PLP Congratulates Emirates Team New Zealand

June 27, 2017

The Progressive Labour Party has extended their congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand on what they term “a hard fought and stunning victory” in the 35th America’s Cup.

Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said, “The Progressive Labour Party extends our congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand on a hard fought and stunning victory in the America’s Cup! We would also like to thank ACBDA and all Bermudians who helped put together a first class event.

“Taxi drivers, service workers, entertainers and so many more, including Bermudian families who opened their homes to visitors, showed the very best of Bermudian hospitality and what the Bermudian experience is about. Congratulations!”

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  1. dunn juice says:

    And the OBA?!

    • Toodle-oo says:

      They had their say when they were ON the podium and the cup was being handed over .
      That’s 1st in line , beat everyone else.
      Nothing more needs to come from them .

    • sage says:

      They didn’t remember.

      • hmmm says:

        I thought one of them who was involved in bringing it to Bermuda presented the Trophy.

        I think he did it personally.

  2. red rose says:

    Lol, the PLP can afford to say this now as it’s not coming back… I bet it would have been a different story otherwise.

  3. sandgrownan says:

    They going to go back to singing at baseball games? National embarrassment….

  4. Breathe says:

    The duplicity of those who herald this event as our saving grace is astonishing. In the end, it boiled down to third rate musical acts on a stage on Dockyard with the stunning backdrop of Bermuda’s beautiful waters and landscape. In other words, it was a Music Festival a la the old Department of Tourism. Where were the complaints that taxpayer money was being spent on a champagne-laced party for someone’s political cronies? Non-existent because of who was enjoying the beat of the music up there. The America’s Cup did inject some money into this economy, but people need to stop accusing us of treason, who have the temerity to ask basic questions about its sustainability, its real costs, its actual tv ratings and its actual economic impact. This “thou shalt only ask the PLP these questions” attitude is precisely why there is angst and lacking community buy-in for this event. If you want our support then be open to being questioned about your events like you so ably questioned them from 1998-2012. Don’t profess fairness and then be duplicitous; and just because even the PLP doesn’t have the courage to call you on it doesn’t mean ordinary people won’t and aren’t paying attention.

  5. Team BDA says:

    Did PLP send congrats to team BDA or did I miss it?

  6. Well done ,P.L.P.

    • jt says:

      I suppose this is their way of congratulating the OBA.

  7. Ringmaster says:

    Not so long ago the PLP were complaining about the “$110m” it cost. Now they are trying to take credit and applaud the many who benefited. Back to La La land and bringing a Black Mayors Conference, or Faith Based Tourism, to the Island.