Premier Dunkley To Appear On CNN International

August 4, 2015

Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley is scheduled to appear on CNN International over the weekend.

A spokesperson said, “The Premier was today interviewed by Richard Quest of Quest Means Business on CNN International. The pre-recorded segment will appear on CNN International [Channel 17 on Cablevision] and other CNN channels beginning this weekend.

Premier Michael Dunkley CNN

“The Bermuda Tourism Authority assisted in arranging the interview, which took place in the CNN New York studios. The Premier is currently in the US on vacation with his family.”

“I always welcome any occasion to highlight the Island’s business and tourism attributes,” said Premier Dunkley.

“This is an excellent opportunity to showcase Bermuda and answer questions and I am very grateful to have been invited on Quest Means Business. It was a pleasure meeting Mr. Quest and I would like to thank the BTA for facilitating this interview.”

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  1. Bermudian Mean Business says:

    Richard Quest is going to grill him like a BBQ

    • Cranberry says:

      Richard Quest couldn’t grill BBQ like BBQ…

    • Whistling Frog says:

      Why does Horseshoe Bay look so empty? Must be a winter shot. Couldn’t that have been a photo during the Cupmatch holiday festivities or any other summer day?

  2. Kangoocar says:

    Sorry Premier Dunkley, you picked the wrong network!!! CNN is a dwindling network because of their lefty views!!! Call O Reilly with Fox News and you will get real viewership and results!!, sorry you wasted your vacation on that nonsense network!!!

    • Unbelievable says:

      The hell are you talking about?

      • Kangoocar says:

        Why don’t you do some research on viewership of the networks before you make yourself look stupid???

        • swing voter says:

          yur crazy bie. CNN and Quest are major….MAJOR!!!!

        • justin says:

          Ughhhhh, isn’t $1 better than nothing at all?! You sound hard to please. How much has it cost the taxpayer? Just sayin’…

        • ImJustSayin says:

          They’re both flops..

        • Unbelievable says:

          @Kangocaar……if you’re trying giving Fox News any credibility you must live in cloud cuckoo land.


      • PBanks says:

        It’s the usual “CNN is liberal garbage” thing, even though this broadcast has nothing to do with American politics.

        People should be happy that Bermuda’s getting some exposure on a major cable news network and associated internet platforms, frankly.

    • cotty says:

      Then get in there and prove yourself….what’s your suggestion for a better penetration….and what can YOU do to make it hapoen?
      It’s the likes of you that are holding us back…..throw the dice man….you get snake eyes it would be telling….

    • Cranberry says:

      Too funny…

    • Terry says:

      Fox News is nothing more than a funded work by and stooped right wing Republicans.

    • Onion Juice says:

      You’re right Kangaroo, Fox would suit him with his Right Wing, Tea Party views.

  3. Common Sense says:

    Big tings a gwan!

    • Onion Juice says:

      Too bad Quest don’t know anything about Jet Gate, Stone Gate and Harbor Front Gate that would have been an interesting interview.

  4. cotty says:

    Well done BTA….can’t wait to see how Michael, our esteemed Premier, demonstrates to the world that Bermuda is truly another world!

  5. dsddd says:


    • eegrance says:

      They aink just white, ya bimpert. They got a design in ‘em. Dunkley loves his off-the-wall socks. Bermp!

    • lifetime says:

      Where’s Jeff Baron when you need him? Lol! To teach Dunkley how to dress on national tv! White socks??

      • Whistling Frog says:

        I am not so much concerned about the white socks. This is the premier of Bermuda representing his Country and is supposed to have on his unique fashionable style uniform. Where the heck is his Bermuda attire? Every Bermudian government official should have these in their suitcase and be ready for occasion like this.
        I will personally stop at the English Sports Shop and purchase three pairs of Bermuda shorts with three pairs of knee high coordinating colors socks. I’d be sure to have them pressed and ready to go for his next trip… SMH

        • Onion Juice says:

          Bermuda shorts are a Colonial concept, so those who are not Colonial minded don’t give a S!@# about them.

    • Still waiting says:

      My eyes!!! My EYES!!!

  6. Of course…I wasn’t available to go myself…thank God for proxies….

  7. Triangle Drifter says:

    This should be good. Hate to imagine some of other politicians doing the same interview.

    • Rockfish#2 says:

      Marc Bean maybe?

    • impressive. says:

      Cheesh, just give thanks for what is, stop with the what could have been, or might have been’s or what if’s,, Bermuda will benefit, no need for your assumptions here, move along.

      • PBanks says:

        Sadly, everything becomes an opportunity for political point scoring, instead of a ‘Hey, Bermuda’s getting some exposure, sweet’.

  8. Baygrapes says:

    Oh for heaven’s sake all of you haters. JUST GET OVER YOURSELVES. When will you all realise that a rising tide raises ALL boats. Do you really want to be king of a pile of ashes? Could you just start actually THINKING and ANALYSING what you are being fed by certain talk shows and people. Do you honesty think these same people who are riling you up will be there for you when Bermuda is on it’s knees??

