Photos: Premier & Minister Attend CBCF In DC

September 24, 2017

Premier David Burt and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons, are currently in Washington DC attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation [CBCF] Annual Legislative Conference Weekend.

“The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference [ALC] is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. More than 9,000 people attend 70 public policy forums and much more,” the Government said.

“On Saturday, September 23rd, as the invited guest of US Congressman G. K. Butterfield, the Premier attended the CBCF Prayer Breakfast and the Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.”

CBC Awards Dinner

G K Butterfield

Rep. Robin Kelly CBC Prayer Breakfast

Senator Kamala Harris

Delegate Stacey Plaskett (USVI)

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  1. Zevon says:

    A junket.

    Will you stop wasting money.

    • Eyes wide open says:

      Wasted money was when OBA Sports minister Sylvan Richards visited Brazil for the Olympics at a cost of more than $30,000 of taxpayer’s money.

      The UBP is so desperate after a 12 seat loss to PLP/BIU 24 seat win you make this guy Deputy OBA Leader. The old Guard in the oba/UBP must be drinking all de rum now.


      • Zevon says:

        And when Richards did that you screamed about the waste of money. The PLP whined about the waste of money.
        How is this any different?

      • Ok says:

        People with your mindset is what’s really holding Bermuda back…keep lolololol tho

      • aceboy says:

        It’s interesting to note that you are in fact actually aware of what it costs. You know why? The OBA reported the figure.

        How much have the PLP spent on trips since winning in July?

    • Eyes wide open says:

      Wasted money is the 3 year plus case against Dr B oh and less not talk about the hospital in Boston that might cost us more.

      We could have use the extra money for de Buses but the OBA showed Bermuda that they didn’t care about the kids or listen to the PEOPLE!!!!!!!

    • Representing well.

      • Wahoo says:

        Yes perhaps they should stay there since they have nothing better to do. Come on 2022!

  2. somuchless says:

    This must be the PLP’s twentieth trip so far and still no sign of the costs. So much for transparency right?

    • Adrian says:

      Thats about right its all vacation trips for them and NO we will not hear of the costs…..bunch for themselves and say they want to make bermuda better for WE BERMUDIANS what a bunch of CROC

  3. puzzled says:

    Good buy/bye Bermuda.

  4. Stevie says:

    Another wasted plp trip.

  5. Alvin Williams says:

    Building strong international relations for the benefit of Bermuda and it’s future.

    • aboogiewitdahoodie says:

      International relations couldn’t give a $*^% about the PLP lmfao…

    • bdaboy says:

      “Building strong international relations for the benefit of Bermuda and it’s future.”

      too bad this lot went…if anything, they’ll destroy Bermuda even more than they did the last time.

      • Ringmaster says:

        Building strong International relations is good, but where does the CBCF fit in? Do they represent IB firms? No they’re politicians, spending other peoples’ money to try and look good. No help to Bermuda’s kids or in buying buses.

  6. Point boy says:

    A lot of women. Lol

  7. Hurricane says:

    The shoe is on the other foot now so the trips are wasting money and unnecessary……..SMH

  8. Infidelguy says:

    What benefit did Bermuda get out of this junket and what’s the cost to the taxpayers? We should have access to this kind of information!

  9. Triangle Drifter says:

    So this taxpayer funded junket benefits Bermuda precisely how? Looking forward to the travel expense report as the OBA provided.

  10. Proud Bermudian says:

    If PLP is wasting money, what did the other party do…oh right outright burned it….people take a break and find something positive to say, and just know that trips are a necessity in politics….Naïve, negative, bored people make ignorant comments.

    • Ok says:

      Bro I’m not oba or plp. …the point you are missing is that just a few months ago the PLP accused the oba of too many trips…and now we have them taking trips which supposed to help on the island socially? I call bs…
      This is not helping with Bermudas real problems and looks like a pointless photoshoot

    • time will tell says:

      At least the reported all what they were burning! Theres no proof here. Things that make you go hmmmmm

    • Wahoo says:

      Burt wanted this job and better be prepared for tough questions about this and other things. How did this benefit Bermudians? This group have very little that they could promise. Bermudians were lead to believe that a plp government would do better but this appears to be nothing more than two egos getting a good rub on our tax dollar. That is why we need to hold them accountable.

    • Onion says:

      The OBA had a website where you could see travel expenses and they were far far lower than under the PLP before and now the PLP have taken down that website so we don’t know what they’re spending.

      So much for transparency.

  11. local says:

    lol pics with all women.

  12. sandgrownan says:

    It explains why we don’t hear from the invisible Premier. We’re paying for him and Simmons to go on a junket.

    And a prayer breakfast? Really? FFS.

  13. Cremated the Economy First Time - Second time lucky says:

    If the test of being Bermudian comes only by reflexively falling into lockstep behind the leader whenever the Party flag is waved, then what we have is a formula for dictatorship, – not democracy… But the Bermudian way is to accept unthinkingly the doings of government officials.

  14. Reuben says:

    While I am no fan of the PLP I do feel that we should wait for the break down of costs before we start saying it’s a waste of money. This could be a good networking trip or it might not got to wait and see.

  15. therock says:

    “.Naïve, negative, bored people make ignorant comments.”

    Yes, thanks for demonstrating that for us.