Premier Dunkley Meets With Ministers In UK

August 25, 2015

Premier Michael Dunkley has conducted meetings with Secretary of State for the Department of Culture Media & Sport, John Whittingdale; Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the Hon. David Gauke; and newly appointed Chairman of Britain-Bermuda All Party Parliamentary Group Sir David Amess, during his UK visit, the Cabinet Office advised today.

Premier Dunkley, who called the meetings “fruitful and productive,  discussed specific topics relevant to Bermuda and Britain during the meetings.

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“With the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the focus was on Beneficial Ownership. Minister Gauke expressed the importance of Beneficial Ownership to the UK. Sir David Amess discussed enhancing the relationship between the All Party Parliamentary Group and Bermuda. Sir David noted that a stronger connection would serve to build constructive relationships with UK Parliament,” the Cabinet Office said.

“And with John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for the Department of Culture Media & Sport, the two discussed the America’s Cup and the upcoming World Series races to be held in Bermuda this October. The conversation also focused on Bermuda’s tourism product and the invaluable cultural importance of World Heritage Sites, such as St. George’s, which is Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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“During the visit with Minister Whittingdale, the Premier presented the Minister with a pair of traditional Bermuda shorts and knee socks and in return the Premier was presented with a cricket bat from the Minister.‎

“Premier Dunkley was accompanied to the meetings by the Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Derrick Binns and the Bermuda Government’s London Office Director and UK Representative, Kimberley Durrant.”

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  1. Onion Juice says:

    The Minister should took the bat and ………………………………………………….

  2. After his executive meetings with folk who really could care less about Bermuda and Her people, and another grand exclusive opportunity to do exactly what with who, and for what, and then how is this going to benefit the real Bermudians that are here waiting on a real leader to show up and actually do something called (WORK).

    I am trying hard to be polite and respectful but the more I view the premier’s way of doing things, it leaves a very distasteful taste in the mouths of the majority, and before all you jokers decide to click dislike on here, it is obvious who you are, but you do not disturb me or the majority.I am totally disappointed in you Mr. Photo up and I would be more kind when it is warranted.

    Get home and deal with issues that make a difference and not concerning yourself about a Mother country that will throw us out on our ox sooner then later if they get the political wheels in motion.

    • Lois Frederick says:

      Beneficial Ownership is a very important discussion and any changes of UK policy could have a real impact on Bermuda’s economy.

    • jt says:

      How precious is this post? So sorry, but it’s impossible to take you seriously.
      Maybe you and Alvin can hook up in the Seychelles.

  3. @Drain Santuchi.
    He has done and does more WORK for US BERMUDIANS more than what we had the past 14 years. It’s all part of business. Please enlighten me just who or what is the “majority”

    • WHAT? says:

      Wait a minute please tell Bermuda what more has he done because I must be the only black man on the wrong island. The only thing he has really done is take more photos!!!

      • stunned... says:

        No-one, nobody, not a single soul took more photos than past Premier Brown. if you have the inclination, feel free to take an inventory.

    • Onion Juice says:

      Please enlighten me what work he’s done and is doing for US BERMUDIANS other then blaming PLP and endorsing the F!@#ups his Ministers are caught up in.

      • jt says:

        Enlighten you?….good one.

      • @What & Onion Juice.
        We, that is US, which covers all BERMUDIANS are not blind and can SEE he as a Party leader has his MINISTERS working for the good of BERMUDA and deny if you can but there HAS been some turnaround for the better. However the PLP which put us in the state we were/are in should be applauded. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        P.S if you want to talk photo ops best example is the Dr B. He even needed security guards a special car etc etc.

  4. Stephen Thomson says:

    Building relationships takes time and effort. I applaud you Premier Dunkley for investing in that concept.
    In business, relationships matter. Politics follows the same format.
    Our government leaders are expected to travel, communicate and negotiate with other leaders. Failing to do that fails to represent our country or our people.
    Sadly, not all of our people realize the value of relationship building.
    Speaks to the mess we find ourselves in after years of past government leaders sticking their fingers up at the U.S. and the U.K.
    We are close friends of both countries and should continue to build on that relationship. Thank you from all of us….the real majority of Bermuda.

    • Coffee says:

      Bie you-ing got a clue to what yah talkin bout . Where were you when Tony Blair came to Bermuda on the down low several times to kick football wiff de bie’s round DandyTown ? Oh dats right you were in church on yah knees prayin for the PLP to get out .
      Where were you when DR . Brown personally spoke to president Obama and gave life and hope to four lost men ? Oh that’s right , again on yah knees begging for a change of government , but your excused , you got what you prayed for , I hope your happy .
      For the record , the former government embraced the U.S. And the UK heads of state and government and , also the Monarchy . Bet you can’t remember when the Queen came can you ? Go do a bit of research before you make a total mockery of your intelligence !

      • Bermyman says:

        Yah! Where were you when yo boy went Playboy mansion on de people’s business and Paula went to de Royal vedddin wif a fruit basket pon her globe!

      • Onion Juice says:

        Building relationships takes time and effort my @$$, this Government has not taken the effort to build up a relationship with it’s own people(excluding those in their circle of interest).
        Their main objective is to BUST the Unions and enhance the benefits for SOME, and what’s laughable is, there are African Bermudians who endorse this Bull S!@# knowing that if they weren’t brown nose Surrogates they would be in the same boat as Jason.
        Sell outs.

      • jt says:

        Of course they did.

      • ALL of US says:

        Please do not show your ignorance and lack of concepts in this media. Don’t even get started on “four lost men” just remember the words WE HAD TO DECEVE YOU. That YOU my fellow Bermudians was the plural, tense and as such means EVERY ONE OF US.

      • stunned... says:

        your post reads as if you have been drinking a special “tea”. when you come down, as stated below, do some research.

  5. BenJammin says:

    Should have asked how the country is doing after multiple places announced they’d stop busting personal use/growing of cannabis. Obviously not too bad since it didn’t come up.

  6. Stephen Thomson says:

    Sorry my friend. You cannot rewrite history. The PLP government was downright rude and insulting to the U.S. and U.K. on multiple occasions. I remember well and no amount of selective memory loss will erase it.
    You go back and do a little research.

    • Coffee says:

      Gregory Slayton , Grace Shelton , I know those names mean nothing to you Stephen ,b but they were successive US CONSEL GENERALS to Bermuda .

      Who could forget Mr .Slayton , baseball cap and sneakers to formal and informal affairs , speaking and enjoying thourghly the relationship with his office and the PLP gov. Remember the piece of land between Clifton and the US CONSEL ? UBP/OBA supporters rallied against that parking lot .

      Dr.Brown thought it not robbery or disrespectful for the premier of Bermuda and the governor of Bermuda to alternate their weekly meetings between government house and the senatetaph .

      I’ll not spend anymore time on you Stephen , common sense tells me that a bigot won’t Change his mind no matter what .

    • Onion Juice says:

      Because they are big and powerful its ok for them to treat us like S!@# and we’re supposed to bend over.

      • Fried Egg says:

        @ Onion CRY. the word race ( selective ) comes to mind when you try to write. PS I am a Panda (b&W)