Premier David Burt flies to Mexico to create jobs for Bermudians

David Burt, the Premier of Bermuda.

Bermuda’s Premier, David Burt, has flown to Mexico on a trade mission in a bid to drum up jobs and investment in the island.

A government spokeswoman said Burt will meet hotel development business heads, technology business leaders, high net worth individuals and their advisers in the capital Mexico City and visit the British Embassy.

“This is an ideal opportunity to continue to explore synergies between our countries.”

— David Burt

“It has been 10 years since Bermuda and Mexico signed (a) tax information exchange agreement,” Burt said, prior to his departure.

“This is an ideal opportunity to continue to explore synergies between our countries and examine how Bermuda, as a leader in tax transparency, can work with Mexican businesses to create jobs for Bermudians.”

Burt has been joined on the trip by Lynesha Lightbourne, the business development manager with the Bermuda Business Development Agency, and Eduardo Fox, the Latin American affairs adviser to the Bermuda government.