Minister Furbert’s Trip To Spain Cost $9,696.29

July 7, 2024 | 5 Comments

A trip in May 2024 by Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors Tinèe Furbert to Madrid, Spain cost $9,696.29, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage.

The trip duration was listed as from May 5, 2024 – May 12, 2024, and the web page listing said, “The Hon. Tinée S. Furbert, JP, MP, Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors attended the 2024 Global Summit of Women and its Ministerial Roundtable from May 9th – 12th, 2024.

“The Minister presented on the United Nations Joint Sustainable Development Goal [SDG] Fund Program: Building Back Equal through Innovative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment also known as the ‘Building Back Equal Project’. This program aims to diversify Bermuda’s economy by supporting the growth of new opportunities for empowering Bermuda’s women, youth and persons with disabilities engaged in economic sectors, such as agriculture, cultural and creative industries and sustainable tourism.

“The Building Back Equal Project aligns with the Government’s national priorities and its commitment to ensuring the advancement of gender affairs.”


  • Air Travel: $6,944.70
  • Ground Transportation: $99.32
  • Accommodation: $2,448.41
  • Meals: $203.86
  • Total costs: $9,696.29

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  1. comfortably numb says:

    Holy cow! Airfare a few dollars short of $7000, what did she use, a private jet? Summit was May 9-12 and yet she flew in on May 5, four days of shopping and tapas pre conference perhaps? Oh, to be a PLP politician living life on the taxpayer’s dime!

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Airfare of $6,944.70 strongly suggests that the PLP Government booked a Business Class ticket on British Airways from Bermuda to Madrid. Presumably in the expectation of a free upgrade to First Class.

      • Hilarious! says:

        According to Priceline, $6,944.70 looks to be a Business Class ticket on BA. An Economy ticket on BA is under $2,000. One stop in Heathrow then off to Madrid.

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          “According to Priceline …”

          Do you really think the PLP Government uses to book airline tickets? I went straight to the BA website.

          • Hilarious! says:

            If you use Priceline, you will see all the options on other airlines. Of course, BA is the logical choice but I prefer to see all the available airline options before commenting. But I will man up using the BA website.

            Using July as a reference because you cannot look backward on fares on the website, BA website shows Business Class $3,680, and First Class $6,830. May’s rates would not be that different. Check your facts before posting. The esteemed minister flew First Class and did not book Business Class looking to upgrade as you claimed. You are slipping. My mistake, your error.

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