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Government’s New York expenses bill topped $6,000

Government expenses for the New York trip during which Bermuda was named as the venue for the America's Cup totalled more than $6,000, it has been revealed. The air travel bill of Premier Michael Dunkley and his public affairs officer, Nea Talbot, came in at $3,783 for economy tickets to the US, according to the Government's online travel expenses website.

The total cost of Mr Dunkley and Ms Talbot's expenses during the two-day visit was $5,711, which also included $1,567 on accommodation and $360 on ground transport.

Meanwhile Economic Development Minister, Grant Gibbons, only claimed for the cost of his flights during the trip to New York.

Dr Gibbons' expenses bill totalled $628.90 for the one-night stay in New York between December 1 to 2. The Government website indicates that he did not claim for transport, accommodation or meals during the trip in which Bermuda was named as the host of the 2017 America's Cup.

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Published December 17, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 17, 2014 at 1:14 am)

Government’s New York expenses bill topped $6,000

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