Dasfete Statement Following Revolve Raft Up

June 14, 2021 | 19 Comments

Dasfete — which participated in the recent Revolve raft up – said that they have “met and cooperated with the authorities,” about the event, which they said was “under the auspices, permission and knowledge of the BTA and other relevant government departments with the view to promoting and marketing Bermuda.”


This follows after the raft-up on June 8th held by Revolve, an international clothing brand, which involved a number of overseas social media influencers, and a performance by international reggae artist Shaggy.

Calling it “very concerning and extremely disappointing,” Minister of National Security Renee Ming said she ”referred this matter to the Bermuda Police Service,” and the police have confirmed they are investigating the matter.

Dasfete Statement

A statement on behalf of Dasfete — a local event organising company that has been involved in a variety of events — said, ”Dasfete would like to respond to recent media posts to bring clarity to the public.

“We did participate in an event that was not for recreational purposes, but rather a staged commercial event under the auspices, permission and knowledge of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and other relevant government departments with the view to promoting and marketing Bermuda.

“All Covid-19 protocol requirements were met. We have now also met and cooperated with the authorities.”

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  1. dunn juice says:

    So the BTA knew of this, but are still going to investigate..
    The deceivers.

  2. sage says:

    What a crock, as is expected.

  3. Really? says:

    That’s 100 percent not true! There were a contingent of locals who joined in the event and that’s not the whole point! Raft ups whether recreational or “organized” are currently ILLEGAL! Get that through your dumb head!

    • Ringmaster says:

      Of course there wee locals involved, that’s a no brainer. Even a rep for BTA was present on the boat. The only “raft ups” banned are for Recreational use. If all “raft ups” were banned the word Recreational would not be in the regulation. Suggest you read all the exemptions granted by the MSN for the events during the week, They are publicly available.

  4. Toodle-oo says:

    Don’t worry Dasfete , once you get a grip on local politics and the things that get certain people’s minds going into overdrive you’ll understand everything .

  5. charter says:

    Of course Gov knew everything about this event – it’s not the first time it’s been held here!
    A classic Bermuda tempest in a teacup.

  6. Sad says:

    Government is doing just what they want in our face. And we the people just allow it!! Bermuda is in a sad space. It seems like most will wake up when its to late..

  7. this ougtha be good says:

    the spin will be so vigorous that there will be whiplash–lol!

  8. sage says:

    Covid protocol says dasboot is not to be tied to another.

  9. Ringmaster says:

    How pathetic that Bermuda has now reached a point that the Government doesn’t even know the rules they have put in place and calls for the police to investigate their incompetence. The Premier and Minister of Tourism called it an illegal raftup and the police should investigate; the BTA supported the call even though it was arranged with their assistance and knowledge and the Minister of National Security effectively admits she has no idea what she signed and agreed to, similar to the St Regis exemption to keep working.
    What a shambles, yet no one will be blamed let alone fired. “It was all an honest mistake” no doubt.

    • Imjustsaying says:

      They are purposely creating confusion. They all knew about it and are playing mind games with the public. Nothing gonna come out of it.

  10. Why am I not surprised that ” This Government ” after giving full permission for the event, but when the ” optics ” didn’t look good, have now tried throwing the event organizers under the bus?

    SMDH at those who were foolish enough to vote for them!

  11. Question says:

    The Minister Nat Security hasn’t exactly been straight with us, has she.

  12. Lol says:

    Would the real Minister of National Security please stand up!!

    The Minister of Health, never has the information, you all know the statement, I don’t have that in front of me at the moment. Lol

    Well the Minister of National Security doesn’t seem to read! She never has a clue what she has signed.

    Does anyone remember the press conference on TV when they were sent to explain the rules and they didn’t have a clue what there were.

  13. Birdlegs says:

    Then raft-up regulation make little sense. A limit of say no more than 20 people makes more sense. A comment that a limit on numbers would be too hard for the Coast Guard to enforce is silly, they are supposed to be competent are they not? They have ten fingers and ten toes (hopefully). People anchor next to each other now and swim to other boats, same number of people but now closer together on one boat. Common sense from Government please!

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