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Lacey To Step Down From Tourism Authority

Lacey To Step Down From Tourism Authority

Karla Lacey will step down as the Chief Operating Officer at the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] later this month. A spokesperson said, “Karla Lacey will step down from her role as Chief Operating Officer at the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] later this month, after nearly seven years as a founding member of the organisation’s executive. “Lacey... Read more of this article

SailGP Community Steering Committee Formed

SailGP Community Steering Committee Formed

A community steering committee has been formed to provide a supporting role for the SailGP Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, which will be held in April 2021. A BTA spokesperson said, “Bermudians Paul Scope and Mark Clarke have accepted an invitation to lead a Community Steering Committee formed to provide a supporting role for... Read more of this article

Swan Offers Free Lessons To Tourism Workers

Swan Offers Free Lessons To Tourism Workers

The Port Royal Golf Developmental Program, headed by Kim Swan, will be offering free golf coaching during the winter months – by appointment only due to Covid-19 – for industry concierge and front desk service providers. Golf clubs, practice balls and golf coaching will all be free to industry service providers during this time period. The... Read more of this article

“Economic And Community Benefits It Will Bring”

“Economic And Community Benefits It Will Bring”

Corporate partners of SailGP’s Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess have expressed their support for next year’s championship, and excitement about “both the economic and community benefits it will bring. ” The global league today announced it will stage a four-week training camp and two-day, live-televised kick-off event... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host SailGP Camp & Event In 2021

Bermuda To Host SailGP Camp & Event In 2021

The BTA will be the Official Host Partner for the launch of SailGP’s Season 2, when the global league stages a four-week training camp in Bermuda followed by its two-day event on the waters of the Great Sound next April. The Bermuda Grand Prix will be broadcast live in the UK, US, and Canada the BTA said, adding that “SailGP, which currently... Read more of this article

RCI Offer Florida To Bermuda Cruises In 2022

RCI Offer Florida To Bermuda Cruises In 2022

Royal Caribbean International announced their lineup for summer 2022, with the cruise line introducing sailings from Florida to Bermuda on the Mariner of the Seas. While the cruise industry has been massively impacted by the pandemic, with cruising suspended worldwide, the lines are announcing their plans for 2022, presumably as they hope a vaccine... Read more of this article

Premier, BTA, OBA: Pompano Temporary Closure

Premier, BTA, OBA: Pompano Temporary Closure

Premier David Burt, BTA Interim CEO Glenn Jones and Shadow Tourism Minister Craig Cannonier all commented on the temporary closure of Pompano Beach Club. As Bernews reported earlier today, the south shore hotel closed its doors on Sunday, November 15, and will not reopen until February 25, with the owners citing the low occupancy rates and losses due... Read more of this article

Officials Tour St. Regis Bermuda Resort Site

Officials Tour St. Regis Bermuda Resort Site

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban along with others visited the St. Regis Bermuda Resort site for a tour and progress update from the developers. A Government spokesperson said, “On Thursday, November 5th 2020 Minister of Home Affairs the Hon. Walter Roban JP, MP visited the St. Regis Bermuda Resort site in St. George’s for a tour and progress... Read more of this article

Pompano Beach Club To Temporarily Close

Pompano Beach Club To Temporarily Close

[Written by Don Burgess] One of the owners of Pompano Beach Club said the decision to shutter its doors until late February was “brutal.” The south shore hotel closed its doors on Sunday, November 15, and will not reopen until February 25. Lawrence Lamb, general manager of the family-owned resort, told Bernews, “This was heart-wrenching.... Read more of this article

Caribbean Cruise Cut Short Due To Covid-19

Caribbean Cruise Cut Short Due To Covid-19

The SeaDream Yacht Club vessel SeaDream I has cut short its first Caribbean cruise since the beginning of the pandemic due to a passenger aboard testing positive for Covid-19. A USA Today story said, “SeaDream Yacht Club is heading back to Barbados after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19. “The ship, SeaDream I, was on its first Caribbean... Read more of this article

Marcus Jones Column: Final Days Of The BTA

Marcus Jones Column: Final Days Of The BTA

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Marcus Jones] “We regret to announce the death of the Bermuda Tourism Authority in its seventh year of existence.” The funeral director has been engaged, pallbearers chosen, and the obituary has been carefully crafted. The BTA family has requested privacy at this time, so there will be no wake. You get the... Read more of this article

New Yorker Enjoying Working From Bermuda

New Yorker Enjoying Working From Bermuda

“Everyone is very respectful, they wear masks, make you sanitize your hands before entering a public space” and it’s “non-politicized protection,” a New Yorker who is currently living on the island as part of the One Year Residential Certificate programme said. This is according to an article from Travel + Leisure about... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks To Focus On Local Produce

Restaurant Weeks To Focus On Local Produce

Locally caught and harvested food will be the focus of Restaurant Weeks’ 10th anniversary, with restaurateurs urged “to create Bermuda-inspired menus and are particularly encouraged to focus on five local food-harvest areas: lobster, lionfish, goat cheese, honey and locally grown produce.” A BTA spokesperson said, “The island’s... Read more of this article