Premier receives progress update
With seven weeks to go until Bermuda hosts the 35th America’s Cup, the Premier visited the Event Village and surrounding areas in Dockyard for an update on the progress and preparation.
Michael Dunkley was joined by Jeanne Atherden, the Minister of Health and Seniors, as well as Nandi Outerbridge, the Minister of Social Development and Sports, for Friday’s tour of the facilities.
“It’s incredible to believe that in just over a month, we will be welcoming tens of thousands of people to Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup,” Mr Dunkley stated.
“Dockyard will be the focal point for so many activities, both on land and water, so it was important for us to view the progress and preparation taking place in the AC Event Village and Dockyard.”
He added that the Bermuda Government “with the support of many partners, has worked very hard to ensure that Bermudian construction companies, contractors and workers were involved in bringing the Event Village and Dockyard to life”.
“So it was impressive to see all aspects of this area taking shape — from the Moresby House refurbishments to the transformation of Cross Island.”
And he added: “Bermuda will be on full display to millions around the world when the America’s Cup gets under way and hosting this event will be a proud moment for our country.
“It was heartening to see the level of professionalism, commitment and determination from all involved in Dockyard.”
The visit was facilitated by West End Development Company’s general manager Andrew Dias and chairman Ray Charlton. ACBDA and Peter Durhager, the chairman, led the walk around of the Event Village.