It just gets funnier (except it’s no laughing matter)

So today we find out the reason for the $31K cost to travel to Rio –  it was, basically, a last minute decision.

A spokesperson for the Minister said: “However, due to the lateness at which these travel plans were made, it was difficult to take advantage of any early bird costs.”


(Note: this was not the Minister justifying the trip, this was a Government spokesperson.)

In so many ways this is worse.

I mean, doesn’t the Sports Minister know that the Olympics happen every four years?

Doesn’t he know that it is all but nailed on that Bermuda will have at least some athletes there – a lot qualified well before the Olympics.

We still do not know where he stayed, we still don’t know his itinerary, we don’t know how many Bermudian athletes he watched (we are just told several) and we still don’t know if he did any other Government business.

  • Several: more than two but not many:

    “the author of several books” ·

    “the programme is one of several in the UK” · “several of his friends attended”

    synonyms:some · a number of · a few · not very many ·

Also, very strangely, there are no photos – there were no photo ops?

The Minister cannot carry on being quiet. He must face the press and the questions.

What would Shakespeare say?


3 thoughts on “It just gets funnier (except it’s no laughing matter)

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  1. One of the biggest facepalm moments of the year.

    Seriously, why don’t our politicians stop and think for a few minutes before taking on such extravagance, especially when previously promising to be prudent with the public purse?

  2. It’s amazing how much money the Government is able to find at the “last minute”. This would mean that this trip was not budgeted DESPITE these Olympics being on the calendar of all-things-ministerial to do.

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