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Dunkley’s trip expenses released

Michael Dunkley, the Premier, and a delegation from Bermuda, visited historical sites in the Azores earlier this month (File photograph)

Michael Dunkley’s travel expenses for a recent trip to the Azores and New York totalled more than $13,000, according to the Bermuda Government.

The Premier travelled to the Azores on May 1 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries, and then journeyed to New York to participate in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Races.

Mr Dunkley was accompanied on the Azores leg by Attorney-General Trevor Moniz, Derrick Binns, the Cabinet secretary, and Kimberley Durrant, the director of Bermuda’s London office.

Meanwhile in New York the Premier was accompanied by Grant Gibbons, the Minister of Economic Development, and Dr Binns.

The total air travel expenses for the seven-day trip was $7,901, while ground transportation cost $2,853.

A further $2,498 was paid out in accommodation charges during the trip, bringing the total cost to $13,253.