Around 20 people, young and old, from the Island's hospitality industry, converged on the Cabinet lawn for lunch with Premier Ewart Brown yesterday.

The Premier's 'initial Brown Bag lunch' was described as an extension of Dr. Brown's 'Open Door Policy' that lets members of the public schedule time to meet with him to discuss any subject.

Free drinks and light refreshments are provided, however, you must bring your own lunch, just as the Premier did yesterday, enjoying a homemade ham sandwich as well as pineapple sherbet and ice cream for desert.

Speaking to The Royal Gazette, Dr. Brown explained: "On the heels of the new tourism data released yesterday, it was fitting to sit down with some hospitality workers.