes conservative governments that doesn’t care a rats behind about the people, just big money

  9. john says:

    I don’t think kangoo was talking about this specific project when they said that… Think Pink Beach, Hamilton Princess, Company formations, Sonesta, etc… Compared to how many exempt companies that redomiciled under the PLP and the job losses that followed. Compared to how many hotels that shut down under the PLP. The die hard PLP supporters are forever trying to defend the indefensible and spinning anything positive into negativity, and it is getting boring.

  10. Creamy says:

    Why all the complaints? Is it because ex-PLP Ministers can’t get anyone to employ them?

  11. Whatdoesthefoxsay? says:

    Barely mediocre.

  12. We Are Not Amused! says:

    The really sad and pathetic thing about Morgan’s Point is the way it was allowed to fall apart under every Government since the NOB closed down.

  13. Stumped says:

    Wow he does have a lot of qualifications.

  14. Unbelievable says:

    That’s right, OBA. That’s all you gotta do – do all the things the PLP couldn’t, wouldn’t or refused to do.

    That’s the point right?

  15. Coffee says:

    How and who will be paying him ?

    • feel the love says:

      Having trouble reading the article Coffee? Maybe you need another cup?!

  16. Nahhh….the task is set…the virtue is in deed,time for talk when the task is done.

  17. Get on with it, let’s have a look at the plans please,do not use inferiorbuilding materials,use no metal conduit innit,and for Gods’sake utilise talent among us ,we know our ship!

  18. You byes know your ship?…I know my ship!…I still need a crew….

  19. Ringmaster says:

    It sounds like a vote of confidence that a Bermudian has been hired to this position. If the PLP supporters don’t like this appointment then imagine if a non Bermudian had been hired. You really can’t please some people.

  20. Conservative says:

    Qualifications dont maketh the ability to EXECUTE

    Experience does, and since he has NO EXPERIENCE running a major project the investors will still need to engage a major project manager on performance contract

    Its called lobbying Bermuda, we don’t have rules against this, if you all feel so badly and feel there is potential conflict then tell your MP and pass legislation and stop whining

  21. Independent says:

    The PLP scared investors away with their selfish demands.Go OBA!

  22. Ian says:

    I dont see anything productive in making this an issue of “friends and family” as those dynamics are almost inescabable in lil ole Bermuda.

    Perhaps the better starting point is giving credit to Morgans Point Ltd for its ‘Bermudianization’ of management and hope that Nalton is actually qualified to act in the capacity he’s been brought into.

    We can scream friends and family until the cows come home it becomes obvious he is way out of his depth.

  23. Rhonda Neil says:

    Craig Christensen, President and C.E.O. of Morgan’s Point Ltd, said,“Nalton has been a huge advocate of the Morgan’s Point Development since his appointment as Senator, and has been very helpful in bridging the gap between the Developers and the Government.

    Is this a quid pro quo.a reward for his work as a governments Senator

    • Heavens says:

      Rhonda, you don’t want to get in a pissing match about which party was more quid pro quo with their “rewards”. Give me a BIG FAT BREAK!

  24. Heavens says:

    For the love of God can we PLEASE just get this project moving! If Mr Brangman or ANYONE on this project proves incapable they will be quickly annexed and a replacement hired. That’s how business people do things. Unlike the PLP, real business people look after their bottom line. Now can we all just please move on… nothing to see here.

  25. Independent says:

    OBA,helping to keep Bermuda well even in the face of opposition,moaning and groaning like spoilt children.