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Three quarters of airport work done by locals

Close to 75 per cent of the work on the redevelopment of the island's airport last month was done by Bermudians, MPs heard yesterday.

Written answers from Walter Roban, the transport minister, said that “man-days” were the standardised reporting format for measuring a “transient type of work”.

He added: “For January 2018, Bermudians provided 1,043 man-days of labour out of a total of 1,398 man-days of labour at the Airport Redevelopment Project.”

He said the man-days were split between 124 staff and 919 craftsmen.

Mr Roban added: “Skyport operates the airport and in this capacity it employs 48 management and staff, of which 44 are Bermudians or spouses of Bermudians.”

Mr Roban was also asked for a breakdown of the areas of employment.

He said Skyport employees covered areas including airport operations, finance, administration and technical areas.

Mr Roban was earlier asked for details on the number of Bermudians employed at LF Wade International on the redevelopment project and at airport operators Skyport by Leah Scott, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and the One Bermuda Alliance spokeswoman for tourism and transport.

Progress on the airport redevelopment (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published February 27, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated February 27, 2018 at 7:13 am)

Three quarters of airport work done by locals

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