Cabinet To Deliberate On Plans For Shelly Bay

August 10, 2018

The recommendations for the Shelly Bay area that they plan to take to Cabinet is that there be a form of concession and occasional events, Minister of Tourism & Economic Development Jamahl Simmons said last night, adding that they also plan to “embrace the concept of the access for the physically challenged.”

The Minister was speaking at the BTA’s vendor demonstration last night at Shelly Bay, which saw various vendors showcase their offerings to attendees.

The concept to add concessions at the Hamilton parish beach attracted some controversy, with a group of residents expressing concern about the matter and yesterday LaVerne Furbert said, “Our group met earlier today with Ministers David Burch and Jamahl Simmons and it was agreed that Shelly Bay Beach will not be included in the BTA’s Beach Vision.

“We agreed that it would be acceptable for a food truck/lunch wagon could be located in the grassy area adjoining the parking lot, but no vendors will be located on the beach,” Ms Furbert added.

We live streamed from the BTA’s event last night, which saw a number of people in attendance and lines of people at each vendor, and you can watch some of the interviews from last night, and the entire 1-hour live video replay below.

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch

Tourism and Economic Development Minister Jahmal Simmons

BTA’s Glenn Jones and Kevin Dallas:

OBA Senator Justin Mathias

LaVerne Furbert

Part 1 | Live Replay, BTA’s Shelly Bay Vendor Demo

Part 2 | Live Replay, BTA’s Shelly Bay Vendor Demo

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  1. me says:

    can we have complimentary bus pick ups from BIU building for the blind & the elderly

  2. Bolt says:

    PLP CLEAR message to all our Visitors – “YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN BERMUDA”

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      Stop making things up, the largest beach on the island is dedicated to tourist. Also, there’s nothing stopping tourist from enjoying Sheely Bas as is.

      • Double S says:

        No he’s right. Just read your fellow mates posts about this being a locals beach. Just more PLP xenophobia. Period.

  3. Mumbojumbo says:

    Nomadic vendors provide a service and licensing fees.In this way you have no perminant structure .
    Honestly.This is a non issue.
    Mountain out of a mole hill.