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Concession extension is ‘fantastic’ – Simmons

Keith Simmons, in front of his concession and beach rental stand Beach Daze, at Warwick Long Bay (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A concessionaire said it was “fantastic” to be able to operate at Warwick Long Bay for another three years.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, announced this week that, due to the financial hardships from Covid-19, all concessionaires at public parks and beaches across the island would have their licences extended for three years.

The minister said: “I have no doubt that residents and visitors will benefit from the many services available at these locations during the summer season.”

Keith Simmons, who runs Beach Daze said: “This gives people a chance to make a return on their investment.

“It looks good for Bermuda and our tourism product and allows us to put certain things in place – I think that it will work well for everybody.”

He added that electricity might be brought down to the beach – something he has been waiting for since taking over the concession on 2019.

Since Mr Simmons took over the beach’s concession he said he had faced several obstacles due to red tape that had prevented him from developing his business.

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Published January 26, 2023 at 7:45 am (Updated January 26, 2023 at 7:45 am)

Concession extension is ‘fantastic’ – Simmons

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