    Talk about independence. How about some free and clear thinking about FACTS and not media induendo.

    • Raymond Ray says:

      I totally agree with you Baygrapes. “Oh for heaven’s sake all of you haters. JUST GET OVER YOURSELVES. When will you all realize that a rising tide raises ALL boats.” (Show me your company and I’ll tell you who you are)

  9. swing voter says:

    this can only be good for Bermuda….he won’t be pedaling his chocolate milk….but I’m sure one local media outlet and their listeners will find fault…u wud think AC35 was being held in apartheid SA the way they go on in that forum. poor Rodney gets beat up on the regular by the midday host whether he’s right or otherwise contrary to the mindset. I think he gets his jollies from irritating that particular host ;-)

  10. Alexander says:

    @ Kangoocar. Warped right wing opinion mate. CNN is a far superior news entity. Bermuda will clearly benefit from the interview. Get a grip ,better still sign your real name.

  11. Go back and Get it says:

    He won’t even wear Bermuda Shorts, any other time he does…

    • Raymond Ray says:

      Talking about a Premier wearing “Bermuda Shorts”, when had you seen E.W.B. wear his Bermuda Shorts? I thought so, now, “go bark up another tree.”

      • PBanks says:

        But this isn’t about Dr. Brown, it’s about Dunkley, who isn’t afraid to wear the shorts usually – could have been a good time to do so again… although I’m not holding it against him. Not a big deal in this case.

        • Raymond Ray says:

          Granted, it may have been a great opportunity to promote “Bermuda Shorts” but, this interview I would imagine had nothing to do with our local shorts :-)

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      He was on vacation, don’t think he packed his Bermuda Business wear

  12. ImJustSayin says:

    yeah the Hell are you talking about? You seem confused..

  13. Miguelito says:

    @Kangoocar…I think it may be time to get your meds evaluated again. They are clearly not working if you think Fox is a “news” network.

  14. watching says:

    White socks with a dark suit. Fashion mistake Mr Premier. Hope he gets it sorted out for next time.
    On another note, if this was a BTA set up thing, why wasn’t the Minister of Tourism, Shawn Crockwell interviewed?

    • Tough Love says:

      Cause he doesn’t need to be on an international stage. LOL!

      • A Better Place says:

        Good thing we don’t have to watch either Marc Bean or David Burt being interviewed. Not sure if that would have been a LOL or cringe worthy….what no bashing the BTA over this????

    • impressive. says:

      On another note, why is Minister of Tourism, Shawn Crockwell still receiving a full ministerial salary if the BTA have been delegated the responsibility to manage and increase tourism???.

      On the white socks,, yeah, its a fashion NO, NO, lol, but it never stopped Michael Jackson from being the best at what he did,, lol,, just saying.

  15. Eve says:

    CNN International with Richard Quest is not shown to US audiences, the BTA missed their major audience.

    • impressive. says:

      There are roughly 7Billion people on planet earth.. roughly 250million live in the United States,, just saying… That leaves 6.75BILLION other possible tourists,, just saying

    • Ed Case says:

      I find it very difficult to believe that this will not find its way onto either of the two CNNs that are shown 24/7 in the USA.

      Give the Milkman credit where it is due I’d say. CNN might not be real news but at least it isn’t Fox.

    • PBanks says:

      It’ll still likely be available on the Web, so should get a good reach into the US market, I imagine.

  16. All The Way Bermuda! says:

    I do not and will NEVER EVER support the OBA, as quite frankly all they are doing is carving up carried interests before 2017/2018.

    However, our Premier on CNN, in Bermuda shorts, or white socks is a PHENOMENAL development for Bermuda and I can assure you the PR people close to former Premiers Smith, Scott, Brown Cox, and Cannonier would be kicking themselves that they got this right.

    Since December 2017, along with AC this is the ONLY other accomplishment for BERMUDA that OBA has executed in a phenomenal way. Well done whoever put this together, above says BTA, I expect this, like AC2017, was achieved by Team Oracle making a call within their vast network, stemming from their reputation and success.

    A major victory for Bermuda. Please no OpEds by OBA Surrogates on how much work and strategic planning went into this CNN appearance.

  17. Eve says:

    OMG….this has nothing to do with FOX vs. CNN, OBA vs. PLP or white socks. BTW Quest and Dunkley will be on the monthly CNNI Business Traveller program, not Quest Means Business. CNNI does not reach US audiences unless they use online TV. How did BTA justify this expenditure and how will they trace the return on investment?

    • Zevon says:

      What “expenditure”? Other than air fare, what do you think this cost?

    • Terry says:

      Check in with Adam.

      Ps. Leave the fruit alone.

  18. Eve says:

    My mistake, it will be on Quest Means Business, Traveller was on last weekend.