‘Champion for bda tourism’ This is what Belcario Thomas would like to remembered for.  *Photo by Nicola Muirhead
‘Champion for bda tourism’ This is what Belcario Thomas would like to remembered for. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead

Belcario Thomas is sales and marketing manager for This Week in Bermuda which recently released a new island lifestyle App, he’s a former Tourism Board Member, an Up With People alumni and is the new public relations officer for the Bermuda International Film Festival slated for the end of March.

The former Entrepreneur of the Year (for producing event experiences) is encouraging free-thinking, independent minded progressives across all spectrums to enjoy their judgement-free zone at tonight’s free Nightmare on Queen Street at Par-La-Ville Park. It aims to celebrate the arts with a mix of fun loving residents and on-island visitors.

It features Felix Tod’s Big Chill Ibiza party release, live performances, an Alice in Wonderland ambiance, Lemon Tree BBQ, Peroni  happy hour bars, The Bermuda Heart Foundation’s fun station, extra security and extra cabs. ‘It’s kind of more than just an event, it’s part of a bubbling movement of sorts. Come play, bring cash, support the arts and donate generously.’ Free entry.

Interview by the Bermuda Sun’s
Sarah Lagan.


When did you last laugh out loud?

Passing through Rock Island yesterday afternoon observing King Somner the poet unsuccessfully try to convince Heather Nova that her husband’s Nightmare on Queen Street set doesn’t equate to an ibiza party zombie apocalypse.


Your earliest memory?

Usain Bolt level chase down my mom’s car driving away on my 1st morning of day nursery. 

My Street cred was damaged that day.


What were you like in school?

Curious, social, with a long and unfortunate skinny fat phase.


If you were given a million dollars tomorrow what would you do with it?

Get two round trip tickets around the world for wifey and I, donate 5 per cent to the haven of grassroots creativity that is The Chewstick Foundation, save some, and develop a kick ass beach experience destination for Bermuda.


Who is your hero/heroine? 

My mom and dad and Michael Jordan (the player, not so much the owner/GM).


Human trait you value most in others?

A bit of self deprecation, having a laugh at one’s self.


Which cartoon character would you be?

Batman — a nocturnal ninja, with cool toys to fight the dark side.


Do you believe in fate?

Not at all, our frequency levels attract like frequency levels.  

We manifest what we think about, positive or negative. 


Your greatest fear?

Hairy, slimy, smelly anchovies on pizza. 


Most embarrassing moment:

Trinity College School, all boys boarding for five years...many, many moments.


Your ultimate ambition?

To be an agent of change for a more progressive, forward thinking Bermuda. 


Your most unappealing habit?

Talking too much, working on it!


Describe yourself in three words?

Loyal, innovative, entrepreneurial.


Which human-trait do you dislike the most?

Ultra-conservatism and non-critical thought.


Best party you’ve ever been to?

Long list... but our team’s White Party at Fairmont Southampton in ‘08 was kinda sick.


Worst job you’ve ever done?

Ha! 


Biggest regret?

That my parents didn’t get a chance to meet my wife, would’ve been a blast...


Closest you’ve ever come to death?

This January. Cambodian night time highways — don’t do it.


Your desert island song?

I don’t know...Jesus Loves Me?


What animal would you be and why?

A hawk, they soar, are actutely observant, effective at execution. 


What do you do if you can’t sleep?

Wake up my wife?


If you had a time machine, where would you go?

Five years from today, would check up on the Bermuda scene and criticially assess this pertinent question...

Were we able to upgrade the Bermuda Experience to be an attractive enough playground for the “next generation of wealthy travellers” or are we closer to extinction...and what did I do to contribute?


Most unpleasant exchange you’ve have had with a person?

Meh. 


Best advice you have ever taken?

Think about where you want to be in five years (#1 advice from my dad Fred Thomas).


If you weren’t a sales and marketing manager for TWiB, what would you be?

Applying for my job! I actually love being able to help my clients effectively showcase their vibrant efforts to add more lifestyle offerings to the island. 


What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Love handles.


What do you like best about your appearance?

My wedding ring and smile. 


Nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?

“You’ve been discharged from the Regiment and are free to go...” that and “I do”. 

Separate situations.


Define romantic love?

Giving away the very last of piece of warm crusted apple pie... sigh.


What’s your best joke?

Knock knock...that’s all I got.


Most treasured possession?

My Cambodian Buddha and Peter Matcham orginal Warwick Long Bay beach print.


A dream location for a home?

Nicaragua.


What keeps you up at night?

West coast NBA games and anything that sounds like cockroaches in the dark.


Guilty pleasure?

Chunky monkey Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s ice cream is evil and should be banned.


Favourite film?

Shawshank Redemption.


Your proudest achievement?

Marrying my super smart, beautiful, supportive wife and now Thai kick boxing wife Jennifer Thomas.


Most important lesson life has taught you?

Think positive, get back up, have fun!


What would you most like to be remembered for?

Being a champion for Bermuda’s lifestyle-tourism revitalization.