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Newstead Belmont ‘Bad News for Bermuda’

Newstead Belmont ‘Bad News for Bermuda’

[Written by Cole Simons, Shadow Tourism Minister] The takeover of the Belmont-Newstead hotel operations is bad news for Bermuda. It closes out a fully Bermudian operation. It casts doubt on the Island’s tourism viability. It raises concerns about other hotel properties and the bank’s own obligations. And it makes us wonder whether the Government... Read more of this article

Tourism: Invite Advertising Agencies to Bid

Tourism: Invite Advertising Agencies to Bid

[Written by Cole Simons, Shadow Minister for Tourism] Bermuda’s tourism advertising account should be put out to tender as one way to re-boot the Island’s image and presence in the marketplace. Inviting advertising agencies to bid to win the blue chip contract can help generate ideas and energy in the promotion of Bermuda to the travelling public. This... Read more of this article

Cole Simons: A Vision for Our Beaches

Cole Simons: A Vision for Our Beaches

[Written by Cole Simons, Shadow Minister for Tourism] The Government must develop a vision and plan for the use of our public beaches. These national treasures have become embroiled in controversy in recent years because there is no overriding vision for their use and because the ground rules are not clear. Ongoing battles over the use and development... Read more of this article

UBP: “Use Tourism Board to Create Plan”

UBP: “Use Tourism Board to Create Plan”

[Written by Cole Simons, Shadow Minister for Tourism] We are encouraged by the Tourism Minister’s announcement today of what constitutes, in effect, a new tourism board. These are good, high-powered individuals and we expect high-powered results. Their first task should be to focus totally on the creation of a national tourism plan. Incredibly, the... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: Cole Simons On Morgan’s Point

Opinion Column: Cole Simons On Morgan’s Point

[Written by Cole Simons, UBP Shadow Environment Minister] Is anybody concerned that the people of Bermuda have had no say in the largest land development project since the airport construction in World War II? What I’m talking about here is the development of Morgan’s Point. The PLP Government last week committed the island to the total redevelopment... Read more of this article