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Cabinet meeting held in Dockyard

Michael Dunkley held Tuesday's weekly Cabinet meeting at The National Museum of Bermuda in Dockyard as the Cabinet Office on Front Street continues to undergo extensive renovations.

The Premier has held meetings at the west and east ends of the island, viewing it as an opportunity to extend ministerial outreach and engagement in the community, said a Government statement.

Mr Dunkley, ministers and cabinet secretary Derrick Binns joined commuters in travelling to Dockyard via ferry.

The group had their lunch break at the Dockyard Pastry Shop with Wedco chair Ray Charlton and GM Andrew Dias who updated them on the work that has been conducted by Wedco. They also conducted a site visit of the America's Cup Event Village with Sir Russell Coutts, Peter Durhager and Michael Winfield.

Mr Dunkley said: “My colleagues and I are pleased to see the great work done by Wedco to not only prepare Cross Island to host AC35 but also to refurbish and rejuvenate the entire area. Wedco has informed us that 500 jobs have been created to conduct the work and the workmanship is first class. We visited Morseby House and were impressed by the craftsmanship in restoring this iconic landmark.”

Minister of Social Development and Sport Nandi Outerbridge added: “The tour of the event village 17 days before the opening races has heightened our excitement for AC35. I was impressed by the hospitality facilities being erected by ACEA. These include Club AC, the Longtail Lounge VIP Hospitality, the Grandstand Seating and the Goslings Dark'n Stormy Island Bar which all have direct viewing sight of the racecourse.

“The village centre boasts an impressive Kids Zone which is near completion. We also could see the ongoing work in progress for the Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing and the Red Bull Youth America's Cup base. I congratulate everyone involved for doing a fantastic job. Bermuda will shine during AC35 thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make it happen.”

Michael Dunkley and ministerial colleagues held their Cabinet meeting in Dockyard on Tuesday.

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Published May 10, 2017 at 12:37 pm (Updated May 10, 2017 at 12:37 pm)

Cabinet meeting held in Dockyard

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