Thursday: Town Hall On Fairmont Southampton

May 10, 2022 | 6 Comments

Premier David Burt, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell and BIU President Chris Furbert will host a town hall meeting on Thursday evening [May 12] about the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act.

A spokesperson said, “Following Friday’s House of Assembly passage of the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022, Premier David Burt along with the Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell will host a town hall meeting on Thursday [May 12]

“Premier Burt and Minister Campbell will be joined by Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert. The town hall will take place from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm at the Warwick Camp Dining Hall.

Premier Burt said, “The redevelopment of the Fairmont Southampton is critical to Bermuda’s tourism industry. As indicated by Minister Campbell in the House of Assembly, the passage of the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022 was an important step in our island’s tourism and economic recovery. Thursday’s town hall is an opportunity for the public to ask questions and gather more information about the benefits of this project, which will create jobs, help to increase airlift, and earn money for the country.”

The Government noted that Thursday’s meeting will be featured on the Government media’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

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  1. sandgrownan says:

    Blah blah blah.

    However, Carnival have removed sailings to Bermuda in May & June of next year, complaining about the TA and British Airways are reducing airlift all through the Summer.

    What Tourism recovery?

    • Holy Moly says:

      Exactly! It’s going the opposite direction, I’d say! The silence is deafening!

  2. What Grinds My Gears says:

    Someone needs to ask the simple question “Has anyone, in Gov and/or the BIU received any kickbacks during the negotiations of the SP Deal? and Could we see similar deals offered to other hotels on island?”

  3. Guy Carri says:

    This will be a lot of song and dance with no real life numbers to back any of it up. Lip service galore. Just how important it is and how much they want to get Bermudians to work.

    This was put together blindly and the PLP knows it.

    The smartest of the bunch disagrees with the terms. Resigned over it. Has said so publicly (after the highest authority lied about it not being the reason). That should speak volumes.

    This was their best chance at THE ONLY investment (in all sectors) they’ve been able to get to the table. The negotiating skills of the PLP are next to none. The had to take any terms that were given.

  4. Ringmaster says:

    We are told that around 700 jobs will be created to allow Bermudians to benefit and provide for their families. If this is correct then why are there so few Bermudians working in the few hotels presently open?

    The PLP derided the airport deal, even though the financial details were well publicized and independently vetted. Where are the financial details for the SP? What are the penalties if the hotel doesn’t open, or doesn’t employ 70% + Bermudians? Where is the Contract?

  5. DSimmons says:

    Shouldn’t you have a town hall meeting before making a controversial decision? Nope lets make the decision then ram it down you throats saying that it was a great idea. OBA did the same things and look where it got them. Also Cutis Dickingson resigned because of it maybe its not a great decision. I wont waste my time attending a bogus meeting.

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