Premier Craig Cannonier *File photo
Premier Craig Cannonier *File photo

The Premier will travel to New York next week to take part in a series of meetings to increase foreign investment in Bermuda.

Craig Cannonier will first meet with officials from Norwegian Cruise Lines.

And he will also meet with representatives from the UK Consulate and the Bermuda Government Washington DC office.

A Government statement released late on Friday said that the meetings were 'in keeping with the focus on recovery and renewal' and were designed to foster international relations.

Premier Cannonier said: “Everything the Government is doing is to promote the recovery and renewal of Bermuda; to provide job opportunities for Bermudians primarily through foreign investments and strategic partnerships.

"Bermuda has a very compelling story to tell and it is imperative that we are aggressive about telling it."   

The Premier will be joined by the Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. Derrick Binns and the Bermuda Government Washington Office representative Cheryl Packwood for the trip.

Premier Cannonier added: "At the request of the NCL officials, I will meet with them to commemorate the inaugural launch of the Norwegian Getaway and discuss other potential job opportunities for Bermudians. You’ll recall that through our jobs initiative launched last summer, NCL hired Bermudians to work aboard their vessels. 

"I will then meet with the U.K. Consulate to develop our strategies for leveraging trade and strategic international partnerships. 

"A meeting with our representative from the Bermuda Government  Washington office is also planned to find ways to increase our presence with interested parties in the United States."