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Bermuda’s New Tourism Agency Gets Off to Odd Start With Concerns Over CEO’s Salary

Excerpt from Business of Tourism

Feb 03, 2014 4:00 am

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The qualms over revealing the new CEO’s salary read like concerns a guilty person would have explaining their whereabouts on the night in question.

— Jason Clampet

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Bermuda’s Minister of Tourism Development and Transportation, Shawn Crockwell, and executives of the newly established Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) held a “not a press conference” to introduce the new CEO of the BTA , Bill Hanbury, and answer questions from the press.

The appointment of Mr. Hanbury, who was most recently the CEO of the United Way of the National Capital Area, has resulted in a great deal of debate in the Bermudan media and on social media. One aspect of the appointment that has generated a great deal of heat are details around the compensation for the American executive, which has not been revealed.

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