Premier & Minister Attending Forum In Jamaica

December 11, 2017

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt and Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch are this weekend traveling to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to participate in the Caribbean Infrastructure Forum hosted by KPMG and CIBC FirstCaribbean.

“The forum opens on Monday morning with a welcome from Conference Chairman, Mr. Nigel Holness, Managing Director of the FirstCaribbean International Bank [Jamaica] Limited followed by key note speaker the Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and Public Service for Jamaica,” the Government said.

“Immediately after the key note address, Premier Burt will participate in the Heads of Government panel discussion together with the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Island, the Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson.

“Each country leader will provide insights on national priorities and agendas for infrastructure. The panel will consider the use of national infrastructure plans as a means to develop public consensus and investor confidence.

“Lt. Col. Burch will participate in a panel discussion on Tuesday afternoon. The panelists will discuss the topic of financing water, wastewater and irrigation projects: innovative funding solutions to support a revenue-challenged sector.

“Other speakers at the forum include the Premier of the Cayman Islands, the Hon. Alden M. McLaughlin and Mr. Michael Lee-Chin, President and Chairman of Portland Holdings. Participants from Bermuda include representatives from the Bermuda Airport Authority and the Bermuda Health Council.

“Attendees from Bermuda have participated in past forums, including former Premiers, Paula Cox, Craig Cannonier, and most recently Michael Dunkley, who attended in 2015.”

Premier David Burt stated, “The Caribbean Infrastructure Forum 2017 is an opportunity for Bermuda to share what we have done well and what we need to do more of to achieve greater infrastructure successes.

“We will also have an opportunity to learn from others and network around the importance of infrastructure planning, financing and implementation.”

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  1. Um.... says:

    The frequent flyer miles are certainly piling up. But what are the costs for those traveling with the Premier and Ministers? We should see all costs.

    • Onion Juice says:

      So O.B.A. never traveled?

      • Ringmaster says:

        24-12 will put Bermuda into the Third World. Here’s another set of numbers 100-1. A clue – Jamaica is 125-1

    • Vortex says:

      Agreed, They’ve been in 5 minutes and they are off on vacation again, refusing to disclose the Four Seasons and the steak dinners.

      There is no reason to be there, they need us, we are first world, we do not need them.

      It’s a constant problem in Bermuda, for the PLP, Govt is a gravy train, something you could never accuse Dunkley of.

  2. Seascape says:

    Why are these guys not dealing with what is urgent in our country and constantly travelling? How much is this costing us?

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Busy busy busy. Always off travelling somewhere instead of dealing with local issues. Give it a few months. A comparison between PLP & OBA travel will be interesting.

  4. High Road says:

    This Premier sure seems to have a bad case of Rock Fever

  5. The Kid says:

    Lets hope the democratic socialism doctrines of Michael Manley that took the Jamaican dollar to less than a cent versus the US dollars don’t rub off…. and yes please stay home and look after the financial issues here….

  6. Hmm says:

    Mr Burt is really enjoying the tax payer funded free travel. Don’t forget to book a first class seat and stay at a high end hotel! Not like Bermudians are struggling to make ends meat while you’re prancing around on your all expenses paid tax payer funded travel escapade

  7. Warwick West says:

    AND…….they’re off !!!!!! again……………..

  8. nerema says:

    “Premier David Burt stated, “The Caribbean Infrastructure Forum 2017 is an opportunity for Bermuda to share what we have done well”
    So what is he going to brag about? The airport? What infrastructure has his government “done well” in their 5 months?

    Let’s face it. It’s a Christmas trip for Burt paid for by us.

  9. rumsoak says:

    Premier never here.

  10. Stevie says:

    Wasted money…again

  11. Real Deal says:

    the premier is creating new allies and improving Bermuda trade deal like a real leader should do

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      they are already our allies. he should be here helping his people while we guys are struggling smh

      • Ringmaster says:

        Real leader? The trade associations such as ABIR, ABIC and BDEC drive business to Bermuda. BTA for tourism.
        What trade? Easter lilies? Rum to the Caribbean?

        You need to get real.

  12. Beenthere says:

    Come on. Stop it. Where were you all when Dunkley and crew were on their jaunts? Geez.

    • Vortex says:

      That is utter nonsense.

      1 They weren’t – come on, do you really accuse Dunkley of not caring or needing the money.
      2 They disclosed it all. Something the PLP don’t do.

  13. Adrianne says:

    Yes keep travelling PLP watch them ALL GET FAT while in power and dont forget about YOUR PEOPLE o right looks like you have as you are all travelling so much ALL THE BUSES THAT YOUR PEOPLE USE ARE OUT OF SERVICE

  14. Oh really says:

    All they know how to do as a party is SPEND money. Why don’t they get on with running the island and stop searching for ways to line their own pockets. Hmmm wonder if Burt has given any thought on how he is going to balance the budget. Yea right in our dreams. All the hard work the OBA did to get us on the right path will go to waste. They can never measure to the standards that OBA achieved. eVER.

  15. William says:

    Let them all know in Jamaica Colonel that you are anti equality