FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7: Here's an update on various events/activities/programmes taking place in the three Economic Empowerment Zones.  It is going to be an exciting holiday season in NE Hamilton, Somerset and St. George's.  Please support these vibrant zones.


St George's EEZ

1) Bermuda National Trust Annual Christmas Walkabout - tonight, December 7, 6.30-8.30pm. Make the trip down to the east and start the Christmas season by going back in time and seeing how our forefathers lived in the 1600’s when Bermuda was discovered. In fact this is the 400-year anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage site of St. George’s. 




2) Santa's Coming to Town - December 8, 6pm to 8 pm - King's Square, Town of St. George - Vendors. Entertainment. Music.



3) Late Night Shopping, Saturday, December 15 and 22, St George’s shops will be decorated and open until 9pm and there will be a whole host of activities including hay rides and snowball fights. 



4) Olde Towne Market - December hours - 1pm to 5pm on December 1 and 8 and end at 9pm on December 15 and 22 to coincide with the late-night shopping.

Somerset EEZ
1) Hidden Treasures Market in Somerset Village at the Prince Albert Lodge each Saturday — December 1, 8, 22, 10am to 4pm; December 15, 10am to 6pm, music, arts and crafts, Santa.



2) Winter in the West, Christmas Parade and Dance Display, Somerset Cricket Club, Sunday, December 9, from 4pm, Main Road to SCC.

NE Hamilton EEZ
1) Late Night Shopping, North East Hamilton, Court Street, each Friday, December 7, 14, 21 from 6pm to 10pm. Music, fantastic fashion shows from retail stores in the area, 2001 Juniors, fatimaya, Zig Zag Fashion, Toxic Rose, Exotique. Vendors. Many fantastic stores.



Other EEZA initiatives/events/announcements

1) Rubber Tree Market, Warwick, 12noon to 8 pm, every Saturday at the Rubber Tree in Warwick until the end of the year. Experience some of Bermuda's best vendors and get great deals.  



2) EEZ Officers, please be sure to contact our Economic Development Officers at 292-5570 for any economic advice, information about our various business aid programmes (BEDC Loan Guarantee Programme, EEZ Grants, EEZ Interest-Free Loans, EEZ Payroll Tax Concession, EEZ Customs Duty Deferment), or general business support. We are here for you. Our Economic Development Officers are as follows:
Ms Roxanne Christopher, North East Hamilton EEZ, rchristopher@bedc.bm.
Mr. Raymond Lambert, St George’s EEZ, rlambert@bedc.bm.
Mr William Spriggs, Somerset EEZ, wspriggs@bedc.bm.