News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – Premier David Burt sent out a call to the community via his social media for individuals to nominate someone who would be deserving of a free ticket to the Unity Festival Buju Banton concert.
Unity Festival promoters provided the Bermuda Government with a number of tickets to be given out to members of the community as a way to emphasize their theme.
Today, the Premier presented five tickets to individuals that wrote in on instagram, nominating in 30 words or less, someone they felt was most deserving of a free ticket. Recipients included Mr. Daryl Hinkson whose wife Kamaria appealed for the ticket for her husband who she described as a “selfless individual always putting his family before himself”. She added, “Everything he does is for us. I would like to let him know I think of him and want him to have a spectacular time.” Premier Burt also presented Mrs. Hinkson with a ticket so that she could join her husband at the concert.
Other winners included 45 year old Public Health student, Kennisha Young, mother of three, Khamini Shrinarine, and Angela Simmons who was nominated by her employer.
This past week MPs canvassed their area for persons to award tickets to.
Minister Wayne Furbert, Minister for the Cabinet Office, recorded a video announcing his ticket giveaway for constituents of Hamilton Parish to like, share, or comment on his facebook page. He presented the winner Lakae Tavares with her ticket on Thursday.
“Thank you to Unity Festival organizers for giving back to the community and congratulations to all of their hard working team,” said Premier Burt.