Minister Simmons’ Trip To Florida Cost $2,450

April 24, 2018

A trip in April 2018 by Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons to Florida for UK Department of Transport meetings cost $2,450.20, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage.

The trip duration was listed as from April 8, 2018 – April 10, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Economic Development and Tourism attended meetings at the UK Consulate in Miami, Florida with officials from the UK Department of Transport and other overseas territory representatives to discuss the Air Services Agreement between the UK, US and Canada. Fair competition provisions to geographical restrictions on air services were just a few of the topics covered.”


  • Air Travel: $1,280.10
  • Accommodation: $1,070.66
  • Meals: $99.44
  • Total costs: $2,450.20

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  1. Justin says:

    Looks like the price of a first-class ticket and over $500 per night for hotel. Someone was living it up on the taxpayers dime.

    • Yahoo says:

      As much as I’d love to bash him, the cost of an economy flight to Miami is always just over $1,000. No matter when you book it.

      • nerema says:

        Which is why $1,280 looks like a First Class fare.

      • Justin says:

        I’d advise you to take a look on and see for yourself. I did, and his ticket was very high compared to the prices I saw. But hey, when it’s other peoples’ money people tend not to care.

      • Reuben says:

        Since when? and with what airline?

    • andre says:

      Shut Up!

  2. I do not, YAHOO, ever recall YOU sharing such vile, violent comments about oba. See….they are not in power now.

    Well done, Minister Simmons. DO keep up the great work you are doing for Bermuda and her people!! Fantastic!!

  3. Spanner breath says:

    … better check the food for $99 someting Wong!!

  4. PANGAEA says:

    The definition of a politition is no more than highly paid Government employee drawing a salery like the rest of the workers.

    When they take trips why we should not have to buy them Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, next we will have to buy them a new suit ;shirt;socks; and tie.

    When I worked for Government I had to buy my own lunch and shoes.

    Polititions are not Royal.