While a Bermudian former Football player makes headlines for child molestation, while no one is discussing that the Bermuda Tourism Authority for a third year in a row is facilitating bringing to Bermuda a convicted child molester who will still be serving probation when he arrives in Bermuda.
It was announced recently that Bermudaís Golf Tourism product is getting a boost with six visitor golf events over the next six weeks.
The events are supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) sales and marketing efforts as part of an overall sports tourism strategy to grow golf from November through March, also known as the shoulder season.
One of the events is the NFL Players Championship, part of the Bermuda Golf Classic at the end of March, is similarly a media-generating event, attracting former pro athletes from the National Football League. Visitors and residents can register to play alongside former NFL greats like Billy Joe Tolliver, Jerry Rice and Lawrence Taylor who have all participated in Bermuda Golf Classic events in years past.
Yet again the BTA is demonstrating that they donít care about the fact that Taylor was given six years' probation back on March 24th, 2011 for an encounter with an underage prostitute.
He pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. The girl was 16 at the time of the incident.
Back in 2015, the first year the organizers headlined Taylor for the event that was to benefit a youth organization that also fights for children attempted to play down the fact that Taylor was coming and he did and played, he also returned in 2016 with organizers this time not headlining Taylor.
The question is yet again, does foreigners get special treatment? While Bermudians get the book thrown at them as Bermuda athletes are put on a no fly list for any criminal offense, foreign athletes with criminal records and on probation are allowed to flow in and out of Bermuda at Bermudians expense!